President witnesses programme on evil of female infanticide

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New Delhi, Feb 24 (UNI) President Pratibha Devisingh Patil today witnessed a ballet programme titled "Smruti Sankalp Yatra" performed by schoolchildren on the social evil of female infanticide and global warming at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here.

Some 200 school children and about 40 professional theatre artistes participated in the cultural programme presented by Yuvak Biradari (Bharat) of Mumbai and supported by Sangeet Natak Akademi.

The programme combined folk and classical dance forms to highlight the evil of female infanticide through a ballet called "Ajanmika".

It also depicted the pressing problem of global warning besides a cultural presentation on India's freedom struggle in various languages of the country.

Taking part in the ballet were the students of the Nalanda Nrutya Kala Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai, the Fulma Dance Academy, Vadodara, R D Public School, New Delhi, the Prelude School, Agra and the Sumermal Jain School, New Delhi.

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