Those of you who will be in the vicinity of Jamnagar during 4-5-6 January 2013, please make a note of this!
bal vividha children's knowledge festival of Comet Media Foundation is on at Kandla Port Trust Township just near Vadinar. This time the theme is maths:"Playing with numbers" in keeping with the International Mathematical Union's declaration of the year 2013 as The Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE).
There will be shapes and structures, origami, rangoli, constructing of 3-D geometric shapes, games of strategy, children's science exhibitions and lots more to do with understanding maths. On sale will be children's literature in Gujarati, English and Hindi, educational
toys and other learning materials.
Contributing to the festival are some of the leading organisations working in the area of science communication in the country: ARCH of Dharampur Gujarat, Adhyayan of Mumbai, Centre for Environment
Education of Ahmedabad, Community Science Centre of Rajkot, Eklavya of Bhopal, Jeevantirth of Gandhinagar, Learning Ladder of Mumbai, Navnirmiti of Mumbai, Origami Mitra of Mumbai, Sarjan of Ahmedabad, Shishu Milap of Baroda. The festival is sponsored by Essar Oil Ltd and hosted by the Kandla Port Trust. The main invitees are the children of government schools in the area, but all others are welcome and must not miss this opportunity.
To prepare yourself to get there: Google up "IOCL Vadinar Gujarat" on Google map, you will get markers A & B. Look a little south east of that, the neighbouring compound is Kandla Port Trust Township, but it
is not labelled by Google. You will see a typical govt housing colony with rows of "quarters" with a squarish football field in the middle of the houses almost at the end of the colony. That is our mela location.
We will be in the squarish field at the end of the township from 4th morning till 6th evening, 9.00 to 5.00 everyday.
If you have any queries about the mela, hop on to the Comet Media Foundation facebook page and ask them.