Children’s Mash Competition Finals to commence tomorrow at NCC

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The Jubilee Children’s Mashramani Competition Finals will commence tomorrow, Wednesday, February 17, at the National Cultural Center (NCC) where Primary and Secondary school students from around the country are expected to compete for top prizes in the various categories.

A scene from last year's competition
A scene from last year’s competition

In a media release issued today, the Ministry of Education stated that children from all the Regional Education Districts would be competing in the  categories of Dance & Masquerade, Calypso & Dramatic Poetry and Choir Presentation.

The objectives of the Mashramani programme are: to promote the expressive arts through a national event; to encourage schools, parents and the communities to work together in a creative, artistic manner; to provide an opportunity for the display of talents by students; and, to foster a sense of pride in our national identity.

The Children’s Costume Parade was introduced in 1996.  It is a spectacular colourful activity that showcases the talents and creativity that exist among young people.

This parade culminates the series of activities and involves approximately four thousand children from schools and youth groups throughout Guyana.

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