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April 05, 2012

MGI Offers Free Courses to Students in Music, Dance During Easter Holidays

The Mahatma Gandhi Institute (MGI) invites students aged 8 to 14 years to learn about artistic activities such as Indian Music, Dance and Creative Arts from April 16 to 20.

Through this course, which is a first in Mauritius, the School of Performing Arts of the MGI aims at encouraging the youths to develop their artistic and cognitive skills from their childhood.

The officer-in-charge of the project, Amrita Seebaluck-Makoonlall said, “Just as it is possible to develop logical thinking in Mathematics or a better knowledge of the world through history and geography, so our sensitivity, imagination, curiosity, critical faculties, memory, analytical skills and concentration can be developed through music, singing and dance”

The School wants to enable the youth to choose a field which they like and where they feel more at ease. “We have noted that the child often chooses a discipline because it was a dream or choice of parents. Through these courses, he or she will have a wider choice,” explained Makoonlall.

The participants will have the opportunity to follow courses in Bharat Natyam, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Vocal and Instrumental Music.

The director of MGI, Dr Veedotma Koonjal stated, “The activities will contribute largely to a more promising future for the country. Studies also show that students who participated in musical activities were less prone to alcohol, cigarettes or illicit drugs.

Text by the Independent
 

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