Members of the Children’s Movement for Civic Awareness (CMCA), which spreads awareness among children about civic consciousness and participation in the democratic process, staged the fourth annual festival ‘Mysuru Habba’ today.

The programme, held at B.V. Karanth Ranga Mantapa at Dasara Exhibition grounds here, included cultural programmes by the school children.

More than 1,500 civic club members from 65 CMCA schools, along with their teacher-coordinators and Heads of the schools participated in the events. Parents of the children too participated in large numbers.

MCC Commissioner P.G. Ramesh inaugurated the programme. CMCA India Chairman-Trustee Dr. Yellappa Reddy, Executive Trustee Priya Krishnamurthy and others were present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Ramesh said that after the Bhakti Movement, Freedom Movement and Youth Movement, it is now the onset of Children’s Movement which is a good development.

“Children, if given proper guidance and their talents channelised properly, can attain anything,” he said and lauded the efforts of the CMCA members in spreading civic awareness among the children and moulding them into good citizens.

“In the present day, we see many children becoming slaves of the electronic media and mobile phones,” he rued and called upon the children to spare time for outdoor games too.

CMCA members who rendered notable service to the society were felicitated on the occasion and presented with mementos and citations.

Amulya Anil, 13, a student of JSS Public School was among the children felicitated for getting the information kiosk in the Zoo opened by writing a letter in the ‘Voice of the reader’ column of Star of Mysore. The members were presented with Action Star Hero / Heroine titles in recognition of their services like bringing the school drop-outs back to school, preventing water wastage, cleaning garbage, etc.

A colourful cultural programme was presented by the children which included skits, songs, instrumental music and dance. After the cultural programme, the civic club members and invitees visited the stalls at the exhibition. The CMCA Mysore stall, and traffic awareness stall by Lashkar Traffic Police were the main attractions. Posters and models by civic club members on traffic rule awareness were also displayed.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore