Koraput: Much to the delight of students and authorities concerned, the tribal folk dance performed by students of Bhakurguda ashram of Rayagada district has found a place of pride in a music video titled ‘Wake Up’. It has been prepared by Unicef for children to mark the world body’s 70th anniversary in the country.
Bhakurguda ashram is a residential school meant for students belonging to the scheduled caste (SC) and schedule dtribe (ST) category.
“It is a proud moment for both students and staff as the performance of our children is a part of the Unicef’s music video focussing on providing a better world for children as they are the future of the country,” said Gagan Chandra Sahu, headmaster of the school.
The 3.19-minute video with the song — a mix of Hindi and English lyrics — is prepared by Grammy winner Rickey Kej and was launched on January 1. The music video showcases the performances by children from across the country.
“Through a crowd-sourcing activity, the Unicef had collected videos on children’s performance from across the country and at least 40 entries were accessed by the composer to create the song with the lyrics,” said Dwiti Chandra Sahu, senior teacher of the school.
Apart from stressing on child rights and empowering children, the video showcases the Unicef’s contribution to the white revolution and immunisation since its journey started in the country in 1949.
Situated at a distance of 7 km from the district headquarters town of Rayagada, the school with 372 students, including 140 girls, have classes from I to VIII. It is being run by the state’s ST and SC development department.