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Int'l Children's Festival in Dhaka from Oct 2

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Bangladeshi origin America's Junior Miss Nora Ali speaks at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity in the city yesterday. On her left is Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley and on her right is Zakia Khan.Photo: STAR

An International Children's Festival will be held in Bangladesh next year with a view to bringing together talented children from across the world to help them become the voice of the future.
The festival, first of its kind in Asia, will be held from October 2 to 12.
Some 250 children from North America, Europe, South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu and the host country will join the festival organised by Kochi Konther Asar USA (KKA) in association with Kochi Kontho Foundation (KKF) and Kochi Konther Asar Bangladesh.
KKA Child Ambassador Nora Ali announced this at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters' Unity yesterday.
The children who are joining this festival will be in their professional fields in the next ten years and they can come up with policies, technologies and funding arrangement to address catastrophic situation, said Nora, who is also the America's Junior Miss 2007.
The objectives of the festival are to sensitise the children to the issues affecting their lives, encourage talents from all over the world and give them a chance to know and be known and recognised, said Shehla Iftekhar, director of Public Relations and Mass Communication, KKA USA, while reading out a statement of the speech of KKA President Hemayet Hossain.
Later, Nora Ali handed over a cheque for Tk 4.66 lakh on behalf of KKF to Dr Mahnur Rahman, senior vice-president of Bangladesh Council for Child Welfare, for providing nutritious food to 40 physically challenged children.
Zakia Khan, vice president of KKA, Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley, chief adviser of KKA and KKF Bangladesh, and Ferdous Chowdhury, joint chief coordinator of ICF 2008, also spoke at the press conference.

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