It finally happened!
Exceeding the expectations of thousands of parents and children who visited the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on a chilly winter morning, Day 1 of the 10th edition of Krackerjack Karnival was an astounding success. Going by the excitement levels set by the inaugural day, visitors should come prepared to be lapped up by a tsunami of fun and games on Day 2!
Distributed between two main performance arenas numbered stage 1 and 2, the event line-up was choc-a-bloc from the very beginning. The Karnival got off to a great start with a meet and greet session with the immensely popular, laddoo-chomping and evil bashing Chhota Bheem & his friends. as the excitement levels were sky high as children went berserk meeting their favourite characters live. The meet and greet continued with other popular, entertaining and quirky cartoon characters such as Sonic’s Shiva, Chotu and Doggy Don, Disney Channel presents Gaju Bhai and Arjun and Cosplay action with the renowned superheroes – Ironman and Hulkbuster..
A distinguishing feature of the event was its focused attention to encourage parents and children in adopting healthier lifestyles. One of the renowned exhibitors present at the event, The Himalaya Drug Company, also initiated a Healthy Eating initiative. Speaking on the event, Mr. T.L. Suresh, Business Head, The Himalaya Drug Company,said, “We are pleased to be associated with Krackerjack Karnival event, and hope to utilize this platform to spread awareness among parents and children on the importance of consuming balanced diet for children. Several of our products, such as HiOwna kidz-a researched herbal nutrition from Himalaya, provide the benefits of pea protein, colostrum, herbal actives along with essential vitamins and minerals.”
One of the most anticipated events of the day was ‘Jungle Book Se Aage’- a theatre performance directed by eminent theatre stalwarts Bubbles Sabharwal and Lushin Dubey. An interesting concept which starts where the original classic by Rudyard Kipling ends, the play written by renowned theatre and cinema personality Piyush Mishra follows the boy Mowgli as he steps out of the jungle after being drawn to a girl called Asha, and hops straight onto a train that is heading for the ‘Rajdhani’ Delhi. His experiences in the city provide an interesting commentary on the very concept of civilization, interspersed with dollops of humour.
Commenting on the event, Bubbles Sabharwal, Co-Director, Kids World said, “Lushin and I believe in working with raw talent, i.e. kids from 4 years upwards, workshopping the play as it evolves, and taking theatre into the lap of the audience! The Krackerjack Festival allows us this opportunity and gives a great podium to the kids!”
The evening turned musical with the presence of MOZARTSY, a musical initiative established by the wonderfully talented Sonam. It aims to bring the joy of music to the lives of children as early as possible. Santa Claus must surely have been around the venue as it was difficult to stay away from so many children singing Christmas songs and carols together, creating an atmosphere of joie de vivre. The musical session was followed by some cosplay action with genius, philanthropist and millionaire superhero Ironman, and a dance-all-you-can Zumba session.
Another visitor, Manninder Singh, corporate professional was seen shopping enthusiastically from the array of exhibits with his 4 year old son on his shoulder. He shared, “Being my first time here, it feels great to have an event dedicated especially to children and families, right in the middle of the capital. An event of this magnitude and diversity, Krackerjack can help enlighten the minds of not only children, but also adults who get to enjoy the various outdoor experiences.”
Ms. Chandrika Behl, Founder, Krackerjack Karnival and Director, Exhibitions India Group, said, “The overwhelming response to the first day was inspiring. The success of the opening day was clearly visible on every smiling face that showed joy and delight. The 2nd day of the festival had a great line-up of activites, workshops, live performances and astonishing products at display.”
About Krackerjack Karnival:
The Krackerjack Karnival is India’s first and foremost Mega Expo cum Festival, catering purely to children and their needs. This two-day, fun-filled children’s festival is packed with fantastic exhibits, interactive activities, entertainment, and the latest products & services for children. With this event, we’ve set out to create fun, educational and involving activities for kids, providing them an exciting and enriching experience that’s interactive and sparks their creativity.
For Additional Information, please visit http://www.krackerjackkarnival.com/
About Exhibitions India Group (EIG)—Organizers of Krackerjack Karnival:
The group’s core business comprises of trade promotion, encouraging investments, joint ventures, technology transfers, consultancy etc. The only trade fair organiser in India to have ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification. We are also certified by Trace International Inc. (USA) for transparency in international commercial transactions.