A group of three Bangladeshi children left Dhaka yesterday (July 8, 2016) to participate in the International Children Festival – NucKids 2016 to be held in Russia. The festival will take place in different cities of Russia including St. Petersburg and Moscow from July 10 to August 21, 2016. Russia’s State Nuclear Energy Corporation – ROSATOM is the main host of the NucKids 2016.
70 children from 7 countries including Bangladesh, Russsia, Turkey, Belarus, Czech Republic, Vietnam and Hungary are participating in the program.
Welcoming the participants, Sergei Novikov, Director, Communications Department of ROSATOM says, “We are building nuclear power plants in many countries and which has become a basis for bilateral cooperation for several decades. Such projects provide an opportunity for strong international relations not only at economic, but also at cultural level. Nuclear Kids project allows kids from different countries of the world not only to bring their talent to light but also build real friendship among them. We are glad that this year, talented Bangladeshi kids are also joining our Nuclear Kids team.”
During the festival, children will take part in different cultural activities and several grand concerts with their participation will be arranged in different cities of Russia. Professional Russian artists will train and prepare the children for the concerts.
ROSATOM has been organizing the NucKids festival since 2009 for the children of those countries in which Russia has implemented or in the process of implementing the nuclear power projects. This year Syed Kaysan Faraj of Dhaka, Atia Sunjeda Oishy of Rajshahi and Sharmili Noshin of Bagerhat are attending the festival from Bangladesh.