Chennai, July 20:
Three children from Kudankulam have been selected to participate in ‘Nuclear Kids’, international music programme in Hungary.
Rajesh Viswa Sudhan, Pavithra Anup, and Nishchita Bandekar studying at Atomic Energy Central School, Kudankulam are among 79 kids chosen from different countries of the world to be part of the musical extravaganza. `Nuclear Kids’ is the International Children’s Creativity Project and is being organized in Hungary by Russia`s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation.
The rehearsal for the musical has already started for these children from Bangladesh, Belarus, China, Croatia, Egypt, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Turkey and the United Kingdom. The premiere of the musical would be held on August 4 in the city of Szekszárd (Hungary). Then, the guest performances will be in Moscow and other Russian cities.
This year, the musical is titled “The Lomonosov’s Scroll” and will be staged by famous musicians and musical directors from Russia. A movie will also be shot on the basis of the performance and the shooting will take place in Hungary, Yekaterinburg and Moscow. “The children from India and Bangladesh are natural at singing and dancing. This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the project which was held for the first time in 2008. Every year we receive a lot of feedback from the organizers which admire the creativity of our children from South Asia,” said Mr. Andrey Shevlyakov, CEO of Rosatom South Asia.
“The aim of the project is to strengthen the friendly relationships between children of employees of the nuclear industry from all around the world, encourage their creativity, and provide a platform to get exposed to knowledge on the variety of cultures,” said Mr. Andrey Lebedev, Vice President for projects in South Asia of ASE Group of Companies (an engineering division of Rosatom).
The musical would be a tribute to Mikhail Lomonosov, a prominent Russian scientist of the 18th century. He influenced the formation of the modern Russian literary language and established the first Russian university, later named after him (Lomonosov Moscow State University).
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) is the largest nuclear power plant in India, situated in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. KKNPP is scheduled to have six VVER-1000 reactors built in collaboration with Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW of electricity.
Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation is undertaking nuclear project in 23 countries.