Sound Tracks 2015, a song and dance show by The Pocket Choir (a children’s choir in city) and The Railway Children, street children living around the Shivajinagar railway station, will be organised by the Sophia College Ex-Students Association (SCESA) Pune Chapter at Dastur Primary School on September 6.
Apart from song and dance performances and street plays, on sale will be craft items made by the railway children.
In the run up to the event, these street children have been meeting at the The Hermann Gmeiner Social Centre next to the railway station where dedicated social workers are choreographing their dance performances for the event. The Pocket Choir and the street children have been collaborating to put up the annual show for the past eight years. During these collaborations, there have been overall improvement in the condition and prospects of the street children. Through the show, SCESA raises funds for the children and sensitise privileged children in the city to the plight of underprivileged children.
“The privileged kids in the city have more than they need. Here they share the same platform with ‘The Railway Children’. There will be songs from musicals like Annie, Oliver, The Lord of the Rings and Mary Poppins. There will also be dances, bhangra and a bhajan and an English song which the two groups will sing together,” said Veronica Krishnayya, who conducts the The Pocket Choir.