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Uganda @ 50: Music Dance And Drama Competitions Planned

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medications http://cenariospizza.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php geneva; font-size: small;”>The music festivals will be at the National Cultural Centre (National Theatre) from October 4 to 7 and the Patriotism Gala at Old Kampala Senior Secondary School on October 8 as part of the Jubilee week Celebrations.

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dosage geneva; font-size: small;”>The theme for Music Dance and Drama Festival 2012 is “50 Years of Independence: Role of Patriotism in Socio-Economic Transformation”.

Minister for Education and Sports, Hon. Jessica Alupo Rose said so far preparatory activities have been accomplished.

Eight planning meetings have been held, a National Training of Trainers (TOT) for performing arts teachers was held at Kyambogo on July 27, others in Mbale, Gulu, Fort Portal, Mbarara and Masaka.

She said other Commemorative activities yet to be held will include National MDD festival from October 4-7 at National Theatre, Patriotism Gala on October 8 at Old Kampala secondary school and One Patriotism Club will participate in the national parade at Kololo on October 9.

“The performing arts festival will attract a total of 1600 school children from 32 schools countrywide and will be accommodated at Old Kampala S. S. S. 600 Patriotism Club members will be at the gala and participate in parade drills, gymnastics/acrobatics, poetry, music, dance and drama,” she added on.

There are requirements for this festival which are that each team must be comprised of a maximum of 50 persons including teachers, trainers and support staffs, all participating choirs are expected to report at Old Kampala on October 4 by 4.00pm along with mattresses and personal effects. Accommodation and meals will be provided to the resident teams.

Alupo emphasized all Head teachers to ensure that their pupils/students plant as many trees as possible to mark 50 years of independence and also as a symbol of observing an environmentally friendly Uganda in the next 50 years.

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