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Extra curriculum activities necessary for academic performance — Mitra


Children from different backgrounds and areas of Lagos on October 1, celebrated Nigeria’s 59th Independence with diverse Nigerian and Indian cultural dances and other educational activities.

Organised by Urja Foundation, an Indian organisation, the event held at Ilupeju and had over 100 children engage in choreography, dance, music and drama.

Commending the children, the founder of the organisation, Rukhi Mitra, said: “Extra curricular activities enhance academic performance in children. This is why we do not just give them gifts, food and drinks, but also engage them in educational activities, including sports.”

She disclosed that the foundation has awarded scholarships to about 30 indigent children in the last five years, adding that the yearly event, aside celebrating Nigeria, aims at supporting indigent people in the society, put smiles on their faces, while they also showcase their talents like other children.


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