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Amar Chitra Katha comics are our ethos, values: Rana

Saturday, March 30, 2019 • Telugu Comments

Amar Chitra Katha comics are our ethos, values: Rana

Comic book company Amar Chitra Katha has opened a unique learning centre in Hyderabad. It was created by Rana Daggubati in association with business moghul Kishore Biyani and Amar Chitra Katha. Named as ACK Alive, it wants to "engage India in the glorious culture and legacy of the land".

It will be inaugurated in Hyderabad on March 31. Talking about the space, the promoters say, "It is an expansive 10,000 square foot centre, with areas designated for art and design, life skills, performing arts, Vedic sciences and more. Classes and sessions cater to all age groups, from children to retirees. The finest exponents of each of the art forms have been roped in to design the modules and tutor."

Rana Daggubati is gung-ho about the initiative. "I discovered Amar Chitra Katha like the rest of India. These comics were my favorite story-tellers in childhood. Soon enough, I realised that these weren’t just stories or comic books, these were carriers of our ethos and values. They were also a route for me to discover a lot more about the multidimensional culture this land has nurtured over the decades. Call it an extension of Uncle Pai’s vision, ACK Alive promises to become a tool in carrying forward the Indian legacy - not just through stories, but with art, sciences and life skills entrenched in our roots."

"ACK Alive will open its doors on Sunday 31st March for the public with a series of free fun-filled sessions till 14th April 2019. For the summer holidays, ACK Alive will be conducting a series of workshops and learning modules that children and their parents can sign up for immediately," the promoters say.

Sessions during the week will be held from 7:00 AM to 7:30 PM for different age group categories – 3-6 years, 6-9 years, 9-12 years, 12-15 years, and 16+ years. There are over 45 courses being offered for the summer vacations, including storytelling, classical dance, acro yoga, Indian classical music, Kalaripayattu, puppetry, yoga and much more. For 3- to 6-year-olds there is also assisted early learning fun zone.

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Details are available at ACK Alive, Road Number: 79, Film Nagar, Hyderabad – 500033 or, PH: 040-23557080/+91-96528 24017.

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