A children's-cum-news-presentation show will start in December on ATN News and Boishakhi channels. The show entirely new in its genre in Bangladesh is a project of A R Kids Institute based in Arambagh in the city. The show is titled "Amrao Pari." It intends to bring out the practical creativities and intellects of children thriving in the twenty-first century. Furthermore it is an effort by A R Kids Institute to shift the focus of innocent children from the adult programmes that frequent TV channels to something that echoes their own inherent hues and cries. As can be guessed the shooting, photography, direction, news presentation, reporting for the show will be done solely by child prodigies ageing between 8 and 17 years.
The show will be aired weekly for half an hour. The crew for initial launching of the programme has already been brought together. Initiation programme for the young members of the crew are underway. Prominent celebrities, sports personalities, media personalities, PRO personnel from both government and non-government sectors are taking part for the mentoring of the crew members in workshops. Among those who have already appeared are Mehrab star of musical show Close Up One; Abu Naser, Sr PRO of the Ministry of Telecommunication and more.
Mehrab said, "In our country the television industry primarily focuses on adult related materials. Though there are a few educational and entertainment programme for children. Programmes that can directly integrate children with the society and development are barely seen. A R Kids Institute can hopefully address this problem."
Arif Rahman Executive Director and Chairman of A R Kids Institute said that, "Apart from assisting a children's development to become more socially active, we are looking forward bridge gaps between children and government, bureaucrats and other socio-political elites through this show."
A R Kids Institute ages only four month and has successfully produced two batches of students while holding one class every week. A total of twenty participants have been selected primarily for the news show among 250 competitors. Of them eight have selected from the first batch while the rest from the second batch of the institute.