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No kidding for Star on kids' broadcasting day

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This Sunday, 9 December, kids rule the roost on the Star Network. After all it is International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB).



Through a series of special programmes, children will express their fears, anxieties and uncertainties. Star's basic message is that every child has the right to education and children are necessary for the world to grow. Through this programming initiative, the network also wants to send the message across to adults that they are wrong to think that they know all that is best for the kids.



On Sunday Star News will have a special episode of Star Talk at 7:30 pm where information & broadcasting minister Sushma Swaraj will face some tough questions from children.



Network driver Star Plus will showcase the celebrated children's film Halo directed by Santosh Sivam (The Terrorist).



This will be followed by Chalti Ka Naam Antakshri. Anchored by Sachin & Shruti, the studio will be packed with children singing and dancing a tune of their own.



Star Gold has a delightful lineup of its own. At 12:30 pm Mammo will be shown. It stars Farida Jalal and Surekha Sikri. Then at 3 pm Bachpan with the late Sanjeev Kumar starring goes on air. This will be followed by Hip Hip Hurray. Directed by Prakash Jha it stars Raj Kiran and Deepti Naval. The film deals with the experience of going to school. The turmoil and adulation one receives is at the core of the story.



Finally the network's music channel Channel [V] will run five fillers throughout the day. These fillers will consist of pictures that kids have taken. Their progress will also be tracked by the Channel [V] team.

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