Hindu Mommy

August 9, 2006

Sesame Street coming to India

Filed under: India,Kids — hindumommy @ 9:14 pm

This is great news. My kids still love Sesame Street. It’s perfect for the 2-6 year old crowd and is educational television at it’s best !

Sesame Workshop will have a new show on Cartoon Network in India from August 15 titled ‘Galli Galli Sim Sim’. The Indian Muppet characters – Googly, Chamki, Aanchoo and Boombah have been specially created with Indian characteristics and elements. The first show will also have a line-up of celebrities on the show like Nafisa Ali, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and others

This show seeks to introduce the concept of using mass media to promote joyful, fun-filled learning through the theory – “Seekhne ka Mastana Andaaz.”

This article quotes Sesame Workshop executive vice president Daniel Victor as saying

“Sesame Workshop’s mission is to create innovative engaging content that maximises the educational power of media to help children reach their highest potential. We at Sesame Workshop are very excited about the launch of the Indian series. The series celebrates the vibrant cultural heritage of India with its uniquely adapted content, muppet characters, and a diverse human cast representing the commonalities and diversities of Indian society. We are optimistic that the Indian version of Sesame Street, Galli Galli Sim Sim will make a meaningful difference to the lives of children in the country.”

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