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Ninja warriors race against the clock at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

03:15 PM | 23 Apr, 2018
Ninja warriors race against the clock at Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival
SHARJAH - Energies ran high among children during a gymnastics workshop on the fourth day of the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, which runs until April 28 at Expo Centre Sharjah.

The half-hour-long Ninja Warriors workshop was part of the 10th edition of the festival, themed ‘Your Future… Just a Book Away’.

As children kicked off the session, they formed a circle, stretching their legs, toes, and arms. They followed a series of exercises, jumping in circles, clapping, performing jumping jacks and deep breathing.



The workshop, provided by My Gym, UAE, gave the children of all age groups a challenging course of swinging, jumping and running, as they raced against the clock.

Balancing exercises were among the most popular with the children, as they attempted to compete against each other with pillow-like bags.

“We want to get kids active and teach them about the benefits of working out and getting physically active,” said Kaye Gumatas, an instructor at My Gym. “In that sense, they can hopefully pick up on these good habits from an early age.”



The festival’s events span several programmes, under the main themes of Kids Activities, Cultural Programmes, Cultural Café, Kids' Creative Café, Social Media Café and Cookery Corner. SCRF 2018 also features a series of international theatrical performances like ‘Tuta and Monkey Cheetah’, and the ‘Island of Kids’ Area’ that combine education, fun, and entertainment to highlight the values of honesty to young visitors.

A prime highlight of the festival this year is its first ever 3D Book Exhibition, featuring 250 pop-up books from the 3D Book Centre in Forli, Italy. The books have been handpicked by the exhibition curators to represent eight different periods of time. One of SCRF’s mainstays, the  Sharjah Exhibition for Children’s Books Illustrations, is featuring 355 artworks by 104 illustrators from 32 countries this year.

-PR

The writer is a member of the staff. He can be accessed on Twitter @iamnozair

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Currency Rates Today - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 22, 2024 (Monday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.25 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.75 for buying, and 358.25 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.4 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.60.

Currency Rates Today

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US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.25 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.75 358.25
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Saudi Riyal SAR 73.60 74.32
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
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Canadian Dollar CAD 203.50 205.50
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.70 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
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Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202.00 204.00
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.50 7.65

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