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Janwaar Castle: A Modern Skate Park in Rural India

If I’m losing balance in a pose, I stretch higher and God reaches down to steady me. It works every time, and not just in yoga

- -T. Guillemets- -

Janwaar Castle: A Modern Skate Park in Rural India

When is a skatepark more than a skatepark? When it is Janwaar Castle, a local playground in Janwaar village. Between 50-60 children visit the park every day where they learn English, music, dance, painting, 3D modelling, and general life skills. It is a place where Adivasis and Yadavs, boys and girls, and all age groups play together. There are two rules: no school no skating and girls first. Since skateboarding is “cool,” the children will do anything to hang out there—including going to school. The park was conceptualized and created by Ulrike Reinhard, a German who fell in love with and moved to India after a trip there in 2012. Of skateboarding she says, “It teaches you to fall and rise, take risks and most importantly, maintain balance.” { read more }

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