The number of refugees from East Pakistan in India now stands at nearly six million.?
GV Refugee camp (2 shots)
SV Woman cooking.
SV Official telling refugees about concert.
GV Refugees moving toward concert site.
LV Orphans performing skits.
SCU PAN Refugees look on quietly.
CU Orphan actor PAN to woman lying on ground as part of skit.
SV Refugees watching with some smiling.
LV ZOOM IN Band playing and refugees singing.
CU Children singing.
CU Small boys smiling and applauding (3 shots)
GV ZOOM IN Refugees applauding.
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Background: The number of refugees from East Pakistan in India now stands at nearly six million. Nearly all of the refugee camps are vastly overcrowded and under-supplied. Life for most in these camps is one of a bare existence. Although international aid is pouring into India to help relieve the applying physical conditions in the camps, much less is being done to boost the morale of the millions of refugees.
At a refugee camp in Nirman, however, the refugees were provided with a special entertainment. Orphans from the Oxford Mission put on a program of music and comedy skits for the 10,000 refugees at the camp, three miles from the East Pakistan border.
VISNEWS cameraman Prem Prakash was in Nirman, and filmed this report. The refugees, who at first looked on quietly, eventually joined the orphans in a song-festival.