For International Literacy Day (8th September), we had a dream - we wished that 100 people would volunteer to conduct storytelling sessions across the country. We ended up finding more than 250 champions to conduct storytelling sessions across the country. We will be sharing the stories of all our champions through our blog.
Vibha K from MCubed Library sent us this story :
Today was a GREAT day for us! Susheela's Kolams brought many children and joy and colour to our library.
We had some 40 to 50 people in attendance, children and parents.
The morning started quietly, as Saturday mornings should, but at the 'eleventh hour', children simply started streaming in, mothers and fathers in tow. Lalita Iyer had them, and us, in thrall. She read beautifully and effortlessly in ALL the three languages, chatted with the kids and got them involved in the little book.
Amrita Pai had come in early and got everything ready - all along the wall and out in the open, she and some small helpers, made patterns with dots. Once the reading was done, the kids couldn't hold back and they spent a happy hour colouring the kolams with Amrita's help. The library looked gorgeous by the end of it!
A big thank you to Sonal, Vaishali, Lalita, Amrita and Vibha for spreading the joy of reading!
View more pictures from the International Literacy Day Celebrations.
This blog contains stories sent in by all our champions. Browse through the blog for more stories. You can also go through the tags on the right side of the blog to find stories happening in your own city.
Note : If any of you want to be a Pratham Books Champion and join us on our journey of getting 'a book in every child's hand', write to us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org.