Wednesday 26 June 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Suddhabrata Deb Roy

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.

This story was sent by Suddhabrata Deb Roy.

First of all, I would like to thank Mr.Jintu Sharma and Mr.Pranab Bhattacharjee for extending their helping hands in organizing the event.Mr. Jintu Sharma and Mr.Pranab Bhattacharjee or Jintuda and Pranabda,as I address them, helped me immensely  in setting up  the place for the event and it was really a blessing to me that they were  present beside me  all throughout the event, always ready to extend their  helping  hand towards me if ever I needed it. It was roughly around 9am when the students started coming inside the class, it was really a joy to see in them the zeal to hear the story and their twinkling eyes which exhibited their enthusiasm. When I began telling the story to them, the children were like as if they were listening to some serious lessons in their syllabus, so it was a necessity to tell them to relax a bit. Jintuda also put in some of his inputs while I was telling them the story and those inputs surely helped in increasing the children’s interest in the story. All the while Pranabda was busy compiling the set of pictures that you are viewing along with this write up.

I thoroughly enjoyed my session; it sort of gave me a spiritual relief when I saw those children leaving the class with a smile after hearing the story. I distributed the books sent along with the read book among the students randomly suggesting them that they should share it with each other.

But the major achievement of the session still remains the smiles that we have managed to bring on their faces……

And once again thanks to Jintuda and Pranabda, as and the biggest thanks goes to PRATHAM BOOKS for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such an inspirational program ….

Thank you Suddhabrata 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.

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