Thursday 19 September 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Aarti Srinivasan

This story was sent by Aarti Srinivasan. Aarti Srinivasan works as a writer in an Ad Agency in Mumbai. She enjoys spending time with little kids during weekends, conducting story sessions, and learning through games..

Aarti Srinivasan writes about her storytelling session at BJ home, Mumbai.

Around hundred enthusiastic kids (age 5 to 12 ) were waiting to hear Paplu's story at the BJ Home in Mumbai. They enjoyed every bit of the story and were always eager to know what would happen next. When Paplu defeated Angaar and set him out of the village the kids rejoiced too.

One of the morals of the story that i took out was Unity. Of course Paplu had the strength and intent but finally, it was the unity of the entire village that made the mission possible. How the whole village came together for Operation Paplu Dress for Paplu to fight Angaar. So I played a unity-balloon game with kids where different teams came together in a circle and with co-ordination and team effort made sure the balloon was always up in the air and never fell down. They enjoyed the game and also realized the strength of togetherness. 

I bid them farewell after an hour's session but promising to be back to them with more stories and more lessons.

Thank you Pratham Books for giving me the opportunity of bringing smiles in their little beautiful faces.

Thank you Aarti for spreading the joy of reading!

This International Literacy Day, Pratham Books has taken a 1000 steps towards a 'Reading India'

What started as a small step by Pratham Books to spread the joy of reading has become a movement. Last year Pratham Books initiated the One Day-One Story initiative on the occasion of International Literacy Day and we conducted over 250 storytelling sessions. This year we are delighted that over a 1000 sessions are happening across the length and breadth of the country.We will be sharing the stories of all our champions through our blog.

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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