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Monday, 9 September 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Praveen Lata Sansthan

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.


Praveen Lata Sansthan sent us the following note and pictures. PraveenLataSansthan is a Jaipur based Non-Governmental Organization. The Primary focus of PLS is on the problems of the poor in their struggle to obtain a life of justice and dignity & Environment stabilization, food security and empowerment of the community for self-governance. Primary areas of concerns are to work for Child Welfare, Women Empowerment & Rural Development.

Inititally when we opted for opting for story telling session we felt we will conduct 2 sessions and we will be able to touch only 50 children. 

But we aimed to touch as many as possible. Than we planned to take it through Bal Sabha which we organize in communities and schools. We spoke to the School authorities and they agreed to it.


We took it to 3 days program (Balsabha) with support of PRatham Books and it was appreciated by School authorities & Newspapers.

Area : Jaipur

School Names : 
1. Jai DUrga Academy 
Sessions conducted : 3 Nos
No of Volunteers :1 PraveenLata Sansthan Board Member + 3 Teachers & 8 Kids
No of participants we touched : + 350 Nos

2. Saraswati Vidhyapeet Sr. Secondary School 
Sessions Conducted : 4 Nos
No of Volunteers ::1 PraveenLata Sansthan Board Member+ 4 Teachers & !5 Kids
No of Participatns we touched : +300 Kids 

3. A K Public School
Session Conducted : 2 Nos
No of Volunteers : 2 (PraveenLata Sansthan Members + 1Volunteer)
No of Participants we touched : 16 Nos

Total No of childrens impacted 666 Nos Approx

Language Used to conduct Sessions : Hindi



Date : 5th September 2013
School Name : Saraswati Senior Secondary Vidhyalaya
No of Participants (2 Sessions, 300+)
Flow of Activity
1. Introduction about World Literacy Day at School
2. 4 teachers were given 4 different story books shared by Pratham Books
3. Teachers prepared the skit as per the stories and presented in a different and interactive way by acting 
4. Childrens were dressed up as per character. 
5. Best Story Telling Team was rewarded by PRaveenLata Sansthan during the Session















Story telling sessions conducted at Jai Durga Academy
No Of Participants : 350 
No of storytelling sessions conducted : 3
It was done in the form of Skits








Thank you Praveen Lata Sansthan 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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