Friday 6 September 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Shefali Nayan

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.

The following pictures were shared by Shefali Nayan. Learn more about Shefali's work at : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Artist/276767452411571

 Date : 6th September, Location : C.N. school, Ahmedabad

I have been a painter. I have always loved working with children and it was wonderful telling the story of Paplu the Giant to so many children! The way children responded to the story is amazing! They loved to make their versions of PAPLU in their drawings. Some also imagined Paplu as a wicked Giant, with sharp teeth and pointed hair that looks completely different from our gentle Paplu.

‘Paplu the giant’ now becomes, Paplu the Popular Giant…….kids have loved Paplu. It was a delight to see smiles on their faces when Paplu creates magic with the blue stone, throwing it up and catching it quick and when he starts swelling like a balloon! Children were happy that Paplu was a kind and helping giant unlike many other giants. The exciting part, is when he has colourful kurta-pyjamas made with so many colourful clothes contributed by so many villagers, including his sweet friend Soni and made by 21 tailors in just 7 hours!!!

Shefali's 2nd session:

Session 3 : Ahmedabad International School

Thank you Shefali 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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