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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Headstreams

Naveen Thomas from Headstreams sent us the following images of the 2 sessions conducted at the Tackle Carvans.
Looking up at Paplu, the Giant
Listening to the story at Tackle Caravan in A.Narayanapura 
Children with the volunteers at Tackle Caravan in A.Narayanapura

Vinay Parameshwara facilitating the interactive story reading of Paplu the Giant

Joyful children and volunteers celebrating with Paplu the Giant
Paplu handed over to village headman Raghav by his mother
Listening to the story at Tackle Caravan in Nellurpuram
Giant Paplu - Full size
Children rushing to dance with Paplu the Giant
Cityplus also carried an article about the session :


Over 160 children from A Narayanpura, Nellurpuram and surrounding areas in Bangalore witnessed ‘Paplu the Giant’ – an interactive story reading and play performed by the Headstreams team at the Tackle Caravans on September 7. It attracted children from low-income backgrounds who reside in the area. The reading of the book ‘Paplu the Giant’ was done by Vinay, a team member of Headstreams. The book is written by Ramendra Kumar and illustrated by Zainab Tambawalla. The story is about Paplu, a strange giant who did not like to fight with anyone, nor did he like scaring people. But when his beloved villagers were in danger, he rose to great heights to solve the problem. 

The sessions by Headstreams to commemorate International Literacy Day was part of a national initiative by Pratham Books where the same book was read in over 25 languages in over one thousand storytelling sessions held all over the country on September 7. The Tackle caravans will soon feature a library of children’s books in Kannada and English as part of a grant by Pratham Books. 

Dr. Naveen I Thomas, the coordinator of Headstreams said, “These high quality books have been carefully created to promote love of reading among children. It promises to be a real treat for children attending the Caravans.” The kids enjoyed listening to the story and appreciated the way it was narrated by Vinay.

Thank you Headstreams for spreading the joy of reading!

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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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