Thursday 18 September 2014

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.

Session conducted on : 7th September
Number of kids : 110
Number of sessions : 1
Language the session was conducted in : Hindi

Children of BJ home couldn't stop smiling looking at Takloo, his amusing mother and appreciating the clever idea that our little salt-seller came up with. When I asked them what they'd do had they been Takloo and faced a similar (salty :)) situation, here were some of the things they said with great eagerness "Didi, I would've thrown all that salt back into the sea." "I would've eaten all that salt up!" "I would've distributed it to all my best friends". I thoroughly enjoyed seeing them think like Takloo. And even ape his mom's flabbergasted expression with arms swung in the air ( see picture 3 ). Not to mention, the 'taklu' boys in class were specially elated with the story. 

Thank you Takloo for giving us this great story. Thank you Pratham Books for the opportunity to share.

Thank you Aarti for spreading the joy of reading!

In its third edition of the 'One Day - One Story' campaign, Pratham Books was joined by 1300+ storytellers who conducted 1500+ storytelling sessions. More than 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. In 2012, Pratham Books initiated the One Day-One Story initiative on the occasion of International Literacy Day . We will be sharing the stories of all our volunteer storytellers (Pratham Books Champions) through our blog.

View more pictures from the International Literacy Day Celebrations held in 2014.

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 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 champions(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

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