Source : The Pioneer
Organised by Adab Foundation, this year’s literary bonanza has brought forth several authors, said storytellers and illustrators. Mitul Dikshit, Chairman, Adab Foundation. “The festival which is an annual affair aims at stimulating the imagination of children by generating in them an interest towards reading & writing books,” she added
Author Harshika Udasi engaged 6 to 10 year-old-kids in a session about her book ‘A Terrible Horrible Mad Day With Kittu’. A trailer of the book was shown to the children who connected with the animated versions of their favourite characters, Kittu and Mad. .
Author Adithi Rao’s book ‘Funny And Scary Stories’ session was held in which she read out a funny story from The Flipped Anthology. She said that her stories were about the magic of love and its healing powers. Her session demonstrated her understanding of child psychology.
Writer and actress Lovleen Mishra of Hum Log serial ‘Chutki’ fame conducted a bilingual story telling session for students in the age group 6+.Children listened with rapt attention as she donned the role of storyteller.
Festival director Chatura Rao held a session “How You Look From Up Close” Workshop. An anecdote about the children of a Juvenile Remand Home was handed over to the children and was read by Chatura Rao.After the story ended, children experienced a different world which they usually don’t. They shared the similarities and differences in their life and the life of those children in remand home.