New Delhi: Literature
will seek out children at their places of study with the Aviva
Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival opening a series of
workshops and interactions between writers, artists and children
"Bookaroo In the City" is an outreach programme of the Bookaroo
Festival that will culminate in the actual literature festival Nov
25-27, a statement by the organisers said. The awareness campaign
which began Nov 8 will end Nov 24.
Children's writers and illustrators like Anupa Lal, Tapas Guha,
Deepa Agarwal, Mala Kumar and Tanya Luther Aggarwal, John
Dougherty, Satoshi Kitamura and Adeline Foo will visit schools
across the capital to engage children in creative literature and
related genres in English and vernacular languages.
The activities include storytelling, poems, sing-a-long, comic and
graphic novel reading, music and musical stories and quizzes.
The initiative will reach out to children in Delhi Public School,
Andhra School-Pushp Vihar, Springdales-Pusa Road, Mothers
International, Shemrock, Cancer Foundation School, Deep Foundation
School, KV Vasant Kunj, KV Tagore Garden, KV Shalimar Bagh, MCD
School Ramjas Lane, MCD School in Seelampur and many more
Bookaroo in the City has been co-produced by the Bookaroo Trust,
Teamwork Productions and Pratham Books. The initiative is
supported by the Essar Foundation.
"We are committed to fostering the United Nation's Millennium
Development Goals through a framework comprising education,
entrepreneurship and environment. We seek to empower the
communities impacted by us with knowledge and inspire innovation.
Knowledge is best when shared and therefore our focus is on the 'Bookaroo
in the City' phase of the event, which makes an effort to reach
out to the maximum number of schools," said Deepak Arora, vice
president, Essar Foundation.