Language & Culture Department, HP in Collaboration with Keekli Charitable Trust is proud to organise “मीमांसा द्वितीय — Children’s Literature Festival 2024″, after the success of the first pilot event that took place in March 2023. The Three Days long Literature Festival will cater to Children’s Literature as well as focus on various Inter- School Literary Competitions such as Declamation; Vocabulary Skills and Slogan Writing/Poster Making.

Keekli Charitable Trust: Driving Change Through Education And Culture
Keekli Charitable Trust: Driving Change Through Education And Culture

Students under the age groups of 25 years from school, college and university can participate in the various activities. The team behind organizing this event is spearheaded by Director, Language & Culture Department; Vandana Bhagra, President Keekli Charitable Trust and an erudite panel comprising seniors writers, professors and artists from the state, who have meticulously planned each and every event.

The idea is to give an open forum to children, to hear them speak, engage in interactive sessions as well as promote reading among them. मीमांसा, is an attempt to give voice to children’s writings, be it in form of books or poetry recitation, penned by them.

The morning sessions from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm, will feature Open Mic Readings which will include poetry and book reviews and discussion. The afternoon session will be from 2.00 to 4.00 pm for Inter- School Competitions. During three days 8 books will be reviewed by young readers who will sit with the author and the moderator to engage in delightful conversation and share their views about the books being featured.

The titles shortlisted are Yoga Sutra for Children by Roopa Pai; Begum ki Su by Sriniwas Joshi; Himachal Ki Lok Kathayein by Sudershan Vashist; Shimla Bazaar by Sumit Raj; Memorable Memories of Bhutan by Dr Dimri Jaiwant; Aaina by Ranjodh Singh; High on Kasol by Aditya Kant; and Lost in Apple Country, The Fatal Arrival and The Deadly Kitty – all co-authored by Minakshi Chaudhry and her mentees Gauri, Atharv and Sirisha.

A special Art Workshop has been organised for children by noted artist Uday Shankar and Prof Him Chatterjee. The entire curative responsibility of the event has been with the members of the Keekli Charitable Trust and we hope that school authorities, parents and children will make the most of this opportunity.

All participants will receive certificates and gift tokens. Winners of Inter-School Competitions will receive awards during the closing ceremony. Such events further inspire children to adopt writing as a skill and inculcate a habit of reading. Note: Last date of Submission for entries is 10 th March, 2024. For further details and participation forms contact Keekli Charitable Trust – [email protected]; 98161 48001 / 98170 95985 / 80910 21796.

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