51 Top Stories have been selected to be published as an Anthology of Short Stories by Children. The Final list of Winners is shared below.

Bachpan, Masti aur Hum… the perfect maxim to define “KEEKLI” and what our Portal intends to portray. The purity and virtuousness with which children present their emotions and express themselves freely always inspires us to showcase their talent through our Annual Creative Competitions organized by Keekli Charitable Trust.

Under the present circumstances, when children are generally confined to their rooms, particularly to their computers with online classes, web-based assignments and gaming, the concept of enjoying ordinary day to day common place happenings passes by them. Through such story writing competitions, our aim is to help children understand the niceties of common place living and the pleasures of being one with nature. For this it is important that they learn to enjoy things.

To quote Cathy Nutbrown, “Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside – children have their own agendas and timescales.  As they find out more about their world and their place in it, they work hard not to let adults hurry them.  We need to hear their voices”.

It gives us immense pleasure to annouce the Winners of the Story Writing Competition. The list is in alphabetical order. The judges were highly impressed with the creativity and expressions shared by our young writers. Even though we had few close calls but then a decision had to be made to select the best stories. We wish to congratulate each and every participant who made an effort to share their stories with us. Writing is the first step, which you all have taken, the next step is to better yourself. We shared innumerable tips and suggestion on how you can become good writers and only with time and experience you can become great.

We also intend to make this venture an annual feature so keep practicing — read, read, read… and write, write, write… 

The next phase will be interactive sessions by our esteemed Judges & Mentors to teach you how to improve your writing skills and further improve upon your stories. Each winner will receive individual feedback on how to modify his / her story based on our judges reviews and they will re-submit the final corrected stories. Thereafter, these stories will be edited before we start the design process.

51 Proud Winners

Sr No. Name Class Category School Name CITY
1 Aadhya Singhvi 4 II Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
2 Aadya Ghosh 11 III Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
3 Aarica Chauhan 9 III Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
4 Aarya Sharma 9 III Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
5 Aarzu Kumra 7 II Auckland House School, Shimla Shimla
6 Adya Awasthy 2 I Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
7 Aerin 3 I Swaran Public School, Shimla Shimla
8 Amiti Verma 9 III Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
9 Ananya Thakur 6 II Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
10 Antra Gupta 6 II Chapslee School, Shimla Shimla
11 Anushka Dhall 8 III Balvantray Mehta Vidya Bhawan ASMA, New Delhi New Delhi
12 Anvesha Malik 7 II Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
13 Arhat Gulia 6 II Chapslee School, Shimla Shimla
14 Astitva Hastir 6 II Chapslee School, Shimla Shimla
15 Atharv Vats 7 II Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan’s Mehta Vidyalaya, New Delhi New Delhi
16 Bhavya Choudhary 9 III Maxfort School, Rohini, New Delhi New Delhi
17 Bhawani Thakur 6 II Chapslee School, Shimla Shimla
18 Divyanshi 10 III Alpine Public School, Nalagarh Nalagarh
19 Eira Lobo 2 I Shri Balaji International School, Navi Mumbai Navi Mumbai
20 Ekam Kaur 4 II DPSG, Ghaziabad Ghaziabad
21 Harshita Rana College IV Government College Nalagarh Nalagarh
22 Ishan Balakrishnan 7 II Vidyodaya School, Ernakulam Ernakulam
23 Ishani Ghosh 11 III Dayanand Public School, Shimla Shimla
24 Jiya Rampal Saini 7 II Auckland House School, Shimla Shimla
25 Kavya Malik 8 II Vasant Valley School, New Delhi New Delhi
26 Kavya Sood 2 I Auckland House School, Shimla Shimla
27 Kiaan Amrik Thakur 6 II Dayanand Public School, Shimla Shimla
28 Lavanya Muni 5 II Auckland House School, Shimla Shimla
29 Maanya Bali 6 II Ahlcon International School, Delhi New Delhi
30 Midori Das 4 I Cambridge School, New Delhi New Delhi
31 Navya Sood 2 I Auckland House School, Shimla Shimla
32 Onjoli G. Shinde 10 III Christukula Mission Hr. Sec. School, MP MP
33 Prachi Kaushal College IV RKMV College, Shimla Shimla
34 Rajvir Singh Pathania 6 II Chapslee School, Shimla Shimla
35 Rayna 6 II Ukti – The Delhi Waldorf School, Noida Noida
36 Renée Pereira 9 III Vibgyor High School, Mumbai Mumbai
37 Ritisha Thakur 12 III Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
38 Riya Malhotra 8 III DPS, East Bengaluru Bengaluru
39 Sampoorna Mitra 4 II Calcutta Girls’ High School, Kolkata Kolkata
40 Sanghavi Kapoor 3 II Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
41 Sanskriti Rao 10 III Sharada Mandir School, Goa Goa
42 Sarah Dangwal 6 II Army Public School, Dhaulakuan, New Delhi New Delhi
43 Sharanya Penumalla 6 II APEEJAY School, Bhubaneswar Bhubaneshwar
44 Shivangi Sharma 8 III Auckland House School, Shimla Shimla
45 Shivansh Thakur 8 III Dayanand Public School, Shimla Shimla
46 Shuban Dey 6 II Kendriya Vidyalaya IIT Powai, Mumbai Mumbai
47 Sikha Lakshmi Ksheeraja 11 III Kennedy High the Global School, Hyderabad Hyderabad
48 Sirisha Chauhan 12 IV Convent of Jesus & Mary, Shimla Shimla
49 Sneha Chakraborty 8 II Indus Valley World School, Kolkata Kolkata
50 Vasundhara Joshi 9 III Loreto Convent Tara Hall, Shimla Shimla
51 Yukti Sharma 10 III Swaran Public School, Shimla Shimla

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