Yesterday, we held a contest on Twitter - asking people to tweet an ode to their daddy. The winning poem :
To the Fa: You taught,fought,sought for me. And you did set me free. So i could see; what the world can be. #contest #winbooks @prathambooks— Vasundhara Bahuguna (@finallyhereiam) November 26, 2014
We also concluded the 3rd contest which asked people to share 'the bravest thing that their child/student had done'. It was tough choosin one because all these stories were so personal and courageous in their own ways. We finally chose Fiona's story (posted by her co-teacher Vaibhav) of her student :
Last year one of my students was caught sniffing glue. He did it once and then got addicted. He began sniffing glue often and got caught often. After a point nobody believed that he could get out of the habit. His mother was devastated and neither of us had any solutions. I remember I spoke to him and asked him to return to class and stop getting into trouble. I didn't believe he could. He was 14 years old and his mother was walking him to school and back. I know it was terrible for him to return to class. But one day he did. Dressed smartly in his white shirt and ready to learn- there he was. It was very brave of my students to put their biases aside and engage with him and it was also very brave of my that one student to return to class in order to make a fresh start.
You can read all the courageous stories that came in here - from chasing lizards to being independent, from making better choices to staying calm.
This next contest is going to be an easy one for all our readers who are big fans of Subhadra Sen Gupta's work. Look for the character names hidden within this grid. All the characters are from the books Subhadra has published with us.
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1. She is the famous wife of a freedom fighter and we call her ____
2. He marched India to freedom.
3. A book about someone who sang on the banks of River Jamuna and went on to become Birbal's friend. Who is he?
4. This little one is a resident of village Khajuria and is always late to school.
Still can't guess the names? Maybe our website has some clues :)
The Prize :
An autographed copy of 'Freedom Run', autographed by author and Bal Sahitya Puraskar winner Subhadra Sen Gupta. In the Mirzapur and Bhadohi districts of Uttar Pradesh, in Many tiny villages, small children work long hours at the looms to create carpets famous around the world for their intricate designs. This is a story about the forgotten children of India.
How to participate :
- Answer the riddles we've posed by leaving a comment on this blog post.
- The first person to give the correct answer wins
- This giveaway is only open for people with an address in India (You could personally be based out of India, but the winning books can only be posted to an Indian address)