Wednesday, November 9, 2011

National Book Week 2011

National Book Week is organized by National Book Trust and is celebrated from 14th-20th November. This year's theme is 'Wings of Imagination'.

A highlight of this year's fair is the participation of the Publishers' Action Group (Pag-e) through its member publishers - Katha, Tulika, CBT, Eklavya, Room to Read, Arvind Kumar Publishers and Pratham Books.

The book fair will be open from 10am to 5:30pm at Nehru Bhavan, Vasant Kunj (14th-16th November, 2011) and from 11am-8pm  at Poorva Sanskritik Kendra, Laxmi Nagar (18th-20th November, 2011)

This is the schedule of events:
(14-20 November 2011, Events daily: 10:30 am to 1:00 pm)

Nehru Bhawan, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
: Inauguration at 10.00 am
: Onto the Wonderland - Story telling by Atanu Roy and Anupa Lal
: The Calendar of My Dreams - Preparation of their Dream Calendar by Children (RP: Pulak Biswas)

: Maine Ek Sapna Dekha (I saw a Dream) - Reading of stories and poems by children
: Kalpana Ke Pankh (Wings of Imagination) - Storytelling by Kamlesh Mohindra and Madhu Pant

: The Bridge at Borim - Screening of the Children's Film Society produced film & interface with the Author Surekha Panandikar
: With the Fairies - Storytelling by Aparna Apte Gupta and Mallika Nagarajan

Poorva Sanskritik Kendra, Laxmi Nagar
: Inauguration at 10.00 am
: What I Know - Inter School Book Quiz covering the wonderful World of Stories (Quiz Master: Dwijendra Kumar)
: Fun and Frolic - Performances by children from Ahlcon International School and others schools

: The Wonderland of Tagore - A dance drama workshop and performance based on the works of
Rabindra Nath Tagore as a token of tribute to the great author on his 150th birth anniversary (RP: Mulla Afsar, Kathak Kendra, Ministry of Culture.)
: My Little India - Seminar on Rediscovering India in Contemporary Indian Children's Literature
: The Magic Boat - Folktales retold by children and renowned author Kshama Sharma

: Mere Sapno Ki Duniya ( The World of My Dreams) - On the Spot Painting Competition for Children - (RP: Kusumlata Singh & Sudhasatwa Basu)
: Kalp-Lok Utsav - A performance / presentation on Indian folk dance and music by Gyanprabha School for Performing Arts

*Participation in these activities will be on a first come, first serve basis.

The stage as well as an activity corner will be available for children during spare hours for imaginative
performances, such as dance, music, drama, puppetry, magic, origami, creative writing etc.

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