Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Join Us for the Launch of Books in Tribal Languages

Pratham Books invites you to the launch of our first set of ten bilingual books and four story cards in tribal languages - Saura, Munda, Kui and Juanga. 

Using Odia script, they are charming stories for readers drawn from the rich oral tradition of these languages. The illustrations use tribal art with a contemporary twist. 

The books will be launched by Padmashri Prof D. P. Pattanayak (eminent linguist, educationist and former Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore).

Do join us for a morning of talk and play. 

Time and date 

11am, 27th June, 2014


Bakul Foundation, 16 Satyanagar
Bhubaneswar, 751007

Purnendu Kabi +91 9990444437

Details of the event  

  • 11.15am - Book Release by Padmashri Prof. D. P. Pattnayak (Former Director, Central Institute of Indian Languages)
  • 11.20am - Bilingual panel discussion on ‘Democratizing the joy of reading for all children: A case for books in tribal languages.’ Panelists - Ms Dharitri Patnaik (BvLF), Dr AB Ota (IAS), Mr Subir Shukla
  • 11.30-12.30pm Storytelling for children by tribal language storytellers
  • 12.30 pm Refreshments

(All the tribal language books are going to be donated to selected organizations that work in Odisha. If you work with kids/schools in Odisha, please get in touch with us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org)

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