Thursday, October 15, 2015

Vaachan Prerna Diwas / Reading Day Contest

Update : the contest has been extended till 25th October.

You already know that we PBees like to use every opportunity to catch kids reading! Today is our late President Dr.APJ Kalam's birth anniversary. 

Schools in Maharashtra are celebrating this day as 'Vaachan Prerna Diwas / Reading Day' as well a 'No bag day'. This report mentions that...
"In a government resolution issued on Wednesday, the state asked all students from Class III to VIII to read non-academic books in school, and instructed schools to host book exhibitions, implement gift-a-book programmes, introduce students to well-known authors from around the world, and hold discussions on books. "
Presdient Kalam loved kids and he loved books. So that's a good reason to have a book-related contest, right?


Step 1 : Send us a picture of your child's/ student's/ your favourite book from Pratham Books.
Step 2 : Tell us why they/you love it (you can share anecdotes related to the book too)
Step 3 : Mail your entry to contest(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

Keep the entries coming till 25th October, 2015 (11:59 pm). Book hampers waiting for the winning entries of the contest :)

P.S - To help kick start this contest, some of the kiddos from the PB family share their favourite books
Kiyan's granny (Sandhya) who is our editor says "Kiyan simply loves this crazy story and mad illustrations. Read out this story for him in Marathi and he acts like Hatchuram. He loves how the sun hides behind the cloud after hearing Hatchu.". Oh, she is talking about the book Hatchu! Ha-aaa-tchu!
When Khushi, our designer Sangamesh's daughter, came to spend the day in our office, we asked her to pick out a book she liked. She marched off and brought back 'Takloo, the little salt seller'. 

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