New Delhi [India]January 11 (ANI): On Wednesday, Minister for Women and Child Development Mahendra Munjapala met with 31 children’s writers and thanked them for their efforts at the Muskaan Literature Festival in the capital.
The Muskaan Literature Festival is held for the first time in the capital and aims to encourage children to write.
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The first day of the Maskan Literary Festival for Children’s Writers kicked off at the Indian International Center in New Delhi with a rousing session on a wide range of subjects with children’s writers from all over the country.
The festival is an initiative of Prabha Haitang Foundation and Education for All Trust under Muskaan Wing.
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In collaboration with IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts), India International Center (IIC) and Sahitya Akademi are organized together as Knowledge Partners.
The event was graced by the presence of Minister Mahendra Munjapala.
He interacted with 31 children’s writers, thanked them for their efforts, and wished them well in their aspirations.
Mr. Munjapara took the opportunity to say that the Muskaan Literary Festival is a great initiative of Prabha Haitang Foundation and Education for All Trust.
“It provides a platform for young talented writers to showcase their work and inspire future talent,” he said.
The Minister also handed out certificates to 31 participating children’s writers.
The occasion also saw the publication of the latest issue of Prabha, the newsletter of the Prabha Haitang Foundation devoted to children’s literature.
The minister spoke with ANI and said that he hopes for the future of all children and that the little ones here are writing very good books.
“Some have written books on yoga, others on topics like viruses and lockdowns.These children are all the future of India that makes the country proud. I said that there will also be such a festival for children,” he said. He said.
The sessions held on the first day – “Finding the Rhythm of a Rhyme”, “Is the Sky the Limit or What?”, “Super Powers at My Fingertips”, “The Big Little World of Short Stories” – were thematically based . As varied as the rhythms and rhymes of poetry, science fiction, superpower stories, short stories and more. These sessions were moderated by author, columnist and mentor Kiran Manlal, entrepreneur and author Aditya Nath, children’s book author Shabnam Minwala, and award-winning children’s author, poet and editor. Shobha Thalor Srinavasan, who acquired a talent for narration.
Insightful workshops were also held on Amar Chitra Katha’s Tinkle Comic Creation by Savio M, Accepting Diversity and have Empathy for Disability by Shweta Verma, and The Art of Voice Over by Shobha Tharoor. (Ani)
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