Travelling lit fest to arrive in Doon on Saturday

  • | Friday | 23rd September, 2016

It is the seventh anniversary of the fest and we are proud that the fest has helped so many children take up reading. "Being a travelling festival, it went to Delhi this February with its session on oral storytelling, called 'Kathakar', and now it will arrive to its place of origin on Saturday.The festival later will travel to Shimla in October and to Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai in November. Dehradun: 'Ghummakkad Narain', a travelling literature festival for children started in the memory of Thakur Vishva Narain Singh (the first braille editor of the country at the Dehradun-based National Institute of Visually Handicapped), will arrive in the state on Saturday. It aims to celebrate and inculcate the habit of reading with activities like creative writing, book reading, illustration workshops and puppet shows. The festival is held under the aegis of UNESCO.The fest is being organised since 2010 by NGOs Nivesh and Himalayan Hub for Art, Culture and Heritage (HHACH) to support Indian government efforts to provide right to education to every child.

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