Have you ever seen a spark in your child and wanted him to turn that spark into blazing fire? Well, Oorja Raipur brings to you the perfect platform for your child to be a literatus. Gear up with your kids as “Lighthouse” is the very first of the junior literary festival taking place in the capital city of Chhatisgarh. As the name suggests, this festival illumes the right path for children and molds them to excel in the field of Literature. It is a place meant for oodles of joy, loads of learning and buckets full of fun. This new year, let us join hands to spark our children’s imaginations and enter a miraculous world of stories, fantasy, fun and learning.
It will be held on the 13th and 14th of January, 2018 at Gaurav Garden, Raipur. The session will be from 2:00 p.m. to 09:00 p.m. on both the days. Hurry now and grab early bird passes @ Rs. 800 which are available till 28th December only. Entry pass after 28th will be at the rate of Rs. 1200. An adult pass will be of Rs. 50 per day. Grab passes ASAP from:
- Babylon Inn, Station Road
- VG Fries, Civil Lines
- Babylon International, Airport Road
- Hotel Celebration, Fafadih Chowk
This first of its kind festival provides a wide range of activities for the budding youngsters from the age of 5-16 years. Kids would be endowed with prospects of Workshops, Live Band, Nukkad Natak and much more. Other activities include DIY workshops, Backyard Science and Robotics, English Lab, Art Gallery, etc. with Book stalls. Not only that, a brief interactive session will be held with the panel of renowned storytellers, authors and illustrators, namely,
Roopa Pai: The leading name in children’s authors in India, writes fiction as well as non-fiction, journalist and a tour guide for her beloved city of Bangalore. She has penned some wonderfully inspiring stories for children. Her sessions are sure to be a transforming experience, leaving the children spellbound.
Lalita Iyer: A celebrated author, journalist, blogger, mother, editor and teacher dons many hats. A former Managing Editor at Filmfare and Deputy Editor at Hindustan Times is currently a chief blogger and a proud mentor at Akshara School.
Nupur Aggarwal of Storywallahs, Bangalore, a nutritionist by education but she relishes the idea of nourishing souls through her writings. She uses the power of storytelling to nurture imagination and fuel creativity. Her enchanting stories enthrall children, leaving them asking for more.
Lavanya Karthik: A trained architect and environmental management consultant turned illustrator. She has won many prizes; the most cherished being the President’s Gold Medal which she won at the age of 12. She has numerous picture books and novels to her credit. ‘Neel on Wheels’ being one of the most acclaimed ones.
Priya Muthukumar: A performance storyteller is the founder of Storipur, Bangalore. She writes ‘sustainability stories’ for magazines and revels in sharing the magic of the art of Oral Storytelling. Songs, Rhythms, Movements, Mythologies, Music and Folklore are all part of her interactive, fun storytelling sessions. Her unique style of storytelling transports the children into a magical world of fantasy.