Oorja, a women society is working devotedly towards a great cause of bringing the 2nd edition of Lighthouse, Raipur’s Only Junior Literature Festival. Today Oorja organised various storytelling sessions in some of city’s best schools by Nupur Aggarwal of Storywallahs, Bangalore. Bringing Nupur to town, Oorja has once again shown their dedication towards their campaign of “Raise a Reader” initiated by the society in November/Dec 2016. The Curtain Raiser event, preceding Oorja’s upcoming LitFest ‘Lighthouse’ on 13th &14th Jan. , took Storywallahs’ Nupur Aggarwal to various schools today and concluded a super successful 1st day !! Nupur’s enchanting stories had the kids rolling with laughter and asking for more !! The schools where Nupur held her sessions today were Bhawans, N.H. Goel World School and Brighton International.
A trained nutritionist, Nupur discovered the effectiveness and simplicity of storytelling while interacting with her two children. “I now provide nourishment and nutrition for the soul through a carefully chosen and healthy diet of stories,” she says. She also trains teachers on using the power of stories to facilitate learning.
Nupur has had storytelling sessions at cultural spaces, literature festivals, leading schools, book stores and libraries.Founded by Ameen Haque, Bengaluru-based Storywallahs uses the power of stories to inspire, motivate and teach. Interestingly, Storywallahs also conduct workshops for parents to help them raise children as readers.
In their attempt to raise the awareness of the power that stories have on young minds, Oorja has also organised “Story Ki Bori” a fun, interactive and free session for parents and the whole family so come join Nupur’s Story wagon tomorrow at Muktakash, Ghasidas Museum, Civil Lines.
And do not forget to book your kids’ seats at LIGHTHOUSE soon!!
By- Aanchal Garcha, A proud member of Oorja.