Bookaroo- India's first and most popular children's fest made its debut in Mumbai with children and parents attending the fest at MLSI in Bandra-Kurla Complex.
Bookaroo-children's literature festival, which was conducted at Mount Litera School International, Bandra-Kurla Complex ended on a high note. Theatre, craft and limerick poems took the centre stage, clubbed with storytelling sessions. Ajay Dasgupta, founder of Kahani Project and The Skills Cafe, narrated Maharashtra's folk tales and a note on Mumbai's map, by weaving it into a story and highlighting the Warli community.
Dr Kavita Gupta Merchant's clay bird session was extremely popular with the younger children, while the older children were engrossed in understanding light and shadow effect around 3D objects conducted by artist Suzzanne Rebello Naaraayan.
Theatre workshops with Champa Saha, special educator and counsellor was intriguing and had participative exercises with the students. Teaching the young participants the art of body control, was the central idea. Saha made them imitate objects like houses and machines and animals such as tiger, fish and snake in a creative way.
All in all, it was a great way for children to spend their weekend. Every kid who attended the festival is sure to have taken back loads of stories and a thirst for literature.
Report By: Corporate Communications Team
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