SGRKF, Nagpur and Orange City Literature Festival are conducting central India’s first-ever virtual Children’s Literature Festival from June 10 to 12 in association with G H Raisoni University.
RGI Chairman Sunil Raisoni; Former Mumbai University Chancellor Dr Rajan Welurkar and OCLF Project Director Mrunalini Naik were present at the inaugural session.
While addressing, Dr Welurkar said, “I appreciate the organiser for giving young children a platform for exploring literary ideas.” Sunil Raisoni said that retelling is an amazing medium for increasing children’s vocabulary. It also improves children’s sense of stories and familiarity with more challenging sentences. Naik, in her concluding speech, elaborated on the need for a children’s festival and thanks to all who supported this child edition.
The first session was titled ‘Of Summer Vacation, Mysteries and More’ with renowned author Tino De Sa. Talking about his book “The curious case of NandikoteNawab’, he said, “I tried to create non-stop action because young children like that. So I allowed things to happen realistically as a young person.” The speaker for 2nd session was Matthew Raggett, titled “Helping Your Child Become a Better Reader and Thinker.” He talked on importance of parents’ participation in children’s upbringing.
The third session, “Let's Talk about Piggybank to Portfolio”, was attended by authors Soneera Sanghvi and Binal Gandhi. The festivals will continue on the June 11 and 12 with various sessions by children’s book authors.