Srinagar, Oct 08 (Only Kashmir): The twenty-fourth edition of Bookaroo – a two-day festival of children’s literature sponsored and hosted by DP Dhar Memorial Trust was held at DPS Srinagar on 7th and 8th October 2017. The festival brings children (in the age group 6-13 years) and books together in a fun way. Bookaroo recently won the International Excellence Award at the London Book Fair.
The DP Dhar Memorial Trust Bookaroo in Srinagar brought together 22 speakers who treated the children to a variety of programmes from daastangoi, performance storytelling to animation, art and crafts. Over 1500 students spent over 40 hours enjoying books, music, laughter, fun and more importantly interact with authors, illustrators and storytellers face to face.
Bookaroo recently won the International Excellence Award at the London Book Fair. It has collaborated with the Manchester Children’s Festival for the next year and spread the charm of fun-filled learning. The children were thoroughly entertained while getting trained enthusiastically in various dimensions of knowledge like writing, animation, art, history, problem-solving, ethical obligations and waste material recycling. The success of the event has convinced us that such events are necessary for exposing students to a cosmopolitan lea.