India is currently passing through a phase of rapid social, cultural and economic transition. An immensely young population has to deal with the dynamics of this transition on a daily basis. It is the responsibility of the more stable and established adults of the society to guide and mentor the aspiring young adults in such times. Writers and poets can offer valuable guidance through their work. For this to happen it is imperative that the children develop reading and writing habits. Children and young adults living or studying in schools located in rural areas need special attention as they lack both, fair opportunities and resources. Initiatives are need to provide them access and exposure to opportunities that can develop reading and writing skills.
Many workshops will be held under this project where eminent authors and poets will interact with children and give them tips about writing and creating. Such sessions will be followed up by usually a two to three hours workshop where children will be given topics and asked to write what they deem fit. The pieces then will be evaluated and best writings will be acknowledged and praised.
The wife of Australian High Commissioner to India, Ms. Natalie Daalder is the brand ambassador of Literary Bhagidari which is a project by NHP Centre.
The aim of this project is to hone the skills of children, as well as introduce them to the world of words. The project has already been taken out well with school children in Uttrakhand, and now the children of Agra are all set to discover the magical power of words.
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