Parag, an initiative of the TATA Trusts, was set up to support the development of and access to good quality story books for children in Indian languages. We support school and community libraries so that children have free access to books and an open and vibrant environment that supports reading for pleasure. We also work to nurture the children’s literature sector through awards, professional courses and linking various stakeholders together through events for teachers, librarians and facilitators.
Kitablet, the digital library platform is in its third academic year of implementation in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). In the first academic year 2017-18, Kitablet was piloted in three JNVs in Karnataka.
बम्बू यह कहानी एक ऐसे गधे के बारे में है जिसे रतौंधी की बीमारी है| यह कहानी मुझे बहुत अच्छी लगी| कहानी में एक लड़की है पद्मा जो अपने गधे से बहुत प्यार करती है|
“जंगल के रहस्य” यह एक कथेतर किताब है जिसे कल्पवृक्ष प्रकाशन एवं लास्ट विल्डरनेस फाउंडेशन ने पब्लिश किया है|
Brown girl dreaming (2016, Puffin Books), is a poignant childhood memoir by Jacqueline Woodson, told in verse. It is a kind of a young adult book that lingers in your mind long after you have set it aside.
In 2018 the Big Little Book Award for Author went to Mr. Nagesh Hegde for significant contribution to Kannada children’s literature.
शिक्षा के उद्देश्यों पर बात करते हुए अक्सर इस बात को अलग से रेखांकित किया जाता है। लेकिन व्यवहारिक स्तर इसे उतारने के लिए अनेक सघन प्रयासों की आवश्यकता है।
The Parag libraries in Yadgir district of Karnataka are inviting community into the libraries and making it an inclusive space.
The schools libraries set up by Parag in Gurmetkal block of Karnataka have impacted not just students, but built the skills of the library facilitators and established the library as an integral part of school education.
Carefully designed book extension activities in libraries play a key role in engaging both readers and non-readers. Activities introduce new books and genres, open up discussion and motivate children to reflect on their reading.
Parag supported community libraries for the urban poor children in Bhopal have become avenues to connect to books and stories and a platform for children to share their experiences and expressions.
Through this year our team has been engaged with government teacher’s training in Uttar Pradesh for libraries in schools. We have now trained 100 teachers, which is a big number for a small team as ours but a drop in the ocean for the state.
Picture books delight us with their wide array of illustrations in differing styles. Each illustrator has his or her own style and approach that adds to the story. So what do illustrations look like before they are printed?
एल.ई.सी. 2017 में मैंने कोर्स के दौरान पढ़ने से जुडी गतिविधियों के बारे में कई लेख पढ़े| जिससे कि बच्चों में किस प्रकार पढ़ने की क्षमता विकसित होती है इस विषय पर मेरी समझ काफी मजबूत हुई| सुजाता जी के आलेख “पठन से पाठक का विकास” में वे “द आर्ट ऑफ़ टीचिंग रीडिंग” का संदर्भ देते हुए कहती हैं कि,
मैं गुड़िया हूँ, मेरा यही नाम है और यही मेरी पहचान भी। आमतौर से मेरा साबका बच्चों से ही रहा है खास कर बच्चियों से,मुझे बनाने वाले भी अक्सर यही सोच कर हमें बनाते हैं ।
What does the Riyaaz Academy for Illustrators do? It trains young aspiring artists to illustrate for children’s books, textbooks, magazines.
It has been a week since I am back from LEC and I have thought to share a chunk of my experience I have gathered in my first contact. Before going into the course I had apprehensions in my mind
Parag’s Library Educators’ Course (LEC) imagines the library as an open and vibrant space, where children build a relationship with books and reading. LEC enables alumni to strengthen their library practice and make changes that will impact children’s reading experiences positively.
How do illustrators train? What happens during the course of a contact week at the Riyaaz Academy for Illustrators? This photo essay takes a sneak peek into the various aspects of the course.