A brilliant exposure was provided to approximately 100 students of Grade V and about 200 boarders of Grade III to XI to witness and participate in Children’s Literature Festival, “Kitaabo” hosted by Desert Leaf Foundation, Jodhpur at VIS, Jodhpur from January 19th to 21st. This festival was an attempt to provide a platform which teachers can use to enthuse and inspire their students in studying literature. His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singhji of Marwar presided the function as the Chief Guest. He lauded the efforts of Desert Leaf Foundation in redirecting the children towards books in era of Internet and Technology. Her Highness Maharani Hemlata Rajye Sahiba was the Guest of Honour and shared a story in Marwari language in the inaugural session. It was great to have an RKKian of Grade III as the winner of III prize in Story Writing Competition.
During the three days’ festival, a total of 104 workshops were organised by 42 resource persons at nine designated places named Masti Manch, Jamghat, Popcornistan, Kathapur, Fun-Kaari, Qissa Kona, Navrang Nautanki, Think Tank, and Brain Train. In addition to workshops, film shows, Doodle Wall, Comment Wall, Books Exhibition, Puppet shows, Eklavya Origami and Paper Craft Corner, Food plaza, Book Release ceremonies, meeting with authors and film directors, were the other points of attraction. It was a vibrant event that thrilled the children and imparted a lot of learning through fun activities.