WORLD BOOK DAYadmin
Seth Anandram Jaipuria School celebrated the World Book Day on 23 April 2021 as the finale event of the Bibliophile Week. Continuing its legacy of celebrating the culture of reading every year, the event was conducted by the school to nurture the value of literature amongst the students. There was an active participation of students as they took over the charge of the event, while the teachers acted as facilitators.
The event started with a song on reading. Thereafter, the significance of the World Book Day was highlighted. The World Book Day is celebrated every year to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. It is organized by the UNESCO to forward the idea of reading as an exercise of our minds and as a medium through which one could find oneself.
The students of the Primary School participated in a fancy dress event wherein they dressed as their favourite characters from various books and impersonated famous writers as well. The children were dressed up as Spider Man, Cinderella, Cinderfella, Red Riding Hood, Elsa, Ms. Sudha Murthy, Ms. Usha Pandit, William Shakespeare and John Green. This helped them bring their favourite characters to life and, in the process, relate to them as well. A reading song was also performed very beautifully by one of the students.
The event was addressed by the Chief Guest Mr. Jivak Davare, who has 18 years of experience in Theatre. He facilitates working professionals with the art of story-telling to help the people in working environment express themselves in fun-filled ways. He has conducted workshops for numerous organizations to help the people channel their creative energies.
Mr. Davare interacted with the students and encouraged them to visualize whatever they read. He highlighted the importance of bringing fictional characters to life through the art of imagination. Furthermore, he spoke about the smell of a paperback, which can never be replicated by an e-book. He addressed the students about the magic of knowledge and the significance of reading in all our lives.
The session ended with the Principal, Ms. Poonam Kochitty, interacting with the students about the value of books and the role that reading plays in our lives.
To sum up, the event was fruitful, enriching and joyful wherein the school celebrated the magic of literature and reading for all ages.