By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 15: Celebrated Children’s writer Sandhya Rao said that children have their own identity, and in many areas they go unmed. The author is here in the city to iugurate the 12th festival of books for children.
My Mother’s Sari author feels that though there are many organizations for children yet many grievances of children go uddressed.
“Parents and teachers play a pivotal role in building children’s identity, and it is the due responsibility of the parents to empower children. Parents should read children’s books to understand children. It is also seen that they listen to their teachers more than parents. It is important to know that children are also individuals, and are persolities of the future generation. They may not express like adults do, but they feel the way an adult does,” Rao said
Pointing out that there should not be a special day for children, Rao said: “We should dispel ignorance with an open mind and celebrate everyday as children’s day. We should keep in mind that we are patient enough to listen to them as they also have much stories to tell,” Rao added.
Sandhya Rao is also the senior editor at Tulika Publishers. Her books have won awards and accolades across the tions. Her book ‘My Mother’s Sari’ was chosen as the outstanding intertiol book in 2007.
Currently she is working on a fiction med ‘Dreamwriter’, in which the protagonist, a little girl, ventures into her dreams and tries to realize them, and two non-fictions.