Children's book festival underway
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Oct 14: The 12th Festival of Books for Children started from today at Chandmari in the city, and will conclude on October 21.
The festival got off with a book march. It was iugurated by Children’s author Sandhya Rao. UNICEF chief Tushar Rane was the chief guest on the occasion and authors Arup Dutta and Jeeva Raghuth graced the occasion as the guests of honour.
The single book stall has a wide array of books of different genres. Autobiographies of Laksmith Bezbaruah, Bhupen Hazarika, Florence Nigtingle, Mamoni Raisom Goswami, Babasaheb Ambedkar, Assamese translation of George Eliots Silas Marner, Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer, Rabindrath Tagore’s Geetanjali etc., 2012 Sahitya Akademi award winning book ‘Patkair Ipare Mur Desh’ by Chanda Goswami, ‘Sarathi’ by Satyath Bora, ‘A History of the English Speaking People’ by Winston Churchill, ‘Gullivers Travels’ by Jothan Swift, ‘Virginia Woolf and Illiad’ by Homer, ‘What is Art’ by Leo Tolstoy, ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’ by Salman Rushdie and the famous books of British literature like ‘The picture of Dorian Grey’ by Oscar Wylde, ‘Tom Sawyer’, ‘A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court’ and ‘Prince and the Pauper’ by Mark Twain, ‘The Tent of the Wildfell Hall’ by Anne Bronte, ‘Shirley’ by Charlotte Bronte, ‘Withering Heights’ by Emile Bronte and ‘Much Ado about Nothing’ by William Shakespeare etc., are on display for sale. Activity-based books are also seen in the shelves. The festival organized by ANWESHA, a children-based NGO, revolves round the theme of child rights and child protection for the current year. The objective of the festival is to introduce children to the exciting world of books and inculcate the habit of reading among them.