Two day Bookaroo children's literature festival is all set begin at DPS Srinagar from November 3.
The event is being organised by DP Dhar Memorial Trust Bookaroo Children's Literature Festival at DPS school premises at Athwajan from m 9 am to 2:30 pm.
"The festival won the prestigious London Book Fair International Excellence Award for Literary Festival in 2017. "Since its inception in 2008, Bookaroo has visited 10 cities and has held 29 editions in the last 10 years. This year in Srinagar, the festival will welcome 18 authors, illustrators, poets, crafts-persons and storytellers to unveil their magic," the organizers said in statement.
Chairman, DP Dhar Memorial Trust, Vijay Dhar, said, "we are happy to be facilitating a meeting of celebrated minds, cultural experiences from across India with the children of DPS. This is bound to stoke the love for literature in young minds as it has for the last four editions. We look forward to the children's infectious energies and charge the Festival's atmosphere with their vigour," it said.
Festival director, Bookaroo, Swati Roy, said, "as ever, it is very exciting to bring Bookaroo to Srinagar which holds a special place in our hearts. Srinagar was the first city outside Delhi that Bookaroo ventured into back in 2011. We hope that the children will have a wonderful time with the authors, illustrators and storytellers who are coming. It is a pleasure to be associated with DPS Srinagar, a relationship that we have cherished and will continue to cherish in the coming years."
Alistair R. A. Freese, principal, DPS Srinagar, said "this is my first Bookaroo. And I look forward to an exciting meeting of the children and the creators of the books they love to read. I am sure that this edition too will be equally successful as the earlier ones."