Renowned author and publisher Richa Jha helps young students unravel the key strategies for reading at a special Muskaan workshop
The American author, Fran Lebowitz, had said, “Think before you speak, read before you think”. Indeed, nothing quite helps young minds grow and flourish as much as a healthy love for reading. Prabha Khaitan Foundation, under its Muskaan initiative, collaborated with the Sadhu Vaswani International School for Girls, New Delhi, to open up a whole new world of imagination to young learners, a feat that can only be accomplished through reading.
To celebrate this joy of reading, the renowned author, Richa Jha, came on board to share her wisdom at an interactive session at the school. Jha writes fiction for children and social observations for adults. She is the founder and publisher of Pickle Yolk Books, an independent children’s publishing house nominated for the prestigious Bologna Prize for Children’s Publisher of the Year 2022 in Italy, and a three-time finalist as the Best Publisher at the Publishing Next Industry Awards, India.
Read intelligently, find new words everywhere and don’t miss any word in a text.
The young litterateurs could be seen eagerly absorbing the ‘strategies of reading’ as outlined by the guest author-speaker. The mood of the session seemed promising, as the young readers listened intently to what they were told – read intelligently, find new words everywhere and don’t miss any word in a text, especially when it is a difficult one. The session was the outcome of the determined efforts of the English department to nourish the readers’ imagination and intellect, and engage minds in empowering discussions. This is the way to build a constructive framework around global challenges with the help of literature.
Muskaan is a joint initiative of Prabha Khaitan Foundation and Education for All, and is supported by Shree Cement Limited as their CSR initiative.