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All about books

Images from the Parag Initiative’s very own picture book showcase the extensive work it has done to promote reading among children

Writer and illustrator Deepa Balsavar with a child at the Bookaroo children’s literature festival in New Delhi. The Parag Initiative has collaborated with a number of such festivals over the years to amplify the impact of its work.
Writer and illustrator Deepa Balsavar with a child at the Bookaroo children’s literature festival in New Delhi. The Parag Initiative has collaborated with a number of such festivals over the years to amplify the impact of its work.
Shared reading  in a primary school library in Rajasthan’s Pali district, where a partnership programme involving Parag has taken root.
Shared reading in a primary school library in Rajasthan’s Pali district, where a partnership programme involving Parag has taken root.
Writer Gurbachan Singh Bhullar interacts with participants at a session of the ‘library educators’ course’ in Bhopal. The course is part of the Initiative’s professional development portfolio.
Writer Gurbachan Singh Bhullar interacts with participants at a session of the ‘library educators’ course’ in Bhopal. The course is part of the Initiative’s professional development portfolio.
Dramatising a story  in a government school library in Kaisargunj in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district.
Dramatising a story in a government school library in Kaisargunj in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district.
 A ‘read aloud’ period at a government school in Shravasti in the same state. Parag has supported vibrant libraries in many government schools.
A ‘read aloud’ period at a government school in Shravasti in Uttar Pradesh. Parag has supported vibrant libraries in many government schools.
Anil Singh  from Parag in role-play mode with participants in the 2023 ‘library educators’ course’ held in Bhopal.
Anil Singh from Parag in role-play mode with participants in the 2023 ‘library educators’ course’ held in Bhopal.
Parag’s Tuhina Sharma (below centre) with visitors in the children’s pavilion at the World Book Fair 2023 in New Delhi.
Parag’s Tuhina Sharma (centre) with visitors in the children’s pavilion at the World Book Fair 2023 in New Delhi.
A play being  enacted in a government school in Fakarpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district. A participant  gets book-talking at a ‘library educators’ course’ session.
A play being enacted in a government school in Fakarpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district.
A play being  enacted in a government school in Fakarpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district. A participant  gets book-talking at a ‘library educators’ course’ session.
A participant gets book-talking at a ‘library educators’ course’ session.