Keekli Book ClubKEEKLI Bureau, 5th August, 2018, Shimla

The much-awaited Keekli Book Club — first of its kind, an open children’s book club for all — held its first session at North Oak Public School, Sanjauli. Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities was the theme that was clearly visible throughout the session as members of the book club interacted and learnt about each other’s areas of reading interest. The age group was as varied as 8 to 25 years, but they all shared one common interest — Love for Reading.

Keekli Book ClubThe session was convened by noted writer as well as our patron Minaskhi Chaudhary, who not only interacted with children giving them a brief about various aspect of writing, including difference between fictional and non-fictional writing, she also enlightened and guided the club members by sharing her own writing experiences.

Each member of the club narrated her/his recently read story to give a better understanding of their taste as far as reading is concerned. The day turned out to be great as each child was happy to interact and learn about writing. (See All Videos)

Like it is said a book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it or offer your own version in return therefore for our next session each member was give a topic to knit his/her story around to be shared.

Readers are mostly divided into two classes — those who read to remember and those who read to forget, but the bottom line still remains that one should always read, read and read, as Minakshi pointed out that to be a good writer one has to be a good reader too.

Considering that, any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him; members were given access to Keekli Book Shelf from where they were allowed to pick a book as per their own choice to be read and discussed in next session.

Team Keekli is thankful to Ritu Bhushan and Ajanta Guhathakurta for donating books for the Keekli Library along with School Principal Namita Lal, North Oak Public School, for giving us the premises and housing the Keekli library.

The participating members for the first session were — Stavya Pandit, Sarah Dangwal, Adyut Dangwal, Ahar Singh, Pritha Doegar, Shreshth Singha, Adhiraj Singha, Rudra Chauhan, Dhruv Chauhan and Abhishek Prince.

किकली का क्लब 

निर्मला चौहान 

अगस्त के पहले रविवार की क्या बात।

हुई आज किकली बुक क्लब की शुरुआत।

पहले ही सत्र में सबका मन गया डोल।

जब मीनाक्षी चौधरी ने बनाया इसे अनमोल।

सत्वया, अहर, धुव्र व अधिराज।

रूद्र, श्रेष्ठ, अदयुत भी आए थे आज।

प्यारी नन्ही सारा और थी साथ में पृथा।

मीनाक्षी जी ने सबका दिल जीता।

अभिषेक को भी हुआ कहानी से चाव।

जब मीनाक्षी जी ने समझाया कहानी का असली भाव।

सारी क्रियाओं को रीतांजली ने कैमरे में कैद किया

तो वन्दना जी ने विडियो बनाकर कहानी का रिकॉर्ड लिया।

हो चुके थे सभी कहानी में इस तरह लीन।

मालूम ही नहीं हुआ कैसे बजे साढ़े तीन।

किकली बुक क्लब का पहला सत्र सबको बहुत भाया।

कहते सारे बच्चे किआज बडा आनन्द आया।

आशा है मुझे सबको होगा अब ये इन्तजार।

कि कब आएगा किकली क्लब का दूसरा कहानी रविवार।

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