The epic Ramayana has been presented in contemporary style by a nine-year-old Anirudh Gudavally. She has woven the story of Sita’s abduction adding interesting elements to it.

Aarushi Agarwaal, a class VIII student, has expressed her worst nightmares turning into harsh reality in her narration under the title ‘The Mysterious 24 Hours’.

The little hero Chota Bheem captured the attention of a six-year-old Vihaan Sahoo.

He, in his story, described how Bheem crushes a monster to death and continues to be the saviour in the fictional city of Dholakpur.

Harry Potter series has impressed Ananya Malik, a young student, so much that they inspired her to essay one in her own version.

These were a few among 45 short stories written by the schoolchildren of Oakridge International School (Hyderabad and Bangalore branches) along with other schools, under the title ‘The Acorn Book of Short Stories’.

Launching its first edition on Children’s Day, People Combine Group chairman Naga Prasad Tummala explained, “The concept is to provide an avenue for the children to express themselves. They proved that age does not matter as long as one has the passion to write. Soon the books will find place in some of the popular book stores in the city.”

Contest on Dec. 15

In an effort to encourage writing skills among students, the school is organising a short story writing contest on December 15.

“The contest will see city-based students, aged between 6-14 years, penning down their thoughts.

The best entries will be selected and composed in our second edition to be released next year,” school Principal Rama Mylavarapu said.

Those who are good at expressing their imagination through words can register for the contest logging on to www.oakridge.in/yourstory or contacting 1800-200-8171.

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