You can happily get lost in the world of books.
Every New Year brings with it new hopes and opportunities for every one, more so for children. For the children of Vijayawada, New Year means an opportunity to lose themselves in the world of books for 10 days.
The Vijayawada Book Festival, an annual event that the book lovers eagerly look forward to, is starting as usual on January 1 at Swaraj Maidan.
A wide range of titles of different authors and publishers will be displayed. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of competitions that will be organised on the sidelines.
The Vijayawada Book Festival Society, which accords priority to attracting children to this annual fair, is organising competitions for school children by dividing them into Group-I (LKG, UKG, Stds. I and II), Group-II (Stds. III to V), Group-III (Stds. VI to VIII) and Group-IV (Stds. IX and X).
On January 2, there will be a rhymes competition, both in Telugu and English, for Group-I children. Each child will be given three minutes. On January 3, a competition in moral story-telling (three minutes), in Telugu and English, will be organised for Group-II students.
There will also be a competition in essay writing in Telugu and English (30 minutes) for Group-III students on the same day.
Giving a break to the competitions on January 4, the organisers are inviting the students and the children to participate in the “Walk for Books” that will be taken out at 4 p.m. from Press Club, Gandhinagar.
On January 5, a handwriting competition will be conducted in Telugu and English for Group-I students.
There will also be an hour-long “book hunt” competition for Group-III students the same day.
The “book hunt” will be conducted the next day, i.e. on January 6, for Group-II students. On the same day there will be a three-minute elocution competition in Telugu and English for Group-III students.On January 7, an hour-long spot painting competition for Group-III students and an hour-long ‘book hunt' competition for Group-IV students will be organised. The competitions for school children will end on January 8 with a visual quiz for Group-IV students.
The students interested in participating in any of these competitions may call 95508-42189 or 98489-60803.