Many think that Sundays are meant to be spent lazing around. However, the children of Jayanagar believe it need not always be the case. A group of enthusiastic children, accompanied by their even more enthusiastic parents, gathered at the Just Books store in Jaya Nagar on Sunday, the 13th of November. The occasion? A storytelling session by the duo – Malini and Hetal. Little did the children know what was in store for them, but it wasn’t too long before they got totally hooked!
The session was an hour long and had 3 different stories interwoven around a main theme, which was Children’s Day. The main theme brought alive, one of the intimate encounters of Chacha Nehru with a group of children, by means of a ‘part fact, part fiction’ narration. Imagine Chacha Nehru narrating stories! The histrionics displayed by the duo breathed life into the characters. While the children empathized with the poor baby monkey who lost his mom in the forest, they joined the other naughty tail-less monkey in celebrating the joy over his newly acquired toy! How the children wished they had a Robot like Mini who could do everything for them!
The end of the session witnessed many parents coming up to the story tellers and giving them a warm hug, expressing their appreciation. The session had caught the fancy of the parents and children alike. A lot of them started enquiring if there were more sessions lined up. This is what we said. ‘Wait and watch! There is more in store!!!’