In honor of World Book Day, SAI Angan held a story reading session with Churchdown Village Infant School (CVIS) located in Gloucester UK. World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.
The story read to the Year 2 students of CVIS was The Blue Jackal form the book of stories called the “Panchatantra” a well know story collection in India.
These were teachings of a famous guru, Vishnusharma. He created these interesting stories to teach three young princes of a kingdom. Pancha means 5 and Tantra means modes of action. Vishnusharma taught them wise conduct through these simple stories which are loved by children even today.
Below is a a short clipping of the story reading session with Ms Riona Chand who said “On the eve of World Book Day I was fortunate enough to do the story telling session with the students of Churchdown Village Infant School in UK. I had an amazing experience reading out the story and had a lot of interactions with the students. We thoroughly enjoyed the session and ended up learning ‘not to fool any or we will be fooled ourselves’, which was the stories moral lesson. I appreciate the fact that I had the opportunity to enhance the visual , naturalistic and listen skills of these students while sharing an Indian moral story.