Even libraries are into it - Children's Day, that is. One of the oldest libraries
in town is celebrating the 33rd National Library Week from the 14th to the 20th
of this month by organizing multi-talent competitions for school children in
all of its 86 branches in Hyderabad. The various competitions are in essay writing,
elocution, quiz and music (singing).
Children belonging to classes 8, 9 and 10 can participate in essay writing and
elocution competitions. Only two children from a school will be allowed to participate
in the patriotic songs competition, and only one for the quiz. There will be
two separate prize distribution ceremonies, the first on the 16th in which winners
of 43 of the 86 branches will be given prizes. On the 17th the remaining 43
winners will receive their prizes.
The specialty of these competitions is that they are held in the format of a
league-cum-knockout, and the final winners will be awarded titles like 'essay
writing champion', 'elocution champion' and 'quiz champion' by a minister at
the valedictory function on the evening of the 20th. And the best performing
school will be awarded a rolling shield.
Apart from the above, the other happening events at the City Central Library,
Ashoknagar, are the crafts competition-cum-exhibition and a books exhibition.
For the crafts competition, only one team from each school will be allowed to
participate, and the arrangements for necessary items should be made by the
participants. The entry for all the above events is free.
To participate in the book exhibition-cum-sale, the circular has been despatched
to the various book publishers across India. The last date for the receipt of
the applications is the 8th of this month. The books displayed at the exhibition
would be on science, technology, fiction, general knowledge, computers, etc.
Both the craft and the book exhibitions will be open for the public between
2:00pm and 8:00pm.
The Library has also planned a Granthalaya Chaitanya Yatra, in which school
children from different schools will display placards showing the importance
of book reading in their respective areas. The best performing school in this
event will be given a prize.
For further details, please contact Mr.Giridhar, administrative section, at