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Spring fest for children draws large crowds

Written by: Staff

Guwahati, May 6 (UNI) The new generation kids may be techno-savvy, but reading still forms an integral part of their lives.

This was evident from the mass participation of children of all ages in the ongoing Spring Festival of Books for Children in the city since April 29, which ends tomorrow.

Talking to reporters today, president of festival organizer 'Anwesha' Paresh Malakar said that students have shown great enthusiasm in participating in the event.

He said, ''In the fourth year of the festival, we have broaden our thrust from general reading to the wide field of extra-curricular activities and career counseling.'' Besides organizing extempore, quiz, story writing and other competitions and cultural shows, a video conferencing was the highlight of the festival, Mr Malakar added.

A video conferencing between the students of Guwahati and Shillong on the topic 'Importance of reading in the electronic age' was organized with the help of the Shillong-based North Eastern Space Application Centre.

Interactive sessions with scientists, doctors and writers were also organized as part of the festival.


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