This year’s Literature Carnival, a leading event of Uttar Pradesh, was dedicated to Lucknow’s own litterateurs. The first day of the event was a splendid affair at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan in Gomti Nagar. With luminaries like – Kanak Rekha Chauhan, founder director of Lucknow Literature Carnival, Viveik Pandit, the author; Sameena Sheikh,the creator of the book-“The Challenge”; Dr. Amrita Dass, the leading Educationist gracing the event, the students of Seth M. R. Jaipuria School also took the opportunity to attend a chat show for promotion of the book- “The Challenge” .
The highlights of the Open House Session of this chat show, conducted by RJ Vipul from city’s leading FM Channel Radio Mirchi, were views on the conceptualization of the book by Ms Sameena Sheikh. The author of ‘By Mistake’, Mr Vivek Pandit, gave inputs on how he got intrigued with Ms Sheikh’s idea and worked on this widely read and loved story of the book-“The Challenge” . Mr Fakhre Azam and Ms Sangita Gupta, who were part of the team behind those beautiful hand-painted illustrations complimenting the amazing story-line of the book, also apprised the children of the fact how illustrations impact the story. In the end, interacting with the eager children who were also the members of Literary Club in their respective schools, the creator of the book Ms Sameena Sheikh invited children to email their literary works to her which if chosen by her, would get published in a magazine published annually by Aisha Publications, a publication house owned by Ms Sheikh.
On the whole, it was an enriching experience for the budding authors and voracious book readers of Jaipuria.