Eminent authors of the editorial group of National Book Trust of India (NBTI) will soon narrate stories in classrooms in Kanpur so that children imbibe Indian traditions and knowledge of epics.
Leading psychiatrists are of the view that holding classes where children are told good stories by eminent authors would be a boon as every student would pay special attention to renowned writers.
The children will first be told the story and then be asked to write the stories with innovative ideas. Students who write good stories will be awarded.
District Magistrate Mukesh Meshram to has decided to call upon authors of children - centric Hindi literature to inculcate Indian values among schoolchildren.
Meshram told HT, "We will rope in the elite NBTI writers and to tell stories to children in classrooms. It is imperative, because children mostly read English books now and there is a dearth of good books exclusively for children."
Chief editor of NBTI Baldev Singh Badhan told HT on phone from New Delhi, "As soon as we get the application from Kanpur DM, we will make available authors to narrate stories to children."