Children's trust bid to promote adventure stories.
GUWAHATI, Sept 2 - Assam with its daunting terrain
and unique flora and fauna has immense scope to fire the imagination
of writers to dabble at composing adventure stories and novels suitable
for children. In the backdrop of the thematic novelty that the State
can offer and inclination of the young generation towards adventure
stories, the Children's Literary Trust, Assam has decided to promote
Secretary of the Children's Literary Trust, Assam, Hrishikesh Goswami informed that very soon the Trust will release some books that are purely adventure stories aimed at captivating the young minds.
"Adventure stories are very popular with children. They can relate themselves to such adventure stories because at a certain age they imagine themselves doing something that involves risk and courage," said Goswami, adding that though adventure stories are very popular with children, such books in Assamese language were very few.
In view of the shortage of adventure stories in Assamese
language, the Trust held a script writing competition on the theme
of adventure. Altogether 40 entries were received by the Trust and
the result of the competition will be announced very soon.
"We will publish some of the best scripts after
the announcement of the result. Some are really very good stories
that have local themes like the Kaziranga National Park, issues like
poaching of rhinos, organ trade, etc.," said Goswami observing
that Assam has no dearth of themes to please the adventure-loving
It needs to be mentioned here that the Trust is also
planning to publish eight new books. These books have variegated themes
that highlight the past in the form of biography ofthe Ahom kings,
the values of life and need to imbibe those values to be better citizens.
"We have published children's books on science,
folklore, art, fiction, stories, rhymes, etc., considering the diverse
interests of the children and their mental and spiritual development,"
Courtesy: by the Secretary, Children's Literary Trust,