Organized by Bhopal-based Rabindranath Tagore University in collaboration with the Tagore International Centre for Arts & Culture, Bhopal , Vishwarang is a unique literature, art and music festival in India. The festival focuses on art and literature in English and Hindi along with many other regional languages as well.

This year, due to the pandemic, it will be held online from 20th November to 29th November

The festival will host more than 72 sessions with around 1,000 artists, poets and authors from over 50 countries exchanging their thoughts on various topics. This year two new categories have been added to encourage participation from young participants- an International Film Festival and a Children’s Literature, Art and Music Festival.

This year, they are also launching the very first edition of the Vishwarang Children’s Literature, Art & Music Festival. This is being organized by Get Set Parent with Pallavi, one of the fastest growing parenting YouTube channels in India. The event will be held for 2 hours everyday from 22nd to 29th November on Get Set Parent with Pallavi YouTube channel. The Festival is targeted towards kids in the age group of 4-12 years and registrations for the Festival will be free of cost. Some of the key highlights of the event are: 

  • An interactive session with Ruskin Bond, who is one of India’s most loved children’s writers 
  • Bestselling Indian mythological fiction writer Anand Neelakantan will be interacting with the audience during the closing session on the last day of the event  
  • Storytelling sessions hosted by  Veteran writer-illustrator Ashok Rajagopalan, who is the creator of hilarious children’s book series ‘Gajapati Kulapati’; Nandini Nayar, who is the award-winning author of over fifty books for children of all ages; actor and storyteller Janaki Sabesh; and  Bangalore-based international academy of storytelling ‘Kathalaya’
  • Interactive session with Priya Narayanan, whose book ‘Friend of Numbers’ is the winner of the Neev Book Award 2020 in the ‘Emerging Reader’ category 
  • Claude Monet Painting Workshop and Gond Art Workshop by Akanksha Goenka of art advisory and appreciation company ‘Artlinks’  
  • Warli Art and Madhubani Art Workshops by Arty Bits’ Founder and art tutor Salomi Parekh  
  • Doodle Workshop on making your own storybook by Singapore-based, Kirkus Best Prize nominated illustrator and graphic novelist Debasmita Dasgupta  
  • Theatre Workshop by Helen O’Grady International, which is the world’s largest after-school developmental drama programme
  • Performances by the Puppet Art Theatre Company as well as Tholpavakoothu & Puppet Centre
  • Special Children’s Medley performance by the Shillong Chamber Choir

You can check their website to know more details and to register HERE.

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