Storytelling is an intrinsic part of Indian culture. From an young age, we grow up listening to various kinds of stories. While they surely bring pleasure, stories are also an effective way of indulging young curious minds in imagination and helping them towards broader perceptions, well-connected, collaborative learning.

Golpobela, co-hosted by Bondhu, Musiana Jodi Bolo Rongin and Victoria Memorial was a return to that world of stories. On a winter morning on 19th December, 2019 children gathered at the Victoria Memorial ground to listen to stories, watch puppet shows, participate in workshops drawing illustrations, making books, weaving countless stories through music, dance, poetry and history. Around 500 children of different age groups enthusiastically took part in all of the activities. Distinguished personalities from various fields of art and culture graced the occasion by telling stories, conducting workshops, judging children’s storytelling competitions or even by their presence.

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