DMRC and National Book Trust organise ‘Story Telling Programme’ for children at Metro Museum
Stories on the lives of the winners of Param Veer Chakra Awardees narrated to children by professional story tellers
A story telling session on the supreme sacrifices made by the Param Veer Chakra Awardees was organised for school children at the Delhi Metro Museum.
During the programme, organised on Saturday, professional story tellers narrated stories about the courage and valour of our defence personnel to the children. The session was organised in association with the National Book Trust, with which the DMRC has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the promotion of literary activities and interests.
An atmosphere of patriotism filled the air as the story tellers narrated in details stories from the series ‘Veergatha’, which has been published by the National Book Trust (NBT) on the lives of the Param Veer Chakra Awardees. The children, mostly belonging to the age group of eight to 12 years, listened to the stories with rapt attention and asked many questions for the story tellers.
Sh. Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman (NBT) and Sh. Sharat Sharma, Director (Operations), DMRC graced the occasion and distributed copies of the series ‘Veergatha’ among the children.
The event was a part of the Metro Museum’s social outreach and CSR activities under which it keeps organising workshops and visits of children, senior citizens and others from all classes of society. In the past the museum has conducted workshops for children undergoing treatment for cancer, orthopedically challenged children, senior citizens etc.
The Delhi Metro also organises puppet shows at schools across the national capital to raise awareness about Metro traveling etiquette and discipline. More than 130 such shows have been organised so far covering more than 20,000 students.