Story telling Competition was held in your EveningHour store on the evening of Saturday 6th March 2010.The competition is for children between the ages 3 to 10 years. They are bifurcated into two groups of 3years to 5 years and above 5 years and 10 years. The response is quite encouraging and many children have participated in both the groups. Maximum time limit is 5 minuets per child. Judges of the competition also is selected in a new way. All the parents of the participants themselves and the visitors are the judges. They have to give marks to their child and also other children and average of the marks is taken and the winners are who got the highest marks.
Even a child of just 3 1/2 years also came to dais and narrated a story in English without any fear and received a standing applause for the same.The winners are presented with prizes and all the participants also are given prizes in token of appreciation of their courage to come forward and narrate the stories at the dais.
The session is a grand success.

As suggested by the members it is planned to hold another competition for children between ages 10 and 15 years on April 03rd. The topic is their DREAMS . They need to tell what they want to become and what are their dreams.


  1. I am recent member of Evening Hours and a witness to the Story Telling Competition organised on 6th. We are living in a era where there is overload of distractions for the kids ( TV, Internet, Movies etc)and as such getting them hooked to books is a challenge. This Initiative of Evening Hours is really praiseworthy. Whereas it provided a forum for the kids to showcase their talent and get over stage fear, more importantly it introduces them to the world of books. My kids were mesmerized by the books the saw ( their first visit to a Library) and want to be there every weekend now.

    Keep up the good work and you will always find followers for such a Noble Initiative of yours.

    Jagjit Singh


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