Winners 2019

INDIA READING OLYMPIAD 2019-WINNERS

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IRO Award Ceremony
HLF 2019

india reading olympiad is a platform which enables, encourages, endorses an ecosystem which creates active reading spaces & joy for reading and appreciates the efforts towards igniting a reading revolution across 13 categories. The three broad objectives of the india reading olympiad are to Encourage reading habits and enable Joy of Reading at large, Encourage and appreciate individuals, groups and institutions which promote reading and Inspire citizens to become lifelong readers & book lovers

Selvaraju
Team Member
Gnanalaya Library
Tamil Nadu
Lifetime Achievement

Gnanalaya is a treasure trove of research papers and books. It contains more than 25,000 titles in English and 90,000 titles in Tamil.

Sunil Arora
Owner-Cambridge Book Depot
Best Book Store of the Year 2019

Mussoorie’s Cambridge Book Depot is the second home to Ruskin Bond. Drop by and say hello to the famed writer who celebrates his birthday on May 19. For fans of Mr. Bond they’ve been given a platform to meet and interact with him. They promote local authors.

Somesh Goyal
Director General-HP Prison
Innovative Library Format

Conceptualised by the Himachal Pradesh prison department,
Book Café, Shimla is an enterprise for
the reformation of prisoners. The
library has over 457 books, most of them donated by authors, local residents and tourists from places as far as Kerala. The place has free WiFi, a Kindle for e-book readers and hundreds of books and magazines for those
who prefer the feel of paper.

Bhanu Sharma
Chief Welfare Officer-HP Prison Innovative Library Format

Conceptualised by the Himachal Pradesh prison department, Book Cafe, Shimla is an enterprise for the reformation of prisoners. The library has over 457 books, most of them donated by authors, local residents and tourists from places as far as Kerala. The place has free WiFi, a Kindle for e-book readers and hundreds of books and magazines for those who prefer the feel of paper.

Pragyan Paramita Pattnaik
Head HSS Department
Reading4Pleasure Institute

C. V. Raman College of Engineering, Bhubaneswar established in the year 1997, is one of the premier technical institutes in India. CVRCE, through its dept of HSS, which is run by well qualified and well-trained faculty members, has reached out to all the primary and secondary schools in the vicinity of their campus through mobile vans to spread the joy of reading.

Varsha Sharma
Founder-Books n More Library
& Activity Centre
Best Reading Club

Books n More an initiative by Varsha Ramesh, is a privately funded library and activity centre based in Hyderabad. Their aim is to make reading fun with various innovative activities and provision of support. Book Clubs, storytelling sessions, book-based camps, readathons, competitions, author interactions and many more are conducted.

Gayathri Rajagopal
Team Member
17,000 sq.ft foundation
Reading4Pleasure NGO

Libraries@17000ft is part of 17000ft's core initiatives towards improving education in each and every school in rural Ladakh, by building a reading culture and an environment of discovery and learning. The Library Program aims to make every child in every government school a member of any library and bring in methodologies to ensure that they have opportunities to read and gain exposure.

VIjaylaxmi
PGT Computer Science
Reading4Pleasure School

J M International School has always had a different approach towards learning. DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) daily reading ProgramThis is a daily time-slot in the time-table, when at the end of the day everyone winds up the almanac writing, pack the bags and then for sometime before calling it a day, everyone in each class reads a story-book or the newspaper.

Muskan Ahirwar
Kitabi Masti Center
iambond under18

On 26th January, 2016 Rajya Shiksha Kendra has taken an initiative to donate 121 books to a slum area. A girl named Muskan Ahirwar who turned out as an exceptionally enthusiastic natural leader came forward to start a library (Kitabi Masti) with those books. Nearly all children of the slum joined kitabi masti kendra. Now they all love to go to school

Prachi Jha
Founder DAAK
iambond above 18

In an attempt to curate and revive original artistic creations, two young women are on a unique mission of collecting unknown stories, artworks, and ideas from people who have been instrumental in shaping the Indian subcontinent’s cultural heritage, and repackaging them in a manner that is bound to strike a chord with each one of us. DAAK project is a way of sending out letters to all the people who are looking for something interesting and meaningful to read.

Eshaan Kaul
Founder at
Photto with Motto
Caught Reading

Eshaan hails from a small town called Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh. A chance meeting with a ‘National Geographic Traveller Edition’ magazine made him intrigued with the world of photography and he started exploring the same. Now is on a journey to travel, explore and observe the nuances of life.

Aditi Baitule
Co-Owner
Reading Keeda Library
Innovation4Reading

Reading Keeda is a step towards keeping the young ones around us bitten by the reading bug. It is a library for children between the age group
of 2 to 15 years and is also for parents. Currently, they have around 2500 books in English, Marathi and Hindi. In the summers, they offer young members the chance to become library co-ordinators thus helping them handle finances from a young age.

Sujit Das
Asstt. Jailor
Central Jail, Guwahati
Joy of Reflection Jails

Recognizes Jail Inmates for their ability to read and assimilate the essence of books/authors ideas based on Reflection Journal.

Ravish Daway
Committee Member
SSGM Telanga
Best Library Format

SSGm Kerala, SSGM Odisha, SSGM Tiyushguda, SSGM Chimbali and SSGM Manipur Schools where the Foundation Libraries and based on READER index parameters which include, how many books are being read, by how many children etc . were awarded Best Library Zone Wise.

Prameshwar
Headmaster
MPPS Matoor, Telangana
Best Library Format(South Zone)

MPPS Matoor School Library is Foundation Libraries and based on READER index parameters which include, how many books are being read, by how many children etc . were awarded Best Library South Zone.

Anuradha
Headmistress
MPPS Shamshiguda
Best Library Format

MPPS Shamshiguda School Library is Foundation Libraries and based on READER index parameters which include, how many books are being read, by how many children etc . were awarded Best Library South Zone.

Mohd. Shammi
Director-Sophiya Public School
Best Library Format(North Zone)

Sophiya Public School Library is Foundation Libraries and based on READER index parameters which include, how many books are being read, by how many children etc . were awarded Best Library North Wise.

Rajshekar
Director
A.V.Model School,Hyderabad
Highest Participation by School

Recognizes children for their ability to read and assimilate the essence of books/authors ideas based on Reflection Journal

Subbarao
Headmaster
ZPHS Nehru Nagar
Highest Participation by school

Recognizes children for their ability to read and assimilate the essence of books/authors ideas based on Reflection Journal