Winners 2021


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Dr Sapan Kumar
Headmaster- ‘Utkramit Madhya Vidyalaya’ – Dumka
Innovation 4 Reading

Headmaster Sapan Patralekh has turned roadside clay wall of village houses into blackboards and is conducting classes ensuring social distancing. This way, 295 students had regular classes on their homemade blackboard Even though the traditional schools were closed. Ensuring no breakages in their curriculum, this is just the beginning of school classes.

Gulshan Books
Founder-Sheikh Ajaz Ahmad
Best Book store of the Year

Gulshan Books, a publishing house in the valley which runs a bookshop-cum-cafe on Nehru Park in the middle of Dal Lake, has been featured in the new edition of the records book., biography, travel, art, music and children's books. Apart from this they sell famous works on Sikkim, Tibet, Greater Himalaya and the regional history.A Kashmiri bookshop, housing over 80,000 books, has made it to the Limca Book of Records 2018.

Nikita Shah
Strategic Planner-Ahmedabad Book Club
Best Reading Club

The Ahmedabad Book Club is a space where people who love literature come together to talk, to discuss, to share and most importantly sustain the spirit that books evoke in them. Since then, they have made various achievements from surpassing 52,000 online members to conducting various meets every month as well as collaborating with various groups around the world.

Owner- Salon Library
Innovative Library Format

Six years ago, Ponmariappan started collecting books from stores and scrap dealers. Today, the salon has a collection of 900 books, and Ponmariappan has ensured a varied selection—from autobiographies to fiction, and even self-help books—in both Tamil and English. Normally for Hair Cutting Rs. 80/- if we read book the money reduces to Rs.50/- .Another reason behind keeping the book rack was to help people move away from their smartphones.

Sarla Minni
Founder-Khanaiwali Nani
Iambond above 18

Kahaniwali Nani is on a mission to provide bedtime stories for every child. She wants to recreate the art of storytelling for children who, in today’s world, are addicted to their screens. She intends to the use the very technology to provide stories like the grandmothers use to tell their grandchildren in the olden days. Today she has 3000 subscribers on YouTube and 6000+ on Telegram .

Saivi Singh
Iambond Under 18

Saivi Singh is a nine-year-old storyteller. She was featured in various National and International programs earning several acknowledgements and awards. Saivi recently has got appreciations from honourable lieutenant governor, Puducherry- Dr Kiran Bedi who is India’s First Women IPS and MEGASAYSAY Awardee for her Reading Interests.

Dr Shikha Gupta
Literary Club-WOW of MERI College
Reading 4 Pleasure ~ Institute

Management Education and Research Institute (MERI) was established in 1995 by Triveni Educational and Social Welfare Society. MERI, understand THEIR commitment of empowering youth and nurturing the minds and strengthening the values of their students and therefore making them employable as per the industry standards. The activities are oriented towards updating the students with news related to different functional areas. This objective is achieved through organizing different types of reading contests that are followed by book reviews

Mujib Rahiman K U
Librarian ~ Kendriya Vidyalaya Kanjikode , Kerala
Reading 4 Pleasure ~ School

Kendriya Vidyalaya Kanji Kode, Palakkad library was also among the eight libraries shortlisted at national level for LibTech 2019 for Best Integration of Technology. The Digital Library was launched to provide library services online during Covid-19 lock down. Library is fully automated with latest technologies like QR Code and barcode enabled self-circulation system, OPAC and online reservation facilities.

Nidhi Arora
Founder- Esha
Reading 4 Pleasure~ NGO

Esha started as an initiative to bring Braille books directly to the readers. In 2005, they pioneered braille visiting cards in India – this service is still going strong and is now managed entirely by the VI Professionals whom they mentored over years. Today, Esha focuses on the audio library and sensitization events for the sighted, to help create an inclusive mindset. There are 6908 audio files are now available for download in 22 languages created for the use of the visually challenged

Samuel Swaroop
Caught Reading

Samuel Swaroop interests include photography and bike rides. He believes his biggest achievement in photography is winning a photography contest by SHOOTERS OF CANON India.

Headmistress- MPPS Shamshiguda
Best Library- South Zone (F4TF)

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.