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Wit & ‘Wisdom’
by Ramendra Kumar

“Hello Sir, my dream was to be a story writer. You helped me a lot. Can we become email friends?”

“Sir, are you the author of ‘Terror in Fun City’? I really liked the book.” “When are you coming again to our school? We had so much fun.”

These responses from the students of Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bengaluru filled my heart with warmth and joy. I had been invited by the school to conduct a Creative Writing Workshop for students of classes 4 to 7 and 8 to 10.

The younger ones sizzled and sparkled like Diwali crackers. From preening to precocious, adorable to audacious they covered the entire spectrum. My story was lapped up and then they spun their own tales.

Later we had modest book release ceremony, with the kids in a ‘tearing’ hurry to launch my book ‘Better Than The Best’.

The older group was more sedate but equally creative. Together they came up with some lovely tales filled with suspense, excitement and that rare quality – humour.

The School, which is truly different in its vision and mission, offers a delightful ambience for holistic growth. The teachers with their quiet presence and unobtrusive guidance were a perfect match for the unbridled energy of the youngsters.

As I left the school I couldn’t help feeling that I should have had more time to imbibe some more ‘wisdom’ from the ignited minds of the Prakriya Green Wisdom School.  

28-Nov-2010
 
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