‘Reading in the Park’ programme draws children to quiet, verdant corner

The Reading Space for Children programme at Nageswara Rao Park in Luz is warming up since its launch last Saturday. On an average 12 – 15 children are coming by to this space at the Chess Square at the rear of the park to pick up a book of their choice and read it there.

Children cannot take the books home. The books make light reading – ranging from Indian tales to short stories to tidbits on science, world leaders and skills for children. There are also books in Thamizh.

Two volunteers – Lalitha and Sruthi – manage this space.

The programme is on from 4 to 6 pm daily and will run till May 19, Sunday for now. Parents are welcome here to guide their children to form a reading habit.

The programme is a collaboration of Mylapore Times and Sundaram Finance.

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