Under the aegis of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Sahitya Akademi, an autonomous organization of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, organized Storytelling at the India Gate Lawns in New Delhi.
As a part of a campaign named Kalanjali, unique cultural spectacle, under which cultural programs are being organized at Amphitheatre Central Vista, India Gate every week.
Kshama Sharma has received the Sahitya Akademi Award for her contribution to Children’s Literature. An eminent writer in Hindi, she has to her credit over 50 published works.
She has also been associated with the editing of several children’s magazines. She will be presenting her story with interesting dialogue in storytelling.
Oral traditions have always been popular in India. It is a way of preserving the culture and beliefs of a tribe or community and passing them down to the next generation.
That is the real significance of oral traditions. However, storytelling does not need to be limited to oral recitation.
It can take form through drawings, paintings, dance, or even puppet shows. India’s storytelling traditions are as diverse as the culture of the country.