Mumbai, March 13, 2019: The Parag Initiative of the Tata Trusts has received the London Book Fair’s prestigious ‘Educational Initiative Excellence Award 2019’, out of nominations from 26 countries, as an intervention that influences education provisions and effectiveness to achieve wider access to learning.
Parag was chosen for the award for its innovative approach in spreading the joy of reading to children in Indian languages, and how reading in the mother tongue positively impacts their educational attainments. The awards, held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrated publishing success in seventeen categories, representing the best publishing ambassadors, innovative publishing, and ground-breaking initiatives in the industry. The event highlighted the strengths of the global book industry and championed diverse innovations and creativity of those pushing the bounds of creative excellence in all forms.
About Parag Initiative:
Parag, an initiative of the Tata Trusts, supports the development of and access to good quality story books for children in Indian languages. Parag supports school and community libraries in order to provide free access to books and an open and vibrant environment that supports reading for pleasure. The initiative also works to nurture the children’s literature sector through awards, professional courses and linking various stakeholders together through events for teachers, librarians and facilitators. For more information, please visit https://paragreads.in/
About the Tata Trusts:
Since inception in 1892, the Tata Trusts, India’s oldest philanthropic organization, have played a pioneering role in bringing about an enduring difference in the lives of the communities they serve. Guided by the principles and the vision of proactive philanthropy of the Founder, Jamsetji Tata, the Trusts’ purpose is to catalyse development in the areas of healthcare and nutrition, water and sanitation, education, energy, rural upliftment, urban poverty alleviation, and arts, craft and culture. The Trusts’ programmes, achieved through direct implementation, partnerships and grant making, are marked by innovations, relevant to the country. For more information, please visit http://tatatrusts.org/
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