HP Imaging & Printing Group announced the launch of a book Write&Read: By Us for Us – A Collection of Short Stories by children, for children, written by children selected from the HP Write&Read workshop series.
Prolific lyricist Prasoon Joshi and Geeta Dharmarajan, Writer, Founder and Executive Director of Katha, joined Neeraj Sharma, President, Imaging & Printing Group, HP to launch and celebrate the book with the group of winning children selected to attend the finale in New Delhi.
Creatively mentored by Prasoon Joshi together with Katha- an NGO that brings children living in poverty into reading and quality education, the workshops were successfully concluded in six cities across India with over 1400 participants from more than 100 schools, doubling the initial target of 700 children. 31 best short stories from over 1400 entries were shortlisted by Mr. Joshi and were then compiled in the form of a book.
Neeraj Sharma, President, HP Imaging & Printing Group, said, “The HP Write&Read initiative has been an exciting journey since its inception in July 2011. The launch of the book – Write&Read: By Us For Us – A Collection of Short Stories by Children, for Children is a culmination of the project and its success and relevance in India.”