By Shubhrima Dutta, Kolkata, Sept 14 IBNS | 2 years ago

Bookstore chain Starmark in association with South Point School on Friday celebrated Roald Dahl Day in order to mark the British novelist, short story writer, poet, fighter pilot and screenwriter - Roald Dahl's 97th birth anniversary here.

The celebration featured enactment of selected scenes from Roald Dahl's children's stories by the students of South Point.

"Actually I was invited to do this event by Starmark. Roald Dahl is one of my favourite authors till date. He was my favourite when I was a child. I love reading his stories to my sons, I have two boys and love reading them for my own pleasure" said the trainer, Baishali Chatterjee Dutt.

Commenting on her favourite set of books, she said, "The energy was amazing among the kids. All three sessions that I have had were wonderful. I had one in Modern High School for Girls and two sessions in South High Point School. If the children don't react it doesn't work. But the reacted beautifully."

"It was an excellent program. These days' children do not read much. Program like this initiate them in reading more. When Starmark approached us, we thought this will do the children very good" said Dalbir Kaur Chadda, the Principal of the school.

"Being a principal of this school I obviously want my students to learn discipline and to be a good human being. And I think apart from discipline, kindness is important. Today the world is not kind, so I think I want my students to be a good human being, well mannered and kind" Chadda added.

Some of the books that Dutt read out are 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'The Magic Finger' etc.

(Posted on 14-09-2013)