Story Hour, a unique platform that connects with cultures through timeless stories, with teenagers as authors-narrators, was held at the Federation of Telangana Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTCCI) in Hyderabad on Sunday.
A one-hour audio book on Ramayana which won a UK Times award was showcased in three different languages, English, Hindi and Telugu at the event. One of the teenage authors of this audio book, Ayur Pulle, aged 16, interacted with the audience.
The Story Hour also had a puppet show on Ramayana that enthralled the audience. Founder of Story Hour Neelima Penumarthy presented her flagship puppet show which has engaged audiences across the world.
The Hindi audio book on Ramayana was narrated by Uppal KV School students and Telugu audio book was narrated by Devnar School for Blind students.
Two teenage authors - Aarush Kunbhalem and Ayur Pulle - took part in a discussion about their audio book— A Brief History of Indian Independence.
Speaking on the occasion, Neelima said, "I started this endeavour because stories are important for a person because they develop one’s personality and I chose teenagers and elderly as authors and writers because there is a storyteller in each of them. These are the two different sections of society which play a major role as teenagers write impulsively with current scenarios and elderly write with their experiences which produce a good story.”
Telangana IT Principal Secretary Jayesh Ranjan was also present....