1st May was an extremely special day for all of us at Pratham Books. Thousand of copies of our books got printed on that day and were in circulation in the Delhi, Gurgaon and NCR region. These stories could be read out to children who cannot read, are learning to read or given to children who cannot afford books.
We are thrilled that Hindustan Times invited us to be part of their 'You Read, They Learn' intiative. This initiative was launched last year through which Hindustan Times channels a portion of the cover price to fund NGOs working to educate under-served children.
Three of our books have been printed in different editions of the paper (different regions will get different stories in their version of the paper).
This is the first time sooooooo many copies of our books have been printed and circulated on a single day. In our mission to get 'a book in every child's hand', we are constantly thinking of ways to collaborate with other organizations and make this happen. In this context, the Hindustan Times 'You Read, They Learn' initiative fits well with our mission. The storybooks have been provided free of cost as Pratham Books has an open and inclusive policy on content.