The Boy and the Drum : Public Events You Can Attend

For the 4th edition of ‘One Day-One Story’, over 2400 #PBChamps will be conducting storytelling sessions across India and the world. The story chosen for this year is ‘The Boy and the Drum’, written by Umesh PN and illustrated by Rajiv Eipe. A folktale about giving and kindness transforms into a lively play!
We invite you to attend one of the public storytelling sessions and jump into this lively dammara dammara dum play. The sessions are free!

Details of flagship events by Pratham Books

Champion : Umesh PN 
Venue : ‘Rangasthala’ Auditorium, Rangoli Metro Art Center, MG Road. Bengaluru.
Date and Time : 5th September, 11:30 am – 1 pm
Champion : Talking Turtles Storytellers
Venue : Bandra Bandstand (Opposite ‘Mannat’) Center of Angel Xpress Foundation, Mumbai
Date and TIme : 5th September, 11:30 am
Champion : Deepa Kiran from Story Arts India
Venue : Saptaparni Book Shop, Plot No. #21, Road No. 8, Banjara Hill, Near Kalpa School, Hyderabad.
Date and Time : 5th September, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our champions are also conducting several storytelling sessions (which are open to the public) happening over the next few days. Please check the list of all the public events you can attend. Click on the links below to get more details about the event.

(This list is being updated as and when we hear of new events. Please check back to see if there are any events happening in your city)


  • 5th Sept, 9 am, TURNING POINT, Jayanagar – Dr.Sulata Shenoy (registration is mandatory, call 26636214 or 9845357582 to register)
  • 5th September, 11 am, Words Work Library (Haralur) – Cuddles and Reads /Vani Balaraman
  • 5th September, 11.30 am, ‘Rangasthala’ Auditorium – Umesh PN
  • 5th September, 11.30 am, Indira Gandhi Children’s Library – Talescope
  • 5th September, 5 pm, Easy Library (Koramangla) – Storipur
  • 5th September, 5 pm, Hangout Library (Bellandur) – Cuddles and Reads
  • 12th September, 4:30 pm, Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust – Snehadhara Foundation


  • 5th September, 11 am – 1pm, The Treasure Trove Library – Arvinda Bhatia (registration required, call the number in the link

  • 5th September, 3 pm, Geylang East Public Library, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1 -Srividhya Venkat and Chitra Panchapakesan


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