The international headquarters of the World Handwriting Contest is conducting a Handwriting for Humanity contest for people of all ages. The competition is divided into two categories–Functional and Artistic handwriting–and five groups. For Functional Handwriting, the judges will further separate entries into two—cursive or manuscript (printing).
Adventure Holidays has organised a Water Melon Festival at a farm on the outskirts of Mumbai where children will get to experience rural culture and play outdoor games.
Date: March 11
Age: 10+ years
Just like the first book in the Your Turn Now (YTN) series, this one too has a collection of inspiring true stories of random acts of kindness. The book includes 50 new stories about people who have shown kindness to another and have encouraged them to take the kind act forward with the Blue Kindness Card. The card symbolises hope and is an initiative to spread happiness and smiles. In this book, you can also read about how schools have used the Blue Kindness Card to spread a million smiles. Lastly, the book gives you ideas on how to make use of the blue card yourself and also how to throw a YTN-themed birthday party! Grab the book, sing the YTN song and begin to spread small acts of kindness everywhere!
Published by FunOKPlease and available on Amazon.in
The Nature of Cities, an international platform that shares diverse, transformative ideas about cities as ecosystems of people, nature and infrastructure, has organised a flash fiction writing competition for everyone, regardless of age, nationality and gender.
Books: Sarah: The Suppresed Anger of the Pakistani Obedient Daughter by Ayesha Tariq (Age: 12+years)
This illustrated book narrates the story of Sarah, a 17-year old from Pakistan. She comes from a conservative family and lives with her ami, abu and brother. Along with the do’s and don’ts listed by her ami, the story also introduces the ‘Rishta aunty’ who gets marriage proposals for girls all over town. The story not only reflects on gender stereotyping, but also shows how society encourages it. This story is dedicated to all those girls who go through the same kinds of frustrations in their homes. In the book, Sarah suppresses her own anger and frustration, but for how long? Grab a copy and find out!
Published by Penguin Books and available on Amazon.in