Indore: Celebrating the literature and art of writing on ‘Dear Diary Day’, CREATE Stories held a programme at Scholar’s Paradise School on Friday and chatted with children about old dairies. Starting from school diaries that were used for notes and reminders, they chatted about personal diaries and quality of writing.
Discussing the importance of diaries, the founder took a vote and concluded that most kids preferred typing over writing as it did not require them to remember exact spelling of words or worry about handwriting. Kids accepted that their typing speed was better than writing.
Quoting the reasons for preference towards writing, founder said, “Nursery kids are often made to exercise their hand muscles, cutting and chopping is another way to exercise them and the best way is to write.” Further, relating diaries with their life and inspiring them with examples, children were asked about their parents and grandparents who keep their diaries secretly.
Group member Anju Khatri shared her passion for writing and maintaining diaries. “A diary is a vessel to life and literature, they accept all types of writing and turn it into literature, memoirs, sonnet, song, healing book and everything we want,” she said. While chatting about their parents’ and grandparents’ diaries, children quoted that their older generation have better handwriting skills and expression. “I love writing and the game about guess diaries has inspired me further,” student Rocky Dubey said.
Sharing his passion and experiences, student Anmol Jain said, “Listening to diaries was the best part and further playing games has encouraged me to write a diary too. I wonder what my diary would sound like when I am 25.”
What they say…
“I love to write but I was not sure about how to take it forward. I have been writing about my days at times. Now, I can be more creative and write about thoughts as well. I loved the event.”
“The game where we had to guess the person whose diary was being shared was awesome! I wish I can write my diary with so much detail and fun incidences. It was a great day for me with special things to write about.”
“I enjoyed the game. It was a fun day. It was sad to hear the diary of government school girl. I am sure we all can help those children and bring them Joyful Bag.”
“I have migrated from Pakistan, so I have lots of memories for my diary. I could guess almost all the diaries. Now, I want to write my own and share a story that comes from my experience.”
“I have never written a diary. I never actually thought about it until today. If people can write about their life so beautifully, maybe my diary could be a good read for someone, someday.”
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