The Prabha Khaitan Foundation premiered the first Guwahati edition of The Write Circle initiative, bringing together authors, conversationalists and people to focus on rejoicing literature.
The Write Circle initiative hosted a virtual session in Guwahati for the first time ever, featuring Ruskin Bond, the renowned Indian author of British descent.
The indulgent session had the literati and media fraternity of Guwahati engage in an hour-long candid conversation with Roopa Pai, on Saturday at 6:30 PM.
“Bangalore-based Roopa Pai, a journalist and children’s author, has over 20 published books which include India’s first fantasy-adventure series for children Taranauts and the national best seller The Gita for Children which also won the 2016 Crossword Award for children’s writing,” said a press statement.
Prabha Khaitan Foundation is dedicated to all-round development of social, cultural, welfare and humanitarian aspects of Indian society, the statement said.
It is a non-profit trust founded by late Dr. Prabha Khaitan, an eminent litterateur, philanthropist, social worker, and industrialist.
Based in Kolkata, the organization promotes art, culture and literature of India, and, is engaged in welfare activities with its associates for children, women and the elderly, it added.
The organization collaborates with caregivers, committed individuals and like-minded institutions to implement various cultural, educational, literary and social welfare projects in the country.
The objective of the foundation is to create an enabling structure and promote networking so that communities engage with each other to build up positive self-esteem, inspire creativity and promote culture & knowledge.
Prabha Khaitan Foundation is an ardent supporter for the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment.
“The Foundation is committed towards enabling effective implementation of policies for rights, entitlements and empowerment of women from marginalized sections of the society in safe, inclusive and gender responsive environments,” the statement said.
One of the prime initiatives of Prabha Khaitan Foundation is – Ehsaas – Women of India. The Foundation believes that the women of today are the brigade of change for the times to come and it brings together minds who think of a better future and pledge to make a difference.
Ehsaas is a conglomeration of women from all walks of life who are graceful in their own ways and inspire others for the betterment of the society and promote Indian culture, the statement further said.