Monday, October 26, 2015

Read Fest @ SOIL, Gurgaon – October 2015 during Daanotsav

Read Fest has always been a much awaited event at SOIL. The posters, mailers and flyers set the festive mood. Interesting and useful content for the CLABIL Knowledge repository were gathered parallely by the organizing team. Rooms were blocked to ensure noiseless recording. The Read Fest Organizer’s guide was a perfect and handy checklist!!!

As the adage goes “Reading is the most special of therapies for ending a tension-filled day”, we had active participation from the students and faculty of SOIL throughout the day. Few of them carried their own material. Shahid was our creative contributor he recited Rahim’s Dohe so beautifully and also recorded few of his own poems. I should say Nitin, Thamba and Saurabh became kids while reading Thenali Raman stories and Short stories for children with pun and energy. Nidhi and Srinidhi with their calm and soothing voice recorded the ‘Benefits of breathing’, ‘Surya Namaskar’ and ‘On-meditation’.  The Star of the Day was Soumyadeep no one could stop him from finishing Vivekananda’s “A glimpse into his Life”. We had contents for kids, poetry for adults, general awareness topics, Wellness related material, Travel guides, Leadership and self-help books recorded for the day. Works of Osho, Robin Sharma and Richard Templar can now be enjoyed from CLABIL.

Read Fest brought back fresh memories for few of our participants who read short stories for children. Nitin who has always loved the bed-time stories from his mother, now enjoyed reading one for the kids. Soumyadeep who always wanted to read Swami Vivekananda’s work grabbed the opportunity and finished the book for us. He was concerned if the audio would inspire someone someday and he would be happy to hear that. Srinidhi who read the goodness of Yoga brought her own material with meditation mantras that she follows. Arpita and Priyanka read the Lonely Planet’s travel book on hill stations in India. The delivery and the narration would make one visualize the locality through the audio. Pallavi Tandon faculty of SOIL who participates every year said its fascinating to know your voice could make a difference in a good way and appreciated the efforts of Esha for adding knowledge through our voices. On the whole adding 120 files to CLABIL in new and diverse areas was a pat on the back.

Osho's brilliant work now in CLABIL

Poems and Short stories being recorded

Students & Faculty from SOIL enjoying the Read Fest

SOIL getting ready for Readfest'15

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