The festival has been initiated with a singular focus on providing a platform for children to engage with literateurs and practitioners and get drawn into the world of books, reading, writing, personal motivation, leadership and more.
Held over 2 days the festival drew over 2500 children from different schools across Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai and evenLonavala. There were book readings, storytelling sessions, and art & craft sessions.
Speakers included US based innovator and speaker Mr. Jeff Hoffman who works with the White House, the Executive Office of the President.
Mr. Amole Gupte, director, actor, producer, writer and child rights activist who is a key supporter and hon. Patron of the initiative held multiple sessions with children on both days. He also gave away the awards to children for the poetry writing and short story writing competition at the festival.
Mr. Rahul Sinha, President – Sales & Marketing, Pidilite Industries Ltd one of the main supporters of the initiative (CPASF Division) says “FevicolMR is proud to be associated with such an event which brings out the creativity in children while bringing a smile on their faces. We at Pidilite, believe Art & Craft plays a very important role in a child’s all-around development.
The Chil D Lit Festival is an initiative by LeapVault, a knowledge media firm. It s shall be held annually in Mumbai and shall be launched in other cities.