By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: As part of the Creative Workshop Festival, the Bookmark Sahaki is organizing Literary and Creative Arts Workshops from May 8th till May 16th, at the Youth Center, Don Bosco. It includes a series of creative and resourceful workshops for students in the areas of creative writing, media literacy, photography, painting and theatre.
The workshops aim to enable the students to hone their talents simultaneously giving them the tools and coping techniques to be able to apply these talents in practical life.
Students from various schools like St. Edmunds, St. Thomas, Aircel Computer and Vocational Training Center etc. took active part in it. The topic on which the students had to come up with their creative continuations was-‘Once upon a time in future….’
“This workshop tickles your brain to think”, said Saahil, a participant. It is a chance for the students to prove their abilities.
“It is a good initiative which has given us exposure. We are empowering ourselves by being a part of this function”, said Swapnil, a student.
The Resource Person of the Bolokids Workshop that was held on May 9th, Mr. Ramendra Kumar said, “I think the students were shy and reticent but once they opened up, I should say they were very good, creative and intelligent. I am also very happy with the number of students that has turned up”.
Kumar promoted the India-centric Website called Bolokids which encourages creative contributions from all over the world in forms of poetry, paintings, prose etc.
The other organizations that will be conducting workshops in the subsequent days are IGNOU, Manbha Foundation and Peace Gong.
The Counseling Workshop aims to educate the participants on topics such as substance abuse, alcoholism, confidence etc.