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  Project Name

 

Indradhanush

  NGO

 

Himachal Gyan Vigyan Samiti

  Category

 

education - child

  District

 

Mandi

  State

 

Himachal Pradesh

  Budget Approved

 

$ 100

 

  Year Approved

 

2004

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

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  Chapter Coordinators

 

Shailja Pathania
Padmashree Ramachandran

 

Boston
Boston
Boston

 

  Caption

 

 

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  Summary

 

 

Indradhanush contains stories, poems, articles on science and do-it-yourself experiments, aimed at children between six and twelve. Some of the articles are from popular children’s writers from India, while others are adapted and translated from work in other languages. Anshumala, with the help of a network of volunteers, distributes copies of the magazines to schools that pass them down to their students. The magazines cost an amazing Rupees 10 (about 25 cents) per issue or Rupees 100 (less than 3 US dollars) for an annual subscription. The initial response from the children (and their parents) has been extremely encouraging. It is their excitement which keeps Anshumala and her team going.

 
 

  Achievements

 

 

During Childrens Mela organized by AID-Boston for the Shishubharati in Lexington (www.shishubharati.org), many parents were interested in Indradhanush and donated/subscribed to the magazine.

 

  Goals

 

 

The aim of the magazine is to build a unique space in children‚s lives, so that children‚s love for it makes it run, children become first its customers, and then slowly evolve into writers, contributors, critics and editors too. The first and foremost objective of the magazine would be to generate an interest in reading in children who have never seen anything good, other than their school books. The magazine must throw challenges to the child‚s intellect and inquisitiveness. Make the child think and question the natural as well as the social world around him/her. The magazine is not going to be a pure science publication, but one which touches all aspects of life, with the subliminal messages of a scientific and humanitarian spirit.

 
 

  


 
 
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