13th September 2016, marks the birth centenary of celebrated author Roald Dahl. And what better way to nurture the love for books, than to have a children’s fest to commemorate this day?
Crossword is “Celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl” on the 11th of September, 2016. For this purpose several activities are being held at various Crossword outlets, which will bring ardent Dahl readers together for a fun-filled and enjoyable hour.
Announcing the same, Kinjal Shah, CEO Crossword says, “Dahl sees the world as a child and creates stories that are fun for children as well as adults to read. Dahl has a very humorous style that uses unique adjectives in his descriptive writing. He’s a master of character names; and those that Dahl gives to his characters complement the personality and features of that character.”
Crossword stores at Kemps Corner, Turner Road, R City Mall, Oberoi Mall, Kurla Market City, J. P. Nagar (Bangalore) and Alwarpet (Chennai) will be hosting the Dream Treasure Hunt and Roald Dahl story-telling sessions.In the Dream Treasure Hunt, dreams will be hidden at different places, and the individual who collects maximum of the dreams wins. There will also be a Crossword Board at the Kemps Corner and the Oberoi Mall branches of Crossword wherein individuals will be put in teams of two, and once clues regarding Roald Dahl books are read out, the teams will have to give the correct answer.
The winners of the activities will receive exciting prizes, and the entry is free, however, only children above the age of 5 can participate. There is also a cake cutting session planned, following the Story-telling session at the Kemps Corner Crossword.
When informed about Crossword’s plans for “Celebrating a 100 years of Roald Dahl”, a fan almost jumped with excitement, “Roald Dahl has been my favourite author ever since I was a kid. Of all his books, Matilda will stay with me forever.”
These activities will be held between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm at Turner Road, Oberoi Mall, Kurla Market City, J. P. Nagar (Bangalore) and between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm at Kemps Corner, R City Mall and Alwarpet(Chennai).
Roald Dahl, was born on the 13th of September, 1916. He has managed to create a distinct and separate fantasy world for children while also having written significant and relevant short stories and novels for adults. “In his stories, Dahl brings to public notice the poor section of society, the difficulties faced by them, and how they find their happily ever after. All of this, he has done while maintaining the much needed connect with children of all time periods. On giving an account from a child’s perspective, he depicts the frame of thought of the adult in the story as well as the child. My favorite work would be the short story The Umbrella Man.”, said another Roald Dahl fan.