2017- A landmark year in India's history!
The Leading Reading Schools of India Awards (LRSIA) was initiated in the year 2014 with the objective of creating sensitive readers and aware citizens who care for our land, its people, environment and heritage. Every year for LRSIA, children reafd from a list of recommended books and then sent in their entries according to the theme for the year. In the year 2014 the theme was We, the Children of India; in 2015, it was Wild About Wildlife, whereas in 2016, we awarded the Children's Choice Award.
To commemorate the historic occasion of India's 70th year of Independence, Young India Books brought to you was INDIA MERI HAI.
A short video “India Meri Hai” was specially produced to share with your kids - in classrooms or at home. India’s leading wildlife photographers contributed to making this an inspirational video.
After all, India Teri, India Meri, India Sabki Hai
A message to the children from Jamshyd Godrej, President of WWF (India)
As a country, we are endowed with vivid and varied cultures, geographies and life forms hat need to be preserved for the present generation and the generations to come. I wish to compliment the makers of this film (Young India Books) for their attempt to strengthen our efforts in educating you, the children of this country about its rich and invaluable heritage- natural, cultural and historical, and drive home the message on the importance of conserving and protecting our surroundings – air, water, land, flora and fauna.
As the future torchbearers of this country, you must make a pledge on what each one of you can do to protect and cherish your country’s heritage.
I appreciate the support lent by the nature and wildlife photographers who have contributed their images for this cause.
I would also congratulate Young India books, which is at the forefront of creating awareness amongst school students about the precarious position of our wildlife as we try to protect our fragile ecosystems.
I hope that these efforts will continue and make you more aware as adults when you are at the helm of affairs in the country."
There was an overwhelming response from schools. Sixty-one leading schools of the country registered for this prestigious event.
And the Winning Schools for LRSIA 2017 Are...
1st Place: VIBGYOR HIGH, Goregaon, Mumbai
2nd Place: SHISHUVAN, Matunga, Mumbai
3rd Place: EURO SCHOOL, Airoli, Navi Mumbai
4th Place: LODHA WORLD SCHOOL, Thane
5th Place: JBCN INTERNATIONAL, Parel, Mumbai
Congratulations to all the winning schools!
And the Winning Students for LRSIA 2017 Are...
1st Prize: - JBCN International, Mumbai
2nd Prize: - JBCN, Borivali, Mumbai
3rd Prize: - JBCN, Borivali, Mumbai
Consolation Prize: - Vibgyor High, Jakkur, Bangalore
1st Prize: Jeel Jain - Smt. Surajba Vidya Mandir, Jogeshwari, Mumbai
2nd Prize: Ananya Rajaram - The Universal School, Ghatkopar, Mumbai
3rd Prize: Naavya Kedia - The Cathedral and John Connon Middle School, Mumbai
Consolation Prize: Harsha Ahmed - Vibgyor High, Kadugodi, Bangalore
Senior Grade Category
1st Prize: Simran Zaveri - JBCN International, Parel, Mumbai
2nd Prize: Mantasha Malik - Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Dongri, Mumbai
3rd Prize: Deepaanwita Panda - Vibgyor High, NIBM, Pune
Consolation Prize: Humera Toofani - Diamond Jubilee High School for Girls, Dongri, Mumbai
Thank you also to team LRSIA
Ruhi Gurjar for help in producing the video.
Donna Reen for unstinting suppport to LRSIA.
Michel Maurivard for all your back-end support.
A Special mention of the students, teachers and volunteers of Seva Sadan's Primary English Medium School, for going the extra mile.
Note: The decision of the judges is final.