The Lit Bug Fest took place on Saturday, 29th April. I had gone with a few friends and my mom. As I entered the building, I was greeted by some friendly faces. I went over to look at the various activities that were to take place that day. It being 11:00 am, only one activity was going on, which was the Theatre Dance Play, held by Deepali Parmar. During this interactive session, a large group of people played many games and had a lot of fun together. At the end of this, I was sweating, but laughing a great deal too. After this, we went to grab some food from the cafeteria.
Then we went and browsed through all the book stalls, hoping to find some interesting books to read and buy. Here we introduced our school, DLRC, to a few people who were keen to know about our schooling system. My friends and I, were very proud to talk about DLRC. Suddenly we heard a few of the volunteers shouting about a Harry Potter Quiz, which was going to take place. Since we all were enormous fans of Harry Potter, we rushed to join the quiz, hoping to win!! The quiz, was not as easy as we expected it to be. We got into teams, consisting of 2 or 3 people each. In my team, there were 3 people, Siya, Tarika and I. Even though it was complicated, we had a fun time racking our brains and in the end guessing the answer and writing it down. We all knew we had a slim chance of getting chosen as one of the final teams.
After this, we went to watch a humorous play, called Ande Ke Chilke (translation - Egg Shells). This was a pretty funny act to watch indeed, and I really enjoyed myself. After the play was over, we got the results of who was chosen for the Harry Potter Quiz. As we had guessed, we did not get chosen, which was fine with us, as we still had a gala time.
It was around 4:00 pm when our parents ushered us to the cafeteria, to watch and help out with DLRC’s Waste and Recycle Session. From 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm, we guided the younger children on how to make many different types of hats, from a single newspaper. Pavan bhaiya was a great teacher throughout this workshop. We then went to the book stalls again, but this time we had in mind what we wanted to buy. We bought over 5 dozen books and short stories.
Then we went into the auditorium to listen to Mr. Tejas Modak talk about his journey, and how he is now a very accomplished author, illustrator and a graphic novelist. He even showed us his latest comic book, which was beautifully written and illustrated. After giving him a big round of applause, and congratulating him, we sat down to listen to the famous Deepak Dalal. For those of you who do not know Mr. Deepak Dalal, he is a writer, adventurer and a naturalist, who has written many books, out of which he spoke about his newest bird stories, titled Feather Tale, and his adventure series - the VikramAditya books. He also showed us a vivid documentary about migrating birds.
Leaving halfway through his presentation was a hard thing to do, but it being necessary, I had to force myself to get up and go. On the way out, my mom and I stopped to drink some tea, which was very refreshing after a long and tiring, but fun and informative day.
Overall, I found the day fun, but also boring and monotonous at times. One thing I felt that the Fest was missing was some music. Also I think that if the volunteers were a bit more informed about what was going on, it would have been easier for the community. I look forward to hosting the next Lit bug Fest at our new DLRC learning Farm.
A 9th Grade Student of DLRC who loves Reptiles,Cooking (Esp. Baking) and Badminton.