AUTHOR | PERFORMANCE STORYTELLER | TEACHER TRAINER| VOICE OVER ARTIST
USHA CHHABRA INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVE ENGAGEMENT
इंसानियत की मशाल सब मिलकर उठाएँ
जश्न मानवता का एक जुट हों मनाएँ
चलो सब एक हो नया गीत गुनगुनाएँ
प्रेम के संदेश को जन – जन में फैलाएँ ।
~ उषा छाबड़ा
(Rex Karmaveer Awardee, an Educator, an Author and a Storyteller)
Felicitated on International Literacy Day, 2019 by Sudhir Bhatnagar, CEO of SARD in collaboration with World Reader and Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden, New Delhi. for the efforts towards spreading literacy in India through story telling and book promotion.
Conferred with the Rex Karamveer Global Fellow and Karamveer Chakra Award(Bronze).
The Karmaveer Chakra Award is the global civilian honours given by the international confederation of NGO (iCONGO) in partnership with United Nations (UN) to people across the globe for relentless courage and bringing a difference in the society.
Having taught Hindi for 24 years at Delhi Public School, Rohini, I have closely observed the many challenges that both teachers and students face while engaging with Hindi. In my long-standing endeavor to make Hindi accessible and appealing, I have authored three separate series of textbooks in Hindi as well as published a couple of poetry books with an attached audio CD. In addition, my conviction to tackle this issue led me beyond the confines of my school, as I ventured into conducting storytelling sessions, teachers’ and parents’ orientation programmes and workshops for children on creative writing, dramatics across India. I have taken sessions at the World Book Fair, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, National Museum, National Bal Bhawan, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Dilli Haat (INA & Janakpuri), various NGOs. And many schools across India. I was also part of Jaipur Literature Festival Outreach Programme, Bhiwani Children Literature Festival, Kanpur Literature Festival, Katha Karnival Katha Utsav and Gwalior Art and Literature Festival.
To keep up in this digital age, and especially in current times, I have conducted numerous online sessions, and updated my channel on YouTube, which is a repository for teachers, parents and kids facing challenges in learning Hindi, be it grammar, book chapters, storytelling or poetry recitation.
In addition, I have also scripted stage shows of various Annual Day Programmes of my school as well as for Natya Ballet Centre and NTPC. I wrote the script for a cultural programme in the Vishva Hindi Sammelan held in Bhopal (2015) and in Mauritius (2018).
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