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Student Volunteers step up for Teach India Project’s Earth Day Celebration

April 26, 2012

Teach India Project hosted an Earth Day Celebration at the Burlington, MA Public Library on Friday April 20th, 2012.  Mrs. Karen Rickershauser, Principal of Memorial Elementary School in Burlington, MA presented the book, “The People Who Hugged the Trees”, an environmental tale from India, to a spell bound audience of first, second and third graders.  Children in the audience and parents who were present were captivated by her expressive presentation and the discussion of environmental concerns that followed.

Through hands-on craft activities at the event, children learnt that they could repurpose and reuse common household recyclables.  They made gift bags out of newspapers and magazine pages and transformed common plastic bottles and jars into usable and fun containers.  Each child wrote out a pledge of what they could change in their own lives to be more environmentally conscious.

Eleven young volunteers guided and supported the Earth Day Celebration and the event would not have been possible without them. They were (in alphabetical order):  Arya Bhat, Jagravi Dave, Kanmani Kabilan, Mathew Jankowski, Niket Patel, Parth Nagraj, Sakshi Gera, Sanjana Iyer, Serina Khalifa, Shishir Bhat and Vibhav Bhat.  Teach India Project will continue to provide volunteer opportunities to students through events, for writing and publishing online and for taking part in all kinds of creative programming for our website www.teachindiaproject.org .

This event was supported by local merchants:  Raja and Rana’s Indian Market, The Mughals, Rita Gandhi (Realtor with Showcase of Homes), Ritu Ki Rasoi, Towne market Inc. and Smita’s Boutique.

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Graphic Novels from India

July 11, 2011

Graphic Novels from India-

Here is a list of notable graphic novels from India showcasing a variety of genres http://www.teachindiaproject.org/Graphic_Novels_from_India.htm While the drawing style might be western or japanese, the stories and the feel is all Indian.

Never too early to think about celebrations

June 9, 2011

See photos of Diwali at Children’s Museum from last year.

We helped with this event. It was Boston Children’s Museum first ever Diwali celebration.

Photo album of Diwali at Children’s Museum, Boston 2010

Our website has new design

May 29, 2011

The Teach India Project website is newly redesigned – we launched at the end of March. Visit for a test drive and see for yourself – http://www.teachindiaproject.org
Lessons, videos, links, downloads are much easier to find and there is a new section about your project people.

Republic Day – A Grand National Celebration – video presentation

January 31, 2011

The Republic Day parade in Delhi each year on January 26th is India’s grandest National Celebration.  See a video about the parade in from the Teach India Project-

What do you want your kids to learn about India?

June 26, 2009

“Bringing you the best online resources about India”

March 26, 2008

“Bringing you the best online resources about India” – the tag line of the Newsletter of the Teach India Project – There are any number of excellent websites with content about India but you have to buy a subscription.  Nor are they for the home user.  These resources are for the institutional user where there is a wide audience who can all pick and choose among the offerings.  The online resources we refer you to are freely accessible and are exactly what you need for the theme. 

Who is your community MVP?

January 25, 2008

Tell us who the Most Valuable Players are in your part of the world when it comes to keeping children connected with your roots?  Are people and groups doing off-beat and interesting things.  Did you read about Khel Mel in our January Newsletter?  How cool is that!