Booked for a prize

It’s seen as a sign of aspiration in India if a person is well-versed in English. But as a result of the mindset, regional Indian languages take a backseat. But Parag Initiative, started by Tata Trusts, is aimed at changing this. Its purpose is to make books in different regional languages available to children.

Now, that same effort has been recognised at The London Book Fair, where Parag has been honoured with the Educational Initiative Excellence Award 2019. The awards are held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association, and celebrate publishing success across 17 categories. It’s no mean feat, then, to be awarded a prize in the face of stiff competition.