Bunts Sangha's
S M Shetty International School & Junior College


“ Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.” 
Nurturing the dream of celebrating literature across schools, the English department of the school organized the LIT-O-MANIA  –  a literature festival. On the 8th Of September 2018. Fifteen schools across Mumbai and Kolhapur participated in the event. We had over 112 students coming in to compete in the various competitions of Lit-O-Mania which were Rhymes and Tickles, Just a minute, Mind over matter, Monomania and Quizdom. 
Author and Philanthropist Mr Nitin Orayan graced the event and spoke to the students about the importance of reading and also giving back to the society.
The school foyer and auditorium were transformed into the abode of the book characters like Harry Potter, Mad hatter ,The beauty and the beast,Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes, Dracula and the monster from Frankenstein in the horror photo booth, Cleopatra and Anthony in the Drama photo booth, Lady Macbeth and Zeus, Humpty Dumpty and the Witch. Participants and teachers happily picked up props and clicked pictures with their favourite book character. 
The grand opening ceremony saw the welcoming of the judges followed by a parade of the characters much to the joy of the audience.The highlight of the opening ceremony was the mime act by the students of our school which depicted the current scenario of students wherein they are dragged by the lure of gadgets as against reading. The mime ended in the students winning the war against gadgets and choosing books over it. 
The event was covered in the TIMES NIE-Students Edition.