A Page From The Founder's Diary...
Once upon a time, I was haunted by a crazy idea that would
not go away. The idea was a real
nag. It nudged me, pushed me around and,
unless I did something with it, promised to somersault till my brain spun!
So I sought advisers, mostly seasoned naysayers who I hoped
would chase the idea right out of my head.
But no sir, no such luck for me.
Instead, as time passed, the idea slowly germinated, took root, grew
blossoms and sang “not going away, here to stay, claim me.” With no choice left, I gathered the blossoms,
held them close to my heart and Bookworm Central, and the passion for “growing
fine minds” was born!
Now, years later, I have a deeper understanding of this
“pest of an idea”. Good, bad, fair or
ugly… however it may have appeared at the time, today I know that inspirations
that originate from the deepest recess of our hearts, are oftentimes steeped in
strong beliefs and rooted in clear philosophies.
Our motivations, and resulting actions, arise from values
that are silently assimilated over the years.
When these concepts are irrigated by the purest intent to
not just serve today but also look forward to an even better world tomorrow
they then take on a form and a life of their own…such is the story of the
little idea that became Bookworm Central.
And so the work that started with one lone frolicking idea,
over the years, has become a playground for other similarly indomitable creative
outbursts. The shared aims of all the
ideas that take root here at Bookworm are inspired by one and one motivation
alone – connecting children with good, meaningful books. The hope is that the quiet introspection time that reading allows will provoke thought, spark imagination and help our children
assimilate thoughts, gather ideas and build positive character traits. Attributes which will not
only serve them well in their future, but also positively impact the world at
In the present, both in my mind and at Bookworm Central,
there is no room for languor – the vigorous, energetic, lifelong commitment to
spreading the love for books, reading and learning keeps the ideas coming and
us hopping. For the Bookworm team, the
possibility of being a part of happy endings for all our children makes taking
on and tackling every feisty idea worthwhile. Embedding the love for books and reading in
the lives around us are gifts which vow many “happily ever after” moments.
Looking forward to a brilliant tomorrow, here’s to our children
and to keeping them reading, learning and thinking!