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Sweta M.

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Review for Planetread, Piedmont, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Here it proves that a simple yet efficient way can make a big difference. A brilliant idea to improve the literacy rate in India. i have seen their program in DD National Hindi and trust me it's really effective.

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Review for Planetread, Piedmont, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

PlanetRead is an amazing social venture that is doing an awesome job of promoting literacy among all in India. PlanetRead does subtitling with songs which is really a mere fun for all age groups. This makes the individual read the subtitles and sing along thus promoting their reading abilities. Today everyone has access to television including slum areas giving easy accessibility to songs with subtitles. This simple yet innovative idea of Same Language Subtitling is making a good difference among the weak readers in our country.

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Even with all current music channels to which we have access now, am still an ardent fan of Rangoli in Doordarshan(a National TV channel in India) channel. Am keen about learning Hindi and these subtitles in the songs helped me a great deal to learn Hindi and have fun at the same time. Seriously people it's amazing that such subtitles can make a real difference in enhancing our reading abilities.

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I think PlanetRead should expand to reach all the languages in India

Role:  Volunteer & I have volunteered by blogging about this organization and making it reach many others. .