The Trust brings out a monthly four-colour magazine for children called Children’s World. It is one of the oldest magazines for children in English, now in the 55th year of publication. The magazine encourages creative talent in children and provides a training ground for upcoming writers enthusiastic to enter the field of children’s literature. Children can contribute poems, stories, features, paintings, etc. while adults can contribute stories and features to the magazine. (Articles and paintings can be sent by post or mailed to email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org with complete personal details and postal address.)
The magazine has its beginnings in 1968 when Shankar decided to publish the spillover entries that came in Shankar’s International Children’s Competition in a weekly illustrated magazine. The inaugural issue was formally released on January 23, 1968, by the then Union Finance Minister, Shri Morarji Desai. The magazine was brought out as a weekly for four years. Subsequently, owing to mounting costs of paper and production, it was decided to convert it into a monthly. The first monthly issue was published as the Annual Number in March 1972 and the magazine has since remained a monthly publication carrying features, stories, poems, book reviews, contests, and child-related activities sent in by child contributors and grown-ups. Two special numbers are released every year in April and November. The April issue is a story special on a particular theme, written by prominent children’s authors. The November issue exclusively comprises prizewinning articles from the Your Pages Competition held in the magazine annually. The Competition is announced in the May issue and the last date is July 31.