Wayam is a monthly magazine for kids. It is especially popular amongst kids ranging from 9 to 16 years. Wayam aims at inculcating the habit of reading in kids and giving them quality literature for the overall development of their mind. With a conviction of many and the financial backing of Mr. Shrikant Bapat, President, Lab India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Shrikant Bapat started this monthly in the month of June 2013. The vision of Wayam is: reading brings thought and thoughts bring progress. The monthly is majorly aimed at schools and public libraries.
Experts from diverse fields write for “Wayam”. Every month, articles pertaining to a particular topic are published in order to give readers all the perspectives relating to the particular topic. Almost the entire content in “Wayam” is in Marathi and a few English stories are also given prominence in every edition. Many stories, business meets, articles on current affairs, creative activities, puzzles and literature is included in every monthly edition of “Wayam”. Quality literature, attractive pictures and attractive printing makes “Wayam” a favorite amongst kids.
Senior calligrapher Mr. Achyut Palav adorns Wayam with his art. The edition is mostly composed by Wayam’s editor, Mrs. Shubhada Chaukar.
The consulting panel of Wayam consists of many eminent personalities. Along with Dr. Anil kakodkar, Kumar Ketkar, Dr. Anand nadkarni, Achyut Godbole, Dr. Uday nirgudkar, Rajiv tambe and actress Mrunal Kulkarni, Dr. Bal fondke, Bharat Sasne, Subodh jacdekar, Mukund taksale, Pravin davne, daasu Vaidya, Dr. Sharad Kale, Dr. Nandini Deshmukh, Shrikant Bojewar, Sameer Karve, Shreeram shidhaye, Shamsuddin attar also share their expertise with us.
Since it’s inception, Wayam’s Diwali Special edition has garnered a lot of prestigious awards, which includes awards from Maharashtra Sagitta Parishad, Konkan Marathi Sagitta Sangh, Kalyan sarvajanik Vachanalay, Marathi Vruttpatra Lekhrak sangh, Ulhas Prabhat weekly and Dinmark publications.