Indian edition of National Geographic Kids magazine to be out this month

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | April 05, 2016
National Geographic has partnered with MM Publications for the monthly publication.

MM Publications, a part of the Malayala Manorama Group, has partnered with National Geographic to launch the Indian edition of National Geographic Kids magazine in India. The latest edition of National Geographic Kids magazine debuts with the April 2016 issue. The monthly magazine will be available on newsstands, as well as by subscription.

National Geographic Kids

An official statement says that the magazine is for children in the 6-12 age group, and is a photo-driven publication that 'inspires young adventurers to explore the world around them'. "Each month, the magazine features colourful stories about animals, people and places, interspersed with fun puzzles, facts and figures," adds the statement.

National Geographic Kids India will be similar in style as that of the English-language edition of the magazine, and will also publish content from it. The magazine on newsstands will cost Rs 50, while its annual and two-year subscriptions will cost Rs 500 and Rs 900, respectively.

Yulia Boyle, senior vice-president of international media for National Geographic, says, "Our goal with National Geographic Kids magazine is to inspire kids to learn more about the world around them through visually rich, educational and highly entertaining content, full of immersive games, and incredible stories. In doing so, we hope to create the next generation of explorers who believe in the power of science, exploration, and story-telling to change the world."

According to Harsha Mathew, assistant editor and director, Malayala Manorama, as a publishing house, MM Publication's priority is to enrich the lives of children and to make learning fun. "We bring out many publications that are designed to impart knowledge through fun-filled activities. I am sure National Geographic Kids will further enhance the value of our portfolio and help in our efforts to make the world of children more colourful and their futures brighter," he says.

National Geographic Kids launched in the United States in 1975 as the National Geographic World magazine.

MM Publications is an Indian magazine publishing company that brings out publications in English, Malayalam, and Hindi.

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