Celebrating the pleasure of reading, more than 4,000 students and teachers of Spring Dale Senior School here on Saturday participated in ‘One Nation Reading Together’ with an aim to promote the book reading habit among the youth.
The students and teachers, on the occasion, read various authors for 45 minutes. ‘One Nation Reading Together’ is a nationwide campaign launched by Scholastic India in the first week of November.
Scholastic India has been encouraging schools and their students across the country to join the campaign — where children can spend more than 30 minutes reading books — with an aim to make reading fun and fostering good reading habits among the children.
Spring Dale Senior School principal Rajiv Kumar Sharma said, “This activity will help inculcate a habit of reading in the children, which is the need of the hour. ‘One Nation Reading Together’ is a nationwide initiative in which millions of children, parents and teachers across the country spend a day celebrating the importance and enjoyment of reading.”
Director Kirat Sandhu Cheema and managing trustee Sahiljit Singh of Spring Dale Educational Society said; “The school has a well-stocked library and we also encourage the habit of reading through the concept of ‘DEAR’ (Drop everything and Read).”