Orientation training on readers’ club

Correspondent KOHIMA, FEB 26 (NPN) | Publish Date: 2/26/2020 11:36:03 AM IST

One-day orientation training on readers’ club and reading corner was organized by Nagaland Education Mission Society Samagra Shiksha Nagaland with asst. editor, National Book Trust India, MHRD,  Dwijendra Kumar and officer-in-charge, Eastern regional office Kolkata National Book Trust, India MHRD Bratin Dey as resource persons at SIRD auditorium, Kohima on Wednesday. 

Dwijendra Kumar in his address said the objective of this orientation training on readers’ club and reading corner was to create and promote book culture. He said children needed to read books beyond their text books to improve vocabulary, increase knowledge and improve their writing skills to be successful in life. 

Kumar informed that National Centre for children’s literature (NCCL) is wing of national Book Trust, India established in 1993 and also provides assistance and expertise  to teachers, librarians, editors, writers and illustrators by arranging creative workshops across the country especially in rural areas for promoting reading habit among children. 

Assistant mission director Samagra Shiksha, Kelhikha Kenye, in his keynote address said that an annual library grant has been provided in all government schools to inculcate reading habit among students of all ages and strengthen school libraries in tandem with the activities under Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat.  He said reading aids character formation, widens horizons and intellectual development was possible only through the cultivation of regular reading habit. He informed that as per the observation by the National Achievement Survey, schools having a functional library show better learning and achieving. 

Joint mission director Dr. Kevizakie Rio in his address said that in this present society, people are enjoying easy accessibility to various technology which has declined the reading habits. He said the reading habit needed to be revived to change the mindset of the people. He also remarked that many schools were without library facilities.   

Earlier, programme was chaired by assistant mission director Chungngam Konyak while vote of thanks was proposed by deputy mission director Theyievilie Suohumvu. The programme was attended by teachers and lecturers from various government institutions across the state.   

In the technical session, the resource persons gave powerpoint presentation on readers’ club activities, categorisation of books for different age groups, practical exercises, question and answer sessions, planning activities for readers’ club.


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