The Central
Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to launch “Reading Mission” at 3pm
today to promote reading ability among the students. The “Reading
Mission” is a two year initiative to engage students in the habit of
reading book. The event will be live on YouTube and details will be available

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According to
CBSE, this two year initiative will encourage the students to develop a reading
habit and enhance their capability of reading with comprehension.

CBSE also
mentioned to provide quality reading material in both languages (Hindi and
English) to more than 25,000 schools. The reading material will be suitable for
students of classes 1 to 8.

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chairman Manoj Ahuja will launch the Reading Mission on September 20, 2021.
While launching the initiative other educationist including Dr. Joseph Emanuel,
Director Academics, Ms. Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation
will also present in the event.

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For the
launching of this two year initiative the CBSE is partnering with Pratham Books
Story Weaver and Central Square.

Board would offer a number of student enrichment activities focused on language
building during this Mission to enhance reading skills of students,” CBSE
release mentioned. 

The “Reading
Mission” is taken under the recommendations to implement National Education
Policy (NEP) 2020.  CBSE will also conduct development activities that
will help students to build their language skills.

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line with recommendations of the NEP 2020, under this mission, the schools and
teachers shall have access to a repository of quality English and Hindi
children’s storybooks and supplementary resources for Classes I to VIII.
Besides this, the CBSE would be extending the CBSE Reading Challenge (English
and Hindi), presently organized for students of classes VIII-X to students of
classes VI-VII,” it mentioned.

The ultimate
goal of this initiative will help to build a culture of reading around the
students` and the overall development of students by enhancing their
vocabulary, deriving connections between stories and their own lives and
exposing them to create new ideas.