‘Joy of Reading’ Festival Begins at Roing
Publish Date : 06/12/2018
Roing, Dec 5: Joy of Reading Festival with the theme ‘ Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ was inaugurated today at the V. K. V auditorium, Roing by Dr. Tapasya Raghav (Deputy Commissioner, Namsai) in the presence of DC Mitali Namchoom, Gitesh Sinha (Marketing Manager, TERI), Er. K. Madhavan Kutty (Malayalam Author), Er. Sumi Migri (Manager, Ashok Leyland, Ghy) HoDs and students of the area.
The Joy of Reading Festival is being organised by the Lohit Youth Libraries Network and supported by the District Administration and the Women and Child Development Department.
Dr. Tapasya Raghava, addressing the students said that organising the festival with the theme of ‘ Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ is a noble idea and if work is done in the right spirit, many positive changes can occur. Any social change has to come from schools and it is only when students know about social evils and question it,can change take place, she added.
A well read kid grows up to become a thoughtful person, she stated while encouraging the students to take up reading from a young age. It is through reading stories that one can learn values and morals and become a better person, Dr. Tapasya Raghava said.
DC Mitali Namchoom encouraged all to inculcate and incorporate the habit of reading in daily life which in turn will enhance ones knowledge and improve ones personality. We are so busy with our lives and the digital world that we have forgotten the joy and beauty of reading, she said while encouraging all to take full advantage of the joy of Reading Festival.
Sathyanarayana Mundayoor, Coordinator, Lohit Youth Library Network spoke about it being the third year of the Joy of Reading Festival and informed the gathering about the origin of the Youth Library Network and its inception in 1998 at Etalin. He added that the library network was flourishing and has spread to many districts as the library volunteers were using innovative methods to teach and spread the joy of reading.
Gitesh Sinha of TERI appreciated the effort that was put to encourage reading and informed about the children’s books on environment published by TERI.
The Joy of Reading Festival will continue till 8th December with a mobile bus displaying and selling books to students at Koronu, Bolung and Dambuk.