CBSE Launches Reading Mission

Today, at 3 p.m., the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will start a two-year 'Reading Mission' in 25,000 schools.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will start a two-year "Reading Mission" in 25,000 of its associated schools. A teachers' webinar on reading culture in schools will also be included in the programme. The mission's goal is to improve students reading abilities. Students at CBSE-affiliated schools will have access to English and Hindi literature as part of this objective.

“…In 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 VI to VIII,” the official statement from the Board read.

“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. The Reading Mission will help build a culture of reading and the wholesome development of students by enhancing their vocabulary, deriving connections between stories and their own lives, and exposing them to new ideas,” the CBSE statement added.

The CBSE Reading Mission will be launched in collaboration with Pratham Books' StoryWeaver and the Central Square Foundation.

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