Reading is a very important issue which is not only about enjoyment but a necessity; the basic tool of education. Reading makes way for a better understanding of one’s own experiences and it can be an exciting voyage to self discovery. It is the art of interpreting printed and written words.
In the Indian sub-continent, the reading habit of children is waning. The cause of this has been traced to the eroding reading cultures of and other notable factors like non-availability of reading materials and digital media and entertainment.
The reading habit is best formed at a young impressionable age in school, but once formed, it can last one’s life. All these are testament to the fact that reading is essential for the inclusive and all round growth of a child and would help shape enlightened citizens for a better nation.