On June 19, CBSE will celebrate Reading Day with a focus on Technology enabled reading. The 25th National Reading Day will be celebrated on June 19 and the following week as Reading Week and Reading Month will be celebrated from June 19 to July 18, 2020.
National Reading Day is celebrated to honor the father of the ‘Library Movement in Kerala’, the late PN Panicker, whose death anniversary falls on June 19.
The PN Panicaker foundation has collaborated with the government regarding reading related activities (online) in the wake of COVID-19.
Some of the suggested activities by the foundation include Digital Reading Pledge, a webinar on the importance of reading, digital library and Intellectual Property Rights etc.
For students, a Quiz, Open Art, and Essay writing / Debate competition has been suggested and for teachers and faculty members a quiz and video book competition has been suggested.
Interested individuals can find more details about the competition on the official website of the PN Panicker Foundation.
This year, CBSE has asked all schools to celebrate Reading Day, Reading Week, and Reading Month virtually.