Make use of public libraries: Salu
ITANAGAR, Jul 13: Public Libraries Secretary Dani Salu on Friday exhorted students to develop the habit of reading and make use of the public libraries to expand their horizon of knowledge.
Addressing school students during an event organized at the state central library here to mark the National Reading Month, Salu said, “Read books, newspapers and magazines; your thinking will be deeper and knowledge will be wider. Moreover, you will get thousands of ideas which will be beneficial in later part of your life.”
Expressing concern that the culture of reading books is on the brink of extinction with the children’s growing inclination towards modern gadgets, he said teachers should inculcate among the students the habit of reading books other than those prescribed in schools, “so that their knowledge is not confined to textbooks or intended to be examination-centric.”
Public Libraries Director Jotom Borang urged the students to develop the love for reading books “to be well conversant of the developments happening around the world,” while Public Libraries Deputy Director Yanga Rigia Ete said reading books “helps one acquire better knowledge of language and writings.”
Public Libraries Assistant Director Lingam Ete also advised the students to develop the habit of reading and visit public libraries.
A storytelling competition was held to mark the event. Dare Popy of Govt Middle School, Niti Vihar, was adjudged the winner, followed by Tara Chetry of Govt Middle School, ESS Sector, and La Puski of Govt Hr Sec School, Ganga. The winners received cash prizes and certificates.
The National Reading Month began on 19 June and will conclude on 18 July.