HAWAI, 31 Mar: “I am glad that you have come all the way to motivate the young students of Anjaw to develop reading habits,” said Deputy Commissioner Ayushi Sudan as she applauded the senior library activists participating as special invitees in the Mother School Project Bridge Course inauguration at the Yatong Government Middle School here recently.
The library activists were on a weeklong ‘joy of reading’ programme initiated by the Lohit Youth Library Network and supported by the Anjaw district administration, covering the schools of Hayuliang sub-division from 25 to 30 March.
A few sessions of poem recitation and story-telling and a children’s book exhibition put up by the Library Network at Yatong Government Middle School were part of the programme.
The reading campaign by a team of six volunteers, led by senior activist of APNE Library in Wakro, Anjangmai Mam covered the government upper primary schools at Khupa, Tafraliang, Swamy Camp, KGBV Supliang, GHSS, Hayuliang, Tamladu primary school as well as Mother School Project programmes at Yatong, Metengliang and Khupa.
They stirred the young students to pick up poems in English and Hindi, as well as a poem in Mishmi, a translation of a very popular Malayalam poem by late Sugathakumari, “Let’s plant a tree”
The Lohit Youth Library team and the Coordinator, Lohit Youth Libraries also addressed the teacher-trainees at DIET, Khupa, highlighting the importance of inculcating reading habits by the teachers.
Hawai SDO K Namchoom and Hayuliang ADC in-charge S Bellai congratulated the library activists for conducting a range of activities to cater to different age groups.
The campaign was guided by Manchal BEO Dr RC Nayak.