CBSE Reading Mission: As per the latest updates, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will launch CBSE reading mission 2021-23 to promote reading literacy. The CBSE Reading Mission will be launched on 20th September under the vision of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. As per the statement of CBSE, “The CBSE Reading Mission 2021-23, a two-year initiative to encourage students to read and engage actively with books.This project will help students to gain the critical competency of reading along with comprehension." CBSE will provide quality-reading material in both Hindi and English to more than 25,000 affiliated schools. The reading material will be suitable for students of Classes 1 to 8.
CBSE Reading Mission
This initiative is taken under the vision to implement the National Education Policy 2020. CBSE will also conduct enrichment activities that will help students to build their language skills. CBSE has partnered with Pratham Books' Story Weaver and Central Square Foundation to launch this mission. CBSE chairman Mr Manoj Ahuja will launch the mission on 20th September at 3 pm. The programme will also include a teachers' webinar on a culture for reading in schools.
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.
CBSE Reading Mission Launch
On the launch of the event, Eminent educationists- Joseph Emanuel, Director Academics, Ms Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, Mr R Sriram, Chairperson, Pratham Books, Mr Anustup Nayak, Central Square Foundation, Prof Shailaja Menon, Azim Premji University, Mr Vishal Talreja, Co-Founder, Dream a Dream will be present. Ahuja, IAS Chairman, CBSE will launch the two-year mission.
The board stated that, "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 I to VIII. Besides this, 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."