In a bid to promote reading habit among children, the Central Board of Secondary Education will host the World Book Fair 2014 in Delhi. The fair is slated to begin on 15 and will end on 23 of this month.
The board released a statement saying that the objective behind such an initiative is for teachers, school librarians and parents to motivate children to enjoy reading and enable them to read a wide range of good quality literature, develop holistically, inculcate life skills and be better prepared to face the professional world.
In the statement the board also states that reading for pleasure is more important to a child’s development than other forms of reading in classrooms. Studies show that youngsters who read daily perform better in all areas of the school curriculum than others.