STORY: More than 12,000 students of Saint Mary’s Higher Secondary School in southern India’s Thiruvananthapuram city, assembled to participate in a reading hour organised by the school as a unique initiative to promote reading on Monday (July 09).
The reading challenge, to mark the fortnight of the reading fortnight by the state government, started at 9:30 in the morning (GMT 0400) where the school principal Father C C John led the students in reading.
We have inaugurated a special programme called – One day, one hour for reading in which more than 12,000 students entered into the world of reading by opening their text at the same time, said the headmaster of the school, Aby Abraham.
As part of the ‘reading month’ in the school, the school set up libraries in 225 classrooms. As an extension to this initiative, the students will dedicated one hour to reading daily. Each student contributed one book to the cause.