STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

'No Bags Day' in Maharashtra Schools on Kalam's Birth Anniversary

Students in Maharashtra today had a \'no bags day\' as they celebrated the birth anniversary of former President A P J Abdul Kalam as \'Reading Day\'.

Published: 15th October 2015 12:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th October 2015 12:05 PM   |  A+A-

School-kids
By PTI

MUMBAI: Students in Maharashtra today had a 'no bags day' as they celebrated the birth anniversary of former President A P J Abdul Kalam as 'Reading Day'.

The education department, asking students to read non-academic books in school as well, had asked the schools to ensure that students left their school bags at home.

The decision to celebrate October 15 as 'Reading Day' was taken by state Education Minister Vinod Tawde soon after Kalam's death in July.

In a government resolution, the state has asked all schools to host book exhibitions and implement 'gift a book' programme.

On 'Vaachan Prerna Din' today, Tawde visited Zilla Parishad School No. 1 at Achole in Nalasopara. He inaugurated the Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Vaachan Katta (reading hub) and gifted a book box to students.

The minister interacted with students and thereafter visited a 'Book Mobile' van with students.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

edexworks
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp