CBSE to inculcate reading habit among students

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Bangalore, Sept 10: At a time when youngsters are mostly hooked to computers, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to inculcate reading habit among students. CBSE wants school children to improve their language skills by encouraging students to develop reading habit.

As a part of board's latest attempt called "reading project", it has recommended a series of books for students to read, learn and enjoy.

A list of fiction and non-fiction books has been recommended by CBSE for its students. The list contains 14 books by Katha, a charitable organisation based in New Delhi.

"Seven of the Katha titles are in English and seven in Hindi. The selection presents a group of best selling books from fiction as well as the non-fiction category," said an official of CBSE.

Vineet Joshi, chairman, CBSE, said the new project aims at improving reading skills of students.

He further said that reading books help students to improve their vocabulary and imagination power.

Schools affiliated to CBSE can select books of their choice. Students don't have to pay for any of the books.

Welcoming the move, Prabha Mani, a mother of two-teenager sons said that the latest move of CBSE would go a long way in improving reading habit among children.

"These days children don't read books. They are either hooked to computers or television set, after they finish their school work. CBSE suggesting books for students to read during their leisure time will help them develop a noble habit of reading books," said Prabha.

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