On the World Book Day, the Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has launched a campaign on Twitter- ‘#MyBookMyFriend’. “There could not be a better friend, a better strength, better motivator, and a better guide than books,” according to a video uploaded on minister’s Twitter account.
The minister advised students to read books apart from their text books, and should make a habit of reading 3-4 books in a year.
Nishank also urged everyone to read at least one book and share them on the social media using the hashtag ‘MyBookMyFriend’.
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The minister also appreciated Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju as they share what they are reading on social media platform.
Every year, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) organises World Book Day on April 23. The day is intended to promote and spread awareness on reading, copyright issues and publishing. It was first celebrated in 1995, and the date was chosen in accordance to the birth and death anniversary of William Shakespeare.
Courtesy: The Indian Express
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