What’s in the news?
- Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched a 100 days reading campaign ‘Padhe Bharat’.
- The launch of 100 Days Reading Campaign is in alignment with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 which emphasises on promotion of joyful reading culture for children by ensuring availability of age appropriate reading books for children in local/mother tongue/regional/tribal Language.
- Padhe Bharat campaign will focus on children studying in Balvatika to Grade 8. The reading campaign will be organised for 100 days (14 weeks) starting from 1st January 2022 to 10th April 2022.The reading campaign aims to have participation of all stakeholders at national and state level including children, teachers, parents, community, educational administrators etc.
- The 100 days reading campaign will also focus on Indian languages including mother tongue/local/regional languages.