One Nation Reading Together
The annual event ‘One Nation Reading Together (ONRT) organized on 27th November, 2015 has got overwhelming response from about 880 students and 48 teachers of the school. The ONRT in collaboration with Scholastic is a very innovative program, which induce reading pleasure amongst the children. The event was held from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.
Anushka Petkar said the ‘Thought for the day’, followed a speech by Mrs Poonam Siralkar on the ‘Importance of reading’. The students administered the ‘Reading pledge’ written by the great Poetess Sudha Murthy:
“Books are our forever friends, It’s a bond that never ends, They lift our spirit in sorrow, They are here for all our tomorrows, So don’t ever put a book down, Because they magically erase our frowns!”
ONRT is an initiative of Scholastic publisher. Every year they invite application from schools and motivate them to participate in the event. Our school is one of them. We were happy to be a part of this nationwide campaign to promote the cause of reading.
Beautiful bookmarks were designed by students. About 880 students designed colourful and artistic bookmarks.
All these activities have made the event joyous and everybody participated whole heartedly in the event. The event motivated the students to read more and more books so as to widen their vision.
One Nation Reading Together proved to be a very exciting and novel way to cultivate good reading habits among the students. The colourful rangoli was the attraction of the event, portraying an image of an open book. The event concluded with the National Anthem.