Saturday, April 25, 2015

World Books Day-2015 observed by South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE)

World Book Day- a book on Environment  presented to Manojmukul

World Books Day-2015 observed by South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE) was observed on 23rd April 2015 at Trichirapalli. Dr.K.Govindaraju, President of South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE) presided over the function. V.Jawahar Arumugam,the president of Trichirapalli district writers Association delivered the key note address.V.Jawahar Arumugam spoke, “As global symbols of social progress, books – learning and reading -- have become targets for those who denigrate culture and education, who reject dialogue and tolerance. Amid the frenetic changes of life in the 21st century, literature remains a vital component of a fulfilling life We must redouble efforts to promote the book, the pen, the computer, along with all forms of reading and writing, in order to fight illiteracy and poverty, to build sustainable societies, to strengthen the foundations of peace. Literacy is the door to knowledge, essential to individual self-esteem and empowerment. Books, in all forms, play an essential role here. We need to commit to harnessing information and communication technologies, to support literacy and to reach the unreached with quality learning. Books are invaluable platforms for freedom of expression and the free flow of information, these are essential for all societies today. The future of the book as a cultural object is inseparable from the role of culture in promoting more inclusive and sustainable pathways to development. World Book Day is the celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in all over the world. This is the 18th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5th March 2015 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. The main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. It’s all about getting kids closer to the books and authors they already love, and letting them discover more books and authors they’ll love every bit as much in the future. World Book Day is a great opportunity to recognise the fantastic teachers, outreach staff and family liaison workers who share their love of reading with children and families in their community every day. We are also delighted by the commitment shown by some of the young people to inspiring the next generation of readers. Families, too, are giving their children the best start in life by supporting their children’s literacy. Young people’s librarians, working hard address the needs of their communities in a very challenging climate. It is to encourage quest for knowledge, it is to satisfy our ambition to be successful in life; it is to shape our values and visions of a new society; indeed it is to celebrate and immortalize the written word’. - Govin

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