Dharamsala, April 23, 2013: As part of the celebrating the World Book Day, School of Education at the Central University of Himachal Pradesh (CUHP) in association with National Book Trust (NBT) organised a workshop in the campus on Tuesday.
Delivering the keynote addressing at the workshop, Dr. Manas Ranjan Mahapatra, Editor and Head of National Centre for Children’s Literature at National Book Trust, said , “There is a declining interest among the book readers and popularity of books are facing serious challenge in the face of growing new media forms and technologies.”
Providing eBooks and interactive books to children will be the best way to promote reading habit among them, he said.
Interacting with the faculty and other participants in the workshop, he stressed on the need for teachers and parents to inculcate reading habits among the children. Detailing on the efforts to promote reading habits, he said NBT is planning to promote more books in regional languages.
Dr. Shekhar Sarkar , author and coordinator of the Dharamshala book fair informed the gathering that NBT will be organising a 6 day book fair at the Police Ground in Dharamshala from May 8 to 14.
Dr. Arbind Kumar Jha, Dean of School of Education , Prof. I.V. Malhan, Dean of School of Mathematics ,Computer and Information Science, Prof. Arvind Agrawal, Dean of School of Social Sciences ,Dr. Rabindranath Manukonda, Dean of School of Journalism Mass Communication and New Media , faculty members and students attended the workshop .
Dr. Manoj Kumar Saxena, Associate Professor at the School of Education proposed the vote of thanks.