'Book review competition among children can boost reading habit'
our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 13: “The reading habit in the young seems to decrease day by day, and one can squarely blame it on the electronic media for such a negative trend,” retired head of the Department Assamese and associate professor of Dispur College mita Deka said.
“Parents and guardians play a major role in stressing the need of reading books as books reading play a vital role in digging out perfection out of an individual. The seed of reading can be sown in an innocent mind of a child so that it germites to grow to a healthy plant, bearing knowledge in the later phases of life. The continuous abuse of television and internet is killing the patience that one needs while reading,” Deka added.
Recalling the role of publishers, schools and colleges, Deka said that newspaper publishers can take initiative of publishing children book reviews in their children supplements. “This would create an urge in children to make their parents buy the respective books. The school and college magement system can organize birthdays and book review competitions of famous writers as lives and works of the writers would inspire students to read their books,” Deka said.
Stressing the need of quality books in the library of schools and colleges Deka said that this would ensure reading habit in children and ultimately the growth of knowledge.