On June 19, CBSE will celebrate Lesson Day with a focus on technology-enabled lessons. The 25th National Reading Day will be celebrated on June 19 and the following week will be celebrated as Reading Week and Reading Month from June 19 to July 18, 2020.
National Lesson Day is observed in honor of the late PN Panikar, the father of the ‘Library Movement in Kerala’, whose death anniversary falls on 19 June.
The PN Panicaker Foundation has collaborated with the government on reading activities (online) in the context of Kovid-19.
Some of the Foundation’s proposed activities include the Digital Reading Pledge, a webinar on the importance of reading, digital libraries and intellectual property rights.
For students, a quiz, open art, and essay writing / debate competition is suggested, and a quiz and video book competition for teachers and faculty members.
Those interested can find out more about the competition on the official website of the PN Panicar Foundation.
This year, CBSE has asked all schools to celebrate Reading Day, Lesson Week and Reading Month.