A Reading Marathon* for children aged 11 to 16 ( grades 5-10) years to give them an opportunity to explore the world of imagination to retrieve their interest in Reading and develop critical thinking, communication and creativity- vital skills for 21 century learners.
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To rekindle a reader in children and provide them an opportunity to make books their best friends, VOE launched a very prestigious program, ‘ Bookathon’- a month long endeavour yesterday. A dynamic young doctor, Dr.Sidhant Arora ,an avid reader and a lover of books graced the occasion as the chief guest and a 15 year old young girl, Inayat Puri -the only official book fairy of Punjab ignited a spark of reading in the participating children( age group 10 to 16) through their magical words which reflected their passion of reading books. Mrs.Sushma Singh, the counsellor and psychologist who is also the mentor of VOE attended the event virtually and encouraged the young readers. VOE honoured Dr.Sidhant Arora and Inayat Puri with a token of appreciation.
Mrs.Vimmi Sethi, the Academic Director of VOE promises to make’Bookathon’ to be carried out every month in 2023 a grand success by honing the creativity, critical thinking and communication skills in children.