APSCHE plans ways to instill reading habits in students

Reading is a surefire way to stimulate creativity and imagination, and it also helps improve memory, vocabulary, and the desire to achieve one’s goals, as well as reducing stress, said K. Hemachandra Reddy, chair of the State College Council of Andhra Pradesh (APSCHE), here on Friday.

After the Council launched an innovative practice of “Talk the Book” on World Book Day online, it said it was unfortunate that a large part of today’s generation has not enjoyed the joy of reading.

He said “Talk the Book” regularly posts reviews of good books on YouTube. “The idea is to inspire the younger generation to read the book after listening to the review, and thereby create a reading habit for them,” said Hemachandra Reddy.

Mr Reddy said prominent academics and non-academics are invited to review books every Friday from 11am to 12pm. Management of all higher education institutions is asked to ensure that their students listen to the book review broadcast on YouTube. Both Telugu and English books would be used for review, he said.

Director of School Education Vadrevu Chinaveerabhadrudu checked Toli Upadhyayudu, translated from The first teacher a Russian book by Chingiz Aitmatov. The book talks about the important role the first teacher plays in everyone’s life.

Mr. Chinaveerabhadrudu said a good teacher should identify a student’s needs and become his / her role model.

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