Aligarh : On the initiative of the Governor, Uttar Pradesh, Smt Anandiben Patel and as part of the programme “Padhey Aligarh”, the Aligarh Muslim University schools held a reading session for students to inculcate a reading habit in them and motivate young minds for attaining knowledge by going through great scholarly works. A large number of students of 10 years and above in age participated in the motivational event.
At the Senior Secondary School (Girls), Mrs Naghma Irfan, Principal, urged the students to make a habit of reading great literary works for half an hour every day. A reading session was also held in which students of different classes read out motivational stories and thought provoking books.
Students of class V to XII at Syedna Tahir Saifuddin School chose their favourite books from the library and sat together in groups to read and discuss various ideas. The occasion was celebrated as path breaking opportunity to experience the joy of collective reading and sharing knowledge with each other.
The AMU City Girls School, ABK High School (Boys), ABK High School (Girls), Saiyyid Hamid Senior Secondary School, AMU City Scool and Ahmadi School for Visually Challenged also organized reading sessions of 45-minute duration with a large number of students attending the programme and sitting together to read books of varying interest. At ABk School (Boys), Dr Abbas Niyazi, Principal highlighted the importance of reading and pointed out that books are treasures of wisdom, helping young minds in behavioural training and value system.