Reading Campaign has shown encouraging results: Sisodia
The Reading Campaign, an ambitious initiative of the Delhi government, has shown “encouraging results” with about one lakh students of classes 6th, 7th and 8th now being able to read their textbooks easily. The department on Friday made public results of the campaign according to which reading data of students of Class VI, VI and VIII has increased up to - 46 per cent, 64 per cent and 68 per cent - from the earlier 25 per cent, 52 per cent and 55 per cent respectively. Under the campaign, out of the total 6,32,370 children enrolled in classes 6 to 8 of government schools, the Reading Campaign focused on 3,59,152 i.e. 57 per cent of the total enrolled children. These children were between beginners to story level and needed some kind of support and focus to read an advanced story. The classes were held on every Sunday under ‘Reading Campaign’ run from September 4 to November 14. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that the campaign has shown encouraging results, adding that in 30 working days, a number of children were able to read their textbooks, an increase by 20 per cent.