The Leading Reading Schools of India Award, an annual award was established by in the year 2013 Young India Books - India’s foremost review site of children’s books; to recognize and honour the five leading schools of the country; schools that believe in the power of the written word and inculcate a love for books and reading.
"I am thrilled at the fact that - The LEADING READING SCHOOLS of INDIA AWARD 2014 has been organized for students across India. The engaging & unique competitions will surely develop the language and literary abilities of students helping them to showcase their talents. Truly, it’s a platform whereby students can hone their writing, reading, imaginative & creative skills. In today’s day and age, when students are loosing out on their reading & writing skills, such initiatives should be applauded. Kudos to all those involved in this stupendous effort!" said Dr Vandana Lulla, Director/Principal, Podar International School, Mumbai.
The competition is open to children of all reading institutions, viz, libraries and book clubs, however only schools are eligible for the Award.
The theme for the year 2015 Award is Wild about Wildlife. Books that showcase Indian wildlife – a fast dwindling heritage, have been carefully selected as reading material to enable children to appreciate our flora and fauna better and to reflect on the challenges that they face.
Here is what Raza H. Tehsin, Naturalist, Explorer & Hon. Wildlife Warden, Udaipur has to say about the awards, “The Leading Reading Schools of India Award is an excellent initiative. Hope it encourages more and more children to discover the joys of reading and be, Wild about Wildlife.”
Children get to let their imagination go wild! The junior group can write about a day in the life of an animal in 100 - 300 words, or, they can illustrate a scene from their selected book. Whilst, children from the senior category can write an autobiography of approx., 600 – 800 words about an animal that they have read about in one of the books fro the recommened reading list, or, they can illustrate the story in 3 - 4 pictures.
Winning schools will receive a citation plus a year’s membership to the Bombay Natural History Society and a big hamper of books.
Prizes will also be given to children in both the junior and senior categories and selected award-winning entries will be posted on the Young India Books website, in the Hornbill magazine and on the websites of our partners for this event.
The librarians of the top five schools who have successfully cast a magical spell of love for books on their students will also receive a token of appreciation.
All participating children will receive a participation certificate.
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