Dear Principal,

Today is such a fabulous day for us at Club1BR. It's the 26th National Reading Day!


June 19 is the death anniversary of. P N Panicker who dedicated his life to popularising reading. Take a look at this lovely article on him - link. Here's an extract from the article:

Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker (1 March 1909 – 19 June 1995) is known as the “Father of the Library Movement” in the Indian state of Kerala. The activities that he initiated triggered a popular cultural movement in Kerala which led to universal literacy in the state in the 1990s.


Panicker's death anniversary is celebrated as the National Reading Day. Recently CBSE sent a circular to all schools regarding this. Here is the link on the CBSE website. An extract from the circular:

Started as a Reading Day Celebration on 19th June 1996, it has become a mass movement to promote the culture of reading. On 19th June 2017, Hon’ble Prime Minister launched the 22nd National Reading Month Celebrations and gave a clarion call to propagate the message of ‘Read and Grow’ among all the citizens of the country by 2022.


I've attached a poster for you to share with your school teachers and your WhatsApp groups. By the way, do you want to join our principals only WhatsApp group? Let me know!


Club1BR news

In Club1BR News this week:

  1. We completed our first Internet Refersher course for teachers.
  2. We were invited to speak to Sahodaya Gurgaon by one of our member schools (thanks Nirmal ma'am).
  3. We also held a wellness event for teachers led by Mrs. Raseel Arunkant who is a celebrated principal.

If your school is not a part of Club1BR already and you feel like you're missing something, then reply to this email and we shall immediately correct this! Club1BR is a community on a mission to raise 1 Billion Readers. Every stakeholder is incentivised to strive for this mission.


Did you know? This newsletter goes to 25,000 principals and teachers. But if your friend is not getting it - let me know! I'll add their email id to my list.


Amrutash Misra,

I head an initiative called Club1BR: 1 Billion Readers. This is part of a company called Stones2Milestones. We also run fREADom, WOW, BLPS, F-AST and MsMoochie. Since 2009, we're on a mission to improve language education and reading as a life skill.

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