Dear Principal,

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Amrutash Misra,
Club1BR

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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