Scholastic India hosts 'One Nation Reading Together' initiative

As a part of this ONRT initiative, more than 2100 schools participated across the country, where many local authors, personalities and celebrities were invited to the event to participate in activities

Scholastic India hosts 'One Nation Reading Together' initiative

ONRT (One Nation Reading Together), an annual event by Scholastic India recently conducted its 13th edition, where over 2 million children from 2100 K-12 Schools across India participated, along with 400+ playschools, ten libraries, twenty NGOs and select coaching centers.

Additionally, about two thousand parents have registered to join this reading movement with their kids. To mark this highly-anticipated occasion, there are sizeable celebrations happening in various cities where children across the country spend 20 minutes reading for fun and engaged in other activities that celebrate reading as an enjoyable and enriching experience.

Local authors, personalities and celebrities were invited for the event to participate in activities like the 'Reading Pledge', storytelling, quiz and hosting other activities in the the celebrations. Many kids across the cities also went on an awareness march  to spread the message of the ONRT initiative.

Talking about the same, Neeraj Jain, MD, Scholastic India, "We have been running this initiative for 13 years in India and it gives us immense satisfaction to see millions of kids reading for pleasure on one designated day. Such initiatives take us a step closer to our mission of ‘Raising Readers’ in the country."

In the last 12 years, over 4,200 schools and over 6 million students have participated in this nationwide event. Authors like Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murty, Gulzar, Paro Anand have marked their presence in the ONRT sessions.

Scholastic India was established in the year 1997, and since its inception, the organization has strived to foster the habit of reading and creating new readers. One Nation Reading Together (ONRT) is a step in this direction. Scholastic India runs a dynamic program that publishes books from the best of Indian authors and illustrators, in a variety of genres. Their authors include Gulzar, Ruskin Bond, Paro Anand, Sampurna Chattarji, Anushka Ravishankar, Siddhartha Sarma, Priya Kuriyan and more.

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