Hon’ble Governor of Telangana, Dr. तमिलिसाई Soundararajan inaugurated the ‘Read India-Lead India Campaign’ at Rajbhavan, Hyderabad on 15 May 2023 in the presence of Shri J Bhavani Shankar, Joint Secretary to Governor and Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director National Book Trust, India.
School students in large numbers participated in the Read India-Lead India Campaign and interacted with the Hon’ble Governor.
In her special address to the students, Hon’ble Governor encouraged everyone to read at least an hour everyday, especially autobiographies and biographies of inspiring personalities and imbibe the habit of writing at an early age. “Reading good books provides moral strength and refines the readers’ personality”, she added. Stating that reading books helps one gain knowledge, she emphasized that knowledge can be used as a power to bring reforms in the society. Hon’ble Governor also interacted with each student and shared inspiring anecdotes from her life.
Addressing the students, Shri Yuvraj Malik, Director NBT-India said that the students of today are the leaders of tomorrow who will shape the future of the country and to lead the nation on the path of success, it is paramount to have the right knowledge which can only be gained from reading books and especially learn from the lives and struggles of great people through their biographies.
The Rajbhavan, Hyderabad (Telangana) opened its doors to students and parents on 15 May 2023 as they participated in interactive storytelling session which was followed by a career counselling session. The students also excitedly browsed through the wide range of books in all Indian languages and in English, made available by National Book Trust, India as part of its ongoing book exhibition in the district.