First Reading Mela In Delhi National Capital On 16th October 2016 :- Deputy Chief Minister of New Delhi – Manish Sisodiya, who also happens to hold the education ministry, has gone to administer a pledge to students and teachers that all children studying in Class 6 to 8 should be able to read by Children’s Day, 14th November.
Sisodiya said that the 100% “Ability to Read” initiative will go a long way in helping children learn better and faster in schools. The government has constantly worked on improving teaching conditions and infrastructure in government schools of Delhi. Improving learning levels of children is also a priority for our Government.
Chunauti (means a challenge), is an initiative which aims to provide special attention to students who are unable to comprehend their regular textbooks and are not regular readers can acquire the ability to read with comprehension.
It has also been suggested that those students who are yet novice in the world of reading, will be given special attention as well as support in order to ensure that they acquire the skills of reading together with comprehension.
It has also been disclosed that one hour a day is being set aside for reading based activities, and a special teacher has been assigned for every set of 30 non-readers to provide them with extra support.
As per the sources, the Directorate of Education himself is monitoring the progress through various activities. Teacher has to conduct a review of the class’ reading levels using assessment tools designed by SCERT on every Saturday.
Regional Directors of Education have been bound to hold weekly review meetings, along with the Heads of Schools, Mentor Teachers, and Deputy Directors of Education to monitor the progress of the compaign – “Every Child Can Read”. School Management Committees of some schools will be organising ‘Reading Melas’ where local children will come with their parents and participate in fun reading activities in a community area.