Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury leading a group of children to the library. Image: Northeast Now

With an aim to draw individuals- especially children and youth-to the habit of reading books and pull them away from the rampant use of technology, an awareness camp in Mangaldai town was organised on Saturday.

Former Pro-Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University Dr Amarjyorti Choudhury along with several other dignitaries attended the meeting.

The meeting was organised by a local socio-cultural organization named Zebra Force at the district library campus.

Calling a book a sum of thoughts, Dr Choudhury said, “Today, we all need to read books if we desire a society where truth and information are based on wisdom.”

“This can be achieved only by reading books,” he further added.

“We are currently under a state of uncertainity where we are constantly looking for the right direction. Only books can lead us in this right direction,” Dr Choudhury added.

Urging the parents to make reading books a habit, he said, “Lead by examples as merely asking your children to read books or asking them to stop using mobile phones won’t just help.”

“You will have to set the examples and for doing it, you will require to make reading a habit,” he further said.

Attending the meeting, noted litterateur and academician Idris Ali spoke on the ways to chose a book by an individual as per his taste and interests.

“We must develop the interest of buying books,” he said.

“A bookstore must attract us as we cross one,” he further said.

A number of book lovers were also present on the occasion and shared their experiences.

Mayukh Goswami

Mayukh Goswami is Northeast Now Correspondent in Mangaldai. He can be reached at: mayukh.mld@gmail.com

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