Early Times Report
JAMMU, Feb 26: Commissioner Secretary, Department of School Education, Hirdesh Kumar, today inaugurated a two day ‘Annual Book Fair -2020’ which was organised by Directorate of School Education Jammu in conjunction with State Institute of Education at Teacher Bhawan, Gandhi Nagar Jammu.
Books related to at least 30 different disciplines and general books ranging from textbooks, reference books, books on politics, religion, literature, dance, music and various others streams were displayed at the fair. More than 25 publishers and booksellers exhibited their books on the stalls for the students, teachers and the visiting guests. And in a first, the publication division of NCERT New Delhi along with their books also participated in the Book Fair.
Committees comprising subject experts from various streams have been framed to scrutinize the books and after careful consideration and analysis will be recommending the selected ones for libraries across the UT of Jammu and Kashmir.
Hirdesh Kumar emphasised on the importance of reading books and stressed on the need to inculcate this habit especially amongst the children and youth.
Director School Education Jammu Anuradha Gupta, who was the guest of honour on the occasion, along with Project Director Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, Arun Manhas, interacted with the subject-experts and stressed upon the need to update the knowledge of teachers regarding different pedagogical approaches as well as enrichment of content. They expressed hope that such type of events will provide the right kind of platform to the teachers and the students as well.