Press release: Reading Melas, 12th February 2017


  • Delhi Reading Melas conclude with a Sunday grand finale
  •  Success ceremonies were held at several locations across Delhi to mark the final Reading Melas
  • Over 1000 Reading Melas were held all over Delhi over 4 months

Dated: 12/02/2017

    The Government of Delhi's innovative Reading Melas were concluded today with success ceremonies in several parks, government schools and other community spaces. Thousands of children, accompanied by their parents joined the celebration along with School Management Committee (SMC) members. Organised by SMC members in association with the Government of Delhi's schools, over 1000 Reading Melas were held over the last four months, on every Sunday.

    During the success ceremonies, children demonstrated their enhanced reading skills with their parents in the audience. Children were felicitated for regular and enthusiastic attendance. SMC members thanked and congratulated parents for their active support to the Government's efforts at home and the hundred of volunteers who joined the Reading Melas to make them a grand success.

    Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, "The Reading Melas are a remarkable example of the transformative consequences that the partnership between Government and communities can result in. The vision of the Education Department was implemented by the parents of children studying in Government schools through SMCs, with the support of the Department. I am elated by the scale of success achieved by Reading Melas."

    The Government of Delhi's focus on upgrading the quality of education offered in government schools has been complemented well by SMCs and activities like Reading Melas. They have contributed towards advancing the involvement of parents and the community in children's education, taking forward the Government's mission of making education a public movement.


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