(SEPTEMBER 20, 2021)

The Central Board of Secondary Education launched a new initiative for the students of classes I to VIII on Monday, September 20, 2021. The name of the initiative is 'CBSE Reading Mission 2021-23'. The reading mission will be applicable for 2 years from 2021 to 2023. It will be implemented across more than 25,000 CBSE schools. Approx 652 participants across India Joined the session. The Reading Mission was launched by CBSE Chairman Manoj Ahuja on Monday September 20, 2021 in presence of eminent educationists - Dr. Joseph Emanuel, Director Academics, Ms. Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, and many more.

The CBSE has partnered with Pratham Books Story Weaver and Central Square Foundation to launch this two-year mission. “The Board would offer a number of student enrichment activities focused on language building during this Mission to enhance reading skills of students," CBSE release mentioned.

In line with recommendations of the NEP 2020, under this mission, the schools and teachers shall have access to a repository of quality English and Hindi children’s story books & e-resources.