A 15-day long Read Bapu Dham contest,which was organised by Yuvsatta as part of its initiative to promote reading habits among children,concluded on Sunday at Bapu Dham colony with a prize distribution function.
Talking about the initiative,Pramod Sharma,the co-coordinator of Yuvsatta,said that this fifteen-day long reading contest was organised to motivate young children to spend most of their leisure time in their summer vacations in reading books.
A Bal Panchayat was also formed on the occasion to promote active citizenship among the children.
The chief guest at the occasion,Madhu Bansal,wife of former Union Minister,Pawan Kumar Bansal presented awards to the winners of the contest.
A girl named Roshni was awarded with a bicycle as the first prize,for having read the maximum number of books.
40 best young readers were also honoured for reading the maximum number of books in their holidays.
Speaking on the occasion,Madhu Bansal highlighted that good education,health and hygiene are the benchmark for any progressive society.
Bansal said,Promoting good learning habits will lead to formation of active citizens in the society,who will not only be aware of their rights,but as well as their duties towards nation and society.
A cultural programme was also presented by the children.
The function was attended by over 250 people from the area.