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TN to implement reading movement in all govt schools by September 2023

Tamil Nadu school education department will implement ‘Vaasippu Iyyakam’ ( reading movement) across all the government schools in the state from September 2023.

Chennai, July 31 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu school education department will implement ‘Vaasippu Iyyakam’ ( reading movement) across all the government schools in the state from September 2023.

The project is to promote Vaasippu Iyyakam or reading movement in classes 4 to 9 in government schools of the state.

The pilot programme was inaugurated on July 21, 2023 and the movement will be further taken forward from September 2023 onwards implementing the project in all government schools of the state.

Presently the project is in government schools in 11 unions in 11 districts of the state.

Books provided to the students under the programme are classified into four types which are, ‘Nuzhai (Enter), Nada (Walk), Oadu (Run) and Para (Fly). These are based on the complexities of the stories in these books.

The books under the basic Nuzhai focus mainly on pictures while the books under Para is full of text. 51 books will be available in each class library which has 10 books under ‘Nuzhai’, 11 books under ‘Nada’,  16 books under ‘Oadu’ and 14 books under ‘Para’.

Students who read the books are asked to interpret the stories on their own and give their own reading.

The students are also being asked to write stories on their own based on what they read. The stories written by the students would be made into books thus giving an inspiration for more students to write.

Once the project is implemented in all government schools from September 2023 as proposed, then each school will have an additional teacher and a student coordinator to monitor the project.

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