|Books are presented to pupils in remote areas in Dak Lak province. (Photo: VOV)
The Department of Culture and Information of Ea H'Leo district was divided into different sections for displaying books, theme photos, reading, and exchanges with favorite writers, and storytelling contests. Each section drew in a lot of participants. Children were also presented with many literary books.
“I have been given books and had the opportunity to meet with my favorite authors. I hope that more such events will be held so I can have fun and learn more,” said Bui Tran Bao Thu, a 6th grader at Le Quy Don secondary school.
Talks with guest authors also helped children become more aware of the value of reading and get interested in books.
“I really admire writers and poets. After joining exchanges with them, I feel more interested in reading, especially literary books,” said Phan Thi Phuong Thuy, a 9th grader at the Ea H'Leo district boarding school for ethnic minority children.
Nguyen Huy Dung, head of Ea H'Leo district’s Culture and Information Section, said this year, localities have organized many events to promote reading culture in the community, including a book festival titled “Books and the Youth”, a display of 2.500 books about science and technology, life skills, laws, medicine, and many magazines, and newspapers.
Photo and picture exhibitions were also held, attracting many students and teachers in the area. The district’s authorities plan to spread reading culture to remote areas, according to Mr. Dung.
“We plan to collect books and present them to disadvantaged students in remote areas. This program is expected to last until the end of this month.”
|Dak Lak province has spread the reading culture to children in remote areas. (Photo: VOV)
The Dak Lak provincial Literary and Art Association also joined the program. The organization’s Chairwoman Nie Thanh Mai said, “To respond to the program, this year, the Vietnam Writers’ Association and Dak Lak Literary and Art Association have presented 4,000 books to schools in remote areas, especially for ethnic minority students.”
Dak Lak province has also launched mobile libraries to promote reading culture in the community.