Dharmendra Pradhan holds a meeting of reconstituted National Book Promotion Council
In adherence to the recommendations of the National Education Policy 2020, the Union Minister of Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting of the reconstituted National Book Promotion Council today. The purpose was to assess the draft National Book Promotion Policy prepared by the Expert Advisory Committee.
During the meeting, Shri Pradhan underscored the importance of cultivating reading habits among school children. He highlighted the collaborative role that teachers, parents, and institutions can play in fostering this habit. Additionally, he noted that the contemporary trend of readers is leaning towards digital platforms for book consumption. Therefore, he stressed the need to place greater emphasis on digital content, including audio-visual elements, in the proposed Policy. Furthermore, he also emphasized the significance of publishing content that reflects Indian values, ethics and is deeply rooted in Indian culture.
The Minister directed that the draft document of the Policy be made public to gather input from all stakeholders and individuals from diverse backgrounds before finalising it.