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CBSE Budding Authors Programme: Students learn how to write captivating stories

CBSE launched the programme as an extension of its Reading Mission



Apeejay School, Charkhi Dadri, recently hosted a workshop on CBSE Budding Authors Programme and Reading Mission. The session was organised for classes 4, 5, 7, and 8.

In the workshop, the young learners were told about how fascinating stories are and how to write them. They learned how every story began with an idea or multiple ideas merged into one.

It was an engaging session where students actively participated in discussions and were motivated to become active participants in the reading and writing mission in the future.

The CBSE Budding Authors Programme is an extension of the earlier CBSE Reading Mission (aimed at encouraging reading habits in students). It was launched by CBSE in partnership with Central Square Foundation, Pratham Books StoryWeaver and National Book Trust, on the occasion of the second anniversary of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.

The programme aims to provide CBSE students from classes 5 to 10 with a platform to engage in reading a variety of stories, explore their creativity, and learn to write effectively, along with a chance to get their stories published. Students are encouraged to submit their stories in both Hindi and English.

The programme is in line with the NEP 2020 which talks at length about the path from “Learning to Read to Reading to Learn”.

“As celebrated author Beatrix Potter says, ‘There is something delicious about writing the first words of a story, you never quite know where they will take you.’”

-Rudrendra Basak, principal, Apeejay School, Charkhi Dadri 

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.