Read­ing cul­ture

Fiji Sun - - Comment - Avitesh Kumar, Ba

With the fast paced tech­no­log­i­cal era, cer­tain things have to­tally or is in the brink of get­ting di­min­ished. One such thing is read­ing among school stu­dents. Nowa­days stu­dents seem to be im­mersed in the lat­est gad­gets and new and ex­cit­ing games at the cost of their ed­u­ca­tion. Read­ing used to be a hobby for many as peo­ple queued in li­braries and book­shops to get their favourite books. Read­ing not only en­hances ones speech, it also de­vel­ops ones vo­cab­u­lary and com­pre­hen­sion skills. Gone are the days when par­ents used to buy story books for their chil­dren and read bed time sto­ries. To­day, ev­ery mem­ber in each house­hold car­ries a mo­bile phone. What baf­fles me is that once a flour­ish­ing hobby is slowly dy­ing out. The read­ing cul­ture needs to be main­tained in or­der to have a more con­fi­dent and a more knowl­edge­able so­ci­ety.

I, for one, fondly re­call my high school days, where we would be con­sumed into read­ing books dur­ing li­brary classes. Read­ing re­ally helped me and I’m sure it will help ev­ery­one if all em­brace this mag­nif­i­cent hobby.

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