Citing National Curriculum Framework (NCF) 2005, the board has emphasized on the need to encourage individualized reading to inculcate a reading habit among school-going children of all age groups.
The Board, in the past, has taken measures to encourage reading among school children. In 2011, it circulated list of Indian authors and their books as suggested reading materials for students in classes 5 to 12.
“The activities carried out by students during the Reading Week can be assessed as part of the Subject Enrichment Activities for classes up to Secondary level,” says CBSE.
The board has also suggested developing reading corners in classrooms or creating class libraries. Other suggested activities include enlisting parents to hold a reading session, inviting authors to deliver a lecture during reading hour session, organizing a debate around the characters and their actions in a book, play-acting based on a book etc.