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Cultivating reading habit among Rover scouts

Adib Noor

Forty-two Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) Rover scouts recently participated in a virtual event to celebrate World Book Day, themed ‘Read… So you never feel alone’.

Scout Leader Alif bin Haji Sismat, in his welcoming speech, said the event aimed to promote the culture of reading among the participants.

Some activities lined up for the event were reading a book for 10 minutes, and a ‘share-a-story’ session about the participants’ experience as the second intake of the Rover Scouts in the past two years.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated April 23 as World Book Day, first celebrated in 1995, which World Book Day aimed to cultivate the habit of continuous reading and increase the interest of the world community, especially the younger generation.

Participants comprising Rover scouts. PHOTO: UNISSA