Pune: At an interactive session organised in the city today, British Council Director Alan Gemmell spoke to 100 school students from Akshara International about the importance of reading, especially for children in their formative years. Addressing these students, Alan encouraged them to cultivate good reading habits beyond their text books so that it not only helps them improve their vocabulary and make them better writers; but also opens up a world of opportunities exposing them to other cultures,attitudes, and important issues.
Alan also emphasised on the role of British Council library to promote and develop reading habits among children. The library in Pune provides a wide range of opportunities for continuous personal development through Library Services, English language learning and other events. It boasts a collection of 20,000 items including 5,000 books for children and 4,000 DVDs. British Council Pune also launched an exciting course in Pune last year known myEnglish. The course is designed for the 21 Century, keeping in mind the needs and requirements of today.
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