Shimla, Jan 27 (PTI) The habit of reading books not only strengthens character but also imparts knowledge among students, Himachal Pradesh Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar said as he presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi's book "Exam Warriors" to children on Friday.
He said PM Modi has written this book to enable students to overcome stress of examinations.
He added that this book is a practical guide for both parents and children and imbibes knowledge, improves concentration and understanding to manage stress.
During deliberation, the governor called upon students to read other knowledge-enhancing books apart from text books, saying they are our true friends, guides and philosophers and give inspiration to move forward in life.
Sharing his experience with the children, Arlekar said during his visits to schools and interaction with students, he noticed that other than textbooks pertaining to academics, students rarely read books.
He urged parents and teachers to provide informative books to their children so that they could develop reading habits.
He said students must read about great personalities who have contributed in building and nurturing the nation.
On the occasion, the students took inspiration from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi by listening to the sixth edition of 'Pariksha Pe Charcha' telecasted from New Delhi on Friday. PTI BPL TDS TDS