Words can leave charismatic effects on humans and change people’s lives entirely. How we feel is exactly depends on what we read or hear. They guide our ways and lead our thoughts to the right destination according to one’s understanding, in a world where no one knew what is the meaning of life and how to live’ these are the divine words that helped us to understand nature. Later, people compiled the words and presented them in the world as “Books” after the Chinese invented paper and the process was sped up by Gutenberg’s printing press.
How would you be feeling if there have been no books? Would the planet be an equivalent because it is today? The undeniable truth is ‘No’. Books have played a very crucial role in our lives and always been educating, guiding, and inspiring us for years. These are more than just words written on pieces of paper. They can take you to the imagination and show you incredible things. World Book Day is all about teaching us and especially children the subtle art of reading and the importance of books. The celebration has a strong connection with schools, encouraging and engaging children with books as much as possible. UNESCO has a motive to set this trend worldwide and allow school children to make their opinion about books and develop their interest in reading their favorite books. ‘World Book and Copyright Day is an international and annual book festival organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) that encourages the importance of reading, publishing, and copyright. For the very first time in history, it was celebrated on April 23, 1995, and continues to be celebrated on the same day. It is not just a usual holiday but a festival for bibliophiles. It is also a day for promoting ‘Publishing and Copyright.’ That is why World book day is also known as Copyright day.
As the digital world is taking over and people can access almost everything from the ease of their home as well all the reading stuff is already available over the internet and just one click away from users this use of the internet resulted in a decline in reading books due to these libraries are dying. Keeping in mind reading become more important now than ever in history because it is the time when educational institutions and education are at risk because of the COVID-19 crisis. Most of the schools around the world are closed almost for a year, it is time to reinforce and promote the love of literature in children and foster their growth as readers. It strengthens their abilities in the toughest time of the world. Most essentially reading can increase your vocabulary. Talking about diversity in books there’s also diversity in readers, some people fond of reading biographies, some enjoy novels and other love classics.
No other date could be better chosen for World book day than April 23, it is a representative date for world literature. It is the day marked with the deaths of great writers such as Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega in history also the date of birth and death of other prominent writers such as Maurice Duron, Haldor K. Vladimir Nabokov, Laxness, Manuel Mejía Vallejo. & Joseph Pala. So, no other day can be most suitable to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging people specifically young ones is to unfold the pleasure of reading and have another perspective to respect the priceless contributions of those who have promoted the progress of humanity socially as well as culturally. Acknowledging this UNESCO invented ‘World Book and Copyright Day.’
Bibliophiles can celebrate this occasion in a number of ways and enable us to know the positive effect of reading on your life. You can also contribute to the day by encouraging others to read more and if you are a parent or the one who has close interaction with students you can celebrate the day by reading with them their favorite book if you are the one who does not get much time the best way would be to find some time to read. This is the perfect day to teach children about the treat that reading has and how to imagine because imagination is every child’s best friend and try to protect their imagining power not let it die as acclaimed author Alan Bennett once said: “A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” It is a celebration of reading. It is also the biggest celebration designed by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading and is being celebrated in over 100 countries all over the world. Regardless of any theme people can celebrate this day by doing anything they like to celebrate and there are more creative ways and inspiration you can find on the internet each year.
Another initiative of the professional organization has influenced by World Book and Copyright Day since 2000. A city is chosen each year which pioneer to maintain, through its own initiatives, the drift of the day’s celebration until 23 April of every next year, it receives assistance from UNESCO and backing from States ‘World Book Capital City’. The celebration of World Book and Copyright Day has transformed into a recurrent activity in extending the geographical and cultural influence of books because almost all the regions of the world have been involved in this matter.
It doesn't matter how busy the readers of the book are. They can make time for their hobby of reading, and it feels so good that the whole world is celebrating this day, they understand the important role of books in our lives, more recently, the Internet has replaced a book but still, some people like to read a book on the internet. Reading material that makes sense! Th It doesn't matter how busy the readers of the book are. They can make time for their hobby of reading, and it feels so good that the whole world is celebrating this day, they understand the important role of books in our lives, more recently, the Internet has replaced a book but still, some people like to read a book on the internet. Reading material that makes sense! there are many reasons to love the world, but the most important reason is books, books are the reasons of happiness for book lover.
Happy World Book Day!