Nationwide lockdown inspires reading among Bhutanese children

Never in her eight years did Keetsho Tenzin Pema read like in the past 15 days of the nationwide lockdown in Bhutan

Aug 26, 2020
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Never in her eight years did Keetsho Tenzin Pema read like in the past 15 days of the nationwide lockdown in Bhutan. Every day, the eight-year-old reads 10 children’s books. She has read 150 books to date. Recently, she competed in an online video contest ‘My reading experience during lockdown’ and came second.

An initiative of 10 pages a day reading journey, the competition engaged young people like Keetsho Tenzin Pema to be meaningfully engaged during the lockdown. The participants shared a minute-long video on their reading experience during the lockdown. More than 200 entries were submitted out of which 163 qualified for the contest.

The organisers said that there were more female participants.

In her video, Keetsho talked about Bum Chung Chung Chi Namkhai Daw, The Lion King, Cindrella, and Rapunzel. “Reading is more important than winning this contest,” she said.

https://kuenselonline.com/nationwide-lockdown-inspires-reading-among-children/