They say – books are our best friends. Books are not just our friends but also prove to be an excellent guide, philosophers, and also make sure to be a good companion whenever required. Especially during this tough time when the entire world is struggling to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, most people are keeping themselves busy at home by reading books and making the most of this lockdown period.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic-led lockdown, books become a significant source of information, comfort, and entertainment which is why the transformational power of the books should be used to its maximum advantage in beating the feeling of isolation. This valuable time at hand should be rightly used in inculcating reading habits in children for which parents should read good books along with their children.
Today the world is celebrating Book Day or also known as International Day of the Book. On April 23 every year, World Book Day is celebrated. Besides, this day is known as World Copyright Day too.
The World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to encourage the joy of book reading. On April 23 every year, this celebration occurs all across the globe to understand the extent of books – a link that connects the past and the future, and a bridge that links the generations and cultures across.
On April 23, we also commemorate the world-famous author William Shakespeare as he was born and died on this day. Besides, other renowned authors like Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega died on the same day.
In 1995, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) first decided to celebrate this day as World Book and Copyright Day in their general conference held in Paris.