Vaachan Prerna Diwas was celebrated in St. Xavier’s High School on 15 Oct., 2016.

Paying homage to veteran scientist and former president of India APJ Abdul Kalam, the state government celebrates Kalam’s birth anniversary on October 15 as ‘Vaachan Prerna Diwas ie, (Reading Inspiration Day)’in schools across the state.

The following activities were conducted during the day.

8.45 To 9.00 am: Introduction on Vaachan Prerna Diwasin commemoration of Dr. A P J Kalam , and its significance.

Time Class Activity
9.00 – 9.30 V & VI Teacher reads aloud a story with a moral value.
  VII & VIII Students read aloud headline news from newspaper.
9.30 – 10.00 V –VIII Silent reading of books/newspaper by students.
10.00 – 10.15 V –VI Students recite a poem/narrate a story read by them.
  VII –VIII Students write a summary on what is read by them.
10.15 – 10.45 V –VIII Students prepare posters/drawings/charts/proverbs quotes & display on board.
10.45 – 11.15 V –VIII Playing of an audio clip. Inter house reading competition

(Presentation of an inspiring speech/story/article).


The students worked with great enthusiasm with the co-operation and guidance of their teachers. They enjoyed the activities and participated wholeheartedly. Thus the entire day was spent on reading and creative activities which brought out the interest and love for reading among students and teachers.

Mrs. Elaine Fernandes

Co- ordinator