Gurugram, Feb. 11 -- The higher education department has directed all state universities and colleges to put in place a framework to encourage reading among students and teachers in line with the National Reading Mission 2022.

In a letter issued to colleges on Monday, the department said that Reading Mission-Haryana had been initiated to inculcate reading habits in students, teachers, and society. "The mission is quite innovative and contemporary since it addresses the lost glory of reading books," stated the letter.

Under the campaign, colleges have been directed to hold monthly book reading sessions by students, mass reading programmes, and interdisciplinary quizzes, among other steps. The targets envisaged by the department include boo...