Sabina Thapa, grade five (Vishnu Devi Siksha Sadan School, Kathmandu) bagged the title of the ‘Fastest Reader’ in the one minute Nepali reading competition organized by merocreation.com on the occasion of ‘International Book Giving Day 2021’. Sabina read 125 words correctly in a minute.
Riva Neupane, grade five (Tasir English Secondary School, Makwanpur) secured the second position in the event by reading 125 words correctly in a minute. Similarly, Aditya Regmi (Vishwa Niketan Secondary School, Kathmandu), Bardan Dhital (Ideal Model Higher Secondary School, Lalitpur) and Roman Khadka (Janajyoti Secondary School, Kathmandu) secured the third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.
The ‘Fastest Reader’ was awarded with a cash prize, books and certificates, while the rest were awarded books and certificates, which were sponsored by Muna Tumchha.
Thirty children had participated in the competition from twenty different schools and out of them, seven top readers were selected for the final round. The top seven readers were selected on the basis of their fluency, accuracy and clarity in reading.
The final event was set live via the official facebook page of merocreation on 16 February, in which the top seven readers had a fierce competition to secure the title ‘Fastest Reader’. The event was conducted in two sessions. The first was the live reading competition, which was followed by the book conversation with Ms. Mehak Bhandari, grade nine (Janajyoti Secondary School, Tahachal). She shared her reading journey, the reasons for reading and how additional book reading has widened the horizon of her knowledge with some other interesting moments.
According to the chief editor, “The aim of this event is to encourage children to read Nepali texts and help develop reading habits in children”.