The 12th Reading Month opened in Shenzhen
The 12th Reading Month began yesterday, and this year residents will face a feast of book related activities. a total of 530 activities ranging from traditional programs, literature forums and writing competitions, activities that will promote reading and reading through new media will also be introduced.
Since its launched in 2000 Reading Month, the program have been a cultural festival in Shenzhen attracting nine million participants in the past years. 30 cities have also followed Shenzhen by doing their own Reading Month. As of today the program have donated books worth 16 million yuan to schools found in the remote villages in the country.
This year ten organizations plus ten individuals have been awarded for promoting mass reading, which the first time that happened in the history of Reading Month.