GR announced to educational institutes to Gift books instead of bouquets to guests.
In memory of late president APJ Abdul Kalam schools were encouraged to observe ‘Reading Day’ on his birth anniversary by reading non-academic books. A GR was issued asking all departments of higher and technical education, non-agricultural universities, higher educational institutes and colleges to not make unnecessary expenditure on flower bouquets for VIPs and guests who kept visiting for meetings and invest in books instead. It is necessary to promote a culture of reading. GR said to achieve it, instead of buying flower bouquets, please purchase books on a variety of subjects that can be gifted to visiting officials. Meanwhile, education officials welcomed the move and promised to fol