Read Book Widen Your Horizon

Books have the power to ignite a sense of purpose, transform a nation, and inspire movements while remaining utterly timeless.

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Why shall we read books?

Books have the power to ignite a sense of purpose, transform a nation, and inspire movements while remaining utterly timeless. In this era of modern media, people are misled into believing that virtual platforms are the places that can provide us with connectivity and freedom of thoughts. Yet, the irony is, despite having this pseudo connectivity and freedom, we find ourselves all alone in a continuous battle with depression, anxiety, isolation of thoughts and existential crisis. The realm of books is therefore the only sanctuary where the tormented minds with modern dilemmas can seek comfort and delight. Books provide us with a deeper understanding of the world we live in and of the complexity of human conflicts. Thus George R.R. Martin has justly said - “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only once.” Besides, reading books offers a discourse by listening to another person's voice in a culture that is becoming increasingly disconnected from human interaction.

Why shall you join this competition?

A good reading competition–one that matches your reading needs,can improve your knowledge,skills, and attitude towards life. At the middle of 2021, when we are trying to leave a year of stress, uncertainty, and change behind us,this competition invites you to discover a fresh list of widely celebrated books that can rejuvenate you with optimism and aspirations.

Organizer

United International University (UIU) and The Daily Star have jointly launched a year long book reading campaign.

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United Internationa University

United International University (UIU) has always been a pioneer in leading our youth towards the path of excellence as the mission of UIU is to create excellent human resources with intellectual, creative, moral and practical skills.
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The Daily Star

The Daily Star is the largest circulating daily English-language newspaper in Bangladesh. Founded by Syed Mohammed Ali on 14 January 1991. The Daily Star is considered a newspaper of record for Bangladesh. Read more


Rules

Anyone can participate.

Participants can appear for the test online using a cell phone/desktop/laptop.

Participants can appear for the test online for multiple months.