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The question of who is the best friend is the answer from elders and spiritual leaders to academics-books. Books only give us we don't take it. Apart from developing information, education, knowledge, wisdom, it teaches us to live life. It has a big role to play in making man a man in true values. Today is World Book Day on April 23 and, therefore, we are talking about various aspects from the history behind celebrating it and also telling the relevance of the book from the perspective of a teacher, writer, and reader.

First of all, know about the history behind World Book Day. The first World Book Day in the world was celebrated on April 23, 1995. This date was fixed by UNESCO. It is a day to remember the great writers of the world. World-renowned writer William Shakespeare passed away on April 23 in the year 1616, while in the year 1926, the famous Spanish writer Miguel de Sarvanis also passed away on the same day.

Distributed Books instead of Roses

The idea of celebrating World Book Day on April 23 came from a Tradition of Spain, where ' Rose Day ' is celebrated on April 23 every year. People express love on this day and give each other rose flowers. In the year 1926, when Miguel de Cervantes passed away, people distributed books instead of roses. This tradition continued in Spain, and the idea of celebrating World Book Day came on this day. In Britain and Ireland, since St. George's Day takes place on April 23, World Book Day is celebrated on the first Thursday of March.

According to reports, a two-day reading marathon is held in Spain, and a writer is given the prestigious Miguel de Cervantes Award at the valedictory function. In Sweden, writing competitions are held on this day in educational institutions. This day is celebrated in different ways in different countries of the world. In many places, institutions distribute free books.

In the lockdown period, the youth, the students, should utilize the time and read the books. Apart from textbooks, books related to national and social consciousness should be read. The biography of India's great men, freedom fighters, philosophers, literators, thinkers, and thinkers should also be read. We should learn from the books in our lives. Reading books should involve us in our regular karma and practice.

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