What is the Year of Reading?
It is an initiative launched by HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, to foster a culture of reading in the minds of citizens and residents of the UAE, and to develop an integrated national framework with the aim of preparing a generation of readers who are knowledgeable about all the cultures of the world. The Supreme Committee for the “Reading Year” was formed to coordinate all efforts and implement the strategic initiatives aimed at achieving the objectives of this initiative.
Various initiatives have been launched and implemented nationwide, covering all segments of the society, from children to elderly. These initiatives included many activities and events that are related to reading, which were carefully designed to meet the needs of the target groups namely: families, society, students and employees.