Good morning one and all. Respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends, it is my pleasure and privilege to stand before you today. I am honored to have this opportunity to speak to such a distinguished audience.
Today on this occasion, I would like to discuss books and their importance in our lives. “Books are a uniquely portable magic,” as the phrase goes. They have the ability to take us to new worlds, inspire us, inform us, and widen our perspectives.
For millennia, books have served as a source of education and enjoyment. They have the ability to influence our ideas and deeds and are a mirror of the wisdom of humanity as a whole. According to Neil Gaiman “Making sense of the world through books. Without a compass, it’s challenging to navigate the complex world we live in.”
Books have the power to transform people’s lives. They can motivate us to improve ourselves and enlighten us about the world and our place in it. Any book that encourages a youngster to develop a reading habit and make reading one of his fundamental needs is beneficial to him, as Maya Angelou once stated.
Our mental health can benefit much from reading as well. It can lessen stress, enhance mental performance, and possibly aid stop cognitive degeneration. “Books are a uniquely portable magic, but they’re also a form of magic that is easily accessible and affordable to everyone,” novelist Stephen King once stated. They have the ability to teleport the reader i to an amazing and magical universe. They provide an escape and sometimes they help solve the problems.
Our lives would not be complete without literature. They give us information, amusement, inspiration, and a way to unwind from the pressures of daily life. Reading can improve our lives in a variety of ways and make us better people.
James Baldwin, a writer, once stated “You may believe that your suffering and anguish are unheard of in human history, but then you read. I learned from literature that the things that bothered me the most were also the things that bound me to every person who had ever lived.”
So let’s make reading more books a habit and be grateful for the gift of knowledge they offer. Thank you.