World Book Day, also known as World Book and Copyright Day, or International Day of the Book, is an annual event the organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. World Book Day was first celebrated on 23 April 1995, and continues to be recognized on that day. A related event in the United Kingdom and Ireland is observed in March (Wikipedia).
And this year’s World book day is today.
There are three core purposes of celebrating the World Book day and I will like to encourage you based on these:
Promoting reading: Readers are leaders. Reading grows your mind and expands your horizon. I personally love to read books because it takes you to into realms that the author has been to but you might never get to physically.
Publishing: I once saw a quote about books being the best legacy that you could leave in the world. There is at least one book in each person. Your experience can be documented and left as a legacy to others. There is at least one person that needs the message from your inspired story written in a book.
Copyright: We must respect the efforts that authors put into writing books. I can tell you for free that it’s a lot of effort. Give proper credit when you quote from their works. Encourage them by buying their books and sending them feedback after you have read their works. Those are the best gifts you can give them for investing their intellect in books in other to enlighten people.
I charge you to make a decision to engage more with books through reading and writing.
Happy World Book Day!