Books are indeed everyone’s best friends, provided we make them our best companions and devote ample time to developing a great connection with them. There could be such time when you may be asked to deliver a speech on books explaining its importance and the role good books play in our lives. Therefore, in order to help you during such occasions, both short speeches, as well as long speeches on books, have been covered here.
Long and Short Speech on Books
Dear Children – Good Morning to everyone! How you all are doing?
I hope your studies are going smoothly and you are enjoying your academic year in terms of the extra co-curricular activities. There is a lot of enthusiasm and energy in the young generation of today. This exuberance and energy are certainly evident in our each and every student and hence not only as a principal of this school but also as your well-wisher, I want you to tap this energy and channelize it towards the right direction. It is good to be a part of sports and other cultural activities that take place in our school, but it is also important to develop a good reading habit.
So the reason behind paying a visit to your classroom is not only to discuss your concerns but also to encourage you in developing your reading habits. It is often said that books are our best friends and it is indeed true because the knowledge that we derive from reading books will remain with us forever intact and help us in our personal as well as professional growth. I don’t see many students visiting the library and reading books there, which I see as a major cause of concern. The habit of reading books is very important because it will help you become a better person. If nothing more than at least read biographies of legendary people, whose lives are a source of inspiration for others and can also inspire you in profound ways.
Other than being a source of inspiration, books also give us knowledge. Despite the fact that technology has changed our lives in many ways and of course the way we read, it has also better enabled us to easily reach out to diverse sources of knowledge with the help of reading.
We must note that book reading transports us to a different world altogether where we come across people with different languages and cultures from all over the world. While reading different characters, we become one of them and try to relate to them in many ways. Whatever we read, we, of course, try to take out the best from them and different places, such as Middle East, Asia, Europe, America, Africa, and the list just goes on. Our minds also get exposed to a humongous amount of knowledge that lies bare in books and which helps us connect with deep thinkers as well as a variegated mix of emotional hues.
Not only knowledge, but we also derive entertainment from reading books. Short stories, novels, travelogues, poems, and even comic books provide us with thorough entertainment. It also relaxes our mind because we then leave our worries behind and become one with that virtual world. Most importantly, it engages our minds in a way that perhaps no other medium does. Reading ignites our imagination and we become co-creators of that virtual world so much so that we also start animating stories in our minds. Believe it or not, but this is indeed a healthy exercise for our brain.
I, therefore, urge all my students to inculcate this habit of book reading and make the most of your time.
Dear Society Members and Children – I warmly welcome you all to my house! I hope everyone is looking forward to the time when the construction of the library would be complete and it will then be furnished with a lot of interesting books for reading.
Today, therefore, I invited you all so that I can deliver a short speech on books and encourage everyone, children in particular to make the optimum use of our society library. I also invite your suggestions and advice on how we can make this library a better place for all. If anyone feels the lack of something, please feel free to reach me anytime. You are also requested to spread the word in our neighboring societies so that they can also get the advantage of it. The library membership is free for the society members and for the outsiders it would be Rs. 1,000 for a year. I hope the library and its resources would be best utilized without causing them any harm.
Now coming to the important habit of reading books, it is indeed a great habit and books should be treasured. There are even such libraries, which have preserved ancient manuscripts. These manuscripts enable us to get to our roots and act as a window to allow us to travel back in the historical time and derive knowledge out of it.
However, with the giant leap in technology, digital libraries have replaced actual libraries in the physical world out there. These digital libraries just require pressing of buttons and with mobile phones and tablets being so handy anyone can access such libraries anytime, anywhere, even while traveling. The only difference that we feel is instead of turning pages after pages in case of a book, the touch screen method is employed in phones and tablets. Yes, it has brought a sweeping change in the world and has changed the way people have been reading books in the previous times, but reading as a habit has still held sway on the people’s minds.
However, at the same time, we should not divert from our old habit of reading from actual books. Getting to feel the pages of books while reading has a different feeling altogether and buying good books is indeed an excellent investment that will never go waste. As John Milton, the great poet once said, Milton “A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life.”
Good books act as a beam of light that illumines our world and shows us the right path. In the Bible, we do observe the author of a Psalm reiterating this fact, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path!”
It is therefore advisable to make a collection of good books not only at your home but the library too so that more and more people can be benefited out of it. Make good books your companion and see what the magic unfolds! This is all I have to say!
Good Morning Friends and Kids – Hope you all are doing well!
As you know we are planning a visit to the Book Fair this year, I considered it apt to discuss with you all about the importance of books. I am sure we all know that books play an important role in our lives and not only give us knowledge but plenty of joy also. However, still, the interest of people in books is experiencing a decline and many public libraries seem to be lying vacant. What could be the reason behind it? Is it due to the hectic lifestyle of the people or relentless technological advancements that have enabled people to shift from print media to the digital world?
Whatever the case maybe it is never a good thing to stay out of touch from the habit of reading books. The joy of reading from the hard copy is something else as we get to feel the presence of a book and turning one page after the other during a careful reading gives us a sense of achievement.
So books do play a very crucial role in our lives and often prove to be our best companion in the actual sense of the term. They give us abundant knowledge and joy without demanding anything in return. Not only do we learn a lot from them, but they also transport us into a different world altogether and make us forget our sorrows that heavily bog down our souls.
Books are books either available on the internet or written in a physical form. Let’s know what benefits we derive from reading books in a little more detail:
- Good books help raise our standard of living
They enhance our intellectual level and broaden our horizons. They lift our depressed soul and add colors to an otherwise dull life of ours.
- A person should not indulge in reading bad books
Just like good books make us feel happy; there are bad books too that make our lives miserable. Bad books may misguide or mislead us. Even worse, they may even ruin our intellectual level. They also mar our interest in reading serious or good books. So we must refrain from reading bad books.
- Books provide us encouragement when we feel crushed
Good books encourage us to work hard and remain courageous during tough times. They clear the darkness of obscurity and bring the light of knowledge. Books needless to say hone our intellect and enrich our base of knowledge. Therefore, good books are our true companion.
- Books are of various kinds
Books certainly are of various kinds as some deal with nature, some with spirituality, some with different subject matter, such as Science, Sociology, Geography, etc. Thus, we can choose books that interest us and derive an enjoyable experience while reading them.
In the end, all I want to say is never quit reading books, but rather develop an everlasting connection with them.
Hello Friends – Warm Good Evening to all of you! I hope you are having a great time here at this event. We couldn’t find much time to organize this event at a bigger level, but whatever we could do to make this event of books launch interesting for our members, we have done. The realization of our success through this event is evident in your happy faces. Children, in particular, are having a gala time because our main area of focus is to have a collection of children-centric books.
Other than introducing you all to the amazing world of books, I also wish to deliver a short speech on it. If I may ask what is a book? I know everyone must have their own definition of the book. But if I were to give my definition then it would be something like this: A book is like a map that charts out the life of a man as well as life in nature. Each and every page of a good book is like a storehouse of the best and noblest thoughts propounded by man. In a library, you can easily come across such great books that carry in them mighty minds. However, not all books are great as there is literally a tsunami of books these days and as a reader, it is your responsibility to identify between a good book and a bad one before you pick up anything for reading. This precautionary warning is necessary because if you may read bad books and come under its influence then you may also pick up unpleasant habits. As it is said that good books are one’s best companions and when you are choosy in terms of making friends, then why should you choose just any book for reading, which in fact will prove to be an everlasting companion for you in the intellectual journey. Thus, make a wise choice while selecting books.
I would want to reiterate the fact that books are our best companions, philosophers as well as the guide. They inspire us and lift our soul when we feel low and dejected. They bring sunshine and a ray of hope in our lives.
When we read a book, a whole new world is opened before us and we tend to keep ourselves in place of the writer and try to experience things from his/her point of view. Indulging in the habit of reading good books would certainly help in keeping our minds flexible and fit. Just like good and nutritious food helps to keep our body sound and healthy, good books likewise help to keep our mind nourished with good thoughts. So if you have never indulged in reading books, then start with this habit now and experience the change for good.
Everyone connects with the books in many ways as some find good books inspirational, some read books for gaining knowledge, some draw moral lessons out of them and some books even prove a turning point in people’s lives. Thus, we can connect with books in so many ways and evolve ourselves in a better person.