Thursday, November 30, 2023

The general secretary of the Ministry of Culture emphasizes the importance of reading

The secretary general of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports, José Luis Gil Soto, today encourages young people and men, in particular, to be more interested in reading and emphasizes the importance of reading ” to check everything” what we want. to be” as a society and as people. This was stated today during the inauguration of the XVI Meeting of Reading Clubs of Extremadura, organized by the Board’s Reading Promotion Plan at the Villanueva de la Serena Congress Palace. During his speech , José Luis Gil Soto shows that currently the 520 reading clubs in the region “have a woman’s face”, because most of them are mostly made up of women who love to read. Along these lines, he emphasizes the importance of involving many men and young people in the love of reading, “a unique corner of culture.” He pointed out that reading is an act of individual reflection that, when shared, becomes collective. The things we want are better when they are shared,” added the general secretary, who also highlighted the challenge that the Ministry considers to continue consolidating and expanding the number of reading clubs in the region, which has already led to 9,400 users. CRISTINA MORATÓ The XVI Meeting of Reading Clubs of Extremadura has as its protagonist the journalist and writer Cristina Morató, whose career is basically focused on promoting and showing the history of women who have been forgotten by history. José Luis Gil Soto highlights the historical journey made by Morató of “women who had something to say in a historical moment where women said very little”, such as Catherine of Aragon, daughter of Catholic kings and Queen Consort of England, Catherine the Great of Russia, Empress Cixi of the Chinese Empire or Mary of Aragon, was buried in Guadalupe with her son Edward IV of Castile. “The journey of women’s literature that they say cannot be reached in one lifetime,” said Gil Soto, who encouraged us to continue promoting reading from our own homes, “because the heritage of humanity it’s in the books.” , and when that legacy is forgotten, we forget how we got here.”

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