Lt.-Gov. Steven Point visits Dasmesh Punjabi School

Students recognized for contributions to literacy program

B.C. Lt.-Gov. Steven Point takes questions from students during a visit to Dasmesh Punjabi School in Abbotsford on Wednesday afternoon.

B.C. Lt.-Gov. Steven Point takes questions from students during a visit to Dasmesh Punjabi School in Abbotsford on Wednesday afternoon.

B.C. Lt.-Gov. Steven Point visited Dasmesh Punjabi School in Abbotsford on Wednesday to thank students for their participation in his literacy project, Write Me a Story.

The school was the top contributor in the province, with almost 500 stories submitted during the 2011/12 school year.

As part of his visit, Point presented the school with some books for their library. In turn, he was presented with a saropa (a length of cloth worn around the shoulders) – the highest honour presented by the Sikh community.

The Write Me a Story project encourages literacy development for all ages through the writing of stories based on illustrations provided by the office of the lieutenant governor.

Since the project began in 2008, more than 4,700 stories have been submitted from 2,900 students in the province.