On behalf of world book day Books and beyond Kumaraguru conducted a reading session on April 25,2021. The short story, ‘the lottery’ by Shirley Johnson was read during the session which was held between 6 and 7 pm. About 15+ participants enthusiastically participated in the event. MS teams was utilised as the online platform. The motto of the event is to bring the readers together on the occasion of world book day. The moral of the short story is not to believe all the traditions and superstitions blindly.