President Unveils the statute of P.N. Panicker

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President of India Mr Ram Nath Kovind unveiled the  statue of late Mr.P.N. Panicker at Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram Kerala .

  • Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker  is also known as the Father of the Library Movement in India.
  • He started   Granthashala Sangam  with about 50 small libraries in 1945  in Kerala which grew into a large network of thousands of libraries.
  • Today in the remotest corner of Kerala there is a library.One of the main reasons for the success of the Kerala government’s  “Sakshara Keralam” to make Kerala fully literate was the availability of library in the remotest corner of Kerala .
  •  To honour and acknowledge P.N.Panicker ,Kerala Government declared June 19, his death anniversary, as Vayanadinam (Reading Day) in  1996
  • In  2017,   Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared June 19 his death anniversary  as National Reading Day in India. The following month is also observed as National Reading Month in India.

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