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Read for social change, says writer

Staff Reporter

The role reading has played in the State's achievements in socio-educational fronts stressed



Promoting a culture:Writer Perumbadavam Sreedharan inaugurating the district-level Reading Day observance in Kollam; and (right) Pathanamthitta District Collector S. Lalithambika reading out the Reading Day oath at the district-level function at Jawahar Memorial High School, Malayalappuzha, near Pathanamthitta, on Saturday.


KOLLAM: Writer Perumbadavam Sreedharan said here on Saturday that people should engage in reading not just to while away time, but to ignite their minds. He was inaugurating a district-level Reading Week observance organised jointly by the Education Department, P.N. Panicker Foundation and the Jan Shikshan Sansthan.

Mr. Sreedharan said renowned books had often become the cause to take up the fight against injustice. Reading should be intended for growth of cultural outlook and social change. He said the late P.N. Panicker was a man who worked with such an outlook. Panicker also travelled widely across the State to promote reading, especially by establishing rural libraries. The former minister C.V. Padmarajan presided. District Collector A. Shajahan administered the Reading Day oath to the gathering present at the function. The former Editor of Janayugam Thengamam Balakrishan spoke.

Reading vital: MLA

Staff Reporter writes from Pathanamthitta: The district-level inauguration of ‘Reading Week' observance was held at Jawahar Memorial High School at Malayalappuzha, near here, on Saturday. In his inaugural address, Raju Abraham, MLA, said Kerala society had recognised the importance of reading and the high literacy rate was a testimony to this.

High literacy

The State's developments in the socio-educational fields were a reflection of this high literacy rate and reading habit, the MLA said. District Collector S. Lalithambika read out the Reading Day oath on the occasion.

The function was jointly organised by the Information and Public Relations Department, he district administration, the Education Department and the P.N. Panicker Foundation.

K.K. Vasudevan Nair, Malayalappuzha panchayat president, presided over the function.

K. Jayavarma, district panchayat standing committee (Education) chairman, Deputy Director of Education T.P. Sivaraman, District Education Officer K.R. Geetha, District Information Officer N. Radhakrishna Pillai and P.N. Panicker Foundation secretary N.V. Gopalakrishnan also spoke.

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