Published on: December 24, 2021

P.N. PANICKER

P.N. PANICKER

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ABOUT

Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker

  • 1909-1995
  • Known as the Father of the Library Movement of Kerala.
  • His death anniversary, has been observed in Kerala as Vayanadinam (Reading Day) since 1996.
  • In 2017, PM has declared June 19, Kerala’s Reading Day, as National Reading Day in India.
  • The following month is also observed as National Reading Month in India
  • Contributions
    • Led the formation of Thiruvithaamkoor Granthasala Sangham (Travancore Library Association) in 1945 with 47 rural libraries.
    • The slogan of the organization was ‘Read and Grow’.
    • Later on, with the formation of Kerala State in 1956, it became Kerala Granthasala Sangham (KGS).
    • He traveled to the villages of Kerala proclaiming the value of reading.
    • Grandhasala Sangham won the ‘Krupsakaya Award’ from UNESCO in 1975.
    • It became the Kerala State Library Council, with an in-built democratic structure and funding.