FILE IMAGE:A railway vendor is reading a tabloid newspaper when he got a free time A scene from Kozhikode Railway Station.
Reading week observance will begin on Friday.District Collector N.Prasanth will inaugurate the program at Gov. Nadakkav Vocational Higher Secondary School.
District Information Office,Literacy Mission, Department of Education are jointly organizing the program.
Another program will be held at the district jail on June 20.District Panchayath president Kanathil Jameela will inaugurate the program.
Reading Day is being observed on June 19,commemorating the contributions of PN Panikker ,founder of Library Movement in the state. Even the digital technology and smart phone revolution changed the concept of reading,newspapers are still the decisive mass communication tool among a large number of people. Reading week programs are arranged in Kerala for next seven days.Schools, cultural institutions and Libraries are all set to observe the day with many activities.
Keralite’s reading habit has been popular as they take newspaper with their morning tea.