Updated: Sep 23
Today we are celebrating National Reading Day. It is celebrated to honor the father of the Library Movement in Kerala, the late P.N. Panicker, whose death anniversary falls on 19th June. So 19th June is marked as the Day of Reading.The 25th edition of the P.N. Panicker Memorial National Reading Day – Reading Month Celebration is being celebrated from today in online mode this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic. P.N. Panicker, who died on June 19, known as the Father of Library Movement in Kerala. As a teacher in his hometown Panicker started the Sanadanadharmam Library in 1926.To observe his death anniversary, the National Reading Day is celebrated nationally.