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National Reading Day 2022, Theme, History, Significance

National Reading Day 2022: In India, National Reading Day is observed every year on the 19th of June. National Reading Day is celebrated to spread awareness among the young generation about the importance of reading. The habit of reading should be developed in everyone because reading not only increases our knowledge but also makes the individual pacific, concentrated and patient. National Reading Day is also known as Vaayanadinam and this name has been given by the Government of Kerala. In this post we have discussed about the history, significance and theme of National Reading Day.

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National Reading Day 2022: History

National Reading Day is celebrated to honor the Keralian Teacher, Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker. P.N Panicker died on 19th June 1995 and to pay tribute to his contributions it was decided to celebrate National Reading Day. The first National Reading Day was celebrated on 19th June 1996 by P N Panicker Vigyan Vikas Kendra and P N Panicker Foundation.

For his enormous contributions P.N Panicker is known as the father of the “Library Movement in Kerala”. Under the  Kerala Grandhasala Sangham (KGS), P N Panicker established 47 libraries in 1946. The Kerala Grandhasala Sangham was formerly known as Thiruvithaamkoor Granthasala Sangham or the Travancore Library Association. To remember the legacy of P N Panicker Ministry of Education under the Government of India issued a stamp on 21st June 2004.

National Reading Day 2022: Significance

National Reading Day is celebrated to make people realize the importance of reading. Reading is one of the good habits which makes our reading skills, creative skills, analytical skills, vocabulary and concentration power strong. In today’s time reading habit has been reduced because people mostly prefer other modes of entertainment like mobile, television, etc. The P N Panicker Vigyan Vikas Kendra and P N Panicker Foundation have been celebrating National Reading Day by organizing events and competitions in schools and colleges related to reading. Through these events the organizations make the young generation aware about the reading habit and make sure that they inculcate this good habit.

National Reading Day 2022: Theme

The theme of 27th National Reading Day 2022 is “Read and Grow”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi started the 22nd National Reading Month Celebrations on 19th June 2017. In his inauguration speech he asked the people of the country to expand the theme “Read and Grow” and continue this process till 2022. So since 2017 every year the theme of the National Reading Day remains the same. The P N Panicker Vigyan Vikas Kendra and P N Panicker Foundation on the occasion of National Reading Day commemorates digital reading month as well as digital week.

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FAQs: National Reading Day 2022

Q.1 When is National Reading Day celebrated?

Ans. National Reading Day is celebrated on 19th June.

Q.2 Why do we celebrate National Reading Day?

Ans. We celebrate National Reading Day to honor the contributions of P N Panicker also know as the father of the Library Movement in Kerala.

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