Writer P. Valsala will inaugurate ‘Vayanavasantham,’ a reading improvement programme for schools, at BEM Higher Secondary School here on Wednesday.

Setting up of school readers’ and cultural forums, home libraries, and organising book exhibitions would be part of the district panchayat’s programme, a press release issued here said.


The district panchayat will give an award to the best performing schools during the valedictory function of the campaign in the Malayalam month of Chingam.

Reading Day message

The Reading Week will be observed in Kannur from June 19 to 25. Kannur University Vice-Chancellor M.K. Abdul Khader will inaugurate the observance at Government Vocational Higher Secondary School here on Wednesday. District Collector Rathan Kelkar will deliver the Reading Day message. District panchayat president K.A. Sarala will preside over the function.


Municipal chairperson Roshni Khalid and P.N. Panicker Foundation State secretary Karayil Sukumaran will be present. A short documentary on P.N. Panicker will be shown.

A series of programmes such as quiz, essay competition, and cultural contests will be held as part of the observance, being organised by the Information and Public Relations Department, Education Department, Panchayats Department, P.N. Panicker Foundation, and Library Council.