In this Article we discuss about the Celebration of National Reading Day, Week and Month, 2022
What and Why Celebrate National Reading Day, Week and Month
The National Education Policy 2020 has emphasized reading as a key skill for foundational learning. The critical role played by Public/Schools/Digital libraries towards this end is also highlighted. The P. N. Panicker Foundation has been a key contributor in this area.
Honouring the father of the Library Movement, the late P.N. Panicker, 19thJune is being celebrated as Reading Day and the following week as the Reading Week. Started as a Reading Day Celebration on 19th June 1996, it has become a mass movement to promote the culture of reading. On 19th June 2017, Hon’ble Prime Minister launched the 22ndNational Reading Month Celebrations and gave a clarion call to propagate the message of ‘Read and Grow’ among all the citizens of the country by 2022.
The 27thNational Reading Day will be celebrated on 19th June 2022, the following week as Reading Week and Reading Month will be celebrated from 19th June to 18th July 2022. A variety of events will be organized in hybrid mode in Schools/Colleges/Libraries by the P. N. Panicker Foundation.
Date of National Reading Day 2022
The 27thNational Reading Day will be celebrated on 19th June 2022
What is P. N. Panicker Foundation ?
P N Panicker, the father of Library and Literacy Movement in Kerala is an eminent personality, who was the pillar behind the socio- cultural rebirth in Kerala. P N Panicker Foundation, the mother organization of P N Panicker Vigyan Vikas Kendra was established during the Sathabhishek year (84th birth anniversary of P N Panicker) under the Chairmanship of Justice V R Krishna Iyer to spearhead developmental issues focusing on inclusive growth in tune with the technological advancement.
The details of these activities are available at the link: pnpanickerfoundation.org
FAQ – Some Questions and Answer Regarding Reading Day
- When was first started Reading Day Celebration ? – 19th June 2017
- Who declared June 19 National Reading Day? – Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
- Why do we celebrate Reading Day? – 19th June is celebrated as National Reading Day in India to honour the Keralite teacher, P.N. Panicker.