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‘Meet the Poet’ with Nayanathara

Ms Nayanathara, English poet and artist interacted with the members of Readers’ Club of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom at the ‘Meet the Poet’ programme organized in connection with the National Reading Month. In her speech, she stressed upon the importance of reading to become a good writer. Ms Nayanathara recited poems from her latest book ‘The Children of the white God’. The students of KV Pattom presented own poems that was followed by a discussion.

Shri R. John, in-charge Principal, KV Pattom presided over the programme. Smt L. Jayalakshmi, English Teacher, welcomed the gathering, while S. L. Faisal, Librarian proposed the vote of thanks.

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Meet the Poet, Nayanathara & Recite Your Poem, 28 June 2018



Nayanathara has been mentioned in several leading online literary journals including Kritya, The Brown Critique, Museindia, Contemporary Literary Review: India, Red Leaf Poetry India, The Lab Literary Magazine (Seoul) and The Enchanting Verses International Poetry Journal. In 2011, she bagged the ‘Young Writer’s Award -2011’ instituted by the online literary journal, “Indian Ruminations” for her maiden anthology of poems titled ‘The Scent of Frangipani.’ One of her poems was selected in the ‘Highly Commended’ category for the ‘Inspired by Tagore’ International Writing Competition 2011-2012 organized by the British Council in association with SAMPAD. She has secured the fourth position in the Rabindranath Tagore Award 2014 instituted by Xpress publications in association with Her second book of poems, ‘In the Shade of the Bodhi’, published by Brown Critique, was released in June this year. Nayanathara has bagged the 4th position in the Rabindranath Tagore Poetry Award – 2014 instituted by and Xpress Publications. Her poem, ‘The Miracle Man’, won the commendation prize in the All India Poetry Competition 2014 organized by the Poetry Society of India. In 2016, she bagged the ‘Poet of the Year’ award in the prestigious Delhi International Film Festival. Quite recently, Nayanthara won the sixth position in Rabindranath Tagore Award – 2018. Her latest book, ‘Children of the White God’, a collection of poems and paintings, was released last month. Currently, she is working as a Senior Writer with a leading advertising agency in Trivandrum.

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Library Time Table 2018-’19


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National Reading Day-Reading Month 2018: Inauguration

Shri C. Gouridasan Nair, Kerala Bureau Chief of ‘The Hindu’ will inaugurate the National Reading Day-Reading Month Celebrations on 19 June 2018 at 7.00 am. at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom. Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal will preside over the function.

The Reading Day pledge will be administered on the occasion. Shri C. Gouridasan Nair will also inaugurate the activities of Readers’ Club of the school for the academic year 2018-’19. The month-long events are being organized by the Library and Readers’ Club.

Shri C. Gouridasan Nair

X9X1UiHd_400x400Shri. Gouridasan Nair, who began his journalistic career with the Indian Express has been working in The Hindu since the last 30 years. Apart from being a journalist, he has also been providing journalism training to young aspirants since the past 25 years. As a journalist, he has mostly concentrated on the topic of Indian politics, especially in Leftist politics.

Besides working for the human rights and civil rights of Dalit-tribal organisations, religious minority, he also focuses on society, cinema, and theatre. He had also served as the president of Kerala Union of Working Journalists and and vice-president of Kerala Press Academy.

Gouridasan Nair was selected for the Telegraph-KV Daniel award instituted in memory of Telegraph founder editor KV Daniel for his overall contribution to journalism and                          K. Vijayaraghavan Memorial Award (2018).
He is the son of Susheela Devi and noted writer Vaikom Chandrasekharan Nair. His wife is Ajitha and the couple has a daughter Uma Sankar and son Hari Sankar.
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Library Committee 2018-’19

Chair Person: Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal

Teacher Members

  1. Shri Anthony P. R., PGT (Eng)
  2. Dr Krishnakumar, PGT (hindi)
  3. Smt Ashadevi A., PGT (Geography)
  4. Smt Aswathy, PGT (physics)
  5. Shri Thomas Varghese, TGT (Maths)
  6. Smt. R. Latha, PRT
  7. Shri Pankaj Tijare, PRT
  8. Smt Dipali Antal, PRT

Student Members

  1. Ashifa, XI C
  2. Meera Nair, X C

Member Secretary: Shri S. L. Faisal, Librarian


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National Reading Day-Reading Month Celebration, 19 June 2018

Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom will celebrate the National Reading Day on 19 June 2018. This will mark the beginning of the National Reading Month 2018.

A number of programmes are planned in connection with the month-long celebration  (19 June – 18 July 2018) of books, reading and libraries.




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Launching ‘Infobreak’ and ‘G. K. Hunt 2018’



  1. To improve General Knowledge and Digital Literacy skills of students through online information search, content creation, collaboration, sharing and multimedia learning.
  2. Unknowingly, making students use the buffer time available during the lunch break to gain General Knowledge.


  1.  ‘G. K. Hunt’: Competition for Class VI-XI students on preparing PowerPoint presentations based on any theme/topic related General Knowledge. Maximum 25 slides with texts/questions & answers/images/videos/facts, etc.
  2. Selected presentations/videos will be screened continuously for 10 minutes in the library during the lunch break.
  3. Selected presentations will be awarded gifts/certificates.
  4. Selected participants will be given an opportunity to present special items in the morning assembly.
  5. A database of presentations will be prepared and published on the project blog.
  6. At the end of the academic year, a GK Quiz competition will be conducted.

Email to send presentations:

G.K. Hunt 2018

  • Class VI-XI students can participate, individually and as a Team of Two.
  • Prepare Powerpoint Presentations on any General Knowledge Topics or Themes (see some suggested topics).
  • Maximum 20-25 slides (you may include texts/ images/videos or animations). If it is in a quiz format, include the question and the answer on the same slide.
  • The first slide must consist of the details; G. K.Topic, Name, Class & Division of the Student.
  • Completed ppts should be sent to on or before 20th June 2018.
  • Register online here
  • Winners will be awarded prizes and certificates.
  • For more information, visit the Library or Ask your Librarian.

Suggested Topics

  1. India-States
  2. India-culture
  3. India-Personalities
  4. India-Sports
  5. India-Arts (music, dance, drama, painting, etc)
  6. India-History, Monuments, Years
  7. India-Geography
  8. India-Politics
  9. India-Towns and places of importance
  10. India-Reforms and movements
  11. India-Freedom struggle
  12. India-Constitution
  13. Cities & Rivers
  14. Indian History in chronology
  15. National symbols, Awards
  16. World-Countries, Flags, Capitals, Cities
  17. World-History, Population, Arts, Sports, Culture, Religions
  18. World history in chronology
  19. Environment & Ecology
  20. Top 10 Lists
  21. Statistics-Longest, largest & smallest
  22. Awards and Honours
  23. Amazing Facts
  24. Science Facts
  25. History Facts
  26. Sports Facts
  27. Economic Facts
  28. Mythology Facts
  29. Earth
  30. Atmosphere
  31. Space & Universe
  32. Information Technology
  33. Important Days
  34. National & International Organizations
  35. Books & Authors
  36. Discoveries and Inventions
  37. Science & Technology
  38. Mughal Empire
  39. Gupta Period
  40. Indus Valley civilization
  41. Currency & inflation
  42. Asian Games
  43. National Games
  44. World Cup Football
  45. Cricket
  46. Current Affairs-National/International/Regional
  47. Persons in News
  48. Places in News
  49. Longest and Largest in India
  50. List of Firsts in India (Female)
  51. List of Firsts in India (Male)
  52. List of Chief Ministers and Governors
  53. National Emblems of Famous Countries
  54. Signs and Symbols And Their Meanings
  55. News Agencies of Different Countries
  56. Famous Monuments Of World
  57. Railway Zones in India
  58. Classical Dances of India
  59. Himalayan River
  60. Name of all the Important Highways
  61. International Airports of India
  62. Indian Cities and Their Nicknames
  63. Inland Waterways of India
  64. Major Ports in India
  65. National Parks in India
  66. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India
  67. Biosphere Reserves in India
  68. Tiger Reserves in India
  69. 10 important rivers in India
  70. Famous Monuments Of World
  71. International Boundary Lines
  72. Thermal and Nuclear Power Plants in India
  73. Agricultural Seasons in India
  74. Wildlife Sanctuaries in India
  75. Botanical Gardens in India
  76. Nicknames
  77. National Parks
  78. Waterfalls
  79. Union Cabinet
  80. Alternative names of personalities
  81. Father of different fields
  82. Old and new names of cities/states/countries
  83. Abbreviations
  84. Characters and creators
  85. Sobriquets of India/World
  86. Languages of India
  87. Hill stations
  88. Libraries, Museums
  89. Higher learning institutions
  90. Dams & Rivers
  91. Stadiums and grounds
  92. Films, Directors, Actors
  93. Lakes
  94. Revolutions
  95. Most influential people, richest, top companies
  96. Important Bird sanctuaries
  97. Important themes of events
  98. latest invention & discoveries in India
  99. National news, International News
  100. Census
  101. Budget
  102. Kerala Facts
  103. Quotations
  104. Famous last lines/first lines
  105. Food & Cuisines
  106. Mahatma Gandhi
  107. Freedom Fighters
  108. Social movements/uprising
  109. History of Kerala
  110. Professions, etc, etc…
  111. Current Affairs

You may select any one of the topics or have a new one of your choice.







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