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“Imagine without limits and live your passion”- Archana Gopinath

“Imagine without limits and live your passion”, said Ms. Archana Gopinath, founder of The Reading Room . She was interacting with the students of KV Pattom in a session titled ‘Reading Rhetoric’, organized by the Readers’ Club, in connection with the National Library Week celebrations on 16 November 2019.

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Ms. Archana, a civil engineer by profession, enumerated how a passion for books and reading made her choose a new career path through launching a children’s library ‘the Reading Room’ in Thiruvananthapuram that became a popular social space for everyone who loves books.

Mr. S.Ajayakumar welcomed Ms. Archana Gopinath while Ms. Samanwita, Secretary, Readers’ Club proposed the vote of thanks.

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Vinu Abraham inaugurated National Library Week 2019

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Shri Vinu Abraham, famous Malayalam writer inaugurated the National Library Week celebrations of KV Pattom on 14 November 2019. In his speech, he recalled the research carried out by him for the film ‘Celluloid’, the real story of the first heroine of Malayalam film industry, and detailed the historical importance of the place where the school is now situated. Mr Vinu Abraham urged the students to use libraries effectively and make library visits a habit.

Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal, presided over the function.

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National Library Week 2019

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Harry Potter Week 2019

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1. HP Fan Art competition; 20/08/2019

2. HP Quiz; 21/08/2019 (Team event;Categories,6-8 & 9-12)

3. HP Mono Act; 22/08/2019

To participate, register your names in the Library.

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Participate in ‘Reading Mascot for India’ and ‘Share Your Story’ National contests by SLA

SLA celebrates World Book and Copyright Day 2019.

What is ‘World Book and Copyright Day’?

World Book and Copyright Day is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading. Each year, on 23 April, celebrations take place all over the world to recognize the magical power of books – a link between the past and the future, a bridge between generations and across cultures. On this occasion, UNESCO and the international organizations representing the three major sectors of the book industry – publishers, booksellers and libraries, select a city as the World Book Capital to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations until 23 April of the following year.

23 April is a symbolic date in world literature. It is the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. This date was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone to access books – most beautiful invention for sharing ideas beyond the boundaries of humanity space and time as well as the most powerful forces of poverty eradication and peacebuilding. (Source: https://en.unesco.org/commemorations/worldbookday)

School Library Association (SLA) launches two national level competitions to celebrate WBCD 2019. 

1. Reading Mascot for India

What:  Design a mascot for India which inspires everyone to read.

Who can participate: Any school-going child in India can participate. No registration fee.

How to participate:

Step 1: Each participant has to register online.  Register now.

Step 2: Design the Reading Mascot (paper size A4, any medium) (key ideas: books, reading, literacy, knowledge, information, libraries, etc)

Step 3: Send your creation to SLA. There are two ways, (1) Scan it at high resolution and email to slaindia.org@gmail.com OR (2) Send the sheet by ordinary/speed post to KLA HQ (The General Secretary, School Library Association, E-37 F/F, KH No 10/10 Jeewan Park, Pankha Road, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi 110 059).

Important Date:

Last date for online registration and submission: 15 April 2019

Winners: The first three national level winners will be presented each with a memento and a certificate. The entries of the first three winners and other selected entries will be published on the SLA website and be used as reading promotional materials.

Coordinators & contacts:

  1. Dr Sarwesh Pareek, Mob: 09460066504; E-mail: sarweshpareek@yahoo.com
  2. Titiksha Goswami, Mob: 9910248418; E-mail: titikshaghy@gmail.com

 

2. Share your Story

What:  Write a story and share it with the world

Who can participate: Any school-going child in India can participate. No age limit. No registration fee.

How to participate:

Step 1: Each participant has to register online.  Register now.

Step 2: Write a short story (1000-3000 words). You are free to choose any language and topic. 

Step 3: Send your story to SLA. Email the story to slaindia.org@gmail.com (If your story is in a regional language and you face difficulty in typesetting it, scan all the pages and email them to slaindia.org@gmail.com).

Important Date:

Last date for online registration and submission: 15 April 2019

Winners: The first three national level winners will be presented with mementos and certificates. The stories of the first three winners and other selected stories will be published on the SLA website.

Coordinators & contacts :

  1. Darsana Gopinath, Mob: 9495591734; E-mail: darsuj@rediffmail.com
  2. Neena Girish, Mob: 8700196569; Email: neena_girish@yahoo.co.in

Jury

The entries of both competitions will be evaluated by a national level Jury of experts in the respective areas.

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Scholastic Book Fair, 4-6 Feb. 2019

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Scholastic Book Fair 2019

Venue: Near the Main Gate, KV Pattom

Date: 4-6 February 2019

All are welcome.

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Celebrating National Library Week 2018 with ‘Meet the Author’, Book Fair & Competitions

KV Pattom celebrated the National Library Week with an Author Meet, Book Fair and Competitions. Shri B. Murali, famous Malayalam writer and Journalist inaugurated the National Library Week celebrations on 15 November 2018 in the School Assembly.

In his speech, Shri B. Murali shared his experience on books and reading. Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal presided over the function.

The Library in collaboration with M/S Green Books Publishers organized a three  day Book Fair in the school premises from 15 to 18 November 2018. The Fair was also inaugurated by Shri B. Murali.

In the “Meet the Author” session, the Readers’ Club members of KV Pattom interacted with Shri B. Murali who invited their attention towards the importance of imagination. He said that, books give a reader a large space for imagination. The lost abilities like memory in the era of social media and devices could be retrieved through reading.

Shri S. L. Faisal, Librarian welcomed the gathering and Ms Navya Nair, Secretary, Readers’ Club proposed vote of thanks.

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National Library Week 2018

KV Pattom celebrates National Library Week 2018 with a variety of programmes. The celebrations will be inaugurated by famous Malayalam short story writer and Novelist Shri B.Murali on 15 November 2018.

A Mega Book Fair will be conducted in the campus in collaboration with M/s Green Books from15 to17 November 2018.

A Quiz competition on books & authors will be held on 16th Nov.2018 in the Library. Students of classes VI-XII can participate.

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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

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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 Poiesisonline.com. 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 Poiesisonline.com 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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Kendriya Vidyalaya (Shift-I)
Pattom
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Kerala India

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