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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.

NLW 2018 Poster

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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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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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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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National Library Week 2017


  1. Quiz on Book & Authors (Class VI-IX): 16 Nov. 2017
  2. Essay Writing on the topic ” Reading and Social Media” (Class X-XII): 17 Nov. 2017
  3. Book Jacket Designing (Class VI-IX): 18 Nov. 2017

Exhibition of Malayalam Books :14-21 Nov. 2017

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Meet the Author: Venita Coelho, 21 Sept. 2017


Venita Coelho works with images, words and paint. She is writer who has worked in film, television and literature. She has nine published books to her credit. These include ‘Dead as a Dodo’ which won the Hindu Award for the best fiction for children 2016. ‘Washer of the Dead’ was long listed for the Frank O’Connor award. She is a screenwriter, and is currently working on a film for Raj Kumar Hirani productions. As an artist she works with charcoal and with acrylic paint on glass.

Venita Coelho lives in an old Portuguese house in Goa with four dogs and a cat. She is about to set off on a great adventure – having converted a Tempo traveller into a caravan, she and her daughter are off to travel across India.

Meet Ms Venita Coelho at KV Pattom Library on 21 September 2017 at 10.00 am.

Know more about Venita Coelho

Frankly Speaking with Venita Coelho

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‘Little Open Library’ inaugurated

Adv. V. K. Prasanth, Mayor, Thiruvananthapuram city Corporation inaugurated the “Little Open Library” (LOLib), an open, free and voluntary book exchange initiative at KV Pattom on Reading Day, 19 June 2017.

The prime objective of LOLib is to share one’s favourite books with the community. Anyone may take a book from the LOLib. But she or he has to leave a book in return, which may be taken by someone else. Students are inspired to exchange any number of good books in this Little Open Library. The project was conceived and implemented by Shri S. L. Faisal, Librarian, under the guidance of Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal of the school.

In his speech, Adv. V. K. Prasanth urged students to wisely choose their reading materials and called the parents for becoming conscious about the adverse effects of visual media.

The Mayor also inaugurated the Reading Week Celebrations and the activities of various Clubs of the school. Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal, welcomed the chief guest and Shri R. John, Senior Teacher proposed the vote of thanks. Dr. S. D. Rani, Vice Principal (Shift-II) and Smt S. Shyla, Head Mistress were also present.

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City Mayor to inaugurate National Reading Week (19-25, 2017) Celebrations and the ‘Little Open Library’

indexThe National Reading Week (19-25 June) Celebrations will be inaugurated by Adv.  V. K. Prasanth, Honourable Mayor, Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation on 19 June 2017 at 11.00 am.

The Mayor will formally inaugurate the ‘Little Open Library‘ (LOLib), an open, free and voluntary community book exchange initiative.

In connection with the National Reading Week , the library is conducting the following competitions. Interested students may register their names on or before 19 June 2017.

  1. Reading Day Quiz (Class VI-VIII), June 20, 2017; 3rd  Period in the Library
  2. Essay Writing (Class IX-XII),“Reading in the Digital Age”, June 21, 2017; 7th  Period in the Library.
  3. Story Telling (Class IV-V), June 20-21, 2017; Primary Section
  4. 50 Word Mini Story Writing (Digital), Open to Class VI-XII students & Staff (E-Mail your entries to OR SMS/WhatsApp to 9447699724, Last Date: 22 July 2017; 11pm)


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