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World Book & Copyright Day 2021

KV Pattom celebrates World Book and Copyright Day (WBCD) on April 23, 2021. An online book talk is organized in connection with the WBCD on the topic “10 Books to inspire” on April 23, 2021, at 6.00 pm. The programme is organized by the Library and Readers’ Clubs of KV Pattom.

Ms. Anjali Rajan Dileep, Storyteller & Founder, Apple Story Club, (popularly known as RJ Anjali on Club FM) will present 10 Books that will inspire students to face the challenges in these difficult times.

Registration is open to the students of Class 6-12 and teachers of KV Pattom (both shifts).

Know more about World Book & Copyright Day

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo.

It 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, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. With this in mind, UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day. The Day is celebrated by a growing number of partners and since its launch has shown itself to be a great opportunity for reflection and information on a significant theme.

It is observed by millions of people in over 100 countries, in hundreds of voluntary organizations, schools, public bodies, professional groups and private businesses. In this lengthy period, World Book and Copyright Day has won over a considerable number of people from every continent and all cultural backgrounds to the cause of books and copyright. It has enabled them to discover, make the most of and explore in greater depth a multitude of aspects of the publishing world: books as vectors of values and knowledge, and depositories of the intangible heritage; books as windows onto the diversity of cultures and as tools for dialogue; books as sources of material wealth and copyright-protected works of creative artists. All of these aspects have been the subject of numerous awareness-raising and promotional initiatives that have had a genuine impact. There must nevertheless be no let-up in these efforts.

Since 2000, World Book and Copyright Day has inspired another initiative of professional organizations which receives the assistance of UNESCO and backing from States: World Book Capital City. Each year a city is chosen which undertakes to maintain, through its own initiatives, the impetus of the Day’s celebrations until 23 April of the following year. Almost all the regions of the world, in turn, have already been involved in this process, which thus transforms the celebration of books and copyright into a recurrent activity, extending still further the geographical and cultural influence of books.

Over recent years, the World Day has shown that it can be a potent symbol for the launch of major support operations, in particular in Latin America and Africa.


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Khyrunnisa A. inaugurated National Library Week 2020

Ms Khyrunnisa A., famous author of children’s fiction and columnist inaugurated the National Library Week celebrations at Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom on November 14, 2020.

Ms Khyrunnisa, the creator of popular Butterfingers Series of books interacted with children and answered their questions in a live online meet which was also streamed on YouTube.

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‘Listen stories and learn how to write it’ from Mrs K.A. Beena

പ്രശസ്ത എഴുത്തുകാരി ശ്രീമതി കെ. എ. ബീന കഥ പറയുന്നു, കഥയെഴുത്തിനെക്കുറിച്ചു സംസാരിക്കുന്നു.

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പത്രപ്രവര്‍ത്തനത്തിലും ഇംഗ്ലീഷ് സാഹിത്യത്തിലും ബിരുദാനന്തര ബിരുദം. കേരളകൗമുദി, കലാകൗമുദി വിമന്‍സ് മാഗസിന്‍, ഗൃഹലക്ഷ്മി തുടങ്ങിയ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരണങ്ങളില്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിച്ചു. 1991 ല്‍ ഇന്ത്യന്‍ ഇന്‍ഫര്‍മേഷന്‍ സര്‍വ്വീസില്‍ ചേര്‍ന്നു. ഡയറക്ടറേറ്റ് ഒഫ് അഡ്‌വര്‍ടൈസിംഗ് ആന്റ് വിഷ്വല്‍ പബ്ലിസിറ്റി (ഡി.എ.വി.പി), പ്രസ് ഇന്‍ഫര്‍മേഷന്‍ ബ്യൂറോയുടെ തിരുവനന്തപുരം, ഗുവാഹത്തി ഓഫീസുകളില്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്. ആകാശവാണി യിലും ദൂരദര്‍ശനിലും ന്യൂസ് എഡിറ്ററായിരുന്നു. ഇപ്പോള്‍ എറണാകുളം ഫീല്‍ഡ് ഔട്ട് റീച്ച് ബ്യൂറോയില്‍ പ്രവര്‍ത്തിക്കുന്നു. ആനുകാലികങ്ങളില്‍ കോളങ്ങളും കഥകളും, ലേഖനങ്ങളും എഴുതുന്നു. സ്‌കൂള്‍ വിദ്യാര്‍ത്ഥിനിയായിരിക്കുമ്പോള്‍ നടത്തിയ റഷ്യന്‍ പര്യടനത്തെ ആസ്പദമാക്കി 1981-ല്‍ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ച ‘ബീന കണ്ട റഷ്യ’ ആണ് ആദ്യ പുസ്തകം. ബ്രഹ്മപുത്രയിലെ വീട് , ചുവടുകള്‍, നദി തിന്നുന്ന ദ്വീപ്, ബഷീര്‍ എന്ന അനുഗ്രഹം , ബഷീറിന്റെ കത്തുകള്‍ , ഡേറ്റ്‌ലൈന്‍-ചരിത്രത്തെ ചിറകിലേറ്റിയവര്‍ ,റേഡിയോ കഥയും കലയും , കൗമാരം കടന്നു വരുന്നത് , ശീതനിദ്ര , കഥകള്‍, അമ്മമാര്‍ അറിയാത്തത് , അമ്മക്കുട്ടിയുടെ ലോകം ,അമ്മക്കുട്ടിയുടെ സ്‌ക്കൂളില്‍ ,അമ്മക്കുട്ടിയുടെ അത്ഭുതങ്ങള്‍ , പെരുമഴയത്ത്, അതിര്‍ത്തിയുടെ അതിര്, കുട്ടിക്കാലം എന്നിവയാണ് പ്രധാന കൃതികള്‍. ബ്രഹ്മപുത്രയിലെ വീട് Magic of Brahmaputhra എന്ന പേരില്‍ ഇംഗ്‌ളീഷില്‍ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്.

പത്രപ്രവര്‍ത്തനത്തിനുള്ള വി കെ മാധവന്‍കുട്ടി അവാര്‍ഡ്, ലാഡ്‌ലി മീഡീയ പ്രാദേശിക , ദേശീയ അവാര്‍ഡുകള്‍ , രാജലക്ഷ്മി പുരസ്‌കാരം തുടങ്ങി നിരവധി അംഗീകാരങ്ങള്‍ ലഭിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്.

Meet the Author: Mrs K. A. Beena

Malayalam writer K. A. Beena (കെ.എ.ബീന) is an Indian author, journalist and columnist who writes in Malayalam. She started her career as a journalist for Kerala Kaumudi publications and later worked for Mathrubhumi Publications. In 1991, she joined the Indian Information Service, for the government of India. She has published 28 books including travelogues, short story collections, novels for children, collection of essays, memoirs and media-related books. In 2014 and 2016, Beena received the regional and national Laadli Media Award.She received V.K. Madhavan kutty journalism award in 2016. Along with her written works, Beena regularly contributes columns in leading publications. Beena started writing in her early school days. Beena’s first book Beena Kanda Russia, a travelogue, was written at the age of 13. The book recounts her experiences of attending the International Children’s camp at Artek, in the Ukrainian SSR, in 1977. In 1987, she became the assistant editor for the Kerala Kaumudi women’s magazine and moved to the Gruhalekshmi Mathrubhumy Group of Publications in 1989. In 1991, she joined the Indian Information Service for the Government of India and has worked as the news editor of All India Radio and Doordarshan. She also worked in the Press Information Bureau and Directorate of Advertisement and Visual Publicity. Beena is a regular columnist in many Malayalam publications. Her columns in the Kerala Kaumudi daily Adayalangal, the Mathrubhumi online Akakazcha, the Manorama online Vakkukalkappuram and the Deshabhimani weekly Vazhivilakku were widely acclaimed. She has also contributed columns to the Deshabhimani daily, Malayalam news, Vanitha, Kanyaka.

During the last 35 years, there have been numerous editions of Beena Kanda Russia. In 2015, it was republished. Her other noted work Brahmaputhrayile veedu is of her travel experiences in the North East[ambiguous]. Chuvadukal and Nadi Thinnunna Dweep are also here widely accepted travelogues. She travels to Indian villages and writes about the rural settings in many magazines. Presently[when?] working as assistant director, Directorate of Field Publicity, Ernakulam. Her book on the legendary writer Vaikom Muhammed Basheer, Basheer Enna Anugraham, is a memoir and tribute to the writer. The book reveals an unusual friendship between them. Beena’s novels for children, Ammakkuttiyude Lokam and Ammakkuttiyude School are widely read. Perumazhayath is her nostalgic memories of her friends. Sheethanidra and Kaumaram Kadannu Varunnathu are short story collections. Radio Kathayum Kalayum is the book on the history of radio broadcasting in Malayalam. Date line – Charithathe Chirakilettiyavar is the life sketches of 17 veteran journalists of Kerala. BIBLIOGRAPHY Travelogues Beena Kanda Russia, Brahmaputhrayile Veedu, Chuvadukal, Nadi Thinnunna Dweep Short stories Kaumaram Kadannu Varunnathu, Sheethanidra. Kadhakal Children’s literature Ammakkuttiyude Lokam, Ammakkuttiyude School, Ammkkuttiyude Athbhuthangal, Madhyamangalkku Parayanullathu Memoirs Basheer Enna Anugraham, Basheerinte Kathukal, Perumazhayath, Athirthiyude Athiru, Kuttikkalam Media Radio Kathayum Kalayum, Dateline – Charithrathe Chirakilettiyuavar, Varthakal Report Cheyyunathu Collection of essays Bhoothakkannadi, Ammamar Ariyathathu, Kadannal,Ethanu Sanittari Padinte Anthima Rahasyam.


Laadli Media Award 2014 and 2016 (online and print), Regional and National Awards instituted by United Nations Population Fund and Population First, Mumbai. V.K. Madhavankutty award for print media, 2016 Sheela Teacher award for socially committed journalism work, 2019 Akashavani National Awards for best script, 2010 Rajalekshmy Award for literary contribution, 2015

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National Library Week 2019

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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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Readers’ Club Annual Activity Plan 2016-’17

Readers’ Club: Annual Activity Plan 2016-’17

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‘Meet the Author’ with Khyrunnisa A.

Ms Khyrunnisa A., Children’s Writer and Columnist interacted with the Readers’ Club members of KV Pattom during the ‘Meet the Author’ session organized in the Library on 21 January 2016.

Ms Khyrunnisa distributed prizes to the winners of various competitions. She also inaugurated a Two Day Book Fair organized in collaboration with M/s Scholastic Intl and TBS Publishers.

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‘Meet the Author’ with Khyrunnisa A. on 21 January 2016

Smt Khyrunnisa A., well known children’s writer and columnist will interact with the students of KV Pattom on 21 January 2016 at 7.00 am under the ‘Meet the Author’ series organized by the Library.

Smt. Khyrunnisa will inaugurate a two day book fair organized in the campus in collaboration with M/s Scholastic Intl and TBS Books, Trivandrum. She will also present certificates and prizes to winners of various literary competitions.

Khyrunnisa A with Works

Khyrunnisa A., prize-winning author of children’s fiction, loves reading, writing, arithmetic and children. She created the popular comic character Butterfingers for the children’s magazine, Tinkle and her Butterfingers stories appear in that magazine. The Butterfingers series of books, published by Penguin (Puffin), began in 2010 withHowzzat Butterfingers!, her first children’s novel. It was followed byGoal, Butterfingers! in 2012 and Clean Bowled, Butterfingers! in 2015. A book of her short stories, Lost in Ooty and Other Adventure Stories, was published by Unisun Publications in 2010.

Her stories appear in Tinkle, Dimdima and other children’s magazines and she freelances for other publications too. Some of her stories, for children and for adults, have been published in various anthologies by Penguin(Puffin), Children’s Book Trust and Unisun Publications.

She worked as Associate Professor of English at All Saints’ College, Trivandrum, and is now a full-time writer.

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Readers’ Club Annual Activity Plan 2015-’16

Download the KV Pattom Reader’s Club Annual Activity Plan 2015-16

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Readers’ Club 2015-‘16: Office Bearers

President: Ms Chandana Hari, XI A

Secretary: Sruthi C., X D

Joint Secretary: Aravind Krishnan, IX C


Class Representatives

Class XI: Sruthi, XI C

Class X: Abhikrishna, X D

Class IX: Devika, IX D

Class VIII: Gayathri, VIII D

Class VII: Aishwarya, VII A

Class VI: Deepanwita, VI A

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