Library@Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom

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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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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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‘Angels and Demons’: Book Review

Image result for angels and demons book

“Stand tall, smile bright, and let them wonder what secrets making you laugh!” ―Dan Brown.

This book is a crime thriller based on religious facts authored by Dan Brown, an eminent American author who always delineates his fictions in an enticing and mystic tack.

Once we get into this book, it takes the form of a puzzle; at each  phase we feel as if our mind is able to create a conclusion for the story-line  and at the very next phase it breaks all our assumptions ad turn out to be something else with a absolutely incredible twist.

The book is about a murder case of a priest and a mysterious symbol which portrayed the word illuminati being branded on his chest and a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon is notified to identify the mystic symbol.

However, the book which depicts the contrasting nature of religion and science has a mesmeric story-line. The most notable thing is even though the pages of the book end, the story will never have an end, it is eternal.

 It makes us ask a lot of questions to our own self.

It makes us accept the hidden universal truth that may one be born to any religion,  one may practice any religion, At the end we all reach at the same point , where one seeks the truth which we consider to be the greatest thing  for ourselves.

It is rightly said that “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.”

So go for it, if you have patience as well as a mind enough to accept the similarities and dissimilarities between scientific facts and religious mysteries.

To understand this fiction you need to follow the author’s path and he will reveal the secrets to you, but the thing is each reader will have a different perception of these  secrets.

It was a good page turner for me; I rate this book 4/5.

Hope you have great thrill reading this!!

 Reviewed by: ANAGHA ANIL

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Science India: Virtual Science portal for students

Science Education is an important tool for the development of a nation. The alarmingly decreasing number of students opting diverse science streams as a career and the lack of right guidance to the young generation has prompted VIBHA (Vijnana Bharati) and NCSTC to take an initiative for a Virtual Science Portal for the Indian Students.

This web portal is a novel initiative for the students, particularly from class 6 th to 12 th to have basic understanding of diverse avenues of science and its latest trends in technological applications. Moreover this portal will act as a virtual science world which would motivate and inspire students to experiment and take science as an interesting career option. One of the main aims of the portal is to provide every student with a mentor. Every student can choose their mentor from a wide range of experts consisting of eminent Scientists, Academicians, Research Scholars, Civil servants, Technocrats and Social leaders.

Science India, through the mobilization of vast scientific contingent of India intends to promote Indian achievements in science and technology and develop curiosity and innovative ideas to address the challenges facing the globe. The Constitution of India in Article 51A on Fundamental Duties says:”It shall be the duty of every citizen of India…To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of enquiry and reform”

Apart from a Constitutional Duty, the above is also a moral duty. This portal also intends to inculcate scientific temper as it promotes logical thinking and rational decision making, both being primarily essential for overall development of a nation. For such overall development and growth of the country and society, it is necessary to develop scientific temper among all the people irrespective of their age, caste, creed, religion etc. A society that is scientifically empowered is at par with standard human development as it develops a mind with the spirit to enquire and question in order to seek the right and proven knowledge with substantial evidence. Ultimately, it is the right knowledge that leads to reform.

It is quite natural for a school student to be amazed about the magnificence of science. This generates scientific spirit and inventive ideas during learning. Such a creative mind needs to be encouraged and mentored in the right direction. The encouragement not only yields results that have long term socio-economic benefits but also inspires and multiplies the self-confidence of the student. Science education with fundamental and multidimensional approach provokes logical thought and action. This shall form the foundation for achieving technological advancement of India where talent is plentiful, but identifying and mentoring talented students has so far been slow and faint. This cannot be allowed to continue in the better interest of India.

A very large team is associated with this portal in order to ensure that school students benefit the maximum and are mentored towards the right career path in science. Click here to know more about the team . There are several activities like mentorship program, daily science news, articles and blogs, student’s science community and many more to nurture and groom tomorrows citizens of India. Click here to know more about the activities

NOTE: It is mandatory for students to provide a valid email id and mobile number to sign-up in the Science India Web Portal.

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KVS Guidelines for School Library & Procedure Manual, 2014

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) Guidelines for School Library and Procedure Manual, 2014

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‘Gift a Book & Get a Friend’, Ed. 5: Registration begins


The Fifth Edition of the popular social responsibility imitative of KV Pattom Library, Gift a Book & Get a Friend, will be held in the last week of November 2017.

Students and staff members are invited to donate book (new and used) and register their names for the programme in the library before 17 November 2017.

For more details, visit

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Physics Class XII & XI Resources: Simulations, Exemplar, Study materials, Chapter-wise Sample Question papers, etc

KV Khagaria Physics Corner: Simulations, Exemplar, Study materials, Chapter-wise Sample Question papers, etc



Courtesy: & KVS ZIET, Chandigarh

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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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Guidelines for Safe and Effective Use of Internet and Digital Technologies in Schools and School Buses

Download the Guidelines here

Courtesy: CBSE

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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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Child Line (1098)

CHILDLINE 1098 service is a 24 hour free emergency phone outreach service for children in need of care and protection.

CBSE Toll Free Tele/Online Helpline

Students can call 1800 11 8004 from any part of the country. The operators will answer general queries and also connect them to the counselors for psychological counseling. The helpline will be operational from 08 a.m to 10 p.m. On-line counseling on:

Population Stabilization in India Toll Free Helpline

Dial 1800-11-6555 for expert advice on reproductive, maternal and child health; adolescent and sexual health; and family planning.

Kendriya Vidyalaya (Shift-I)
Thiruvananthapuram-695 004
Kerala India

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