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KV Pattom won ‘Reading4Pleasure School Award-2020’

Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom has been selected for the ‘Reading4Pleasure School Award-2020’, instituted by Food4Thought Foundation. The Award was presented at the 10th Edition of Hyderabad Literary Festival on 26 January 2020. It recognises the schools at the national level for promoting reading habit or joy of reading based on innovations, membership, etc.

Shri S. L. Faisal, Librarian received the award on behalf of KV Pattom.

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“When you write, the whole world will inspire you”-Vinu Abraham

Shri. Vinu Abraham, short story writer, novelist, scriptwriter, and media person talked extensively on reading, writing, and cinema in the ‘Meet the Writer’ programme organized in connection with the National Library Week celebrations on 14 November 2019 in the KV Pattom Library.


Shri Vinu detailed the differences in the thought process required when writing a book and a script for a film.  He answered questions by students on creative writing and films. He recalled his school life and shared the role of libraries in his career to become a successful writer.

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New Books (31 October 2019)

New Books (31 Oct. 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:

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 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:
  2. Titiksha Goswami, Mob: 9910248418; E-mail:


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 (If your story is in a regional language and you face difficulty in typesetting it, scan all the pages and email them to

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:
  2. Neena Girish, Mob: 8700196569; Email:


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

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Join ‘Gift a Book & Get a Friend, Ed. 6 (2019)


The Sixth Edition of the popular social responsibility imitative of KV Pattom Library, Gift a Book & Get a Friend, will be held in January 2019.

Registration is now open for the programme. Students and staff members are invited to donate book (new and used), learning materials and/or gifts and register their names for the programme in the library on or before 3 January 2019.

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Model Question Papers 2018: Chemistry

Chemistry Model Question paper with Answers

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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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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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Reading4Pleasure School 2020

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