Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala celebrates today as reading day. June 19 is celebrating as reading day for commemorating the death anniversary day of P N Panickar, the Father of Library Movement in Kerala.
The habit of reading which was almost diminishing among people was rejuvenated during lock down. At the time of social distancing, people forced to stay home, reached back to books.
He reading day of the year is significant in the back ground COVID 19 out break. The reputed publishers in Kerala already been expressed that the post COVID period would be a golden era of books.