National Reading Day

Since 19 July is marked as the National Reading Day in respect of the man who made Kerala, an Indian state 100%  literate. 

Panicker led the formation of Thiruvithaamkoor Granthasala Sangham in 1945 with 47 rural libraries. The slogan of the organization was 'Read and Grow' . He traveled to the villages of Kerala proclaiming the value of reading. He succeeded in bringing some 6,000 libraries into this network. Panicker was the General Secretary of Sangham till 1977 when it was taken over by the State Government.  


What does  we human beings get from reading books? Is it just a matter of pleasure, or are there benefits beyond enjoyment? 

Well the answer of this are many let's look at some 

  • Reading strengthens your brain- A growing body of research indicates that reading literally changes your mind. Reading involves a complex network of circuits and signals in the brain. As your reading ability matures, those networks also get stronger and more sophisticated.

  • Builds your vocabulary - This is something very common for every literate person .  In whichever language they read a book their vocabulary improves in that language. 

Students who read books regularly, beginning at a young age, gradually develop large vocabularies. 

  • Reduces stress - The studies have shown that 30 minutes of reading lowered blood pressure, heart rate, and feelings of psychological distress just as effectively as yoga and humor did.

Reading fiction allows you to daydream in the imagined experiences of the characters. Nonfiction self-help books can teach you strategies that may help you manage symptoms.

Well.  Why read only  through old ways when there are so many other ways too ! Try reading about new things everyday

Explore websites, articles, newspapers, apps , blogs etc  to get something fresh that could level up your knowledge.