CBSE Circular: P.N. Panicker National Reading Day, Week and Month 2023

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P.N. Panicker National Reading Day, Week and Month 2023: A Celebration of Literacy and Knowledge

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Join the P.N. Panicker Foundation and the CBSE in celebrating the 28th National Reading Day, Week and Month from June 19 to July 18, 2023. Immerse in a culture of reading, participate in engaging activities, and champion the ‘Read and Grow’ initiative.

Celebrating the 28th National Reading Day on June 19, 2023

Educational News: Marking a significant annual event in the academic calendar, the P.N. Panicker Foundation is set to celebrate the 28th National Reading Day on June 19th, 2023.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has issued a circular urging schools, colleges, and public libraries across the nation to join in the festivities.

The week following National Reading Day will be celebrated as Reading Week, and the entire period from June 19th to July 18th, 2023 will be observed as Reading Month.

Commemorating P.N. Panicker – The Father of the Library Movement

In homage to P.N. Panicker, the driving force behind the Library Movement in India, June 19th is dedicated to celebrating Reading Day. Since its inception in 1996, the celebration has evolved into a mass movement advocating for the culture of reading.

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Honourable Prime Minister’s Call to Action: “Read and Grow”

In 2017, the 22nd National Level Reading Month Celebrations were launched by the Honorable Prime Minister, calling for the propagation of the message, ‘Read and Grow’. This call to actio targets all citizens, aiming to establish a reading culture across the nation by 2022.

Hybrid Mode Celebrations by P.N. Panicker Foundation

The P.N. Panicker Foundation, a key contributor to literacy efforts, plans to organize a multitude of events in a hybrid mode in schools, colleges, and libraries to commemorate this year’s Reading Month.

These events range from reading sessions to literary competitions, and other knowledge-building activities. Detailed information about these activities is available at Annexure I on the Foundation’s website.

Inclusive Participation Requested by CBSE

The CBSE, in line with the National Education Policy 2020 that emphasizes reading as a foundational skill, encourages schools to celebrate Reading Day, Week, and Month.

Students are also urged to partake in the numerous activities and competitions organized by the P.N. Panicker Foundation.

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Suggestive Activities to be Organized during the 28th Reading Day, Reading Week and Reading Month Celebrations June 19th – 18th July 2023

  • Organization of Seminars/ Symposia/ Workshops etc.
  • Organization of Quizzes, Elocution, and Essay Writing Competitions
  • Drawing and Painting Competition
  • Recitation, Story-Telling Competition
  • Promotion of Group Reading
  • Practising Digital Reading
  • Organization of mass run with the slogan ‘Reading for Empowerment’
  • Organization of puppetry for reading-based activities
  • Street plays to inculcate reading habits
  • Folk arts depicting reading for growth
  • Magic shows highlighting reading for empowerment
  • Training programmes to promote digital reading
  • Skill development programmes for employability enhancement
  • Interaction with authors
  • Campaign with the slogan ‘Donate a Book’
  • Mini Marathon with the slogan ‘Reading for Development’
  • Setting up of Digital Libraries
  • Taking Reading Pledge in school assemblies and Panchayat Grama Sabhas

Further Details and Instructions

For additional information about the celebrations and how to participate, visit the P.N. Panicker Foundation’s website at

With this nationwide celebration, the hope is to foster an enduring love for reading among the students, enriching their educational journey. Visit for more details.

Click Here to read the official CBSE Circular regarding P.N. Panicker National Reading Day, Week and Month 2023 Celebrations

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