Research Department of Commerce organised reading day celebration
Research Department of Commerce celebrated reading day on 27th June 2022, in commemoration of PN Panicker. Puthuvayil Narayana Panicker is known as the father of library movement in Kerala. Panicker wanted to remove the evil of illiteracy. He spread a very simple yet potent message - “Vayichu Valaruka” which means “Read and Grow". He passed away on 19th June 1995, following which his commemoration day came to be celebrated as the National Reading Day every year as a tribute to the legend.
The programme was conducted by Post Graduate students of Commerce Department under the supervision of Ms. Elizabeth, the H.O.D of Research Department of Commerce. The programme was started with a prayer following which students handed the manuscript of the department ‘CHARISMA’ to our principal Dr. Sr. Elaiza, which was compiled by 3rd B.Com and 2nd year PG students.
Sona Grace of 2nd PG and Arya Prakash of 3rd B.Com had shared reviews about their favourite books titled: 'The forty rules of love' written by Turkish author Elif Shafak in 2009 and 'Mathilukal' by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer (1965) respectively. The first is about Maulana Jalal-Ud-Din, known as Rumi and his companion Shams Tabrizi .It goes on by narrating how Shams transformed a scholar into a Sufi (mystic) through love and the latter is one of the most cherished and well-known love stories in Malayalam which was really interesting.
Sr.Anita from 2nd B.Com also shared her views on the importance of reading in our daily life which captivated the minds of audience. The essence of her talk highlighted the benefits of reading in our life. Reading improves your focus, memory, empathy, vocabulary and communication skills. Further it can reduce 68 percentage of stress, improve mental health, and help to live longer. Reading also allows students to learn new things that help to succeed in your work and relationships.
As the part of this celebration department had organized a temporary library with the copies contributed by students and teachers of the Commerce department. Several students read those books and really had a great time.
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