The students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Pattom gifted books to the children of Govt L.P.S. Pettah under a library social initiative programme “Gift a Book and Get a Friend” 18 January 2016. Shri S. Ajayakumar, Principal, KV Pattom, inaugurated the programme by handing over a set of books for the school library to Shri Kishore Kumar, Head Master, Govt. L. P.S. Petah. Shri Anil Kumar, Pettah Ward Councilor, Trivandrum Corporation and Shri Radhakrishnan, Programme Officer, Urban Resource Centre, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan offered felicitations.
The students of KV Pattom gifted about 450 books to 50 children of the host school who were coming from less privileged sectors of the society. They were also presented with sweets, writing materials, cards and toys. The members of the Readers’ Club then presented songs, dance, Quiz and poems to add colour to the occasion. The students together visited different corners of the school and interacted with teachers and other staff.
“Gift a Book and Get a Friend” is conceived as a ‘Library-Social Connect’ initiative to provide students with better opportunities to know about the society at large and other learning systems in particular and to make friendship through reading and books. The programme was organized in Govt LPS Palkulangara and Govt. LPS Ulloor in previous years. Mr S. L. Faisal, KV Pattom Librarian & Coordinator proposed vote of thanks.