Kerala Panchayat Publishes 1056 Books by 50000 Students

Thiruvananthapuram: Around 1,056 books in Malayalam written by over 50000 students were published by the Kannur panchayat in north Kerala. The young authors of these books study in 1,020 government and aided schools in the area.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated these 1,056 books. This project was the idea of district panchayat president and CPM leader P.P. Divya. The books were funded and published under a project titled Ente Pusthakam, Ente Vidyalayam (My Book, My School).

It’s the first time anywhere in the country that such a large number of students were engaged in writing, editing and sketching the cover designs, of so many books.

The books comprise short stories, poetry, skits, travelogues and articles on science, written by students of Classes I to XII. Around 1,000 students edited the published and another 1000 students drew the covers and illustrations of each of the books.

The panchayat used Kairali Books, a Kannur-based publishing house, and CPM’s Chintha Publishers to print and publish these books.

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