Though alive, one is dead sans knowledge, wisdom through literacy
Unfortunate large population remain illiterate-pity
Efforts on war footing need of the day to provide literacy
Especially in the most countries adopting democracy!
Today is International Literacy Day as declared
By UNESCO in nineteen hundred sixty five-to be observed
To tell all- of the fact that one in five adults not literate
Two thirds of illiterates are women- estimate moderate!
Future of the family and society is at stake if allowed
On this day very important, all responsible be advised
To provide literacy to all at any cost-Government
And individuals to take up efforts honest- permanent!
Blogger with his personal library at his home cabin.
Library,- personal or public, a treasure trove for acquiring knowledge!
Books are indeed one’s most valuable companion – a guru of course.
Book reading a great habit to be developed and nurtured for life!
Government Public Libraries are in plenty-quite useful for book lovers!
August Twelfth- yesterday celebrated as fifteenth National Librarian’s Day
In remembrance of national professor of library science,
Dr S R Ranganathan lived during Eighteen Ninety Two-Nineteen Seventy Two,
Spearheaded library development in India. born on Ninth August in a
Moderate family in Sirkazhi in Thanjavur District.Tamil Nadu. was a mathematician;
Was awarded Padmashri for valuable contributions to Library Science.
He developed innovative methods while teaching Library Science students.
He was the first librarian of Madras University. His five laws of library:
1#Books are for use
2• Every reader his/her book
3• Every book, its reader
4• Save the time of the reader
5• A library is a growing organism .
World BOOK Day is this day-Twenty Third April-Are you able to hear
Many mocking derisively at the books and readers who find pleasure?
These people know not how to spend time usefully and worthwhile!
Books provide knowledge to all- I am not concerned I have other sources!!!
Unfortunately placed is our society today
Where book culture has become culture of yesterday
Fast moving times deny the habit of reading
No time to stand and stare at the great books for enjoying!
Writers regret, publishers find it hard to go ahead
Despite Book fairs increasing and sales soaring above head
Habit of reading by youngsters declining fast and strong
Make our system change, parents aware of their wards!
Days of the ebooks are, we are aware and welcome too
World is worried on the decline of book culture as such
Bless us my God! Restore the noble culture in all
Writers to serve, publishers to prosper, and society stand tall!
Thursday is Teacher GURU day!
Gurur bramma gurur vishnu gururdevo maheswara
Gurur satchaath parabramma thasmai sri gurave namaha.
Guru is Bramma, he is Vishnu, he is Lord Shiva, Guru is indeed parabramma. I bow to Guru.
Let Him give us all the knowledge through the books!
Blogger with a part of his wealth.
Library is my home or home library is my pet area
I believe in knowledge and knowledge provider is a good library
May be a home library or public library- all are great !
Twenty Second January is Library Shelfie Day nice!
The fourth Wednesday in January unique opportunity
For book lovers on Library Shelfie Day.
Some collectors of books arrange their collections so their spines are
Admired pleasantly. Others have organization results in alternative art Form.
Our books are organized on the shelf, to be photographed
And shared on social media. Look at mine below!
Library Shelfies offer book stores, libraries, schools,
And individuals an opportunity to express their reading
Preferences through a single photograph. they frame
Their favorite authors, titles, genres or cover art,
Readers share their library in creative ways.
With or without dust jackets, signed and unsigned,
Dogeared and in mint condition, bibliophiles love books of all kinds.
“Tell me who your friends are, I shall tell you who you are”-old time question
Tell me what books you read, I shall tell you who you are” modified question!
“Books are the best companions” and hence those who love books are to be loved
November Second today is rightly devoted to book lovers
And aptly called “BOOK LOVERS DAY”! A day to cherish by all book lovers!
Money and time not a factor for great book lovers as we see them
For them no food, no play, no recreation -all they need books on hand!
“PUSTHAKAM HASTHA LAKSHANAM” is a saying meaning book are
The ornaments in the hands of the holders! Wide readers they are!
People love reading books; reading a good hobby-it is relaxing
And entertaining, it sharpens the mind, reduces stress, gives readers
New information, helps them gain new perspectives—making them more
Empathetic. qualities helped create many book lovers throughout
The world, making it fit to observe a Book Lovers Day- today! .
In Chennai we have MADRAS LITERARY SOCIETY TWO HUNDRED
NINE YEARS OLD with SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND BOOKS and more!
Madras Literary Society’s 208 year old Library with 65000 books!
Many a flower blossom sans seen by any and wither
In wilderness alas!God’s wonderful creations better
To be seen and enjoyed by all for its scent and color
man must have eyes and nose-ears and tongue to spread!
Many an unknown poet and author write and write all times
Keep them unread by any! They die unwept, unsung and unhonored!
Biographers are the need of the day to bring them out to open
National Biographers Day is today-sixteenth May!
A day to admire them who teach us about the famous people
Give us an impression into their lives via the biographies.
Biographies for children is the best way to explain history
Of people and their accomplishments in life.Day to honor!
Tell me who your friends are, I shall tell you who you are
Tell me the books you read, I shall tell you who you are!
Questions of those great days ringing loud in our ears
Two noble matters that shape a person for years!
Reading of books or hearing at still younger age
Sure will make a child grow in a way to gain an image
Schools and elders to inject the habit of reading
To last all through the life on the road of prospering!
Today is the INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK DAY
Second April of each year- for the elders to pay
Proper attention and get the quality books for the age
And infuse the great and noble practice at that stage!
Connemara Public Library, Egmore, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Knowledge is wealth so goes the wise saying-words of wisdom
Sources of knowledge manifold- one is through reading sure
“Tell me the book you read, I shall tell you who you are”
On the type of books one reads, we can find who he is- pure!
Books in the world though one has to read, purchasing to read
Pretty difficult indeed- Libraries give a great lead
Home or school, college or public libraries are many
For the people to make use, read and enhance knowledge!
“Chennai Connemara Library” one of the four
National Depository Libraries indeed gives more
Has all books, newspapers and periodicals published
Was on this day in eighteen ninety six established!
Reading makes a man knowledgeable and gives him a place of pride
To be developed as a habit right from the young age as tide
Regular and early habit lasts from the cradle to the grave
Reading habit sure an example of this dictum great and brave!
Weeks come and weeks go, months come and months go every year sure
November comes and Second Tuesday dawns-this year today is day pure
Observed as “YOUNG READERS DAY”-reading process requires good practice
Activity personal-yet read aloud- others benefit!
Present a new book to youngsters, spend time with them-read, make them read
A sacred day to cherish and nourish for the year as a whole-plead
Make the young ones to continue each day along with school study
Extra reading -fiction or non fiction, prose or verse make them steady!
Young Readers Day second tTuesdayof november
Among all the hobbies and habits, Book Reading is great and lovely
Innate taste for reading to be developed right from childhood nicely
That will last for ever -from cradle to the grave-bound to help self growth
Providing knowledge triggering thoughts-thoughts noble and wise worth!
On one side book sales soars to millions thanks to Book Fairs here and there
Reading habit among the youth cause of concern for all everywhere
Sitting before the television sets and having smart phones on hand
Youngsters find little time for books unfortunate and looks very bad!
There are people who love reading books buy a lot every month for sure
Whether stay in bed, hit the beach or find perfect spot serene quite pure
Under the shade of a green tree, kick back and relax with book they like
Great indeed are they and on this holy day, let us wish them through a mike!