June 19 – Vayanadinam (Day of Reading)
P N Panicker is known as the Father of the Library Movement in Kerala. He died on 19 June 1995, at the age of 86. The Government of Kerala observes 19 June annually as Vayanadinam (Day of Reading) with a week-long series of activities at schools and public institutions to honour the contributions of P.N. Panicker to the cause of literacy, education and library movement.