To celebrate the 62nd birth anniversary of Kerala on 1st
November 2018, Lions Club International organised a literary festival titled
Amma Malayalam at Kollam. With the aim to promote Malayalam literature and book
reading among the younger generation, the Club organised the programme at the
Kollam Public Library Hall. The event was attended by many prominent
personalities from the field of arts, culture and literature. The high point of
the function was the world record simultaneous release of 584 books, which comprised
recently printed Malayalam books.
The Chief coordinator of this mega event was IPP S.
Saji. Recognising printers as the key bridge
between the writer and the reader, the Lions Club invited KMPA to the programme.
KMPA President R. Gopakumar, Coordinator O. Venugopal, Secretary Biju Jose,
former Secretary Rajesh G. and former Treasurer Yeldho K. George attended the
programme on the Association’s behalf. Speaking at the function, O. Venugopal
highlighted the importance of the printing fraternity in the development of
literature around the world. R. Gopakumar spoke to the print media and channels
about the importance of this event.