'Reading Habit Declining among Youth'

Published: 03rd February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd February 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

KOCHI: The best way to widen the mental horizon is reading. Unfortunately, the habit of reading among the new generation is declining day-by-day, said Union Minister for Law D V Sadananda Gowda. He was releasing ‘Sougrandhikam’, a ‘Krishna Iyer Smaranika’ by the Kochi International Book Festival Committee, in Kochi on Monday. “The world is becoming smaller owing to technological advancements, and the heart of people are also shrinking. But, reading autobiographies and biographies of eminent personalities helps one to get a new perspective,” he said, adding that the late Justice Krishna Iyer stood for the common man. Critic M K Sanu was the chief guest. E N Nandakumar presided over the function. T Satheesan, editor of Sougrandhikam, P K Krishnadas and A N Radakrishnan also spoke.


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