Author Sumangala's collection of books gifted to Sree Kerala Varma Public Library
Wadakkancherry: Children's author Sumangala aka Leela Nambudiripad used to interact with little readers at her house and at library in the area on Reading Day every year. She also took time to visit Sree Kerala Varma Public Library in Wadakkancherry on the special day annually.
This year's reading day passed without her presence as the author breathed her last two months ago. In order to fulfill her wish, Sumangala's children handed over all books written by her and those which were gifted to her to Kerala Varma Public Library.
The representatives of the library arrived at Deshamangalam Mana and received the collection of books from Sumangala's son Narayanan. Marking the beginning of reading week, a 'Sumangala Corner' was opened in the library. Kalamandalam vice chancellor Dr T K Narayanan inaugurated it.
Sumangala was the chairperson of the women's wing of the library for about 25 years. Sree Kerala Varma Public Library intends to expand the children's books section in the library during this reading week. The library had received the EMS Award for the best library in the state.