Thursday, 2 April 2020

Important Events if April 2

 Important Events if April 2

 International Children’s Book Day

  • International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is a yearly event sponsored by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), an international non-profit organization.
  • Founded in 1967, the day is observed on or around Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday, April 2.
  • Activities include writing competitions, announcements of book awards and events with authors of children’s literature.

  • to promote international understanding through children’s books.
  • to provide training and support to those who create children’s books.
  • to give children access to high quality literature.
  • to encourage the publication of children’s books.
  • to uphold the rights of children as laid out by the UN
  • to stimulate research in the field of children’s literature.
2018 Theme
  • Celebrating children’s books and inspiring a love of reading.

Birth Anniversary of V. V. S. Aiyar

  • Varahaneri Venkatesa Subramaniam Aiyar was born in 2 April 1881.
  • He is also known as V. V. S. Aiyar.
  • He was an Indian revolutionary from Tamil Nadu who fought against the British occupation of India.

  • His contemporaries include Subramanya Bharathi and V.O. Chidambaram Pillai, who subscribed to the militant form of resistance against the British.
  • Aiyar was also a Tamil writer and is considered as the father of modern Tamil short story.
  • He also translated the Ramavatharam of Kambar and Tirukkural into English.
  • V.V.S Aiyar is mentor of Vanchinathan
  • Aiyar drowned in the Papanasam falls, when trying to save his drowning daughter Subhadra, on 3 June 1925.
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