Kannur ; The dark forces that oppose spread of knowledge must be defeated said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
Even as scientific thinking is assumed to be going strong, shameful practices like human sacrifice are happening on one side. It extreme superstition motivated by greed0 There should take place wide awareness against it., said CM inaugurating the Indian Library Congress at Kannur Collectorate grounds.
Libraries should be able to make effective interventions. Even small libraries in villages have potential to make big things happen,like the care for the aged, creating patient-friendly ambiences, agricultural initiatives etc.
Things have come to a point where public spaces are no longer needed. Just as Hitler’s army attempted to destroy all sources of knowledge, libraries around the country are now under attack., said CM.
Reading rooms and libraries were established as part of agitation against British imperialism, feudalism and colonialism. The “Workers’ Library” was established in Kannur’s Thazhe Chova. While Communist Party was established in 1937, the Workers’ Library in Kannur was established five years prior in 1932, said CM.