P N Panicker, the father of Library and Literacy Movement of Kerala laid the foundation of the holistic approach to human resources development, through the library and literacy movement he initiated and propagated in his life time. ‘Vayichu Valaruka’ (Read and Grow), the simple and powerful slogan preached and practised by P N Panicker. The foundation has initiated a programme to nurture the habit of reading among the masses to enable them to be effective members of the progressing society.
P N Panicker Foundation was the first organisation in the country to popularize e-reading among the rural masses with Internet facility in 2002. This initiative paved way for establishing 25,000 rural home e-libraries in 2010. So, with an approach to cope with the demands of globalised society, libraries have to alter its position themselves and strengthen their utility to the community.
As an extension of its total digital literacy project in Kerala, foundation proposes to work with the State Central Library at Trivandrum, 3 District Libraries and setup 14 spoke digital libraries cum knowledge centres in selected Panchayats to provide avenues for effectively utilise the digital literacy training provided to them.