Karthi seems to the flavour of the season for ribbon cuttings and launches. He recently inaugurated a net cricket facility in the city and before that, was at a prize giving event of a Kabaddi tournament near Coimbatore.
Now he has added yet another activity to his list. The actor was recently seen at the annual and prestigious Erode Book Fair which is usually a ten day event. His father, veteran actor Sivakumar is avidly associated with this event, having made speeches and launched several of his various books and speech CDs at the event. The event is attended by several literary giants and is big draw in the region.
This time, Karthi was invited to launch a Reading Marathon at the book fair, to encourage the reading habit amongst people, and especially the youth. Talking about his association with the event, Karthi said, “Through reading you gain so many experiences that enrich you as a person. It’s not just pure recreation but can actually mould you as a person. Though I was not a very avid reader, I have been reading steadily in the past few years and have been inspired by many books. A book updates you to what is happening in the world and is a source of wisdom. So I am very happy to be associated with this event and I hope many more people take up the reading habit.”