The Department of Chemistry and Centre for Research, St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous), Ernakulam has organized Malayalam essay writing competition as part of reading week celebration conducted in loving remembrance of P.M. Panicker. The topic for the essay writing competition was “വായനയുടെ മഹത്വം”. The competition was conducted in the online platform due to the corona pandemic. Undergraduate and post graduate students had participated in the competition. Ms. Ann Rivna Rose of I PG Chemistry has secured the first prize and Ms. Keerthana E.B of II DC Economics has secured the second prize. Prizes will be awarded during the valedictory function of the chemistry association.