|Trichy Dt.Collector,Trichy Presents Shri.Bala Gopal ji, ozone-Kalam AWARD|
Shri. N.BalaGopal, Vice-Chairman of P.N.Panickar Foundation, Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala State, is a committed visionary successfully promoting Digital Literacy, Digital Library, Eco-wash, skill development and Jan Aushadhiprogrammes in rural pockets of Kerala State. DrBalaGopal has been steering the Foundation’s efforts strengthening the National e-Governance Plan and taking the ICT to the remotest corners of the State- extending meaningful access to the rural masses and empowering them to draw the benefits of the development of IT for inclusive growth and social inclusion.The flag-ship e-literacy programme of the Foundation has registered remarkable success turning several villages in Kerala cent percent e-literate and thus contributing towards Kerala state becoming the first e-literate state in entire India. The Foundation has e-invaded the villages impacting beneficial use of information and Communications Technology in every walk of life of the villagers.
The South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE) takes immense pleasure in recording, appreciating and recognizing the services and lasting contributions of Dr. N.BalaGopal of P.N.Panickar Foundation, Kerala State in the sphere of Community Outreach.The Board takes pride in conferring upon him the KALAM Award for Community Outreach for the year 2016-17.