President Pranab Mukherjee set to announce Kerala as the first digital state


Pranab Mukherjee, President

Pranab Mukherjee, President

The President of India  Pranab Mukherjee will launch five key projects, including declaration of Kerala as the first digital state and dedication of the UL Cyber Park  to the nation. For Kerala this is truly a landmark event

Dedication of the Gender Park by the department of Social Justice of Kerala government to the nation, state government’s Digital Empowerment Campaign and “Kanivu” (Compassionate Kerala) are the other three projects to be launched by the President.

All the projects will be launched at a function at UL Cyber Park premises which will be attended by Governor P Sathasivam and the  Kerala  Chief Minister Oommen Chandy besides other  prominent  dignitaries.

Gender Park, an autonomous institution, is the first-of-its-kind platform in the country to resolve gender inequity in development and address the gender issues, its officials said.

The Rs 270 crore UL CyberPark built on 25 acre land, is expected to provide direct employment to 4,500 persons in the first phase.

With an aim to bridge the gap among citizens, the Kerala government will launch its ambitious Digital Empowerment Campaign during the function tomorrow, official sources said.

The President is on a two day Kerala visit . “Education should help one accept our diversity and become tolerant. Right education does uphold qua.ualities such as personality building, tolerance and multiplicity. India is an example in education from the times of Takshashila,” the President said while inaugurating the bicentenary jubilee celebration  of  the CMS College in Kottayam, the oldest college in India.