South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE), an inspired arm of Tamilnadu Board of Continuing Education (TNBCE) celebrates World Literacy Day on 29thSep.2018 at Trichy, Kalaiarangam Conference Hall on 29th Sep.2018. On this occasion a seminar is organized on the theme of Literacy and Skill Development. OZONE has instituted Awards in the name of Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. The awards for the year 2018 will be presented to dignitaries on 29th September by then Vice Chancellor of BU. The Secretary,Gandhigram Shri.K.Sivakumar will be presented Kalam Knowledge Connectivity Award. Awards also presented to other renowned social activists also.
Then Deputy Director General-UNESCO and subsequent VC of the composite Madras University Dr.Malcolm S.Adishesaiah came out with the idea of continuing Education and established Tamilnadu Board of Continuing Education. Currently with the emerging need of Continuing Education, the fourth President of Tamilnadu Board of Continuing Education (TNBCE) Dr.K.Govindaraju and a team of experts in the field registered South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE) in 2011 as an inspired arm of TNBCE.
The South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE) aims to be a quality continuing Education centre providing quality services support for anyone seeking literacy skills, work skills and life skills through the process of continuing education program. It has carved out a position for itself among the professional continuing education organizations in South Zone, India. OZONE is expected to provide academic and
technical resource support by organizing training programs, material preparation, and publishing of relevant material, extension activities, innovative projects, research studies and evaluation. OZONE would be actively involved with actual field processes in implementation.
Another point that needs to be stressed in so far as OZONE is concerned is the retention of their voluntary character and autonomous functioning. The South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE) functions as a self finance Institution having membership of experts from South Zone. Continuing education is such a field where NGOs have some very positive and significant contributions. The NGOs are involved on a large scale for the spread of Continuing education.