South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE)proposes to organize a seminar on “Continuing Education and Inclusive Development “on the forenoon of 18th November 2018 in Kalaiaragam conference Hall, Trichirapalli.Dr.K.Meena, former Vice Chancellor of Bharathidhasan University will preside over the function. Dr.T.Nagender Swamy, Director, Villages in Partnership, Telangana State will deliver the Key note address. Community Outreach workers and rural educators, SHG representatives will participate in this seminar. Dr.T.Nagendar Swamy,Ph.D, Social Scientist, Dr.S.Jayaraman, Ph.D, a noted Agricultural Scientist and Dr.M.A.Aleem, a neurologist will be honoured on the special occasion and they will be presented with Kalam Knowledge Connectivity Awards for their outstanding outreach for the Community benefits in their respective fields. Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam’s dream project of provide urban amenities in rural areas for which he had coined the acronym “PURA” is set to get a push, with pilot schemes planned under the public-private partnership mode.PURA in the shorter version of Providing Urban amenities in Rural Areas to tackle the problem of migration of people from rural to urban areas for employment. It is the former President APJ Abdul Kalam, Who has proposed the concept of PURA in the VISION 2020 project initiated by him.PURA, Kalam aspired giving villages physical, electronic and knowledge connectivity and he had in mind creating PURAs across the country.
The social inclusion programme aims at providing amenities like drinking water, street lights, education, healthcare and telecom services to the country’s rural areas and ensure its 626,000 villages become the development process. The Kalam Awards had been set it up by OZONE for the Knowledge connectivity and other PURA Connectivity. Dr.K.Govindaraju,Chairman of South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE), makes necessary arrangements for the program. Mr. Richard Baerg, an architect and Mr.Andrew Baerg from Canada are invited to participate in this Seminar and function.-Govind.