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Kerala based NGO nominated for 'Social Media Empowerment' Award

Kollam, May 8 (UNI) The 5th annual Social Media for Empowerment-2018 awards by 'Digital Empowerment Foundation' will be presented on May 25 at New Delhi.
Kerala based NGO 'One Library Per Village' is nominated for Crowdsourcing and Crowd Economy category along with other six contestants including Yes Bank, the better India, etc, from 60 participants from eight SAARC countries.
Social Media for Empowerment award honours the organization that work towards development and change across South Asia. Over 180 nominees from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal were considered for the awards in eight categories. The awards was decided by a jury consisting of social media influencers, journalists, technocrats, and leading IT professionals.
The founder of “One Library Per Village” Sujai G Pillai said “He is excited and delighted in getting nominated along with other leading social organization in SAARC countries and it will be big motivation to do even further in spreading Digital Literacy and reading habits among rural population not only in India but also South Asia countries.
Some of the major campaigns of “One Library Per Village”, which made eligible for this award consideration, #SaveLibrary campaign able to support Libraries of Tamil Nadu after Chennai floods by collecting 3 Lakhs books through donation which had lost 5 lakh books in water."
"#BookBuckectChallenge is considered as one among the top 10 viral campaigns in Internet which was able to support many village libraries through book donations," he added.
Three million students from 15,000 Schools participated in Cyber Suresha Pledge organized by OLPV and Kerala DPI as a tribute to Late President Dr APJ Kalam on October 15, 2015 which also entered in Limca Books of Records.
NASSCOM foundation, National Digital Literacy Mission, and OLPV organized 'Digital Literacy Week' in village libraries in Kerala. Sujai G Pillai is one among 20 MyGov Ambassador’s selected by PMO from 6.55 lakh entries and felicitated by IT Minister Dr Ravi Shankar Prasad in 2014.
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