Friday, Aug 17 2018 | Time 12:35 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Pakistan ban batsman Jamshed for 10 years for corruption
  • Imran vs Shehbaz: NA to elect new PM today
  • Imran Khan opts for simple oath-taking ceremony
  • Bhutan King arrives Delhi to attend Vajpayee's cremation, other dignitaries expected
  • Cauvery inspate downstream KRS/Kabini, land slides in Kodagu
  • US threatens more action against Turkey unless pastor freed
  • US military parade ordered by Trump postponed 'to 2019'
  • Devastating rain claims over 164 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr
  • Major currencies down
  • Forex market closed on Friday
  • The Rohingya lists: refugees compile their own record of those killed in Myanmar
  • I feel like I have lost my father all over again: Ramchandra Bade’s daughter
  • Devastating rain claims over 100 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr
  • Injury forced Vajpayee to stay in MP's Sehore for two-and-half months
  • Pak Minister Ali Zafar to attend Vajpayee's funeral, Putin condoles death of former PM
States Share

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.
UNI DS CS 1745
More News
Cauvery inspate downstream KRS/Kabini, land slides in Kodagu

Cauvery inspate downstream KRS/Kabini, land slides in Kodagu

17 Aug 2018 | 12:34 PM

Bengaluru, Aug 17 (UNI) Coastal and Southern Karnataka is tottering under monsoon fury with rail and road traffic impaired and several areas marooned with people rescued by defence and civil authorities with the State reeling under one of the severe natural disasters.

 Sharesee more..
Devastating rain claims over 164 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr

Devastating rain claims over 164 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr

17 Aug 2018 | 12:33 PM

Kochi, Aug 17(UNI) The Devastating rain in kerala which started on August 8 has so far claimed more than 164 lives and rendered 2,857 people homeless even as the state has virtually turned into an ocean as most of the low lying areas submerged under the gushing water.

 Sharesee more..
SCR to run special Trains between Hyderabad – Kakinada Town

SCR to run special Trains between Hyderabad – Kakinada Town

17 Aug 2018 | 12:33 PM

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (UNI) In order to clear extra rush of passengers, South Central Railway (SCR) will run four Special Trains between Hyderabad – Kakinada Town – Hyderabad.

 Sharesee more..
Devastating rain claims over 100 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr

Devastating rain claims over 100 lives in Kerala so far; House, Crop loss estimated at Rs 68 27 cr

17 Aug 2018 | 12:32 PM

Kochi, Aug 17(UNI) The Devastating rain in kerala which started on August 8 has so far claimed more than 100 lives and rendered 2,857 people homeless even as the state has virtually turned into an ocean as most of the low lying areas submerged under the gushing water.

 Sharesee more..
Flash floods: Train Services affected; some trains fully/partially cancelled

Flash floods: Train Services affected; some trains fully/partially cancelled

17 Aug 2018 | 12:31 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (UNI) In view of land slips and flash floods on Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad divisions, train services in the State has been affected.

 Sharesee more..
image