Thiruvananthapuram, 2 March, Sreeparvathy K.: Pallichal, a village panchayat in Thiruvananthapuram became the first panchayat to achieve the complete e-literacy in the country.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy declared Pallichal as the first e- literate panchayat by video conferencing.
Chief Minister also stated that Kerala will soon become the first e- literate state in the country.
He also declared that the e- literacy programme initiated in Pallichal will be extended throughout the state soon.
Chief Minister also praised the works of PN Panicker Vigyan Vikas Kendra in the field of e-literacy programme.
The function held at Pallichal Souparnika Auditorium was presided over by Deputy Speaker N Shakthan.
The 105th birth centenary of PN Panicker was inaugurated by Rajasabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien who said that we can achieve true literacy only if we attain computer literacy too.