It’s 25 Years Since Kerala Logged on to Infotech; Mega Fete Planned

Thiruvananthapuram: It’s been 25 years since Kerala hopped on to the information technology bandwagon in a big way. On July 28, 190, the state administration had kicked off an IT revolution on home soil by setting in motion works on building the Technopark. Twenty five years since, the IT hub has given the state many a reason to be proud of, by transforming the Kerala capital into one of the most conducive places in the country for IT and ITeS.

Technopark is in fact India’s first IT Park and the celebrations for the 25th year anniversary is being planned by the state government  in a major way. The Technopark’s silver jubilee fete will get underway on July 27 with a variety of programmes being lined up.

Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will officially launch the month-long silver jubilee celebrations on July 27 at Mascot Hotel by unveiling the new logo of Technopark in the presence of  IT Minister P K Kunhalikutty and other dignitaries.

A delegation of Ministers, MLAs, government officials and media will visit the Technopark Phase III campus on July 29 to witness the development projects underway in the third phase of the park, which will be followed by an event for the delegates.  On July 30, a get-together is planned at the podium of Technopark Phase III campus which will be attended by CEOs of companies in Technopark.

The main event, as part of the silver jubilee celebrations, will be held at the Amphitheatre near Park Centre on the Technopark campus  on August 5, 2015. The Chief Minister will officially inaugurate the functions in the presence of the IT Minister, other ministers and Government officials and other dignitaries.

Former Chairpersons, Members of Governing Councils, Government officials, former CEOs and other personalities who were responsible for envisioning and the build-up of Technopark right from the early days of Technopark will be invited for the function. The inauguration will be followed by a performance by “Thaikkudam Bridge”.