Congruent’s efforts in fostering innovation and excellence in the IT/ITES Industry were recognized on January 28, 2013 by Dr. K. Rosaiah, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu, as Congruent President, Mr. Bala J. Raman, was felicitated at the launch of Pathfinders 2013 by the Times Group. The function was held in fantastic settings of the Durbar Hall of the Governor’s bungalow, Raj Bhavan.

Pathfinders is an effort to recognize exceptional contributors to the IT/ITES Sector in the State in the form of a annual Coffee Table book which features the story of 10 such industry leaders.

The event was also attended by Mr. Ninan Thariyan – Vice President of the Times Group, Mr. Chella Srinivasan, National Vice President, Indo American Chamber of Commerce and Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice‐Chairman, Cognizant Solutions.

Mr. Lakshmi Narayan told ET, “It is the Pathfinders who will think differently and create a new path for future generations to follow.”

The award is recognition of the spirit and efforts by Congruenters to create game changing products and solutions. The plaque bears the following words…

Pathfinders 2013
Architects of tomorrow’s technology
This certificate is to recognize and award
Bala J Raman
Congruent Solutions Ltd
Whose foresight and pioneering spirit has set him apart
in the challenging world of IT & ITES in Tamil Nadu

Shri Bala J Raman shares his experience upon receiving this prestigious award:

"It was a great moment to be recognized by a leading Business publication like The Economic Times. For me, this is an honor for Congruent Solutions' journey to become one of the best niche technology / services providers to the Pension / Retirement provider industry in the US and UK. To have also leveraged all our expertise into building an Enterprise Technology Platform, CORE Solutions, which promises to be a potential game‐changer for the industry in the US is testimony to our team's commitment to innovate to make a difference. To have this event happen in the settings of the Raj Bhavan and to receive it from the Governor of Tamil Nadu in the presence of the Vice Chairman of Cognizant, our implementation partner for CORE Solutions, made it doubly sweet for me."