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Reservation centre inaugurated

NEW DELHI AUG. 20. The Union Railway Minister, Lalu Prasad Yadav, today inaugurated a computerised reservation centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yadav said: "The passenger reservation system would also be extended to Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University for the benefit of students. The Railway would also extend concessions to patients afflicted with chronic diseases."

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister, Anbumani Ramadoss, presided over the function.

Award for NTPC institute

NEW DELHI AUG. 20. Power Management Institute of the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has been conferred the Golden Peacock National Training Award - 2004 by the Institute of Directors.

The award was presented by the Union Minister for Science & Technology and Ocean Development, Kapil Sibal, to K.K. Sinha, Director (HR), NTPC, at the 15th Annual Day of the Institute of Directors here today.

Stadium renamed

NEW DELHI AUG. 20. To mark the 60th birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi, a mini stadium at Rajgarh Colony in the trans-Yamuna area was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi Stadium today. The Delhi Mayor, A.R. Verma, who unveiled the plaque installed at the gate, said: "Rajiv Gandhi will always be remembered by the people for his honesty, patriotism, simplicity and commitment to the welfare of citizens belonging to poor and downtrodden sections of society.'' The Delhi Education Minister, Arvinder Singh Lovely, the Chairman of the South Zone Ward Committee, Bansi Lal, and the area councillor, Varyam Kaur, were also present.

ITBP pledge

NEW DELHI AUG. 20. On the occasion of "Sadbhavana Day", the Deputy Inspector General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), R.R. Bhatnagar, inaugurated the "Sadbhavana Pakhwara" at the ITBP headquarters at CGO Complex here today. Mr. Bhatnagar also administered a pledge to work for unity and harmony to the jawans. All units, sector and zonal headquarters of the force are celebrating "Sadbhavana Pakhwara'' from August 20 to September 5.

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