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An employee's ward does BSNL proud

By Our Special Correspondent

CHENNAI, OCT. 1. It was not just employees of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) who got their annual Bharat Sanchar Sarathi and Sanchar Seva Padak awards today. One of the wards of an employee, who won global recognition, was also honoured.

L. Athira Krishna, who won the Guinness World Records Certificate for a 32-hour violin marathon during November 10-11, 2003, was felicitated at a function held here in connection with the BSNL day celebrations.

``We are very proud that one of the wards of our BSNL family has earned a name as a great musician at the young age of 16, by registering her name in the Book of World Records as well as receiving the National Bal Shree Honour-2001''. Kumari Athira Krishna has brought pride not only to her parents but also to our country'', K.B. Brahmadathan, Chief General Manager of Chennai Telephones, said in a message.

The daughter of Krishna Pillai, a junior telecom officer at the Adyar exchange, Athira stunned the BSNL family members for over 30-minutes with a violin performance at Narada Gana Sabha.

Phenomenal growth

Mr. Brahmadathan said Chennai Telephones had to work with greater zeal and perseverance to fight competition especially in mobile telephony. Thanks to team effort, Chennai Telephones crossed the 3 lakh subscriber-base in BSNL Cellone connections.

The growth was phenomenal, up from 2,32,518 in August this year.

Pointing out that over the last six months 1.8 lakh Cellone connections had been provided, Mr. Brahmadathan said two new customer service centres would function from today at K. K. Nagar (Cellone and basic phone) and Kodambakkam (Cellone) here.

Free clip phones

As part of the anniversary, Chennai Telephones today distributed ``free clip phones'' to 10 corporation schools.

Mr. Brahmadathan honoured 40 employees for meritorious services with the BSNL Sarathi and Sanchar Seva Padak awards for 2003-04 and presented them with a citation and a cash prize of Rs.11,000 each.

S. Narayanan, Dean (Academic Research), Applied Mechanics Department, IIT, Chennai, said communication in varied forms became an important tool for economic growth.

Protest meetings

Meanwhile, members of the All-India BSNL Executives Association, Tamil Nadu Circle, wore badges and organised meetings in front of the CGM's Office protesting against the ``indifferent attitude of the BSNL management'' to their demands.

According to K. Rajasekaran, circle secretary, they are demanding implementation of revised pay scales with effect from October 1, 2000 and a promotion policy.

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