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BSES consumer guide

NEW DELHI MARCH 1 . In its effort to strengthen its bonds with its 23- lakh consumers, BSES on Tuesday released a 40-page multi-colour interactive consumer guide titled "Let There Be Light''. The first copy of the booklet was released at the Delhi Government Secretariat by the Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit. The Delhi Power Minister, Haroon Yusuf, was also present on the occasion.

Ms. Dikshit, while emphasising the need for private discoms to build a healthy relationship with its customers, said: "This BSES consumer guide will go a long way to help consumers' understand the business of electricity distribution. It would also solve their various electricity related issues."

The 40-page guide with 14 chapters is attractively designed and produced. It provides the consumer with nuggets of information on handling touts, what is the remedy when consumers are faced with power cuts, and whom to contact when they get inflated bills.

Centre for adolescents

NEW DELHI MARCH 1. The Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, will lay the foundation stone of the National Centre for Adolescents for the welfare of children in the 10 to 19 years age group in the Capital on March 4.

The first of its kind in North Indian, the centre will be set up by the non-government organisation "Urivi Vikram Charitable Trust'' (UVCT). According to the UVCT founder chairman, U.N.B.Rao, the centre at Dwarka will run a number of programmes including student counselling and career guidance.

Champion of disabled rights

NEW DELHI MARCH 1 . Noted champion of the rights of the disabled in India, Lal Advani, died here today. He was 82.

Mr. Advani was a pioneer in the field of disability rehabilitation in India. Despite his blindness, he worked for the welfare of the blind and other disabled people. He served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Social Welfare besides working as the Director of the National Institute for Visually Handicapped, Dehra Dun. He had also served as the secretary of the Asian Blind Union.

Railway Board posting

NEW DELHI MARCH 1. The General Manager of Northern Railway, R R Jaruhar, has taken over as the Member (Engineering) of the Railway Board and also as ex-Officio Secretary to the Union Government.

He has been the recipient of many awards that includes the Prime Minister's Gold Medal and the Railway Minister's Medal for earning maximum foreign exchange.

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