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Tributes to Maharana Pratap

NEW DELHI MAY 22. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi today paid rich tributes to the legendary warrior Maharana Pratap Singh on the occasion of his birth anniversary. The Delhi Mayor, A.R.Verma, garlanded the statue of Maharana Pratap at the historic Qudsia Bagh and described him as a great warrior who displayed outstanding courage and waged a long battle against the Mughal empire.

A new vision for DJB

NEW DELHI MAY 22. The Delhi Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit, has said that the decisions taken at the two-day workshop of the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) which began here today would be implemented to improve the water supply and sewerage services in the Capital over the next three years.

Speaking at the workshop on "Reform Implementation Strategy for Delhi Water Supply and Sewerage Sector", Ms. Dikshit, who is also the Chairperson of DJB, said the proposed vision for this sector was continuous water supply, financial sustainability and accountability, environmental sustainability and improved services to the poor.

Besides officers of the DJB, representatives of various government departments from Bangalore, Hyderabad, Greater Mumbai and Chennai are attending the workshop.

Helpline on heat stroke

NEW DELHI MAY 22 . In view of the increasing number of heat stroke cases in the Capital, the Delhi Medical Association has started a new helpline on which doctors would be available round-the-clock.

While I.P.Bhalla would be available on 9810745433 and Ramesh Datta on 9811086688, people can contact G.L.Arora at 32100825 and Prem Aggarwal on 9810203358. Also available would be Girish Tyagi on 20050140, Rajesh Bhatia on 32101032, K.K.Aggarwal on 9811090206 and R.P.S.Arora on 9811034622.

Hepatitis vaccination

NEW DELHI MAY 22. Experts at a panel discussion here today said that hepatitis A vaccination should not be given as a routine as 80 per cent of children by the age of 16 acquire immunity through sub-clinical infections. The experts were of the opinion that while hepatitis B was almost a compulsory vaccination, hepatitis A vaccination should be reserved for children belonging to affluent class and those who have been maintaining 100 per cent hygiene in their lifestyle.

Contest entry date extended

NEW DELHI MAY 22. The last date for submission of entries for the All India Management Association's National Competition for Young Managers (NCYM)-2004 has been extended to June 4 from May 31. "Transformation Through the People, For the People" is the theme of the AIMA-Tata Steel 30th NCYM.

Three-member teams of executives under 35 years of age from individual corporates and organisations can participate in the competition, regional rounds of which will begin in July, culminating in the grand finale in New Delhi in August. An organisation can send as many teams as it wishes.

The participating teams will be required to first submit a written presentation of 4,000 to 5,000 words to the regional centres.

They will then make an oral presentation at the regional round before a panel of judges in the regional centres of New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. The two best teams from each region will then be selected to make the final presentations at the Grand Finale in New Delhi.

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