Staff Reporter

PATHANAMTHITTA: BSNL Bhavan, a multi-storeyed modern office complex of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) in Thiruvalla, was dedicated to the nation by Prof. P.J. Kurien, Congress chief whip in the Rajya Sabha, on Thursday.

In his inaugural address, Prof. Kurien stressed the need for initiating development above political differences in the larger interests of the country.

Presiding over the function, Anto Antony, MP, said Pathanamthitta had been identified as model telecom district. C. Sasidharan, BSNL General Manager, said the complexwas constructed at a cost of Rs.3.52 crore.

A two-day BSNL Mela began at the new BSNL Bhavan on Thursday as part of the dedication ceremony.