KERALA

Around the City

Shift in exchange

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM. Nov. 29. The Medical College ETOB exchange, which services numbers beginning with 244 and 235, would be shifted to the Digital Electronic Switch Exchange from 5 p.m. on November 30. There will be no change in the telephone numbers, trunk booking and other special service numbers. However, the secret codes of the STD/ISD dynamic locking system would have to be re-registered. This should be done in the same manner as it was done in the EOTB exchange. More information can be had from phone: 2441234.

Welfare Day

A `Family Welfare Day' was organised by the CRPF group centre, Pallippuram, today to help the widows/dependents of those personnel who died in the line of duty during the last five years. Forty widows/dependents took part in the function and were told about the welfare measures that are due to them. The grievances voiced by the widows/dependents were registered. A community feast was also organised as part of the function.

Scholar felicitated

The students and teachers of University College felicitated R. Jayaseelan, a student of the college, who recently won the Plus scholarship offered by the U.S. State Department, today. Gifts and cash prizes were given to the student by the college principal, D. Maya. Mr. Jayaseelan asked his fellow students to make full use of the library facilities.

Competitions

The Corporation-level competitions of the `Keralotsavom' would be held at the Jawahar Bal Bhavan on December 13. The issue of entry forms for the literary and cultural competitions has begun at the city corporation. Completed applications should reach the office of the chairman of the town planning committee before December 10. Further details can be had from the chairman's office on phone: 2320821 (extension 424).

Prayer festival

A prayer festival and healing ministry led by R. D. Sundar Singh would be organised under the aegis of the Ministry of Jesus at the Thejus Nagar on December 3, 4 and 5 at 5 p.m. Prayer meetings and devotional song sessions would be held on all three days.

Conference

Government employees should adopt a compassionate attitude to the problems faced by the public, the Transport Minister, N. Shakthan, has said. He was inaugurating the south district conference of the Kerala NGO Association in the city today. The meeting was presided over by B. Vijayakumar, MLA.

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