I am glad to post that IGNOUs Regional Center at Shimla started using SMS Alerts Service from February 21st, 2012. Again, as in the case of some RCs which started using the service, its the impact of STRIDE's refresher programme. Dr.Mohan Sharma, Assistant Regional Director from RC, Shimla attended the programme and is quick enough to start the service at RC, Shimla as soon as he returned. From now-on-wards, learners of IGNOU in the jurisdiction of RC, Shimla will find that information is reaching them by SMS in no time and will have enough time to follow up. I thank Dr.Mohan Sharma for the initiative which will benefit all the learners and other stake holders of IGNOU in Himachal Pradesh.