IGNOU Regional Center at Dehradun started using SMS Alerts Service on March 26th, 2012. I congratulate and thank Mr.Umesh Tripathi, Assistant Regional Director for the initiative taken in its usage at RC, Dehradun due to his interaction with me during STRIDE Orientation Programme organized during this month for newly recruited ARDs / DDs. Today, they sent appr. 4000 SMS to the learners. Definitely, IGNOU learners in the jurisdiction of RC, Dehradun stand immensely benefited due to this service as communication gap between RC and learners get reduced due to SMS service. Now, they just need to update their mobile number with RC whenever their number changes. They don't need to seriously think about changing their communication or residential address unless they are anticipating any physical deliveries of course material etc. from IGNOU. Hence forth, just as other RCs which are using SMS Alerts Service are doing, RC at Dehradun can plan activities for learners at very short notice. Learners in the jurisdiction of RC, Dehradun can register their mobile numbers with RC by e-mailing their 10-digit mobile number and enrollment number to firstname.lastname@example.org I wish all the best for RC, Dehradun and learners.