Hubballi Branch of BIS Commemorate World Consumer Rights Day

HUBBALLI, Mar 20: Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Hubballi Branch Office commemorated World Consumer Rights Day 2024 with a grand celebration featuring Manak Mahotsav and Manak Manthan on “IS 1180 (Part 1):2014 Distribution Transformers”.

The event held at Hotel Naveen, Hubballi witnessed the good participation of representing various manufacturers, HESCOM, Gram Panchayat Representatives and people from NGOs working in the field of Consumer Protection. The program commenced with a welcome address by Shri Prema Kumar, Director & Head, BIS, Hubballi who shed light on this year’s theme ” Fair and responsible AI for consumers ” and urged consumers to align with the latest developments and utilize BIS digital tools for quality verification.

Chief Guest of event Shri S. S. Ballouli, Retired Judge and Now Legal advisor for HESCOM in his presidential speech talked about how one should be aware of our rights and use the benefits given by government and if needed go for legal assistance

Ms. Mercy Rani S, Assistant Director, BIS, delivered a presentation on BIS initiatives through Manak Manthan and highlighted the features of the BIS Care App.

Later a technical session on “IS 1180 (Part 1):2014 Distribution Transformers” was organized, attracting participation from over 12  industries from various parts of karnataka. Shri M Pradeep Kumar, Deputy Director, BIS and Shri Ashutosh Agrawal, Assistant Director, BIS delivered a detailed presentation on the technical requirements of “IS 1180 (Part 1) :2014 Distribution Transformers” emphasizing their importance from a consumer perspective.

The event also included felicitations for NGOs and Gram Panchayat representatives for their contributions to various BIS Standard Promotion activities. The participants applauded BIS for its initiative in celebrating World Consumer Rights Day 2024 and appreciated the insightful discussions during the Manak Manthan session.

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