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India e-Newsletter ISSUE NO. 1 ; Vol. XVIII

नये साल क हा द क शुभकामनाय -2011 Contents News about India Report: Indices to measure price changes in services to roll out by March Economy & Investment Update Doing Business with India – Sectoral Profile – Indian Economy- The March Continues Feature: NURTURING GREEN ICC Events News in Hindi Trade Enquiries



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December 2010

NEWS ABOUT INDIA Chinese Premier Visits India At the invitation of H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, H.E. Mr Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, visited the Republic of India from 15 to 17 December 2010. Premier Wen Jiabao held talks with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and called on Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India. Leaders of the two countries had an indepth exchange of views on bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual interest in a sincere and friendly atmosphere and reached broad consensus. Six agreements were signed during the visit. It was decided to increase trade to US$100 billion by 2015. Indian Prime Minister and Premier Wen Jiabao met for the eleventh time. Text of the Joint Communiqué of the Republic of India and the People's Republic of China

Celebrating Friendship – Visit of Russian President to India

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The President of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Dmitry Medvedev paid an official visit to India on 21-22 December 2010 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of India H.E. Dr. Manmohan Singh for the 10th Annual Summit meeting under the India Russia Strategic Partnership. The Declaration on Strategic Partnership between the Republic of India and the Russian Federation on 3 October 2000 in New Delhi has proved the historical significance of this document. Reviewing the breadth and depth of India - Russia relations, the leaders observed that in the last 10 years the relationship between the two countries had been built up to the level of a special and privileged strategic partnership. During their discussions in New Delhi, the Prime Minister of India and the President of the Russian Federation reviewed the rapid progress that had been achieved in all principal areas of bilateral cooperation, including in the military-technical, energy, and high technology sectors of space and telecommunications. The sides also noted the strong congruence of their views on regional and international issues of importance to the security of both countries. The sides agreed to continue their efforts to achieve the strategic target of bilateral trade volume of US $ 20 billion by 2015. Joint Statement: Celebrating a Decade of the India- Russian Federation Strategic Partnership and Looking Ahead

India and France unite against terror At the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, the President of the French Republic paid a working visit to India from 4 to 7 December, 2010. Mr. Nicolas Sarkozy and Dr. Manmohan Singh had detailed and useful discussions on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. India and France reaffirmed shared vision on bilateral, regional and international issues — including G20, Doha Negotiations 2011, and U.N. and UNSC reforms, during French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s India visit — towards peace, global security and international economic cooperation. France and India would like to work together to make the G20 as effective as possible and help it find its place within an international system that will better reflect today’s world and challenges. Monetary instability, major macroeconomic imbalances, volatility of the price of commodities including agricultural food products, development gap especially infrastructure and lack of food security are tangible threats, which our two countries refuse to ignore. INDIA-FRANCE: PARTNERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE

Industrial output grows by 10.8 per cent in October 2010 IBEF: After the buoyant gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter, the industrial output has registered a robust growth of 10.8 per cent yearon-year (y-o-y) in October 2010. The output has come on a high base growth of 10.1 per cent for the same month of 200910. The latest increase in the official Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is mainly on account of high consumer spending as well as corporate investments. The consumer durables production in October 2010 was up 31 per cent over last year, while the output was up 22 per cent (10.9 per cent) in case of capital goods. Among the three major constituents of the IIP, manufacturing and electricity recorded higher growth rates of 11.3 per cent and 8.8 per cent in October as against their corresponding levels of 10.8 per cent and 4 per cent for the corresponding month in 2009. The third constituent mining index registered 6.5 per cent in October 2010. The cumulative growth was higher in manufacturing at 11 per cent (6.8 per cent) and mining at 8.3 per cent (8.1 per cent). Within manufacturing, basic goods and intermediate goods have also done well in the month of October 2010, with their respective growth rates of 7.7 per cent and 9.5 per cent. For the April-October period as a whole, industrial growth averaged 10.3 per cent, which was better than the 6.9 per cent for the first seven months of 2009-10. For the first seven months of 2010, the average production growth stood at 24 per cent for capital goods (against 6 per cent during April-October 2009), with these correspondingly working out to 24.4 per cent (18.6 per cent) for consumer durables, 1.7 per cent (one per cent) for consumer non-durables, 10.4 per cent (10.1 per cent) for intermediate goods and 5.8 per cent (5.8 per cent) for basic goods.


Economy & Investment Fitch revises India's growth to 8.7 per cent for 2010-11 IBEF: The forecast for the country’s economic expansion has been revised upwards to 8.7 per cent for 2010-11 from 8.5 per cent earlier by the leading global rating agency, Fitch Ratings. "We revise upwards our forecast for India's GDP growth to 8.7 per cent for the financial year ending March 2011 from 8.5 per cent, as economic activity has proved more buoyant than previously expected," said Fitch in its latest quarterly review 'Global Economic Outlook' released in London. The report further highlighted that a breakdown of gross domestic product (GDP) numbers by expenditure shows that India's economic activity remains broad-based, with both private and public sector consumption, fixed investment and exports all registering high single-digit growth. Furthermore, the economy registered a healthy 8.8 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2010-11 and fared still better in the second quarter, recording 8.9 per cent on the back of strong growth in manufacturing and a massive improvement in the farm sector.

SPECIAL – Infrastructure India's infrastructure sector output grew by an impressive 7 per cent in October 2010, compared to 3.9 per cent in the same month in 2009, indicating a positive signal for the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for October. Significantly, the Cabinet Committee on Infrastructure (CCI) has approved six-laning of the 122.88 kilometres (km) long Barwa Adda – Panagarh section on National Highway (NH) 2 in Jharkhand and West Bengal in a design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) mode. Further, National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) for a 2,640 mega watt (MW) coal-based thermal power project at a cost of Rs 15,000 crore (US$ 3.32 billion).

Delhi gets 1-Mw solar energy generator Business Standard: North Delhi Power Ltd (NDPL), a joint venture of Tata Power with the Delhi government, today commissioned a solar power plant installed by Tata BP Solar. It consists of more than 5,500 solar photovoltaic panels made of crystalline silicon. These would absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity, to be directly fed into NDPL’s main grid line. The panels are designed to work for 25 years. This 1-Mw unit is designed to produce 1.58 million units of electricity annually, sufficient to light more than 1,000 homes, said Tata BP. NDPL has planned a three-fold initiative to promote solar power generation over the next three to four years. This includes setting up grid-interactive solar PV systems on the roofs of 56 of its grid substations in its distribution network of North and & Northwest Delhi, with a cumulative capacity of 2.5-3 Mw. It is also pursuing the prospect of setting up a 100 Mw grid interactive solar power plant in Rajasthan. It will also facilitate grid interactive solar PV systems on the rooftops of individual households and commercial buildings. The CEO of Tata BP Solar, K Subramanya, said the company had pioneered grid-connected solar power systems in India and the latest 1-Mw plant was a logical extension of the several Kw-scale solar plants it had commissioned over the years. Tata BP Solar is a joint venture, since 1989, of BP Solar (51 per cent) and The Tata Power Company Ltd (49 per cent).

ONGC gets Brazil's approval to farm out block in Santos basin Business Standard: ANP, the petroleum regulatory authority of Brazil, has approved farming out a block to ONGC Videsh Ltd. ONGC Campos Limitada (OCL), Brazil, a wholly-owned subsidiary of OVL, had acquired the 100 per cent stake in the block, BM-S-73 (formerly S-M-1413) during ninth bidding round in 2007. The offshore concession is located in the Santos basin and covers an area of 160.04 square kilometres. The concession is a part of Brazil’s ninth licensing round and is currently in exploration phase, OVL said in a press statement. ONGC Campos Limitada, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Petrobras and Ecopetrol Oleo Gas do Brasil LTDA, had entered into an agreement under the terms of which Petrobras will get 43.5 per cent share, Ecopetrol will get 13 per cent in the block BM-S-73 and 43.5 per cent will remain with ONGC Campos Limitada, the operator of the block. ONGC Campos Limitada will get 43.5 per cent share from Petrobras and Ecopetrol in their block BMS-74, who will have 43.5 per cent and 13 per cent share, respectively. The approval for this block is still awaited.

Infrastructure investment to reach US$ 1,025 billion IBEF: The projected investment in the infrastructure sector is expected to double to US$ 1,025 billion in the (2007-2012), wherein the private companies are likely to contribute around 50 per cent, according to the Planning Commission. Further, private companies are estimated to contribute 36 per cent or around US$ 186 billion to the infrastructure investment by the end of 2007-2012 Plan, registering an increase of 25 per cent from the 2002-2007 Plan. Several initiatives by the Indian government that created opportunities for the private players to invest into the infrastructure sector include provision of incentives and tax holidays, introduction of sector specific policies, permission of 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in infrastructure sector and public-private partnership (PPP) approach. The government has also announced various policies in core sectors providing a blueprint for the development of the sector. The county is expected to require investments worth around US$ 1 trillion in the sector during 2010-2019, with roads needing US$ 427 billion, power US$ 288 billion and railways US$ 281 billion, as per Goldman Sachs, a global investment banking and securities firm.

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Indices to measure price changes in services to roll out by March The Economic Times: India will soon have indices measuring price changes in services that account for above 60% of the national income, helping in more accurate measures of inflation. The government has shortlisted 10 sectors for which indices will be created, an official with the industries ministry told ET. At least two of them could be rolled out by the end of March 2011 while another four will be ready by the end of the next fiscal, he said. “These (the indices) would give a more comprehensive picture of the price trends in the economy,” said C Rangarajan , Chairman of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC). The services that would have price indices include transport, banking, insurance, communication, ports and storage. Defence services, health and education are three other sectors that will have a price index. All the indices will add up to a single index for services. Over the years, services have become the most dynamic sector of the economy. They contributed above 60% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2009-10, up from 29% in 1950. “We are currently able to track the services production to some extent by the GDP estimates, but the trend in prices is not very clear,” said Indranil Pan, chief economist at private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank. The only reliable price measure India has at present is the wholesale price index (WPI) for goods. The consumer price index for industrial workers has some implicit elements of services, but otherwise there is no measure available to measure the price changes in the largest sector of the economy. The most comprehensive measure of inflation, the GDP deflator, is also based on inputs from the wholesale price index and retail indices. (MORE)

Exports in November 2010 touch US$ 18.9 billion IBEF: Exports from India have increased by 26.8 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to touch US$ 18.9 billion in November 2010, urging the Government to exude confidence that overall shipments in 201011 may touch US$ 215 billion. For the April-November 2010 period, exports have grown by 26.7 per cent to US$ 140.3 billion, while imports clocked US$ 222 billion, expanding 24 per cent. “Exports are doing pretty well... At this rate, four months from now, you are looking at anywhere between $210 billion and 215 billion,” according to Mr Rahul Khullar, the Commerce Secretary. Earlier, the government had set an export target of US$ 200 billion for 2010-11, against the shipments of US$ 179 billion in 2009-10.

India, China ink 48 deals worth over $16 billion The Hindu Business Line: Indian and Chinese companies have signed 48 deals worth over $16 billion in diverse sectors, including power, on the first day of the three-day visit of the Chinese Premier, Mr Wen Jiabao. While Shanghai Electric and China Development Bank inked a $4.63-billion deal with Reliance Power, Adani Power Dahej signed a $3.6- billion MoU with SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction and Shandong Tiejun Electric Power Engineering, an industry statement said. Besides, a $400-million agreement was signed between China Development Bank and ICICI Bank, while Cuddalore IL&FS Tamil Nadu signed an $800-million deal for 2x600 MW power projects and a $200million MoU was signed for supply of wind turbine generators for KSK's wind farms in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Reliance Power said its 3960-MW Sasan Ultra Mega Power Project got final commitments of term loans of $1.1-billion from Bank of China, China Development Bank, Export Import Bank of China and Standard Chartered Bank. Other major MoUs include Reliance Communication, Exim Bank of India and Essar Group's separate agreements with China Development Bank; ICICI Bank's agreement with ICBC and SEC; Vedanta Aluminium with China Aluminium International Trading; IDBI with Bank of China and Lupin with China Meheco Traditional Medicines or Health Products. Addressing businesspersons, Mr Wen disagreed with the idea of China-India ties being a rivalry between `dragon' and `elephant' but termed it a partnership and pitched for an early launch of bilateral negotiations to boost twoway trade and investment. He said, "I will discuss with Prime Minister (Dr Manmohan) Singh, the ways to substantially increase our trade volume and set a new target." Mr Wen added, "China takes seriously the trade imbalance between our countries and stands ready to take further measures to facilitate the access of Indian IT products, pharmaceuticals and agro products to the Chinese market." He also called for more people-to-people ties, establishment of more bank branches to support trade and investment, cooperation in tourism and setting up of a CEOs' Forum. He further said, "By opening markets to each other, we will be the most dynamic economies and can support each other in economic development."

India has 706 million mobile connections: TRAI India's mobile phone market added 18.98 million new subscribers to its network in October, taking the total number of connections to 706.69 million, official data has showed. According to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the wireless phone user base grew 2.76 percent to 706.69 million in October from 687.71 million in the previous month. With this, the total telephone subscriber base in the country, both wireless and wireline connections combined, touched 742.12 million. The overall tele-density reached 62.51 percent. The growth in India's wireless phone category was led by Bharti Airtel, which added three million users to take its subscriber base to 146 million users. Vodafone Essar was next with 2.49 million new subscribers, that raised its subscriber base to 118 million, while new telecom player Uninor added 2.48 million connections, toting up 13.74 milion subscribers. According to the fresh data, the broadband subscriber base grew 2.24 percent from 10.29 million in September to 10.52 million in October 2010. However, the wireline segment declined further. "Wireline subscriber base declined from 35.57 million in September-2010 to 35.43 million at the end of October 2010," said TRAI statement. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL), the two state-run operators, hold 83.31 percent of the wireline market share.

India, France aim for euro 12-bn bilateral trade by 2012 Business Standard: India and France have set the target to achieve euro 12 billion worth of bilateral trade by 2012, with the two countries vowing to forge deeper ties across all sectors and boost two-way investment. More than 100 French companies have also committed to putting in euro 10 billion in the next couple of years. Some big-ticket investment plans were announced by the visiting French business delegation today. These include the setting up of two new nuclear generation power plants, or European Pressurised Reactors (EPRs), in Jaitapur, to be developed by French nuclear giant Areva and the $1billion investment by Michelin to set up a radial tyre manufacturing unit near Chennai. “This year, we hope that the bilateral trade would reach $8 billion. The two countries today had delegation-level talks, which turned out to be substantive and meaningful. We also established institutional engagements. Besides cooperation in nuclear energy, we also identified some priority sectors like infrastructure, ICT, pharmaceuticals, agro-processing and food processing,” Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma told reporters after talks with French Minister of Economy and Finance Christine Lagarde. At present, around 750 French companies are present in India, employing 200,000 people. The French delegation has also assured India of supporting the feasibility study for a project to clean the Ganga. The delegation is accompanying French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Highlighting India’s concerns to protect farmers, Lagarde said there was a need to open the multi-brand retail sector. French conglomerate Carrefour has long been planning to enter the Indian retail. “The euro 10-billion commitment by French companies to invest in India between 2008 and 2012 could be a lot more, if opportunities come up by the opening of insurance and multi-brand retail. (More)

DOING BUSINESS WITH INDIA Indian Economy- The March Continues ECONOMY Ashok Handoo* The forward march of the Indian economy is continuing on the expected lines. The comfortable indicators promise to drive the economy out of the slowdown it faced in 2008-9, when the growth rate dipped to 6.7 per cent, after experiencing a 9 per cent growth for five consecutive years. The most gratifying is the fall in food inflation which has been coming down consistently for the last five weeks and has now touched the 17 month low of 10.3 per cent. It stood at about 14 per cent in the corresponding period last year. High food inflation has been a major source of worry to the Government for the past one year as it has been hitting hard the poorer sections of the society. Fall in food inflation is attributed to a better Kharif crop leading to increased supplies of agricultural products in the markets. With the end of the rainy season, disruptions in production and supplies of agricultural commodities have also ended. Economists believe that the stage is now set for food inflation to come down to a single digit soon. It was first witnessed in July this year but that was a brief relief. The Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) has, in its latest report, estimated a 10 per cent rise in Kharif crop to 114 million tonnes against a 2 per cent decline a year ago. It estimates the Rabi crop to rise by 2 per cent, compared to 1.7 per cent drop in the last season. That should be quite reassuring for the country. A good monsoon at 102 per cent this year, led to increase in sown area by 7 per cent during the current Kharif season, said the CMIE. It thus predicts an all round rise in agricultural commodities with oilseeds expected to grow at 11 per cent, sugarcane at 15 per cent and food grains at 5.3 per cent. All this has naturally led to easing of pressure on the headline inflation as well. It has thus come down to a 9 month low at 8.58 per cent in October against 8.62 per cent in September. The Government expects the overall inflation rate to fall to 5-6 percent by the end of this financial year. It is in this backdrop that forecasters have revised upwards the growth rate for India this year. RBI’s professional forecasters have predicted the growth rate at 8.5 per cent this fiscal. It had put the figure at 8.4 per cent earlier. Other economic parameters also are showing encouraging trends. FDI inflows during September rose by 40 per cent to $ 2.11 billion. Net capital inflows are expected to reach $ 91 billion by the end of this fiscal. Last fiscal, this figure was only $53.6 billion. The Government expects to touch the target of one trillion dollars in public- private investment in the next five years. The remarks made by the Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab at the just concluded India Economic Summit in New Delhi, were therefore in line with the ground situation. He said “at a time when the world is searching for a new model of economic development India’s experience as a crucible for new types of economic growth gives it a special role among developing economies.” The conference took note of the fact that amid the slowdown in the world economy, India stood alongside China to register impressive growth rate. At the leadership summit in New Delhi too, former British Prime Minister Gordan Brown said that the Indian economy will double in size in next 7 years and that achieving a 10 per cent growth is possible. India’s role at the G-20 is ‘absolutely critical’ and is right at the centre of discussion, he said. India and China provide a huge market to the world. While the US and Europe account for 20 per cent of world’s consumption, India consumes less than 1 percent while China stands at 3 percent. A fall in food inflation and slackness in industrial production could now perhaps prompt the Central bank to ease its tight money policy which it has adopted to control inflation. Obviously, the bank will look at other indicators as well at its policy review meeting on December 16. What is of concern is the sharp fall in industrial growth to 4.4 per cent in September, against 8.2 per cent in September last year. This was because of a slackening in the manufacturing sector which forms about 80 per cent of industrial production in the country. But the fact that industrial growth stood at over 10 per cent in the first six months against 6.3 last year, gives confidence that it would improve in the coming months, more so when agriculture is showing a rebound. The challenge however remains to ensure inclusive growth to enable the marginalised sections of the society to share the fruits of development. As Dr. Manmohan Singh put it at the Leadership Summit, welfare of vulnerable segments of the society, reducing regional imbalances and increasing social and economic opportunities for backward classes, minorities and women remains the key challenge for the country. The Government has taken a number of steps in this direction which should help in achieving the objective. Its flagship programmes like the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act are doing wonders to reach to the economically weaker sections in rural areas. Similar other programmes need a push to speed up the process. (PIB Features) *Freelance Writer

FEATURE: NURTURING GREEN By 2020, industry experts say, renewable energy will be a nearly $10-billion business in India. At a recent conference, Ajay Mathur, Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency, said that India’s energy efficiency market was worth about $15 billion. These figures suggest that India could be a major player in green businesses and that Indian companies could even lead the global eco-brigade. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency says to deliver a sustained economic growth rate of 8 to 9 percent in the next 20 years and to meet the lifetime energy needs of its citizens, India needs to treble, even quadruple, its primary energy supply and increase its power generation capacity by six times. Undoubtedly, India needs careful planning and creativity to successfully execute its green business projects. Analysts say the country has definite leadership potential in greening its cement, paper, building and renewable energy sectors. This confidence stems from the incredible entrepreneurial buzz in the sector. Clever innovative ideas have mushroomed across industries, such as clean technology, ecotourism, green building materials, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy and water management. “Every day we get three to four proposals,” says Poonam Garg, assistant general manager at IFCI Venture, which launched the Green India Venture Fund in 2008 with a corpus of $70 million. Since its launch, the fund has disbursed nearly $38 million to five companies. In fact, the fund has already exited from one of its portfolio companies, Luminous, with unprecedented returns of 42 percent in the first year. Luminous manufactures power inverters, solar inverters and several packaged power products. “In the last two years, both consumers and businesses have shown awareness of being environmentally conscious,” says Karan Gupta, director, Breathe India Ventures, a new venture capital fund for seeding green businesses. Niche areas are emerging too, such as fuel cell technologies, off-petrol products, and eco-tourism. However, investors believe the sun has just risen. The Green India Venture Fund says entrepreneurs were earlier cautious about inviting 4

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investment, but lately, there has been a great thrust. “For instance, the solar sector has received a lot of attention. Similarly, things are moving well in wind energy. The success of these industries also shows there is much more scope in industries that manufacture and supply to them,” explains Garg. She feels that the Government can help by setting up a body similar to the Technology Development Board, dedicated to nurturing green technologies. Other industry observers agree, saying that money coming into India is at the development stage. They believe that the huge untapped R&D potential will move after the new technologies start gaining traction with consumers.

Conserve India It is an unusual proposition but one that defines global inter-connectedness. Conserve India crafts a stylish range of clothes, carpets, footwear, bags and jewelery for a foreign clientele from a material call “HRP”, handmade recycled plastic. It’s an alternative recycling or up-cycling process that converts discarded plastic bags into HRP. They convert used polythene bags into “renewed” innovative material with significantly different properties and great visual appeal without using any colour or dye. Founded in 1998 as a social mission to work in energy efficiency and waste management, Conserve started making HRP in 2002. Products made out of HRP now grace high street shelves across Europe and the United States. It is a successful business model that delivers both high fashion and life-giving opportunities. Its products sell in 2,500 retail stores across Europe, the U.S. and Australia and the firm is also a New Ventures India portfolio company, which says, “the company exemplifies the recycling spirit by converting trash to treasure”. And they have been fighting poverty through fashion.

Solkar K.E. Raghunathan, who set up the Solkar Solar Industry Ltd., in 1985, personifies the spirit of brave entrepreneurship. An engineer by profession, he started his venture at a time when terms like renewable energy and green business were not even heard of. His mission was “to bring the sun closer to the common man”. To begin with, his company manufactured industrial solar heating systems. The first company with an ISI certification for this product, Solkar has installed nearly 45,000 square feet of solar collectors nationwide. Collaborating with a German scientist to make solar meal makers won Solkar the Best Small Scale Industry Award in 1996. Such meal makers are made only in India. Solkar, however, has specialized in lighting, spanning a wide range of portable, indoor, and outdoor products.

PRESS RELEASE 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - “Engaging the Global Indian” 7-9 January 2011: Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) in partnership with the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as the Institutional Partner is organizing the 9th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention (PBD 2011) from 7-9 January 2011 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) aims to connect more than 25 million Indians overseas with India's Economic and Social development. The theme for PBD 2011 is “Engaging the Global Indian” and the sessions will include:  Inaugural session with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India  Plenary Sessions *With the Chief Minister’s of North eastern states and Minister, DONER o With the Union minister’s o With the other Chief Minister’s o Four parallel sessions  C.K. Prahalad Memorial Lecture on Global Economic Growth in the shadow of the economic crisis.  Parallel State session  Valedictory Session with Hon’ble President of India  Conferment of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards by the President of India  Cultural Programmes and Dinners  Other Attractions will be Pre Conference Seminars on 7 January 2011.  Seminar on “Diaspora and Education – The Emerging Opportunities”  Seminar on “Health Services – Connecting the Diaspora” o Exhibition with a special focus on north eastern States of India o OIFC Market Place Please visit the PBD website at for the programme updates, registration procedures and for any other related details like accommodation and travel. We look forward to your participation and seek your support to disseminate the information to appropriate members, individuals, groups and organizations at this unique convention.

EVENTS Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo INDIAN CULTURAL CENTRE, PARAMARIBO – CALENDAR FOR January 2011 IN COLLABORATION WITH OHM INDIA MOVIE CLUB – ‘Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic’ Sunday, 2nd January 2011 (1800 to 2000 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo. ‘MUSIC CLASSES AT IOL (DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC)’ Every Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th January 2011 Venue: University of Suriname, Paramaribo ‘HINDI COMPETITION IN WANICA’ Saturday, 8th January 2011(1000 to 1200 hrs.) Venue: Prantik Mandir, Wanica ‘HINDI COMPETITION IN COMMEWIJNE’ Sunday, 9th January 2011(1600 to 1700 hrs.) Venue: Tulsimanas Mandir Commewijne ‘HINDI COMPETITION IN PARAMARIBO’ Monday, 10th January 2011(1700 to 1800 hrs.) Venue: Hindi Parishad, Paramaribo ‘TALK ON AYODHYA KAND RAMAYANA ’ Friday, 14th January 2011 (1700 to 1830 hrs.) Venue: Hindi Class, ICC, Paramaribo ‘PROJECTION OF RAMAYANA SERIAL’ Friday, 14th January 2011(1830 to 1930 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo ‘WORKSHOP ON ARTHRITIS’ Saturday, 15th January 2011(0900 to 1100 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo

Kathak exam for juniors (Theory & Practical) Kathak examinations of beginner’s, Juniors & Seniors (Theory & Practical) class were conducted on 2nd and 4th November, 2010. Around 24 students took part in it. All the students did well in the exams, both in theory and practical, with cent per cent results and they have been promoted to the next category.

VISIT OF 12 – MEMBERS “BHAVAI, BAHARUPI & ACROBATIC” GUJARATI GROUP FROM GUJARAT LOK KALA FOUNDATION ON THE OCCASION OF DIWALI A 12-member “Bhavai, Baharupi & Acrobatic” Group from Gujarat Lok Kala Foundation led by Shri Joravarsingh Jadav, sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi visited Suriname during 05 – 09 November, 2010 on the occasion of Diwali. The group participated in following activities: 1. The group had an interaction with members of print and audio-visual media at the Press Conference organized by the Director, Department of Culture, Ministry of Education in collaboration with Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo at his office on 5th November, 2010. The Press Conference was attended among others by H.E. Ambassador of India, Shri KJS Sodhi, Director, Culture, Mr. Stanley Sidoel, Director, ICC, Mr. Sunil Bhalla, members of Cultural Union Suriname (CUS), members of Suriname International Ladies Association (SILA). The group was introduced to the media and the group gave a short presentation of the performances after conclusion of the question-answer session. The Press Conference was followed by lunch. The local sponsors of the troupe were Suriname International Ladies Association (SILA), Stichting Vrienden Van

Commewijne (SVVC), Cultural Union of Suriname (CUS) and Department of Culture, Ministry of Education, Suriname. 2. The group had a Workshop/Interaction with ICC students on Saturday 6th November, 2010, which was attended by ICC students. During the Workshop, group performed few items of Bhavai Dance. Kamlesh Patel, a physically handicapped dancing on hands without help of legs, leader of the group and other member of the group interacted with ICC students. Question / answers session was held thereafter. The duration of the Workshop was about one and a half hours. 3. First performance of the group was held at Oost – West Verbinding # 186, neighboring District,

Commewijne about 15 kms from Paramaribo, on Saturday, 6th November, 2010. H.E. Ambassador of India, Shri K.J.S. Sodhi, Mr. Shailendra Girjasingh, Member of Parliament, and members of the sponsoring bodies were the distinguished guests at the performance at Commewijne. 4. A short performance of the group was held at SSDP Mandir, Blauwgrond, Paramaribo - Noord on Sunday, 7th November, 2010. The programme was specially organized for the local people of the area. Mr. Bhagwan Gangaram Pandey, President OHM, Ms. Sonia Quintus Bosch, a social worker and other local Pandits and Maulvis were among those present at the performance at SSDP Mandir, Paramaribo. 5. Second performance of the group was held at Kehri Hall, Saramacca, a neighboring District about 25 kms from Paramaribo, on Sunday, 7th November, 2010. Beside the H.E. Ambassador of India, Shri K J S. Sodhi and Madam Sodhi, Former Vice-President, Mr. Ramdien Sardjoe , former Vice-President and President

‘WORLD HINDI DAY CELEBRATIONS’ Monday, 17th January 2011(1800 to 2000 hrs.) Venue: Theatre Thalia, 4 Dr. J. F. Nassylaan, Paramaribo ‘INDIAN COOKERY CLASS’ ( Geeya/Loki ka halwa) Wednesday, 19th January 2011 (1700 to 1800 hrs.) Venue: ICC , Paramaribo

VHP, Mr. Ranjit Singh, Vice President of VHP and Member of Parliament, Member of Parliment, Mr. Mahindra Jogi, Dist. Commissioner, Saramacca, Mr. Mandranchal Ghisaidoebe, Mr. Ramlakhan ji, Head of Chancery, Mr. Arun Kumar Sharma, Director ICC, Mr. Sunil Bhalla and member of the sponsored were the distinguished guests at the performance at Saramacca. 6. The group also gave a one hour performance at SKY TV on 8th November, 2010 at 11.30 hrs., which was followed by an interview of the main artists of the group and edited version of the performance and interview was telecasted through local television on next day for more viewership amongst the people of Suriname. 7. The third performance of the group was held on Monday 8th November, 2010 at Mata Gauri Foundation, Rijwegnaar Kwatt 321-A. Director, Department of Culture, Ministry of Education, Mr. Stanley Sidoel, Ms. Sonia Quintus Bosch, social worker, Member of Cultural Union Suriname and well known businessmen of the city were among the distinguished guests at the performance. The programme was enjoyed by one

‘WORKSHOP ON TUNING THE TABLA ’ Friday, 21st January 2011 (1700 to 1900 hrs.) Venue: Tabla Class, ICC, Paramaribo and everyone and the event was covered by the Electronic Media. ‘SINGING OF PATRIOTIC SONGS AT FLAG HOISTING FOR REPUBLIC DAY’ (Embassy of India / ICC staff and ICC students) Wednesday, 26th January 2011(0800 to 0900 hrs.) Venue: Embassy of India, 221, DR. SOPHIE REDMONDSTRAAT, Paramaribo ‘CULTURAL PROGRAMME AT RECEPTION ON THE OCCASION ON 61ST ANNIVERSARY OF INDIA’S REPUBLIC DAY’ Wednesday, 26th January 2011(1800 onwards) Venue: India House, 254 Anton Dragtenweg, Paramaribo ‘VOCAL MUSIC EXAM FOR BEGINNERS’’ Friday, 28th January 2011 (1030 hrs. Onwards) Venue: Music Class Room, ICC, Paramaribo ‘TALK ON AYODHYA KAND RAMAYANA ’ Friday, 28th January 2011 (1700 to 1830 hrs.) Venue: Hindi Class, ICC, Paramaribo ‘PROJECTION OF RAMAYANA SERIAL’ Friday, 28th January 2011 (1830 to 1930 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo

MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD BIRTH ANNIVERSARY AND KATHAK BOOK RELEASE (PAYAL KI JHANKAAR) 11th November is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who was also the founder President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). The ICCR was founded in 1950 by


“JODHA AKBAR ” Under THE Indian Movie Club, on 8 November, Hindi movie “JODHA AKBAR” was screened at the local Theatre Paarl Movies, Suit, J.A. Pengelstraat, Paramaribo.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. To commemorate the day, a special cultural programme was organized at Indian Cultural Centre, Yoga Hall, Paramaribo. The programme began with the lightning/garlanding at the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad photograph. Ambassador of India spoke about the life and work of Azad, expressed his views on the importance of celebrating birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. On this special occasion, 32 dance students of ICC, who passed their junior exams in October, 2010, were awarded certificates by the Ambassador of India. “Payal ki Jankaar” a book on Kathak brought out by Mrs. Manjusha S. Joshi, Kathak Dance teacher of ICC, was also released by the Ambassador of India. This book will be useful for the Kathak students in Suriname as it is the first book of kathak dance with Dutch translations. The book has been added at ICC’s website as e-book.

LECTURE ON ASTANG YOGA AND BASIC TECHNIQUES OF MEDITATION At a lecture on Astang Yoga and basic techniques of meditation, the Yoga teacher of ICC, Paramaribo on 15th November 2010 educated people about the eight limbs of Yoga and how these practises help in providing us a complete way of life. She also explained how meditation can be achieved. She spoke about certain traditional methods which are mentioned in the Hath Text.

INDIAN COOKERY CLASS (Rajma Rice) A demonstration of an Indian dish ‘Rajma Rice’ was given in monthly cookery class organized at the Indian Cultural Centre on 17th November. The recipe and method of preparation were explained by the Ladies of Embassy and Indian Cultural Centre and after that dish was served to all the invitees.

тАШLECTURE ON RABINDRANATH TAGOREтАЩ By Mr. Parabir Singh (in Dutch) (Power Point Presentation) Saturday, 29th January 2011 (1830 to 1930 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo тАШGANDHI PUNYA TITHIтАЩ (Gandhi Bhajan Mala) Sunday, 30th January 2011 (1100 to 1200 hrs.) Venue: Yoga Hall, ICC, Paramaribo HINDI EXAMS FOR BEGINNERS (Prathma, Madhyama & Uttama) Sunday, 30th January, 2011 (0800 to 1000 hrs.) Venue: S.P.I (Teacher Training Institute), Paramaribo

A CULTURAL PROGRAMME ON QAUMI EKTA On 23rd November, 2010, Quami Ekta Diwas was celebrated as the National Integration

and Communal Harmony Day at Yoga Hall, ICC. On this occasion ICC students gave one and an half hour performance on patriotic songs in solo, duet and group formats. The programme was very much appreciated by the people of Suriname

TALK ON AYODHYA KAND RAMAYANA A talk on Ayodhya Kand Ramayana was delivered by Mrs. Bhawna Saxena, Attach├й, Embassy of India on 26November, 2010. Around 45 students and Pandits attended the programme which included recitation of Hanuman Chalisa, ChaupaiyanтАЩs, Ram Bhajans and DohaтАЩs, short stories on moral values being narrated to propagate good values. Poetic pronunciations of Shlokas (mantra) were taught to the students by Mrs. Bhawna Saxena, Attach├й, Embassy of India, Paramaribo..



In order to promote Indian Culture in Suriname a new activity has been started by Indian Cultural Centre, Paramaribo i.e. projection of famous Hindi Serial of тАШRamayanaтАЩ by Ramanand Sagar. About three episodes in one-hour were shown and viewers showed keen interest in it.

Ms. Suchint Kaur Sodhi, Yoga teacher conducted a workshop on Stress Management and Yoga on 27 November, 2010 at Yoga Hall of ICC. This programme was organised for regular students as well as for yoga enthusiasts. About 75 persons attended the workshop in which she explained about stress and how we experience the stress at muscular, emotional and mental levels including the symptoms of stress and how Yoga practices can help in overcoming stress. She also explained other guidelines for life style and a few relaxation techniques.

WORKSHOP ON USE OF HINDI COMPUTER AND CELEBRATION OF HARIVANSH RAI BACHCHAN JAYANTI A computer workshop on usage of Hindi was conducted on Saturday, 27th November, 2010 at Yoga Hall, ICC. At the workshop Mrs. Bhawna Saxena, Attach├й, Embassy of India, Paramaribo explained to the Hindi students about the usage of computers in learning Hindi and she also explained about Unicode font to the gathering. ICC also celebrated 103rd Birth anniversary of Poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan on 27th November, 2010 at Yoga hall, ICC. Poems of Harivansh Rai Bhacchan were recited by Mrs. Carmen Somai, Mrs. Sharmila Ramratan , Mrs. Marlene Gangaram Paney and Sandhya Bhaggoe тАУ Hindi students of ICC. Two students sang couplets from тАШ Madhushala тАЩ which was very much appreciated by the audience.

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December 2010


рдЗрд╕рдХреЗ рдмрд╛рдж реВрд┐рддрднрд╛рд┐рдЧрдп2 рдХреЛ рдХреБрдЫ рд┐рдЪрд╜ рджрдпреЗ рдЧрдП +рдЬрд╣0 рджреЗ рдЦрдХрд░ рдЙрдирд╕реЗ рдЕрдкрдиреЗ 4рд╡рдЪрд╛рд░ рд┐рд▓рдЦрдиреЗ рдХреЛ рдХрд╣рд╛ рдЧрдпрд╛ред реВрд┐рддрднрд╛рд┐рдЧрдп2 рдХ, рд░рдЪрдирд╛рдПрдБ рдХрд╛рдл, рдЙрд╕рд╛рд╣рд╡рдз'рдХ рдереАрдВред рд╣рдо рдЗрди рд░рдЪрдирд╛рдУрдВ рдХреЛ рдПрдХ рдПрдХ рдХрд░рдХреЗ реВрдХрд╛рд┐рд╢рдд рдХрд░0 рдЧреЗред рдЖрд╢рд╛ рд╣реИ рдпрд╣ рдкрд░рдВ рдкрд░рд╛ рдЬрд╛рд░ рд░рд╣реЗ рдЧреА рдФрд░ рд╕рднреА реВрд┐рддрднрд╛рдЧреА рдЗрд╕реА рдЙрд╕рд╛рд╣ рд╕реЗ рдЖрдЧреЗ рдХ рдХрд╛рдп'рд╢рд╛рд▓рд╛рдУрдВ рдореЗрди рднрд╛рдЧ рд▓реЗрддреЗ рд░рд╣0 рдЧреЗред рдкрд╣рд▓реА рд░рдЪрдирд╛ рд╕реВрд░рдирд╛рдо рд╕рд╛рд╣рдп рд┐рдорд╜ рд╕рдВрдГрдерд╛ рдХ, рд╕рджрдГрдп реМреАрдорд┐рдд рдХрд╛рдоGрди рд╕реЛрдорд╛рдЗ рдХ, рд╣реИ ├Р

рд╕реВрдпрдХ  рд╛рдВрдд рд╜рдкрд╛рда "рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛" :рдПрдХ рдкрд░рдЪрдп рд╕реВрдпрдХ ' рд╛рдВрдд 4рд╜рдкрд╛рдаI "рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ " рдиреЗ рдЕрдкрдирд╛ рдЬреАрд╡рди рдкрд░рдЪрдп рдПрдХ рдкрдВ4J рдо0 рджреЗ рддреЗ рд╣реБрдП рд┐рд▓рдЦрд╛ рд╣реИ ,"рджрдГреБ рдЦ рд╣ рдЬреАрд╡рди рдХ рдХрдерд╛ рд░рд╣"ред рд╕рдЪ рдо0 рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдХрд╛ рдЬреАрд╡рди рджрдЦ реБ 2 рд╕реЗ рднрд░рд╛ рдерд╛ рдФрд░ рдЙрди рджрдЦ реБ 2 рдХреЛ рдЪреБрдиреМрддреА рджреЗ рдиреЗ ,рдЙрдирд╕реЗ рдЬреВрдЭрдиреЗ рдФрд░ рдЙрд╣0 рдкрд░рд╛рдГрдд рдХрд░рдиреЗ рдо0 рд╣ рдЙрдирдХрд╛ рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛рдкрди рдерд╛ред

рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдЬреА рдХрд╛ рдЬрдо резреорепрем рдо0 рдкрдВрдбрдд рд░рд╛рдорд╕рд╣рд╛рдп 4рд╜рдкрд╛рдаI рдЬреА рдХреЗ рдШрд░ рдо0 рд╣реБрдЖ рдерд╛ред4рд╜рдкрд╛рдаI рдЬреА рдмрдВрдЧрд╛рд▓ рдо0 рдорд╣рд╖рд╛рджрд▓ рд░рд╛Qрдп рдХреЗ рдЕрдВрддрдЧ'рдд рдореЗрджрдиреАрдкреБрд░ рдо0 рд░рд╛Qрдм4R рдо0 рд┐рд╕рдкрд╛рд╣ рдереЗред рдЕрдкрдиреЗ рдкреМSрд╖ рдХреЗ рдХрд╛рд░рдг рд╡реЗ рдЙрд╕ рдЫреЛрдЯреЗ рд╕реЗ рдЬрдЧрд╣ рдо0 реВрд┐рд╕U рдереЗ рдФрд░ рдЙрдирдХрд╛ рдорд╛рди рдерд╛ред рд╡реЗ рдГрд╡рднрд╛рд╡ рд╕реЗ рдХрдареЛрд░ рддрдерд╛ рдЕрдпрд┐рдзрдХ рдЕрдиреБрд╢рд╛рд╕рди 4реВрдп рдереЗред реВрд╛рдпрдГ рдмрд╛рд▓рдХ рд╕реВрдпрдХ ' реБ рдорд╛рд░ рдХреЛ рдЫреЛрдЯреЗ рдЫреЛрдЯреЗ рдЕрдкрд░рд╛рдзреЛ рдкрд░ рднреА рдХрдареЛрд░ рджрдВ рдб рджрдпрд╛ рдЬрд╛рддрд╛ рдерд╛ред резрепрезрей рдо0 рд░рд╛рдорд╕рд╣рд╛рдп рдЬреА рдХрд╛ рджреЗ рд╣рд╛рдВрдд рд╣реЛ рдЧрдпрд╛ред рдЙрд╕ рд╕рдордп рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдЬреА рдХ, рдЖрдпреБ резрей рдмрд╖' рдХ, рдереАред рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдЬреА рдмрдЪрдкрди рдХрд╛ рдирд╛рдо рд╕реВрдпрдХ ' рд╛рдВрдд рдерд╛ред резрез рдмрд╖' рдХ, рдЖрдпреБ рдо0 рдЖрдкрдХрд╛ рдХрд╛ 4рд╡рд╡рд╛рд╣ рдордиреЛрд░рдорд╛ рджреЗ рд╡реА рдЬреА рд╣реЛ рдЧрдпрд╛ рдерд╛ред рдЙрд╕ рд╕рдордп рдЖрдк 4рдм3рд╛рдеX рдереЗред резрепрезрек рдХрд╛ рдмрд╖' рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдЬреА рдХреЗ рдЬреАрд╡рди рдо0 рдЕрдпрд┐рдзрдХ рджрдЦ реБ рджрд╛рдпреА рдерд╛ред рдЙрд╕ рдмрд╖' рдЙрди рдХреЗ рдЧрд╛рдБрд╡ рдЧреЭрдХреЛрд▓рд╛ рдо0 рдЬреЛрдХ +рдЬрд▓рд╛ рдЙрдирд╛рд╡ рдо0 рдерд╛,рднрдпрдВрдХрд░ рдорд╣рд╛рдорд╛рд░ рдлреИрд▓реА ред рдЗрд╕ рдорд╣рд╛рдорд╛рд░ рдо0 рдЙрдирдХреЗ рдЪрд╛рдЪрд╛ ,рднрд╛рдИ рдФрд░ рднрд╛рднреА рдХрд╛ рджреЗ рд╣рд╛рдВрдд рд╣реЛ рдЧрдпрд╛ред резрепрезрео рдо0 рдЙрдирдХ, рдк\реА рдХрд╛ рднреА рджреЗ рд╣рд╛рдВрдд рд╣реЛ рдЧрдпрд╛ред резреп рдмрд╖' рдХ, рдЕ]рдк рдЖрдпреБ рдо0 рдЙрдирдХ, рдмреЗрдЯ рд╕рд░реЛрдЬ рдХ, рдореМрдд рд╣реЛ рдЧрдИред рдкрд╛рд░рд╡рд╛рд░рдХ рдЬреАрд╡рди рдо0 рдРрд╕реЗ рдЖрдШрд╛рдд2 рдиреЗ рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдХрд╛ рдорд╛рдирд┐рд╕рдХ рд╕рдВрддреБрд▓рди реВрднрд╛4рд╡рдд рдХрдпрд╛ред рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдХреЛ рд╕рд╛рдВрд╕рд╛рд░рдХ рдЬреАрд╡рди рд╕реЗ 4рдмрд░4J рд╕реА рд╣реЛ рдЧрдИред рд╡реЗ рдЕрдпрдд 4рдм+78 рд╕реА рдЕрд╡рдГрдерд╛ рдо0 рдХрднреА рд▓рдЦрдирдК, рдХрднреА рд╕реАрддрд╛рдкреБрд░ ,рдХрднреА рдХрд╛рд╢реА рддреЛ рдХрднреА реВрдпрд╛рдЧ рдХрд╛ рдЪ`рдХрд░ рд▓рдЧрд╛рддреЗ рд░рд╣реЗ ред резрепрелреж рд╕реЗ рд╡реЗ рджрд╛рд░рд╛рдЧрдВрдЬ, реВрдпрд╛рдЧ рдо0 рд░рд╣рдиреЗ рд▓рдЧреЗред рд╡рд╣ резрел рдЕ`рдЯреВ рдмрд░ резрепремрез рдХреЛ рдЗрдирдХрд╛ рджреЗ рд╣рд╛рдВрдд рд╣реБрдЖред рдЕрдиреЗрдХ рдЕрд╡рд░реЛрдз2 рдФрд░ рджреИ рд╡реА 4рдмрдк4RрдпреЛ рд╕реЗ +рдЦрдирддрд╛ рдХреЗ рдмрд╛рд╡рдЬреВрдж рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдЬреАрд╡рди рдкрдпcрдд рд╕рд╛рд╣рдп -рд░рдЪрдирд╛ рд╕реЗ рдХрднреА рдЙрджрд╛рд╕реАрди рдирд╣ рд╣реБрдПред рд┐рдирд░рд╛рд▓рд╛ рдХрд╛ рдЬреАрд╡рди рдФрд░ рд░рдЪрдирд╛рдордХ рдЬреАрд╡рди, рджреЛрди2 рд╣ рд╕рдВрдШрд╖' рд╕реЗ рднрд░рд╛ рд╣реБрдЖ рдерд╛ред рдЙрдирдХрд╛ рдГрд╡рд╛рд┐рднрдорд╛рди, рдЙрдирдХ, рдХSрдгрд╛, рдЙрдирдХ, рд╕рд╛рдлрдЧреЛрдИ рдФрд░ рд╕рд╛рд╣+рдпрдХ рдФрд░ рдЙdрдЪрддрд░ рдЬреАрд╡рди рдореВ]рдп рдХреЗ рд┐рд▓рдП рдЙрдирдХ, рдЕрдбрдЧрддрд╛ рдЙрдирдХреЗ рд╕рдВрдмрдВрдзреЛ рдХреЗ рдЖреЬреЗ рдЖрдИ. рд╡реЗ рдЯреВ рдЯ рдЧрдП рдкрд░рддреБ рдЭреБрдХреЗ рдирд╣ред

Know India Programme Know India Programme of the Ministry is a three-week orientation programme for diaspora youth conducted with a view to promote awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields e.g. economic, industrial, education, Science & Technology, Communication & Information Technology, culture. These are conducted in partnership with one or two State Governments. The participants, PIOs in the age group of 18-26 years, are selected based on recommendations received from Heads of Indian Missions/Posts abroad. Selected participants are provided with full hospitality in India during the duration of the programme. 90% (ninety percent) of the total cost of air ticket (at lowest economy excursion fare) is refundable to the participants on successful completion of the programme by them. The content of the programme broadly includes the following: a. Presentations on the country, political process, developments in various sectors, b. Interaction with faculty and students at a prestigious University/College/Institute, c. Presentation on the industrial development and visits to some Industries, d. Visit to a village to better understand the typical village life, e. Exposure to Indian media, f. Interaction with NGOs and organizations dealing with women affairs, g. Visit to places of historical importance/Monuments, h. Taking part in Cultural programmes, i. Exposure to yoga, j. Call on high dignitaries, which may include President of India, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, and Ministers in-charge of Overseas Indian Affairs, Youth Affairs and Sports. The following is the schedule proposed for Know India Programmes (KIPs) during the year 2010-2011 to be organized by this Ministry Tentative Period 17th KIP March- April 2011

Partner States

Last date for receipt of nominations in MOIA

Punjab, Himachal Pradesh

31st December 2010

TRADE ENQUIRIES List of Commercial Inquiries Received from India, in November 2010

Name of the Company 1.










Amol Bajpai M/s Prowess Marketing 127/784/15 W-1 Saket Nagar Kanpur 208014 U.P Mob: +91-9935447702 E-mail: Vishnu Varadhan Proprietor 'Tycoon International' E-mail:

Leather Cords and Laces

MetropoleGarments, Shivaram Krishnan /Padmanabahan Metropole Garments C/3 206 Tripura Lok Dhara Lok Gram Complex Netivali Naka Kalyan (East) Maharashtra 421306 Tel: +91-251-2355-651 Mob: +91-993060947/ 986-771-6894. E-mail :, Website: B.S.Industries Binit Sharma E-mail:

Apparel Exporter, Home Textile, Gifts Items (Glass and Brass) etc.

Anup Kumar Aadhi Tech Plot No.504, 5th Floor, Kubera Towers, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad 500 029 A.P Tel: +91-40-23220328; Fax: +91-40-23220424 E-mail: Website: Manish Mathur Yogsudha 52/140,Pratap Nagar, Jaipur-302030 Tel.:+91-141-2790924 Mob:-+ 009214695519 Skype: foreigntradepromoter E-mail: Website:

Automobile Inner Tubs, Tyres both in Natural & Butyl Rubbers.

Handicrafts, Processed Food Products, Spices, Vegetables, Furniture, Coconut Fibre

Wire and Wire Products

Yogsudha Manish Mathury 52/140 Pratap Nagar, Jaipur 302030 India. Tel: +91-141-2790924 E-mail: Website: Dr. Bhupendra Lodhiya President International Business Development Emerson Labs Ltd 106, Morya Estate, Link Road, Andheri (West), Bombay 400 053 Tel: +91-22-6671-4646

Textiles, Home Furnishing, Garments, Indian Outfits, Salwar Suits, Scarves, Denim, Polyester Fabric, Yarns, Handicrafts, Paintings, Furniture, Fashion Jewelry, Silver Jewelry, Silverware and Crafts, Semi Precious Gem Stones, Gem Stones, Spices, Building Stones, Building Hardware, Hand Made Paper Products, Paper Products, Leather Products, Jute Products, Herbal and Herbs, Cosmetics, Henna, Herbal Products, Rugs, Durries, Carpets, Woolen Shawls, Incense Sticks, Dhoop Sticks and Candles, Pooja Items, Minerals, Pharmaceuticals, Medicines, Mica, Guar Gum, Barley, Oat, Other Grains, Hardware Fittings, Fashion Accessories, Sugar, Rice, Biscuits, Pet Products, Lab and Medical Equipment, Machine and Equipment, Glass Products, Kids Wear, Offset Printings , Catalogue Labels, Tags , Colors and Dyes, Fresh Fruits, Rose Water, Mustard, Ground Nuts, Plastics And Moulds Products, Steel Bars 8mm to 25mm. Agriculture Implements, Hospital Equipments, etc. Indian Clothing, Indian Foodstuff, Items for Celebration of Indian Festivals

Antibiotics and Anti-Infective, Medicines For Cardiovascular System, Central Nervous System, Gastro-Intestinal Track, Eye, Ent, Musculo-Skeletal Disorder, Respiratory System, Endocrine System, Genito-Urinary System, Neoplastic Disorder

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Mob: +91-9821734646 Fax: +91-22-6671-4949 E-mail: (for large emails with attachments) G.Singh Director Focus Hair E-mail: Rohit Verma Zenith Rubber Pvt Ltd 9/49 Kirti Nagar , Delhi Tel: +91-11-45003100; Fax-91-11-45408555 Mob: +91-9871471614 E-mail: Website: Sanjay Kumar Dy. General Manager – Int’l Business BACFO Pharmaceuticals (India) Limited C-15, Sector-2, Noida, New Delhi Tel.: +91-120-2524731/ 2554233 Fax: +91-120-2542109 E-mail: Website: Amaresh Kumar Singh Senior Executive – Exports BACFO Pharmaceuticals (India) Limited C-15, Sector-2, Noida, New Delhi Tel.: +91-120-2524731/ 2554233 Fax: +91-120-2542109 E-mail: Website: Mr. Ganesh Oneness Exports & Imports Mob: +91-9952582323 E-mail: Arpan Kulshrestha Asst. Manager-Exports Rushil Decor Ltd, 1- Krinkal Apartment, Opp. Mahalaxmi Temple, Mahalaxmi Cross Road, Paldi, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Tel.: +91-79-26622323 ext. 515 Fax: +91-79-26640969 Mob.: +91-9978937908 E-mail: Skype: arpan.kul Sejal Patel Export Executive Hi - Tech Food Ingredients E-mail: R.K.Raina Vice President -Mktg. & Exports Bhiwadi Cylinders Private Limited 331, Ansal Chambers II, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066 Tel: 91-11-41658358/ 41658708 Fax : 91-11-41658458 E-mail:

Bulk Remy Human Hair, Machine Weft made of Remy Human Hair, Men’s Toupees, Ladies Wigs

Printing and Industrial Rollers

Organic Herbal Products, Dietary Supplements, Nutraceuticals, Herbal Cosmetics, Etc.

Herbal Health & Personal Care Products.

Coconut, A4 Size Paper, Garments

Laminate Sheets, Particle Board and Medium Density Fiber Board

Flavored Food Products and Herbal Products.

Lpg / Auto Lpg / Refrigerant Cylinders Refillable and Disposable (Dot and Non-Dot)




D. Soundararajan, Proprietor E-mail: Raj K Jain & Associates 167-i Bombay Bazar

Candles (White & Colour In Various Sizes), All Masala Powders, Coconut Shell And Powder, and Snacks items of Muruku & Sweet Burbies Various Indian Products



250001 Meerut Cantt. U.P. India e-mail : Ph.: +91 121 2661962 ; +91 121 4033761 Jaya Kanoi (Mrs) (Chief Executive) Imeco Overseas (Private) Limited IMECO HOUSEâ&#x20AC;? Budge Trunk Road, Dakghar, Maheshtala, West Bengal, Tel.: +91-33-6614-6614 Fax: +91-33-6614-6666 E-mail: Website: Komal Gupta Scientific manager Keva Industries Tel: +91-161-6607000 Mob: +91-9818322902 Skype Id: komal3 E-mail:

Hot Intermediate Element Baskets, Cold End Element Baskets, Radial, Bypas, Axial, Rotor Post, Circumferential Seals

Pharmaceutical Formulations

Embassy of India Address: Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat No. 221, Post Box No.1329, Paramaribo, Suriname Tel: (0597) 498344/531448/531449 (General) Telefax: (0597) 491106/499382 Email:; Business Hours: The Embassy is open from 0800 hours till 1630 hours from Monday to Friday (except on holidays) and is closed on Saturday and Sunday. The Consular & Visa Section of the Embassy is open from 0900-1200 hours from Monday-Friday and is closed on Saturday and Sunday.


December 2010


India e-Newsletter  

Embassy of India, Paramaribo monthly e-Newsletter for December 2010