Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Angela Merkel receives Jawaharlal Nehru Award

German Chancellor Angela Merkel receives the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding for the year 2009 from Indian President Pratibha Patil at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi on Tuesday.Merkel and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday reviewed regional security and pledged to work together against terrorism and promote stability in South Asia.Merkel is accompanied by seven German ministers for the first high-level consultations on Tuesday with Singh and other Indian officials.

India and Germany are set to take their bilateral trade to 20 billion euros in a year, as the two countries step up economic and technological cooperation."It (Germany) is amongst the largest foreign investors in India. Our bilateral trade was more than 15 billion euros last year, and is on course to reach the target of 20 billion euros per year by 2012," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel today.

Singh said India wants greater German investment in infrastructure, high technology, energy and basic and applied sciences.India offers a stable and friendly investment climate and a large growing market. I welcome the progress that is being made on the issue of high technology exports from Germany to India. This will benefit both economies, the Prime Minister said.

CEOs of top German companies, accompanying Merkel called on Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma after round-table with their Indian counterparts.

"Germany is our strategic partner. The German investments in India are moving close to USD 10 billion.. that makes Germany one of our major partners," Sharma said.
CEOs and senior officials of 20 German companies attended the meeting with Sharma.
They included Siemens CEO Peter Loescher and BASF CEO Kurt Bock.
Earlier they met their Indian counterparts under the aegis of CII and Ficci.
In the CEOs' roundtable, CII President and Tata Steel Vice Chairman B Muthuraman said more and more Indian firms are acquiring high-quality German technology to meet their growing needs.

Janakpuri Club Forum meeting

Janakpuri Club Forum meeting held on May 8, 2011 in the club Premises.

The following key issues were discussed and debated at length:
Working of the existing club
members’ utter dissatisfaction its functioning,
quality of food served in the club,
lack of proper hygiene and cleanliness,
poor service of the waiters,
Dhaba look of the club

Most of the members expressed unhappiness over the slow pace of construction despite ample funds with the club. Most members expressed their overwhelming desire that the club should become operative at the earliest. They emphasized that if due to some reasons the entire building could not be made operative immediately, at least the ground floor and parking space should be made available for the members’ use, and the two lawns should be developed and maintained well where members could enjoy the pleasures and dignity of a club and not feel ashamed in inviting their friends and well wishers. It was agreed that a letter signed by members should be submitted to the management committee in this regard .
The Forum should be used as a pressure group to make the present management respond to the aspirations and needs of all the members.
Forum should have a definite and well planned action plan to achieve its goals.
Many members felt that once the club begins to function from its own location, there is a possibility of raising funds from those who have yet to pay their balance share. This may also help attract new members and thereby generate fresh income for developmental plans of the club.
In view of the pathetic condition and working of the club many new members regretted having become members of the club. Some did not want to pay the balance dues till they saw a substantial progress in the construction of the building and improvement in the functioning of the club
Most of the members were of the view that President & General Secretary should be invited to attend the Forums next meeting so that members can have face to face interaction with them.
Five member representatives of the Forum should be present in all meetings of the Management Committee of the club to share the views of the Forum with the management.
No member should be an office bearer for more than two consecutive terms of two years each.
The expenses of the meeting will be borne collectively by the contributions made by the members of the Forum. Members are free to contribute any amount towards the common fund of the Forum.
It was suggested that a website of the Forum should be launched where all decisions and suggestions of the members could be made available to all members.

Janakpuri Club is thirty year old institution and is an extended family for members in pain and prosperity thus there is an urgent attention to its managing committee to take up the issue of club premises to be erected on priority so that members enjoy the togetherness and unity in more magnificent and enjoy the moments of their life.JPC form meet on 7 May 2011 Is an effort to bring to the attention the urgency of the club to gear up the construction of club building which has been temporarily suspended from last ten months on one pretext or the other. Purpose of the meeting is to give the managing committe awakening call to retore good will of the club:Suggestion came through the meeting are rational and Surinder said Shalimar Bagh club too got land when our club got the land but they were function with compete amenities we still lack basic facilities:

Pressure group must seek schedule of completion of building works Suggestion which were unanimous :Web site of the Form,Sunil MN 215 said Mr OP Parkash or President and secretary should listen to our proceeds of meeting and interaction in needed with them. Five member to representatives of the Forum an observer to all meetings of the Management Committee of the club.Members attended and have given their suggestion which are listed as follows-:
KC Mehra 1349
Why MC not completing the building?
What is the hitch?How you will do 20Yrs of membership in advance?
Why should you stay as MC member if you don't work for purpose.?
BR Malhotra 598
VK Sudan 1051
SK Kapoor 1963MC should step down if they are failing in their duties of making building of the club.
Hygiene in present dinning hall to be improved.Renovation need to be done.
Any member should not be elected more than 2 terms continuously.
KL Kappor 1210 and A C Khanna 1114
Present office bearer of the JPC have failed miserable to complete the building.They should be persuaded to at least complete Ground floor and the basement.
Terms of Office bearer should not exceed more than two terms.
Quality of food served should be properly supervised for its hygienic quality
Rates to be comparable with other clubs.
We should have definite action plan to achieve our goal and objectives.
BMS Bakay 1926
Erect temporary shed and to the lawns
Change Food Contractor.
Select five members to represent JPC Forum
Tenjinder S Wassi 2202
Lawns must be developed with good ambiance
Parking and ground floor to be completed first in toto.
This shall attract more members
Members to come forward to spend more and club gets more revenue.
AC Chadha
AC and lift work still not tendered.Thus the further work is stopped.Thus GS asked contractor to stop work.
Harjinder Singh 1847
The Managing committee seek election or go if they cant work.
Devinder Sagar
Feel ashamed for work not done must do something to complete work with faster pace.
Sanjay Chawla 1071
Lawns to be developed to get revenue for the club in completing project:
PP Singh 117 Our forum to stay and seek schedule of construction of club Building:
Gursharan 700 said happy with forum:
Inspire catering and manager to effective.
With regards
JPC Forum coordinator
The next meeting of the Forum was decided to be held on Sunday dated 29-05-2011 at 11.00 A.M. at Club Premises.

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