Wednesday, February 22, 2012

FICCI MSME Summit-2012
Theme: “Innovation & Clusters”
Thursday, February 23, 2012 at FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi
I would like to thank you once again for confirming your participation for the captioned summit being held as per the following schedule:
Day & Date         : Thursday, February 23, 2012
Time                      : 09.45 a.m. (Registration Start at 09.00 am)
Venue                  : Commission Room, FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg (Near Mandi  House Circle),
New Delhi.

Dear Friends & Fellow Professionals,
You have heard about coaching,
You have read about coaching,
. . . now it's time you experience
The Power of Coaching
from a Master Certified Coach - Mr. Peter J. Reding, MBA, MCC.
You do not want to miss this opportunity to
  • witness a live coaching session,
  • coach a fellow NHRDN member
  • be coached by a fellow NHRDN member.
Program Details:
DATE February 23rd, 2012 (Thursday)
TIME 5:30PM - 8:00PM
(Networking during 5:30 - 6:00PM)
VENUE IDSA Auditorium, The Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), IDSA Complex, No.1, Development Enclave, Rao Tula Ram Marg, New Delhi - 110010 (Near Subroto Park)
* Road Map Below
This workshop is hands-on, and highly experiential. This offers a first-hand opportunity for a deeper dive into the world of professional coaching.

You will learn:
The real power & empowerment of coaching
You will experience coaching - as a coaching client
You will experience coaching - as a coach
Why coaching has become a US $2 Billion industry
Where you can use The Power of Coaching in your organization

We look forward to your participation and leveraging your professional expertise from this event. On behalf of the NHRDN Delhi & NCR Chapter team, we request you to please block your diaries for the Special Event.

Best Regards,

Suresh Tripathi Rajneesh Bawa Rajneesh Singh Anil Gaur Ajay Chowdhury
President Vice President Vice President Hon. Secretary Joint Secretary

National HRD Network - Delhi & NCR Chapter, C-81C, DLF Super Mart-1, DLF City-IV, Gurgaon.
Tel.: 0124-4041560, Mobile: 9810526884, Email:

• NHRDN Members - Free of Cost.
• Non-Members would be requested to pay Rs.500/- to partly defray the expenses or to take up membership of "National HRD Network - Delhi & NCR Chapter"

In Association With
Times Ascent
Managing Partner
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Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi Instituto Cervantes  
  28 de febrero de 2012 / February 28th, 2012

El Instituto Cervantes de Nueva Delhi y la Embajada de Paraguay en la India tienen el placer de invitarle  a la presentación del libro:
“El invierno de Günter”

The Instituto Cervantes of New Delhi and the Embassy of Paraguay in India
have the pleasure to invite you to the launch of the book:
"Günter's Winter"

El invierno de Gunter

Martes 28 de Febrero,
a las 6:30pm
Sala de conferencias
Español con traducción simultánea al inglés

Tuesday 28th February,
at 6:30 pm
Conference room
Spanish with simultaneous English translation

Sinopsis: Lanzamiento de la traducción al hindi de una de las veinte obras más importantes de la literatura paraguaya; El invierno de Günter del escritor paraguayo Juan Manuel Marcos, ganadora del premio “Libro del Año 1987" en Paraguay. La obra, no es sólo un testimonio conmovedor de la gente y la lucha de los intelectuales contra la dictadura y la corrupción de su país, sino también un reflejo del idealismo de los jóvenes latinoamericanos durante los años ochenta. 

Juan Manuel Marcos, Doctor en Filosofía por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, y Doctor en Letras por la de Píttsburgh, Pennsylvania. Profesor honoris causa por las Universidades de Kansas, Federal de Río de Janeiro, Nacional de Mar del Plata, y UCES de Buenos Aires. Escritor de numerosos libros y colecciones de monografías en autoria y coautoría publicados en Argentina, Brasil, Colombia, Corea del Sur, Costa Rica, España, Estados Unidos, Francia, México, Paraguay y Venezuela. Coautor de montajes teatrales, ha fundado y formado parte de periódicos y revistas, programas de radio y televisión, y grupos de teatro, poetas y músicos.

Synopsis: Launch of the Hindi translation of one of the twenty most important works of the Paraguayan literature; Günter's Winter of the paraguayan writer Juan Manuel Marcos, winner of the prize "Book of the Year 1987'' in Paraguay. The book is not only a moving testimony of the people and intellectuals struggle against dictatorship and corruption in his country, but also a reflection of the idealism of American youth during the eighties.

Juan Manuel Marcos, Doctor of Philosophy from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Doctor of Letters from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Honorary Professor at the Universities of Kansas, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, National de Mar del Plata, and UCES of Buenos Aires. Author of numerous books and collections of authorship and co-authored monographs published in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, South Korea, Costa Rica, Spain, USA, France, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela. Coauthor of theater staging, has founded and collaborated on newspapers and magazines, radio and television, and theater, poets and musicians groups.

  Instituto Cervantes Nueva Delhi
48, Hanuman Road
Connaught Place
110 001 Nueva Delhi
Tel. : 91 11 4368 19 00
Fax: 91 11 4356 86 92

National Convention
“India of Tomorrow:  Space for Effective Voluntary Action”
Date: March 27-28, 2012
Vishwa  Yuvak Kendra, Circular Road,  Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021
Dear Friends,
Greetings from VANI
VANI (Voluntary Action Network India) is pleased to invite you to be part of its Annual National Convention on “India of Tomorrow: Space for Effective Voluntary Action” to be held in New Delhi on March 27 and 28, 2012.  This national convention is organised in collaboration with OXFAM India.
The year of 2011 was challenging for the Indian Voluntary Sector. On one hand we all saw tremendous control over the sector through new regulations and practices and on the other witnessed the new opportunities of partnership on national building. This year India also witnessed its own version of popular mobilisation on the issue of corruption, wherein the section of the society that was generally alienated, came out and expressed their anguish.  As a repercussion, the number of voluntary organisations getting notices increased.  The beginning of year 2011 saw the implementation of New Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.   The rules under it created anxiety with the redefinition of section 2(15) under the Income tax Act.  In many states due to strict reporting to the line departments, the day to day functioning of small voluntary organisations became difficult, especially in the eastern part of India.  The National Convention of VANI is an annual event where expectations, achievements and challenges faced by numerous organisations are shared with others. It is also a platform where voluntary organisations and leaders share their thoughts on the new opportunities.. This sector wide sharing platform helps VANI in streamlining its work.
The broader agenda for National Convention is as follows:
1.       Proposed Regulatory Framework for Voluntary Sector:   It is a well known fact that we have a  very primitive regulatory regime for voluntary organisations today , which controls the sector rather than facilitate the growth.  The sector also witnessed numerous experimentations in this regard where registration laws are being changed in states like Gujarat or when we see variations. Similarly, the government is not able to provide holistic definition of charitable purpose under income tax act.  During its state and regional consultations, the members and partners desired to frame the most probable regulatory framework for the sector.  In this national event, we intend to have deliberation on such framework which could be further refined and submitted to the government.
2.       Voices from the Sector”:  Voluntary organisations irrespective of their size, nature and location are increasingly facing existential challenges. These challenges range from changed nature of financial support available to the sector, to constraints of human resource. Working for the socio-economic development of the country as a voluntary activist has also become quite challenging task today.    Further, the new control mechanism implemented by state and national government, where most of the energy goes in fulfilling reporting requirement is adding to the crisis rather than actually doing the task for which we exist.  VANI collected such experiences through various meetings, workshops and interviews.  These states are primarily from eastern part of India. The document also highlights the achievements of the sector in nation building.  These reports will be shared with the participants during the consultations and they are expected to come out with a collective strategy to reclaim the space.
3.       New Opportunities with Private Sector:   As the National Convention also deliberates on the new opportunities, this year the focus would be new opportunities in relation to the Private Sector. We are aware of the fact that Private Sector is becoming quite active in the field of socio-economic development through various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and other initiatives.  The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has also come out with the “National Voluntary Guidelines on Social, Environment & Economic Responsibilities of Business“.  The Ministry is currently working on the reporting Framework. A session will be dedicated to explore the possibility of on-going collaborative relationship between Private Sector and Voluntary Sector.
4.       Working with Marginalised: Challenges for Voluntary Sector:  Those voluntary organisations that work with marginalised communities, like women, dalits, children and tribals face numerous challenges both internally and externally. This issue was deliberated during the Annual General Body meeting and VOICE 2011 organised in Anantapur in September by VANI.  Most of these organisations are engaged in demanding entitlements from the state as well as due space in the socio-economic arena of the Indian society.  Many of such groups operate in difficult conditions in the country. This session will focus on bringing their issues and concerns with the mainstream voluntary sector.
5.       Global India: Role and Expectation from Voluntary Sector:  The outstanding economic growth of Indian economy during the days of global recession has increased Indian clout in the development scenario worldwide.  On one hand India has become very active and influential actor in various global platforms like G20, ASEAN, SAARC, EU, World Economic Forum, etc. and on the other it has increased Indian development aid to the other developing countries.  Currently, the Indian voluntary sector is isolated from such efforts of the Indian government and private sector. Whereas, impact of such positions affect each and every voluntary organisation in the country. The commitments made by Indian government in such global platforms impact the poor of the country in particular and influence the nature of development aid available to voluntary sector in general.  The Indian voluntary sector is not allowed to work outside India, even on the Indian projects initiated by Indian aid. The absence of any Overseas Development Aid policy or Agency is felt by all of us.  This session will deliberate on ways, means and strategy to promote the influence and participation of voluntary sector as an important component in Indian role in global development arena.
6.       Release of book entitled “Comprehensive Commentaries on FCRA, 2010”:  VANI and FMSF are jointly coming up with this much needed publication on FCRA and its rules. The objective of this publication is to provide information on all the practical aspects of the new FRCA. This book which is prepared on Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) captures most of the questions related to its implementation and the text of the book is being vetted by the FCRA Department of Ministry of Home Affairs. 
On behalf of the Working Committee of VANI, I invite you to participate and share your views during the “National Convention” of VANI. Due to limited seats kindly confirm your participation at the earliest. We will send you the detailed agenda and the other logistic information shortly.
VANI being the network of voluntary sector relies heavily on the goodwill and support from its members and friends. Thus VANI requests you to donate a sum of Rupees 2000/-from members and 2500/- from non-members, friends and associates, as a token of support.  The donation collected during the national convention will be utilised for the benefit of the sector.  Please send the Demand Draft/ Cheque in the favour of Voluntary Action Network India, along with the duly filled attached form.
Looking forward to your active participation in the National Convention.  We also urge you to share this information with your network, friends and partners. This convention is open for the fraternity of voluntary sector.
Thanking you
Sincerely yours
Harsh Jaitli
Chief Executive Officer
VANI-Voluntary Action Network India

Nalini and Smriti share lead in 11th leg of Hero Women’s Pro golf

Nalini and Smriti share lead in 11th leg of Hero Women’s Pro golf

Kolkata, Feb 21: Smriti Mehra and Nalini Singh Siwach were locked in an exciting clash as the two favourites both carded two-over 72 each on the opening day of the 11th Leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour on Tuesday.

The duo which is No. 1 and 2 on the Order of Merit, were four shots clear of Shraddhanjali Singh, who carded 76 and behind them were Ankita Tiwana and Vandana Aggarwal, who scored 77 and were tied fourth.

Smriti  recovered from a bogey-bogey start with two birdies on the sixth and 13th. She had two other bogeys on eighth and 14th. Nalini had just two bogeys on fourth and 17th and no birdies.

Nalini who won tenth leg is about Rs. 13,000 behind Smriti. Sharmila Nicollet, who is missing this week is third on the money list, having been overtaken by Nalini in previous event. Neha Tripathi and Saaniya Sharma are fourth and fifth.

This is the 11th leg of the 15-leg Tour.

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