Tuesday, January 22, 2013



The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony would inaugurate the Ninth Edition of Aero India on 06 February 2013 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bangalore.
Organised by Department of Defence Production this biennial event provides a significant platform for Indian and Foreign vendors. The five day show aims at promoting products and services being offered by Indian Defence Industry in the International Market and providing exposure to the Armed Forces, R & D personnel to the latest Aviation and Aerospace Industry.
While Aero India 2011 saw the participation of exhibitors from 29 countries with more than 675 companies and 47 overseas delegations accommodated over the gross exhibition area of 75,000 Sqm, the Ninth Edition of this International Aerospace Exhibition is expected to see the participation of over 600 companies and 78 overseas delegations accommodated over an approximate area of 1,25,000 Sqm. The largest overseas participation is seen from USA with indoor space occupied being 1,185 sqm followed by Israel and Russia. Other major participants are France, UK, Germany and Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Ukraine, Australia, Belarus, Czech Republic, Japan, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Netherlands, Romania, Sweden, UAE and Singapore.
The event would also see the participation of aerobatic teams – Flying Bulls from Czech Republic, Russian Knights-Russian Air Force Aerobatic Team and IAF’s Sarang Aerobatic Team.
The first edition of Aero India was held in December 1996 with an objective to provide significant platform for business opportunities in the International Aviation sector as well as to exhibit capabilities of Indian Defences R & D and Production. Being a biennial event subsequent editions were held in 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. While a modest 176 companies participating in the second edition of Aero India in 1996, the event in its Ninth Edition of 2013 is expected to feature over 600 companies.
More than 78 official delegations are expected to attend the four day exhibition with many products expected to be launched by Indian and Foreign Companies during the exhibitions. Several Business to Business meetings are planned to be held on the sidelines. The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the Event Manager of Aero India 2013.

Batra Group Launches NILA skill Academy


In partnership with Batra Group, the New College Nottingham International Lifestyles Academy  world-class higher level technical education for wide range of vocational skill is now opening in New Delhi. A modeled on NCN’s own successful vocational offer. The Academy will initially focus on ‘lifestyles’ curriculum incorporating hospitality, retail & logistics, media and fashion, also offer teacher training and advanced English language provision.
With service sector skills shortage a major constraint to growth, enhancing the technical skills of 500 million people over the next ten years remains one of the biggest challenges to support India’s Economic Growth Strategy.
Nick Whitehouse, NCN Dean of Higher Education & International Development, said: “We are proud to be working in partnership with colleagues from the long-established and highly respected Batra Group on this innovative project which is a milestone in NCN’s strategy to develop international vocational education. Our academy model has the potential to be replicated across India.”
Dhruv Batra, Director of the Batra Group, added: “The Batra Group has been a front runner in providing education to deserving learners in India over the last few decades. The NCN International Lifestyles Academy will attempt to create a platform that will infuse international academic standards and best practices to link together Indian industry and education.”
Amarjit Basi, NCN Principal & Chief Executive, said: “This entrepreneurial venture not only supports India’s National Skills Development Policy focus on employer-led, skills-based training, but it also aligns with NCN’s mission to be a college famed for supporting economic development, mobilising communities and transforming lives.”

Beach Soccer set to launch in India by Beach Soccer Worldwide
Goa Football Association and Goa Football Development Council come together to
support first-of-its-kind tournament
Mumbai, January 21 2013: Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) announced that it is now organizing India’s first professional Beach Soccer Championship in Goa, India. The Goa Football Association (GFA) and The Goa Football Development Council (GFDC) are backing the officially sanctioned event, which will become a bi-annual feature in India. The tournament will see the participation of prominent players from Goa’s popular football clubs and other prominent teams from around the country.
This first edition of the tournament will be held in Goa, India from 7th to 10th February, 2013, in accordance with official sporting rules as laid out by BSWW. The tournament boasts of an exciting format of the sport of soccer, one that requires a fun surrounding, the right attitude and minimal equipment.
The Teams will comprise of 10 players each – 5 on field and 5 as substitutes. The duration of play will include three periods of 12 minutes each, with a break of 3 minutes. In case of a tie at the end of regular time, there’s a 3-minute extra time, before the penalty shootout. The Beach Soccer tournament in Feb 2013 will see the teams battle it out for a grand prize of Rs. 2 lacs and will take home the champions trophy. This is the first step towards building a strong and scalable talent pool for this young and exciting sport.
Mumbai-based TransStadia is investing and managing the much-awaited sporting event in an attempt to introduce and develop the sport in India that is already played in 75 countries within the six FIFA Confederation zones. Over fifty soccer teams from across the country are all set to descend on Goa’s beaches and battle it out in a sport that was on born on the beaches of Brazil. Four world-class pitches and a world-class arena will be set up to give spectators’ an exhilarating experience, using the T-Box modular stadia technology.
Delighted to be associated with the event, Shrinivas Dempo, President, Goa Football Association stated, “Considering the ready infrastructure available for Beach Soccer in Goa, and the available talent, we are excited to be associated with this sport. Beach Soccer will serve as a natural academy for our footballing community. Football has been declared Goa’s official sport and we are proud to give it a new dimension through this championship.”
Commenting on Beach Soccer in India, Dr Rufino Monteiro, Chairman, Goa Football Development Council said, “We are delighted to be part of this new and exciting initiative and welcome Beach Soccer to India in this grand form. It offers local talent an excellent platform to display their skills and work towards making this a career opportunity. We would like to encourage more of such trendsetting events and increase the popularity of the format in the seasons to come. Goa is an ideal natural home, to launch this sport in this manner.
Joan Cusco, Beach Soccer Worldwide Executive Vice-president, expressed, “We are proud to see this sport take up in the traditional capital of football in India, and believe this is a giant step towards India’s participation in Beach Soccer. We hope to see more talent emerging from India, and look forward to India’s participation on the global stage. We congratulate the authorities in taking such pro-active steps towards this sport.
For registering your team, log on to www.beachsoccer.in or www.barefootfest.com. Registration is for free.

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Visit of Hon’ble Raksha Mantri & Investiture Ceremony

at DGNCC Republic Day Parade Camp 2013

Dear Sir/Madam,

1. The Directorate General of NCC is organising the Republic Day Camp; the 'Grand Finale' of National Cadet Corps activities. A total of 2040 cadets, both boys and girls, drawn from all the States and Union Territories of the country, are participating in this camp.

2. Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri AK Antony, Minister of Defence will be the ‘Guest of Honour’ in the Camp on 23 Jan 2013. He will review ‘Guard of Honour’, witness ‘Band Display’ & Cultural Programme. The Hon’ble Minister will also present RM Padak and Commendation Card to brave NCC Cadets. The details of the programme are as under :-

(a) Date : 23 Jan, 2013 (Wednesday)

(b) Time : 1445 hrs

(c) Programme : Visit of Hon’ble Raksha Mantri to

DGNCC Republic Day Camp 2013.

(d) Venue : DGNCC Camp, Garrison Parade

Ground, Delhi Cantt -110 010

(e) Transport : From Shastri Bhawan, Gate No-3 at 1415 hrs.

2. We solicit your kind presence on the occasion and request for wide coverage to the event to motivate young NCC cadets.

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