Friday, October 18, 2013

Stock, Show, Sell in Latin America Made Simple
SOLEMN Group and Grupo RAS tie-up to boost exports from India
New Delhi, October 18, 2013: SOLEMN group, a government recognized export house has signed the first ever MOU with the duty free port of Montevideo in Latin America with Hon. Ruben Azar Sacrone, President, Grupo RAS, at Montevideo, Uruguay. This initiative will revolutionize and boost exports from India in the upcoming and opportunistic market of Latin America, serving as a gateway to all states in the Latin American region – Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Mexico and Panama.
Exporting products to Latin America has never been easy for the Indian manufacturer- traders due to the distance and delivery time constraints and hence they are not able to tap the full potential of the Latin American market. The agreement between SOLEMN and Grupo RAS is set to change all that, as the  Port Trade Center where SOLEMN is setting  up  a permanent warehouse and showroom with inventory,  is exempted from all taxes and duties. For Indian manufacturer-exporters, this is an easy, smart and competitive way to develop sales and distribution channels in South America .
Announcing the agreement, Mr. Shyam Tandon, Chairman and Managing Director of SOLEMN group said, “Considering the ongoing recession in the export arena internationally, currently Latin America is the only region and upcoming market which can provide the required thrust and opportunities for the Indian Export Industry. Upcoming International events in South America like the FIFA world cup scheduled to be held in Brazil from 12thJune to 13thJuly, 2014 and summer Olympics scheduled to be held in Rio de Janeiro Brazil on Aug 5-21,2016 and many other important International events will give an added boost to business and consumption in these markets.”
SOLEMN group will have complete facility of STOCK, SHOW AND SELL under this agreement at the Port Trade Center in Uruguay. The products would be categorized under the following heads-Handicrafts,Jewelry,Textiles,Commodities,Construction,Utility, Equipments, Utensils, Home D├ęcor, Ayurvedic and Herbal Products, Apparels and more. Jewelry will get the brand name – SOLEMN and rest of the products will be branded as ADITTI.
This initiative will certainly boost the Indian products with “MADE IN INDIA” tag in Latin America. “Indian goods, especially handicrafts, jewelry, and textiles have a huge potential in Latin America. This agreement will specially help the SMEs and small manufacturers who are constrained to export their products due to the long distance between the regions and Govt regulations. SOLEMN will procure large export orders for them, facilitate quality checks at multiple levels to ensure that the orders are serviced and fulfilled and also assist with  the logistics. This agreement will also bring in valuable foreign exchange to the Govt’s kitty,” added Mr. Tandon.

President calls upon civil servants to be instruments of socio-economic transformation

President calls to civil servants to be instruments of socio-eco transformation

18 10 2013
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee called upon civil servants to be instruments of socio-economic transformation. He was addressing officers attending Phase-V of mid-career training programme and also officers trainees of IAS, IPS, IFS and Royal Bhutan Civil Service attending 88th foundation course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie at Mussoorie today (October 18, 2013).
Addressing the Officers, the President said there are few bureaucracies in the world who posses the qualifications, repertoire of skills and talents that they possess. When Civil Servants face political pressure, they should be patient and tactful in handling issues within the prescribed legal framework. At the same time Civil Servants should understand the compulsion of political leaders who are answerable to their constituents, in wake of the growing development aspirations. He advised civil servants to have a vision of their own and contribute towards nation building.
President Mukherjee recalled his first stint as a minister in the 1970s, saying he had a seasoned and senior IAS officer as his Secretary, whom he once asked if he felt `embarrassed` taking instructions from a young Minsiter like him. He quoted his Secretary`s reply, “Mr Minister, when I receive instructions from you, I do not look at your face. I look beyond your face, at the vast multitude of people of this country who have chosen you to be here”.
The President urged the officers to work towards strengthening of institutions. He stressed that institutions are the building blocks of our democracy and a fine balace, as envisaged in the Constitution, must be maintained. The President emphasized on the importance of role of women in development and prosperity of society. He said that women should be encouraged to come forward and their safety and security must be ensured. He urged the nation to reset its moral compass.
Also present on the occasion were Shri Aziz Qureshi, Governor of Uttarakhand Shri, V. Narayanasamy, Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office and Shri S.K. Sarkar, Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.

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