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9 Jan

Rami Ranger Awarded – Commander British Empire (CBE).

Her Majesty the Queen is graciously pleased to confer the Most Excellent Order of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) to Raminder Singh Ranger popularly known as Rami Ranger, Chairman of Sun Mark Ltd, Sea Air & Land Forwarding Ltd and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd in the New Year’s Honours List 2016 for outstanding service to business and community cohesion in the UK.

Rami Ranger was awarded the MBE in 1995. His Company, Sun Mark Ltd is the only Company in Britain to have won an unprecedented 5 consecutive Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade from 2009 to 2013.

His book ‘From Nothing to Everything’, charts his rags to riches story from the time of his birth in Gujranwala (now Pakistan) to his present day life in Britain. The book begins with the dramatic flight from the ancestral home during the turmoil of the partition of India in 1947 and describes the assassination of his father Shaheed Nanak Singh (www.shaheednanaksingh.com) who was a freedom fighter and opposed the break-up of India on the basis of religion. The hardship he faced during his childhood is documented along with the pivotal role played by his mother, who worked as a teacher and was responsible in shaping him into a fine upstanding individual. In 1971 he emigrated to England and overcame prejudice to achieve success on a scale that he could hardly have imagined in his wildest dreams. He has been honoured by Her Majesty a record eight times. No other Briton can claim this accolade.

Having founded his first Company with just £2 and a typewriter in 1987, Rami Ranger now oversees Sun Mark Ltd, Sea Air and Land Forwarding Ltd, and Bulldog Energy Drink Ltd with a turnover of over £200 million a year.

“My story shows that one does not need a rich father, an elite education or the old schoolboy network to help one in life. What one needs is self-respect, work ethics, commitment, vision and empathy for others,” Ranger says in the book.

Ranger is Chairman of the British-Sikh Association where he promotes the ethos of Sikh Gurus of peaceful co-existence.

Ranger is a firm believer in philanthropy and giving back to society which has brought him his success. Such recent endeavours include:

  • Donating £250,000 to the London South Bank University to help set up the Dr. Rami Ranger Centre for Graduate Entrepreneurs to support the next generation of budding entrepreneurs.
  • Donating £100,000 for the Gandhi Statue in Parliament Square, London which was unveiled last year by Hon. Arun Jaitley, Indian Finance Minister and the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon. David Cameron MP.
  • Ranger is a Trustee of the Gandhi Memorial Trust, which was formed to raise funds for the Mahatma Gandhi statue.
  • Ranger is also a Fellow of the Prince’s Trust where he mentors disaffected youth and to whom he has donated £100,000.
  • Donating £60,000 to the Indian Gymkhana to help construct a gym for visiting sportsmen and women.
  • Donating £40,000 to the University of West London to help with their library building and to support British education.

9 Jan
8 Jan

MABA ( Middlesex Asian Business Association) is now UKABC (UK Asian Business Council )

Two years after launching the MABA, we are re-launching ourselves as UKABC, and at the same time strengthening its senior team with the addition of a new president and vice president.

This strategic decision is seen as a natural progression for the “Middlesex Asian Business Association” as it further develops its expanding roster of activities in the marketplace both UK and Asia. This includes our hugely successful Networking Events, launching our active presence and offices in India, China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Nepal, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, the new UK ABC Awards, webinars, round tables debates, plus magazine and newsletter publishing both in print and online.

The re-launch as MABA coincides with the development of a fresh identity, a new website www.ukabc.co.uk which goes live today (January 9), and the renaming of MABA UK Org (mabauk.org) as UK ABC, with the first issue of the new magazine being published next month in time for the proposed launch party on 25th of Feb 2015

At the same time international business expert Junaid Ahmed will be joining UKABC as President and Sudeep Sakalle will be joining UKABC as Vice President, they will work alongside Chairman Taha Kutay who founded the MABA under the NABA banner back in the summer of 2013.

“In terms of our new corporate identity we felt strongly that the name UKABC really does what it says on the tin and is a much more accurate descriptor in terms of our activities now and moving forward”
“This is a fantastic opportunity for UKABC as the marketplace moves ever closer to our founding mantra around the need for organisations in UK and Asia to engage more and grow business, cultural relationship both internal and external and across all channels. We remain firm believers in the critical business link between UK and Asia will grow over 200% in next few years”

For more details of UKABC contact [email protected]

5 Jan

UKABC Promotes India Corporate Internship Opportunity

An Opportunity to work with Stalwarts of Indian Industry in one of the Fastest Growing Economies of the World

​UKABC is pleased to share with you the latest initiative of OIFC (Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre) to engage senior level students of Indian Origin/ descent: The India Corporate Internship Programme. The initiative was launched by the Government of India during Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 14 November, 2015 at Los Angeles, California.

OIFC has tied up with 23 Top Indian Corporates to offer 60 paid internship positions to students of Indian Origin (PIO/OCI) or students with an Indian passport but who have been studying for some time in foreign universities. This programme is mostly aimed at those students who have completed their 1st year of MBA or are pursuing Technical education/Engineering.

Most of the companies have promised that the interns will work in a multi-cultural environment, exposure to CXO level and experienced senior staff of the company & provide solutions challenging projects that will add value to an interns overall experience. They will also be providing stipend and accommodation in most of the cases.

The objective of this initiative is to offer students of Indian origin a window of opportunity to experience Indian Corporate culture, meet decision makers in the industry, through paid internships. This programme is aimed at Indian origin students, typically second generation, who may know of India, but are not familiar.

A flyer of the initiative is also attached in PDF format, which contains a link to the e-brochure with more information about the 23 companies along with the details of the internship projects on offer by them.

At ​UKABC, we would like to promote ​​this to ​our members and request you to circulate the ​opportunity in your circle.

4 Jan

UKABC Along with Over 270 business leaders call on Prime Minister to back Heathrow expansion

Over 270 of Britain’s leading business leaders have signed an open letter to the Prime Minster demanding the Government implement the Airports Commission’s clean and unanimous recommendation to expand Heathrow.

The letter was covered in the Sunday Telegraph. To see the article, click here.
The letter was covered in the Sunday Telegraph. To see the article, click on image.

The full letter text:

Dear Prime Minister,

The independent Airports Commission has made a clear recommendation that Heathrow is the right location for airport expansion. Heathrow’s new expansion plan ensures this can be done sustainably. The Commission’s final recommendation follows nearly three years of extensive consultation, evidence gathering and analysis. Now your Government must support this recommendation to expand Heathrow.

Heathrow puts Britain right at the heart of the global economy and has helped it become one of the world’s great trading nations.

But Heathrow – the UK’s only hub airport – has been operating at capacity for the past decade. This lack of hub capacity is holding back the growth of UK businesses who want to fly directly to emerging markets; trade and transport their goods via air freight; create more jobs and connect to the UK’s regions.

The Commission is clear: further delay will be increasingly costly and will be seen, nationally and internationally, as a sign that the UK is unwilling or unable to take the steps needed to maintain its position as a well-connected open trading economy in the twenty first century.

Now is the time for Government decision and action. Your Government must support UK businesses by implementing the Airports Commission’s recommendation and expand Heathrow.

Regards,

Sir Nigel Rudd, Chairman, Heathrow Airport Limited and signatories

The full list of signatories:

Sir Nigel Rudd, Heathrow Airport Limited, Chairman
Sir Michael Rake, Personal capacity
Sir Gerry Grimstone, TheCityUK, Chairman
Sir John Parker , The Royal Academy of Engineering, Former President
Michael Turner CBE, Babcock International Group, Chairman
John Gildersleeve, British Land, Chairman
Stephen Hubbard, CBRE, Chairman UK
John Devaney, Cobham UK, Chairman
Mike Norris, Computacenter (UK) Ltd, Group Chief Executive
Simon Fraser, Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust Plc, Chairman
Julian Cazalet, Herald Investment Trust plc, Chairman
Derek Mapp, Informa PLC, Chairman
Robin Buchanan, Chairman, Michael Page International (also Bain, Senior Adviser)
Keith Howells, Mott MacDonald Group, Chairman
Michael Harper, Personal capacity
Ken Olisa OBE, Restoration Partners, Chairman
Martin A Scicluna, RSA Insurance Group and Great Portland Estates, Chairman
Nigel Rich, SEGRO, Chairman
Lindsay Page, Ted Baker London, Chief Operating Officer
Ronan Dunne, Telefonica, UK CEO
Bob Mackenzie, The Automobile Association, Executive Chairman
Baroness Jo Valentine, London First, Chief Executive
Paul Drechsler, Confederation of British Industry (CBI), President Designate
Mike Cherry AIMMM FRSA, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), Policy Director
David Wells, Freight Transport Association (FTA), Chief Executive
Gavin Hayes, Let Britain Fly, Director
Jeffries Briginshaw, British American Business (BAB), CEO
Robert Keen, British International Freight Association (BIFA), Director General
Toby Gibbs, Amec Foster Wheeler, UK Director – Environmental Assessment
Rob Jenner, Atkins Global, Associate Director
James Drummond, Berendsen PLC, CEO
Rick Murphy, Carillion, Customer Business Director, Transport and Aviation Sector
Connor Hennebry, Deutsche Bank, Managing Director
John Barton, easyJet, Chairman
Carolyn McCall, easyJet, CEO
Adrian Johnson, Eat, CEO
John S Whitehead, Food & Drink Exporters Association, Director
Jonathon Swaine, Fuller’s (Fuller, Smith & Turner PLC), Managing Director, Fuller’s Inns
Ralph Cunningham, Hamleys, Retail & Brand Director
Marc Waters, Hewlett-Packard, VP Enterprise Group, UK and Ireland
Matthew Eastwood, Honeywell Building Solutions, Managing Director, UK and Nordics
Rupert Gather, InvestUK Ltd, Chairman
Alan Sullivan, JCDecaux, Managing Director
Steve Cardew, Kawasaki Precision Machinery Ltd, Managing Director
Ben Murray, Keltic Seafare, Managing Director
Louis Barnett, Louis Barnett Chocolates, Founder
Tom Meggle, Louis Vuitton, Managing Partner, UK and Ireland
Mark Reynolds, Mace Group, Chief Executive
Weng Chi Lee, Malaysia Airlines, Area Manager UK & Ireland
Nick Fletcher, Morgan Sindall, Managing Director, Infrastructure
Mark Buist, Penguins.co.uk, Managing Director
Bill Moore CBE, Portman Estate, Chief Executive
Stefano Sutter, Prada, Regional Director, Northern Europe
Inderneel Singh, Radisson Blu May Fair, Managing Director
Harry Samuel, RBC Capital Markets
Ian Dormer, Rosh Engineering Ltd, Managing Director
Garry Clark, Scottish Chambers of Commerce, Head of Public Policy and Public Affairs
Paul Kelly, Selfridges Group, Group Managing Director
George Beveridge, Sellafield Ltd, Chief Business Officer
Russ Shaw, Tech London Advocates, Founder
Robert Anderson, The Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd, CEO
Jonathan Heilbron, Thomas Pink, President and CEO
Les O’Gorman, UCB, Director, UK Facilities
Bernard Molloy, Unipart Group, Global Industrial Logistics Director
Mark Dobson, Wilson James, Chief Executive
James Bream, Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce, Research and Policy Director
Charles Brindley, Active Thinking, Customer Experience Designer
Bernardo Gogna, AECOM, Senior Vice President – Director Global Aviation
John Foster, Affini, Sales Director
Mike Agate, Agate Associates, Director
Tara Naidu, Air India, Regional Manager – UK
Phil Wright, Airport Energy, Executive Chairman
Andrew Martin, AJAR-tec, Director
Richard Edwards, Anpario Plc, Executive Vice Chairman
Brett Edwards, Anytime Fitness, General Manager
Kim Challis, APCOA Parking, Regional Managing Director, APCOA UK&I
Bob Kingston, APR (Witney) Ltd, Director
John Yeatman, Archer Technicoat Ltd, Managing Director
Simon Beards, Aruba Networks, UK Territory Manager
Nelson Ogunshakin, Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE), Chief Executive
Kishore Patel, Audio Ltd, Managing Director
Stephen Fox CBE, BAM Nuttall Ltd, Chief Executive
Barrie Smith, Barrie P Smith Ltd, Proprietor
Harold Paisner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, Senior Partner Emeritus
Rob Bould, Bilfinger GVA, Chief Executive
Bill Manville, Bill Manville Associates, Founder
Ray Avery, Bloxham Mill Business Centre, Managing Director
Andreas Wild, Bombardier, Director, BID Management
Les Martin, Bramble Design Ltd, Director
Paul Brady, Bridges Worldwide Plc, General Manager
Mark Brock, Brocksdown Leaded and Stained Glass, Proprietor
Preetham Sharma, Brown and Burk UK Ltd, UK Country Manager
Andrew Ward , Brunel University London, Director of Corporate Relations
Peter Younie, Cameron Peters Fine Lighting Ltd, Founder
Petteri Uljas, Capgemini, CEO, Northern Europe, Infrastructure Services
Carl Murray, Capital Cash Ltd, Managing Director
Stuart McColm, Castle Stuart Golf Links, General Manager
Suhail Rebeiz, Caviar House & Prunier, General Manager UK
Gary Corrigan, CET Infrastructure, Technical Sales Director
Pierre de Maigret, Christian Dior, General Director, UK
Alasdair Reisner, Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), Chief Executive
Rosalind Thomas, Clearwater Swimming Pools Ltd, Company Secretary
Graham Read, CN Group Ltd, Director
Arjun Ramdas, Cognizant, Head of Manufacturing, Transportation & Logistics, UK&I
Brian Thompson, Control Developments (UK) Ltd, Managing Director
David Faull, Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor, General Manager
Gary S Kendall, Courier Facilities Ltd (CFL), Managing Director
Stuart Homewood, Courier Network Ltd, Director
David McAfee, Cranes Ltd, Managing Director
Jamie Brutnall, Creative Triangle Limited, Creative Director
Fiona Strens, Crowd Vision Ltd, CEO
David Merriman, CT-UK, Sales Director
Rodney Bridle, Dam Safety Ltd, Director
Richard Bristow, DB Sport and Scale Ltd, Owner and Director
Sam Sohal, Direct Corporate Clothing Plc, Joint Managing Director
Daniel Fell, Doncaster Chamber of Commerce, CEO
Dom Jenkins, Dot Software Ltd, Founder
Leslie Morgan, Durbin, Managing Director
Jon Whitehouse, Dyer & Butler, Operations Director
Jeffrey Smith, Eacotts, Managing Partner
Jamela Khan, Ebsi UK Ltd, Managing Director
Fiona Fletcher, Echo Events, Managing Director
Hans Gauthier, Elegant Destinations, CEO
Rob Lamey FCCA, Elsburys Ltd, Director
MC Patel, Emotion Systems, CEO
Rafiq Chohan, Enbright, CEO
Karen Finegold, Engineering Industries Association (EIA), Executive Director
Ian Dewar, Ergonomic Solutions, Managing Director
David Elliott, Excess Baggage Group, CEO
Mario Mostoles, Ferrovial Agroman, Managing Director UK & Ireland
Jolyon Wilkinson, Filestream Ltd, Sales Director
Bill Martin, First Co., Managing Director
Nigel Foster, Fore Consulting, Director
David Bloxham, GCS Ltd, Managing Director
Simon Pearce, Gentworks Ltd, Managing Director
Hugh Bullock, Gerald Eve, Chairman
David Owen, Gfirst LEP, Chief Executive
Stuart Patrick, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive
Scott Taylor, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Chief Executive
Alastair Kennedy, Global Energy Group, Communications Director
Eddie Gilbert, Green Living Energy, Managing Director
Paul Wait, Guild of Travel Management Companies (GTMC), CEO
Simon Blockley, Guidant Group Client Solutions, Director, UK & Europe
Andy Dicks, Hare Hatch Sheeplands, Retail Operations Manager
Andy Bellamy, Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow Airport, General Manager
Meredith Bevan, Hilton London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, General Manager
Stephen Fry, Hounslow Chamber of Commerce, CEO
Edward Humphrey-Evans, Humphrey-Evans Intellectual Property Services Ltd, Principal
Shane Sutton, Independent Wholesale Express Ltd (Indy), Airfreight Product Manager
Philip Villars, Indigo Planning Ltd, Managing Director
James Nason, Instinctif Partners, Partner
Ian C Dewar, IoD West Thames, Chairman
Freda Newton, Jacobite Cruises Ltd, Managing Director
Jane Milton, Food Industry Expert, Self-employed
Paul Lovett, Jointline Ltd, Director
Guy Lachlan, Jones and Cocks Ltd, Owner
Jennifer James, JPL Consulting
Karen Angela Esposito, KCL Cleaning Services Ltd, Director
Tim Gregory, Key Management Systems Ltd, Director
Ken Pankiewicz, KickFit Martial Arts Schools, Chief Instructor
Craig Ewan, Kingsmills Hotel / Kingsclub & Spa, General Manager
Gill Peter, KONE, ‎Infrastructure & Escalator, Director
Ian Higgins, Kuehne and Nagal Limited, Senior Import Clerk
Peter Cox, Launton Settlement Trust, Trustee
Mark Lebus, LC Energy, Managing Director
John Parkin, Leeds Bradford International Airport, Chief Executive
Roger Marsh OBE, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Chairman
Jonathan Longden, Leys Longden and Co, Director
Graham M Earl, Litchford Consulting, Founder
Jenny Stewart, Liverpool Chamber of Commerce CIC, Chief Executive
Andrew Cornish, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, CEO
Neil Tyler, Machining Technology Ltd, Managing Director
Michael J P Miller, Maidenhead and District Chamber of Commerce, Chairman
Paul Brown, Mail Handling International, CEO
Nikki Burns, Making Your Ideas Happen, Owner
Michael Webber, Manchester Square Partners, Partner
Peter Rose, MAPP, Managing Director
Andrew McNaughton, McNaughton Dynamics Ltd, Managing Director
Richard Jackson, Mercure London Heathrow Hotel, General Manager
Taha Coburn-Kutay, Middlesex Asian Business Association, Chairman
Paul Naldrett, Morpho UK Ltd, Managing Director
Richard Wilks, NEC Display Solutions, EMEA, Airport Business Development Manager
Barrie Hensby, NEL Fund Managers Limited, Chief Executive
Chris Teal, Neptune Oceanographics Ltd, Director
Michele Wietscher, New View Homes, Director
Greg Jones, Newmax Precision Ltd, Director & Company Secretary
James Ramsbotham, North East Chamber of Commerce, Chief Executive
Glyn Roberts, Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association, Chief Executive
Jihed Lejmi, Novotel London Heathrow, General Manager
Paul Donaldson, Nuance, General Manager (UK)
Will Tyler, Octink, Chief Executive
Krishan Perera, Oman Air, Regional Airport Services Manager (Europe & Africa)
Ernie Patterson, Omniserv/ Airserv, Chairman
Neil Robinson, Our Soles, Director
Nichola Hay, Outsource Training and Development, Director
Tracy North, Outwrite.co.uk, Managing Director
Harada Michru, Overseas Courier Service Co. Ltd (Subsidiary of Air Nippon Airways), Managing Director
Richard Hardie, Oxford Kitchens & Bathrooms, Managing Director
Carl Kruger, Oxford Quality Centre, Director
Ronald Morton, Oxford Scientific Products, Director
John Barne, Oxford Timber Audits, Group Manager
Adrian Shooters, Oxfordshire LEP, Chairman
Paul White, Paul Blanco’s Good Car Company, Owner
Simon Priestley, Personal capacity
Peter Fergusson, Peter Fergusson Properties Ltd, Founder
Richard Foley, Pinsent Masons LLP, Senior Partner
Benjamin Biggs, Plantasia, Proprietor
Bob Buskie, Port of Cromarty Firth, Chief Executive
David Maidment, Printer Medic, Printer Technician
Robin Brooks, Process Plant Computing Ltd (PPCL), CEO
Stephen Burns, Pyropress Engineering, General Manager
John Rhodes OBE, Quod, Director
Dennis McCann, Radisson Blu Glasgow, General Manager
Katie Lowe, Reach Contact, Joint Managing Director
Cis Taylor, Rebound Electronics, Company Secretary
Clive Williams, Rectangle Red, Director
Linda Jones, Right Forwarding, Director
Alex Wilson, Rolling Luggage, Managing Director
Robin StJohn Smith, RSJ IT Solutions, Owner
Gurshinder Dosanjh, Salto Systems, Director
Mhairi Callander, Scott-Moncrieff, Partner
Alan Dawson, Sensible Safety Solutions, Director
Andrew Pitt, Service Point Heathrow, Business Manager
Jonathan Bradley, Sharp and Strong Ltd, Director
Thierry Henrot, Sheraton Skyline Hotel London Heathrow, General Manager
Richard Browne, Signs Express, Owner
Killian Whelan, Sim Local, CEO
Kathleen Gell, Simply Let, Director
Bob Jones, Slough Business Community Partnership, Partnership Manager
Simon Black, Smythson, Head of Travel Retail
Richard Jones, Solent LEP, Policy and Communications Manager
Ros Hawley, Sor Business, CEO
Paul Colman, South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Chief Executive
Dr Ann Limb CBE DL, South East Midlands LEP, Chair
Andrew Dakers, Spark Work Experience, Director
Doug Squires, Squires Gear and Engineering Limited, Founder
Steve Pepper, Steve Pepper Training Associates, Founder
Kathleen Stubbings, Stubbings Accountancy, Owner
John Sutcliffe, Sutcliffe, Managing Director
Barry Dennington, Swindon and Wiltshire LEP, Chairman
Lawrence Sword, Sword Services, Owner
Amit Singh, Tata Consultancy Services, Client Partner
Steve Reynolds, TBS Enterprise Mobility, Managing Director
Tim Smith MBE, Thames Valley Berkshire LEP Ltd, Chief Executive
Paul Britton, Thames Valley Chamber, Head of Inward Investment & Reinvestment
Ron Williams, Thatcham & Newbury Maintenance Services, Proprietor
Tracey Walsh, The Baby Studio Ltd, Co-FounderKay Buxton, The Paddington Partnership, Chief Executive
Maggie Rogers, The Travelwallet, Managing Director
Stephen Wright, Thorite, Managing Director
Tim Husbands, Titanic Belfast, Chief Executive
Adrian Soper, Touchstone Electronics, Director
David Ross, Tradebridge Limited, Managing Director
Paul Brindley, Travelex, Global Business Development Director
Andrew Cotton, Trinity Fire and Security Systems, Managing Director
Vincent Clancy, Turner & Townsend, Chief Executive
Murray Rowden, Turner and Townsend Infrastructure, Global MD Infrastructure
Stephen Waldron, Tyco Integrated Fire and Security, Operations Director
Matthew Battle, UK Property Forums, Managing Director
Rachel Hunt, Unicol, Marketing Director
Ravi Soni, United Business Xpress (UBX), Director
Sir David Bell, University of Reading, Vice-Chancellor
Ash Mistry, University of West London, Course Leader, Airline and Airport Management
Lorraine Collins, Uxbridge College, Executive Director, Enterprise and Development
Nick Porter, Vanderlande Industries UK Ltd, General Manager
Gintas Vilkelis, Vilkelis & Associates, Director
Milan Shah, Virani Food Products Limited, Owner
Sandra Doherty, Visit Harrogate, Chair
Ruth Wallace, Wallace School of Transport, Founder
Mark Goldstone, West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Head of Business Representation and Policy
Colin Brew, West Cheshire and North Wales Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director
Frank Wingate, West London Business, Chief Executive
Mr Wharton, Wharton Electronics Ltd, Owner
Amanda Magagnin, Wilkins Kennedy LLP, Partner
Stephen Gibson, Wilsham Consulting Ltd, Director
Stephen Scott, Wilson and Scott, Managing Director
Paul Winter, Wire Belt Company Limited, UK Managing Director
Phil Walker, WTT Results Ltd, Director

 

Source Article – http://your.heathrow.com/takingbritainfurther/250-uk-business-leaders-call-on-pm-to-support-heathrow-expansion-2/

23 Feb

GOPIO signs MoUs with NISU, Gujarat University

GOPIO has signed two MOUs with the National Indian Students Union (NISU) of the United Kingdom and Upasana School of Performing Arts of Gujarat University (USPA-GU), based in Ahmedabad, India.

GOPIO has signed two MOUs with the National Indian Students Union (NISU) of the United Kingdom and Upasana School of Performing Arts of Gujarat University (USPA-GU), based in Ahmedabad, India.

The NISU MOU furthers the objectives of both GOPIO and NISU to protect the interests of students of the Indian Diaspora. It utilizes the outreach and strengths of GOPIO and its Youth Council in collaboration with the initiatives and advocacy of NISU.

GOPIO and NISU recognize that there is considerable scope and opportunities for mutual cooperation to further their collaborative objectives and mandates. With the intention of facilitating greater awareness of issues related to students and youth in the Indian Diaspora, their respective countries of domicile and India, as well as to increase engagement of NRIs and Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) students of the Indian Diaspora, GOPIO and NISU seek to collaborate on student and youth engagement and outreach to further these shared objectives of mutual interests.

The MOU was coordinated and supported by with Taha Kutay, Chairman (UKABC), president of GOPIO Greater London Chapter, and signed by Sanam Arora, president of NISU.

USPA-GU is a unique department catering to global outreach and internationalizing Indian academics, art, culture and traditions.

The areas of collaboration under this MOU include: Exchange of visits by nominees and academic staff for the purpose of teaching, research, performances and conducting workshops; exchange programs for students/ nominees; associating with GOPIO cultural council for promoting artists; participation in lectures, training and academic meetings; exchange of research materials in the fields of mutual interest; exchange of related publications in the field of performing arts; Exploring potential program collaborations.

 

Read Source Article at

http://theindiandiaspora.com/news-details/diaspora-news/general_news/gopio-signs-mous-with-nisu-gujarat-university.htm

16 Jan
9 Jan

Pravasi Bharat Diwas 2015 – Modi fever persists among the diaspora at PBD 2015

Modi concluded his speech by proposing Bharat ko Jaano, an online quiz for the youth to upgrade their knowledge on India.

Taha Kutay ( Chairman, UKABC ) from the UK who hails from the northern state of Jammu and Kashmir in India and is the president of the greater London chapter of GOPIO says,

“The programme would not only lead to awareness among the youth about India but also make them see the opportunities in India.”

The PM also proposed to acknowledge the winner of this quiz annually during the PBD to motivate the youth to take up the challenge.

Read Full Article 

https://indiadiaspora.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/modi-fever-persists-among-the-diaspora-at-pbd-2015/