Press Invitation to Narmada Valley


Invitation to Narmada Valley || 23rd to 25th August 2014
From: napm india <> Fri, 8 Aug ’14 8:57p
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Dear All,
Greetings !
You must have read about the decision taken by the Narendra Modi led NDA government to raise the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. While there are thousands of families in the 177 villages of Madhya Pradesh alone and hundreds of families in the adivasi villages of Maharashtra and Gujarat who are “affected at 122 meters-the present height of the Dam”, the Union and the state government can’t carry further construction at the dam ! This being the legal position and the mandate of ‘No submergence without full rehabilitation of any family’ as well as compliance on environmental conditions, the decision is illegal! It is in violation of the Narmada Tribunal Award and many judgments.

The NDA Government is taking resort to certain decisions by official bodies, but with false claims like “All project-affected are rehabilitated”, “back water levels are changed and hence there will be no additional submergence”, that the “17 meters high gates will be erected but kept open”… etc.  The decision is made without taking cognizance of the massive corruption in rehabilitation, with the enquiry on.…indicating no rehabilitation of thousands.

The villages with pucca houses, shops, schools, temples, mosques…green fields with best of agriculture and horticulture, need to be visited and seen to believe….and to say NO to Submergence without rehabilitation and hence to raising the Dam further when no alternative land and livelihood is offered to thousands of farmers, fish-workers, potters, labourers.

The undemocratic and illegal push to this project is to intimidate those who have struggled for last 29 years for their rights, exposing the untruth and destruction to corruption, illegalities and irregularities. Adivasis without alternative land…fishworkers without right to fisheries ( except in Maharashtra)… farmers cheated with fake registries….will have to face the challenge, but only with your support.

We, therefore, invite you to the Narmada Valley to meet the people, visit the villages and a township.…to assess the reality versus fake claims.

Supporters from across India are earnestly requested to be with us on 23rd- 24th -25th of August. There will also be a mass rally on one day in Badwani, and visit to hilly adivasi community, to be marched by boat….There will also be a meeting to discuss and decide.

Do reach Badwani on 22nd evening onwards or 23rd early morning, via Indore/Khandwa/Dhule/Baroda… and plan to return from Baroda on the 25th night.

It is critical time….an enormous challenge and your support will be the most valuable. Do confirm by a letter, e-mail or phone at the earliest.


Meera Bahen   Bhagirath   Kamla Yadav   Kailash Awasya

Medha Patkar

Centre’s u-turn on e-rickshaws is a betrayal with poor people



From: Media Cell AAP <> Fri, 8 Aug ’14 8:18p

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The Central government’s stand before the Delhi High Court on the issue of regularisation and regulation of e-rickshaws in Delhi is a complete u-turn from what it had been publicly stating so far and it has now betrayed the poor people.

It is shocking that the Centre is adopting a casual attitude on a serious issue which affects the livelihood of nearly two lakh poor families in the national capital.

It is beyond any reasonable understanding that when the Parliament session is currently going on and the government still has four complete working days before the session is scheduled to end, why is it not making efforts to get the Motor Vehicles Act amended ?

The government’s law officers told the High Court on Friday that it will take two months to frame guidelines for regulating e-rickshaws in the national capital. This is completely opposite to what the union transport minister Mr Nitin Gadkari had stated at a rally at Ramlila Maidan on June 16.

Mr Gadkari had promised that e-rickshaws below 650 Watt motors will not be treated as motorized vehicles and can ply freely – this was a false promise for which he should apologise to the e-rickshaw drivers for having fooled them.

Mr Gadkari had promised that if the need arose the Centre would even promulgate an ordinance for the regularization of e-rickshaws, but the real situation is that his government is even unable to move an amendment in Parliament.

The Aam Aadmi Party is of the clear view that e-rickshaws must be allowed to ply on Delhi roads with proper regulation and agrees with the High Court that these must have registration numbers and driving licences.

However, the worrying situation is that the incompetence and insensitivity of the central government and Delhi administration should not be used as a tool for snatching the livelihood of poor people for no fault of theirs.

The AAP demands that emergency steps be taken to comply with court orders so that e-rickshaws can be regularized for plying on roads at the earliest.  (ENDS)



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Independence Day Celebration with Flag Foundation of India


Nishita Jain


Aug 8 at 7:41 PM

What do you understand by ‘capitalism’ and ‘free markets’?


What do you understand by ‘capitalism’ and ‘free markets’?

Centre for Civil Society

To Me
Today at 2:30 AM


We’re currently working on a short project that seeks to explore the diverse opinions held by people on various current affairs, and policy issues, and we would greatly value your input. Please participate in this short (5-10 min) survey:

We’d also really appreciate if you could forward this email to your network so we can get as many responses as possible.

Warm regards,
Samta Arora

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Innovators don’t come from Harvard…or IITs and IIMs : Very True, where theory is taught only



अमित शाह ने कांग्रेस के साथ नीतीश पर साधा निशाना


बीजेपी राष्‍ट्रीय परिषद की बैठक में अमित शाह ने कांग्रेस के साथ नीतीश पर साधा निशाना

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FICCI-CMSME Summit on “MSME Prosperity:


FICCI-CMSME Summit on “MSME Prosperity: Reinvigorate the MSME Ecosystem”



Today at 12:31 PM

August 9, 2014

Mr. N. K. Sagar

Vice President

Enkay Sagar Holding Pvt. Ltd.

New Delhi

Dear Mr. Sagar,

FICCI-CMSME Summit on “MSME Prosperity: Reinvigorate the MSME Ecosystem”

I am pleased to inform you that FICCI-CMSME is organizing the MSME Summit 2014 entitled “MSME Prosperity: Reinvigorate the MSME Ecosystem” on August 19, 2014 at FICCI, Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi.

Hon’ble Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Government of India has given his consent to inaugurate the MSME Summit 2014. Some of the other distinguished speakers at the Summit include:

  • Hon’ble Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (Invited)
  • Mr. Madhav Lal, Secretary, Ministry of MSME
  • Dr. G S Sandhu, Secretary – Financial Services, Ministry of Finance
  • Mr. Amarendra Sinha, AS & Development Commissioner, Ministry of MSME, GoI
  • Dr. H P Kumar, CMD, National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC)

This Summit will help you to learn and understand about various initiatives being taken by the newly appointed Government for the development of the MSME segment. This forum will also provide you an opportunity to put forward your concerns and issues to the Minister, Senior Government officials and other stakeholders. (Copy of the tentative programme as on date is attached for your reference)

Amongst factors impacting MSME policy and regulatory reforms are most critical as MSME prosperity depends on a favorable ecosystem for further growth. Hence, at the Summit 2014, the participating MSMEs can:


  • network with relevant stakeholders & build alliances
  • learn about latest technological tools for developing business
  • market linkages & ways of entering into supply chain of large companies
  • Understand multitude of innovative business strategies and models available in the market today
  • explore innovative financing avenues

Participation & exchange of views amongst Stakeholders including policymakers, regulatory authorities, financial institutions, corporate leaders & investors, small and medium enterprises, technology providers, and MSMEs domain experts will also give participants a roadmap to further strengthen their development.

Considering the huge benefit that this interaction on various aspects related to the effective functioning of MSME would bring in, I have great pleasure in inviting you to participate in the summit. I shall greatly appreciate if you could confirm your participation as per the enclosed registration proforma.

Mr. Deepesh Sharma, Assistant Director-MSME, FICCI (T: 011-23487260 (D) ) can be contacted for any further query.

Look forward to your active participation and with regards,

Hemant Seth
Treasurer – FICCI-CMSME &
Additional Director, FICCI

Empowering MSMEs

Federation House, Tansen Marg, New Delhi 110 001

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Why is the Burmese government so angry with Burma Campaign UK?


Anna Roberts


Aug 8 at 9:35 PM

Dear friend
Today is the 26th anniversary of the massacre of thousands of people, many of them students, who had been protesting for democracy in Burma.
On 8th August 1988, soldiers opened fire on the protestors, and in the following weeks at least three thousand people are thought to have been killed. There has never been a full investigation into the massacre.
On Monday we asked you to email President Thein Sein, calling on him to publish his full army record, and asking what role he played in crushing the uprising in 1988.
The Burmese government is obviously very upset by the campaign as they have responded by attacking Burma Campaign UK for asking these questions.
In an interview with the Democratic Voice of Burma, Burma’s Information Minister Ye Htut said, “Based on BCUK deliberately spreading this kind of information and claiming it comes from WikiLeaks, you can pretty much judge the level of their dignity and integrity.”
Ye Htut dismissed our request for information by saying Thein Sein was in Kale, not Rangoon in 1988. However, this misses the point. The crackdown took place all over Burma. The question remains as to what role Thein Sein played at this time.
If there is nothing to hide, why won’t they publish his military record?
President Thein Sein has always denied that the Burmese Army has committed any human rights violations. They don’t want to release military records of the President and ministers because they have been involved in human rights abuses which violate international law. Justice and accountability are their greatest fears – that is why they are so angry that people are asking these questions.
Thank you.

India-US’s scientific & technological interests is vital


Building a broader collaboration on India-US’s scientific & technological interests is vital-Chuck Hagel

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The Third C K Prahalad Memorial Lecture 2014


Ananta Aspen Centre

To Me
Today at 9:31 AM
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Cordially invite you to attend
The Third C K Prahalad Memorial Lecture 2014
delivered by
 G V Sanjay Reddy 08-08-14G V Sanjay Reddy
Vice Chairman, GVK Power and Infrastructure Limited
My Journey Beyond Business

Thursday, August 14, 2014 |3:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
WWF India Auditorium, 172-B, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

Ananta Aspen Centre and CII – Young Indians (Yi) cordially invite you to the Third C K Prahalad Memorial Lecture 2014.  Dr C K Prahalad (1941-2010), management guru, teacher, thinker and visionary was of the opinion that a Leader is “somebody who gets you to be as good you can be”. According to him, a Leader’s point of view is “not about our current affairs but how the world can be 10 years from now”.In the words of Mr G V Sanjay Reddy, who was CK’s student, “The Job of leadership is not to just make Money but to make Meaning. This thinking has driven me in everything I do. Dr. Prahalad was my inspiration when I was his student at the University of Michigan. I hope I will be able to inspire a few others the way he inspired me as there can be no greater joy than when you impact others well-being.”

Mr. G V Sanjay Reddy, Vice Chairman, GVK Power and Infrastructure Limited, will deliver the Memorial Lecture.   Mr. Gautam Thapar, Founder & Chairman Avantha Group, Chairman Ananta Aspen Centre will Chair the proceedings.

Mr. G V Sanjay Reddy holds multiple positions and plays a key management role in GVK, one of India’s eminent business conglomerates. As Vice Chairman of GVK Power and Infrastructure Limited, he leads GVK’s businesses in key areas of infrastructure such as energy, resources, airports and transportation that are vital for India to fulfil its tremendous potential and for its economic development. Sanjay’s efforts and farsighted vision of ensuring fuel security have enabled GVK to acquire a strategic equity stake in the Australian Coal Mines, a rail and port project to set up one of world’s largest coal mining operations, thus ensuring fuel security for the company. The acquisition was rightly rated as the “Asia Deal of the Year”. As Managing Director of Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd., he is instrumental in shaping the transformation of India’s busiest airport, the CSIA, Mumbai which is a one-of-its-kind and most challenging airport modernization projects in the world. He is also the Managing Director of Kempegowda International Airport Limited and is leading the expansion of Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru as a Gateway to South India. He is on the Board of Directors of the TAJGVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd. and has played a significant role in setting up premium hotel projects in Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Chennai. Sanjay was instrumental in setting up GVK Biosciences in 2001 and currently heads as its Vice Chairman. GVK Biosciences has emerged as India’s leading Contract Research Organization with a rapidly growing client base of global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and academic institutions. Sanjay is the Vice Chairman of GVK EMRI, a pioneer in Emergency Management Services in India and a not-for-profit organization operating under the PPP model. EMRI, country’s only professional emergency service provider, serves 15 States and two UTs. Sanjay describes his passion for excellence as his core competency. Educated in the United States, he combines his professional expertise and knowledge with a global perspective and a practical approach to business. He holds a Bachelor’s in industrial engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Sanjay was recently elected as Chairman of CII, Southern Region for 2012-13. He actively participates and contributes to various programs of national interest through forums like Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Mindmine Summit and the prestigious Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art. He has also been declared as the “Emerging Business Leader of the Year” by AIMA Managing India Awards, in 2011. Sanjay was among the 25 Indians chosen as Young Global Leaders 2007 by the World Economic Forum and was primarily selected for his professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping a better future.
 Gautam Thapar 08-08-14 Mr Gautam Thapar, Founder & Chairman Avantha Group, Chairman Ananta Aspen CentreGautam Thapar is Founder and Chairman of the Avantha Group a diversified multinational conglomerate with interests in engineering, pulp & paper, energy and life insurance. After studying chemical engineering in the U.S.A., Gautam returned to India and started his career as a factory assistant. He rose steadily and steered the organization through a strategic and visionary turnaround, involving resilience and restructuring.
Gautam became Group Chairman in 2006. In 2008, he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Manufacturing. Gautam is widely recognized for his thoughts on business, education and leadership development. He has the distinction of being the first businessman to be appointed the National Security Advisory Board; Government of India’s highest security organization. Gautam takes his social responsibilities seriously and has served as the Founder or Director of numerous philanthropic organizations and trusts. He is President of Thapar University, Chairman of the Board of Governors- National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Chairman of The Ananta Aspen Centre, Chairman of the CII-Avantha Center for Competitiveness for SMEs, Past President of All India Management Association (AIMA). He is an AIMA Honorary Life Fellow and a Fellow of King’s College, London.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 |3:00 PM  – 4:30 PM
Registration begins at 02:30 PM. Please be seated by 02:45 PM

WWF India Auditorium, 172-B, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003

Wednesday, August 13, 2013 by 17:00 hrs

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