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Lord Paul creats History


Good afternoon friends, something we should take produe again. NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul scripted history by becoming the first Asian to preside over the proceedings in the House of Lords, which co-incidentally witnessed an absorbing debate on Mumbai terror attacks and Sachin Tendulkar’s match-winning century against England.


Participating in the 150-minute long debate on Thursday, Chairman of the UK-India Business Council Lord Karan Bilimoria congratulated Lord Paul on his appointment as the Deputy Speaker of the House and said that Non-Resident Immigrants in Britain were now reaching the top positions in every field.


Several Peers walked up to Lord Paul on assuming the high office as he sat on the woolsack, a large red seat stuffed with wool, at the front of the Lords Chamber. Lady Aruna Paul witnessed the proceedings from the special gallery.


Conferred the Peerage in 1996 and honoured with the Padma Bhushan by President of India in 1983, 77-year-old Lord Paul is one of the most famous Indian origin entrepreneurs based in Britain.


He is the founder of the multinational company Caparo, the UK-based steel and engineering group, with an annual turnover of 1.5 billion pounds.


Lord Bilimoria said that he thoroughly enjoyed the recent Chennai Test between India and England and was overjoyed when Sachin Tendulkar scored a century and India won the tie, Sachin dedicating the century to the people of India.


He said despite the recent terrorists’ attacks and all India’s challenges and complexities, these difficulties would not hold back India’s “unstoppable momentum”.


Hyderabad-born Lord Bilimoria commended India for its restraint in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai and said the attacks were not just an attack on Mumbai but an attack on the US, Israel and Britain.


Guj Inc ready for 9-day extravaganza



Good Morning friends, today is Monday, September 29, 2008. I weak up early today. Around 4-45 am I was out of bed. Reason I weak up early because I went to bed last night at 8-30 pm. I was at matar for Free Medical Camp organizes by manav parivar. So I was tired last night, I go to bed at 8-30 pm.


From tomorrow Navaratri meaning A nine day dance program is going to start in my country. If I talk about Gujarat which is my state, Navaratri is one of the most popular festival. Our state government is going to have celebration with Vibrant Gujarat Navratri  Festival in ahmedabad. Fortunatily location for this Navratri Garba is very close from my resident. I read following news at times of india website.


Gujarat Industries Navratri Festival Society (GINFS) is all geared up to organise the nine-day long Vibrant Gujarat Navratri festival on Gujarat University grounds. This time also the show is being sponsored by 30-odd companies with a budget of Rs 11 crore.


Various programmes have been organised for people that include state-level garba competitions, garba by famous artists, several traditional and folk dances.


Besides garba, about 100 handicraft stalls of NID and NIFT and food courts serving variety of cuisine would be housed at the venue. A section of the ground will display documentaries , including one on Mt Everest , while information on world heritage sites such as Champaner and 5000-year-old Dholavira will be offered. There will be also a fashion show for children, a fire rescue drill and games.


“We hope to attract around two lakh visitors to this venue. We are ready with all security measures, including installing CCTVs, metal detectors, security personnel, 108 and fire brigade services,” said Parimal Nathwani , chairman of GINFS.


“It’s the responsibility of industries who belong to Gujarat to promote and preserve Gujarati culture,” he added.


LK Advani will inaugurate the festival on September 30. Governor Nawal Kishor Sharma and Chief Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the function.


People can also enjoy this festival , watching it all from home, organiser said. For that GINFS will webcast live programme from venue. On Saturday, Nathwani will also inaugurate the festival’s website.


Ref: timesofindia­­­