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Vibrant Gujarat Delegation Receives Overwhelming Response in Houston

After a successful visit to Chicago, the Vibrant Gujarat delegation visited Houston with an objective of further strengthening the brand India and brand Vibrant Gujarat to further explore and facilitate Houston based companies to invest and do business in Gujarat. The delegation from Gujarat, leading chemical and petrochemical hub of India, met with a large number of Government officials and CEOs of top companies in Houston, recognized globally for the oil and gas industry.

The Vibrant Gujarat international delegation led by Shri Bharat Lal, Resident Commissioner, Government of Gujarat, comprised of Government officials and business leaders. The delegation met more than 80 top officials of Houston based companies and senior Government officials during the roadshow and series of one-to-one meetings organised from 10th – 12th September, 2016.

Over the weekend, the delegation had high profile meetings in Houston which includes a reception-cum-dinner hosted by CEO Mr. Peter Huntsman, Huntsman Corporation. The company is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals with revenues (2015) of over $10 billion. The delegation also met with Mr. Bhavesh Patel, CEO of LyondellBasell, one of the world’s leading chemical company. The top management of both the companies discussed the possible opportunities in India and more specifically to Gujarat.

Vibrant Gujarat delegation met with more than 40 prominent business leaders of Indian diaspora over luncheon that was organized by Amit Bhandari, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Biourja. The Indian diaspora included the top management of the companies that had operations in both US and India.

A roadshow was organised by US-India Business Council (USIBC), Indo-American Chamber of Commerce & Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) on 12th September at King & Spalding office, one of the international law firm. The roadshow was attended by more than 50 business leaders of the top notch Houston based companies. During the roadshow, Mr. Michael Taylor, Partner, King & Spalding, welcomed the delegation and hosted an interactive luncheon session.

Shri Anupam Ray, Counsel General of India, Houston, spoke about the India being the largest and the fastest growing economy of the world. He mentioned India and US are the natural partners and would look forward to support the business community and take this relationship to the next level.

Shri Bharat Lal, underlined the rapid economic development that is taking place in India and the policies that are being formulated at national level by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. He referred Gujarat being the driving engine of India. The State also accounts for 19% of industrial output, 41% of cargo exports and 10% of India’s manufacturing industries.  He mentioned that, Gujarat ranked number one in “ease of doing business” because of the progressive policies of the State and the industry friendly eco-system that is being created for business communities. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett who was special invitee at the roadshow, spoke highly about US – India relationship.

Mr. Devendra Agarwal, General Manager, Gujarat State Petronet Ltd., spoke about Gujarat being the frontrunner in the Oil & Gas sector in the country. He highlighted the biggest gas pipeline Hazira– Vijaipur– Jagdishpur, that originates from Surat in Gujarat and extends to Jagdishpur in Uttar Pradesh. The gas reserves lead to investment inflow into the State and subsequently three refineries, four major fertilizers plants and steel plants have come up in the State of Gujarat.

Mr. Deepak Bagla, CEO Invest India spoke about the change which is taking place in India under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. He mentioned about the development of industrial corridors, modernization of railway stations, growth witnessed in the aviation sector and the tremendous opportunities that are existing in the infrastructure sector.

Mr. Dhamo Dhamotharan, Group Chief Executive – AECOM, spoke about his gratifying experience during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in 2013. He spoke about the high-profile projects the company is involved in India such as – Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor and Smart cities. The Company is also the proud partner of Gujarat Maritime Board and Ministry of Shipping to support the Sagar Mala port development projects. He appreciated the support and guidance received from the Gujarat State Government on multiple projects and encouraged the business leaders to consider investment in Gujarat.

Vibrant Gujarat delegation had series of the one-to-one meetings with the CEO’s and the top management of companies such as Expedien, Petronet Ltd, Chevron, Black and Veatch, Advance Research Chemicals, Joshi Oil & Gas, All Star Metals, Shipcom Wireless and Texas Medical Center. Delegation also discussed the possible collaborations with the senior representatives of University of North Texas and University of Texas at Arlington. Shri Bharat Lal met with Dr. Robbins, President & CEO of Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical complex in the world and is at the forefront of advancing life sciences.

Shri Bharat Lal, extended invitation to the CEOs and the top business leaders to Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit; taking place from 10th – 13th January 2017. He emphasized that the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit will be an opportunity for the companies to meet the Heads of State Governments, Ministers, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and executives from the corporate world from around the world.
 
The visit of Vibrant Gujarat delegation to Houston came to a successful end with a reception-cum-dinner hosted by Shri Anupam Ray, Counsel General of India, Houston. It is a remarkable achievement for the Vibrant Gujarat delegation as it received overwhelming response in all the cities so far – Toronto, Montreal, Chicago and Houston. From here, the delegation moves to Washington DC to promote Gujarat and attract investment to further accelerate the economic growth of the State.

About Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which started in 2003 to rekindle the pace of investments in the state, has since established itself as the most important business events in the country. Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an example of the visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development by ensuring policy coherence and effective investment promotion. Far from the regional investment fair that characterized the first Summit in 2003, the biennial Summit has today become a unique forum for ideation, knowledge sharing, networking, explore business opportunities, sign cooperation agreements and partnerships, while setting the policy agenda to meet some of the current national challenges.

Having successfully organized seven constructive summits, Government of Gujarat, as part of its journey towards sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development is organizing the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit from the 10th to 13th of January 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, executives from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation.

Photo Caption: Shri Bharat with business leaders at the roadshow in Houston

L&T Infotech Announces Appointment of Sudhir Chaturvedi as President – Sales

L&T Infotech (NSE: LTI, BSE: 540005), a global Information Technology services & solutions company today announced appointment of Sudhir Chaturvedi as its President – Sales. In this role, Sudhir will lead the Sales, Business Development and Marketing teams globally.

 

Sudhir brings more than 25 years of industry experience across sales, business development, consulting and delivery operations. Most recently, he was the Chief Operating Officer at NIIT Technologies where he was responsible for worldwide sales and delivery for technology and business services. Before that, Sudhir spent 13 years at Infosys in various leadership positions including leading Manufacturing vertical in Europe and as Senior Vice President for Banking & Financial Services in the Americas. Sudhir has also held senior positions at Ernst & Young in the UK, and with AF Ferguson and Ogilvy & Mather in India.

 
“We are on a path to build the most client-centric company in the industry and Sudhir brings expertise and results-driven approach to enable this transformation,” said Sanjay Jalona, CEO & MD, LTI. “Sudhir has rich understanding of clients across USA, Europe and Asia, his experience spans across sales, consulting and delivery functions and he has developed deep industry expertise across verticals. This is a unique and rare experience to facilitate industry leading growth.”

 
Speaking on his appointment, Sudhir Chaturvedi said, “During last year, I have keenly observed the strength LTI is gaining in the market with its highly client-centric approach and one of the most promising leadership teams. The change is clearly visible and I am excited about contributing to this new organization as it pioneers solutions for a converging world.”

 

Sudhir is a specialist in the areas of Digital Strategy, Strategic Sourcing and Building Smarter organizations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA in Marketing and an MBA degree in Finance and Information Systems. He lives in London with his family.

 
About L&T Infotech:

 

Larsen & Toubro Infotech is a global IT services and solutions provider with presence in 22 countries. We solve complex business challenges at the convergence of digital and physical with our real-world expertise and client centricity. We enable our clients to build innovative business models, enhance operational efficiencies and create captivating customer experiences. Visit us at www.Lntinfotech.com or email us at info@Lntinfotech.com for more information.

 
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Siddha Monsoon Music Festival Brings Together Indian and Classical Music on the Same Stage – Mr. Subrata Bakshi, Inaugurates the Festival

Siddha Foundation presents the Monsoon Music Festival from September 9 – 13 at Gorky Sadan. Mr. Subrata Bakshi, Hon’ble Member Of Parliament was present to inaugurate the event along with all other participating artists. H.E. Mrs. Irina Bashkirova, Hon’ble Consul General of Russia and Mr. Damiano Francovigh, Hon’ble Consul General of Italy were also present to grace the occasion. 

With 5 international artists and 6 national artists coming together on the same stage, performing in six concerts over a period of three day that Monsoon Music Festival promises to be a treat to the music lover of the city. 
 

“For the first time in Calcutta, the Monsoon Music Festival brings together both Indian and Western classical concerts on the same stage. Each evening of the weekend (Friday-Sunday) will have two concerts by our featured artists from Europe, America and Australia – a western classical performance followed by an Indian classical performance. Master classes, workshops and lectures are scheduled during the day for all the 5 days of the festival. There will be a student recital on the last evening (Tuesday),” said Mr. Sanjay Jain, Managing Director, Siddha Group.

 

The international artists are guitar and cello duo Rupert Boyd (Australia) & Laura Metcalf (USA), classical guitar duo Raphael Bereau (France) and Tizoc Romero (France) and at the solo classical guitar will be Brendan Evans.

 

The Indian artistes are Kunal Saha and Arindam Chakravarty at santoor and tabla, Sudip Chattopadhyay and Subrata Gupta at the flute and tabla, Abhisek Mallick and Biplab Bhattacharyya at the sitar and tabla.

 

The Monsoon Music festival is being organised by the Calcutta Classical Guitar Society and the Indian Guitar Federation. Keeping with their aim to develop classical guitar music in India, IGF & CCGS have added a component that focusses on classical guitar education to benefit the city’s young guitarists.  Classical guitar students can sign up to receive master classes with the visiting musicians. More serious guitar students can choose to be part of an intensive 5-day workshop that will include working on one piece in detail, access to public music workshops, structured lessons on classical guitar history, technique and improvisation and a daily classical guitar ensemble class. Gorky Sadan and Alliance Francaise also extended their support as Venue partner & Cultural partner respectively. 

 
About Siddha Group

Home is where you discover the real you. Siddha’s aim is to develop high quality homes within your budget and add to your pleasant discoveries. Since its inception in 1986, Siddha has been crafting residential and commercial spaces with a difference, to make good living affordable in Kolkata and Jaipur. The work has recently spread to Bengaluru and Mumbai.

Siddha’s perseverance and passion for quality homes drive it forward with every new project. Led by Group Chairman Chandra Prakash Jain and Group Managing Director Sanjay Jain, Siddha creates and sells high-quality housing in India.

Siddha believes that the magic of craftsmanship lies beyond the reality of construction. It is the ability to sculpt better lives by designing and crafting living spaces that sets Siddha apart.

Photo Caption: Siddha Foundation presents the Monsoon Music Festival from September 9-13 at Gorky Sadan. Mr. Subrata Bakshi, Hon’ble Member Of Parliament was present to inaugurate the event along with all other participating artists. H.E. Mrs. Irina Bashkirova, Hon’ble Consul General of Russia (standing left to Mr. Bakshi) and Mr. Damiano Francovigh, Hon’ble Consul General of Italy (standing right of Mr. Bakshi) were also present to grace the occasion.

Gujarat Delegation Receive Overwhelming Response in Russia with More than 50 Companies and Associations Attending Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit Roadshow

  • Russian Energy Agency encouraged the delegation to set up a pilot solar project in Gujarat under the aegis of the agreement that was been signed between SECI (India) and REA in 2015
  • Russia’s oldest technical university, St. Petersburg Mines University extend invitation to Government of Gujarat to send specialists to study their facility and their technology before setting up a mining university in Gujarat
  • Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) keen on sending a Russian delegation to Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017

The success story of Gujarat in offering an ideal destination for global investors has received strong consideration from Russian companies during the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit roadshow organized by the Government of Gujarat in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

 

Led by Ms. S Aparna, Principal Secretary to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, delegation to Russia was represented by industry leaders like Amul, Suzlon, Reliance Industries, KHS Machinery Pvt Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd and Shell Hazira Pvt Ltd. The delegation met more than 50 Russian companies, institutes and associations in St. Petersburg and Moscow.

 

The roadshows were organized in collaboration with the Russian Chamber of Commerce where the delegation highlighted some of the investor friendly policies, the perfect economic ecosystem and single window clearance procedures that Gujarat offers, making it one of the most sought after investment destinations globally. Due to these factors, Gujarat was also ranked number 1 in “Ease of Doing Business” in 2015 amongst all states of India in a joint study by the Government of India and the World Bank.

 

Speaking at the roadshow, Ms. S Aparna said, “The sentiment among the Russian companies we met have been very positive and we are expecting to see a strong delegation from Russia during Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2017 in January. We are happy to see that not only the big players but small and micro companies are also aware about our success story and they are wanting to explore avenues of partnership with Gujarat. While bringing investments into Gujarat will remain one of the primary objectives, we are also exploring avenues of bilateral trade as well as sharing of knowledge.”

 

The delegation also met the senior representatives of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) which was created in 2011 under the leadership of the President and Prime Minister of Russia and manages sovereign wealth fund of USD 10 billion of reserved capital. Mr. Kishan Pandey, Deputy CEO, RDIF said, “We are well aware of opportunities in Gujarat and that it is one of the most progressive state in India. We will share the avenues of collaboration with our partners and will hope to bring them to Gujarat during the Summit in January 2017.”

 

As knowledge sharing being one of the key areas of collaboration and the Government of Gujarat keen on opening specialized universities in the field of Mines studies, Maritime studies and Organic Farming, the delegation also visited St. Petersburg Mines University which was established in 1773 and has notable alumni like Hon’ble President Mr. Vladimir Putin. The University already has a partnership with University of Delhi for scientific publications, research internships, participation in conferences and seminars.

 

Rector of St. Petersburg Mines University, Prof. Vladimir Litvinenko said, “We have very friendly relations with India and also share strategic partnership with some of the universities. However, I strongly feel that India has not been studied sufficiently from geological point of view and there is still a huge scope for exploring. As the state of Gujarat is keen on setting up a Mines University we will be more than happy to welcome their specialists, professors as well as students to our University for training as well as to study the facility and the technology that we have.” Experts from the University also discussed some of the areas of concern for the delegation in the mining sector like mining safety, mines management and value addition.

 

Subsequently, the delegation also met Russian Energy Agency (REA) which encouraged the delegation to set up a pilot solar project in Gujarat under the aegis of the agreement that was been signed between SECI (India) and REA in 2015.

 

Mr. Hemant Desai, Advisor and Mentor, Reliance Industries Ltd said, “Our visit to Russia has been very fruitful as we have received positive response from various Russian companies looking to invest in India especially in the focus sectors of our delegation like Energy, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Innovation & Technology, Agro and Food Processing.”

 

Some of the other major companies and associations that the Government of Gujarat delegation met during their visit to Russia are Sibur Chemicals Ltd, Novotek, Kamaz Motors, Rice High Technologies, Neva Milk, New Plasma Technologies, Sberbank of Russia and National Dairy Producer’s Union to name a few.

 

Mr. Yatindra Sharma, MD, KHS Machinery Pvt Ltd said, “It was good to see that so many Russian companies are looking at India and more specifically at Gujarat as an ideal destination for investment. We are looking at exploring collaboration opportunities in various sectors, including innovation and technology where Russia has been one of the global leaders.”

 

Since the signing of “Declaration on the India-Russia Strategic Partnership” in October 2000 (during the visit of Hon’ble President Mr. Vladimir Putin to India), India-Russia ties have acquired a qualitatively new character with enhanced levels of cooperation in almost all areas of the bilateral relationship including political, security, trade and economy, defense, science, technology and culture. Some of the major Russian companies present in India currently are Sistema, Rosoboron export, Sberbank of Russia, VTB Bank, Gazprom and Sibur Chemicals. Meanwhile some major Indian companies in Russia are Tata chemicals ltd, Essar energy, Bharti Airtel, Reliance industries ltd, Cadila, M&M, Thermax, WIPRO, Jain irrigation and CIPLA.

 
About Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit:

 

The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which started in 2003 to rekindle the pace of investments in the state, has since established itself as the most important business events in the country. Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit is an example of the visionary approach of the Government of Gujarat towards inclusive and sustainable development by ensuring policy coherence and effective investment promotion. Far from the regional investment fair that characterized the first Summit in 2003, the biennial Summit has today become a unique forum for ideation, knowledge sharing, networking, explore business opportunities, sign cooperation agreements and partnerships, while setting the policy agenda to meet some of the current national challenges.

 

Having successfully organized seven constructive summits, Government of Gujarat, as part of its journey towards sustainable long-term growth and inclusive development is organizing the 8th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit from the 10th to 13th of January 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar. The Summit will bring together Heads of States and Governments, Ministers, executives from the corporate world, senior policy makers, heads of international institutions and academia from around the world to further the cause of development and promote cooperation.

Photo Caption: Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit Roadshow in St. Petersburg (L to R) – Mr. Nitin Shukla, Mr. Yatendra Sharma, Mr. AK Sharma, Ms. S Aparna, Ms. Ekaterina Lebedeva, Mr. Hemant Desai

Oremus Corporate Services, India, Acquires Escribe, United Kingdom, Hyderabad Based F&A Back Office Services Company Enters UK Market Post Brexit

Oremus Corporate Services, the leading Hyderabad based F&A Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Firm for Small and Medium Enterprises announced today the acquisition of Escribe, a UK based BPO firm providing accounting, transcription and data services to clients in the UK and Ireland.

 

Escribe’s subsidiary ELTA is one of the largest licensed trade accounting service providers in the UK. Escribe also provides bespoke audio transcription services, and back office data services to Surveyors, Law Firms, Insurance Companies and Loss Adjusters in the UK and Ireland. Escribe is headquartered in Chester, United Kingdom and has offices in Chennai and Mizoram, in India.

 

Oremus, acquired the business to expand its footprint in the UK and to enhance its capacity to cater to the rapidly changing business environment in the UK and other geographies. Escribe through its Joint Venture ELTA is one of the leading accounting services providers for the licensed trade business. Oremus currently has a large client base in the USA and India, and Escribe will be a good strategic fit for expanding and catering to the licensed trade business across geographies. Transcription and Data Services capabilities of Escribe will help Oremus integrate and build Data & Document Management Services. The complementing technologies of Oremus and Escribe will provide strong capabilities for converting various forms of information into meaningful data, accounting information and analytics.

 

“We are delighted to welcome the entire Escribe team to Oremus,” said the founders of Oremus. “This acquisition accelerates the expansion of our F&A outsourcing operations into the UK Market. With the addition of Escribe capabilities, Oremus can now meet the requirements of clients in UK.”

 

“Despite Brexit, economic activity hasn’t changed, when most firms frown from entering the market, we are taking a bold step of investing in the country. We are doing this because we believe the business fundamentals haven’t changed in UK, the next two years will unravel the unknown, however we would be ideally placed to cater to the market with significant cost efficiencies. With our technology and process capabilities, we hope to expand our presence into the SME segment in the UK and secondly add significant value to the Pub accounting business,” they added.

 

Spokesperson for Escribe added, “The acquisition by Oremus will enhance the technology, process and delivery capabilities of Escribe. This will help the company to be the market leader for the SME segment and licensed trade accounting. This transaction will add significant value to all stakeholders, customers and employees.”

 

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed which is a combination of cash and share swaps. Neither company expects any positions to be eliminated during the integration process, which is underway.

 
About Oremus:  

 

Founded in 2002, by Raj Rayaprolu, Bala Padmanabhan and Suresh Gupta, Oremus provides F&A Back office services including Accounting, Payroll, Compliance and Advisory Services from its multiple offices in India, to Clients in the USA, India, Middle East, Europe, Africa and South East Asia.

 

For more information, please visit www.oremuscorp.com

 
About Escribe:

 

Escribe along with its Joint Venture Elta provides accounting services, audio transcription services and data services to large Pubs, Surveyors, Law Firms, Insurance Companies and Loss Adjusters in the UK and Ireland.

 

For more information, please visit www.escribe-europe.co.uk, www.e-lta.com

Press Note – MBD Group Receives Awards for Excellence in Book Production 2016

MBD Group Receives Awards for Excellence in Book Production 2016

6th September 2016: MBD group, the largest publishing house in India with over six decades of experience in publishing and education, received four awards for Excellence in Book production 2016 organized by the Federation of Indian Publishers. Ms Monica Malhotra Khandari, MD, MBD Group received the awards at an award ceremony held in Hall No.8, Auditorium, Pragati Maidan,New Delhi.

About MBD Group

The MBD Group, one of the leading Education Companies in India with over 6 decades of experience, under the futuristic vision of the Founder of the Group, Shri Ashok Kumar Malhotra, has diversified into various industries including E-Learning, Capacity Building, Stationery, M-Learning, Skill Development, Eco-Friendly Notebooks, Paper Manufacturing, ICT Infrastructure, Hospitality, Real Estate, Mall Development and Management. The MBD Group has been continuously working for the cause of providing education to all with its mission to create an “MBD Product for every literate person”. The group has presence in various other countries including international offices in South Africa and Sri Lanka and Middle East. For more information, please visit http://mbdgroup.com/.

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Post Event – Actress Daisy Shah at La Ombré : Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

Actress Daisy Shah at La Ombré : Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

So Why fit in, just stand OUT !!

New Delhi, 3rd September 2016: La Ombré by G & K Designs bought a delight for all the fashionistas! Fashion, jewellery, home decor and more, were all covered under one roof at The Grand, Vasant kunj, New Delhi. New, talented and upcoming brands were seen showcasing their collection. The exhibition was also a perfect fusion of Indian and modernity.

What’s more, many known faces were also seen pouring their wallets out. Actress Daisy Shah visited La Ombré, the Fashion & Life Style exhibition.

La Ombré Exhibition showcased the latest of Autumn-Winter collection with the latest designs in couture, accessories, home decor and what not. Indulge in the latest trends from the Indian fashion circuit and keeping you in sync with these latest trends in fashion and lifestyle is La Ombré Exhibition, India’s biggest and most exclusive of haute couture, delectable accessories, fashion apparel, stylish home décor items, quirky gifting items and more has been the epitome of luxury living concepts.

With an array of designers exhibiting their latest collection, the exhibition makes shopping a relaxed and fun filled affair. Some of the prominent names who showcased the special collection keeping in mind the trend that will rule the season where Sidharth K Kakkar, Bosky Ghai,Naveli by Annie Dhingra Soni, Goldfab -Keep it stylish, The Christian Paradise by Ambika showcased variety of Christian wedding gown, Queen jewels displayed their special range of accessories and stunning jewellery and the city also witnessed the organic clothing by Kashi- About Weaves an artisan’s modern interpretation of age old textiles. Makeup by Mridula, Kashvi Kishori, nu_meitei,Kandellas,Globe Trotters, Yogita-Ngo Das Foundations, Manisha Poddar Infatuation by Japna, Deepti Arab Makhana.

From designer apparels to fashion accessories, home accessories to furnishing concepts, stationary to gifting ideas and from tasteful artifacts to Avanti grade art La Ombré showcased everything your heart desires. La Ombré also associated with an NGO named Das Foundations, who work against women abuse; there was also a special showcase by the Women enrolled in the MD. Ms Garima & Karishma La Ombré said “Having made a start this year at 2016 we aimed to provide a platform to different kind of labels both upcoming & established. We are happy to say we got an overwhelming response, as we saw a lot of buyers coming to shop at the exhibition. We want to build a family and create a long term association we will be soon coming with our next edition.

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News Release – Sobha Group Invites Expression of Interest for upcoming ‘Hartland Estates – Town Houses’ at S obha Hartland

Sobha Group Invites Expression of Interest for upcoming ‘Hartland Estates – Town Houses’ at Sobha Hartland

 The largest and only Townhouses in the heart of Dubai and along the Water Canal

5th September 2016: Sobha Group, the leading premium real estate developer, is inviting expressions of interest for its forthcoming Townhouse community at Sobha Hartland – the largest and only townhouse project in the heart of Dubai and along the Dubai Water Canal.

The resort-style luxury housing project, encompasses 8 million square feet of freehold community in Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum City. Its close proximity to Dubai’s top attractions makes it a sought-after project.

With special focus on lavish space and privacy, the Townhouses at Sobha Hartland will be spread across three floors and each unit will be of 3300 square feet. Phase 1 of the Townhouses will comprise of 27 units.

The Townhouses are set in the most scenic views and marvelous settings with colorful gardens and lush parks sprawled over 30% (2.4 million square feet) of the community. The design and planning of the project is such that each Townhouse will be diagonally arranged from its neighbor for extra privacy both indoors & outdoors.

Investors will have an option of either choosing the surrounding greenery of a corner unit or the intimacy of a middle unit. Special Launch prices & payment plans are offered during Cityscape

The Townhouses in Sobha Hartland will feature uniquely staggered versus flat row arrangement with private road access for added privacy. Sky roof, walk-in closets, solar panels, choice of home automation, option for private lift and state-of-the-art facilities to bolster a warm sense of belonging in this community within the community.

WIth a wide selection of world-class amenities, such as international schools, nurseries, healthcare facilities, swimming pools, tennis courts, yoga centres, gyms, playgrounds, and parks just a stroll away; there will never be a dull moment in the community.

Mr. PNC Menon, Founder and Chairman, Sobha Group, said: “With the foreign investments to the tune of AED 57 billion in the first half of 2016, the Dubai property market continues to be the preferred investment destination for more than 149 nationalities. Dubai offers a range of exciting projects that caters to every need and fancy of the investors. Sobha Hartland, surrounded by 2.4 million square feet of greenery and set along the Dubai Water Canal, enjoys the unique advantage of prime location backed by over 40 years of expertise. With Hartland Greens, waterfront villas, and now Hartland Estates –Town House community, Sobha Group continues to set a benchmark in offering world-class bespoke living experience. We have just been recognized by as one of the Top Real Estate Companies in the Arab world for 2016 by Forbes Middle East.”

About Sobha Group

Sobha Group is a multinational, multiproduct group with developments and investments in U.A.E., Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Brunei and India. Established in 1976 by a first generation Indian entrepreneur, PNC Menon as an interior decoration firm under the name of Services and Trade Company in Muscat, Oman, the group has grown into one of the most respected names in all the countries in which it has established businesses. The organisation is one of the fastest growing and foremost backward integrated real estate organisations in the region. It means that the company has all the key competencies and in-house resources to deliver a project from conceptualization to completion. Sobha is primarily focused on residential and contractual projects. The Company’s residential projects include presidential apartments, villas, row houses, super luxury & luxury apartments, plotted developments and aspirational homes. The company is currently developing Sobha Hartland, a mixed-used development in the centre of Dubai. For further information on Sobha Group, please visit www.sobha.com

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News Release – Vedanta collaborates with Directorate of Education to promote Digital Education in schools

Vedanta Limited

(Formerly known as Sesa Sterlite Ltd.)

Regd. Office: Sesa Ghor, 20 EDC Complex,

Patto, Panaji, Goa – 403001.

www.vedantalimited.com

CIN: L13209GA1965PLC000044

Vedanta collaborates with Directorate of Education to promote Digital Education in schools

Vedanta Foundation and Vedanta Limited launch the Smart Class and Science Lab pilot project

New Delhi, 31 Aug, 2016: Vedanta Foundation and Vedanta Limited, a globally diversified natural resources company,in collaboration with the Directorate of Education, Government of Goa, has launched a pilot project to promote digital education in schools across the state. The Honourable Chief Minister of Goa, Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar, who also holds the portfolio of Education Minister, launched ‘The Smart Class and Science Lab’ project.

“The launch of this smart class and science lab project in schools is an additional initiative to support the cause of education. Vedanta has already funded Goa’s mining department in the Goa Engineering College and also runs two Industrial Training Institutes. Both these institutions are running very well. The choice of the government schools for introducing digital education was to help the less privileged students get oriented with education, in a smart and technology friendly way,” said Chief Minister of Goa, Shri. LaxmikantParsekar. He further requested Vedanta to extend the initiative to 77 high schools in the state as well.

“At Vedanta, we believe that harnessing the full power of leveraging technology and innovation in school education is our endeavor towards investing in India’s future leaders. I am grateful for the Honorable Chief Minister of Goa, Sri LaxmikantParsekar for recognizing our efforts and commitment towards transforming and empowering the students of our host communities in Goa. I am confident that the Smart Class and Science Lab Project which is a pilot project will also have the opportunity of being adopted by other states as well,” said Mr. Anil Agarwal, Chairman, Vedanta.

Vedanta Limited has a strong-rooted culture of innovation across its operations globally. The company launched Eureka in May 2016 to create an online platformto nurture and incubate in-house innovationthat has the potential to maximize Vedanta’s value chain, optimize costs or simply improve employee engagement. It is a part of Vedanta’s innovation and technology drive for which a first tranche of INR 200 crore has been infused.Mr. Agarwal believes that in a milieu where technology and innovation are transforming businesses across the world, the natural resources sector too must keep up the pace to maintain relevance.

About the Smart Class project:

The Smart Class project will be implemented in 13 schools, one in each taluka in Goa. Under the project, Vedanta will enable innovative learning through K-Yan, a portable device which converts any wall into an interactive teaching surface. This allows students to experience interactive multimedia content, virtual experiments, curriculum-based educational videos, and also facilitates training for teachers.

About the Science Lab project:

A second project, Science Laboratories, will be implemented across 30 schools located in Goa’s mining belt. The Science Lab incorporates a package of 55 different science interactive working models mapped to the state educational curriculum, providing a forum for children to pursue their natural curiosity and inventiveness. Further, this technology simplifies the learning process by providing vital hands-on experiences to students

A demo of the smart class and its benefits was made to the gathering by ‘K-Yan’ representative, Mr. Gaurav Jagarwal. Also present on the dais were Virendra Kumar, Education Secretary (IAS), Mr. Gajanan Bhat, Director, Education, Mr. Nagaraj Honnekeri, Director, SCERT, Mr. Anil Pawar, State Project Director, SarvaSikshaAbhiyan, Mr. Taher Vohra, Project Head, Vedanta Foundation and Ms. Leena Verenkar, Head – Corporate Affairs and CSR – Sesa Goa Iron Ore.

Vedanta endeavors to promote digital education and literacy through innovative measures and the company will continue to invest in the education sector as part of their Community Development initiatives.

About Vedanta Limited (Formerly Sesa Sterlite Limited.)

Vedanta Limited is a diversified natural resources company, whose business primarily involves producing oil and gas, zinc – lead – silver, copper, iron ore, aluminium and commercial power. The company has a presence across India, South Africa, Namibia, Australia, Ireland and Liberia.

Vedanta Limited is the Indian subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Plc, a London-listed company. Governance and Sustainable Development are at the core of Vedanta’s strategy, with a strong focus on health, safety and environment and on enhancing the lives of local communities. The company is conferred with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) ‘Sustainable Plus Platinum label’, ranking among the top 10 most sustainable companies in India. To access the Vedanta Sustainable Development Report 2016, please visit: http://sd.vedantaresources.com/SustainableDevelopment2015-16/

Vedanta Limited is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in India and has ADRs listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

For more information please log on to www.vedantalimited.com

About Vedanta Foundation

Vedanta Foundation is a Public Charitable Trust registered under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950 which was setup in the year 1992, as an extension to the company’s efforts for focused sustainable development of the underprivileged population of the country.

Education, Child Care, Employment, Women Empowerment prioritize the Foundation’s social development initiatives among others. Vedanta Foundation has woven its social programs to support the achievement of India’s Millennium Development Goal.

For further information, please contact:

Roma Balwani

President – Group Communications and Sustainable Development

Tel: +91 22 6646 1000

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