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FIPA celebrates Women’s Day with Photography Show in Delhi

New Delhi, 06 March 2012 – Forum of Indian Photographers and Artists (FIPA) today inaugurated a women’s only photography exhibition at its Poorva Sanskriti Kendra centre in Laxmi Nagar, Delhi, India.

The exhibition will be open from 5 March to 31 March and is being organized to commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March. The event is showcasing 40 photographs from 10 women photographers including international participants. The Show is Curated by Mr. Vimal S. Mehta, The theme of the exhibition is open. Visitors can expect a good mix of photographs from nature, people, animals, architecture and fashion.

Participating artists are Amandeep Kaur Bakshi, Bhawana Wadhwa, Jashomati Chatterjee, Monica Dawar, Priya Yamir, Priyanka Aggarwal , Rhea Sharan, Seema Thakur, Surbhi Singhal and Victoria Knobloch.
The show was jointly inaugurated by Ms Yelena. S. Shtapkina, Deputy Director, cultural & information, Russian Centre of Science & Culture (RCSC) and Ms Renuka Puri, senior photographer, Indian Express group in the presence of other senior photographers. Inaugurating the event, Ms.Puri spoke about the importance of promoting talent among women photographers and emphasized on the power of women clubbed together with the power of the lens. Ms. Shtapkina from Russian Centre of Science & Culture (RCSC), referred to point of view of women being different as they see the world through the lens. She said, not only are women able to observe details but also they have emotional filters attached on their lenses. Mr. R K Paul, a veteran photographer also graced the occasion to encourage women as photographers.
FIPA founder Vimal S. Mehta invited guests to share critical appreciation of the photographs on display and praised the participants for showing enthusiasm and coming forward with their select photographs.

The inauguration was followed by a cultural programme “Holi ke Hurr – dang, Kavita aur geet ke sang”. With Holi round the corner, the participants performed skits, musical items, dance numbers and recitations to entertain the guests and showcase their talent in other fields.

Agreement for Setting up of JVC for Design and Development O\of Multirole Transport Aircraft Signed

11 Sep : The effort to design and develop a Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA) by India and Russia received a significant boost with the signing of shareholders agreement for setting up of a joint venture company, here last night.

A Joint Venture will now be formed between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and the Russian Partners namely United Aircraft Corporation & Rosoboronexport to Co-develop and Co-produce Multirole Transport Aircraft (MTA).

MTA is a 15-20 tonne payload capacity Aircraft which would meet the requirement of the Indian Air Force and the Russian Air Force. The project has been approved by both the Government of India and the Government of Russian Federation.

The main features of MTA are: Maximum take-off weight 65 tonnes, Payload Capacity 15-20 tonnes, Cruise Speed 800 kmph, Range 2500-2700 km, Service ceiling 12 km. The Aircraft will have two engines, state of the art features such as fly-by-wire, full authority digital engine control, modern avionics and glass cockpit.

The total development cost is around US $ 600.70 million (approx Rs.2900 crores) to be equally shared by both the sides. It is planned to manufacture 205 aircraft with 50:50 work share between HAL and the Russian partners.

A Joint Venture Company (JVC) is being established with its headquarters at Bangalore, India for executing the MTA project in which HAL and Russian participants will have equal shareholding.

Rotary Club Chandigarh takes Bapu Dham children for a joy ride

Chandigarh, May 9:Rotary Club of Chandigarh, as a part of its Golden Jubilee celebration, took 50 children from Bal Bahar School of Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh, on a joy ride on city’s tourism bus.The children from economically challenged backgrounds of nursery and UKG classes are being provided free education by a Rotarian couple of the Club, Major B.M. Singh and Mrs. Kiran, informed President of the Club, Rtn. Arvind Mehan.

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Books for poor and slum children by Rotary Club Chandigarh

Chandigarh, April 19, 2008: Rotary Club Chandigarh has launched a project to collect story books and general interest books for the poor slum children who have joined the special classes.The project has been launched in collaboration with another NGO, Udaan, promoted by former Vice President HDFC, Neena Singh who is also a Rotarian and member of Rotary Club, Chandigarh.

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