A programme about Writings by NRGs(Non Resident Gujaratis) abroad 27th January 2018
GCCI NRG Committee orgnised a programme on Writings by NRGs(Non Resident Gujaratis) abroad on 27th January 2018. GCCI President Shri Shaileshbhai Patwari , NRG Committee Chairman Shri K H Patel ; Padma Shri Vishnu Pandya ; Author Mrs Rekha Patel from USA ; Dr Balvant Jani, Director, Gardi Institute for Diaspora Studies , Rajkot ; Shri C.B. Patel , publisher and Editor of weeklies Gujarat Samachar and Asian Voice (UK) and other dignitaries were present on the occasion. The audience included about 100 invitees ,mainly NRGs and persons connected with Gujarati literature .Three books of author Rekhaben Patel (USA) were launched on the occasion.
While welcoming the guests , President Shri Patwari said that GCCI NRG Committee has been carrying out many activities to strengthen relations with NRGs. He added that this type of programme will encourage more diaspora authors and poets. In his remarks, Shri K.H. Patel, Chairman of GCCI NRG Committee, gave an overview of the activities of the GCCI NRG Centre and mentioned that they had arranged similar programme in the year 2010 when eminent authors and poets from USA, UK and Canada were the speakers.
Dr. Balvant Jani, Director, Gardi Institute for Diaspora Studies , Rajkot, said that a great majority of Gujaratis settled in USA ,UK , Canada and elsewhere were interested in Gujarati literature. He said it will be useful to enable young generation of Gujaratis abroad to take interest in Gujarati language. Padma Shri Vishnu Pandya , Chairman of Gujarati Sahitya Academy, said that the Academy will continue to encourage publishing of Gujarati literature by our diaspora. He warmly complimented Rekhaben Patel for her books. As Chairman of Gujarati Sahitya Academy, he added that Sahitya Academy will organize International Gujarati Language Conference in due course.
In her remarks ,author Rekhaben Patel, said that her habit of reading and writing had enabled her to achieve the writings of story books and poetry. She also outlined main elements of three books which were launched on the occasion.