Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry

GCCI NRG Committee organized a programme about Writings by NRGs(Non Resident Gujaratis) abroad

Date : 27-01-2018 to 27-01-2018
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Venue : Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry- A.H. Hall
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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.