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Dear NRIPA Family Friends,

We are happy to inform you that our NRIPA has scaled new heights with a very good participation in the Yoga Seminar held on 6 January at Yoganiketan with a follow up Yoga Shibir from 16 January for two weeks.  Dr. Shiglot told us after the event that this was the best participation that Yoganiketan has received for many years. Hearty congratulations and thanks to all the participants. We hope that you have already enrolled to join the Yoga Training Shibir which is tailored to the needs of seniors like us.

Another piece of good news that we would like to share with you is that NRG Center has included us as a partner in the celebrations of NRI/NRG MAHASAMMELAN under the aegis of NRG Foundation, NRI Division, Government of Gujarat, besides  VCCI, FICCI, Akhil Bharat Gujarati Samaj, and Faculty of Social Work, M.S. University, Vadodara. Gujarati Diaspora Day that will be celebrated on 17th February with a Seminar on the Gujarati Diaspora. Key note speakers like Chetan Bhagat, the celebrated youth icon, novelist and columnist in The Times of India and Danik Bhaskar, Gunvant Shah, the intellectual and speaker par excellence, Jagdish Chandra Sharma, the former Foreign Secretary, Government of India, Kavita Sharma, Director, India International Center, New Delhi,  Hina Trivedi, a Life Member of NRIPA and President, Federation of Indian American Associations, Chicago and many others will speak on topics relevant to us. The entry to this sammelan is free subject to registration of names with NRIPA, Vadodara as it is a full day programme with free lunch and tea to the delegates. We request you to register for participation in the NRI/NRG MAHASAMMELAN to be held on 17th February 2013 at Navlakhi Grounds in the Palace Grounds by sending an email to the General Secretary/Administrator, NRIPA, Vadodara  ( ) .

To strengthen this relationship further, NRG Center has offered us to utilize this facility and other available infrastructure for our official activities any time we wish to use them. To start with VCCI has shown a good gesture by offering their Auditorium Hall with available infrastructure at no costs for the celebration of our Tenth Anniversary on 26th January, 2013.

As VCCI is located in Makarpura Industrial Estate, we have decided to provide free bus service to all those members who wish to participate in this event. Please register your names with Shree Ramesh Chavda (phone no. ) latest by January 22nd, 2013 for the better planning of the transport facility. It may be noted that the transport vehicle will depart from Shiv Vatika Party Plot, Warasia at 04.00 p.m. moves on the main road with enroute pick up points at Vuda Circle – Opp. Utkarsh Petrol Pump, Fateh Gaunj Banyan Tree Circle, Near Narmada Guest House-Race Course, Chakali Circle, Munjmahuda and Opp. Dawat Restaurant-Manjalpur . The return journey will start at 10.00 p.m. from the event venue and will follow the same route. The exact timing of the route will be intimated by emails/phone calls to the members concerned.

Friends, let us join hands for the brighter future of NRIPA.

Warm Regards

President/General Secretary                                                                        January18,2013


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