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Pakistan India Friendship Forum UK has elected their new committee as below.
Mr Rajan Sehgal FCA has been reelected as the Chairman and Mr Saleem Shaikh as the President, other office bearers are as below: The forum is going to celebrate Id and Diwali jointly on 9th October at C & L Country Club. For further up to date information log in to www.Pakistanindiafriendshipforum.com or in short www.piffuk.com
The new committee that was elected was as follows:
President - Shaikh Saleem
Vice president - Ashok kapoor
Senior vice president - Nirmal Rayat
Chairman - Rajan Sehgal
Vice Chairman - Javed Malik
Senior vice chair - Tariq Choudhary
General secretary - Mohammed Rizvi
Joint general secretary - Noreen Gull
Company & Finance Secretary -
Press secretary - Bobby Amin
Joint press secretary - Natasha Sheikh
Media and events cordinator - Ray C
PR Secretary - Zahid Qureshi
PR Secretary - Pam Suri
Youth wing secretary - Nasir Iqbal
Youth wing cordinator - Farooq
Vanita Gossain, Director of Ace Medicine Ltd has the first online medical publication. She produces videos on medical ailments, which can be viewed online.
Vanita Gossain (25 years old) was the youngest Doctor to achieve such a high recognition in the medical field, with a stiff competition.
This is used by the final year medical students as a revision aid.
It is indeed a great honour & achievement for our community!
Saga of Success Becomes a Legacy Volume - Dev Raj Sirpal
The Indian Consul General in Birmingham Ms. Jordana Pavel, and Councillor Alan Rudge, Cabinet Member for Equalities and Human Resources of Birmingham City Council, jointly launched a unique book about the challenges faced by a successful local businessman, Dev Raj Sirpal. The launch was also attended by a well-known UK broadcaster and poet, Chaman Lal Chaman and the author of the book, Kul Bhushan, a media consultant to a UN agency, who especially came from India for this event at Mirage Banqueting Suites, Birmingham on Friday, 7 August 2009.
Mr Sirpal arrived in Birmingham in the mid-1950s with just a few pounds in his pocket and went on to set up a major textile manufacturing unit and bought many properties. All this is presented to international publishing standards in the ‘legacy volume’ entitled ‘Eternal Memories of Dev Raj Sirpal’.
Ms Pavel said that when Mr Sirpal came to Birmingham, it was a different time – both for India and the UK and his hard work and persistence were the basis of his success. Councillor Rudge said that family, faith and friends were the foundation of our society and Mr Sirpal had shown plenty of evidence of his commitment to all three as over 150 family members and friends were present to congratulate him and his faith in his religion was well founded.
Kul Bhushan said the theme of the book is ‘Those who forget the past have no future’. Thus, the book presented the saga of Mr Sirpal as a challenge to his future generations to excel his achievements. Not only a treasured family heirloom, ‘Eternal Memories’ will provide first hand information for researchers on migration.
Recording over eight decades of his momentous career, this ‘legacy volume’ gives the saga of his travel from a small village in Punjab to Birmingham in the 1950s, his struggles to establish a leading textile manufacturing unit and his contributions to his family, community and spirituality. Four generations of Mr Sirpal attended the glittering launch and lavish banquet with his friends and local dignitaries who were regaled by a popular recording artiste, Shaheen Khan until well past midnight.