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  1. 1. official publication of indo-american society President: Mr. Dilip Dalal may 2013 landmark Awardees, IAS Past Presidents & EC Members with US Consul General, Mr. Peter Haas on April 29, 2013 Dilip Dalal, President IAS Felicitation: US Ambassador Ms. Nancy Powell 55th Founders’ Day Special Issue
  2. 2. NAMASKAR & WARM GREETINGS ! Respected Member, It is with great elation that I wish to share with you the developments taken place during the last quarter. With the privilege bestowed upon me as your new President last year, I had stated in my first message that my foremost objective is to honour our Past Presidents who as precursors, not only generated funds for IAS, but always created incremental value to the Society as a whole. Today, Indo-American Society stands on the solid foundation laid by them and hence to recognize them in an appropriate function was a remarkable idea. We decided to honour and felicitate them on the Society’s 55th Founders Day Celebration which was held on April 29, 2013 at Bandra by the hands of US Consul General, Mr.PeterD.HaaswhowastheChiefGuesttotheevent. TheprogramwasalsogracedbytheCommissionerofPoliceDr.SatyapalSingh, Dr. Mrs. Indu Shahani, Dean HR College, Mr. Joseph Massey, MD & CEO, MCX Stock Exchange and Mr. Keshav Murugesh, Global CEO, WNS & Co-Chairman, NASSCOM BPO Forum.This program was also unique as we additionally felicitated some outstanding individuals from different sections of the society.The program was a resounding success by the feedback received and widely covered by the Press and Media. To cherish these memories a glimpse of photographs captured on that day are being featured in this issue. Another social event which I envisaged for the benefit of our members and to have an opportunity to develop and enhance fellowship was a Picnic, but unfortunately it didn’t take off due of poor response from the members. This issue also features the US Ambassador Ms. Nancy Powell’s interactive reception organized jointly by Indo-American Society, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce and Namaste America in the month of April 2013. On the revenue front, new courses were introduced, workshops/ seminars were conducted. All this was possible because of the unflinching support; I received from time to time from IAS members and my Executive Committee, especially core group ofTaskforce committee members and Secretariat staff for the success of Founders Day program. I hope and look forward to your assured support and request you to kindly continue to lend me your helping hand for achieving greater heights. Dilip Dalal President President Speak Manmohan to visit US on Obama’s invitation Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to travel to Washington in a few months at the invitation of US President Barack Obama. Obama’s invitation to Singh was delivered by US Deputy Secretary of State. William Burns during his recent visit here, source said. Singh has accepted the invitation and will be travelling toWashington could be clubbed with his tour to New York when he travels there to attend the United Nations General Assembly, they said. This will be Singh’s second bilateral visit to the US during Obama’s tenure. Landmark | Indo-American Society 3
  3. 3. Editorial Indo-American Society celebrated its 55th anniversary Founders Day at the Indian Education Society hall at Bandra West amidst a glittering gathering from all walks of life. In the chequered history of the Indo-American Society 29th April 2013 will be forever remembered for playing the national anthems of India and USA bringing out the significance of the Founders’ Day marking the completion of 55 years of golden service to the cause of Indo-American friendship and co-operation between the two nations. A nostalgic presentation of the early beginnings with our Society’s office location at Kitab Mahal, where so many events have taken place from Sir Homy Mody’s times was a great treat to watch ! Our current President Mr. Dilip Dalal deserves heartiest congratulations for taking his entire team into confidence and giving an excellent audio visual presentation and specially for remembering each and every past president and giving handsome awards which will be forever remembered amidst a glittering gathering making many emotional with such honour ! Very appropriately one of the Past Presidents Mr. Shafi Thanawala while accepting the award was bold enough to take the mike and compliment our President Mr. Dilip Dalal for showing so much affection and regard to Past Presidents who had served the Society. “This is very special as such honor is not shown in most associations“ he said. This compliment speaks volumes for the friendship and comradeship within the society fraternity whether they are past or present. Mr. Peter Haas the Consul General for USA predicted greater comradeship and interaction between USA and India and spoke about the Secretary of State Mr. Perry visiting India for a strategic alliance between India and USA especially because our goals are common and we are the largest democracies in this troubled world he claimed. Our Chief Guest Mr. Satyapal Singh gave an excellent speech on ‘Combating Terrorism in Mumbai’ and compared 9/11 with 27/11 and claimed that terrorism was doctrinated and grew larger and larger over the years with international connections. He felt that the root of terrorism was in the mind and public must be alert to forces around them which are likely to do harm to the nation. He wanted more and more interaction between the people and the police and appreciated Indo- American Society for organizing such programs. Several important dignitaries spoke at the meeting and lastly Dr. Rangaraj thanked the audience for making the program grand success, all in all the Founders Day celebrated on 29th April 2013 to mark 55 years of golden friendship between India and United States will become an event to remember for years and years to come ... K. V. Satyamurty Editor Dear Advertiser, Every issue of ‘LANDMARK’ (Indo-American Society’s quarterly magazine), which allows businesses like yours to benefit by grabbing advertising space. Landmark has a huge circulation and readership among elite groups of Society. Call us now, to place advertisements in the next issue, and bring your products and services to the notice of our readers. For more information or to place an AD, Please contact: Ms. Maria Jojo Assistant Secretary, Indo-American Society Kitab Mahal, 5, D Sukhadwala Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400 001. Tel: 2207 4882 /83 Fax: 2207 1831 Email: / LANDMARK ADVERTISING TARIFFS Pages Size in cms Rates Back Cover Page 24 x 19 cm Rs. 15,000 Front & Back Inside Cover Page 24 x 19 cm Rs. 12,000 Full Page 24 x 19 cm Rs. 10,000 Half Page 12 x 19 cm Rs. 5,000 Quarter Page 6 x 19 cm or 12 x 9 cm Rs. 3,000 Note: For a contract of four insertions you will get a discount of 10 % Advertise in LANDMARK Ms. Usha Nair, Secretary General has resigned from the Service of IAS w.e.f. May 7, 2013.
  4. 4. US Ambassador Ms. Nancy Powell while addressing a gathering on ‘Indo – US Relations’ an event jointly organised by Indo – American Society, Indo - Chamber Of Commerce, West India Council & Namaste America on April 15, 2013 at Hotel The Orchid, Mumbai said the Bilateral relations between India and US were stronger today than before in various areas of trade, culture, education, science and technology, but also stressed the need for enhanced cooperation with specific focus on infrastructure, defence, energy and child care among other sectors. Powell said that the US realised India’s growing role in the world and the region and thus was seeing how the US could help further enhance it so that both could work together on a variety of global problems and issues. Citing a Price Waterhouse Coppers study, Powell mentioned,‘The Indian Economy is slated to be the third largest by the year 2030 with a GDP of $8 Trillion, but for that to happen there are multiple growth challenges that India has to tackle of which Infrastructure is one.’ She remarked that a ‘slow pace’ of approval process in India is inhibiting foreign investments, but hoped the future could be a brighter one provided the government improves its decision – making process, especially those of foreign investment proposals. She complimented the recent government decision to allow increased FDI in various sectors like aviation and retail, saying such measures are ‘encouraging’. “India needs and deserves the best military services in the sub-continent for which the US is ready and prepared to help. Your security challenges are genuine and the US can help enhance your internal security”, Powell said. Touching upon healthcare, Powell said it was imperative to ensure that every single child survived till the age of five. Powell urged companies and NGO’s to work on issues like safe water and safe delivery of babies. Nancy Powell Recent Visit to Mumbai us ambassador wants indo – us relationship to grow stronger From L to R - US Consul General in Mumbai, Mr. Peter Hass, Mr. Atul Nishar, President Namaste America, US Ambassador Ms. Nancy Powell, Mr. Nanik Rupani, President of IACC-WIC, Mr. Dilip Dalal, President Indo-American Society Landmark | Indo-American Society 5
  5. 5. IAS Founders Day CelebrationsIAS Founders Day Celebrations IASFounders 55th Year Celebrations of Indo-American Society, held on 29th April 2013 at the Auditorium of Indian Education Society Bandra was a Grand Success. It was well organized and attended by all the Members, Invitees, Press and VIP Invitees. We present you our galaxy of Past Presidents who made it possible for Indo-American Society to grow from strength to strength for the last 55 years in service of our members who are also growing every year! This is the right time to remember all of them individually and acknowledge their contribution to the Indo-American society. We pay our tributes to them and publish their photos for benefit of our readers. Landmark | Indo-American Society6
  6. 6. sDayCelebrations IASFoundersDayCelebrations Dignitaries on the dais being welcomed Dignitaries on the dais Chief Guest Mr. Peter Haas lighting the lamp Dignitaries joining Mr. Peter Haas for lighting the lamp President Mr. Dilip Dalal welcoming the guests Landmark | Indo-American Society 7
  7. 7. The Chief Guest Mr. Peter Haas, His Excellency U.S. Consul General in Mumbai, spoke well, bringing India & U.S. more closer in all fields. Indo- American Society will be the Facilitat- ing Organization from Mumbai. President Mr. Dilip Dalal felicitating Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani, Dean, H. R. College of Commerce President Mr. Dilip Dalal felicitating Mr. Keshav Murugesh - Global CEO, WNS & Co-Chairman, NAASCOM BPO Forum President Mr. Dilip Dalal felicitating Mr. Arvind Vaidya - President IES Distinguished audience President Mr. Dilip Dalal felicitating Mr. Joseph Massey - MD & CEO, MCX Stock Exchange President Mr. Dilip Dalal felicitating Mr. Peter D. Haas - US Consul General President Mr. Dilip Dalal felicitating Dr. Satyapal Singh (IPS) Mumbai Police Commissioner IAS Founders Day CelebrationsIAS Founders Day Celebrations IASFounders Landmark | Indo-American Society8
  8. 8. Dr. Satyapal Singh IPS Police Commissioner Mumbai, expressedhisviews,onGlobalTerrorismhowtocontrol with Universal cooperation of all the Countries. He also stressed the need for Educating in every Country the Moral Values of the Children from the Age of 5 to 15, when they can be moulded in proper direction. Dr. Mrs. Indu Shahani expressed her thoughts clearly, how America benefited by Indian Intellectuals, who went and settled down in USA, and now-a- days U.S. Students are coming to Indian Universities for studies. We have to inculcate our Indian Ancient Tradition, whereby Morals are taught nicely fixing in their Mind and Heart, so that the entire Humanity will become one, morally, intellectually. Dr. Satyapal Singh IPS, Mumbai Police Commissioner speaking on “Combating Terrorism” Mr. Keshav Murugesh speaking on“Educating theYoungsters on I.T.” Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani speaking on“Indo-US Collaboration in Education” Mr. Joseph Massey speaking on“Indo-American Investments” Chief Guest Mr. Peter Haas giving his opening remarks on “Emerging Dimension in Indo-US Relations” Mr. Joseph Massey spoke very well on Indo- American Investments both ways. Every Busi- nessmen & Industrialists have to analyze and adopt sound Policies in Investments, by Ameri- cans into India, and Indians into America. Both Countries to ease their Investment Policies suit- ably avoiding Red-Tapism! sDayCelebrations IASFoundersDayCelebrations Landmark | Indo-American Society 9
  9. 9. Dr. Indu Shahani felicitating Mr. N. M. Brahmbatt - Past President IAS (1986-87) Dr. Indu Shahani felicitating Mr. H. R. Prasad - Past President IAS (1987-88) Dr. Indu Shahani felicitating Ms. Vimla Dalal - Past President IAS (1985-86) Dr. Indu Shahani felicitating Ms. Veena J. Mehta - Past President IAS (1978-79) During last 55 years, for the first time the Living Retired Presidents were Felicitated by Indo-American Society, remembering and appreciating their contribution to the Growth of IAS. Felicitation Awards in the field of Education, Medical, Media, Entertainment, Cultural, Social Welfare etc. is a novel idea and every one present appreciated it. Mr. Keshav Murugesh felicitating CA Snehal Muzoomdar - Past President IAS (2010-11) Mr. Keshav Murugesh felicitating Mr. Pradip Madhavji - Past President IAS (1998-99) IAS Founders Day CelebrationsIAS Founders Day Celebrations IASFounders
  10. 10. Mr. Keshav Murugesh felicitating Mr. Chandrasekharam Tatapudy - Past President IAS (2008-09) Dr. Satyapal Singh felicitating Dr. V. Rangaraj - Past President IAS (2009-10) Dr. Peter Haas honouring Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani - Awardee (Education) Dr. Satyapal Singh felicitating Mr. Brian Brown - Past President IAS (2000-01) Dr. Satyapal Singh felicitating Mr. ShafiThanawala - Past President IAS (1980-81) Mr. Keshav Murugesh felicitating Mr. Manoj Gursahani - Past President IAS (2011-12) Mr. Keshav Murugesh felicitating Dr. B. R. Barwale - Past President IAS (2007-08) The Dinner was excellent and every- body enjoyed. All Executive Committee Members and all Staff of IAS who con- tributed Physically, Mentally making this Function a Grand Success. It was a mem- orable event. sDayCelebrations IASFoundersDayCelebrations Landmark | Indo-American Society 11
  11. 11. Mr. Peter Haas honouring Mr. Luv Rajan - Awardee (Media & Entertainment) Mr. Peter Haas honouring Dr. Rangaraj - Awardee (Corporate Excellence) Mr. Peter Haas honouring Fr. Frazer Mascarenhas - Awardee (Education) Mr. Peter Haas honouring Mr. Shreepad Khedekar - Awardee (Medicine) Mr. Peter Haas honouring Dr. G. B. Parulkar - Awardee (Medicine) Mr. Peter Haas honouring Mr. Dilip Joshi - Awardee (Media & Entertainment) Mr. Peter Haas honouring Dr. Dinesh Daftary - Awardee (Medicine) Mr. Peter Haas honouring Dr. Ajay Data - Awardee (I.T.) Mr. Peter Haas honouring CA Snehal Muzoomdar - Awardee (Culture) Dr. Satyapal Singh honouring daughter of Mr. Tukaram Ombale - Awardee (Social Welfare) IAS Founders Day CelebrationsIAS Founders Day Celebrations IASFounders Landmark | Indo-American Society12
  12. 12. Mr. Peter Haas Honouring Dr. B. R. Barwale - Awardee (Agriculture) Mr. Peter Haas Honouring Mr. N.B.H. Kulkarni - Awardee (Social Welfare) Mr. Peter Haas Honouring 3i-infotech Ltd. (Orion) - Awardee (I.T.) Mr. Peter Haas Honouring Dr. Kulin Kothari - Awardee (SocialWelfare) Mr. Peter Haas Honouring Mr. Dilip Dalal - President IAS IAS President & Treasurer with the Staff of IAS - the backbone of the organisation Dr. V. Rangaraj giving vote of thanks sDayCelebrations IASFoundersDayCelebrations Landmark | Indo-American Society 13
  13. 13. Reminiscence April 21, 2013 Dear President and my friend, DILIP, Many thanks for the special invitation. The activity and initiative which I remember most and was very innovative was the starting and launching of the house newsletter LANDMARK during my Presidentship. It was great working with one of the committee members (a Parsee gentleman whose name I cannot recall) in giving it shape and substance with the help of the then managing committee. I am proud to see it having grown into a very impressive and vigorous mouthpiece of the Society. Warm regards and wish the event every success. Shafi N.Thanawalla President (1980 -81) I had the good fortune of meeting Viren Shah, our past president of IAS, recently. He was very appreciative of the work being done by the Society and assured me that he would definitely come for the Founders Day event on April 29, 2013. Unfortunately his sudden demise has left a void. IAS has lost a stalwart and the Society will miss his guidance. Dilip Dalal May 9, 2013 Dear Dilipbhai, Thank you for your kind letter of 4th May. No doubt the program was a great success, not merely because of large participation of members and VIP guests but also because of the new areas of Indo- US co-operation that you have introduced, namely, terrorism, capital markets and information technology. This gives the IAS efforts greater depth and spread in very essential areas of cooperation. Please accept my warm appreciation of these initiatives on your part and of course, many thanks for the honor you did to us. We will look forward to IAS achieving greater heights under your innovative leadership. Kind regards, N. M. Brahmbhatt It is an Honour and a Pleasure to be a part of the 55th Founders Day Celebration, given my 15+ year association with IAS. I am proud to have served on the Executive Committee for so many years. I have always been impressed by the High Calibre of people who gladly give their time for a worthy cause. I served as President for over a year and a half and I always felt proud to give IAS my time as we hosted Speakers, Musicians, Scholarships and the annual Young Achievers Award. In fact, I feel very proud of the fact that the IAS Young Achievers Award began under my Stewardship. I have always encouraged youth participation in such robust organizations as they are the future of each & every organisation, I am involved with. I also want to thank the IAS staff as they work very hard to make sure that events such as this come off seamlessly. We all need to give them a round of applause. Thank You Brian Brown President (2000-2001) Landmark | Indo-American Society14
  14. 14. Accolades Landmark | Indo-American Society 15
  15. 15. Recent Programmes EC members posing with Experts Mr. Hitesh Gajaraia, Mr. Dadi Engineer, Mr. S. P. Tulsian at‘The Post Budget Review’at IAS Question & Answer session at the Post Budget Review Devang Nanavati speaking on‘Think Differently - Act Differently’ Members of the IAS Executive Committee with Mr. Devang Nanavati Left to Right: Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, Dr. Sudhir Shah, Mr. Dalal & Mrs. Jayshree Sampat Landmark | Indo-American Society16
  16. 16. Dr. Vivek Rege addressing the audience on “The Advances In The Healthcare of Newborn & Children”at IAS Recent Programmes L to R - Dr. G. B. Parulkar, Mr. N. B. H. Kulkarni, Dr. Vivek Rege, President IAS - Mr. Dilip Dalal, Mr. Rusi B. Khambatta and Mrs. Jayshree Sampat An engrossed audience at the Udat Abeel Gulal cultural programPresident Mr. Dalal welcoming the guests to the Udat Abeel Gulal program airconditioned terrace hall, banquet room & terrace room for wedding reception 45, New Marine Lines, Mumbai - 400 020. • Tel.: 4083 9121 • Fax: 4083 9100 E-mail: • Website: west end hotelmonsoon wedding 10 June - 30 sept Landmark | Indo-American Society 17
  17. 17. Indo-US Relations 7,00,000 Indians visited the US in 2012 More than 8 per cent visas have been issued this year compared to last year in the US,” said US Consular Chief Deanna Abdeen on Thursday, who spoke to the media to update and discuss the US visa trends and developments. Interestingly, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government on Thursday announced that Consular Team India (CTI) has been chosen as one of the‘Top 25’programs in this year’s Innovations in American Government Award competition. “The 25 semi-finalists represent the top 5 per cent of the contest’s initial applicant pool. The Innovations in American Government Awards is the United States’ pre- eminent program devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector.The program highlights exemplary models of government innovation in the United States at the federal, state, local, and tribal level,”said US Consular Chief Deanna Abdeen. CTI encompasses all US consular operations located in India, including the US Embassy in New Delhi, and the US Consulates in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Kolkata. “I am continually impressed by the teamwork, dedication, and high service standards that Consular Team India (CTI) demonstrates in serving our Indian and US Citizens customers. This distinction coming from such a prominent institution promoting innovation is a validation of the hard work of our consular units across the country,” said Julia Stanley, the head of all US Consular operations for India. Speaking further on the services provided by the CTI, Abdeen said, “CTI strives to provide excellent consular services, to both Indian and U.S. citizens. Whether helping an Indian student reach the U.S. to start a university program, supporting a business executive travelling to finalize a contract, facilitating American parents document the birth of their new baby abroad, or assisting an immigrant applying for a visa to the United States, CTI is there. The Ash Center’s award recognizes CTI’s innovative approach to providing consular services, an initiative that began in 2009. Instead of each location workingindependently,consularunitsacrossIndiaformed a unified team with a common base of information and shared responsibilities. Today, CTI ensures that each and every consular customer can expect to receive the same quality of consular services across India. CTI’s innovations have also improved performance. Applicants now receive appointment within 10 days of applying, typically spend less than 40 minutes at the Embassy or Consulate for an interview, and printed visas are returned to applicants within a few days. More than 700,000 Indians visited the United States in 2012. This approach to providing consular services reflects the importance the United States places on our relationship with India and our commitment to excellence in serving both Indian and U.S. citizen customers. We are honored that our efforts are being recognized as one of the ‘Top 25’ programs in this year’s Innovations in American Government Award competition.” (Source: Afternoon, 3 May 2013) Landmark | Indo-American Society18
  18. 18. Since 1963, IAS has been a pioneer in the field of corporate training and development – Its short-term courses and seminars, in the area of self development, particularly, have enjoyed immeasurable success over the years. Today, its training programs topics as varied as Public Speaking & Communication Skills, Fast Reading & Memory Efficiency, and professional training courses like Photography, and many more- The list is almost endless! IAS training programs are much sought after, by small companies and large conglomerates alike. English Usage & Conversation To help improve English conversation, the course deals with conversational style and grammar. It includes basics of tenses, articles and prepositions; and gives you useful tips to carry out conversations in different circumstances. Advanced English Conversation This course helps to develop greater fluency in language. It teaches the participants correct usage of grammar; helps them to develop vocabulary, and instills confidence for expressing thoughts correctly through sessions of debates, impromptu speech practicing, etc. Personality Development The Indo American Society’s Personality Development pro- gramme focuses on you-the participant. It helps you understand yourself and work towards a more positive identity, build your self-confidence and learn the art of problem solving. Public Speaking & Communication Skills The Public Speaking Course concentrates on developing effective public-speaking skills. It gives you the tools you need to develop the courage to address a large crowd, even with just a basic knowledge of English! Overcome problems with expressing yourself confidently and being understood, and learn how to be an engaging speaker. Fast Reading & Memory Efficiency The programme is ideal for students seeking to increase their learning capacities. This program helps you to become smart in a different way - by using your brainpower to the maximum. Photography This course helps you get the whole picture of photography! It makes you understand and master your camera, its accessories, and learn technique in a systematic and scientific way. it teaches you the basic principles behind capturing creative photographs. Introducing New Courses • Music Class Workshops at lAS • Secretaries / Administrative Professionals • Business Communication and Etiquette • Public Speaking and Communication Skills • Mind Mapping for Business • Reception cum Customer Service Skills • Kids Workshop on Speech and Drama Corporate Training • English Usage and conversation • Advanced English Conversation • Communication and Presentation Skills • Personality Development and Grooming • Corporate Etiquette and Social Skills IAS courses INDO-AMERICAN SOCIETY Kitab Mahal, 5, Sukhadwala Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001. Telephones : 2207 4882 / 83, 2200 4769 • Fax : 2207 1831 E-mail : • Editor: K. V. Satyamurty Designed & Printed by : Fezisons For Internal Circulation only EXIM Course The EXIM program helps you become a successful Exporter- Importer. The course focuses on Markets, Business Methods and EXIM Policies, Customs and Cenvat. It is an in-depth informative and practical training program with individual guidance. To date, IAS retains the reputationof being a trail-blazer in the arena of corporate management, skill development in various fields, and self-development. We offer companies the option of choosing from our various standardized training modules, or going in for customized training programs that meet specific requirements. For More Details Contact: Indo-American Society Kitab Mahal, 5 D, Sukhadwala Marg Next to New Excelsior Cinema, Fort, Mumbai 400 001 Tel.: 2207 4882/3, 2200 4769 Fax: 2207 1831 Email: Web: