During a recent visit to the corporate head office of Banks DIH Limited, Russian Ambassador to Guyana, Alexander Kurmaz and the beverage company’s Chairman and Managing Director, Clifford Reis were engaged in fruitful discussions as they officially met for the first time.From right: Banks Chairman and Managing Director Clifford Reis in discussion with Ambassador Alexander Kurmaz in the Rotunda at Thirst Park as Mrs Kurmaz looks onThe Russian delegation comprised the Ambassador’s wife and third secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Kornilov.Opportunities of mutual benefit were among some of the topics discussed, during a simple lunch attended by the company’s Operations Director Michael Pereira, Human Resources Director Andrew Carto and Engineering Services Director Shabir Hussain.Ambassador Kurmaz was also taken on a guided tour of the company’s rum factory and soft drink plant by the executives.
Chandigarh, Jun 25 (PTI) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said its youth manifesto will be released by the partys national convenor and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in Amritsar on July 3.AAP leader and Delhi Dialogue Commission Chairperson Ashish Khetan said besides releasing the manifesto, Kejriwal will also hold a meeting with “different sections of the society” during his three-day visit to Punjab.It will be the partys first manifesto ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls in Punjab. It will also release manifestoes on issues related to farmers, Dalits, women and other sections of the society.With the party giving importance to the youth who account for more than 30 per cent of the states population, Khetan said to prepare the draft manifesto, members of the partys Punjab Dialogue Committee visited schools, colleges, dispensaries and industries among other places.After talking to teachers, industrialists and other shareholders, it was finalised, he said, adding that youngsters in large numbers took part in the process with the hope that only AAP can change Punjabs current scenario.Punjab Dialogue Committee chairperson Kanwar Sandhu claimed a huge number of state government posts were lying vacant in various departments.”There are schools running without teachers and around half of the posts in ITIs are vacant. Sports teachers posts in schools are not filled which has led to the sports culture of the state being destroyed,” he said.The manifesto has been prepared with “extra diligence” after holding seven dialogues with the youth, said Sandhu, adding that the dialogues were held at Mohali, Sangrur, Patiala, Bathinda, Jalandhar, Malerkotla and Raikot.advertisementA total of 1,610 suggestions were received in writing. Another 340 suggestions were received through e-mail and the team interacted with 6,000 people on social networking websites, said Sandhu. PTI CHS RC ZMN DBS