Citizens Awareness Group organised Investor Awareness Programme

2017: Citizens Awareness Group in collaboration with National Stock Exchange under the aegis of Securities Market Awareness Campaign by SEBI organized Investor Awareness Program in Community Centre, Sector 40,Chandigarh.

Didar Singh, General Secretary Federation of Social Welfare Associations, Ward 9, said that awareness pertaining to the stock market is lacking among investors. A lot of people cannot invest or hesitate to do so and many tend to make wrong decisions due to lack of information. Advising people not invest in a business they do not understand, investors were asked to look for companies with a sound management.

Mr. Surinder Verma, Chairman, Citizens Awareness Group, said “You would not buy a colour TV before visiting a few dealers and taking advice from some friends. But a rumour might prompt you to buy stocks worth Rs. 2 lacs. So most of the losses occurred in the stock market are a result of hasty decisions, greed and fear.” He also exemplified how even educated and high income group investors fail to follow the safeguards while investing in the stock market.

Mr. Nishant Srivastava , Manage National Stock Exchange said that the presence of market regulator like SEBI and due to safe regulation adopted by various stock exchanges, the market has become far safer for small and medium investors. If investor enters in the market equipped with fundamental knowledge about the company they intend to invest in, they have fairly good chances of making a steady profit. He dwelt upon numerous aspect of the capital market like duties of investors, investor protection guidelines, trading and risk management etc.

Smt. Gurbax Rawat, Councilor Ward no. 9 said that objective of the program was to educate the citizens about the investment opportunities available in the securities market and apprise them about their rights and obligations while dealing in the financial market.

Sh. V.N. Sharma, President Consumer Federation of Social Welfare Associations, Ward 9, Chandigarh proposed vote of thanks and assured that more and more workshops will be organized to make the investors to aware so that he may not be cheated in the financial market,

Among those present on the occasion work Smt. Sushma Khanna Executive Secretary, Smt. Shikha Nijhawan, Smt. Veena Dhingra,Smt. Kiran Dhaliwal, Sh. R.K. Malohotra, D.K. Nijhawan, Mamta Dubey.  The program was attended by more than 100 general investors and the queries put forward by them were answered by the Panelists.

Empowering Farmers: Seminar on Scientific Use of Pesticides for Productive Yield By FICCI



5 July 2017

Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in association with the Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, the Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals, and Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India organised a seminar on Empowering Farmers on scientific use of Crop Protection Chemicals /pesticides for maximization of yield at Chandigarh on July 5th, 2017.  The seminar witnessed a panel discussion on empowering farmers with the use of agrochemicals.

The aim of the seminar was to facilitate national food & nutrition security, by empowering farmers with knowledge about role of crop protection chemicals, by bringing to their notice the good initiatives of the Government about the latest technological developments which are sustainable and environment friendly. A knowledge paper was also released by FICCI.

Earlier, Shri Vinay Mathur, Deputy Secretary General, FICCI gave a welcome address and present an overview of the seminar. “Supporting nearly 18% of the global human population and 16% of Cattle population with only 2.4% land and 4% of water being available is indeed a challenging preposition, which is being faced by the Indian farmers. There is a need to facilitate national food and nutrition security. For that to happen, we must empower farmers with knowledge about role of crop protection chemicals, for a sustained growth of Indian agriculture and economy”, he said.

“Judicious use of crop protection helps to protect crops and increases crop productivity by 20-50%. It is the responsibility of agriculture companies and other stakeholders to adequately educate farmers & empower them with knowledge about the correct usage and application of crop protection chemicals for best results.”, said Dr. Ram K Mudholkar, Chairman, FICCI Crop Protection Chemicals Committee and President, DuPont South Asia & Business Director Crop Protection, South Asia.

“FICCI has always had a pro-active approach while contributing their bit to the society, and seminars like these stand testament to the same. Initiatives like multi-cropping, crop rotation, and judicious use of agrochemicals should be taken into consideration”, said Dr. Madhu Gill, Consultant to Government of Punjab, Organic Farming.

“Through the medium of this seminar, we aim to empower the farmers to achieve higher yields and crop protection”, said Mr. G.B. Singh, Regional Head, Regional Council of Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh-FICCI.

Mr. PS Singh, Head Chemicals & Petrochemicals FICCI, concluded the inauguration ceremony with a vote of thanks.

The technical sessions covered myriad agendas for accelerating the livelihood of farmers, ranging from a panel Discussion on the theme of empowering farmers on scientific use of agrochemicals and initiatives taken by the Government & private industries for Farmers Empowerment.
After all, pesticides are for plants, are what medicines are for human body.

The seminar concluded that, the government, industry & the farmers need to work in tandem to ensure that pesticides are used scientifically in such a way that Indian agriculture as a whole benefits with the resultant fall in crop attacks and increase in crop yields.


Regional seminar on financial inclusion at 6.30 pm on 7th June in Delhi press club

Citizens Awareness Group Chandigarh in collaboration with National Stock exchange under aegis of Securities Market Awareness launched by S E B I at Regional seminar on financial inclusion through financial education at 6.30 pm on 7th June in Delhi press club. Sh Amit Pardhan Regional Director SEBI was chief guest and Shmt Renu Bhandari Chief Manager National Stock exchange presided over the event.