The Partnership is a voluntary association of communicators who have come together out of a sense of common responsibility to use the 2010 communication opportunity to create a better life for all.The partnership is not a legal entity – it is a partnership of communicators across sectors and creative and communication disciplinesAll communicators who wish to contribute to the furthering of the communication objectives of the Partnership can become part of this voluntary association.However, the Partnership does not provide access to the 2010 tournament terrain which belongs to FIFA, its sponsors, commercial affiliates and supporters, and the Organising Committee.The Partnership will form alliances with communicators across the African continent and in the diaspora so collectively we can use this opportunity to tell our stories of the African continent.The Partnership is championed by a Core Group of activist members broadly reflective of marketing, media, communication, advertising, public relations, market research, tourism, sports, government, public agencies and parastatals. Within the Core Group all sectors of society – labour, business, government, and civil society – are included.The Partnership will also drive engagements within the clusters which make up the Core Group – marketing and advertising, tourism, media and communication and arts and culture – for sustained coherence and coordination through exchange of information and sharing of strategy and plans.A Task Team drawn from the Core Group drives the work of the Partnership, and meets monthly.Government Communication and Information System and the International Marketing Council provide a joint secretariat to enable the work of the Partnership.The year long schedule of engagements culminates in an annual 2010 National Communication Partnership conference. Relationship to FIFA and the Organising CommitteeThe Organising Committee is a member of the 2010 National Communication Partnership.In 2005 the Organising Committee facilitated a meeting between representatives of the Partnership and FIFA. FIFA gave support to the approach of a partnership of communicators and its objectives of taking advantage of the World Cup opportunity to communicate about the country and continent.
The Assam government is set to release 335 people who have spent more than three years in detention centres after being declared foreigners. This follows the May 10 order of the Supreme Court to conditionally release such people lodged across six central jails – also serving as detention centres – and the Centre’s message on July 23 that the Foreigners’ (Tribunal) Order of 1964 need not be amended to proceed.Replying on behalf of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to a question in the 126-member Assembly on Monday, Assam Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said 1,145 people declared foreigners by 100 Foreigners’ Tribunals across the State were lodged in the detention centres till July 9 this year.
This Independence Day, restaurants in the national capital are offering a taste of patriotism with ‘tricolour’ dishe. Cheesecakes to chocolate brownies and hara kababs to achaari paneer tikka, mouth-watering delicacies will be served in colours of the national flag– saffron, white and green.Like at Zing in The Metropolitan Hotel where one can enjoy a sumptuous three-course tricolour meal.Relish kulfi, a thali and mocktail – all sporting green, white and saffron colours and priced at Rs.1,200 plus taxes.”We love our country and want our guests — be it Indians or foreigners — to remember and celebrate the day through the food,” said Rajesh Khanna, the hotel’s head of food and beverage. “Last year too, we had a colourful menu to salute the Indian flag,” Khanna told IANS.At Royal China, an unlimited and colourful dimsum brunch is on offer. One can relish steamed prawn dumplings with coriander, vegetarian dumplings, mushroom buns and seafood dumplings in the three colours and wash them down with Chinese tea.The restaurant is also offering a special chocolate brownie with chocolate sauce in tricolour. The menu is priced at Rs.1,350 per person plus taxes.”We were looking for a special theme on Independence Day and the tricolour theme was the best. Last year we introduced ‘tricolour’ dishes and mocktails while this year, chocolate brownies in the three colours are the highlight,” says Eric Khoo Thium, the chef.”Giving such offers on important days helps us fetch footfalls. It also allows us to participate in the patriotic fervour,” he says.Khaaja Chowk restaurant too is celebrating Aug 15 with special vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebab boxes– each carrying 20 pieces. Vegetarians can enjoy hara kababs and achaari paneer tikka priced at Rs.549 plus taxes.Those who love non-vegetarian dishes can try galauti kababs, murg malai tikka and chicken tikka and many more for Rs.649 plus taxes.Blues bar and restaurant is not only offering a tricolour menu but also a ‘tricolour’ ambience. It serves ‘tricolour’ lasagne, chilli chicken with steam rice, non-vegetarian pasta with arrabiata, bolognaise sauce, garlic bread and biryani. The decor of the place has been changed to match the day’s mood. It is offering 60 percent discount on the menu.”We have done up the place with kites and balloons in tricolour to give the visitor a patriotic feel,” says Sammir Chawla, the bar and restaurant’s owner. Those who have a sweet tooth, Mocha has tricolour cheesecakes, priced at Rs.150 plus taxes.advertisement