Nehru place based All Delhi Computer Traders Association (ADCTA)-which boasts of 1,600 members-conducted a general meeting on 7th October and was attended by over 50 members.
The meeting commenced with doctors from Fortis Hospital advising the members on means to keep up with good health. The doctors emphasized on the need for exercise and created awareness around ill effects of tobacco and ways to prevent heart diseases.
The association also distributed Fortis' Healthy Neighborhood Card to members with discounts on admission, pharmaceutical facilities among others.
Swarn Singh, secretary, ADCTA said, "Many of our partners are obese as our business lacks physical activity and hence they are prone to various diseases. With this tie up we are motivating our partners care about their health, which will ultimately help them do a healthy business."
The association also called former Delhi mayor-Aarti Mehra of BJP, to discuss on the problems surrounding Nehru Place.
She recalled how Nehru place is synonymous with computers. She lashed at the current government under the Chief Minister Sheila Dixit and took cognizance of issues surrounding Nehru Place. She said, "There have been problems regarding license renewal and cleanliness. I will speak with MCD and try to resolve the issues at the earliest."
As soon as the question and answer session began, members rained questions to Mehra over sales tax raids, license renewals, property taxation including lack of proper toilets and drinking water facility among others. However, Mehra assured of some quick action and spoke, "DDA took over MCD in the year 2002 for beautification and we all know DDA doesn't have enough resources to carry the work properly."
Mahinder Agarwal, president ADCTA noted the need to be in contact with politicians to get things moving. He added, "The agenda was to get rid of sales tax problem where government officials charge money under the garb of survey along with the need to make the process licenses renewal easy."