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PCAIT organizes first networking meet

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The Delhi-based

Progressive Channels Association of Information Technology ( href="https://www.dqweek.com/delhi-associations-slip-down-the-chart">PCAIT)

organized

its first networking gala dinner at Vasant Vihar Club on

February 18, 2010. In its almost six years of existence, this was the

first time that the association had organized such kind of a

networking dinner for all its members.

Saket Kapur, General

Secretary, PCAIT said, “In the last five to six years, the only

occasion where all the members met was during AGM. But in the last

eight to nine months, since the new council has come in after the

elections last year, we have found a lot of enthusiasm amongst the

new council members to work together.”


“Subsequently, it was

felt that all members should come together under one roof on a

periodic basis to exchange information and increase business amongst

us. All of us are in the same trade and we do business with each

other; however, we sometime fail to understand our focus areas. So,

this kind of get together will definitely help us in taking the

objective forward,” added Kapur.

Even though it was the

first time, the association received an overwhelming and encouraging

response from its members. PCAIT has not seen this kind of a response

even in its AGM, which clearly indicates that the members were quite

enthusiastic about this event. This encouragement has further

prompted the members to sponsor the next three such meetings. In its

next Executive Council meeting, which has been fixed for the second

Saturday of every month, the association will decide on the

periodicity of organizing such events, whether it will be monthly or

quarterly.

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“For those who could not

come for whatever reason, they did miss something. They need not

however despair, as they all will have plenty of such opportunities

as more and more such assemblages are going to come up in the near

future, that too as frequent as possible. Some member organizations

have also shown their desire to sponsor such event, in the coming

months," asserted Sujeet Narula, Joint Secretary, PCAIT.

Despite the evening being

informal; Ashwini K Aggarwal, ED, MAIT, R K Malhotra, President,

PCAIT, Saket Kapur and Sujeet Narula did talk of business; about how

and what PCAIT was planning. Amongst the initiatives, PCAIT is

planning a big venture to bring up a 'Green Delhi' IT city. For this

purpose, Sanjiv Bhavnani, EC Member of PCAIT, will be the lead

consultant of the Committee consisting of P K Roy and Anil K Mangla

(all PCAIT's EC Members) and Ashwini K Aggarwal, with active

support and participation of MAIT and possibly NASSCOM, CDMA and

other interested associations.

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gathering was also briefed about the steps being taken legally and

otherwise to remove the encroachments in Nehru Place and give it a

facelift too. Sujeet Narula also initiated a proposal to form a

special task group to help recover dues from defaulters on account of

supplies by PCAIT members to its own members as well as to others.

Nitin Aggarwal, Director

of Trifin Technologies and also a member of PCAIT, asserted that

PCAIT has taken a good step of organizing a get together. “This

gives an opportunity to all the members to interact and share

business ideas with the IT channel community and also gives a

platform to announce the future events. Let us hope that the

association will continue to organize such networking events once in

every quarter,” concluded Aggarwal.

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