e-Infrastructure pilot project launched for Nepali schools by North American NRN members

Toronto, March 14 – A pilot project to assess the feasibility for developing e-Infrastructure in Nepali schools has been recently launched through sponsorship from POA Educational Foundation, Canada of Aditya Jha (www.poafoundation.org) and leadership of Dr. Shiva Gautam, Harvard University. The pilot project involves10 high schools in Katmandu through donation of 50 computers and printers. The pilot project was launched after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ministry of Education, Government of Nepal. Contingent upon the results and experience from the pilot, both the Government of Nepal and project team hopes to launch it in all Nepalese schools in phases.

NAN members receive awards for business plans

THUNDER BAY, ON, Jan. 22 /CNW/ – Project Beyshick partners Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Stan Beardy, POA Educational Foundation Chairman Aditya Jha, and Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund (NADF) president Harvey Yesno, together with Aboriginal Affairs Minister Michael Bryant and Small Business and Entrepreneurship Minister Harinder Takhar honoured Project Beyshick 2007 participants Devon A. Meekis and Desta Buswa during an award presentation this afternoon at Queen's Park.

Aditya Jha appointed to Ontario Investment and Trade Advisory Council (OITAC)

Lieutenant Governor in Council of Ontario has announced appointment of Aditya Jha (Chairman, POA Educational Foundation) to the Ontario Investment and Trade Advisory Council (OITAC). The objective of the Council is to identify prospective investment and trade opportunities for Ontario; promote Ontario as a premier location for business investment and for business immigration; identify the potential for international linkages that could lead to new investment and export opportunities and provide advice to the Minister on how the Ministry can increase the effectiveness of its investment and trade programs.

Award of Recognition from Hon. Harinder Takhar

The letter below was presented by the Honourable Harinder Takhar (Minister of Small business and Entrepreneurship) to Mr. Aditya Jha at the inaugural award presentation ceremony for the 'Project Beyshick Business Plan Contest' on Wednesday February 28, 2007. We highly appreciate and thank the minister for his kind and encouraging words. The minister also served as the chief guest of the event and we again thank him for his presense and support.

TIFFG Film Circuit and POA Foundation taking Canadian films to Nepal

TIFFG Film Circuit in NepalFilm Circuit, a TIFFG initiative that tours Canadian films across the Canada and around the world will be visiting New Delhi and Kathmandu in January 2007 as part of a tour of India and Nepal. Aditya Jha through his foundation has generously agreed to sponsor the Nepal segment of the tour and to further assist Film Circuit with the administration and logistics of the trip to Nepal.