Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch is a forum of public discussion in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. The forum have been meeting every Sunday since last 26 years.
Late Girdharilal Bhargava, MP, Jaipur was convener and Late Dr. Ujala Arora, Former Education Minister was founder of this forum.
Pradip Chouhan, Jyoti Kothari and Tejkaran Parashar are presently running the forum.
Current situation of Gems and Jewelry trade has been discussed in the forum meeting today in Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch on Sunday, December 27, 2009.
Mr. B. L. Mantri, Chief Speaker told that Jaipur is a traditional center of gemstones. Jewelers and gem dealers of Jaipur are renowned world wide. Jaipur has earned reputation and also earned money in this trade. However, the trade is facing tremendous problems since last one and half years.
Gems and Jewelry trade is victim of global recession and slow down. At least fifty percent of total godds manufactured in Jaipur are exported and consumed by the Americans. Hence, slow down in American economy has severely affected Gems and Jewelry trade in Jaipur.
He added that abundance of synthetic materials has also played its role to slower movements of gem stones especially semi precious.
Gopinath Pareek, Dr. Ritum Garg, Rampal also contributed to the discussion and asked questions. Both the Chief guest and the Presiding dignitary have answered these queries.
Jyoti Kothari, proprietor Vardhaman Gems informed that Gems and Jewelry trade was very lucrative and fetched high margins in the past. Jewelers and gemstone dealers of Jaipur were highly skilled and earned hand ful of money in the past. Situation has turned now and they are facing world wide competition while buying rough gemstones overseas and selling cut and polished ones. margin of profit has too shrinked to survive.
Mr. Satyendra Tunkalia, President of the forum discussion informed that Jaipur is shifting towards studded Jewelry from color stones. Abnormal hike in Goldand Silver price has affected studded Jewelry business severely. People face a budget constraint while buying studded Jewelry. He added that jewelers are shifting from 22 K and 18 K Jewelry to 14 K and 9 K gold in diamond studded Jewelry. Hike in silver price compels silver Jewelry manufacturers to use lower quality of silver.
Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch, Jaipur organized forum discussion about late Nandkishore Pareek "Nagarik", a senior journalist of Jaipur on December 20, 2009. We have posted videos of the discussion in the you tube.
Nandkishore Pareek was a renowned journalist of Jaipur. Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch remembered him in his death anniversary.
Mr. Radhey Shyam Dhoot, an industrialist and scholar told as chief speaker of today's forum discussion that Nand Kishor Pareek nicknamed as Nagrik was a true journalist. He had all the qualities required for a journalists. He told that journalism is a very old profession. Narad a mythological figure of Hindu tradition was actually a journalist according to him.
Mr. Radhey Shyam Dhoot added that late Nand Kishore Pareek was a journalist like Narad. He knew finest details about Jaipur. He wrote columns on Jaipur continually for 27 years. Perhaps it is a record.
Mr. Kuldeep Sharma, a senior journalist spoke a lot about him and told that Nagrik is his motivating force in journalism.
Two of the sons of late Nandkishore Pareek, who are also journalists remembered their father in this occasion.
Jyoti Kothari, educationist told that he found some interesting data about Desi Vilayati, a century old social dispute of Shaharwali society, Azimganj in the columns of Nagrik. He told this a remarkable thing as Azimganj is a small town in West Bengal where he brought up.
Devarshi Kalanath Shashtri, President award winner and ex. Professor of rajasthan University told that late Nandkishore Pareek was a versatile genius. He was also a multy lingual. He started his career as English jounalist and shifted to Hindi. He used to speak Dhundhadi, local language of Jaipur very well. He was also a scholar in Sanskrit.
Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen is going on. Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch, Jaipur have organized discussion on the current topic. Dr. Hemlata Chatar is discussingglobal warming and climate change in this video. Discussion
Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch discussed today on current topic "Climate change conference in Copenhagen". Dr. Hemlata Chatar, was the Chief speaker. She is a Ph.D on environment and auditor, Environment Management SystemEMS 14000.
She told that Climate change andglobal warming are related issues and world leader are discussing the topic in Copenhagen Climate change conference.
She told that temperature of the globe is constantly increasing and 2010 will be proved as the hottest year. Glaciers have started melting in Antarctica and in the Himalayas. 15000 glaciers in the Himalayan range are at the threshold of total melt. Even great glaciers like Gangotri and Yamonotri are in danger.India will be severely affected by these.
Melting of glaciers will result in sea level rising. Coastal cities like Mumbai and Chennai will be in danger.
Global warming is mainly due to carbon emissions and green house effect. Increasing number of vehicles and factories are causing carbon emissions.These are affecting environment badly. She added that we should reduce dependence on fossil fuels and start looking into renewablesources of energy like solar energy andwind power energy. All these issues have been discussing inclimate change conference, Copenhagen.
She also emphasized on planting tress and forestation which will help attracting rainfall and reduceglobal warming.
Dr. Garg presided over the meeting. He told that developed countries do not act upon what they say. They are liable for carbon emissions but do not want to take responsibilities. They also do not even want to contribute financially to fight global warming.
Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch discussed on Liberhan Committee report today. Advocate Pradip Chouhan told that this comitee has been worked for 17 years. Period of the committee was extended 48 times. Instead of all these and at an expenditure of Rs. 80 million nothing fruitful is produced.
The committee met with only 300 people in 17 long years. Nothing in this report that is not wel known. It has proven to be a dude and it seems that it is effected by political influences.
He added that the copies of the report were with theJustice Liberhan, Chairman of the committee and the Union Home Minister only. It is surprising that it was leaked!!
He asked " Who leaked it?Justice Liberhan or the Union Home Minister?"
Discussion was Presided over by Rampal. Dr. Garg, Mahendra, Tejkaran Parashar, Mamta Kothari, Dipak Bothra have participated in the discussion.
Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch paid homage to S K Singh, Governor of Rajasthan on his sad demise on Tuesday this week.
Jyoti Kothari, Addl. convener of the Manch conducted the meeting.
Program of Mayor is postponed at Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch on December 6, 2009 is postponed because of untimely death of Governor, Rajasthan.
The Mayor, Jyoti Khandelwal will not attend any such celebration during the week. She will come to Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch on some other day. The date is not fixed yet. We will inform you as soon as date will be fixed.
Gulabi Nagar Vichar Manch will continue its meeting and discuss on some other topic on December 6, 2009.
You are welcome in the discussion on every Sunday, 10.30 AM at Scout Guide campus, Museum road.
Thanks, (Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry)