Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pune is my home in India: Peter Vizenetz

Pune is my home in India: Peter Vizenetz
Sakal Times
Monday, September 17, 2012 AT 12:25 PM (IST)
German businessman has been visiting the city for 2 decades
PIMPRI: German industrialist Peter A Vizenetz (78) who has been visiting Pune almost every year for the past two decades, says the city has now become his home during his sojourn in the country.
Vizenetz, who is the Executive Chairman of the Megatron Group, is presently on a fortnight-long business visit to Pune.He says that he is happy to choose Pune as his base during his India tour.
The German industrialist has business partnership with Bhosari-based Megacraft Enterprises, owned by Anjali and Shreekant Apte. He has also set up factories in France and China.
“I have a hectic schedule during my visit here, but I always find some time to meet people, visit local shops and markets for purchasing items of my special interest and even read the local newspapers,” Vizenetz told this correspondent in Bhosari on Sunday.
Vizenetz says during his stay in Pune, he reads local newspapers throughly. “I am interested even in the news of the local dams filling to their capacities. I also read advertisements and then choose to visit the sales and exhibitions to purchase paintings, antiques and brass items,” he says. “My recent acquisition is a statue of Lord Ganesh, carved in modern art style,” he added.
“While returning, I always choose the airliner which allows me to carry maximum luggage in cargo and also in my hand bags,” says the industrialist.
He has been instrumental in the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Berlin-based AMA Association for Sensors with the local Entrepreneurs International. headed by Santosh Lalwani.
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‘Time’ reporter to talk on Vatican II meet in Pune

‘Time’ reporter to talk on Vatican II meet

Thursday, September 20, 2012 AT 12:57 PM (IST)
PUNE: Robert Kaiser, US-based award winning 'Time' magazine correspondent, who covered the Vatican II Council in 1960s will deliver a lecture on the humane side of the historic Church meet at the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth on Nagar Road on Sunday evening.
Kaiser, a former Jesuit, covered the Vatican II Council (October 1962 to December, 1965) on behalf of the ‘Time' magazine, and won an international award for his highly professional work.
Kaiser (82) recently arrived in India on a three-week long lecture tour to deliver lectures on the Church in Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai and other cities in the country.
Kaiser has won an award for reporting on Second Vatican Council. He has authored 13 books, four of which are based on the Catholic Church. His latest book is 'A Church in Search of Itself : Benedict XVI and the Battle for the Future.'
Pope John XXIII had convened the Vatican II Council in 1962 to discuss and formulate the Church's policies on various issues. The Council, later presided over by Pope Paul VI, was attended by 2000 bishops from all over the world.
The Vatican II Council is said to have modernised the Church and its approach towards people of other faiths. The first Vatican Council took place in 1870.
Fr Noel Sheth, a Sanskrit scholar from the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, said that the lecture has been organised as a part of the forthcoming 'Year of the Faith' declared by Pope Benedict XVI to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Vatican II Council.
The Year of Faith will commence on October 12.