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Australian authors Michael Pancridge and Alison Lester were in Calcutta from December 1 to 3 as part of a programme sponsored by the Australian High Commission to promote reading habits in teenagers via creative and interactive means. They visited schools such as Heritage High School and St John’s Diocesan School. Pancridge, who specialises in stories woven around sports, said, “It’s good to build reading habits while you’re young. We have had a good response from kids here.” The authors also attended the second Bookaroo Literature Festival for Children at the Sanskriti Kendra, New Delhi.


20 years

ACES Infotech (P) Ltd, an IT consultancy house and a player in the school computer education sector, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. The event was held at the Williamson Mayor Hall of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mizo chief minister Pu. Lalthanhawla, Bengal minister Abdus Sattar and Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Pradip Narayan were among the invitees. Apart from flagship projects with various states and ministries, ACES also provides IT training and hardware maintenance to government and corporate houses.


IFRS course

Trailblazer, a Calcutta-based firm, is launching the first vocational course in international accounting to address the needs of more than 200,000 practising accountants in eastern India as well as commerce and accounting undergraduates. This is in keeping with the move to align Indian accounting with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). The course will initially be taught at 22 Park Street. For details, contact trailblazerifrs@gmail.com.


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