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PRCA announces Southeast Asia growth plan with launch of PRCA Thailand and PRCA Vietnam

THAILAND, SINGAPORE & VIETNAM – The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) today has announced the launch of PRCA Vietnam and PRCA Thailand, as part of its expansion plans in Southeast Asia.

The PRCA’s launch of both sub-groups in two of the region’s fastest growing economies will provide local professionals with access to local, regional, and global events, training, and professional development opportunities.

The launch of PRCA Vietnam and Thailand is in recognition of each countries’ economic importance in the region coupled with a proven base of talented communications professionals and PRCA’s goal of being a global advocate for excellence in public relations. A team of founding members in Vietnam and Thailand has been established to help deliver the Association’s mission to create a professional, ethical, and prosperous PR industry in the region.

Founding members of the Vietnam Group include EloQ Communications, Vero, and The Vietnam Public Relation Network (VNPR).

Founding members of the Thailand Group include ABM Connect, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Midas PR, Moonshot Digital, MSL, and Vero.

PRCA Director General Francis Ingham MPRCA said: “We are delighted to announce the latest stage of our global expansion, as we launch PRCA Vietnam and PRCA Thailand. As part of PRCA Southeast Asia, this new grouping of practitioners joins the world’s largest PR association, opening up a whole range of services, insights, and connections. Our industry has never been more international, and this latest development will be welcomed by our members across the 70 countries in which they live and work.”

PRCA SEA General Manager Tara Munis MPRCA said: “The launch of PRCA Vietnam and PRCA Thailand is an exciting chapter in our growth across the region. The PR industry has a very important role to play in helping companies not only say the right thing, but more importantly, to counsel businesses on doing the right thing in what is a complex world. PRCA’s mission is to deliver world-class support and representation to PR professionals across the world. Among our priorities is to ensure the business community understands how vital PR is to succeed in today’s marketplace. Today’s news brings us one step closer towards that goal.”

Duy Ly MPRCA, Head of External Relations at EloQ Communications said: “As the first Vietnamese agency to join PRCA, and now a founding member of PRCA Vietnam, EloQ Communications understands the importance of having a professional body to grow and move forward together. We continue to spread this spirit to other local agencies. We hope that PRCA Vietnam will bring PRCA’s global standards and training closer to Vietnamese PR practitioners through localized materials and events, access to universal PR ethics, knowledge, and practices to the local professionals while overcoming the language barrier. We have no doubt that PRCA Vietnam will contribute great values to leverage Vietnam’s PR industry to a higher standard than we are now.”

Interested in joining PRCA Thailand or PRCA Vietnam? For more information, please contact: Tara Munis,, +65 596 5743.

The Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is the world’s largest professional PR body.

We represent more than 35,000 PR professionals in 70 countries worldwide. With offices in London, Singapore, Dubai, and Buenos Aires, we are a global advocate for excellence in public relations.

Our mission is to create a more professional, ethical, and prosperous PR industry. We champion – and enforce – professional standards in the UK and overseas through our Professional Charter and Code of Conduct. The Code compels members to adhere to the highest standards of ethical practice.

We deliver exceptional training, authoritative industry data, and global networking and development opportunities. We also manage the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), the umbrella body for 41 PR associations and 3,000 agencies across the world, and LG Comms – the UK’s national body for authorities raising standards of local government communication.

EloQ Communications is an independent communications agency that acts as the eyes, ears, and voice of its clients in the Vietnamese market. Combining local expertise with a global perspective, EloQ works with foreign and Vietnamese companies of all sizes and industries to enhance their images and extend their reach in the Vietnamese market.  

EloQ offers a range of marketing services, including PR, social marketing, digital marketing, influencer marketing, business and product branding, crisis communication, integrated strategic planning, and event planning. The agency values modernity, transparency, and flexibility above all.

For more information about EloQ and its services, please visit

ISKCON in association with Bada Business announces World’s Largest Webinar, on ‘Business Yoga with Bhagavad Gita’


The two-hour webinar will be conducted on 20th of June, starting 12 PM, delivered by ace Business Coach, Entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Bada Business.


India, June 18, 2021 : India-born Ed-Tech start-up Bada Business, known to offer the most affordable entrepreneurship training programs in the world, is conducting a free webinar, called ‘Business Yoga with Bhagavad Gita’, for the youth from across the world, on June 20th, Sunday, from 12 PM – 2 PM, in association with ISKCON. Coinciding with the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder of ISKCON, the event aims at imparting scientific and practical wisdom, extrapolated from the shlokas of Bhagavad Gita to help solve day-to-day life & business challenges.


It may be noted that this event would also set a new world record for the ‘Highest number of participants in a webinar’. More than Ten lakh participants are expected to join the webinar from all parts of India, including far off places like Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and a few from other South-East Asian Countries as well. Originally, it was meant for an age group 15-35 years, but with immense number of requests pouring in, it will be open for anyone to join, irrespective of age group.


The webinar will be conducted by ace Business Coach, Entrepreneur and Founder & CEO of Bada Business, Dr. Vivek Bindra. It can be viewed on Dr. Vivek Bindra’s YouTube channel, known for being the world’s most subscribed YouTube channel on entrepreneurship with over 16.6M subscribers. Registrations for the event can be done at


The event is a collaboration between ISKCON and Bada Business. ISKCON since its foundation in 1966, has been dedicated to the work of sharing India’s ancient wisdom and culture with an aim to check imbalance of values and promote unity and peace all over the world. Its efforts to educate and train youth in living a more productive and wholesome life were recognized by the US civic agencies dealing with widespread drug addiction prevalent there during 1960s-70s. Till date ISKCON has distributed about 500 million books on topics like Bhakti Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation through about 750 centers or temples spread in over 100 countries all over the world. Its members also run the world’s largest free vegetarian meal aid program called ‘Food For Life’. Many global leaders have recognized ISKCON’s significant role in promoting world peace and harmony.


ISKCON has been conducting educational, training and cultural programs for youngsters. These programs have addressed issues like Drug Addiction, Mental Health, Environmental Degradation etc.


“ISKCON’s aim is to train and educate youngsters in leadership and self-excellence skills thus bring out the best of character and competence in them, this mega- webinar is an attempt in that direction”, said Yudhishtir Govinda das, Communications in-charge for ISKCON.


Commenting on the initiative, Dr Vivek Bindra, Founder & CEO of Bada Business said, “We are happy to be able to bring an entirely free-of-cost, value-adding webinar to our audience, yet again. Scheduled one day prior to the International Yoga Day, ‘Business Yoga with Bhagavad Gita’ will help people get an understanding of how various learnings from Bhagavad Gita can be unified for application in real-life business situations, similar to how Yoga helps us in getting connected with our inner selves. The three key areas of learning that we will delve into are – Taking Ownership of one’s ventures and life, Building Leadership Qualities and Living Life Ethically and Happily.”



Bada Business is known for conducting world record-breaking, free-of-cost webinars aimed at guiding budding Wantepreneurs, Solopreneurs and Entrepreneurs to establish and lead more resilient, productive and profitable businesses; which is especially an area of concern amidst the ongoing economic instabilities. This comes just after the lockdowns are lifted in major cities in India. Both organizations believe in impacting the life of youth.


The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia Launches the 2021 Making Justice Real Campaign

The Legal Aid Society of The District of Columbia (Legal Aid) is launching its annual Making Justice Real Campaign to raise funds that cover the cost of providing free legal services to poverty-stricken individuals and families living in Washington, D.C.

The Making Justice Real Campaign brings together thousands of people to support the mission of the Legal Aid Society, the city’s oldest and largest civil legal services organizations. The goal: make justice “real,” in individual and systemic ways, for those who cannot afford legal services.

The campaign has raised millions since 1990 to pay for legal services in the areas of domestic violence/family, housing, public benefits, and consumer law. In addition to providing direct representation, Legal Aid also help clients avoid unnecessary legal entanglements through outreach and education, and help them resolve their own disputes with advice and other brief assistance.

Co-chaired by Phil Inglima and Susan M. Hoffman of Crowell & Moring, the campaign hopes to raise $3 million between June 1 and July 30 with the assistance of more than 70 D.C.-based law firms. Each year, Legal Aid helps more than 10,000 people each year. This year, Legal Aid saw increased demand for services because of the hardship imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We at Legal Aid are so grateful that the D.C. legal community continues to stand by our clients, who are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19,” said Eric Angel, Executive Director of Legal Aid.

Inglima, chair of Crowell & Moring, has litigated a broad range of criminal and civil matters in trial and appellate courts, with an emphasis on criminal frauds and parallel civil and regulatory enforcement proceedings. He has counseled companies in the development and implementation of compliance programs and has guided clients through regulatory reporting and disclosure processes. He also has extensive experience in handling congressional investigations and professional responsibility proceedings. In high-stakes, high profile matters, he has achieved outstanding results for a wide variety of corporate and individual clients over the past 25 years.

“I am thrilled to be supporting the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia as an Honorary Chair of the 2021 Making Justice Real Campaign,” Inglima said. “The work Legal Aid does to make justice real for the people of D.C. is remarkable and has never been more important.”

Hoffman oversees Crowell & Moring’s pro bono program and is the firm’s designated Public Service Partner at Crowell & Moring. The pro bono work of the firm ranges from representation of the homeless, elderly individuals, and persons living with AIDS to assisting domestic violence victims in obtaining protection orders to “impact” and appellate litigation. Hoffman serves as president of the Crowell & Moring Foundation, a separate nonprofit organization. She is active in local bar activities, having recently concluded her term as president of the D.C. Bar. Her past bar involvement includes service on the D.C. Bar Board of Governors, as co-chair of the D.C. Circuit Standing Committee on Pro Bono, on the Board of Governors’ Screening Committee, and as a member of the D.C. Bar Nominations Committee and the D.C. Bar Public Services Activities Review Committee. She has been a mediator in alternative dispute resolution programs of the U.S. District Court for D.C. and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

“The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia works tirelessly to help those most in need and I look forward to helping this year’s Making Justice Real Campaign be the best one yet,” said Hoffman. “At Crowell & Moring, we see service to the community as a key pillar of our work and supporting Legal Aid is a perfect way to give back.”

To learn more about the campaign, sign up to participate, or donate, visit  






Esri India GIS Map for Insights on Cyclone Yaas

Cyclone Yass Live Path Map link –

         Built with ArcGIS, the map provides the weather, wind speed, number of households and population in the area

 Esri India, the country’s leading Geographic Information System (GIS) Software & Solutions provider, has created a map to follow Cyclone Yass Live Path. The map is built with ArcGIS Online, Esri’s mapping and analytics system, and provides updates on the weather, wind speed, number of households and population in the area. The map is consolidating the information from various authoritative feeds and sources for an integrated view on the movement and impact of Cyclone Yass.

In a disaster scenario like Cyclone, Esri leverages its mapping technology to help masses, NGO’s, Civil Societies and the government departments with scientifically generated & processed weather information and forecasts, with Geographic reference. The GIS Map provides early information like forecast position, forecast trend, observed track for cyclone, wind speed, watches, and warnings among others, that can be useful in mapping and risk preparedness. The Cyclone Yass Live Path GIS Map application would also help in early preparedness in terms of most affected areas, evacuation planning, shelters, and rehabilitation plans.

Agendra Kumar, Managing Director, Esri India, said, “The objective is to give a common view to relevant authorities, departments and social organizations in order to maximize reach-out to citizens so that there is timely action for the safety of life and property. The Cyclone Yass Live Path Map is specifically created to provide updates leveraging Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. This will help citizens and organizations involved to prepare and temporarily re-locate to lesser severe areas. At Esri India, our focus is to bring information together from different sources and share in a common GIS platform so that it can help reduce damages and facilitate a collaborative response in saving lives and property.”

Esri India closely works with government, state government and weather mapping agencies, Survey of India and other public and private institutions. The company has successfully delivered cutting-edge GIS solutions to more than 5000 organizations for applications in Land management, Water, Utilities, Infrastructure, Disaster Management, Telecommunications, Urban Development, Smart Cities, Transportation, Defence and Natural resources.

Nokia’s GPON solution will enable Airfiber Networks  to provide superior broadband services to its residential subscribers The new network will allow AirFiber Networks to launch premium services, helping the ISP boost its revenue

Nokia today announced that AirFiber Networks , an Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Bangalore and Tamil Nadu in South India, will use its broadband solution to launch high speed data services and expand its network to better serve its subscribers. Nokia’s Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) solution will enable AirFiber Networks to provide high-speed broadband services in Bangalore and underpenetrated areas across the state of Tamil Nadu, aiming to reach over 100,000 subscribers in  a year. The deployment will start in April and will be completed over the next few months.

Once deployed, AirFiber Networks’ subscribers will be able to access network for remote working, and other services over broadband connection such as remote education and healthcare .

Nokia’s GPON solution includes both network and customer premise equipment.  Nokia will also provide Network Management Services to ensure timely and efficient execution of the project. Nokia’s fiber access network will help Airfiber Networks establish a strong foundation to easily upgrade to next-generation PON technologies, which allow service providers to rapidly boost capacity and provide superior speeds.

Sasidev MG, Director, AirFiber Networks, said: “Robust and fast broadband has become our lifeline as learning and businesses have moved online. We are committed to providing resilient and world-class broadband services to our subscribers. Nokia is a global technology leader, and we are confident that its solution and expertise will help us address the growing and evolving needs of our subscribers.”

Vinish Bawa, Head of Emerging Business, Nokia India, said:  “We are excited to work with AirFiber Networks in helping them set up a best-in-class fiber network to provide the latest and innovative services to their subscribers. Our industry-leading GPON solution will allow AirFiber Networks to launch new premium and innovative services and enhance its services’ overall quality, thereby helping them attract new subscribers.”


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