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Accra, Ghana: Ghana’s premier higher institution, the University of Ghana has awarded an Indian-origin businessman Ramchand Mohinani with an honorary doctorate degree at a special congregation for his achievement in business in the African nation.

In a citation, the university said the decision to honour Mohinani was in recognition of his hard work and for successfully establishing and managing businesses, as well as for his contribution to the economy of the country.

Ramchand Udharam Mohinani is the Chairman of the Mohinani Group. Image source: amaghana.com
Ramchand Udharam Mohinani is the Chairman of the Mohinani Group. Image source: amaghana.com

His son Ashok told reporters that Ramchand was born in India on March 8, 1935 in Hyderabad and first arrived in Ghana in 1954 to join his uncle’s trading business.

He later decided to start his own business and has not looked back since then.

“In 1960, he formed a partnership with a Ghanaian businessman to establish a company dealing in garments, shoes and polythene products They parted ways after six years and he went on to establish Poly Products Ghana Limited in 1966,” Ashok said.

Ramchand started his first business with one machine and four workers near Mendskrom on the Kasoa road, near Accra.

Today, the company produces packaging materials for the confectionery, soap, food and beverage industries in the country. The packaging materials produced by the company are also used in the agro-processing industry in the country. (IANS)

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Indian Cuisine becomes the most sought after in Moscow

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Indian dishes available in Moscow during FIFA World Cup 2018, representational image, wikimedia commons

June 17, 2018:

Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian cuisine to the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018 here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15.

Based in Moscow for the last 27 years, Prodyut and Sumana run two Indian eateries, “Talk Of The Town” and “Fusion Plaza”.

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Both restaurants serve popular Indian dishes like butter chicken, kebabs and a varied vegetarian spread.

During the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2018, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

The Mukherjees, hailing from Kolkata, are die-hard fans of Argentina. Despite Albiceleste drawing 1-1 with Iceland in their group opener with Lionel Messi failing to sparkle, they believe Jorge Sampaoli’s team can go the distance.

“I am an Argentina fan. I have booked tickets for a quarterfinal match, a semifinal and of course the final. If Argentina goes on to lift

During the World Cup, there will be 25 per cent discount for those who will possess a Fan ID (required to watch World Cup games).

There will also be gifts and contests on offers during matches in both the restaurants to celebrate the event.

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia
FIFA World Cup 2018, Wikimedia Commons.

“We have been waiting for this World Cup. Indians come in large numbers during the World Cup and we wanted these eateries to be a melting point,” he added.

According to Cutting Edge Events, FIFA’s official sales agency in India for the 2018 World Cup, India is amongst the top 10 countries in terms of number of match tickets bought.

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Prodyut came to Moscow to study engineering and later started working for a pharmaceutical company here before trying his hand in business. Besides running the two restaurants with the help of his wife, he was into the distribution of pharmaceutical products.

“After Russia won the first match of the World Cup, the footfall has gone up considerably. The Indians are also flooding in after the 6-9 p.m. game. That is the time both my restaurants remain full,” Prodyut said.

There are also plans to rope in registered fan clubs of Latin American countries, who will throng the restaurants during matches and then follow it up with after-game parties till the wee hours.

“I did get in touch with some of the fan clubs I had prior idea about. They agreed to come over and celebrate the games at our joints. Those will be gala nights when both eateries will remain open all night for them to enjoy,” Prodyut said.

Watching the World Cup is a dream come true for the couple, Sumana said.

“We want to make the Indians who have come here to witness the spectacle and feel at home too. We always extend a helping hand and since we are from West Bengal, we make special dishes for those who come from Bengal,” she added. (IANS)