Sunday, 24 September 2017

1st International Chandigarh Marathon in Dec: International Participants Expected from Kenya,Ethiopia and Japan

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Chandigarh 24th September:-  The First International Chandigarh Marathon,is being organized by 'Sports 13' in association with Chandigarh Administration, Sports Department Chandigarh, Athletic Federation of India, and Chandigarh Athletic Association. The marathon will take place on 10th December, 2017 (International Human Rights Day) at the Capitol Complex, Chandigarh from 6 am onwards.

Announcing the mega event at a press conference held today at the UT Guest House, Jatinder Yadav, Director Tourism, UT Chandigarh, said that we are expecting a participation of over 15,000 fitness and sports enthusiasts from the tricity and the region. Athletes from Kenya, Ethiopia and Japan are likely to join us in this grand initiative.

There will be separate categories for Indian and International men and women, besides the veteran male and female categories for 40 plus and 60 plus age groups and few other groups. There will be a Special Run for School Children – School Cool Run – 3 Km with a theme of "A campaign against child assault"; and a Special Run for Females–Femithon-5 km, with a theme of "Women lets stand up for our rights". A Divyang wheelchair Run will also be held & entry will be free for same. The route measurement shall be certified by AIMS.

Asian Gold Medalist and ace marathoner, Dr Sunita Godara, said that this is a great opportunity for the marathon enthusiasts of the tricity.

Yadvinder Singh, former National Athlete and Director 'Sports-13', said that we may be smaller in size when it comes to Delhi Airtel marathon and Bombay Standard Chartered Marathon, or Bangalore 10k but way too different when compared with any marathon in Punjab or the entire North India except Delhi.

It was informed that  a 3-day Marathon Expo will take place prior to the main event  at Leisure Valley, Sector 10,Chandigarh on 7-8 December between 11 am to 8 pm for local participants and on 9 December for the outstation candidates. A 2-day special Marathon Clinic will also be organized by Asian Gold Medalist Dr Sunita Godara. 

The participants will get goodie bags, marathon T-shirts, healthy refreshment, water and a route map. There will be medals for all competitive runners and online certificates will be provided for all the participants. Arrangements for public utilities, CCTV cameras, kid zone, baggage counter, and cool zone shall be made. Other attractions include a live band performance, health talkies, eatable stalls, selfie counter.

Kiranjot Kaur, CEO, Sports -13, said that we have tied up with Book My Show, Pay TM, and Town script for online registration. The volunteers from 'Sports-13' will make the registration process easy by approaching different schools, colleges, universities, corporates, markets, gyms, parlours, shopping complexes and clubs etc.

First time real and reel Milkha will be running together i.e. Flying Sikh Milkha Singh and the Junior Milkha Japtej Singh, while TV personality Mandira Bedi is slated to  be the Face of the Marathon. Other celebrities, who are likely to participate, include Gurdas Maan, Vanya Mishra, Farhan Akhtar, Gippy Grewal and Satinder Satti. A pre-Marathon will be held in the month of November in tricity. For more information, please visit


Lions Club Chandigarh Celebrates Teacher Day

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Chandigarh 24th September:-  Lions Club Chandigarh host celebrated Teacher Day by honoring prominent teacher from different School of Tri City. MJF lion K K Sawhney, PMCC was the chief guest at the function. Teachers were honoured by lion Lalit Bajaj president of club by presenting them with shawls and certificate of recognition for the noble cause of teacher in society. Lion NK Bajaj gives brief introduction of teachers. Prominent teachers honoured on this occasion where Mrs Urvashi Kakkr principal Gurukul Global School, Mrs Vinod Gupta principle government school Manimajra, Mrs Saroj Sawant Principal Moti Ram Arya School Chandigarh, Mrs Shikha Nijhawan from Moti Ram Arya School, Mrs Ritu Chhabra Assistant coordinator and Shaveta Chawla from Gurukul Global School, Mrs Kavita Modi from Kharrar, Mrs Aman Deep Kaur from Ryan School Chandigarh, Mrs Divya head teacher of lions school.

Bhupendra Singh were also honoured on this occasion other line members were also presented on this occasion Karamvir Singh joint secretary of National Human rights council was also present he told that it is noble cause and it is a teacher who save the character and make the future bright for student he also added that Lalit Bajaj is an active social worker and has been looking after various projects like relief hunger eyes donation awareness programs and he is actively associated with Chandigarh Management Association.

Ex-Service men Movement Punjab organizes Seminar cum Brainstorming Session for Defence Personals

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Chandigarh 24th September:-Indian bureaucracy has been pursuing a relentless campaign in last 40 years to downgrade the status of defence forces personnel with respect to All India Services. Their main aim is to reduce the status of a commissioned officer equal to Group B services officers i.e. more or less closer to officers of a state (HCS/PCS).  Your kind attention is drawn to the following issues  and actions taken by bureaucracy. These points have been discussed in the Seminar cum brainstorming session, which was organized by Ex-Service men Movement Punjab at chandigarh press club here today. The session was attend by  Office Bearers of ESM-P ( Ex-servicemen Movement Punjab ) Col B S Rangi-President ESM-P ( Ex-servicemen Movement Punjab ), Wing Cdr Gulzar Singh Mathauda-Vice President ESM-P, Col M S Bajwa-General Secretary ESM-P, Maj P K Dharmani - Member Core Committee : Gave presentation on Armed Forces Ranks vis-a-vis All India Civil Services. The Guest Speakers /on the occasion were Lt Gen S S Brar, Lt Gen P N Hoon (Spoke on Martyrs Families Welfare Initiatives) and Maj Gen Satbir Singh, who Spoke on OROP (One Rank One Pension).

a) ARTICLE 310 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA -The Status of a defence forces personnel is clearly defined as equal, if not superior to all India services, vide article 310 of the Constitution of India. Yet repeated and continuous attempts have been made by bureaucracy in last 40 years to defy the Indian Constitution. 

b) WARRANT OF PRECEDENCE - This document, issued both by President Secretariat and Ministry of Home Affairs, lays down the seniority and relative status of Government functionaries starting from President of India till a Junior Clerk. Yet the bureaucrats in Ministry of Defence have been deliberately ignoring it. Their last letter dated October 2016 particularly has exceeded all the limits of proprietary and have equated commissioned officer with group B section officer.

c) PAY COMMISSION REPORTS  -  Successive Pay Commissions (all members are invariably from IAS/IPS cadre with no representative of defence forces) since 1973 have reduced the pay allowances and grade pays  of defence forces thereby indirectly lowering their status. This has particularly caused functional problems in various defence organisations where civilian and military officials work together. The insensitive bureaucracy has steadfastly brushed aside all representation by defence forces and anomalies of even 4th Pay commission (1980) are still not sorted out.

d) NFU AND OTHER CASES-MoD refuses to implement NFU  for Armed Forces Officers despite having been given to all Group A services, and despite Armed Forces Tribunal  judgment.  It refuses to provide file Notings related to reasons for denial of NFU, as main reason being cited by Babus in MoD is that, AS PER THEM ARMED FORCES OFFICERS CADRE IS NOT A GROUP A SERVICE, but a Group B service, to whom NFU is not applicable, thereby deliberately downgrading  our status with malafide intentions.


i) Armed Forces Offers have always been equated with All India Services Offrs. JCOs of   Armed Forces have been accorded status equivalent to Group B Gazetted officers by an Act of          Parliament vide Section 3 (xii) of Army Act 1950, but MoD has started equating them with Group C employees. Lts, Capts and Majors are being equated with Group B Officers, Lt Cols with Deputy Dir/ Under Secys (lowest Group A designation) and Cols with Jt Dir/ Dy Secys (2nd Group A designation). A number of letters on these degraded equations had been issued by MoD during last over 20 years and they have issued their latest letter CAO/MoD Note No A/24577/CAO/CP Cell dt 18 Oct 2016 equating Cols with Jt Dirs (2nd Group A designation), and implying equivalence of Lt Cols with Dy Dirs (lowest Group A designation), after misrepresenting facts to then RM.

ii)  The entire case has been fabricated by civilian babus over the years based on one fictitious/ non-existent unsigned letter bearing MHA's name dated Oct 1968, which quotes Warrant of Precedence to equate Majors with Class II/ Group B Section Offers. When Services HQ finally took notice of these issues, the civilian babus got a letter issued from MoD dt 18 Oct 2016, taking RM's approval through misrepresentations, formalising the downgraded equations. When lot of hue a cry was made by Armed Forces on Social media, RM detailed a three member Committee in Nov 2016, under instructions from PMO. However, this Committee has been detailed to establish Equivalence not amongst Defence Officers and All India Services officers, but between Defence Officers and AFHQ Civil Service officials, which is a Gp B Service Cadre. All documents/Govt notifications/ legal provisions/   court judgements etc regarding correct status of Defence Officers and JCOs are being brushed aside by MoD bureaucracy, giving primacy only to their own illegal/ irregular instructions.

iii) MoD bureaucracy has refused to implement principle of Universal applicability of Supreme Court/ AFT Orders and Ratio of Judgments   having attained finality to others similarly placed Ex-Servicemen. It implies that only those individuals ex-servicemen, who have won a particular case even in the Supreme Court, are to be benefitted and similar benefits arising out of the favourable judgments are being denied to similarly place other ex-servicemen.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

CONNECT Broadband and Videocon Wallcam Announces Mega Launch of ‘Videocon Wallcam Connect Super Jodi Season 5’

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Chandigarh 23rd September:- Connect Broadband, market leader in wire-line and broadband segment and Videocon Wallcam, a fast growing brand in End-to-End Security & Surveillance solutions today announced Season 5 of their popular talent platform, Videocon Wallcam Connect Super Jodi. The talent contest auditions kick started from Chandigarh on September 23 & 24 at Elante Mall where participants registered and performed to qualify for the next round.

The success of 'Videocon Connect Super Jodi' witnessed over the last four seasons continues to excite the audiences like never before. Memories of the stupendous gala evenings with Punjabi legend Gurdaas Mann,  Comedy super Jodi- Krishna and Sudesh Lahri, Raja Sagoo, Punjabi rock star Gippy Grewal, Jassi Gill and Bollywood diva Gauhar Khan are still live in the minds of its followers.

This year, Videocon Wallcam has joined hands with Connect Broadband to make the event larger than the earlier four seasons. The Winning Jodi will take home an exotic foreign tour; Runners-up to get Gold jewellery, and there are lots of exciting prizes for participants.

Commenting on the Videocon Wallcam Connect Super Jodi, Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband & Videocon Wallcam, said that we believe in a vibrant brand engagement with our customers. Videocon Connect SuperJodi and Videocon Telecom Young Manch created huge vibes around our brands. Videocon Wallcam Connect Super Jodi is only one of its kind platforms available to couples in the region, where they can showcase their talent and get rewarded as well.

Super Jodi is one of the most spectacular contests ever staged by a corporate and a unique customer engagement initiative. Designed to signify the 'CONNECTION' between two people, it is a unique platform that showcases their compatibility and talent. The three month long event opens doors for all contestants willing to showcase their flair for performing arts, also giving them a chance to win exciting prizes.

The event is structured in three tiers including audition rounds, city finales and the grand finale. The Chandigarh and Punjab-wide Mega Contest this year will hunt the Super Jodi-5 and will span for over 3 months to conduct audition rounds across all major cities of Punjab. Couples can participate in the city auditions to be held at all major shopping malls of Punjab and Tricity. The couples will be judged on the basis of their compatibility, unique talent and confidence. Three Couples will be selected from each audition round through on-ground activities by a panel of judges for the next round. Grand Finale shall see couples chosen across Punjab participating in the final contest, competing against each other for the grand prize.

This contest is open for all married & engaged couples. Registration process is very simple. To participate you just have to give a missed call to 1800 137 2020 or couples can register online at This season couples can also participate by uploading their videos on the website and the shortlisted couple will get direct entry into City Finale round.

Super Jodi season-2 contest was won by Rahul and Anjali from Chandigarh, who besides having a bollywood Jodi name have shown tremendous chemistry. Super Jodi Season-3 was won by Inderpreet and Upma who won the all paid luxurious trip to shopping paradise Dubai. Season 4 was won by Ludhiana based couple Kamal and Bhawna who won an all expense paid luxurious foreign vacation of three nights and four days to Istanbul (Turkey) which is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world.

To participate in this Contest, give a missed call at 1800-137-2020 or visit

Voltas Opens Exclusive Brand Shop in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 23rd September:- Voltas Limited, India's no. 1 air conditioning brand, has launched its new brand shop M/S Paras Enterprises in Sector 35B here today.

The brand shop features a well-designed and visually appealing display of wide range of Voltas' products, comprising of All Star Inverter AC's, All Weather AC's, Air Coolers, Water Dispensers, Water Coolers and Deep Freezers.

Speaking during launch, Pradeep Bakshi, Executive Director, Voltas Limited said that the festive season is looking buoyant this year. We are happy to launch a special festival offer for our potential consumers, especially to capture the replacement demand in the AC category.

He added that with a prime focus on the festive season Voltas has introduced exciting offers for consumers, which includes exchange Offer (by Voltas Authorized Dealers): Consumers can exchange their old ACs with the new Voltas All Star Inverter AC, at an attractive price-point.  Voltas also offers free standard Installation on Voltas All Star Inverter ACs.  5 Year Comprehensive Warranty on the entire range of Voltas Split & Window AC. He informed that 10% Cash-Back on purchase of Voltas Split & Window ACs, via specific Credit Cards. 0% Finance Scheme on purchase of Voltas ACs, through NBFCs. He said that offer valid from 21st Sept '17 till Diwali '17.


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Chandigarh 23rd September:- In a  major achievement for Tricity, Ms. Aashna Bagri (14) & Madhav Banati (16) trained by official Indian coach from All India Dance Sports Federation(AIDSF) for Salsa, Varun D S Rana, have been selected to represent India as the country's  First Salsa Couple, to Compete at Asian Indoor Games 2017. The Championship will take place in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) on 25 & 26th September.

Participants from 15 countries are taking part in Ashgabat and competing for the Asian Indoor Games Championship 2017. The Indian team is being sent by All India Dance Sport Federation under the auspices of Indian Olympic Association.

One more couple from Chhatisgarh -- Arpit Jain (21) and Ms. Aishwarya Ranjan (18) will be competing in Latin American Category of Cha Cha & Samba. The young team is lead by manager Biswajit Mohanty and Coaches Vinod Shankar, Arvind Kumar & Varun DS Rana.

Ashna Bagri(14yrs) & Madhav Banati(16yrs) from Chandigarh trained under the guidance of Coach Varun DS Rana to become the first couple from India to compete in Salsa at the Asian Indoor Games, as it's just been introduced to the dance sport category.

Varun D S Rana said that it is a proud moment for Chandigarh. Moreover, this will change the life of dancers across the country as it will give them recognition, name and work.  The country will require instructors to train more number of dance athletes for upcoming championships at the National and International level.

Chitkara International School Becomes First School in Region to Receive NABET School Accreditation Certificate from QCI

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Chandigarh 23rd September:-Chitkara International School, Chandigarh has received National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) School Accreditation Certificate from the Quality Council of India (QCI) at the 12th Quality Council Conclave held in Delhi on 21st September 2017. Quality Council of India is a Government of India body that assures quality standards across all spheres of economic, social and educational activities.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Chairperson, Chitkara International School and Dr. Niyati Chitkara, Principal, Chitkara International School received the Accreditation Certificate from  Baijayant 'Jay' Panda, Member of Parliament and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog in the presence of more than 800 delegates including key policy and decision makers, national and international experts, industry leaders, managers from Public and private sectors, educational institutions, Govt. departments, scientific and professional institutions, NGO's, academicians and all other stakeholders.

QCI's evaluation process includes a methodical assessment of all processes like educational & support processes, Academic curriculum, Examination & assessments, infrastructure, health and safety etc. The School has been assessed and found to be complying with NABET requirement as per Accreditation Standard for Quality School Governance.

Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways & Coal was the Guest of Honor and Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industries was the Chief Guest of the event and they addressed the audience after the felicitation Ceremony. Other dignitaries who graced the event were, Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary DIPP, Adil Zainulbhai, Chairman, QCI and R Mukundan, Chairman, NBQP.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Chairperson, Chitkara International School shared that we are extremely pleased to have achieved this Award. Accreditation is a rigorous process, but one that we welcome as a continual quality improvement mechanism. She added that earning NABET accreditation is another measure of our excellence as a quality education provider and reflects our commitment to our students.

Despite Heavy Rainfall, Nirankari Devotees Planted Trees

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Chandigarh 23rd September:- To make this earth Clean and Green, Tree Plantation is necessary, only then the coming generations will be able to enjoy the beauty of this nature and make this world pollution free. Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji too quoted that pollution whether inside or outside is harmful. So, it must be removed from the mind as well as the environment. Taking a step further, under the guidance of Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj, Nirankari devotees participated in the Green City Drive launched by Times of India, Hero Group and planted around 20000 saplings of plants in Forest Herbal Park earmarked at Peer Muchalla, Zirakpur today.

On this occasion Chandigarh Zonal Incharge K. K. Kashyap said that Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation with the support of Times of India Group, Hero Group, tree plantation was organized in Forest Herbal Park. Around 2000 Sewadal devotees of 15 branches of Chandigarh Zone participated in this drive of tree plantation.

K K Kashyap said that the principal commitment of the Sant Nirankari Mission has always been to improve the man's quality of life through spiritual enlightenment or God-knowledge. It has, however, been conscious of its responsibility towards social welfare, like other citizens of the country. Apart from various other activities, the Mission started organizing Tree Plantation Drives along with cleanliness throughout the country from 2003 as a part of Baba Hardev Singh Ji's Birthday Celebration on February 23, every year.

He further said that this Green City Drive will also be organized in Delhi tomorrow, sponsored by the Municipal Corporation. In Delhi, it is actively supporting the Times of India campaign with 10,000 volunteers on Sunday. Similar cooperation will be given in Indore, Madhya Pradesh and later in Gurugram on October 1.

Punjab Pollution Control Board, Chairman K.S. Pannu said that there is dare need to increase the forest area, which is comparatively low as much is required. He thanked Nirankari Mission for their entire support.

Conservator of Forests, Charchil Kumar, IFS said that he is astonished to see the  excitement of the devotees towards their mother earth, that inspite of heavy rainfall they have planted saplings with great enthusiasm.

Director of Hero Company, Dhannjaye said that Nirankari Mission devotees are really praiseworthy for their love for the environment.

Zonal Incharge K. K. Kashyap thanked Times of India team, Punjab Pollution Control Board, Chairman K. S. Pannu, Conservator of Forests, Charchil Kumar, IFS, Director of Hero Company, Dhannjaye, all Sanyojaks, Mukhis, Khetriya Sanchalaks, Sanchalaks and Sewadal volunteers  from all branches for their entire support for making tree plantation, a successful event.

Team of Upcoming Punjabi Film “Kirdar-E-Sardar” Reach Chandigarh for Promotion

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Chandigarh 23rd September:- In the past time the Punjabi Cinema was able to show some new topics based movies to the audience. Being in the same phase, Happs Music in association with Ohri Production is coming up with its maiden project, "Kirdar-E-Sardar", Which is a blend of action, emotions, drama and some religious aspects. The movie is directed by Jatinder Singh Jeetu and it is releasing on the 29th of September, 2017. The team of the movie was in town for the promotion. The film is a production of Happs music in assosiation with ohri production and has been produced by Happs Music n Jaswinder kaur.

The film stars Nav Bajwa, Neha Pawar, K.S.Makhan Raza Murad Dolly Bindra, Rana Jung Bahadur, Gurpreet Kaur Chadha, Barinder Dhapai, Suvidha Dhuggal Mahabir Bhullar, Tehalpreet Singh, Raj Hundal, Harpreet Singh Khehra, Jaswant Singh Jass and Amrik Randhawa.

On this occasion, the Director Jatinder Singh Jeetu said that the movie is full of action, emotions, drama and some heart touching religious aspects. The story has been penned down by the director Jatinder Singh Jeetu only. The screen play and the dialogues have been written by Kudrat Pal.

The lead actor Nav Bajwa said that he is very enthusiastic and happy to work in this movie with a wonderful team and is relying on the talent of the whole team and is confident of getting success. He further added that this story is an action drama and will be giving a social message to the audience.

Lead Actress, Neha Pawar said that we can't reveal much about the story at the moment but the film is surely going to make a mark in a Punjabi cinema. She believes film-making is the greatest art and there is an unlimited scope of experiment and innovation, so she is ready and confident to be a part of this film.

Producers Jaswinder Kaur, Gopi Pannu, Balvir Kaur and Co-Producer Gurpreet Kaur Chadha, said that we are happy to work with the team of talented people and we want the film's message to be propagated through our audiences the producers further added that the music of our film is our USP.

The film has five songs of different flavors. The list of singers includes Nachattar Gill, Nooran Sisters, Harshdeep Kaur, Lehmber Hussainpuri & Gurlez Akhtar & Abhishek. The tracks have been written by Vikramjit , Bal Butale wala, Yakoob, Manpreet Tiwana.

The movie is shot in Amritsar Beas Jalandhar, Jagraon, Shimla, Chandigarh Chail (Himachal Pardesh) & other locations and is releasing on 29th September, 2017. 

Lt. Governor Puducherry, Dr. Kiran Bedi Leads The 10 km Cyclothon

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Chandigarh 23rd September:- Taking the awareness drive, initiated by Sadhguru, Isha Foundation to make the nation aware of the depleting rivers of India and the immediate need to revive them, a step ahead a cycle rally, lead by the Lt. Governor of Puducherry, Dr. Kiran Bedi was held in Chandigarh today.

According to a press release issued by the Isha Foundation, the Chandigarh Rally for Rivers Cyclothon , an awareness drive originated from  Sukhna Lake , covering a distance of 10 kms, culminated at the starting point. The Rally was flagged off jointly by Dr. Kiran Bedi Lt Governor of Puducherry and Kavita Singh MD CITCO.

Dr  Kiran Bedi herself did cycling for the entire distance of the rally along with many enthusiast bikers from the Chandigarh Cycling Club (CCC) and riders from various cycling groups across the tri city like Riders of Storm, a club within CCC. Diverse groups such as the Distance Runners Club, NCC & NSS groups across Chandigarh and of course enthusiastic volunteers from Rally for Rivers campaign and residents of the city also participated in the exciting cyclothon.

Supporting and endorsing the cause of the Isha Foundation in generating awareness about the depleting rivers of India, Dr Kiran Bedi said  that we are pleased to be part of this awareness campaign it is heartening to see the rising receptiveness around the country to save our fading rivers. She added that it is great to see the sea of people   together to fight for a common cause that threatens the country.

Dr. Kiran Bedi made an appeal that every weekend a rally should be organized for a social cause like cleanliness, child abuse, corruption, traffic awareness etc as a part of the drive to address problems of city. She mentioned that today's rally was her 106th weekend Rally, in continuity with the cycle rallies which she has been leading in Puducherry for connecting with people for common causes.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Mystique Eve Organizes Exhibition to Usher in Wedding Season

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Chandigarh 22nd September:- Wedding League Bride & Groom Show, a Wedding & Lifestyle Exhibition curated by Mystique Eve,  a company known for holding bespoke events , was held at Hotel Taj, Sector 17.

Naina Korea, the stylish Founder of Mystique Eve said that we put up an exhibition based on a pioneering concept. A show was held that presented limited but the most sought after Exhibitors from fashion & lifestyle segments. The idea was to provide buyers with the best quality from different genres and with lesser clutter. What's more, we chose the Exhibitors in such a way that all their products & services complemented one another, making it easier for visitors to choose & match what they bought. Naina added that the other unique aspect about the showcase was that we brought experts in Smile designing and Skin & Beauty care to the Exhibition. The reason is that one needs to look good & be fit too when he or she goes to a wedding event.

There were choicest collections from the best designers  in Bridal couture, Designer Pret wear, Fine Jewellery, Authentic Kashmiri Shawls & stoles, Wedding trousseau, Honeymoon Packages, photography, Gifting Ideas etc.

Turquoise Uber by Rachit Khanna- A Bollywood and Pollywood designer, put up an awe inspiring bridal wear collection. The trousseau collection was all about pastel shades of peach & grey which a unique combination is created by Rachit. He created a different type of hand work with Pearls and Tilla. The terror affected state of Jammu & Kashmir came into the mainstream with Exhibitors showcasing traditional wares from Kashmir. Kiana Cashmere from the valley, under its label brought pure Pashmina shawls & stoles. The collection was authentic, handwoven & embroidered.  Ramnik Sethi was present with these original Pashmina products. Poshak Designer Studio, Jammu exhibited an easy going but classy range of women's wear. Fashion designer Mithi Brar exhibited a range of lehengas. Mithi also presented  a traditional Punjabi style Bridal collection which included Odhanis. Cutie a young designer from Delhi who owns the Label Cuba brought customized concepts in Western wear.

Pooja Precious Jewellery showcased original fine Jewellery. Wrap & Pack had an ensemble of designer wedding boxes. Riverpool Holidays exhibited its innovative holiday's packages. What's more, Pro Colors showed visitors latest trends in wedding photography.

Visitors learnt a lot about enhancing one's beauty quotient. Dr Walia's Skin Clinic was represented by Dr. Paramjit Singh Walia a renowned Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & Hair Transplant Surgeon. Visitors were made aware about services like Full body hair laser removal, fillers/botox, facial & body tightening, whitening treatment, tan removal, back polishing, hair transplant, breast augmentation, nose reshaping etc. Smile spa by Dr Sanjay Kalra was available. Dr Sanjay Kalra showcased most popular wedding dentistry cosmetic procedures like Teeth Whitening, Gum Treatments, Tooth Jewellery, Veneers, Bonds, Contouring etc.

It was a fun & exciting day out for fashionistas. Alongside exclusive shopping, glamorous fashion walks stepped up the tempo & provided a very festive look to the event. The atmosphere was charged up with a Wedding ambience.


100% Pure Maple Syrup from Canada: A Healthier Alternative To Sugar

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Chandigarh 22nd September:- Sugar and other sweeteners are an integral part of our diet, however, eating too much sugar can lead to lifestyle diseases like diabetes, obesity and inflammation. 100% Pure Maple Syrup from Canada is a healthier alternative to sugar and other artificial sweeteners as it is natural and pure and is an excellent source of essential nutrients. This was demonstrated during an interactive and fun afternoon hosted by the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers, Canada at JW Marriott in Chandigarh, today.

During the course of the event, renowned nutritionist and author Kavita Devgan spoke extensively about various health benefits of 100% pure maple syrup and its versatility, while Chef Kandla demonstrated some easy-to-make-at-home recipes using pure maple syrup, and depicted how easy it is to incorporate it in both sweet and savoury dishes.

Nutritionist and Author Kavita Devgan said that 100% pure maple syrup from Canada is already known to us as a natural sweetener. The fact that it is an excellent source of manganese and riboflavin (B2), a good source of magnesium and multiple other nutrients like calcium, potassium, sodium, copper and zinc, makes it a healthier alternative to sugar. She added that pure maple syrup contains a significant amount of phytohormones of the abscisic acid (ABA) family, a molecule that may help against the inset of insulin resistance which is great news for diabetics, those looking to knock off some weight as well as athletes. Simple modifications in the daily diet and regular exercise may help one in leading a healthier and a fitter life.

Maple syrup is known as liquid gold in Canada, where nearly 78% of world's maple syrup is produced. Several studies are examining various benefits of maple syrup and early indications from these studies indicate that maple syrup may contribute to health and well-being in multiple ways.

Pure maple syrup contains 65 polyphenols/types of antioxidants, nine of which are unique to maple syrup, offering health benefits similar to those of berries, tea, red wine, flax seed, other fruits and vegetables. 100% pure maple syrup from Canada is a nutritive gourmet product that can enhance the taste of the dish - be it beverage, appetizers, main course or desserts.

The nutritionist also spoke about the cause for various lifestyle diseases that can be attributed to the consumption of unwanted calories in form of foods high in sugar. She highlighted the fact that sugar is addictive and the love for the 'sweet' taste is difficult to shake off because of the physiological responses that are unique to sugar. Sugar like other addictive substances stimulates the release of a neurotransmitter called dopamine in the brain, which produces an intensely pleasurable sensation that we then crave to repeat. It's important to break this sweet-vicious cycle.

Therefore, instead of simply trying to cut off sweets altogether, a better way would be to switch to a healthier alternative that is sweet yet less damaging than sugar. 100% pure maple syrup from Canada can be a direct healthier substitute for liquid sweeteners, such as honey, treacle and corn syrup, without any adjustments.

The Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers does not promote an increase of sugar consumption. When choosing a sweetener for moderate use, it appears that 100% pure maple syrup from Canada has more healthful compounds compared to some other sources of sugar.