Monday, 30 April 2018

श्री चैतन्य गोड़िया मठ में भगवान श्री नरसिंह देव जी का प्रकट महोत्सव बड़ी धूमधाम से मनाया गया

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Chandigarh 30th April:- श्री चैतन्य गोड़िया मठ सेक्टर-20 चंडीगढ़ में भगवान श्री नरसिंह देव जी का प्रकट महोत्सव बड़ी धूमधाम से मनाया गया l

मठ के प्रवक्ता जय प्रकाश गुप्ता ने बताया कि प्रातः काल मंगल आरती के पश्चात श्री नरसिंह पुराण की कथा करते हुए पूज्य श्री जनार्दन महाराज जी ने भक्तों को बताया कि आज ही के दिन भगवान श्री नरसिंह  भक्त प्रह्लाद को बचाने के लिए खंबे से प्रकट हुए उन्होंने हिरणाकश्यप जो प्रह्लाद का पिता था उसने अपने पुत्र प्रह्लाद के ऊपर घोर अत्याचार करवाएं पहाड़ों से गिरवाया सांपों से डसवाया। कई तरह की यातनाएं दी लेकिन भक्त प्रह्लाद अपने नियम पर अपने वचन पर हरि भक्ति पर अडिग रहें l हिरणाकश्यप जिसको वरदान मिला हुआ था, कि उसे ना कोई मनुष्य मार सकता है, ना उसको कोई प्राणी मार सकता है, ना वह घर के भीतर मारा जा सकता है, ना वह बाहर मारा जा सकता है, भगवान लीलाधारी है उन्होंने अपने भक्तों की रक्षा करने के लिए खंबे से अवतरित हुए उस समय ना तो दिन था ना रात थी ना अंदर था ना बाहर था चौखट में उसको अपनी जांघों पर रखकर उसका वध किया और भक्त प्रहलाद की रक्षा की l इस प्रकार आज के दिन नरसिंह चतुर्दशी के उपलक्ष पर मंदिर को बहुत ही आकर्षक ढंग से सजाया गया फूलों गुब्बारों से रंगारंग मनमोहक दृश्य बना हुआ है l भगवान को कई तरह के फूलों से सजाया गया सायंकालीन  प्रगट समय के पश्चात नरसिंह भगवान को पंचामृत से स्नान कराया गया l 

चंडीगढ़ मट के प्रबंधक वामन महाराज ने बताया कि प्रत्येक वर्ष भगवान श्री नरसिंह देव का गोड़िया मठ में विशेष आयोजन किया जाता है, एवं सैकड़ों भक्तों को फलाहार प्रसाद वितरित किया गया l भक्तों ने बढ़ चढ़कर कार्यक्रम में हिस्सा लिया l सायंकाल आरती के पश्चात कीर्तन मृदंग छाल, ढोल की नृत्य कर झूमकर भगवान का यशोगान कर खूब आनंद लिया l 

Pumpkins Kindergarten Organises Workshop on Good & Bad Touch

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Pumpkins Kindergarten today organized a talk with parents on the issue of good and bad touch. The talk was conducted by eminent Chandigarh-based counsellor Shikha Sood and was attended by over 100 parents.

Speaking on the occasion, Shikha Sood elaborated on the urgent need of telling even very small children the difference between `good touch' and `bad touch'. Extolling parents to have open conversations with their children, she added that there was an urgent need for the same as child abuse cases are being reported on almost a daily basis.

Shikha Sood added that the hectic pace of today's world with all its gadgetry and busy lifestyles often distracts young parents to the extent that they may be oblivious to positive or negative changes in their child's behavior on a day to day basis.

Speaking on the urgency to organize such a workshop Principal Pumpkins Kindergarten Ms Ballie Kler said that she closely monitor behavioral tendencies of children and feel that young parents must be very involved in the positive character building of their child. In today's age parents must also be sensitized to catch any signs of a child being abused. Early intervention by parents and teachers can ensure that such incidents are minimised.'

The workshop for parents dealt with sensitization of the issue mainly what all constitutes child abuse and good and bad touch and at what stage and how the children should be exposed to such information.

The school also distributed a Handbook to parents which highlights the issue of good and bad touch via a well illustrated story.

Punjabi Singer Kiran Kaur's Single Track 'Geda Gali Vich' Unveiled

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Chandigarh 30th April:- The 'Awaaz Punjab Di Season 3 fame'-Kiran Kaur has revived the beauty of love with her new song 'Geda Gali Vich'. The song has been produced by Yadvinder Singh and directed by Kanwal Jit Singh where as the beautiful lyrics have been written by Rajni and music given by Jaison Thind. The song has been released by Starbiz Records which had also released the singer's first song 'Copyright'. The song was unveiled by holding its preview for media in presence of Kiran Kaur. In order to recognize the work of the talented singer, Yadvinder Singh, Managing Director, Starbiz Records, Jaison Thind-music director and model- Sahib Singh were also present.

While talking to the media, Kiran Kaur said that she think art, in any form, represents the picture of society. Love is being portrayed as fake and materialistic these days but in her opinion, it is that force which has bound all the relationships on earth & which we experience in our family also.  She wants people to understand the meaning of love and don't change their perception on the basis of few songs calling it fake. Kiran Kaur added that the motive in all my songs will be to showcase pure Punjabi culture & tradition in its abounding beauty. The lyrics, music, picturisation all will reflect Punjab's heritage. The idea is to connect the youth with the state's rich legacy and not present a concocted picture that at times today's songs end up doing.

Portraying a love story in which a person faces problems and finally resolves everything with a happy end, the 3 minute long song encourages positivity and was shot in different locales of Punjab.

Yadvinder Singh said that Punjab is filled with talent and he believe if that talent is guided in a proper way, it can reach great heights. With this confidence, he has given and will keep on giving opportunities to singers with a passion of doing something.

After the current song, the singer will again be catching the attention of Punjabi music through a song titled 'Sohne Yaar nu' written by Kiran herself and a cover song of Shazia Manzoor the famous Pakistan singer -- titled 'Haye Dil Jani.'

Jaison Thind, the music director said that Kiran has got a unique voice. She brings a different rhythm to the song while singing. He must tell that at times she suggests him some incredible ways to bring out the music.


Heartfulness Institute Achieves Milestone of Relocating and Replanting over 1,000 Trees

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Heartfulness Institute (www.heartfulness.org), located at Kanha Shantivanam, Hyderabad, announced that it has successfully completed a milestone of translocating over 1,000 trees in just over a year, with the replantation of the latest batch of 120 trees– coconut trees aged around 15 years from Karur District, Tamil Nadu. Sixty trees in the recent batch arrived Kanha Shanti Vanam on Saturday and the Heartfulness team successfully replanted them within the Shri Ram Chandra Mission premises in Kanha Shanti vanam, Hyderabad. With this, the Heartfulness Institute achieves the rare distinction of having undertaken such a massive initiative of not just relocating but also nurturing the trees. Every year of the tree's existence brings incremental benefits, by extending the longevity of the trees, and Heartfulness Institute preserves these benefits for the planet.

Commenting on the achievement, Kamlesh Patel, also known as Daaji, the fourth Global Guide of Heartfulness said that trees are the single most important assets on this planet. Their role and usefulness are beyond measure and most often our understanding. Apart from preservation of the planet itself in the physical sense, trees also exude spiritual qualities that help preserve and retain divinity and create the required balance on a different level. It is therefore important that the number of trees is increase and more importantly existing trees are protected from being destroyed. One tree saved is equivalent to hundreds of them being planted.

Relocation and replanting of mature trees is a very complex, technical and often costly process. Trees are mostly displaced because of development and need to be very delicately handled to ensure their survival. The soil around the tree for a 4 to 5 feet diameter width and depth is first dug, then the roots are delicately cut, and the tree is loaded for transportation along with a huge quantity of soil.

 


1050 Students Awarded Degrees During MCM Annual Convocation

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Celebrating 50 years of its continued excellence in education, MCM DAV College for Women hosted its Annual Convocation today. Jubilation marked the ceremony as over 1050 graduates and postgraduates received their degrees during the ceremony. Anurag Singh Thakur, Member of Parliament made the occasion even more memorable for the degree holders with his presence as the Chief Guest. The Guest of Honor R.K. Popli, Director Public Relations, Chandigarh and Special Guest Bikram Singh Rana, State Mission Officer, UT, Chandigarh were present during the event.

The function commenced with the presentation of Annual Report by the Principal of the college, Dr. Nisha Bhargava. The report provided glimpses of the commendable achievements of the college during the academic year, including academic, sports and cultural. Congratulating degree holders on the successful completion of an important phase of their lives, Anurag Singh Thakur gave them the mantra of 'Never give up' to live by, which even Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan espoused, and motivated the students to hold the baton of India's development and bring about qualitative change in the society and in the lives of those who do not have a voice. Commending MCM for standing up to the ideals of Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan, Anurag Singh Thakur expressed appreciation for MCM's crusade for women empowerment. College magazine Mehr Jyoti was also unveiled by the dignitaries during the function.  Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Dr. Simi R. Singh, Department of Music, as an acknowledgement of her unparalleled contribution to the institution during her 40 years long association with the college. On this august occasion, 55 faculty members were also felicitated for their academic endeavors including publication of books, research projects, paper presentations at international level and completion of doctorate. Besides awarding the degrees, 12 university toppers were awarded Special Prizes, and 4 students of Mass Communication and 3 students of Zoology were given Award of Appreciation for their exceptional achievements and contribution in their respective fields.

Dr. Nisha Bhargava, MCM Principal congratulated the students for keeping alive the inimitable tradition of excellence of MCM through their awe-inspiring achievements. Advising the students to never rest on their laurels, Dr. Nisha exhorted them to work towards their goals with focused determination and wished them luck for their future endeavors. 

MCM College Hosts its Annual Convocation: 1050 Students Awarded Degrees

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Chandigarh 30th April:- Celebrating 50 years of its continued excellence in education, MCM DAV College for Women hosted its Annual Convocation today. Jubilation marked the ceremony as over 1050 graduates and postgraduates received their degrees during the ceremony. Anurag Singh Thakur, Member of Parliament made the occasion even more memorable for the degree holders with his presence as the Chief Guest. The Guest of Honor R.K. Popli, Director Public Relations, Chandigarh and Special Guest Bikram Singh Rana, State Mission Officer, UT, Chandigarh were present during the event.

The function commenced with the presentation of Annual Report by the Principal of the college, Dr. Nisha Bhargava. The report provided glimpses of the commendable achievements of the college during the academic year, including academic, sports and cultural. Congratulating degree holders on the successful completion of an important phase of their lives, Anurag Singh Thakur gave them the mantra of 'Never give up' to live by, which even Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan espoused, and motivated the students to hold the baton of India's development and bring about qualitative change in the society and in the lives of those who do not have a voice. Commending MCM for standing up to the ideals of Justice Mehr Chand Mahajan, Anurag Singh Thakur expressed appreciation for MCM's crusade for women empowerment. College magazine Mehr Jyoti was also unveiled by the dignitaries during the function.  Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon Dr. Simi R. Singh, Department of Music, as an acknowledgement of her unparalleled contribution to the institution during her 40 years long association with the college. On this august occasion, 55 faculty members were also felicitated for their academic endeavors including publication of books, research projects, paper presentations at international level and completion of doctorate. Besides awarding the degrees, 12 university toppers were awarded Special Prizes, and 4 students of Mass Communication and 3 students of Zoology were given Award of Appreciation for their exceptional achievements and contribution in their respective fields.

Dr. Nisha Bhargava, MCM Principal congratulated the students for keeping alive the inimitable tradition of excellence of MCM through their awe-inspiring achievements. Advising the students to never rest on their laurels, Dr. Nisha exhorted them to work towards their goals with focused determination and wished them luck for their future endeavors. 

Sunday, 29 April 2018

Seminar on Reproductive Health in Cancer Survivors "LIFE AFTER CANCER" organized

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Chandigarh 23 April:- Whenever cancer is diagnosed in young persons, it is like a death sentence for the whole family. The immediate concern is the treatment of cancer and survival. Nobody thinks of 70-80 percent chances of losing fertility because of cancer or cancer treatments. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy all affect egg and sperm production in one or other way. Usual response to a question related to fertility preservation is postponement till treatment is over. Nobody thinks of "life after cancer".

A seminar was organized today by the Indian Fertility Society of Greater Chandigarh Chapter to create awareness about the Reproductive Health in Cancer Survivors. Speaking on the occasion DrUmesh Nandani Jindal, Local Organizing Chairperson & Director Jindal IVF Chandigarh said that in India more than 40,000 cancers are diagnosed in men and women less than 45 years of age and even childhood cancer is increasing. Fortunately, with advancement in therapies the cure rates in most common cancers like breast cancer, testicular cancer and lymphoma are more then 80-90 percent. So, with increasing trends of cancer in young age and better cure rates, we have number of young cancer survivors with lost fertility. So, the question of "reproductive life after cancer" becomes more relevant".

The seminar organized today was attended by more than 80 leading Medical Practitioners, fertility specialists and scientists from across North India and various solutions to the reproductive health in cancer patients and a number of latest techniques that can preserve fertility before cancer treatments were discussed.

Women can get their eggs or embryos freezed before chemotherapy or surgery. This technique requires only 10 to 12 days of daily injections and thus, doesn't delay the treatment. These frozen eggs or embryos can be used after cancer treatment and patients can have their own genetic child. 

For men, the technique is even simpler. The ejaculated semen can be easily and effectively preserved before treatment. This semen can be used later and provides the patients opportunity to have their own genetic child even after cancer treatment.

DrUmesh Nandani Jindal, informed that in our clinic every month we receive 8-10 cancer survivors who are willing to conceive. But unfortunately they have already lost their fertility because of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery.  So, it is necessary to freeze eggs, embryos and sperms before cancer treatment. She said that one should fight with cancer and not lose their hopes for longevity. With advanced fertility preservation techniques and timely decision, even cancer survivors can lead a happy and healthy married life.


लक्ष्य ज्योतिष संस्थान द्वारा दूसरे निशुल्क ज्योतिष कैंप का आयोजन

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Chandigarh 23 April:- लक्ष्य ज्योतिष संस्थान चंडीगढ़ की ओर से सेक्टर 19 के श्री कौशलेन्दर सीता राम मंदिर में आज दूसरे निशुल्क ज्योतिष कैंप का आयोजन किया गया। ज्योतिष कैंप में समस्त उत्तर भारत में ज्योतिष विद्या की विभिन्न विधाओं वैदिक, हस्त रेखा, टैरो कार्ड रीडर, अंक गणित, स्प्रिचुअल हीलर, रैकी, वास्तु-नाड़ी, लाल किताब एवं के पी एस्ट्रोलॉजी से जुड़े विशेषज्ञ ज्योतिष आचार्यों ने भाग लिया।

लक्ष्य ज्योतिष संस्थान की प्रेजिडेंट आचार्य बीना शर्मा, फाउंडर व् चेयरमैन डॉक्टर रोहित कुमार और वाईस प्रेजिडेंट परवीन रजवाल ने बताया कि संस्थान की ओर से आयोजित इस ज्योतिष कैंप को निशुल्क लगाया है, इसमें न तो ज्योतिष विशेषज्ञों से ओर न ही आम जनता से किसी भी प्रकार की धनराशि ली गयी है। बल्कि यहाँ आने वाले लोगों को पूरी तरह से फ्री में ज्योतिष सहायता दी गयी है। उन्होंने बताया कि ज्योतिष कैम्प में लोगों ने अपनी जन्म तिथि, जन्म समय और जन्म स्थान बता कर या कुंडली दिखा कर ज्योतिष की विभिन्न विधाओं द्वारा अपनी राहू केतु दशा और अपने जीवन से जुड़ी पारिवारिक, स्वास्थ्य, नौकरी व अन्य बातो की जानकारी हासिल की है।

डॉक्टर रोहित कुमार ने बताया की इस कैंप का मुख्य उद्देशय वैदिक ज्योतिष का प्रचार प्रसार है, ताकि लोग ज्यादा से ज्यादा इस विद्या के बारे में जान सके। उन्होंने बताया की उनके संस्थान की और से गरीब परिवार के बच्चो को ज्योतिष विद्या की फ्री एजुकेशन दी जाती है ताकि वो इस विद्या से वो न केवल लोगों को जीवन में आ रही विभिन्न परेशानियों से छुटकारा पाने का उपाए बता सके साथ ही अपने परिवार का भरण पोषण कर सके।

उन्होंने बताया की हालांकि ज्योतिष द्वारा जीवन में आ रही परेशानियों से छुटकारा तो नहीं पाया जा सकता, परन्तु ज्योतिष के उपायों से इन पर काफी हद तक नियंत्रण  जरूर पाया जा सकता है।

Chandigarh Car Dealers Hold Protest March against the Municipal Corporation

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Chandigarh 23 April:-The Chandigarh Car Dealers Association today held a protest march at Halo Majra Chowk against Chandigarh Municipal Corporation. Car Dealers not only organized protest march even they also raised slogan against Municipal Corporation. Car dealers demanding that the car market should be shifted to another place instead of Ram Darbar.  As they don't want to run their business here just because poor condition of law and order. They demanded that they should be given a proper place in the part of the city to run their business otherwise they would gherao the municipal corporation office.

Gulshan Kumar, President of the car dealer association, said that 10 months ago, the municipal corporation had shifted car bazaar from sector 07 to Ram Darbar near the Halo Majra. Since then, the work of the car market has stalled completely. There are 64 members in association, but 51 have been given permission to run their business, the remaining 13 have already been unemployed. He said that in Sector 7 car bazaar market car dealers were showcase approximately 2000 cars, but here in Ram Darbar they can accommodate only 500 cars. The situation of law and order is very bad in this area, due to which the customer does not want to come in the area.

He added further that they have met many high officials several times but there is no benefit. Until now, our demand is not accepted, we will continue to stay on Protest and we will gherao the Municipal Corporation. We have a car market once in a week for which we are giving a rental of Rs. 3 lakh to the municipal corporation. Gulshan Kumar said that car dealers, who gave a huge revenue per week to the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation, have now decided to not to install a car market at the place fixed up by the municipal corporation.

He said that he has met the Commissioner of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation regarding his problem but he did not give any reasonable answer. However, when it was met with the city MP Kiran Kher, she was informed about the problem and she took a strong cognizance of the car dealer's problem and assured them that the matter should be disposed off as soon as possible. Gulshan Kumar said that due to the closure of the car bazaar, the municipal corporation has suffered a loss of 3.50 lakh and the car dealers has suffered the loss about 3 to 5 crores of rupees.

Gulshan Kumar said that if their demands were not accepted soon, then in the coming days, car dealers would not only gherao the municipal corporation office.

Friday, 27 April 2018

StayWell Holdings Announces First Park Regis in Southern India

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Chandigarh 27th April:- One of Asia Pacific's largest hotel management groups, StayWell Holdings, has announced it will further expand its Park Regis portfolio in India, with the rebranding of Aveda Resort & Spa in Kumarakom to Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2018.

The 44-room hotel signifies a number of milestones for StayWell Holdings, marking the Group's first property in Southern India and the first hotel to open post the acquisition of StayWell Holdings by Prince Hotels Inc.

Located in the idyllic state of Kerala on India's tropical Malabar Coast, Park Regis Aveda is located in an international tourism hub, with the region renowned for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, as well as the spice and tea covered hills of the Western Ghats.

Simon Wan, President & Director, StayWell Holdings said that opening a hotel in Kerala presents many benefits for StayWell in India, as well as operators in the local region. Kerala is a popular tourist destination and Aveda Kumarakom has fast become the preferred accommodation for guests who place emphasis on privacy and luxury while travelling.

"We will continue to look for opportunities to expand our brands both in India and internationally," Mr. Wan said.

On this tie-up with StayWell Holdings, Prashant Chawla, Owner Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom said that he is thrilled to be working alongside a brand with the global recognition of StayWell Holdings and am certain the hotel experience will be elevated under their leadership, offering an unmatched hospitality and par excellence service.  This partnership will not only open up our horizons in India, but also internationally, and we look forward to taking this association beyond one property.

Park Regis Aveda will be StayWell Holdings' 23rdth operational property and marks the brands move into a new space of luxury travel.

Simon Wan in association with the Prince Hotels Inc., StayWell Holdings is expanding its' footprint and aiming to offer its guests a new set of services. We are committed to offering our guests a range of options when it comes to lifestyle, business and leisure stays.

Rohit Vig, Managing Director of the StayWell Hospitality Group, India also agrees that the brand's future within India looks bright following the formalisation of this agreement. He said that Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom is a great addition to the StayWell portfolio with its prime location offering an experiential stay for guests.

Key features guests can expect at Park Regis Aveda, Kumarakom include; private cottages, villas, suites, an open poolside restaurant come lounge, La Breeze, an Ayurvedic Spa and a well-equipped fitness gym. The resort also boasts a banquet hall with a capacity of approximately 150 guests, business center and a recreational area for use by guests at their leisure.

Dish TV Partners with Shemaroo: To Bring Laughter Therapy on its Videocon d2h Platform

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Chandigarh 27th April:- To add to the fun and laughter quotient, Dish TV India Limited, the world's largest single-country DTH brand, has introduced the Comedy Active service on its Videocon d2h platform. This value-added service is being offered in partnership with Comedywalas, a division of Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd, India's content power house and promises to tickle the funny bone of customers throughout the country.

Comedy Active service is being offered to the subscribers with a free preview of 2 months after which the viewers can continue to enjoy the comedy shows with a nominal subscription price of INR 35 + GST.

With the launch of this new service, viewers will now have access to ad-free, 24x7 laughter-packed, handpicked comedy content which guarantees to deliver top-notch entertainment. Subscribers will get an opportunity to enjoy some of the classic comedy shows, spoofs, gags and stand-up comedy, which will provide light-hearted entertainment for all age groups. Comedy Active will also offer original content, created especially for this service along with some of the most popular comedy shows of all times like, 'TuTu Main Main', 'Chamatkar', and 'Ye Jo Hai Zindagi'.

Announcing the new service, Anil Dua, Group CEO–Dish TV India Limited said that we are thrilled to extend Comedy Active service on our Videocon d2h platform after having received a positive response from our viewers on DishTV Platform. With this announcement, Comedy Active service is now available to our entire subscriber base of 29 million. We have always focused on enhancing our product portfolio and value-added services to bring uninterrupted 24x7 entertainments to our viewers. Our partnership with Shemaroo to launch Comedy Active Service on Videocon d2h platform reiterates our commitment to providing unique content and best TV viewing experience for our viewers.

Announcing the new service, a delighted Sugato Banerji, Head Marketing, Videocon d2h said that we have always focused on delivering the best value proposition to our customers along with novel entertainment initiatives. The launch of Comedy Active service on our Videocon d2h platform reiterates our commitment to bring handpicked quality content for our viewers of all age groups. Taking ahead our existing partnership with Shemaroo, we are sure this new offering will add to the fun and laughter amongst our viewers across the country.

Speaking at the launch, HirenGada, Chief Executive Officer-Shemaroo Entertainment Ltd  shared that we are very excited to launch Comedy Active service with Dish TV India Limited on its Videocon d2h platform. Comedy shows on television are a way for audiences to de-stress from the otherwise hectic life. Comedywalas, is an initiative by Shemaroo to bring together high quality comedy content by curating and creating, rib-tickling programmes. We also use our exceptional programming expertise and associate with stalwarts in comedy to produce some original comic gems. We are sure that this right mix of classic and new comedy shows will be loved by the audience.


Connect Broadband Launches Advanced Rental Plan with Extra Savings upto 23%

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Chandigarh 27th April:- Connect Broadband, market leader in wire-line and broadband segment in Punjab has introduced the 'Advanced Rental Plan' wherein users across Punjab can avail Discounts upto 23 percent. 

The unique Plan comes with 23% discount on the advance monthly payments for 3, 6 or 12 months. Customers can opt for tariff packs starting from 50 GB to 250 GB along with Unlimited Local and STD calls.

The offer is Connect's way of extending gratitude to customers for their continued patronage, and it is applicable for all existing and new broadband customers under DSL/VDSL/FTTH/WBB subscriptions. 

Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband & Videocon Wallcam said that the New Advanced Rental plans were developed with the customer in mind, providing them with the ultimate tailor-made solution to meet their growing digital needs and expectations, and that too with great savings. We want to ensure that these benefits reach to all customer segments. We are committed to bring new technologies, applications and offers for our customers and lead the broadband revolution in the region.

Chitkara University Honours CEO Panasonic India with Chitkara University National Excellence Award 2018

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Chandigarh 27th April:- Chitkara University announced the first edition of Chitkara University National Excellence Award – 2018.  The excellence award is an endeavourto acknowledge and reward the exceptional work and contribution of trailblazers from different spheres towards education and society.

In a glittering ceremony, Chitkara University conferred Manish Sharma-President and CEO Panasonic India and South Asia, Vice President Appliances Company with "Chitkara University National Excellence Award" owing to his inspirational journey as a role model in business and his exemplary contribution towards education and humanity.

D.K Tiwari (IAS)-Secretary, Expenditure (Department of Finance) & MD/ PIDB (Punjab Infrastructure Development Board) was the chief guest for the occasion. Manish Sharma humbly accepted the recognition from ouresteemed chief guest in the presence of Hon'bleChancellor-Dr. Ashok. K Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor-Dr. Madhu Chitkara and the entire Chitkara fraternity.

Throughstirring speech Manish Sharma motivated the students by sharing his experiences and also acknowledged the prominence of industry-academia. He said that academia and industry share a symbiotic relationship. Academia produces graduates who are absorbed by industry. On the other hand research work in universities are taken up by the industry and turned into products and services. Thus, there is no denial that industry looks to academia for solutions to their concerns. He is glad that Chitkara University is leading in research and providing industry-led programs to turn out their graduates whose skill-set are aligned to industry requirements.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara–Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University said that Chitkara University Excellence Awardis a humble effort to distinguish and honour the most respected leaders from a variety of industries. These leaders have not only contributed to their respective fields but have also become role models for many. Students look upto them and aspire to become like them. The excellence awardees a small token of appreciation for their creativity, commitment, experience and strong leadership.


Thursday, 26 April 2018

Bhandara at Peer Baba Mazar Sector 17 Anand Complex

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Chandigarh 26th April:- Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, President and members of Chandigarh Traders Association,Sector 17 organized a BHANDARA today in the memory of Peer Baba Sayyad Shahabudin Sahibat The Mazar, Anand Complex, Sector 17Chandigarh. The Bhandara had Langar and Kheer that was served to the general public. Thousands of people and Traders from different part of the city took part in the Bhandara and had Langar.

On this occasion, Kamaljit Singh Panchhi mentioned that our Association is organizing this Bhandara twice a year since 1995 to have blessings of Peer Baba Sayyad Shahabudin Sahib. He thanked all members of Sector 17 Association for their continued participation and support to organize the Bhandara.

Krishnadevraya’s Image is at Stake Again in Sony SAB’s Tenali Rama

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Chandigarh 26th April:- It seems like the problems in the life of King Krishnadevraya are never ending. This time the King is trapped in a very tricky situation where everyone thinks he will get married for the third time.

In the upcoming episodes viewers will see that Sharda (Priyamvada Kant) and Rama (Krishna Bharadwaj) along with queen Chinnadevi (Sonia Sharma) go to the garden to invite Krishnadevraya (Manav Gohil) at their house. Saudamini is wandering in the same garden where Krishnadevraya is. Suddenly it gets very windy and dust gets into Saudamini's eyes. On hearing her scream, Krishnadevraya finds her and decides to help her remove the dust particle from her eyes by blowing in them. Just then, Sharda and Rama enter the garden along with Chinnadevi, they see Krishnadevraya  and Saudamini (Heer Chopra) in close proximity and from their angle of vision it appears to them as if Saudamini and Krishnadevraya are kissing each other.

By seeing this Chinnadevi gets upset and walks away. Later, Rama warns Sharda to not discuss this incident with anyone and keep it a secret. Sharda who is never been able to keep secrets goes and reveals the incident to queen Tirumala (Priyanka Singh) adding more gossip to the entire incident. Tirumala also gets upset with the entire incident and tells the same to Tathacharya (Pankaj Berry) adding more drama to it. Tathacharya gets emotionally broken after hearing the entire incident. He decides to confront Saudamini, but in the series of incidents he misunderstands her which assures him that something has happened between her and the King. Further the news of Krishnadevraya getting married to Saudamini spreads like a wildfire. When Krishnadevraya comes to know about the same he gets angry and blames Rama for spreading the rumor, since he was present in the garden when the incident happened. When Rama denies spreading the rumour, he asks Rama to find the real culprit who has spread the false rumour.

Commenting on the track Manav Gohil who plays King Krishnadevraya said that now it's really becoming tough for Krishnadevraya to lead a normal life due to the fake marriage rumour.  Since he always trusts Rama, he gives the task of finding the real culprit to Rama. The interesting part will be to see if Rama will be successful in finding the real culprit or not.

Sony SAB’s Saat Phero Ki Hera Pherie: Is Goldie the Mystery Man Behind Phone Calls and Letters

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Chandigarh 26th April:- Saat Phero Ki Hera Pherie has been witnessing some major changes in the form of mega twists and turns in the show where Neetu (Swati Shah) has been harassed by a crazy lover. Neetu has been receiving anonymous phone calls and letters expressing his love for her and Bhupi (Shekhar Suman) is trying to find out the culprit.

While Bhupi and Parimal (Amit Mistry) are busy trying to solve the mystery of the secret lover, Neetu's phone rings and Bhupi assumes the perpetrator to be the watchman who is coincidently seen talking on the phone at the same time and they end up beating him up. Just then Neetu tells them that she was talking to her aunt on the phone.  

Things spice up when the inspector informs Bhupi about Goldie (Kevin Dave) being the suspect. The anxious Bhupi confronts Goldie about the calls and just then he reveals that his mobile was stolen and he changed his sim. To find out the real culprit, Bhupi and Parimal plan a trap where Neetu informs the secret lover to meet her in the garden.

Commenting on the track Neetu a.k.a. Swati Shah mentioned that the show has reached an interesting track where a secret lover is behind Neetu and troubling her with phones calls. She along with Bhupi and Parimal is trying to find out the culprit. Meanwhile, Bhupi blames Goldie for the calls. Now, it will be fun see how they find the real culprit.


MFIN Appoints Harsh Shrivastava as Its New CEO

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Chandigarh 26th April:- Microfinance Institutions Network (MFIN), a self-regulatory organization and an industry association for the microfinance finance industry in India has announced the appointment of Harsh Shrivastava as Chief Executive Officer. He will assume his new role and responsibilities with effective from 25th April 2018.

Prior to joining MFIN, Shrivastava was with Feedback Infra as Head of Corporate Affairs and Communications. With over 20 years of professional experience, he had served in the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the capacity of Deputy Speechwriter. He was also involved in the making of India's 12th plan during his tenure with Planning Commission as a consultant.

Speaking on the appointment, Rakesh Dubey, President, MFIN, said that we welcome Harsh Shrivastava as the new CEO of MFIN. We are confident that with his rich experience and leadership quality, he will be able to steer the microfinance industry in the progressive direction and contribute significantly in building a strong and positive perception of the industry. We wish him all the best for his new responsibilities.

On accepting the new role Harsh Shrivastava said that he feel humbled and privileged to be given this opportunity. Microfinance as an industry holds a great importance when we talk about financial inclusion. It represents empowerment of economically weaker sections which makes it a key pillar in the government's framework of inclusive development. He looks forward to be a part of this fraternity which is working at the grassroots level to transform today's India into a better one.

In his previous assignments, Harsh Shrivastava has held senior posts in Reliance Capital, Confederation of Indian Industry and Srei Infrastructure and Finance. He is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and has written India's first book on Corporate Social Responsibility. Shrivastava succeeds Ms. RatnaVishwanathan who stepped down as the CEO of MFIN earlier this year.

लक्ष्य ज्योतिष संस्थान द्वारा दूसरे निशुल्क ज्योतिष कैंप का आयोजन 29 अप्रैल को : 25 से अधिक ज्योतिष आचार्य लेंगे भाग

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Chandigarh 26th April:- लक्ष्य ज्योतिष संस्थान चंडीगढ़ की ओर से सेक्टर 19 के श्री कौशलेन्दर सीता राम मंदिर में दूसरे निशुल्क ज्योतिष कैंप का आयोजन किया जा रहा है ।ज्योतिष कैंप में समस्त उत्तर भारत में ज्योतिष विद्या की विभिन्न विधाओं वैदिक, हस्त रेखा, टैरो कार्ड रीडर, अंक गणित, स्प्रिचुअल हीलर, रैकी, वास्तु-नाड़ी, लाल किताब एवं के पी एस्ट्रोलॉजी से जुड़े विशेषज्ञ ज्योतिष आचार्यों ने भाग लेंगे। 

लक्ष्य ज्योतिष संस्थान की प्रेजिडेंट आचार्य बीना शर्मा, फाउंडर व् चेयरमैन डॉक्टर रोहित कुमार और वाईस प्रेजिडेंट परवीन रजवाल ने बताया कि संस्थान की ओर से आयोजित इस ज्योतिष कैंप को निशुल्क लगाया जाएगा, इसमें न तो ज्योतिष विशेषज्ञों से ओर न ही आम जनता से किसी भी प्रकार की धनराशि ली जा रही है। उन्होंने बताया कि ज्योतिष कैम्प में लोग अपनी जन्म तिथि, समय और जन्म स्थान बता कर या कुंडली दिखा कर ज्योतिष की विभिन्न विधाओं द्वारा अपनी राहू केतु दशा और अपने जीवन से जुड़ी पारिवारिक, स्वास्थ्य, नौकरी व अन्य बातो की जानकारी हासिल कर सकते है।

डॉक्टर रोहित कुमार ने बताया की इस कैंप का मुख्य उद्देशय वैदिक ज्योतिष का प्रचार प्रसार है, ताकि लोग ज्यादा से ज्यादा इस विद्या के बारे में जान सके। उन्होंने बताया की उनके संस्थान की और से गरीब परिवार के बच्चो को ज्योतिष विद्या की फ्री एजुकेशन दी जाती है ताकि वो इस विद्या से वो न केवल लोगों को जीवन में आ रही विभिन्न परेशानियों से छुटकारा पाने का उपाए बता सके साथ ही अपने परिवार का भरण पोषण कर सके।

उन्होंने बताया की हालांकि ज्योतिष द्वारा जीवन में आ रही परेशानियों से छुटकारा तो नहीं पाया जा सकता, परन्तु ज्योतिष के उपायों से इन पर काफी हद तक नियंतरण जरूर पाया जा सकता है।

 


Volkswagen Motorsport India Extends its Customer Sport Initiative Across All Three INRC Categories

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Chandigarh 26th April:- Volkswagen Motorsport India is developing and building customer cars for potential rally drivers interested to compete in the FMSCI India National Rally Championship under its Customer Sport programme. Volkswagen Motorsport India will build the rally-spec cars across all three categories of the championship – INRC, INRC2 & INRC3. 

To showcase the performance and reliability of these thoroughbred rally cars, the Volkswagen Motorsport India team will compete in INRC and INRC2 categories. Vicky Chandhok will be piloting the INRC segment car while Phalguna Urs will pilot the INRC2 rally car in the opening round of INRC in Chennai over the coming weekend. Phalguna will continue driving the Volkswagen Polo INRC2 car throughout the 2018 season.

Volkswagen Motorsport India's Customer Sport programme allows rally drivers to get a factory prepared Volkswagen Polo rally car as per suited to their individual requirements. In addition, the factory's Motorsport team also provides on-ground technical support to the drivers and their teams.

Sirish Vissa, Head of Volkswagen Motorsport India said that after our global success in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) for four years on the trot, Volkswagen Motorsport changed its focus to developing customer cars globally and we followed suit here in India too. We have developed cars for potential customers across all three categories, for individuals who wish participate in competitive rallying. He further added that our Customer Sport initiative helps individuals get a factory prepared Volkswagen Polo rally car along with an experienced team of performance engineers from Volkswagen Motorsport.

 


Wipro Lighting Launches Internet of Lighting

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Chandigarh 26th April:- Wipro Lighting unveiled its Internet of Lighting (IoL)TM solutions for Smart and Connected indoor and outdoor lighting at the Light Show here today. The IoL solution will usher in a new revolution in office, institutions and outdoor lighting sectors. Emergence of IoT and Big Data have made smart and connected digital lighting solutions a reality. These solutions bring in both intelligence and functionality into lighting systems.

Wipro Lighting has collaborated with leading global technology companies like Cisco and purely-Fi, Scotland. It has collaborated with Cisco for Power over Ethernet (PoE) based lighting solutions and is also offering Human Centric Lighting solutions for new age workspaces. These collaborations enhance user experience and deliver desired outcome for customers – be it energy saving or improving workspace productivity and enhanced employee well-being. It has tied up with pure Li-Fi, Scotland to deliver high speed and secure data transmission through LED luminaries.

Armed with Smart & Connected outdoor lighting solutions, Wipro Lighting is ready to provide complete lighting infrastructure for Smart Cities. Wipro's connected and intelligent outdoor lighting has demonstrated its capabilities of improved public safety, efficiency and comfort.

Addressing the media during the Light Show,  Anuj Dhir, Vice-President  & Business Head, Wipro Lighting said that in its 25-year journey, Wipro Lighting has constantly focused on design and innovation to provide customers with best lighting solutions. Internet of Lighting (IoL)TM is a significant and big step in offering our customers best of breed solutions in Lighting and Beyond.

At the Light Show, Wipro Lighting showcased its range of Smart and connected lighting solutions for indoor and outdoor applications with a live demonstration of the latest technology benefits using an Interactive Wall. The state of the art indoor lighting solutions include the international RED DOT award winning Verge LED, newly launched Opus LED, down lighters and sensors. The company also demonstrated its best–in-class performance based industrial lighting solutions for enhanced productivity and safety.

In 2017, Wipro Lighting won several prestigious awards for Product Design, Innovation and Quality Excellence. They include International seal of Quality – Red Dot Design award for outstanding design, Global SSL Showcase Top 100, India Design Mark for certified excellence in Product Design, Frost & Sullivan Award for LED lighting visionary innovation leadership and International Diamond Prize for Excellence in Quality by European Society of Quality Research (ESQR).

Light Show is Wipro's signature event to showcase its cutting edge design, innovation and product capabilities. The Light Show in Chandigarh evoked a positive response with several Architects, Specifiers and Corporates attending and interacting with the Wipro team.


Cyient Acquires Semiconductor Firm AnSem N.V.

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Chandigarh 26th April:- Cyient Limited ("Cyient"), a global provider of engineering, manufacturing, geospatial, networks, and operations management services, today announced that its step down subsidiary Cyient Europe Ltd. has acquired AnSem N.V., a leading fabless, custom analog and mixed-signal application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs)design company. AnSem specializes in advanced analog, radio frequency, and mixed-signal integrated circuit design and provides custom ASICs for clients around the world across key industries, including automotive, medical, industrial, smart home, and smart grid, with long-life applications of five to ten years. 

Incorporated in 1998 as a spin-off of the University of Leuven and with the support of imec- the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. AnSem has a strong team of technical and domain experts and has established itself as a well-known name in the field of analog and mixed-signal ASICs. Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, AnSem has been certified as an ISO 9001:2015 company with a strong focus on solving complex challenges. Through its proven history of 100% first-time-functional designs, AnSem not only provides significant cost savings, but also time-to-market benefits, making this Cyient's center of excellence. AnSem, has revenue of ~$10 Million and20%+ operating margin.

Suman Narayan, Senior Vice President for Semiconductor, IoT, and Analytics at Cyient said that AnSem's leading-edge, custom mixed-signal analog integrated circuit (IC) capability allows Cyient to offer turnkey ICs, starting from concept circuit to final production. Through this acquisition, Cyient can help its clients develop smart analog sensors to capture data, while leveraging our IoT and analytics solutions to provide actionable insights.

AnSem's CEO and Co-founder, Stefan Gogaert  said that we are excited to become a part of the Cyient family and expand our capabilities to a larger customer base.  He added that over the years, AnSem has built an impeccable record of custom analog ASIC solutions delivery, a long-term customer base, and an unparalleled capability to develop, validate, and verify complex solutions. Thanks to this acquisition,our ability to deliver the volume of ASICs that our customers need to stay ahead of the competition will become even stronger.It also will enable us to be in the leading position that we were already aiming for.

Ludo Deferm, Executive Vice President at imec and member of the Board of Directors of AnSem said that innovation is an integral part of imec's culture, and throughout the years, we have continuously supported regional start-up activities related to microelectronics and nanoelectronics. AnSem is one of the success stories that has grown to become a profitable company in analog, RF and mixed-signal design with an international customer base.We are delighted with the acquisition of AnSem by Cyient. This is a confirmation of AnSem's business value and the strength of the eco-system around imec. We are hopeful that this acquisition is the beginning of a close collaboration between Cyient and imec, as well as with other Flemish companies.

NBA Launch ‘Swag Ka Khel’ Campaign

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Chandigarh 26th April:- The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Sony Pictures Networks(SPN) launched the 'Swag Ka Khel'campaign, aimed specifically for the Hindi-speaking audience in the country.  The campaign, when translated, means 'the sport with swag', aims to reach out to and engage the audience who has Hindi as their primary language. 

The 360-degree marketing campaign will be rolled out across 14 cities on television, radio, online and outdoor fan engagements. The on-ground activation in Chandigarh will run on Saturday, 28thApril and Sunday, 29thApril 2018 at Elante Mall.  The interactive zone is focused on growing and eliciting participation in basketball wherein participants enter an NBA arena can dunk and shoot a hoop and win exciting prizes including NBA jerseys. To captivate the audience, Ryan Robinson, a talented basketball trickster will also be performing some freestyle basketball moves.

This campaign will further amplify the opportunity of widening the popularity of the league in Tier-II markets. A result of increasing engagement levels recorded of the Hindi in-game commentary, launched during the playoffs NBA 2016-17season, 'Swag Ka Khel' will comprise an on-ground experiential zone at prime locations to provide a peek into the world of NBA.  

The NBA games with Hindi commentary airs every weekend on SONY TEN 3 and SONY TEN 3 HD channels. The network will continue to broadcast daily and weekly NBA studio shows and integrate highlights as well as daily content from NBA TV, including team previews and recap shows.  The daily 30-minute highlight programs will be broadcast during primetime, every day of the season.  The weekly studio show – NBA WEEKLY, hosted by a local anchor, will recap all the happenings around the NBA during the past week.  The NBA and sports cluster of SPN will also continue the customized, local live NBA wraparound show NBA AROUND THE HOOP every weekend throughout the season to bring viewers closer to the game.  The program will be hosted by a panel of basketball experts that will provide analysis and insights on all the latest NBA news.

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Elaichi All Set to Plan an Agitation to Promote Sanitation in Sony SAB’s ‘Jijaji Chhat Per Hain’

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Chandigarh 25th April:- Sony SAB's 'Jijaji Chhat Per Hain' has been dishing out interesting drama and entertainment with Elaichi's amusing escapades with Pancham. The show will soon witness an interesting phase where Pancham instigates Elaichi to do something worthy that will benefit the society at large.

In the process of proving the same to Pancham, the clever Elaichi comes up with a plan and decides to start a sanitation programme in Chandni Chowk.  She begins an agitation against public urination and comes up with a unique idea to trouble Pancham and decides to turn his loo into a public toilet.

Commenting on this hilarious track, Pancham a.k.a. Nikhil Khurana mentioned that the latest track, the show has to offer is very hilarious. We had a gala time shooting for this specific track as we all had a laughter session while shooting this scene. I am sure the audience will enjoy this as much as we did during its making.