Tuesday 30 December 2014

Star Cast Of Movie Sai Mahima Carries out Safai Abhiyaan

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Chandigarh 30th December:- Going to be release on 09th January 2015,Explor Production's devotional hindi feature film "Sai Mahima" star cast today carried out a safai abhiyaan in the plaza sector 17 chandigarh. The star cast includes Producer Neeraj Mahajan, Director Sukhwinder Sharma, Asstt. Director Sandeep Sharma, Hero Gagan Grewal, Jatinder Sharma, Amrinder Singh, Aman Multani, Anuj, Manu & Harjinder Chauhan.

 Producer Neeraj Mahajan, Director Sukhwinder Sharma said that film is totally devoted to sai Baba ji and it is made by the devotees of Baba Ji. They said that main motive behind the film is make aware youth towards our religions. About safai abhiyaan they said that if we keep our surroundings neat and clean then good thoughts will definitely comes out of our mind.



Ashmah International School organize Annual Function

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Mohali 30th December:- Ashmah International School, sector -70, Mohali, Celebrated Annual function   at Bhai Makhan Shah Lubana Auditorium .The Function presided over by Director, J S Kesar. The function commenced with the traditional lightning of the lamp by Director J S Kesar and Principal, Monica Mann followed by invoking the blessings of Shri Ganesha through dance performance.  At the moment, students showcased their talent by performing on the theme 'Navrasa Seasons' on different rasas and seasons. The theme is related to the human life and emotions .It was shown in the performance that all actions and thoughts are governed by emotional experiences .Later, Students created a beautiful ambience through their performance. Students astonished the audience with their smart and synchronized movement in western dance.

Principal, Monica Mann, presented annual report through Power Point Presentation. She appreciated the budding talents and announced the achievements of the school. She further added that such function holds the emotional values, thus put a mark in child's memory and help him to develop bonding. Such activities create competition which turned a child achiever in his life.


Dera Bassi constituency will be the first constituency in Punjab, having separate water supply scheme in each village: Sharma.

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Mohali 30th December:- Dera Bassi constituency will be the first in Punjab state, which will be having separate water supply scheme in its each village for potable drinking water providing water at 70 Litres per day per person. This was stated by N. K. Sharma, MLA Dera Bassi and Chief Parliament Secretary Industry & Commerce, while non-formal addressing to press.

N. K. Sharma said that although the villages of Dera Bassi constituency have been inter-connected with different water supply schemes for potable water supply, but after providing separate water supply scheme for each village, there will not be any shortage of drinking water. He stated that Rs. 5 crore 87 lacs 6 thousand will be spent on providing rural water supply schemes in Dera Bassi constituency during current fiscal year. He said that Rs. 3 crore 33 lacs 68 thousand have been spent for providing water supply schemes in 7 villages namely Ballopur, Mirpur, Jwaharpur, Rampur Behal, Punsar, Saidpur and Samgoli. N. K. Sharma said that Rs. 2 crore 53 lacs 38 thousand will be spent on providing water supply schemes at village Daffarpur, Sihpur, Saarangpur & Kurali and the work for these schemes will be got completed during current fiscal year. N. K. Sharma further stated that in constituency Dera Bassi, Rs. 4 crore 94 lac 48 thousand will be spent for laying sewerage & providing treatment plant in 3 villages namely Jaula Kalan, Bhagsi & Mukandpur. N. K.  Sharma said that Rs. 1 crore 86 lacs 73 thousand will be spent for sewerage system in village Jaula Kalan, Rs. 1 crore 21 lac 49 thousand for village Bhagsi and Rs. 1 crore 86 lac 26 thousand spent for providing sewerage system in village Mukandpur.


PUTIA demands the Release of Post Matric Scholarship funds

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Chandigarh 30th December:- Punjab Unaided Technical Institutions Association (PUTIA) demanded the immediate release of funds meant for scholarships of students of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other backward classes from the Punjab Government as more than 400 Unaided Technical Institutions of Punjab and students are facing hardship due to delay in the release of funds.

President, PUTIA, Dr J S Dhaliwal while raising this issue said that hundreds of well established technical institutions of Punjab are facing financial crisis and are on the verge of closure due to the delay in release of scholarship funds.  A large number of students from India are studying in these unaided technical institutions.

Vice President, PUTIA and Chairman, Doaba Group of Colleges, S. Manjit Singh said that on the one hand state Government is not releasing SC/ST/OBC funds on the other hand banks are strict with the educational institutions in terms of repayment of the loans given to the colleges. Many of the colleges have failed to repay the loan to the banks because of non reimbursement of tuition fees of SC/ST/OBC students.

Convener, PUTIA and Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, Dr. Anshu Kataria said that they are not denying admission to SC/ST/OBC students. But at the same time we need funds to run our institutions." District administration asks not to charge anything from SC/ST/OBC but Punjab does not release the payment on time due to which institutions are facing financial crisis.


Saturday 27 December 2014

GJGOI Celebrates National Mathematics Day

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Mohali 27th December:- Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions celebrated National Mathematics Day at its Campus in the memory of Srinivasa Ramanujan. The event started with welcome address of the chief Guest .J.S Bedi, Chairman, Gian Jyoti Group of Institutions. He addressed the students and faculty mentioning the significance and importance of this day and depicted the ways of implementing Mathematics in their daily life through his talk. A Seminar was also held to make students aware of various methods and techniques to make calculation easier and faster. Students were advised to use Vedic mathematics for their calculations. This will not only make them to calculate faster but will also help them to crack the competitive examinations. Students were involved in different group activities like Puzzle solving and online mock test competition based on mathematics .This was followed by presentations prepared by the students so as to check their knowledge about the subject. Winners were awarded with  prizes.


Shemrock School’s Two Days Annual Sports Meet concludes

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 27th December:- Two days Annual Sports Meet of shemrock Senior Secondary School concluded Sec.46, Chandigarh with the colourful and cultural bonanza of events including the School Band, Taekwando display, Giddha and scintillating hoop dance drill was performed by the girls and the prize distribution. The parents also joined the students to make it a success. The students left everyone spellbound with their athletic shows which included Traffic drill, skating and gymnastics. Taekwondo, Yoga demonstration by young talents was a treat for the spectators. The ground echoed the triumphant yells of the winners.

Chairman A S Bajwa said that on such platforms Students get a chance to present their talents and skills which are necessary for holistic development. The event ended with the singing of the National Anthem.

CGC Jhanjeri announces scholarship for rural & financially weak Students

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Mohali 27th December:- Chandigarh Group of Colleges Jhanjeri, announced scholarship, Facilities & Incentives to economically weak students in a meeting with representatives of about 50 villages. More than 100 persons including Chairmen of Marketing Committees/ Block Samitis, MCs, Sarpanches, Lambardars and Members of various Block Samitis attended the meeting.

Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President, CGC said that the college would put in the best of its efforts for providing scholarship, additional facilities and top quality education to students living in rural areas.

Dr. G.D. Bansal, Director General CGC said that within a short period of about two years, the students of CGC, Jhanjeri have created new records in PTU by capturing highest number of positions in the Merit Lists of PTU. He further explained Govt. Scholarships for SC/ST/OBC students, incentives given by the college management for general category students belonging to economically weaker families. Achievements of the college during the last two years in the fields of academics, sports & other co-curricular activities were also highlighted at the moment.

Cross Connection Star Cast Reaches North Country Mall Mohali

By 121 News Reporter

Mohali 27th December:- A Punjabi musical comedy movie 'Cross Connection' hit screen today. The star cast of movie including lead cast Garry Waraich, Nancy Johal and Sumandeep, Gurchet Chitrkar, Tarsem Paul and Raman Dhilon joined audience at North Country Mall, Mohali in morning show .

The movie is directed by Nishant Bhardwaj and produced by Jasbir Dhillon of Dhillon Creations in association with Music One. The other star cast of movie includes Upasana Singh, BN Sharma , Dilaver Sidhu, Dr. Sahib Singh, Jarnail Jelly, Pankaj Sharma, Anju Aggrawal and Rajinder Rozy.

Every second in movie one face unsolicited gentlemen and ladies, young, cute and beautiful lasses and very outgoing and timidly bold young dudes who go the extra mile in quest of their love. And behold, you are in the realm of hilarity and good times that are sand witched between uncertainty and ambiguity of the gravest kind. Misunderstandings and misconceptions rule the roost and at breakneck pace, characters go hurtling down the ethereal skies of wanton cosmos. A strict brigadier's romantically inclined son, meekly submits to the erratically whimsical daughter of an IAS officer's whims and fancies. Ironically, a confused son of a political big wig from Punjab is a hot contender for the hand of a police commissioner's gorgeous, sexy  and beautiful daughter. Why and how their paths cross ?

The process, happenings and the results are all very topsy-turvy yet smooth as silk, very comforting and tantalising. The entire thing tickles our funny bone. Cross Connection causes mistakes to be made by the young protagonists only to be reigned in by the elders in a covertly and overtly  strict, yet amiable manner. The film brings in whiffs of fresh air into the family bonds in a very subtle and entertaining vein. The Smile, at times, turns into guffaws every now and then but it sits perennially on your lips. It has to be a U certificate film for family viewing that sets a fresher benchmark for humour in Punjabi Cinema.

Ms. Rimi Dhar the Music Director of movie is a youngest female music director of India besides only female music director in Punjabi cinema. The movie songs have been sung by Rahat Fateh Ali khan , Arif Lohar, Kamal khan, Navraj Hans, Monika, Tochi Raina, Deepali Sathe and Rimi Dhar.


Awareness lecture on Avian Flu at MCM

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 27th December:- MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh organized an awareness lecture on Avian Flu, for its non teaching staff. Dr. Lovelesh Gupta, Joint Director, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries, Chandigarh dispelled various myths related to Avian Flue in his informational lecture. Dr. Gupta sensitized the staff about the origin, cause and symptoms of bird flu in order to ease the anxiety in their minds regarding this disease. Reiterating that there is no need to panic, Dr. Gupta said that this flu is curable and there has been no transmission from birds to human beings since 2006.

Principal of the college Dr. Puneet Bedi thanked Dr. Gupta for his efforts to ease the fears of the staff in the wake of reports of Bird Flue scare in the city.


By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 27th December:- Panchkula's Tau Devi Lal Stadium came alive with young athletes of Dikshant International School, Zirakpur taking the facility's track and field arena by storm. The occasion was the Annual Sports Day of the School which was declared open by Vivek Atray (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, Panchkula. The sports meet commenced with a March Past by the 4 Houses - Rabindra, Sarvapalli, Siddhartha & Vivekanand, which was followed by flag hoisting and oath taking ceremony. Senior school students took part in an array of track and field Inter House events for both Boys and Girls. These included 100 metres, 200 metres, 4* 100 metres relay, triathlon etc.


A string of fun races were held for the Primary School students. The little ones showed their talent in competitions like Balancing book, Frog race, Dressing up, Ball Relay, Potato Race, Sack Race, Backward Race, One legged race, Three legged race, Dribbling race etc. All these events enlivened the atmosphere with the participants showcasing their sporting prowess to the tune of deafening applause from an enthralled audience. The competitors far exceeded expectations and performed to an exceptionally high standard in all events. Some very colourful drills like a Martial arts display was also part of the Sports Day.


Thursday 25 December 2014

Oakridge international school celebrate Christmas Carnival with a bang

By 121 News Reporter

Mohali 25th December:- Oakridge International School celebrated Christmas Carnival with a festive spirit at the school premises. The school was magnificently decorated Christmas trees with warm reds and happy greens. Game stalls like big mouth, skittles, snowman sleigh, darts, click my pic saw a horde of students enjoying themselves. There were competitions of Christmas carol singing and Christmas decoration among the students. There was the Christmas spirit and merriment throughout the programme which thrilled, inspired and touched audiences. Then, Santa entered world full of goodies and festive cheer and make the celebrations memorable for the studentsWhile speaking at the moment, principal Adilakshmi applauded the teachers to extend their whole hearted support in making the event a grand success. She further added that Christmas is a festival of joy and giving. Christmas symbolizes a very deep significant truth of spiritual life. The birth of Lord Jesus happened at a time when ignorance, greed, superstition, hatred and hypocrisy prevailed on earth. Purity and morality was forgotten and neglected. Christ was born and he actually transformed the lives of people. He gave a new spiritual turn to people's lives.


The Holy Wonder School celebrates Christmas

By 121 News Reporter

Mohali 25th December:- The Holy Wonder Smart School celebrated Christmas at its campus. On this occasion, a play depicting the birth of Lord Jesus was enacted by the young artists. The play focused on hardships of Mary and Joseph before Christ was born. The strong support and humble assistance of the community was reflected where a shepherd gives shelter to Mother Mary to be blessed. The small children dressed as farm animals with hanging bells brought a special aura to the festival. The three kings and their wise men from the royal kingdom presented the riches and traditional gifts. One of the teachers dressed up as Santa and spread the message of eco-friendly atmosphere and distributed candies to the Students.

The Director, Holy Wonder School, Ashween Arora appraised the efforts of the little ones as well as the teachers to welcome the festival. She wished Merry Christmas and very Happy and prosperous New Year to all the students and the staff.


DLF City Centre organizes colourful X’Mas Parade for kids

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 25th December:- With fervor of Christmas in the air, the upscale shopping & entertainment destination—DLF City Centre Mall in IT Park, Chandigarh, which is the only Premium Outlet Mall of tri-city, has been decked up like a bride to celebrate Christmas season & also to ring in the New Year. To celebrate Christmas in a resounding way, the mall organized a colourful Christmas Parade which saw as many as 70 kids dressed up in the X'Mas theme, scorching the ramp in their innovative costumes. Many kids dressed up as Santas, some girls could be spotted in attires akin to Santarinas  - the female version of Santa Claus, the more creative parents gave children looks that matched elves & reindeers etc. It was a pretty picture as the children took to the ramp to show their dresses to the assembled panel of judges. Exciting prizes were given to children who participated. The parade was held separately for age groups 4 to 7 years & 8 to 13 years. Santa was also seen distributing goodies to kids at the mall as he met & shook hands with all his fans.

Shemrock School Celebrates Christmas With a Festive Spirit

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 25th December:- Shemrock Senior secondary School Mohali celebrated Christmas with a festive spirit on the school premises. The entire campus was festooned with colorful streamers and balloons and a brightly decorated Christmas tree. To explore the creativity of the students, the school organized a cake decoration activity within the classroom.  Students presented a colorful skit related to the birth of Jesus Christ wherein they dressed as Santa Claus, Joseph, Mother Mary,The Kings (three Wiseman) and the shepherds. The programme was followed by a dance and Christmas carols. Christmas play depicting true essence of love, joy and peace was enacted by children .The presence of the shepherds, the three kings and angel Gabriel gave a sense of authenticity to the play. Students also enjoyed themselves by participating in number of games such as memory game, passing the X-Mas goodies. They enjoyed the Magic Show and the gifts given by the 'Santa'. Later they relished the tasty refreshments & danced together. Chairman, A.S.Bajwa while addressing the students urged them to follow the passage of love and affection which is essence of every religion of the world .


Wednesday 24 December 2014

Tiny Tots of CRB School Celebrates christmas

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 24th December:- CRB Public school sector 7-B beared extremely mesmerizing and colourful look on 24th December to  mark Christmas celebrations in the school. The students of the school were looking awesome in their red dresses. The school echoed with Christmas carols as an integral part of school festivity. The students and the teachers presented ravishing red extravaganza on this occasion. The Santa Claus visited the school to spread the message of love, peace, cleanliness and joy among the children. He motivated the children to maintain cleanliness around and not to litter our surroundings and mother earth. Santa also propagated latest agendas of saving electricity and water and updated the children to do so by giving those gifts for the correct response on his queries. A glittering and cheering mood was felt in the air. The unique feature of celebration was the 20 feet tall, extraordinarily decorated natural Christmas tree in the school. Santa distributed sweets and happiness to the children. The day ended with lots of dances and merriment in the school.

AirAsia India celebrates Christmas with a special activity for children

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 24th December:- AirAsia India celebrates its first Christmas with a special activity for children. Children below the age of 12 travelling on AirAsia India flight from Bengaluru on Christmas can look  forward to special surprises at the airport and on board.Adding to the Christmas celebrations, all passengers travelling from Bengaluru will be treated with plum cake and kids under the age of 12 flying on Bengaluru- Cochin and Bengaluru – Goa sectors will receive chocolates. All children below the age of 12 taking an AirAsia India flight from Bengaluru on Christmas will receive a special AirAsia India travel voucher which can be redeemed on their future travel. As a young brand, AirAsia values the patronage of the young guests and would like to make them feel special during this festive season.

Speaking on this occasion, Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia India said that we wanted to create a festive atmosphere during this season and make flying experience extremely memorable for kids on board. By planning a string of fun filled activities, AirAsia India believes in embracing every festival with customised celebrations. On this occasion, I would like to wish all our fliers a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year ahead.


Christmas Celebration at Brilliance World School

By 121 News Reporter:-

Chandigarh 24th December:- Brilliance World School celebrated on 24th Christmas with carols and dance as students from pre-nursery to grade III came dressed up in red and white and every classroom was decorated by the students. The huge Christmas tree and a teddy bear was there to receive them today as the students entered the school. The choir group sang the carols and the whole school reverberated the tunes of "jingle bells" and "merry Christmas"  Vinod incharge Grade-I spoke about the importance of Christmas and the meaning of Carols.

Principal Niranjana Chatterjee motivated the students to share their happiness with the less privileged brothers and sisters and the students were told to share the favorite belongings with someone who doesn't have enough.     


SMD Little Champ Smart School Celebrates Christmas


By 121 News Reporter:-

Chandigarh 24th December:- SMD Little Champ Smart School, Sector -2 Panchkula: Christmas was celebrated at SMD Little Champ Smart School with great fervour. The little champs came dressed up as angels and santas . They looked beautiful in their red coloured dresses and gowns. The students of primary classes sang  Christmas carols and danced. This festival of peace and good will was celebrated with lots of enthusiasm. Director, Naresh Gupta distributed sweets and candies to the children. 





Tuesday 23 December 2014

PGI OPDs Close on X-Mas

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 23rd December:-  All OPDs of PGI will be remain closed on 25thDecember,on account of Christmas. Otherwise  emergency services will function as usual.

Neuroscience students of NINE shine at a National conference

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 23rd December:-  Three students of M.Sc. Nursing (Neuroscience Nursing) of NINE, PGIMER were awarded in various competitions in a recently held conference (SINNCON 2014) at Le Meridian, Coimbatore, from 12th to 15th Dec 2014. Renu and Ritu bagged 2nd and 3rd prizes respectively in scientific paper presentation. In neuro quiz 1st prize was won by Renu, however the 2nd and 3rdprize was won by Ritu and Abhishek respectively. In Elocution the 1st, 2nd, 3rdprize was bagged by Ritu, Renu, and Abhishek respectively. They also won a consolation prize in an electrical operated model on TIA. The students were accompanied by Dr Sukhpal Kaur, Mrs Manju Dhandhapanni, and Ms Nadiya who were the invited faculty in the said conference.     

Doon International School Celebrates Christmas

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Mohali 23rd December:-  Doon International School, Mohali wore a merry look on the juncture of Christmas celebrations in the school campus. The entire school was decorated with balloons, bells, booties, stars & a colossal Christmas tree etc.  with bland  of winter celebrations .The  students were dressed up like Mother Merry, father , King , santa Clasus, Christmas tree, snowman, Disney characters, Shepherds and Baby Jesus.

A very colorful cultural fiesta began with The First Christmas as English play depicting the birth of Jesus and the reason how and when the celebrations of Christmas started, was staged by the students of class II and was applauded  a lot by the guests. The people were enthralled by the tunes of traditional Carols sung by the tiny tots. Later, children danced to the tunes of jingle Bell Jungle Bell Jingle all the way…. An enormous Christmas tree was decorated in the school .The students were happy with the take away which they got from their teachers. The guest and the students were also served light refreshment.

The principal, Manjeet Madira appraised the efforts of the little ones as well as the teachers to welcome the festival. She wished Merry Christmas and very Happy and prosperous New Year to all the students and the staff.


Radial NZG Technology tires on the latest aircraft technology

By 121 News Reporter

 Chandigarh 23rd December:-  Michelin Aircraft Tire has announced that the first flight of the new Airbus A350-900 aircraft was completed with MICHELIN Radial NZG Technology tires. Airbus has delivered the first A350 XWB to its launch operator QATAR AIRWAYS equipped with MICHELIN AIR X tyres with Radial NZG Technology. The Xtra Wide Body commercial jet made primarily of composite materials achieved its first ferry flight from Toulouse (France) to Doha (Qatar)on 22th December 2014. The aircraft has already proved a tremendous success with hundreds of orders from leading global airlines.

The A350 XWBwill set a new standard of comfort and efficiency in its class. Seventy percent of the A350 XWB is made from lighter-weight advanced materials, including composites (53%), titanium and new generation aluminum alloys. These are primarily built into the aircraft's main structural components such as the wings and fuselage. In this way, composite and carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) materials serve to reduce weight and thereby lower fuel consumption by 25% as well as reducing the maintenance cost of the aircraft.

Frank MOREAU, Michelin Aircraft Tire Company's President.said that Michelin worked hand in hand with Airbus on this aircraft. Michelin is committed to providing innovation for safety and business efficiency. As innovation leaders, Michelin introduced the world's first radial aircraft tire in 1981.  Michelin is a trusted partner for original equipment manufacturers andcontinuously incorporates smart innovations into designing tires that anticipate customer needs for future aircraft. He added that MICHELIN Radial NZG Technology has enabled Michelin to offer a new line of better performing, lower weight aircraft tires certified for the A350 XWB models.





Make My Trip Launches Direct Charter Flights from Amritsar to Cappadocia

By 121 News Reporter

 Chandigarh 23rd December:-  Turkey, the land of exquisite weaves, magical monuments, exotic markets and delectable kebabs just came closer to Amritsar. India's largest online travel company, Make MyTrip.com, has announced the launch of holiday packages to Turkey, with special direct flights from Amritsar. The charter flight package is a first-of-its-kind initiative in Punjab. The all-inclusive package will be operational from May 2015 at a special promotional price of INR 84,990 only!

Mohit Gupta, Chief Business & Marketing Officer, MakeMyTrip,elaborated, that at MakeMyTrip, we take great pride in offering comprehensive travel solutions such as international holidays designed to provide a memorable experience to our customers. Our aim is to make our services easily available to travellers in their most-preferred medium-of-choice, whether online, on mobile or through offline retail stores.  We are delighted to offer this unique package for enthusiastic holidayers in the region. Turkey with its incredible landscapes, natural wonders and fascinating culture has seen a heightened interest from Indian travellers and is therefore, our key destination for summer 2015. We are delighted to enhance access to our value-based holiday packages and services to travellers from Punjab, and help them create memories unlimited. Mohit elaborated,that MakeMyTrip has built a reputation of designing innovative holiday packages that offer maximum value to its customers.  We are proud to have provided Indian travellers access to destinations that were traditionally perceived as 'expensive & inaccessible'. These include Ladakh, Maldives, Phuket, and Andaman Islands. Through our charter flight tie-ups we were able to bring down the overall cost of travel to these destinations. Now, we have are determined to bring Turkey closer to Indian travellers looking for unique and exotic experiences.


Big Bazaar is now more than 100 cities

By 121 News Reporter

 Chandigarh 23rd December:- Big Bazaar, India's largest modern retailer is set to break all records. It is now present across more than 100 cities in India. Big Bazaar's Rourkela store in Orissa is the latest entrant in the market making the retail chain hit the 100th goal. Now, Big Bazaar reaches out to every consumer's home from Agartala in East to Bhuj in West, from Zirakpur in North to Palakkad in South. Within the span of last 3 months, Big Bazaar opened 17 new stores across the country, adding cities like Jharsuguda, Bhopal, Varanasi, Bokaro etc. in its kitty.


On this landmark occasion, Sadashiv Nayak, CEO Big Bazaar said that it is the belief in our Indian roots which has made this journey extremely fruitful. Each & every store of Big Bazaar was given birth after in-depth research about its vicinity – seamless understanding about prospective consumers culture, style of living, needs etc. Our strategy has been to understand the art of doing business in India, while putting in the best practices in Science of retailing.  This has helped us customize a complete experience for our customers. We are glad and thankful for making Big Bazaar one of the most reliable & trustworthy brand in India. In over a decade now Big Bazaar has the change the way people shop in India. Since its inception, Big Bazaar has been a front runner in industry for creating occasions of consumption for Indians. Shopping days which were created by Big Bazaar like "Sabse Saste Din", "Maha Bachat", "Wednesday Bazaar", and "Monthly Bazaar", have now become an industry norm. The attractive deals that range across product categories coupled with the best of quality, have always delighted millions of Indians. To celebrate this 100th city milestone, Big Bazaar is all set to present "100 cities Celebration" from 24th December 2014 to 15th January 2015 at all Big Bazaar outlets. "100 cities Celebration" offers up to 50% off in various product categories – like kitchenware, home furnishings, fashion apparels, electronics and many more categories


Sadashiv Nayak added that Big Bazaar today has emerged as a community centre that has dedicated itself to the service of customers irrespective of socio-economic positions. Big Bazaar has enabled every Indian to have equal standard of living, so much so that consumers from every strata of society shop at Big Bazaar. From Fashion to Food to Home, Big Bazaar ensures that every category has the best of variety of offerings. That's not all! Big Bazaar today has a loyal customer base of over two and a half crore. These customers are part of various loyalty programs of Big Bazaar like, Payback, T24 Mobile and Big Bazaar Profit Club that offer them more out of every rupee that they spend in our stores. 


Along with bringing in modernization in business, Big Bazaar's roots are imbibed deep down to Indian culture. Every employee of Big Bazaar believes in SEVA, that has become everyone's way of life. Be it a customer, colleague, society or community, Big Bazaar is forefront in facilitating a free helping hand in every way possible.



Max Hospital Organises talk on ‘How to deal with internet addiction’

By 121 News Reporter

 Chandigarh 23rd December:- Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH), Mohali in association with Simply Health Plus organized a workshop on 'how to deal with internet addiction' conducted by  at DAV Public School, Sector 8, Panchkula. Around 200 students and teachers attended a health workshop. The workshop focused on how to avoid becoming a victim of internet, how it affected the individual and signs of symptoms of such an addiction

Speaking during occasion, Dr Sandip Jain, Consultant, Pediatrics, MSSH warned that Internet addiction in teenagers was fast becoming a cause for major concern affecting their mental and physical growth. Teenagers who have trouble inter-connecting personally with people might depend on the Internet as a place to understand by their peers. Thus it was turing into a replacement for social interaction. That was how they would start living in virtual reality and start to have trouble dealing with real life and relationships. Internet addiction might be a symptom of an underlying problem like depression. Discussing the symptoms of internet addiction, Dr Jain shared that diminished interest in activities you once enjoyed, feelings of distress or anxiousness when your could not use the Internet , secretive Internet usage and withdrawal from activities with family and friends were some such warning signs. If the child grade began dropping or if he or she complained of being tired all the time, the Internet could be the underlying cause.


Monday 22 December 2014

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 22nd December:- Bhartiya janta Yuva Morcha Chandigarh organised a programme "Atulya Atal" to commemorate the birth anniversary of  Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Law Bhawan and requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi  to honour him with Bharat Ratna as he deserves this honour which is a long overdue. Ex CM Himachal Prem Kumar Dhumal and Lal Ji Tondon, former minister and Ex CM Lucknow were present as Chief Guests.

 Prem Kumar Dhumal said that  Atal Vajpayee was admired by his supporters for his oratory. Even Jawaharlal Nehru had a very high opinion of him. The Sangh Parivaar saw him as a saffron answer to Nehru. Like Nehru, he was idealist to the core, open- minded, accommodating and a democrat in the true sense. It was because of his charisma that he could lead a coalition of more than two dozens of political parties in 1998. It was not a mean achievement for a man whose party had always been treated by others as untouchable.

 Balramji Das Tondon said that Vajpayee transcended the BJP and its ideology and through him, the party and the Sangh Parivaar became acceptable. Advani could never emerge from the shadow of the Atal ji. He was the darling of the Hindutva forces but his acceptability was limited. Atal ji, as called by many is a tall figure in Indian politics and mesmerised one and all with his oratory skills. He is a clean person in our dirty Indian politics. It would have been so difficult for him to stick to his identity inspite of being in a party of hardliners. Its a well known perception in India that he is a right man, stuck in wrong party.

 Amit Rana, President BJYM said that Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji is the alone Non-Congress leader who is popular among masses and attained unparalleled respect from all quarters of life. All his speeches were mesmerising and pleasing for ears. His words of Confidence when he won the Vote of confidence, or his emotional speech when Jayalalitha withdrew support and his government lost by one vote, his words of anguish during Babri Masjid demolition or his disapproval of Modi during gujarat riots...all will be recorded in the annals of Indian history.


Fourth Edition of Chandigarh National Cyclothon Held

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 22nd December:- Hundred (100) leading professional cyclists participated in the Cyclothon held today. These Pros showed their cycling and physical prowess in the gruelling show of sporting talent which was the biggest attraction on the wide Jan Marg, this early morning, when Punjab Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa flagged off the 57.5 Kms Elite National race. The Elite race had cyclists looping around the magnificent Jan Marg like a colourful necklace donning attractive head gear and attire. The professional cycling event had prize money of Rs 3 lakhs which was shared by the top cyclists of the country. The winner was Pankaj Kumar from Haryana  who won Rs 1 lakh, the first runner up was Amarjit S Negi from Punjab who got Rs 60,000 and the second runner up was Ganesh Kumar from Mumbai who took home Rs.40,000. Paramjit Singh from Services was fourth, Rahul from Delhi Fifth, Shahid Ahmed Shabbir from Maharashtra was Sixth, Karanvir Singh from Haryana was Seventh, Swapnil K. Mishra from Punjab Eighth, Anoop Kumar from Servces Ninth and Mallappa from Karnataka stood Tenth. The prize winning race was organised under the aegis of Cycling Federation of India.

Kashish Mittal, Director (Tourism), Chandigarh,said that Chandigarh Cyclothon received a tremendous response with participation of over 3000 cycling enthusiasts. The Chandigarh Administration has been promoting Bike Tourism events from time to time to encourage the people of all-ages to commute short distances on bi-cycles to enjoy the clean and serene environs of the City Beautiful. The Cyclothon will put Chandigarh on the National Cycling map.

 According to G D Kapoor, ED, Hero Cycles, that the event showed the enthusiasm amongst participants who wanted to give a message of health and safeguarding the fragile environment by cycling and not using fossil fuel based transport. Students of colleges and schools participated in large numbers.

Onkar Singh, General Secretary, Cycling Federation of India (CFI) and Ashok Bawa, GM(Marketing), Hero Cycles were also present.

Yadvinder Singh, Director, Sportz 13, said that the registrations made for Chandigarh Cyclothon is a pointer that cycling is quite popular amongst all age groups. We will look into ways to give a fillip to cycling and will making the next event even bigger than this one.



Chandigarh becomes the fourth city to get swept into the Roadies craze:Rannvijay Singh Joins by 3 new partners

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 22nd December:- After eleven glorious years of adventure and drama, MTV, the ultimate word on the youth, is back again with an all new adrenalin fuelled season cult youth reality show MTV Roadies. In its twelfth season, MTV Hero Roadies X2 powered by vivo mobile, is all set to shake things up as it brings on board a whole new legion of gang leaders to join the original roadie Rannvijay Singh. The new gang leaders are the Olympic medallist and boxer Vijender Singh, the charming television heart throb Karan Kundra and the ruthless Dhoom girl Esha Deol. All these four gang leaders were present in Chandigarh city to audition aspiring contestants for this season which saw an outpouring of people lining up to become the next roadie!

People of Chandigarh were in for an action packed weekend as the MTV Roadies team rode into the city to hunt for those lucky few who will get the opportunity to try their luck at unleashing the hero within themselves by becoming a roadie. The ultimate dream of many – the thrill of the ride, the open road, tasks that build character and a path for a bright future – becoming a roadie means something different to each and every one aspiring to it. However, what stays the same is the passion and the perseverance to achieve that ultimate dream. Opening the gates to mass hysteria of the roadies' kind, the new gang leaders putthousands of hopefuls from Chandigarhcity to the ultimate test to decide who got a shot at riding with them on MTV Hero Roadies X2 powered by vivo mobile – a journey that is bound to change lives!

Speaking about the twelfth season of the longest running reality show on Indian television,  Rannvijay Singh said that every year, MTV Roadies pays a visit to the awesome city of Chandigarh which is brimming with youthful energy. This year, the MTV Roadies X2 vibe is crazier than ever as we set out in our hunt for the ultimate Roadie! However, what I'm looking for this year is people who are disciplined enough to go through all that it takes to become a roadie. And Chandigarh didn't disappoint me at all.

Whereas Vijender Singh said that becoming a roadie is all about determination. If you really want it, you'll work for it and make it happen. All it takes is passion and a lot of heart. And that is exactly what I am looking for in all the contestants in Chandigarh. I'm glad to have seen a fearless few here who want to be on MTV Roadies X2 for the thrill that it offers.

Karan Kundra said that to become a roadie, one needs to be smart. Everyone is going to play to their strengths. But how to identify the strengths and weaknesses of others and use it to your advantage is something only a smart person can do. It's time to put some brawn into the game. People of Chandigarh, come on! It's time you play your cards smartly to get your ticket to ride with us on MTV Roadies X2.

EshaDeol said that MTV Roadies X2 is the ultimate reality show and it takes some serious guts to even audition for the show. I'm absolutely excited to be in Chandigarh to scout for our first set of contestants. People in Chandigarh went all out to show me how badly they wanted to become roadies. They know that it's all about keeping your eye on the prize.



Oakridge International School Implements International General Certificate of Secondary Education

By 121 News Reporter

Mohali 22nd December:- Oakridge International School  implemented the Cambridge International examinations Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education 2 year program from the academic year 2015-2016.In A seminar parents were given information about the programme.  The Cambridge Examinations provides high quality globally recognized school leaving certification. This programme starts from Grade IX onwards. IGCSE is tailored for a more multi-cultural and more multi-lingual students

Vinayak Sudhakar ,Senior Schools Development Manager India, Cambridge International Examinations informed parents that Cambridge IGCSE is the world's most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds. It is recognised by leading universities and employers worldwide, and is an international passport to progression and success. Developed over 25 years ago, it is tried, tested and trusted by schools worldwide. She further shared that the programme allows children to be globally educated and understand concepts at an international level. It develops learner knowledge, understanding and skills which make child flexible and responsiveness to change.

Adilakshmi, executive Principal of Oakridge International Schhol told that benefits of opting IGCSE as a student of Cambridge that student will be a member of world-leading University, with departments internationally renowned for their research and the originality and significance of the work contributed by their academics.



Fard Kendra proving very beneficial for the general public to obtain their land records: Sidhu

By 121 News Reporter

Mohali 22nd December:- With a view to provide all type of revenue services from single window to the citizens, the Farad Kendra established by the Govt. of Punjab is proving to be very beneficial for the general Public. Earlier it was very time consuming to get the land records from Tehsildar & Patwaris, but now with these Farad Kendras a lot of time & energy & money could be saved. Explaining this, Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that 2 lacs 55 thousand 842 Farads & 9 lacs 99 thousand 411 attested copies have been issued through these Farad Kendras, so far.

Deputy Commissioner said that it takes hardly 10 to 15 minutes to get a land record through these Farad Kendras & with a nominal fee of Rs. 20/- petr page, one could easily get the attested copy of land record. Tejinder Pal Singh. sidhu said that there are 6 Farad Kendras located at DC office SAS Nagar, Tehsil Complex Kharar, Tehsil Complex Dera Bassi, Sub Tehsil Majri, Sub Tehsil Banur & Zirkpur which are working satisfactorily. He said that 34 Thousand 71 Farads & 1 lacs 23 Thousand 604 attested copies of land records have been issued through Farad Kendra at DC Office SAS Nagar. Farad Kendra at Tehsil Complex Kharar has issued 35 Thousand 785 Farads & 1 lacs 32 Thousand 286 pages of attested land record copies. Farad Kendra at Tehsil Complex Dera Bassi has issued 25 Thousand 247 Farads & 1 lacs 03 Thousand 749 pages of attested land record copies. Meanwhile Farad Kendra at Majri has issued 39 Thousand 748 Farads & 1 lacs 31  Thousand 514 pages of attested land record copies. Whereas Farad Kendra at market
 committee Banur has issued 7 Thousand 794 Farads & 33 Thousand 373 pages of attested land record copies.

He said that there are 464 villages falling within the jurisdiction of SAS Nagar district, out of which attested copies of land records are being provided on the spot for 435 villages and land record for these villages is being computerized & the entire record is online available. He said that for the remaining 29 urban villages, the land record will be computerized very soon.Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu further directed the entire staff of these Farad Kendras to ensure transparency in their work and said that negligence towards duty will not be acceptable. He said that entire revenue department in the district should ensure transparent & fair working.


NPS​ Students Bid Farewell To The US Teacher

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 22nd December:- The New Public school has always been encouraging new ideas and innovations in the field of education. Being very receptive we always welcome and adopt new methodologies of teaching and keep inviting educationists and budding teachers from different countries. The School has a long association with St. Norbert College USA for past many years. This year Ms. Alexandra joined schoolunder Global Student Teaching Program Partnership for two months. The Staff ensured her inclusion in academic and cultural programmes.

The Staff and students have been very supportive of Ms. Alex's efforts to introduce new methods of teaching. They made her teaching learning experience wonderful, memorable and fruitful. Such visits give opportunity for sharing experiences in progressive teaching ideas to both the guest faculty and the teachers of the school. A warm farewell was organized in the school on 22ndDecember to make the moment very joyful and memorable in which the students of primary classes presented a cultural programme showing the glimpses of Indian culture for the most affectionate guest. The students of Kindergarten displayed different celebrations of a Punjabi Wedding like 'Jaago', 'Sangeet' in which 'Giddha' and 'Bhangra' were presented with fun and frolic. With this, the juniors also conveyed a beautiful social message against 'Dowry System'. The Gujarati Dance was another item in sequence which was enjoyed by one and all. We look forward to such fruitful programmes and it's our privilege that one more student from St. Norbert will be joining us in future.



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GJIMT organize 11th national conference on role of skill development

By 121 News Reporter

Mohali 20th December:- Gian Jyoti Institute of Management & Technology (GJ-IMT), Mohali organized its 11th National conference on "Role of skill development in employment generation" in which  Delegates of different colleges 38 participated.  Darshan Kumar, CEO,Khosla Machines Pvt.  Ltd. Mohali was the chief Guest at this occasion.

While welcoming all the delegates Chairman JS Bedi said that Skill and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. Skill development is critical for achieving faster, sustainable and inclusive growth on the one hand for providing decent employment opportunities to the growing young population on the other. Countries with higher and better levels of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities of world of work. He further added that the objective of Skill Development is to create a workforce empowered with the necessary and continuously upgraded skills, knowledge and internationally recognized qualifications to gain access to decent employment and ensure India's competitiveness in the dynamic global market.


This Conference has attempted to bring in concert illustrious academicians, researchers, experts and professionals with their precious inspection on the topics, on a common podium. Here these academicians, practitioners and researchers got a chance to deliberate upon issues related to Skills for entrepreneurship  , a strategic framework to bridge the gap between training and the world of work., opportunities and challenges for training and skills development, anticipating future skills needs, Participation of social partners in skill development ,Broad access to training for the Youth, Small enterprises, self-employment and the informal economy, Skills for green jobs, Case studies and various other issues in the  light of current scenario.


Sri Aurobindo School celebrates Sports Day

By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 20th December:- Sri Aurobindo School of Integral Education, Chandigarh, celebrated Sports Day at Sports Complex, Sector- 7, Chandigarh. Chairman of the school Arvind Mehan addressed the students and told them about the importance of sports and games in a child's life and motivated the students to take part in games enthusiastically and whole heartedly. The Sports Day began with house wise March-past. Students of Classes I to V entertained the spectators with a spectacular drill performance.   All the students from Grade I to X were part of the Sports Day. The students took part in special fun races that got the crowd on their feet, cheering the winners. Relay Races, Taekwondo Display, Mass Drill, Picking the ball, Elephant Race, Hula hoops race, Lemon and Spoon Race were the major attractions of the day. Parents of students witnessed the spectacular event. There was a fun game for the parents too. Winners were awarded with medals by the Chairman and the Principal Mrs. Jasvinder Gandhok who congratulated the winners and appreciated the effort of all participants.


By 121 News Reporter

Chandigarh 20th December:- Doon Public School, Panchkula, organised 'Endeavour 2014'- a creative Cultural Extravaganza cum Prize Distribution function, to mark the Annual Day Celebrations of the School at the school's premises The Chief Guest at the function was Brig (Retd.) Madan Das; who is a war veteran & an author too.

The programme started with a Deep Stuti. This was followed by a captivating Group Song in which the Instrumental music and vocals were all by the students. The song also showcased a dance by Doonites. A Cultural Show – 'Dashaavtar' in which students showed their stage talent had Lord Vishnu's 10 Avtar's and this was appreciated by the audience due to the perfect choreography and costumes. Hanuman Chalisa in dance form was another presentation which attracted attention. The programme culminated with the School Song.

Capt Sanjay Anand, SM, Principal, Doon Public School, Panchkula, said that we are having Annual Day festivities spread out over two days. On Sunday we are organizing 'Kaleidoscope'- a Fete Cum Art & Craft Exhibition. The unique aspect about the Art & Craft Expo is that most of the exhibits have been made using Waste materials by the students. Alongside the exhibition there will be colourful and entertaining stage events & perfrormances like Salsa, Zumba which will see participation of as many as 200 students. There will be a baby show and other competitions too and students from other schools and their parents can also participate.

Mrs. Sunita Anand, Vice Principal, said that while Vivek Atray, DC,Panchkula will inaugurate the Art exhibition Ms. Mamta Sauda, ACP, City, Panchkula will inaugurate the Fete.


The prize distribution event was preceded by the Annual Report being read out by the Head Boy. Prizes were given to almost 150 Students, these were given under three heads–Inter class Competitions, Inter House Competitions and the already Running Trophies of the school.