Friday 29 January 2016

Aditya Narayan to Host New Season of ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa- Suron Ka Mahamanch’

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Chandigarh 29th January:- Multi-talented singer-actor Aditya Narayan  is back again to host the latest season of Zee TV's longest running talent-based reality show- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa. Having pioneered the concept of singing talent hunt shows through its own original, home grown format, the show has emerged as India's most definitive platform for singing. Over the last 20 years, viewers swear by the quality of talent the show has identified, groomed and launched in the music fraternity. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has been instrumental in introducing the country to some of its demigods of music ,Shreya Ghoshal, Kunal Ganjawala, Shekhar Ravjiani, Bela Shende, Sanjivani and Kamal Khan over the last two decades. This prestigious platform is a beacon of hope, giving thousands of aspiring singers an avenue to exhibit their talent season after season! The show returns after three years to enthrall you with some extraordinary singing talent and their journey towards emerging as well-rounded, professional singers.
Speaking on the occasion,

Aditya said that Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has set a benchmark in terms of the quality of talent it has introduced over the last 20 years. We are in the quest for a new voice for the industry. This is his fourth season as a host of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and it's an honor for him that Zee TV has once again chosen him. He is very excited to start shooting and interact with the new talent.
The hunt for the country's best singers began from Bhubeneshwar, Guwahati, Patna, Lucknow, Chanidgarh, Nagpur, Dehradun, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Indore. In the coming days, Zee TV's talent scouts will conduct auditions in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangaluru. So if you think you have the singing talent, then it's time for all of you to come to your nearest center and cities for the auditions.

Masti Time on Sets of Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle

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Chandigarh 29th January:- SAB TV's newly launched hospital romantic comedy show Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle has been entertaining the viewers with some power packed episodes. Ali Asgar is playing a pivotal role in the show alongside Krishna Gokani who is seen as Dr. Diya and Ather Habib who is enacting the role of Dr. Ranbeer, the trio is said to be having a gala time on the sets.

Sources said that it is fun coming to the sets and working with this amazing star-cast who are so down to earth minus the starry tantrums. Ali Asgar and Ather Habib everyday plan on making one bakra, and then they spend their whole day kidding around and making jokes on that person. All the three artists never take any joke personally and the ambience on the sets is like that of a family.


Guddi Maruti Enters SAB TV’s Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle

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Chandigarh 29th January:- War has been declared between Ranbeer (Ather Habib) and Nathu (Ali Asgar) on SAB TV's Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle. Both Nathu and Ranbeer have now learnt about each other's secrets and decide to woo Dr. Diya (Krishna Gokani) without speaking about the truth.

 A patient called Mummy ji (Guddi Maruti) soon enters the hospital. Mummy ji is admitted to the ward by her daughter. Dr Diya addresses her as Mummy ji like all the others in the hospital while she shares her concern about her daughter's marriage. Tullu and Babloo overhear Diya call her Mummy ji and assume that she is her mother. Both the sidekicks relay this information to Ranbeer and Nathu who in turn try to impress her. However both Nathu and Ranbeer learn about Mummy ji's medical condition and that she is here for a kidney transplant. In their bid to impress Mummy ji both Nathu and Ranbeer offer to donate their kidney.

Guddi Maruti who will be seen as Mummy ji in SAB TV's Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle said that it was fun shooting with the cast and crew of Woh Teri Bhabhi Hai Pagle. The team is very talented and she really enjoyed playing the character of Mummy ji. She hope the viewers will enjoy the upcoming track and her character.


Sri Guru Gobind Singh College Celebrates Founders Day

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Chandigarh 29th January:- Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, Chandigarh celebrated the Founders Day of the College in the college campus. The event was marked to commemorate the birth anniversary of the great luminary, the saint soldier Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. The occasion is even more special as it also marks the 50th year of the establishment of the College.

SGGS College was established by the Sikh Educational Society (SES) in1966. The founding principle of the college was to provide modern academic, scientific and professional education to students while inculcating in them the cultural and moral values preached by the tenth Guru. The present event also includes an effort to connect the students to their religious and cultural roots.

 The function began on 27th January with 'Prakash Sri Akhand Path'. Inter-College competitions were held including poetry recitation, essay writing and 'Gurmat Samwaad'.  The second day of the event opened with 'Kavishari' staged by the students. A 'Dhaadi Darbar' by Bhai Tarsem Singh Moranwali mesmerized the congregation. The College team performed the martial art of 'Gatka'. The students also served 'langar' of tea and snacks. A tree plantation drive was also organised on the occasion. S. Bir Davinder Singh, former Dy Speaker of Punjab Vidhan Sabha, an alumnus of the College, planted a tree in the College Hostel.

The third day of the celebrations began with 'Bhog Sri Akhand Path'. The divine notes of Kirtan were aesthetically rendered by the Kirtani Jatha Bhai Tajinder Singh Ji, followed by Bhai Jarkarn Singh Ji Patiale Wale. Ragi Jatha Bhai Tarbalbir Singh Ji also recited melodious notes of 'Ilahi Bani'. Afterwards, 'Guru ka Langar' prepared by the students and the staff together was served to the congregation including visitors and students.

 The fuction was organised by the Gurmat Vichar Sabha of the College, under the guidance of Dr. Jagdeep Singh and Prof. Gurpreet Singh Pandher, with due support from Prof. Kuldip Singh, Principal of the College. S. Gurdev Singh (IAS Retd.), Presiden, SES  and S. Jasmer Singh Bala, Secretary, SES also attended the function.


First Look of Punjabi Movie Killer Panjabi Released

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Chandigarh 29th January:- Punjabi feature film ' Killer Punjabi' poster was released today at hotel Western Court. On this occasion, the hero of the film Kailey Rave, co-star Shefali, Monica, Charanjit Lubana , Jasbir Gill , Sunny Sandhu were present . The film is made under the banner of Golden coin Entertainment which is directed by Lakhbir Bansi.

While speaking with media persons, hero Kailey Rave said that, he originally hails from Ludhiana's village Khavraj but now he is settled in Canada for the last 15 years. Six feet two inches tall Kailey fond of acting since childhood and he has also done some video films.

He said it is an action thriller film, which is full of romance and glamour. It is a very expensive film, which is designed to move away from the other Punjabi films. This is a Hollywood style film shoot up in Las Vegas (USA) and Vancouver (Canada). Some Part of the film is also shoot in Punjab. Bollywood actress Pooja Batra played a key role in this film. Actor Gulshan Grover plays the villain character in this film.

The film revolves around contract killer Rave, who never fails to kill someone for money. Meanwhile, Rita (Pooja Batra) enter in his life and both fall in love. After that story takes a new turn. There are four songs in the film, which is composed by Music Director Aslam Keyi and Arvind Kumar. The film will be released in April 2016. Swaranjit Varaich of  Sovi Entertainment managing the distribution of the film.



RJ Abhimanyu Flags Off 92.7 Hour RJ Marathon

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Chandigarh 29th January:- Known for creating cult campaigns, the two powerhouses 92.7 BIG FM, India's largest and the No.1 radio network and Idea Cellular, a leading telecom brand, have joined hands to create interest among consumers about the new way of sharing internet through the 'India Sharing Season' campaign. As part of the campaign, 92.7 Hours of RJ Marathon starting from January 26 will take listeners to an experiential journey of sharing and caring.

At an event held in the city, popular morning RJ Abhimanyu flagged off the RJ Marathon from studio of 92.7 BIG FM & is celebrating and encouraging the listeners to join and pledge for the new way of sharing internet. Talking about how sharing has evolved over the years, RJ Abhimanyu is engaging listeners with the new ways of sharing internet and how it changes lives of the less fortunate while they share their experience of sharing internet. Keeping the spirit of the on-air marathon high, celebrated actors, singers and musicians  are lending their support to the RJ's in their endeavor of creating a record of its kind while talking about the new ways of sharing internet and sharing their personal experiences of sharing.

RJ Abhimanyu is interacting with the listeners through a live show & is moving around the city for the listeners to give them live experience of the 92.7 hour RJ Marathon. Listeners can also pledge their support by calling on 1800-30-101-927 or logging on or can participate in the marathon and live tweet with #IndiaSharesIndiaCaresMarathon.

Talking about 92.7 hour RJ Marathon, a spokesperson from 92.7 BIG FM said that in an attempt to provide our listeners with different and quirky content, we are sure that this one-of-its-kind marathon will be liked and appreciated by our discerning audience. We hope that the listeners take notice of this new way of sharing internet and use it effectively to help others. We look forward to a large participation and support by the listeners while enabling our RJ's to create a record of its kind and making the marathon a success.




BMW India Gears Up for Auto Expo 2016

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Chandigarh 29th January:- BMW India will launch the all-new BMW 7 Series and the all-new BMW X1 at Auto Expo 2016.  Legendary sportsman Sachin Tendulkar will be present at the unveiling. The contemporary yet future-focused interpretation of exclusive driving pleasure, the all-new BMW 7 Series offers a harmonious balance between unmatched luxury, technical innovation and dynamic performance. The all-new BMW X1 will establish new benchmarks with its sturdy proportions, impressive versatility and premium characteristics.

The recently launched new BMW 3 Series will also be on display at the Auto Expo. The world's most successful premium sedan - the BMW 3 Series packs-in an iconic design, sporty dynamics and outstanding efficiency.

 BMW India pavilion at the Auto Expo 2016 will display the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3, the BMW X5, the BMW M4 Coupe, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe, the BMW X6 M, the BMW Z4 and the BMW i8. BMW Motorrad will also be on display with BMW S 1000 XR , BMW S 1000 RR, BMW R nine T and BMW R 1200 GS.



J.D. Power 2016 India Two-Wheeler Initial Quality (2WIQS) StudySM Released

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Chandigarh 29th January:- The number of initial quality problems reported by two wheeler owners in India has declined by a significant 14 problems per 100 vehicles (-14 PP100), driven primarily by a reduction in engine-related problems, according to the J.D. Power 2016 India Two-Wheeler Initial Quality (2WIQS) StudySM released today.

The study measures problems owners experience with their new two-wheeler during the first two to six months of ownership. It examines 138 problem symptoms covering seven categories (listed in order of frequency of reported problems): engine; brakes; fit and finish; lights/ electricals; ride and handling; transmission; and gauges and controls. All problems are summarized as the number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100). Lower PP100 scores indicate a lower rate of problem incidence and therefore higher initial quality.

Mohit Arora, executive director at J.D. Power, Singapore, said that given the high incidence of pillion riding in India, core vehicle systems such as engine and brakes undergo a lot of stress. Therefore, it is imperative for OEMs to focus on these key systems to help enhance owners' perceptions of vehicle quality. He said that with increasing competition and the frequent launch of new models, sustained quality under such adverse usage conditions can be a key differentiator.

Kaustav Roy, director at J.D. Power, Singapore, said that one-third of the two-wheeler owner's ride more than 40 kilometers every day. Given this high usage, coupled with the driving conditions in India, it would be prudent for OEMs to focus on ensuring a trouble free vehicle. Providing customers with a high quality and dependable vehicle can improve satisfaction and the likelihood to build a strong brand reputation.


WNS To Organizes Three-Day Job Fair at Chitkara University

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Chandigarh 29th January:- WNS (Holdings) Limited (WNS) (NYSE:WNS) a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced a three-day job fair commencing on February 04 at Chitkara University. As part of the WNS i-aspire program, WNS will be recruiting students for various positions in research & analytics domain, finance & accounting practices and travel & leisure industry.

Rajendra Raut, General Manager, Human Resources, WNS, said that being a leading global business process management company and a leading employer in the country, our constant endeavour is to recruit, nurture and develop talent around the globe. As part of the WNSi-aspire program, we reach out to the leading academic institutions in the country to hire the most talented students from their campuses. He further said that Chitkara University is one of the leading universities in the Northern India. We are looking forward to hire the brightest and the best from the region to join us through this initiative.

 Dr. Madhu Chitkara said that we are proud that WNS, an established global leader in the BPM space, is coming to our university for placements. As we associate with the company for the first time, we look forward to a continued engagement with them. She added that our course module trains the students to quickly assimilate the curriculum knowledge with that of industry backed, hands-on understanding. We are ecstatic that our students will service WNS' global customers, gain knowledge and experience working on sound technology platform, cutting edge processes, and chart a promising career for themselves.

During the three-day Job fair, over 1,000 students from the different institutes from North India,are expected to undergo the recruitment process. These students are pursuing MBA, B. Tech and graduate courses at Chitkara University. WNS will be giving on-spot employment offers to the selected candidates. Post completion of their courses, students will join WNS in different cities including Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune and Chennai.


Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani:Siddhant Karnick’s Meet with His Real & Reel Life Mothers

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Chandigarh 29th January:- It was indeed a moment of joy for Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani actor Siddhant Karnick, when his mother gave him a surprise visit on the sets. The actor, who plays 'Rana Ji' in the show, was having a candid conversation with his reel life mother Rajmata Priyamvada (Played by Anita Raj) when he noticed his own mother on the sets. The actor was extremely elated after the pleasant surprise.

Later during the day, Siddhant was seen bonding with his reel & real life mother where both of them shared a warm moment teasing and poking fun at him. The actor said that he was so glad when his mother came on the sets with his Uncle and Aunty who flew down from Canada, which happens very rarely and he so wish it happens more often now that she's bonded with Anita ji. He further added that the current track involves me getting married for the third time on the show, And his mom started teasing him about the irony that on-screen he is getting married thrice, while in his real life he is yet to marry. Both his mothers have made plans to hang out together after the shoot. All three of them, Siddhant, his mother and Anita Raaj were seen having a gala time and were joined by the other cast members later.

Get ready for some major drama that is about to unfold in the upcoming episodes. In a bid to stop Rana Ji's marriage with Rageshwari, Gayatri is trying her best to prove that it wasn't he who killed Rageshwari's brother Avdesh Chauhan. But the biggest question still remains unanswered, Will Rana ji end up marrying Rageshwari or will Gayatri manage to prove her husband's innocence before it is too late.

Shri Jatinder Kumar Memorial Seminar on “Impact of Music of Punjab on Indian Music” Held at MCM

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Chandigarh 29th January:- MCM DAV College for Women organized Shri Jatinder Kumar Memorial Seminar on "Impact of Music of Punjab on Indian Music" under the aegis of the Music Department of the college. Kamal Arora, Director, Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Prof. Neera Grover, Department of Music, Panjab University graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour.

The seminar kicked off with classical and gurmat sangeet presentations by Professor Alankar Singh from Department of Music, Punjabi University, Patiala followed by soulful renditions on the sitar by Sh. Manu Seen, Top-Grade artist of AIR and Doordarshan.

Speaking on the occasion, Kamal Arora stressed that the impact of Punjab on classical traditions of Indian Music has been dominant and pertinent. Prof. Neera Grover opined that various schools of music like Talwandi, Patiala etc have contributed enormously to the rich tradition of Indian Classical Music and left a deep imprint on it.

The Principal of the college Dr. Nisha Bhargava commended this initiative of the Music Department and said that it is of paramount importance that we make the youth aware of our rich musical heritage and revive traditions. 


Sahayta Celebrates International Childhood Cancer Day

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Chandigarh 29th January:- Sahayta Charitable Welfare Society celebrated the International Childhood Cancer Day on the 29th of January . The event marked the resilience and strength of little cancer survivors. It was organised in APC, PGI and a seminar was held to discuss the nutritional and emotional needs of children going through cancer. The Indian Dietetics Association joined hands and special emphasis was put on how to improve the children's nutritional status while on chemotherapy and later.

Mrs Madhu Sharma, Dietician from PGI guided the parents regarding the use of supplements to enable better health. Rajni Sharma, play therapist at PGI talked about various play therapies and exercises for the kids. The event saw the participation of sahayta volunteers, parents of children afflicted with cancer, paediatric oncologists Dr Amita and Dr Deepak. The ladies of Inner Wheel Club, Chandigarh distributed gifts to the kids and interacted with them.

Psychiatry Deptt. Dean and Fourteen others Officers Retires From PGI

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Chandigarh 29th January:- Prof. Yogesh Chawla, Director PGI honored Prof Savita Malhotra, Dean & Head, Department of Psychiatry and fourteen officers and officials on their superannuation today by presenting mementoes to them.  Sushil Thakur, Financial Adviser handed over beneficiary cheques comprising GPF, gratuity and group insurance. Respective Heads of Departments wished them well in life by presenting bouquets to them.

First Look of Punjabi Movie Killer Panjabi Released

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Chandigarh 29th January:- पंजाबी फीचर फिल्म किलर पंजाबी का पोस्टर आज यहां एक होटल में रिलीज किया गया। इस अवसर पर फिल्म के नायक कैले रैव, सहनायिका शैफाली, मोनिका, चरणजीत लुबाना, जसबीर गिल, सनी संधु आदि मौजूद थे।  गोल्डन कॉयन एंटरटेनमेंट के बैनर तले बनी इस फिल्म का निर्देशन लखबीर बंसी ने किया है।

पत्रकारों से बातचीत के दौरान फिल्म के हीरो कैले रैव ने बताया कि वह मूल रूप से लुधियाना के गांव खवरज के रहने वाले हैं पर पिछले 15 वर्षों से कैनेडा में स्थापित हैं।  छह फुट दो इंच लंबे कैले को अभिनय का शौक बचपन से ही रहा है और वह कुछ वीडियो फिल्मों में काम भी कर चुके हैं।

उन्होंने बताया यह एक एक्शन थ्रिलर फिल्म है, जिसमें रोमांस भी है और ग्लैमर भी। यह काफी महंगी फिल्म है जिसे आम पंजाबी फिल्मों से हटकर बनाया गया है। हालीवुड स्टाइल में तैयार इस फिल्म की  शूटिंग लास वेगास (यूएसए) तथा वैंकुवर (कैनेडा)में की गई है। फिल्म का कुछ भाग पंजाब में भी फिल्मायागया है। इस फिल्म में बालीवुड अदाकारा पूजा बत्रा हीरोइन की भूमिका निभा रही हैं जबकि गुलशन ग्रोवर भी खलनायक के किरदार में नजर आएंगे। 

फिल्म की कहानी कांट्रेक्ट किलर रैव के इर्द-गिर्द घूमती है जो पैसों के लिए किसी की हत्या करने से भी नहीं चूकता। इसी दौरान रैव की जिंदगी में रीटा (पूजा बत्रा)दाखिल होती है और दोनों में प्यार हो जाता है। यहीं से कहानी एक नया मोड़ लेती है।  फिल्म में कुल चार गीत हैं जिन्हें संगीतबद्ध किया  है संगीतकार असलम केयी और  अरविंद कुमार  ने फिल्म मार्च 2016 में रिलीज होगी।

Hindustan Scouts and Guides organises National Teachers Training Camp

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Chandigarh 29th January:- Hindustan Scouts and Guides organised Teachers Training camp at DAV Senior Secondary School Sector 8, chandigarh. About 130 Scouts and Guides are taking part in this camp from all over the country. Training is being provided to the teachers under the guidance of the National Training Commissioner GK Saxena.  National Chairman Ravinder Talwar, Sriniwas Sharma,  Manoj Sindhi, Rahul, Manmohan, Yogesh, Mange Ram, Satish Kumar, Pawan, Santram etc. were also present on this occasion. Dr. Vinod Kumar said the camp will conclude on 31 January.

Thursday 28 January 2016

Art of Living to Hold World Culture Festival on March 11th to 13

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Chandigarh 28th January:- The Art of Living, a global movement founded by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,has announced the dates for the World Culture Festival. To be held between March 11-13, 2016, the festival will bring together people from different cultures, nations, and faiths as a one world family in a resounding message of peace.

Giving more detail about the festival Swami Paramtej said that 'World Culture Festival' (WCF) is expected to host millions of people from over 155 countries in New Delhi. The event is supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the Lalit Kala Akademi and the National School of Drama.   

Speaking on this grand celebration, World Culture Festival 2016, Swami Paramtej said that we are a part of one humanity and we express ourselves differently through music, art and food. Celebrating our diverse cultures binds us together and expands our perspectives. The World Culture Festival emphasizes on co-existence, demonstrating the power of peace by bringing millions of people together. It is an opportunity for world leaders from cultural, social, political, business fields to come together to  rekindle human values in the pursuit of happiness and peace.

​​He further shared that the 3-day grand festival will have a massive 7-acre stage to seat thousands of artists, dignitaries and guests with an objective to bring a wide variety of music, dance and other art forms from India and across the globe on one platform and keep it alive for future generations. On all three days of the festival, Art of Living Founder, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will lead a 'Peace Meditation' which would be joined by millions from across the globe.

Swami Paramtej said that many eminent guests and global leaders from diverse fields and nationalities have confirmed their presence for the global event the distinguished guest list comprises of H.E. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, Lal Krishna Advani, Former Dy. Prime Minister, Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament, Manohar Parrikar, Defence Minister , Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Urban Development, India. The event will also be attended by international political leaders from France, Zimbabwe, Indonesia and other countries. He added that the festival will be inaugurated by Narender Modi, Prime Minister of India and H.E. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India will be the chief guest of the valedictory function of thr festival.


MCM College organize Make-up and Hairstyles Workshop

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Chandigarh 28th January:- The Cosmetology Department of MCM DAV College For Women, in collaboration with Tress Lounge Academy,  Chandigarh organised a Make-up and Hairstyles Workshop.  Tress Lounge Academy Head of Operations  Inderjeet Kaur and her team of experts apprised the students of the latest in make-up and hairstyles.

In a step by step live demonstration, Shalini, Tress Lounge Make-up artist, shared important techniques of make-up which can be incorporated to enhance one's looks. Discussing the steps to be followed while applying make-up,  Shalini informed that one should begin with eye make-up,  then move on to contouring cheeks and lastly apply lipper. Tress Lounge Academy Hair faculty Seema briefed the students about the latest in hairstyles and demonstrated trendy hair-dos like fish tail and messy hair. The workshop witnessed enthusiastic participation of the students who found the insights of the experts extremely beneficial. 

Dr. Nisha Bhargava, Principal, MCM while commending this initiative of the Cosmetology Department, said that personal grooming enthuses confidence in an individual by adding to the personality.


Max India Group Oganizes Free Multispecialty Health Camp at Village Dugri Kotli

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Chandigarh 28th January:- Max India Foundation ( MIF) , the corporate social responsibility wing of Max India Group has oganized a free multispecialty health camp at Dugri Kotli village near Chamkaur Sahib in Ropar district today. The camp was organized in association with Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali and Max Specialty Films, the production unit of the Max Group based near Ropar.

 The free consultations and checkups were provided to around 262 underprivileged people, mostly women. A team of nurses, doctors, pharmacists and paramedic staff comprising of Dr.  Ritika from Gynecology, Dr Ashok Gupta from Internal Medicine, Dr.  Vinay from Orthopaedics and Dr.  Harpreet Kapoor from Eye specialties addressed the healthcare needs of all those present during camp.  MIF distributed free medicines to the people besides offering bp, blood sugar, eye tests, HB, ECG and bone mass densitometry tests free of cost. The volunteers from Max Speciality Films arranged the logistics for the camp and took care of the patients and volunteered their services for a good cause.

Speaking during, Mohini Daljeet Singh, Chief Executive, MIF said that a woman is considered the health manager of the family. However, unfortunately while she's taking care of everyone else, she often neglects her own health. MIF is committed towards making specialized healthcare services accessible to all sections of society, especially women who are the backbone. Through this free medical camp, our endeavour is to address the health concerns of the women who are often neglected due to distance from a good healthcare facility or monetary constraints. 

Sandeep Dogra, VP and Zonal Head, Max Hospitals Punjab said that in line with the Max Group philosophy of 'Seva-bhav', we have taken up the initiative to provide free consultation and medicines to women and are happy that this initiative will benefit them.


RLA Will Be Closed on January 30th

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Chandigarh 28th January:- The public dealing counters in the office of Registering and licensing Authority, Sector- 17, Chandigarh will remain closed on January 30th, 2016  due to the open auction of  registration numbers of series " CH01BF" on January 30th, 2016  & January 31st, 2016 from 9:30 AM Onwards.



Awareness Program on Child Protection for Anganwadi Workers

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Chandigarh 28th January:- The State Child Protection Society under Union Territory Child Protection Society (UTCPS) under the aegis of Department of Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration organized a one day Awareness Program on Child Protection for Anganwadi workers held at Tagore theatre.

The workshop was presided over by Vijay Dev Adviser to the Administrator, Chandigarh Administration and  addressed by Bhawna Garg, Chairperson UTCPS-cum-Secretary Social welfare also addressed on the issues of child development and child protection. The other officers present on the occasion were Nishu Singhal, HCS, Director social welfare along with representative of NGOs and other senior officers of Department of Social Welfare.

The Chairperson UTCPS-cum-Secretary Social welfare emphasized on two approaches of child development and child protection which are implemented by the MWCD through its flagship programs i.e. The ICDS (Integrated Child Development scheme) and ICPS (Integrated Child Protection Scheme) respectively.  The program was attended by over 500 Anganwaris workers, Officers of ICDS, Chandigarh and District Child Protection Unit.

The program began with a session on Child Helpline (181) by Vikramjeet Godwani, State Coordinator, Women and Child Helpline which focused on functioning of child helpline, cases of children such as child abuse, child labour, child beggar, destitute children and children who can be covered under the social security schemes . The session also emphasized timely reporting of cases to appropriate agencies. This was followed by a session on Disability schemes of Social Welfare Department by Prabhjot Kaur, State coordinator, and State resource centre for women. The program also included a session by Komila Parthi, Professor DAV College focusing on hygiene issues at Anganwadi centres, Identifying children with behavioural changes and how to assess and refer such cases to appropriate agencies.  Another session was held to provide an overview on Child rights & identifying children with sexual abuse and reporting abuse which was taken up by Neil Roberts, Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, Chandigarh the session emphasized mandatory reporting of such cases to appropriate agencies as mandated under POCSO ACT 2012 and JJ Act 2015.

This was followed by an interactive Open House Discussion with panelists including Smt.  Bhawna Garg, Secretary Social Welfare, Nishu Singhal, Director social welfare, Kamlesh-Ex Mayor, Neena Singh, Trustee Bharat Prakash Foundation and Neil Roberts Chairperson CWC . A number of issues were raised in this session and the workers expressed their grievances to the panel present.  Through the open house discussion it was also emphasized that the focus has to be children and their development which should not be compromised and the Department of social welfare will add on the resources as required.

This was followed by a theatre performance by city based NGO called "SAMAJ SARAKSHAN SAMITI". The play focused on sensitizing the audience on prevention of food wastage and aimed to sensitize the Anganwadi workers to spread the message forward.

The audience was then addressed by Secretary Social Welfare, Bhawna Garg who spoke about the importance of organizing such interactive programs between all that relevant issues are brought to the front and addressed in time added that Both ICPS and ICDS are crucial schemes of MWCD and together covers most of the child rights issues.

Speaking on the occasion the Worthy Adviser to the Administrator congratulated the Department of Social Welfare for organizing the multi stakeholder program and focusing on the orientation and capacity building of Anganwari workers who are essentially the backbone of country's ICDS Program. He further added that the Chandigarh administration as proposed by Director social welfare will award the best performing Anganwaris workers ON 15TH August.





Dena Bank Celebrates Republic Day

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Chandigarh 28th January:- Dena Bank, India's trusted family bank celebrates Republic Day at Dena Bank headquarters in BKC, Mumbai. Ramesh S Singh,Executive Director and Smt. Trishna Guha Executive Director, were the chief guest of the occasion. Ramesh S Singh unfurled the national flag on the occasion of 67th Republic Day of India. To mark the importance of this day, a grand celebration was held on the premises.

Wednesday 27 January 2016

PGI Celebrates 67th Republic Day

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Chandigarh 27th January:- Prof Y K Chawla Director PGI unfurled the national flag on the occasion of 67th Republic Day of India.  Prof Chawla thanked Punjab Government for allotting 10 acres of land in Mullanpur and informed that in Chandigarh Master Plan some more land had been given to PGIMER in Sector 53.   "Our efforts would be that the same area be given to us in Sarangpur where some land has been allotted earlier", he said. Soon OPDs in Sangrur Outreach Satellite Centre would be started. 
Prof Y K Chawla said that our effort is to provide affordable patient care through biomedical engineering and by promoting innovation skills under Skill India Campaign of our Hon'ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  We have initiated many new courses keeping in mind the specialized advancements in medical sciences. For research, we have updated Central Sophisticated Instruments Cell with facilities of next generation sequencing, automated sequences, liquid chromatography.  About twenty crore rupees had been sanctioned for various research projects undertaken by the PGI faculty through extra mural grants.
It is a matter of pride that J P Nadda has requested the Institute to make a video-film on the latest facilities of tele-evidence so that it can be initiated at the national level. This facility is well connected to all courts of Punjab and Haryana which has resulted in saving precious man-hours (613 mandays) of doctors which are now being utilized for patient care and saving of expenditure on fuel.
He said that PGI is fast adding patient friendly facilities under the Digital India Campaign of the Prime Minister.  The OnlineRegistration Facility is a part of the "Digital India Initiative" for improving the patient care in the region.  In addition laboratory reports from 21 laboratories have been made available to the patients at the click of the button on their computers. The blood availability information at Blood Bank PGI can also be seen on the PGI website as well as Government of India ORS web portal. Under the clean and green programme there is an ongoing hand-hygiene campaign for infection control.  Horticulture Wing is geared up to beautify the campus. The plan for installing solar panels on all the roofs of PGI is underway. 
 Prof Chawla praised all the employees who worked hard to sustain the quality of patient care in PGIMER.  He appreciated the efforts of medical technologists, security and SC/ST employees associations for organizing blood donation camps.  He also praised the horticulture wing for winning various prizes for flower shows.   He expressed his gratitude to the NGOs Red Cross, Lifeline, Sewa Bharti, Cancer Sahayta Sahyog; philanthropic citizens and media organizations for donating in cash and kind to the poor patients of PGI.

Vodafone Boosts Customer Experience with Cisco’s SON Solution

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Chandigarh 27th January:- Vodafone India,  today announced that it has deployed Cisco's Self Optimizing Network (SON) technology to deliver a superior mobile experience to its users. Vodafone expects Cisco SON to deliver a truly differentiated customer experience, both by optimizing its existing sites and by streamlining the process of adding new sites to its fast growing network. Vodafone India has already deployed SON over a third of its network. Deployment will continue until the entire network is SON-enabled.

Vodafone India has more than 194 million customers and is growing fast. To deliver a great quality of service to all of them the operator constantly upgrades and innovatesits network. Cisco SONis expected to boost both voice and data experience to Vodafone's 3G customers. 

Speaking on the new deployment, Vishant Vora, Vodafone India's director of Technology said that this initiative follows our strategy and commitment to deliver an enhanced &differentiated customer experience. We are confident that our ongoing fruitful relationships with Cisco will help us delight our users with a great quality of both voice and data services.

Speaking on the partnership, Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president, Service Provider Business - Products and Solutions, Cisco said that Vodafone remains focused on delivering the best customer experience possible. Our collaboration is helping them to drive growth, deliver customer value, and promote innovation. Cisco SON technology offers greater capability to manage increasing voice and data traffic, and optimize their networks.