Friday 31 May 2019

Dalmia Life Care Presents a New Range of Consumer Care Products for ‘’Healthy Life, Better life’

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Dalmia Life care with its motto of ''Healthy Life, Better life'' is pioneering a new range of consumer care product offerings backed with innovation, research and customer satisfaction reports. The company is building a rich product portfolio with an unconventional approach and striving to benchmark it's products, services and qualities as per global standards. The product line of Dalmia Lifecare caters to the taste of consumers across all age brackets In India and global consumers as well.

Dalmia Lifecare stands on the verge of being recognised as India's one of the most dynamic, progressive and responsible corporate entity.

Talking about the vision of the company, Sougat Chatterjee, CEO Dalmia Life care said'that we at Dalmia Lifecare are working towards elevating the wellness index of the society by offering consumer benefiting products and services. We have learnt through extensive research and experience and we believe that our products and business process will be exemplary as any of the industry leaders. We will also constantly strive to bring in products which will eliminate the ill-effects of lifestyle and abuse from a consumer's life. .

In a recent survey, we saw that tobacco kills nearly six million people in a year and one person dies every six seconds because of it. Around five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while more than 600,000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

Looking at the addiction rate of the people and current health hazard that is has become, we thought it'll be ideal to create something that would soothe the cravings of the people while imparting not the harm but health to the consumers.

Thinking and researching on these lines, we are coming up with a solution for the people who are subjected to tobacco abuse.

Similarly, the entire range of Dalmia Lifecare products will be backed by a thought and innovation that would enhance the standard of life.'

Dalmia Lifecare is striving thoroughly to make this world a healthier, greener, cleaner and happier place to live in by bringing a product portfolio that directly impacts the lives of our customers in a positive way.

The entire range of products of Dalmia Lifecare are research based, tested, evaluated and manufactured in accordance with the standards of contemporary health and hygiene parameters. The company has set a benchmark for the best of product innovation, end-to-life style products range and exceptional quality.

While talking to the COO of Dalmia Lifecare, Rajesh Tripathi, stated that Dalmia Lifecare has been brought to life to better the standards of living of the people. The company is driven by the spirit of togetherness, harmony and innovationwhich not only aspires to upgrade the life of its consumers but also provides a unique workplace for professionals. The competitive edge of Dalmia Lifecare's diverse product portfolio rest on the unstirred foundations of institutional strengths derived from its cutting-edge Research & Development, differentiated product development capacity, brand-building capability, efficient trade marketing and distribution network and dedicated human resources.

Dalmia Lifecare, strive to consistently surpass the expectations of all stakeholders for a healthy life, better life.



Mandira Bedi Gives Excellence Award to Cloudnine Hospital

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, tricity' s leading chain of maternity, child care and fertility care group of Hospitals, has been conferred the Punjab Entrepreneur & Excellence Award 2019 for providing the best fertility services in the tricity. Mandira Bedi, leading television actress and fashion designer awarded the coveted award to Dr Pawan Kumar, Regional Director (North) and Sushil Nagpal, Business Head, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals at a function held here.

This award honours large conglomerates for the exemplary spirit of entrepreneurship by creating new businesses and services that are successful, sustainable and growing in the region. Cloudnine Hospital has been recognised as one of the leading fertility service providers in the tricity.

Dr Pawan Kumar said that leading a business to success can be a big challenge, and I am really honoured to showcase the dedication, expertise and sheer hard work by receiving this prestigious award for our fertility services. Cloudnine Group started the journey here a year and half back and our fertility unit was set up last year. It is an extremely proud moment to say that with just word of mouth publicity, we have patients now coming from Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab as well.

Dr Shanujeet Kaur, Senior Fertility Expert at Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, said that fertility issues can happen to anyone and around 10-15% married couples who want to conceive suffer. Some of the lifestyle factors leading to infertility are increasing marital age, rising alcohol and tobacco consumption and obesity and a result, many couples are facing issues with conception and child birth. At Cloudnine, our aim is to offer the best patient care and treatment with the best clinical standards.

Cloudnine Group of Hospitals, is India's leading chain of women, childcare, and fertility hospitals headquartered inBengaluru with over 700 beds across 20 facilities in Gurgaon, Noida, Chandigarh, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune. Founded by neonatologist Dr. R. Kishore Kumar with his team of three co-founders in 2007, Cloudnine Group of Hospitals is backed by marquee investors, Matrix Partners, Sequoia India and India value fund advisors (TrueNorth). Having celebrated over 70,000 births across regions, with a 3000+ strong team, Cloudnine has been the pioneer in this specialty sector with continued effort to add new locations across India while continuing to maintain and excel international standards of care. 

Entries Open for the 10th Edition of Jagran Film Festival

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Chandigarh 31st May:- Entries for the much-awaited 10th edition of the Jagran Film Festival are now open. With its 10th edition, the World's largest travelling film festival completes a decade of incessantly carrying the 'Cinematic Culture' from metro cities to smaller cities of India thereby spreading and promoting the appreciation of the cinematic art at the grass root level.  The extravaganza is all set to travel to 18 cities starting from New Delhi from 18th July.

The festival invites filmmakers to submit entries on the website by 15th June 2019 for Delhi, however the entries will remain opened till 1st September 2019 for other cities including Mumbai chapter.

Apart from the categories like World Cinema, Indian Showcase, Jagran Shorts and Jagran Docs, this year OTT has been added as a new category. Films can be submitted under the categories like Indian Showcase, World Cinema, Jagran Shots /docs and OTT. A multi-layered preview process followed by JFF invites entries with no submission fee.

The festival in its 10th year has grown to become the world's largest travelling film festival that screens films across the genres from around the globe. Jagran Film Festival celebrates 10 years of glorious journey with exciting new additions this year.

This year's festival will include new categories in Programming and Awards. 10th Jagran Film Festival will celebrate two Retrospectives -World and India. This year will also include "Icon of the World Cinema" as well in addition to "Icon of Indian Cinema".

Rajeev Masand, a noted film critic & international entertainment reporter from the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Cannes and the Berlin Film Festival who  has interviewed Hollywood heavyweights like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Daniel Craig and others is this year's Festival consultant.

10 edition of JFF will also have separate curation for India and International lead by Udita Jhunjhunwala, a well-established entertainment writer, film critic & contributing authors to Bollywood's Top 20 Stars (published by Penguin) and Aseem Chhabra, festival director of the New York Indian Film Festival and author of two biographies–Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, the Star and Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Journey of a Global Bollywood Star.

The film festival will kick start from New Delhi on 18th July and will travel to Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Patna, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Bhopal, Indore, Dehradun, Meerut, Hissar, Jalandhar, Agra, Raipur, and finally conclude on 29th September 2019 in Mumbai.

JFF provides filmmakers an audience of around 55,000 people and travels to 18 towns with 400+ screenings.

Basant Rathore, Senior Vice President - Strategy and Brand Development, Jagran Prakashan Ltd., said that JFF has come a long way over the last 9 years. We have discovered many filmmakers, and films, and have prepared audiences to receive and appreciate world-class cinema. With the phenomenal response we received last year, we are determined to travel farther and spread the wonderful stories filmmakers have to tell. This year, we have introduced new categories in an effort to be more diverse and inclusive of all genres. The culture of appreciating great films and doing it as a community no matter where we come from is what the Jagran Film Festival is all about.

PGIMER Celebrates "World No Tobacco Day" at Raipur Rani: Inter-sectoral Co-Ordination to Achieve No Tobacco Status to Block.

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Chandigarh 31st May:- In continuation of series of activities in effort to make Raipur Rani Block Tobacco free, PGIMER in collaboration of Civil Surgeon Office, Panchkula and CHC Raipur Rani observed World No Tobacco Day at Raipur Rani BDO office.

Highlight was elegant mix of prominent stakeholders: Jila Parishad Chairman Mrs Ritu Singla, Representative of MLA Panchkula, Aditya Sharma, SHO Raipur Rani, Market committee president Raipur Rani, Representative from district Civil surgeon office Dr. Parvinderjeet, SMO Raipur Rani, Dr Sanjiv, and Dr Anil Garg, and team from PGIMER Chandigarh including chief security officer P.C.Sharma.  It was attended by Sarpanches of Raipur Rani block, police personals of Raipur Rani Block, School and College students and teachers along-with market association members.

Dr Ekta from Department of Community Medicine & SPH coordinated the program. Dr. Arun Kumar Aggarwal, PGIMER Chandigarh delivered welcome address and stressed the need to develop joint action plan with all stakeholders to make Raipur Rani tobacco free. He stressed upon importance and role of all participants at individual level and organizational level to control tobacco menace in Raipur Rani block. In India 10% out of total deaths every year due to tobacco are due to second-hand smoke. Which is 80,000 to 1,00,000 deaths per year. India is second largest consumer and producer of tobacco. As per GATS survey 35% of population of India is consuming tobacco in some or other form.

Dr. Anil Garg, Medicine Specialist in CHC Raipur Rani discussed about harmful effects of tobacco. He elaborated how tobacco can effect each every organ of our body. Dr. Garg stressed upon the fact that in addition to causing cancers in head and neck region; and lungs tobacco causes many significant effects on sperm production. It also has cosmetic effects as well that include early aging wrinkling, staining of teeth, hair loss and poor skin texture.

Dr. Divya, Junior Resident and Mrs. Jagdeep Rana Female Multi-Purpose Worker from PGIMER did an experiment demonstration using one cigarette in a water filled bottle, creating negative pressure in bottle to make the cigarette smoke inside bottle, and then pressed the smoke out of bottle on a tissue paper.Audience was awestruck to see visible discoloration of tissue with smoke chemicals.Message was loud and clear- even one cigarette tar can cause enough damage in lungs.

Dr. Ekta Dogra, PGIMER, Chandigarh discussed about various sections of COTPA act. Quoting section 4 and 6 of the act, she appealed that those who are found to be smoking at public places can be fined with Rs.200. She informed that even sarpanches and teachers are authorized to impose penalty. She highlighted that It is mandatory to display No Smoking Banner at all public places.Seller should not sell  the tobacco product to a minor.  A display board must be put up at the point of sale declaring that "sale of tobacco products to minors is prohibited." Sale of tobacco products through vending machine and display of Tobacco Products may result in violation of the act.Tobacco products should not be sold in an area within radius of 100 yards of any educational institution.

Under Section 77 of Juvenile Justice Act (JJA) 2015,sale of tobacco to the minor is Punishable act. Violator may be got rigorous imprisonment for seven years or be liable to a fine up to one lakh rupees.

Section 7 offence is bail able & non compoundable which means action against violation of section 7 to be handled by the CJM Court.Punishment for Seller/ Distributor in First Conviction: Imprisonment up to 1 year and/or fine up to Rs 1000 or both. Second Conviction: Imprisonment up to 2 years and/or fine up to Rs 3000 or both. Cr.PC 1973 are applicable for search & seizure.

P C Sharma, Chief Security Officer, PGIMER Chandigarh shared his experience, how they were able to declare PGIMER Chandigarh smoke free status by supportive actions and by little strictness. He told that about 2000 Kg of tobacco products were self deposited by patients, attendants and staff while entering hospital premises, in initial two years of their campaign. He stressed it is difficult but possible by persistence, continuous and supportive efforts.

SHO Raipur Rani, Mahmood Khan thanked team for putting COTPA on open platform. He shared with audience how he has never smoked in his life and has ensured his office as smoke free zone all throughout his posting in Raipur Rani.

Rajinder Goyal, Vayapar Manch Pradhan delivered a passionate speech, and shared his experience how he never give in to stress from society to sell tobacco products. He asked upon all shopkeepers present to spread the word amongst their groups to follow the policy " na piyunga/khaunga aur na khane dunga."

In group discussion amongst the audience, everyone agreed to the fact that all need to work together to fight this menace.

Representatives from MLA Mrs.Latika Sharma (could not attend due to sworn in ceremony), Aditya Sharma, State BJP Karykarini Member and Mrs. RituSingla, Zila Parishad Chairman and were present on this occasion. They stressed upon importance of tobacco control activities amongst the public. Aditya shared his views that people must take responsibility for their own actions and assured full support for such activities in their area.

Students Miss Sonalika, Master Harkeet Kochar and Miss Gaytri were presented trophies and certificates for coming first, second and third in Poster making competition.

Miss Simran class twelfth student recited a poem on tobacco effects. Followed by a nukar natak was performed by students of GSSS, Raipur Rani stressing on leaving or not starting tobacco at all. In their nukar natak they demonstrated how due to peer pressure or to look cool youngsters start consuming tobacco ultimately resulting in disturbed family, society and premature death. They elaborated how with social support and will power all can overcome habit of tobacco consumption.

CII organizes Conference on ‘Shaping Healthcare Ecosystem in Punjab’

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Chandigarh 31st May:- The next ten years will define the Indian Healthcare Industry, said Dr Om Manchanda, CEO, Dr Lal PathLabs Ltd, while addressing the CII Conference on Shaping Healthcare Ecosystem, organised by here at Chandigarh today. He added that we need to ensure that the gap between Indian healthcare infrastructure and the requisite skill training for the same is abridged by focusing on innovations and technology oriented solutions.

Dr Om Manchanda also mentioned that both public and private sector should work in synergy to overcome the various obstacles of the domain and maximize the benefits of unique government initiatives like Ayushman Bharat. There is sufficient demand in the healthcare industry, but the supply side needs to more accessible and affordable.

Ms Avneet Kaur, Joint Chief Executive Officer, Invest Punjab also addressed the gathering and mentioned that Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion is focusing on developing Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Mohali as hubs for Medical Tourism through a variety of initiatives. She also acquainted the audience that Invest Punjab is a one-stop office for all regulatory clearances pertaining to industry investments. The Bureau facilitates land identification and site visits, employ dedicated relationship managers, has end-to-end online process approval and systematized feedback mechanism in order to provide all round support to the investors.

Dr Meena H Singh, Director, Punjab Health Systems Corporation also graced the occasion and said that our nation has really progressed in terms of treatment facilities in the last few decades, but now we need to focus on preventive healthcare and achieve a substantial attitude change amongst our people. She also informed that Punjab state shall shortly announce a comprehensive health scheme that will allow the entire population to take its advantage in a uniform manner.

Dr Gaurav Maheshwari, Senior Consultant and Head- Surgical Gastroenterology, Paras Hospital said that Corporate Hospitals have a huge role to play in ensuring affordability of world class healthcare services, esp. to the marginalized sections of the society.  He suggested various methods by which private medical practitioners may become more socially responsible such as tele-medics, use of mobile diagnostics and re-engineering the use of medicines.

Dr Navneet Dhaliwal, Assistant Professor – Hospital Administration, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, shared a government hospital's purview of Indian healthcare scenario and sought the support of private players in implementing government schemes like 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna' so as to extend its benefits to the masses.

Other dignitaries who shared their knowledge and opinion during the conference included Dr Rishi Mangat, Managing Director, Apollo Clinic; Dr Gurbir Singh Regional Medical Director (North & East), Fortis Healthcare Ltd; Dr Surinderpal Singh Bedi,Director – Clinical Services, Indus Hospital; Dr Ashish Sahani, Assistant Professor, Centre for Bio-Medical Engineering, IIT Ropar and Mr Harish Chavan, Chairman, CII Punjab State & Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra & Mahindra (Swaraj Divison). 


Thursday 30 May 2019

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day: Dr. Jatin Sarin

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Chandigarh 30th May:- World No tobacco day is celebrated on 31st May all over the world. Dr. Jatin Sarin, noted medical oncologist of tricity says this day is to promote awareness regarding harmful effects of consumption of any form of tobacco. India is the third largest tobacco user across the world. As per the WHO, tobacco kills more than 1 million people in India each year. Currently there are 266 million tobacco users in India and a substantial number of second hand smokers. This was stated by Dr. Jatin Sarin during a Awareness event held at Chandigarh.

Dr. Jatin Sarin Medical Oncologist, said that some interesting facts stating environmental load due to cigarette smoking, were brought forward by a study conducted by Imperial College, London. The smoke from the world's cigarettes represents 0.2% of global greenhouse gas emission. Cigarette butt waste represents 845000 tons of waste produced every year, the same as 3,755 times weight of statue of Liberty.

He further said that globally, each year, the tobacco industry consumes as much energy as the manufacture of 2 million cars. In 2015, it is estimated to have emitted some 8.76 million tons of CO2, the same as 3 million transatlantic flights. All forms of tobacco like cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco are dangerous. Cardiovascular diseases, oral cancers, lung cancers, kidney diseases, pancreatic diseases are commonly seen in tobacco users. Tobacco use affects almost every major organ and system in the body causing a great deal of morbidity and untimely death. More than 4,000 different types of chemicals have been found in tobacco and tobacco smoke. Over 60 of these chemicals have been classified as cancer causing agents by International Agency on Research in Cancer.

Dr. Jatin Sarin added that every time a person smokes a cigarette, the toxic chemicals pass into the lung and further into different organs of the body via the blood. Organs like the mouth, throat, larynx, brain, oesophagus, lungs, urinary bladder, kidney and breast are affected by smoking tobacco. Tobacco also causes many other disorders such as heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, blindness etc. Smoking tobacco is a major risk factor for lung cancer; almost 85% patients diagnosed with Lung cancer have a history of smoking. Cancer develops when there is an uncontrolled multiplication of the cells of the body. The harmful chemicals of the tobacco cause these cells to grow uncontrollably and may lead to cancer. Lung cancer is the 2nd most common cancer in India and first most common cause of death due to cancer.

Stopping smoking is associated with the following health benefits.  ·Lowered risk for lung cancer and many other types of cancer.

· Reduced risk for heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease (narrowing of the blood vessels outside your heart). 

· Reduced respiratory symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath.

· Reduced risk of developing some lung diseases such as COPD.

· Reduced risk for infertility in women of childbearing age.

Though there is increased knowledge of tobacco consumption and its harmful effects, the incidence of lung cancer and other tobacco related issues is high. People should understand the effects of active and passive smoking and quit tobacco consumption for a healthier and longer life.

Hotel Mountview To Hosts a 15-Day Long Tennis Camp

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Chandigarh 30th May:- A 15-day long tennis camp will be organised at Hotel Mountview from June 1 to 15. The camp will be conducted under the supervision of professional coach and basics of tennis-- ball placement, racquet position, stamina drills, skill drills, hand-eye coordination skill and others- will be taught to the participants. The camp will be open for beginners, amateurs and professionals of all age groups. The interested can register themselves at the camp venue - Hotel Mountview before June 1. The enrollment fee for the camp is Rs 1,500. The organizer will also conduct exhibition matches at the end of the camp.

Twitter Launches Special Emojis for the World Cup

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Chandigarh 30th May:- It's already been a busy summer of cricket. After India's popular T20 league @IPL, fans can tune in to the @ICC Cricket World Cup on Twitter, which runs from 30th May to 14th July in England and Wales. Cricket lovers will be able to follow all the live action around #CWC19 on Twitter and talk about what's happening in the world of cricket.

Twitter is the fastest way to see the latest news around #CWC19 and to talk about the action on and off the pitch. In a first-of-its kind product experience in cricket, the platform has made this easier and more compelling by allowing fans to track the games in real-time through a unique live scorecard in the app. Fans can tap on the Twitter Moment Tweeted by @MomentsIndia, follow the scores in real-time, as well as see multiple timelines of latest Tweets, top commentary, and videos. This live product experience, as well as additional Twitter Moments will help cricket fans find the most engaging Tweets from teams, players, commentators and other fans during #CWC19.

Another feature that will help cricket lovers stay on top of the #CWC19 games is Twitter's new breaking news notifications. In India, Twitter recently launched a push notification feature, where the platform occasionally pushes personalized news notifications in sports, entertainment or current affairs so people can stay more connected to what's happening in their world. By tapping on this notification, users will be taken to a Twitter Moment about the breaking news topic. People will be served these notifications based on their interests via a combination of work by Twitter's curation team and algorithms. The curation team includes a number of former journalists and people who used to work in newsrooms. Any user can turn off these notifications by visiting their settings and toggling to turn off the feature.

Twitter partners with ICC to bring fans highlights and behind the scenes content after every match

Through Twitter's content partnership with the International Cricket Council, the @ICC and @cricketworldcup official handles will be natively Tweeting video highlight clips from each game, recapping every match. The handles will also be Tweeting unique videos, behind the scenes content and interviews with captains, enabling fans to connect with players and experts and learn their favourite plays, moments and more right on Twitter.


Salman Wants to Learn Dancing Again after Watching Contestant Saksham's Perform

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Chandigarh 30th May:- The upcoming episode of Sony Entertainment Television's kids dance reality show Super Dancer Chapter 3 will see the cast of Bharat - Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif grace the sets of the show. Everyone right from the Judges – Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Anurag Basu and Geeta Kapoor along the hosts, contestants and audiences were dumbstruck seeing Salman Khan make a dashing entry with the ravishing Katrina Kaif  who looked beautiful in a yellow saree. Both the actors had a gala time on the sets while sharing an entertaining moment with the contestants who performed on Salman and Katrina's popular numbers. In the show, the kids will also be seen shaking legs with the 'Bharat' duo on the famous song 'Slow Motion', 'Chashani' and many more.

Of all the contestants, 7 year old Saksham Sharma from Ludhiana with Super Guru Vaibhav grabbed Salman's attention by performing on the song, 'Jumme ki raat hai.' Salman was so amazed to see the little champ perform that he declared that it seems as if he need to learn dancing.  Praising his talent he mentioned that Saksham is so good with his dance moves that he can beat his guru Vaibhav. Further, Katrina appreciated Saksham's for his world-class expressions.

Out of curiosity, Saksham couldn't resist himself and asked Salman that how can he maintain a good built and physique like him. To answer Sakhsham's query Salman mentioned it is diet and a proper exercise that helps you build your physique. If you go on dancing like this you will surely be able to build a great physique like him.  Later Saksham urged Salman to do pushups with him and Salman happily obliged. Adding to more fun Salman performed the signature step from the song 'Jeene ke hai chaar din' by using Saksham as his 'Towel' and holding him between his legs.

Moreover, adding a musical element, renowned singers from the industry, Javed Ali and Himesh Reshamiya, judges of Sony Entertainment Television's upcoming show Superstar Singer will be seen gracing the sets of Super Dancer along with singer Sachin Valmiki and Salman Ali who will be the Captains on the kids singing reality show.

As the show is on the verge of its finale, it's time for the audiences to vote for the potential contestant and help them win the coveted title of, 'Dance ka Kal'.

Capacity Building and Training Workshop for ‘ Street Food Vendors’

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Chandigarh 30th May:- Sixth capacity building and training workshop was jointly organized by Dept. of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh and Municipal Corporation Chandigarh held today at City Livelihood Centre, Community Sewa Kendra, Sector 25, Chandigarh. More than 40 registered street vendors attended the same. The vendors received free 'Street Food Vendors' Hygiene Kit' which included aprons, gloves, head covers and easy to understand IEC material. They also received free medical checkup by the doctors of Community Medicine, PGIMER, Chandigarh.

MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36 A, Chandigarh, Actively participated in this unique venture to train the Street Food Vendors. The college joined hands with School of Public Health & Municipal Corporation Chandigarh in this venture. College Students were involved in this training program. They also assured their active participation in the remaining workshops.

Dr. Nisha Bhargava, Principal, Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Sector 36 A, Chandigarh gave a message for the workshop. Vivek Trivedi  S.D.O. MCC is handling the matter related to Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending personnel.

The other training sessions were imparted by experts from various fields to encourage and ensure that operation of Chandigarh Street vendors conform to Byelaws of MCC, Food Safety and Standard Regulation 2011, Street vendors Act 2014, Swacchh Bharat Mission, Women empowerment & prevention of their exploitation.

Dr. Geeta Mehra, faculty from MCM-DAV, Sector 36, Chandigarh gave a demonstration on 'A frugal scientific tool- Foldscope'. She also highlighted the safety uniform features (like apron, head cover, gloves, etc) and also demonstrated them the right way of wearing them.

The Students of MCM DAV College Sector 36, Chandigarh enthusiastically participated in the workshop, they demonstrated the working of Fold scope and showed different microbiological slides to the audience.

Dr. Gopal Singh Adhikari, member of CWC, delivered a motivational lecture to enlighten them regarding their rights and responsibilities.

Ravinder and his team from Rudra Theatre Company presented a short funny yet witty skit entitled 'Municiparty aur rehri wale'. The skit focused on the need for such training workshop for street vendors and the benefits that will be reaped from it.

To increase awareness about financial literacy and various micro financing schemes were explained to street food vendors by Harkit Singh, Senior Manager, Punjab National Bank.

Dr. Nidhi, Senior demonstrator from Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Sector 12, Chandigarh, demonstrated laughter yoga and Bhangra steps as a relaxation activity for rejuvenation of mind and soul of the street vendors.   

Dr. Pushkar from PGIMER explained the vendors about critical points from where the food can get contaminated. He emphasised on the sources of infection that leads to food related health issues.

Ms. Manjyot talked regarding the ideal food cart model and the key features that every food cart should have as recommended by the FSSAI.

The training was imparted in form of drama/play, demonstration and skit.

Department of Community Medicine, PGI Observe World No Tobacco Day- 2019

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Chandigarh 30th May:- World No Tobacco Day was celebrated at Sub-Divisional Hospital, Naraingarh today under the guidance of Dr. Kathirvel S., Assistant Professor and Faculty In-charge, RHTC- Naraingarh, Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh in collaboration with Senior Medical Officer, Civil Hospital, Naraingarh. Dr. Nikita Sharma (Senior Resident), Dr. Nairita Dalui(Junior Resident), Dr. Pallavi Sharma (Junior resident), Dr. Ravali Vogeti (Junior resident), Dr. Ashok Gupta (Pediatrician), Dr. Ram Prakash (Medical officer), Mr. Jagdish Chand (MPHW), and other health staff were present.

The theme was "Tobacco and Lung Health", so the main emphasis was on creating awareness regarding harmful effects of tobacco on lungs in general population. Dr. Nikita Sharma welcomed the audience. She spoke about harmful effects of smoking and smokeless tobacco. She also emphasized on lung diseases in non–smoking population, due to second hand smoking among woman.

Dr. Ravali Vogeti spoke about harmful effects of tobacco in children. She made people aware of increasing incidents of childhood asthma, the underlying cause being second-hand smoke. She explained that smoking in front of children are not only contributing to increasing lung diseases among them, but also its impact on child psychology. Children used to copy their elders. Smoking in front of children may turn them into a smoker in later life. She requested the audience to refrain from smoking in front of children.

Dr. Pallavi Sharma spoke about effect of smoking in pregnant ladies, both in mother and baby. She told that smoking can affect the outcome of pregnancy in terms of low birth weight babies, preterm babies, babies with congenital malformation. It can also cause infertility, recurrent abortion, and ectopic pregnancy in woman.  She explained how smoking can affect brain and heart development of a newborn. And all of them can happen due to second hand smoke also.

Dr. Nikita concluded the session by the take home message, 'Stop smoking, especially to safeguard children and pregnant ladies'. She also requested the audience to spread the message to friends, relatives and neighbors. She also asked the audience to utilize the de-addiction services provided by psychiatry team of RHTC Naraingarh at room number 11 on every Wednesday for quitting smoking and alcohol use.

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Forest Hill Golf & Country Club Offering Honorary Memberships

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Chandigarh 29th May:- With the rising wave of enthusiasm for the Golf among people, the membership queues of the elite golf clubs get longer and longer. In fact obtaining a membership for a couple of Golf clubs in Chandigarh has become as long as waiting to get a citizenship. However, people of tri-city wouldn't have to wait this long now as one of the North India's leading Golf destinations, Forest Hill Golf & Country Club brings a ray of hope for avid golf lovers of tri-city.

Forest Hill Golf & Country Club is opening limited permanent memberships for Individuals, Service Persons, NRI's/Foreign Nationals/Diplomats & Corporates. Nestled in the foot hills of picturesque Shivaliks, a round of golf here is a unique experience. The multipurpose modern 9-hole, par-36 Golf range is the only one of its kind. An all-weather high-tech driving range provides golfers an enriching practice and warm-up sessions. The clubhouse comprises a multi-cuisine restaurant, which offers a great place to enjoy good food and special moments with your family and friends in the cool, serene and soothing environment.

As a Member, one can enjoy first-class amenities and benefits at Forest Hill Golf & Country Club and beyond that are unmatched in the industry. They can enjoy access to the endless golf & clubhouse facilities, adventure activities and great family outdoors.

One of tri-city's premium Golf clubs, Forest Hill Golf & Country Club aims to encourage people to participate and enjoy the club's wonderful facilities at every opportunity. The Golf & Country Club is also offering honorary memberships to some of its elite members who are associated with the group from a long time.

The memberships are limited to 100 members each under Individuals as well as Service Personals categories, 50 members under NRI's/foreign nationals/ diplomats' category & 20 members under a category aimed for Corporates. The memberships are subject to the approval by the Club Screening Committee and the last date to apply for the membership is 30th June, 2019.



CII organizes Workshop on ‘Two Years of GST – Simplifying Business’

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Chandigarh 29th May:- GST has been one of the biggest tax reforms in India with the GST Council committed to enforce a sound taxation system, said Vivek Pratap Singh, Excise & Taxation Commissioner and Secretary Vigilance, Government of Punjab while addressing the inaugural session of the 'CII Workshop on GST – Moving Forward: 2 Years of GST Simplifying Business' here at Chandigarh today. He added that we are bound to face routine problems on account of such a major transformation and every possible effort is made to understand the hardships of the tax payers and provide appropriate solutions. He assured that issues such as Tax Compliance, Fair Audits, GST Return Forms and the like shall be dealt in consultation with the industry members and their views shall most certainly add to the policy reforms.

Kishori Lal, Principal Commissioner, Central GST Commissionerate, Chandigarh, Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue, Government of India also graced the occasion and opined that GST is changing very fast and therefore it is important for tradesmen and consultants to keep abreast of latest developments. He further said that there are three important stakeholders in any tax regime, viz., Tax Administrator, Tax payer and Tax Consultants; each having a crucial role to play in the enforcement of a tax system. It is important to identify the gaps and loop holes in any fiscal policy and fix them along with all the stakeholders.

The faculty for the day long workshop was Alok Krishnan (CA), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Founder Chairman, All India VAT Forum. He mentioned that the Goods & Services Tax as implemented in India is by far one of the best among the SAARC countries and is extremely promising, esp. for the tax payers. He also said that the government is very sensitive to the feedback is incorporating the necessary amendments as suggested by the tax payers, deemed in benefit of the Indian Industry and the citizens of the country.

Rohit Grover, Past Chairman, CII Chandigarh State Council and MD - JREW Engineering Ltd welcomed the dignitaries on behalf of CII and said that the GST implementation has resulted in a uniform tax rate structure across states, reduction in compliance cost, removal of cascading effect of double taxation, and enhancing transparency in the tax administration.

Ravneet Singh Khurana, Additional Commissioner, Excise & Taxation, Government of Punjab was also present during the inaugural session of the workshop.

More than 35 participants benefitted from the interactive workshop and familiarized themselves more on the contemporary changes in the GST tax system.



GoAir Puts the Power of 10 in the Hands of Customers

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Chandigarh 29th May:- GoAir, India's fastest growing airline, today put the power of 10 in the hands of customers. GoAir today launched its Mega Million Sale for its domestic routes with ticket fares starting at Rs 899 onwards (all-inclusive). Total of 1 million (10 lakh) seats are up for grabs for travel from 15th June 2019 to 31st December 2019. The limited-period 3-days' booking window will open on Monday 27th May 2019 and close on Wednesday 29th May 2019. 

Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, GoAir, said that starting 27th May 2019, customers will have the power of 106. It will give them the freedom to choose their date, time and cost of travel between June and December of 2019. Moreover, the Mega Million Sale with a starting price of Rs 899 onward comes at a time when everybody has been voicing concerns about rising fares. This initiative is a manifestation of our endeavors to make air travel affordable. However, there is a critical role to be played by the consumer – book early to fly smart. Ever since he launched GoAir 13 years ago in 2005, He has been saying that the best time to buy a flight ticket is today, simply because the fares are not going to be cheaper tomorrow. He urge customers to keep this cardinal rule in mind when you grab the Mega Million offer.

GoAir flies to 24 domestic destinations including Ahmedabad, Bagdogra, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kochi, Kolkata, Kannur, Leh, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Ranchi and Srinagar, and 4 international destinations, including Phuket, Malé, Muscat and Abu Dhabi. Currently, GoAir operates over 270 daily flights and approximately 1900 flights weekly.

This offer is non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-encashable. Change in itinerary can be made by paying the applicable change fee and fare difference. In addition, GoAir is offering host of special discounts.

30 Lac Indians Suffer from Cancer, 12 Lacs of them Are New Cases-5 Lacs Succumb to Malady Every Year: Dr Rajeshwar Singh

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Chandigarh 29th May:- With decreased health awareness and late diagnosis, India is headed to earn dubious distinction of having large numbers of cancer cases wherein 25 lac people suffer from cancer, of which 12 Lacs are new cases. The malady claims 5 lac lives each year in India, while breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers in females, whereas lung anf orals are most common cancers in males in India.

Dr. Brig Rajeshwar Singh, Director Medical Oncology, Paras Multispeciality Hospitals Panchkula said while talking to media persons to create awareness on Rising Trends of Cancer in North India and observe World No tobacco.

Flanked by Dr Rajan Sahu, Sr. Consultant Surgical Oncology, Dr Parneet Singh Consultant Radiation Oncology, Dr Jagandeep Singh, Associate Consultant Ortho Oncology and Dr Anupam Gauba, Consultant Nuclear Medicine from Paras Hospitals Panchkula, Dr Rajeshwar added that till few decades ago breast cancer was detected in women after the age of  fifty years and the number of young women suffering from this disease were lesser.

He added that almost 65% to 70% patients were above 50 years and only 30 to 35% women were below fifty years of age. However, presently, breast cancer is more common in younger age group and 50% of all cases are in the 25 to 50 years age group. More than 70% of the cases present in advanced stage accounting for poor survival and high mortality.

He also shared that screening tests help in early detection of Cancer Mammography for Breast Cancer, Pap smear for Ca Cervix and PSA for Ca Prostate can be done to pick cancer cases at early stage.

Discussing the issue Dr Rajan Sahu shared that India continues to report highest prevalence of oral cancers globally with around 1.2 Lac new cases of such cancers reported every year. Chewing tobacco and gutkha contribute to 90 per cent of oral cancer cases in India. He also shared that one third of the cancers can be prevented by lifestyle modification. In India, tobacco alone is responsible for 1.5 lakh cancers, 4.2 million heart diseases, 3.7 million lung diseases every year.

He said that India has dubious distinction of being oral cancer capital of world because of rampant habit of tobacco chewing.  25 lakh total cancer patients & every year 8 lakh cancet patient died, but 3 lakh people die due reason of tabacco chewing. The Health Ministry's own statistics show that over 65 per cent of cancers in India can be attributed to tobacco use.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Parneet Singh also shared that m number of new cases of cancer is expected to rise by about 70 percent over the next two decades."Radiation therapy involves delivering high energy X Rays to body to kill the cancer cells and disrupting their ability to grow and divide without having untoward side effects on nearby normal organs.

On the occasion, Dr Jagandeep Singh shared that nowadays there is new branch of Ortho Onco surgery at Paras Hospitals Panchkula which deals with all type of Bone Tumors and Sarcomas and Limb preservation surgeries can be carried out in almost 90% of cases of Bone cancer. With newer modalities available for reconstruction, patients with bone cancer can not only managed with Limb preservation, but can also expect good function of effected limb after surgery.

Speaking on the occasion Dr Anupam Gauba Said that PT scan can help to find out presence on Cancer, evaluate extend of Cancer, plan possible course of Treatment response. Further it can also be used for early detection of Recurrent disease.


Amway Launches a Vibrant New Range of Attitude Colors

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Chandigarh 29th May:- Amway India, the country's largest FMCG direct selling company, has launched a new range of Attitude Colors under its color cosmetics portfolio. Celebrating a range of moods with dazzling colors, the 14th edition of Attitude Color Cosmetics comprises five striking new shades each of Matte and Crème Lipsticks along with six radiant hues of Nail Enamels. The recently launched Attitude Colors range also features. Attitude lipstick travel pack that adds convenience along with style to one's travel plans.

With intense and rich color, the Attitude Matte and Crème Lipsticks offer smooth and even coverage. The lightweight and preservative free formula makes them ideal for extended wear. While the Attitude Matte Lipsticks include new shades such as Cheeky Coral, Mauve Magic, Ravishing Red, Pink Burst, and Caramel Brown, the Attitude Crème Lipsticks consist of trendy tones such as Naughty Nude, Candy Floss, Chocolate Cherry, Coral Pink, and Red Velvet.

The exciting new collection of Attitude Nail Enamels is customised to give an extra pop of color with its shiny and vibrant shades. With an improved chip resistant coating, the Nail Enamels are launched in six eclectic shades of Pink Blush, Frosted Toffee, Coral Love, Red Beauty, Aqua Horizon, and Raspberry Sorbet.

The Attitude Matte Lipsticks (2g each) are priced at INR 389/-*, while Attitude Crème Lipsticks (2g each) are for INR 299/-*. The rich Attitude Nail Enamels (6 ml each) are priced at INR 169/-* and Attitude lipstick travel pack with 3 Attitude Matte and Crème Lipsticks (1.1 g each) is priced at INR 999/-*. The new collection of Attitude Colors is sold exclusively through Amway Direct Sellers across India and can be easily ordered by Amway Direct Sellers/Preferred Customers via the company's website