Monday 30 September 2019

UBS’s Management Conclave Sapience 1.0 Concludes

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Chandigarh 30th September:- The  Management Conclave on the theme building leadership for tomorrow 'Sapience 1.0'  being organised by the Business Club of University Business School (UBS) concluded at Rajiv Gandhi College Bhawan, Panjab University, here . The event was organized under the guidance of Dr. Kulwinder Singh - Advisor, Business Club of UBS. Three UBS students -Raghu Bhatia, Utkarsh Rastogi and Kriti Sharma also formed an important part of the organizing team. The event was moderated by Professor Meenakshi Malhotra. Professor Deepak  Kapur, Chairperson, UBS also graced the occasion with his presence.

Speaking during the event, Bhavnesh Bhat, Founder & Director –HR, Ripple HR said that the power of communication can't be ignored.

Bhavnesh engaged the audience by using a video presentation and advised the students that to go into the depths of communication and understand the essence of communication rather than emphasising on rhetoric.

Following Bhavnesh, Abhinav Chamoli, Head Advisory Partnerships Adobe explained the audience the difference between data, information and knowledge. 

Anjali Ahuja, Director-HR, ERM India showed concern that we have been able to create managers but not leaders.

Talking about leadership, she said that what you give is what you get. And being questioned about trust she replied to the students, touch people's heart and they will do anything for you.

Summing up the session, Samar Singla, CEO, Founder of Jugnoo mentioned that the risk return ratio in entrepreneurship is better than a corporate life. But then entrepreneurship is full of stress.

He advised the young minds in the audience that "if someone can cope up with stress, an entrepreneur venture can be pursued."

On day 1 of the Management Conclave 'Sapience 1.0', speakers from the diverse fields held a discussion on, 'Revival of Economy'. The eminent speakers who were present on the day 1 were Harvinder Sagoo, Mukul Chopra, Sachin P.Gulati and Vikas Dua.

HDFC Bank Launches ‘Festive Treats’ India’s Largest Financial Services Dhamaka

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Chandigarh 30th September:- HDFC Bank today launched 'Festive Treats', India's largest financial services dhamaka. Customers will get special offers on all banking products from loans to bank accounts, as well as major discounts on over 1000+ brands.

For the very first time, special festive offers will be available across the entire spectrum of financial solutions for retail consumers as well as business customers with discounts on processing fee on loans, reduced EMIs, gift vouchers and more benefits.

In another industry-first, the bank has tied up with over 1000+ retail brands to offer discounts, cashbacks and extra reward points on both in-store and on-line purchases. Leading retail and consumer brands like Reliance Digital, Samsung, LG, Apple, Yatra, OYO, Lifestyle, Myntra, Vijay Sales, Hamleys, HP, Big Basketare a few big names that will offer up to 10% off on various products and services.

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The national campaign was launched at an event in Mumbai by Arvind Vohra, Country Head–Branch Banking, HDFC Bank. Aditya Puri, Managing Director, HDFC Bank graced the occasion.

Given the scale of the campaign, it was also simultaneously launched at 10 other locations across the country including Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, and Lucknow. In Chandigarh, the event was launched by Vineet Arora, Branch Banking Head, HDFC Bank.

During this month-long extravaganza, the bank will have an offer for every Indian. From a small businessman looking to avail of a loan, to a family looking to purchase a new television; Festive Treats will make it happen. There will be national offers on major brands as well as hyper local offers from the neighborhood shops.

The Bank's network of over 5,000 branches will also be transformed into financial supermarkets, where customers can walk in and speak to staff on queries and avail of the offers. In addition to branches, customers can also avail of the offers from digital platforms such as the website, PayZapp and SmartBuy.

While there are a vast number of offers available through the Festive Treats Campaign, here are a few illustrative benefits:

Arvind Vohra, Country Head – Branch Banking, HDFC Bank, said that as a lifestyle bank, it is our endeavor to be an integral part of our customers' daily lives. He added that festive Treats brings together a never before seen range of offers across more than 1000+ brands. Customers no longer need to hunt for the best deals this festive season; we have them all in one place. From a retail customer living in Mumbai to a small business man from Moradabad, there's an offer for everyone. Our branches will be transformed into a financial supermarket for customers and will be backed by all our digital platforms. We are confident that we'll fulfill every wish of our customers through Festive Treats.

Speaking at the launch of Festive Treats, Aditya Puri, MD, HDFC Bank said that we are confident about the India consumption story. The launch of Festive Treats is our effort to further boost it. We believe that we have the products, the reach, the platform and the partners to make this the biggest festive campaign of the season.

Restaurant ‘Royal Nutrition House’ Unveiled by actor Binu Dhillon: Aims at Serving Nutritious & Tasty Home-Style Recipes.

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Chandigarh 30th September:- 'Royal Nutrition House (RNH)' a one-of-a-kind multi-cuisine restaurant, positioned as Tricity's first eating out place, established on the concept of tasty 'nutritious food', was inaugurated by famous Punjabi film actor Binu Dhillon in the Phase 3 B 2 market here.

The outlet is the brainchild of a young duo of entrepreneurs Raveesh Malhotra & Vikramjit Singh Mann.Raveesh Malhotra said that RNH is a home kitchen idea. We have conceptualized the restaurant and its menu on the theme of providing a healthy & nutritious menu, which is at the same time is lip smacking. The idea is to usher in a change in people's lifestyle by giving them an opportunity to have the best & the most nutritious ingredients in recipes. We use our expertise to remove the notion that healthy is not tasty. Our menu line boasts of multi cuisines from genres like Indian, Continental, Arabic, Thai etc.

Vikramjit Singh Mann added that we have our own farm where we grow nutritious ingredients like Quinoa – a-gluten free high in protein plant food, black rice and others. We have 100 per cent gluten free offerings on menu. The best part is that it for the purist there is pure vegan (sans animal products) dishes available. All meals are served with house salad and homemade dips.

What's more, we use no maida, perservatives and any artificial colours in our food. Fresh Indian spices are used. Our bread is 'suji' based. The restaurant's menu is not usual. The place aims at making people aware about a balanced diet. One can read things like 'Add Your Protein In Salad' Tofu (100gm) - 95, Cottage Cheese -105, Silicon Tofu- 125, Greek Feta( 50gm) -85. The dishes help a foodie know exactly how much protein, carb etc he or she is taking in the meal ordered. The young Founders believe that health is the most important aspect of one's life and that is what they want to focus on through their mouth watering menu. The beverage menu at RNH is its USP. The unveiling event also saw a live demonstration of preparation of RNH's signature Detox juices – juices aimed at detoxifying one's body from harmful elements. 

Raveesh further stated that miracle drink- Apple, Beetroot & Carrot is something which does wonders for one's health, if consumed over a period of time. Our list of detox juices is quite wide.

There are a bevy of smoothies which are rich in taste and health. Interesting meal replacement, pre-work out, after work out smoothies are also available. The food menu is something which stands out at RNH. The place has an unending variety in breakfast. RNH Full English Breakfast, Vegan Omelet, Quinoa Upma, Avocados On Toast, Arabic Eggs – ShakshukaIs attract attention. In starters Tacos prepared in house are inviting. A Punjabi touch has been given here in some items like Spicy Punjabi Style Prawn tacos and Spicy Punjabi Tofu Taco. Quesadillas are on menu the Sea Food-Quesadilla is a must try for those interested. Platters like Grilled Paneer /Tofu with Pineapple Skewers, Mughlai Mutton Fitters are sumptuous. All salads at RNH are made with 100% Natural Ingredients along-with extra virgin olive oil. Asian Hot Bowls are delicious and healthy. Here Thai Curry Served with brown rice/quinoa/black rice and the RNH Special Rice Bowl & Korean Fish Bowl tickle your pallete. RNH's Basil Pesto Meal which has Grilled Protein served with Basil pesto sauce is a must try. The RNH Chef Special Spaghetti and vegetable Aglio E Olio Pasta is out of this world.All pizza base are of whole wheat flour. The Non Veg Pizza 'London to Ludhiana'  has been made with the Punjabi taste in mind. Burgers are healthy.In desert the options are quite a few. The RNH Special Strawberry Stuffed French Toast made using Peanut Butter/Almond Butter/Homemade Cheese/ Nutella is worth biting into. 

‘Nimbarka’ Brings the Goodness of Neem in a Personal & Beauty Care Range

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Chandigarh 30th September:- In an endeavour to usher in a healthy & better quality life for everyone, a unique  concept - 'Nimbarka', has been unveiled here by a Mohali based Start Up. Jarnail Singh Banwait, Founder, Nimbarka, conceptualized the idea of harnessing the 'power of goodness' of the humble 'Neem' tree, to create offerings based on it, in a contemporary style, under 'Nimbarka'.  

Speaking on this occasion Jarnail Singh Banwait, Founder of Nimbarka said that Nimbarka products are different from other Ayurveda products in the market, because these have Neem as the key ingredient. Since ancient times Neem has been known to cure different ailments because of its rich medicinal properties. But now in modern days people have shifted to chemical products, which have affected their health. To tackle all the health & skin related issues, we have launched 'Nimbarka' which is pure Neem based product line.

The event saw the team behind 'Nimbarka' first presenting a very interesting awareness film about Neem and the science behind its benefits for mankind. This was followed by an interaction with Jarnail Singh Banwait,Founder,  Mohit Banwait, Director, Tanvi Nagi, CEO, Ashwani Bali, Marketing Head,  Sunil Sharma, Technical Head  and Avneesh Thakur, Production Head of Nimbarka. 

The idea is being carried forward by two very enterprising youngsters of tricity-Mohit Banwait & Tanvi Nagi. Mohit Banwait said that we have tried to create a fresh new concept in personal & beauty care, created after years of research of Ayurveda & by going deep into the history and traditionally proven benefits of Neem. The result is a personal & beauty care range of six Neem based products which we have been showcased here.

The personal & beauty care  products based on Neem unveiled included Neem Deep Purifying Gel, Neem & Milk Face wash , Neem Face Scrub, Neem Shampoo , Neem Body Lotion and Neem Hand wash. All these products contain natural ingredients and Neem extracts.

According to Tanvi Nagi that the initiative aims to bring Ayurveda in a contemporary style to people of tricity and North India comprising Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh and then take these to a Pan India level. We are proud to state that Nimbarka is the 'Neem Tree of the 21st Century'. We are also spreading awareness about our old heritage which used Neem in different forms for medicinal and beauty benefits.

 Jarnail Banwait added that in our products all compounds are scientifically proven and there is no harmful chemical. We follow the principles of Ayurveda. All products are manufactured under the supervision of experts and pass through 7 to 8 trials, which makes Nimbarka products pure and reliable for the customer.

Tanvi added that modern life and pollution has invited a lot of problems like hair loss, skin problems and other health issues. To tackle all these ailments, we have taken an initiative to launch such products, which our ancestors were using from times immemorial.

Nimbarka plans to bring more products with the purity of Neem these include anti pollution & blue rays protection cream, sunscreen, neem face pack, toothpaste (3 variants), soap etc.

The company has already finalized its distributors in North and is in talks for doing the same in Maharashtra & Gujarat. The organization has ambitious plans to have a pan India footprint. It also wants to tap the International market through E Commerce.

Residents Welfare Society of PSIEC Mohali Demands Shifting of Dumping Yard Mohali to Dera Bassi

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Chandigarh 30th September:- The Residents Welfare Society (RWS) of Punjab Small Industries & Export Corporation (PSIEC) Housing Complex, Mohali today reiterated its demand of shifting the dimping ground from Sector 74 industrial area to village Samgauli, near Dera Bassi, as was assured earlier by the state government. The dumping ground is causing trouble to the people of residential as well as industrial area, because the foul smell, moscutoes, flies and the hazardous waste materials pose a serious danger to the health of the residents and the employees alike.   

Addressing a press conference at Sector 74, Sardar Baldev Singh, former president, RWS said that we had raised the issue in the court on 19 April, 2006. We continued pursuing the matter with political leaders of the area, district officials and legal experts, but to no avail. The dumping ground is still located in the centre of SAS Nagar. Our legal counsel Satwant Singh Rangi has been looking after the matter since then.

Appearing for the petitioner Satwant Singh Rangi, Advocate submitted before the Punjab & Haryana High Court, Division Bench of Justice Daya Chaudhary and Justice Sudhir Mittal, that on the assurance of the Principal Secretary (Dept of Local Govt Punjab), the civil Writ Petition was earlier disposed of on 2 May, 2012, and the solid waste management project was proposed to be completed within 6 months at village Samgauli, Derra Bassi.

The petitioner's representations and letters fell upon deaf ears of State Govt, inspite of seeking information under the RTI Act about the progress in the project. Facing these hardships the petitioners were forced to again knock the doors of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on 19 September, 2019, in order to revive the earlier petition.

The present dumping yard is situated in the heart of Industrial Area and IT Area in Sector 74. Adjoining this eye sore, is the residential Sector 91 on one side and Chappar Chiri, a historical monument on the other side. Punjab government is claiming this location to be a star attraction for IT setup with Quark, Tele performance and hundreds of start ups as well as established IT companies operating in the buildings, adjoining this garbage yard. Even so, Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh laid foundation stone for ASSOCHAM, a prestigious body literally within the dumping ground.

Dumping ground has become a health hazard, because it is polluting the air, breeding rodents, flies and mosquitoes along with foul smell for thousands of employees working in the IT companies in nearby buildings, it has also become a safety concern for the young employees, who have to walk till the local transport point. Speeding tractor trolleys and trucks used to dump garbage ploy on the main road connecting these buildings, often cause safety concern for the people walking on the road. In spite of previous orders by Punjab & Haryana High Court and National Green Tribunal, officials have failed to act upon it.

Even local MLA, Balbir Singh Sidhu has written to the Deputy Commissioner, Mohali, Commissioner, Municipal Corporation SAS Nagar, Mohali and SDM Dera Bassi to shift the garbage dumping yard to village Samgauli as proposed by the State Govt, as the area is surrounded by residential sectors i.e. Sector 90-91 and IT Hub, Sector 74 and Industrial Area, Phase 8-B. The Division Bench of High Court has now posted the matter for 29th October, 2019 awaiting the reply of the State Govt.

ITC’s Mangaldeep Agarbatti Joins Hand with Shrine Board

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Chandigarh 30th September:- On the cusp of this year's auspicious Navaratras, ITC's Agarbatti brand Mangaldeep Treya has joined hands with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Jammu & Kashmir to offer special langar seva to innumerable devotees of the Mata Vaishno Devi Temple during the 9-day of the Navaratras, which witnesses one of the largest gathering of pilgrims.

Mangaldeep's popular agarbatti variant 'Mangaldeep Treya' will also be contributing for the "Shatchandi Maha Yagna" conducted during the Navaratras, at the devout temple.  

ITC's Mangaldeep has also committed to extend its support to the 'Mata Vaishnodevi Langar Seva' not only for this Navaratri but for the two Navaratri periods in a year.

In 2018, the Vaishno Devi Temple received over 85-lakh 'Yatris'. Each year, the temple witnesses a footfall of over 3-lakh pilgrims during the Navaratras alone.

Speaking on this occasion, Ravi Rayavaram, Chief Executive, ITC's Agarbatti Business said that we at ITC Mangaldeep are deeply grateful to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board for giving us the opportunity to support these activities and play an enabling role in people's lives in their pursuit of devotion.

Simrandeep Singh, CEO of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Jammu & Kashmir said that we are extremely pleased about Mangaldeep's support for the  Shatchandi Yagna and Langar Seva. This will help us in enhancing the devotees experience during their visit to the shrine. 

Mangaldeep has also proposed to spearhead a unique initiative called the 'Mangaldeep Green Temple' at the Shri Vaishnodevi Temple, which will involve implementation of requisite infrastructure to convert organic temple offerings and Langar leftovers into bio-gas. The biogas generated from the initiative will have the capacity to provide fuel to 'Bhojonalay kitchens' of the temple.

In line with ITC's philosophy of 'Sab Saath Badhein' to drive economic, social and environmental capital, Mangaldeep has been working with popular temples in the country to convert organic offerings at their premises into biogas or compost. The "Mangaldeep Green Temple" initiative through ITC's Mission Sunehra Kal program has already been installed at 4 temples in Tamil Nadu.

इंडियन इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ फैशन एंड डिज़ाइन ने फ्रेशर पार्टी का किया आयोजन: अक्षित बने मिस्टर फ्रेशर और जसमीत बनी मिस फ्रेशर

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Chandigarh 30th September:- रैंप वॉक, डांस परफॉर्मेंस, 60-70 के दशक के गेटअप में थिरकते स्टूडेंट्स और  स्टूडेंट्स का शोर शराबा ये सब कुछ देखने को मिला इंडियन इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ फैशन एंड डिज़ाइन की फ्रेशर पार्टी-" फैशन एरा" में। यहाँ पर संस्थान के स्टूडेंट्स और मैनेजमेंट ने खुशी मस्ती और हंसी के ठहाकों के खूब एन्जॉय किया इस फ्रेशर पार्टी के आयोजन का मकसद नए स्टूडेंट्स को संस्थान परिवार का एक अहम हिस्सा होने का एहसास कराना। इस अवसर पर 60-70 के दशक के गेटअप में मौजूद लड़कियाँ बेहद ही हसीन और आकर्षक दिख रही थी। वही इस दौरान मिस्टर फ्रेशर और मिस फ्रेशर सहित अन्य कई केटेगरी में प्रतियोगिता का भी आयोजन किया गया ।अक्षित को यहाँ मिस्टर फ्रेशर तो वहीँ जसमीत को मिस फ्रेशर के खिताब से नवाज़ा गया।आश्रय और आकाश मिस्टर फ्रेशर के फर्स्ट और सेकंड रनर अप चुने गए। इसी तरह मिस फ्रेशर केटेगरी में नवजोत और शिवानी को फर्स्ट और सेकंड रनर अप चुना गया। योगराज और करीना को मिस्टर कॉंफिडेंट और मिस कॉंफिडेंट के खिताब से नवाज़ा गया। दीक्षित को मिस्टर स्टाइल आइकॉन और मेघना को मिस स्टाइल आइकॉन चुना गया। आश्रय को मिस्टर डैशिंग और सिन्धुजा को मिस मोस्ट ग्लैमरस चुना गया।    

बेस्ट वाक का खिताब ज्वाला को मिला तो वहीँ मिस ब्यूटीफुल हेयर का खिताब महक को मिला इसी तरह दिव्या को फ्रेश फेस, शालिका को बेस्ट पर्सनॅलिटी और कंचन को मिस चार्मिंग के खिताब से नवाज़ा गया। डायरेक्टर्स चॉइस अवार्ड दीक्षित और आश्रय को मिला। 

जीरकपुर के होटल पार्क प्लाज़ा में आयोजित फ्रेशर पार्टी के दौरान संस्थान के स्टूडेंट्स ने क्लासिकल, वेस्टर्न और पंजाबी गीत संगीत की धुनों पर डांस परफॉर्मेंस दी। इसके अलावा स्टूडेंट्स ने गीत संगीत की धुनों पर मॉडलिंग भी पेश की। स्टेज पर स्टूडेंट्स द्वारा दी जा रही लगभग प्रत्येक परफॉर्मेंस पर हॉल में मौजूद सभी सदस्यों ने जमकर लुत्फ उठाया और तालियों की गड़गड़ाहट से परफ़ॉर्मर की हौंसला अफ़ज़ाई की। इसी दौरान हाल में मौजूद स्टूडेंट्स और स्टाफ सदस्यों को भी कई गीतों की धुनों पर थिरकते देखा गया।

संस्थान की निदेशिका विमी वंसिल ने संतान से जुड़ रही नई गर्ल स्टूडेंट्स को इंडियन इंस्टीट्यूट ऑफ फैशन एंड डिज़ाइन की पुत्री की संज्ञा से नवाजते हुए उनका स्वागत और आभार प्रकट किया। उन्होंने कहा कि इस तरह के कार्यक्रम स्टूडेंट्स में फर्टेर्निटी का अहसास आता है। उन्होंने कार्यक्रम को सफल बनाने के लिए स्टूडेंट्स सराहना करते हुए उनके द्वारा की गई जी तोड़ मेहनत का आभार प्रकट किया। लेकिन इसके साथ ही उन्होंने स्टूडेंट्स को अपने शैक्षणिक लक्ष्य पर भी ध्यान केंद्रित रखने की अपील की। उन्होंने इस मौके संस्थान द्वारा दी जा रही शैक्षणिक गतिविधियों पर भी प्रकाश डाला।

Saturday 28 September 2019

महाराज अग्रसेन जी की 5143 वीं जयंती समारोह धूमधाम और हर्षोल्लास से मनाई जाएगी: समारोह के तहत लगाया जाएगा रक्त दान शिविर

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Chandigarh 28th September:- अग्रवाल सभा चंडीगढ़ द्वारा हर वर्ष की भांति इस वर्ष भी महाराज अग्रसेन जी की 5143 वीं जयंती समारोह को धूमधाम और हर्षोल्लास के साथ मनाएगी। इसके तहत रक्तदान शिविर और सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम आयोजित किए जाएंगे। ये जानकारी अग्रवाल सभा चंडीगढ़ के प्रधान प्रेम चंद गुप्ता और कार्यवाहक प्रधान नंदकिशोर गोयल ने पत्रकार वार्ता के दौरान दी। इस अवसर पर सभा के कार्यकारिणी सदस्य डॉक्टर शेखर सी जिंदल सहित अन्य मेंबर भी मौजूद थे।

अग्रवाल सभा चंडीगढ़ के प्रधान प्रेम चंद गुप्ता और कार्यवाहक प्रधान नंदकिशोर गोयल ने बताया कि 29 सितम्बर 2019 को महाराज अग्रसेन जयंती का भव्य समारोह अग्रसेन भवन सेक्टर 30 में शाम 7.30 बजे से सांस्कृतिक अन्य कार्यक्रमों से सुसज्जित होगा। समारोह की शुरुआत हवन के साथ होगी। उसके बाद भवन प्रांगण में एक रक्तदान शिविर का आयोजन भी किया जाएगा। साथ ही सोलर प्लांट और कम्पोस्टिंग मशीन का उदघाटन हरियाणा सरकार के राज्य मंत्री ज्ञान चंद गुप्ता जी अपने कर कमलों से करेंगे।  सांय को होने वाले सांस्कृतिक एवं सम्मान समारोह के मुख्य अतिथि पंजाब सरकार के लीगल रेमेम्बरन्स और लॉ सेक्रेटरी एस के अग्रवाल है।हरियाणा सरकार के पूर्व सचिव धर्मवीर और हरियाणा प्रदेश अखिल भारतीय अग्रवाल सम्मेलन के अध्यक्ष कुलभूषण अग्रवाल  समारोह के विशिष्ट अतिथि होंगे। समारोह की अध्यक्षता प्रेम चंद गुप्ता करेंगे। उन्होंने बताया कि इस मौके सम्मानित होने वाले समाजसेवी और उद्यमी शीश पाल मित्तल, श्रीमती पुष्पलता गोयलसूरजभान बंसल, रोशन लाल गर्ग और जगमोहन गर्ग तथा मेधावी स्टूडेंट्स मून बंसल पल्लवी  बंसल, दिशांक जिंदल, तेजस मित्तल,ओजस मित्तल, साहिल जैन और  लक्षणया जिंदल प्रमुख है।

समाज के प्रति किये जा रहे सामाजिक कार्यों की जानकारी देते हुए उन्होंने बताया कि अग्रवाल सभा समाज भलाई के लिए, फ्री कंप्यूटर शिक्षा, फ्री सिलाई केंद्र, गरीब कन्याओं की शादी, विधवा पेंशन, प्राकृतिक आपदाओं में वितीय सहायता, जरूरतमंदों को उच्च शिक्षा के लिए सहायता, स्कूली बच्चों को मुफ्त गर्म कपड़े जूते बांटना जरूरत मन्द मरीजों की सहायता आदि कई सालों से कर रही है।