Thursday, 29 September 2016

Punjab Tourism Endorses Stayzilla for Joint Promotion of Homestays in State

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board (PHTPB) announced a strategic partnership with Stayzilla, India’s largest homestay aggregator to boost adoption of homestays and unlock maximum number of rooms during the peak tourist season in Punjab. After signing MoUs with Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation, Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board and Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited, this tie-up firmly establishes Stayzilla as a leading player in the industry of homestays and alternate stays. The MoU was signed and exchanged in the presence of Navjot Pal Singh Randhawa PCS, CEO Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board along with Ankit Rastogi, VP Marketplace, Stayzilla and various other Punjab Tourism Department representatives.
 Under this agreement, Stayzilla will assist PHTPB with verification procedures and jointly boost homestays and unique stays like Farm Stays, Bed and Breakfast and Tented rooms in cities & places of interest within Punjab. All homestays registered with PHTPB will receive technical support in the form of inventory management and software applications to ensure seamless booking procedures. Stayzilla & PHTPB will also jointly conduct educational and training sessions for registered homestays on best practices such as online usage, content management, operations and expense management.

City Psychologist Appointed Road Safety Specialist for World Bank Project in Rajasthan

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- City based young psychologist Dr Guneet Singh, an alumnus of Panjab University Department of Psychology has been appointed as Road Safety Specialist to assist the Government of Rajasthan for implementation of the World Bank Project of road safety.
She would be working on the Rajasthan Road Sector Modernization Project funded by the World Bank and would be posted at Jaipur.
Dr Guneet is one of the very few specialists in the country who did her doctorate in driving behavior and road safety from Panjab University.
She is the author of “Drive Safe Stay Smart: A parent's guide to safe driving for smart kids of a smart city”, published by Chandigarh Traffic Police earlier this year, and was teaching the post-graduates in the Panjab Univesity.
Dr Guneet has also been working with the Chandigarh Traffic Police, as Traffic Marshal since 2014, as a volunteer, and has been conducting road safety workshops in educational institutions and organisations.  
She said that road crashes are taking massive toll of human life and property in our country and has attained epidemic proportion that needs to be tackled through a concerted multi-sectoral approach to prevent road fatalities.

Max Hospital’s organizes CME on ‘Caring for Hearts Together The Heart Team Approach’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- As many as 300 doctors of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Chandigarh attended a Max Hospital’s CME on ‘caring for the hearts together- the heart team approach’ at IMA auditorium, sector 35 here last night today where new approach towards heart disease treatment was discussed at length.
Speaking during occasion, Dr Virendar Sarwal,  director & head, Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Max Hospital said that rapidly expanding treatment options for heart diseases and procedures such as heart valve repairs, coronary artery bypass surgery and arrhythmia treatment have confused the patient.
Talking about the latest concept of ‘heart team approach’, Dr Virendar Sarwal said that the patient is offered the best possible treatment option (say out of bypass surgery or balloon angioplasty) by getting all the medical reports reviewed by a team of experts which include cardiothoracic surgeons ,cardiologists and physicians. Under this latest approach every patient who is stable is counselled by a heart team about the pros and cons of procedure and based on reports he is given the best suitable option of treatment and his informed consent is mandatory.
Interestingly ‘heart team approach ’ is mandatory now in most western countries for any cardiac centre, and in our country all the patients are now encouraged to take opinion from both the cardiologist and cardiac surgeon (after his angiography) while deciding on the intervention for himself after knowing the benefits and disadvantages of the particular intervention.
Discussing rapid advances in technology and techniques, Dr Virendar Sarwal said that these remarkable breakthroughs mean a new concept of patient care , bringing together interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and other experts under one roof to evaluate each patient and design customized treatment plans to meet specific patient needs. This approach not only improves outcomes and overall patient satisfaction, it ensures wholesome care for the patient.  In surgery too, options which reduce trauma of surgery with less invasive technique like Beating heart bypass surgery , robotics are preferred by doctors. Aesthetic considerations, like minimally invasive techniques, also factor in especially in females.

World Heart Day Celebrates in NINE

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- World Heart Day was celebrated under the guidance of Dr. Sandhya Ghai, Principal, National Institute of Nursing Education (NINE), PGI and co-ordinated by Ms Neena Vir Singh, Lecturer, NINE, PGI on 29th September 2016. Different activities were carried out on the occasion like public awareness program by M.Sc. Nursing 1st year students and NSS Volunteers of NINE educated public in main OPD of PGI regarding prevention of heart diseases and made them aware of healthy heart habits. There was an interactive session where teachers and volunteers cleared the misconceptions and doubts of general public related to diet and other issues. Poster making competition was also held. A program was organised in NINE auditoriums where volunteers performed role play, presentation on healthy heart habits, and a Quiz on the theme "power your life". The occasion was graced by Dr Ashok Kumar DMS, PGI and Dr Mahesh Devnani Hospital administration. Dr Ashok emphasised on the importance of Healthy life style. Dr Sandhya Ghai motivated students to live a heart healthy life. The whole program was organised under the supervision of faculty NINE- Dr Monika Dutta , Mrs Prabhjot kaur, NSS program coordinator Mrs Meenakshi Agnihotri , and Program officer Dr Sukhjit kaur.

Hemant Malhotra’s Expressions 3 Nature Inspired Solo Art Show Begins

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- An exhibition of abstract art titled ‘Expressions 3’ by Hemant Malhotra opened at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16, here today. The exhibition will continue till 2nd October from 11 AM to 7 PM every day. Eminent Artist and Poet Mr Ravinder Kumar Sharma, Professor, Govt College of Art, Chandigarh, inaugurated the exhibition.
Featuring 60 works of art, comprising oil and acrylic paintings on canvas and paper, as well as a selection of photographs, this exhibition is a follow up of Hemant’s previous solo exhibition in November 2014.
The highlights of this year’s exhibition are three series of paintings. The first series is titled ‘Scapes’ and comprises a number of works titled ‘Landscape’, ‘Skyscape’, ‘Desertscape’, etc. The different ‘Scapes’ are interpreted through the use of varied colours, strokes and materials. The second series, titled ‘Waves’ is based on the beautiful forms and colours of waves at different times of day, seasons and locations. Finally featured is a section devoted to the Buddha - consisting of six paintings and three photographs depicting the Buddha and some of his teachings?
Hemant uses a wide variety of media in this set of works – combining them quite elegantly and naturally. His work continues to be accessible and easily understood, with a very clear expression of the underlying thought and emotion.
According to Prof. Ravinder Kumar Sharma that Hemant has a great sense of composition and balance. He uses different mediums along with the basic elements to create new textures and has a great sense of art.”
Hemant Malhotra has been painting from an early age. His education was a mix of Commerce and Arts. He is also an alumnus of The Doon School, Dehradun. Professionally, he has worked for several years as an IT specialist officer with the Indian Overseas Bank. He lives in Chandigarh.

Kraftly Expects 3 Fold Rise This Festive Season with Latest Initiative‘The Giftree’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- Starting this season,buying that perfect gift for any festive occasion will no more be a daunting task.To help resurrect the joy of festive gifting, Kraftly, India's leading buy and sell platform for unique products and brands, has introduced a distinctive and special notion ‘The Giftree’-to make gifting easier than before.
Gifting has always been an integral part of every festival or joyous occasion in India. India’s Gift Market is estimated close to $30 Billion dollars. The Indian Handicrafts and Gifts Industry has outgrown its image to evolve into a rapid growing industry with a turnover from US $1.2 million to US$ 1.9 billion in the last decade.
Everybody loves receiving gifts, but during the hustle bustle of the festivities, buying the perfect gift for your loved ones has become more of a task and less of a thoughtful experience. Keeping this concern in mind, Kraftly has come up with their vibrant product line ‘The Giftree’, to help people rediscover the essence and joy of gifting. The idea is to help buyers set their festive shopping worries aside, by giving them curated collections of gifts for that are perfect for every relation. One of their unique sellers Scrapshala, based out of Varanasi, has special customized products curated out of urban trash and their collection of quirky products is bound to be a head turner. Kraftly has a line of other vibrant and unique sellers like Ba No Batwo, Height of designs, Thug Baba, Intelligent Idiots, The Orange Bicycle, Ishttyle Gully, to name a few, which are based out of Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai. Giftree will offer a wide range of over 2600 products to browse from, to get your perfect desired gift to meet all your festive needs.
 Speaking about ‘Giftree’, Saahil Goel- Co-Founder & CEO, Kraftly said that while other players in the industry have come up with initiatives such as offering whopping discounts, we decided to come up with our distinctive line of product segment- ‘Giftree’. By bringing in ‘Giftree’, our aim is to give absolute convenience to our buyers by providing them a one stop destination and taking care of all their festive requirements. With a collection of offbeat products made available, we want to eradicate the hardships of deciding what to gift, by making it easier to choose from a variety of categories available.
On this occasion, Akshay Ghulati, Chief Business Officer, Kraftly commented that as we are nearing towards the festive season, everyone looks out for the the best of the best. We at Kraftly wanted to come up with something unique to offer to our customers, and thus introduced this new product line- Giftree. Our festive collection will see exciting line of products under apparels & home decors. Shoppers will be able to choose from a wide range of products & we are excited to provide our customers with the best this season.

Maharishi Dayanand Public School Celebrates Green Consumer Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- The Eco Club of Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria,
Chandigarh organized Essay Writing  Competition  on  a Green Consumer Day  with collaboration of the Environment Department  of Chandigarh
on the school premises today. This competition was divided into two categories i.e., junior and senior.
Students expressed their feelings on clean environment and about global warming caused by cutting of trees. They stressed to grow more trees for balancing of environment.
They told that everyone should purchase products that are eco-friendly. Products with little or no packaging, products made from natural ingredients and products which are made without causing pollution are eco-friendly products. The green consumer should drive a
hybrid vehicle; buy products made with hemp or those made from recycled materials.
Vishal Singh, Sahil Chaudhary and Vishal bagged first, second, third and consolation prizes in junior category   in senior category Surya Prakash Dwivedi, Rohit and Aarti got first, second and third position respectively.
 Principal Dr. Vinod Kumar gave away prizes to the winners. He said that the main aim of this program was too aware the importance of recycling-reusing and reducing waste material.

अमेरिका का व्हाईट हाऊस बना चंडीगढ़ का लैंडमार्क:सैक्टर 34 में दीवाली तक चलने वाला चंडीगढ़ हाट में सभी का स्वागत करेगा

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- सैक्टर 34 स्थित प्रदशर्नी ग्राऊंड में आज से मनोरंजन से भरपूर शापिंग फेस्ट शुरु हो गया है इस बार आयोजित होने वाले इस मेले में आने वाले शापर्स को विश्व विख्यात अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति का घर और कार्यालयव्हाईट हाऊसका दीदार होगा  दीवाली तक चलने वालेचंडीगढ़ हाट में सभी का स्वागत व्हाईट हाऊस का द्वार करेगा अमेरिकी इतिहास की सबसे महत्वपूर्ण ईमारत को चंडीगढ़ में बनाने की जिम्मेवारी लखनऊ के अफजल खान और उनकी टीम ने ली है वे बालीवुड की कई फिल्मों के लिये सेट्स बना चुके है और इस बार आयोजकों के अनुरोध पर चंडीगढ़ में अठारहवीं सदी के इस भव्यता और विलासता को लोगों के समक्ष पेश किया इसे रिकार्ड समय में एक सप्ताह के भीतर तैयार किया है
आयोजक सुनील कुमार के अनुसार हर साल हमारा प्रयास शहरवाासियों को कुछ खास पेश करने की कोशिश होती है जिसमें बच्चों के मनोरंजन के साथ साथ अभिभावक भी अपने बच्चों को कुछ कुछ सीख दें अमेरिकी व्हाईट हाऊस का स्मारक समूचे विश्व में अपनी छाप छोड़ चुका है और चंडीगढ़ में इस बार बच्चों और बड़ो के लिये भी इसे नजनीक से अनुभव करने का सुनहरा मौका है  संजय मित्तल के अनुसार इस मेले में भारत की संास्कृतिक छटा भी देखने को मिलेगी गुजरात से विशेष रुप से डांडिया समूह को आमंत्रित किया गया है जिसमे शहरवासी नवरात्रों में इनके साथ डांडिया गरबा नृत्य कर सीख सकेंगें
चंडीगढ़ हाट में करीब 50 स्टालों में विजिटर्स को खरीदारी के व्यापक विकल्पों के साथ विविध प्रकार के झूलों और कई तरह के पकवानों का स्वाद चखने का मौका मिलेगा मेले में पंजाबी, राजस्थानी, महाराष्ट्रीयरन, दक्षिणी भारतीय खाने के साथ दिल्ली कर मशहूर चाट गुहाना की जलेबी का भी लुत्फ लिया जा सकेगा हर बार की तरह इस बार भी झूलों का व्यापक विकल्प है जिसमें बड़ो के लिये आठ जबकि बच्चों के 15 किस्म के झूले स्थापित किये गये हैं