Saturday, 12 November 2016

Raveena Tandon Comes in Support of Seven Seas Academy

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th November:- Earlier this year, Seven Seas, Merck’s heritage brand announced the launch of its novel educational initiative, the Seven Seas Academy - a nationwide hunt for India’s young masterminds, aiming to create awareness about the importance of brain development among children. Through this activity, Seven Seas reached out to more than 60,000 students across 200 schools in 10 cities, from where 20 of India’s smartest kids came together in Mumbai today to get a chance to explore the stars at NASA. 
With Children’s Day around the corner, popular Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon came in support of this initiative and joined the children in Mumbai as part of the grand finale. After a fierce competition, Yuvraj Varma and Ravi Yadav from Chandigarh emerged victorious, winning the coveted title of India’s young masterminds and a full paid educational trip to NASA along with their families.  Anand Nambiar, MD of Merck India, who has been a constant support to the Academy and the students, was also present at the event along with Vandana Lulla, Director of Podar Schools. 
Talking about the importance of health and nutrition among children, celebrity mom and brand ambassador Raveena Tandon said that with Children’s Day around, the Seven Seas Academy was the ideal manner to celebrate this lovely occasion. Being a mother to four lovely children myself, she understands the importance of brain development and is personally involved in ensuring the right nutrition for her children. It’s great to see a brand like Seven Seas lead this conversation in the country with the ‘Seven Seas Academy’ initiative, which has helped increase awareness about the importance of brain development among parents and children. Meeting these young masterminds from different cities in India and being a part of this academy has truly been a very memorable time for her.
The academy traveled the length and breadth of the country and targeted some of the most reputed schools in India such as Podar International School in Mumbai, DAV school in Delhi, Don Bosco high school in Chennai, Army public school in Bangalore, Global Indian International school in Ahmedabad, St Mary’s school in Cochin, Gyandeep Public school in Chandigarh, SNBP high school in Pune etc. to name a few. Some of the young masterminds who competed include Krishayini and Lavanya from Trichy, Nakul M Bhadoriya and Aditi P Poduvol from Pune, Khwaahish Shah and Advav Welling from Mumbai, Ashik Kashyap and Parinita Rustagi from New Delhi, Isant and Karthika from Coimbatore, Arun and S Ganesh from Chennai.
 A child’s brain development today is one of the most important aspects of their growth, with our research suggesting that most mothers today are concerned about how their children will excel academically. There is intense competition, leading to high levels of parental and peer pressure and every mother looks for solutions to ensure her children excel. Seven Seas is supporting parents on their quest to find the right supplement for their child’s brain development. With heritage that spans more than 80 years of experience and a presence in over 100 countries, Seven Seas is one of India’s most trusted health supplements.
Speaking about this initiative, Anand Nambiar, Managing Director, Merck India stated that Merck’s Seven Seas is one of India’s most trusted health supplements, and the Seven Seas Academy is yet another testament to our commitment to children’s health in India. With its emphasis on brain development in children, the initiative aims to be a platform that identifies nurtures and unlocks the true potential of India’s children, in partnership with leading schools. Nutrition is a critical element of brain development. Seven Seas is committed to partnering with parents in their child’s progress, and help children to be the best version of themselves through its nutritional benefits.
Dr. Mrs. Vandana Lulla from Podar International School added that we always carry out different and creative initiatives to ensure our students get all the required information for their development to become successful and well-rounded global citizens. Associating with Merck and Seven Seas has been a truly remarkable experience with our students actively participating in the quiz and thoroughly enjoying it. After all who does not dream to go to NASA one day.

Rallyists Roar at 7th OYA Autocross Motocross & Offroading Challenge 2016

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th November:- The 7th OYA Autocross Motocross & Offroading Challenge 2016 was flagged off today by Jagjit Singh SP Mohali, at PUDA Grounds Phase VIII Mohali. He interacted with the participants and went around the track to see personally the challenges setup to test the abilities and enhance the competition. 
OYA believes in keeping racing off the road and in safe environment while at the same time we take up one or the other social cause every year. This year the event has been dedicated towards creating awareness about drug abuse.
The event is running seventh time and has a scope for participation in two wheeler motorcycles, four wheel cars and off road driving in SUVs. The competition is being held on closed track with trained marshals and medical services available on site. The event is being organized under permit from Federation of Motor Sport Clubs of India (FMSCI) following all international norms.
For first time for an event run in this region live timing system is being used that can be checked on the internet by supporters and fans of participants.
Before any participant is allowed to race their vehicle and riding gear is checked by independent qualified technical delegates and scrutinizers appointed by FMSCI. The purpose is to ensure that maximum emphasis on safety is kept during the races. This check also is used for determination and verification of engine capacities.
There are many sub categories of competitions based on engine capacities of vehicles so that the powerful vehicles do not gain an upper hand vis-à-vis the smaller vehicles. The event has attracted wide spread attraction and there are participants coming from  faraway places like Mumbai, Indore, Ahmedabad, Delhi and of course the states around the tri city region. There are over 150 participants and above 60 officials involved in the safety and conduct of the event. Some of the well-known names of motor sports fraternity Suresh Rana, Sunny Sidhu, Samrat Yadav, Harvinder Bhola etc. are likely to participate in the event.
Kabir Warraich, is the COC (Clerk of the Course) and Kirpal Tung is the CRO (Competitor Relationship Officer), both Old Yadavindrians.  Padam Chauhan, the ace offroader of the country and the President of the Gerrari Offroaders will also be present. 
Autocross is a popular format that is used internationally to run weekend races by enthusiasts and does not present any special expenditure by the competitors. As the number and variety of vehicles increase motorsport is catching the imagination of youngsters.
The races will conclude on Sunday evening with prize distribution at the venue grounds itself. In addition to the above Prizes the 1st, 2nd & 3rd (Podium Winners) in all Classes get Trophies as well. The Biggest, Best and Oldest Autocross of the region, just got even better.. Over all prizes and hampers worth in excess of Rs. 5,00,000.

Akhil and Jitender Meets Haryana CM:Want to Turn Pro Boxers

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th November:- Olympian boxer Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar called on Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at the Haryana Bhawan, in New Delhi on Friday. Both the boxers met with the CM to seek permission, to return to the boxing ring and begin their professional boxing career.
Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar are following the lines of Vijender Singh, who turned professional last year in October. The boxers have already applied for the permission with their department Haryana Police. Both had met the Director General Police, Haryana Police. K.P. Singh, IPS on November 7 to request him to grant them permission to join professional boxing.
The Beijing Olympic quarterfinalists are now serving as DSP with Haryana Police, and wish to return to the ring, through professional boxing.
Vijender Singh who was also serving with the Haryana Police, followed the same route for permissions to enter the professional boxing.
Akhil Kumar said that it was a pleasure meeting the Honorable Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar today. We have submitted a request to grant permission for us to turn towards professional boxing. We are hopeful that our permission will be granted soon, and we will be able to start our pro boxing training. While in the meeting we also discussed about the future of professional boxing.

ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪੱਧਰੀ ਪਸ਼ੂ ਧਨ ਮੇਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਦੁੱਧ ਚੁਆਈ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਚੱਪੜਚਿੜੀ ਵਿਖੇ 15 ਅਤੇ 16 ਨਵੰਬਰ ਨੂੰ:ਮਾਂਗਟ

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th November:- ਸਾਹਿਬਜ਼ਾਦਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਗਰ ਨੇੜੇ ਪੈਂਦੇ ਇਤਿਹਾਸਕ ਪਿੰਡ ਚੱਪੜਚਿੜੀ, ਨੇੜੇ ਬਾਬਾ ਬੰਦਾ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਹਾਦਰ ਯਾਦਗਾਰ ਵਿਖੇ 15 ਅਤੇ 16 ਨਵੰਬਰ ਨੂੰ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪੱਧਰੀ ਪਸ਼ੂ ਧਨ ਮੇਲਾ ਅਤੇ ਦੁੱਧ ਚੁਆਈ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਜਾਣਗੇ ਇਸ ਗੱਲ ਦੀ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੰਦਿਆ ਜ਼ਿਲ੍ਹੇ ਦੇ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਡੀ.ਐਸ ਮਾਂਗਟ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਮੇਲੇ ਦਾ ਉਦਘਾਟਨ ਪਸ਼ੂ ਪਾਲਣ, ਮੱਛੀ ਪਾਲਣ, ਡੇਅਰੀ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਅਤੇ ਅਨੁਸੂਚਿਤ ਜਾਤੀਆਂ ਭਲਾਈ ਬਾਰੇ ਮੰਤਰੀ ਪੰਜਾਬ ਗੁਲਜਾਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਰਣੀਕੇ ਕਰਨਗੇ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਇਸ ਮੇਲੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਸ਼ੂਆਂ ਦੇ ਨਸਲੀ ਮੁਕਾਬਲਿਆਂ ਤੋ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਗਾਂਵਾ , ਮੱਝਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਬੱਕਰੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਦੁੱਧ ਚੁਆਈ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਵੀ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਜਾਣਗੇ  ਇਸ ਦੋ ਰੋਜ਼ਾ ਮੇਲੇ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਖੇਤੀਬਾੜੀ ਅਤੇ ਪਸ਼ੂਆਂ ਤੇ ਅਧਾਰਤ ਪਰਦਰਸ਼ਨੀ ਵੀ ਲਗਾਈ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ

Clinical Aspects of Breast Imaging Discusses in 4th Annual Conference of the Breast Imaging Society of India

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th November:- On the second day of the 4th Annual Conference of the Breast Imaging Society of India (BISI) the focus was on the clinical aspects of the breast imaging, changing facet of breast cancer surgery, imaging in post operative breast and role of PET-CT in breast cancer. Dr. Michael Linver from American College of Radiology discussed about the current methods and controversies related to breast cancer screening. Dr. Victoria Mango from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York delivered a talk on quality assurance in mammography and ultrasound. There was an interesting case session in the evening wherein experts discussed the imaging features of difficult cases with the postgraduate students and also shared their experience with them.
First one day workshop on “Role of Nurses in Breast Care” was inaugurated by Vini Mahajan, Principal Secretary, Health, Government of Punjab at National Institute of Nursing Education, PGI, Chandigarh. She emphasized the significant role of nurses in primary and secondary prevention of breast cancer. Patricia DuCharme from RAD-AID, USA in her talk provide information about the Asha Jyoti RAD-AID Van, started by the department of Radiodiagnosis and Imaging, PGI, Chandigarh, under the guidance of Prof. N. Khandelwal in 2012.
In association with BISICON 2016, two days 3rd hands on workshop on Mammography Positioning for the technologists was also started at Advanced eye centre of PGI, Chandigarh. The speakers included a team of radiologists and technologist educators from RAD-AID, USA. The talks delivered were related to basic and advanced positioning in mammography, mammography in patients with breast implants and in male breasts.

Students Study Tour to Chandigarh Energy Park

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th November:- About 60 students of Maharishi Dayanand Public School Daria, Chandigarh visited the Chandigarh Energy Park Sarangpur in collaboration with Science and Technology Department, Chandigarh. The students learnt the working and setting of water wheel and Pelton Turbine on the banks of rivers. They were told about the uses of Kaplan Turbine for the production of electricity. They also learnt that electricity could also be produced by through movement of dynamo by those who do cycling for exercise in the exhibition of muscle power.
One of the popular activities was gaining knowledge by playing games on computer based quiz machine. From solar energy exhibit, the students learnt about conversion of one form of energy into another. They were told about the possibility of conversion of electrical to mechanical, electrical to sound, electrical to heat, chemical to electrical, mechanical to electrical and wind energy to electricity. From smokeless chullas, they got the idea that their use in houses would eliminate pollution which is caused by smoke. They were told the uses of solar passive home for lighting, air conditioning, heating and cooling water for domestic purposes. They also come to know about the utility of Nooten Chullas, Energy Slip,
Solar Water Heater, Solar Parabolic Cooker, solar box type cooker. Functions of bio-gas were also examined closely.
Principal Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma told that the main objective of the programme was to make the students aware of the medium of energy production and their utility in day by day.

सरोद वादक चंद्रिमा मजूमदार ने प्राचीन कला केन्द्र में दी प्रस्तुति

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th November:- प्राचीन कला केन्द्र उभरते प्रतिभाशाली कलाकारों के लिए एक ऐसा सम्मानित मंच है जिस पर प्रदर्शन करके हर कलाकार अपने लिए नए आयाम बनाता है। केन्द्र देश भर के प्रतिभाशाली कलाकारों के लिए और भारतीय कलाओं के विकास के लिए पूर्ण रूप से प्रतिबद्ध है। अपनी इसी परम्परा को बनाए रखने के लिए पिछले चार दशकों से केन्द्र लगातार मासिक बैठकों का आयोजन करता रहा है। केन्द्र की 228 वीं बैठक को इस बार दिल्ली से आई प्रतिभाषाली सरोद वादक चंद्रिमा मजूमदार के मधुर सरोद वादन से सजाया गया। चंद्रिमा ने अपनी सुन्दर  प्रस्तुति से एक यादगार षाम को संजोया।
आज के अपने कार्यक्रम की षुरूआत चंद्रिमा नेराग पटदीपसे की। जिसमें उन्होंने विलम्बित गत में आलाप जोड़ झाला की सुंदर प्रस्तुति देकर अपनी कला से सबको अवगत करवाया। इसके उपरांत विलम्बित तीन ताल में गत प्रस्तुत करके खूब तालियां बटोरी। कार्यक्रम को आगे बढ़ाते हुए चंद्रिमा ने द्रुत तीन ताल में गत प्रस्तुत की। और जोड़ अंग में स्वरों के आपसी सामंजस्य को दरशा कर झाले के अंग में हाथ की तैयारी को पेश करके खूब वाहवाही अर्जित की। इसके पश्चात् इन्होंने राग तिलक कामोद में झपताल की एक सुंदर बंदिष पेश की। कार्यक्रम का समापन चंद्रिमा ने राग खमाज में निबद्ध एक रचना से किया। कार्यक्रम को सफल बनाने में उनके साथ तबले पर दिल्ली के युवा एवं प्रतिभाशाली तबला वादक जुहैब खां ने बखूबी संगत की।
चंद्रिमा एक ऐसी युवा एवं प्रतिभाशाली सरोद वादक है जिन्होंने तंत्रवादन के एक बेहद मुश्किल वाद्य सरोद को चुन अपने लिए नए आयाम बनाए। चंद्रिमा प्रसिद्ध सरोद वादक नरेंद्रनाथ धर के शिष्यत्व में सरोद वादन की शिक्षा  ली। इन्होंने देश के बहुत से सम्मानीय कार्यक्रमों में प्रस्तुतियों देने के साथ-साथ कई सम्मान भी प्राप्त किए हैं। अर्थशास्त्र में स्नात्कोतर चंद्रिमा आजकल देश की प्रसिद्ध संस्था इंडिया हैबीटेट सेंटर में बतौर प्रोग्राम सलाहकार कार्यरत हैं।