Monday, 6 February 2017

Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre Honours 700 Blood Donors

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th February:- Governor of Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki felicitated over 700 blood donors and institutions of the region at the annual award function organized by Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre here today in the grounds of Panjab University. 
Kaptan Singh Solanki commended the continued commitment of six centurion donors who have crossed over 100 donations which included Amar Vivek, Jasbir Singh, Parminder Pal Singh Thethi, Rajeev Manchanda, Surinder Kumar, and YogeshSood.
Prof Solanki remarked that blood donors represent the human ethos of Indian culture and those who give a part of their self to the society are divine, he said. Every 2 seconds a patient somewhere in the country needs blood and it is the noble-hearted people like you who save their lives through regular blood donation. 
He said that saving a life by giving blood which gets replenished in human body within few hours, is the noblest of the act and everyone must continue to keep the Blood Banks running through their regular donation.  He asked that every human being above 18 years must celebrate life by donating blood at least on their birthdays, wedding anniversaries, or whenever they can. 
Thirty one organizations who had been regularly organizing camps and gave minimum 100 or more donors were also felicitated at the function including Punjab and Haryana High Court, St Stephens School, St John’s School,
On this occasion the annual edition of the Centre's magazine, 'GIVE' was also released. 
Speaking on the occasion, Past Rotary International President Rajendra K Saboo and Chairman of the Governing Council of the Blood Centre said that it is one of the few blood banks in the country that has been recognized by various agencies for its excellent performance, and the Centre received four awards last year. 
There were 50 star donors who donated blood four times and 620 others who had donated for two to three times during 2016 at the Centre.
Some of the prominent dignitaries at the awards function included Vice Chancellor of Panjab University Prof A.K. Grover, Project Director of Chandigarh State Aids Control Society Dr Vanita Gupta, Additional Project Director of Haryana Aids Control Society Dr Jasjit Kaur, Managing Director of Punjab Health Systems Corporation, HusanLal, Blood Centre Chairman Anil Nehru, Administrator Surinder Kaur, Director Dr Manish Rai, amongst others.

AIL Sarin National Round of 8th Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition Held

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th February:- Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal of Punjab and Haryana High Court inaugurated the AIL Sarin National Rounds of the 8th Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court Competition at the Army Institute of Law here today.
Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal, appreciated the efforts of the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation and Leiden University in drawing up a wonderful proposition on air law, which raised legal issues concerning countries and people around the globe. This year’s Competition focuses on State subsidies to airlines, currently an ongoing issue between USA and UAE airlines. 
Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal said that mooting helps young aspiring lawyers to become proficient in the art of advocacy
Justice (retd) S.S. Sodhi, President of the Foundation said that Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation had initiated the moot court competition in the field of air law in 2010, which is first-of-its-kind in the world, and has received tremendous response from law schools from around the globe.
Secretary General of the Foundation and senior High Court lawyer M.L. Sarin informed that 16 teams from the leading law universities of the country participated in the competition, which was judged by 30 different judges including ten Hon’ble Judges of the High Court viz., Justice MMS Bedi, Justice Ajay Tewari, Justice A.G. Masih, Justice Ritu Bahri, Justice Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia, Justice Jaishree Thakur, Justice Amit Rawal, Justice Anupinder Singh Grewal,  and Justice K. Kannan (Retd.).
The issue for the moot court discussions was on the ongoing tussle between US and UAE airlines where American carriers allege unfair advantage that UAE carriers get because of the government’s subsidies.
Three teams that qualified for the finals here today are National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University of Lucknow, and National Law University, Jodhpur.
The finalist teams shall participate in the international moot court competition to be held in Valletta, Malta from April 6-9, 2017, where the winner stands the chance to win a fully-paid scholarship for the Advanced LL.M. in Air and Space Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands.  
Sarin hoped that one of the three finalists from India shall win the international finals in Malta, where teams from 16 countries shall be competing for the prestigious award including India, Nepal, the USA, Australia, Indonesia, China, the Netherlands, Canada, Ukraine, New Zealand, Romania, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, Serbia, Poland, the UAE, Singapore, Greece, South Korea and France.  
Nitin Sarin, the Moot Co-ordinator informed that the first edition of the competition in air law was organised in Delhi in March 2010, and its success led to the invitation by Dubai Civil Aviation Authority who hosted the 2011 edition, with later editions being held in Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey in 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2013, Bucharest, Romania in 2014, Beijing, China in 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia in 2016 while this year’s competition is slated in Valetta, Malta.
The Leiden-Sarin International Air Law Moot Court is a pioneering event founded by the Sarin Memorial Legal Aid Foundation and Leiden University, the Netherlands. It is the only moot court competition in the world on air law, a fascinating and growing field of law.

Transport Department to Hold Registration for New Series "CH01-BL" on 16 February

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th February:- It is for the information to the general public and residents of Chandigarh that the registration for participating in e-auction of vehicle registration numbers of new series "CH01-BL" for special/choice registration numbers 0001 to 9999 will start from09.02.2017 (10:00 AM) and will continue till 15.02.2017 (05:00 PM) and the  e-auction will start on 16.02.2017 (10:00 AM) and will continue till 18.02.2017 (05:00PM).
The owner of the vehicle can register himself/herself on the National Transport website: and the link of the same is available on the Chandigarh Administration, Transport Department website: and obtain the Unique Acknowledgement Number (UAN). The owner of the vehicle who has purchased the vehicle at Chandigarh address only will be allowed to participate in e-auction. Sale Letter i.e Form No. 21, UID i.e. Aadhaar Card and address proof of Chandigarh are mandatory to participate in the e-auction. After getting himself/herself registered on the above cited National Transport website or through Chandigarh Administration, Transport Department website, the owner of the vehicle will deposit the fee for registration for participating in e-auction and reserve amount of the special/choice registration numbers in the O/o Registering & Licensing Authority, Near Municipal Corporation Building Sector-17, U.T., Chandigarh by way of DD in favor of “Registering & Licensing Authority, U.T., Chandigarh” payable at Chandigarh.
The detail of fee for registration for participating in e-auction, the list of reserve price for each special number, procedure of online auction and terms & Conditions for e-auction is available on Chandigarh Administration, Transport Department website: . For any further information and query please contact at 0172-2700341 or Inquiry Counter located at O/o Registering & Licensing Authority, Chandigarh (U.T.).

Bunge India organizes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan at Grain Market

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th February:- Taking ahead the legacy and responding to the Nation’s call , Grain market traders Association of Sector 26 Chandigarh carried out massive cleanliness drive at Grain market area. The Abhiyyan was organized under the aegis of Grain Market Traders Association- Sec 26 and this initiative was supported by Bunge India, manufacturers of Gagan Refined Oils and Gagan Vanaspati Ghee. Present on the occasion were entire sales team of Gagan from entire Punjab, President Grain Market Association Raj Kumar Bansal, other senior functionaries of association & M/s Ved Parkash Goel Distributors for Bunge India here at Chandigarh.
Speaking on the occasion Prashant Mohan, Marketing Head, Bunge India said that the company has been organizing such initiatives under its CSR program and Grain Market and wholesale Market areas have already been covered at places like Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Yamunanagar, Ambala City & Ambala Cantt . In future too Bunge India will continue to associate with various market associations in the cities to do similar activities. He added that the Clean India campaign is inspired by our patriotism & everyone should ensure  to participate, if each of us in our own conduct, include hygiene, then only a city, but also the district, state, country will be easy to clean.
More than 100 people participated in the drive. Members of the association took the pledge to keep Market clean and green; more than 30 carts of garbage were disposed off. It was decided to carry out sanitation surveys from time to time. A Panel Discussion on Environment and Swachhata March and Rally and a plethora of co-curricular activities were organized to mark the occasion. Many key decisions were taken to keep this mission going in order to give market a complete clean look and make it a habit.

Patanjali Mega Store Opens in Chandigarh:Store Will Be Operated & Managed By Only Female Staff

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th February:- Baba Ramdev ‘s Patanjali, after opening Tricity’s first Mega Store in Sector 20 Panchkula, is all set to open Chandigarh’s First “Patanjali Mega Store”at Sector 32-C. Patanjali today is India’s fastest growing organization, manufacturing not just Ayurvedic Medicines but also Cosmetic, Toiletries, Kids Products and other consumable items.
Rohitash Sharma owner of the store said that the store is spread across 2000 Sq. feet thus making it the largest exclusive store of Patanajali Products.  The shop consists all FMCG products, all ayurvedic medicines and ayurvedic doctor appointed by Patanajali, Haridwar. Mega Store will have more than 800 products under one roof. He further mentioned that  free consultancy clinic with an experienced Ayurvedic Doctor from Haridwar will be available to treat all kind of medical problems like Cancer, Obesity, Infertility, Neurological, Gastro & other medical disorders.
Rohitash Sharma said that “Patanajali Mega Store “at Chandigarh will be operated & managed by only female staff therefore making it first & only Mega Store in the country.
Mega Store will undertake home delivery orders for any location in Chandigarh with no delivery charges. Customers will have multiple payments options like Sodexo, Credit/ Debit Card, PayTM etc.

Dr James Cuno Releases Landmark Book "Living Heritage of Mewar:Architecture of City Palace,Udaipur

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th February:- Before an exclusive gathering at The Taj Mahal Palace, a landmark publication titled ‘Living Heritage of Mewar: Architecture of the City Palace, Udaipur’ was released by Dr James Cuno, President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, USA and Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, Chairman and Managing Trustee of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur.
‘Living Heritage of Mewar: Architecture of the City Palace, Udaipur’ is a presentation of a decade of painstaking efforts in continuity and conservation of this unique repository of the culture of Mewar, Rajasthan, India. In 2005 and 2007, the Getty Foundation awarded two grants to the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation to support the phased development of a comprehensive conservation plan for The City Palace in Udaipur.
Dr Shikha Jain, the author who also led the teams of conservators in Udaipur, said that the City Palace is an exemplary living cultural heritage that has survived in an unbroken line of custodianship from medieval kingship to modern democracy. Our publication traces the cultural lineage of the palace through its art and architecture to arrive at a conservation model to preserve this magnificent structure for the future.
Dr Shikha Jain said that we have traced the evolution of the palace, its sequence of inner and outer chambers and the subsequent expansions, which added Mughal and British influences to its Mewar Rajput architecture. Our objective was to outline a conservation plan that combines modern and traditional methods within the context of the history, condition and conservation needs of the City Palace of Udaipur.
Dr Deborah Marrow, Director at the Getty Foundation mentions in her foreword that to preserve this jewel for the future as well as manage the normal wear and tear of the site’s many visitors, its stewards recognized the need for a complete conservation plan to guide maintenance of the site’s historic features. The project developed by the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation aligned with the Getty Foundation’s dedication to advancing the practice of conservation through careful research and planning. Now a decade later, we are tremendously pleased with the outcome of the project, and it is rewarding to see the fruit of many years of hard work captured in this handsomely designed publication.
This book illustrated with 165 photographs and 58 drawings is an important resource for scholars, researchers, museum lovers and travel-buffs involved in studying or visiting Udaipur and other areas of erstwhile Mewar.
Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, Chairman and Managing Trustee of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation said that he wish to congratulate Dr Shikha Jain for her work and the Getty Foundation for collaborating with us to accomplish this for The City Palace, Udaipur. He further said that the publication marks yet another milestone in our history as we collectively work to present our 'living heritage' to engage global and Indian audiences.
Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar added that since 1984, he has been building on the platforms created by his father, Maharana Bhagwat Singh Ji. Our Foundation is spearheading the revitalization of the City Palace Museum with significant partners like The Getty Foundation, USA and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. He said that our plans to make the Museum into a world-class institution are bearing fruit. We have indeed come a long way in our trajectory of growth through very tumultuous years.

2 Day Cancer Awareness & Detection Camps Conclude

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th February:- As many as 192 people attended two-day cancer awareness and detection camp by Max Super Specialty Hospital, Mohali. The first camp was held at Sector 17 Plaza yesterday and today, it was held at Chandigarh Club, Sector 1 here today.
Both camps were organized in association with ROKO Cancer Charitable Trust to mark World Cancer Day, which were supported by Rotary Club , Chandigarh Central. 
In camps, the facilities including pap smear tests for cervical cancer screening, mammography for breast cancer screening and oral cancer screening though visual examination by an expert dental surgeon along with counseling and treatment advice for oral cancer and PSA test for prostate cancer were offered free of cost.  .
The camps also witnessed awareness sessions for breast, cervical, oral and prostate cancer, diagnosing the patients, undergoing screening test for the high risk people.
Sandeep Dogra, Senior Vice President & Zonal Head, Max Hospitals Punjab said that through camps, we aimed to make people aware about their health, and motivate them to come forward and get themselves screened for cancer. Sandeep Dogra said that w e wanted to educate people that cancer if detected early has a cure and that cancer is not a death sentence. Our constant endeavor is in generating awareness amongst masses about cancer and its control by regularly organizing health checkup camps.
Interestingly in camps a ROKO Trust multipurpose awareness van is built and equipped in such a way to serve largely to the mutual benefits of the people who attend camp. The van is fitted with all medical equipment, instruments and awareness material. It has also an inbuilt 32-Inch LCD television which aids in awareness sessions, wherein the documentaries depicting harmful effects of tobacco, procedure for self-breast examinations, signs and symptoms of cervical and oral cancer will be played. The doctors via aid of the LCD will also train and explain the public about cancer through their interactive presentations on cancer preventions.