Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Elante organises Activities on Women’s Day:To Offer Free Parking to Women as Special Gesture

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- Taking International Women’s Day as an opportunity to pamper women and make them feel special, Elante Mall, the one-stop destination of the region for shopping, fun and food, organized a series of engaging activities for women visitors on March 8 (Wednesday) and offered them free parking and free valet services as a special gesture.

Elante Mall went all out to make this special day for women even more special by organizing women-centric activities like an on-the-spot fashion show and Singing Idol and Dancing Queen contests, where the participants stood a chance of winning attractive prizes and gift vouchers. As an icing on the cake, a rock band of two female lead singers enthral the mall visitors in the evening.

Anil Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer, Elante Mall, Chandigarh said that this is our tribute to womanhood. We keep on organizing such engaging activities for our women visitors throughout the year. But to make them feel even more privileged on Women’s Day, we decided to offer them free parking and valet services to show our appreciation for their contributions to the family, the society and the nation.

EcoSikh Appeals for Sacred Forest in Memory of Guru HarRai and 4-Point Environmental Agenda in Punjab

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- Washington based EcoSikh has unveiled its four-point environmental agenda for the upcoming Government of Punjab to curb the ecological disaster of the state as part of its World Sikh Environment Day campaign.  Since 2010, EcoSikh has facilitated the celebration of the Sikh Environment Day marking the Gurgaddi Diwas (enthronement day) of Guru HarRai, who became the 7th Sikh Guru in 1644. He was known in history to have deep sensitivity for nature and animals and had asked his followers to care for the environment. Last year, over 3500 Sikh gurdwaras and educational institutions had celebrated this day by taking steps to environmental conservation in India and in several countries across the globe. EcoSikh is appealing to SGPC to set aside land for sacred forest in Kiratpur, Guru HarRai's birth-place.

EcoSikh leadership has appealed to the upcoming Punjab administration to focus its energy on 4 specific ecological challenges and its solutions. 
EcoSikh President, Supreet Kaur, said that punjab which has a mere 3.5% of forest cover and it witnessed 900,000 trees axed in the last 5 years so first priority should be to ensure that a well planned strategy is put in place to increase the forest area in the state. She said that  2nd priority is to create awareness among farmers and among masses to conserve water and to ensure the industrial waste is treated before being dumped in the rivers. 3rd is to provide provisions and training to farmers to prevent stubble burning which is causing havoc in the health of masses all across the state and North India. Fourth is to encourage farmers with proper training to increase farming without overuse of harmful chemical pesticides. 
She added that EcoSikh is ready to help and will encourage other NGOs to become helpful partners in this direction provided the political leadership is serious in lifting Punjab out of catastrophic environmental disaster. As Punjabis, it is our duty to uphold the principles of living in harmony with nature as taught by Guru HarRai ji. 

Dr. Rajwant Singh, EcoSikh's global President, stated that SGPC should declare 100 acres of its land as a sacred forest dedicated to the memory of Guru HarRai ji in Kiratpur Sahib. Kiratpur is slowly becoming associated with last rituals only where as this is the place where we need to learn how to live. Having a forest in Guru ji's memory will continue to inspire Punjabis to live with green consciousness. Sikhs from all across the world would flock to such inspirational place and it could bring eco-tourism to the area.
EcoSikh South Asia Project Manager, Ravneet Singh, said that this year the Sikh Environment Day is being celebrated with marathons, bicycle rallies, and several plantation events all across India and in Punjab. There are many gurdwaras in Europe and in Punjab are edging towards organic langar, an initiative launched last year by EcoSikh on this day. He added, "We appreciate that SGPC has increased organic farming for Golden Temple langar from 5 acres to 12. We would request them to start a similar initiative for Takht Keshgarh Sahib since there is plenty of land which is available in this area and in Kiratpur Sahib. EcoSikh has suggested 7 green ways to celebrate the 7th Sikh Guru's day and this has become particularly attractive for youth across the globe. 
Jaspreet Singh who is member of Chamber of Industries & Commercial Undertaking(CICU), Ludhiana , & a renowned industrialist from Ludhiana, said that any dyeing industry has a daily water demand of 10 lakh litres for its operation. If the Punjab government is serious about the sustenance of industry, it has to provide us water treatment plants at cluster levelin the industrial zones and recycle the waste water at subsidized rate. Punjab also needs a specialized technical board to draft a policy on utilization of treated water.
EcoSikh also declared its kitchen gardening programme here at the press conference in partnership with Vigaas Foundation. The duo organizations have plans to start organic kitchen gardens in 50 villages in the coming year. Shahbaz Singh, a young environmentalist has taken an initiative to start vegetable plantation in the Gurdwara premises as well as along the boundaries. These vegetables are grown organically and can be used in langar also.  Shahbaz Singh said that the vegetable gardens will not only feed the sangat but it will spread the word about the Nanak way of farming too.
Agamvir Singh Young child actor who acted as little Bhagat Singh in Gurdas Maan's latest song "Punjab", that also showcases the environmental damage being done to Punjab, was also present in the press meet.
EcoSikh Jalandhar Steering Committee head, Advocate Arinderjit Singh shared the yearly plans to for the Jalandhar city; including Sikh Environment Day, environmental filming and screening and water campaigns through bicycle rallies and human chains in the city.

350 Artists 1500 Arts Works Display in Annual Art Exhibition 2017

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- Dr S.B. Deepak Kumar, Secretary Technical Education U.T. Chandigarh today inaugurated the exhibition which is spread over almost all the studios and the exhibition hall of the college. The exhibition has taken shape under their able guidance of Rakesh Kumar Popli, Joint Secretary Technical Education and HOD cum Principal, Govt. college of Art and Mrs. Anita Gupta, Associate Professor, Chief co-coordinator of Annual Art Exhibition 2017.
The Annual Art Exhibition of Government College of Art is a mega art event of the city Beautiful. Approximately 1500 works by around 350 young budding artists form the aura of this prestigious art event. The exhibition is spread over almost all the studios and the exhibition hall of the college. An annual event of the college, the exhibition provides a rare platform to these budding artists to showcase their talent. It also reflects the creative might of the students and faculty.
The students of BFA and MFA courses from the four disciplines that is Applied Art, Painting, Graphics (print-making) and Sculpture contribute their works for this annual show. The students also develop the expertise of exhibiting a work of art in the best possible manner. The content and form of the exhibition truly mirrors their concern to highlight the challenges that society is facing. The crimes against women, empowerment of women and the impact of globalization are few of the themes that have found forms in their creations.
The art resonate the creative spirit of these budding artists who are capable of using their skills and imagination confidently. It is a matter of great pride and honor that this institution is marching ahead with all its splendor and accomplishments. This grand exhibition is visited by large number of senior artists of the country and our students get an opportunity of fruitful interactions with them.
The art lovers buyers in and around Chandigarh are requested to encourage the artists by their benign presence and they should also come forward to purchase their work which is the real effort to promote art.
Dr S.B. Deepak Kumar, chief guest of the occasions admired the creations of the budding artists and lauded their efforts of students and faculty in showcasing the myriad hues of the intuitive power that this institution bestows on them.
Rakesh Kumar Popli, HOD cum Principal, appreciated the efforts of the students and faculty in putting such a grand exhibition. He was optimistic about the future of the upcoming artist who will be the ambassadors of the golden cultural heritage of this great nation. He was optimistic that the students of the college have acquired the requisite skill in art and they will be an asset to the art fraternity.
Anita Gupta chief coordinator of the exhibition thanked the chief guest and expressed gratitude to the administration for encouraging the upcoming artists in every possible way.
The exhibition will be on view till 12th March 2017 between 11.00 am and 6.00 pm.

Vodafone India Introduces Vodafone Private Recharge Service

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- Ensuring convenience in its customer offerings, Vodafone India has introduced yet another innovative service for its subscribers in Punjab - Vodafone Private Recharge - a free of cost service, which enables users to recharge their mobile phones and pay their bills, without sharing their mobile numbers with retailers.
Announcing the launch of this service in the circle, Rajat Avasthi-Business Head, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, Vodafone India said that with the world going digital and smartphones becoming the primary data storage device, security of personal information has become a key concern for people, especially women. He added that Vodafone Private Recharge helps subscribers keep their phone numbers private and protected from malicious usage.  Being one of the leading telecom service providers in Punjab, Vodafone is delighted to announce this revolutionary service to make our customers, especially women, feel more secure and empowered. Vodafone Private Recharge, a free of cost service, is a significant step in that direction.
To avail the Vodafone Private Recharge option, a customer needs to send a toll free SMS ‘PRIVATE’ to 12604. It provides a unique private number to the customer which can be used for subsequent recharges for the next 24 hours. To recharge at any multi-brand outlet, the customer simply needs to share the private generated number instead of the mobile number with the retailer. The facility can also be used for making bill payments.

PNB MetLife Introduces “Dr. Jeevan”:An AI Powered Interactive Chatbot for Facebook Messenger

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- PNB MetLife, one of India’s leading life insurance company is accelerating its digital and insurtech journey through innovation to engage prospects and customers across  the value chain. As part of this strategy, PNB MetLife has introduced “Dr. Jeevan”, Life Insurance industry’s first AI powered interactive chatbot solution on Facebook Messenger platform. Dr. Jeevan will help users know their health quotient, educate them on India’s top two critical illnesses -Cancer and Heart, with interactive videos and provide personalized quotation for PNB MetLife Mera Heart and Cancer Care within the Facebook platform itself. One can interact with Dr. Jeevan by visiting PNB MetLife’s Facebook page and benefit from this service, available 24 x 7.
Abhishek Rathi, Hea Marketing, Digital, eCommerce &Analytics, said that as the insurance services sector continues to evolve rapidly, we are excited by the possibilities that InsurerTech offers. We are constantly innovating at PNB MetLife and advancing our digital capabilities to effectively service, engage and communicate with our customers through new age platforms.
He further added that customer feedback is at the heart of every initiative at PNB MetLife and our insights indicate that while people are worried about these illnesses, they are overwhelmed with the information available online. This chatbot solution is in line with our Customer Centricity philosophy of providing simplified and interactive information to our customers and prospects. This will also allow us to leverage our Facebook fan base of approx. 8 lacs and at the same time engage with the audience who wish to consume information on social platforms itself. Dr. Jeevan will converse with users to simplify information on Heart and Cancer, which constitutes approximately 70% of total critical illnesses in India.
PNB MetLife has always been at the forefront of introducing innovative technology solutions in the insurance sector space having introduced two key innovations recently conVRse, a first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality (VR) based customer service platform which was built in partnership with LumenLab, MetLife’s innovation center in Singapore. The second is a secure digital hub called PNB MetLife Infinity that allows users to create a digital legacy by enabling them to securely share important documents, images, videos and memories with their nominees in case something were to happen to them. Infinity solution was adjudged the winner of Finnoviti award for innovation in BFSI sector in 2017.

International Women's Day:City Based CA Announces Free Income Tax Return Filing for Women Taxpayers

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- On the occasion of International Women's Day,a city based Chartered Accountant Keshav R Garg has announced free Income Tax Return Filing services for the Women Taxpayers for the Financial Year 2016-17. Women are the source of deep respect and are the symbol of strength and integrity.
As professional we truly believe in integrity and contribute to the society as much as a lady does. The women taxpayer can contact the office at +91-172-461-3328 from Monday to Saturday. Their tax computations shall be taken care by the professionals. Women had been our strength and courage from time immortal and in order to appreciate their efforts for earning income, we step ahead with them and promise to file their income tax returns for the FY 2016-17 absolutely free of cost.

ऐप ड्रिलीवर से घर बैठे ही डाक्टर द्वारा प्रिस्क्राइब दवाएं मंगवाएं:मेडिकल स्टोर पर आने जाने से मिलेगा छुटकारा

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- कैसा हो अगर आपको घर बैठे ही मोबाईल के सिर्फ एक क्लिक पर दवाई उपलब्ध हो जाए और वो भी 20 प्रतिशत डिस्काउंट पर। जी हां ऐसा ही एक ऐप ड्रिलीवर (Dreliver) लांच किया  गया है जिससे आप घर पर बैठे ही डाक्टर द्वारा प्रिस्क्राइब की हुई दवाओं को मंगवा सकते हैं। इससे न केवल आपका समय बचेगा बल्कि दवाई खरीदने के लिए मैडीकल स्टोर पर लगने वाली बडी-बडी लाईनों से भी आपको छुटकारा मिलेगा। ट्राईसिटी के लोगों को इस ऐप के माध्यम से दवाईयांअपने घर पर ही मंगवाने में काफी मदद गार साबित होगा।
ड्रिलीवर (Dreliver) की सेवाएं प्राप्त करने के लिए सबसे पहले प्ले स्टोर या ऐप स्टोर में Dreliver सर्च करके उसे डाउनलोड  इंसटाल करें। इसके बाद ड्रिलीवर खोलें और इसमें डाक्टर की प्रिस्क्रिप्शन अपलोड  करें। 
अपलोड करनेके बाद ड्रिलीवर का डिस्काउंट कोड CHD20 डालें और दवाई का आर्डर प्लेस करें। लो जी हो  गया  आपका आर्डर तैयारऔर यह दवाएं आपको घर पर फ्री होम डिलीवरी के  माध्यम  से  कैश आन डिलीवरी  के आधार पर बहुत कम समय में उपलब्ध हो जएंगी।
इस ऐप के बारे में ड्रिलीवर के सीईओ गौरिष सिंगला ने बताया कि जब वे अपनी पढाई पूरी करके आस्ट्रेलिया  से अपने  देश वापस आए तो उन्होंने महसूस किया कि आज के सूचना-प्रोद्यौगिकी के युग में भी लोगों को बीमारी के चलते दवाई खरीदने के लिए लंबी-लंबी कतारों में लगना पडता है और कई लोगों को तो इतनी ज्यादा उम्र होती  है कि वे सही ढंग से खडे तक नहीं हो पाते पर उन्हें दवाई लेने के लिए मजबूरन लाईन में लगना पडता है। उन्होंने बताया कि कई बार तो एक ही मैडीकल स्टोर से सारी दवाईयां भी उपलब्ध नहीं होती और लोगों को कई दुकानों में घूमना पडता है। इसी सोच के साथ और लोगों की सुविधा के लिए उन्होंने इस ऐप को  बनाने की सोची और कहते हैं कि जिस काम में लोगों की भलाई छुपी हो,वो काम अपने-आप होता जाता है और यह ऐप बन  कर तैयार हो गया। उन्हांने बताया कि यह ऐप कई जगहों पर सफलतापूर्वक काम कर रहा है और लोगों को सुविधा  उपलब्ध करवा रहा है। गौरिष सिंगला ने मात्र 24 साल की उम्र में इस ऐप को लांच करने में जो सफलता हासिल की है वह वाकई काबिले तारीफ है। गौरिष सिंगला का कहना है कि लोगों को इस ऐप को इंस्टाल  करके इसका लाभ लेना चाहिए।

GGSCW Celebrates International Women’s Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- The Gender Champion’s Club of Guru Gobind Singh College for women, Sector-26, Chandigarh organized an event to celebrate the International Women’s Day on 8th March, 2017. Asha Kumari Jaswal, Mayor, MC Chandigarh was Chief Guest for the event and the Guest of Honour was Dr. Shalini Marwaha, Chairperson, Dept. of Laws, PU.
Asha Jaswal shared her views on Women empowerment and talked about the need for preserving values among today’s generation. Dr. Shalini Marwaha also encouraged the girls to be alert and update themselves in the Globalised world. She centred her talk on the Motto for the International Women’s Day 2017-“Be Bold for Change”.
The girls of the College participated in competitions like Poster Making, On the Spot Photography, Slogan Writing, Rangoli Making and Face Painting with great enthusiasm.
The Department of History also organised Paper Reading and Poetry Recitation Competition on the topic “Position of Women in the Contemporary Society to celebrate International Women’s Day. The purpose of this competition was to involve the students from different disciplines to present paper and express their views on the position of women in the contemporary society. Foreign students also presented papers related to status of women in Mauritius, Afghanistan and Iran. Poems in different Languages i.e Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and English were recited, depicting many faces, attributes and issues related to women. This day also marked as a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
The College Principal Dr Charanjeet Kaur Sohi delivered the Vote of Thanks and encouraged the girls to take initiatives to empower themselves.

MCM Principal Honoured on International Women's Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- Adding to the string of illustrious achievements of Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava of MCM DAV College for Women, Chandigarh Mayor Asha Jaswal felicitated her today at a function held on the occasion of International Women's Day. An epitome of empowered woman, Dr. Bhargava was honored for her exceptional contribution in the field of education.
Dr. Nisha Bhargava joined MCM family as Principal in 2015 after having contributed immensely in the sojourn of DAV College, Hoshiarpur for 25 years. An educationist par excellence, Dr. Nisha Bhargava has immense experience in the education sector. A Gold medalist in Economics, her intensive research in the field of Energy Economics and published papers in reputed international/national journals such as Elsevier journal-Energy Policy, Indian Economic Journal,  Indian Journal of Economics, Indian Management Studies Journal, Panjab University Research Journal (Arts) has won her accolades and recognition on various foras.  
 Feeling humbled at this recognition, Dr. Nisha Bhargava vowed to work ceaselessly for the cause of women empowerment through education since women empowerment is the most powerful tool for development.

Punjabi Film & Music Industry Celebrates International Women’s Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- Punjabi Film and Music industry’s came out to wish International Women’s Day. Directors, actors and singers thanked women in their life and wished the ladies across the globe.  Celebrities shared their experiences with women in their families and emphasized on the need to treat them equally as men. They urged men to respect woman’s rights. International Women’s Day is celebrated globally on 8th March.
 Talented Singer cum Rapper Fazilpuria wished all the women on their Day and requested all the men to make them feel happy and special.
Anchor and Singer B Jay Randhawa, took the opportunity to thank his mother on the Women’s Day for her ‘selfless love and care’. He said that his mother is his inspiration and she has worked really hard to make him what he is today.
Singer and Actor Ninja said that women’s are not less than men and they play a very important role in our life. He requests all of you to pay respect to every woman. Happy Women’s Day.
The very famous writer and director Baljinder Singh Mahant said that he is thankful to have such great women in hisy life his mother who taught him to walk, his wife who never lets him fall and his daughter who inspires him to work harder every day. 
Club Pub fame SukhE Muzical Doctorz also acknowledged the role of his mother in his and his father’s life and career. He said that his mother has always taught him to find positivity in everything.
Video Director Parmish Verma said that women bring peace and happiness in our lives. This is the time for introspection. Men must believe in women and empower them.
Actor Ranjha Vikram Singh wished and thanked his mother and sisters while celebrating with some of his female colleagues and friends.
Singer Rico said that the most inspiring person in my world and my life is my mom and I wish every woman a very Happy Women’s Day.

PGI to Host 3rd Symposium on Ensuring Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- It is a curtain raiser, not only for the 3rd symposium being held from 9th-10th March 2017, at Board Room, Kairon Block, PGIMER but for promoting health of people involving everyone, everywhere for ensuring healthy lives & to promote well-being for all at all ages.
Dr. Manmeet Kaur, Additional Professor of Health Promotion at School of Public Health, PGIMER mentioned that health promotion is empowering people to take control over their health and people can never have control without the enabling environment. “How can people have control over their health when health literacy levels of Chandigarh and Punjab are problematic for 42% people? Only 4% had excellent and about 20% had sufficient HLS levels” as reflected through preliminary results of a pilot study. These levels are much lower than the HLS of most Asian like Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar etc. and European countries but for Japan, Chandigarh and Punjab is better.
She asked, ‘’can media play some role?’’ and herself answered “Yes, there is a very important role of media in creating policy environment and providing information on disease prevention and behavior change.” Is media playing its role in India? “I can’t say”, she said, “Somewhere, media is playing a great role but not enough to protect and promote health.” How can they do and who else can do? “Probably, all the sectors need to look into their policies to ensure that people are able to live healthy lives and enjoy it to the fullest.”
She mentioned that though it has been established that the common modifiable risk factors for major chronic diseases are unhealthy diet, sedentary lifestyle, tobacco and alcohol. One needs to understand that the factors that operate at individual levels have their roots in the social structures and systems. Therefore, working at only individual level without involving systems would not provide desired outcomes. In a resource limited setting like India the most important strategy would be to ensure that different sectors join hands to address the social determinants of health especially those that has led to chronic disease. ‘Health in All Policy approach’ visualise effect of other than health sectors on health such as agriculture, education, the environment, fiscal policies, housing, and transport.
While the experts from WHO, Universities and Government officials from different faculties and sectors are joining to deliberate, there are delegates from across seven states are also participating in the two day symposium.
The symposium has newness in its design. The experts will discuss the challenges involved in addressing social determinants of health and promoting health promotion in India. The opportunities for other than health sector will be explored and advocated for promoting health. A way forward will be drawn so as the public health system is not health and health system but is able to involve all other potential sectors.

Citizen Awareness Group & Laghu Udyog Bharti organizes Awareness Programe on ZED

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- Laghu Udyog Bharati & organized a one day awareness program on Zero Defect Zero Effect Manufacturing Scheme at Hotel Pelican sensitize the entrepreneurs from various Industries regarding the new initiative ZED scheme of the MSME, Govt. of India. Program was attended by about 50 entrepreneurs of the region.
Ajit Balaji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh was the chief guest for the occasion. He explained briefly the visions of honorable Prime Minister “Zero Defect Zero Defect” and how is it the need of the hour to remain competitive in global market. He explained that this program support ‘Make in India’ campaign.
Professor Naresh Chawla from TQM Centre of PEC University of Technology was the Keynote Speaker. He briefed about the ZED Certification, procedures and benefits and also shared his experience with the audience.  He emphasized that the key objective of the scheme is to encourage MSMEs to constantly upgrade their quality standards in products and processes.
R.K. Verma, Asst. Director, MSME-DI also added to the awareness about the importance of doing Energy Efficient manufacturing and other initiatives taken up by Govt. of India for MSMEs.
Other dignitaries present were Surinder Verma from Citizen Awareness group and  A.L Agrawal of, President Laghu Udyog Bharati Yudhveer Kaura and Vice President Rakesh Agrawal shared their experiences about the importance of quality and promoting adaptation of Quality tools/systems.
Sanjeev Gupta, expressed gratitude to all the entrepreneurs for active participation and making the even a success.

ਕੌਮਾਂਤਰੀ ਔਰਤ ਦਿਹਾੜੇ 'ਤੇ ਗਰਲਜ਼ ਰਾਈਜ਼ ਫਾਰ ਮੋਹਾਲੀ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਕਾਨਫਰੰਸ

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 08th March:- ਔਰਤ ਹੀ ਸਮਾਜ ਦੀ ਜਨਮ ਦਾਤੀ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਸੁਸਾਇਟੀ ਨੇ ਹੀ ਔਰਤ ਨੂੰ ਔਰਤ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਹੋ ਰਹੇ ਧੱਕੇ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ ਖੜ੍ਹੇ ਹੋਣ ਲਈ ਮਜਬੂਰ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ| ਇਹਨਾਂ ਵਿਚਾਰਾਂ ਦਾ ਪ੍ਰਗਟਾਵਾ 'ਗਰਲਜ਼ ਰਾਈਜ਼ ਫਾਰ ਮੋਹਾਲੀ' ਵੱਲੋਂ ਅੱਜ 'ਕੌਮਾਂਤਰੀ ਔਰਤ ਦਿਹਾੜੇ' ਨੂੰ ਸਮਰਪਿਤ ਕਾਨਫਰੰਸ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਵੱਖ ਵੱਖ ਬੁਲਾਰਿਆਂ ਨੇ ਕੀਤਾ| ਇਹ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ ਚਾਰ ਸੈਸ਼ਨਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਮੁਕੰਮਲ ਹੋਇਆ|
ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ ਦੀ ਸ਼ੁਰੂਆਤ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ ਸੰਸਥਾ ਦੀ ਸੰਸਥਾਪਕ ਅਤੇ ਵਾਰਡ ਨੰਬਰ 29 ਫੇਜ਼ 11 ਤੋਂ ਮਿਉਂਸਪਲ ਕੌਾਸਲਰ ਬੀਬੀ ਉਪਿੰਦਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਕੌਰ ਬੋਲਦਿਆਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਹੱਕਾਂ ਲਈ ਲੜਨ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਨਾਲ ਮਾੜੇ ਸਮਾਜਿਕ ਪ੍ਰਬੰਧ 'ਤੇ ਵੀ ਪ੍ਰਸ਼ਨ ਚੁੱਕਣ ਦੀ ਜ਼ਰੂਰਤ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਕਾਰਨ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਦਾਬੇ ' ਰਹਿਣਾ ਪਿਆ| ਉਹਨਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਸਮਾਜ ਔਰਤ ਬਿਨਾ ਸਰਵਾਈਵ ਨਹੀਂ ਕਰ ਸਕਦਾ| ਘਰ ' ਕੀਤੇ ਕੰਮ ਦੀ ਕਿਰਤ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦੀ ਇਕਾਨਮੀ ਦੀ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਨਹੀਂ| ਇਹ ਅਨਪੇਡ ਵਰਕ ਹੈ| ਉਹਨਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਔਰਤ ਦਾ ਕੰਮ ਜੇਕਰ ਦੇਸ਼ ਦੀ ਜੀਡੀਪੀ ਜੋੜਿਆ ਜਾਵੇ ਤਾਂ ਇਹ 27 ਫੀਸਦੀ ਦੇ ਵਾਧੇ ਨਾਲ ਅੱਗੇ ਵਧੇਗੀ | ਉਹਨਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਅੱਜ ਦੇ ਸਮੇਂ ਔਰਤ ਦੀ ਜੇਕਰ ਮਰਦ ਘਰ ਦੇ ਕੰਮ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਹਾਇਤਾ ਵੀ ਕਰਦਾ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਔਰਤ ਨੂੰ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ ਕਰਨਾ ਪੈਦਾ ਹੈ ਪਰੰਤੂ ਉਸ ਨੂੰ ਰੋਜ਼ਾਨਾ ਦੇ ਕੰਮ ਕਰ ਲਈ, ਘਰ ਚਲਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਕਦੇ ਧੰਨਵਾਦ ਨਹੀਂ ਮਿਲਦਾ|
'ਕਾਰਪੋਰੇਟ ਜਗਤ ਅਤੇ ਔਰਤ' ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਮਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ, ਜਨਰਲ ਮੈਨੇਜਰ, ਗਾਹਕ ਸੇਵਾ, ਵੋਡਾਫੋਨ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਬਰਾਬਰ ਕੰਮ, ਬਰਾਬਰ ਤਨਖਾਹ ਕੋਈ ਫਿਲਾਸਫੀ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਗੋਂ ਕਿਰਤ ਕਾਨੂੰਨਾਂ ਗੱਲ ਹੈ| ਉਹਨਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਕੰਪਨੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਮਰਦਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਘੱਟ ਤਨਖਾਹ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ| ਘਰ ' ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਪਾਲਣ ਦੀ ਜੰਮੇਵਾਰੀ ਵੀ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਦੇ ਹਿੱਸੇ  ਹੀ ਆਉਂਦੀ  ਹੈ| ਤਨਖਾਹ ਦੇ ਮਸਲੇ ਵਿੱਚ ਯੂਐਸਏ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੀ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਨਾਲ ਧੱਕਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ |
ਸ਼੍ਰੀਮਤੀ ਗਨੀਤ ਸੇਠੀ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਕਈ ਵਾਰ ਮੁੱਦਾ ਜੇਡਰ ਦਾ ਨਹੀਂ ਹੁੰਦਾ, ਸਗੋਂ ਸਿਸਟਮ ਦਾ ਹੁੰਦਾ ਹੈ| ਔਰਤਾਂ ਦੀ ਅਡਜਸਟ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਵਿਰਤੀ ਵੀ ਪਿੱਛੇ ਧੱਕਦੀ ਹੈ| ਕੰਮ ਕਾਰ ਦੀਆ ਥਾਂਵਾਂ 'ਤੇ ਸੈਕਸੁਅਲ ਹਰਾਸਮੈਂਟ ਦੀਆਂ ਘਟਨਾਵਾਂ ਵਧ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਹਾਲਾਂਕਿ ਕੰਪਨੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੰਜ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਜੇਕਰ ਕੰਮ ਕਰਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਤਾਂ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਕੰਪਨੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੈਕਸੂਅਲ ਹਰਾਸਮੈਂਟ ਕਮੇਟੀ ਹੋਣੀ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ ਪਰੰਤੂ ਜ਼ਿਆਦਾਤਰ ਕੰਪਨੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਨਹੀਂ ਹਨ|
ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਬੀਬੀ ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਕੇ. ਭਾਟੀਆ, ਤਾਲਮੇਲ ਅਫਸਰ, ਇੰਟਰਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਅਗੇਂਸਟ ਟਿਊਬਰਕੁਲੋਸਿਸ ਐਾਡ ਲੰਗ ਡਿਸੀਜ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਵਿਆਹ ਤੋਂ ਬਾਅਦ ਦੀਆਂ ਸਥਿਤੀਆਂ ਵੀ ਕੁੜੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਨੌਕਰੀਆਂ ਛੱਡਣੀਆਂ ਪੈਂਦੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਅਤੇ ਬੱਚੇ ਪਾਲਣੇ ਪੈਂਦੇ ਹਨ | ਔਰਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਬੋਲਣਾ, ਕਿਤਾਬਾਂ ਪੜਨਾਂ, ਹੋਰ ਅਧਿਐਨ ਕਰਨਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ| ਉਹਨਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਕੰਪਨੀਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਲਈ ਥਾਂ, ਬ੍ਰੈਸਟਫੀਡਿੰਗ ਲਈ ਥਾਂ ਆਦਿ ਹੋਣੀ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ ਤਾਂ ਕਿ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਨੌਕਰੀਆਂ ਛੱਡਣੀਆਂ ਨਾ ਪੈਣ|
'ਸਵਿਧਾਨ ਅਤੇ ਔਰਤ' ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਪੁੱਜੇ ਡਾ. ਅਨਮੋਲ ਰਤਨ ਸਿੱਧੂ, ਸਹਾਇਕ ਸੁਲਿਸਟਰ ਜਨਰਲ ਆਫ ਇੰਡੀਆ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਭਾਰਤ ਦਾ ਸਵਿਧਾਨ ਬਣਨ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ ਹੋਈਆਂ ਆਜ਼ਾਦੀ ਦੀਆਂ ਲੜਾਈਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਵੀ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਦਾ ਹਿੱਸਾ ਲਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦਾ  ਵੱਡਾ ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਰਿਹਾ| ਇਸ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਡਾ. ਮੀਰਾ ਬੀ ਆਗ੍ਹੀ, ਮਨੁੱਖੀ ਸੁਭਾਅ ਵਿਗਿਆਨੀ ਅਤੇ ਯੂਐਨ ਕੰਸਲਟੈਂਟ, ਸਿਹਤ ਅਤੇ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਸੰਬੋਧਨ ਕੀਤਾ|
ਔਰਤ ਅਤੇ ਸਿਆਸਤ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਕਾਂਗਰਸ ਬੁੱਧੀਜੀਵੀ ਸੈੱਲ ਦੇ ਚੇਅਰਮੈਨ ਡਾ. ਗੁਰਪ੍ਰੀਤ ਸੰਧੂ ਨੇ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਔਰਤ ਨੂੰ ਸਵੈਵਿਸ਼ਵਾਸ ਹੋਣਾ ਚਾਹੀਦਾ ਹੈ ਅਤੇ ਵਧੀਕੀਆਂ ਵਿਰੁੱਧ  ਬੋਲਣ ਦੀ ਆਦਤ ਪਾਉਣੀ ਚਾਹੀਦੀ ਹੈ |ਉਹਨਾਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਔਰਤਾਂ ਜੇਕਰ ਇੱਕ ਦਿਨ ਲਈ ਵੀ ਬੱਚੇ ਨਾਲ ਨਾ ਪੈਦਾ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਐਲਾਨ ਕਰ ਦੇਣ, ਉਸੇ ਦਿਨ ਸਮਾਜ ਨੂੰ ਉਸ ਦੀ ਅਹਿਮੀਅਤ ਪਤਾ ਲੱਗ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ |
ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ ਦੀ ਸਾਬਕਾ ਮੇਅਰ ਬੀਬੀ ਹਰਜਿੰਦਰ ਕੌਰ ਨੇ ਇਸੇ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਦੌਰਾਨ ਸੰਬੋਧਨ ਕਰਦਿਆਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਉਹਨਾਂ ਦੀ ਹੁਣ ਤੱਕ ਜੋ ਵੀ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤੀ ਹੈ, ਉਹ ਕਿਸੇ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਕਰਕੇ ਨਹੀਂ ਸਗੋਂ ਉਸ ਦੇ ਔਰਤ ਹੋਣ ਕਰਕੇ ਹੈ |ਇਸ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਨੌਜਵਾਨ ਆਗੂ ਨਿਰਜੋਗ ਸਿੰਘ ਮਾਨ,ਪ੍ਰਧਾਨ,ਪੁਸੂ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਭਾਗ ਲਿਆਇਸ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ ਦੇ ਚੌਥੇ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਵਿੱਚ ਪ੍ਰਸਿੱਧ ਥੀਏਟਰ ਅਤੇ  ਫਿਲਮ ਕਲਾਕਾਰ ਅਨੀਤਾ ਸ਼ਬਦੀਸ਼ ਆਦਿ ਨੇ ਵੀ ਭਾਗ ਲਿਆ|