Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Draw of Lots for 351 Liquor Vends for Year 2017-18 Conducted Peacefully for SAS Nagar

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th March:- Draw of lots for 351 liquor vends for district SAS Nagar for the year 2017-18 conducted peacefully ensuring complete transparency at Paradise Green Palace (Landran- Kharar Road). Video-Graphy of the complete process was also carried out.
The complete process for draw of lots of liquor vends was completed under the close supervision of SDM Dera Bassi Ms. Ruhi Dugg IAS and DETC Excise & Taxation Department A.K.Dubey. Before initiation of process, the doubts of licence holders were cleared by Assistant Excise & Taxation Commissioner SAS Nagar Smt. Sinjni Tiwari and the complete process was explained in detail by Excise & Taxation Officer Randeep Singh Gill.
Sinji Tiwari said that 216 Desi Alcohols vends and 135 English liquor vends allotted for the year 2017-18 in district SAS Nagar through draw of lots. She said that for this year there are 16 liquor vends less as compared to no. of liquor vends during last year and for the district stock of 2558618 proof litre Desi liquor, 1934345 proof litre English liquor & 1855073 bulk litre beer has been allotted. She said that the allotment of liquor vends for this year includes revenue of Rs. 136.07 crore, whereas this was Rs. 114.36 crore last year.

She said that allotment of retail sale liquor vends for revenue of Rs. 72.20 crore was done for Excise circle Kharar and allotment of vends for revenue of Rs. 37.65 crore for Excise circle Dera Bassi and for Excise Circle Kurali allotment of liquor vends for revenue of Rs. 26.2 crore was done. She said that 2349 applications were received for allotment of these liquor vends which has provided a revenue collection of Rs. 17.61 crore to the Govt. and the allotment fee of 2.72 crore was also received on the spot from the wining applicants/licence holders.

SBI Card Launches ‘SBI Card Unnati’: A Unique Credit Card to Enhance Nationwide Reach of Digital Payments

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th March:- SBI Card, one of India’s leading credit card issuers, today announced the launch of a unique credit card, ‘SBI Card Unnati’, targeted at all SBI customers, including Jan Dhan account holders throughout the country. The card, launched at an event by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New & Renewable Energy and Mines in the Government of India, will place the power of card transactions in the hands of first time credit cards users, including those who do not have a credit history. As the nation progresses on the path to digitisation, SBI Card has introduced the Unnati card in an effort to bring new users into the fold of cashless transactions, thereby contributing to India`s transformation towards a digital economy.
SBI Card Unnati will be available to SBI customers through India`s largest bank network of20000 plus SBI branches, offering unmatched accessibility to users across the country.
To encourage adoption of credit cards and facilitate expansion in the reach of digital payments, the SBI Card Unnati will be offered free, at zero annual fee, for four years. Cardholders will be entitled to a host of benefits including fuel surcharge waiver across petrol pumps in India, 1 Reward point earning for every Rs 100 spent and the option to redeem reward points for attractive gifts from the exclusive Rewards Catalogue. Unnati cardholders will also receive attractive cashback on achieving certain annual milestone spends which will further add to the savings proposition and encourage consumers to migrate towards cashless payments.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, State Bank of India said that SBI Card Unnati is a unique product, which will be catering to the credit card requirements of new users and especially to those without any prior credit history. Presently, lack of credit history has been a challenge in increasing credit card penetration in the country. In such a scenario, this card is likely to enhance credit card penetration and facilitate in generation of credit history for new users, which will eventually help bringing them into organized financial stream. She further said that the nation is progressing towards becoming a less cash economy for which a slew of digital initiatives have been made available to the population at large. Needless to add that through SBI Card Unnati, SBI has once again shown the commitment to partner India’s digital vision and contribute to the growth of cashless transactions.
Commenting on the launch of SBI Card Unnati, Vijay Jasuja, CEO, SBI Card said that the new SBI Card Unnati will bring the convenience of card transactions to a large segment of the population which was hitherto excluded due to non-availability of credit history. The SBI Card Unnati will offer customers across India, including Jan Dhan account holders, the power to step ahead, towards the easy, secure and cashless way of transacting, while enjoying the many benefits of a credit card. Transacting via credit cards will also generate credit history for new users and this will eventually help bring them into organized financial mainstream and ease their future cost of borrowing. As cardholders discover the benefits and conveniences of card usage, we expect they will shift a greater proportion of cash spends on to their cards, thereby increasing cashless payments. We believe the SBI Card Unnati will play a significant role in encouraging new users to adopt credit cards as a preferred payment instrument and in driving the transformation towards a digital India.

TIA Holds its Annual Function & Certificate Distribution Ceremony

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th March:-Tressed–Up International Academy (TIA), Manimajra, Chandigarh held its Annual Function & Certificate Distribution Ceremony at the Academy’s premises. The Chief Guest on the occasion was Anil Dubey, Dy Mayor; Chandigarh & Ms. Jaspreet Kaur Hans, a Film Maker & Director was the Guest of Honor. The event saw giving away of 5 Months & 1 year Diploma Certificates to passing out students by the Dy Mayor as well as Ms. Jaspreet Kaur Hans. The Diplomas were awarded in the disciplines of Hair, Beauty & Make Up. 
Mehboob Khan, Director, Tressed-Up International Academy, said that we started the academy as there was no worthwhile option available for women & men who wanted to do hair, beauty, make up etc related career oriented courses, in a hands on manner. Our USP is as an emphasis on practical training. It gives him great pleasure to announce that our old students are today well placed & some are based abroad too. The ones passing out in this batch too have been placed in the beauty industry.
Anil Dubey, Dy Mayor, Chandigarh congratulated the team behind the Academy for doing yeoman’s service, by providing skill based training for better job prospects. He announced a financial grant from his official funds to the Academy for meeting expenses of students from the economically weaker section.
Ms. Jaspreet Kaur Hans recounted her experiences as a successful film professional, in a male dominated world. She said that by having confidence in oneself women can achieve wonders & that the women who have got certificates today, should have faith in their abilities for attaining their career aims. She added that films provide a readymade platform for skilled make-up artists & beauty experts. She feels that such academies are the need of the hour for the film as well as the beauty industry.
TIA specializes in organizing workshops & guest lectures by working Industry professionals. Heena Khan, CEO, Tressed Up Academy said that as our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) we try to make women aware of the great opportunity available in the beauty industry & the qualification required is not much, even if you are 10th pass you can learn the skills. We try to empower women through training. Many of our women students after training have set up their own saloons.
As many as 25 students were given their diplomas in the simple yet impressive ceremony by the dignitaries.

PRCI Chandigarh Chapter organizes Workshop on Grammar for Writers

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th March:- A workshop on grammar for writers was organized at the School of Communication Studies at Panjab University by Chandigarh Chapter of the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI).
Amal Fabian, a British Council teacher of English and author of “Q and the Magic of Grammar” conducted the workshop.
He introduced simple techniques for understanding English language and demonstrated the ease with which the nuances of grammar can be understood.
He shared anecdotes and the insight into his latest book which is in the form of a novel and different characters in the story are in the form of alphabets with Q as the protagonist who discover the magic of grammar through a wonderland, the Grammar Dimension.
Dr Archana R. Singh complimented Amal Fabian and said that the budding journalists and communicators would take home important lessons through this workshop.
National Executive Vice President of PRCI and alumnus of the department said that writing is fundamental skill that every communicator must master in order to succeed in any profession.

“Chandigarh” Institutions Awarded in Education Excellence Award 2017

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th March:- Worldwide Achievers is one of the leading market research company organized 7th Asia Education Summit 2017 Ceremony to felicitate India’s Leading Private/Government educational institutions. On this occasion Sharmila Tagore Padma Bhushan Awardee & Indian Film actress awarded the Chandigarh institution like Lotus Valley International School for the Most Promising School with Excellent Campus of the Year, Achiever Perfect career institute for Best Cabin Crew Training Institute, Focus Institute for best coaching institute for Engineering and Medical Entrance, St. Joseph Senior Secondary School for Best Public School with Quality Education and Chandigarh Engineering College CGC Group for Best Engineering College with Excellent Faculty In North India.
Sharmila Tagore Padma Bhushan Awardee & Indian Film, Upendra Kushwaha, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, was the chief guest & Syed Shahnawaz Hussain National Spokesperson of Bhartiya Janta Party gave away the award certificates to the winners, which included Institutional/Individuals from all across India.
Asia Education Summit for Education is the premier international platform dedicated to innovation and creative action in education where top decision-makers share insights with on-the-ground practitioners and collaborate to rethink education. The award recognizes the professional contributions and academic achievement of an individual/organization in the area of education.
The main purpose of the summit is to focus on the academic sector, challenges and opportunities in the respective field. The theme of the Summit is revolved around various topics "Role of Technology in access to education”, “From education to employment : Establishing industry partnership that help student take the right steps the real world”, “Higher education and skill development scenario in India: the road ahead – Challenges the opportunities” and “India as the global choice of destination for affordable higher education”.
According to P K Choudhary, Vice President, Worldwide Achiever Private Limited, that our idea is to establish the award as recognition of a significant contribution to institution building process as illustrious career, a role model management academic who is well respected among the community of students, researchers, faculty and practitioners. The winners have exemplified Education Provider amongst their peers in respective industries and regions.

Chandigarh Traffic Police Conducted Short Orientation Course on General Behavior

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th March:- Chandigarh traffic police has conducted a short Orientation Course on general behavior.  In the workshop behavioral classes have been conducted by Ex. Principal Capt. S. Choudhary for the traffic police personnel in Security & Traffic Lines Sector-29, Chandigarh from 26th March to 29th March, 2017. Maximum Traffic Police Personnel have attended behavioral classes for improvement in dealing with general public. The programme has been very useful for Traffic Police Personnel to learn about the polite behavior with general public and self respect.

BMW Plant Chennai Assembles over 57000 Cars Since Inception.

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chennai 29th March:- The BMW Plant Chennai started operations on 29 March 2007. Since then, the BMW Group has strengthened its commitment to the Indian market and has continuously increased the number of its locally produced car models. Up to eight car models can be locally produced on two assembly lines at BMW Plant Chennai. Presently, the BMW 1 Series, the BMW 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, the BMW 5 Series, the BMW 7 Series, the BMW X1, the BMW X3 and the BMW X5 are locally produced at BMW Plant Chennai. Till date over 57000 cars have been locally assembled.
Vikram Pawah, President, BMW Group India said that it is a day of great joy and pride for all of us at BMW Group to celebrate the 10th anniversary of BMW Plant Chennai. The sheer driving pleasure of our customers has been shaped with the fascinating portfolio of products built at the BMW Plant Chennai, which has laid the foundation for BMW Group’s success story in India. The precision in quality achievements perfectly complement the advanced technology in the cars and the multiple facets of the luxury brand. In the years to come, BMW Plant Chennai will play a crucial role in fostering BMW Groups ambitions in India.
Celebrating the ‘Make in India’ initiative, BMW has further strengthened its commitment to the Indian market by increasing the level of localisation at BMW Plant Chennai to over 50 percent.
Dr. Jochen Stallkamp, Managing Director, BMW Plant Chennai, said that BMW Plant Chennai is proud to complete a decade of production excellence in India. He congratulate the team for producing cars with more than 50 percent localisation content and achieving the high international quality standards as any of the BMW production facilities globally. Highly qualified employees, remarkably refined systems and the most modern technology ensure that our production quality creates new benchmark in manufacturing of luxury cars in India.

PGI Nivedita Creche Celebrates World Sparrow Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th March:- The Department of Environment, BHIM (NGO) and Sparrow Club of Nivedita Crèche have joined hands this year to host Bird Exhibition (27th to 1st April 2017). Birds are compelling part of the human experience of the natural world. The exhibition sensitizes us to the rich bird diversity around us. Over 100 birds of the region are displayed.
Navtej Singh and Arun Bansal  from Panjab University interacted with the tiny tots and sensitized them about various types of birds such as garden birds, Migratory birds, Pet birds etc. He explained to children about identification of various birds and enlightened visitors about our rich Avian Biodiversity. 
Dr Bhavneet Bharti explained how to be a good bird watchers. She showed them various tools required for bird watching (- binoculars, field guides , cameras etc ). She said that birding is something they can do in their  own back yard, neighborhood park or  infact  anywhere. Various rules of thumb include - be quiet and listen, identify the bird and know their habitat.
As pediatrician, Dr Bhavneet  Bharti, emphasized the critical role of nature along with nurture in the overall holistic development of children. In the digitalized modern world, kids in cities are rapidly getting isolated from environment which is responsible for many psychosocial and physical problems faced by kids. Hence, exposure to nature is a key intervention for ensuring optimal well being of kids. She encouraged parents to take children for nature walks as recently  a unique  entity has been  described  in children  named as nature –deficit disorder in the current i-generation kids  . A team of photographers led by Manvarinder Singh from Nikon provided details about the Superzoom cameras and types of lenses used for bird photography.
 An inspiring cultural program highlighting various issues related to house sparrow was conducted by children.  Chief Guest for the occasion was Director of PGI Dr Jagat Ram who complimented the efforts of children and the staff. In addition function was attended by many experts Dr Ravneet Kaur from the departments of Zoology Panjab University, Dr Kawalpreet from Botany dept of SGGS College, Navtej Singh from Photography department and staff of PGI .A quiz was also organized for the children to create awareness about various common birds of Chandigarh using audio-visual tools. Children narrated various stories about birds and also shared their personal encounters with birds.
Miss Anandita shared her experience with an injured owl that was rescued by her parents near their home. Kids were told how indiscriminate use of pain killer drug named diclofenace among cattle had lead to near extinction of vultures from our environment. Role of scavenger birds like crow, vultures was also explained to the kids. How they quickly mop up the dead and decaying animals was shown to them besides the dwindling population of sparrows.
 Children sincerely appealed to all adults to spare some time from their daily rigor and vigor of professional life and ponder over declining number of house sparrows in city beautiful, Chandigarh. 
Dr Bhavneet Bharti   said that World Sparrow Day is everyone’s chance to rise to the challenge of saving them. She appealed that wherever you are, whoever you are, let’s meet for this unique cause to express our joint responsibility to care for nature.

ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਦਾ ਸਾਲ 2017-18 ਦਾ 29 ਕਰੋੜ 13 ਲੱਖ 50 ਹਜਾਰ ਰੁਪਏ ਦਾ ਸਲਾਨਾ ਰੀਵਾਇਜ਼ਡ ਪਾਸ

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th March:- ਸਾਹਿਬਜ਼ਾਦਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਗਰ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਦਾ ਸਾਲ 2017-18 ਦਾ 29 ਕਰੋੜ 13 ਲੱਖ 50 ਹਜਾਰ ਰੁਪਏ ਦਾ ਸਲਾਨਾ ਰੀਵਾਇਜ਼ਡ ਸਰਬਸੰਮਤੀ ਨਾਲ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਦੇ ਖਰਚੇ 28 ਕਰੋੜ 88 ਲੱਖ ਰੁਪਏ ਦਰਸਾਏ ਗਏ ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਵਿਚ ਚੇਅਰਪਰਸਨ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਪਰਮਜੀਤ ਕੌਰ ਬਡਾਲੀਵਧੀਕ ਡਿਪਟੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨਰ ਸਤੀਸ਼ ਚੰਦਰ ਵਸ਼ੀਸਟਸਕੱਤਰ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਸੰਧੂ ਅਤੇ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਦੇ ਮੈਂਬਰ ਵੀ ਹਾਜ਼ਰ ਸਨ 
ਮੀਟਿੰਗ ਦੇ ਵੇਰਵੇ ਦਿੰਦਿਆਂ ਸਕੱਤਰ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਦਾ 2017-18 ਦਾ ਸਲਾਨਾ ਬਜਟ ਸਰਬਸੰਮਤੀ ਨਾਲ ਪਾਸ ਹੋਇਆ ਜਿਸ ਵਿਚ ਪਲਾਨ ਸਕੀਮ ਅਧੀਨ ਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਰੂਰਲ ਹੈਲਥ ਮਿਸ਼ਨ 13ਵੇਂ ਅਤੇ 14ਵੇਂ ਵਿੱਤੀ ਕਮਿਸ਼ਨ ਤਹਿਤ 20 ਕਰੋੜ ਰੁਪਏ ਖਰਚ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਵਿਵਿਸਥਾ ਕੀਤੀ ਗਈ  ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਸਾਲ 2017-18 ਦੌਰਾਨ ਖੇਡਾਂ ਦੇ 06 ਲੱਖ ਰੁਪਏ ਖਰਚ ਕੀਤੇ ਜਾਣਗੇ। ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਲਈ ਰੈਸਟ ਹਾਊਸ ਦੀ ਉਸਾਰੀ ਤੇ 01 ਕਰੋੜ ਰੁਪਏ ਖਰਚ ਕਰਨ ਦੀ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਨਗੀ ਵੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਗਈ।
ਉਨਾ੍ਹਂ ਅੱਗੋਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਪੰਚਾਇਤ ਸੰਮਤੀ ਖਰੜ ਲਈ ਸਾਲ 2017-18 ਦਾ ਬਜਟ 03 ਕਰੋੜ 19 ਲੱਖ 16 ਹਜ਼ਾਰ 600 ਰੁਪਏ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਪੰਚਾਇਤ ਸੰਮਤੀ ਦਾ ਖਰਚਾ 03 ਕਰੋੜ 09 ਲੱਖ 20 ਹਜ਼ਾਰ 660 ਰੁਪਏ ਦਰਸਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ। ਇਸੇ ਤਰਾ੍ਹਂ ਪੰਚਾਇਤ ਸੰਮਤੀ ਮਾਜਰੀ ਦੀ ਆਮਦਨ 07 ਕਰੋੜ 85 ਲੱਖ 50 ਹਜਾਰ ਰੁਪਏ ਅਤੇ ਖਰਚਾ 04 ਕਰੋੜ 50 ਲੱਖ 30 ਹਜ਼ਾਰ ਰੁਪਏ ਦਰਸਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ। ਪੰਚਾਇਤੀ ਸੰਮਤੀ ਡੇਰਾਬਸੀ ਦੀ ਆਮਦਨ 02 ਕਰੋੜ 54 ਲੱਖ 98 ਹਜ਼ਾਰ 800 ਰੁਪਏ ਅਤੇ ਖਰਚਾ 02 ਕਰੋੜ 44 ਲੱਖ 30 ਹਜ਼ਾਰ 485 ਰੁਪਏ ਨੂੰ ਪ੍ਰਵਾਨਗੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਗਈ। ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਹਾਊਸ ਵੱਲੋਂ ਜੁਝਾਰ ਨਗਰ ਮੁਹਾਲੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਨਵੇਂ ਬਣੇ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪ੍ਰੀਸ਼ਦ ਦਫਤਰ ਦੇ ਬੁਨਿਆਦੀ ਢਾਂਚੇ ਅਤੇ ਫਰਨੀਚਰ ਆਦਿ ਦੀ ਖਰੀਦ ਕਰਨ ਸਬੰਧੀ ਵੀ ਸਰਬ ਸੰਮਤੀ ਨਾਲ ਮਤਾ ਪਾਸ ਕੀਤਾ ਗਿਆ