Thursday, 13 July 2017

Demand Survey for Car Parking In Place Of Cycle Sheds In Sector 40

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th July:- On persistent demand from the residents of EWS/LIG houses of Sector-40-C, and in  the interest of public service for Construction of Car parking in place of existing 288 cycle sheds ( Out of which a majority are lying vacant) in Sector-40C,Chandigarh, the Board had decided to conduct a demand survey. Therefore, all the residents of EWS/LIG Housing Scheme, Sector-40C were requested to submit their requests in the prescribed Performa/application along with 'Registration Money' of Rs.10,000/- on or before14.7.2017.

As per request of the residents, the last date of submission of request in prescribed Performa/application along with Registration Money is extended up to 31.8.2017 and Registration Money  is reduced to Rs.5,000/-. The Performa/application form can be downloaded from the CHB website or can be obtained from CHB Reception office Block –'C' CHB office complex, Sector 9 D, Chandigarh.

Indian Red Cross Society Chandigarh Launched its Mobile Unit of Kalam Express

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th July:- “Kalam Express” is an initiative of the Indian Red Cross Society, U.T., Branch, Chandigarh that aims to promote, develop and maintain the skills essential for children with special needs so that they can better perform in their homes and social setting. This is a mobile Educational cum Rehabilitation unit for Children with Special Needs living in slum, rural and rehabilitation colonies of the city, which cannot commute to schools for attaining education and also require different therapies because of their physical limitations.
Indian Red Cross Society, U.T. Branch, Chandigarh had launched its first mobile unit of Kalam Express on 23rd June 2016 with support of State Bank of India under CSR.  This effort of Red Cross Society is to provide services to those CWSN who cannot afford it or are confined to their homes, and there is need to include them in the mainstream society. A team of Special educator & a physiotherapist have been visiting these children in the mobile unit equipped with audio visual and tactile teaching aids like Braille kits, toys, special Oro Motor kits etc
The team goes door to door in slum areas to provide education to special children who are unable to attend regular school. The service is free of cost and has helped many children improve & made them capable of attending regular school. It caters to visually impaired, hearing and speech impaired, and the mentally challenged children. The teaching methods to various kids vary depending on the IQ of the child.
For physically challenged children, a set of basic movements is done to ascertain the movement of their joints after proper assessment by the physiotherapist. The families are taught helpful techniques and are asked to regularly practice it with the kids.
The various areas covered under Kalam Express are Maloya, Dhanas,Manimajra, Maulijagran, Bapudham, & Colony no. 4. During past one year, the team has identified 260 CWSN that qualify for this assistance. The team is currently catering 168 children in the city slums. Among these, they have helped 36 children to get admission in various government schools and six kids to special schools such as Vatika in sector 19, Chandigarh.
The community is also supporting this noble cause by donating stationary items, wheel chairs, commode chairs etc for these children. There are many more CWSN living in these areas as well as other slums of the city.  They require guidance and training from special teachers, to enable them to interact and also improve their physical skills.  The inability of parents to provide such care, due to lack of resources and awareness, leads to neglect of these children.
The positive response to the service & need for such units to cater identified CWSN , Indian Red Cross Society has developed the new unit of Kalam Express, a fully equipped mobile educational cum rehabilitation unit to cater CWSN  at their doorsteps. The new unit will focus on reaching out to more children in already designated areas. The team will work closely with parents in order to enhance independence & social interaction of these special children.
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Canadian Institute of Immigration & Languages Opens Office in Ludhiana: Inaugurated by Bollywood Actress Mansha Bahl

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th July:- Immigration and visa consultancy firm Canadian Institute of Immigration & Languages (CIIL) opened its office in Ludhiana today at Apra Tower Feroze Gandhi Market.
The office was inaugurated by Bollywood actress Mansha Bahl. Mansha Bahl started her film career with directors David Dhavan and Kabir Sadanand. She has acted in the movie Rascals opposite Arjun Rampal and Fugly under the banner of Akshay Kumar Productions, in addition to the movie Spark released in 2014. She also appeared in many Hindi and Punjabi music videos. Recently she was seen in a popular Hindi music video by T-Series titled Neeli Neeli Aankhein.
With this launch Ludhianvis now have a team of dedicated and trained Canadian immigration attorneys and professionals offering reliable information on student visa for Canada, family migration, Canadian PR applications and much more.
After offices in Canada (Mississauga, Toronto, Brampton), the firm has now opened its office in Ludhiana.
In addition to this CIIL is also going to undertake IELTS and PTE Academic coaching which will help student’s top score in internationally recognized tests. The office has talented IELTS teachers with proven credentials to train students.
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Present at the inauguration were Chief Financial Officer Iqbal Singh Grover, Legal Adviser Gurpreet Singh Grover, Joginder Singh and Hr Head and Branch Manager Dr Raj Uppal
Speaking at the inauguration, Gurpreet Singh Grover said that Nanda Law Firm, Canadian Immigration Lawyers & Licensed Immigration Consultants, are here to help you immigrate to Canada. With an excellent success rate, we have helped hundreds of families realize their dream to settle in Canada. Whether the client is a Professional Skilled Worker or a Business Entrepreneur/Investor our experienced immigration lawyers have handled cases from diverse realms. We believe in a personalized approach to every case and ensure all Canadian immigration requirements are met. Nanda Lawyers are your best bet to receive permanent resident status in Canada.
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Nanda & Associate Lawyers P.C provides wide range of options to secure Canadian visa, including: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Businessman, investor or entrepreneur, Family Sponsorships (Spouse, Children and Parents), Work visas for Intra-company transfers, NAFTA, GATS, Work visas for Nanny/Live-In and Live-out Caregiver, Services for Permanent residences (Renewal of PR Card, Issues with status, appeals), Visitor visas including Super Visa
Student visas, Temporary resident permits, Provincial Nominee Programs for Professionals/Family relatives/ Business persons in addition to Quebec Immigration programs (Skilled worker, Investors, Entrepreneurs)
Immigration Law Canada also provides potential immigrants with options to apply under Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP). Certain provinces of Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and the Yukon Territory provide immigration under special categories aimed at strategic occupations, students, and investors.

Facebook Made Him Writer to Wrote the Book “Sach De Ark”

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th July:- The Social Media is playing a vital role in everybody’s life these days or in other words it would not be wrong in saying that this medium is ruling every sphere every corner of the country. An individual of every age is making use of this medium every now and then. And surprisingly or fortunately this social media or specifically Facebook has made a full fledged writer who has written a book now.
Jagjit Singh, hails from a city called Moga, in Punjab, today revealed this secret of becoming a writer using facebook and wrote the book as “Sach De Ark”. The book was launched today in the august presence of the renowned and famous writer, Charan Likhari, and other guests which included Gavy Sidhu, Arman Sangha and Chetan Brar.
Jagjit Singh said that this book is not just a book but is a complete journey for him which started in the year 2014. He further added that initially he wrote few verses just to impress his friends. The friend’s appreciation motivated him and he started posting the verses on his facebook wall. He said that the Facebook has played a very important role in getting him this fame. On this occasion, Jagjit also appreciated Gurpartap and said that if he was not there all this wouldn’t have been possible today. “Gurpartap is from the same place, he belongs to and facebook made his friendship quite strong with him. And though he had money with him but Gurpartap motivated him to think big and write this book.
Jagjit further added that initially he wrote few poems under this heading, “Sach De Ark”, which means Result of the truth and the nature, also played an important role in writing this book. And during this time, sometimes he used to have bad dreams also that nobody is going to read his book and he was completely depressed in the year 2015 and was not able to get this book published. But Culture Kingdom and Gurpartap never let him get upset.

The Culture Kingdom who took the ownership of getting this book published is into so many things and its entire team has put in lot of efforts to get this book published. Jagjit summed up by saying this is not just a book for him it has actually given him lot of fame and now it depends on the readers how they take this book once they read it.

ARQ Midcap Stocks Gives its Investors’ 42.66% Return on Investments

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th July:- Angel Broking, India’s top retail focused investing firm’s hero product ARQ, has outperformed yet again despite the cautious nature of the stock market since the past year. ARQ Midcap Stocks outpaced the benchmark Nifty Midcap 100 by 8.87%, delivering 42.66% returns in the span of one year. With an aim to build the company’s vision of ‘Digital Revolution’, almost two years ago, Angel Broking launched their champion product ‘ARQ’, a data-backed machine intelligence mobile application that derived personalized recommendations for its users. This first-of-its-kind, intelligent and predictive Wealth Management engine has already begun to change the industry dynamics by an excellent margin with its remarkable numbers standing as a testimony to the vision behind it. ARQ Midcap Stocks performance indicates the steady pace at which the investment engine is gaining momentum in the market. The results towards the end of June 2017, suggest that if an investor may have invested a sum of INR 1 lakh in the ARQ Midcap Stocks at the beginning of June 2016, his returns today would have surged by 42.66%, thereby enabling the investor a high profit margin. ARQ has managed to successfully leverage the issues of non-flexibility and ‘off-the shelf’ advices that retail investors previously faced and turned it into an opportunity by providing customized solutions for individual investors, thereby gaining credibility in the market. The performance of ARQ Fundamental Stocks has been praiseworthy as well with it yielding an output of 13.24% against the market assessment of 7.66% in a mere span of 4 months. Additionally, since their introduction 10 months ago, ARQ Value Stocks and ARQ Quality Stocks, have witnessed a return of 29.09% and 25.20% respectively. A positive improvement could be witnessed in consumer engagement levels post Angel Broking’s stance to kick-start and lead the ‘Digital Revolution’ in the country.
Vaibhav Agrawal, Head of Research and ARQ at Angel Broking believes that ARQ is a combination of deep seated industry analysis, and advanced algorithms that enable personalized investment advice at zero or minimal cost. The product was envisioned to be a disruptor and make the consumer agile and robust in terms of investments, and ARQ has already begun delivering results on that front. The performance witnessed by ARQ against the benchmark index has been praiseworthy. It goes on to show that the Indian consumer is more receptive towards not just technology, but data-backed technology that will deliver key results, especially during market volatility.
ARQ’s recommendations for the Mutual Funds have exceeded its’ own yardstick and has been scaling new heights with each passing quarter. The hi-tech automated investment machine aims at ushering in a new wave of diligent and disciplined investing in the Indian stock broking industry.

Best Talent of Automotive Engineering to Cmpete for Mahindra BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 at Chitkara University

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By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th July:- SAEINDIA, a professional Society of Automotive Engineers, today announced the commencement of the 11th edition of the much-awaited BAJA series. Mahindra & Mahindra is the title sponsor and the event is known as Mahindra presents BAJA SAEINDIA 2018.
The redesigned Virtual round of BAJA SAEINDIA will be held on 14th & 15th July, 2017 at Chitkara University, Punjab. The teams have already started feeling the heat of this upcoming Mega Event which is due to be held in Chandigarh. With around 388 teams from various engineering colleges of India, 5 students from each team totaling over 2000 students, the battlefield is set and ready for these students to battle out their ideas.
In these two days event, the registered teams will be scrutinized for their knowledge and capability to participate successfully in the main event. Like last year, all the teams at the Virtual BAJA 2017 must make a presentation on their design, followed by a VIVA or Extempore, which will carry equal weightage in their final selection. The evaluation process will test every participant’s knowledge on Rulebook and General Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. Based on the performance in Virtual BAJA, the teams would be selected for participation in the main event to be held IIT Ropar, Punjab or NATRiP, Pithampur near Indore.
BAJA SAE Series® is an event for the undergraduate engineering students, organized globally by the Society of Automotive Engineers, USA. The event spread like a wildfire since its inception in the year 1976 and broaden its horizon in the countries like USA, Mexico, South Africa, Korea, Brazil & India.
In India, the BAJA SAEINDIA (Society of Automotive Engineers) began its journey in the year 2007 and was launched under the leadership of Dr. Pawan Goenka (during his tenure as SAEINDIA President) and the convenorship of Dr. K.C. Vora. As SAEINDIA ventured on to the unchartered territory of holding a mega-event of this scale, NATRiP came forward to lend a helping hand through an earmarked zone at its upcoming proving grounds- NATRAX, situated at Pithampur, Indore. Similarly, IIT Ropar came forward to lend a helping hand at it Roopnagar location from 2018.
BAJA SAEINDIA tasks the students to conceptualize design, build, test & validate a single-seater four wheeled All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to take part in series of events spread across a course of 3 days. The finale will be held at the NATRIP facility at Pithampur near Indore, from 24th to 28th Jan, 2018 followed by HR meet on 29th & 30th Jan, 2018 and IIT Ropar from 8th to 11th March, 2018 followed by the HR Meet on 12th March, 2018.
A remarkable feature unique to BAJA SAEINDIA is the adoption of a new theme every year. This year the theme for BAJA 2018 is ‘Ground To Glory’. The passion, hard work and perseverance of the budding engineers, who start their journey from scratch and traverse throughout the year to come up with their dreams converted into reality, the fervour to take up challenges and ability to maximize efforts is rightly justified by this theme. It shall drive the standards and boundaries of our capabilities to new scales and prove BAJA to be a ground of glory for all the people associated to the event in the form of learnings they take away from the event.
Speaking at the conference, Shoaib Sadiq, Convener, Virtual BAJA 2017 & HR Lead SAE BAJA 2018 said that this event has been built through shared passion and ardor among students all over the country, who have the zeal and the intent to venture further. Students undergo a leap’s bound in terms of technical knowledge along with an experience, which leads to the addition of an astonishing dimension to their overall persona. These individuals are surely propelling the Indian Auto Industry to new heights.
Speaking at the conference, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor Chitkara University said that she is delighted to see that over the years, BAJA has grown in popularity and has become a bigger event nationally signifying its increasing popularity. She has seen the enthusiasm of students who have been participating in this competition. She must say it is an apt platform for the young engineering talent to showcase their skills and acquire a real-life experience. We are glad to extend our support and look forward to contribute more to this competition.

Enthused by Brimming Potential: South Africa to Target Chandigarh with Tailor-Made Holidays

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By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th July:- TAAI & South African Tourism concluded the 7th edition of its annual travel trade training sessions in Chandigarh today. Aimed at equipping travel agents with the best tips to sell the destination, ‘Learn South Africa’ (Learn SA) is a 17-city training programme which covered urban metros and tier II & III markets. The total attendance was 102 from tricity , Punjab & Haryana.
Hanneli Slabber, Country Manager India, South African Tourism said that the sessions were structured to ensure that travelers enjoy many new, exciting, tailor-made itinerary options as a direct result. “Learn SA helps ensure that Indian travel agents know how to choose the best quality hotels for their customer’s budget and needs. It also teaches them how to choose the best in-destination partners to escort the traveler while on holiday. It also gives them updates about new things to see and do in South Africa and basics like visa and logistical know-how to ensure that travelers are catered to efficiently.
Jay Bhatia, Hon. Treasurer, TAAI said that TAAI's endeavor through training programs is to educate travel agents so that it is easy for the staff of travel companies to effectively sell the product. With South African Tourism this is the second time that we have undertaken this training. We are happy that the trade is getting exclusive marketing tips from the SAT team and stakeholders from SA who have come to India.
Hanneli Slabber added further that the preference for holidays in South Africa has been on a rise amongst Indian travelers over the past few years and is expected to continue in 2017. “2016 was a milestone year for us at South African Tourism in India and we are determined to set new benchmarks for the industry as well as ourselves by making 2017 bigger and better. Our internal target is to welcome more than 100,000 Indian visitors in 2017 and we couldn’t be more thrilled to work towards and achieve this target.
Indian leisure visitor numbers to South Africa surged 21.7% during 2016 to close at an arrivals figure of 95,377 and 8th position among South Africa’s international source markets. This is vis-à-vis 78,385 arrivals in 2015. 2016 also saw the overall spends from India (only in-country on-tour spends excluding flights and attractions, hotels booked in advance) crossed an astounding 1.2 billion ZAR by the year end. All these statistics indicate that Indian travelers are already showing excitement about destination South Africa.
Chandigarh has been identified as one of the emerging source markets driving tourist traffic to South Africa. It has been listed as one of the 10 next high potential cities outside of the traditional Indian metros. South Africa is keen to keep attracting Chandigarh’s travel enthusiasts and potential is brimming. It is part of the 10 city cluster which makes up 23% of India’s ultra HNHs according to 2016’s Top of the Pyramid survey by Kotak Wealth Management.
South Africa is the perfect destination for the emerging Chandigarh traveler with its variety of distinctive attractions, unforgettable experiences, world-class facilities and excellent infrastructure. It attracts both luxury as well as budget travelers. South Africans love their food especially their traditional barbeque called Braai which comprises of meats and vegetables and is similar to the tandoor cooking style of Punjab. One of Learn SA 2017’s focus areas was to train travel agents about new destinations such Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Port Elizabeth and the Drakensberg region beyond the immensely popular Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg & surrounds and Kruger National Park. These are picturesque areas where travelers can pack in a lot of action into shorter time-spans.
Learn SA 2017 had numerous participating South African product suppliers resulting in more choices for the end consumer / traveler. These included inbound tour operators and destination management companies like Africa Incoming, Trav Care, Tourvest Destination Management, Centurion Travel and Tours and Southern Africa 360; hotel chains such as Tsogo Sun and Sun International and African air carrier RwandAir which is introducing exciting fares and deals to India.
Over 70 international airlines now fly into South Africa. Efforts are on to increase seat capacity on relevant flight routes ex-Chandigarh. Presently, Chandigarh is connected to South African cities by Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines and Etihad Airways which fly via their respective hubs and domestic India connections. Travelers have a variety of airlines, connections and consequently, multiple fare options to choose from. The Rand (ZAR)-Rupee exchange rate has been relatively favorable for the India market. Since the South Africa product quote comes in ZAR and not US dollars, Indian travelers are able to buy more experiences and activities for less money thus, making South Africa a value-for-money destination.