Friday, 29 September 2017

Sahaj Music Records Unveils Single Track IInquilab on BhagatT Singh Birth Anniversary

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- Inquilab Zindabad. A phrase that was coined by Maulana Hasrat Mohani in 1921 and later popularised by Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, it became one of the rallying cries of the Indian Independence Movement. The revolution that aimed to end British tyranny, oppression and dominance over the subcontinent might have succeeded, but it has taken on a newer meaning in present day Punjab. Keeping this in view, Sahaj Music Records announces the launch of their new single, “Inquilab”. Sung by Ravi Inder Sheen, the song aims to promote the ideology of never giving up and is dedicated to all those people who, despite facing numerous difficulties, have never bowed down to any kind of oppression.
Talking about this new venture, the producers Bhanu Sharma and Ved Yadav said that currently, Punjab is undergoing a difficult time due to a rise in drug addiction, female foeticide, Casteism, farmer’s suicides and violence. This song is an attempt to rally the youngsters of the state to bring forth a revolution that aims to put an end to all these evils. If all the youngsters and the entire population in general devote their time and energy towards following the ideology of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, Punjabi Society will once again reclaim its lost glory.“We have decided to release the song on September 28, as this is the 90th birth anniversary of Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh. By interacting with people at places like the Darbar Sahib and Jallianwala Bagh on Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary, we will try to highlight the importance of the words Inquilab Zindabad and their significance in today’s day and age”, says the singer of the song, Ravi Inder Sheen.
The lyrics of the song Inquilab have been penned by Prince Dhunna and Ravi Inder Sheen. It was Prince Dhunna’s poem `Tusi kuj hor vehnye ho’ which touched a chord with Sheen and Sahaj Music Records. Sheen then wrote and composed it in the form of a song to give birth to `Inquilab.’ Prince Dhunna is a poet from Patti (Tarn Taran district). In an attempt to sensitise as many people as possible, the team will be travelling to cities like Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Barnala, Patiala, Ferozepur, Faridkot and Chandigarh to engage in conversations with people and hear their views about today’s Punjab. This not only will help people to think of innovative solutions to tackle today’s problems, but will also give the producers innovative ideas to come up with more songs on socially sensitive issues.“Since we have planned to release one song every month, this initiative will help us in understanding the problems faced by the people living around us”, feel the producers.

Maharishi Dayanand Public School Celebrates Green Consumer Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- The Eco Club of Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria , Chandigarh organized Essay Writing  Competition  on  a Green Consumer Day  with collaboration of the Environment Department  of Chandigarh on the school premises today. This competition was divided into two categories i.e., junior and senior.
Students expressed their feelings on clean environment and about global warming caused by cutting of trees. They stressed to grow more trees for balancing of environment. They told that everyone should purchase products that are Eco-friendly. Products with little or no packaging, products made from natural ingredients and products which are made without causing pollution are Eco-friendly products. The green consumer should drive a hybrid vehicle; buy products made with hemp or those made from recycled materials.  Shivam Shrey and Sahil bagged first, second, third and consolation prizes in junior category in senior category Jatin Singh, Bhola Kumar and Vishal singh got first, second and third position respectively.
Principal Dr. Vinod Kumar gave away prizes to the winners. He said that the main aim of this program was too aware the importance of recycling-reusing and reducing waste.

Trends Festival Exhibition: A Paradise for Festive Shopping

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- Once again the air is full of excitement, as it's that time of the year when a flurry of festivals start knocking on our doors. 'Navratras' are concluding, while Dusshera, Karwachauth & Diwali are festivals people have already started looking forward to & making preparations for. All these festivals will soon be followed up by the big fat Indian wedding season.
Pankaj Jain, Director, The Rising, the company  under who's banner  Trends Exhibitions are organised said that looking at the need for a single platform for festival  & wedding needs we have put up a lifestyle showcase --'Trends Festival. This is the 17th Edition of Trends Exhibition which has come to be known as a very customer friendly exhibition. The Exhibition has started in Kisan Bhawan & will be on from 29th September to 2nd October 2017.
In this 4 day Exhibition exclusive products related to festive season have been showcased. There is designer apparel, bridal wear, Indo Western wear, fashion accessories, footwear, furniture, home decor, specialised Karwachauth & Diwali stalls all under one roof. Designers have come with their creative collections from all over India.
To ring in Karwachauth & the Wedding season, Rosy has brought designer Karwa Thalis, Kalash etc. Not just this, another major attraction that she has are wedding boxes, readymade packing for bridal dresses, Sarees, Lehengas, Suits etc & the Bangle boxes are quite a draw. Looking at Diwali which is around the corner, Alka has brought designer candles in her collection. There are candles ranging from gel, wax, scented, floating diyas etc. She has a range of beautiful ‘Torans’ too.
Fashion label Nanki creations is present with its collection. Mystique too showcased it's ensemble. Label ' Albeli' is here with designer dresses & Juttis. 'Pari Creations' has showcased beautiful dresses. A wide range of Wedding Gowns' collection is also there. Many more designers of bridal, party wear etc are lending a lot of variety to 'Trends Festival Exhibition'.
Accessories to go with the festive dresses are being catered to by exhibitors like 'Majaajan' which has a collection of unique earings & hair accessories. One can get to choose from an array of Exotic Jewel pieces at 'Radhika Jewels', which brings Hyderabad pearl & Kolkata jewellery.
'Me & You' has brought from Jaipur exquisite handloom products. Dari carpets, cushion covers, bed sheets, runners, Dohars with floral prints, quilted bed covers, curtains, dining sheets etc all are there in its ensemble. A stall just at the entry of the exhibition hall 'Look N buy ' is attracting people,  as it has lovely lamps to add to your home's festive decor. 'Brand On' is a House of modern furniture to deck up your home. The famous Badohi carpets are also available. 
Not just this Exhibitors have come with a wide array of towels, imported leather bags, imported Western ear etc. Specialists in fabric & traditional Indian handicraft from different states of India have converged at 'Trends Festival Exhibtion'. With Karwachauth approaching there is a Free Mehndi stall where women can get beautiful Mehndi done.

PCJ Announces Bollywood Power Couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna as its Brand Ambassdors

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- P C Jeweller, India’s premier jewellery brand announced their  foray into media entertainment in celebrity endorsements and announced their brand ambassadors from Bollywood the stunning Twinkle Khanna and the ruggedly handsome Bollywood megastar Akshay Kumar a.k.a Mr & Mrs Khiladi. As part of the one year agreement, PCJ will leverage the versatility of the star couple, who have Bollywood’s filmy legacy and Twinkle’s status as a celebrated author, producer and columnist. Both Akshay and Twinkle’s brand presence resonate with luxurious style of PC Jeweller as a brand.  The company will be releasing a TV and print commercial featuring the dynamic star couple encapsulating the essence of the brand and the art of jewellery creation.
PCJ, country’s leading and one of the fastest growing jewellery retail chain has 84 showrooms across 67 cities in 20 states of India. With a portfolio of attractive wedding jewellery and affordable wearables, PC Jeweller has fashioned exceptional designs with unmatched quality. The brand has been a pioneer in designs as every product is crafted to a standard of perfection. Its range of both traditional and contemporary jewellery has always earned admiration for its unique craftsmanship.
Speaking on the partnership, Balram Garg, Managing Director PC Jeweller said that we are thrilled to announce Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna as PC Jeweller's brand ambassador and we warmly welcome them to the PCJ family. The star couple sets formidable example about bond of love and cherishing relationship. We believe this association will further add spirit to the brand and strengthen PC Jeweller brand image in the country.”
National award winner Akshay Kumar has proven his mettle with series of versatile roles in films spanning over multiple genres. Twinkle Khanna, who also had an enjoyable beginning in Bollywood is now a sought-after interior designer and very well-known author. The couple embodies a bond of trust which complements PC Jewelers legacy and brand ethos.
On being the brand ambassador of PC Jeweller, the star couple Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna said that it has been an absolute pleasure to be part of the PCJ family and we are happy to be associated with the brand known in the country for its jewellery, design, captainship and trust. We look forward to being a part of its fascinating growth journey in India.

Gulf Oil Collaborates with Manchester United to Launch ‘Gulf Fan Academy’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd, part of the Hinduja Group, in collaboration with Manchester United, today unveiled a unique campaign – ‘Gulf Fan Academy’, with the aim to connect with ardent Indian fans of the football club. The Gulf Fan Academy is a part of a multi-rollout comprehensive campaign to highlight Gulf Oil’s association with Manchester United as the official global retail fuel and lubricant partner.
Ravi Chawla, CEO & MD, Gulf Oil Lubricants India Limited said that the Gulf Fan Academy is a unique platform by the fans, for the fans, to the fans of Manchester United. The initiative will be instrumental in enhancing Gulf Oil’s digital footprint and present an innovative way to engage with the 600 million fans, spread across India and the world. Gulf Fan Academy will provide the fans with an opportunity to showcase their fandom in their own unique ways, while uniting them with their favourite football club under one platform. We would like to specially thank the #NumberOneFan enrolled into the Gulf Fan academy Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who can be seen showcasing his passion and love for the Manchester United club.
The ‘Gulf Fan Academy’ is going to be driven by popular stand-up comedian Azeem Banatwalla, who as the Chief Fan Officer will engage with fans, some of whom are high profile personalities. A self-confessed fan of Manchester United, cricket legend Mahendra Singh Dhoni will feature in the video doling out details & conversations that highlight his love for the club.
The ‘Gulf Fan Academy’ will engage Manchester United fans through a variety of original entertaining content as well as by hosting a series of contests in the form of challenges on social media along with on-ground activations. Fans who prove their mettle through endurance and passion, will be awarded at the Gulf fan academy with official Manchester United autographed merchandise and in many other ways. They will also be groomed to become the ultimate fan and gain access to the Hall of fame. These top winners will then get a trip to Old Trafford (UK), the Theatre of Dreams and home of Manchester United.
A major highlight of the engagement campaign will also be an upcoming tour of Manchester United Legends in the country. The Gulf Fan Academy will primarily engage with the audience in the digital domain through official digital properties, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Web Banners and YouTube, of both Gulf Oil and Manchester United.

Indian Clearing Corporation Limited (ICCL) Granted Renewal of Recognition by SEBI

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- The Indian Clearing Corporation Limited (“ICCL”), has been granted renewal of recognition by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (“SEBI”) for a period of three years commencing on October 03, 2017.
 ICCL is a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE and carries out the functions of clearing, settlement, collateral management and risk management for various segments of BSE. ICCL was granted Qualified Central Counterparty (“QCCP”) status by SEBI on January 3, 2014. A QCCP member is subjected to lower capital requirements/charges under the Basel III framework introduced by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. ICCL, as a Qualified CCP, is additionally required to comply with the rules and regulations that are consistent with the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures ("PFMI") issued by the Committee on Payment and Market infrastructure ("CPMI") and International Organisation of Securities Commissions ("IOSCO").These rules and regulations focus on limiting systemic risk and on enhancing transparency and stability in the financial market.
ICCL is a recognised clearing corporation under Regulation 4 and 12 of Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Stock Exchanges and Clearing Corporations) Regulations, 2012. ICCL is regulated by SEBI and the Reserve Bank of India (“RBI”), for select products. ICCL is the only clearing corporation in India to have been granted "AAA" rating by two rating agencies, India Ratings Ltd. (Indian arm of Fitch Ratings) and Care Ratings Ltd. ICCL aims to provide secure, capital-efficient counterparty risk management and post-trade services and has put in place a robust risk management framework to mitigate the risk it undertakes in its capacity as a clearing corporation.

IIPA organizes Regional Conference on "Demonetisation and its Impact"

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- The Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) Panjab and Chandigarh (UT) Regional Branch and the Department of Public Administration, Panjab University, Chandigarh jointly organized a Regional Conference on the Theme Paper of Members’ 2017 Annual Conference of IIPA titled, "Demonetisation and its Impact".
Professor B.S. Ghuman, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala and Honorary Secretary IIPA Regional Branch while introducing the theme opined that demonetization has been a part of mainstream discourse among academicians, policy makers and politicians. The differences in terms of views on demonetization are due to diverse nature of methodologies used for assessing the impact of demonetization on a short term and long term basis. The Regional Conference in this regard shall discuss evolving
methodologies to assess the impact of demonetization. Professor Ramanjit Kaur Johal, Associate Director, Research Promotion Cell and Chairperson, Department of Public Administration, PU, Chandigarh introduced the Key Note Speaker, Professor Upinder Sawhney, Chairperson, Department of Economics, Panjab University,  Chandigarh.
Professor Sawhney shared the major findings of the theme paper such as demonetization strengthening India’s institutional framework by reducing tax avoidance and corruption, resulting in efficiency gains through greater formalization of economic and financial activity, helping in broadening the tax base and expanding usage of the financial system. She further pointed out that the data brought out by the RBI has reported that 99% of the declared illegal tenders have come back to the central bank. Therefore the impact of demonetization on corruption seems to be minimal. The agriculture and MSMEs have suffered on account of disruption created in the economic chain.
The lecture was followed by observations and questions. Dr R. Kumar, Sohail, Dr Ranjeet Singh, Ms Seema, Dr Namit, Ms. Mridul, Ms Amanjot, Professor Ramanjit Kaur Johal and Dr Jawinder Kaurparticipated in the discussion. A large number of faculty members, members of the IIPA and research scholars and students attended the Regional Conference.
B.S. Ojha IAS (Retd.) Chairman of the Regional Branch presided over the regional Conference and also actively participated in the discussion. B S Ojha during his presidential remarks opined that things will improve in future as the difficulties 
being faced will be sorted out by the system.

Ranvijay and Sahil Khan Conduct Auditions of Fitness League of India

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- Roadies fame Ranvijay Singh and noted actor Sahil Khan along with organizers Mohit and Tarun Gill today conducted the auditions for the fitness freaks under the aegis of Fitness League of India (FLI) today at Weave Cinemas. The auditions witnessed a massive participation from youth across the tricity for auditions.
During the interaction, Ranvijay said however we have seen lot many youth has been participating in Roadies but this Fitness League of India (FLI) is a different platform.  Ranvijay said that he would like to stay fit but fitness doesn’t meet you stay slim or maintain six pack body. The true sense of being fit is far away from diseases. If you are not sick and even being slim without any fitness is the clear indication of fit. Ranvijay said that he is very happy to see the kind of response because the youth across the tricity is truly aware of their fitness.
Present of the occasion organizer Mohit said that it is a reality show which is based on fitness and today we are testing the fitness of youth. Another organizer Tarun said that there was an absolute overwhelming response from youth and their shared the fitness related tips with us.
Sahil Khan said that he too is very inclined towards the fitness and happy to see the energy filled youth of Chandigarh. He said, they are simply passionate towards the fitness. He said this series of audition are taking places in 17 cities of country which will select 100 contestants. The winner at the grand finale will win a cash of three cores, an acting offer in Bollywood apart from one Harley Dividson motorcycle.

Nationwide Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease is Around 12% in Urban and 4% in Rural Population: Prof Rajesh Vijayvergiya

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- The health landscape in the country is gradually changing with the majority of deaths being caused by lifestyle diseases. Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), are posing a huge challenge. They have become a growing epidemic in the country and have become a prominent cause of illness and death.  A combination of sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits and genetic susceptibility are contributing to this rising trendThe nationwide prevalence of coronary heart disease is around 12% in urban population and 4% in rural population. Increasing urban prevalence is because of industrialization, changing dietary habits and unhealthy life style. High intake of fat, calories, alcohol and smoking habits are the main risk factors for coronary heart disease. To combat the rising burden, preventive measures are required on urgent basis. 
Prof Rajesh Vijayvergiya from Department of Cardiology, PGI, Chandigarh commented that control of certain risk factors like smoking, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, stress, and adoption of healthy life style can help in prevention of CVD. One should have an urgent consultation with a doctor for the presence of any one of the warning symptoms of heart attack. Two type of patients one is diabetic and second is women, who can have non-classical symptoms; hence they should be thoroughly evaluated when presented with chest pain. Certain diseases like diabetes, aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease of lower limbs and brain should be aggressively managed as they are equivalent to heart disease.  
Professor Dr Vijayvergiya commented that control of various risk factors not only improves the incidence of heart disease, but it also improves rate of stroke, renal failure, peripheral arterial disease, quality and quantity of life. He commented that the screening for various risk factors should start as early as 20 years of age and should be regularly checked every 5-yealy. After the age of 40 yrs, one should regularly and periodically undergo various stress tests like treadmill test (TMT), stress thallium or stress echocardiography to rule out asymptomatic coronary artery disease. 

MCM College organizes an Interactive Session on 'Legal Literacy: A tool for Women Empowerment'

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- The Women Development Cell of MCM DAV College for Women organized an interactive session on 'Legal Literacy: A tool for Women Empowerment' today. The objective of the session was to empower women by generating awareness about the legal rights that they are entitled to. B.L. Sharma, Education Secretary, Chandigarh was the Chief Guest and R.K. Popli, Director Higher Education, Chandigarh was the Guest of Honor on the occasion. The speaker for the event was Advocate Ajay Jagga.
The function began with lamp lighting symbolizing gratitude towards Almighty. In his address, B.L. Sharma cited exemplary women right from Vedic ages to contemporary times to stress upon the importance of women in each and every aspect of life, and reiterated that a society that respects women progresses. Speaking on the occasion, R.K. Popli appreciated the efforts undertaken by MCM to empower its students and faculty. Terming women as creators and architects of society, Advocate Ajay Jagga said that it is an irony that even highly educated women are not aware about their legal rights. Sensitizing the participants about their legal rights, he said that a woman with a voice is a strong woman and it is the knowledge about one's legal rights that will make her voice stronger.
Informing the audience of the initiatives like self defense training, sensitization programmes, etc. being undertaken by MCM to empower its students, Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava said women are naturally endowed with the power to endure, they just need to realize their potential as empowerment comes from within.

CRB School Celebrates Festival of Vijayadashami with Great Fervour

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 29th September:- Keeping the festive spirit alive, Dussehra was celebrated at CRB Public School in Sector 7-B, Chandigarh. Various activities including speeches on Dussehra, Poetic Ramayana and a dance in Hanuman Chalisa glorified the occasion. Students draped themselves as Lord Rama, Sita and Laxmana and presented themselves.To mark Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana and to reinforce the message that good always triumphs over evil, the effigy of Ravana was also burnt.
CRB School Director Naveen Mittal and Principal Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal blessed the students and inspired them to follow the path of truth and to respect women.
As these celebrations bind the students to their traditional and cultural roots.