Thursday, 5 October 2017

To Mark Karwachauth Celebration Uniquely: Mayo Hospital Felicitates Mother In Law Who Donated Kidney to Daughter In Law

                                               Photo By Parveen Kumar
By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th October:- Mayo Hospital, Sec 69, organised a very different kind of Karwachauth Celebration. The same was held to felicitate & to provide an 'opportunity to rejoice' to women, who have either won the battle against Kidney disorders, or are under treatment for these. Present during the event were two torch bearers in the field of Kidney Donation - a Mother In Law & Daughter In Law duo from Karnal. In a one of a kind gesture the Mother In Law has donated her Kidney to her Daughter In Law . A K Sinha, Finance Secretary, Chandigarh (UT) was Chief Guest. 
Dr Manish Singla, a Kidney Transplant Specialist from Mayo Hospital, who is the only Kidney Specialist of Tri City holding a fellowship degree from Canada , said that Anju (27) has got a  new lease of life this Karwachauth, due to  her Mother In law – Mrs Bala Devi’s (55) initiative. We wanted to motivate people towards Kidney donation through this event. It is proved by this rare example that Kidney donation is perfectly safe & family members of Kidney patients need not be scared to donate Kidneys to needy relatives.
The other doctors from Mayo who participated in the event were Dr Virendra Dhankar, Dr Manoj Sharma, Dr Rajesh Gulia, Dr Karun Singla and Dr Raj Pal Gaba.
Bala Devi said that normally this kind of a donation is not witnessed often as the relation of a Mother In Law  & Daughter In law traditionally, has been quite formal. But Daughters' In law are just like daughters who have been married into a new family and she feel all Mothers' In Law should help out their daughers' in law, if they are in need of Kidney transplants, the way she has done.
The event received an emotional turn when Anju and her Mother In Law Mrs Bala Devi explained how the family whole heartedly supported Anju and it was decided that Anju's Mother In Law will donate her kidney to Anju.
Anju said that her bonding with her Mother In Law has become even more strong after her magnanimous gesture of donation of her Kidney to her. She appeal to all Mothers' In Law & Daughters' In Law to have a  relation which is not strained, but in fact like that of a Mother & Daughter. The team of doctors at Mayo Hospital, helped her at every step, so that she was able to undergo a successful kidney transplant.
The Hospital management felicitated the duo. The hospital had also organized Games,Mehandi, Music competition etc with a theme of Karwachauth, for women Kidney patients.
Dr Singla explained further that a very pertinent session to advise women with kidney problems about precautions to be taken before the Karwa Chauth fast was also held. It is very important for kidney patients to maintain water balance. Long periods of dehydration can have bad effect on Kidneys. One can start the day by drinking lots of fluids before sunrise (which is allowed in fast) which will keep the Kidneys hydrated during the day. It is very important for those who have pre existing kidney problems that they should seek opinion of a Kidney specialist before doing such type of fast.
Dr Manish Singla, informed the media that kidney failure has risen tremendously in last few years mainly due to incidence of diabetes and high blood pressure. He said that there are more than 3000 patients on dialysis in the region awaiting kidney transplant. It is noteworthy that Mayo Hospital is a 100 bedded Multi Speciality Hospital offering services in cardiology , nephrology, dialysis, Urology, kidney transplant, neurosurgery, psychiatry, drug deaddiction, Ortho,  gastroenterology, Critical Care and ICU. It has fully equipped ICU and state-of-art modular operation theatres.

Microsoft Future Decoded on Wheels Bus Comes to Chandigarh

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th October:- Microsoft India’s ‘Future Decoded on Wheels’ bus visited Chandigarh today. The bus is fitted with demos and showcases of technologies that can help small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). The bus started its 25-city, 13000 kilometer journey in Gurgaon on August 23. Chandigarh witnessed conversations and presentations on how technology can help SMBs use digital to grow their businesses, expand into new markets, and empower their employees.
Future Decoded on Wheels showcases the modern workplace by bringing together Office 365, the Windows 10 operating system as well as Windows 10 ready devices, Enterprise Mobility and Security under one roof. These products help SMBs collaborate, communicate, and connect better in their ecosystem. SMBs that buy Office 365 subscriptions on board the bus can avail special discounts on their purchase. With Office 365 Business Premium being made available at a discounted rate of INR 528 per user/ per month.*
With the help of the experiential bus, SMBs can also leverage Microsoft Azure for cloud-based infrastructure, applications and data storage to increase efficiency and enhance security. The coach also showcases Microsoft Kaizala and Skype Lite that enable the mobile only workforce to access information from anywhere. Through Future Decoded on Wheels, SMBs can also experience business application tools like Microsoft Dynamics 365 that enable businesses to provide enriched customer experiences across their sales, marketing and services support.
The coach houses a portfolio of Windows10 powered iBall devices in innovative form factors, with an exclusive offer of 3 months’ additional warranty free on any iBallCompbook for SMBs who purchase their devices on board the bus.
Rajiv Sodhi, Commercial Partner Leader, Microsoft India said that SMBs are often faced with the challenge of having access to and retaining skilled workforce, access to newer customers and markets and the need for continued investments and innovation. He added that Microsoft is empowering India’s SMBs by providing reliable cloud based solutions that address each of the key challenges. The Cloud offers a better way of delivering superior services to our customers. Cloud technologies are secure, low maintenance and enable our SMB ecosystem to try new business models and make necessary iterations to these models, at a significantly lower cost. Future Decoded on Wheels as a format gives us the capability to drive awareness right to the doorstep of potential customers through this one of a kind experience.

Binnu Dhillon Brings His Maiden Project “Bailaras” Under His Home Production

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th October:- Another feather in the caps of Punjabi films to be added which carries an altogether a new concept in the Punjabi Industry with the name as “Bailaras”. This maiden movie is made under the banner of renowned comedian and actor, Binnu Dhillon’s home production named as, Naughty Men Production who enters the industry as a Producer also. The film is directed by none other than the renowned name, Ksshitij Chaudhary who is habitat of giving hits now. The Co-Producers of the movie are, Achal Kaushal, Ashish Saini and Karan Soni. Beautifully written by the talk of the town writer, Jass Grewal, the film is hitting the screens on 6th October, 2017. Well-known film distributor Munish Sahni of Omjee Group has taken the charge of guiding and distributing this project worldwide.
This family emotional and drama movie stars Binnu Dhillon, Prachi Tehlan, Dev Kharoud, Nirmal Rishi, Karamjit Anmol, Hobby Dhaliwal and Ravneet Jaggi Dhuri. The team of the film was in town for the promotion and shared their views on the film.
Lead Actor Binnu Dhillon, said that he is very enthusiastic and positive about “Bailaras” which is a maiden movie under his home production, Naughty Men Production. He further added that this film is completely a family film, it is about a simple man’s dream of finding his true love and keeping his family together which includes his tractor, “Bailaras”. We will not be able to reveal much about the movie right now but we are sure that this film is going to leave an impact on the audience for a long time.
Director Ksshitij Chaudhary, said that it was like an Honour extended to him by the industry’s best comedian and actor Binnu Dhillon, to give him this opportunity to direct his debut home production. The experience of working with this wonderful team was amazing and unforgettable. He is very positive about this movie and assure you all that this film is going to leave an impact on the audience.
The Co-Producers, Achal Kaushal, Ashish Saini and Karan Soni, are quite happy to work with this project. They said that people these days do not have much time, so we focused on making a film where they can leave their worries outside the movie hall. All of them are confident to get success.
The music has been given by, renowned Music Director Jatinder Shah. The lyrics have been penned down by Kharak Singh and Charan Lakhari. Amy Virk, Ranjit Bawa, Nachattar Gill, Shafqat Ali has lent their melodious voices to the songs. One song of Kuldeep Manak is also there.
The shooting lasted for 40 days and was shot in locations of Nandpur Kesho, Chaurwala, Patiala, Nabha, Shimla, Kasauli and Kumar Hatti.

N.V. Balachandar Receives ‘Illustrious Alumni’ Award from Loyola Alumni Association

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th October:- N.V. Balachandar, President - HR, Communication and CSR has been presented the ‘Illustrious Alumni’ award by his alma mater, the Loyola College, Chennai. The award was presented during the Loyola Annual Alumni Day celebrations which takes place annually on 2nd October. It is the most important activity organized by the Loyola Alumni Association. Sixteen living legends of education through Loyola - the Former Rectors, the Principals and Secretaries were present during the occasion to commemorate the special ceremony.
Presenting the award, Fr. Thomas Amirtham S.J., Director, Loyola College, Chennai, said that this year is very special for all of us associated with this legendary institution. Our college has being declared as the 2nd best College in India by National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and we also celebrate the Centennial Year in 2025. The Loyola Alumni Association is proud to bestow the ‘Illustrious Alumni’ Award to N.V. Balachandar who has excelled in his vocation and lived as an example to our institution’s motto of Luceat Lux Vestra which means Let Your Light Shine. We wish him well and may he scale even greater heights.
Expressing his gratitude on receiving the award, N.V. Balachandar, President, HR, Communication and CSR, said that he is humbled and truly honored to receive this award from his alma mater. This is one of the most important milestones in his life and it is thrilling to be among the stalwarts who have been bestowed with this recognition. This further adds to my enthusiasm to continue on the path he has embarked on.
Including N.V. Balachandar, the Award in 2017 has been given to five stalwarts. Other four recipients of the awards are A. M. Swaminathan, former Chief Secretary of Tamil Nadu; Mano Selvanathan, successful and influential businessman from Sri Lanka; Ravindran, International President of Rotary International and Ramakrishnan, CFO of TCS.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre Delegation Visit Panjab University

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th October:- Dr. Stefan Hart, Senior Director, New Ventures Singapore, Dr. Dong Wu, Head of Innovation Centre, Asia Pacific and Dr. Graeme Bilbe, Director, Recherche & Development from Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centre, Singapore & China visited the Panjab University. The purpose of their visit was to interact with the Pharma & Sciences fraternity to foster the research collaborations in various areas of Cancer, Infectious diseases, Neuropharmacology and Nanoscience.
Prof. Arun Kumar Grover, Vice-Chancellor, Panjab University gave a warm welcome to the international delegates. Prof. O.P. Katare, Director, Research Promotion Cell (RPC) took the lead and coordinated the meeting followed by a brief introduction by all the senior faculty members present for the meeting. Prof. Kanwaljit Chopra, Chairperson, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences highlighted the achievements of the Department through a brief presentation.
Prof.  Raghuram Rao Akkinepally, Director, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) and Prof. Saranjit Singh Dean, NIPER also attended the meeting. They took a round of Pharmacy department and Incubation Centre also and they were really impressed with the ongoing research activities of the University.

Affiliate Marketing Industry to Reach USD 835 Mn By 2025

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th October:- Internet opens up many avenues for business and revenue generation. Affiliate marketing is one such business avenue. It can be understood as a business partnership in which an agent called an affiliate through its website/blog attract a customer, who in turn, either directly purchase the products, or registers to the sellers newsletter, or just browses the site as per the terms decided. Affiliate marketing has been introduced in India by many online companies. India being a big and diverse market place with growing online business has a potential for innovative and effective business models. According to estimates, the Affiliate marketing industry would grow at a CAGR of 27% to reach USD 835 million by 2025 from the current USD 96 million, a staggering 8 times growth.
Affiliate marketing today is primarily being leveraged by product categories brought or consumed online. Offline categories have found it difficult to effectively leverage the potential of affiliate marketing. However, increasing use of affiliate marketing for influencing decisions, and integration of online/offline are driving such companies to invest more in affiliate marketing programs. Hence, traditional industries like BFSI, Automobiles & Real Estate are allocating more money to affiliate marketing programs.
The flexibility of affiliate marketing is enabling brands to engage with a network of global influencers who are looking to promote their products worldwide. Given the unit metrics of Affiliate Marketing, this marketing channel will continue to grow. It will continue to adopt new technologies and ways of working to meet the needs of brands in coming days.
The interest in the industry was clearly evident as the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), organized the 3rd edition of its two-day India Affiliate Summit, which is being attended by over 3500 delegates, from various brands.
The event boasts of over 70 exhibitors, 50+ industry speakers, 350+ companies, and 12+ hrs of content. Besides, there is the ‘Affiliate Street’ - a section completely dedicated to Affiliate marketers to exhibit their services.
Some of the brands participated are: Flipkart, Google, Vivo, Tata, Pepsico, Abbott, DHFL, ICICI, PVR, Sun Pharma, HSBC, Reebok, Bajaj Capital, Best Seller, Zomato, Vodafone, Axis, Bata, Jabong, Micromax, Nestle, Shoppers Stop, Danone, The Body Shop, Honda, Kotak Mahindra, Big Basket, Piramal, Hero, JLL, Zivame, Croma, Barclays, Gitanjali, Novartis, Samsung, Dabur & Reliance, amongst others.

Exciting Contest Marks Castrol Super Mechanic All India Finals

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th October:- Eight teams of three mechanics each from across the country fought it out for the title of Castrol Super Mechanic of India at the Castrol Super Mechanic All India finals held in Mumbai.
The final round included a quiz and a practical round to test the knowledge and skills of the mechanics who qualified for the finals after two rounds of tough competition with about 60,000 mechanics who participated from across the country.
The India edition of the Castrol Super Mechanic contest was part of an Asia-wide initiative launched by Castrol, one of the leading lubricants brands in the world, to encourage two-wheeler mechanics to showcase their knowledge and talent and to hone their skills. 
According to Kedar Apte, Vice President Marketing, Castrol India, that the Castrol Super Mechanic contest is designed to test and improve maintenance skills of two-wheeler mechanics and also to provide them a platform to showcase their talent. We are delighted with the response received from across the country and would like to wish the best of luck to the winning team which will be representing India at the Castrol Asia Pacific finals.
He added that as vehicle technology improves, maintenance skills have to improve and upgrade. The Castrol Super Mechanic contest also included various skill development and knowledge sharing sessions which will help the mechanics to have a better understanding of latest trends and technologies in the lubricant as well as the automotive industry and thus help them better serve their customers.
The winning team will attend a final training camp in Mumbai from 6th-8th November before they fly off to Thailand for the Castrol Asia Pacific finals.

बाइलेट्ररल हिप रिप्लेसमेंट से जिम्बाब्वे के नागरिक को मिली राहत: डॉ.रमेश सेन, ऑर्थोपेडिक सर्जन, फोर्टिस हॉस्पिटल, मोहाली ने मरीज के डीजेनरेअिव अर्थराइटिस का सफल ईलाज किया

By Tricitynews Reporter
Mohali 05th October:- कोलेटा बोपोटो, कडोमा, जिम्बाब्वे निवासी और एक सेवानिवृत्त सैनिक, बीते पांच सालों से घुटने, पीठ और कूल्हे में लगातार दर्द से पीडि़त थी। काफी तेज दर्द निवारक दवाओं के बावजूद, कोलेटा का जीवन लगातार मुश्किलों से घिरता जा रहा था। बाद में पता चला कि वे बाईलेट्रल हिप अर्थराइटिस से प्रभावित हैं और उन्हें अपने दोनों कूल्हों को बदलवाने की सलाह दी गई। एक सफल सर्जरी करवाने के लिए उन्होंने डॉ. रमेश सेन, आर्थोपेडिक सर्जन, फोर्टिस हॉस्पिटल, मोहाली से मिलने का फैसला किया। 
फोर्टिस मोहाली में अंतरराष्ट्रीय मरीजों की काउंसलर किरण ने उनका मार्गदर्शन किया और उनकी जांच डॉ. सेन द्वारा की गई। उन्होंने एवेस्कुलर नेक्रोसिस की वजह से उन्हें डीजेनरेटिव गठिया रोग के मामले के रूप में पहचाना। उसके दोनों कूल्हों के जोड़ को बदलने की जरूरत थी। सबसे पहले बाएं कूल्हे के जोड़ को 2 अगस्त, 2017 को बदला गया और उसके तीन दिन बाद दाएं तरफ के कूल्हे को जोड़ को बदला गया। कोलेटा, दो दिनों के लिए आईसीयू में रही, इसके बाद उन्हें बार्ड में ट्रांसफर किया गया। वहां पर पांच दिनों के लिए हॉस्पिटल की कुशल टीम ने उनकी देखभाल की। 
जल्द ही उसने हर रोज अपनी हालत में सुधार देखना शुरू कर दिया और उसको अच्छा लगने लगा। मांसपेशियों में दर्द और जोड़ों का दर्द जो पिछले 4 वर्षों से रहा था, गायब हो रहा था। सर्जरी के 10 दिनों के भीतर वे शौचालय आदि जाने में भी सक्षम हो गई थीं। 
अपनी सर्जरी के बाद, कोलेटा ने कहा कि वह डॉ. आर.के.सेन और फोर्टिस हॉस्पिटल मोहाली की टीम का दिल से आभार व्यक्त करना चाहती हूं, जिन्होंने सफलतापूर्वक उनके कूल्हों को बदल दिया है। वह फिजियोथैरेपिस्ट का भी धन्यवाद करना चाहती हूं जिसने हर रोज मेरी मदद की और मुझे सभी जरूरी शारीरिक व्यायाम में मदद की। वह सभी फोर्टिस अस्पताल के कर्मचारियों का भी शुक्रिया अदा करना चाहती है, जिन्होंने उनके इलाज में सहायता की है।