Friday, 27 October 2017

Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering & Technology organizes its Annual Cultural Fest “SPONTANIA – 2K17”

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- Swami Vivekanand Institute of Engineering & Technology organized its Annual Cultural Fest “SPONTANIA – 2K17” on 27th Oct, 2017. It is a multi-activity extravaganza with a blend of versatile Cultural events provides an exceptional platform to talented students to showcase their talent. It also plays an important role in shaping the personality of the students. 
The fest was inaugurated by Bhawna Garg (IAS) , Secretary-Technical education & Industrial Training, Govt. of Punjab and Deputy General Manager Union Bank–S.K. Teli was the esteemed guest of the day. 
After the traditional lamp lightening, this was followed by spectacular guest performance.  Aruna Bhardhwaj-Director General of SVGOI welcomed the guests and highlighted the achievements of the Institutes during the last 14 years with the enthusiastic words of great legend Swami Vivekananda that Rise Awake and Stop not till the goal is achieved. She also encourages the students with her word that – “Let the light of youth shine forever”.
The major attraction of the event is Fashion Show and the Star Night performance by the Famous Punjabi Singer, Dilpreet Dhillon & Guest Performance by the new Punjabi record break singer Gurluvleen Chahal.
Students get together to celebrate the spirit of life by performing in various cultural events in various dimensions of performing arts. The major events of the campus include Solo Singing, Group Singing, Qawali, Mime, Poem Recitation, Still Photography, Film Making, One Act Play, Smart Display the Skills in Marketing, Bhangra, Debate, Graffiti, Esalada-De- Fruit, T-Shirt Design, Almost 25 events makes the student crazy with fun and excitement in the fest and 22 events will be organized in the 2-days span. While the solo dances had audience tapping their feet, the mime was thought provoking on the various themes. 
The loudest round of applause was reserve for the moment when the names for the best performances and the toppers was announced and the prize distribution ceremony was done by the other Distinguished Chief Guest: Dr. M.S Ghuge (Regional Officer), AICTE, Hardayal Singh Kamboj, (MLA-Rajpura), Guest of Honor T.K. Razdan (Principal CIHM, Chd.), Dr. Balraj Singh, Director Academics Technical Education & Industrial Training Punjab.
The Chief Guest, Dr. M.S Ghuge (Regional Officer), AICTE in his speech appreciate all the students vibrant performances and also advised the students to be dreamers performers and achievers in their chosen field and expressed his desire that many more students must bring out their best hidden talents.
Chairman SVGOI, Ashwani Garg also highlighted the industry collaboration and internship opportunities of SVGOI and urged all the students to avail them and get benefits.
The day ended with the colorful evening made by the Fashion Show and Ramp Walk of the students which was enjoyed by everyone.
Director Academics-Dr. Archana Gupta concluded the event with best wishes to all the students and organizing committee and vote of thanks to the Chief Guest and all the dignitaries.

MCC Engages RJ Meenakshi as Brand Ambassador for Swachh Bharat Campaign

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has engaged RJ Meenakshi as brand ambassador for Swachh Bharat campaign. Today she met with Sh. Jitender Yadav, IAS, Commissioner, MCC, and gave her consent letter for the same.
RJ Meenakshi, renowned RJ from 94.3 My FM said that she will work to reach the city people for creating awareness regarding Swachh Bharat Mission through Radio and other mediums of social media. She said that her main focus will be on segregation of waste at source level and citizen feedback through “Swachhata app” and other awareness activities.
While sharing the awareness plan, the Commissioner, MC, Chandigarh said that the MC has planned for organizing community activities which will be including Nukkar Nataks,Local/Ward level Swachhata competitionsCleanliness Drives, Clean-City campaigns regarding segregation of waste at source level with Resident Welfare Associations and Market Welfare Associations etc.Art Competitions including logo designing, Essay, Quiz, painting and elocution for Children, Sanitation HackathonAwards and incentives to wards, RWA and local bodies for active participation (best toilet, best ward etc., Engaging celebrities as brand ambassadors, who citizens perceive as role models in awareness drives, Sanitation/eco-clubs in schools/colleges/institutions/youth association (Swachhta Committees)Display at public libraries and other public places, Quarterly meetings with RWAs, Religious leaders, Self Help Groups (SHGs) and MWAs etc.
He said that the MC will work on Swachh Bharat Mission in collaboration with prominent business organizations such as Hotels, Hospitals, Markets and conclaves, events & competitions etc. will also be organized among them. He added that internal campaigns run by Government offices such as “Clean Employee of the Month” and “Swachhagrahi” will also be organized.

Suresh Naik Centre for Excellence in Space Science: Tricity's 'First Space Lab' Inaugurated at Dikshant Global School

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- ‘Suresh Naik Centre for excellence in Space science’ which is tricity's first full scale Think & Space Lab was inaugurated by Prof Suresh Naik, Chairman, International Space Society and Former Group Director, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at te Dikshant Global School, VIP Road campus here.
The formal inauguration was done after a two day workshop on satellite building at the school. The students developed a CanSat which is a simulation of a real satellite, integrated within the volume and shape of a soft drink can. The students guided by experts fitted all the major subsystems found in a satellite, such as power, sensors and a communication system, into this minimal volume. The satellite made by them was launched as part of the inaugural function.
Prof. Suresh Naik said that after formally inaugurating the Space lab "The centre will equip students to develop skills and knowledge in the areas like Telescope Making, Rocketry,Sky Gazing, Designing, Testing and Launching Satellites of the three main kinds -- CanSat, Balloon and Cube Satellites. Technical aspects like Coding, Sensors Interfacing, Designing and Analyzing Data will also be taught by experts.
Mitul Dikshit, Chairman, Dikshant Group of Schools said that in addition, our school’s ThinkLab and Space Lab is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands-on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). ThinkLab would contain educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printers and computers.  The main objective of think lab is    to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination in young minds; and inculcate skills such as design mindset, computational thinking, adaptive learning, physical computing etc.
In the first phase, students will learn to design CanSat satellite, which will be their first practical experience of a real space project.  In the next phase, they will learn to design and use balloon satellites to collect live data from an altitude of 1 KM above earth’s surface. In an advanced stage, the range will increase to 30 KM of the stratosphere, which will be done in collaboration with ISRO. The scope of learning is vast. It goes to an extent of working on cube satellite (small satellite of around 10-centimeter cube only) with a specific mission and launch target into space. While learning all this, students will get ample opportunities to meet and interact with experts from ISRO and NASA as audio -video sessions are planned with them apart from faculty visits to campus.
Students will be able to explore the world of space science to the maximum potential, during their school years. This in turn will help them develop an ability to think & act scientifically.  It is noteworthy that Dikshant Schools’ have established themselves as frontrunners in Space Science education. While  a fixed dome planetarium is there at Dikshant International School, Zirakpur now a full-fledged Space lab has been inaugurated at Dikshant Global School Campus.

Month Long Fun-Filled Fun Carnival Starts at Exhibition Ground Sector 34

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- Fun-filled Chandigarh Fun Carnival is sure to bring nonstop entertainment at one place. The month-long carnival which has a lot of offer for every age group will come up at Sector 34 Exhibition Ground here. The carnival is popular across the country and has been earlier held in Dwarka, Bhopal, Jaipur, and Nagpur.
While addressing a press conference, Dalbir Singh, said that there are 25 different kind of amusement rides for the children at the carnival. Among foreign rides the attraction will be Ranger which can revolve at 360 degrees, sky spider which is 100 feet high, eagle sky, crossel, swingit, to name a few. Other attractions include Octopus, Dragon Train, Striking Car, Break Dance ride, Helicopter ride, besides Tora Tora known for its speed while 7D Horror Show is sure to be a chilling experience.
He shared further that there is a special section of handloom and handicrafts as well at the carnival, besides other household goods, furniture, hosiery products, clothes, crockery, jewellery etc. An added attraction is a food court where visitors can enjoy Delhi's famous paranthe wali gali, chaat, delightful cuisine from Rajasthan and Gujarat. 
He added that those interested to go can book their tickets for rides at Book My Show ant Nearbuy, to get tickets at 50 per cent discount. Also there is a 50 per cent discount for ex-servicemen and their families, informed Carnival Manager Charan Singh and Amarpal. They added there will be competitions for children and prizes will be given to winners. 

Daisy Shah Reaches Chandigarh to Promote Film" RamRatan"

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- Sab Star Movies” maiden film “RAMRATAN” is releasing on 3rd November 2017 worldwide, director Govind Sakariya informed that this film is a family comedy with input of thriller. To promote the film the star cast reached Chandigarh.
Main lead actress of the Film “RAMRATAN” Daisy Shahsaid that the film is being made under the banner of ‘Sab Star Movies’ with direction of Govind Sakariya, produced by Sanjay Patel, Ashwin Patel & Bharat Dodiya, Co-producer Kaushik Patel & Pankaj Dodiya. Story & screenplay by Praful Parekh, dialogue by Anwar Shah, music Bappi Lahiri, cinematography by Arvind Singh Puvar, choreographers Lolipop, Mudassar Khan & Shabina Khan, editor Ashok Rumade and art by Pradeep Singh.
She added that along with herself in the movie other starcast includes Rishi Bhutani, Mahesh Thakur, Sudha Chandran, Rajpal Yadav, Sumit Vats, Prashant Rajput, Kangna Sharma & Satish Kaushik.
Daisy Shah also shared her experiences about the film.

स्वस्थ जीवनशैली को बढ़ावा देने के लिए हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक ने सुपर सिख रन 2017 को दिया समर्थन

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- देश के सबसे बड़ी इलेक्ट्रिक टू-वीलर निर्माता कंपनी हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक सुपर सिख रन 2017 को स्पॉन्सर करते हुए स्वस्थ एवं ईको-फ्रेंडली जीवनशैली को बढ़ावा देगी। यह आयोजन नई दिल्ली में 10 दिसंबर को होगा।
इस हाफ मैराथन की प्रिंसिपल स्पॉन्सर होने के अलावा, हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक मैराथन के शीर्ष तीन विजेताओं को ईनाम के रूप में अपनी ऑप्टिमा E2 ई-बाइक्स प्रदान करेगी।
मनु कुमार, हेड, मार्केटिंग, हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक ने कहा कि हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक में हम ईको-फ्रेंडली एवं सक्रिय जीवनशैली को बढ़ावा देने में विश्वास करते हैं। सुपर सिख रन के साथ हमारी भागीदारी से जिम्मेदार जीवनशैली के महत्व और समाज को योगदान लौटाने के प्रति हमारी प्रतिबद्धता नज़र आती है।
पर्यावरन के अनुकूल एवं स्वस्थ जीवनशैली के प्रति अपनी प्रतिबद्धता मज़बूत बनाने के लिए हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक रेस मार्शल्स को मैराथन संचालित करने के लिए 25 ई-बाइक्स उपलब्ध कराएगी।  
देश में बिकने वाली प्रत्येक 10 इलेक्ट्रिक टू-वीलर्स में से छह हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक की होती है। कुमार ने आगे कहा कि देश में शून्य कार्बन उत्सर्जन वाली सबसे बड़ी कंपनी होने के नाते, हम शहरी यात्राओं में शून्य शोर एवं शून्य प्रदूषण के अपने मुख्य प्रस्ताव को आगे बढ़ाना चाहते हैं।
सुपर सिख रन एक टाइम-चिप्ड और पेशेवर हाफ-मैराथन है, जिसका आयोजन हर साल सुपर सिख फाउंडेशन द्वारा किया जाता है। यह एक सर्व समावेशी इवेंट है, जिसमें हर नस्ल, धर्म और पृष्ठभूमि के प्रतियोगी हिस्सा ले सकते हैं। सुपर सिख रन 2017 की टिकट बिक्री में से 15% तक की राशि वैश्विक मानवीय संगठन खालसा एड को दान की जाती है।
सुपर सिख रन के आयोजक गुरप्रीत वासी ने कहा कि हमें हाफ-मैराथन के प्रिंसिपल स्पॉन्सर के रूप में हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक के शामिल होने पर खुशी है। पर्यावरण संरक्षण के मिशन के साथ हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक के ब्रांड उद्देश्य सुपर सिख रन 2017 में नज़र आते हैं। हीरो इलेक्ट्रिक की तरह हम भी समाज को योगदान लौटाना चाहते हैं और लोगों को एक सक्रिय एवं ईको-फ्रेंडली जीवनशैली अपनाने के लिए प्रोत्साहित करना चाहते हैं।

Glenmark Aims to Transform Treatment for Psoriasis in India: Launches Apremilast – a Revolutionary Advanced Oral Treatment for Psoriasis

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Limited, a research-led global integrated pharmaceutical company, announced the launch of Apremilast in India. Apremilast is the first advanced Oral Systemic treatment for Psoriasis in India. Apremilast is a phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4) inhibitor which is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe Psoriasis. The launch of Apremilast will revolutionize the treatment of Psoriasis impacting close to 33 million Indians suffering from the condition.
Apremilast is an advanced oral treatment for Psoriasis which addresses the limitations of the current available therapies in India. It acts in a targeted manner at an early stage of the disease progression. Also, it is an immunomodulator whereas the other available drugs in the country are immunosuppressant including biologics and are mostly indicated for the treatment of oncological conditions. Immunosuppressants suppress the immune system thereby making the body susceptible to various infections. Apremilast being animmunomodulator does not suppress the immune system and treats the condition of psoriasis at an intracellular level which will benefit psoriasis patients across the country.
Apremilast is an oral therapy which can be self-administered unlike currently available injectable therapy which has to be administered by paramedics. Further, Apremilast is a safer drug having no effects on other organs like the liver and kidney and does not require routine laboratory diagnostic tests like CBC, liver & Kidney test or TB screening as required in the case of other therapies used currently.
Glenmark has launched Apremilast under the brand name ‘Aprezo’ indicated for the treatment of Psoriasis. Glenmark received approval from DCGI for Apremilast after conducting clinical trials on the molecule as per the regulatory requirements.
 Rajesh Kapur, Senior Vice President–Sales & Marketing, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, said that Apremilast is a safe and efficacious treatment compared to the existing treatment available in the country. Apremilast will be the only oral medicine available in the country exclusively for Psoriasis. In addition to this, it also addresses the several limitations of existing treatments like routine laboratory monitoring. We hope that millions of patients in India will now be able to live a better quality of life with this revolutionary treatment.
World Psoriasis Day is a big event observed all over the world by the people to increase the awareness among public worldwide with an aim to raise the profile of this debilitating disease and increase awareness of the effect it has on people’s lives. This event is organized on international level by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations and it is observed on annual basis on 29th October.
Globally, about 3% of the world population has some form of Psoriasis. Another study reveals that the prevalence of psoriasis in countries ranges between 0.09% and 11.43%, making psoriasis as one of the serious global problems.
India has now become one of the largest patient pool in the world and is estimated to have around 33 million psoriasis patients. As per a study on psoriasis in India, with data collected from various medical colleges located in Lucknow, Dibrugarh, Calcutta, Patna, Darbhanga, New Delhi and Amritsar, it was found that the incidence of psoriasis among total skin patients ranged between 0.44 and 2.2%. It was also found that the ratio of male to female (2.46:1) was very high and highest incidence was noted in the age group of 20-39 years.
Apremilast will revolutionize the treatment for 33 million psoriasis patients in the country. Apremilast is the first oral treatment in India specific for psoriasis treatment; it is convenient to administer, it is safer compared to existing therapies and will transform the psoriasis treatment regime in the country.

PGI organizes Workshop cum CME on “Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Clinical Practice”

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- A workshop cum CME on “Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance in Clinical Practice” is being jointly organized by the Department of Medical Microbiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee PGIMER, Chandigarh, WHO, ISCCM-Chandigarh (Tricity), and Tricity Doctor’s Forum on 28th October 2017 at Lecture Theatre -1 Nehru Hospital PGIMER, Chandigarh.
The keynote speaker on the occasion will be Prof Johan Mouton who is an authority in antibiotics in Europe and is a member of various reputed international committees. He will also be conducting a workshop on animal infection models with Ms Claudia Lagarde.
The alarming increase of resistance against multiple currently available antibiotics is leading to a rapid loss of treatment options against infectious diseases. Resistance means that the antibiotic becomes ineffective against the bacteria.
Various properties of a drug (pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics) need to be well defined in order to make informed decisions regarding appropriate dosing recommendations. The regulatory authorities also clearly recommend that investigations of the properties for antibacterial agents are important in drug development program.
Considering the current situation, different types of actions are necessary to address antimicrobial resistance: development of new antimicrobial agents, prevention of the infection in the first-place, use of advanced therapies and optimization of pre-existing dosing regimens of currently available antibiotics.
This CME is an initiative taken by the Department of Medical Microbiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee, and the various other agencies like WHO, IMA (Chandigarh & Mohali), ISCCm (Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (Tricity), Tricity Doctors Forum to apprise the participants in the importance of judicious antimicrobial usage in patient care.

P & SB Conduct Vigilance Awareness Workshop on the Theme of “My vision- Corruption free India”

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- Punjab & Sindh Bank Sector-17 Chandigarh conducted a vigilance awareness workshop on 25th October, 2017 under chairman ship of G.S. Sarana, DGM, Punjab & Sindh Bank on the theme “My vision- Corruption free India”.
Sukhraj Katewa Officer on Special duty, vigilance UT, Chandigarh was the chief guest of the workshop who delivered a lecture to aware officers/officials of various nationalized banks and other financial intuitions that every citizen should be vigilant and commits to highest standards of honesty and integrity at all times and supports the fight against corruption. The integrity pledge sent by CVC was also administered to the members present.

Chandigarh Police organizes Special Lecture on Fighting the Enemy Within : Towards a Transformative Psychology of the Self for Police Officers

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- A  Special Session/Lecture on the topic Fighting the enemy within : Towards a transformative psychology of the self was organized in Recruit Training Centre(RTC), Sector-26, Chandigarh under the guidance of Tajender Singh Luthra, D.G.P., U.T., Chandigarh and under the supervision of Ravi Kumar, S.P./ Operations & Training. 100 police officers (Dy.S.P., Inspectors, Sub Inspectors, Assistant Sub Inspectors, Head Constables and Constables)  have attended this session.
Ravi Kumar Singh, SP/Operations & Training delivered welcome speech and introduced the Guest Faculty.
Dr.  Mukesh Srivastva , Chairman, Centre for Law, Language and Culture,  National Law Institute, Bhopal University, delivered lecture to the participants,  and explained  how we can  change ourselves from within and keep up with the changing times. He answered the queries of participants. In the end of the session SP/Operations & Training delivered vote of thanks.
The purpose of this session was to sensitize the police personnel and make the police, people friendly by changing attitude wherever it needs.

Punjab Youth Congress Workers Will Install Statue of Indira Gandhi to Mark Her Death Anniversary

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 27th October:- To mark the ‘Balidaan Diwas’- 33rd death anniversary of India’s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who is remembered for giving strong leadership to the country, the members of Punjab Youth Congress will take out a rally in Ludhiana on October 30.  As many as 1500 member will take part in the rally which will take off from Dresi Ground which movie through clock tower and will culminate at the Congress Bhawan.     
While addressing the media persons here today, Secretary of PYC, Vijay Agnihotri said that the whole nation remembers Indira Gandhi as an Iron lady. She has worked immensely for the poor, farmers, downtrodden and the marginalized. There are various reasons that she continues to live in the memories of millions even 33 years after her demise. He said further that we will install a statue of Indira Gandhi at Congress Bhawan in Ludhiana to pay our tributes. We have invited Rajya Sabha member, Anand Sharma, Rahul Gandhi’s close associate Kishori Lal Sharma, Senior Congress leader and former, General Secretary AICC, Oscar Fernandes, Ludhiana’s MP Ravneet Singh Bittu, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee’s President Sunil Jakhar.   
Apart from this, the members will also share the unsaid story of those Hindu families who suffered in 1984 riots who have not got justice till date.
Hitting out at the Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi led BJP government at the centre, Agnihotri said that BJP government who calls itself the savior of Hindus failed to heal the wounds of  hindu families who suffered in 1984 riots. There are 35,000 Hindu families in Punjab whose voice, has not been heard and they have not got any compensation till date. We will highlight their plight through our rally so that they get their due respect.
The prominent members who were present on the occasion included Ajay Pal Deshawar, Prshant Moong Kali,Arjun Bhumbak, Deepak Kangra.