Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Bachpan School Celebrates Independence Day

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 14th August:- Bachpan School, Zirakpur celebrated its 7th Independence Day. The school started with the morning assembly which was based on an I - Day theme. The entire school was decorated with the tricolour. Patriotic songs were also sung and children were dressed as their favourite freedom fighters. 
Mukta Sharma, Director said that we tried to give the message of 'Right to Equality' by inviting slum children to the school. The underprivileged children shared their experiences with the school children. The school children also became sensitive towards their less fortunate friends.

'Namaste Thailand Expo 2018' to Start from August 15

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Chandigarh 14th August:- To celebrate Independence Day in a different way, a one of a kind Trade Expo: 'Namaste Thailand Expo 2018' is being Organised by Planning Gurus, a company based out of Chandigarh, in collaboration with Thai SME's Exporter Association from August 15 till 19, 2018 in Himachal Bhawan, Sec 28 here. The Thai Ambassador will formally inaugurate the showcase on August 15 at 4 PM in Himachal Bhawan. Thepthai Suriyalaksh,  Director, Thai SMEs Exporter Association, Rattandeep Singh Walia,  Director, Planning Gurus,  Anong, General Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association,  Patcharee Thongrit, Additional Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association, Anna, Joint Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association & Aman Walia, Director, Planning Gurus, participated in  a press meet to announce details of the upcoming show.
In his message H.E. Chutintorn Gongsakdi Ambassador of Thailand to India said that while the Indo-Thai bilateral trade stands at around USD 10 billion, and there are 28 Thai companies invested in Bharat, there is much more room for growth of both trade and investment between an emerging 'New India 2022' and 'Thailand 4.0'. There is always more that we can do to promote awareness of each other's products, services and cultures. 'Namaste Thailand Expo 2018' hopes to do this, focusing on Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as Thai hospitality.
Exhibitors from across Thailand will converge with their wares at the 60 stalls being put up at 'Namaste Thailand Expo 2018'.
Thepthai Suriyalaksh,  Director,Thai SMEs Exporter Association, said that the Royal Thai Embassy had organised the 'Namaste Thailand 2018' festival in March 2018 in New Delhi and will organize the 2019 edition next year. Actually, Namaste Thailand 2018 in New Delhi gave inspiration to the Thai SMEs Exporters Association to organize Namaste Thailand Expo 2018 in Chandigarh. The Expo will strengthen Indo-Thai relations, create trade & investment opportunities and offer broaden consumer choice for Thai products & services to the region's residents.
Traditional Thai Spa products, jewellery, garments, natural latex products, fashion accessories will be available.
Rattandeep Singh Walia, Director, Planning Guru, said that it is a matter of pride for us that we are collaborating with Thai SMEs Exporter Association which earlier had a tie up for exhibitions with Confederation of Indian Industry(CII). The 'Namaste Thailand Expo 2018' will be a treasure trove for those looking to shop for authentic Thai products & services.The Expo will offer the famous therapeutic massage therapy services & ayurvedic products of Thailand.
Anong, General Secretary, Thai SMEs Exporter Association, sai that Tharadol Thongruang, Minister Counsellor(Commercial),Office of Commercial Affairs, Royal Thai Embassy, New Delhi, which comes under the Department of International Trade Promotion, Ministry of Commerce , Government of Thailand will also accompany the Ambassador during the inaugural ceremony.
A food court with Veg & Non Veg Thai specialities, salads etc will also be put up.
Anna, Joint Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association said that the Thai Ambassador will also do some Thai cooking himself  in the morning of August 16. The dishes he makes can be savoured by visitors.
 Another attraction at the exhibition will be Thai Cultural dance performances each day & through the day.
Sarina Emradee, Supadcha Siriyota & Apichot Katekeaw who are all traditional Thai dance experts will regale the visitors, said Ms. Patcharee Thongrit, Additional Secretary, Thai SME’s Exporter Association,

Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon Passes Away

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Chandigarh 14th August:- Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon, who was one of the founder members of the BJP’s organisation Jan Sangh, died after suffering a heart attack at a government hospital here on Tuesday. He was 90.
Balramji Dass Tandon breathed his last at the state-run Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Memorial Hospital where admitted this morning after he complained of uneasiness. Balramji Dass Tandon was kept in the hospital’s critical care unit in view of his serious condition.
Chief Minister Raman Singh, who visited the hospital earlier on getting the news of Tandon’s illness, announced a seven-day state mourning in view of the Governor’s demise.
Independence Day will be observed in a traditional manner on Wednesday and there will be no award and cultural ceremonies, the CMO said in an official release.
Balramji Dass Tandon’s body will be taken to Raj Bhawan, where it will be kept for people to pay their respects at 5 pm. The body will be taken later to Balramji Dass Tandon’s native place in Punjab.
In his condolence message, the chief minister said that as Governor, Balramji Dass Tandon offered his valuable services to Chhattisgarh for around four years.
Balramji Dass Tandon had assumed the office of Governor in Chhattisgarh on July 2014.
During his long political career, he served on various posts, including as deputy chief minister of Punjab.The six-time MLA was also jailed from 1975 to 1977 during Emergency.

महिला संकीर्तन मंडल रामदरबार ने मनाई तीज: मंडल की नई कमेटी का किया गठन: सरोज बाला गोस्वामी को चुना गया चेयरमैन

 By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 14th August:- रामदरबार स्थित शनिदेव मंदिर में आज महिला संकीर्तन मंडल की ओर से तीज समारोह हर्षोल्लास व धूमधाम से मनाया गया। इस अवसर पर चंडीगढ़ महिला कांग्रेस कमेटी की प्रधान अनिता शर्मा मुख्य अतिथि के रूप में मौजूद थी।
तीज समारोह के दौरान महिला संकीर्तन मंडल की महिलायों द्वारा भजन कीर्तनसत्संग के अलावा मेहंदी इत्यादि का भी आयोजन किया गया। वहीं इस मौके महिला संकीर्तन मंडल की नई कमेटी का भी चयन किया गया। सरोज बाला गोस्वामी को चेयरमैन और पिंकी सेठ को प्रधान चुना गया। इसके अलावा प्यारोशर्मीली और आशा को सदस्य चुना गया।
सरोज बाला गोस्वामी ने बताया कि महिला संकीर्तन मंडल की ओर से आज तीज समारोह मनाया गया है। जिसमे मंडल की महिला सदस्यों द्वारा भजन कीर्तन के साथ साथ नाच गाना भी किया गया था।मंडल की महिला सदस्यों ने इस मौके पींघ पर भी झूले लेते हुए लुत्फ़ उठाया।मिठाई बाँट कर सब का मुंह भी मीठा कराया गया।

ITBP to Pay Tribute to Its Canine Hero at Elante Mall

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Chandigarh 14th August:- Paying a befitting Independence Day tribute to its decorated four-legged champs who have done the nation proud with their spectacular heroics, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), in association with Elante mall, will organise a demonstration by its highly trained sniffer and combat dogs to underscore their crucial role in national security, in The Courtyard of the mall on Wednesday.
In a first event of its kind to be organised for the general public in Chandigarh, the ITBP will also conduct a march-past and treat the visitors to a live band performance before giving a demonstration of how its sniffer and combat dogs are trained to detect explosives and repulse terrorist attacks. The ITBP troops will demonstrate this through a mock terrorist attack, which the sniffer dogs will counter by crawling up to and storming the bastions of the assailants.
About 50 ITBP personnel and as many sniffer dogs will participate in the Independence Day function at Elante.
Rewarded with proper ranks and commendation medals for their services to the nation, the sniffer and combat dogs trained by the ITBP have helped in preventing hundreds of terrorist attacks across the country.
The canine heroes will also perform in the ITBP parade and join the troops in giving salute. Besides, they will perform various stunts like obstacle jumping and passing through the ring of fire, showing how well the ITBP has trained them to handle rescue operations.
The other highlights of the ITBP Independence Day function at Elante are a public ‘meet and greet’ session with the decorated canines and a jazz performance.
Stating that it is a matter of pride for Elante to host such an event, Anil Malhotra, Executive Director, Elante Mall, said that it is a proud moment for all of us at Elante. The ITBP’s Independence Day celebrations will make us appreciate even better what all it takes for our troops to defend the nation’s frontiers.
ITBP DGP Rajesh Kumar, who will be the Chief Guest of the Independence Day function, said that we are happy to associate with Elante Mall for organising such an event for the public. The ITBP is the only paramilitary force in the country which has trained its dogs on the lines of the United States Marine canines. Our sniffer dogs have sanitised various venues ahead of important functions like the International Yoga Day, former US President Barack Obama's visit to India, the India-Africa Summit and the Prime Minister’s swearing-in ceremony.

Volkswagen India Extends Service Support to Flood Affected Customers in Kerala

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Chandigarh 14th August:- Volkswagen, Europe’s leading car manufacturer has announced extended support and services for vehicles affected by the untimely floods in Kerala. Due to heavy torrential rains that lashed the city of Kerala and the subsequent water logging condition, Volkswagen has announced free road-side assistance and special initiatives in support of affected customers.
Customers in Kerala can avail the free road-side assistance by dialing 1800 102 1155 or 1800 419 1155. Under road-side assist, affected cars would be transported free of cost to the nearest Volkswagen dealer. To ensure customer support at this crucial time, Volkswagen has issued flood-repair guidelines across dealerships for a standardized repair approach and has geared-up technical support staff and parts supply chain in the region. All affected customer vehicles will also be supported with benefits on the service repair invoice by Volkswagen dealer partners in Kerala.
The Volkswagen team is closely monitoring the status of all vehicles under repair to ensure quality repair and necessary actions.
Commenting on the special initiative, Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars said that at Volkswagen, customers are always at the centre of our initiatives. With the state of Kerala experiencing torrential rains and water logging causing heavy damage to the vehicles, we have taken special measures to ensure customers receive a prompt response to their service requirements Our team of highly experienced professionals at our dealer partners in Kerala: EVM Group and Phoenix group are working round the clock to ensure quality and timely service in order to bring the situation back to normal.