Monday, 27 August 2018

Theatre is a Powerful Tool: Dr. Mohan Agashe

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 27th August:- Duniya re Duniya..Very Good Very Good, Duniya Wale…Very Bad Very Bad!! The famous song from the famous movie, Trimurti of a famous and decorated theatre Artist, Padma Shri Dr. Mohan Agashe who is here at Chitkara University to alter the DNA of prospective teachers of Chitkara College of Education. Dr. Mohan Agashe would enrich the prospective teachers through a session on “Bringing Theatre into Classroom” at Exploretorium, Chitkara University, Punjab.
During a interaction with media Dr. Mohan Agashe said that theatre is a powerful tool. Theatre and Performing Arts not only engage with the creative side of the brain, they also provide an ideal balance in students’ patterns of study. It’s easy for children to become swamped in a sea of theory, which is why subjects that offer practical learning are essential to rejuvenate and reengage students. Hence, he is here to address the future teachers of Chitkara College of Education who are going to undergo a powerful B.Ed. program developed by Chitkara University which is in sync with the industry and caters to the demands of the present generation.
Dr. Mohan Agashes’ session has been conceptualized to welcome the prospective teachers who are going to pursue their Bachelors of Education program with skills which would initiate the altering of their DNA to become alpha teachers who are fully equipped to teach the digital generation.
Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab shared the vision behind Dr. Mohan Agashes’ session and revamping of the B.Ed. curriculum, “After thorough investigation and research, Chitkara University identified gaps in teacher education programs prevalent worldwide and thereby developed various modules of teacher education program which are more practical, meaningful and job oriented. The Innovative and revolutionary teacher education program offered by Chitkara University ensures a future teacher who is more digital, informed, aware, employable, global, hands-on, researcher and student-friendly in approach. Hence, this future teacher has been given the name “alpha teacher” who is capable enough to teach and groom the millennial and the digital natives born after 2003 and 2010.

Chandigarh's Nikhil Wins Brand New Sedan in “ Shop and Win” Mega Draw

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 27th August:- VR Punjab concluded its two-month long Shop & Win Festival with the “Mega Draw”. The festival gave Tricity shopping enthusiasts a chance to win some very grand prizes including the bumper prize a brand new Nissan Sunny . Shoppers who spent Rs 3000 or more  at VR Punjab qualified to enter the draw.
Speaking on the occasion, Jermina Menon, Vice President Marketing, Virtuous Retail said that the Festival was one in a series of events we have conducted with the objective of making shopping a lot more fun for our visitors. During this period, shoppers not only enjoyed great discounts at over 100 stores at the Centre, but also enjoyed a host of cultural shows.
The Lucky draw has brought a lot of cheer for Chandigarh's Nikhil & his family. Little did Nikhil know that the Rs 7000 he spent shopping at the Central store in  VR Punjab, will win him a swanky new sedan. Beaming with joy, Nikhil shared that it was a moment of excitement & joy for my family & me. Shopping at VR Punjab has always been an great experience, but winning a brand-new NISSAN SUNNY was beyond my imagination and is definitely a lifelong moment to cherish".
 Apart from the Mega Draw, there were a host of daily prizes that were given out over the course of the shopping festival. During the festival the overall vibe at the Centre was extremely celebratory and visitors are already looking forward to the next edition of the VR Punjab “ Shop and Win.”