Thursday, 25 October 2018

Israel Ministry of Tourism Conducts Roadshow in Chandigarh

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 25th October:- Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) conducted a roadshow in Chandigarh on 25th October to enhance commercial ties with the Indian travel trade fraternity. The team interacted with over 100 key travel and tour operators, MICE providers, up-market leisure operators and media personnel. The event started off with a presentation with the IMOT team.
Commenting on the roadshow,  Hassan Madah, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism–India & Philippines said that the tourism industry has seen the emergence of Tier II cities as significant contributors to outbound bookings for international destinations. Chandigarh is one such key city for Israel especially with the Air India connectivity from New Delhi. Along with an upsurge in demand, we foresee an increase in experiential travel from here. Through our roadshow, we are happy to have successfully reinforced the varied tourism offerings of Israel encouraging newer traveller profiles to visit the country.
In March this year, Air India launched its historic direct flight operations from New Delhi to Tel AvivWith one-way duration of 7 hours and 10 minutes, Air India is the fastest nonstop flight between India and Israel taking a straight route between the two countries.
Hassan Madah further added that India has always been an important market for us especially with the growth of Indian arrivals to Israel in the last four years. There has been a growth of 84.6% from January to September with 26,400 arrivals in 2014 versus 48,800 Indian visitors in 2018. This signifies a steady year-on-year improvement in the tourism figures and we are positive about the growth momentum in the years to come. He shared further that we have facilitated several initiatives to ease the visa procedure for Indian citizens. This includes Fast Track visa processing and relaxation of documentation for persons who have travelled to any of the Schengen countries, US, Canada, Australia or Israel. A further reduction in visa fee toINR 1,100 will also witness more people choosing Israel as a holiday destination boosting inbound numbers from India.
Israel has quickly become Middle-East’s newest business tourism destination, gaining popularity with the Indian corporate segment. A number of world class hotels, state-of-the-art convention centres, amazing beaches, thriving nightlife, international cuisine and modern infrastructure including free Wi-Fi across cities like Tel Aviv and Jerusalem are features that lure the business traveller to the start-up nation. The Dead Sea and Eilat are great MICE add-ons especially with a new international airport coming up in Eilat next year. Israel is a compact country and most locations are accessible within a few hours of driving.

रोटरैक्ट क्लब चंडीगढ़ हिमालयन ने अपने वार्षिक प्रोजेक्ट रोशनी का सातवां रन आयोजित किया

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 25th October:- रोटरैक्ट क्लब चंडीगढ़ हिमालयन ने अपने वार्षिक प्रोजेक्ट रोशनी का सातवां रन आयोजित किया। जो कि एक प्रोजेक्ट है जिससे नन्हें बच्चों के चेहरे पर मुस्कान आ जाती है।दीपावली के शुभ अवसर पर और इसकी पवित्रता को ध्यान में रखते हुए रोटरेक्टर तनवी के निर्देश अनुसार और रोटरेक्टर दिव्यम की  प्रधानगी अधीन हैपी स्कूलों  और स्पैशल स्कूलों में खुशियों को बाँटा जाता  है। प्रोजेक्ट रोशनी का मूल्य उपदेश है दीयों की रोशनी को और फैलाना।
इस प्रोजेक्ट के अधीन क्लब स्वदेशी दीपावली को उत्साहित करने की पूरी कोशिश करता है ताकि भारतीय चीजों जैसे मोमबत्तियां,दीयों की सेल बढ़े। आज के दिन रोटरेक्ट्रों ने ग्रीड सेक्टर 31 चंडीगढ़ का दौरा किया। कम से कम 200 बच्चे थे, जिन्होंने दीयों को  पेंट किया और बहुत से खेल  खेले। करीब 40 वॉलंटियर्स ने इसमें योगदान दिया।
बच्चों ने वॉलंटियर्स की सहायता से अपने आंतरिक चित्रकार को पहचाना और भविष्य में कुछ कर दिखाने के लिए प्रेरित हुए और उन्होंने अपने अनुसार दीयों को रंग किया। बच्चो के लिए रोटरेक्ट्रों ने एक खूबसूरत बेंड परफॉर्मेंस भी आयोजित की। अंत में खेलों के विजेताओं को चॉकलेट्स स्वरूप इनामों से सम्मानित किया गया।बच्चों के लिए चाय नाश्ते का प्रबंध भी किया गया।
रोशनी से बच्चों के अंदरूनी हुनर को पहचाना गया और चारों ओर अंधेरा मिट कर रोशनी फैल गई। हर वर्ष की तरह इस बार भी प्रोजेक्ट का मुख्य उद्देश्य एक समय  पर एक मुस्कुराहट को छूना है। रोशनी का यह जुनून आगे आने वाले समय तक ऐसे ही कायम रहेगा।

CIS organises CineMaestro, a Filmmaking Festival and Award Ceremony for Tricity Students

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 25th October:- The day saw hustle-bustle of students from the tricity as Chitkara International School (CIS) organised CineMaestro- ‘Shaping Future Filmmakers’, a filmmaking festival and awards in its premises. CIS in collaboration with Cinevidya Mumbai - a path breaking Social Enterprise initiated by Amitabha Singh, a Cinematographer and Producer in the Indian film industry, structured every bit of the film festival stretching from the three-day workshop for students on filmmaking to the award ceremony.
The entire objective behind organising the workshop and pageantry was to use filmmaking as a learning tool and unleash students’ filmmaking skills respectively. The Cinevidya team diligently taught 250 students from 14 schools of tricity about the rudiments of filmmaking, Film Craft, Animation, Film Choreography, Film Acting etc. following which the students had to submit a short film. Using these skills and techniques, the students also had the hands-on experience in making films during course of the workshop by a team of 7-8 experts including Supavitra Babul the eminent Screenwriter and DirectorBijit Kundu, renowned Art Director and Feroz Khan, notable for choreographing the songs of leading films like Dear Zindagi, Badrinath ki dulhaniya, Veere Di wedding etc and for judging Zee TV’s Dance India Dance.
Jimmy Shergill, Bollywood actor and Producer and best known for his film, “Tanu weds Manu and Mohabbatein” also graced the event with his presence as the Chief Guest. The day of the Award Ceremony saw projection of outstanding short films submitted by the students of various schools. After the screening, all the short films were judged by Jimmy Shergill along with Amitabha Singh and team with all their might and prudence. While talking about the festival, Jimmy Shergill said that the experience given to the students by Cinevidya and CineMaestro in cooperation will certainly amplify their filmmaking understanding and skills. 
The school witnessed innumerable submissions of short films, stretching from genre of horror, touching themes of love and care to light hearted comedy. Many of the budding filmmakers also held the attention of audience by inculcating gripping narrative including female education. In addition to this, the school also had the provision of Online Category for the individuals who wanted to participate in the festival independently. The subjects of honing latent talent of underprivileged kids, uniqueness of everyone, love for the country etc. were a few of the many subjects picked by the entries of online category that engrossed everyone present.
Dr Niyati Chitkara, Principal of Chitkara International School enunciates that the influence of cinematography is definitely something which defines the budding narrative of Futurism and Cinevidya Mumbai helped CIS to see filmmaking as a learning tool through CineMaestro.
Expressing gratification, Amitabha Singh stated that the students did a marvellous job and they meticulously worked on the areas described during the workshops. All in all, it was a spectacle to see beautiful short films by young prodigies.

Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society & Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh Midtown organizes Advocacy Programme for People Living with HIV

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 25th October:- An Advocacy programme was organized by Chandigarh State AIDS Control Society in collaboration with Inner WheelClub Chandigarh Midtown today to make people (living with HIV) aware about the importance of nutritional food. Good nutrition is important to all but for people living with HIV, good nutrition support helps to maintain the immune system and also helps people with HIV maintain a healthy physique.
Dr Joginder Mukherjee, Past President, Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh Midtown created awareness about the importance of healthy food habits and food safety methods, as how to handle, prepare, and store food to prevent food borne illnesses. About 50 patients attended the awareness programme. They were also taught simple yoga steps including meditation which they can adopt in their day to day life.  
Kund Bala Goyal, President Inner Wheel Club Chandigarh Midtown distributed nutritional food to the participants like nuts, fruits etc. She informed that it will be a regular feature and on 25th every month, this programme will be organized in association with Chandigarh State AIDS control Society.

Elaichi Tests Pancham’s Love on Jijaji Chhat Per Hain

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 25th October:- Sony SAB’s light-hearted comedy ‘Jijaji Chhat Per Hain’ will be taking its viewers on a roller coaster ride this week, with Elaichi (Hiba Nawab) testing Pancham’s (Nikhil Khurana) love, creating infinite confusion along the way.
On witnessing Murari take the blame for a fault of Karuna’s (Soma Rathod), Elaichi decides to test Pancham’s love for her, keen to know if he would do the same, provided such a situation arises. She wears Karuna’s gold jewellery, without telling her or even her father (Anup Upadhyay), and pretends in front of Pancham that it is not hers, but stolen. Meanwhile, Chhote expresses his desire to borrow the gold kangan from Karuna and Murari for his niece’s wedding, but keeps getting a ‘No’ from them, since they are truly clueless regarding the key’s whereabouts. With all this drama going on, Elaichi actually loses the jewellery, which Bijendar (Saurabh Kaushik) retrieves from Barsati, indicating that Pancham had stolen the same.
Hiba Nawab playing the role of Elaichi said that she is thoroughly enjoying playing Elaichi’s role as she is free spirited. It feels great working with such a lovely team. The upcoming episodes are going to bring a lot of laughter with a sprinkling of romance between Elaichi and Pancham, as she tests the love he has for her.
Nikhil Khurana playing the role of Pancham said that each episode of Jijaji Chhat Per Hain has twists and turns galore. The upcoming episodes promise laughter as clueless Pancham’s love is tested by Elaichi. What transpires is an amalgamation of love, laughter and utter chaos.

Sony SAB’s Beechwale–Bapu Dekh Raha Hai: Bobby Beechwale Uses Social Media to Seek Justice

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 25th October:- Sony SAB’s newest comedy show ‘Beechwale’ has got audience’s attention with its relatable content, with the middle class population of India taking a liking for the show. The upcoming episodes will show Bobby Beechwale (Zakir Hussain) suffering from an illness because of self-administered treatment and using social medium to seek justice.
Unable to speak properly, owing to sore throat because of eating Nimbu ka achaar sent by his in-laws, Bobby and his wife Chanchal (Ananya Khare) try and find a solution on the internet. They come across information on a certain Dr. Nadiwala. However, after the treatment, things get worse. Bobby gets infuriated and plans to use social media to defame the doctor and his ilk. The next day, during a power cut, Chanchal suffers an electric shock and a doctor is called to treat her, who recognizes Bobby as the man trying to defame the entire community using social media.
Zakir Hussain essaying the role of Bobby Beechwale said that it is great being a part of ‘Beechwale’. We are receiving so much love from our viewers. The upcoming track highlights the ever debated topic of social media being a boon or a bane and how a middle class man uses it to do justice for himself.