Tuesday, 3 September 2019

City Gets Its First Dedicated Shoulder Clinic: To Provide Care for Common Sports Injuries Related to Shoulder and Upper Limb

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Chandigarh 03rd September:- After success of Spine, Knee, Osteoporosis and Sports Injury Ortho Specialty Clinics, Trinity Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Zirakpur and  Spine and Sports Injury Centre, Sector 20-C, Chandigarh. has launched a dedicated shoulder clinic facility. The Clinic has been set up to provide care for common sports injuries related to shoulder and upper limb.
The clinic will be headed by Dr. Mukul Kaushal who has worked in PGI, Sports Injury Centre New Delhi and is fellowship trained shoulder surgeon from UK and Australia.
The clinic specializes in all kind of diagnosis and  treatment  of sports injuries and conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow in order to provide precise treatment to the sportsperson. In addition to state-of-the-art Joint Arthroscopy, Spinal Endoscopy and joint preservation surgeries, the clinic has expanded to offer Musculo-skeletal imaging, Physiotherapy and Rehab, Diet and wellness, Sports performance enhancement and Sports psychology services, all seamlessly integrated for patient convenience.
Dr. Mukul Kaushal, Incharge, Sports Injuries and Shoulder Clinic, in the press conference said that the clinic is dedicated to all the sports enthusiasts who incur sports injury and need specialised care and treatment. We are in an age where sports and physical activities is encouraged in all arenas, with the increase in these activities, there is a need to address sports injuries on an advanced and specialized level. Our aim is to provide sportsmen with innovative solutions for their injuries so that they can continue to play sports after their treatment.
Harmeet Kahlon, Director, Mohali Golf Club who was present during the press conference stated that this initiative will be a great boon to the sporting community and the budding sportsmen of our Tricity.
Dr. Mohinder Kaushal, Chairman, trinity hospital and Spine & Sports Injury Centre, said that  after success of Spine, Knee, Osteoporosis and Sports Injury Ortho Speciality Clinics, we are glad to have another Shoulder specialty clinic. We hope this clinic will benefit the sportsperson and sports enthusiasts who are looking for specialized treatment.” He further stated, “Our inspiration comes from - the athlete who successfully stages a comeback after injury; a soldier who can reach the heights of Siachen after surgery & ever grateful patients who we have helped to avoid unindicated surgeries.

George Brown College and Chitkara University Deepens Partnership with New Academic Mentorship Agreement

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Chandigarh 03rd September:- When it comes to Hospitality and Culinary education, George Brown College in Toronto-Canada leads from the front in setting ideal benchmarks in Hospitality education in North America. It welcomes student diversity from all corners of the world who aspire to take leadership positions in the hospitality and culinary sectors.
Renowned as one of the best private universities in the North India region, Chitkara University offers multi-disciplinary programs, all of which are designed to be industry-relevant, and Chitkara University’s school of hospitality is known for its academic excellence and formidable infrastructure.
The wide ranging new agreement between Chitkara University and George Brown College will hugely benefit the students from India who are looking for a stellar International program in Culinary management.  This new agreement between George Brown College and Chitkara University establishes opportunities for teaching and learning mentorship, curriculum development, and applied research.
The agreement will provide students with academic mentorship from George Brown faculty who will help Chitkara University to curate and co-deliver their curriculum. Students will be exposed to applied international pedagogy and Canadian socio-cultural context closer to their homes, when they have just come out of their schools. Besides, students will save more than half of the international fee component when they start at Chitkara University and then opt to transfer to GBC after two years of study at Chitkara University, based on academic eligibility and other statuary conditions. Student learning shall be recognized with transferrable credits to receive advance standing into the third year of the George Brown Honours Bachelor of Commerce–Culinary Management degree in Canada. Launched in 2016, the degree is tailored specifically to the culinary field. Developed with input from industry, it includes two work placements and combines management theory with advanced culinary courses, preparing students to enter the culinary industry with a strategic approach to operations and greater depth of insight in regards to food and cooking and the management of culinary operations.
Anne Sado, President, George Brown College, said that we’re very pleased to deepen and expand our collaboration with Chitkara University. He added that we share a commitment to preparing students for a diverse and global workplace. We are also united by our sense of responsibility to industry, as we strive to deliver exceptional graduates who will become tomorrow’s industry leaders.
Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor Chitkara University commented that this will be a more intense form of our current relationship with George Brown College where we can expose our students to International and accomplished faculty from George Brown College where they can learn from the best including different cuisines, thus setting themselves up to work and live in any part of the world. This will enable our students to develop international skills sets and become employable or start their own culinary ventures anywhere.
The signing in event at Hyatt, Chandigarh was also attended by the Canadian Consul General, Ms. Mia Yen who came out in support of such associations in the Indo-Canadian education space.

Life Insurance Corporation of India: Completes 63 Years of Service And Trust

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Chandigarh 03rd September:- Life Insurance Corporation of India enters 64th year of its incorporation on 1st September, 2019. LIC has played a significant role in spreading the message of life insurance among the masses and mobilization of people’s money for people’s welfare.
While briefing about the journey of LIC till date, Rajat Mukherjee, Senior Divisional Manager said that  LIC has crossed many milestones and has set unprecedented performance records in various aspects of life insurance business. LIC continues to be the dominant life insurer even in the liberalized scenario of Indian insurance and is moving fast on a new growth trajectory surpassing its own past records. In its 63 years of existence, LIC has grown from strength to strength be its customer base, agency network, branch office network, new business premium and has a significant role in spreading life insurance widely across the country.
He further shared that at the end of the FY 2018-2019, LIC had 32 plans for sale under Individual Business. The products satisfy different needs of various segments of the society. Various categories being Endowment , Term Assurance, Children, Pension, Micro Insurance, Health Insurance and Unit Linked products etc. Customers are assured to be provided with the best products as per their changing needs and changing times.
Starting with an initial capital of Rs.5 crore in 1956, today LIC has Assets of over Rs. 31,11,847.28 crore with Life Fund to the tune of Rs. 28.28,320.12 crore. LIC started with 168 offices in 1956 and today with over 4851 offices , has over one lakh employees, 11.79 lakh agents, 29.09 crore plus policies in force.
Rajat Mukherjee added that during 2018-19 Life Insurance Corporation of India has registered a growth of 5.68 % in the New Business in terms of the First Year Premium. The Total First Year Premium amounted to Rs.   142191.69 crore at the end of 31st March, 2019 capturing 66.24% of market share. LIC’s market share in terms of number of policies was 74.71%, garnering over 21 million new policies as on 31st March, 2019.
Excellent claims settlement standards; the best in the industry is a matter of pride for LIC, having achieved 92.95% Maturity claims and 98.27% of Death Claims settlement for 259.54 lakhs claims amounting to Rs. 1,63,104.50 crore of in 2018-2019.
He said that LIC has been a trailblazer who has embraced technology from the nascent stage. It is continuing its journey by reaping the benefits of technology to become customer-centric, to improve pricing and to create operational efficiencies. LIC has a strong online presence and has provided digital platform for new business and servicing operations to both internal and external customers.
The focus of the Corporation is to enhance the e-presence and e-delivery capabilities and to transform existing enterprise IT systems in sync with the expectation of the users. LIC is also issuing ePolicy along with physical policy document.
LIC has already revamped its portal system with latest technological platforms to enhance digital experience and provide online services. It has more than 1.13 crore registered users with an average daily login count in excess of 1 lakh users.
Various options are available in the portal like Product information, downloading Plan brochures of LIC, Premium Calculator, Apply for Policy, LIC Office Locator, Policy Self Servicing options like Policy Information, Online Premium Payments, Advance Premium payments, Revivals, Online Loan Request, Loan Repayments, ULIP statement, Grievance Redressal etc. Various alerts and notifications keep the Customer updated on his policy details.
LIC offers life insurance protection under group policies to people below poverty line at subsidized rates under social security group schemes like Converged Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (Converged PMJJBY) and Converged Aam Admi Bima Yojana (Converged AABY). These schemes provide life insurance protection to the persons living below poverty line and marginally above poverty line.
LIC Golden Jubilee Foundation, was established in the year 2006, a social initiative by LIC. The objectives of the Foundation are Relief of poverty or distress, Advancement of education, Medical Relief and Advancement of any other object of general public utility. Since inception, the Foundation has supported NGOs dedicated to the above causes through 499 projects.
Life Insurance Corporation of India is present in 14 countries abroad through its Branch Offices, Wholly Owned Subsidiary and Joint Venture Companies. Our Overseas Offices are LICI Fiji Branch, LICI Mauritius Branch, LICI UK Branch, LIC (International) B.S.C., Bahrain operating in GCC countries of Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, U.A.E and Oman, LIC (Nepal) Ltd, LIC (Lanka) Ltd, Kenindia Assurance Co. Ltd, Life Insurance Corporation (Singapore) Pte Ltd and LIC (Bangladesh) Ltd.
LICI Fiji Branch is the market leader both in NOP & FPI in Fiji, with 75% and 71% market share respectively. LIC (Nepal) Ltd. is ranked first in terms of NOP (28.32%) and second in terms of FPI (25.46%) in Nepal.
LIC won 25 Awards in the year 2018-19 including Golden peacock award for National Training and Readers Digest awards- Most Trusted Brand - Platinum category.
The Corporation has deployed the funds to the best advantage of the policy holders as well as the
Community as a whole, true to the spirit of nationalization. National priorities and obligation of reasonable returns to the policyholders are the main criteria of our investments.
The total funds, so invested for the benefit of the community at large are Rs 29,84,331 crore as on 31st March 2019. The Life Insurance Corporation of India has been a nation builder since its formation in 1956. True to the objective of nationalization, the Corporation has always worked towards the benefit of the Customer and the community at large.

Mahindra Summit Agriscience Launches New Soil Care Product under ‘PRAKRTI by Mahindra’ Brand

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Chandigarh 03rd September:- Mahindra Summit Agriscience Ltd, a joint venture between Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd. (MASL) and Sumitomo Corporation Group, Japan, today launched a new product range for sustainable & organic agriculture under the “PRAKRTI by Mahindra” brand name.
The company will offer commercially viable, biological and organic products that promote sustainable agriculture. To begin with, Prakrti will offer high quality microbial products in the plant nutrient, insect & disease management categories. These products ensure residue free fruits and food grains, which in turn will boost Agri exports from India.
Speaking about the new product range, Ashok Sharma, Managing Director and CEO, Mahindra Agri Solutions Limited said that we are delighted to launch Prakrti by Mahindra, our new range of sustainable agriculture products. These products will be highly effective in improving the depleting health of our soil and enhancing yield, thereby meeting the increasing demands of a growing population in our country.
Ashok Sharma further added that at Mahindra Summit Agriscience we want to stay true to our promise of providing world class crop and soil care solutions, which will significantly reduce crop damage. This will be a step toward our vision of Farming 3.0, a new age in farming, one that elevates the entire Agri ecosystem. Going forward we will keep enabling Indian farmers and accelerate their access to innovative solutions in terms of technology and products which would increase their income.
‘Prakrti by Mahindra’ is a result of the expertise of both companies - Mahindra’s strong understanding of the Indian farming community and Sumitomo’s unique know-how and Japanese technology. Through this new initiative, the company will enable access to the latest global technology for minimising crop and soil damage and increasing yields.
Today, India loses nearly 40% of its total crop production in terms of value to pest attacks and diseases. Since per capita land availability in India will only decline over time, farmers will have to raise their agricultural production by improving productivity. Hence crop and soil protection products are an important input for facilitating pre & post-harvest land management.
The current estimated consumption of crop protection products in terms of value is around US$ 2.5 billion and this is expected to grow at 7% annually over the next few years. With such huge market potential and few organized players in this space, Mahindra Summit Agriscience Limited has significant potential to revolutionise the crop protection business in India.

उत्तराखंड युवा समिति द्वारा पहली बार किया जायेगा श्री रामलीला का मंचन

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Chandigarh 03rd September:- उत्तराखंड युवा समिति, सैक्टर 28 -बी द्वारा इस वर्ष विजय दशमी पर्व के अवसर पर पहली बार "श्री रामलीला" का मंचन बड़ी धूमधाम से किया जा रहा है। समिति के प्रधान सरूप नेगी तथा महासचिव दविंदर असवाल ने बताया कि वे पिछले 11 वर्षों से लगातार माँ भगवती का जागरण करते रहे हैं। इसके अतिरिक्त समिति द्वारा समय समय पर अस्पतालों में लंगर भी लगाया जाता है। रामलीला के निर्देशक अभिषेक शर्मा पंजाब यूनिवर्सिटी के थिएटर डिपार्टमेंट से स्नातकोत्तर हैं तथा टेलीविज़न फिल्मों में अभिनय सहनिर्देशन कर चुके हैं।
अभिषेक शर्मा ने बताया की वे बचपन से ही रामलीला से जुड़े हुए हैं तथा उन्होंने राम, लक्ष्मण, भरत, श्रवण आदि की भूमिकाएं निभाई हैं। उन्हें केंद्रीय रामलीला महासभा, चंडीगढ़ द्वारा आयोजित रामलीला प्रतियोगिता में 2 बार सर्वश्रेष्ठ अभिनेता का पुरुस्कार प्राप्त हुआ है और उन्हें चंडीगढ़ में "सर्वश्रेष्ठ राम" के पुरुस्कार से नवाज़ा जा चुका है।  रामलीला में भाग लेने वाले अधिकतर कलाकार थिएटर से जुड़े हैं जिनमे युवतियां भी सम्मिलित हैं।
रामलीला के संगीत निर्देशक श्री पियूष भट्ट हैं जो कि पंजाब यूनिवर्सिटी के म्यूज़िक डिपार्टमेंट से एमए तथा एम फिल. कर चुके हैं। पियूष भट्ट ने बताया कि समय के साथ साथ अधिकतर रामलीलाओं में  दोहों तथा चौपाईओं का गायन लुप्त हो चुका है इसलिए वे इस बार चौपाइयां एवं अन्य लुप्त हो चुके गीतों जैसे कि रागिनी, बहरेतबील राधेश्याम के गायन को प्राथमिकता देंगे।
रामलीला के अध्यक्ष श्री वेद प्रकाश भट्ट, कोषाध्यक्ष प्रदीप भट्ट, उप प्रधान रविंदर बिष्ट, सलाहकार दीपक भट्ट हरिंदर बिष्ट हैं।