Monday, 16 December 2019

Governor Punjab VP Singh Badnore Unveils ‘Leadership Behaviour and Employee Morale’

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Chandigarh 16th Dec:- The Governor of Punjab and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore, unveiled a book titled ‘Leadership Behaviour and Employee Morale’ authored by  Commander  (Dr.) Avikshit (Retired) in the presence of  Prof. Dheeraj Sanghi, Director PEC, Rear Admiral Rakesh Bajaj, former Director Mazagaon Docks LTD, Prof Sharda Kaushik, Head CMH and Prof PK Vasudeva, Senior Professor (Retd) at a function held at Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh on Monday.  
The book has been written for leaders of engineering Industry and Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). This book though primarily based on a study of shipbuilding yards, the matter  there can be easily mapped and applied to any engineering industry, wherever, MSMEs are a participating.
While unveiling the book, His Excellency applauded the efforts of Commander (Dr.) Avikshit and remarked his penned down experience in the Indian Navy followed by corporate will enlightened not only the students but also professional striving for their career in industry.
According to Commander (Dr.) Avikshit said that the MSMEs being backbone of industry play a significant role in country’s economy. The working of MSMEs has been studied in detail in this book. Deeper analysis during a research work established big chasm between understanding of self and others amongst leaders i.e. owners / managers of MSMEs and workforce. To study the leadership behaviour and employees morale two questionnaires were designed, one for the leaders and another for the workers. The primary and secondary data was collected and appropriate statistical and quantitative analysis was carried out to achieve the results. These were further subjected to relevant research methodology and results were synthesized to reach meaningful conclusions. It has been clearly established that leadership of MSMEs required big time improvement and those areas have been clearly brought out in this book.
Book presents amalgamation of classic leadership theories, their relevance in present scenario, newer aspects and requirement of the hour to strengthen Industrial base of MSMEs for economic progress of the country. It will also go a long way in realizing ‘Make in India’ and ‘Start Up’ missions.
Author studied delivery pattern of shipyards across the world and it was found that  all shipyards have undergone massive time and cost overruns in nearly all projects in India. Hence, there was a need of correction. The sample taken in this book has been kept limited to MSMEs of Saurashtra region as that region is hub of shipbuilding activities in private sector.
Dr. Avikshit is a visiting Professor at the Centre of Management and Humanities, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh with more than 35 years of experience in Project & Programme Management, Industrial Operations, Business development & Alliance Management, Planning & Production, General Management, Mechanical / Production/ Marine & Industrial Engineering.
He was commissioned in Indian Navy in 1984 and served there for 23 years, wherein, he spent many years on Russian and German Submarines and indigenous Warships where Officers of Indian Navy were taught on Marine Engineering.
Post Naval service , he joined Reliance Naval Engineering Ltd. (RNEL) where he was exposed to work hand in hand with Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and  he realized that MSMEs were backbone of any Industry and strengthening their leadership will go a long way towards better financial health of a company and in turn of a country.   He rose to position of Vice President - Deputy Chief Operating Officer. He also did a stint as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with Swan Lng Pvt Ltd at Gujarat.
The two school going children  namely Master Devesh Khanna and Ms Naisha Khanna were also honored by the Governor for designing the cover page of the book through their drawings.

Taiwan Education Center Inaugurated at Chitkara University

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Chandigarh 16th Dec:- Punjab's first Taiwan Education Center (TEC) was inaugurated at Chitkara University, Punjab. The purpose of TEC is to boost and enhance the educational and cultural collaboration between Chitkara University and Taiwan.
During the Inauguration ceremony an MOU was signed between Chitkara University and National Tsing Hua University to formally commemorate the partnership. The TEC which had a soft launch a couple of months ago, already has 14 students enrolled in the program and will have more takers after the launch.
Present on the occasion were His Excellency Chih-Hao Jack Chen, Deputy Representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Centre (TECC), Dr. Ashok K. Chitkara, Chancellor -Chitkara University, Dr. Wang, Wei-Chung, Director, Centre for India studies, National Tsing Hua University along with several other dignitaries including Li-ying Peters Chen, Director of Education Division (TECC), Dr. Cheng Po- tai, Deputy Director of Chinese Language Centre, National Tsing Hua University, Ms. Chung, Jui-Chieh, Programme Manager, Program Office for TEC in India, National Tsing Hua University.
Addressing the faculty, His Excellency Chih-Hao Jack Chen said that the launch of Taiwan Education Center (TEC) at Chitkara University is a very good initiative as it would accelerate the growth of the educational, cultural, economic collaboration between India and Taiwan.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice-Chancellor at Chitkara University said that Chitkara University is always committed to bring in the best of educational collaborations from around the world to our students in the campus. With the inauguration of the prestigious Taiwan Education Center (TEC) at our campus, we have moved one more step towards international collaborations. We thank TECC and NTHU for making this happen and look forward to making this initiative a grand success.

Season 2 of Smule Mirchi Cover Star will Unearth India’s Hidden Singing Talent

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Chandigarh 16th Dec:- After a phenomenal first season, ‘Smule Mirchi Cover Star’, one of India’s largest digital singing talent hunts hosted by Radio Mirchi, is back with season two. Presented by Smule, the world’s favourite social music making app, the contest is now Live.
The talent hunt is a coveted platform for youngsters to showcase their singing talent and offers winners a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at the 12th Mirchi Music Awards in Mumbai in the presence of leading icons of the Indian music industry.
Smule is returning as the title sponsor for the talent hunt after a hugely successful first edition that saw over 50,000 unique entries.
Interested participants simply need to download the Smule app and sing their cover entry.
Smule is backed in India by Times Bridge, an investment arm of the Times Group.
Bill Bradford, President, Smule said that India is a strategic market for us and a key part of our truly global community. Smule Mirchi Cover Star is a terrific way of not just unearthing and investing in local talent, but also of establishing our credentials as the most innovative and impactful musical performance platform. We want to use the mobile phone to connect people through music and bring it back to its social roots.
Viral Jani, Senior Vice-President, Investment Operations, Times Bridge, added that our mission at Smule India is to give our users an unparalleled sing-along experience. Offering a national canvas makes Smule Mirchi Cover Star a unique platform to showcase musical talent in a truly democratic and accessible way. It’s an unmatched experience for winners to perform in front of prominent names of the music fraternity.
Yatish Mehrishi (COO), Radio Mirchi said that looking at the growing trends in the singing category and the excitement that people have for such activities, we were keen to give our listens one such innovative platform. Smule Mirchi Cover Star is a platform that not only will help people explore their hidden singing talent but also, something that people will enjoy while participating. After an amazing response in the first season we look forward to discover many such hidden gems and give the winner the stage of Mirchi Music Awards.
In Phase 1 of the contest, all entries will be screened and the top 100 will be shortlisted. These will be uploaded on the Smule Mirchi Cover Star website (www.mirchicoverstar.comfor voting and social engagement. These form the basis for evaluation, along with the decisions of judges Jonita Gandhi and the Meet Brothers.
Thereafter, five entries will be shortlisted from the 100 for the final round. The top five will battle it out at a specially curated event with press, fans and judges. The winner will be chosen and then groomed for various performances, including at the Mirchi Music Awards 2020.
Earlier this year, Ashmik Patil was crowned the first Smule Mirchi Cover Star and performed with the Meet Brothers at the 11th Mirchi Music Awards in front of the Bollywood music fraternity. Patil said that it’s been a life-changing experience -to be mentored by and share the stage with the Meet Brothers; He is grateful to Smule and Radio Mirchi for the opportunity.  Since being named the winner, Patil has gone on to perform at several live venues as well as for multiple Radio Mirchi events.

JD Institute of Fashion Technology organizes 29th Convocation Day Ceremony

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Chandigarh 16th Dec:- JD Institute of Fashion Technology, a pioneer in the field of design education for the past 30 years, held its 29th convocation ceremony for the graduating batch of 2019 at Indian Islamic Cultural Center, New Delhi. More than 300 students received their accolades at the ceremony.
The ceremony celebrated the achievements of the graduating batch of students, 80 per cent of whom have been successfully placed with some of the top fashion and retail brands in India. The event concluded with a panel discussion on ‘Career Growth’ where industry experts like BK Tanuja (President, IIID), Gaurav Jai Gupta (Fashion Designer), Priya Rana and Akshra Dalal, Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, discussed entrepreneurial structure and ways to contribute to the professional growth of students.
Speaking on the event, Rupal Dalal, Executive Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology, said that her heartiest congratulations to all our graduating students. They made us proud at prestigious national and international platforms, and we wish them the best for their future endeavours.

Honda 2 Wheelers India Join Hands with Indian Oil Corporation Limited

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Chandigarh 16th Dec:- Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. and Indian Oil Corporation Limited, the largest commercial oil company in the country announced the launch of a new range of ‘Servo Honda’ Engine Oil.
Branded as ‘Servo Honda’, tested & recommended by Honda Motor Co. Ltd. Japan, the engine oil is specially formulated for Honda 2Wheelers vehicles.
The two exclusive grades are ‘Servo Honda Josh–10W30 MA’ for Honda motorcycles and ‘Servo Honda ScootoNXT–10W30 MB’ for Honda scooters. The range provides several enhanced benefits like improved pick-up and rapid acceleration, better fuel economy, engine protection in high temperatures and smoother gear shifting, enabling smooth rides in challenging driving conditions.
Speaking on the occasion, Pradeep Kumar Pandey, Senior Vice President–Customer Service, Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Said that at Honda, our emphasis has always been in providing our esteemed customers with the best of products and services consistently. Continuing to create new values for customers, we have collaborated with Indian Oil Corporation Limited. This association will ensure supreme health for all our two wheelers. We are looking forward to enhancing the collaborations in the future to set new benchmarks for the Indian two-wheeler industry.
On this occasion,  Subimal Mondal, Executive Director (Lubes), Indian Oil Corporation Limited said that we are delighted to partner with Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. Both Indian Oil & Honda 2Wheelers are committed to provide better services to its customers. These oils have been specially formulated by ur world class R&D exclusively for Honda two-wheelers to meet customer aspirations in terms of fuel economy and lower engine maintenance cost. The new co-branded product offering will be made available across country through IOCL’s vast network of retail outlets and bazaar traders. I wish huge success to this association of Honda & IOCL.
The co-branded oil will be available in the open-market from 16 December, 2019 in packs of 800ml, 900ml & 1000ml.