Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Top Celebrity Designers Mesmerize Chandigarh at U&I Fashion Week

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 17th Dec:- The U&I International Fashion Week (Season 2) concluded today at Hyatt Regency, Chandigarh. The two-day fashion week showcased latest collections by a battery of celebrity designers including Ramola Bachchan (Delhi), Rajdeep Ranawat (Lakme fame), Abdul Rehman (Bollywood designer), Maninder Gulati (Delhi), Joy Mitra, Pratika Kapoor, Ankita, Anjini Sharma (Faridabad), Sanlisa, Nikita Tandon, Meenakshi Monga (Ludhiana), Dimpple Kpoor (Delhi), Sarandha Chaudhary, Sana Khan (Nagpur), Rachit Khanna (Chandigarh), Arjun and Anjali Kapoor among others.
Kids fashion week was the first segment on both days, which had children participating from all over the country. Bollywood celebrity designer Abdul Rehman and Ramola Bachchan from Delhi had their shows on the first day, while FDCI fashion designer Joy Mitra was the star attraction of the grand finale.
Designer Rachit Khanna said that we are here for our new collection ‘Tareef’, which stands for luxury and royalty and it is made of velvet and suede. It’s been three years since he has been working in Chandigarh. Otherwise, He launched this brand 12 years ago. He began with my first store in Ludhiana with a small studio. He try to design according to people’s taste, their size, personality, looks and choice.
Designer Priyanka from Delhi, Sarandha Chaudhary, Albashir Industries, Mukesh Dubey and Harshit from DCH Club, New Delhi, Marks and Spencer also presented their sequences in between the show.
Celebrity Designer Abdul Rehman said that we have used silk clothing mainly for both men and women outfits. He has focused on fusion. He believes Chandigarh is a very fashionable city and people here have keen knowledge of smartness and style. He is a NIFT graduate and he has been in the fashion industry for 18 years. He has designed dresses for Bollywood actors like Shilpa Shetty, Rani Mukerjee, Suresh Raina, Parveen Raina, Sara Khan, Rashmi Desai, Anurag Sharma, Nandini Gupta and many more.
The show on Sunday, began with the kids fashion show, followed by models beautifully showcasing the collections of Rajdeep Ranawat, Pratika Kapoor, Anjini Sharma,  Sanlisa, Nikhita Tandon, Meenakshi Monga, Maninder Gulati, Dimpple Kpoor and Joy Mitra.
Rahul Pasi, Founder & Director, U&I International, said that the Fashion Week is supported by celebrity designers and top models of national and international repute. Season 1 of the Fashion Week was held at Vivanta by Taj, New Delhi. He is glad to see response here.
Designer Anjini Sharma said that the theme of her collection is secret garden. It's about a woman who likes to wander in the wild. She can't be tamed. She's free spirited, imaginative, gets inspired by nature. She believes in fantasy and magic, yet she is very much in touch with the reality. She has used flowers like pansies, poppies, anemones, which are connected to goddess aphrodite. She's the greek goddess of love, youth and beauty.
She added that her collection is all about love, loss, self love and rediscovery. It's about being courageous and rising up, celebrating self love and infinite beauty of women. Every woman is a goddess in her own way. Pearls, thread work, sequins, and combination of soft pastels like sorbet pink, blush, lavender with trendy colors like eclipse and living coral make the collection elegant and sophisticated for the modern women.
U&I International is a world-class event management company headquartered in New Delhi. The company represents professionals including models, makeup artists and renowned fashion designers from major cities across the globe. The company strongly believes in meeting commitments and delivering quality work. U&I International is proud to have Radhika Marwaha, Ajai Patel BDM, Namisha Patel- Production Head, Ketan Bhatia, Show Director; Khizar Hussain and Kapil Gauhri, Choreographers; Isha Sharma, Show Coordinator; Anjali Singhal, Backstage Coordinator; and Nick Mahal, Creative Head. Make up partner of the event is Richa Aggarwal (Cleopatra).

Ashok Leyland and Apollo Tyres Collaborate for Driver Health Initiatives

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 17th Dec:- In a unique first of its kind corporate partnership, Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, the second largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in India has teamed up with leading tyre manufacturer, Apollo Tyres to provide healthcare facility to the trucking community in Namakkal, a prominent transhipment hub in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The Healthcare Centre at Ashok Leyland’s Driver Training Institute at Namakkal, will be run by Apollo Tyres, and was inaugurated today by  Anuj Kathuria, Chief Operating Officer; and Balachandar NV, President – HR, Communication and CSR, Ashok Leyland; along with Satish Sharma, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa; and Sunam Sarkar, President and Chief Business Officer, Apollo Tyres.
Servicing a daily floating population of more than 12,500 truckers, and the allied community, the primary aim of the Healthcare Centre would be awareness generation on HIV-AIDS and prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among truckers, and the local community. The centre will be staffed by a qualified doctor, a counsellor, and paramedics, apart from outreach workers and a network of peer educators appointed over a period of time. This team will work together towards bringing down the instance of STIs, and thereby, reducing the vulnerability of the population of contracting HIV, apart from offering a gamut of other health care service for vision care, diabetes, hypertension, and Tuberculosis. The two companies will be working together to establish more such healthcare centres in large transhipment hubs.
Commenting on the partnership,  Balachander NV, President – HR, Communication and CSR, Ashok Leyland, said that Ashok Leyland has always been at the forefront to provide the best possible support to the driver community. As a profession, commercial vehicle driving is a demanding job, owing to long drives, month after month. The high level of concentration required for driving, mostly results in stress and strain on the driver. These working conditions, coupled with negligence towards regular care, often leads to various health problems. To address this issue, we have collaborated with Apollo Tyres to offer the best medical support to an important stakeholder of ours.
Commenting on the partnership,  Sunam Sarkar, President and Chief Business Officer, Apollo Tyres said that we are delighted to join hands with Ashok Leyland to extend this facility at Namakkal. Ashok Leyland is a fellow stakeholder in the trucking industry and working together allows both organisations to maximise reach and deployment of resources. Serving truckers and the allied community will be the primary aim of this Healthcare Centre, along with awareness on generation of HIV-AIDS and prevention of STIs among truckers and the local community. We already have 31 similar health centres at multiple transhipment hubs across the country to serve the community.
The new facility, Healthcare Centre, has been created with a spacious floor space of 2500 sq. ft. The centre is equipped with adequate diagnostic equipment, which is exclusive for the health education of the Driving community within the Driver Training premises. A nominal registration fees of INR 20/- will enable the driver to avail these services at any of the 31 Apollo centres across India. The idea behind this initiative is not just to provide medical benefits, but also to educate the drivers for a better life beyond driving.

Punjab Ka Apna General Entertainment Channel–Zee Punjabi Launches on 13th January, 2020 with original Punjabi Shows

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Chandigarh 17th Dec:- Zee Punjabi, the newly announced Punjabi General Entertainment Channel by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL) is scheduled to go on air on the auspicious day of Lohri, 13th January, 2020. With its unique brand promise, ‘Jazba  Kar Vakhon Da’–the spirit to make the Vadde Sapne come true, Zee Punjabi’s full range of robust content endeavours to be the jazbaa that pole vaults people to their extraordinary dreams.
Commenting on the much-awaited launch of its first GEC in the region, Amit Shah, Cluster Head–North, West and Premium Channels, ZEEL said, that Zee invests in understanding the pulse of Middle Class India and what drives people across different regions. We have had very successful regional channel launches across the country. With our consumer understanding and the innate ability of creating magic with our stories, we are now looking at the launch of Zee Punjabi. Despite the highest TV penetration (88%) in the country, Punjab has a significantly low Time Spent and that is a factor of not having dedicated Punjabi content that does justice to the region and the culture.  Zee Punjabi is being launched by understanding the viewer’s need gap; for a culture that is so powerful, Punjab definitely needs its own authentic Punjabi channel. Intensive consumer work in the market has helped us understand the potential and craft the strategy for our content and brand. We are certain the audiences will resonate with the stories and fall in love with the characters.
Speaking of the launch, Rahul Rao, Business Head Zee Punjabi said that we look forward to bring shows that are inspired from the region and its culture. Punjabis have a jazba and junoon which is very unique to them and our content is a reflection of that spirit. We have a strong line up of stories with themes familiar to Punjab, characters that people will fall in love with and faces like Gurdas Mann, Jazzy B, Jaidev Kumar, Sonu Kakkar and Sara Gurpal who are respected here! With over 20hours of original content every week and a strong line up of World TV Premieres every month, we are certain of being wholeheartedly accepted by the Punjabi audiences.
Zee Punjabi has a strong content line up of fiction, non-fiction and movies with storylines familiar to the land.
Heer Ranjha
The epic love saga featuring the Punjabi superstar Sara Gurpal as Heer
Mon – Fri 8:30 PM
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
The super hit music reality show mentored by Gurdas Mann and judges Jaidev ji, Jazzy B, SonuKakkar
Sat – Sun 8:00 PM
Vilayti Bhabhi
A laugh riot comedy about Punjabis and their eternal Canadian dream
Mon – Fri 9:00 PM
Tu Patang Main Dor
A cross border love story based in 1980s
Mon – Fri 8:00 PM
Kamli Ishq Di
A show about Veer’s passion for the army and Maahi’s unabashed love for him
Mon – Fri 7:30 PM
Khasma nu Khani
A Punjabi sherni who wins her husband back
Mon – Fri 7:00 PM
Hasdeya De Ghar Vasdeya
A skit based comedy show with occasional celebrity appearances
Sat-Sun 7:00 PM
Jee Aaya Nu
A light-hearted morning chat show with a ‘saas-nu’ duo
Mon – Fri 9:00 AM
Aajo Jine Khedna Hai
A ground connect show that travels through the land of Punjab
Mon – Fri 6:30 PM
Along with the stories and characters inspired from the land, the philosophy of ‘Jazbaa Kar Vakhon Da’ is also brought alive with the visual identity. The logo is a reflection of inner radiance and colours from the sunrise palette signifying the hope, the diler Jigraa and optimism of Punjab. The colour of fuschia magenta is an ode to their welcoming and warm nature and the gold captures their chaka chaund zindagi and the junoon to take on the world. The patterns of the timeless Phulkari rendered with a modern twist signify their strength that comes from their roots and the Bhaichaara within the community. This is juxtaposed with cascading spirals to connote their journey to their Vadde Sapne.
Zee Punjabi will be available across all major cable, DTH, Freedish and digital platforms starting 13th January 2020. The channel will also be available on ZEEL's digital and mobile entertainment platform, Zee5. 

Usha Expands Misty Water Heaters Range

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Chandigarh 17th Dec:- Usha, one of India’s leading consumer durables brand, has revamped its Misty water heaters to add colour and floral motifs catering to the growing trend of consumers looking for products that enhance their homes aesthetically. This range also conforms to the company’s new stance on the look and feel of products visible across a whole slew of them launched across categories this festive season. The new Usha Misty range sports the classic cylindrical design, which is compact in size, and available in both horizontal and vertical variations in beautiful colours with delicate floral motifs that they are named after i.e. Ivory Cherry Blossom, Grey Magnolia, and Blue Hibiscus.
The new Usha Misty range of water heaters come with a 5-Star BEE rating and offers advanced technology making them future-ready. These heaters are fitted with copper heating element to ensure silent heating in lesser time and the PUFF helps keep the water warm for a much longer duration. The Misty is also fitted with a heavy duty magnesium anode rod to prevent scaling ensuring longevity despite hard water. The Misty Horizontal fits beautifully into smaller spaces or even inside false ceilings.
Usha has a robust category portfolio including Usha Misty, Aqua Genie, Verve Digital, Quado, Instano and Insta Fresh. The newly launched storage water heaters are a refresh addition to the already existing range of water heaters from Usha and are available in multiple colour combinations and storage capacity ranging from 6 to 50 litres making it a perfect choice for heavy usage. Usha Misty water heater comes with a warranty of 7 years on tank, 3 years on element, 2 years on the product, and is priced INR 10495/- onwards.

Punjab Pensioners Health Privilege Card Launched

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Chandigarh 17th Dec:- Punjab Pensioners Health Privilege Card was launched by Karam Singh Dhinoya the president of Pensioners Welfare Association and Satpal Singh Gambhir CAO and Unit Head of Shalby multi-specialty hospital, Mohali on Tuesday.
Among others, Brijesh Singh Bisht, DGM and Richa Gupta lead corporate business of Shalby hospital were also present during occasion.
Speaking during occasion, Satpal S Gambhir said that through this card the members of Pensioners Welfare Association can avail special privileges and priority among patients besides discounted rates on OPD, lab and diagnostic, and total bill payment (IPD) at Shalby Hospital.
During occasion, Dr. Muninder Singh Randhawa, urologist at Shalby talked about the Thulium laser facility which is now available at Shalby.
He said that the Thulium laser is fast emerging as a safe and effective modality for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Comparing,  to holmium laser transurethral enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) the number of institutes all over the world using Thulium laser are limited, he pointed out.  
It is proclaimed to be the safest and most effective laser in term of blood loss, the speed of tissue resection and versatility of prostatic resection, he maintained.

6th National Workshop cum CME on Health Systems Strengthening Concluded at PGI

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Chandigarh 17th Dec:- 2nd day of five-day “6th National Workshop cum CME on Health Systems Strengthening “concluded today.
Prof T. Sundararaman, Global Coordinator for People’s Health Movement and Adjunct Faculty, Centre of Technology and Policy-IIT Madras chaired the session on Health Management Information System. He highlighted the evolution of HMIS system that faced many challenges with passing time and suggested to take innovative and creative solutions after reading theory and leanings from positive as well as negative experiences.
Dr. D. K Ojha Deputy Director General (Stats) MoHFW explicitly explained HMIS indicators and their linkage with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030. He explained ongoing processes to overcome the challenges faced for. Eg. The challenges of internet connectivity in remote areas is now on board and will be replaced with Internet Optical Fiber by April 2020. Dr. U. M. Jha, Sr. Consultant MoHFW elaborated latest features of new HMIS on Integrated Health Information Platform (IHIP) will now be rolled out for triangulation of all the soft ware’s.
Dr. Tanica, Additional professor, PHFI elaborated critical elements of data for decision making and challenges and gaps for using the data. Dr. Devaki Nambiar, Program Head, from George Institute for Global Health and his team explained the dimensions of inequality and monitoring health inequalities that involves selecting health indicators and talked about data requirement for inequality analysis followed by hands on training for equity analysis.
Dr. Chandrakant Laharia from WHO India talked about Health System Strengthening and UHC.

03 Day Entrepreneurship and Rural Development Conclave Inaugurated at NITTTR

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Chandigarh 17th Dec:- A Three-day entrepreneurship and rural development conclave (ERDC – 2019) was inaugurated at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh on 17th December 2019. The event is being jointly organized by NITTTR, Chandigarh and Young Hopes of India Foundation in association with Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, Panjab University, Chandigarh and Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Punjab.
The conclave was inaugurated by Ratan Lal Kataria, MoS, Jal Shakti, Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. The event was also graced by Mukul Kanitkar, General Secretary, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, Nayab Singh, Hon’ble MP, Loksabha, Kurukshetra, Prof. Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Chandidgarh, Prof. Sarit Das, Director, IIT Ropar and Prof. S S Pattnaik, Director, NITTTR, Chandigarh.
This unique conclave aims at bridging the gap between the most creative minds i.e., school children, teachers, educators, entrepreneurs specially focused at rural entrepreneurship and the rural governance. The outcome of the conclave is to provide the platform for materializing the innovative ideas of creative children. It provides necessary networking amongst schools, colleges, universities, public representatives, wanapreneurs, entrepreneurs, industry representatives and officials while promoting rural entrepreneurship.
The first day of the conference was focused on the need of entrepreneurial development in children by focusing on school administrators and educators. The conclave convenor Chetan Sahore introduced the guests. Prof. S S Pattnaik, Director, NITTTR Chandigarh welcomed the dignitaries and stressed on the need of for training the next generation teachers, so that they can become catalysts in educating the children of the current technological era. Shri Mukul Kanitkar in his address discussed the need to educate the children regarding the glorious traditions of the country and emphasised on making educational system in tune with Indian culture and ethos. He said that the future entrepreneurs in India should develop technologies specially focused on Indian needs.
Ratan Lal Kataria, MoS, GoI spoke about various government of India initiatives for promoting entrepreneurship skills among the youth. He also stressed upon the role of teachers in promoting entrepreneurship skills among the students at their early age. Nayab Singh, MP of Kurukshetra spoke about the need of rural entrepreneurship. Prof. Rajkumar, VC of Panjab University detailed upon the initiatives of PU and its incubation centre. Prof. Sarit Das, Director of IIT Ropar discussed the requirement social entrepreneurship culture to be developed among the students and offered the facilities of IIT for school children of the catchment area.
Understanding the need of bridging the gap between the current education system and the millennial generation, towards training the next generation teachers a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between NITTTR Chandigarh and Research for Resurgence Foundation for establishment of Research for Resurgence Outreach Centre at NITTTR Campus. The MoU will mutually benefit the students and faculties for nurturing the research, innovation and creativity among students.
The conclave is having three one day conferences on (i) Need for Entrepreneurship Development (ii) Innovative Rural Development Projects (iii) Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna. The broad theme of the conclave is to create a platform to collaborate different stakeholders of rural entrepreneurship and to describe the role of colleges and universities in association with Gram Panchayats. The expected outcomes of this conclave are Rural Entrepreneurship projects in Rural areas and Sharing of ideas and understanding of mutual expectations.