Thursday, 19 December 2019

Badminton Gurukul Looks to Address India’s Coaching Needs

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 19th Dec:- The Indian badminton scenario has undergone dramatic change in the last few years. Indian players' dominance on the world stage stands testimony to the fact that the subcontinent has emerged as a badminton powerhouse on the global arena. And to continue this up charge India needs to do a lot more not just in the development programmes at grass root level but in the field of coaching as well. Badminton Gurukul, an initiative by the quintessential badminton superstar and guru Pullela Gopichand and former international shuttler Supriya Devgun, is trying to address that and more.
Badminton Gurukul, in partnership with the Tata Group and associate partners TVS Logistics Group, have set up 28 training centres at 14 cities across India where 1000+ students are undergoing training under 20 former national and international badminton stars. The simple yet short premise is to bring on board the best coaching talent in the country and set up a structured and systematic programme to provide youngsters the opportunity to learn a sport and in grain a healthy lifestyle.
Talking about the initiative during a press conference in Mumbai today, the Dronacharya Award winner Indian national coach Pullela Gopichand, who is also the Mentor, Founder and Director of Badminton Gurukul said that with the kind of results we've had in the international arena, and the unexpected boom badminton has seen in the last few years, a lot of badminton courts that have come up, and consequently there is an increased requirement for quality badminton coaches across the country. He said that keeping all this in mind, Badminton Gurukul have come up with this unique knowledge sharing forum where we are involving the ex-players to come forward and share their experience with the young and upcoming shuttlers. This is not just coaching, but many steps ahead of that. These players have experienced elite coaching programmes first hand and played at the highest level to understand the hard work and rigour required to succeed at the top level. This is an excellent combination and I am sure it will improve the quality of coaching across India and will lead to a greater talent pool across the country.
The former India international, who is also the Founder and Managing Director of Badminton Gurukul, Supriya touched many hearts when she said that with Badminton Gurukul, we are trying to restore dignity and respect for our coaches, give a second wing career for our ex-achievers, put together high quality professionally-run events, standardize operations and bring in a curriculum, and with all these, we are trying to institutionalize the sport. Through Badminton Gurukul, we are trying to make sport a way of life and teach our kids to look beyond medals. For us, the success parameter is not the amount of money one earns, it is the number of lives we touch, whether by teaching you sport or by bringing you back to the sport as an administrator or as a coach, for us that is success. Through Badminton Gurukul, we want to achieve that.
Such an initiative is not possible without corporate support. Talking about the Tata group’s partnership with Badminton Gurukul, Brand Custodian, Tata Sons, Harish Bhat, said that we are delighted to partner with Badminton Gurukul, an initiative that will bring together the best coaching talent in the country on one platform and help youngsters to pursue and excel in the sport through a structured and systematic programme. For nearly a century, the Tata group has been committed to developing the Indian sports landscape and has supported sportspersons across disciplines. We believe that sports has the potential to act as a catalyst for positive social change and plays an important role in building a healthy and inclusive society.
Ravikumar Swaminathan, vice-chairman of TVS Logistics Group, associate partners of Badminton Gurukul, added that at TVS, we understand the importance of corporate support for sports and sportspersons, and we found that in complete sync with the Badminton Gurukul initiative. It is not only helping the growth of the sport in the country but also helping the sportsperson grow. It gives us immense pleasure to be associated with this initiative as badminton is one of the most loved sports in the country and our badminton stars are adored by all.

Bunge India & Wholesale & Retail Kiryana Traders Launch Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

By Tricitynews
Sirsa 19th Dec:- Taking ahead the legacy and responding to the Nation’s call, Wholesale & Retail Kiryana Traders of Rori Bazar Sirsa along with Akhil Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Suraksha Manch, Sirsa carried out massive cleanliness drive at Rori Bazar area of Sirsa. The initiative was wholeheartedly supported by Bunge India, manufacturers of Gagan Refined Oils and Gagan Vanaspati Ghee. The cleanliness drive under the banner, ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan' began at 9:00 am, as enthusiastic group members hand-picked waste, bottles, plastic, pieces of broken glass etc to clear the area. The group included Upendra Ojha (General Manager, Bunge India), Vikram Singh (Area Sales Head, Bunge India) & Sales Team members across Haryana, Mohan Lal Mittal from M/s Shree Sham Enterprises Distributors for Bunge India here at Sirsa & prominent & senior functionaries of Akhil Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Suraksha Manch, Sirsa. The local shopkeepers also enthusiastically participated in this campaign which lasted for about two hours and vowed to keep their respective areas clean.
Speaking on the occasion Upendra Ojha General Manager Bunge India said that the company has been organizing such initiatives under its CSR program and Grain Market / Wholesale Market areas have already been covered at places like Rohtak, Hissar, Karnal, Panipat, Yamunanagar, Ambala City & Cantt, Chandigarh, Patiala, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Bhatinda, Nawanshar, Rajpura and Nabha. He further added that, “in future too Bunge India will continue to associate with various market associations in the cities to do similar activities. He added that the Clean India campaign is inspired by our patriotism & everyone should ensure  to participate, if each of us in our own conduct, include hygiene, then only a city, but also the district, state, country will be easy to clean.
More than 100 people participated in the drive. Members of the association took the pledge to keep Market area clean and green; more than 20 carts of garbage were disposed off. It was decided to carry out sanitation surveys from time to time. A Panel Discussion on Environment and Swachhata March / Rally and a plethora of co-curricular activities were organized to mark the occasion. Many key decisions were taken to keep this mission going in order to give market a complete clean look and make it a habit.

Oath Taking Ceremony organizes at Desh Bhagat Dental College

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Chandigarh 19th Dec:- Anatomy Department of Desh Bhagat Dental College and Hospital was organized Cadeveric Oath ceremony for BDS first year students. The true purpose of this oath-taking ceremony is to pay homage to the person who donated his body for the purpose of education.
Desh Bhagat University Chancellor Dr. Zora Singh said that body donation helps in furthering the medical field through various experiments.  At the end of program, he also appealed to the staff members, students and  people to come forward for the welfare of humanity.

Jjust Music’s New Track Haaye Ve Rocking the Charts: Ammy Virk Promotes the Song in Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 19th Dec:- Jjust Music’a latest number Haaye Ve has been rocking the charts and crossed the 10 million mark within two days of release. Arriving in his hometown Chandigarh to promote yhe song on <day>, Ammy Virk was thrilled to receive an overwhelming feedback from the media and the audience.  
Ammy Virk said that he is filled with gratitude as he visits every city and Haaye Ve is showered with so much love. Chandigarh has a very special place in his heart and it was a surreal experience to promote his song in the city today.
Haaye Ve has lyrics by Sunny Vik, video by Navjit Buttar and music by Raj Fatehpuri. 
Jjust Music has established itself as one of the most bankable music labels with popular songs like ‘Prada’ with Alia Bhatt and ‘Takda Rawan’ with Vishal Mishra, which received much acclaim. Their Navratri release ‘Choodiyan’ had international dance sensation Dytto perform alongside Jackky, which got listeners tapping to its beats. The romantic tune ‘Dim Dim Light’, engrossed listeners as Sooraj Pancholi and Larissa Bonesi grooved together. Their most recent release ‘Baahon Mein’ featuring The Doorbeen Boys is a peppy number,which got listeners tapping away their feet instantly.

Yamaha Launches New Fascino 125 FI

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Chandigarh 19th Dec:- Continuing with the excitement of The Call of the Blue that carved the “The Yamaha Uniqueness” through product line ups and experiences, India Yamaha Motor (IYM) Pvt. Ltd. have announced its entry into the 125-cc scooter segment in India with the launch of Fascino 125 FI. The company will now work aggressively to fortify its market in the 125-cc scooter segment along with the motorcycle line up. The new scooter comes with several exciting new features, new engine technologies and is available in exciting new colours. The Ex-showroom Delhi starts from Rs. 66430.
The new Fascino 125 FI is powered by a BS VI compliant, air cooled, fuel injected (FI), 125 cc blue core engine that produces a power output of 8.2 PS @ 6,500 RPM and a torque of 9.7 N.m @ 5,000 RPM. The power output is +30% and fuel economy are +16% higher* compared to the earlier scooter and the body weight is 99 kgs, which is minimum 4 kgs. lighter than Yamaha’s earlier scooters. The new Fascino 125 FI will flaunt “Stop & start system” that prevents engine idling and subsequently starts with a single throttle twist which uses the sensors to assess the riding environment, front disc brake with “Unified brake system (UBS)”, the “Smart motor generator (SMG)” fitted to all new 125 cc scooters that uses electronic controls to bring a quieter engine start without the need for a separate conventional electric starter, and the “Side stand engine cut-off switch”. The target customers for the new Fascino 125 FI are lying between 18-24 years of age who are high on fashion, and who finds the true reflection of their riding personality by the mobility they ride and the performance it offers.

Sherwood Convent School Celebrates Annual Day Function ‘Gala Fiesta’ with Full Enthusiasm

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Chandigarh 19th Dec:- Sherwood Convent School, Mohali celebrated its annual day function - ‘Gala Fiesta’ with great fervor & enthusiasm at Tagore Theatre, Sector 18, Chandigarh.
The annual function started with ‘Ganesh Vandana’ followed by the address of the school Principal Kusum Singhal, where she highlighted the achievements of the school.
The students presented an array of mesmerizing & colorful cultural events on the different festivals of India displaying the greatness of Indian festivals and how these bind the country together.
Dr Shelly, Administrator & Counsellor, Sherwood Convent School, Mohali who also presented the school’s annual report said, “Besides exhilarating performances, the students also delivered a strong message to the audience by presenting an awe-inspiring & meaningful act on ‘Women Empowerment’. Our students worked very hard for this act. I would also like to commend our choreographer Honey Singh for helping us present a well coordinated show.”
The act on ‘women empowerment’ left everyone spellbound.
During the occasion students who had achieved excellence in academics and sports were also felicitated by giving them awards. Archbishop Dr. Jonathan Ansar, The Metropolitan Archbishop of the National Church of India graced the occasion and encouraged the students with his inspiring speech. The guests of honour included Guneet Swani, a well known woman entrepreneur, Kuldeep Kaur Kang, Municipal Councillor, Mohali and Munish Pundir from NGO Aashman Foundation.
Principal Kusum Singhal lauded the efforts put forth by the students and inspired students to inculcate reading habits in their daily life.