Thursday, 30 January 2020

Volkswagen to Unveil Its New Brand Design and Logo at the Upcoming Auto Expo 2020

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Mumbai,30th Jan, 2020:- At the Auto Expo 2020, Volkswagen, Europe’s largest car manufacturer will be celebrating two major announcements – Volkswagen’s SUV offensive and its new brand design. The brand is presenting its new logo and its new brand design to the public under the motto of “New Volkswagen”. It has a presentation that is powerful, fresh, modern, positive and attractive. Our brand objective is to create a 360° customer experience that is intriguing and contemporary across all channels. The brand’s visual language will be very different from that projected by Volkswagen to date.
The symbol and trademark will be the new logo, which will be reduced to its essential elements and presented with a new design that is flat and two dimensional. The brand design and the logo aim for high flexibility and are intended for digital applications. It will be more modern, clearer and simple. It would also apply to the new brand signals such as pictograms, typography, colors or layouts. For the first time, the brand will have a female voice in the sound logo, which will replace the former brand claim.
Steffen Knapp, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars India said that the new brand design marks the start of a new era for Volkswagen. Globally, the brand has committed itself towards being carbon neutral by 2050. Over the last four years, Volkswagen brand has taken and implemented bold decisions in almost all areas of its activities. This comprehensive rebranding is the logical consequence of our brand’s strategic reorientation. Now is the right time to make the new attitude of our brand, visible to the outside world.

Sufna's Trailer Unveiled In the Presence Of Entire Crew

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Chandigarh,30th Jan, 2020:- The countdown for the release of Punjabi romantic entertainer movie, Sufna’s official trailer has ended now. While the movie is releasing on 14th February, it's trailer has been released today.
Featuring the fresh pairing of Ammy Virk and Tania for the first time on the big screen, Sufna is directed by Punjabi film industry's ace director Jagdeep Sidhu who was also behind 2018's blockbuster Qismat and more recently Shadaa. 
While speaking about the film, the lead actor Ammy Virk said that Sufna is a well-knit modern love story of a young couple in Punjab belonging to different faiths. He loved its storyline and the fact that it was being directed by his friend Jagdeep Sidhu made him very comfortable to say yes to it.
Expressing her delight at playing the lead heroine in Sufna, Tania said that it's almost a dream-come-true for her to work opposite awesome actor like Ammy and under Jagdeep Sidhu as the director. She is very optimistic that Sufna will do wonders at the box-office owing to its touching script.
Ammy Virk and Tania have earlier shared screen in blockbuster Punjabi movies like Qismat (2018) However, Tania will be seen playing the role of a lead actress for the first time.
Sufna is produced by Gurpreet Singh and Navneet Virk under their production house, Panj Paani Films. Three of its songs are already out and are receiving massive response due to B Praak’s soulful music and Jaani’s incredible lyrics.

77-yr Man Undergoes TAVI Surgery for Aortic Valve Replacement

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Chandigarh,30th Jan, 2020:- A 77-yr man got a new lease of life after he underwent transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure for severe calcific aortic stenosis at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mohali recently.
Max team consisted of Dr TP Singh, director cardiology and TAVI services and Dr Sudheer Saxena, senior director and head cardiology conducted TAVI procedure which is first in Max.
This patient was brought to Max with excessive breathlessness and fatigability. He was diagnosed to have severe calcific aortic stenosis, which is tightening of the valve of heart that supplies blood to whole body. Since he had other severe comorbid conditions like lung disease, he was very high risk for surgical aortic valve replacement and hence decision to perform a TAVI procedure was taken.
Dr TP Singh who is specially trained for TAVI procedure from Liverpool, UK informed that TAVI is transcatheter aortic valve implantation. This procedure avoids open heart surgery to replace aortic valve. This is very comfortable for patients and they are discharged after 2-3 days of procedure.
He further informed those elderly patients and those with comorbidities in whom open surgery is not possible or is risky are real candidates for this procedure. About 10% of patients who are elderly suffer from this valve problem and only option left for them was medical treatment and wait for death, as this severe aortic stenosis if not treated in time will eventually lead to death, informed Dr Singh.
Dr Sudheer Saxena said that due to tightening of wall and narrowing of orifice area, one gets breathlessness very easily. This patient was also suffering from interstitial lung disease and obstructive sleep apnea. The patient was earlier advised open heart surgery for replacement of aortic valve which was denied by surgeons in view of his obesity & lungs condition.
He asserted that due to the comorbidities, he was facing problem in getting proper treatment. Therefore, we planned aortic valve replacement without surgery i.e TAVI. He was discharged on third day & with very satisfactory clinical improvement. He underwent procedure very smoothly with backup team of cardiac surgeons & intensivists. 

Inner Wheel Clubs of Chandigarh Zone 3 and Anand Foundation Donates a Haemodialysis Machine to PGI

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Chandigarh,30th Jan, 2020:- The Inner Wheel Clubs of Chandigarh Zone 3 and Anand Foundation headed by Mrs. Meenakshi Anand donated a haemodialysis machine to the Department of Nephrology PGIMER Chandigarh. Professor Jagat Ram, Director of PGIMER Chandigarh, received the machine from the club members of zone 3 of Inner Wheel Clubs.
Inner Wheel Club is the world’s largest women voluntary organization. It is devoted to community service and humanitarian activities. Going by the theme adopted by Inner wheel Clubs for 2020 “Together we can”, different clubs have joined hands for this contribution. This reflects their passion for resolving various social issues that our country faces today.
Inner Wheel club works on various social issues across the world with “health and diseases” being one of its priority areas. Professor HS Kohli, Head of the Department of Nephrology, PGIMER Chandigarh appreciated the endeavours of the club to augment the existing system which will go a long way. Professor Jagat ram, director PGIMER Chandigarh, while accepting the machine, lauded this humanitarian gesture. 

Mahindra Electric Launches New Brand Identity

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Chandigarh,30th Jan, 2020:- Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd, a part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, and the pioneers of electric mobility in India unveiled a new corporate brand identity with a new logo and tagline - ‘Spark the New’. The new brand identity is meant to give the brand a renewed thrust to achieve its global ambition of being a leading player in electric mobility technology solutions.
The identity also simplifies the portfolio so that the vehicles and hardware solutions are offered under ME branding and the software solutions are offered under NEMO branding. The new identity further enhances the brand for a digital world by ensuring the logo works seamlessly on digital assets as well as on the EV components and vehicles. This move will help the brand approach the Indian and global markets with a clarity of purpose and a sharply defined identity.
The launch of the new brand coincides with the completion of over 200 million electric kilometers by Mahindra EVs on Indian road. The 200 million plus eKilometers done by Mahindra’s electric vehicles has helped save over 22,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions in India. This translates into the need to plant over 10 lakh trees to absorb the equivalent levels of emissions.
The company also unveiled its new vision of being a leading brand in enabling customized electric mobility solutions through cutting-edge technology. The new identity intends to position the organization as the preferred e-mobility partner for OEMs across the globe.
Speaking at the launch of the new brand identity, Mahesh Babu, CEO, Mahindra Electric said that today, with a decade’s worth of experience in electric vehicle technology, we are completely prepared to make India an EV hub and take our technologies global. Our new positioning is an acknowledgement of this ambition while being a testament to our pioneering past. It emphasizes our ambition to innovate and create cutting-edge technology with agility, such that we deliver products which make a positive difference to society.
He further added that our new identity truly recognizes the essence of ‘Mahindra Electric’ and there are no better words to capture this than ‘Spark The New’. These powerful words resonate not just with us at Mahindra Electric, but are a clarion call for everyone to join the movement towards sustainable mobility.

Photo Exhibition 'Northern Lights' Showcasing Images of the Famous Illuminations 'Aurra Borealis' Kicks Off

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Chandigarh,30th Jan, 2020:- City based Mitul Dikshit a photographer, cultural activist and educationist and his 14-year-old son Idant who is a student of Class VIII at Strawberry Fields High School, Chandigarh have put up an exhibition of photographs captured during their recent nearly 20 day  sojourn of Lapland - Finland's Northern most region. Lapland is  also known to be the place where millions of travellers from across the world long to go, just to feast their eyes upon the magical phenomenon  of 'Aurra Borealis'  or Northern Lights. The exhibition of breathtaking pictures by Mitul & Idant has been put up at the Government Art Gallery, Sec 10 here and will be on from January 30- February 1, 2020 from 10 am till 5 pm daily.
Mitul Dikshit said that the Northern Lights are enchanting illuminations which are unpredictable and usually appear only on very cold nights in Northern Finland above the Arctic Circle, these lovely images, through the ages, have aroused a feeling that they have magical powers beyond human comprehension. In Finish this phenomenon is also called ‘ revontulet’, which means 'fox fires'. We have captured the Northern Lights in its full grandeur and put it on display at the exhibition for all to see.
In this photo exhibition 45 photographs of the father -son duo have been showcased. Out of these there are 35 by Mitul and 10 by young Idant.
Mitul explains his experience that we were able to get some nice clicks of Polar night. In the Northernmost parts of Finland the sun really doesn’t come up for weeks, but thanks to the snow, Northern lights and moonlight, the polar night is actually very beautiful and colourful. Also, the noon looks like a sunrise turning into a sunset without the sun never actually getting up–this is when you can see some beautiful pink and orange colours in the sky.
'Northern Lights', is not just displaying the beautiful colours & hues splashed by nature in the region but also has images of the rich flora  and fauna of the picture perfect area- Lapland, which is covered in a spotless white blanket of snow.
Idant said that the winter landscapes in Lapland are fascinating, with ever changing light, snow covered trees like nowhere else in the world, and frozen lakes as far as the eye can see. He has captured these aspects and loved the whole experience. The Polar night of Finland also offers a one of a kind experience to see some Northern lights and the Milkyway.
Mitul is a die-hard adventure lover and is in love with travelling. Taking a cue from his father Idant too has developed a major liking for the adventurous outdoors. Mitul has already travelled all the seven continents including Antarctica, on which his coffee table book named ‘Antarctica Gods Own  Canvas’ was published , after, travelling all seven continents , Mitul has exhibited his work on ‘Wildlife Safari of Masai Mara' and ‘The Great Barrier Reef ’, which was diving underwater at the Great Barrier in Cairns, Australia. He has done 'The Polar Expedition at the Arctic' and the most recently he did ‘The Inca Ruin and the Amazon Jungles’.
Idant Dikshit who apart from being is an avid traveller like his father is also a passionate photographer and has travelled to six continents and plans to travel to Antartica next year.

Desh Bhagat University Organizes Corporate Cricket League

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Chandigarh,30th Jan, 2020:- Desh Bhagat University organized 'Corporate Cricket League Season 2' to raise funds for the education of girls and promote sports. Desh Bhagat University’s Vice President Er. Sandeep Singh attended the event as the chief guest. On this occasion, Hardev Singh, Advisor to Chancellor Desh Bhagat University and Ajay Shukal Group Editor India News was the Guest of Honour.
The ultimate competition for this league full of enthusiasm. The ‘ASRS Red Backs’ and ‘Cricket Lovers’ teams played in the final match in which Red Backs team won by 45 runs. It is worth mentioning that the winning team was given a reward of Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 30,000 for the runner up team. Man of the Series was Umesh Khaira, Batsman of the Series  was Michael Vishal ,Bowler of the Series was. Aniket.
During his address after the prize distribution ceremony, Er. Sandeep Singh said that in order to get rid of the ignorance of the society, it is important that we educate our daughters as much as possible and we can also promote education as the first step to empower women in the society.

Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh Celebrates Basant Panchami

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Chandigarh,30th Jan, 2020:- The students and staff of Bhavan Vidyalaya Chandigarh celebrated Basant Panchami with customary cheer and reverence, to rejoice the onset of spring.  
 A Special Assembly was organised by the Human Excellence Cell ‘Sanskara’, which commenced on an auspicious note with the Saraswati Pooja. The Senior Principal Ms. Vineeta Arora and Vice Principal Ms. Suparna Bansal paid obeisance to Goddess Saraswati, the deity of knowledge, music and art.
A soulful rendition ‘Hey Sharadey Maa’ by the members of the school choir presented.  Ms. Sangeeta Kakkar, faculty of the Hindi Department shared insights about the significance of Basant and how it symbolised new spirit and strength after a period of cold and gloom.

Quarterly Meeting of District Legal Services Authority Held

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SAS Nagar,30th Jan, 2020:- The District and Sessions Judge cum Chairman District Legal Services Authority, S. A. S. Nagar Rajinder Singh Rai here today presided over a quarterly meeting of the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), S. A. S. Nagar at the Judicial Complex, Sector -76.
The meeting saw various issues coming up for detailed discussion. The total number of cases in which legal aid has been provided until the quarter ending on December, 2019 is 299. Furthermore, the National Lok Adalat would be held on 8-2-2020.
It was also decided in the meeting to widely publicize the free legal aid schemes of the DLSA through all the media platforms besides asking the SSP to sensitize the SHOs and Investigating Officers to refer cases for mediation to the DLSA and also intimating whenever any advocate is required. 
It was also decided to ask the office of the Deputy Commissioner to instruct BDPOs/Panchayat Secretaries/Sarpanches to assist in organizing the seminars and legal awareness camps to be held by the DLSA, S. A. S. Nagar. 
Among other dignitaries present on the occasion included the ADJ-1, S. A. S. Nagar Rajnish Garg, Chief Judicial Magistrate, S. A. S. Nagar Deepika, ADC (D) Aashika Jain,  SP (D) Harmandeep Singh Haans, President District Bar Association Manpreet Singh Chahal and District Attorney Sanjeev Batra.

Homage Paid to Mahatma Gandhi on Balidan Divas

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SAS Nagar,30th Jan, 2020:- The Balidan Divas of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was today observed here at the District Administrative Complex.
On the occasion, two minutes of silence was also observed to pay heartfelt homage to the father of the nation and other freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives in the freedom movement.
The ADC(D) Aashika Jain, Assistant Commissioner General Yashpal Sharma, DDPO  D. K. Saldi, and officers and employees from the various departments paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion.

एनबीटी का पुस्तक मेला पहली फरवरी से: पुस्तक मेले के दौरान साहित्यिक, सांसकृतिक एवं बच्चों से संबंधित कार्यशालाएं, गतिविधियां तथा संगोष्ठी के कार्यक्रम किए जाएंगे आयोजित

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Chandigarh,30th Jan, 2020:- राष्ट्रीय पुस्तक न्यास भारत (एन बी टी इंडिया) का चंडीगढ़ पुस्तक मेला पहली से नौ फरवरी तक पंजाब विश्वविद्यालय के सहयोग से विश्वविद्यालय के परिसर में आयोजित किया जा रहा है।
ये जानकारी देते हुए सहायक निदेशक प्रदर्शनी शुभाशीष दत्ता, डा.गुरपाल संधू, डीन पंजाब विश्व विद्यालय, नवजोत कौर, प्रोग्राम इंचार्ज और दवजिंदर कुमार, बच्चों की गतिविधियों के इंचार्ज ने पत्रकार वार्ता में बताया कि मेले का उद्घाटन पहली फरवरी को पंजाब विश्वविद्यालय के उपकुलपति प्रो. राजकुमार करेंगे। पुस्तक मेले के दौरान अनेक साहित्यिक, सांसकृतिक एवं बच्चों से संबंधित कार्यशालाएं, गतिविधियां तथा संगोष्ठी के कार्यक्रम आयोजित किए जाएंगे। मेले में लगभग 70 प्रकाशकों के 95 स्टॉल होंगे। सभी पुस्तकों की खरीद पर 10 प्रतिशत की छूट दी जाएगी।