Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Zee Learn Introduces Pre-school Teacher Training Programme and Kidzee Learning Tab in Punjab

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- Zee Learn Ltd, India’s “Most Trusted organization in Diversified Education” with over 1500 Kidzee pre-schools is all set for its new endeavour with the launch of Kidzee’s Learning Tab and Zee Learn Pre-school Teacher Training Programme in Punjab. Zee Learn Ltd has taken the amalgamation of learning and technology a notch higher; and created Kidzee Learning Tab with curated content chosen/created by academicians and child-experts. Keeping the needs of the fast growing education sector in mind, Zee Learn is also launching the Zee Learn Pre-school Teacher Training Programme. The programme aims at creating quality Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) educators to bridge the existing gap between the number of teachers available and the number required.
Punjab is an important market for Kidzee with a total 47 centres across the state. On an average, 300- 400 Kidzee centres get operational every year and nationwide most of these centres are run by women. Kidzee is supporting and working towards the betterment of two indispensable sections of society- children and women.  
Kidzee Learning Tablet Zee Learn Ltd entered into a technical partnership with Metis Learning (Eddy) to create the unique Kidzee Learning Tablet which is specifically designed and customized for the needs of Early Childhood learning- adding apps and features suitable for age- appropriate easy learning. Kidzee Learning Tablet, with its unique module based learning and gamification approach, can be used by parents and children alike as it has a kid’s mode under which kids can learn while having fun and parents can use it for their needs too. With over 150 million children in the age group of 0-6 years and extremely limited penetration of formal preschools in India, the Kidzee Learning Tablet can augment the learning for children in the early years. The unique content is layered with quizzes for 250 structured modules whereby Children will get an e-certificate on completion. Zee Learn is venturing in the e-commerce space for the first time, by retailing the Kidzee Learning Tablet online on its own website. During the introductory phase the Kidzee Learning Tab is offered at INR 9,999. It would be accessible to the larger consumer to enable their children to learn the Kidzee way.
Sukhvinder Singh Bindra, Kidzee’s Business Head said that over the years, Kidzee has been innovating and launching differentiated products and services for kids. Kidzee Learning Tab would offer an opportunity to parents and kids to enhance holistic learning in a variety of fun ways. It is created after an extensive research, which was conducted to understand the need of education system and hence provide a crucial tool for its development. Our aim is to provide children with an experience of Kidzee at School as well as Kidzee at Home to ensure maximum reach of best learning tools across India. 
Commenting on the launch, Abhinav Upadhyay, Head Marketing & Innovation, Zee Learn said that we are extremely proud to announce Zee Learn’s entry into the new segment. Having reached a magnificent number of over 1500 centers across 550 Indian cities, Zee Learn Pre-school Teacher Training Programme is a natural progression for us. It is important to training our teachers thoroughly in ECCE to ensure better learning atmosphere and teachings for our kids. Zee Learn is determined to nurture the unique potential of every child through our distinguished offerings.

Birla Sun Life Insurance Launches Birla Cancer Shield Plan

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- Birla Sun Life Insurance has announced the launch of BSLI Cancer Shield Plan, a plan that helps you fight Cancer with the confidence of financial security for your family should the need arise. This covers both early and major stages of Cancer and provides you a lump sum amount on diagnosis helping you meet the related expenses and financial obligations that come along.
The customer is provided 30% of sum assured on illness on diagnosis of the early stage of Cancer and 100% of sum assured on illness on diagnosis of major stage of Cancer less previously paid claim of early stage of Cancer if any. It gives the customers option to enhance their plan by availing income benefit option that provides them 1% of sum assured on illness monthly for a fixed period of next 5 years once a claim for Major stage Cancer has been admitted. The plan also provides customers the option to choose between level sum assured option that keeps the sum assured constant each year and an increasing sum assured option, that enables you to a 10% increment in sum assured each year at a maximum of 100% addition on initial sum assured.
Speaking on the launch, Pankaj Razdan, MD & CEO, Birla Sun Life Insurance said that Cancer cases are increasingly reflecting an increasing trend in India. According to WHO report, over 1 million new cases are reported in India each year while about 6.8 lakh people die due to cancer in India p.a. Although, medical science has developed new techniques and medicines to cure and manage the disease, the cost of treatment still remains exorbitant and unaffordable for most patients suffering from cancer.

MFIs Loan Disbursement Grows by 29%: MFIN Report

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- Microfinance industry has witnessed 29% growth in loan disbursements in the first quarter of FY2016-17 over the last year, according to the recently released quarterly report on the industry byMicrofinance Institutions Network (MFIN), a Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) of the RBI regulated NBFC MFIs. In its 18th edition of the ‘Micrometer Report’ for Q1 FY16-17, MFIN observed that the microfinance industry has experienced a growth of 89% since Q1 FY15-16 and has grown by 9% over the last quarter.
 The aggregate Gross Loan Portfolio (GLP) of MFIs stood at Rs 60, 165 crore in Q1 FY16-17 as compared to Rs 31, 869 crore in Q1 FY15-16.  South India leads the way with 35% share in GLP followed by North at 25% and West at 24% and East contributing 16%. The industry also witnessed the Y-O-Y increase of 48% in client base where MFIs provided microcredit to 3.58 crore clients.
According to Ratna Vishwanathan, Chief Executive Officer, MFIN that the Microfinance Industry has seen a substantial growth over the last one year. With the increase in number of branches, MFIs have been able to increase their outreach thus expanding their beneficiary base.  Total number of loans disbursed has also seen an increase of 29% which significantly contributed to the expansion of the sector. Overall the growth has been healthy and it is an indicator of the fact that confidence in the sector has been growing and there is an evident interest in greater investments in NBFC MFIs.
Over half (57 %)of the total disbursement during the quarter came from 5 states which include- Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Average loan amount disbursed for each beneficiary has also witnessed a growth and stands at Rs 19,930 with a growth of 27% since Q4 FY15-16. The employee base has grown 43% and the NBFC-MFIs now employ 98,287 employees which were 68,578 in the corresponding quarter of the last year. Branch network has also seen an increase of 28% in last one year and now stands at 10,458.
Number of loans disbursed grew by 29% over Q1 FY15-16 and loan amount disbursed grew by 64%. The total loan amount disbursed in Q1 FY16-17 was Rs 18,811 crore which was Rs 11, 487 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last year. In Q1 FY16-17, portfolio at risk (PAR) remained under 1%. The analysis presented in this issue is based on data collected from 57 NBFC–MFIs.

FC Goa Signs Rafael Dumas,Trindade Goncalves and Richarlyson

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- FC Goa has announced the signing of three new Brazilian players for the first team squad ahead of the third edition of the Hero Indian Super League. Defender Rafael Dumas and midfielders Richarlyson and Trindade Goncalves have penned a deal that will see them represent Zico's men this season
21 year old defender Rafael Dumas has been loaned from Brazilian side Flamengo where he plays as a centre half. Speed is his forte and he uses this to his advantage to chase and close down attackers. Having played in the junior side of the famed Brazilian team and helping the side win the Junior Campeonato Carioca in 2015, he was promoted to the senior team where he has made one appearance so far. Impressed by his performances in the junior league, Zico gave him the opportunity to join the Indian side to showcase his skills. Alongside veterans like Gregory Arnolin, World Cup winner Lucio and Luciano Sobrosa, the youngster will hope to leave his mark on the tournament.
Trindade Goncalves has played a number of junior tournaments in Brazil as well. The 20 year old played in the Copa Sao Paulo de Futbol Junior against rivals Corinthians and scored a goal while also converting a penalty in the shootout to win the contest. A defensive midfielder by trade, Trindade is adept at shielding the defensive from attacks using his speed and technique.
Richarlyson is the most decorated of the three players. Having represented the national team on two occasions, he has also won numerous domestic titles including the Brazilian league in 2006, 2007 and 2008 with Sao Paulo. The 33 year old is a versatile player and while he plays predominantly in front of the defence, he can also slot in comfortably in the heart of the defence or at left full back. With experience on his side, he will be an asset to Zico's team during the ISL and will help the progression of the younger Brazilians and Indian players as well.

श्री हेमकुंट पब्लिक स्कूल के में टीचर-डे का आयोजन:अध्यापकों ने किया कैटवॉक

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- श्री हेमकुंट पब्लिक स्कूल में आज टीचर डे मनाया गया। इस दौरान जहां स्कूल के बच्चों ने सुबह की मॉर्निंग एसैंबली में अध्यापकों को फूल दे कर हैप्पी टीचर डे बोला। वहीं बच्चों ने अपने प्रिय अध्यापकों का जन्म दिन मनाने के लिए कई तरह की गतिविधियों में हिस्सा लेकर उनके दिन को यादगार बनाने का प्रयास किया तो बच्चों की ओर से इतना आदर सम्मान पाता देख स्कूल के अध्यापकों ने भी बच्चों के लिए आयोजित कार्यक्रम में अपनी कैटवॉक की सुंदर प्रस्तुति देकर अपनी कला का प्रर्दशन किया। 
इससे पहले कार्यक्रम की शुरूआत स्कूल के डायरेक्टर डा. जी.एस. भल्ला ने रिबन काट कर किया। जिसके बाद बच्चों द्वारा विभिन्न प्रकार के कार्यक्रम प्रस्तुत किए गए, जिसमें गीत-संगीत और कविताएं आदि शामिल थीं। 
इस अवसर पर स्कूल के डायरेक्टर डा. जी.एस. भल्ला ने बच्चों को डॉ. सर्वपल्ली राधाकृष्णन के बारें में विस्तारपूर्वक जानकारी दी और बच्चों अध्यापकों को उनके सिद्वांतों को अपनाने के लिए प्रेरित किया। उन्होंने बताया कि कि हर साल 5 सितंबर को शिक्षकों के सम्मान के रूप में सम्पूर्ण भारत में शिक्षक दिवस के रूप मनाया जाता है। शिक्षक दिवस का आयोजन करके हम एक महान शिक्षक, राजनीतिज्ञ एवं दार्शनिक डॉ. सर्वपल्ली राधाकृष्णन को भी याद करते हैं। भारत को शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में नई ऊँचाइयों पर ले जाने वाले डॉ. राधाकृष्णन एक महान शिक्षक होने के साथ-साथ स्वतंत्र भारत के पहले उपराष्ट्रपति तथा दूसरे राष्ट्रपति थे। उनका जन्म 5 सितंबर को ही हुआ था, तभी यही कारण है कि शिक्षक दिवस 5 सितंबर को आयोजित किया जाता है। डॉ. सर्वपल्ली राधाकृष्णन का जन्म 5 सितंबर सन् 1888 को जन्म तमिलनाडु के तिरुतनी गॉव में हुआ था। वह वे आर्थिक रूप से बहुत कमजोर परिवार से थे और शुरू से ही पढाई-लिखाई में काफी रूचि रखते थे। 

Grooming Zone Announces Date for Kaushik Ghosh’s Workshop in Chandigarh

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- Grooming zone announced the date of the region’s leading workshop for acting and Modeling by Kaushik Ghosh in Chandigarh.. The workshop will be started since 29th Sep till 6th October in Chandigarh. Kaushik Ghosh with Jatinder, MD Grooming zone was present at the event. This 8 days workshop will be open for kids, male and female in the age group of 5 years to 35 years. Guru Kaushik Ghosh and his team personally groom these participants.
Kaushik Ghosh is well noted page 3 personality in the entire world. He has given a number of brilliant actors to the industry such as Sushmita Sen, Sonu Sood, Rahul Dev, Mukul Dev and many more. Kaushik Ghosh is a leading Bollywood fashion show director and internationally renowned groomer for model/Bollywood actors. He has directed and produced more than 2000 fashion shows and conducted more than 400 workshops.
Jatinder, MD, Grooming Zone said that he himself belongs to Chandigarh.  Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh are packed with full of talented people, but they don’t have any professional platform  in the region. Lack of opportunity most of the talent waste and can't be utilized. We are very glad to announce the date for Kaushik Ghosh’s workshop in Chandigarh. Kaushik Ghosh is well known name in the entire Bollywood industry and we are expecting our people from the region will grab this opportunity and sharp their skills in acting and modeling.
Kaushik Ghosh said that he appreciate the talent of this region. These days you can easily find the well renowned names of the glamour industry and Bollywood from the Chandigarh and Punjab. Many candidates are doing well who was part of our last workshop. He really enjoys working with the talented people and get this enjoyment and pleasure here. We wish to give a right direction to the talent as happened in our last workshop.
In the previous session Grooming Zone has given well renowned candidate to the industry. Ms. Neha Dabar Miss India 2015 and you will see her in Yashraj movie soon. Ms. Kareena was a winner of best smile in Palash Miss India 2015. Roopam, Shekhar, and Abhishek are doing work with renowned brands and few are working in movies.

MD of Khandelia Oil Mills Donates Rs.25 Lacs for the Stay Home for Mentally Challenged Children

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), U.T. Branch, Chandigarh is a voluntary humanitarian organization engaged in purely charitable activities to protect human life and health based activities in India. It is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and so shares the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. The mission of the Red Cross Society is to provide relief in the times of disasters and emergencies and promoting health and care of vulnerable section of the society.
The Red Cross Society, U.T. Chandigarh is currently providing a number of services to the poor, needy & destitute persons through its welfare projects. The Society is going to construct one of the most important and big project named “Infosys Red Cross Sarai” at PGI, Chandigarh with financial assistance of Infosys. Similarly, the Society is also going to start a Home for mentally and physically challenged persons at Sector 15 Chandigarh soon in association with the corporate houses and philanthropists. Devi Parsad Khandelia, Managing Director, M/s Khandelia Udyog Pvt. Ltd. and Khandelia Oil & General Mills Pvt. Ltd handed over the cheques of Rupees fifteen lac and ten lacs respectively (Total Rs.25 Lacs) to Ajit Balaji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, UT., Chandigarh as a contribution for construction of said home in name of their beloved mother Rukmani Devi Khandelia.
Ajit Balaji Joshi, Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, UT., Chandigarh expressed his thanks and gratitude to the Khandelia family towards this noble cause. He further added that however this is a big project costing in Crore and hope that more donors like Devi Parsad Khandelia should come forward to contribute in this noble cause.               

Management Committee of S.D. Mandir Mohali Re-elected Unopposed

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- The present Management Committee of S.D. Mandir Phase-4, Mohali Headed by Des Raj Gupta, President, J.P. Aggarwal Senior Vice President, Dr. Ravinder Sharma Vice President, Raj Kumar Sharma General Secretary and M.P. Sood Cashier have been re-elected unopposed for the second term of two years keeping in view the meritorious development work of the Mandir done by the present committee. 

ਜਵਾਹਰ ਨਵੋਦਿਆ ਵਿਦਿਆਲਿਆਂ ਰਕੌਲੀ (ਕੁਰਾਲੀ) 'ਚ ਦਾਖਲਾ ਲੈਣ ਲਈ ਅਰਜ਼ੀ ਫਾਰਮ 16 ਸਤਬੰਰ ਤੱਕ ਭਰੇ ਜਾ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਾਂ:ਗੁਪਤਾ

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- ਸਾਹਿਬਜਾਦਾ ਅਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਗਰ ਜ਼ਿਲੇ ' ਭਾਰਤ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਦੇ ਮਾਨਵ ਸੰਸਾਧਨ ਵਿਕਾਸ ਮੰਤਰਾਲਿਆਂ ( ਸਕੂਲ ਸਿੱਖਿਆ ਅਤੇ ਸ਼ਾਖਰਸ਼ਤਾ ਵਿਭਾਗ) ਅਧੀਨ ਚਲ ਰਹੇ  ਜਵਾਹਰ ਨਵੋਦਿਆ ਵਿਦਿਆਲਿਆਂ ਪਿੰਡ ਰਕੌਲੀ (ਕੁਰਾਲੀ) ਲਈ ਛੇਵੀਂ ਜਮਾਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਾਲ 2017 ਲਈ ਦਾਖਲੇ ਟੈਂਸਟ ਲਈ ਅਰਜ਼ੀ ਫਾਰਮ 16 ਸਤੰਬਰ ਤੱਕ ਭਰੇ ਜਾ ਸਕਦੇ ਹਨ ਇਸ ਸੰਬੰਧੀ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੰਦਿਆਂ ਵਿਦਿਆਲਿਆਂ ਦੇ ਪ੍ਰਿੰਸੀਪਲ ਅਭਾ ਗੁਪਤਾ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਪੰਜਵੀਂ ਜਮਾਤ ਵਿੱਚ ਪੜ ਰਹੇ ਵਿਦਿਆਰਥੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਿਲੈਕਸ਼ਨ ਟੈਂਸਟ ਲਈ ਫਾਰਮ ਬਿਲਕੁਲ ਮੁਫਤ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ 
ਪ੍ਰਿੰਸੀਪਲ ਅਭਾ ਗੁਪਤਾ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਇਹ ਫਾਰਮ ਜ਼ਿਲਾਂ ਸਿੱਖਿਆ ਅਫ਼ਸਰਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਜ਼ਿਲੇ ਦੇ ਸਮੂਹ ਬਲਾਕ ਸਿੱਖਿਆ ਅਫ਼ਸਰਾਂ ਦੇ ਦਫ਼ਤਰਾ ਦੇ ਨਾਲ ਨਾਲ ਜਵਾਹਰ ਨਵੋਦਿਆਂ ਵਿਦਿਆਲਿਆਂ ਰਕੌਲੀ ਵਿਖੇ ਵੀ ਉਪਲੱਬਧ ਹਨ ਜਿੱਥੋਂ ਕਿ ਫਾਰਮ ਮੁਫਤ ਦਿੱਤੇ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ। 

Award for 'Telepsychiatry: A Novel Approach for Mental Health Care Delivery'

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 06th September:- Dr Savita Malhotra, former Dean and Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry at PGI, has been conferred the prestigious Dr V N Bagadia Oration by the Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital Mumbai. DR Malhotra delivered the Oration titled” Telepsychiatry: A Novel Approach for Mental Health Care Delivery" in Mumbai. Telepsychiatry has been her flagship project and has now been fully supported by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India for deployment for service delivery, where high quality mental health care can be provided to people in remote areas, thus saving them the need to travel to centers like PGI.
Dr Savita Malhotra retired from PGI on 31 Jan 2016 after 42 yrs of service and has now joined Fortis Hospital in Mohali.