Friday, 16 September 2016

TATA AIG General Insurance and Paytm Come Together to offer Cashless Health Insurance to Cab and Auto Drivers

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited, has entered into an agreement with Paytm - India’s largest mobile payment and commerce platform, to provide health insurance for cab and auto drivers. This distinct contract will enable cab and auto drivers, who are using Paytm’s digital wallet, to avail cashless health insurance through Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited.
Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited has designed cashless insurance scheme, as required by Paytm, to provide drivers, quality medical care as per their need and budget. Further, the affordability barrier is broken by enabling premium payments in installments. While subscribing to the policy the existing health condition of drivers will also be covered under this scheme. The new health insurance scheme will cover hospitalization expenses of up to INR 50,000. This initiative has already received a good response in Delhi/ NCR, with over 1,800 drivers signing up and the services are expected to extend to other regions of India soon.
Judging from the fact that this segment has limited ability and propensity to get health insurance otherwise, this group health insurance arrangement between Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited and Paytm comes as a boon to thousands of drivers across the country, who otherwise are not motivated to take medical insurance.

Brahspati Kala Kendra organizes 11th Brahspati Sangeet Samaroh at Tagore Theatre

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- Sangeet Natak Academy, North Zone Cultural Centre, Patiala  in association with Brahspati Kala Kendra organized a scintillating Kathak recital at the Tagore Theatre here today on the eve of  three day 11th Brahspati sangeet Samaroh from 16 to 18th September at 6:30 pm daily. Inaugural day of samaroh featured dynamic and well-known Kathak exponent Dr. Samira Koser of  Jaipur gharana.
Born  in a aesthetic disciplined family, Samira had a  sense  of  dance  since childhood and  she participated  in  various  dance  competitions during her school and college education winning accolades everywhere.  She received her initial training into the essentials of this classical dance from Late Guru Kanhiya Lal, the doyen of the Jaipur gharana.   Samira’s unshakable loyality to the art and dedication to the object got another life when Kathak wizard Guru Shobha  Koser,  offered  her unstinted support and guidance. The expert training imparted by Guru Shobha Koser molded Samira into an accomplished dancer.  She was introduced to the intricacies of the Jaipur Gharana of Kathak including the presentation of pure dance (nritta) items like tukre, tode, gats, parans, etc. Presently, she is honing her skill under Guru Brij Mohan Gangani. 
The renowned Kathak Danseuse Samira Koser opened up the programme with a spiritual performance Krishan Stuti, followed by Traditional Kathak Dance.  Gat, Nikas Thaat, aamad, uthaan, paran, chakradar paran, upaj , pramilu so on were presented with captivating and graceful movements and fine footwork. Then she moved on the special presentation “Yashodhara”. Samira Koser beautifully danced to “Yashodhara”” displaying her command over abhinaya aspect of Kathak. She doled out with composition “Yashodhara”, is a story of Gautam Buddha from the perspective of Yashodhara( wife of Gautam Buddha). This dance piece tells the story of the love and sacrifice of Yashodhara, the wife of Lord Buddha. When Prince Siddhartha leaves home quietly to seek enlightenment and abandons Yashodhara. She filled with grief, dismay as his husband taken away the essence from her life. After so many years she oozes with excitement as her listen news about return of his husband but she found a saint asking for bhiksha in spite of her husband. When Gauam Buddha asks pardon from Yashodhara, she very humble not only forgive her but also donates her only life support her son Rahul as Bhiksha . And she left all alone to live ever after. Dr. Samira amidst thunderous applause for her presentation full of emotions.
The accomplished artists Pt. Jawala Prasad on Harmonium and vocal, Vijay Sharma on Sitar, Guru Brij Mohan Gangani on padant, Ustad Akram Khan and Mehmood Khan on Tabla, Prakash on flute embellished the recital.  

PGI Psychiatry Department Celebrates 54th Foundation Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- The Department of Psychiatry in Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh celebrated its 54th Foundation Day on 16th September. Prof. NN Wig, Founder of the Department and Professor Emeritus, spoke on this occasion and unveiled the photos of the previous Heads of the department. Prof. Ajit Avasthi, present Head, talked about the contribution of the department for Indian psychiatry and world psychiatry. Prof. Debasish Basu made a presentation on 53 years of the Department. Former Head of the Department Prof. P. Kulhara and other retired faculty members spoke on this occasion.
Professor N.N. Wig recalled his days when he joined PGI Chandigarh on 16.09.1963 after his specialist training in USA and UK. There was no “department” of psychiatry in those early days of the institute, and he had to literally start from scratch. Over the years, department grew from strength to strength, establishing itself as one of the most influential general hospital psychiatry units not only in India but also in world in terms of teaching, research and services. The department runs daily outdoor in psychiatry, drug deaddiction, and child and adolescent psychiatry. It also runs special services in the areas of consultation liaison psychiatry, marital and psychosexual disorders, psychotherapies, opioid substitution therapy, dual diagnosis, autistic and learning disorder, electroconvulsive therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) services. In addition to hospital based services, the department also runs community psychiatric services in Punjab and Haryana. It sees around 18,000 new cases and around 30,000 old cases in a year. It trains around 30 MD Psychiatry residents, 3 DM Addiction Psychiatry residents, 4 DM in Child and adolescent Psychiatry, 6 Masters in Psychiatric nursing students, 1-2 Ph.D. and several trainees from other departments at any given time. The department for the first time in 2014 started DM in Addiction Psychiatry in India. The department has nearly 1800 publications, conducted around 200 funded researches and won many laurels at national and international levels.

Tissot Presents Quickster:Actor Karan Kundra Visits Brand’s Chandigarh SIS

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- The temperature further soared in Chandigarh, when popular TV personality and currently MTV Roadies X4 Gang Leader Karan Kundra visited Tissot Shop in Shop (SIS) with Ethos Watches at Sector 8. On this occasion he was presented Tissot Quickster, the brand’s contemporary sports watch.
Flaunting his new possession, Karan Kundra said that at Roadies most of our tasks are time based and what better association can one think of other than the Swiss watchmaker like Tissot. He quite like this Quickster watches that he has been presented today. It’s quite casual and he likes the fact that he can change its straps according to his wardrobe.
Tissot Quickster is destined for the young and dynamic minded people, who are also looking to stand from the crowd,. Its face keeps it simple with straight hands and the number twelve at its right place, adding to its sporty character. The many details of the watch are what make it stylish. The trendy NATO strap, on some of the models, is definitely part of those details. It offers the possibility of changing the bracelet depending on the mood or the outfit you are wearing. If you are looking for a more classical look, this collection also offers leather straps or stainless steel bracelets. Some watches even feature a mother-of-pearl dial if you are looking for that extra dash of sophistication.  With a price range starting from Rs 19200, it clearly is a summery delight.
Tissot is the associate sponsor of MTV Roadies which is a youth-based popular reality television show on MTV India. The show is an amalgamation of travel, adventure, drama and survival.

Young Artist to Encourage the Girl Child:Modern Paintings to Give Message to 'Save the Girl Child'

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- हरियाणा, दिल्ली और महाराष्ट्र समेत कई राज्यों के कलाकारों ने बेटियां बचाने और पढ़ाने का संदेश देने के लिए अनोखी मुहिम चालू की है। यह कलाकार अपनी कलाकृतियों (पेंटिंग्स) के जरिए केवल बेटियों को प्रोत्साहित कर रहे हैं, बल्कि कन्या भ्रूण हत्या के खिलाफ अभियान छेड़े हुए हैं। उनकी इस मुहिम में विदेशी कलाकारों ने भी खुद को जोड़ लिया है। 
हरियाणा समेत विभिन्न राज्यों के इन कलाकारों ने राजधानी चंडीगढ़ में तीन दिवसीय कला प्रदर्शनी लगाने का निर्णय लिया है। पेंटिंग एग्जीबिशन में करीब डेढ़ दर्जन चुनींदा कलाकारों की छह दर्जन से अधिक शानदार कलाकृतियां (पेंटिग्स) अवलोकन के लिए रखी जाएंगी। सामाजिक संगठन आन (अब ओर नहीं) के बैनर तले कलाकारों ने सेव गर्ल नाम से पेंटिग्स के जरिए बेटियों को प्रोत्साहन की यह राष्ट्रव्यापी मुहिम आरंभ की है। 
संगठन की संयोजक भिवानी निवासी कीर्ति चौहान के अनुसार अब ओर नहीं शब्द का अभिप्राय सकारात्मक दृष्टिकोण से है, जिसका मतलब यह हुआ कि अब बेटियों पर तो अत्याचार होंगे और ही उन्हें कोख में मरने दिया जाएगा। यह कलाकार चंडीगढ़ के पंजाब कला भवन में 16 से 18 सितंबर तक कला प्रदर्शन का आयोजन कर रहे हैं। हरियाणा के सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रम एवं उच्चतर शिक्षा विभाग के अतिरिक्त मुख्य सचिव विजयवद्धर्न  सितंबर को शाम छह बजे कला प्रदर्शनी का उद्घाटन करेंगे। उसके बाद इसे अगले दिन 16 सितंबर से सुबह 11 बजे से 18 सितंबर तक हर रोज शाम सात बजे तक आम जनता के अवलोकनार्थ खुला रखा जाएगा। 
प्रदर्शनी में खुद कीर्ति चौहान, मुंबई की कलाकार पूनम आनंद, अदीश जैन, प्रियंका दुआ, राजपाल कालिया, ईरान के आर्टिस्ट बहार हमजेपुर, अामिर हमजेपुर, डा. राजेश जांगरा, आशीष ठाकुर, डा. गीता जांगरा, अभिमन्यु सोनी, वीरेंद्र वर्मा, मनोज भट्टी, अनु कालरा, परिमल अरोड़ा, शीना जैन, डा. मुक्ता कुमार, रीतू अरोड़ा और राधिका गर्ग की कलाकृतियां अवलोकन के लिए रखी जाएंगी। अपनी पेंटिंग्स के साथ यह कलाकार भी मौजूद रहेंगे और अपनी थीम के बारे में दर्शकों को अवगत कराएंगे। 
आन संगठन की संयोजक कीर्ति चौहान का कहना है कि पूरे देश में बेटियों को प्रोत्साहन देने कन्या भ्रूण हत्या रोकने की मुहिम चली हुई है। संगठनसे जुड़े कलाकार प्रधानमंत्री और हरियाणा सरकार के इस अभियान को पिछले काफी समय से आगे बढ़ाने में सहयोग कर रहे हैं। उन्होंने बताया कि ऐसी ही एक एग्जीबिशन गुड़गांव में लगाई जा चुकी है। चंडीगढ़ में लगने वाली एग्जीबिशन बेटियां बचाने के अभियान में मील का पत्थर साबित होंगी और समाज के पढ़े लिखे वर्ग को प्रोत्साहित करेंगी।   

Zeta Gift Card:A New Reasons to Smile This Festive Season

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- The festive season is almost here and it's time for corporate to start planning gifts for employees, clients and vendors. However, ensuring a smooth execution of such an intense logistical exercise can be a hassle for those involved in planning it. Especially for HR managers, procuring and distributing such gifts can get a little stressful. This is where Zeta comes in to make festive gifting easy, with the Zeta Gift Card.
The Zeta Gift Card is a part of Zeta's portfolio of digital solutions in the Employee Tax Benefits and Rewards space. It is a virtual card that can be instantly distributed, across locations, in just one click. It completely does away with logistical hassles like distribution, storage and delivery.
Zeta Gift Cards can also be customized to comply with an organization's requirements. Everything from the value of the gift vouchers, their validity and acceptance parameters can be specified. The card can even include messages to add a personal touch. Companies can also design the card in colors of their choosing and feature their logos on them. This level of hyper-customization of gift cards has been unknown till now.
To an employee, Zeta Gift Cards bring a separate set of advantages. With existing card-based and voucher-based solutions, employees are forced to spend them at one or a limited number of outlets. Whereas, unless specified, the gift cards issued by Zeta can be used at any outlet an employee desires to make purchases from. Also, there is the added advantage of having the gift money always on them, on their smartphones or the MasterCard-powered Zeta Super Card. Finally, these gift cards can act as a smart tax-saving option, as an amount of up to Rs 5000 is completely tax free as gifts from companies.
An interesting aspect of Zeta is that it will not allow the gift cards to expire. Zeta priorities payments via its gift card over the cash card. While shopping online or buying movie tickets, swiping the Zeta Super Card automatically deducts the balance in one's gift card. This feature also ensures that the maximum benefit from the value of the gift card is derived as any deficit in the gift card balance can be adjusted against the balance in one's Zeta Cash card. Finally, being a cloud-based solution, the chances of losing Zeta Gift Cards are next to impossible.

Ola Streamlines Corporate Travel for Top Companies Like Airtel, Reliance ADA, L&T

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- Ola, India’s largest transportation platform, today announced that top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Thomas Cook and Godrej are the latest to adopt its unique enterprise offering - Ola Corporate. Ola Corporate already enables seamless business travel for more than 200,000 employees in over 100 cities across India. Apart from options to ride across categories like Ola Micro, Ola Mini, Ola Prime, Ola Rentals, Ola Lux and Ola Share; Ola Corporate has started integrating deep into companies HRMS and expense management systems to deliver a true enterprise class product in the transportation segment. Ola has also built a post-ride, approval mechanism on its own platform, allowing managers in these companies to track and approve rides taken by their teams. Top companies like Airtel, Reliance ADA, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Thomas Cook & Godrej aim to reduce business travel expense by up to 60%, with Ola’s corporate services.
Ankit Jain, Head, Ola Corporate said that we launched Ola Corporate in the beginning of the year, inheriting benefits of Ola’s technology platform to simplify the way executives travel for business. We are delighted to extend our service to India’s leading organizations. With the addition of a host of exclusive features, we are confident that our service will bring immense value to hundreds of thousands of working professionals and enable seamless mobility experience for their business travel. He further added that Ola Corporate is leading the evolution of enterprise transport in India. This is an important step towards our goal of ensuring mobility for a billion Indians, by addressing a major use case with unique and customized solutions.
Speaking on the partnership with Ola, Ram Kuppuswamy, Global Chief Sourcing Officer at Bharti Airtel (“Airtel”) said that with over 18,000 employees spread across 100+ cities and towns in India, our transportation needs for business travel are extremely varied. Ola understands our unique needs and has tailored its solutions to serve a wide range of use cases. He further said that we are delighted to partner with Ola and avail of their corporate services. In our experience of working with them, we are already seeing immense benefits from increased employee convenience, simplified accounting and greater control over costs by using Ola Corporate.
With this partnership, Airtel, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Reliance ADA, Taj Hotels, Thomas Cook and Godrej become the latest additions to Ola’s enterprise clients ranging across young startups, SMEs, PSUs and large conglomerates. Launched earlier this year, Ola Corporate offers enterprise customers, the flexibility and ease of hailing an Ola as and when required for business and pay from their company’s centralized pre-paid account. With convenient app based bookings and ETAs of less than 5 minutes across all major Indian metros, Ola significantly reduces the time wasted in waiting for scheduled transport. Centralized billing makes the entire process of applying for transport reimbursements redundant for corporate travelers and organizations, resulting in improved business productivity. Ola Corporate has helped companies save up to 60% on business travel.