Thursday, 13 October 2016

Tata AIG General Insurance Honors with Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- Tata AIG General Insurance Company limited has been conferred with the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility award at the 20th Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2016 held at Macau on 11th October, 2016. Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited was recognized for its commitment to creating a sustainable ecosystem for all by collaborating with various NGOs in various field of health, sanitation, education, disaster relief, sustainability and volunteering.
Speaking on this occasion Sibesh Sen, Head CSR, TATA AIG General Insurance Company Limited said that it is a great feeling for us to be recognized by such a prestigious organization.  It inspires us to continue our efforts in the CSR and Sustainability space with an even greater motivation.
Some of the good work showcased by Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited for this category was providing solutions at grassroot level and working along with the community. The company worked closely with Tata Trust & a couple of NGOs to adopt the Kuran village of Rajasthan for providing immunization, improve nutrition, sanitation, education, water conservation, irrigation & cultivation leading to improvement in financial income & creation of self-help groups.

GAP Announces the Launch of Its First Digital Store in Chandigarh

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- GAP, one of the world’s most iconic apparel and accessories brand and the authority on American casual style announced its exclusive online partnership in India with through an interactive pop-up at Elante Mall. Customers can visit the pop-up on October 8 & 9 between 10 am to 9 pm. is Arvind Internet Limited’s, (a division of Arvind Limited) hybrid start-up of tech and fashion which facilitates shopping online or offline; pick up in-store or to a location of your choice, same day delivery and immediate returns amongst other benefits. 
 With NNNow, GAP’s classic American apparel and accessories will now be accessible across India via its digital store offering a complete range of GAP merchandise including babyGap and Gap Kids. At the interactive pop-up, marked by a giant location pin announcing the opening of the 24/7 shop, customers will be able to open their very own Gap store through iPads. The pop-up also showcases videos from Gap, showcasing inspiring looks from the brand and inviting customers to open their very own Gap store and avail a special opening weekend discount of 20% off on all merchandise. Gap’s fall 2016 collection for will also be showcased through imagery at this unique pop-up.
 On the occasion of Gap’s launch on, J Suresh, Managing Director and CEO at Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd said that we see tremendous interest from the residents of Chandigarh in sporting Gap. While, we look to open our store in the city, we were keen to quickly provide access to the quintessential American brand to the city’s discerning customers. Our exclusive partnership with NNNow will allow us to provide the entire Gap collection at the same price to GAP enthusiasts across the country. The site will also offer the babyGap and Gap Kids collections.
Kulin Lalbhai, Executive Director, Arvind Limited said that GAP is one of our power brands and among the most sought after brands in India in the Arvind Lifestyle Brands portfolio. We are enabling and powering GAP go digital and for us this means giving access to the brand to customers across the length and breadth of the country. We are powering this brand with the  USPs of which is delivery speed, warehouse infrastructure, better service capabilities online and offline, technology, price parity and new age innovations that will make this partnership successful. 

FieldFresh Signs MoU with Punjab Agricultural University to Promote Crop Research

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- FieldFresh Foods, a joint venture between Bharti Enterprises & Del Monte Pacific Limited and Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MoU”) to carry out Corn Productivity Research Programme. The MoU follows the agreement signed recently between Cambridge University and Bharti Foundation to fund the research Programme. The MoU was signed by Yogesh Bellani, CEO, FieldFresh Foods and Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University.
The collaborative research will examine the relationship between the genetic make-up, environmental factors and crop management of corn in order to develop a production system that is more resilient and helps reduce production costs and greenhouse gas emissions.
Rakesh Bharti Mittal, Vice Chairman, Bharti Enterprises, said that agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for about 58 per cent of India’s population and investment in crop research would greatly benefit India farmers. This partnership with Punjab Agricultural University reiterates our commitment to promote agriculture to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth.
The three-year programme, to be funded by FieldFresh, will aim at enhancing corn crop yield and minimizing greenhouse gas emissions. Under the project, FieldFresh will also fund a Post-Doctoral Fellowship to conduct field trials at FieldFresh’s Agri Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Ladhowal (Ludhiana), Punjab, where the company is currently running various crop management trials and partners with farmers to improve overall crop economics. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will work under the mentorship of PAU Scientists.
Speaking on the partnership, Dr. Baldev Singh Dhillon, Vice Chancellor, Punjab Agricultural University, said that the research programme aims to improve effectiveness of technology used in agriculture to increase productivity, and improve farmer wellbeing by providing better income prospects. We are thankful to FieldFresh Foods for partnering with us in this endeavor and appreciate their passion and commitment in the field of agriculture.
Commenting on the partnership,  Yogesh Bellani, CEO, FieldFresh Foods, said that we are committed to strengthen our commitment to enhance productivity both in terms of quantity and quality. The partnership will allow us to work in collaboration with a premier institute towards achieving the larger cause of sustainable agriculture in the country.

IK Gujral Punjab Technical University Signs MoU with Brock University of Canada

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- IK Gujral Punjab Technical University has inked an agreement with Canada’s leading Government institution, Brock University of Canada to help students of its affiliated colleges to complete their further studies in Canada.
Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu, Dean Academic Studies of IKG PTU, who had been in Canada last month, announced this here today at a Symposium of Education Partnership Programme for its affiliated colleges.
Addressing over 20 representatives from its different affiliated colleges, Dr Sidhu said that the tripartite agreement has been signed by IKG PTU with the Brock University and the Canadian Immiigration Centre, one of the leading immigration and education facilitators of Canada, for lateral entry of the students in the bachelors and masters programme there.
Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu informed that the graduates from any of the PTU affiliated colleges would now be able to join advanced graduate or post-graduate programmes in their respective areas of specialization at the Brock University and would receive credit for their studies here, for which the PTU’s syllabus has already been mapped.
PTU had signed up an MoU last year with the University of Fraser Valley, and now after Brock University intends to bring on board several more leading institutions of Canada including Kwantlen Polytech University, and University of Northern British Columbia, Dr Sidhu added.
Parvinder Burn, founder and CEO of Canadian Immigration Centre, from Canada, who has facilitated the collaboration, informed that the students have a clear advantage of saving on fee besides getting the opportunity to work in Canada with three-year work permit which can be availed after the completion of their studies. He further informed that those desirous of acquiring prestigious international qualifications and working abroad can take the safest route through this programme. He also informed that colleges also have the opportunity to start twining programme with the Canadian universities if they so desire with either half+
Dr. Buta Singh Sidhu said that the global exposure, coupled with the effectively crafted curriculum, will expose PTU students to the latest concepts in the field and give them an edge in the domestic and global job market.

PGI Faculty Gets Prestigious Prof Shurveer Singh Trust Memorial Medical Scientist Award

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Chandigarh 13th October:- Dr Sanjay Kumar Bhadada, additional professor, Deptt of Endocrinology,PGI, Chandigarh received prestigious Prof. Shurveer Singh Trust (Udaipur, Rajasthan)  memorial Medical Scientist Award for year 2016. This award is given in recognition of tireless dedication and contribution in the field of Endocrinology & Metabolism to a medical graduate from Rajasthan. Dr Sanjay Kumar Bhadada delivered his oration at RNT Medical College, Udaipur.  This award includes a certificate and cash prize of 10,000 rupees. Dr Bhadada has given this award for his work on primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), it includes first national on line PHPT registry ( Results from online registry showed, PHPT is systemic and still symptomatic disease in India compared to western counter parts.

DC Flags off Environment Awareness Vans to Educate Farmers Against Stubble Burning

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Chandigarh 13th October:- The SAS Nagar Deputy Commissioner Daljit Singh Mangat today flagged off four ‘Environment Awareness Vans’ to be operated by the Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB) to sensitize the farmers about the ill effects of stubble burning on human as well as environmental health of the State.
On the occasion, D S Mangat appealed to the farmers to desist from burning the paddy residue as it has posed a major threat to ecological balance of the State causing major health and environmental problems. The farmers should adopt new techniques developed by the agricultural scientists for whom the State Government provides 50 percent subsidy, he added. D S Mangat called upon the departments concerned to be more vigilant and take stern action against the erring persons.
The PPCB Environmental Engineer Surinder Singh Matharu said  that under this state wide campaign launched from today against stubble burning,  the PPCB would  operate two ‘Environment Awareness Vans’ in every district  during the ongoing paddy season to create awareness among farmers by specially designed audio package based on Gurbani and Punjabi folk idiom. He said that these vans will reach every nook and corner of the State including fields to deliver the message direct to the farmers who are indulging in the practice of stubble burning, he said.    
It is pertinent to mention here that the  Supreme Court designated Environment Protection Control Authority has directed Punjab and Haryana governments in meeting held in the last week at Chandigarh to chalk out the comprehensive program to achieve the target of zero tolerance to the menace stubble burning.      

ਲੜਕੇ ਅਤੇ ਲੜਕੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪੱਧਰੀ ਟੂਰਨਾਂਮੈਂਟ 14-15 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ ਨੂੰ:ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਖੇਡ ਅਫਸਰ

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- ਪੰਜਾਬ ਸਰਕਾਰ ਖੇਡਾਂ ਅੇਤ ਯੁਵਕ ਸੇਵਾਵਾਂ ਵਿਭਾਗ ਦੇ ਸਹਿਯੋਗ ਨਾਲ ਖੇਲੋ ਇੰਡੀਆ-ਨੈਸ਼ਨਲ ਪ੍ਰੋਗਰਾਮ ਫਾਰ ਡਿਵੈਲਪਮੈਂਟ ਆਫ ਸਪੋਰਟਸ ਸਕੀਮ ਅਧੀਨ ਸਾਲ 2016-17 ਦੇ ਸੈਸ਼ਨ ਲਈ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪੱਧਰੀ ਟੂਰਨਾਂਮੈਂਟ ਜੂਨੀਅਰ/ਸੀਨੀਅਰ ਲੜਕੇ/ਲੜਕੀਆਂ-ਅਡੰਰ-14 ਅਤੇ ਅੰਡਰ-17 ਦੇ 14-15 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ 2016 ਨੂੰ ਕਰਵਾਏ ਜਾ ਰਹੇ ਹਨ ਇਹ  ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਦਿੰਦਿਆਂ ਜਿਲਾ ਖੇਡ ਅਫਸਰ ਅਮਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਹੈ ਕਿ ਇਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਖੇਡਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਭਾਗ ਲੈਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਖਿਡਾਰੀ ਅਤੇ ਖਿਡਾਰਨਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਆਪਣੇ ਬੈਂਕ ਦਾ ਖਾਤਾ ਨੰਬਰ, ਬੈਂਕ ਦਾ ਨਾਂ ਅਤੇ ਆਈ.ਐਫ.ਐਸ.ਸੀ ਕੋਡ ਨਾਲ ਲੈ ਕੇ ਆਉਣਾ ਹੋਵੇਗਾ ਅਤੇ ਟੂਰਨਾਂਮੈਂਟ ਵਾਲੇ ਦਿਨ ਸਵੇਰੇ 07:00 ਵਜੇ ਟੂਰਨਾਂਮੈਂਟ ਸਥਾਨ ਤੇ ਰਿਪੋਰਟ ਕਰਨ  
ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਖੇਡ ਅਫਸਰ ਅਮਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਨੇ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਪਹਿਲੀਆਂ ਤਿੰਨ ਪੁਜੀਸ਼ਨਾਂ ਪ੍ਰਾਪਤ ਕਰਨ ਵਾਲੇ ਖਿਡਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਮੈਡਲ ਅਤੇ ਸਰਟੀਫਿਕੇਟ ਦੇ ਕੇ ਸਨਮਾਨਿਤ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾਵੇਗਾ। ਇਸ ਤੋਂ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਭਾਗ ਲੈਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਖਿਡਾਰੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਖਾਣਾ/ਰਿਫਰੈਸ਼ਮੈਂਟ ਵੀ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਜਾਵੇਗੀ। ਉਨਾ੍ਹਂ ਦੱਸਿਆ ਕਿ ਅੰਡਰ 14 ਦੇ ਅਥਲੈਟਿਕਸ, ਫੁੱਟਬਾਲ, ਹਾਕੀ ਅਤੇ ਵਾਲੀਬਾਲ ਦੇ ਖੇਡ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਅਤੇ ਅੰਡਰ -17 ਦੇ ਅਥਲੈਟਿਕਸ, ਫੁੱਟਬਾਲ, ਵੇਟਲਿਫਟਿੰਗ, ਕਬੱਡੀ ਅਤੇ ਹੈਂਡਬਾਲ ਦੇ ਖੇਡ ਮੁਕਾਬਲੇ ਹੋਣਗੇ। ਉਨਾ੍ਰਂ ਕਿਹਾ ਕਿ ਹੋਰ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ  ਲੈਣ ਲਈ ਦਫਤਰ ਦੇ ਮੋਬਾਇਲ ਨੰ 0172-2210975 ਤੇ ਜਾਂ ਕੋਚ ਇੰਚਾਰਜ ਰਾਕੇਸ਼ ਕੁਮਾਰ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ ਹੈਂਡਬਾਲ ਕੋਚ-9417338162, ਜਿਮਨਾਸਟਿਕ ਕੋਚ-94170-45741, ਸੁਰਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ, ਫੁੱਟਬਾਲ ਕੋਚ-9216159599, ਜੁਲਫਕਾਰ ਅਥਲੈਟਿਕਸ ਕੋਚ-9814939997, ਗਗਨਦੀਪ ਸਿੰਘ ਤੈਰਾਕੀ ਕੋਚ - 98142-63198 ਦੇ ਮੋਬਾਇਲ ਨੰਬਰਾਂ ਤੇ ਵੀ ਸੰਪਰਕ ਕੀਤਾ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ। 
ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਖੇਡ ਅਫਸਰ ਨੇ ਅਮਨਦੀਪ ਕੌਰ ਹੋਰ ਕਿ ਦੱਸਿਆ  ਖੇਡ ਮੁਕਾਬਲਿਆਂ ਤੋਂ ਇਲਾਵਾ ਅੰਡਰ-14 ਦੇ ਗਰੁੱਪ ਵਿਚ ਜਿਮਨਾਸਟਿਕ, ਵੇਟਲਿਫਟਿੰਗ, ਜੂਡੋ, ਕੁਸ਼ਤੀ, ਬਾਕਸਿੰਗ, ਕਬੱਡੀ ਦੇ ਅਤੇ ਅੰਡਰ-17 ਦੇ ਗਰੁੱਪ ਵਿਚ ਬਾਕਸਿੰਗ, ਵੇਟਲਿਫਟਿੰਗ, ਕੁਸ਼ਤੀ, ਹਾਕੀ ਅਤੇ ਬਾਸਕਿਟਬਾਲ ਦੇ ਜਿਲ੍ਹਾ ਪੱਧਰ ਤੇ ਟ੍ਰਾਇਲ ਵੀ 14 ਅਤੇ 15 ਅਕਤੂਬਰ ਨੂੰ  ਕਰਵਾਏ ਜਾਣਗੇ ਜਿਨ੍ਹਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਚੁਣੀਆਂ ਜਾਣ ਵਾਲੀਆਂ ਟੀਮਾਂ ਰਾਜ ਪੱਧਰੀ ਖੇਡਾਂ ਵਿਚ ਭਾਗ ਲੈਣਗੀਆਂ 

Health Deptt.Conducts Inspection and Sampling of Food Articles

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- A joint team of Food Safety Officers Bharat Kanojia, Surinder Pal Singh & Bhaljinder Singh was constituted in lieu of the coming festival season for conducting inspection and sampling of food articles in Chandigarh. The team inspected Kailash Sweets, Nanak Sweets and New Kesri Sweets of Sector 19, Chandigarh today and seized three samples of sweets. The said seized samples have been sent to the Food Analyst Laboratory for analysis & examination. The Food vendors were also instructed to keep hygiene and quality standards as per Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006. Three improvement notices were also issued to these shops for not maintaining the hygienic conditions. The Food vendors were also instructed to keep hygiene and quality standards as per Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006.

Administration Issues Notification Under Food Safety & Standards Act,2006

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- Chandigarh Administration has notified that any person dealing in Sale, Manufacturing, Distribution, Storage and Exhibition of any article of food including meat & meat products are required to get License and Registration under Food Safety & Standards Act, 2006, Rules and Regulations, 2011 from Department of Food Safety & Standards, Government Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, Chandigarh and display the same at the conspicuous place of his business premises.

Palate Fest Chandigarh 2016 from14th October to 16th October

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- A three day celebration of delectable delights- Palate Fest Chandigarh 2016, presented by Palate Fest Pvt. Ltd. & Lloyd in association with Hindustan Times and supported by Municipal Corporation, Chandigarh and ​ C​ITCO will begin from from14th October to 16th October 2016from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM at Leisure Valley, Sector 10, Chandigarh.
The Palate Fest debuted in Chandigarh earlier this year in March 2016 and after its success and overwhelming response received, the second edition of the festival in Chandigarh is all set to showcase India’s finest restaurants, chefs, produce, fabulous tastings, food markets along with live entertainment. The Chandigarh Palate Fest will be a grand celebration of the wonderful variety of food and drink that Indian Restaurants, Producers, Manufactures, Retailers, and Importers have to offer. It will be a great platform for budding chefs to showcase their culinary skills.
Aditi Kapoor, Co-founder & Director, Palate Fest Pvt. Ltd that earlier this year we launched Palate Fest in Chandigarh after its success in New Delhi and we are extremely glad to be bringing it back to the city due to public demand. We were overwhelmed by the positive response and we sincerely hope this season of the Palate Fest will offer the city an enhanced experience. We wish the visitors of Chandigarh will celebrate with us the shared benefits and great friendships formed along with the food chains.
She further shared that This season of Chandigarh Palate Fest will showcase 20 stalls from leading names in the F&B industry like Hotel Mountview, Hyatt, Taj, The Lalit, Kylin, Desi Burger, Casa Bella, Delhi Chutney Co., Fat Lulus, Veeba, Keventers, Giani, Bonhomia, Wingreens, Nourish Organics, Parvatiya Preserves and Browse. Visitors will enjoy live food demonstrations, a vast selection of eateries alongside lessons in food and drink pairings and styling by culinary leaders.  The Food Market will give the festival goers an opportunity to experience special offers, promotions and choose from an array of products.
Ruchi Sibal, Co-founder & Director, Palate Fest Pvt. Ltd. said that Palate Fest is not just about the culinary delights, however our aim is to create an overall experience, where families stroll through the grounds of Leisure Valley, witness demonstrations and stalls from the most celebrated restaurants and chefs, enjoy live entertainment while enjoying delicacies. We hope Palate Fest becomes the most awaited event of the year for the consumers and we bring it back to Chandigarh every year.
Kavita Singh, Managing Director, CITCO said that the Second edition of the Chandigarh Palate Fest will indeed prove to be a mecca for food lovers. It will be an amalgamation of all the culinary experts, critics, food aficionados, chefs and foodies that will bring all cuisines of different origins under one roof. This gastronomic event will not only offer a delectable platform to tantalize your taste buds, but will also give the budding chefs to learn the nuances of making good and mouth watering delicacies. We are sure that there will be something for each palate, and all the visitors will leave the venue with mesmerizing and cherishing flavors of the exquisite and exclusive dishes.
The Chandigarh Palate Fest 2016 is the ultimate foodie’s paradise; there will be live music across all three days. The guests will witness performances by renowned bands and music artists from the industry.

Anupam Kher Release ‘Two Great Masters’ Book

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Chandigarh 13th October:- The book ‘Two Great Masters’ (Swami Vivekananda and Paramahansa Yogananda) by Amrit Gupta and published by Unistar Books (Pvt) Ltd was launched by Anupam Kher, actor, director, producer and a motivational speaker at Chandigarh Press Club here today.
Forewords to the book have been given by eminent personalities like T.N.Chaturvedi, a Padamvibhushan Awardee, former Governor of Kerala and Karnataka, Member Parliament and ex Comptroller and Auditor General of India, A.D.N.Bajpayee, Vice-Chancellor, H.P.University Shimla and Philip Goldberg,  Author of American Veda, Los Angeles, USA.
Set in the backdrop of the queen of hills, Shimla, the romantic, inspiring and enchanting story of three young research scholars interweaves practical wisdom of the two great masters in the successful navigation of human lives. It is a unique blend of wisdom and inspiration besides containing ‘Glimpses into the exemplary lives of the masters’ on earth.
While introducing the book, Gupta said that it is for the first time that both the masters have been presented together in one book and their divine links revealed.
Through the interesting and running story, the book contains guidance of the masters in the subjects of Concentration/Art of Listening, The Art of Understanding, Achieving Excellence in Life, Uniting Humanity through Yoga, Human Bodies—How to keep them fit and Working, Meditation- Harmony of Life, Service to Others, Philosophy of Life, Spirituality, Education-Making of a Man, etc.
One of the casts in the story is an adopted orphan girl and the other is handicapped on a wheel chair. Subject of ‘Yoga for the differently-abled people has also been introduced in the book. The characters are such lovely souls that everyone would like to lead a life like them, if given a chance.
Every sentence in the book guides the reader to lead a purposeful and happy life on earth and be of service to whole of the humanity.
Interestingly recently Anupam Kher has lent his voice to a docu-drama based on the life of Paramahansa Yogananda, regarded as Father of Yoga in the west. The film ‘Awake’ was directed by two Americans.
He said that the Directors of the film made him do some yoga and meditation before every recording session. They wanted a puritan approach to the film. What a nice way of conveying pure feelings to the viewers of the movie!  Kher became voice of Yogananda in the movie.
 He truly feels that India should be proud of its spiritual heritage, “We have taken our gurus for granted. We think spirituality comes easily to us, because the gurus belong to India. I feel every Indian should know what great men our country has produced; they should know gurus like Swami Vivekananda and Yogananda. They were the spiritual ambassadors of India. And they are still India’s spiritual treasure. I would love to play him on the big screen if a biopic is ever made on his life.

5th Chandigarh Literature Festival 2016 from November 10

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- The 5th Chandigarh Literature Festival 2016(CLF 2016) is all set to take place from 10th to 13th November, 2016 at Chandigarh Club, Sec 1, Chandigarh. The CLF 2016 is being organised by Adab Foundation, that works to bring Authors, Poets, Actors, Scriptwriters & Thespians together on a single platform through CLF, to initiate a meaningful exchange of ideas. Details of the upcoming literary extravaganza were shared by Mitul Dikshit, Chairman, Adab Foundation and the young & acclaimed Author Annie Zaidi, who is CLF 2016’s Festival Director too. 
Mitul Dikshit said that each year, we invite India's leading literary critics to nominate a book of their choice. During the festival this year, the critic-author duos will bunker down on stage and unpack the nominated books one by one. He added that there will be no panel discussions, etc. just session upon session focused on book upon book.” Adds Dikshit, “Besides the books, each year we also invite 4 of the leading film critics of the country to nominate a film each. This year, the films nominated are ‘Pink’, ‘Piku’, ‘Raman and Raghav’ & ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’.
Festival Director Annie Zaidi said that the festival will kick off with awarding of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Kiran Nagarkar a well known Author on November 10. It will not just be Books & Films at CLF 16. A scintillating musical performance by Piyush Mishra & band – Piyush is a well known actor, music director & singer is scheduled. Raj Shekhar & band will also be performing. Prof Tejwant Gill will be paying a tribute to Gurdial Singh on Nov 11. A Tribute to ‘Neelabh Ashk’ by Rahul Soni & Apoorvanand is also on the anvil.
Poetry is also being given its due. There is a session of Poet Manmohan who will be in conversation with critic Desraj Kali Three European poets Adrian Grima (Maltese), Yolanda Castaño (Spanish / Galician), Brane Mozetič (Slovenian) and 3 Indian poets Surjit Patar (Punjabi), Monika Kumar (Hindi) and Sampurna Chattarji (English) will be seen in a multilingual poetry performance- ‘Polyphony’, the result of reading and translating each other at a Literature Across Frontiers workshop. 
The books that will be discussed analytically are Author Janice Pariat’s ‘Sea Horse’ the critic who will be in discussion with the author is Rahul Soni. Meenal Baghel will be seen in conversation with Author Vibhuti Narayan Rai about his book ‘Hashimpura’. K R Meera author of ‘The Gospel of Yudas’ will be talking to Critic Elizabeth Kuruvilla. Ashok Vajpayee’s book ‘Name for every leaf’ will be dissected in a conversation of the author with critic Madan Soni. Critic Appoorvanand will talk to author Krishna Kumar about his book ‘Churi Bazaar mein Ladki’. Writer Shahid Amin’s book ‘Conquest & Community’ will be discussed with the author by Critic Alok Rai. Critic Veena Venugopal will be seen in discussion with author Mahesh Rao on his book ‘One point two Billion.’ Jai Arjun Singh will be in conversation with Author Akshaye Mukul on his book ‘Gita Press & the Making of Hindu’. Critic Manju Jaidka will be analyzing Author Lakshmi Kannan’s book ‘The Glass Bead Curtain’. Translator of the book ‘A life Misspent’ will be seen in conversation with critic Akshaya Kumar.
Very interesting sessions are planned in the Movie segment at CLF 2016. Meena Aiyer will talk to Director Anirudh Choudhary on his critically acclaimed film ‘Pink’. Nonika Singh will be in conversation with Shoojit Sarkar on his movie ‘Piku’. Director Anurag Kashyap will be engaged by critic Bhardwaj Rangan on his film ‘Raman Raghav’ and ‘Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi’ Director Sudhir Mishra will be seen in discussion with film critic Mayank Shekhar.

Dr. Vinod Kumar Honoured with Shiksha Ratna Award

By Tricitynews Reporter

Chandigarh 13th October:- Haryana Press Club organized a state level function at Hisar in which Eminent personalities who contributed significantly in their respected fields were honored. Secretary DAV College Managing Committee- New Delhi, Ravinder Talwar was the Chief Guest and Vice Chancellor of OPJS University, Churu Prof. Dr. Dalel Singh presided over the function.  Principal Dr. Vinod Kumar was honored with Shiksha Ratna Award. President of Haryana Press Club,  Maan Singh Verma announced that such functions will be organized in other district of Haryana also during the Golden Jubilee Year.

पंजाबी फ़िल्म एन आर आई लाडा की हुयी घोषणा

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th October:- सिल्वर स्क्रीन पर रोमांस और कॉमेडी के तड़के के साथ साथ पारिवारिक रिश्तों के ताने बाने को दर्शाती एक और पंजाबी फ़िल्म "एन आर आई लाडा" बनने जा रही है। सिने मैटिक क्राफ्ट एंटरटेनमेंट के बैनर तले बनने वाली इस फ़िल्म की आज चंडीगढ़ प्रेस क्लब में घोषणा की गयी। फ़िल्म में जसविंदर भल्ला और सरदार सोही जैसे मंझे कलाकार तो है ही साथ में नए हीरो रिक्की मथारू भी अपनी अभिनय प्रतिभा को दिखाते हुए नज़र आएंगे।
फ़िल्म के बारे में जानकारी देते हुए फ़िल्म के निदेशक हरीश पराशर और बॉबी डूड ने बताया की फ़िल्म का मुख्य उदेशय आज की युवा पीढ़ी को रिश्तों की अहमियत से अवगत करवाना है।फ़िल्म में रोमांस कॉमेडी के अलावा सामाजिक मुद्दों को भी उठाने की भी कोशिश की गयी है।
चंडीगढ प्रेस क्लब में पंजाबी फिल्म इंडस्ट्री के मशहूर एक्टर जसविंदर भल्ला ने अपनी आने वाली नई फिल्म ऐन आर आई लाडा का प्री शूट लांच किया ।जसविंदर भल्ला  ने बताया की यह फिल्म पंजाबी सभ्याचार दर्शाती है और जो लोग धोखाधड़ी का शिकार हो कर विदेशों में जाते हैं उन्हें किन किन मुश्किलों का सामना करना पड़ता इस फिल्म में जसविंदर भल्ला का किरदार एक ट्रेवल  एजेंट का है। जसविंदर भल्ला ने बताया की फिल्म की शूटिंग नवंबर में शुरू होगी
मेहर मित्तल की मृत्यु के अफवाह सोशल मीडिया पर फैलने के ऊपर पंजाबी फिल्म इंडस्ट्री के जसविंदर भल्ला ने लोगों से अपील की कि इस तरह की अफवाह ना फैलाएं और मेहर मित्तल एकदम दोस्त हैं