Saturday, 12 August 2017

Ivy Hospital Felicitates Organ Donors

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- As many as 104 people including doctors pledged to donate their organs by filling form 7 to NOTTO during an event to mark World Organ Donation Day at Ivy Hospital here today . Dr Avinash Srivastava, Director-Renal Transplant Surgery,  Dr Raka Kaushal, Director-Nephrology and Dr. Ajay Goel Sr. Consultant , Nephrology at Ivy were among those who pledged to donate their organs.
 Meanwhile during occasion, Balbir Sidhu the local sitting Congress MLA, Gurpreet Singh GP , Cong MLA from Bassi Pathana along with Gurtej Singh, Chairman of Ivy Group of Hospitals  honored around 20 organ donors from region.
Those felicitated during occasion include, Subhash (name changed) a 36- year old from Ludhiana. He was Ivy Hospital’s first kidney transplant 7-year back. He is now leading an absolutely normal life and has had two kids after the transplant.
Similarly Kuldeep Singh (name changed) from Mohali didn’t think for a minute while deciding to donate his kidney for his brother-in-law. For Rama Devi from Mohali it was nothing less than a divine happiness to donate her kidney to save her husband. The same was feeling for Baljeet Kaur (name changed) and Narinder Kaur (name changed ) both from Panchkula and Karamveer Kaur from Mansa while donating their kidneys to save precious lives of their respective husbands.
Veena (name changed)  from Mansa was very upset after her cousin developed kidney ailment. During treatment it was found that her cousin would need kidney transplant for survival. A pall of gloom was descended at the home as everybody was clueless about what would now happen next. It was Veena who stepped up and donated her kidney. Her cousin is fit now and leading normal life thanks to the timely kidney transplant.
For Kiran (name changed) who hails from Kaithal, it was virtual an end of her world after her beloved son was detected  with a kidney problem. All her dreams came crashing when she saw her young son battling for life. She was broken, shattered and traumatized . Even in such hopeless situation, she came as an only hope for his ailing son by donating her kidney to him. With this brave and selflessness gesture, she has not only saved her family but enabled her son to enjoy his normal life. 

St. Soldier Mohali organizes Monsoon Masti week for Pre-Primary Section

By Tricitynews Reporter
Mohali 12th August:- In its endeavour to develop multiple intellegence, St. Soldier, Mohali organized a Monsoon Masti week for the Pre-Primary Section of the school wherein the little ones were engaged in a number of activities related to their current theme ‘Monsoon’.
The downpour of activities began with the ‘Monsoon Feast’. The toddlers brought monsoon delicacies like pakoras, kheer, puras, gulgulas in their tiffins and came to school dressed in blue. On the second day, Nursery and K.G. students made paper boats for their ‘Puddle Play’.
It was followed by Recitation Competition by Class I & II students on the theme ‘Rain’. The week concluded with the ‘Fancy Dress Competition’  in which the tiny tots catwalked, dressed up  as fruits, vegetables, animals , insects and clouds found in the rainy season. The highlight of the Competition was the child dressed as a ‘Drop of Water’.
A sudden spell of rain took everyone by surprise. Teachers promptly arranged a rain dance and the enthusiastic children donned their monsoon paraphernalia like swimsuits and opened their umbrellas, wore their raincoats and danced to the tunes of popular rain songs.
Principal Ms. Vinender. Tiwana and Headmistress Ms. Amrit Kalsi appreciated the efforts of the teachers and parents for encouraging their children to participate in the ‘Monsoon Masti’.

Maharishi Dayanand Public School organises Essay Writing and Quiz on Akshay Urja Divas

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- Maharishi Dayanand Public School organized an Essay Writing Competition and quiz on Akshay Urja Divas in collaboration with Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (CREST), Chandigarh. A good number of students participated in the competition. Through competition students expressed that todays renewable means of energy is given more importance in the country. New renewable sources of energy are obtained through technology, which have been developed recently. Students said that there are adequate possibilities of renewable energy. They are infinite. Slowly the industrial base is becoming in the field of renewable energy. Solar appliances in homes, solar lights, solar vehicles, water heating heaters etc. should be used. This does not adversely affect the environment. At present, renewable energy will help the country's growing population to achieve economic prosperity.
Kumkum, Khushi and Chetan bagged first, second and third position respectively in Essay Writing .    
Although Quiz was divided into two categories i.e., junior and senior which was started with ten teams of each category. Five teams A, B, C, D and E were selected for middle round .Team A, D & E participated in final round. It was tough competition. Team: A, Neeraj and Hansraj stood first by getting 60 marks. Team: E, Harshpreet and Raj Kumar got 40 marks and received second place. Team: D, Vishal i and Mayank achieved 35 marks and stood third.         Activity Incharge Parveen Kumari told that the main aim of this competition was to public on scientific issuesfor the development of nation.
Principal Dr. Vinod Kumar gave away prizes to the winners.

Mercedes-AMG GT R Clocks the ‘Fastest Lap Ever’ by A Production Car at Buddh International Circuit

By Tricitynews Reporter
New Delhi / Gr. Noida 12th August:- Just ahead of its India debut on 21st August, Mercedes-AMG’s latest sports car for Indian customers, created the ‘fastest ever lap’ by any production car at India’s famed F1 circuit, the Buddh International Circuit. The lap timing set at 2 minutes and 09:853 seconds is the fastest lap timing by any production car on the circuit. The speed test was conducted by FMSCI and the AMG GT R was driven on the track by AMG Driver Christian Hohenadel.
Roland Folger, Managing Director and CEO, Mercedes-Benz India, that we are highly thrilled with the accomplishment of the ‘Beast of the Green Hell’, which spearheads Mercedes-AMG’s model range globally. The Mercedes-AMG GT R which has spent a large portion of its development time at the Green Hell of the Nürburgring has proven its racing mettle at our very own Buddh International Circuit. It is only fitting that ahead of its India debut, the Mercedes-AMG GT R, holds the title of clocking the fastest lap ever by a production car in India. Mercedes-Benz has a formidable presence in the racing and motorsports arena, and this strong lineage is present in our vehicle design and technology, both in performance and aesthetics. The AMG GT R is an embodiment of Mercedes-AMG’s global expertise in creating a sports car that every performance enthusiast around the world, would like to own and experience every day.
Akbar Ebrahim, President FMSCI, commented that the FMSCI is happy to have been part of this record attempt by Mercedes-Benz India. Our Technical delegate Raj Kapoor supervised the entire test and is happy to note that a new lap record has been created at the Buddh International Circuit by a production car, the Mercedes–AMG GT R. The FMSCI congratulated Mercedes-Benz India on this achievement and wishes them the very best in the introduction of this sports car in the Indian market.
Numerous innovations and modifications bear witness that the road-going sports car has racing DNA in its blood. The foundations for such exceptional driving dynamics come courtesy of the front mid-engine layout with transaxle, a 430 kW(585 hp) V8 biturbo engine, extensively modified suspension, sophisticated aerodynamics, active rear-axle steering, bespoke tyres and intelligent lightweight design.

IDFC Bank Partners with Zeta to Launch ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- IDFC Bank has partnered with Zeta, a leader in the digitized employee benefits space, to launch ‘IDFC Bank Benefits’ an innovative solution for corporate that digitizes employee spends and claims, making the process simple, real-time and paperless.
The end-to-end digital solution comprises an IDFC Bank Benefits Card and Zeta App which integrates the full suite of allowances and reimbursements offered by an employer into one preloaded card. Employees can also access the Benefits Card via the Zeta app on mobile or web. This enables them to track spends, entitlement limits and submit claims, digitally, while on-the-move.
Avtar Monga, Executive Director, IDFC Bank, said that our intent is to truly transform the way payments are made.  The IDFC Bank Benefits solution developed jointly with Zeta allows for bank-like payment features outside the traditional banking relationship. It offers a strong value proposition to both employers as well as employees.  The Benefits Card and Zeta app enhances user experience as it places convenience and flexibility in the hands of the employee, while enabling employers to digitally review and manage reimbursements.
Ramki Gaddipati, CTO and Co-founder, Zeta, said that we are very happy to partner with IDFC Bank. Now together, we can take employee benefits to the next level by offering state-of-the-art digitized tax benefits to the bank’s customers. This partnership is forged at a time just when Zeta is foraying into cutting-edge banking tech solutions, and we look forward to reaching lakhs of salaried professionals across industries with the digital programme.
Employee reimbursements form a significant component of pay-outs by corporates, the processing of which involves time and cost. The IDFC Bank Benefits Card, powered by Zeta, completely eliminates year-end paperwork related to claiming of tax benefits, as employee expenses are recorded and segregated digitally. Besides being convenient for employers and employees, it minimizes processing costs. It also enables employers to analyze digital records of reimbursements and discover usage patterns.
While the solution is being initially launched as an integrated Benefits Card for medical, meal, LTA and fuel reimbursements, it can be extended to other categories of allowances as well.
Employees can avail the benefits of the IDFC Benefits card also via the Zeta app on the mobile or on the web and Zeta Super Tag™ (Zeta’s NFC payment solution).
The Zeta app offers employees a real time view of spends, reimbursement limits and claims. It also allows for selecting the dependents for whom the purchase is being made and tagging it to the corresponding expense; and finally, submitting the claim for review without any paperwork. Integrated in-app shops allow for easy online purchases. The Zeta Super Tag™ can be attached to any device to turn it into a payment device.
Zeta has been disrupting the employee benefits space with its digitized employee benefits and a host of other digital solutions catering to corporate India. More recently, 2 million transactions and is expanding its clientele, which currently includes over 1500 corporate clients and 3.5 lakh users.

PICA Demands Speedy Probe in Tender Scam/Contractor Mafia

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- Punjab Irrigation Contractor Association President Naresh Duggal has demanded speedy investigation in the ongoing Vigilance inquiry in the tender scam and thanked Punjab government for Initiating vigilance probe against corrupt irrigation contractors as well as Punjab Government Officials.
For the last seven years, work is being done by clubbing tenders less than Rs 2.5 crore to the tune 150-160 crores, thereby increasing the cost of tenders manifold to favor select few contractors and enhancing cost of tender to benefit them. However majority of contractors can bid only up to Rs 2.5 crore tender only.
For years contractors have allegedly suffered under a cartel in which just five big contractors of Punjab are involved. For example turnover of just one contractor which was Rs 4.7 million in 2007 increased to 300 crores in 2017. This was a massive 60-fold increase. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau reportedly investigated this and found out that multi-millions are used in the expulsion of Irrigation Scam.
Addressing the press today, Naresh Duggal said that the Punjab Irrigation Department is floating online tender for the development of canal, drain, river by the Punjab Irrigation Department. There is a non-preferential condition related to the time of these tenders, so that the contractor working for a long time has been giving tender to some selected people by depriving the rate of paying the tender to the Co-Operative societies.
The estimated cost by the officials of the irrigation department by clubbing different jobs, ranging from 40 lakh to 2.5 crore rupees. With more cost, work is allotted to select contractors. The amount of tender’s increases by 30-40 per cent and the burden of the public exchequer also increases.
Naresh Duggal said that he has pleaded with the government that this cartel works in connivance with the departmental officers, whose vigilance investigation is underway, The government should direct the departmental officers to immediately investigate the entire matter and also start vigilance investigation against the concerned employees. The government should have transparency in this in order to take immediate action.
 It is important that in 2017 all the tender by the department were below 2.5 crore and the government has saved nearly Rs. 10 crores. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau investigated this multi Millions scam. Obviously, only five officers of the Irrigation Department are involved in the tender of Rs. 12.04 crores of Harryke Head Works. The VB is enquiring the  Rs 5.47 crore tender.
Naresh Duggal said some of their demands are as follows,  For A1 class contractors Govt  has fixed limit of 2.5 crore. This should be adhered to so that all the contractors get an opportunity to participate in the tender, maintain transparency, eliminate corruption and the government Revenue loss,  The contractor's Enlightenment is only for three years by the Irrigation Department, after three years, the formality of the Enlistment has to be repaid again.
When taking the tender, only take the tender fees and not the processing fees.
Estimated cost of less than 4 lakhs tenders should be made manual so that there is no delay in emergency work.
 The General Secretary of the Association Ajay Singh, Balraj Singh, Jaskaran Singh, Bridge Lal, Sukhdev Singh, Gurdev Singh, Rupinder Singh, Gurdarshan Singh, Fakir Chand Vinod Kumar were also present at the press meet .

Guru Gobind Singh College for Women Celebrates Teej Festival

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- Festivity was in the air at Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26, Chandigarh as the students and staff celebrated the vibrant and joyous festival of Teej. The students dressed up in Indian traditional wear of bright hues and looked like flowers in the lush green campus of the college. The swings adorned blossoms and were a huge attraction to the students. They took part in Miss Teej competition, Mehandi competition, Parandi tying competition and in creating traditional designs which were organized during the gala event.
There were food stalls offering delicacies like kheer poora, chaat  and tikki to enjoy the function to the fullest. Music and dance complimented the event.
The officiating Principal Ms. Harpreet Kaur was warmly welcomed by the students. She appreciated the talent of the students as well as highlighted the significance of such events in all round development of the youth.

Girls Rise for Mohali Celebrates ‘Teej’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Mohali 12th August:- Girls Rise for Mohali is a community group founded by Opinder Preet Kaur, Municipal Councilor, Mohali Corporation & President Generation Saviour Association. GRM was founded keeping in mind the need for creating an environment for women which provide them opportunity and support for self development, empowering them to speak up for their rights and to celebrate the journey of womanhood.
On the Occasion of Teej, GRM celebrated the festival and haven taken up to spread the theme of "Chuppi Todho", whereby the organization aim at motivating women from spheres of life to celebrate this festival as a mark of liberation, empowerment, expression and rights.
On the occasion the founder, Opinder Preet Kaur welcomed the women present and emphasized on the fact of the importance of being opinionated and asked them to come out in open and give expression to their thoughts. She said that in today's time, it has become very important to stop ignoring the wrong being done to women and speak up not only for ourselves but also for our fellow women. She said the status of any society can be determined by looking at how it treat its women, and it’s distressing that even in this modern era, where we think that women are empowered as they are getting education, working and coming out of their homes, but the basic problem of non existence of women individualism is missing. She closed her words by saying that though we women take responsibilities of the needs of our family and loved ones and do everything to support them to realize their dreams, during the process we should not lose sight of our dreams and individuality.
Amy Singh and Gursahiba Gill performed poems on the occasion. Female employees of Gilard Electronics, Mohali gave special performance on the occasion. Audience enrolled their involvement by performing Giddha. Along with the Teej Balri and Miss Teej; 80 years old lady awarded as Teej Queen. Ms. Surjit Kaur, Vice President, GSA thanks all the audience for their contribution for saving rich culture of Punjab.

A Preview of Aamir Khan’s Blockbuster ‘Dangal’ for the Visually Impaired in Chandigarh

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- In an industry first initiative in India, ZEE has taken a strong content and technology initiative to make content on television accessible for the Visually & Hearing Impaired. #ZEEForAll is an effort from Zee to provide audiences who have a sensory handicap, with unparalleled access to entertainment that is currently enjoyed by millions of Indians with sight. This will be made available on the premiere of the most loved film of last year, Aamir Khan's Dangal.
This year, India’s first largest integrated media and entertainment company, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd is celebrating its 25th anniversary. ZEE has delivered on the commitment of providing world class entertainment to audiences in India, earned recognition for its leadership, built long lasting relationships with its audiences and partners and established best practices for the entertainment industry in India and across the world. ZEE covers 172 countries and entertains over 1 billion viewers, driven by its philosophy of "Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam" - The world is my family.  This Independence Day, 15 August 2017 at 12 Noon, ZEE will take this brand ethos a step ahead with the initiative of being the FIRST broadcaster in the history of Indian television to deliver access services to its audiences with #ZEEForAll.  ZEE’s first Hindi movie channel - Zee Cinema SD - will be the FIRST Hindi movie channel in India to premiere India’s biggest blockbuster, Aamir Khan’s Dangal with Audio Description for Visually Impaired audiences. The film which moved audiences in India and across the world with its immaculately crafted script and powerhouse performances will also have subtitles for the Hearing Impaired audiences.
As per the World Health Organization 2010 Report, India accounts for 8 million blind, 54.5 million people with low vision and 62.6 million people with visual impairment – which makes India home to the second largest visually challenged population globally. Zee Cinema has also associated with the prestigious National Association For The Blind (India), the biggest and most trusted Blind Association in the country and National Association For The Blind - The Workshop for the Blind in Mumbai amongst many other NGO’s and blind schools in India to reach out to the maximum number of visually challenged people in India. Zee Cinema invited kids from Aasha Kiran Vocational Training Centre, Chandigarh for a preview screening of the film that they can watch it completely on Independence Day on Zee Cinema SD. They not only experienced the joy of having access to India's biggest blockbuster but also became a part of a landmark event in the history of Indian television.  Along with Chandigarh, the preview is also being held at Institution for the Blind, New Delhi, Patiala School of Blind in Patiala, Punjab and at NAB centres in Lucknow, Mumbai and Indore.
Punit Misra, CEO-Domestic Broadcast Business, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), said that on India’s 70th Independence Day, ZEE redefines the ‘freedom to see’ and offers all our audiences a superlative movie watching experience in the comfort of their homes.  Zee Cinema will be the first movie channel in India to premiere a film curated for the visually Impaired. It will also have subtitles for the Hearing Impaired audiences. We hope that the premiere of Dangal reaches out to the maximum number of visually and Hearing Impaired audiences in India. We are also exploring adding Audio Description in other Indian regional languages in the future. Just like Aamir gave us the Audio Description assets for Dangal, we will reach out to all our content partners requesting for the same as we expand the initiative. #ZEEForAll will surely be a milestone in the history of TV broadcasting in India.
Ruchir Tiwari, Business Head, Zee Hindi Movie Cluster said that Zee has many firsts in the industry right since its launch in 1992. ##ZEEForAll promises to be the most special in its journey of 25 glorious years. It’s wonderful to associate with Aamir Khan on this pioneering initiative with Dangal - a film that is inspiring, emotional and entertaining. He is  personally very happy that Dangal has inspired our team to do what is needed to make the movie accessible to all our viewers.
The Audio Description feed for the premiere of Dangal on 15th August at 12 Noon will be available on Dish TV, Tata Sky, Videocon and Airtel. The subtitles will be in English language on HD and in Hindi language on SD.

Tenali Rama Trapped Between Two Wives of King Krishnadevraya

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- Pandit Rama Krishna a.k.a Tenali Rama has gained a lot of popularity because of his wit and humor. With each episode Tenali Rama gives out solution to the toughest problems in a quirky way. But this time Tenali Rama is stuck in between the two queens and he has to choose one queen who would get the exquisite Mangtikka sent by Queen of Sundergarh.
 In the Darbaar of Vijaynagar, King Krishnadevraya (Manav Gohil) receives a very precious a very exquisite Sindoor pat (Maang tikka) as a gift from Sundergarh Kingdom. The Queen of Sundergarh wanted King Krishnadevraya off her kingdom and as a symbol of peace she sent a Maang tikka. Though the king accepts the offer, he is now in a dilemma as he has two wives and he can’t upset one wife by giving the Maangtikka to the other wife. Krishnadevraya who wants to be fair in his decision asks Rama to make the decision and choose who should get the Sindoor pat.
Krishna Bharadwaj who plays the role of Tenali Rama said that being a courtesan in the Darbar, Rama makes sure that he keeps everyone happy. But this time Rama has to please both the Queens. It’s a tough decision for him but it will lead to interesting and hilarious situation.

Chandigarh Police Launch “Public Grievances Redressal Campaign” in All Police Stations

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- To bring greater transparency and accountability in police functioning, Chandigarh Police today launched a scheme under title “Public Grievances Redressal Campaign” in all police stations of Chandigarh for the Redressal of public grievances/complaints. The main idea behind this scheme is to Redress/disposal of maximum complaints/grievances of general public more effectively and in short span of time. For this purpose, 2nd Saturday of every month has been fixed as the “Public Grievances Redressal Campaign”.
Today, All SHOs along with E/Os were present in the police station from 10 AM to 2 PM. SDPOs of each sub-division had also personally reviewed the process by spending adequate time at each police station of their sub-division.
During this camp, total 257 complainants/petitioners visited the Police Stations to know the present status of their complaints. The facts of complaints were discussed with complainants.

During the camp problems/issues were discussed and instructions/directions regarding these have been issued to concerned Police officials/Beat staff to comply with accordingly. During the meeting a healthy interaction has been made between police and public.

Honourable Court Grants Permanent Bail to 06 Engineers

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- Six(6) Irrigation Engineers of Punjab, who were framed in the Harike Case by the State's Vigilance Bureau, have been granted permanent bail by the Court of Additional Sessions Judge Ferozepur. The Joint Action Committee Engineering Forum has welcomed the decision of the Court & thanked it for the justice done.
Er B P S Brar, President, Joint Action Committee Engineering Forum said that the Court's decision proves that the 'cause of action' of framing officers of Irrigation department by the state Vigilance Bureau, is totally false & baseless. These types of cases made by Vigilance Bureau to indict innocent persons should be stopped immediately.

World Organ Donation Day: Max Hospital Honours 12 Kidney Donors

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- The 12 kidney donors were honored during an event on the eve of World Organ Donation Day at Max Hospital here today. 
Speaking during occasion, doctors including Dr. Vinay Sakhuja, Dr GP Malik, Dr. Munish Chauhan, Dr Jagdish Sethi and Dr Pranav Shankar raised serious concern over the serious shortage of organ donors in the country.
Sandeep Dogra, Senior Vice President, Max Hospitals Punjab gave away tokens of appreciation to donors who by breaking society shackles went forward and donated their kidney to save life of others. The most of donors were mothers and wives who showed how women could lead as example in a country where organs donation is far lesser than an actual demand.
Those honored included Nabo Devi ( 47) from Karnal who donated her kidney to Rakesh Malik . Rakesh’s own mother was died at the age of 2-year. His father married again with Nabo Devi. 
Similarly Jaspreet Singh who at the young age of 24-year, donated his kidney to his cousin Hardeep Singh who is barely 18-year old.  Jaspreet Singh remarked that we enjoyed a bond which is quite above of our relations. So there was no question to think and take other advice while it came to save precious life of my beloved cousin.
For Anil Sharma it was a bolt from blue when his 13-year old son Ravi (name changed) diagnosed with kidney problem. Ravi‘s height and weight were not increasing besides other complications. Anil sacrificed his kidney to save a piece of his heart, Ravi who after transplanting is on good recovery path.
The other honored donors were; Kamaljeet (38), Paramjeet Kaur ( 35) , Nirmal Kaur ( 50), Karamjeet , Lajwant, Sukhpal Kaur, Sarwan Singh ( 58) and  Hayat ( 62).
A Manipur lady,  Bebe Devi ( 34) was also honored . She donated her kidney to her husband Roman Singh (39).
 Dr Munish Chauhan, Sr Consultant, Nephrology & Kidney Transplant said that so far about 1200 cadaver transplants have been carried out in India, far short of what is required. This is in spite of 8500 fatal road traffic accidents per year. In every city, around 8 to 10 brain dead patients would be there at a time, however, the conversion rate is less than 19%.

Hatil Furnitures Opens its First Showroom in Zirakpur

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- Hatil, the leading global furniture brand, enters the Indian market with its first showroom in Zirakpur.
Selim H Rahman, Chairman and Managing Director of Hatil Complex, Bangladesh said that we are excited to enter the Indian market from Punjab and intend to setup nearly 200 showrooms in the country in about three years time.
Accompanied by third Secretary to the High Commission of Bangladesh in India along with Marc Pfetzing, consultant to Hatil, President of Birla Home Décor’s unit Sutlej Textiles Industries, and other senior dignitaries for the opening of its first showroom in India at Zirakpur in Punjab,  Selim Rahman, said that the brand name HATIL has come to be known world-wide for elegant, contemporary and smart furniture.
Hatil has gained acceptance in Australia, USA, Russia, Canada, Thailand, Nepal, Bhutan and the Middle East because of superior quality, craftsmanship and a strong after-sales service.
Hatil traces its root in HA Timber Industries Ltd., a company established in 1966, while Hatil was established in 1989 by Selim H. Rahman, which uses state-of-the-art technical know-how from Germany and other countries, and making it the largest furniture manufacturing facilities in Asia.
Avan Goel, Director of Kratos Furnishers, who have undertaken the master franchise of the brand for the entire India except east, informed that in the current financial year, we have plans to open two outlets in Chandigarh and five in Punjab, i.e. one each in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bhatinda, and Patiala.
Avan Goel said that with its 80 outlets across the globe and nearly 70 in Bangladesh itself, we have plans to increase its footprint in India for its elegant designs.
He informed further that Hatil showroom showcases the home and office solutions in 10,000 sqft on three floors of the showroom at at Zirakpur.
The Indian master franchiser led by Avan Goel is an alumnus of Thapar Engineering College, and cofounder of another educational venture, Edvour.

Punjab Arts Council Celebrates Teeyan Teej Diyan at Chamkaur Sahib

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 12th August:- The God of Rain have been smiling on the people of Punjab, and the mood is upbeat, as nature is in all its glory and beauty. And celebrating the season of monsoon with colour, creativity, folk music, dance, laughter, jokes, beautiful traditions and customs is the Punjab Arts Council which celebrated ‘Teeyan Teej Diyan’, the third event of the unique series ‘Pind Waajan Marda’ at Chamkaur Sahib.  The series, conceptualized and created by Satinder Satti, Chairperson of the Council, is an attempt to bring people across Punjab, especially in small towns and villages, on a common platform, and give them a glimpse of our rich customs and traditions. Gracing the festivities at Chamkaur Sahib was Charanjit Singh Channi, Technical Education Minister along with his wife and chief guest of the programme. The guests of honour included SS Virdi and Sarbjeet Kaur Sohal. Artists Gurmeet Bawa,  Lachi Bawa,  Kaur B, Nisha Bhano had the large audience completely absorbed with their performances and interactions, making the evening an affair to remember. 
The local organizing society, Punjab Kala Manch (Chamkaur Sahib) gave the space a new look and feel, creating a festive ambience with vibrant colours, flowers, swings, with women in lovely phulkaris, parandis, dressy jewellery and mehndi on their hands. Teej is a festival which welcomes the onset of the monsoon, and was traditionally a festive time for women to come back home from the homes of their husbands and let their hair down with family and friends, singing special songs associated with festival and also prepare traditional dishes like kheer, pooda, and other sweets with their mothers and sisters.
Pulsating with energy, the celebrations got a new feel with mehndi applying and dance competitions and for many young men and women here, the event was a chance to be re-introduced to the many traditions associated with Teej.  
Satinder Satti said that the idea of organizing this festival is to connect to our roots. The need of the hour is to look back at our rich past and its many aspects Our effort is to bring to the people of cities closer to forgotten folk traditions and give performers a platform to showcase their art all across Punjab. Satinder Sattiadded that celebrating these Festivals helps in the preservation and promotion of our arts, with ‘Teeyan Teej Diyan’ going to other villages and towns of Punjab in the next few months.