Saturday, 2 September 2017

Chitkara University Host State Level Mega Job Fair”: Over 1000 Students Gets Placements

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- Charanjit Singh Channi,  Technical Education and Industrial Training Minister,  Punjab, visited Chitkara University, Rajpura campus, as the Chief Guest for the “State Level Mega Job Fair” hosted at  Chitkara University, Rajpura , under the benevolent patronage of Captain Amarinder Singh, Chief Minister of Punjab.
​​Around 75 Global & National Companies like Wipro, WNS, Sun Pharma, Manpower Group , Tech Mahindra, Teleperformance, Genpact & others participated in this mega job fair in which more than 5000 students participated at Chitkara University campus & out of them more than 1000 were successful with their placements.  
Addressing the students at Chitkara University, Rajpura, Charanjit Singh Channi shared that the Punjab Government had in keeping with its electoral promise decided to invite top companies to hire young graduates who had degrees in various streams, and called upon the students to avail  the huge employment opportunity that was being offered to them. He also highlighted the fact that Punjab Govt. was making tremendous efforts to address the unemployment issue in the state and this Job Fair was just the beginning towards the long journey.
He also said that this was a unique opportunity where students could get jobs at attractive pay packages in top companies of the country and also MNCs. Thousands of students had registered for the Mega Job Fair attended the Job Fair, and lauded the initiative of the Punjab government.
Applauding the services being rendered by the Chitkara University in the field of education, he appreciated the stellar growth of the University under the dynamic patronage of of Dr Ashok K Chitkara, Chancellor and Dr Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University. He was highly impressed by the University’s CSR initiative of adopting surrounding five villages and catering to the welfare of the villages through various NSS programs. Charanjit Singh Channi also visited the unique, exquisite and state of art Innovation Explore hub of the University which has 40 + successful startups and 100 plus industry mentors.
Dr Madhu Chitkara Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University, praised the strenuous efforts of Punjab Govt for such a brilliant initiative as she welcomed the Technical Education Minister and hoped that the students who got selected would carve a niche for themselves given the hands on experience that they had got during the course of their study from their respective institutions. She also appraised the gathering about the excellent placement scenario at Chitkara University.

Honda 2Wheelers India Enters 2017 Festivities With a Bang

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. has created a new record ahead of the festive season, breaching 6 lac sales mark in a single month for the first time.
Historic August 2017 saw total sales grow 26% from 492,368 units in August’16 to 622,180 units. Alone adding nearly 50% new volumes to the industry and gaining 3% market share, Honda is the Highest volume gainer and also the Highest market Share Gainer of the two-wheeler industry.
Leading the domestic industry growth with 26% growth, Honda’s domestic sales closed at highest ever 586,173 units in Aug’17 compared to 466,289 units in Aug’16.
Both Honda scooter and motorcycles sales are at an all time high at the start of festival. Honda’s motorcycles sale closed at 191,944 units in Aug’17 with solid 48% growth over 129,926 units sold in August’16 while Scooter sales grew 17% from 336,363 units in Aug’16 to 394,229 units in August’17.
Parallel, exports continue to grow strong. Export sales peaked at all-time highest mark of 36,007 units in August’17, registering a solid 38% growth over 26,079 units in Aug’16.
Sharing how August, the first month of 2017 festive season sets the tone for the peak festivities ahead,  Yadvinder Singh Guleria, Senior Vice President-Sales and Marketing, said, that on the back of strong festival demand matched with new additional capacity coming at a very strategic time, Honda has breached 6 lac units sales mark for the first time in August’17. At the same time, our strong overseas demand momentum has resulted in exports crossing 36,000 marks. On the domestic front, both scooters and motorcycles touched their highest sales mark. We are seeing increased footfalls at dealerships and are fully equipped to cater to the high demand during the festive period.

Reduction in Collector Rates at Least 50% in Chandigarh: K S Panchhi

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- Kamaljit Singh Panchhi, President of Chandigarh Traders Association Sector 17 & Advisor Chandigarh Beopar Mandal in a statement said that Chandigarh Administration must reduce Collector rates Chandigarh.
Kamaljit Singh Panchhi mentioned that the collector rates in UT are abnormally high and unrealistic than the prevailing market price. This serious anomaly has resulted in a complete breakdown of all transactions related to property in Chandigarh. The properties in the market are available at less than half of the price of current collector rates.
Kamaljit Singh Panchhi further said that the Punjab Govt. has reduced the collector rates twice in last nine months resulting steep difference in our rates and their rates. The large gap in property prices in adjoining tricity has prompted the business establishments to migrate which directly mean revenue loss to exchequer. It is also worth to note that after the Demonetisation, the value of property has crashed further by 40 to 50% and hence there is dire need to review collector rate in Chandigarh without any further delay.
Kamaljit Singh Panchhi urges the Administrator UT Chandigarh to reconsider the rates for conversion of residential property from lease hold to free hold proposed by the Chandigarh Administration. Also requested to kindly look into the matter and reduce the collector rates by at least 50% because Chandigarh Administration is taking the collector rates of properties as base for the calculation of conversion fees, whereas the collector rates fixed by the administration are already on the higher side which will help the citizen of Chandigarh to finalize the deals which are already stuck up due to high collector rates. By reducing the collector rates even the Administration will earn crores of Rupees in the shape of stamp duty. Early action in this regards will be highly appreciated.

Poverty Report of South Asia Released First Time in North India

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- A triennial report on poverty scenario in South Asian countries was released for the first time in north India here on Saturday at Institute for Development Communication (IDC). The report has been produced by a Nepal-based South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE). A Chandigarh-based study circle Dialogue Highway in collaboration with IDC facilitated the release of the report. This was followed by a ‘Dialogue on Governance for the Margins with reference to South Asia’. A special lecture ‘on contesting Claims of Inclusion of Diversity: Challenges and opportunities’ was delivered by one of country’s foremost sociologists Professor Shiv Vishwanathan.
While addressing the audience, Vishwanathan, said that we need to ask if the Indian Constitution complete is to deal with aspirations of the diverse people, the nature. Is it violent built on genocides of dialects? Does it represent the voice of the defeated, minority and those at the margins? He suggests that the constitution should include diversity and the nature as purposes of the constitution.   
Dialogue Highway Managing Trustee Devinder Sharma revealed that the SAAPE report in essence brings out the failure of South Asian countries to lift their masses out of poverty and withdrawal of the state from providing basic needs like food, education, health and safety to the people at the margins. Dialogue Highway has participation from France also.
SAAPE is a regional platform of civil society organisations, social movements and people’s networks fighting against the structural causes of poverty and social injustices in the region and beyond.
While launching its fifth Poverty Report in Chandigarh, today, SAAPE which has been publishing the triennial South Asia Poverty Report since 2003 questioned the existing development paradigm. This report is a knowledge document that brings out the commonality of experiences of all south Asian countries.
While sharing some of the findings of the report, Prof. Netra Timsina, Regional Coordinator, SAAPE Nepal said that while South Asia houses 22 per cent of the world’s population, the region, however has only 1.3% of the world’s income. The idea that market will correct imbalances through demand and supply has led to the gradual withdrawal of state from publicly providing services like education and health.
Panjabi University Vice Chancellor Professor BS Ghuman said that the report should form the part of policy planning. A social audit of the poverty alleviation programmes should also be included in the process to assess results of poverty eradication. The policy should not be top down but participatory.
In a scholarly exposition Pramod Kumar, Director, IDC said that the state has been usurped by the market and the people at the margins do not have a voice.

California Walnut Commission Conducts Nutrition Session at Best Price Store in Zirakpur

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- California Walnut Commission (CWC), in association with Walmart India’s Best Price Store in Zirakpur, organized a nutrition session with nutritionist Kavita Devgan today during the ongoing Health Mela in the store. The aim was to highlight the nutritive benefits of walnuts and the nut’s inclusion in daily diet for a healthy lifestyle. At the session organized exclusively for the members of Walmart India, she also shared a few recipes and clarified common myths associated with walnuts.
Kavita Devgan, renowned author and consulting nutritionist specializing in weight loss, lifestyle modification and holistic wellness said that consuming a diet with walnuts is the key to healthy living. Incorporating walnuts into meals and snacks is a simple, effective and convenient way to help ensure adequate protein intake. Walnut is also the best plant-based source of Omega 3 for vegetarians. 28 grams of walnuts provides four grams of protein and two grams of fiber, enough to keep one full. The key highlight is that Walnuts are naturally sodium, cholesterol and gluten free. Over 20 years of research has proven how walnuts benefit heart health, diabetes, cancer, cognition, fertility, and weight management.
Rajneesh Kumar, Senior Vice President & Head of Corporate Affairs, Walmart India, added that we are happy to associate with California Walnut Commission to spread the message of healthy living across our member base. In deep engagement with our supplier partners, we strive to provide a wide range of relevant and quality assortment at competitive price points to our members so that they can save money and live better. Nutrition session such as this are expected to educate our member base and also provide them with a platform to have their queries answered by expert.
The nutrition talk was very well received by the store members. Kavita Devgan interacted with the crowd and was happy to share ideas on incorporating California walnuts as part of daily diet and for gifting during festive seasons. CWC in their continued endeavor to spread the message of nutritive eating for healthier lifestyle is happy to associate with Walmart India to expand outreach.

Student Who Does Not Help Poor or An Uneducated Person has Incomplete Education: Justice S.S. Saron

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- A student who does not help a poor  or an uneducated person has incomplete education.  He may acquire a degree but his education remains incomplete.  This was the advice given by Hon’ble Justice S.S. Saron, Judge, Punjab and Haryana High Court and Executive Chairman, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, while motivating the law students during a workshop organized by the Punjab State Legal Services Authority.  Today, in a workshop  on  “BRIDGING THE GAP IN ACCESS TO JUSTICE; ROLE OF JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND LAW STUDENT”, the Hon’ble Justice S.S. Saron, also released a book published by Punjab State Legal Services Authority on Court Room Language and Common Man written by Dr. Rajneesh, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Patiala. 
While motivating the law students who participated in the said conference from Army Institute of Law, SAS Nagar,  Chandigarh University, Gharuan and Rayat and Bahra University, Sahauran, Hon’ble Justice S.S. Saron, emphasized the need of involvement of law students with rustic people having rural background to understand the practical problems and issues being faced by poor and marginalized sections of the society.  His Lordship emphasized that they would make law students mature and seasoned advocates.
 This workshop was also attended by  Vivek Puri, Legal Remembrancer and Secretary to Government of Punjab, Ms. Archana Puri, District and Sessions Judge,  SAS Nagar, Ms. Harpreet Kaur Jeewan, District and Sessions Judge-cum-Member Secretary, Punjab State Legal Services Authority, R.K. Jain, Additional District and Sessions Judge-cum-Additional Member Secretary, Punjab Legal Services Authority, Dr. Balram Gupta, Director Academics, Chandigarh Judicial Academy, Inderjit Mehta, Director Administration, Chandigarh Judicial Academy and other Judicial Officers of the rank of CJMs-cum-Secretary, District Legal Services Authorities from the Punjab Judiciary, panel lawyers.
Besides, Prof. Dr. M.S. Bains, Dean, University School of Law, Rayat and Bahra University, Sahauran, Prof. (Dr.) Saurabh C., Director, University, Institute of Legal Studies, Chandigarh University, Gharuan and Ms. Tejinder Kaur, Principal, Army Institute of Law,  also attended the workshop.  A large number of students and faculty members also participated in this workshop.   The welcome address was given by Ms. Harpreet Kaur Jeewan, Member Secretary, Punjab Legal Services Authority vote of thanks was extended by R.K. Jain, Additional Member Secretary, Punjab Legal Services Authority.
Students from Law Universities and Judicial Officers who are Secretaries in District Legal Services Authorities in the State of Punjab, shared their experiences while working in the Legal Aid/Legal Services Clinic about reaching upto down-trodden and the marginalized segment of the society.

पहला श्री श्याम महोत्सव पंचकूला में 3 सितम्बर को

                                             Photo By Parveen Kumar
By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- श्री श्याम सखा मंडल चंडीगढ़ की ओर से पंचकूला में पहले श्री श्याम महोत्सव का आयोजन किया जा रहा है। यह महोत्सव 3 सितम्बर रविवार को बेकर्स लाउन्ज सेक्टर-9 पंचकूला के सामने पार्किंग स्थल में आयोजित किया जा रहा है।
इस बारे में और अधिक जानकारी देते हुए श्री श्याम सखा मंडल के प्रधान कन्हैया मित्तल ने बताया कि मंडल के द्वारा श्याम बाबा का महोत्सव पंचकूला में पहली बार किया जा रहा है। इस अवसर पर श्री श्याम बाबा का भव्य सुन्दर दरबार सजाया जाएगा, और देसी घी का भंडारा लगाया जाएगा।
उन्होंने आगे बताया कि महोत्सव में भारत के मशहूर कलाकार कन्हैया मित्तल ,राजू खंडेलवाल एवं मोना अपने भजनो द्वारा श्री श्याम प्रभु खाटू वाले का गुणगान करेंगे।
मंडल के प्रधान कन्हैया मित्तल ने आगे और जानकारी देते हुए बताया की महोत्सव में खाटू श्याम मंदिर के पुजारी श्याम सिंह चौहान जी भी खास तौर पर उपस्थित रहेंगे।
मंडल के अन्य सदस्य योगेश बंसल, राहुल सिंगला, चेतन बोथरा तथा आदिल गर्ग बे बताया की महोत्सव शाम 7 बजे शुरू होगा।

Sanjay Tandon Inaugurates ‘BJYM Legal Aid Centre’ at District Court Complex

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 02nd September:- Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today organized a programme. Chandigarh BJP President Sanjay Tandon inaugurated ‘BJYM Legal Aid Centre’ at District Court Complex, Sector-43 Chandigarh. The centre will provide free legal assistance to the common people.
On this occasion Sanjay Tandon applauded the work of the BJYM and said that the legal aid centre would offer legal advice to the common people, at the same time it would also help our organization to connect with common man and know the various problems being faced by them. Our party would also help redress these grey areas of our legal system at the government level. The noble work having been started by Yuva Morcha increases the importance of this programme.
Chandigarh BJYM President Adv. Gaurav Goel informed that the centre located at Chamber No. 308, District Court Complex Sector-43 would be open to provide free legal assistance to common people and especially the women through a panel of Yuva Morcha’s Advocates. Chandigarh BJYM’s Legal Cell Convener Adv. Ashish Rawal and Co-Convener Adv. Anandeshwar Gautam would look after the functioning of the centre. He also said that this kind of work being done by a youth organization is in itself a unique initiative.
State Media Secretary Arundeep Singh informed that any person who can’t afford and needs any sort of help and assistance in litigation work can anytime contact on our Legal Helpline Nos. 9888370000, 9417567484 &9814622229.
Others present on this occasion were Councillor Chandravati Shukla, BJP District President Devi Singh, BJYM National Executive Member & J&K Co-Incharge Amit Rana, State General Secretaries Amandeep Singh and Mehakveer Sandhu, State Vice Presidents Shveta Mahajan, Harish Patel & Ganesh Jha, State Secretaries Vijay Rana, Narinder Lubana & Abhinav Sharma and other state office bearers.