Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Teachers Day: Education Ministers Honours 40 Teachers With State Awards

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th September:- The Education Minister, Punjab, Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary today honored 40 teachers with the 'State Awards' on the eve of 'Teachers Day'. In the award function held at the auditorium of Punjab School Education Board (PSEB), the Education Minister also conferred commendation certificates on 5 teachers besides honoring National award winning 9 teachers of 2016 and heads of 39 schools winning Swachh Vidyalaya Puraskar. The state award winning 40 teachers were given Rs. 25000 prize money, a shawl and a medal. These teachers would also get one year extension in service. The other teachers and school heads were awarded certificates.
Addressing the gathering on the occasion, Aruna Chaudhary congratulated the entire teaching community especially the State as well as National award winners on the behalf of the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh on the occasion of teacher’s day.
Remembering the second President of the country Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan on the occasion, the minister said that Dr. Radhakrishnan was a great philosopher and a brilliant teacher who had deep respect for teachers as well as his students. She exhorted all to take inspiration from the life of Dr. Radhakrishnan. Lauding the teaching community, the minister said that the contribution of a teacher towards the society cannot be forgotten because a teacher renders yeoman's service in building a vibrant and healthy society. The minister further added that the Punjab Government is committed to implement the teacher friendly decisions and the department is formulating plans to give maximum facilities to the teachers.
The minister also divulged that while many historical decisions have been taken, an online portal concerning leave to be availed by the teachers would be started soon which would prove helpful to the teachers in seeking permission for leave while sitting at home itself. The minister while congratulating the award winning teachers encouraged those unsuccessful to work even harder for next year.
Earlier, the Secretary, Education Department, Krishan Kumar in his address listed many game changing steps promulgated by the department under the guidance of the Education Minister. He said that a decision has been arrived at to settle ACP cases of the teachers at the DDO level and apart from this the letter pertaining to clearance of probation period would now be issued at the lower level. A decision has been taken to conduct Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) twice a year to meet the shortfall in the recruitment of teachers. He also said that a more transparent mechanism would be evolved very soon regarding state awards on teachers day following which no teacher would need to apply personally for the award.
In the beginning of the function, the Education Minister initiated the proceedings by lighting a lamp. The DPI (Secondary Education) Mr. Paramjit Singh welcomed the chief guest, other dignitaries and the teachers whereas the Director General School Education Prashant Kumar Goyal thanked the gathering. On the occasion, head mistress Rupinder Kaur Grewal conducted the proceedings of the stage in a very efficient manner. She was also honoured specially by the Education Minister.
On the occasion, a girl student presented 'Jugni' while the students of the Government Senior Secondary School Machhli Kalan presented 'Qawwali' in a soulful manner. The girl students of the Government Senior Secondary School Sahauran performed shabad gayan and rendered National Anthem beautifully in the end. These very girl students welcomed the guests and the awardee teachers with the melodious tunes of the band and the scouts and guides students of the same school presented Guard of Honour to the dignitaries.
Among others present on the occasion also included Joint Secretary , Education Department, Tejinder Pal Singh Sandhu, DPI (Elementary Education) Inderjit Singh, Director SCERT Sukhdev Singh Kahlon, Assistant Director Dr. Gurjit Singh and all the officers stationed at the headquarters of the department.

Ananth Mahadevan Makes Comeback on Indian Television with Sony SAB’s ‘Aadat Se Majboor’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th September:- Sony SAB is all set to launch a new office comedy called ‘Aadat Se Majboor’. The show is set in the backdrop of a publishing house and how five fresher’s Sunny, JD, Ranjan, Riya and Sam come together under one roof where they go through various hilarious circumstances in their first job. The show will witness a comeback of Veteran actor, Director and Writer Ananth Mahadevan.
Ananth who is back to acting on television after two decades will essay the role of a boss who manages a publishing house of a magazine called ‘City Chakkar’. His character is edgy who tries to do multiple tasks at one time but fails to finish even a single task. He loves to keep his employees on toes. Ananth’s will also be seen as Riya’s uncle, who has joined the company as a feature writer. He always favors Rhea as she is his niece and also the owner of the company.
Confirming the news Ananth said that Aadat Se Majboor fits the bill perfectly for him. Apart from the concept, what prompted him to say yes to this project was that he gets a flexibility of 15 days to work unlike others, who work 25 days a month. The producers and channel have faith in him that he can pull the role easily. Keeping up the expectation, he is working hard to tickle the funny bones of the audience.

VLCC Institute Announces Partnership with Capital Float

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th September:- VLCC Institute of Beauty & Nutrition, India’s largest chain of vocational education academy in beauty and nutrition industry, has announced its partnership with Capital Float, a leading  non-banking finance companies (NBFC). The alliance will enable easy finance availability to students, existing as well as aspiring students. It aims to ease out the loan procedures and ensure fast, flexible short-term finances to the students of VLCC Institutes across the country. The loans will be available at zero processing fees and zero finance cost to the customers.
The students can apply for finance via a mobile application loaded on the VLCC Institute’s mobile phone and go through a simple paperless process of loan approval. The loan processing is collateral free and the students do not need to submit any physical documents like credit card statement, bank statement, income proof etc. This also aids in instant approval of loans at any location. The loans can be re-paid through easy monthly installments of 3, 6 or 9 months. The minimum finance amount for the EMI is Rs. 15,000 and maximum is up to 3 lacs.
Speaking on the development, Deepanshu Khurana, Business Head- Skill Development, VLCC said that we are excited about our association with Capital Float. It is a great feeling to see positive response from NBFCs as they understand the importance of skill development and have decided to partner with us in our journey. We are confident that this association will provide a robust ecosystem to all VLCC Institute students and also enable to take another step towards their making their dreams a realityWe hope to train and provide employment opportunities to many more youths across the country and mentor them to be successful and independent individuals.
The loan application process is easy. Post providing the primary personal details, the new loan applicant will be required to scan his/ her thumb impression on the bio metric scanner provided by the finance partners. Once these formalities are done, the loan approval can be processed in a few minutes. On approval, a loan agreement would get generated on the mobile application. The student will be charged an upfront payment of only 10% for the loan procedure to get activated.

Bharti Foundation Launches ‘Satya Bharti School Song’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th September:- Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, today launched the Satya Bharti School Song in Kaithal(Haryana). The launch ceremony, coinciding with Teacher’s Day celebrations, was attended by Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation, Mamta Saikia, COO, Bharti Foundation and other key officials. The song’s launch in Kaithal marks the national release of the song across all 254 Satya Bharti Schools.
The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship initiative of Bharti Foundation. This rural education initiative provides quality education to underprivileged children, completely free of cost, with a special focus on the girl child. The program currently operates 249 primary/elementary schools and five senior secondary schools across six states (Punjab, Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) reaching out to 45,877studentsand employing 1,667 teachers from local communities. With a focus on the girl child [49% girl students] and the weaker sections of society [76% of children from SC/ST/OBC/marginalised communities], the program is one of the largest end-to-end education initiatives by a corporate in the country.
The idea behind the Satya Bharti School Song is to create positive energy among students and a sense of pride among all teachers, students, parents and the Satya Bharti School staff, for the great work that is being carried outin the schools. This song will energize all stakeholders, infusing them with a new zeal and commitment to the cause of quality education.
The song underlines how special and privileged the students, teachers, staff and community members are because they are ‘Satya Bhartians’.
As part of the song’s launch ceremony, students and teachers sang the song with the pride of being a ‘Satya Bhartian’ shining bright in their eyes. Going forward, the song will be sung by students every morning during the school assembly as well as atall school events and gatherings.
Speaking on the occasion, Vijay Chadda, CEO, Bharti Foundation said that the launch of the Satya Bharti School Song is a joyful day for all of us at Bharti Foundation. The song showcases the unique aspects of our schools and inspires the students to fulfil the Foundation’s vision of transforming students into educated, confident, responsible and self-reliant employable citizens of India with a deep sense of commitment to their society.
Mamta Saikia, COO, Bharti Foundation added that this inspirational, melodious song is the result of efforts of all our students, teachers, cluster coordinators, district coordinators and trainers. Therefore,it belongs to each one of us who is connected with the Satya Bharti School Program. On the special occasion of Teacher’s Day, we have gathered here today to renew our commitment of quality education across rural India.
The Satya Bharti School Song has been created by the Foundation’s Rajasthan team under the leadership of its Region Head, Lt. Col. Vijay Pal Singh.
The songis now available on the Foundation’s website(http://www.bhartifoundation.org/page/videos) and social media platforms as well.

Videocon Wallcam Showcases its Range of Video Surveillance Products for Retail & Enterprise Segment: Talks About its Plan in North Region

                                           Photo By Parveen Kumar
By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th September:- Videocon Wallcam showcased its range of Video Surveillance products in Chandigarh. The brand’s range of product includes simple plug and play solutions for Retail segment (primarily household and small commercial establishments like shops/office) to high-end and sophisticated products and solutions for Enterprise, Corporate and Government Segment used in various projects.
Among the products displayed for Retail segment were AHD (Analogue high definition) & IP (Internet Protocol) cameras and DVRs (Digital Video Recorders) & NVRs(Network Video recorders), Video Door Phones, Wireless kits, IP based Cube-cams etc in various configurations and specifications.
The AHD and IP cameras are available in configurations of 1MP (megapixel) to 5 MP (megapixel), and in Dome body/housing (for indoor use) and bullet body/housing for outdoor usage. Likewise the Video Recorders (DVRs and NVRs) are available in configuration of 4/8/16 and 32 Channel with options to accommodate 1/2/4 or 8 Hard drives of 6 to 8 TB each for internal storage.  The users have the flexibility to opt for the specs that suits one’s requirement as per the application and use.  
In addition to the above, the brand also demonstrated its upcoming range of products including Car Cams and Adventure Cams.
For the Enterprise, Corporate and Government segment, the brand showcased its range of high-end and state of the art products and solutions. Among these were IP and AHD based PTZ (Pan, Tilt and Zoom)Cameras, verifocal cameras, high speed dome cameras, Thermal cameras, Vandel proof cameras, Number plate reader camera & solution, Biometric Access control solutions etc. Equipped with many additional features and solutions such video analytics including line crossing detection, trespassing alerts, intrusion detection, area entrance & exit, face detection etc, these products and solutions are customizable to the end user’s requirements.
 As per the brand, AHD (Analogue High Definition) solution is more popular among the Retail segment due to low price and its plug and play convenience, while the IP based solution is largely used by Corporate, Enterprise, Govt and other large commercial establishments like Malls and public places like Airport, Railway stations etc.  
Talking about the product pricing and product differentiators, equipped with latest specification and features, Videocon Wallcam products are priced at upto 15% lower than other brand’s entry level products in the market which will make Video Surveillance more affordable for the end user.
The brand has a strong Distribution channel in place and is adding more partners in the upper north region ie Punjab, Haryana, J&K and HP. The brand also is engaging with system integrators & providing end to end solutions to the users. Videocon is also engaged in large Enterprise, Corporate and Govt projects.
 Arvind Bali, CEO Videocon Telecom said that punjab is a very important market for us, and hub for upper north states including Haryana, J&K and HP, that’s the reason we have started our rollout from here. At Videocon Wallcam we have Videocon Surveillance products and solutions to address the requirements of all segments, be it simple plug and play needs of household/retail segment or sophisticated requirements of Corporates, Enterprise and Govt sector.
He said further that affordability, quality, innovation and after sales service are the mantras for our brand. Our products will be best when it comes to quality, specifications and features, and yet priced at 15% lower than other brands. We are focusing to make Security and surveillance a way of life for everybody, particularly the household segment.
Arvind Bali said that the customer price for Videocon WallCam video surveillance product range starts with as low as Rs 2500/- for a Wireless CubeCam; and a set of four 1MP AHD CCTV cameras and 4 Channel DVR will cost the customer as low as Rs 6500/-, a small price to pay for a lifelong peace of mind.
He added that we will continuously work on ways to decrease cost of the products and make Video surveillance affordable for all customer segments and ensure people start using it. For us innovation is the key, if you see our current product range, there are many innovative products that we are bringing in, and we will continue to innovate.

Genius World School Celebrates Teachers Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Zirakpur 05th September:- With this thought in mind, Genius World, Play School, Zirakpur  organized a special Assembly for their teachers. The Assembly started with a lamp lighting ceremony followed by a floral tribute to the greatest teacher of India Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan.
To thank the teaching faculty for the contributions they make to the lives, the students presented dances & songs, which were highly appreciated by the teachers and also gifted handmade greeting cards along with rose buds to their Gurus.
The teachers rocked the ramp. They also thrilled on the beats & shared their feelings with the students. On the occasion, a cake cutting ceremony was also conducted.
In her inspiring speech, School Director, Neetu Dandi encouraged the students to implement all values instilled in them, thus giving a true tribute to their mentors. She also appreciated the constant endeavors of the staff for bringing Genius World to such a great height. Further she added that the glory of the Guru cannot be written even if the whole earth is transformed into paper, big trees made into pens and the entire water in the seven oceans is transformed into writing ink.
The day came to an end with a sumptuous feast organized by the school management for the teachers.

The British School Celebrates Teachers' Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th September:- The British School, Sec 44 held Teachers' Day celebration in the school campus.  The teachers participated in games like Thread Game - in which the teacher was to open a knot using one hand, they also took part in tongue twister game etc. Teachers also displayed their skills at mimicry, cat walk etc.
The games were followed by a poem on teachers recited by children of class II. There was also a singing performance by boys of classes XI and XII in which they played guitar and tabla.
The program had a bhangra performance on Punjabi songs prepared by the children, of classes XI and XI.
The program ended with the cake cutting ceremony and vote of thanks by the Principal Mrs Mona Sethi. The children prepared beautiful cards and felicitated all the teachers.

CRB School Celebrates Teachers Day

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 05th September:- CRB Public School celebrated Teacher’s Day to thank the teaching faculty for the contributions they make to the lives of CR Bians. A number of poems songs and speech said by the students highlighted. The importance of teachers in their lives. To honour their teachers, the students left no stone unturned to entertain them. Anshul Mishra of Class Vth draped himself as Dr. Sarvepalli RadhaKrishnan gave a motivational speech in which he highlighted the role of teachers in the lives of students as mentors and to make them good citizens of the country. They are the core educators who groom the mental development of any child. A group of class IV dancers presented a melodious dance reflecting their love for teachers.
In a speech, the principal, Mrs. Sangeeta Mittal said that the glory of the Guru cannot be written even if the whole earth is transformed into paper, Big trees into pens and the entire water of seven oceans into writing ik. This was followed by the lunch organized the management as a small token of appreciation for the teachers.