Saturday, 16 September 2017

Money Aujla Launch His Single Track ‘Rokaa’

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- Money Aujla is one of the most loved celebrities of the Punjabi Industry. Singer Money Aujla of London, Siftan, Vanjaara, Lalkaare, Bulllet, Breakup Beat, Kamm Chakkma, etc. today launch his one more single 'Rokaa'.  'Rokka' is presented by T- Series & Anup k Kumar. The video of song is entirely shot in Punjab.
Behind Money Aujla’s every hit is a team of aces. Song is produced by Navgeet Kaur, Music Composition is done by Money Aujla himself, Lyrics by Suraj Jhander, well known singer Gita Zaildar has Special appearance in the song. Female lead is by Aveera Singh Masson. The heart-wrenching music by Money Aujla, absolutely relatable lyrics by Suraj Jhander with Money Aujla’s warm voice gives the perfect balance to the song.
As pleasing the song is to the ear, the video is equally pleasing to the eye. Video director The Town Directors Gurwarinder Singh (Town Media) / Hardeep Swaich has done a spectacular job in the depicting the video. He takes you on a visual ride. While the locations are awesome.
Money has travelled a long way in his musical journey. He had been very lucky as he got the chance to learn music from many famous punjabi artists like Harbhajan Mann, Babbu Mann, Bindrakhiya, Jasbir Jassi & Amrinder Gill. He was the leading artist of the 'Mafia Mundeer'. He had the honour of sharing stage with many bollywood celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Rani Mukhrjee, during world tour of Yo Yo Honey Singh.
Anup Kumar, Money Aujla & Team Acme are very excited about the new track. The team has put up the heart into the Track.The Song is Desi Entertaining Peppy number. Money said he is going to bring more good Music in near future with Anup Kumar & Team Acme.

Chitkara University Bags 'Swachhta Award: Sets an Example in Cleanliness

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- Chitkara University has been ranked third among the cleanest Higher Educational Institutions in the Country by the Ministry of Human Resource Development Govt of India under the Swachhta Ranking 2017. The national level award function was organized by Ministry of Human Resource Development at New Delhi yesterday in which Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar gave away the awards. 3500 institutions participated from all over India in the SWACHHTA Ranking 2017, out of which best 25 institutions got selected in 4 categories for Swachhta Award.
After initial scrutiny the University was examined by a team of UGC on 23 August 2017. The ranking was done based on two components, in-campus hygiene which had 85 percentage weightage, and activities outside the campus, which had 15 percentage of weightage.
Campus hygiene included the availability of toilets in hostels, academic building condition, toilet condition and maintenance, running water facility, garbage clearance in campus, also frequency and disposal system of garbage, greenery, campus accessibility and many more.
University was also examined on innovative technology used for solid and liquid waste management, hostel and kitchen hygiene, apparel of staff, the extent of mechanization of food preparation, availability of cooking gas, chimneys, water storage and pipeline systems, quality of drinking water and green cover on campus. Chitkara University has a paper recycling plant where 100% waste paper recycling is done to produce papers, folders, envelopes, and carry bags for in campus usage. Hydroponic farming is done in the campus based on nutrient film technique thus producing vegetables and fruits for consumption within campus. Infrastructure design of the University supports natural air conditioning, energy absorbent buildings in terms of light and air efficiency to avoid air conditioners. University was also acknowledged for 100% waste water recycling by dual plumbing and effective and effluent treatment plant on the campus.
University has effective rain water harvesting pits for ground water recharge, uses solar energy for electricity and water heating on a large scale and many more environment friendly initiatives.
In activities outside campus, the Ministry also awarded marks for adopting villages and activities taken to achieve cleanliness and hygiene. Chitkara University under the proficient Chairmanship of Dr. Ashok K Chitkara and Dr. Madhu Chitkara has adopted nearby villages and provides free education to children and opportunities for self employment to adults. The university also provides cleanliness and health awareness programs in addition to extending health facilities to the adopted villages.
In their message Chancellor & Pro-Chancellor said that we are proud of being recognized by the government, earlier for the Environment Leadership Award 2017 on 15 July 2017 by Government of Himachal Pradesh and now being bestowed with Swachhta Award 2017 for our inclination towards Swachh Bharat Mission. At Chitkara University we believe in transforming the lives of students and bringing about a change in the entire academic scenario by providing them a congenial and healthy environment to flourish.

Thapar University Ties Up with Trinity College Dublin

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- A modernization plan for the important teaching and research laboratories in consultation with Trinity College Dublin (TCD) , Ireland is being implemented at a cost of Rs 70-cr. We are now part of a global economy, universities and our efforts in contemporization and international rankings are geared to make Thapar University (TU) , Patiala among the best in the world.
This was stated by RR Vederah, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the globally ranked Thapar University (The Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking 2018), on the globally unique partnership of Thapar University and Trinity College Dublin.
RR Vederah said further, university is focussing on a vision to move from being good to being excellent and be ahead of the curve in higher education by bringing in global standards across the board. Towards this end, Thapar University is implementing a major contemporisation program in partnership with Trinity College Dublin.
The partnership with Trinity focuses on strategies to deliver a research inspired, outcome based educational experience to the students at all levels. The introduction of multi-disciplinary engineering design courses includes experiential learning. The partnership with Trinity includes all major academic and research activities and strengthens Thapar University’s position as a leader in higher education in India and in the region.
Dr. Patrick Prendergast, President & Provost of Trinity College Dublin, said that for both Thapar and TCD, it has been a good month. Thapar has entered the Times Higher Education world university rankings for the first time and whereas Trinity also continues to rise in these rankings.
He added that we have risen in both the Times Higher Education and the QS rankings, and we have joined the League of European Research Universities (LERU), Europe’s leading network of research-intensive universities that further strengthens our voice and position internationally.  We have also just been ranked first in Europe for graduate entrepreneurship for the third year in a row by Pitchbook.
These are achievements that Thapar students will also benefit from. The eighteen Thapar students who have been with us over the past two years have done very well in their studies and next week we will be welcoming a new cohort of 39 students studying Engineering and Computer Science, remarked Dr Patrick .
Dr. Patrick Prendergast said that he is delighted to see the ongoing expansion of the Thapar campus, especially the new Learning Centre. Trinity is also embarking on significant developments such as E3, our Engineering, Energy and Environment Institute, at the heart of which will be the E3 Learning Foundry. This will expand our technology base through increased project driven teaching, targeted research and deepened industry interaction.  Thapar students will benefit from these plans in this ongoing partnership that both our universities value greatly.
Meanwhile TU offers a basket of undergraduate engineering and a 2+2 credit transfer program International Engineering Program (IEP) in collaboration with TCD. The faculty at TU is being deputed for post doctoral work at top Universities. This year ten faculty members will visit the best in the world including Trinity College Dublin, Virginia Technology, Waterloo and Oxford University. 

UILS and Punjab & Haryana High Court organizes Mediation Awareness Program

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- University Institute of Legal Studies(UILS), Panjab University(PU), in collaboration with Mediation and Conciliation Committee of the Punjab & Haryana High Court organized a one day Mediation Awareness Program.
Trained and experienced mediators who conducted this program were Ms. Reeta Kohli, Sr. Advocate Ms. Puneeta Sethi , Dhiraj Chawla & Mr. Sachin Jain. Various aspects of mediation were discussed and a practical insight into the process was displayed through a role play. Hon’ble Additional District and Session Judge and Director of Mediation and Conciliation Committee, Punjab and Haryana High Court, B.B.S. Teji also marked his presence and enlightened the students about the importance of the mediation over adversarial process of dispute resolution.

MC organises One Day Capacity Building Exposure Workshop

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has organized one day Capacity Building Exposure Workshop at Conference Hall, MC Building, chandigarh under Swachh Bharat Mission following the guidelines of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, New Delhi.
During the Workshop representatives from different Municipal Corporations of country and Councilors of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation participated.
Asha Jaswal, Mayor of Chandigarh and B. Purushartha, Municipal Commissioner inaugurated the workshop with lighting lamp.
Saurav Mishra, Additional Commissioner and other senior officers were present during the occassion.

Chandigarh Traffic Police Conduct Special Drive Against Drunken Driving

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- Chandigarh Traffic Police is conducting special drive against drunken driving in the city by organizing nakas using breath analyzers on different locations near pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants and hotels.  For community participation, traffic marshals are also present at these nakas.
On 15.9.2017, Traffic Police organized special nakas in the city at various places to check drunken driving and booked 116 offenders for this violation and their vehicles were also impounded. Challan documents have been forwarded to District Court for further legal proceedings. It is pertinent to mention that during this year upto 15.9.2017, 4150 offenders have been booked for the violation of drunken driving.
As per Section 185 of Motor Vehicle Act 1988, he/she shall be punishable for the first offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both.
Further as per Sector 20 (2) of Motor Vehicle Act 1988, his/her driving license shall be disqualified for a period of not less than six months.
As per Section 22(2) of Motor Vehicle Act 1988, if a person, having been previously convicted of an offence punishable under section 185 is again convicted of an offence punishable under that section, the Court, making such subsequent conviction, shall, by order, cancel the driving licence held by such person.
Chandigarh Traffic Police appeals to the general public to avoid driving in drunken condition and also ensure that a sober person drives in such situation or alternate means of transport are engaged.

Himal Gusain Becomes Chess International Master: CCA Honoured Him with Cheque of Rs.10000/- & Trophy for His Achievement

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- The long wait for Chandigarh chess enthusiasts is over. Chandigarh’s top chess player 23 year old Himal Gusain got the International Master Title from Fide (World Chess Federation) last month, making him the first International Master in Chess from Chandigarh. Chandigarh Chess Association and its office bearers are proud of Himal Gusain’s wonderful performances over the years and his latest achievement of Master’s title, which will prove a source of inspiration for the young upcoming chess players from Chandigarh. The dream of a chess player is to first attain FIDE rating, and Himal achieved that at a very early age. A chess player then plays various tournaments to continuously increase his Rating, and Himal’s rating currently is 2454. He is 52nd in India in terms of his rating. In addition to improving the Rating, a serious chess player dreams and hopes to attain a Chess Title, and Himal has now got the Master’s title. India with its population of 1.3 crore has about 50 Grandmaster and 100 Masters in Chess, and it is a great achievement for the City Beautiful, that it has a Chess Master in a population of approximately 10 lakhs, a no mean achievement. In North Indian states this side of Delhi, Himal is only the second person to achieve this title. And as he is already having one GM norm, CCA hopes and prays that Himal very soon becomes the first Chess  Grandmaster from Chandigarh.
Himal became Chandigarh Chess Champion at a young age of 13 in 2007, and has since then been crowned Chandigarh Chess Champion eight times from 2007 to 2015. He has also won Chandigarh under-25 Championship, when he was just 11. He also was victorious in many FIDE rated tournaments in various cities,  Shimla (2008), Jammu (2010), Gujarat (2015), Delhi (2017), etc. Among his other notable achievements is National Youth championship in 2016 at Guwahati, and his securing of a Grandmaster norm in Chigorin Memorial Tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia (2016). He has travelled extensively and played in many foreign countries like Brazil, Holland, Russia, Greece, Poland, Latvia, Philipines, etc.
At the felicitation function AP Saksena, President Chandigarh Chess Association gave a cheque of Rs. 10000/- for his achievements in Chess.
Prof. Anil Raina Chairperson presented IM Himal Gusain with a trophy of honor for attaining the Title of International Master.

Gian Jyoti Global School organizes Pajama Party for Students

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- Gian Jyoti Global School organized ‘Pajama Party’ for the Pre-Nursery and Kindergarten students at its campus in Phase-2, Mohali. Pillow Fight, Starry Night, Story Telling (Rapunzel), Musical Chair, Health and Hygiene were the other attraction of the today’s event. All the tiny tots came in their pajamas and participated in all the activities with full enthusiasm.
Teachers of Nursery and Kindergarten beautifully narrated the ‘Story of Rupanzel’ that how a lonely couple, who want a child, live next to a walled garden belonging to an evil witch named Dame Gothel and how they fight with that evil to save their child ‘Rupanzel’. The students watched the story of Rapunzel with curiosity and enjoyed it.
Student Advika acted as Baby Rapunzel; Teacher Ms. Parminder Pathania acted as Dame Gothel (Witch); Ms. Anita Rana acted as Princess; Ms. Kamal Kaur acted as Prince; Ms. Anita Gandhi acted as Father; Ms. Priyanka Saini acted as Mother and Ms. Taran Kaur was the narrator of the story.
Mrs. Ranjeet Bedi, Principal, Gian Jyoti Global School congratulated the students and teachers for beautifully organizing the Pajama Party. Mrs. Ranjeet Bedi participated with the students who have taken part in pillow fight, musical chair, run-run stop games with their friends and enjoyed the dance party in the end.

The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Returns with New Superstars: Mallika Dua

                                                     Photo By Parveen Kumar
By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 16th September:- When The Great Indian Laughter Challenge ended in 2008, no one would’ve imagined that its legacy will gain strength with each passing year. The show broke conventions since its launch, being the first non-fiction show in the genre of comedy on Indian television – a genre which, hitherto, was limited only to sitcoms; it also revived the dying art of stand-up comedy, a form limited to performers with regional popularity, giving it a national platform. However, the biggest contribution of the show was giving the nation, television superstars like Kapil Sharma, Bharti Singh, Raju Srivastav, Sugandha Mishra and Rajiv Thakur, among many others, who have, since, been the flag-bearers of comedy on Indian television and have become household names with popularities rivaling that of film stars.
The show, which gave the nation a number of bona-fide superstars, returns after a gap of 9 years, to unleash a new generation of superstars, catering to a generation of viewers with far evolved and nuanced tastes in comedy. And it returns with a bang, with the nation’s biggest entertainer at the helm of affairs. The Great Indian Laughter Challenge Season 5 will feature Akshay Kumar as the Super Judge on the show, lovingly referred to as the ‘Comedy Minister (CM)’. After turning ‘pregnant’ and giving ‘birth’ to the next set of laughter superstars, as shown in the promotional campaign for the show, he will be seen, not only judging the performances, but also keeping the audiences enthralled with some characteristic power-packed acts and antics.
Accompanying the CM, will be an illustrious troika of MLAs or Members of Laughter Assembly the heart-throb of stand-up comedy, Zakir Khan; the social media sweetheart, Mallika Dua; and the talented actor and writer of films like Dishoom and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Hussain Dalal. They will don the role of mentors for the young comics, polishing their skills, in both writing and delivery, and helping them evolve into sparkling performers.
Interacting with media here in Chandigarh during the promotion of the show, Comic queen Mallika Dua said that an individual’s perspective of a situation or a circumstance plays a huge role in creating comedy. One can create comedy from even the most trivial of settings, if he/she possesses a unique and interesting perspective of the same. In this new role as a mentor, she will be looking at how the comics perceive their surroundings and how interestingly and amusingly that differs from the popular thought.
The Great Indian Laughter Challenge starts from 30th September, every Saturday and Sunday at 8PM on STAR Plus.