Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Yuvraj Singh Unveiled as Laureus Ambassador as Mercedes-Benz India: Announce Further Support for Laureus Sport for Good

By Tricitynews Reporter
Mumbai 11th October:- Mercedes-Benz India, the country’s leading luxury automobile brand, today reinforced its commitment towards society by using the power of sports to bring about a change amongst the underprivileged children. Fostering its association with Laureus Sport for Good for the second year, Mercedes-Benz India will fund developmental programmes for two new NGOs- Naz Foundation and Slum Soccer. In addition Mercedes-Benz India will continue to fund existing Laureus-supported partners Oscar Foundation and YUWA.
Strengthening its association with India, Laureus Sport for Good has announced Indian cricket star Yuvraj Singh as a Laureus Ambassador. Yuvraj,a leading Indian sportsman, will provide inspiration for a positive change, by helping young people understand the true value of sport.
Laureus Sport for Good supports children and young people, using the power of sport to help them overcome violence, discrimination and disadvantage, proving sport’s ability to change the world. The global organization supports more than 100 programmes in 35 countries.
New Laureus Ambassador and renowned international cricketer Yuvraj Singh, commented that it’s an honour for me to join the Laureus Family here in India and to see first-hand the great work being done to help young people overcome challenges in their lives. He is a firm believer in the power of sport and its incredible ability to change lives, it changed mine and I’m looking forward to helping Laureus in their goal to improve many more in the future.
Taking pride in the efforts of this association Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India said that if steered by leaders with the right intent and attitude, sport can be a positive, character-building experience for the youth of a country. As the inventors of the automobile, Mercedes-Benz has always focused on creating a positive influence in the lives of people worldwide. By taking this association forward with our global partner Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, we intend on pursuing our brand philosophy with greater rigour by using the power of sports as a social development tool. By bringing on board two more reputed organizations–NAZ Foundation and Slum Soccer, we are hopeful of seeing greater opportunities to realize the hidden potential of the youth of this country.
Andy Griffiths, Global Director at Laureus Sport for Good, commented that at Laureus Sport for Good, we know that sport enables children and young people to overcome violence, discrimination and disadvantage in their lives.  With the invaluable help and support of Mercedes-Benz India, we now have the opportunity to support more fantastic programmes here in India, using sport to support children, particularly girls, to go further in education and play a full role in their communities.
With the help of Mercedes-Benz India, Laureus Sport for Good supports OSCAR, YUWA, Naz Foundation and Slum Soccer with the aim of using sport as a tool to overcome violence, discrimination and disadvantage. Mercedes-Benz India wants to benefit children and adolescents through their potential for sports; it was this belief that led Daimler AG to support the launch of Laureus Sport for Good more than 15 years ago. Launches Brick and Mortar Store in Punjab

By Tricitynews Reporter
SAS Nagar 11th October:- Funded e-commerce modular home solutions brand,, opens its first store in the SAS Nagar area of Punjab. Mohali, the rapidly developing IT hub of the state has seen a high demand for well-known national and international brands. The 5000 sq ft studio of the omni-channel modular furniture brand, in Mohali will be their 3rd experience centre in the country.
The showroom situated in the business district of the town, will house the Italian and the German designed furniture in the form of concept rooms to depict an entire house. The store has about 7 bedrooms, 4 living rooms and 5 kitchens on display. In addition to this, storage solutions such as chest of drawers, shoe cabinets, book racks, study tables and more will also be on display.
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Alok Duggal, Founder and COO, said that SAS Nagar is an upcoming location with a lot of young professionals who aspire to have branded furniture. We feel the colour, material, the whole concept of modular furniture is catching on with the young professionals with their exposure to western designs and the flexibility that modular furniture offers. Hence, we feel very upbeat about launching our store here.
Ashish Kishore owner of the franchise in Mohali said that the younger crowd these days are very clear on what they want, in terms of design and functionality and feel the international brands offer a design sensibility that ticks all the boxes. with its offer of a lifetime of service, a quick turnaround from concept to finish of an entire house in less than a month, fulfils the entire requirement quite seamlessly.
The newly launched store of in Mohali has been designed to give customers the feel of walking in to a fully furnished house, so customers can easily imagine living there and experience the perfect marriage of form and functionality.

Vodafone Ties up With YuppTV: Strengthens Live TV offering on Vodafone PLAY app

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- Ever responsive to the needs of super connected customer base, Vodafone Play, Vodafone’s one-stop entertainment destination to enjoy streaming of video content, today announced a partnership with Yupp TV, world’s OTT leader for South-Asian content with close to 250+ Live TV channels in 14 national and regional languages.
The association is in accordance with the advent of small-screen viewership and India’s transition towards a mobile-first economy. With this partnership, Vodafone Play subscribers can now access an extensive basket of Live TV Channels & Movies, etc by YuppTV. In addition to popular movies and shows, YuppTV’s prowess in the regional content will enable Vodafone Play to strengthen its content offering, while YuppTV intends to reach out to Vodafone’s wide customer base across the country.
Inviting Vodafone customers to enjoy one of the widest choice of infotainment options on Vodafone Play, Avneesh Khosla, Associate Director, Consumer Business, Vodafone India said that with mobiles becoming the preferred screen for entertainment, the average time spent on smartphones daily is significantly higher than TV, demonstrating that the engagement levels provided by smartphones remain unparalleled. Our customers are constantly seeking enriching and diverse content options, especially regional content. Through our partnership with YuppTV, Vodafone Play subscribers get a wider choice of Live TV, popular movies & shows and access to an enriched regional content.
Commenting on the collaborationUday Reddy, Founder & CEO, YuppTV said that we are excited to present Vodafone users with our extensive services and entertainment solutions. Now, Vodafone users can simply select from the choicest collection of Live-TV, web-series, movies and TV shows available at YuppTV and enjoy entertaining, snackable content, on-the-go. We are hopeful that the Vodafone users will enjoy and appreciate the mix of Live-TV, movies and TV shows available on YuppTV.

DRecords Announces It's New Artist on Board–“Javed Hussain”

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- DRecords proudly announces their new Artist on board – the multifaceted, enormously talented, versatile singer “Javed Hussain”.
Bollywood film Veer Zara singer, son of the legendary ghazal singer Ustad Ahmed Hussain of India’s only harmonic ghazal singing duo Ustad Ahmed Hussain Ustad Mohammed Hussain is all set to release his latest single titled “TUM SE PYAR HAI worldwide on 7th October 2017.
The love ballad echoes keeping faith in love. Composed and performed by Javed, the love song is written by lyricist Late Kamaal Ahmed Siddique. One of India’s leading young violinist Gulzar Hussain features in the song. Arranged by Sushant Shankar, the track has eminent musicians accompany Javed. On guitars is Bilal Hussain, on tabla is Meraj Hussain, on keyboards is Rehbar Hussain and on drums is Mohsin Khan. The Video director Amit Ojha kept the concept simple, taking the unplugged studio visual route.
Javed Hussain explained that we didn’t want to take away from the song. Music essentially is for listening, we want our audiences to connect with us through the voice, sound and words and not the other way around by giving them a story, a girl or a boy character –No. it didn’t feel right. And as an artist this will be a focused approach always.
Javed has trained in the thumri dadra style of Indian Classical music and has been exposed to various gharanas by his grandfather, Ustad Afzal Hussain, father and uncle. The grade A, All India Radio singer has a great body of work across genres like Sufi, Ghazal, Bollywood and has toured Thailand, Dubai, Mauritius, Singapore for shows. He has bagged prestigious awards like the Rajasthan Sangeet Ratna, Rajasthan Gaurav, Sangeet Sanchar Award for his contribution in the field of music.
Taran Mehndi, CEO of DRecords said that we are honored to work with Javed Hussain, it is heartening to see young artist such as he taking forth the Indian classical tradition and fuse it aptly with the western musical instruments for the current generations. His addition adds value to our artist roster for sure. He is sure the audiences will appreciate this ballad and it will resonate with the listeners. We are great fans of the legendary duo Ustad Ahmed Hussain Mohammed Hussain and to have Javed Hussian work with us, makes the journey very exciting.

Mithun Chakraborty, Kapil Sharma and Bharti Singh Do Cameo in Sony SAB’s Aadat Se Majboor

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- Sony SAB’s newly launched show Aadat Se Majboor has been winning viewers’ heart with it hilarious plot filled with several twists and turns. The latest being the entry of entertainment biggies Kapil Sharma, Bharti Singh and Mithun Chakraborty.
The five youngsters, JD, Sam, Riya, Rajan and Sunny are working for City Chakkar magazine but little do they know what lies ahead of them. Their boss (Ananth Mahadevan), the head of the magazine, after a lot of struggle, manages to get an ad for the magazine and for which he needs a model. He, therefore, assigns the task to shortlist a model to these boys. Undoubtedly the boys are excited and want to do their best to impress their boss.
To make the most of the opportunity and to outdo each other, the boys decide to approach the celebrities individually. While JD approaches yesteryears’ Bollywood Superstar, Mithun Chakraborty; in contrast, Ranjan reaches out to Comedy Queen, Bharti Singh while Sunny gets in touch with the Comedy King, Kapil Sharma. In a bid to outsmart each other and push for their celebrity to be the face of the ad leads to complete comedy of errors and hilarity. What remains to be seen is who finally wins and which celebrity takes the cake and becomes the face of the ad!
Sunny aka Anuj Sharma said that he admires Kapil. His comic timing and sense of humour are just too good. He feels really blessed to have this opportunity to shoot a short sequence with him. It's’ going to a fun episode and viewers will surely enjoy how he do everything it takes to convince Kapil for the shoot.

Premchand to Be Caught in Double Role Act in Sony SAB’s Sajjan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- After the fret of losing Jaya and being caught by Lokhandes, the Chopra without revealing that they are rich got Jay and Jaya married in a simple yet traditional way. But soon there will be another twist in the show. Lokhande will see Premchand in their office and believes that Premchand (PC) has a twin brother.
In the forthcoming episode, PC (Tiku Talsania) receives a call from his company announcing their new deal to build a Malland gleefully he rushes to office to sign the deal. At the same time Lokhande (Sharad Ponkshe) also receives a call saying that a mall is being built at the plot of a school. Furious and agitated Lokhande rushes to meet the owner of the company to stop this deal. Premchand who is unaware of Lokande’s arrival barges into his cabin. Lokhande gets the shock of his life looking at Premchand in the office. Premchand introduces himself as Paramveer Chopra. Lokhande gets confused looking at the scenario. Lokhande is still in doubt and calls Premchand to check about his whereabouts. Himmediately instructs Sudhakar to check for PC’s presence only to find that PC is at gareeb ghar.
Tiku Talsania who plays the role of Premchand and Paramveer a.k.a PC said that PC gets paranoid when he finds Lokhande in his room. He immediately introduces himself as Paramveer Chopra. The entire track turns hilarious when PC had to prove Lokhande that there are two different people.

Essar Ports Registers 19% Growth in Cargo Handling in H1 FY17-18

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- Essar Ports handled 17.35 million tonnes of cargo in the first half of FY 2017-18, registering 19% growth when compared to the cargo handling in the corresponding period in FY 2016-17. The company also registered 7% growth in cargo handling in the quarter ending 30 September 2017, when compared to the same period in the previous fiscal.
Essar Ports, which has recently completed sale of its Vadinar Oil terminal to Essar Oil Limited as part of Essar Oil’s sale to Rosneft, and a consortium led by Trafigura and UCP, has three operational ports in Hazira, Vizag and Paradip. All three ports registered healthy growth in cargo handling in the first half of the current fiscal.
The substantial growth in traffic came on the back of an improving steel market, leading to enhanced capacity utilisation of Essar Steel, which is Essar Port’s anchor customer.
The traffic growth was also helped by the 50% increase in third-party cargo volumes during the first half of FY 2017-18.
The iron ore terminal at Vizag Port surpassed past benchmarks and was able to deliver productivity in excess of 60,000 TPD. The productivity is expected to be in excess of 100,000 TPD in Q3 of FY 2017-18.
In the third quarter, Essar Ports is also expected to commission its terminal facility in Vizag Port on the east coast of India.
Commenting on the performance,  Rajiv Agarwal, CEO & MD, Essar Ports, said that the first half of FY18, as well as the second quarter of the current financial year, have been very promising for Essar Ports. We completed the monetization of the Vadinar Oil Terminal (VOTL), and our facilities (which now exclude VOTL) handled 17.35 million tonnes of cargo, registering 19% growth. We are confident of further growth and performance improvements in the next two quarters of the fiscal, as we prepare to commission our project at Vizag.

Dikshant Global School Holds Academic Presentation

By Tricitynews Reporter
Zirakpur 11th October:- Students of kindergarten and primary wing of Dikshant Global School gave an academic presentation to their parents. They showcased their learning about different topics in innovative ways like puppet show, story narration, integration of environmental sciences and languages, riddles etc.  The success of the ongoing reading program in the school could clearly be witnessed in the way students of primary wing held a discussion about their opinion on different books. 
Mitul Dikshit, Chairman, Dikshant Group of Schools said that each and every student of kindergarten and primary section got an opportunity to perform and present what they have learnt.  The little ones expressed themselves with lot of confidence and pride. Parents were overwhelmed with emotion to witness their children performing with great zeal.

PGI Celebrates World Mental Health Day with School Children

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- World Mental  Health Day was celebrated at Government  Model  High School   Sec   49,  under the  leadership of  Dr. Madhu Gupta, Additional Professor  School of Public Health , PGIMER Chandigarh. A team comprising of Dr. Atul Gupta, Miss Veda Kumari Staff Nurse and Chering Medical Social Worker visited the school campus  and promoted mental health education and awareness against various  mental health problems and to open up and talk  about their problems. The students  and  the teachers  of the school  were made  aware on  how  to the  identify  the common mental  illness and role of  friends, family, and the teachers  in  the management of common mental illnesses.  About 80 students attended the celebration and shared their queries with the team. 

Research Promotion Cell of PU organizes Lecture on Research Capacity Building for Research Scholars

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- Research Promotion Cell (RPC) of Panjab University, Chandigarh initiated a Research Capacity Building lecture series specifically for Research Scholars of the University. The overall aim of this series is to develop all-round capability of research scholars as well as understanding and solving their research related issues.
The first lecture series, attended by faculty and research scholars from all disciplines, was presided over by Professor Arun Kumar Grover, the Vice-Chancellor of Panjab University.  Professor Grover emphasized the role of such events for enhancing the reputation of Panjab University as an eminent global varsity.  He also underlined the importance of research scholars’ role in promoting the environment of research and innovation in the University as well as adjoining areas.
On this occasion, Professor O.P. Katare, Director, RPC and Professor, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences presented a motivating talk entitled, "Excellence in Research and Innovation, Looking beyond the Science". He presented a case study of how his research work could lead to a technology development product in Panjab University and emphasized on the role of meditation for achieving success in life in general and research in specific.
It was followed by an inspirational talk given by Professor Emeritus Jitendra Mohan Department of Psychology who discussed his cutting edge research on excellence.  His talk was based on the real life stories which inspired the research scholars and students.  This event was coordinated by Dr. Rohit Kumar Sharma, Department of Chemistry.  The Research Promotion Cell plans to augment such activities promoting the research culture in Panjab University in future.

AIHM Celebrates “Paryatan Parv”: organizes Inter College Tourism Quiz Competition

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- The Institute cheerfully celebrated “Paryatan Parv” by organizing an Inter College Tourism Quiz Competition, with an objective to spread awareness and measure knowledge on Indian Tourism amongst young students of the region.  Eight teams from different hospitality Institutes of the region took part in this competition. The students were being asked questions on topics specifically related to Indian tourism:
·         Natural Tourism resources in India
·         Popular Tourist Destination of India.
·         Cultural Tourism in India
·         Heritage Tourism in India
·         Chandigarh Tourism.
The entire session was divided in another three rounds. In the first round, each team was asked questions related to different dance form of India, State tourism tagline and few religious tourism destinations information.
In second stage, participants were being showed images of few historical monuments and were being asked to identify them with the information on state at which is belongs.
The third and final stage was a rapid fire round in which teams were given one minute time and the freedom of answering as many question as they can on Indian tourism and Chandigarh tourism.
It was pleasure to know that the young generation is very well aware about the rich culture and heritage of India. They also have a passion to travel a lot to know the country. At the end of quiz the audience was appraised about many other tourist attractions which are less known to people. The winners of the event were suitably awarded for their success.
The final Results for the competition was Tanisha Dua and Rubal Kalia from Chitkara University declared First, Yachana and Yash from Chandigarh Group of Colleges, Landran stood Second in the competition and Shruti Prajapati and Sumedha Pandey from Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11 ,Chandigarh declared Third.

Short Film "Dichotomy of Hope" Presents Unique Challenges for Both Mind and Heart

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 11th October:- Dichotomy of Hope is a short film based on difference of opinion between beliefs and desires, which presents some unique challenges for both mind and heart. The stage where the heart knows what he wants and struggles to achieve its desire at any cost and brain tries to deviant the path knowing facts about the possibility and likelihood of future events, this movie is about the diversity or redeeming the original self, but more about the creation of the new-self. Once the dichotomy is established, it might be tempted to show the ways of achieving the great meaning. This everyday conflict that one encounters needs to recognize the dichotomy of hope and opportunity.
Dichotomy of hope is creation of Ojaswwee Sharma featuring Gurpreet Sarwara and the voice of Ramandeep Singh, produced and designed by Pinaka Mediaworks headed by Sunil Sharma.
If there comes a choice between feeding your material desires or artistic pursuits what would you chose? That's the tough choice Gurdiyaal has made in his career of 25 years. In order to fulfill his aim of changing society for better has not only relinquished a career that offered perks but also his family that wouldn't share his ideals. The Dichotomy Of Hope is a shot in the arm to dying Theatre, a tribute to an artiste's soulful journey.
The film released worldwide online on Rolling Frames Entertainment ™ online Digital network supported and powered by Bingo Media (Media Partner), Veblr (Video Content Partner), Bingo Baba (Online Publishing Partner) and Unltd Films & Media, NewZNew, Punjabi Grooves, Punjabi Mania, as (Online Promotional Partner).
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