Monday, 13 November 2017

24th Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship from November 14 to 16

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th November:- The Chandigarh Golf Club, is organizing the region’s biggest ladies amateur tournament, 24th Punjab Open Ladies Amateur Golf Championship from November 14 to 16, 2017.
Around 75 ladies from Delhi, Leh, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pune Bangalore, Punjab and the tricity
Are competing in various categories for prestigious trophies and prizes.
Winner in the seniors category shall receive the Neelu Chopra Trophy which was introduced last year will be played for this year as well and will be given to the winner in the seniors category.  Late Neelu Chopra was the Lady Captain of the club and was a passionate and avid golfer and the trophy is given away each year by her family in her memory.
Mrs Pauline JM Singh, the Chairperson, IGULC (Indian Golf Union Ladies Committee) will also be participating and playing in this tournament in the Gold Division.
The Gold, Bronze and Silver categories will see players in all age groups playing alongside each other, the youngest being less than 10 and a Golden super senior girl stands tall and proud at 80.
The championship shall tee-off at 7am on 14th and for the next three days will see ladies sweating it out in the stroke play format for the best Nett and Gross scores. For the ladies who do not make the cut on the final day, will play match in the alternate shot format.
The prize distribution will be held on the 16th afternoon where Ms Amrit Gill, Additional Principal Secretary to the CM, Punjab will give away the prizes to the winners.
The event is being supported by India Bulls, Tata, Markfed, Nestle, and Coca Cola.

Content Language Integrated Learning Research & Training Center Inaugurated at Chitkara University

By Tricitynews Reporter
Rajpura 13th November:- Chitkara University, Punjab inaugurated a one of its kind Language Research and Training Centre: "Language Talkies–the native way" under the CLIL@India initiative of Erasmus+ (European Union programme for educationto propagate and promote regional languages (Punjabi and Hindi) in the region.
Dr. Sandhya Singh, Professor Department of Education, NCERT, Prof. Gisella Lange Senior Advisor, Ministry of Education, University Research, Italy and Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor, Chitkara University inaugurated the Centre in the presence of Prof. Giovanni Lamartino, Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Milan, Italy and Dr. Luciana Pedrazzini, Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Milan, Italy and Dr. Sumanpreet Kaur, Head of the Department of Linguistics & Punjabi Lexicography, Punjabi University, Patiala.
The objective of the centre is to promote innovative teaching practices, innovative learning practices, mother-tongue-based education and multilingual pedagogy. The centre will also tie up or liaise with local teacher education colleges and schools to help teachers and students learn better.
Dr. Sangeeta Pant, Coordinator CLIL@India project explained that the centers would play a crucial role in improving and building students’ proficiency in two languages with vital emphasis on the mother tongue. As far as Chitkara University concerned, CLIL centre will focus on the Punjabi and Hindi language.
In the inaugural address, Dr. Sandhya spoke at length on how languages have suffered and even become extinct over the years in some countries.  She also shared few initiatives taken up by NCERT to promote and propagate regional languages in India.
Recounting her experience as a student, Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, Dr. Madhu Chitkara reiterated the need for multilingualism as a way to connect with people, and extended the university’s support to the CLIL@India project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. Dr. Sumanpreet Kaur, HOD Department of Linguistics and Lexicography, Punajbi University touched upon the grave situation of the Punjabi Language in Punjab and appreciated the efforts of Chitkara University and CLIL@India initiative for propagating mother tongue and regional languages.
Senior Advisor, Italian Ministry of Education Ms. Gisella LangĂ© drew on similarities between the Indian and the European Union’s experience in terms of managing the tension between different languages. She expressed optimism for the CLIL methodology to resolve some of the most recalcitrant problems of managing the language question in education. Her sentiments were echoed by Prof. Giovanni and Dr. Luciano from Uniersity of Milano.
Keeping the theme of preserving ones' culture and heritage through language and Art, Students of Chitkara University organised a unique exhibition "Punjabi Vedha" depicting the culture of Punjab for the dignitaries and also performed "Gatka", Gidha and Bhangra, which left everyone spellbound.

Simrat Sumera Confers Miss AIPC India Award: Surinder Geet Gets Amrita Pritam Award

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th November:- Among 7 crown All-India Poetess Conference (AIPC) awards, Simrat Sumera has conferred with the Miss AIPC India award during concluding day of 3-day AIPC at Punjab Arts Council here today . Dr. Sarbjeet Kaur Sohal, President of  Punjab Sahit Akademi was conferred with Miss AIPC Punjab award.
Sunita Murti from Bangalore was adjusted as Miss Beauty with Brain ,  Sunita Shrutishree from Delhi as Miss Trip Hat Trick , Ashwani from Gulbarga as Miss AIPC Teen, Harki Virk from Chandigarh as Miss Chandigarh  and Jaspreet Sheena from Gurdaspur as Miss Popular. 
In all 60 awards were given to poetess during occasion.
The others getting awards are as : Amrita Pritam Award; Surinder Geet from Canada , Gargi Awards : Surjeet Kaur from Canada, Vidyotma Award ; Snighda Rani Gagoi from Sibsagar, Kaude Andal Awards; Dr Pratibha Mudlair from Mysore, Mirabai Award; Sunanada S. Mule from Belgaum, Laldyed Awards; Surajita Handique from Dibrugarh, Taj Mughalini Award; Dr. Meghna Sharma from Bikaner, Mahadevi Verma Award; Dr Vijay Lakshmi Kosgi from Gulbarga, Subhadra Kumari Chauhan Award; Prof Rajnanda Gargi from Belgaum, Jahan Ara Award; Dr Nalini Vibha Nazil from Himachal , Habba Khatoon Award; Beena Budki from Jammu, Akka Mahadevi Award; Shanta Pastapur from Gulbarga, Janabai Award; Dr. T.M. Geetanjali from Mysore, Bahinabai Award; Manjula Devi from Tumkur, Umrao Jan Ada Awards; Kuljeet Kaur Ghazal from Australia, Begum Samru Award; Harki Virk Crown from Australia, Mahjabin Meena Kumari Award; Mangala  Kapra from Gulbarga, Sarojni Naidu Award; Alvareen Dkhar from Shilong, Taru Datta Award; Raman Preet Kaur from Jalandhar, , Nirbhaya Damini Award; Dr. Sarabjeet Kaur Soha from Chandigarh.
The nine poetesses who got Sulabh Sahiyta Academy Awards are ; Lopamudara Award; Sukhvinder Amrit from Ludhiana, Maitreyi Award; Chenamma Vallepure from Bidar, Ansuya Award; Dr Suman Sharma from Bhavnagar, Sahjobai Award; Dr Shweta Dipti from Kathmandu, Mother Teresa Award; Dalbir Kaur form England, Kasturba Award; Jayashree Bykod from Bangalore, Shri Man Arvindarashram Award; Sumangala Kothari from Gulbarga, Man Sharda Award; Usha Bhadoriya from Bhopal and Prabhavati Award; Dr Sunita Suman from Begusaria.
The 15 AIPC special awards were announced to GS Saroja from Shimoga, Lalita Belvadi from Bangalore, Ishrat Jahan Zaib from Bijapur, Dr. Supriya P. from Kasargod, Aradhana Srivastava from Agra, Puja Gupta from Nepal, Dr. Hena Haridasan from Kannur, Pomila Chetia from from Golaghar, Sarojini Bhadrapur from Pune, Surinder Kawal from Amritsar, Mitali Charkrawarty from Jorhat, Satinder Kahlon from Batala, Dr. Deepa Mathew from Kannur, Dr Radhamani C from Ernakulam and  Simrat Gagan from Amritsar.
Navratn Nariyan the life time achievement awards were announced to Satinder Kaur Pannu for exemplary contribution in social service, Jaspreet Chinna from Gurdaspur for exemplary contrition in education field and Dr Roshan Jacub from Buladnshahr for administrative service.
Speaking during occasion, Dr. Lari Azad, founder-AIPC said that we are the only non-government body which awards 60 poetesses of every known and less known languages of Indian comprising an amount of Rs. 150000.

To be Moms and Kids Walked Ramp with Masks over their Faces To Spread Message “Swacch Hawa-Surakshit Ma-Shishu”

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th November:- We have right to breathe and let our unborn babies breathe clean air", said an expectant Mom. Rolling around the concerns over Air Pollution in State, Bedi Hospital Chandigarh organized a Maternity Queen-2017 in city to sensitize expected mothers to take care of them in this Medical Emergency.
The annual event, in its third season is educating young couples and families on important aspects of Pregnancy, Ante natal care, importance of newborn care in a maternity centre during delivery, pregnancy and working couple, Cancer in women, Infertility and myths associated with childbirth by health and beauty experts. The aim is to allay fears and anxiety amongst women about pregnancy and child birth, and convert this important phase of life into a time to celebrate and rejoice.
Dr. R.S. Bedi, Director Bedi hospital, Paediatrician said that the highlight of the program is, Participation of Pregnant women, who would walk the ramp along with children wearing ‘Mask on their faces” to spread and carry the message that we have right to breathe and let our unborn babies breathe clean air". Children will carry placards like ‘let us breathe’ let my first cry be for oxygen, swacch air...swacch water...swacch bharat, let oxygen be our first breath, my child deserves clean air.
Since we all are suffering due to Air and other forms of Pollution, we as doctors are senstizing  moms-to-be, children and community on steps to create a healthy environment and decrease pollution levels.
Dr. G.K. Bedi, Gynecologist, Bedi Hospital said that this social awareness event is designed to showcase women empowerment, promote family culture and importance of motherhood, create awareness for infertility and cancer prevention in women, especially for career conscience women, besides conveying an important message of fight against pollution through the pregnant women and children.
Dr. Vikram Bedi, Neonatologist said that the step of choosing a dedicated, right maternity centre with gynaecologist and paediatrician available 24x7 under one roof is the single important step to avoid complications during child birth. Pregnancy is a period where emergency can arise anytime, make sure that your team of senior gynec and paediatricians are approachable as fast as possible.
Dr Rubeena, while launching Grace-Bedi IVF centre in the north region, said that the event highlighted the rising trend of infertility, due to stress, late marriages, pollution and bad diet. Fortunately the success rates of infertility treatment have increased tremendously.
Director health services, Dr G. Dewan, Chief Guest of the event, and president Rotary Club Chandigarh Central J.S. Lamba took part in the campaign against pollution, with pregnant women and children and pledged to make the earth a safe place for the future generations.

Ankur School’s Student Naina Wins Two Medals in Badminton

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th November:- Naina a class IX student of Ankur School, Sector 14 won a silver medal in badminton singles and a bronze medal in doubles in under 17 category. This competition was organized by Chandigarh Badminton Association. She has been selected for the Junior Nationals  and also for the Junior National Camp.
Naina is going to Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh for participating in the National level competition to be organised by the School Federation of India from 16 Nov to 24 November. After that she will also compete in Senior Nationals (under 17) to be held at Guwahati from 13th December to 17th December.
Naina has won a number of medals at state and National levels before also.She will be participating in the Nationals for the 3rd time. Naina got 1st rank in under 17 category the All India Krishna Khaitan ranking tournament which was held in Panjab University Chandigarh.
School Principal Dr Parminder Duggle congratulated Naina for her achievement and also wished her best of luck for the nationals. She added that she hoped that Naina will bring laurels to the school in the nationals as well.

CLF-2017 Concludes: Engaging Session With Prolific Writers, A Riveting Panel Discussion & A Unique Poetry Sessions Held

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th November:- The final day of CLF began with a thought provoking session on the book The Seasons Of Trouble. The book is a non- fiction account of the Sri Lankan Civil War. Author Rohini Mohan said that while writing the book, she wanted to keep her persona away from the narrative. She talked about her visit to the war-torn country and the strong military presence there. Talking about the difficulties faced, Rohini shared her experience of the conflict-zone. She visited Sri Lanka on a tourist visa valid for the duration of a month.
Mitul Dikshit, Chairman, Adab Foundation, which organised the event on Association with Department of English & Cultural Studies & Department of Indian Theatre, PU said that CLF 17 concluded on a satisfying note. The festival saw young & established authors engaged in interesting talks by well known literary critics of the country. Not just books we celebrated performances based on literature like Qissebaazi & Poetrification. Films too were discussed and screened. There were poetry sessions & pertinent panel discussions also.
A conversation was held between Director of film 'Anaarkali of Aarah' & critic Mihir Pandya after the movie was screened. The main lead actress Swara Bhaskar is shown to face the harsh reality of the society and the system. Swara plays Anarkali, a dancer who performs on lewd numbers,& finds herself wronged by the law when no action is taken against her being molested. She, however, is determined to seek revenge. 
Mihir Pandya said that the climax of the movie is with a song that leaves an impact on the audience. It came out in the discussion that the protagonist  has a strong and powerful character and that it is actually is the right time now, to make people aware about the movie so that women in society could relate with it.
Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir Author Malik Sajad was seen in conversation with Critic Akhil Katyal. Munnu is a  graphic novel & was a commentary on the last two decades of Kashmir, a first-hand account of the lived experience in the valley. The author Malik Sajad said that visuals allowed him to tell his story in fewer words while not compromising on the content. He believed that pencil sketches opened the doors of one’s imagination. Talking about his writing experience, the author said that writing had come to him spontaneously.
Gazing At Neighbours was an attempt to show the reality of the border. Much to his surprise, the author Bishwanath Ghosh had found that the people from border regions did not show any hostility against neighbouring countries.  This came out during a session on the book between the Author & Critic Prabhat Singh. As opposed to popular imagination, people living in border areas had no bitterness against Pakistan and Bangladesh.
The panel discussion 'Writing Scared' delved into the rising intolerance and censorship in Punjab. Amandeep Sandhu was the moderator. The panelists identified four different types of censorships which were prevalent-sacred censorship, state censorship, social censorship and self- censorship. Professor Surjeet Singh & Daljit Ami were the other panelists.
The mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey Author Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar was seen in conversation with critic Vivek Menezes in an engaging session.  The festival came to an end with a lively Poetry session 'New Words: Young poets present their work in English, Hindi & Punjabi.' This was a multilingual event with a focus on a younger generation of poets Curated by Akhil Katyal & Amy Singh.

Berggruen Hotels Launches Keys Lite Mayfield in the Heart of Gurugram

By Tricitynews Reporter
Gurugram 13th November:- Berggruen Hotels, part of the $2 billion Los Angeles-based Berggruen Group, today announced the launch of its Keys Lite Mayfield hotel in the heart of the finance and technology hub of Gurugram.
Keys Lite Mayfield, a new offering targeted towards both the bustling corporate segment and leisure visitors, is located in sector 44, Gurugram’s main business district.
The new hotel gives Keys a stronger foothold in northern India. The brand now has a portfolio of four hotels in the region. This is the third hotel Keys has launched this quarter after opening the Keys Hotel in Port Blair and Keys Prima in Ramgarh. Berggruen Hotels currently has 22 hotels in 20 cities
Berggruen Hotels CEO Anshu Sarin said that Gurugram is an important market for Keys Hotels. Though it is located just over 30 kilometers southwest of national capital New Delhi, the city has emerged as a major finance and technology hub in its own right. We see it as one of the major gateways to North India and, crucially, the new hotel allows us to establish our presence in the region.
This new hotel, under the brand promise of Your Happy Stays, allows its guests the luxury of a hotel with the warmth and comfort of a homestay. It also offers carefully-curated, multi-cuisine food as a part of the Keys Happy Menu. The sumptuous and delectable meals prepared by the chefs meet the highest standards for food. Guests can choose between dining in the restaurant and eating in their rooms. Keys Hotels’ signature ‘Ghar Ka Swad’ menu, also on offer here, presents its guests with the option of wholesome dishes that are cooked home-style.
The hotel is located at a short distance from popular business areas such as Unitech Cyber Park and popular entertainment spots like Baani Square and Good Earth City Centre.
Moreover, the hotel is situated to close to New Delhi’s international airport, making it a convenient option for travelers.

National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017: Winners Announced on Occasion of 3rd Anniversary of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th November:- Embarking on an ambitious mission to empower Indian youth with skill training and employability, the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE)today hosted the National Entrepreneurship Awards 2017, marking the completion of three glorious years of its inception today.  The awards were conferred in the august presence of Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs, Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, His Excellency Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India, Dr K.P Krishnan, Secretary, MSDE; Jyotsna Sitling, Joint Secretary, MSDE, Sunita Chhibba, Senior Adviser and Ms Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director & CEO, ICICI Bank Ltd. 
The National Entrepreneurship Awards (NEA) was instituted by MSDE in 2016 to encourage a culture of entrepreneurship across the country. This year the second edition of awards were conducted which saw participation from 2880 applicants out of which 45 were shortlisted; and finally 15 winners across defined categories, were announced and awarded.
Congratulating all the entrepreneurs recognized by MSDE in the 2nd version of the awards this year highlighting the challenges of limited job creation capacity,  Arun Jaitley, Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, said that India has a much younger population versus other advance economies. These are a huge opportunity for us to scale up and skill our workforce and reap our demographic dividend and service economies. Conventionally our focus was on awarding degrees with always a debate on how we link them to jobs. Over a period of time we have realized that we need to skill our youth for these jobs.
He further added that conventionally people were skilled according to their communities but as economies develop and there is advent of technology, we need to realize the importance of reskilling and upskilling, to bridge the demand supply gap. As the economy expands, a specialized skilled workforce is the need to the hour.
He said further that the Strength of India’s economy will be entrepreneurship. We have to ensure that we do not restrict the youth. We let them unleash their energy, allow them to move away from the beaten track and build new ideas for the new India.
Speaking on the occasion  Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said that India has become an emerging market for global investors and entrepreneurship can majorly contribute to the country’s economy. Skill development and entrepreneurship form the basis for the growth of any country. Our endeavour is to empower our youth and equip them with the right skill sets and create a conducive environment to help them build sustainable business solutions/model. In the years to come, entrepreneurship will be the key to attain a double-digit GDP.
He added that stable business environment, market-oriented reforms like raising of FDI caps, implementation of GST, and key initiatives like Make in India, Mudra Yojana, Stand up India and Start Up India are encouraging aspiring and ambitious Indians. The youth should leverage them.
The core committee of implementing partners of NEAS2017 comprised of the seven premier institutes which oversaw the scheme implementation. These institutes included- Indian Institute of Technology Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; Indian Institute of Technology Madras; Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad; XLRI Jamshedpur; Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai. The first National Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony was held last year where Rajnath Singh, Minister for Home Affairs.
Winners were given a cash award of Rs 5 lakh (enterprises and individuals) and Rs. 10 lakh (organizations/institutes) along with a certificate and trophy recognising their efforts of being the change agents in India’s development. The national jury for NEA 2017 includes eminent persons drawn from academia/research, industry, social sector, banking etc.
The foundation day ceremony was well attended by senior delegates from the ministry, members of the Skill Sector Councils, leaders from Corporate India; successful and budding entrepreneurs among others.
Sharing his message,  Anantkumar Hegde, Minister of State, MSDE shared that for thousands of years, the nation’s economy was run on what our people made or produced with their hands – be it clothing from weavers or items from potters and blacksmiths or produce from farmers. All these were based on the inherent entrepreneurship capabilities of the people of our great land. It is this entrepreneurial spirit the Government aims to tap into and bring the best out of our people. To achieve this goal, numerous programs have been launched encouraging entrepreneurship, including funding programs and other initiatives that can handhold entrepreneurs during the early years.

DAV Panchkula organizes Sports Event

By Tricitynews Reporter
Panchkula 13th November:- The children of primary section of DAV School, sector 8, Panchkula could be seen sprinting towards the finish line as they participated most enthusiastically in races and other events organized in the school. The students displayed excellent team work and leadership qualities.
Principal, Dr. Pathak, lauded their efforts and encouraged them to continue to indulge in outdoor activities.

Green Lotus Avenue & Private Radio Stations of Chandigarh Join Hands to Promote Environmental Awareness

                                               Photo By Parveen Kumar
By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th November:- All kinds of media are abuzz with activities aimed at sensitizing the citizenry and the political decision makers of the alarming level of pollution in the environment. The concern is immediate and needs a focused and concerted approach from all the stakeholders of our planet.  As a step in the direction, in a first of its kind all private radio stations of Chandigarh—My FM, BIG FM, RED FM and Radio Mirchi are coming together to conduct “United for Green” campaign. All the radio stations will be running a synergized and synchronized content for the entire campaign.  The initiative is dedicated to promoting awareness towards environment and planet Earth on one platform.
A large number of activities like sapling distribution, pledge making, cleanliness drives and poster making will be carried out by all the stations together. The organizers are roping in a large number of NGOs and schools so that the message spreads to all sections of the society.  The Grand Finale will be held at Elante Mall on Nov 18th. There will be live band performance, painting competition and lots of fun and entertainment. The organizers are expecting that a significant number of people will turn up for the Grand Finale event. The organizers hope that the campaign will set up a tradition wherein other entities from other medium too can carry out such collaborative activities. 

The campaign is being promoted and supported by Green Lotus Avenue, a real estate company of the tri-city. The company builds residential projects with eco-friendly homes that conserve air, water and energy with emphasis on recycling. 

‘Videocon Wallcam Connect Super Jodi Season 5’: Auditions Create Waves in Patiala

By Tricitynews Reporter
Patiala 13th November:- Connect Broadband, market leader in wire-line and broadband segment and Videocon Wallcam, a fast growing brand in End-to-End Security & Surveillance solutions after the stupendous success of last four seasons of Super Jodi a highly popular talent platform for married couples conducted their audition rounds at Omaxe Mall Patiala on the 11th & 12thNov’2017. The audition round got more than 100 registrations and performances were simply enthralling .The couples who qualified for the City finale round were Jannat & Ashima, Satinder Singh & Rajwant Kaur, Vikas & Rittu, Dharminder Singh & Satwinder Kaur, Kunal Kumar & Anureet Kaur, Gurmeet Singh & Jagjeet Kaur, Harish Kumar & Kanchan ,Dr Gaurav Ahluwalia & Neha Ahluwalia .The event was judged by Tajinder Kumar from Eve & Adam Shine Dance Academy & panel of experts from various dance acadamies .This is one very unique opportunity given to married couples by No 1 Broadband service provider of Punjab.
The success of 'Videocon Connect Super Jodi' witnessed over the last four seasons continues to Excite the audiences like never before. Memories of the stupendous gala evenings with Punjabi legend Gurdaas Mann,  Comedy super Jodi- Krishna and Sudesh Lahri, Raja Sagoo, Punjabi rock star Gippy Grewal, Jassi Gill and Bollywood diva Gauhar Khan are still live in the minds of its followers.
This year, Videocon Wallcam has joined hands with Connect Broadband to make the event larger than the earlier four seasons. The Winning Jodi will take home an exotic foreign tour to Singapore; Runners-up to get Gold jewellery, and there are lots of exciting prizes for participants. The event is being partnered by Maruti Suzuki, Hindustan Times, 94.3 MY FM, Sunder Jewellers, Ozi Gym & Spa, Strands.
Commenting on the Videocon Wallcam Connect Super Jodi,  Arvind Bali, Director and CEO, Connect Broadband and Videocon Telecommunications Ltd. said CEO said that we believe in a vibrant brand engagement with our customers. Videocon Connect Super Jodi and Videocon Telecom Young Manch created huge vibes around our brands. Videocon Wallcam Connect Super Jodi is only one of its kind platforms available to couples in the region, where they can showcase their talent and get rewarded as well.
Super Jodi is one of the most spectacular contests ever staged by a corporate and a unique customer engagement initiative. Designed to signify the ‘CONNECTION’ between two people, it is a unique platform that showcases their compatibility and talent. The three month long event opens doors for all contestants willing to showcase their flair for performing arts, also giving them a chance to win exciting prizes.
The event is structured in three tiers including audition rounds, city finales and the grand finale. The Chandigarh and Punjab-wide Mega Contest this year will hunt the Super Jodi-5 and will span for over 3 months to conduct audition rounds across all major cities of Punjab. Couples can participate in the city auditions to be held at all major shopping malls of Punjab and Tricity. The couples will be judged on the basis of their compatibility, unique talent and confidence. Three Couples will be selected from each audition round through on-ground activities by a panel of judges for the next round. Grand Finale shall see couples chosen across Punjab participating in the final contest, competing against each other for the grand prize.
This contest is open for all married & engaged couples. Registration process is very simple. To participate you just have to give a missed call to 1800 137 2020 or couples can register online This season couples can also participate by uploading their videos on the website and the shortlisted couple will get direct entry into City Finale round.
Super Jodi season-2 contest was won by Rahul and Anjali from Chandigarh, who besides having a bollywood Jodi name have shown tremendous chemistry. Super Jodi Season-3 was won by Inderpreet and Upma who won the all paid luxurious trip to shopping paradise Dubai. Season 4 was won by Ludhiana based couple Kamal and Bhawna who won an all expense paid luxurious foreign vacation of three nights and four days to Istanbul (Turkey) which is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world.
To participate in this Contest, give a missed call at 1800-137-2020 or visit

Jet Airways’ Flight of Fantasy CelebratesS 20 Glorious Years of Giving Wings to Children's Dreams

By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 13th November:- Jet Airways, India's premier full-service international airline, today celebrated its annual and much-awaited Flight of Fantasy initiative by delighting over 100 young fans - including underprivileged children and those with special needs, by giving them the opportunity to experience the world of aviation, in its effort to spreads joy and smiles all around.
The event marked the 20th Anniversary of this unique initiative and of the airline’s philosophy, that espouses active support and contribution towards the society in which it operates, together with a healthy respect for human life and potential.
Jet Airways’ Flight of Fantasy was conceived two decades ago as part of the airline’ endeavour to nurture the dreams of children-especially those belonging to the marginalized sections of society, by opening up the world of aviation to them. Over the years, the appeal and scope of the programme has expanded to include kids with special needs, reflecting the emphasis the airline places on human capability and the power of dreams. In the twenty years of its existence, the initiative has given countless underprivileged children and those with special needs, their first taste of flight and memories they can cherish for life.
This year, the airline invited young guests from four NGO’s namely, Save The Children India, Sahayini, Center for Social Action and CanKids for the initiative.
Of the four, while CanKids is a 400-member strong, grass-root level NGO dedicated to bringing about a positive transformation among Childhood Cancer nationwide, Sahayini provides development programmes and welfare services to poor and needy children, adolescent girls, women on issues concerning empowerment, child rights and education, special care, protection and services to girls at risk, livelihood promotions, health and environment development through its community centres. Centre for Social Action is a NGO providing professional expertise impacting the lives of vulnerable people, particularly women and children in Mumbai and its suburbs. Last but not the least, Save the Children is India’s leading independent NGO and child rights organisation with presence in 18 Indian states and having successfully transformed lives of more than 6.6 million children.
Joining the kids at the event, Vinay Dube, Chief Executive Officer, Jet Airways, said that he is delighted to be here with the kids to celebrate this important milestone of our annual event - Flight of Fantasy. Children are our future and Jet Airways takes immense pride in being able to contribute and shape their dreams of flying via this unique initiative that gives kids the opportunity to experience the joy of flying for the very first time. Together with our partner NGOs-Save The Children India, Sahayini, Center for Social Action and CanKids, it gives us great pleasure to be able to brighten the lives of these children in our own small way. He also thank our partners GVK, Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Viacom 18, Travel Food Services (TFS) and SkyGourmet for their valuable support.
The event proceedings kicked-off with an entertaining programme of music, dance and games at a special party held for the children at Mumbai airport’s Terminal 2. The party zone was decorated with balloons and streamers in the airline colours. Popular characters from Nickelodeon’s stable brought much cheer to the celebrations when their most popular toons, Motu & Patlu, interacted with the young wards.
Nina Jaipuria, Business Head at Viacom18 Kids Cluster said that Kids are at the center of Nickelodeon’s universe and our entire world revolves around making them happy and celebrating their zest and enthusiasm. We are happy to partner with Jet Airways in creating a priceless experience that ensures that kids have the time of their life.
Rajeev Jain, CEO, Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL)said that as a new India unfurls, a generation of young minds will emerge to be the heroes of this great nation. Safeguarding their interests and providing them with a window of opportunities is a responsibility we all should willfully fulfill as conscientious individuals. We are delighted to be a part of this noble initiative and take pride in facilitating a platform that gives underprivileged children a glimpse into the world of aviation. This association is a reiteration of our unwavering commitment towards societal development. We will continue to extend our whole-hearted support towards such initiatives in future.