Monday, 9 July 2018

Pearl Academy Strengthens Collaboration with FDCI for Enhanced Learning Experience for Its Students

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Chandigarh 09th July:- Taking forward its collaboration with FDCI, the apex body of fashion designers in India, Pearl Academy, India’s leading institution in design, fashion, business and media, plans to  strengthen learning experience of its students through a series of programs and events over the next few months.
Providing students with the relevant industry exposure has always been Pearl Academy’s priority. In line with this purpose, Pearl Academy collaborated with FDCI, the apex body of fashion designers in India; 2 years back to nurture and develop the designers of tomorrow. Theenhanced learning experience includes, Setting up of a Designer’s Club with10 leading members of fashion fraternity under which designers will mentor and inspire a group of students from Pearl Academy -. This event which will be held in Pearl Academy’s campuses and will provide a platform for mentoring and counseling the students by the industry experts on various aspects on the fashion industry. Idea Generator will be an event hosted by FDCI with fashion experts (designers, editors and stylists) where students from Pearl Academy will participate to delve upon new fashion ideas and future fashion trends. These forecasts will be presented to the industry at the annual show of FDCI - India Fashion Week. Brand Moods will be a live & interactive web series where 3 senior designers will talk to Pearl students about their journey from being a label to becoming a successful brand.
In continuity of the association over last two years, Pearl Academy’s graduating students will continue to showcase their best creations at FDCI’s India Fashion Week.
Commenting on the alliance, Sunil Sethi, President, FDCI said that he is delighted to take forward our association with Pearl Academy to the next level. Our collaboration with the institute aims to provide students with the knowledge and expertise which goes much beyond the campus environment. Through one to one interaction with renowned designers, the students will get an opportunity to understand the operational aspect of the fashion industry keeping them abreast with the evolving trends. This will open up a plethora of options for them within the fashion domain. He is glad to be part of the process of nurturing young talent who will define the future of fashion and design in the coming years.
Professor Nandita Abraham, CEO, Pearl Academy, said she is extremely happy to announce the new and enhanced partnership between Pearl Academy and the Fashion Design Council of India. Through this initiative many more students can get first hand advice and experience with some of the great designers of India. As a part of the Pearl Total Learning System, every student at Pearl will have learning that is deeply integrated with the Industry and this alliance with FDCI ensures the same.

Martin Schwenk Will Become New Managing Director and CEO of Mercedes-Benz India

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Chandigarh 09th July:- India’s largest luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz today announced the appointment of Martin Schwenk as the new Managing Director and CEO of its India operations effective 1st November, 2018.
Martin Schwenk will replace Roland Folger, who will assume a new position for Mercedes-Benz’s Thailand & Vietnam markets.
In the last three years under the leadership of Roland Folger, Mercedes-Benz India has witnessed significant growth rates, achieving the highest market share in the luxury car segment.
Roland Folger played a key role in formulating the brand’s growth strategy that includes market introductions of key products like the roll-out of the E-Class Long Wheelbase, qualitative expansion of the network footprint, and also the creation of the Vehicle Preparation Centre.
In 2017, Mercedes-Benz India achieved sales history by crossing the 15,000 annual sales number and in Jan-June 2018, the brand registered 8061 units of sales.
During his tenure in India, Roland Folger has also been instrumental in initiating an array of positive cultural changes within Mercedes-Benz India and successfully driving Daimler AG’s Expedition 2020 initiative.
Roland Folger, Managing Director & CEO, Mercedes-Benz India commented that his India stint will remain memorable with rich experiences and fond memories.The warmth of our customers and people, the diversity of the country’s culture, and the unique business opportunitiesandchallenges that this market presents, is enormous and truly enriching. I am very satisfied about Mercedes-Benz India’s strong leadership position in the market and our relentless efforts in creating new benchmark in customer delight. Mercedes-Benz India is deeply committed to the Indian market and together we have created a valuable organization, which retains the coveted ‘Most Attractive Employer’ accomplishment. He is thoroughly convinced that the Star will achieve new heights with the new leadership of Martin Schwenk.
Roland Folger added that in 2015, he came to India from Malaysia and will go back to the South East Asian markets of Thailand & Vietnam. While he is eagerly looking forward to his new assignment, there will be a bit of India always inside him. He appreciate all the invaluable and unconditional support that he received from his colleagues here and would also like to thank our investors who are the best and the most professional in the business.
Martin Schwenk, currently the Chief Financial Officer of Beijing Mercedes-Benz Sales Service Co. Ltd. in Chinastated, having worked across in different countries and functions, he is extremely excited for his forthcoming responsibility to head the dynamic India market. India’s rich cultural diversity, the young population, the diverse customs, different languages and topography together with its importance as a future economic power house; makes it a compelling market to grow the business. It is a privileged opportunity for me to head the business of the most iconic and successful luxury motoring brand, in one of the most vibrant markets in the region. With his experience across various business divisions, he is looking forward to pursue the ‘Indian story’ further and make the foundation of Mercedes-Benz even stronger in India.We have a fantastic winning team comprising our people and investors with proven records, and he is eager to be part of this winning team.

Miss World Fitness Physique Shweta Rathore & Mayor Chandigarh Inaugurates Ultimate Fitness Gym

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Chandigarh 09th July:- Shweta Rathore, first female to win  Miss world  fitness physique &  Miss Asia fitness physique inaugurated Ultimate Fitness Gym at Chandigarh. Chandigarh Mayor Devesh Maudgil was also present at this moment.
While encouraging residents  especially women to workout Shweta Rathore said that  opening of these kinds of fitness centres is the need of the hour and urged the youth to join the fitness centres to keep their body mentally and physically fit live life fully . She further added that there are a few mantras of fitness which keeps one motivated and help  to channelize  thoughts in a positive way.
Mr. India 2018  Puneet Sandhu  informed at the moment that Self-care ,exercise ,eating lighter and healthier works wonder. First International professional trainer sanjeev Kumar who has 14 years’ experience in fitness industry informed that we need to be fit both mentally and physically to lead a complete, fulfilled life. He further informed exercise in any form can help fight even stress and depression.
Abhishek Gagneja, Managing Director, Ultimate Fitness Gym said that he came up with a belief that a fit and a healthy body leads to a good quality life, & he is on a kind of mission to raise the level of fitness and wellness of people by uprooting their misconception regarding health exercises and fitness through dissemination of scientific research done in this field and creates a major additional change in their lifestyle. He further added that we aim to take our services to as many health-conscious people as possible.

Movie-Gunda: Will Show the True Faces of Many Characters of the Society

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Chandigarh 09th July:- The Punjabi cinema is growing globally and its business is also increasing rapidly which is giving rise to new Punjabi movies. This is leading Punjabi cinema to a significant place at the national and international level. New artists and new producers are bringing new ideas for the films. With one such new idea a new movie- Gunda- is going to be made. The announcement of this film was made today at the Press Club. On this occasion Bollywood's actor Nazeem Khan, actress Ihana Dhillon, actor Waqar Sheikh, Lakhwinder Kandola, Aarti Sharma, director and writer of this movie Inder Sohi and producer Mangat Rai were present.
Speaking on the occasion the writer and director of the movie Inder Sohi said that the movie going to be produced under Golden Leo Production will be absolutely different from normal Punjabi movies.
This movie will not just have uprising artists but will also have renowned Punjabi film artists like B. N. Sharma, Shavinder Mahal, Nirmal Rishi, Anita Shabdees and many other faces. Bollywood's celebrated actor Jackie Shroff will also play an important role in the movie. He said that usually 'Gunda' is a word, used for person who is against the society but actually what that person really is and under what circumstances this word is added to that person, that will be depicted in this movie. Expressing his happiness Jackie Shroff told that he his very happy that he is going to be a part of a Punjabi film. In this movie the audience will see him in a different character. The lead actor of the movie Sippy Gill told that this movie will present him in a different way. He could not reveal much about his role but he is confident that the audience will like his character. Hindi movie industry's popular face Nazeem Khan, always wanted to come to Punjab and wanted to be a part of a Punjabi movie and his wish is going to be fulfilled through this movie.
Actress Ihana Dhillon who came into the lime light through hit Bollywood movie- 'Hate Story 4' will be seen portraying a very powerful character in the movie. This is Ihana's second film with Sippy. But the audience will see a new chemistry between them this time. Punjabi actors Lakhwinder Kandola and Waqar Sheikh will be seen together  over again on the big screen. Punjabi model Aarti Sharma is going to make her debut and will start her journey as an actress through this movie. Aarti is very excited about this movie.
Producer Mangat Rai alias Rahul is going to get associated with Punjabi film industry through this movie. He was associated with Bollywood film trade for a very long time and now he has decided to connect with Punjabi Cinema. This is his first movie. Three sequels of this movie will release, according to him. Apart from this he is planning to make more films and he will share the information regarding these movies very soon with the media. According to him this movie will take the Punjabi cinema to another level and will set the standard high.

Baba Iqbal Singh of Baru Sahib Bestowed with Shiromani Panth Rattan

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Patna Sahib 09th July:- Baba Iqbal Singh Ji, President The Kalgidhar Trust/ Society, Gurdwara BaruSahib headquartered in Himachal Pradesh was conferred with  the  prestigious title of  ‘Shiromani Panth Ratan’ (Crowning Jewel of the Sikh cause) by Jathedar GianiIqbal Singh Khalsa at Takht Sri HarmandirJi Patna Sahib. This honorific denotes great appreciation for his meritorious services of blending the spiritual path laid by Ten Guru Sahibs with the worldly knowledge through value-based Education, for his services in spreading Bani and Sikh faith, and his exceptional services to the community.
In an event organized at the Takht Sri HarmandirJi Patna Sahib, S. Karnail Singh Panjoli - Member SGPC, Management of Takht Sri Patna Sahib, volunteers of Baru Sahib and many other renowned personalities graced the historic occasion to congratulate Baba Iqbal Singh for this homour.
The title ShiromaniPanth Rattan literally means Crowning Jewel of the Sikh cause  , is a title of highest honour awarded by one of the Takhts to an individual for the exceptional and meritorious services rendered to the Sikh cause. This is for the first time that a living legend like Baba Iqbal Singh  has been conferred with the title of ShiromaniPanthRatan, during his lifetime whilst still working for the welfare and Chardi Kala of the Sikh community as well as the entire humanity. 
Baba Ji retired from his Government job as Director of Agriculture (H.P.) in 1986 and immediately setup a school on the tranquil foothills of Baru Sahib with only 5 students. Thecurriculum was a synthesis of spiritual and worldly knowledge. Gradually the number of students in this school started increasing and the word spread of it turning around lives of students. Today the number of schools have increased to 129 rural schools  and almost 70,000 students are being imparted the blend of spiritual as well as worldly knowledge here.  
In most rural parts of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh, Akal Academies  were setup by Babaji. The credit of creating a healthy competition and raising the standards bar amongst rural schools, goes to Baba Iqbal Singh. 
At present The Kalgidhar Trust /Society Baru Sahib runs129 Schools, 2 Universities, 1 Online University, 3 Drug De-addiction Centre, 6 Teacher Training Centre, and 1 Hospital.
On this occasion Babaji, with his folded hands said that NirgunnraakhliyaSantankasadka- I am unworthy, but He has saved him, for the sake of the Saints.
He further added that he would just expect his team to follow these divine words of Guru a Sahib - Sewa karat hoyenehkami tis koparapat hot swami - One who performs Seva, without thought of reward, shall attain his Lord and Master.

Young and Talented Divas a Step Closer to the Crown at Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva–Miss Universe India 2018

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Chandigarh 09th July:- Scouted for a woman who is a beautiful blend of intellect, sass and oomph, Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2018 styled by Centralbegan its auditions here today.The coveted pageant has been instrumental in re-inventing the definition of beauty and fashion and setting new milestones each year. Miss Diva, a BCCL property established in 2013, is currently in its SIXTH year. The winner of the pageant represents INDIA at the prestigious MISS UNIVERSE pageant. The First Runner-Up represents INDIA at the prestigious MISS SUPRANATIONAL pageant.
The much awaited auditions were held at Golden Tulip Chandigarh. An elite fashionable set of panelists and judges included this year Anjali Raut – Former model and sister of Alesia Raut, and Roshmitha Harimurthy–Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Miss Universe 2016.The contestants were judged on various parameters ranging from ramp walk, perfect body, communications skills and more. 
With Former Miss Universe and Bollywood ActorLara Dutta as the mentor, the search finally begins for a girl who embodies beauty and beyond and has the spirit to conquer the universe. The Gorgeous Lara Dutta said that she is looking forward to be a part of this exciting journey of finding the country’s next Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva 2018. The auditions will travel to 10 cities across the country in its quest to find a girl who is a perfect representation of Indian beauty and is a blend of elegance, confidence, poise, intelligence and the right attitude.
This year the pageant is styled by Central, one of India’s favorite fashion department store.
The hunt for Miss Universe India 2018 that began from June 24, will be conducted in ten cities including Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Delhi, and will culminate in Mumbai. This will be followed by a four-city tour, which has been introduced for the first time this year. It's a unique concept-based event which will see participants vie for the crown. Sub-contests will be conducted along with thematic evenings in the four cities - Goa, Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.
The auditions were judged by an esteemed set of judges from the industry, screening the contestants and choosing the best of the best, via various rounds at the auditions. The themes were designed and judged on various parameters ranging from ramp walk, perfect body, communication skills and more. The selected girls will be fast-tracked to the final round of the auditions.  In the past, the pageant has changed lives of likes of Neha Dhupia, Urvashi Rautela and Mansi Moghe.
The auditions, which will traverse through the length and breadth of the country to attain the best talent, will culminate into the final leg of auditions in Mumbai. If you think you have the spark and drive to win the ticket to Miss Universe, then here is your golden chance.
The 2 part episode series will be aired on Colors Infinity, India’s Premier English Entertainment Channel. 

Young Doctors from PGIMER Bags ‘Young Investigators Award’ at Yokohama-Japan

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Chandigarh 09th July:- Three senior residents in the Department of Pediatrics, Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh have been honored with the ‘Young Investigators Award’ at the XIIth. International Kawasaki Disease Symposium (IKDS) held recently at Yokohama, Japan.The International Kawasaki Disease Symposium is held once in 3 years and attracts investigators working in the field of KD from all over the world.
These Senior Residents  Dr. Ankur Kumar Jindal, Dr. Rakesh Kumar Pilania and Dr. Ankita Singh are pursuing their DM course in Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology in Department of Pediatrics. They had presented their research work related to diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of children with Kawasaki Disease (KD) at PGIMER, Chandigarh. 
Dr Ankur was awarded for his work on “Ultrasound studies in patients with KD”; Dr Rakesh for his work on “Long term follow-up of coronary artery complications in patients with KD” and Dr Ankita received this award for her work on “Association of KD with hematological aberrations”.
The ‘Young Investigators Award’ award was given to only 20 participants. Dr. Tomisaku Kawasaki, the legendary Japanese Pediatrician after whom the disease is named, personally felicitated the winners of these awards. Incidentally, Dr. Kawasaki had visited PGI, Chandigarh in October, 2005. The award winners were also felicitated by Director PGIMER in his office.

Class X Board Examinations: 1299 Students Readmitted to same School

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Chandigarh 09th July:- All the 1299 students, who failed in Class X Board examinations, are being readmitted in same government schools. All the 4308 students, who have been placed under compartment in Class X Board examinations, are being admitted provisionally in Class XI of the government schools through centralized admission process subject to the availability of seat and marks obtained by such candidates. However, they shall attend remedial classes for the subject of Class X in which they have got compartment in the same government school till commencement of compartment examinations.

VR Punjab organizes Kids' Carnival & 'Champs Camp'

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Chandigarh 09th July:- VR Punjab organised a Kids' Carnival which aimed at  fun and productive use of the summer vacations. The carnival was preceded by  a 'Champ’s Camp' for 20 days and workshops for the students included Dance, Music, Art, Cookery, Theatre, Science, Photography and Pottery.  The carnival also included a Father & Child drawing competition which was big hit with the families in attendance. To support and promote the learning process and make students' sensitive towards the environment, Punjab Pollution Control Board (PPCB), contributed by organizing a Slogan writing and Painting competition where the winners were given bicycles. The ‘Champs’ were entertained  with a movie ‘Peter Rabbit’ and renowned kids' favourite ‘star planetarium’ during the carnival. The teams of  'Super Bheem' and POGO channel visited VR Punjab to celebrate the birthday of kids' favourite animation character ‘Super Bheem’.
Jermina Menon, VP Marketing, Virtuous Retail, said that we are thrilled to host our most important  VIPs at the recent 'Champs Camp & Carnival' held at VR Punjab, where over 250 school children participated. Under the  Connecting Communities initiative, like all of our hosted events, this carnival will now be a part of our annual calendar were students and their parents can combine fun and learning together in a secure environment. 

Former Johnian from City Bags Southeast Emmy Student Production Award

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Chandigarh 09th July:- Director, writer, actor and editor, Manahar Kumar had always held a deep fascination the world of television and movies.A master’s student at Savannah College of Art and design (SCAD) courtesy Eduvelocity Kumar’s professors were amazed with his passion and dedication for the art and recommended his short documentary, ‘What are you Looking At?’ for the Southeast EMMY Student Production Award hosted by The Southeast EMMY Chapter, of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
He was then not only nominated for it, but he also ended up winning the prestigious award and claimed that the award signifies a sense of appreciation for his work, which makes him realize that he is on the right track, when he was asked about how he felt with his accomplishment. He then further stated that whats more important, is that he has fallen deeply in love with the process. At the end of the day, that’s imperative.
His documentary, which narrated the short story of two 8-year-old boys who, in order to buy books, collect alcohol bottles near a liquor store in sector 5 Panchkula, was a touching and emotional film depicting the harsh realities of life. Manahar Kumar further shared that he was surprised at the story that the boys told him. He did not expect them to be collecting money for books and what they said really made him want to convey the message and motivated him to make a short documentary about them. He was initially very intrigued and was just watching the boys to see what they were up to.
A non-medpass out of St. Johns High School, Kumar was following the typical route looking for engineering schools, finallylanding at Manipal University.He quickly discovered that the field of engineering was not for him and switched to mass communications instead, all the while, never letting go and constantly working with the theater and producing short movies, eventually forming the UnTied Laces (UTL) production company.
Ultimately deciding to pursue his dreams abroad, Kumar applied through Eduvelocity to and got into SCAD, from where his journey just keeps getting interesting. Being asked about his future endeavors, he said that he have a couple of upcoming movies that he is currently working on, some are marketing type and then there is a romantic comedy movie that he is very passionate about. He wrote it last year, before anything else, in March and he want to show his love for Chandigarh in it. It’s about the past, present and future of this couple and he is very excited about finally shooting it, going on to explain his end goals, he said that he wants to roam the world and discover different culture. He don’t want to stick to one place and one time, but he wants to explore different industries and convey his messages in different languages.