Thursday, 12 July 2018

PGI Celebrates World Population Day with Minority Group Women in Village Rehna

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 12th July:- Department of Community Medicine, PGIMER Chandigarh under the able guidance of Professor Dr Arun Kumar Aggarwal and in collaboration with Swami Devi Dyal College of Nursing, Barwala, District Panchkula celebrated World Population Day in Rehana-a Minority Population dominated village in Raipur Rani block of Panchkula district. A total of forty females in their reproductive age group (15 to 49 years) were educated about the various types of contraceptives available, their effectiveness, side effects, so that the females could make an informed choice of the same. 
PGI teammates Dr Kanica Kaushal, Senior Resident and Mrs Jagdeep Rana, Multipurpose health worker posted in Village Kheri, counselled women for appropriate contraceptive methods best suited for them.Nursing students under the mentorship of Principal Dr. Saroj Parwez and Miss Kalpana Mohan prepared a skit showing that family life with one or two children is happy and fulfilling, enabling them to do things not otherwise possible within a larger family.  Sarpanch of Rehana village Alamgir actively mobilised the community and is keen for further such activities in Rehana.
Taking this collaboration forward, we are planning to conduct sensitisation programmes in the upcoming Nutrition week in the first week of August to create awareness and bring about behavior change in this community.

World Population Day: Maharishi Dayanand Public School organizes Tree Plantation Campaign

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Chandigarh 12th July:- Maharishi Dayanand Public School, Daria, Chandigarh, organized a skit and tree plantation campaign on the occasion of World Population Day in collaboration with the Environment Department, Chandigarh. The children expressed through the skit that continues increase in  population could result in  imbalance in the environment. Students said that a small family was essential for a clean environment.  They conveyed the message that glaciers were melting due to continuous human population on Earth. This would threaten the existence of humans in danger. The environment is being adversely affected due to continuous cutting of trees.
Students said that if the population was low then the environment would remain clean. They also stressed upon more planting of trees for cleaner and safer environment.  After the Skit, students took part in tree plantation with  Pardeep Triveni  Secretary of the Triveni Foundation.  Acharya Ashok Kumar presided over the program. A Guava trees has been planted in the school while mango and Jamun trees have been planted in the open area of the panchayat. Sarpanch Gurpreet Singh Happy of Gram Panchayat welcomed the initiative of tree  plantation take  by Maharishi Dayanand Public School and triveni Foundation in the village.   
On this occasion, the school principal Dr. Vinod Kumar said that the masses were affected by the population. Due to population growth, men were cutting trees at a fast speed. Due to this ignorance, he is endangering his life and others. Control of fast growing population is necessary.

अगर क्रांति मंच पंचकूला 15 जुलाई को आयोजित करेगा भव्य सम्मान समारोह

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 12th July:- अगर क्रांति मंच पंचकूला की एक बैठक चेयरमैन भगवानदास मित्तल की अध्यक्षता में अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वैश्य महासम्मेलन पंजाब के कार्यकारी प्रधान सुरेंद्र सिंगला, उपाध्यक्ष संदीप जैन.  महासचिव महेश गुप्ता के साथ  संपन्न हुई। जिसमें अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वैश्य महासम्मेलन पंजाब द्वारा 15 जुलाई को चंडीगढ़ सेक्टर एक  स्थित चंडीगढ़ क्लब में एक भव्य सम्मान समारोह का आयोजन किया जा रहा है, जिसमें अगर क्रांति मंच पंचकूला अंतर्राष्ट्रीय वैश्य महासम्मेलन के साथ मिलकर इस कार्यक्रम को सफल बनाएगा। इस कार्यक्रम में महासम्मेलन संघ लोक सेवा आयोग की परीक्षा पास कर आई ए एस, आई पी एस, आई एफ एस, आईआरएस की परीक्षा पास  कर अग्रवाल वैश्य समाज का नाम रोशन करने वाले उम्मीदवारों को सम्मानित करेगा।
मंच के प्रधान सुरेंद्र गोयल ने बताया की इस कार्यक्रम में सर्वोच्च न्यायालय से रिटायर्ड एवं महासम्मेलन पंजाब प्रदेश के संस्थापक न्यायमूर्ति अशोक भान  के सानिध्य एवं अग्रोहा विकास ट्रस्ट के राष्ट्रीय कार्यकारी अध्यक्ष बजरंग दास गर्ग की अध्यक्षता में यह कार्यक्रम आयोजित किया जा रहा है। इस कार्यक्रम में असीमा जयपुर, शिवानी गोयल, नेहा जैन नई दिल्ली, शिवानी गुप्ता कुरुक्षेत्र, रुबिका गोयल धुरी सहित 12 उम्मीदवारों एवम अतिरिक्त एम्स की मेडिकल परीक्षा में प्रथम स्थान प्राप्त करने वाली लहर गंगा की अलीजा बंसल को सम्मानित किया जाएगा।  
इस कार्यक्रम में हिमाचल प्रदेश के पुलिस महानिर्देशक (जेल) सोमेश गोयल समारोह में मुख्य अतिथि होंगे एवं पंजाब और हरियाणा उच्च न्यायालय से रिटायर्ड एवं अनुसूचित जाति आयोग के चेयरमैन न्यायमूर्ति एस .एन. अग्रवाल पंजाब के पूर्व मंत्री  मदन मोहन मित्तल, रिटायर्ड आईएएस  डॉक्टर बी .सी .गुप्ता, रिटायर्ड आईएएस जंग बहादुर गोयल सामान्य अतिथिगण होंगे।  
इस बैठक में महासचिव सुनीत सिंगला उप प्रधान यश गर्ग, कोशाध्यक्ष अजय जैन,संगठन सचिव कृष्ण गोयल, प्रेस सचिव  सौरभ गर्ग, अमन गर्ग, विकास जैन, संजय जैन, मोहन जैन, अशोक बंसल, विपिन मित्तल, मनीष सिंगला, अरिहंत जैन एवं अन्य पदाधिकारी उपस्थित हुए।

Parents of 11 Month Old Baby Showcase Exemplary Gesture for Organ Donation: Their Benevolence Saves One Life in PGIMER But Moves Many Hearts

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 12th July:- In an exemplary gesture, the parents of an 11 month-old baby from Sector 45, Chandigarh donated his organs, giving a new lease of life to a terminally ill renal failure patient here at PGIMER. This makes the baby the youngest donor in PGIMER’s transplant history so far since the cadaver renal transplant program initiated in 1996.
When the attending doctors broke the news to young parents Geeta and Lakshman that their beloved son Pritam wouldn’t pull through here at PGIMER, they knew they didn’t want his death to be in vain. Grief stricken but brave-heart parents of angelic Pritam, said that it’s something no family should have to go through.  We said yes to Organ Donation because we knew this could help some one else and they wouldn’t need to go through the heartache that we were going through.  We knew it was the right thing to do.
Expressing his sentiments at the benevolent act of the donor family, Prof. Jagat Ram, Director PGIMER stated that the latest case of cadaver organ donation is an epitome of humanity and self-sacrifice on many counts; the donor family being originally from Nepal, their resolute spirit  to see this transplant through despite braving the loss of their little baby who was yet to celebrate his first birthday; PGIMER’s determined efforts to honor the noble wish of the donor family and even civil society’s wholehearted  support for the financially broke and care deprived recipient.
Further, while commending the efforts of the PGIMER team involved in the process, the Director PGIMER shared that PGIMER’s team of experts right from neuro-surgeons, pediatricians, intensivists, transplant surgeons, transplant coordinators, complimented by the extended support from testing labs and nursing units, has enabled this rare and landmark transplant within a crunched time frame. But it was not possible to reach this far without the reiteration of faith by the donor family, who always believed that come what may, PGIMER would enable their son to re-live in others. One feels humbled and honored by their trust reposed in the institution’s competence.
Prof. Ashish Sharma, Head Deptt. of Renal transplant Surgery, PGIMER, detailing about the latest case shared that the case had its own kinds of challenges. According to organ donation norms for babies under the age of one, two confirmatory tests to declare a baby brain dead must have a gap of 24 hours. So, it was a herculean task for the pediatricians and intensitvists to maintain the donor infant through that time gap. Also, the retrieval process of kidneys demanded extreme deftness and skill to accomplish it successfully. Even, the transplant had its own difficulties as the best matched recipient was an adult so both the kidneys had to be transplanted onto one recipient considering the age factor. But it was the rock solid determination of the donor family that pushed all of us to make it happen.
It was picture perfect moments for Geeta on 6th July. Her 11 month old cherubic son playing gleefully in his baby cot and she thoroughly enjoying his every gesture, every movement till in a split second, the little one rolled over and fell from the cot. Before Geeta could realize what had happened, her little one had already become unconscious due to fatal head injury.
The family immediately rushed the baby to Govt. Medical College, Sector 32, Chandigarh from where the case was referred to PGIMER and the infant was shifted here in PGIMER on 6th July itself.
Lakshman said that the incessant attempts to revive the baby proved futile, as Pritam continued to remain on ventilator. Finally, when the doctors called him and his wife Geeta, both of us instantly knew it was terrible news. We can’t blame anyone but our own destiny.
Following the consent of the parents, the baby's kidneys were retrieved and transplanted to an adult.  Though the first priority was pediatric recipients, however, the cross match identified an adult recipient so both the kidneys were transplanted to the same patient in view of the recipient’s age.
Prof. Vipin Koushal, Nodal Officer, ROTTO PGIMER, highlighting the importance of community engagement in Organ Donation, said that it has been observed that people generally seem convinced about the noble cause of Organ Donation. But when it comes to pledging  for Organ Donation, they would put it off to another time. The right time is ‘NOW’.  Your one ‘YES’ to organ donation may save many precious lives.

LEGO Partners with Amazon to Bring Back the Iconic ‘Taj Mahal’ Exclusively on Prime Day-2018


By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 12th July:- One of the world’s leading toy brands, LEGO Group will re-launch their iconic product “LEGO Taj Mahal”, exclusively on Prime Day with Amazon India. Members can find 15 other new LEGO sets across themes like City, Classic, Friends, Duplo, Creator, Ninjago, Juniors, Architecture and Super Heroes in the highly anticipated Prime Day event starting at 12 noon on July 16th. LEGO Taj Mahal comprising of 5923 pieces will be available to customers exclusively on and will be priced at INR 47599.
Amit Kararia, Senior Regional Sales Manager, South Asia, LEGO said that seeing increased demand from consumers, we are extremely delighted to bring back the iconic Taj Mahal to LEGO lovers in India. We are thrilled to partner with Amazon for Prime Day celebrations and introduce new products from LEGO’s world class range to our consumers in India. We believe LEGO fans will take best advantage of this carnival and further build their toy collection.
Akshay Sahi, Director & Head of Prime, Amazon India, said that we are excited to partner with LEGO to launch 15 new LEGO sets exclusively for our members this Prime Day. Prime members can get their hands on the creative and fun themed sets from 12 noon on July 16 through midnight on July 17. This Prime Day, members in India can also enjoy 36 hours of shopping with over 200 exclusive product launches, thousands of deals at the lowest prices of the year and blockbuster entertainment launches on Prime Video and Amazon Prime Music.
Further elaborating on the partnership, Amit Kararia added that over the years, e-commerce has emerged as an important sales channel for us. It has enabled us to increase market penetration by reaching out to consumers where we are not present through physical stores.

MobiKwik Introduces Instant Loan of Rs 5000 on Its App: Launched in Partnership With Bajaj Finserv

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Chandigarh 12th July:- MobiKwik, one of India’s largest digital financial services platform, today announced the launch of instant loan of Rs. 5000 on its app, in partnership with Bajaj Finserv, India’s most diversified NBFC. This is the first-of-its-kind of credit disbursal product, in line with MobiKwik’s objective of providing easy and instant credit to millions of Indians. This product is designed to target millions of new to credit (NTC) customers as well as small business owners in the country. The amount credited can be utilized by the app users for a variety of payments, including bill payments, cab bills, as well as payments to offline and online merchants.
There is very high demand for small credit products which can cater to immediate requirements of payments for clearing bills, paying offline merchants for daily transactions like food, grocery, as well as making other payments. MobiKwik strives to address this problem with the launch of this breakthrough product, that offers a seamless experience and enables instant disbursal of credit, in a matter of 10 seconds, by following 3 simple steps on its app.
Speaking on the announcement, Upasana Taku, Co-Founder and Director, MobiKwik, said that instant credits for small ticket amounts is a huge untapped opportunity. With the smartphone user base expected to grow by about 16% this year and the online transacting user base growing by over 30% YoY, we believe that Insta Credit will enable us to reach out to a new set of customers who did not have access to credit till date. We have already pre-approved Rs. 3500 crores of loans for millions of customers across the country. Credit is a billion-dollar opportunity and we are working on rolling out similar products to cater to the low ticket instant credit requirements, across a wide range of individual and business users.

SAEINDIA and Mahindra Announces the Virtual Rounds for BAJA SAEINDIA 2019: To Be Held in Chitkara University

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Chandigarh 12th July:- SAEINDIA, a professional Society of Automotive Engineers and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, a part of the US$ 20.7 bn Mahindra Group today announced the commencement of the redesigned Virtual Round of BAJA SAEINDIA, which will be held between July 13 & 14, 2018 at Chitkara University, Punjab. This also kick starts the 12th edition of the much-awaited BAJA series with Mahindra as the title sponsor.
With around 360 teams from various engineering colleges of India, 5 students from each team totalling over 1800 students, the battlefield is a fertile ground for these students to come up with their ideas.  In these two days, the registered teams will be scrutinized for their knowledge and capability to participate successfully in the main event. Like last year, all the teams at the Virtual BAJA 2018 will make a presentation on their design, followed by a VIVA or Extempore, which will carry equal weightage in their final selection. The evaluation process will test every participant’s knowledge on Rulebook and General Mechanical and Automotive Engineering. Based on the performance in Virtual BAJA, the teams will be selected for participation in the main event, scheduled to be held in Punjab and NATRAX facility of NATRIP, Pithampur near Indore.
In India, the BAJA SAEINDIA (Society of Automotive Engineers) began its journey in the year 2007 and was launched under the leadership of Dr. Pawan Goenka (during his tenure as SAEINDIA President) and the convenorship of Dr. K.C. Vora. As SAEINDIA ventured on to the unchartered territory of holding a mega-event of this scale, NATRiP came forward to lend a helping hand through an earmarked zone at its upcoming proving grounds- NATRAX, situated at Pithampur, Indore. Similarly, IIT Ropar came forward to organize the 2nd leg of BAJA SAEINDIA 2018 at Roopnagar.
Speaking on the occasion, Subodh Morye–Head Marketing & PR BAJA SAEINDIA said that we are delighted to announce the 12th edition of BAJASAEINDIA 2019. Events such as these help build and nurture the acumen of young engineering talent in maths, science,and engineering. Additionally, we are also happy with the encouraging response for eBAJA.
Speaking at the conference, Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice–Chancellor Chitkara University said that she is ecstatic to see that over the years, BAJA SAEINDIA has grown in popularity and has become a bigger event nationally signifying its increasing popularity. She has seen the enthusiasm of students who have been participating in this competition. She must say BAJA SAE is the most popular platform in India for young engineers to demonstrate their team-work and engineering skills. We are glad to extend our support in providing industry-ready engineers to the Automobile industry through this competition and look forward to continue supporting BAJA SAEINDIA.
BAJA SAEINDIA tasks the students to conceptualize design, build, test & validate a single-seater four-wheeled All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) to take part in a series of events spread across a course of 4 days. The finale will be held at the NATRAX facility of NATRIPat Pithampur near Indore, from 24th to 27th January 2019 followed by HR meet on 28th & 29th January 2019. There will be one more event in Punjab from 8th to 10th March 2019 followed by the HR Meet on 11th March 2019.
A remarkable feature unique to BAJA SAEINDIA is the adoption of a new theme every year. This year the theme for BAJA 2019 is ‘Adventure Reloaded’. The passion, hard work and perseverance of the budding engineers, who start their journey from scratch and traverse throughout the year to come up with their dreams converted into reality, the fervour to take up challenges and ability to maximize efforts are rightly justified by this theme. It will drive the standards and boundaries of their capabilities to new scales and at the same time prove BAJA to be a ground of glory.