Monday, 16 July 2018

200 Helmets Distributed; Women Appealed to Wear Them for Their Own Safety

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Chandigarh 16th July:- Pink Brigade of Nari Jagriti Manch today organised an awareness campaign to encourage women to wear helmets for their safety. During the campaign 200 helmets were distributed to women and appeal was made to them to wear helmets for their safety.
The campaign was headed by Neena Tiwari, president of the Manch, along with others including Ranju Grover, Prem Lata, Pal Sharma. Sudarshan Thakkar and other members.
The Manch president Neena Tiwari spoke to women without helmets and asked them to wear helmets. Women were told that accidents can take place anywhere and it was important to save themselves from head injuries by wearing helmets. They were also made aware through posters.

IFFCO Launches A New, Innovative and Interactive “IFFCO iMandi App” App: Aimed at Rural Digital Revolution

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Chandigarh 16th July:- IFFCO, the world’s largest processed fertilizer cooperative has taken another revolutionary step to serve and connect the farmers digitally by launching a social e-commerce app and web portal, “IFFCO iMandi”. This is in line with the vision for a “Digital India” by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Going forward, all e-commerce and digital initiatives of IFFCO shall be available on the IFFCO iMandi platform.
iMandi is a strategic investment by IFFCO eBazar Ltd, which is 100% subsidiary of IFFCO with iMandi Pte Ltd, a Singapore based technology company promoted by experienced professionals, having vast experience in agriculture industry and mobile / internet technologies. The objective of this initiative is to bring the benefits of digital technologies to every farmer, and bring the digital revolution to rural India.
Dr. US Awasthi, Managing Director, IFFCO said that after spearheading the campaign across India to sensitize the farmers about the use of online and digital transactions, we are proud to come up with an app ‘IFFCO iMandi’. It is a “One Stop Shop” for agri inputs & produce, FMCG, electronics, loans, insurance, etc.  iMandi will address all needs of the farming community and aims to cater to captive user base of 55 million farmers.
V. K. Agarwal, Founder of iMandi Pte Ltd. said that IFFCO and iMandi are certain that through this Indian Cooperative Digital Platform, they will be able to bring about a large scale social transformation in every home, every village and will empower a billion lives through its digital inclusive technology.
This project will be implemented on an unparalleled reach and scale. Therefore, iMandi shall be India’s largest rural social e-commerce play by utilizing exclusive access to IFFCO`s more than 55,000 Point of Sales, 36,000 Cooperative Societies, more than 30,000 warehouses and having access to 250 million rural consumers at 16,000 Pin codes, covering over a third of India.
iMandi is available for download at Play Store & App Store for Android and iOS phones and accessible on web at Apart from fulfilling the requirement through various marketplaces, it is also supported with communication (chat & calling), entertainment and information / advisory content to keep the farmers engaged. The social and communication features will enable people from different regions to connect on a single platform. Users can join various forums based on different topics of interest; they can talk to subject-matter experts and get advice on various problems. What’s more, they can also share their success stories with others.
Under the Agri Inputs marketplace, farmer can presently buy all IFFCO products, including fertilisers (Chemicals, WSF, Organic, Bio, etc.), agro chemicals and seeds at a discounted price and get free delivery at their doorstep. Farmers can execute the transaction either through mobile app, web portal or call centre assistance by calling on Toll Free No. 1800 2000 344.
They can stay in touch with friends and family through chat, audio and video calls and share pictures and videos over chat and on their feed. The communication features are end-to-end encrypted, and the data is completely secure and private.
Users can stay engaged by watching entertaining videos delivered to them, as well as informational alerts related to weather, mandi prices and daily news. Apart from this, they can tune-in to their favorite local and national radio stations.
In the near future, farmers will also be able to sell their produce online at the best prices. iMandi will also facilitate access to a variety of financial services like loans, insurance, etc.
A slew of social services will be rolled out on the app in due course; they will also be able to enjoy the benefits of online education and skill building and use this app to find employment. They will also be able to receive primary healthcare services through this app. 
The unique architecture of iMandi App enables it as an inter-operable on both 2G+ feature phones and 3G+ smartphones. Apart from Hindi and English, this App will be available in over 10 regional languages, to cater to every farmer in India. It is designed keeping in mind global standards, with a focus on rural Indian audiences.

Ola Signs MoU with Deptt. of Employment, Government of Haryana: To Create 35,000 Livelihood Opportunities in State

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Chandigarh 16th July:- The Department of Employment, Government of Haryana and Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, have signed an MoU to create 35,000 entrepreneurial opportunities in the state. The MoU was signed at the launch of ‘Saksham Saarthi’, a part of Hon’ble Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s Saksham Haryana initiative. ‘Saksham Haryana’ was rolled out by the state government early last year to empower the youth of the state through various skill development initiatives.
Accepted by Pranav Mehta, Director, Ola in the presence of Vipul Goel, Minister of Industries and Commerce, Environment and Industrial Training, and Nayab Saini, Minister of State, Labour& Employment (Independent Charge), Government of Haryana; the MoU reflects Ola’s commitment to accelerate the state government’s efforts of creating 2 lakh jobs for the youth of the state.
‘Saksham Haryana’ scheme was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to skill and provide employment opportunities for the youth in the state. Launched on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, ‘SakshamSaarthi’ also commemorates the 3rd anniversary of Skill India Mission launched under the leadership of  Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Nayab Saini, Minister of State, Labour& Employment and Mines & Geology, GoH said that the State Government has fixed a target to tap the employment potential for two lakh youth in the state by way of jobs in the Government and private sector as well as through self employment. Skill development is key to professional growth and we will thus, be working with various bodies, and companies like Ola to customise and upgrade the existing training infrastructure. Through ‘SakshamSaarthi’, the government will be able to mobilize the untapped potential of the youth in our state and support them in their journey towards entrepreneurship.
Vipul Goyal, Minister for Skill Development and Industrial Training, Industries & Commerce and Environment, GoH said that being one of India’s biggest industrial hubs, Haryana is growing at a massive pace. There are ample opportunities for our youth and through the right set of skills, a sustainable and respectable living is an achievable target. Under the leadership of our hon’ble Chief Minister, we are confident of achieving our target of 2 lakh job opportunities. We appreciate Ola’s efforts in supporting the Government’s vision and mission.
Pranav Mehta, Director at Ola said that we at Ola are committed to making a difference in all the states where we operate our services. Haryana is a key market for us, with cities such as Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Panchkula, etc. contributing significantly to our growth. Given the ease of doing business in the state, backed by progressive initiatives such as ‘Saksham Haryana’, we are proud to work with the Government of Haryana. In fact, all such efforts go a long way in contributing to the all -round development of the state and in the process also create thousands of entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth.

King Kazi Back with Another Peppy Number "DESI DUDE"

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Chandigarh 16th July:- King Kazi the heartthrob of millions is back with yet another pompous and a peppy number “DESI DUDE” that is surely going to win the hearts of millions .With  bombastic lyrics and music, the song is composed by Ullumanati. The song is presented by Saga Music and Anup Prashar. Renowned directors Ashish Rai and Bunty have given a fresh direction to the song which is surely something to look up to. The wardrobe and makeup stylist for this song is Navgeet Kaur.

Rev Sudiksha To Be Spiritual Head of Sant Nirankari Mission

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Chandigarh 16th July:- As desired and blessed by the present Nirankari Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj, Holy Sister Sudiksha Ji has been declared as Nirankari Satguru and the Spiritual Head of Sant Nirankari Mission on  July 16, 2018.
This information was given by Rev. Kirpa Sagar JI Member Incharge, Press & Publicity Department Sant Nirankari Mandal Delhi. The formal ceremony will be made at a special congregation to be held tomorrow, July 17, 2018 at Samagam Ground No.8, Burari Road in the benign presence of Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj herself.

Priyadarshini Jain organizes Luncheon at 360 Degree- Oberoi

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Chandigarh 16th July:- The Celebration Continues It was the luncheon afternoon organised by entrepreneur Priyadarshini Jain at 360 degree at Oberoi. Amidst beautiful spead and spectacular afternoon, Priya spoke about the fashion gypsy, which is an onine Fashion and lifestyle branding tool. Through this platform Priya is making India Skilled and promoting work of various Artisans of India. Whose who of the Delhi were invited and every one congratulated Priya on the success of her work. Preeti Ghai, Neelam Pratap Rudy, Sahana Mokherjee, Shalini Arora Kochhar, Reshma Punj, Nidhi Bhageria, Sunaina Chibba, Anju Yadav, Bandana Sondhi, Madgu Chand, Rooma Sekhri all were present in full attendance.
Priya, said that she is blessed to have her close family and friends to be the part of the celebration. Without their support, she couldn’t reach to the level where she is today.

Rtn. AP Singh is President 2018-19 of Rotary Club of Chandigarh

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Chandigarh 16th July:- The Governor of Punjab and Administrator UT Chandigarh, V.P. Singh Badnore, asked the Rotarians to find solution to the growing number of senior citizens in the city.
Addressing the Rotary Club of Chandigarh at the installation of the new team of 2018-19 under the leadership of Rtn A P  Singh, at CII on Saturday, V P Singh Badnore said that there is dire need to provide for ‘end of life’ service to the ailing, destitute, and lonely population of the city, and offered to work with the Rotary Club in divising appropriate projects for the same. He said that though large number of NGOs in India do not enjoy good reputation but Rotary, Lions and Bhartiya Vikas Parishad are an exception.
V P Singh Badnore said that though he is not a member of Rotary, he would like to work with you to make the city more livable and also address the problems of the villages on the periphery of the city.
He also complimented the Rotarians for undertaking Rs.40 lakh project of renovating the cremation ground toilets and committing to maintain the same for five years.
Earlier the outgoing club leader Rtn Piara Singh Matharoo presented an audiovisual report of the service projects undertaken by the Club in the city, especially empowering children and women in Saketri village, running Wash programme in the government schools of Chandigarh, and promoting literacy in the pockets of neglect.
Rtn AP Singh informed that very soon the Club would be setting up a Rotary Health Education Centre with the collaboration of the Chandigarh Administration and a partner organization in USA, besides setting up free dispensaries in various parts of the city.
Speaking on the occasion, Past Rotary International President Rajendra K Saboo informed that in the 60 years history of the Rotary Club of Chandigarh, it had the honour of having members who rose in the judiciary including two chief justices of India, five judges of the Supreme Court, and many judges of the High Courts.
Even the first President of the Club in 1958 was Mr Justice R.P. Khosla of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
The Club has given to the city numerous projects right from providing the first funeral van to the Rotary PGI Serai, International Dolls Museum, Rotary and Blood Bank Society Resource Centre (Sector 37), Libraries, Dental Van to Sector 16 Government Hospital, Rotary Vocational Training Centre in Sector 18, and most notable being its Rotary Hearltine project started in 1998, under which lives of 731 children suffering from heart disease, have been saved.

Khattar Govt. Befuddle the People of Haryana by Announcing New Schemes: Ashok Tanwar

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Chandigarh 16th July:- Dr. Ashok Tanwar, former M.P., President, Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee has said that the CM Manohar Lal Khattar Government has become habitual in announcing new schemes every day to befuddle the people of Haryana without caring about the status of the earlier announcements made by the Government from time to time. He said that the information given by the Agriculture Minister to the Media is merely a bundle of lies nothing else.
This was said by Dr. Tanwar while referring to an announcement made by Om Parkash Dhankhar, Agriculture Minister to the media in Chandigarh on Monday regarding a project of “Floriculture” to be started at Gurgaon, He said that the Ministers of Khattar Government are in the habit of making announcements which have no base and are merely “jumlas” to mislead the people. The decision of the Government regarding floriculture was also announced four years earlier but nothing had come on the ground. It is clear that in view of the impending elections, this repeat announcement has been made by Om Parkash Dhankhar. He said that three year earlier in Agro-Summit at Gurgaon, the Agriculture Minister had announced regarding setting-up of “Agro-Fresh” aimed to supply fresh vegetables in the State but that scheme has also not seen the light of the day and has remained on paper only.
Questioning the foreign trips of the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Agriculture Minister OP Dhankhar, Dr. Ashok Tanwar said that under the garb of improving the life standard of the farmers, the foreign jolts take place.  Both the Chief Minister and Agriculture Minister should disclose publically how many farmers have benefitted from their tours of Israel and London in improving the agricultural practices by the farmers. Had these tours done any benefit to the Haryana farmers they would not have resorted to agitations for fulfilling their demands.
Dr. Tanwar said that Khattar Government is boasting to be pro-farmer, but the fact is that the crops of the farmers lie in the markets for days on waiting for sale. If anyway the sale is made the farmers wait for the payment for long time. The case of sale of rape seed crop is a fresh example of the negligence of the State Government towards the farmers. Dr. Ashok Tanwar said that it is a pity that the most tomtommed scheme of crop insurance has not benefitted the farmers of Hayana but it has benefitted more to the Insurance Companies.
Dr. Ashok Tanwar said that the BJP Governments at the Centre and in Haryana are misleading the farmers by jumlas like increased MSP. But the fact is that during the BJP regime, the number of progressive farmers in Haryana has come down drastically and the Government has avoided to release the list of progressive farmers as was done yearly earlier.  The number of progressive farmers had increased considerably during the Congress rule and they were encouraged to adopt new techniques but the BJP Govt. has replaced all this with false and misleading jumlas.
He said that the announcement of 50% plus MSP to be given to the farmers for the crops is just another cruel joke with the farmers as this calculation done by the Modi Government is merely fictitious and misleading. This announcement in fact is just a false promise like other false promises made by the BJP to the people in view of the impending elections.

Brilliance School Honours Grandparents

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Panchkula 16th July:- Brilliance World School organized a party for the Grandparents of the school students , in order to honour and appreciate their contribution to the overall growth of children. The presence of grandparents at home leads to gestures of sharing & caring for  children who are brought up in a very happy environment.
Niranjana Chatterjee, Principal  said that at school,  we are trying to inculcate values like tolerance,  and diligence but we see that it becomes a natural attribute when children are being looked after by grandparents , apart from parents. The veterans  shared memories, played Antakshari, and other games. 
The celebration was an attempt to recognize them as individuals for one day, because they are generally confined to their overall family concerns.