Tuesday, 9 October 2018

A Healthy Cookout in Chandigarh Showcases the Importance of Almonds in Our Daily Lives

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 09th October:- Often referred to as the king of nuts, almonds are versatile nuts that form a delicious part of our daily lives and offer natural goodness in every bite. Owing to their crunchy, scrumptious and nutritious nature, almonds can be made a part of our daily diet in various ways. A unique cookout session conducted in Chandigarh helped take this idea forward, where almonds were the main ingredient involving unique snacking and festive recipes demonstrated by homemakers of the city. The session was conducted by chef Ranvijay Singh and nutritionist Aastha Khungar as three homemakers from the city led the way in showcasing how almonds could be made a part of our daily diets through snacking and festival food preparations.
The interactive afternoon kick started with the three homemakers displaying their culinary skills by demonstrating a recipe each which featured almonds as the hero ingredient in snacking and festive recipes. While the homemakers prepared their dishes, nutritionist Aastha Khungar and chef Ranvijay Singh shared insights into why almonds make for a healthy snack. Nutritionist Aastha Khungar highlighted that “almonds are a powerhouse of 15 nutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium dietary fibre, protein, and more.”
Nutritionist Aastha Khungar said that for Indian families, food comes first and we don’t usually plan our meals especially during midafternoon or early evening snacking time. Snacking smart with almonds is a great way to lead a healthy lifestyle.Almonds have beenshown to lower total and LDL cholesterol when included in a healthy diet and might help in reducing levels of heart-damaging inflammation[1]. Not just
this, a handful of almonds promotes the feeling of fullness, helping you keep hunger at bay[2]. They are naturally high in dietary fibre and low in sugars[3]
Chef Ranvijay Singh added that with all of us becoming health conscious, we are always on the lookout for recipes with a healthy twist. Nuts like almonds are a healthy option, are also traditionally considered festive and hence can be used to prepare various snacks that you can serve during festivals. Almonds are easy and quick to flavour and go with just about any masala/spices. Whip up some flavoured almonds to give your family as a healthy and tasty snack, in addition to plain almonds.
The cookout session was followed by the best snacking and festive recipes being awarded with an attractive gift hamper.
Eating almonds is great way to stay healthy. But a healthy lifestyle  involves not only  exercising and eating healthy balanced meals, but also smart snacking.

Lucky Draw At VR Punjab: Ropar's Khushwinder Kaur Wins Car

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 09th October:- Tricity's leading shopping, food, entertainment & social hub, VR Punjab turned one & to mark this occasion, the Centre  hosted a range  of activities, which included a with a Mega lucky draw for its shoppers. The first anniversary prize was a brand new Renault Kwid.
 Jermina Menon, Vice President Marketing, Virtuous Retail, said that we have always aspired to make shopping and a visit to the centre a fun, enjoyable & rewarding experience for our patrons. For our first anniversary we wanted to give our shoppers an experience like no other with the promise of winning a car. Our anniversary celebration events were thoroughly enjoyable for our shoppers. We would like to thank our shoppers for celebrating with us and look forward to bigger celebrations as the year’s go by.
The much awaited mega lucky draw was held in an environment charged up with excitement. Luck finally showered on 65-year-old Khushwinder Kaur  from Ropar , who won the grand prize, a brand new Renault Kwid.
Elated Khushwinder Kaur said that VR Punjab is our family’s favourite destination. Winning this car here has made it even more special for us. We had shopped for just Rs 6,000 and registered for the lucky draw. It is truly a dream come true for her family and her.
The Anniversary celebrations included many interesting activities, a food festival, a comedy night  and an open mic session where aspirants tried their hand at being a stand up comedians among other events. Not just this, street performances which included  - Jugglers , mono cyclists, Stilt walkers etc also entertained the crowd. Punjab's rich culture was showcased through holding of evenings,  showcasing display of dance forms like 'Bhangra' and 'Giddha'.

Sant Nirankari Mission Reaches Out To Algeria

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 09th October:- With the blessings of Satguru Mata Sudiksha Ji Maharaj, Algeria hosted its first congregation of the Sant Nirankari Mission on Friday, September 28, 2018.  K. Kashyap, Zonal Incharge of Chandigarh Zone informed that this information was given today by Kripa Sagar Member Incharge Press and Publicity and said that with this, Algeria became the 8th country in African Continent and 59th in the world outside India, where the Mission has either regular branches or is holding regular congregations. The holy discourses by Baba Hardev Singh Ji telecast over Zee TV International are, however, taking the voice of the Mission to 128 countries of the world, besides India, of course.
The African countries where the Mission has already its branches include: Ghana; Kenya; Mauritius; Nigeria; South Africa; Tanzania; and Uganda.
At Algeria, the congregation was organized at the residence of Rev Narinder Malik whose family shifted from Kuala Lumpur to Algeria recently. Saints are always keen to attend Satsang programmes or congregations to strengthen their devotion to God and faith in Satguru. So, Rev Malik found 2 other devotees of the Mission in the city itself, one from Rohini, Delhi and the other from Surat, Gujarat. Both of them were known to each other but they were not aware that they are devout followers of the Mission.
All these families assembled at the residence of Rev Narinder Malik for the first congregation in that country. Three non-Nirankari families were also invited.
Speakers highlighted the Mission’s ideology and its aim to improve the quality of life through God-knowledge. The subjects like universal brotherhood and oneness of mankind were also explained. This impressed the invitees who promised to attend the congregations in future also.

Social Takes Devotees “Through The Nine Nights” With A Special Menu: Presents A Special ‘Social Ix-C Ki Thali’ Comprising Of Satvik Ingredients

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 09th October:- Social Sector 7 is celebrating the Nine days of Navratri with fervor and festivity. Through these Nine Nights, guests visiting Social can look forward to authentic delights of Satvic food served on the Social menu. During these auspicious nine days, Navratri food will be cooked separately as per the religious belief of consuming Satvic food during Navratri pooja. 
A team of specialized chefs have put together a cyclic food menu which includes Satvik food comprising of Satvik ingredients. A special ‘Social IX-C ki Thali’ comprising of Satvik ingredients prepared without onion & garlic will be served to devotees fasting on the occasion. 
Devotees can enjoy dishes like Sabudana Vada with Coconut Chutney, Aloo Tiki Chaat with Pineapple, Tamarind and Mint Chutney, Kuttu Paneer Pakodas, Navratri Khichdi, Social IX-C ki Thali, Homemade Banana Ice Cream with Kuttu Crumble, Kulfi with fresh fruit at Sector 7 Social, Chandigarh, from October 10 to October 19, (Lunch & Dinner).
The above menu is priced starting from Rs. 150. The Social IX-C ki Thali is priced at Rs. 350. The extensive Navratras menu is available during lunch & dinner hours everyday. So fast & feast and reserve your table in advance.