Saturday, 5 January 2019

Amway India Launches the ‘Power of 5’ Campaign to Address Childhood Malnutrition

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th Jan,2019:- Amway India, the country’s largest FMCG direct selling company, today launched the ‘POWER OF 5’ campaign to address the rising problem of malnutrition among children in India. In line with Amway’s vision of helping people live better lives, the Power of 5 is a community-based campaign targeted at mothers and caregivers of children under the age of 5 years. The campaign aims to improve the nutritional knowledge and practices inclusive of complementary feeding, hygiene practices, growth monitoring and dietary diversity. The campaign further aims to identify and manage the malnourished children, and those with infections, by developing synergies among the service providers of associated departments (Integrated Child Development Scheme, Health and Sanitation) for improved services and timely referrals.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), roughly 7 million children under the age of 5 die each year from preventable causes across the globe. Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of these deaths according to the WHO. In India, malnutrition among children is a major concern too, belying nation’s increasing economic achievement. According to a recent report by the World Bank, approximately 8 million Indian children suffer from Severe Acute Malnutrition (very low weight to height ratio). According to the National Health Family Survey, 36% children in India below the age of 5 years are under-weight. The report further states that 38% are stunted, 21% are wasted, 7.5% are severely wasted, and 58% are anemic.
Speaking about the launch of this program, Anshu Budhraja, CEO, Amway India, said that at Amway India, we are committed to use our vast global experience in nutrition and wellness to contribute to the Government of India’s National Nutrition Mission to raise the nutrition levels in the country. From our experience, we understand that the foundation for a healthy development and overall well-being starts with optimal nutrition in the first 5 years of life. With the launch of the  Power of 5 campaign, our aim is to raise awareness on the issue of childhood malnutrition and bring in the much-needed behavioral shift in mothers and communities at large. This program has been very successful globally - benefitting over a lakh children across more than 23 countries every year. We are pleased to launch this initiative in India and hope to make a positive impact in the lives of as many children and families as possible.
The campaign aims to mobilize communities to encourage participation and to empower individuals by raising awareness of the services and entitlements among beneficiaries. Additionally, ASHA workers, ANM &Anganwadi workers will be sensitized to drive the behavior change among the parents and communities to establish synergies for timely inclusive service deliveries to the identified target beneficiaries. With MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child as its implementing partner, Amway will reach out to and benefit around 10,000 children directly through mothers and 30,000 individuals indirectly (parents, caregivers and community members) in West Delhi’s Kirari area in the first pilot year.
Commenting on the partnership with Amway, Dr. Sunil Mehra, Executive Director, MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child, said that there are many underprivileged children residing in this area who face health problems that can otherwise be simply tackled by slight changes in their nutritional intake. The Power Of 5 campaign will have a monumental impact on the lives of these children as it seeks to bring about a fundamental change in their daily diet. We are really optimistic about the final outcome of this initiative.

WWICS Estates Launch Sky Bungalow Sample Flats at Imperial Heights, Mohali

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th Jan,2019:- WWICS Estates, held an exclusive private preview & launch event of their Sky Bungalow Sample flats at Imperial Heights, Mohali.
All channel partners and vendors were present at this special occasion marking the launch of Ready to move in 4 BHK Duplex Sky B ungalow.
With an aim to offer unmatchable luxury and exquisite lifestyle at an affordable rate, WWICS Estates is offering 7 luxurious sky-bungalows at a prime destination of sector 115, Greater Mohali. Starting at just Rs. 75.75 Lakhs, each Sky Bungalow boasts an area of 3200 sq feet with huge terrace, which make it one and only of its kind in whole tri-city with this vast area under this price-tag. Key amenities offered to buyers at this project include an adjoining shopping mall, a well equipped gymnasium, club house, swimming pool, shops, jogging track, playing zone for kids, and 24 hour security services.
Deepak Kochhar, Director Sales & Marketing, WWICS Group of Companies, said that WWICS Estates Pvt. Ltd. always strives to offer complete infrastructure and development solutions to people at an affordable cost. Our unique projects whether it is Group Housing, Independent Villas, Townships or Commercial Spaces assure contemporary lifestyle coupled with a blissful life in tune with nature and serenity.
The company currently has two projects–Imperial Heights & Imperial County. The Imperial Heights is a RERA approved project with a RERA number of PBRERA-SAS-80-PR0046. With a vision to make 'Quality Housing available to everyone at an affordable price, the group plans to add a few more projects going forward. 

U.T. Employees Completes All Preparation of 8th and 9th January 2019 Strike

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th Jan,2019:- On the call given by the All Central Trade Union including All India State Government Employees Federation, The Federation of U.T. Employees & Workers Chandigarh today held gate meetings  and rally before the Electricity Office, Sector 10, 18 and U.T. and MC Horticulture Booth Sector-23, 16 & 10, U.T. and M.C. Road Booths, Sector 46, 42 and 25, U.T. M.C. and Public Health Booth, Sector 37, 39, 15 & 12 & ICCW Employee Rally in Sector 23, Chandigarh and completed all preparations of 8th and 9th January 2019 strike.
The gate meetings and rally held before all the offices were addressed by Gopal Dutt Joshi, Gen. Secretary , Raghubir Chand President,   Rajinder Katoch, Harpal Singh (Water Supply), Dhian Singh and Amrik Singh, Pardeep Sharma, Gurmeet Singh, Pan Singh, Rajpal  (Electricity), Rekha Sharma, Bihari Lal (ICCW), Bhim Sain, Harkesh Chand and M. Subhramaniyam (MC Horticulture), Vishram, Parshadi Lal and P. Kamraj (U.T. and M.C. Road), Nasib Singh, Sarwan Singh, Ram Pal  (M.C.), Arun Bhagat (M.C.) besides others
The leaders of the Federation of U.T. Employees & Workers Chandigarh while addressing the gathering  elaborated the issues of 2 days strike scheduled for 8th and 9th January 2019 amongst them scrapping of New Pension Scheme to the employee appointed after January 2004 and demanded restoration of old pension system to them, regularization of all the daily wages, work charge, contract and outsource workers, implementation of equal work equal pay pending regularization filling up of all the vacant posts lying vacant in all the departments on regular basis curbing rising process of essential commodities, creation of new decent jobs, minimum wages Rs. 18000/- per month and minimum Rs. 6000/- per month pension to all, stoppage of all moves to sell PSU shares and outright privatization through various routes like outsourcing, PPP etc. universal Social Security coverage to all among other demands
The leaders further blamed that on one side the Government of India is adamant towards the common demands of Central and State Government Employees on the other the U.T. Administration Chandigarh is adopting same pass due to this the demands i.e. filling up vacant post on regular basis, amendment in drafts rules, offer of appointment to the next kin of decease employee by scrapping 5% sealing on Punjab Pattern, cashless medical and allotment of houses to the unsuccessful candidates remain unresolved and appeal the employees to observe 2 days strike on 8th and 9th January 2019 and further appeal the employees to participate striking employee rally being held near ground Shivalik Hotel, Sector 17, Chandigarh.

Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation is organizing Blood Donation Camp on Sunday January 06

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 05th Jan,2019:- With the blessings of Nirankari Satguru Mata Sudiksha Ji Maharaj, Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation, Sector 40 Area is organizing Blood Donation Camp at Sant Nirankari Satsang Bhawan, Sector 15 D, Chandigarh on Sunday 6 January 2019, to spread the message of the Universal Brotherhood.
Dr. G. Dewan Director Health & Family welfare Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh will be inaugurating the blood Camp.
This will be the 16th Camp out of the total 22 Blood Donation Camps purposed to be organised during 2018-19 in the Chandigarh Zone.
The Sant Nirankari Mission is one of the leading blood donating voluntary organization in the country today. The Blood Banks generally face an acute shortage of blood during summer months but Sant Nirankari Mission organizes Blood Donation Camps throughout the year.