Friday, 25 January 2019

Paragon Convent School Holds Its Annual Function

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Chandigarh 25th Jan, 2019:- Paragon Convent School sec 24B Chandigarh held their annual function on 24 th January illuminating a festive spirit amongst students. Classes I-
IV performed theatrical and musical plays based on different novels. Children of class I captured hearts by enacting out the story of Charlie and the chocolate factory. Class II gave an enthralling performance based on Stuart little. Wards of class III displayed their dramatic skills while showcasing the story of wonder with great zeal and enthusiasm.
School Director, Mrs. Sunderpreet Sandhu graced the function with her presence. School principal Mrs. Rajni Dutta concluded the function with the annual report and extended a vote of thanks to all parents.

SCEAD Foundation an NGO Celebrates National Girl Child Day

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Chandigarh 25th Jan, 2019:- SCEAD Foundation (Space for Children in Education Art and Development) Chandigarh, an NGO celebrated National Girl Child Day on 24th of January at Sector 41, Chandigarh.
National girl child day has been started as a national girls development mission by the Government of India. This mission raises the awareness among people all over the country about the importance of girl's education. The day in 2019 is celebrated with theme of Empowering Girls for a Brighter Tomorrow.
Following the theme for 2019 celebrations SCEAD Foundation Chandigarh celebrated National Girl Child Day by conducting skill training of roadside children which will help them to earn.
The event aimed to propagate girl child development. Every month, a new skill will be imparted which includes Mehndi Application, Embroidery, Bottle making etc. Starting with today, Mehndi application was taught. Each member assisted a child by teaching them various skills and making this a fun learning event. A group of enthusiastic 50 volunteers from different women colleges of Chandigarh celebrated this day.
SCEAD Foundation (Space for Children in Education Art and Development) an NGO helping underprivileged and disabled children since 1998. The foundation strives to spread knowledge and education in rural India, empower the visually impaired, disabled and underprivileged people and create an inclusive society. Foundation has great partners like AISEC, European Union and the The Times of India to name a few.
SCEAD Chandigarh has undertaken a project named UJJAWAL, which is dedicated to inculcating hygiene and moral values along with education to the rag pickers and beggar children.
Director SCEAD foundation Mohit Verma and Chief Mentor Hishey Negi was there to guide and motivate students for this noble work. YUPSI Foundation was also a partner of this celebration.

LF Presents ‘3 Course with Pankaj’–Season Two

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Chandigarh 25th Jan, 2019:- LF is India’s leading lifestyle channel. Today it announces the launch of the second season of ‘3 Course with Pankaj’. Hosted by the much-loved Chef Pankaj Bhadouria the show is a promise to take the viewer on a culinary journey through the entire country of India exploring dishes from each individual state. Spanning across the 29 states of our ingredient rich country, each episode concentrates on 3 courses set in a particular state and talks about the benefits of the dishes and how it affects us holistically.
The show connects to India and its quest to bring out the remarkable influences of the country through its ingredients and various cuisines. India is known for its regional and cultural diversity which is reflected through its food that outranks any other country in the world. Each Indian State has its unique set of flavours, dishes, ingredients and even spices which are made from scratch. Chef Pankaj has used this knowledge and her expertise on the subject to her advantage to showcase how one can use food as a medium to feel fabulous inside out.
The first season of the show saw immense love and appreciation for all that it offered to its viewers which was incentive enough for the second season. In the second season, to show their gratitude and appreciation, both LF and Chef Pankaj wanted to give something back to its viewers. Hence, the season’s theme, through its 87 recipes, is #Health Is Beauty where beauty refers to that emotion of feeling good about each one through eating right. The idea of this season is to use food as not just something our viewers make as a hobby or a daily routine but to extend that as something so powerful and positive that it contributes to their holistic well-being. Some may say the entire process of making the food itself is therapeutic so one can only imagine what wonders eating right could do.
The USP of the show is that it isn’t restricted to just food but that it envelopes you in a journey of the ingredients available to us from each state of our country and how they can be infused together to bring out something sublime. There is a learning curve for all. For instance Meghalaya makes Kiwi Muffins as Kiwi is a home grown produce while Sikkim is known for a delicious homemade Churrpi which is a form of cheese. The possibilities are limitless! Dishes include the likes of Nadur Salad from Jammu & Kashmir, Chatti Pathri from Kerela, Koldil Bor from Assam and so on.
Commenting on her experience with the show, Chef Pankaj Bhadouria said that she is glad to associate with LF for the second season for her show. She is happy to know that her previous season gained a good popularity and people have loved the show. Each State of India has such diverse culture and food, that one cannot even imagine the depths of. She may come with 87 dishes but we would like to call them experiences! It was a lovely experience for her hosting the previous season and she hope that the 2nd season turns out to be even bigger and better with the love shown by all the audience across India.
Commenting on the show Amit Nair, Business Head, Living Foodz said that we at LF are very happy to present the second season of ‘3 Course with Pankaj’. Chef Pankaj has always been a huge favourite of all our viewers through her various shows. With the second season we will showcase the enormous variety of Indian Cuisine across the country paired with Pankaj’s culinary flair with a bent towards foods that will keep one healthy.

National Voters Day Celebrations: We Want Chandigarh to be a Model Election City: Adviser

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Chandigarh 25th Jan, 2019:- National Voters Day was celebrated in Chandigarh today with the series of events. The celebrations began with the pledge taking ceremony at the UT Secretariat wherein Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator administered the pledge to the employees of U.T Secretariat. Further to the celebrations, Election Department, Chandigarh organized a State Level function on National Voters’ Day at Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-42, Chandigarh. The Adviser to the Administrator was the Chief Guest of the function.
This year in 2019, we celebrate the 9th National Voters’ Day with the theme ‘Koi Matdata Na Chhoote’. The theme is an expression of our aim towards creating electoral awareness about the importance of right to vote and ensuring inclusive participation of youth, women, handicapped, senior citizens, service voters and all sections of the society. 
Mandip Singh Brar, Additional Chief Electoral Officer cum Deputy Commissioner, Chandigarh Administration welcomed everyone and said that we are a proud to be the largest democracy whose foundation is our powerful electoral system. The greatest strength of this system is the voter. We must exercise the right of our Franchise, as it not just our right but our duty to vote.
This year, Chandigarh Administration under the leadership of Election Commission of India has taken a step forward by initiating special campaigns to increase the enrolment of voters, especially the participation of newly eligible young voters.
Exemplary initiatives like introduction of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system which is the first-of-its-kind initiative being used in the Parliamentary Elections for providing greater transparency to the poll process, easily accessible polling stations at most locations, Toll Free Voter Helpline number 1950 for providing 24X7 accurate election related information to all citizens, special camps for registration for young voters and citizen-friendly Election Department equipped with skilful and informed staff are ways through which the Election Department will be facilitating the electors this year for the General Elections to Lok Sabha-2019 in the constituency of Chandigarh.
Ajoy Kumar Sinha, Chief Electoral Officer cum Finance Secretary, Chandigarh Administration said that last year, Chandigarh registered 50,000 new voters, which was an outstanding effort of the officials of the Election department. He further mentioned the commendable initiatives are taken by the Election department to ensure fair elections in the constituency of Chandigarh. The officer also said that we are introducing VVPAT machines first time in the city for the elections 2019, therefore the demonstration of VVPAT machines is provided for everyone present on this event to understand how to cast a vote at the first instance.
The VVPAT machines were placed at the venue for the demonstration was used by students as well as the teachers to understand the working of newly introduced machines. The students were also made aware of the complete electoral process via the help desk and Voter Rath placed at the venue.
Manoj Parida, Adviser to the Administrator said that we are blessed people because we are born in a country where each one has the right to vote. Voting is not just a privilege; it is a power that needs to be exercised. Voting is a sacred obligation, which shall be cherished and exercised. It is the most effective tool in bringing about a positive change in the lives of millions of people. We want all of you to vote and make Chandigarh a Model Election City.
The event also witnessed outstanding cultural performances by the students of the College which was followed by a prize distribution ceremony, wherein the officials of the Election Department were honored, and first time electors were presented with the Electors Photo Identity Cards by the Chief Guest.
B L Sharma, Education Secretary, Arjun Sharma, Joint CEO-cum-SDM (E), Saurabh Mishra, SDM (S), Smt. Nazuk Kumar, SDM(C), Rubinderjit Singh Brar, Director Public Instructions, and officials of Election department were also at the event.