Thursday, 12 September 2019

Googly Food Festival Starts at Hometel: Presents Veg Recipes Cooked in Non Veg Style

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Chandigarh 12th September:- For all those vegetarians who always found options limited, while eating out compared to their non veg counterparts, and who probably also thought that non veg food was tastier vis-a-vis veg food, there is reason to cheer. A one-of-a-kind food festival - ‘Googly Veg Food Festival’, has kick started at Hometel Hotel, Industrial Area Phase I here. The festival which is a vegetarian’s paradise will be on from September 13 till September 22, in a buffet setting, from 7:30 pm till 11 pm, at ‘Flavours All Day Dining’ restaurant housed in Hometel. The fiesta has on offer some very interesting veg offerings cooked & presented in non veg style, there’s even veg chilly chiken!
Nabendu Acharjee, GM, Hometel said that the food festival has been innovatively named and conceived by our Executive Chef Bidesh Biswas. Googly means a ball in cricket which one expects to be a leg spinner but actually turns out to be an off spin ball. The googly here is the food as it is not what you would initially expect it to be. The names of dishes and even their taste give them a non -vegetarian appeal. What’s more, their presentation gives them a non-vegetarian look. However, actually everything is pure vegetarian and we have not even used egg in the recipes.
The announcement of the not so usual food festival was made by Nabendu and Bidesh Biswas, Executive Chef, Hometel, during an exclusive preview of the fiesta, held for media at the hotel's premises.
As soon you step into the food fiesta you will witness an endless variety of vegetarian dishes- named and cooked in non veg style. Two live counters have been established to tickle your palette. One live counter at the food festival is displaying the preparation of ‘Akbari Tawa Champ Masala’ & ‘Malai Champ Rolls’ in snacks. Here, there are a bevy of options for those who want to taste vegetarian delights of a different ilk. In starters there is Veg Gilafi Kebab, Veg Fish Finger and even Veg Chilly Chicken. The main course includes Prawn Malai Curry (Veg), Veg Grilled Fillet with lemon butter sauce , Slice Soya Champ & hot garlic sauce etc. The other counter offers delicacies in snacks like Irani Soya Tikki and Soya Nuggets. The main course here is Veg Prawn Masaledar, Soya Kali Mirch and even Veg Duck in hot garlic sauce among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Bidesh Biswas said that te are the first ones in North India to have introduced this type of an eating concept. Keeping the vegetarians in mind we have developed this unusual genre of cuisine and all the dishes have a base of soya and vegetables. Soya as a base is used as it is purely veg and definite shapes can be given to it to make it akin in looks to non veg offerings. What’s more, it has got the same proteins as non-veg food & the way we have used condiments & ingredients, it also gives an aroma & taste somewhat identical to non veg food.
In soups, the festival is presenting delectable ones like Tomato Cappuccino, Noodles & Mint Soup etc. The dessert section is quite holistic. Malai Champ, Angoori Rasmalai, Balu Shai, Chena Toast, Gheber Malai, Mawa Roll are on offer among others.

Mahindra Introduces Subscription-Based Service for Retail Buyers of Its Personal Range of Vehicles

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Chandigarh 12th September:- Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M Ltd), part of the USD 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, today announced the introduction of an innovative subscription-based initiative, in partnership with Revv, for retail customers. This unique, flexible ownership experience for customers of Mahindra’s personal range of vehicles is an all new way of using a brand new vehicle, without actually having to buy or own one.
The consumer can visit or and select from a range of Mahindra vehicles that are part of this subscription offering.
With this launch, Mahindra has made the ownership experience of its vehicles more flexible, affordable and convenient. The offer begins at an extremely attractive subscription price starting from Rs. 19,720 per month, inclusive of insurance and routine maintenance charges.
According to Veejay Ram Nakra, Chief of Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Said that we are delighted to introduce an all new subscription model for retail customers of our personal vehicles. With this flexible, highly affordable offering, we hope to help our customers fulfil their aspiration of driving their desired vehicles without necessarily owning them. This in turn will also attract a whole new set of customers to brand Mahindra. It also aligns with our larger vision of transforming the face of mobility in India.
The benefits of subscription to the customers include complete convenience, zero down payments, no road tax, zero risk on the resale value of the vehicle, and a fixed amount that includes routine maintenance costs. Most importantly one has the flexibility to change the vehicle model after a certain minimum subscription period.
This subscription model makes it easier for customers to get their vehicle with no initial down payment and customers also have the flexibility to upgrade their models from time to time. In fact, once the subscription period is over, the person can return the vehicle to the company without the hassle of selling it, and get a new vehicle.

Amway India’s ‘Power of 5’ Program Creates Remarkable Positive Impact on the State of Malnourished Children

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New Delhi 12th September:- There is a clear demarcation between social classes in India and nowhere is it more evident than in the nutritional landscape. Amway India’s ‘Power of 5’ program, launched in 2018 revealed that in India every second underprivileged child below five years of age could be affected by malnutrition.
Amway launched its globally successful community-based program ‘Power of 5’ as a pilot in India in collaboration with MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child. The program was targeted at the mothers and caregivers of children under the age of 5 years and aimed to improve the nutritional knowledge and practices inclusive of complementary feeding, hygiene practices, growth monitoring and dietary diversity through extensive educational interventions.
In its pilot phase, the program was launched in Kirari, an urban slum and resettlement colony of North West Delhi. Over 9700 children were surveyed under the age of five years and come across that most of the children were grappling with huge nutritional gap with 17% children wasted, 31% underweight and 46% stunted. Out of 9700 children, 1700 were wasted and were identified for further monitoring through the entire course of the program. The results at the end of the campaign were startling and at the same time encouraging highlighting that number of children in the Wasted category dropped from 1700 to 328 (79% drop), in the Underweight category dropped from 1236 to 455 (44% drop) and in the Stunted category dropped from 750 to 484 (14% drop).
Anshu Budhraja, CEO, Amway India, said that the malnutrition scenario in our country is in a precarious situation with 31% of the total 150.8 million stunted children in the world and half of all 'wasted' children across the globe.1. 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.
Anshu Budhraja said that our community-based nutritional education intervention to mother also shows that a simple, yet extensive outreach is the way to improve the nutritional status of under-five children. The first-year result of the ‘Power of 5’ campaign is quite promising, and we intend to take this program forward on a much larger scale ultimately making an impact in the lives of as many mothers and children as possible. He added that while continuing to do community work in the identified area of nutrition, we have plans to replicate the same in other states across the country.

जयकारो के साथ गणपति बप्पा की मूर्ति विसर्जित

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Chandigarh 12th September:- राष्ट्रीय हिंदू शक्ति संगठन चंडीगढ़ की महिला अध्यक्षा मोनिका भारद्वाज, उपाध्यक्ष पविता सैनी, उपाध्यक्ष बिमला धवन,गीता नाईक, गीता उपाध्याय,सुमन जी,हैपी,अल्ताफ, नोनी,लक्की, हर्षित,निखिल,नितिन द्वारा सनातन धर्म मंदिर सेक्टर :46-B में आयोजित किये जा रहे गणपति महोत्सव का आज श्री गणपति मूर्ति विसर्जन के साथ समापन हो गया।इस महोत्सव में सेक्टर 46 की कीर्तन मंडलियों ने बढ़ चढ़कर हिस्सा लिया। यह महोत्सव दिनांक 8 सितंबर से आज दिनांक 12 सितंबर तक मनाया गया। आज 12 सितंबर को दोपहर गणपति जी महाराज की आरती वंदना के साथ बप्पा को भोग लगाया गया। आरती वंदना में चंडीगढ़ नगर निगम के पूर्व उपमहापौर गुरप्रीत सिंह ढिल्लों ने विशेष रूप से भाग लेते हुए गणपति का आशीर्वाद लिया  तत्पश्चात दोपहर 1:30 बजे गणपति बप्पा को सुसज्जित रथ में सवार कर विसर्जन के लिए विराजमान किया गया। रथ यात्रा सेक्टर 46 मंदिर से शुरू होकर सेक्टर 32- 33 चौक, सेक्टर 20, सेक्टर 19 मार्किट से होती हुई सेक्टर 07-26 मध्य से गुजर कर हाउसिंग बोर्ड लाइट प्वाइंट से होते हुए पुराना पंचकूला से गुरुद्वारा नाडा साहिब के पास घग्घर नदी में मूर्ति विसर्जन के साथ समाप्त होगी।  
इस कार्यक्रम में भाजपा वरिष्ठ नेता रमन दवेसर, मंडल प्रधान संतोष कंसल, अनिता , श्याम आदि ने भी बप्पा के दरबार मे अपनी हाजिरी लगवा बप्पा का आशीर्वाद लिया।

Nobel laureate, Serge Haroche Inspires Students, Researchers in Ludhiana

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Ludhiana 12th September:- The Nobel Prize Series India 2019 which was held at Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana on Thursday, highlighted the issues related to teaching and learning.
During occasion, Serge Haroche, 2012 Physics Nobel Prize winner accompanied by Juleen Zierath, professor of clinical integrative physiology and a member of the Nobel Committee at Karolinska institute in Sweden interacted and took part in round table discussions with students and researchers.
Serge Haroche spoke about how basic and applied science nurture each other.
Juleen Zierath shared her reflections on how the work of selecting the Nobel Laureates is being conducted.
Later addressing media, Laura Sprechmann, CEO of Nobel Media said that The Nobel Prize Series inspires people to seek knowledge, ask questions and contribute to improving the world by sharing achievements and stories of Nobel Laureates with a global audience, the programme encourages engagement in science, literature and peace in line with Alfred Nobel’s vision.
Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology said that PAU is an institution that has revolutionised agriculture and food security in India. The scholars, teachers and scientists participating in the Nobel Prize Series are at the forefront of India's research efforts on agriculture, water and climate action. I'm positive that this multi-disciplinary dialogue will bolster their efforts further.  
Dr BS Dhillon, PAU VC stated that the Nobel Prize Series 2019 events offered a unique opportunity to students, scholars and scientists in the region to listen to and interact with the Nobel laureates. The inspirational spark such events generate would motivate our youth to achieve excellence in science. We are thankful to Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India and Punjab Govt for supporting this special event.
Meanwhile the Series is a multi-disciplinary forum featuring an exhibition, seminar, lectures, roundtables and other interactive dialogue. The theme for this year’s programme was teaching and learning. Education is the fundamental pillar of stable democracies, human well-being and sustainable societies. It’s through teaching and learning that citizens become actively engaged in the quest for understanding ourselves and our universe.
It was organized by Nobel Media in cooperation with Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology and the government of Punjab with the kind support of Nobel International Partners 3M, ABB, Ericsson, Scania and Volvo Cars. Supporting partner was Mehta Family Foundation. The supporting host institutions in India were National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) , Mohali and PAU.

आल कांटरैकचुअल कर्मचारी संघ ने प्रशासन की कर्मचारी विरोधी नीतियों के खिलाफ किया "रोष प्रदर्शन"

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Chandigarh 12th September:- आज भारी संख्या में कॉन्ट्रैक्ट आउटसोर्सिंग वर्कर्स ने सेक्टर २० जामा मस्जिद के सामने वाले पार्क में एकत्रित होकर चंडीगढ प्रशासन की कर्मचारी विरोधी नीतियों के विरुद्ध रोष प्रदर्शन किया। उन्होंने ये रोष प्रदर्शन रैगुलराइजेशन, समानता नौकरी की सुरक्षा के लिए किया। इस मौके कर्मचारियों ने प्रशासन के खिलाफ जमकर नारेबाजी भी की।
आल कांटरैकचुअल कर्मचारी संघ चंडीगढ़ के प्रेजिडेंट अशोक कुमार ने कहा कि प्रशासन दवारा कॉन्ट्रैक्ट कर्मचारियों की जगह नियमित नियुक्तियों के लिए शिक्षा, उच्च शिक्षा और अन्य विभागों में अतिथि शिक्षक, व्याख्याता, क्लर्क और अन्य श्रेणियों के पदों का विज्ञापन देने तथा 25 साल से संविदा कर्मचारियों के नियमितीकरण के लिए कोई केंद्रीय दिशा-निर्देश होने और ही प्रशासन दवारा पंजाब की रैगुलराइजेशन नीति 2011 से इन कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वर्कर्स को नियमित करने की चंडीगढ़ प्रशासन की नीतियों का विरोध किया जा रहा है। चंडीगढ़ प्रशासन में अफसरशाही इतनी हावी है कि कर्मचारियों के हितों कि अनदेखी कि जा रही है, कर्मचारियों का इस कदर शोषण हो रहा है कि कॉन्ट्रैक्ट और आउटसोर्सिंग कर्मचारी आज की डेट में मानसिक तनाव झेल रहे है। इन्हे हर समय नौकरी चले जाने का भय सताता रहता है।  
आल कांटरैकचुअल करमचारी संघ,यूटी चंडीगढ, के चेयरमैन विपिन शेरसिंह ने कहा की वर्तमान में चंडीगढ़ में लगभग 20000 कॉन्ट्रैक्ट और आउटसोर्सिंग कर्मचारी कार्यरत है। आउटसोर्सिंग श्रमिकों का शोषण और भेदभाव किया जा रहा है। जिनके बदले में निविदा या ठेकेदार के बदले में उनकी सेवाओं को बर्खास्त किया जा रहा है।    विभिन्न विभागों में सरकार नए वेब पोर्टल GeM के माध्यम से निविदाएं जारी कर रही हैं, प्रशासन द्वारा योग्यता के लिए नए कार्यकाल और शर्तों को लागू करने या ठेकेदारों द्वारा पैसे की मांग की जा रही है। पर उनकी सेवाओं को चंडीगढ प्रशासन दवारा सुरक्षित करने के लिए कोई दिशा निर्देश देने का भी विरोध करता है।  
उन्होंने कहा कि आल कांटरैकचुअल करमचारी संघ,यूटी चंडीगढ कॉन्ट्रैक्ट वआउटसोर्सिंग वर्कर्स की माँगों की आवाज बुलंद करने और इस शोषण और भेदभाव के खिलाफ प्रशासन की गलत नीतियों के विरोध में एवं लड़ने के लिए यह "रोष-प्रदर्शन " किया गया है    उन्होंने कहा कि अगर कर्मचारियों कि मांगों की तरफ ध्यान नहीं दिया गया तो आल कांटरैकचुअल करमचारी संघ,यूटी चंडीगढ, अपनी आवाज़ बुलंद करते हुए अपना प्रोटेस्ट तेज करेगा और अपनी आवाज़ बुलंद करने की दिशा में ठोस कदम उठाएगा
चंडीगढ़ प्रशासन द्वारा कांटरैकट कर्मचारियों और आउटसोर्सिंग कर्मचारियों के लिए निर्णय लेने में कमी होने के कारण और जनता के बड़े हित में उनके मुद्दों को हल करने की कोई राजनीतिक इच्छाशक्ति होने के कारण करमचारी संघ चंडीगढ प्रशासन के विरूद्ध जलद ही मोर्चा खोलेगा।
भारतीय मजदूर संघ के डेलिगेशन ने वरकरों को संबोधित किया इस रोष प्रदर्शन को समर्थन भी दिया और भविष्य में चंडीगढ प्रशासन से इन समस्याओं को सुलझाने के लिए मदद का भरोसा दिलाया।