Friday, 11 October 2019

Kids’ Workshop Spreads Message of Eco-Friendly Diwali

By Tricitynews
Mohali 11th October:- Spreading the message of celebrating Diwali in an environment friendly manner, VR Punjab, the region’s largest and most preferred shopping destination, organised a workshop for children with the theme - An Eco-Friendly Diwali.
As part of the three-day workshop conducted from October 11 to 13 to drive home the importance of “clean Diwali”, VR Punjab organised pottery, origami and art and craft workshops, in which more than 100 children in the age group of 5-15 years participated.
The participating children, who were taught how to make hand-painted clay pottery items like ‘diyas’, flower vases and miniature temples, apart from many decorative articles that symbolise the festive spirit, also prepared posters and banners to underline the importance of environmental conservation with messages like “Save Trees, Save Earth” and “One World, One Chance”. They also took an oath to celebrate a cracker-free Diwali and make every effort to keep their surroundings clean and green.
While the pottery and art and craft workshops were conducted by Ms Tanuja, who has 20 years of experience in this field and runs her own landscaping company called “Heaven on Earth”, Ms Sahiba Malhotra, a graduate of Government Art College, Chandigarh with five years of experience, organised the origami workshop.

भगवान वाल्मीकि के प्रकटोत्सव अवसर पर निकाली शोभायात्रा: शोभायात्रा के जरिये लोगों को दिया प्लास्टिक फ्री इंडिया का सन्देश

By Tricitynews

Chandigarh 11th October:- :- भगवान वाल्मीकि शोभायात्रा आयोजक कमेटी चंडीगढ़ के चेयरमैन गुरचरण सिंह की अध्यक्षता में भगवान वाल्मीकि के प्रकटोत्सव अवसर पर शुक्रवार को एक भव्य शोभायात्रा निकाली गई। ये शोभायात्रा वाल्मीकि आश्रम डडूमाजरा से शुरू होकर शहर के विभिन्न हिस्सों से होते हुए रामदरबार के वाल्मीकि मंदिर मे सम्पन्न हुई।इस अवसर कमेटी के कुलदीप ढिलोड,गीता राम चौधरी,नीटू,श्याम लाल घावरी,पवन नेहरू, रवि आदिवाल,बबीता,मीनू मलिक,सुमन,मोना,रेनू नेहरू,सोनिया,पवन अटवाल,संजीव राही, तरसेम, रिंकू, समय सिंह,बंटी गहलोत,,विजय,सतीश,राजिंदर मकवाना,सन्नी बिरला इत्यादि पदाधिकारी भी मौजूद थे।

भगवान वाल्मीकि शोभायात्रा आयोजक कमेटी चंडीगढ़ के चेयरमैन गुरचरण सिंह के अनुसार भगवान वाल्मीकि के पावन प्रकटोत्सव के उपलक्ष्य में आज शोभायात्रा का आयोजन किया गया है। शोभायात्रा में हजारों की संख्या में वाल्मीकि समाज से जुड़े लोगों ने भाग लिया। इस दौरान उनका उत्साह देखते ही बनता था। शोभायात्रा के स्वागत के लिए सेक्टरों की विभिन्न मार्किट में चाय लंगर इत्यादि की भी व्यवस्था की गयी थी। शोभायात्रा के माध्यम से लोगों को सन्देश दिया गया है की पर्यावरण के संरक्षण हेतु हम सभी को प्लास्टिक का त्याग करते हुए "प्लास्टिक फ्री इंडिया" का निर्माण करना है।  
शोभायात्रा वाल्मीकि आश्रम डडूमाजरा से शुरू होकर सेक्टर 25 भास्कर आफिस के सामने से होते हुए सेक्टर 24, 23, 22, 21, 20 के अंदर से होते हुए सेक्टर 20 गुरुद्वारा चौक से होकर सेक्टर 32, 31 से होते हुए इंडस्ट्रियल एरिया से वाल्मीकि मंदिर रामदरबार में सम्पन्न हुई।

EESL Signs MoU with BSNL to Install 100 Public Charging Stations and Promote Electric Vehicles in Punjab

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 11th October:- Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of four National Public Sector Enterprises under Ministry of Power, Government of India, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BSNL (Punjab Telecom Circle), an Indian state-owned telecommunications company, to install 100 public charging stations to boost e-mobility in Punjab. Both EESL and BSNL have entered this 10-year MOU with the objective of building electric vehicle infrastructure in BSNL, Punjab Telecom Circle area and explore synergy for further promoting EVs, including electric two-wheelers in the state.
Talking about EESL’s mission to build a robust EV infrastructure, Venkatesh Dwivedi, Director (Projects), EESL said that developing a strong supporting EV infrastructure is the key to cultivating consumer confidence in electric vehicles and would significantly enhance consumer convenience as well. He added further that EESL is leading initiatives to promote EV adoption in India under its national e-mobility programme. We are glad to partner with BSNL for synergistic action on setting up public charging infrastructure and services in Chandigarh.
Several states in India have released policies for promoting local adoption of EVs. Installation of public charging stations would help in gaining considerable strides towards creating a sustainable EV ecosystem in the states. With installation of public charging stations, the range anxiety among residents will reduce considerably, which would spur the proliferation of e-mobility. This would help meet the state level targets of increasing EV adoption as well and will help bring down emission levels.
Taking forward the vision of the National Electric Mobility Programme, EESL has commissioned 300 AC and 170 DC chargers across India, with 65 public charging points currently operational in Delhi NCR. In pursuit of increasing the charging infrastructure penetration, EESL has also signed MoUs with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), Noida Authority, Chennai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (CMRCL), Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRCL), Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Commissioner and Director of Municipal Administration (CDMA) for development of Public Charging Stations (PCS) in their respective areas.
With its innovative model of demand aggregation and bulk procurement, EESL receives electric vehicles and chargers at a significantly discounted rate vis-à-vis the actual market value. Further, with access to low cost funds, it is able to discover the most competitive project costs. Using this approach, EESL has established a sustainable business model, which makes EVs affordable for the end-consumers.

VR Punjab Diwali Shopping Fiesta Spreads Festive Cheer Among Shopaholics

By Tricitynews
Chandigarh 11th October:- All decked up with colourful lights of vibrant hues to usher the festive season, VR Punjab, the region’s largest and most preferred shopping destination, is going all out to spread joy among its valued customers this Diwali with its exclusive month-long VR Punjab Diwali Shopping Fiesta, which began today.
Turning the shopping experience of visitors into a special affair, VR Punjab Diwali Shopping Fiesta offers them a real chance to win exciting prizes as they shop to their heart’s content.
During the month-long shopping extravaganza, which will continue till November 12, customers who spend Rs 5,000 or more on shopping or dining at any of the outlets at VR Punjab can register themselves for the raffle draw by producing the bills, thereby getting a chance to win attractive prizes on a weekly and even daily basis. While the lucky ones can win prizes like a domestic holiday trip, vouchers for jewellery and electronic goods, and juicer-mixer-grinder, the luckiest of them will win an International Family Trip as the VR Punjab Diwali Shopping Fiesta Bumper Prize.

Dish TV India Launches an Entire New Range of ‘Smart Connected Devices’

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Chandigarh 11th October:- Strengthening its technology product portfolio, Dish TV India Ltd., world’s largest single-country DTH Company, today launched a complete range of smart devices, an internet enabled Android based HD Set Top Box and Voice enabled Alexa Built-in smart kit.
Eliminating the hassle of switching between linear TV and OTT apps, the latest offerings from Dish TV India effectively aim to combine the two through a single entertainment device. This new technologically advanced offering - an internet enabled Android based HD Set Top Box ‘Dish SMRT Hub’ is available at a price of INR 3999 for new subscribers & INR 2499 for existing subscribers.
Dish SMRT Hub is Android HD set top box which runs on Android TV operating system by Google. The devices are using Android TV™ 9.0 and have been designed to deliver best in class picture quality and sound to the viewers. It will also offer access to the Google Play Store and Google Assistant allowing the users to download and stream content from all popular OTT platforms. The new offerings from Dish TV India will support all popular OTT platforms like Watcho, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, Voot, ALTBalaji and YouTube etc.
With built-in Google Assistant & Chrome cast and superior Dolby audio, the Android HD set top box extends the ultimate cinematic experience to viewers in the comfort of their homes. A user can stream content from any device directly to the TV screen without any lag. Now Users can download thousands of apps and Play games right on their TV without needing an additional gaming console. Adding to the seamless experience, the Dish SMRT Hub further allows users to operate and control the device using simple voice commands. Available with native support for video content OTT platforms, the Integrated Google assistant converts this box into a smart home hub, enabling the users to control their smart homes with a single remote.
The Android based set top box will work on any television and support OTT platforms Watcho, ZEE5, Amazon Prime Video, Voot, ALTBalaji and YouTube to name a few.
Dish SMRT Kit - the voice enabled kit with a dongle and remote powered by Amazon Alexa are priced at INR 1199 and available for existing DishTV subscribers. This allows subscribers to access popular OTT Apps and thousands of Alexa skills on their existing set top boxes.
The Dish SMRT Kit with Alexa-powered remote control will help users seamlessly bridge the gap between real-time TV content and best of engaging content available online. The super affordable Dish SMRT Kit comprising Wi-Fi dongle, a Bluetooth and a sleek looking Alexa-enabled remote control, provides access to thousands of Alexa skills. These skills will help users to use voice as an intuitive and preferred mode of interaction on their set top boxes to book cabs, get latest news, information & recipes, set reminders for their favorite programs, get recommendations on trending programs, access their account details, register ‘call me’ request, discover movies, sports & music and also control smart home devices just through voice commands.  To get started, customers will need to set up the smart kits with their Amazon account. Once set up, customers can simply say - 'Alexa, tell me the news’, ‘Alexa, what’s the cricket score?’ OR ‘Alexa, play latest Bollywood songs’,  to enjoy a voice-controlled experience.