Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Navy to display INS Vikramaditya, Mysore virtually


PUNE: Every year 4 Dec is celebrated as the Navy Day to commemorate the Indian Navy victory over Pakistan in the 1971 War. The occasion is used by the Indian Navy to reach out to citizens through various mass contact programmes to spread awareness about the Navy and enhancing its image for National morale as well as projecting it as a much-wanted career option.

Each year a central theme is promulgated by the Naval Headquarters for planning activities for the Navy Week. This year the promulgated theme is ‘Indian Navy – Combat Ready, Credible and Cohesive.’ 

However, this year due to restrictions imposed by COVID 19, the outreach has turned largely virtual. Some of the activities that are being undertaken to reach out to the masses without compromising on social distancing are as follows: -

The 360° Virtual Reality Tour of INS Vikramaditya. A short 360 Virtual Reality (VR) tour video of the upper decks of INS Vikramaditya, the Indian Navy aircraft carrier is prepared for public viewing. While watching the video, the viewer will be able to explore flight deck and other unclassified areas 360 degrees using his smart phone/ other devices.

The virtual Ship Open to Visitors ‘INS Mysore – A Walkaround’ Every year Naval ships are kept open for public viewing on Navy Day. This year a virtual tour is organized for viewers onboard a naval destroyer INS Mysore. The viewer will be provided an experience of virtual walk around the ship’s prominent places with relevant briefings by the ship’s personnel.

A Navy Day Special Film including the Beating Retreat Ceremony. An exclusive film on Navy Day by Doordarshan, Mumbai will telecast the English version on 03 Dec and the regional ones will be telecasted on 04 Dec 2020. The documentary will have a message by the Flag Officer Commanding –in – Chief, Western Naval Command, glimpses of the Naval operations and band performances etc. The documentary will be telecasted in regional languages too.

Saturday, November 28, 2020

FISA-P organises Graduation Day


PUNE: Pune : Federation of International Students Association-Pune (FISA-P) had organised Graduation Day recently in Pune for foreign students studying in Pune. 

More than 300 Students from over 58 countries were present during this program. The purpose of the program was to give insight about celebrating and promoting the vivid diversity of culture.

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Chordiya - Founder, President & Chairman of Suryadatta Group of Institutes was the Chief Guest for the ceremony.  Other dignitaries present included  Prof. Dr. Vijay Khare, Director of International Centre at Savitribai Phule Pune University,
Shafiqullah Ibrahimi, Acting Consul General & Head of Cultural, Consulate of Afghanistan, Dr. S P Singh, Founder LPCPS and Prof. Nirupama Prakash, International Director, Ajeenkya DY Patil University, Abba Oumar - President of FISA-Pune and other student representatives.

The event started with Afghani dance & cultural program. After the cultural program. About 300 students from 58 countries including Chad, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Cameroon, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Zambia, Nigeria, Djibouti, Turkey, Gambia, Congo, South Africa, Angola, Malawi, Srilanka, Nepal, Rwanda, Kazakhstan, Burundi, Guinea, Lesotho, Ethiopia, Maldives, Ukraine, Russia, Ivory coast, Niger, Thailand, Botswana, Mozambique, Gabon, Benin republic, Swaziland, Madagascar, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Somali, Mauritius and Seychelles were present for the event.

Prof. Dr. Sanjay Chordiya welcomed all the foreign students. He said that Suryadatta has had foreign students for the last 18 years. Till now more than 250 students from 33 foreign nations have passed out from Suryadatta. Suryadatta empathises with foreign students studying in India and therefore established a common forum  to facilitate the International Students’ stay and to help them to gain initial grounding for studies and stay.

MDV launches short film, The Game Changers


PUNE: Million Dollar Vegan (MDV) organised premiere of 'The Game Changers' film. This is a revolutionary new film about meat, protein and strength. Million Dollar Vegan is an international organisation which operates in 10 countries and has inspired over a hundred and thirty thousand people to switch to a plant- based diet this year.

The motive to premiere this film was to spread awareness in terms to help our farmers to direct their efforts for the best of our country as well as help us ensure children of the mid-day meal program get optimal nutrition from these meals.

MDV has actively committed to take care of those most in need during the Covid-19 pandemic while at the same time raising awareness of how we might prevent another perhaps more devastating zoonotic outbreak in the future. With this in mind, MDV believes it is of the utmost importance to share valuable information that will guide our farmers to make the right decisions and support the efforts of the government to fight the present and future pandemics better.

The event was supported by Pune mayor Murlidhar Mohol, ex-mayor Mukta Tilak, Deputy ex-mayor Deepak Mankar, Social activist and business man Lalit Jain, Marathi actor Upendra Limaye, International life-coach Dr Paras. Jeeva Bhavana, an NGO that works with farmers was also associated with MDV for this programme.

It was established to raise awareness of how the rearing and consumption of animals affects the environment, animals, wildlife populations, and human health including the global risks of zoonotic diseases and antibiotic resistance.

We are also backed by many well-known names including Hollywood actress and activist Alicia Silverstone, American singer-songwriter Mýa, Brazilian TV-star Luisa Mell, Argentinian rapper Cacha, Indian popstar Anushka Manchanda, Bollywood Actresses Rakul Preet, Mallika Sherawat, and Shilpa Shetty, and entrepreneur Raj Kundra.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

'कृषी पर्यटन' शेतकऱ्यांसाठी 'संजीवनी' ठरेल: तावरे

पुणे : "हॉटेल मॅनेजमेन्ट क्षेत्रातील विद्यार्थ्यांनी उद्योजकतेकडे वळले पाहिजे. हॉटेल मॅनेजमेंट कृषी पर्यटन एकमेकांना पूरक आहे. कृषी पर्यटनाला चालना मिळाली, तर महाराष्ट्रातील शेतकऱ्यांची आर्थिक स्थिती सुधारण्यास मदत मिळेल. सूर्यदत्ता संस्थेतर्फे उपलब्ध होणाऱ्या कृषी पर्यटनातील नाविन्यपूर्ण अभ्यासक्रमामुळे राज्यातील शेतकऱ्यांना आत्मनिर्भर होण्यास मदत होईल," असे मत कृषी पर्यटन क्षेत्रातील उद्योजक पांडुरंग तावरे यांनी व्यक्त केले

'नॅक' मानांकन प्राप्त नामांकित सूर्यदत्ता कॉलेज ऑफ हॉस्पिटॅलिटी मॅनेजमेंट अँड ट्रॅव्हल टुरिझमतर्फे (एससीएचएमटीटी) 'एक्झेनिया : बेस्टोविंग हॉस्पिटॅलिटी' या चार दिवसीय आंतरराष्ट्रीय वेबिनारच्या उद्घाटनप्रसंगी पांडुरंग तावरे बोलत होते. इंडस्ट्री-कनेक्ट अँड नॉलेज मॅनेजमेंट इनिशिएटिव्ह' अंतर्गत

झालेल्या या वेबिनारला 'सूर्यदत्ता'चे संस्थापक अध्यक्ष प्रा. डॉ. संजय चोरडिया, सिद्धांत चोरडिया यांच्यासह उद्योगातील तज्ज्ञ, ज्येष्ठ अभ्यासक, वैश्विक स्तरावर पसरलेले सूर्यदत्ता संस्थेचे माजी विद्यार्थी या वेबिनारमध्ये सहभागी झाले होते. उद्योगातील दिग्गजांनी या आंतरराष्ट्रीय वेबिनारमध्ये मार्गदर्शन करत विद्यार्थ्यांना मौल्यवान ज्ञान आणि उद्योगातील अंतर्भाव स्पष्ट करून सांगितले.

प्रा. डॉ. संजय चोरडिया म्हणाले, "कृषी पर्यटनाशी संलग्नित अनेक क्षेत्र आहेत. स्थानिक उत्पादने, ठिकाणे आणि गोष्टींना व्यवस्थितपणे मार्केट केले, तर रोजगार मोठ्या प्रमाणावर उपलब्ध होऊ शकेल. हॉटेल मॅनेजमेंट करणाऱ्या विद्यार्थ्यांना कृषी पर्यटनामुळे अनेक संधी खुल्या होतील. भारत कृषिप्रधान देश असल्याने येथे कृषी पर्यटन मोठ्या प्रमाण विकसित झाले, तर आत्मनिर्भर भारत बनण्याचे स्वप्न पूर्ण होण्यास हातभार लागेल."

विद्यार्थ्यांना हॉस्पिटॅलिटीच्या सर्व विभागांशी संबंधित बदलत्या संकल्पना आणि नाविन्यपूर्ण कल्पनांची ओळख झाली. फूड स्टाइलिंग, फूड ब्लॉगिंग, एअरपोर्ट केटरिंग, वाईन अॅप्रिसिएशन, मिक्सोलॉजी अँड स्क्रब्स, क्लाऊड किचेन्स, फूड हिस्टरीयन, सुविधा व्यवस्थापन यासह इतर अनेक गोष्टी समजून घेता आल्या. 'एससीएचएमटीटी'सह महाराष्ट्रातील इतर संस्था महाविद्यालयातील एकूण २५० विद्यार्थी आणि प्राध्यापकांनी या वेबिनारमध्ये सहभाग घेतला.

क्लियर वॉटर हॉस्पिटॅलिटी सर्व्हिसेसचे मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी शेफ नितीन टंडन यांनी फूड स्टाईलिंगवरील रोमांचक सामग्रीचे वर्णन केले आणि फूड स्टायलिस्टच्या करियरविषयी आणि करिअरच्या मार्गांवरही चर्चा केली. फूड स्टायलिस्ट होण्यासाठी स्वयंपाकघरात प्रमुख मूलभूत तत्त्वे ठेवण्याचे महत्त्व त्यांनी अधोरेखित केले.

सूर्यदत्त ग्रुप ऑफ इन्स्टिट्यूट्स नियमितपणे त्यांचे विद्यार्थी, प्राध्यापक आणि माजी विद्यार्थ्यांसाठी प्रशिक्षण उपक्रम, कार्यशाळा आणि उद्योग कनेक्ट उपक्रम आयोजित करतात. अलिकडच्या काळात 'एससीएचएमटीटी'ने आपल्या इंडस्ट्री कनेक्ट इनिशिएटिव्ह अंतर्गत उद्योग तज्ज्ञ, थीमलंच, माजी विद्यार्थी मेळावा, स्वयंपाकासंबंधी कला कार्यशाळा, बेकरी, एफ अँड बी सर्व्हिस, निवास व्यवस्था, मिक्सोलॉजी, फूड स्टाईलिंग, हाऊसकीपिंग, फ्रंट ऑफिस मॅनेजमेंट अशा विविध कार्यक्रमांचे आयोजन करण्यात आले.

Elpro City Square Mall- The Heart of PCMC!


PUNE (PIMPRI CHINCHWAD): Elpro City Square is Pune’s trendiest fun, fashion and food destination. Located in the heart of PCMC, it has quickly established itself as a beloved mall with many national and international brands that have chosen to partner with Elpro City Square to foray into PCMC.

In just one year, Elpro City Square has garnered a lot of attention and love from the people of PCMC and has become a destination of choice for all. It also boasts of an exemplary food court, a multiplex theatre and a large outdoor plaza to host concerts, community events and cultural events.

Elpro City Square opened with a bang. Within just a few months, the mall made a lasting impression through major community events like “The City Festival”, which featured various artists like Samay Raina, VipulGoyal, Fiddlecraft, Malang and more! In addition to this, many famous celebrities also made their way to Elpro City Square. Master Chef Vikas Khanna came to Elpro City Square for a meet and greet and the queen of hearts – Karishma Kapoor and Marathi Heartthrob SaiTamhankar also visited Elpro City Square! Thanks to the love of the people, Elpro City Square made its mark and enjoyed a successful opening!

As the festive season approached, Elpro City Square came up with another campaign called Celebrate Zindagi. Celebrate Zindagi featured various contests and activities that encouraged people to enjoy the festive season to the fullest at Elpro City Square. Elpro City Square welcomed the Diwali season with amazing discounts across all brands, Ramayana-based decorations, a Diwali mela and interesting contests. The biggest contest of the Diwali season was the “Shop to Win” contest, which gave customers the opportunity to win daily and weekly prizes and also qualify for the ultimate Bumper Prize – A brand new “Maruti Suzuki Dzire” Sedan. All customers had to do was Shop for Rs. 5999 at the mall and participate in the contest. All the winners were selected via a lucky draw in a transparent manner, and were instantly felicitated with the winners making their presence on all our social media handles.

As the festive season comes to a close, so does this contest, with a promise for more. A special prize handing over ceremony was held to announce the winner of the Bumper Prize – Maruti Dzire Sedan from Elpro City Square. The prize handover ceremony was graced by of our esteemed chief guest &Commissioner of police Pimpri-Chinchwad– Mr. Krishna Prakash accompanied by the Chairman and Managing Director Elpro International Ltd –Mr Deepak Kumar who handed over the car keys to the lucky winner Vaibhav Deodhar.

Deepak Kumar - Chairman and MD, Elpro International Ltd. said, “In just a little over one year, Elpro City Square has exceeded expectations and has already become a valuable part of the PCMC community and their lives. This contest is a testament of the brand's commitment to keep on engaging and rewarding the people of PCMC who have laid their trust in us.”

Krishna Prakash, our chief guest for the evening, said, “This special ceremony to celebrate the winners of the contest further shows Elpro City Square's commitment to the people of PCMC. the people of PCMC and Elpro City Square share a special bond. We will make sure to work in close collaboration with Elpro City Square towards the safety and security as well as the further development of people of PCMC.”

Krishna Prakash is the Commissioner of Police of Pimpri Chinchwad and the recipient of many reputed awards and accolades for his service to the country. He has received the Mahatma Gandhi Peace award for his work towards maintaining peace and communal harmony in Maharashtra, and has been a dedicated public servant for over 20 years. He is also the first civil servant in the country to have completed the Ironman Triathlon and the ULTRAMAN title in the year 2018.

The festive celebrations at Elpro City Square were a huge success. They further embolden the brand’s commitment to providing the very best to the people of PCMC. There’s a lot more in store for the future; many more brands, many more contests and many more experiences to be had at Elpro City Square!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

CM launches Mukul Madhav Foundation's initiative


PUNE: "The Mukul Madhav Foundation's initiative to lend a helping hand to the needy and deprived communities across the country to live with dignity in times of human and natural calamity is commendable. The state government will work for the poor people; Statement was made by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Thackeray recently inaugurated the 'Give with Dignity' initiative organized by Finolex Industries and Mukul Madhav Foundation. The event was held at Matoshri Club House in Mumbai. Minister of Industry Subhash Desai, Adv. Gauri Chhabria, CEO of Hinduja Foundation Paul Abraham, Vice President of Finolex Industries B. R. Mehta, Director of Orbit Sanjay Asher etc. were presented at the inauguration ceremony.

The Mukul Madhav Foundation is implementing the 'Give with Dignity' initiative across the country to make the Diwali of the needy and deprived people and bring happiness in the face of natural calamities. The initiative aims to reach 3 lakh people in 70,000 families in 24 states of India. The four-member family is being provided with enough supplies for 21 days.

Around 20,000 families from Mumbai, Pune, Amravati, Beed, Osmanabad, Gadchiroli, Washim, Ratnagiri, Palghar, Buldhana, Parbhani, Nashik, Solapur, Sangli, Satara, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad, Jalgaon districts of Maharashtra will benefitted by this initiative.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

Muktangan organises Toy & Game Design competition


PUNE: 'Toyman' Padmashri Arvind Gupta will inaugurate the 'Khel Khel Mein', a national level Toy & Game Design competition will be organized by BVB's Muktangan Exploratory Science Center, Pune.

Arvind Gupta has made an enormous contribution to the field of education through Science Toys. The competition will be inaugurated on 1st November at 11 am, in a virtual event, in presence of Leena Mehendale, Chairperson of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune Kendra, informed by Nandkumar Kakirde, Honorary Secretary, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, in the press conference.

Anant Bhide, Honorary Director, Muktangan Exploratory Science Center, Neha Nirgudkar, Dy Director, Muktangan Exploratory Science Center, Abhishek Angole, Coordinator were present on this occasion.

Nandkumar Kakirde said that, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on the 74th Independence Day, has urged the youth of our nation to come up with indigenous toys and games reflecting Indian values. Responding to the PM Modi’s clarion call of “Team up for Toys”, Muktangan Exploratory is organizing a Toy Game Design Competition. Students can participate with their entries in the categories of Toys, Games or Projects - all of which will be based on Indian culture, mythology, history or geography."

Anant Bhide mentioned that, "The students can participate in two categories namely Senior & Junior Category. Students from the 5th to 10th Grade can participate in the Junior Category and Students studying in the 11th Grade and above can participate in the Senior Category. The competition is planned in two stages. In the first stage, Idea Stage, participants are expected to submit the ideas about their entry. The last date for the Idea Stage is 15th Dec’20. In the second stage, the Concept Design stage, the participants are expected to submit a working model of the idea. The last date for the Concept Design stage is 15th Feb, 21. An online exhibition of all the entries will be organized on 28th Feb’21. Winners of the competition will also be announced on Science Day, 28th Feb. Prizes worth Rs 2 Lakhs will be awarded in the various categories.

Neha Nirgudkar added, "In order to further the above objective, an Education Series, which will be free of cost to everyone, is planned from 20th Nov. The Education Series will provide access to online courses, hands-on workshops and expert Lectures. The Education Series will cover topics like Game Design, Thinking Skills, Toy Making, Fabrication Technology, and Programming Skills & Electronics. Free consultation & interaction sessions to facilitate the students will be conducted Live of Social Media. Teachers & Educators from all the institutes are requested to make the best use of the opportunity."

All the information about the competition & Education Series will be available on www.kkm.exploratory.org.in she mentioned.

Monday, October 19, 2020

राजेंद्र सरग यांना सूर्यगौरव राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार प्रदान

पुणे- कोरोनाच्या काळात माहिती जनसंपर्क क्षेत्रात उल्लेखनीय कार्य केल्याबद्दल जिल्हा माहिती अधिकारी राजेंद्र सरग यांना सूर्यगौरव राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार देऊन सन्मानित करण्यात आले. सावित्रीबाई फुले पुणे विद्यापीठाच्या सिनेटचे सदस्य राजेश पांडे यांच्या हस्ते हा पुरस्कार प्रदान करण्यात आला.

यावेळी सूर्यदत्ताचे संस्थापक अध्यक्ष डॉ. संजय चोरडिया, सचिन इटकर, श्वेता शालिनी, प्रजापिता ब्रह्माकुमारीच्या सरिता दीदी, ज्येष्ठ पत्रकार राजू वाघमारे, उद्योजक डॉ. दीपक तोष्णीवाल, सामाजिक कार्यकर्ते डॉ. राजेश बाहेती, 'रक्ताचे नाते' संस्थेचे राम बांगड, 'जागृती ग्रुप'चे राज देशमुख, किरण साळी, प्रा. अक्षीत कुशल, प्रा. रामचंद्रन आदी उपस्थित होते.

पुणे जिल्ह्यात 9 मार्चला कोरोनाचा पहिला रुग्ण सापडला. तथापि, 26 फेब्रुवारीपासूनच प्रशासनाच्या वतीने राबविण्यात येणाऱ्या योजनांची माहिती प्रसारमाध्यमांपर्यंत अचूक आणि तात्काळ पोहोचवण्यात माहिती कार्यालय आघाडीवर होते. ‘लॉकडाऊनमध्ये अधिकृत माहितीसाठी ट्वीटर, फेसबुक, व्हॉट्सअप तसेच -मेल या माध्यमांचा प्रभावी वापर करुन अधिकृत माहिती पोहोचवण्यात येत होती. त्यामुळे सोशल मिडीयावरील अफवांचे निराकरण करण्यास मदत झाली. याबाबींची दखल घेवून हा पुरस्कार प्रदान करण्यात आला.

शासकीय कार्यालये तसेच विविध सामाजिक संस्थांच्या वतीने आयोजित जलसाक्षरता, स्वच्छता अभियान, प्रदूषण नियंत्रण, बेटी बचाव यासारख्या प्रबोधनपर व्यंगचित्र प्रदर्शनात राजेंद्र सरग यांनी सक्रिय सहभाग नोंदविला आहे. याशिवाय त्यांनी रेखाटलेल्या व्यंगचित्रांचे औरंगाबाद, पुणे, परभणी, सेलू या ठिकाणी प्रदर्शन भरवण्यात आले आहे. विविध दिवाळी अंकांत त्यांची 11 हजारांहून अधिक व्यंगचित्रे प्रकाशित झाली आहेत.