Sunday, 19 May 2019

विप्रसेवा ग्रुपतर्फे सामुदायिक व्रतबंध सोहळा

पुणे : विप्रसेवा ग्रुप, विश्वशक्ती फौंडेशन आयोजित सामुदायिक व्रतबंध (मुंज) सोहळा पार पडला. पुण्याचे पालकमंत्री गिरीश बापट यांच्या उपस्थितीत ओंकारेश्वर मंदिर येथे झालेल्या या सोहळ्यात १८ बटूंची मुंज करण्यात आली. या सामुदायिक उपनयन संस्कार सोहळ्यानंतर गिरीश बापट यांनी शुभाशीर्वाद दिले. चांगले आयुष्य जगण्यासाठी संस्कारांची शिदोरी अतिशय महत्वाची असते. अशा उपनयन संस्कार सोहळ्यातून ते मिळतात. त्यामुळे याचे महत्व अबाधित आहे, असे गिरीश बापट यांनी सांगितले.

चिन्मय फाटक यांच्या हस्ते भगवान परशुरामांच्या प्रतिमेला पुष्पहार घालून कार्यक्रमाला सुरवात झाली. या २८२ वर्षे जुन्या पेशवेकालीन मंदिराच्या प्रसन्न वास्तूत मंदिराच्या शिखरात असलेला नगारखाना ही वैशिष्ट्यपूर्ण जागा आहे. येथे बसून नगारा वाजविला तर तो मंदिराच्या गाभाऱ्यात वाजविला जातोय असे ऐकणाऱ्यास वाटते. मौजीबंधन संस्काराबरोबरच आधुनिक काळात व्यायाम, मैदानी खेळ, अन्याय सहन करणे हेही संस्कार तितकेच महत्वाचे आहेत आणि ते अशाच कार्यक्रमातून दिले गेले पाहिजेत, असे संस्थापक चिन्मय फाटक म्हणाले. या सोहळ्यासाठी ग्राहक पेठचे संचालक सूर्यकांत पाठक, मार्गदर्शक अनिल गानूकाका, पुरोहितांचा सद्गुरू ग्रुप आणि अखिल ब्राह्मण संघाचे विशेष सहकार्य लाभले.

Cerebral Palsy children screened


19/5/2019

PUNE: A two day comprehensive cerebral palsy (CP) assessment camp was conducted by Finolex Industries Limited (FIL) and its CSR partner Mukul Madhav Foundation (MMF) at Ratnagiri and Satara recently.

A total of 266 (Ratnagiri - 79 & Satara – 188) children’s were screened and further advised for surgery and orthotics as necessary. Specialist doctors from hospitals in Pune like Sancheti Hospital, KEM Hospital, HV Desai Hospital along with local medical teams in Ratnagiri and Satara performed assessment on these children.

The camp was graced by the presence of authorities from the Zilla Parishad, Dr. Athalye, District Health Officer (DHO), Dr. Thombare Additional DHO, Dr. Bolde, Civil Surgeon and Mr. Gawand, ZP Education Department among others from the local doctors. At Satara, the event was positively supported by the Zilla Parishad authorities of Satara, Dr. Kailash Shinde, CEO, Dr. Bhagwan Pawar, DHO. A special mention here is the support of RBSK providing vehicles to pick up children from designated pick up points and bringing them to the center and Special Educators of the Education department who helped with the mobilization and awareness towards this camp at Satara and Ratnagiri.

SYSKA introduces HC700 Hair Curler for women

19/5/2019

PUNE (MUMBAI): SYSKA personal care appliances, an emerging name in the personal care segment has announced the launch of SYSKA HC700 Hair Curler under its personal care appliance segment. SYSKA Hair Curler provides a salon like styling at home for women who love styling on a regular basis. The product is equipped with a ceramic coated tong which is resistant to heat and avoids hair damage at the same time giving women a salon-like makeover.

SYSKA HC700 Hair Curler comes with an LED indicator which indicates the temperature of the tong. The curler has a 1.8 m long cord for easy use and the safety stent provides support to the support when it is placed on any surface. The curler heats up within seconds and is a very handy device that can even be used on the go. The tip of the curler does not become hot which is an important feature that provides easy handling while the stent of the curler provides safety when the curler is placed on a surface. Convenient to use at home, SYSKA HC700 Hair Curler is available on leading e-commerce portals and leading retail stores and is attractively priced at INR 1699/-.

Commenting on the launch, Gurumukh Uttamchandani, Executive Director, SYSKA Group said, “We have seen a significant shift in women’s styling preferences in the past few years. Having understood the trend where women today are open to styling on a daily basis, we are happy to introduce the SYSKA HC700 Hair Curler which gives a salon style makeover to women. We believe in fulfilling the needs of the evolving new age woman, who is smart, confident, and wants to make a statement.”

PMC plans shelter for strays dogs in Mundhwa

19/5/2019

PUNE: A dog park project for strays, first proposed in 2008, revived in 2012, and put in cold storage since then, may see the light of the day now.

The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to integrate a veterinary hospital dedicated to dogs and the park on an amenity space near Mundhwa. Permission has been sought from the state government to allow the change of use of the land. It will have facilities like a shelter, sanitation, sterilization, vaccination and isolation wards under one roof.

Civic officials said the space has been picked on the basis that one dog requires minimum 30 sqft to a maximum of 40 sqft. According to PMC’s data, the city has nearly 80,000 stray dogs. “The land is reserved for cattle sheds. Some of it will be used for that purpose. Around six acres will be used for the dog park. So a proposal for the change of land use has to be submitted. After its clearance, the actual work will start,” Ramchandra Hankare, head of PMC’s health department, said.

The decision on how to run the centre will be taken after the approval. The civic body may run the project on its own or employ a contractor. An estimate of Rs 25 crore has been approved for the project. The civic body will spend around Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per annum for each dog. Civic officials said the dog park will be coordinated by the stray dog control unit which operates under the health department.

Complaints about stray dogs are addressed by the four zonal medical offices. A dog catching van and an NGO work with each zonal office. After stray dogs are caught, they are sterilized, immunized and released in the same area. “Currently, a dog pound near Naidu Hospital handles these responsibilities. All of them will be shifted to the new veterinary hospital and dog park once it is set up. More advanced equipment and facilities will be made available there,” a senior civic official said.

Saturday, 18 May 2019

नूपुर नाद महोत्सव 25 मे रोजी

शास्त्रीय नृत्य  शास्त्रीय गायन यांचा मनोहारी मिलाफ असणारा ‘नूपुर नाद महोत्सव’ यंदा शनिवारदि. 25 मे2019 रोजी सायंकाळी 5 वाजता कोथरूड येथील डॉशामराव कलमाडी प्रशालेतील शकुंतला शेट्टी सभागृह येथे आयोजित करण्यात आला आहे.
विख्यात भरतनाट्यम् नृत्यांगना  अभिनेत्री बंगलोरच्या रूक्मिणी विजयकुमार यांचे बहुचर्चित अभिमता एकल नृत्यनाट्य आणि प्रख्यात शास्त्रीय गायक पंसंजीव अभ्यंकर यांचे सुरेल गायन यांचा हा कार्यक्रम नूपुर नाद आणि श्री शिवसाम्राज्य प्रतिष्ठान यांच्या संयुक्त विद्यमाने आयोजित करण्यात आला आहेया नूपुर नाद महोत्सवाचे यंदाचे तिसरे वर्ष आहेयास प्रवेशमूल्य आहे.
भरतनाट्यम् नृत्यांगना डॉस्वाती दैठणकर  संतूरवादक डॉधनंजय दैठणकर यांच्या संकल्पनेतून साकारलेल्या नूपुर नाद महोत्सवात यापूर्वी पंशिवकुमार शर्मामालविका सरूक्काईपंसुरेश तळवलकरपंउल्हास कशाळकरराहुल शर्माजयतीर्थ मेकुंडीप्रवीण गोडखिंडीअलरमेल वल्लीव्यंकटेश कुमार सारख्या दिग्गज कलाकारांनी आपली कला रसिकांच्या भरघोस प्रतिसादात सादर केली आहे.



Bharat Forge manufactures The Millionth Crankshaft


17/5/2019

PUNE: Bharat Forge Ltd., the world’s leading technology solutions provider and manufacturer of heavy-duty diesel crankshafts for commercial vehicles have reached an important milestone today. Bharat Forge rolled out the one millionth finished machined crankshaft that powers heavy-duty engines of Daimler AG.

Bharat Forge exclusively supplies machined crankshafts for the 13L & 15L engine platforms to Detroit Diesel, USA. Additionally, Bharat Forge also shares the 13L platform with Daimler’s Mannheim plant in Germany. These flagship engines of Daimler AG are considered to be among the most technology enabled high performance heavy duty engines in commercial vehicles.

Bharat Forge has been a long-standing partner of Daimler AG for almost two decades now. Bharat Forge has a long and successful history as a strategic supplier-partner for safety critical finish machined front axle beams, machined crankshafts and steering knuckles to Daimler plants in Germany, USA, Japan, Brazil & India.  

Baba Kalyani, Chairman & MD of Bharat Forge said during the event that “We are immensely proud of this privilege and thank Daimler for this strategic relationship that has enabled us to achieve this marquee milestone. Collaboration between Daimler & Bharat Forge engineering teams have achieved significant gains in the product performance - the key driver of this successful journey. We keenly look forward to many more milestones together with Daimler.”

Dr. Marcus Schoenenberg, Head of Procurement Daimler Trucks & Buses, graced the occasion and said “Thank you, Bharat Forge! For more than one million crankshafts in a state-of-the-art quality. For more than fifteen years of constant performance. For bringing your innovative entrepreneurship and engineering passion into our Daimler Trucks. Thank you for a powerful partnership that cannot be put in numbers and data alone.”

Pune govt school teacher molests 12 minor girls


17/5/2019

PUNE: A Pune government school teacher, accused of molesting at least 12 minor girls, has been sent to police custody for three days till Saturday, an official said.

Vikram Shankar Potdar, 42, has been booked under various sections of the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSCO) Act and the Indian Penal Code, said investigating officer Chitra Choudhary. "Following a complaint and an internal probe, the accused was arrested on charges of molesting 12 girls for around six months at the Zilla Parishad Girls School No.2 in Lohegaon," Choudhary told pune-news.com.

The molestation incidents, mostly during lunch break, continued for so long as Potdar allegedly threatened the victims, all in Class VI, aged around 12. According to the police, the girls complained that he used to "touch them inappropriately" and warned them against informing anyone.

However, a few months ago, one of the victims gathered courage and confided her plight to the Education Officer of Haveli, Nilima M. Mehetre. Taking serious note, a committee was formed to probe the matter which found credence to the charges against Potdar and the police complaint was registered on Wednesday.

‘बाबो’च्या भन्नाट ट्रेलरचे जबरदस्त लॉंचिंग


 फर्स्ट लुक पासून सर्वत्र चर्चेत असलेल्या मल्हार फिल्मस् क्रिएशन निर्मितबाबोया मराठी चित्रपटाचा भन्नाट ट्रेलर नुकताच प्रदर्शित करण्यात आला. या प्रसंगी चित्रपटाचे निर्माते सचिन बाबुराव पवार, सहनिर्माती तृप्ती सचिन पवार, दिग्दर्शक रमेश चौधरी यांच्यासह चित्रपटाची संपूर्ण टीम उपस्थित होती.

बाबो या चित्रपटात एका गावात असणारे इरसाल नमुने त्यांच्या भानगडी मिश्कील पद्धतीने मांडल्या आहेत. ट्रेलरची सुरुवातच मुळात डोंगराच्या पायथ्याशी वसलेल्या एका सुंदर गावाचे चित्र दाखवत मंगलाष्टकाने होते. त्यात एक अभिनेता भारत गणेशपुरे स्पर्धापरीक्षेचे मार्गदर्शन करताना नमुना शब्दाला शोभेल अशा टी.व्ही. अँकरच्या भूमिकेत दिसतो. तर विनोदी भूमिका साकारणारे किशोर कदम यांची सयाजी शिंदे यांच्या बरोबर गावाकडची खुमासदार शैलीतील भांडणांची जुगलबंदी पहायला मिळते. या गावाच्या अनेक समस्या आहेतच, पण त्याही पेक्षा मोठी समस्या एका नवविवाहित दाम्पत्याला आपल्या नव्या आयुष्याची सुरुवात करायची आहे, मात्र त्यांचा जागरण गोंधळ झालेला नाही आणि दुसरीकडे गावात अवकाशातील यान कोसळणार असल्याची बातमी टीव्हीवर ऐकायला मिळते. त्यानंतर गावात एकच कल्लोळ निर्माण झाला आहे. तर चित्रपटाची कथा अरविंद जगताप यांची आहे.

या चित्रपटात आजवर अनेक मनोरंजक भूमिका साकारणाऱ्या कलावंतांची मांदियाळी बघायला मिळेल, यामध्ये प्रसिद्ध अभिनेते सयाजी शिंदे, संवेदनशील कवी, अभिनेते किशोर कदम यांच्यासह भारत गणेशपुरे, किशोर चौगुले, प्रतिक्षा मुणगेकर, निशा परुळेकर, विजय निकम, जयवंत वाडकर, रमेश चौधरी, विनोद शिंदे,   मंजिरी यशवंत, स्मिता डोंगरे, प्रिया उबाळे, अरुण शिंदे, पुष्पा चौधरी, प्रकाश भागवत, वैशाली दाभाडे, आकाश घरत, ज्योती पाटील, प्रमोद पंडित, महेश देवकाते, गणेश कोकाटे मयूर कोंडे, श्रेया पासलकर, विनोद शिंदे आदी कलाकारांची फौज या चित्रपटात आहे.

या चित्रपटाला रोहित नागभिडे आणि हर्ष-करणआदित्य (ट्रीनिटी ब्रदर्स) यांचे संगीत लाभले असूनम्याड रंनंतर आतानाचकाम कंपल्सरीहे गाणे सर्वत्र गाजत आहे. मंगेश कांगणे गीतकार आहेत. कलाकारांच्या मांदियाळीने नेमकी काय धमालमस्ती केली आहे? हे येत्या ३१ मे रोजी संपूर्ण महाराष्ट्राला समजणार आहे.

Friday, 10 May 2019

Ruby Hall strengthens Heart Transplant program


10/5/2019 

PUNE: Adding another feather to it’s cap, Ruby Hall Clinic strengthened its Heart Transplant program and announced that internationally acclaimed heart and lung transplant surgeon Dr. K.R. Balakrishnan will visit the hospital twice a month for consultations and procedures. The technologically advanced dedicated unit and Dr. Balakrishnan’s presence is all set to give hope a new to patients suffering from end-stage cardiac disease wherein heart transplant is the only means for survival.

Dr. Jagdish Hiremath, Senior Cardiologist and Head - Cardiac Transplant Unit, Ruby Hall Clinic said, “We began conducting heart transplants in April 2017 and have conducted close to 23 transplants so far. Our state-of-the-art centre is the only one in Pune, matching upto the standards of our international counterparts while our multidisciplinary team is adept in evaluating high-risk patients and has the depth and experience to successfully treat those for whom transplant is the answer. We look forward to Dr. Balakrishnan’s expertise and are confident that this will accelerate our programme and benefit those in need.”

With over 3 decades of experience, Dr. K.R. Balakrishnan is widely recognised in the medical fraternity as a pioneer in Indian Cardiac Care. Having successfully performed over 300 transplant surgeries and 20,000 heart procedures independently, he is considered the foremost expert in the management of end-stage heart failure. Present on the ocassion Dr. K.R Balakrishnan , he said, “I came to Ruby Hall Clinic two years ago and have been in talks with the team here ever since. The hospital has done close to 12 heart transplants a year and will soon be amongst the top 5 heart transplant centers in India. 

“Organ donation in Maharashtra has seen an significant rise with small towns like Amravati and Aurangabad contributing. In fact, social infrastructure andpublic awareness have been the key reason for this escalation. The outcomes have been excellent, and will only get better from here on. I am confident that we will soon see lung and paediatric transplants in the city of Pune,” he added.
Mr. Bomi Bhote, CEO, Ruby Hall Clinic concluded, “Every day, patients walk through our doors seeking another shot at life. It is for them that we keep pushing the boundaries of patient care and strive to give those suffering from end-stage ailments the hope of a healthier tomorrow. We are grateful to Dr. K.R. Balakrishnan for partnering with us — his support and expertise will indeed help us create more medical miracles!” 

Dr. Kishor Pujari, COO- Ruby Hall Clinic said, Dr. Balakrishnan's presence and commitment of twice a month consultation in Ruby Hall will boost our Heart Transplant program manifold. He added," Dr. Bala will give new lease of life to those patients who are suffering from Cardiogenic shock, multiple stent failures and ischemic heart diseases in addition to currently treated heart failure patients. He will introduce, LVAD (ARTIFICIAL HEART), Lung Transplant and Pediatric Heart Transplant in Ruby Hall Clinic within next few months which will help hundreds of cardiac patients from Western India. This is an aaddition of another feather in Ruby Hall's Cap.