Saturday, 30 September 2017

Rosary School celebrates Talent Day

30/09/2017

PUNE: In celebration of the Founder’s Day, a special event was organized at the Rosary School. The day marked a significant milestone in the history of the school. It was celebrated in a unique way.

The school had organized a Talent day show for the students to showcase their various talents. 200 students from Std 4 to 9 participated in this event. Vivek Aranha, Chairman of Rosary Schools and Colleges inaugurated the function. Students exhibited their talent in the fields of dance, singing, acting and playing instruments.


The participants in groups and solo participants came up with fabulous performances. It gave the students an excellent platform to shine out as the stars that they are.

Ashok Leyland launches DOST+; eyes LCV market

Nitin Seth, President, LCV, Ashok Leyland
30/09/2017

PUNE: Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, and one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in India, launched the DOST+ - the new Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) in Pune.

Ashok Leyland had entered the Light Commercial Vehicle space with the launch of the commercially successful DOST. With the launch of the DOST+, Ashok Leyland has further strengthened the DOST brand. DOST+ will address the needs of the upper end of Small Commercial Vehicle (SCV) segment in the 2T to 3.5T Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) segment and has a payload capacity of 1.475T.

The DOST+ price would start at Rs. 5.48 lakhs. Prices are ex-showroom, Pune. The DOST+ and DOST would co-exist, helping Ashok Leyland address a bigger pie in the LCV segment, which is poised to grow with the economy booming, focus on hub & spoke transportation model, GST implementation and growth in organised retail, ecommerce and related industries.

Speaking on the launch, Vinod K. Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland Ltd. said, “With the latest addition of DOST+ in our product family, the LCV business is poised to be an important game changer for us.We have consistently delivered on our promise of ‘Aap ki Jeet. Hamari Jeet’.”

Speaking at the launch, Nitin Seth, President - Light Commercial Vehicles, Ashok Leyland, said, “With more than 1.7 lakh DOSTs already serving in the markets today, this brand is already a runaway success for Ashok Leyland. With DOST+ joining the family, we are extending the trust and reliability of this brand to the upper segment of LCVs. The DOST+ with its superior mileage, excellent pickup, 18% higher payload, 7% more loading space and bigger, 15 inch tyres add more value to every trip made, ensuring higher earnings. We have doubled the warranty on the DOST+.”

The DOST+ would be available in three versions with the top-end version featuring air-conditioning, power steering, dual-colour beige-gray trim and ergonomic seats. The customer will have a palette of three colours to choose from - White, Irish Cream and Grey-Beige. Further helping deliver superior driver comfort is its cable-operated gear shifter.

Satara athletes shine at Washington

30/09/2017

PUNE: Rural athletes Vaishnavi Sawant and Reshma Kewate from Mhaswad, Satara stood first and second respectively in the 2500 metre race at a Northern Virginia regionals competition conducted at Lake Braddock Secondary School, Washington DC, USA recently

The three Athletes who had gone to US for a unique two-week athletic immersion programme under the Mann Deshi Champions Programme were felicitated at a special ceremony held in Mumbai. Minister Chandrakant Patil spent time speaking with the girls and their families and inaugurated the event. 

Vaishanavi Sawant, Reshma Kewate and Poonam Kalel are all young athletes who come from the drought-prone region of Mann taluka in rural Maharashtra and are supported by the Mann Deshi Champions Programme. Vaishanavi is a long jumper, Reshma is a long-distance marathon runner and Poonam is a triple-jumper. They all joined our programme several years ago and since then have gone on to win many local and state-level sporting competitions.

Reshma, Poonam and Vaishanavi have faced enormous financial and economic challenges on their journeys to become recognized athletes. They spoke about their training and travels - a far cry from running behind livestock and cutting sugarcane without even a decent pair of shoes to build their stamina and muscles! Their parents also talked about how proud they were of their daughters achievements and how hard they had struggled to be where they are today.

Prabhat Sinha, the Founder of this Programme, said that there are very limited opportunities in rural areas to shine in athletics because of the lack of facilities, awareness and support. The Mann Deshi Champions programme aims to address this gap and provides sports facilities, equipment, training and nutrition to the rural children in Mhaswad, India. The objective of the programme is to empower young rural girls and boys to develop their potential and seriously consider sports as a career. 

Vandana Bhansali, Programme Director said that all the athletes came from very humble backgrounds. We are inspired to continue to enhance and nurture these talents." 

Chetna Sinha, Chairperson of the Mann Deshi Foundation, said there is a strong link between sports and youth development. She said, "Ever since we started this programme for the children of Mhaswad and surrounding villages, we have gotten a tremendous response. This programme is now developing into a big movement with regular activities like the Mann Deshi Mini Marathon. We even plan to support an athletes in the upcoming Olympics in Japan."

Friday, 29 September 2017

Banks will survive on adaptability for new technology: Ashwani Kumar

Ashwani Kumar, Chairman and MD, Dena Bank
while inaugurating the seminar  
29/09/2017

PUNE: The future of banking industry depends on the adoption of technology with ingenuity of human mind. The traditional banks will have an edge over new entrants as they are sitting on a gold mine of data opined Ashwani Kumar Chairman and Managing Director Dena Bank.

He was speaking on the topic Changing Landscape of Banking Management - a futuristic perspective at the 48th foundation day celebrations of National Institute of Bank Management. Usha Ananthasubramanian , MD and CEO of Allahabad Bank was the Guest of Honour , Dr K L Dhingra , Director NIBM and Dr. K Ramesha Professor and Dean , Research and Consultancy were present on the occasion.

Ashwani Kumar said that during the last 2- 3 years use of technology has become integral to banking operations and has been used for Data Analysis, Understanding credit needs, customer interaction etc. The emerging technological landscape in the financial world will be formidable challenge including its cost factor and at the same time a huge opportunity.

He added that the ultimate beneficiary of technological evolution will be customer whose expectations are rising. It must be kept in mind that 70% of the customers may be below the age of 35 but 70% of the money resides with the customers above the age 40 and a large chunk of them want the things to delivered personally rather than digitally. Banks in order to cater to both these segments should continuously innovate and evolve new business models. 

Usha Ananthasubramanian said that while we improve upon technology for being effective, banking sector should also endeavour to avoid large scale displacement of humans by robots or by artificial intelligence. We are a land of masses and gainful employment of all is the key to sustenance of banking. The higher the employment, the higher the growth will be in our core business. 


Dr. K L Dhingra gave the welcome address and briefed about journey so far and new initiatives. The vote of thanks was delivered by Dr. K Ramesha, Professor and Dean - Research and Consultancy delivered the vote of thanks.

Puneites whole heartedly embraces Daan Utsav

29/09/2017

PUNE: Daan Utsav (DU) is the ‘festival of giving’, which is celebrated every year in India at a national level, commencing on Gandhi Jayanti – from October 2nd to October 8th launched in 2009, the festival aims to inspire all Indians across every state, city, region, class, community, religion and age to contribute to the society in any manner they choose to and celebrate the act of giving. Currently there are more than 6 Million people across India celebrating the festival and evangelising giving.

Speaking on the festival commencing in Pune, volunteer C R Khapre, says,“We are delighted to launch and look forward to the Daan Utsav initiatives this year. This is a national movement and we hope to engage every Indian in ‘acts of giving’ – money, time, skills, resources or love. We are overwhelmed with the magnitude of support and the spirit of giving pouring in from all sectors of the city across corporates, schools, individuals, government bodies, entrepreneurs, socialites, NGOs and private organizations among others. We also have many NGOs who will be benefiting from the festival this year.”

There are several DU events happening in Pune this year, some of the major events total of eight major events planned for Pune this year – Seva Mela on 1st and 2nd October at Phoenix Market city, is an event to connect citizens of Pune to NGOs, encouraging the act of giving. Seva Sandwich, is an event where volunteers come together at different locations, make sandwiches and distribute them to the underprivileged in the vicinity. Happy Spots help brighten communities and beautify neighborhoods by cleaning and painting classrooms, bus stops etc.

Design4Impact is a volunteer management workshop which will focus on "Designing Effective Volunteering Programs” for the interested volunteer leaders / NGOs ensuring more organized volunteering programs achieving maximum impact for India’s social development.

“We have Fundraiser musical evenings with Woodwinds and Jonky. Speaking Walls-is an effort to express gratitude to the police, citizens, children and police together will be painting some part of the police chowkis and also children from slums will interact with police. Priceless Sale, a unique event where citizens pickup interesting merchandise and pay any amount of their choice. The inventory is donated by socially conscious brands and artisans. The funds raised shall be utilized to run leadership development programs for children in underserved schools. Collection Drives will be organized through the week by Being Volunteers, encouraging different societies to donate clothes, stationery, food for orphanages, NGOs,” said a volunteer.

“People normally tend to think of giving as something big. What we don’t realize is that even small acts of giving can make a world of difference to someone else’s life. I am happy to be a part of the Joy of Giving Week because discovering and spreading this joy is the best thing we can do in our lives,” adds Deepika Goyal, from Karmyo, who is also a volunteer for Daan Utsav 2017

Rajiv Malla, Director Phoenix Market city Pune said, “Success brings with it responsibility. As a socially responsible corporate, the concept of giving back to the society is of utmost importance for business sustainability. We have been holding our own ‘Joy of giving’ events since inception and are delighted to associate with our country’s very own “festival of giving”.

Over the years people from all walks of life, from CEOs to auto drivers, school children to celebrities, homemakers to opinion leaders, millions of people have given their time, money, resources or skills back to the society - by creating or participating in ‘events’ of their choice. Daan Utsav also gets support from well-known celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Harsha Bhogale etc.

Daan Utsav brings the seva-bhav which laid the foundation of my upbringing; it is very close to my heart as I continue to be associated with it ever since inception,” concludes Neha Shrivastava, member of iVolunteer and volunteer at Daan Utsav.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Baby died by overheated warmer

28/09/2017

PUNE: A newborn baby girl died who had sustained 80% burn injuries after the warmer in which she was kept in a private hospital at Budhwar Peth overheated on Tuesday morning. Family members claimed they heard a sound `like an explosion` and saw smoke emanating from the machine.

Initial investigations revealed that the warmer overheated due to a short circuit. The baby is being treated in the intensive care unit (ICU) of another hospital. Her condition is critical," said senior inspector Appasaheb Shevale of the Vishrambaug police station.


The police have booked gynaecologist Gaurav Chopade, who runs Vatsalya Hospital, and his staff.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

J&K participates in tourism, travel shows in Maharashtra

23/09/2017

PUNE: Jammu and Kashmir State Tourism Department is participating in two travel shows being held in Mumbai and Pune cities to promote Kashmir to the people of Maharashtra as a diverse tourism destination. 

The Travel Trade Fair (TTF) being held at Pune and Indian International Travel Mart (IITM) at Mumbai are India's leading exhibitions for the travel and tourism industry.

TTF Pune was inaugurated by Mayor of Pune city Mukta Tilak and will culminate on September 24, 2017 while the IITM began from September 21, a statement issued by the Tourism Department said.

Assistant Director Tourism Kashmir Ifham Shah and CB Kaul from J&K Tourism Development Corporation are participating in the TTF Pune while as Tourist Officer, Mumbai Shafqat Yatoo and Mushtaq Ahmad Margray from Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation participated in IITM Mumbai.

The representatives of travel trade industry of the J&K state are also participating in the travel shows to promote different destinations of the state. The department aims to showcase diversified products of Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh during TTF.

NGT proposes study of riverbed stretch

23/09/2017

PUNE: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Pune bench, has proposed an inspection of the 1.7-km stretch of the Mutha riverbed by a three-member expert panel to assess the potential impact of construction of the Pune Metro Rail on the river's eco-system and water.

While the Maharashstra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) has conveyed its opposition to such inspection, the bench will hold a hearing on the proposal on October 10. The Supreme Court had on Monday held that NGT can hear an application by architect Sarang Yadwadkar and others challenging the Metro rail route alignment passing through a 1.7km river bed stretch.

Following this, the matter came up for hearing before the tribunal's bench of Justice U D Salvi and expert member B S Sajwan on Thursday. Lawyer Saurabh Kulkarni, who is representing the project's consulting agency Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, pitched in for both, MahaMetro and Pune Municipal Corporation in the absence of their regular counsels.

"We have conveyed our opposition to the proposal for inspection by an expert panel. The bench has adjourned the matter to October 10 when it will hear the proposal as well as the main application," Kulkarni said.

Lawyer Asim Sarode, representing Yadwadkar and other applicants, submitted that the applicants have no issues with such inspection. "Even the Maharashtra Biodiversity Board has conveyed a positive inclination towards such inspection," Sarode told pune-news.com.

"This is all the more crucial as the focus will be on the impact of the project on the river's ecology and problems like water pollution," he said, adding, "We also told the bench that the applicants wanted to submit a couple of reports of the National Disaster Management Authority and a Parliament Standing Committee on metro projects in support of our case."


On August 29, the NGT passed an order dismissing the MahaMetro's argument that the application was not maintainable before the green tribunal. It held that the tribunal had a jurisdiction to entertain the case. The MahaMetro has challenged the tribunal's order in the apex court.

ASI begins monuments’ clean-up

23/09/2017

PUNE: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is cleaning up close to 60 monuments in the state in Mumbai, Pune, Satara, Raigad and other districts as a part of the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan till September 30.

The exercise is part of the ASI's 'Swachhata Pakhwada', which will include cleanliness drives. Some activities planned include a cleaning campaign with NGOs and school children, a workshop on the monument premises on 'Swachhata Mission', an exhibition on the execution of Swachhata Mission, polythene-free drive with school children and NGOs, among others.

Duo arrested for duping jeweller of Rs 2.55 crore

23/09/2017

PUNE: Purchasing 13.6kg of mortgaged gold ornaments proved costly for a Satara-based jeweller. He transferred Rs 2.55 crore to a bank in Pune but the ornaments were fake. The jeweller on Thursday lodged a complaint with the Khadak police against eight persons, including a woman. Three suspects were from Pune and five from Satara. Two have been arrested.

"We are probing whether any official from the Pune-based cooperative bank played a role in the duping case," Rajendra Mokashi, senior inspector of Khadak police, said. The suspect had taken a loan worth Rs 2 crore from the cooperative bank by mortgaging the fake gold ornaments. Bank officials had been pursuing the suspects for a repayment.

In July, the woman bought a gold ring from the jeweller's shop in Satara. She came back and got acquainted with the jeweller. "She told him that her builder friend had mortgaged 13kg of gold ornaments and taken a loan of Rs 2.55 crore from the bank and that their value was Rs 3 crore. She requested the jeweller to purchase it from the bank," Mokashi said.

Seeing a profit of Rs 50 lakh, the jeweller contacted the bank and transferred Rs 2.55 crore through real-time gross settlement (RTGS) to the bank. On Thursday, when he got the gold ornaments, he grew suspicious and got them verified and they turned out to be fake, Mokashi said.

The officer said we have arrested two persons so far and are working on some clues. "Further investigation is on," he said.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Atlas Copco completes Jaldoot project across Maharashtra

Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil honours
Jaldoots of Atlas Copco's Jaldoot Project
22/09/2017

PUNE: Atlas Copco - a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, today announced the successful completion of a project that brings clean and safe water to communities of over 50 000 people in Maharashtra. The ‘Jaldoot’ project which runs across the state, was undertaken as a leading CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiative through the company’s voluntary employee initiative, Water for All.

Water for All’s Jaldoot project in Maharashtra has been undertaken in co-operation with the NGO Sevavardhini, and further roping-in a sizeable number of other NGOs, working in village communities. Over 40 people from 25 villages were selected and inducted into the Jaldoot program to receive and implement training on water management and conservation methods.

Giovanni Valent, Managing Director, Atlas Copco India said, “Providing clean and safe water to areas in need has long been a cause close to the heart of Atlas Copco all over the world. Jaldoot is a community initiative that aims to not only provide clean drinking water to people in need, but to also reduce over-dependency on the monsoon for agriculture. I am very proud to announce completion of this project today in the presence of these ‘Jaldoots (water messengers).’

The project ran over two and a half years across Maharashtra and saw spends of over INR 2.25 crore from Atlas Copco and its employees. The project brings direct benefits to communities of over 50 000 people in drought-prone areas of the state. The long-term goal was the involvement and training of the local community in water management systems.


The participants from the villages, called  ‘Jaldoots’, conducted and prepared Participative Resource Mapping surveys and made detailed project reports of their villages, after which 24 practical interventions were identified and implemented. Some of the most notable ones included: ridge to valley treatments for water harvesting, Continuous Contour Trenches, Water Absorption Trenches, Gabion bunds, repairing of bunds and preparation of new cement bunds and storage tanks for rain water harvesting.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

KB Lub’s Lubrinox and Doctor Lub oils now in Maharashtra

21/09/2017

PUNE: After the success in Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, KB Lubs Pvt.Ltd. has launched its Lubrinox and Doctor Lube Lubricant Oil all over in Maharashtra. The best quality Lubricants and Doctor lube lubricant oil is available in the range of 250mL- 210 liters of bottles, pouches, barrels and buckets.

Giving details of the products in a press conference, Jignesh Subhash Agarwal, Director, K.B. Lubs Pvt.Ltd. said, "Our company is located in Chakan, Pune. These lubricants are variedly used in all types of the machines in industrial sector - such as Engineering, Fogering, Rolling Mills, Textiles, Sugar Mills, Crusher etc. It is best for all types of Diesel and Petrol engines for two-Wheelers, Three-Wheelers and Four-Wheelers of automotive sector. 

Informing reporters about the company plant, Agarwal said, "K.B. Lubs Pvt.Ltd. headquartered in Pune. The company’s production unit is located in Chakan. The company has received ISO:9001:2008 certification for high quality production. Jignesh Agarwal further stated that, our products are not only recognized by the quality, but the testing agency like ISO also recognised its qualities. 

Jignesh Agarwal explained about the popularity, variety and network of his products by saying that the lubricants, along with the company’s Oil and Grease, Gear Oil, Power Steering Oil used for heavy engines such as Heavy Trucks, JCB and Earth Moving JCB and break oil are produced in large numbers. These products are available in states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh and are in high demand.

Talking about the expansion plans, he said that the after launching in Maharashtra, we will enter in Gujarat, Punjab, Rajasthan, Andhra Pradesh and Goa. We always focus on current optimization of existing production processes, and our R & D team is in continuous research to develop futuristic products and technologies. Our company emphasizes on high quality brands to maintain their position in the heart of the customers so that we can always move forward in this field towards a bright future.”

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

A sponsorship fuels Pune’s paper boy boxer’s dream

20/09/2017

PUNE: Pune’s paper boy Akshay Mare, who used to distribute newspapers in the slum area at Dandekar bridge, has been offered a helping hand by Dorf Ketal Chemicals India Pvt Ltd to pursue his dreams. The 22-year-old was excited with the support and believes that it has been the most motivating and encouraging gesture. In his interview with Ashish Phadnis, the boxer says that he will put in his best efforts to make the country proud. 

Asking about what he feel after receiving the sponsorship, Akshay said, “I don’t know what to say. This is very encouraging. I was forced to skip my early morning training session, as I had to deliver newspapers in my area. But now with this help, I can totally focus on my game and training and I have already started working in three sessions. Nothing will come between me and success and I will leave no stone unturned to make the country proud. It is every player’s dream to get a proper sponsorship or a permanent job, so that they can focus on the game rather than worry about the financial problems. I would like to thank Hindustan Times for publishing a story about me and giving me a chance to reach out to people who were ready to help athletes like me. 

Elaborating the sponsorship he added, to recover the body loss, boxers need a heavy diet. So during the India camp, we used to get rich diet. For breakfast, we used to get four-to-five boiled eggs, a bowl of porridge with milk, two slices of buttered toast and fresh fruits. For lunch and dinner, we would have boiled chicken or mutton, mixed vegetables, rice, yogurt and more fruits. At regular intervals, chocolates, dry fruits and fresh juices were provided. But at home, if I try to follow the same diet, I would have to spend Rs. 1,000 per day which was not possible earlier. But now the sponsors are taking care of it and it will definitely help me improve my performance. Now, I don’t have to worry about my diet when I am at home. 

Explaining about the other other expenses, Akshay said, “The other main expenses will also be taken care of by Dorf Ketal. They have presented me quality boxing gloves, which I was missing badly. Then, the second most important thing is training. The company has assured me that they will take care of my training as well. If I wanted to train in Bhiwani, they will provide the needed support. This is very important. Getting proper diet, training and exposure will surely bring the best out of me.” 

Talking about his future plans, Akshay said, “Right now my aim is to win a national gold medal. This will be my first step towards an international career. With the company’s backing, I will definitely win several medals for my country. Representing India at the Olympics and winning medals is my ultimate aim.

Samsung launches exciting festive offers

20/09/2017

PUNE: To acknowledge the love and trust of consumers in Maharashtra, Samsung India today announced the Never Mind offer for buyers of Samsung smart phones.

Samsung has further strengthened its leadership in Maharashtra. Samsung Galaxy J series is India’s most popular smartphone series and the recently launched Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max have received an overwhelming response. 

The Never Mind offer is aimed at adding to the joy and excitement of the festive season with a one-time screen replacement offer. Under Samsung’s Never Mind offer, consumers can avail one-time replacement of a broken screen within 12 months of purchase by paying Rs. 990 at the time of repair. The offer is valid on purchases between September 21, 2017 and October 21, 2017.

Samsung’s Never Mind offer brings peace of mind to consumers and extends across popular models above Rs. 9,000. This includes the J Series, A Series, C series, On series and flagship S Series and Note Series. Ahead of the festive season, Samsung recently launched its flagship Galaxy Note 8 in India, offering the next level Note for people who want to do bigger things.

“Our focus on consumer-centric innovations and providing superior products and services to consumers have made Samsung India’s top brand. The Never Mind offer is our way of thanking the people of Maharashtra for their love and trust. Samsung has always believed in creating value for consumers through innovative features and the latest offer bears testimony to Samsung’s commitment to consumer delight,” said Raju Pullan, Vice President, Samsung India.

“Our exciting new J series of smart phones backed by Make for India innovations have helped us strengthen our leadership in Maharashtra,” he added. The recently launched Galaxy J7 Pro and Galaxy J7 Max are offered with new features that consumers have really come to appreciate. Features like Social Camera, out of the box Android Nougat and Samsung Pay have increased the appeal of Galaxy J. Every third smart phone sold in India today is a Galaxy J.

Samsung Pay is a disruptive payments platform. Samsung Pay is revolutionizing the way people carry out their day-to- day payments; transactions. Samsung Pay allows Samsung smart phone users to simply tap and pay with their phones without needing to carry the physical card. Under Make for India innovations, Samsung has also integrated mobile wallets like Paytm and MobiKwik along with the government’s Unified Payments Interface in the Samsung Pay platform. Social Camera: Both Galaxy J7 Max & Galaxy J7 Pro smart phones come with Social Camera, our latest innovation which brings to the consumers a new way of  sing their smart phone camera by instant sharing, instant editing and instant discovery.

Make for India innovations: Galaxy J series has also been a flag bearer of Samsung’s commitment to Indian consumers. The J series’ ‘Make for India’ innovations such as Ultra Data Saving, S bike mode and S Power Planning have added immense value to J series smart phones. Samsung plans to execute the festive bonanza via its wide retail network of more than 10,400 partner stores, 235 exclusive stores and 170 service centers across the state of Maharashtra.

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

‘हलाल’ चित्रपटाचा शानदार संगीत अनावरण सोहळा

मुस्लिम समाजातील अनिष्ट प्रथा म्हणून संबोधला जाणारा तिहेरी तलाक हा अत्यंत संवेदनशील मुद्दा आहे. तिहेरी तलाकचा मुद्दा सध्या गाजतो आहे. मुस्लिम समाजातील महिलांमध्ये अलीकडच्या काळात तलाकच्या अघोरी प्रथेविरुद्ध जोरदार मंथन सुरू असल्यामुळे हा मुद्दा ऐरणीवर येत असतानाचा याच प्रथेचा परामर्ष घेणारा हलाल हा सिनेमा मराठीत येऊ घातला आहे. समाजातील अनेक सामाजिक प्रश्नांचा वेध मराठी सिनेमांनी घेतला आहे. याच पठडीतील आजच्या काळातील वास्तवाचा वेध घेणारा हलाल या सिनेमाच्या संगीत प्रकाशनाचा शानदार सोहळा नुकताच मुंबईत संपन्न झाला

लेखक राजन खान यांच्या हलाला’ कथेवरआधारित या चित्रपटाची निर्मिती राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेते लक्ष्मण कागणे अमोल कागणे यांनी केली असून दिग्दर्शन राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेते शिवाजी लोटन पाटील यांचे आहे ऑक्टोबरला हलाल प्रदर्शित होणार आहे.

"मनोरंजनाच्या माध्यमातून सामाजिक आशय परिणामकारकरीत्या लोकांपर्यंत पोचवता येतो. या उद्देशानेच मुस्लीम स्त्रियांची व्यथाहलाल चित्रपटाच्या माध्यमातून पोहचवण्याचा प्रयत्न केला असल्याची भावना निर्माते अमोल कागणे यांनी यावेळी व्यक्त केली. राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार विजेते दिग्दर्शक शिवाजी लोटन पाटील यांनी नेहमीच आपल्या कलाकृतींमधून सामाजिक प्रश्नांचा माणसांच्या जगण्याचा वेध घेतला आहे. ‘समाज बदलतोय असं आपण म्हणतो पण खरंच समाज बदलतोय काआजही अनेक समस्या त्या अनुषंगाने अनेक प्रश्न आपल्यासमोर आहेत. दिग्दर्शक या नात्याने या सामाजिक समस्येकडे लक्ष वेधण्याचा माझा कायमच प्रयत्न राहिला असल्याचे’, दिग्दर्शक शिवाजी लोटन पाटील यांनी यावेळी सांगितलं. सामाजिक भान जपणाऱ्या कलाकृती समाजासमोर आवर्जून यायला हव्या असं सांगत अशा कलाकृतींमध्ये काम करायला मिळणं हे भाग्याचं असल्याचं’, मत सर्वच कलाकारांनी यावेळी व्यक्त केलं.

कथेचा आशय गडद करणारी मौला मेरे  मौला’, सैयां ही दोन गीते त्याला साजेसं पार्श्वसंगीत या चित्रपटातील गीतांना लाभलं आहे. चित्रपटाची गीते सुबोध पवार सय्यद अख्तर यांनी लिहिली असून संगीताची जबाबदारी विजय गटलेवार यांनी सांभाळली आहे. गायक आदर्श शिंदेसय्यद अख्तरविजय गटलेवार यांचा स्वरसाज या चित्रपटाला लाभला आहे

अभिनेता चिन्मय मांडलेकरप्रितम कागणेप्रियदर्शन जाधवविजय चव्हाणछाया कदम, संजय सुगावकर, अमोल  कागणेविमल म्हात्रे या कलाकारांच्या हलाल मध्ये भूमिका आहेत. पटकथा संवाद निशांत धापसे यांचे आहेत. छायांकन रमणी रंजनदास,संकलन निलेश गावंड यांचं आहे. कार्यकारी निर्माते मिथिलेश सिंग राजपूत आहेत ऑक्टोबरला हलाल प्रदर्शित होणार आहे.