Friday, October 26, 2018

Now, call an auto rickshaw at doorstep by app


PUNE: With more than 80 confirmed bookings in just the past week, the autorickshaw-on-call service, which was recently started by the autorickshaw drivers’ unions in the city, has gained quick popularity.

The service can be accessed using a toll-free number: 98591-98591.“Though the ‘Rickshaw app’ was launched a month ago, we started the autorickshaw-on-call service on October 18. Already, 425 vehicles have registered with us. Like Ola and Uber, we are trying to rope in more autorickshaw drivers and are also coordinating with the Pune RTO,” said Baba Shinde, the president of the Maharashtra Rajya Vahan Chalak Malak Pratinidhi Mahasangh.

Rahul Shitole, the founder of the startup called Treta Kalp, which has developed the system, told that the highest number of bookings were made from areas like Camp, Navi Peth, Warje and Sun City on Sinhagad Road.

“While we are excited about the response, there is still a long way to go. The unions are making sure that more autorickshaw drivers become a part of our initiative. The city has a large number of autorickshaws and some of them are already registered with Ola and Uber. But there is still a big market to tap into,” Shitole said.

“Our system has been approved by the Pune RTO, which has been supporting us. The RTO officials are also monitoring the service from time-to-time. Therefore, the chance of an autorickshaw driver refusing a trip is almost nil. As time progresses, we will add new features,” he added.

The service is also different from Ola or Uber. Passengers can directly call a number and book autorickshaws for themselves. However, at the moment, bookings are confirmed only if a registered autorickshaw is available within a 2km radius of the passenger. “As the number of registered autorickshaws increases, the operations will be expanded,” Shitole said.

Abhimanyu Jadhav, a working professional, who has used the app, said he was happy with the experience. “I tried it out around a fortnight ago and found it to be hassle-free. The main issues with autorickshaws here are refusals and fleecing. I hope the new system takes care of these problems,” he said.

Water scarcity may hit vegetable production


PUNE: The prevailing drought-like situation in parts of the state may hit the production of most vegetables, sending their retail prices soaring early next year.

“The situation of water table in October this year is akin to what it usually is during January each year, which is why production of most vegetables, including tomatoes, may dip by around 20% after the next three months, causing a surge in their prices,” sources from the All India Vegetable Growers’ Association said.

They said considering the prevailing situation, farmers may also steer clear of sowing vegetables in blocks that are reporting a shortage of water. Shriram Gadhave, president of the Vegetable Growers’ Association of India, said the water table has already started dipping in parts of the state. “This will impact vegetable production after the next two-three months. The tomato prices may rise to Rs 80/kg in April next year,” he said.

Vilas Shinde, MD at Sahyadri Farmers Producer Company Ltd, said, “Vegetable plantations have already dipped in vegetable growing regions. Our sources in nurseries, which provide vegetable plants to farmers for planting, are reporting a 50% dip in their October orders.”

He said the area from Nashik to Marathwada, including Aurangabad and Jalna, may see a dip in vegetable plantation mainly, the effect of which might will become apparent as early as December. “A 30% dip in vegetable produce is expected in the near future as vegetable planting has already begun dipping. Some effect on vegetable production in eastern Pune might also be seen, in locations like Indapur, Baramati and Solapur,” Shinde added.

Gadhave said places that do not have canal irrigation facilities were witnessing a dipping water table in October, a phenomenon which usually occurs in January. “Farmers may, therefore, refrain from sowing vegetables,” he said.

He said most areas in the state recorded less rainfall this monsoon. “It is due to this reason that Western Maharashtra, where a bulk of vegetables are grown, may also see a dip in production. No impact on potatoes, however, is expected as most of its production will happen before January 2019,” he said.

A state horticulture department official said the state government has declared a ‘drought-like’ situation in 128 talukas, reporting ‘trigger 2’ conditions. “A bulk of vegetables in the state is produced in regions with canal irrigation. However, the regions where this form of irrigation is not available may see an impact of the water scarcity, a situation which may worsen in January and February,” he said.

Another state horticulture department said the water situation is not that severe in major vegetable producing regions, such as Pune, Satara, Kolhapur, Sangli, Sangamner, Nashik, west Ahmednagar, which fall on the west side of the state, as the dams are full in the Western Ghat region.

Jet to start Singapore-Pune flights from Dec


PUNE: Naresh Goyal-owned cash strapped Jet Airways announced the launch of a direct flight service to Singapore from Pune, starting December 1.

Besides, it will also add a third service from New Delhi to Singapore to cater to the increasing demand on the route, Jet Airways said in a release.

The Mumbai-based airline has also announced special inaugural return economy class fares at Rs 23,999 and Rs 66,999 for the business class for the new flight.

These inaugural fares are applicable for journeys commencing from December onwards, it said adding customers can also avail of special fares to onward destinations such Brisbane, Jakarta, Denpasar-Bali, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Nadi, Perth, Surabaya, Sydney and Darwin via Singapore.

Ericsson unveils export of 5G-ready equipment


PUNE (NEW DELHI): In line with the "Make in India" programme, Swedish communication services giant Ericsson commenced the export of 5G-ready telecom equipment from its manufacturing facility in Pune, to markets in Southeast Asia.

The initial shipments consisting of Ericsson's 5G-ready radio base stations and microwave equipment for 2G, 3G and 4G technologies have been delivered to Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand, the company announced at the India Mobile Congress 2018, here.

Ericsson is looking to add more Southeast Asian markets to its list of countries to which its facility in India exports products from the Ericsson Radio System portfolio.

"Ericsson has been in India for well over 100 years and we were the first company to start manufacturing telecom equipment in the country in 1994. Our state-of-the-art facility will continue to cater to the domestic market even as we commence exports to other markets in Southeast Asia," Nunzio Mirtillo, Head of Ericsson South East Asia, Oceania and India, said in a statement.

In 2016, Ericsson had set up a manufacturing facility in Chakan, Pune, with an initial investment of $20 million. This facility has been catering to the domestic demand so far and the company plans to ramp up capacity once the export volumes pick up.

Ericsson also partnered with Bharti Airtel (Airtel) to showcase the power of 5G network by demonstrating Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations.

The use cases leveraged the high bandwidth and the ultra-low latency of the 5G network to showcase mission-critical applications such as disaster response and monitoring, emergency delivery services and remote surveillance made possible through drones, the company said.

"5G networks have the potential to truly transform lives. As part of our endeavour to leverage technology that truly adds value to our lives and the society, we are pleased to demonstrate this powerful use case," said Randeep Sekhon, CTO - Bharti Airtel, in the statement.

"Large scale deployment of 5G networks over the coming years will open unlimited avenues for innovating use cases that can solve complex problems," Sekhon noted.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Jack and Dil to release on 2nd November


PUNE: The trailer of Sachin Karande’s film Jack & Dil has met with stupendous response from the viewers. The artists of the film Jack and Dil Arbaaz Khan, director Sachin Karande and music director DJ Ramji Gulati were the Pune city to promote their film.

The film packs in absolutely fascinating characters who are found chasing each other in a madcap investigation. Jack and Dil is scrumptious romantic comedy that will make you fall in love with its characters and the stupid loveable Jack is the high point in the film. Arbaaz Khan an ever doubting husband who typically is in daily rigger mole of today’s wants and needs.

Shilpa who is neglected painter wife wants nothing but love.  The Amit Sadh Arbaaz Khan Sonal Chauhan starrer investigates the cute love triangle that leaves behind a few heartbreaks. Evelyn Sharma as Lara is a model & is in love with this wanna be detective. She mesmerises the audience with her sheer presence on screen.

A slice of life films that looks into the intricacies of a married life in the urban world. The busy time schedule that take its toll on the young marriage and the lurking  temptations  for a young fun life once again. Jack & Dil is Produced by Balcony Cinemas & Rock and Rolla Films is directed by Sachin Karande. The film is  set to release on 2nd Nov. 2018 all over India.

Directed by Sachin Karande
Star cast: Amit Sadh, Arbaaz Khan, Sonal Chauhan, Evlyn Sharma etc.
Writer: Sanjeev Dutta,
Music: Arko Mukherjee, Ramji Gulati, Argha Banerjee,
Singers : Arko Mukerjee, Ramji Gulati, Ash King, Payal, Sonu Kakad, Suraj Jagan,

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

भारतदर्शन राष्ट्रीय महोत्सव २७, २८ रोजी

पुणे : जयहिंद परिवार, लाईफस्टार ग्लोबल वेलफेअर फाउंडेशन, भारतदर्शन वर्ल्ड सेंटर आणि आर्टिस्ट ग्लोबल कौन्सिल यांच्या संयुक्त विद्यमाने दोन दिवसीय कला हस्तकला प्रदर्शन आणि भारतदर्शन राष्ट्रीय महोत्सवाचे आयोजन केले आहे. शनिवार, दि. २७ ऑक्टोबर रविवार, दि. २८ ऑक्टोबर २०१८ रोजी घोले रस्त्यावरील नेहरू सांस्कृतिक सभागृहात हा महोत्सव होणार आहे.

कला, संस्कृती, चित्रपट, संगीत, नृत्य, गायन, वादन याचे दर्शन घडविणाऱ्या या महोत्सवाचे उद्घाटन शनिवार, दि. २७ ऑक्टोबर २०१८ रोजी सकाळी ११.४५ वाजता भटक्या, विमुक्त जाती-जमाती राष्ट्रीय आयोगाचे अध्यक्ष भिकूजी उर्फ दादा इदाते यांच्या हस्ते होणार आहे. कार्यक्रमाच्या अध्यक्षस्थानी युनियन बँक ऑफ इंडियाचे क्षेत्र प्रबंधक एच. सी. मित्तल हे असणार आहेत. याप्रसंगी सर्वजीव मंगल प्रतिष्ठानचे डॉ. कल्याण गंगवाल, जिल्हा माहिती अधिकारी राजेंद्र सरग, उद्योजक अविनाश जोगदंड, युवासंत शामजी महाराज यांच्यासह इतर मान्यवर उपस्थित राहणार आहेत. यावेळी मान्यवरांच्या हस्ते गौरव महाराष्ट्र पुरस्कारांचे वितरण होणार आहे.

महोत्सवात आयोजित कला हस्तकला प्रदर्शनाचे उद्घाटनही याचवेळी होणार आहे. प्रदर्शनाच्या पहिल्या दिवशी मयुरी विजय गायकवाड स्प्रे पेंटिंगचा डेमो दाखविणार आहेत.  नेहरू सांस्कृतिक केंद्रातील राजा रवी वर्मा कलादालनात हे कलाप्रदर्शन आयोजिले असून, ते सर्वांसाठी दोन्ही दिवस १० ते या वेळेत विनामूल्य खुले राहणार आहे. उद्घाटनानंतर काव्य संमेलन आयोजित करण्यात आले आहे. लघुचित्रांपात दाखविले जाणार आहेत. मुकेश कनेरी यांचे व्याख्यान होणार आहे. सुजाता धडफळे यांच्या हस्तकला प्रात्यक्षिक होणार आहे बॉलिवूड धमाका हा गायनाचा कार्यक्रम होणार आहे.  

रविवार, दि. २८ ऑक्टोबर २०१८ रोजी 'योग' या विषयावर चर्चासत्र होणार असून, यामध्ये डॉ. मधुसूदन घाणेकर, योगाचार्य विदुला शेंडे, हिमांशू संख्ये, रमेश अगरवाल, स्मिता सोवनी, योगराज गुरुजी आदी सहभागी होणार आहेत. यावेळी किएटिंग हॅप्पीनेस या सत्राच्या माध्यमातून कला शिल्प प्रदर्शन पेंटिंग्स बनविणे यांसारखे आदी उपक्रम सकाळी ११. ३० ते . ३० या वेळेत होणार आहेतसेच या सत्रात आवश्यक साहित्य हे आयोजकांच्या मार्फत मोफत देण्यात येणार आहे. सामाजिक संस्थांचे देशाच्या आणि समाजाच्या विकासात योगदान या विषयावर मार्गदर्शन श्रावणबाळ आश्रम आणि बालग्राम बीड येथील संस्थांचा सन्मान केला जाणार आहे. त्यानंतर नृत्यस्पर्धा, प्रश्नमंजुषा स्पर्धा ठेवण्यात आली आहे.

महोत्सवाचा समारोप रविवार, दि. २८ ऑक्टोबर २०१८ रोजी सायंकाळी .३० वाजता होणार आहे. या कार्यक्रमासाठी प्रमुख पाहुणे म्हणून बालहक्क राज्य आयोगाचे अध्यक्ष प्रवीण घुगे, जम्मू काश्मीरचे पंतप्रधान कार्यालयाचे विशेष कर्तव्य अधिकारी डॉ. सागर डोईफोडे, नागपूर विद्यापीठाचे माजी कुलगुरू डॉ. एस. एन. पठाण, चाटे शिक्षण समूहाचे प्रा. फुलचंद चाटे, उद्योगपती आबासाहेब नागरगोजे, तुळशीराम गुट्टे महाराज उपस्थित राहणार आहेत. विविध क्षेत्रात उल्लेखनीय कामगिरी करणाऱ्या व्यक्तींना समाजरत्न राष्ट्रीय पुरस्कार देऊन सन्मानित केले जाणार आहे, अशी माहिती भारतदर्शन वर्ल्ड सेंटरचे प्रमुख नारायणकुमार फड, रचना शिकरे, हसन शेख, रिता सेठिया, प्रशांत ताम्हाणे यांनी पत्रकार परिषदेत दिली.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Mahindra launches Pick-up with 1,700 kg Payload


PUNE: Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., the leader in the Indian pick-up segment for over 20 years, today launched its new Maha Strong, Maha Bolero Pik-up, an upgrade of its popular Bolero Pik-up range of commercial vehicles.

Keeping in mind the inherent need for greater earnings, the Maha Bolero Pik-up boasts of a class leading payload capacity of 1,700 kg. The new range of Maha Bolero Pik-up will also have an all new interior and better seating comfort with a wider co-driver seat.

True to its name “MAHA”, the New Bolero Pik-up comes with an extra-long cargo deck with a length of 9 ft (2765mm) – the highest in its category, which complements the highest payload carrying capacity of 1,700 kg. The Maha Bolero Pik-up comes with a double bearing axle, stronger 9-leaf suspension and wider 15 inch,12 PR tyres to support the increased load carrying capacity.

To provide higher safety to consumers it comes with Twin Tandem Booster LSPV brakes and a stronger body and chassis. All these make it suitable for carrying heavy loads across the nation with a national permit. The Maha Strong, Maha Bolero Pik-up range consists of different body styles, cargo box lengths and varying payload capacities of 1,300 kg, 1,500 kg & 1,700 kg, suitable for various customer segments and their needs.

The Maha strong, Maha Bolero Pik-up flat-bed has been launched at a very special introductory price for the festive season, starting at Rs. 6.66 lacs (ex-showroom, Pune).

Speaking on the all new proposition of the Maha Bolero Pik-up range, Veejay Nakra, Chief – Sales and Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd said, "As a market leader for over 20 years, it has always been our endeavour to raise the bar in the pickup segment and provide the best customer value. The Maha Strong, Maha Bolero Pik-up provides unprecedented earning potential with its category best 1,700 kg payload and 9 ft (2765 mm) length cargo box. This Maha Bolero Pik-up will further enhance the core values of Mahindra’s tough and rugged DNA, enabling higher earning potential with lower maintenance costs, and take the brand to the next level”.

With a 62% market share (YTD September 2018) in the pick-up segment, Mahindra has forged a deep relationship with its customers founded on trust. This has been earned on the strength of the quality of its products, their robustness, earnings potential, low maintenance cost and above all the reliability of brand Mahindra, with the highest resale value in the category. Today, Mahindra has the widest portfolio in Pick-ups to cater to the various needs of cargo transportation and the flagship range of Bolero-Pik-Ups have more than 10 lakh happy customers.

Film based Diwali Magazine Chitravedh relaunched


PUNE: Chitravedh  a very popular magazine of 1980s and 90s is coming back again to enthral avid readers, this time in a new avtar of E Edition. The front cover will be unveiled at a special function to be held on 17th October 2018 at Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagruha, Kothrud which will be followed by a musical treat 'Fite Andharache Jale' by renowned music composer Shridhar Phadke.

Chitravedh was conceptualised by Bal Phule in 1980 and went on to become one of the most popular film based magazine. It was a pioneer in film content, with top film journalists like Devyani Chaubal, Bhavna Somayya, Jyoti Venkatesh, etc. creating stories and articles for it.

Chitravedh has an eclectic mix of articles, interviews, video conversations, unplugged music sessions, poetry recitations and much more from Hollywood, Bollywood, Marathi cinema and world cinema. Continuing with the same flavours and giving a blend of the changing times, Chitravedh is all set to unveil in its new avatar.

Chitravedh is being revived by his filmmaker daughter, Sucheta Phule after thirty seven years in a digital format. It is the first film based digital Marathi Diwali Anka (edition). Sucheta Phule informed that the all new Chitravedh features candid conversations, unplugged music sessions, poetry recitations of popular actors, musicians, lyricists. 

A perfect mix of great content doubled up with videos which feature interesting facts, behind the scenes instances, interviews and many more entertaining stuff, this magazine will keep you hooked onto it for sure. The revamped version will surely strike the right chord with the new age audience which is gradually moving from print to digital platforms she said. 

The tradition of reading Diwali editions is typical of Marathi culture and Chitravedh will surely redefine the way people look towards Diwali Magazine. Launched in Dubai last year, Chitravedh received a good response with some issues even being reprinted on public demand. The E-edition will be available on

#MeToo hits Symbiosis International University


PUNE: After swamping the country's entertainment and media sectors, the #MeToo forayed into the academic world - at the reputed Symbiosis Centre for Media & Communications (SCMC).

Several students and alumni took to the social media sharing stories of alleged sexual harassment at the hands of male students and even staffers on the varsity campus. At least a dozen students have posted their experiences. The SCMC acted quickly by appealing to them to come forward and assured them full support from the management.

The Symbiosis International University Pro Vice Chancellor Vidya Yeravdekar said the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) had been directed to hear out all grievances and complaints. Besides, she said the university had set up a Committee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH) cell to tackle the students' ordeal.

As for the past students, it said: "Dear Alumni, we are indeed sorry, if you had to face something like this. But we promise you that if you reach out to the ICC, we will take steps and actions if need be. If you're comfortable in sharing your stories with us, to make sure people are aware of a potential pitfall, please reach out to us."

While some women have shared their encounters with boys who crossed boundaries of physical intimacy, others spoke of how a professor allegedly sexually assaulted them during dark-room practicals. Another claimed that complaints filed with college authorities were ignored.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

IndSearch’s Athang Festival gets good response


PUNE: An inter-collegiate festival, Athang-2018 at IndSearch, Law College Road Campus on 6th and 7th October 2018 was a contribution to the co-operation and partnership process between the colleges of Pune, where more than 250 students from around 30 colleges participated in different competitions.

The Chief Guests for the prize distribution function were Dr. Santosh Bhave, Director (HR & IR), Bharat Forge Ltd., Pune and Nandini Bhave, Manager, Union Bank of India. Other dignitaries present were IndSearch Director Dr. Aparna Tembulkar, Director General Dr. Ashok Joshi, Dean Dr. Sunita Joshi and BMS Coordinator Prof. Manjari Lal. Dr. Bhave spoke about the importance of volunteering for events and its importance in the life of students. He also emphasised on the learning from the experiences of others, through continuous reading. The students who won the different competitions were felicitated by Dr. Bhave and Mrs. Bhave.

The Business Plan Competition was won by Manasi Gupta and Nikhil Tripathi from BIMM. The Photography Competition was won by Utkarsh Shastrakar from I2IT, Mad Ads competition by Ashwani Verma, Ankit Kumar, Aditi Dixit, Gufran Khan of IMED, stand up comedy by Yash Kadekar from IndSearch MBA, Poster-Making Competition winners were Sounik Das, Nimesh Pal from BIMM. 

The LAN Games team that won the competition was a mixed team comprising of Pratik Kadam and Sahil Gore from MIT, Prathamesh Shete from Sinhagad, Vibhav Pitambare from Fergusson and Atharva Bhat from IndSearch BMS. Varad Mane, Pushkaraj Agashe, Parth Ganbote of IndSearch BMS won the  Superheroes quiz; Hitesh Pupreja, Saket Deshpande, Akshay Deshpande of IndSearch MBA won the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. quiz; and Aastha Shrivastava, Pratik Kakade of SIOM won the Harry Potter Quiz. 

For Business Plan the judges were Dr. Madhuvanti Sathe, Dr. Sharad Joshi, Prof. Sudhakar Kulkarni and Rohan Ursal. For Poster Making the judges were Jayoo Patwardhan and Dr. Jayant Panse. For Mad Ads the judges were Prof. Anand Chidanand and Ms. Ashwini Shah. For Standup Comedy the judges were Anish Joag and Vedant Pimparkhede. For Photography the judges were Vinay Jinralkar and Prakash Ghodke.

These activities and the fest were managed by students of IndSearch- BMS under the guidance of Dr. Sunita Joshi and Prof. Manjari Lal. 

Friday, October 5, 2018

Flex falls on signal crowd; 4 died


PUNE: Four died while nine were seriously injured in a hoarding collapse near Juna Bazaar on Friday afternoon. The incident happened on a busy traffic hour where hundreds of commuters were at the signal.

The deceased Shyamrao Dhotre (48) and Bhimrao Kasar (70), Shivaji Devidas Pardeshi (40), Javed Nisuddin Khan (45) were killed when the hoarding came crashing down on them. The Sassoon Hospital declared them dead on arrival. Other victims - Javed Khan (45) and Shivaji Paradeshi (40) 1 succumbed to grave heady injury later at the hospital.

The eyewitnesses to the incident stated that the incident was so brutal that the deceased were brutally killed on the spot. After the deceased and injured were taken to Sassoon Hospital, the fire brigade and railways started the work on removing the collapsed hoarding.

According to the Sassoon Hospital authorities, the injured persons include a four-year-old child Samarth Paradeshi, Kiran Thosar (19), Yashwant Khobre (45), Mahesh Vishveshwar (50), Rukmini Paradeshi (55), Samriddhi Paradeshi (16), Kailash Gaikwad and an unidentified 55-year-old man.

Sunil Gilbile, division officer of the fire brigade said, "Five fire brigade vans were deployed for the rescue operations. The injured were immediately shifted to Sassoon Hospital." The hoarding allegedly illegal was built up on a railway land. The railway contractor was reportedly cutting the illegal hoarding from morning hours.

Krishnakant Patil, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager said, " This is unfortunate incident. As we learnt about this news, we rushed to the spot and helped the affected victims. We have ordered a high level inquiry committee to investigate into this." The incident has left the commuters and citizens shocked who expressed fear in commuting through such areas where huge hoardings have been put up.

Abdul Khan who lives close to Juna Bazaar said, " The railways always had this hoarding here where several posters are put up. These hoardings are living deaths for locals because one never knows when such incidents happen. If they were cutting this, they should have kept a warning sign or barricade to alert people. This is sheer negligence."

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Tata Technologies to set up Centres of Invention


PUNE: Tata Technologies Ltd, a global engineering services provider, announced that it has partnered with Rayat Shikshan Sanstha, a leading Indian educational organization, and Science and Technology Park, Pune, one of the Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park in Pune, for setting up Centers of Invention, Innovation and Incubation (CIIIs) in Maharashtra.

The first CIII in Satara was inaugurated today in the honorable presence of Sharad Pawar, President of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Prakash Javadekar, Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

In the coming months, three more CIIIs will be set up in Mumbai, Pune and Ahmednagar. The key objectives of establishing these CIIIs are to provide high-end industrial training to graduates for better employability and support innovators & potential young entrepreneurs by providing technical training, access to advanced technologies & co-working spaces, mentoring and private funding.

The CIIIs will comprise a Technology R&D center, Advanced Manufacturing center, Exploration R&D center and enable innovators to build a complete product from ideation to a ‘Virtual Build’ or ‘Real Build’ working prototype.

Talking about this association, Anand Bhade, President APAC, Global Marketing & Communications – Tata Technologies, said, “We are delighted to partner with Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and Science and Technology Park, Pune in setting up state-of-the-art centers to empower technopreneurs. Our automotive engineering experts are collaborating with CIII management to provide real-time industry insights to students/innovators and help them create world-class products. They will also mentor promising innovators and guide them from ideation to fruition of the final product.”

“We are committed to promoting technology start-ups among the innovators in the manufacturing industry and Tata Technologies is perfectly aligned with our goal. The setting-up of the CIIIs will help upskill students/innovators to match with industry standards, create employability for young graduates and availability of skilled resources for the region”, said Dr. Anil Patil, Chairman, Rayat Shikshan Sanstha.

“The CIII would be a good role model for other educational institutions to follow where corporates like Tata Technologies and leading institutions like Rayat Shikshan Sanstha and Science and Technology Park will partner for a social cause. In addition to imparting high-end skills and increasing employability of students, this initiative will nurture innovators and support startups in engineering domain”, said Dr. Rajendra Jagdale, Director General & CEO, Science and Technology Park.

Pune Cyclothon Season 2 will be on Sunday


PUNE: After a wonderful response from the enthusiastic cycling community of Pune city last year, Lok Biradari Mitramandal Pune is coming back with Pune Cyclothon Season 2 – ‘आठवणीतलं पुणं सायकलींचं पुणं’ in association with the NSS wing of Savitribai Phule University of Pune and Shikshan Prasarak Mandalee’s S. P. College Pune

With the objectives of Encouraging Fitness with Short Distance Cycling and attempting to go back to old pollution free City as the tagline says- आठवणीतलं पुणं सायकलींचं पुणं this cycle rally is being organized consecutively for the second year on Sunday, 7th October 2018 at S. P. College, Tilak Raod Pune. 

Rajendra Jagtap, CEO Smart City, Aniket Amte, Director- Lok Biradari Prakalp, Hemalkasa along Samiksha Amte and Dr. Prabhakar Desai, Director- NSS SPPU will be present for the Flag Off, mentioned Shilpa Tambe.

Yogesh Kulkarni mentioned that along with the professional cyclists, participants from all walks of life including Coroporates, Students, Senior Citizens, Service Men and Postmen are expected to participate in the rally. The Participating Cyclists and Groups can enjoy this Joy Ride with any special Theme or Message they would want to display.

Unique messages, themes, the youngest cyclists, the oldest enthusiasts, biggest groups are some of the criteria’s for special recognition. The participation in Pune Cyclothon Season 2 is free for Students, for others it is Rs. 100/- only.

However the Registration is Mandatory on the spot on S. P. College or on the link below

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

World peace dome to bring in Humanity: Naidu


PUNE: MIT World Peace University and MIT-ADT University jointly organised the Four day World Parliament of Science, Religion and Philosophy which was inaugurated today at the Loni Kalbhor campus near Pune. The conclave began on the 150th anniversary of Late Mahatma Gandhi and will get over on October 5, 2018.

The Vice President of India was the chief guest on the occasion while Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was the guest of honour. Curtain unveiling of world peace dome and ribbon cutting was performed at the hands of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu.

Other dignitaries present on the dais were Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, Dr Vijay Bhatkar, Mayor Mukta Tilak, Prof Dr Vishwanath D. Karad, Founder President of MIT-WPU, Rahul Karad, Executive President of MIT-WPU and Prof Mangesh Karad, Executive President of MIT ADT University.

Describing the dome as another wonder of the world, Naidu said, “The World Peace Dome is not only the biggest in history but is the biggest idea as well. It is the idea of restricting the world turning into a tomb. Even after conquering the whole world, the only thing a man yearn is the peace of mind.”

Appreciating the initiative taken by Prof Dr Vishwanath Karad for bringing the whole world together for a good cause of Peace and Humanity, Naidu said, “This day is historic and I respect the cause and work done by Prof Dr Vishwanath Karad. India has always welcomed all religions, and he is proving it by his work. Prof Dr  Vishwanath Karad had seen this vision in 2005 for World Peace and he is still working in this direction. I would like to say, all students and people of the nation must visit this dome and the library which has millions of books.”

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, “This dome is the greatest contribution in the history of the world. The world is changing and so is India which is taking strides to bring harmony and peace in world. Saint Dnyaneshwar lived for a very short span of life but he contributed his whole life for eace and the harmony in the world. Saint Dyaneshwar always believed that it is the evil elements in humans must cease to exist. Today the people gathered here are an inspiration to the world for the humanity and peace.”

Dr. Vishwanath Karad said, “World lacks the peace of mind when everything is available at one click in 21st century. This dome includes 54 statues of philosophers, saint, and scientists. No crane machines were used to build this dome. Statue of God Ram in the center of the statues giving the message of vishva shanti and humanity.”

The four days long World Parliament will witness the presence of many political leaders, global scientists, Nobel laureates, philosophers, saints, educationists, and social workers.

India is the most tolerant Country: Ezekiel Malekar


PUNE: “Israel is my heart but India is my blood. India is the most tolerant country, Jewish community is living here from around 2000 years but they don’t feel like outsiders,” said Ezekiel Isaac Malekar, Head of the Jewish community in New Delhi at MIT-WPU and MIT-ADT University second day & 3rd Session of World Peace Parliament.

After the inauguration of Saint Dnyaneshwar World Peace Dome on 150th anniversary of  Mahatma Gandhi, the World Peace Parliament of Science, Spirituality and Philosophy was led ahead with the eminent presence of speakers, thinkers and philosophers at MIT-ADT University, Loni-Kalbhor. The topic was “Religion and Religious Scriptures of the World as ‘True Life- Guiding Scriptures”

Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad said addressing the conclave, “Hindu is not a religion but it is the way of living. The way of dressing can differ from person to person but it should not differ your soul from unite with another human. Swami Vivekanand whom we remember as the noble son of India, had included in his speech at world parliament that India will emerge as the symbol of human kind in 21st century.“

Bhante Rahul Bodhi said, “Buddha means science and logic. Peace and harmony come in our lives from human heart and mind. We’re responsible for disturbing the society. In the era of nuclear bomb, greed and hatred spread violence only.”

Pandit Vasant Rao Gadgil said, “Light is the symbol of knowledge. Religion lies within our heart, not in temple, masjid, church or agiyari. India has great respect for mothers, Islam keeps mothers on top. All the religions today has only one motto that is Vishwakalyanam and Vishwashanti.”

Prof Gautam Bapat compeered the function and gave the vote of thanks.