Paint the Pandemic – Change through Creative Initiative

Sanjay Agrawal.mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi. 10th Oct 2020

Anudip Foundation, a 14 year-old-non-profit has been creating sustainable livelihoods of low-income family groups, tribal communities, reformed insurgents, people with disabilities, political refugees, victims of trafficking, and ethnic and religious minorities who historically perform poorly in the human development index, through digital inclusion. With operations in India and the USA, Anudip has been empowering close to more than 100,000 underserved youth, touching over 425,000 crisis-stricken people from difficult backgrounds since 2007 through technology, skilling, and livelihood opportunities.

Presently, with the on-going crisis, we have reached 55,000+ people from very remote and needy backgrounds with food and hygiene kits. Aimed to collectively raise funds via Paint the Pandemic – Change through Creative Initiative. , an initiative which invites professional artists, children, and amateurs to participate for a painting completion with only INR 999 as an entry fee, to support the income-less affected by the pandemic. All proceedings from the entry fee would go in for the COVID Relief Fund.  The event will encourage artistic expressions of all artists to present their emotions, ideas and innovative thoughts in the fight against COVD-19. Anudip has partnered with Art’est — an Art Abode, a gallery for art, which, would feature the winner’s artworks in their gallery for display and price it appropriately based on the form of art. The theme of artwork is restricted to “Pandemic 2020 – My experience, My expression”, where aspirants can apply in any of the three categories – a) Professional Artists b) Amateur Artists c) Children & Students (3 – 15 years).

Padmshri awardee Krishn Kanhai, Winner of Seychelles Biennale 2017 Aarti Zaveri and the multifarious visual artist are the Grand Jury to the the completion. The last date of entry is on the 14th of November 2020 and winners to be announced on the 30th November. The event has partnered by Luxury consultant Madhavi Advani. Winners will be mentored by Show Curator: Neerajj Mittra, a multifarious visual artist and each of the finalist would receive e-certificates signed by by Padma Shri Awardee Krishn Kanhai.

Self-check kiosk to detect, prevent Covid-19

Sanjay Agrawal. mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi. 9.9.2020

Self-check kiosk to detect, prevent Covid-19

India Science Wire

New Delhi, Sept 09 (India Science Wire): With the gradual easing of public lockdown measures and return to normal life, it is the need of the hour to ensure safe entry to any premises. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati) in collaboration with Workspace Metal Solutions Private Limited, Udaipur, has developed a first-of-its-kind self-check kiosk. The small structure helps by streamlining flow of people through the kiosk. The Kiosk only takes about 30 seconds to check whether the person is safe to enter the premises or not. It is a quick yet accurate contactless check which can determine if an individual is running a fever, low blood oxygen levels and, therefore, potentially has COVID-19 or any other viral or bacterial infection.

The fully automated touchless self-check kiosk has been designed as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. It instantly detects and records the syndromes associated with COVID-19 like body temperature and blood oxygen content and raises alarm in case it is beyond the limits. The Kiosk features a first of its kind UV-C disinfectant box capable of killing viruses/bacteria present on the surfaces of luggage, bags, keys, mobiles, wallets etc. thereby reducing the risk of spreading.

Self-check kiosk installed at IIT Guwahati

The following steps are involved when a person enters the premise. The person has to stand on the footmarks marked in front of the kiosk after removing the face mask and align the face in the grid displayed on the screen to measure the body temperature. Once the temperature is measured, the individual will have to wave its hand over the sensor of the UV-C chamber to open its door for keeping the belongings inside. UV-C box will perform 360⁰ disinfection on the entire exposed surface. The individual will have to place its index finger on the SpO₂ sensor to check the oxygen saturation in the body (Oxygen above 95% is a sign of a healthy human body). After this, the individual can disinfect the hands by placing them below the automatic sanitizer dispenser unit. Post hand sanitization, the individual can collect the belongings from UV-C chamber and can proceed further.

       Self-check kiosk

A self-check kiosk has already been installed at IIT Guwahati campus. Dr.SenthilmuruganSubbiah, Associate Professor, Department of chemical engineering, IIT Guwahati, said, “The kiosk installed at IIT Guwahati campus is IoT enabled and its data analysis system is capable of face identification and creating employee/person health historical data. Kiosk’s AI-based software system is capable of monitoring an individual’s health from historical data and in case of abnormal temperature and SpO2 level measured than the kiosk generates the alarm to health department authorities of their company/organisation/institute. The innovative UVC system design is capable of emitting UVC radiation from 6 surfaces of UVC box and that provides 99.99 % of viruses’/bacteria disinfection in 10 seconds.”

“Current catastrophic situation made us realise the importance of hygiene for a safe environment. ‘The self-check kiosk’ is an invaluable solution for quick detection of illnesses and reduce the spread of bacteria & viruses. This is a 100% Indian product and I feel that it will be a very good resource to fight the pandemic” said PuneetTalesara, IIT-Guwahati Alumni and Founder, Workspace Metal Solutions Private Limited, Udaipur.

The cost of a self-check kiosk varies from 3.5 lakh to 7.5 lakh depending on the specification and features.The product has already been commercialised. The team has also filed for a patent. The self-check kiosk has been developed by Dr.Senthilmurugan Subbiah, Associate Professor,Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, and Mr.Puneet Talesara, Founder, Workspace Group, and alumnus of IIT Guwahati. (India Science Wire)

ISW/JS/09-09-2020

Luxury Chats – A New Dimension

SANJAY AGRAWAL. mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi. 5th Sep 2020

“You cannot afford not to be quintessential when luxury is your forte.

As a luxury consultant, socialising and communication with the people around you are indispensable. Hence, Madhavi’s luxury talk show, a completely unplanned impromptu idea, is an excellent interactive way to stay in touch with friends, family as well as clients. 

Making the most of the lockdown, Ms, Madhavi Advani, the renowned luxury consultant, serving clients from acclaimed backgrounds started the online Facebook live chat series, “The Luxury Global Talk show”

Madhavi’s Luxury Co. has been breaking boundaries, bridging the gap between the top industry clientele with their mass audiences, branding the luxury segment.

Since the pandemic has hit us hard leaving people in fear and uncertainties about the future, the versatile, vibrant and one of the most dynamic women you would come across, Madhavi,through her chat show, has been on the mission to bring solutions to people at their homes each day. Various eminent national and international speakers, Ambassadors of various countries, Corporate honchos have been a part of her chat show till now.

Madhavi continues to establish and run a strong luxury consultancy, bringing people from different platforms in the fields of art, real estate, hospitality, weddings, fashion designers, jewellery designers and bespoke events.

In conversation with Madhavi, her guests tend to unravel their fascinating hidden interests in the luxury segment, be it wellness, art or poetry. 

From wedding planners in Italy to top fashion designers, Padmashri awardees, to classic Indian artists and ambassadors, Madhavi has curated a great reach with her talk show, bringing together distinguished achievers from different walks of life. 

With a niche outreach, luxury brands have a rich taste, and it is essential to focus the appropriate clientele. Madhavi aims to bridge the gap between the guests on the show from the industry, and their audiences, bringing in their experiences from different walks of life, their lifestyle patterns during COVID, and how the luxury market is looking the future.

Madhavi has a subtle way of bringing out the best of the people she invites on her shows, while highlighting the pedestals of their journey, while also bringing their future plans and projects in picture. 

“I had the honour of being interviewed by Madhavi. It was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed. There was a good number of people who had connected and I must compliment Madhavi on this wonderful initiative. Best of luck to her for her initiatives.”- Vijay Wanchoo, Senior Executive- Imperial Hotel.

“Hi..Being in  the talk show with Madhavi was a fantastic experience for me. She has the art of making the  guest speaker comfortable. Madhavi…Gud luck to u all thru’!!!”- Ms. Shalley Batta, Zonal Clinical Head- Clove Dental. 

“Om shanti. Being with Madhavi on her talk show was a complete delight:) She takes u so easily through your own life journey and it’s a pleasure chatting with her. Kudos to her”

-Vandy Mehra, Study by Janak

Tune in to Madhavi’s Luxury Business co. on youtube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMQbP-JTQJAVNk6s4B5C1IA/featured to stay updated with the latest talk show discussions and the right insights in the luxury circuit.

‘भूमि पूजन सूची से हटा दें मेरा नाम’ बोलीं उमा भारती

एक ही दिन में तीन बड़े बीजेपी नेताओं के कोरोना संक्रमित होने के मामले सामने आने के बाद पूर्व केंद्रीय मंत्री और वरिष्ठ बीजेपी नेता उमा भारती ने अयोध्या प्रशासन से कहा है कि भूमि पूजन सूची से उनका नाम हटा दिया जाए।

उमा भारती ने कहा कि राम मंदिर निर्माण के लिए 5 अगस्त को अयोध्या में होने वाले भूमि पूजन कार्यक्रम में आएंगी लेकिन मंदिर स्थल पर ना रहकर सरयू नदी के तट पर रहेंगी।

उन्होंने ट्वीट कर कहा कि ‘ ‘कल जब से मैंने श्री अमित शाह जी तथा यूपी भाजपा के नेताओं के कोरोना पॉजिटिव होने के बारे में सुना तभी से मैं अयोध्या में मंदिर के शिलान्यास में उपस्थित लोगों के लिए खासकर नरेंद्र मोदी जी के लिए चिंतित हूं। इसलिए मैंने रामजन्मभूमि न्यास के अधिकारियों को सूचना दी है की शिलान्यास के कार्यक्रम के मुहूर्त पर मै अयोध्या में सरयू के किनारे पर रहूंगी’

उमा भारती ने कहा कि ‘मै भोपाल से आज रवाना होऊंगी। कल शाम अयोध्या पहुंचने तक मेरी किसी संक्रमित व्यक्ति से मुलाकात हो सकती हैं ऐसी स्थिति में जहां नरेंद्र मोदी और सैकड़ों लोग उपस्थित हों मैं उस स्थान से दूरी रखूंगी।

तथा नरेंद्र मोदी और सभी समूह के चले जाने के बाद ही मै रामलला के दर्शन करने पहुंचूंगी यह सूचना मैंने अयोध्या में रामजन्मभूमिन्यास के वरिष्ठ अधिकारी और पीएमओ को भेज दी है की माननीय नरेंद्र मोदी के शिलान्यास कार्यक्रम के समय उपस्थित समूह की सूची में से मेरा नाम अलग कर दें।’

गौरतलब है कि रविवार को केंद्रीय गृह मंत्री अमित शाह, कर्णाटक के मुख्यमंत्री बीएस येदुरप्पा और उत्तर प्रदेश बीजेपी के अध्यक्ष स्वतंत्र देव सिंह के अलावा उत्तर प्रदेश के एक मंत्री को कोरोना संक्रमण होने की पुष्टि हुई थी वहीँ उत्तर प्रदेश में केबिनेट मंत्री कमला रानी की

5 अगस्त को अयोध्या में होने वाले भूमि पूजन कार्यक्रम में स्वयं पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी मौजूद रहेंगे। पीएम मोदी की मौजूदगी को लेकर उमा भारती ने चिंता जताई है। उन्होंने कहा कि ‘कल जब से मैंने श्री अमित शाह जी तथा यूपी भाजपा के नेताओं के कोरोना पॉजिटिव होने के बारे में सुना तभी से मैं अयोध्या में मंदिर के शिलान्यास में उपस्थित लोगों के लिए खासकर नरेंद्र मोदी जी के लिए चिंतित हूं।

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Emotional trauma of lady health workers

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com WORLDNEWS24X7

NEW DELHI. 23rd July 2020

Emotional trauma of lady health workers

Feature by Neeharika Varshney

neerub42@gmail.com

It is said that God cannot be everywhere so He created mothers and doctors.We often call Moms our super heroines or multi-task masters. We remember her even in minutest of the difficulties. They are a source of continuous inspiring energy to combat any challenge, however small or big it may be. Health workers also play a divine role and serve the community without any difference in their colour, caste or creed. They try to revive a human body with ailments to come out of it.But, what if, someone is playing the double role of mothers and health workers? If we combine these two, there comes a section of people who are “female health workers” who are the true angels sent by God for maintaining and nurturing its beautiful world.While they may be doing marvellous work, they very often, like in current pandemic, have to work in high risk areas and may carry infections to home. Has someone thought of the psychology of these female health workers, how do they prepare themselves for their commitment and what motivates them?

They say, responsibilities come with the family. Often,lady of the house has to run a household. She is always concerned or rather worried about her children, her husband , her in laws, and their clothing, food, preparation of various assignments, helping children in school work/projects, dealing with house helps, managing colony affairs and even the social responsibilities of the bigger clans. If one could sum, she is the House Manager who is responsible for all chores at home. I bet not even a single minute, even if she is engaged in her professional task, passes away in which she wouldnot be concernedabout her family or various pending household chores. Infact, we are so dependent on our Mothers that we cannot think about managing the house even for a day without them.

In case of health workers, their professional duty comes first. They have to be by their patients side as and when required irrespective of the time of the day. Health workers are working at many places at a time. A doctor has to see new and old patients as the Out Patients (OPD) as well as attend to the In-patients (IPD or patients admitted to hospital). In addition, doctors may have to perform surgery, carry out investigations. Other health workers also prepare patients for various treatments and take care of them post surgery/ investigation.  This requires close interaction with patient, ailing humans who might be carrying different types of diseases. This exposes health workers to potential risk as they may inherit infections from their serving patients. Health workers attending to those patients, who are carrying communicable diseases, are most vulnerable as they are exposed to infection, like in the current pandemic. For treating these patients, though health workers take special precautions, prepare themselves to minimize the risk, but could still be exposed and could carry infection home and gift it to their family members, including young children and aged parents.

In the current pandemic, we are very proud to say that these workers have been our frontline warriors. None of the Health workers has opted out of duty in this hour of crisis, even if they were not dealing with patients of communicable diseases. What keeps them going, what motivates them and how do they prepare themselves to work in this hour. I had a chat with couple of health workers. A young doctor and an aged nurse. The lady doctor in discussion is married to a doctor and has a young child and in laws at home, whereas the nurse in discussion is middle aged and has her grown up children and parents.

The doctor, I talked to, works in a reputed private hospital. She did her hospital duty when the hospital turned fully Covid 19 treatment centre. She has a 2.5 year old child and leaving him to go out for her duty wasn’t easy enough for her. Fearing the high risk while dealing with Covid patients, her parents told her to resign and join the hospital again when the situation was normalized. They feared for her child who was at major risk and ofcourse their daughter as well. But, being into such a profession requires a lot of determination and she proved it. She said to herself, why did she become a doctor and during times like this, it was her moral duty to treat her patients and not turn her towards back to them. To get positive vibes, she always felt happy seeing patients recover but a few things always bothered her. We always tend to think negative before positive for our loved ones. She used to think that what if some sort of mishappening occurs to her? Like if she became Covid positive and in turn gifted it to her family as well ? Her doctor husband was also on Covid duty. That puzzled her even more. But she never allowed time to these thoughts which may become a barrier between her and her Covid duty. She and her friends who also have small children at home decided to leave their children to a nearby relative for a while as precaution. Being separated from their children isn’t easy enough for a young mother no matter what would have been the circumstances. During the initial days of the pandemic, her duty was flexible, of 24 hours a week. When this pandemic started rising, her duty schedule changed to working  8 hours per day for a week. Next week, she would be in quarantine away from home as directed by her hospital followed by a home leave for a week. Due to her new and prolonged schedule, she started worrying about the thoughts her child may have. She had some foolish yet bothering thoughts that what if her kid forgets how she looks like? What if he forgets his own mother? But with the support of her family and most importantly by making herself mentally strong she enjoys her challenging duty days. Only motivation for her was smile of the recovered patients.

I also had a chat with a nurse working in a government hospital. Unlike private hospitals, she did not get the facility of hotels or any other facility of living away from home for quarantine immediately after her duty. She used to return home daily after work, go straight to her bathroom, take a bath, wash her hospital clothes and then return to her household schedule. As a step of precaution, she had separated herself from the rest of the family. She took a separate room for herself though she was cooking for the family. It was difficult to persuade her child who wished to hop into their mothers arm, as in the normal days. Though she and her colleagues took all possible precautions, but soon many of her hospital staff became Covid positive. Even after taking all the precautions, sadly she became positive during her duty. The most shocking news to her was that not only she got infected but also gifted it to her 16 years old child and her mother.  It was a huge traumatic experience as she realized that instead of appreciating devotion to her service, people in colony started avoiding not only her but even her family members. Residents of families in her staircases were virtually shouting at her and the threat she has brought to the society. In her home isolation, she wondered hours and hours if she did right or wrong.  Of course, the fear if she, her child and her mother could recover from it or not was  constant. Managing herself looked bleak at times as she was at loss of ideas about her and her family.

Not just this but imagine the situation of the female nurses and doctors while treating the Covid patients and getting their monthly cycle of menstruation. When you have your duty you have to wear a protection dress also called “safety kit” or”PPE”(personal protection equipment) and it is advised to remove it once you have completed your duty to minimize the chances of inheriting the infection. While wearing the kit one cannot eat, drink, visit toilets etc. Imagine their situation without eating or using washrooms for 8-12 hours. This deserves a lot of respect for all the health workers and we are indeed grateful of them. As the kit is fully made of plastic, there are some of its drawbacks. It causes excessive sweating and one feels dehydrated.To avoid this condition, health workers intake glucose/electrolysis before or after their duty hours but not in between. Because of the masks, one has to breathe their own breath for hours and this causes fogging on the face shield making the visibility less.

These two are just case studies but it stands true for all health workers. In both the cases, they said the same thing. They quoted” we cannot change our destiny but it will be an honour to serve during a time which is history to be”.  I wish we have more respect for female health workers in society and in their difficult times instead of ostracising them or their family, appreciate their fighting spirit and support their families. Even providing daily essentials,or supporting their families emotionally would be filling a void.

ICHR held webinar on Migrant Labour Crisis

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com WORLDNEWS24X7

New Delhi . 18th July 2020

Indian Council for Human Relations conducted fourth webinar on Migrant workers – crisis & rehabilitation on July 17, 2020 which was presided over by ICHR chairperson Ms. Aruna Oswal & coordinated by Ms. Leher Sethi- Secretary ICHR & Mr. Gaurav Gupta-Treasurer ICHR.

The Panelists were:-

H.E. Mr. Hector Cueva Jacome, Amb. of Ecuador

H.E. Mr. Chris Sunday Eze, High Commissioner of Nigeria

Mr. Herve D. Coulbaly, Embassy of Burkina Faso

H.E. Mr. K.L. Ganju, Consul General of Comoros

Mrs. Zipporah Bwibo, Counsellor of Kenya

Diplomat from Brazil

Sh. Amit Kumar Tunna, MLA

Padmashree Dr. Mohsin Wali, Former Physician to the President of India

Sh. Rajat Shrivastava, President-YUCI Delhi

Aruna Oswal observed that the Migrant workers who have moved out of the Urban cities to their native villages need to be brought back to work as they are an integral part of the development cycle and get the economy back on its path.

However, MLA and Youth leaders from Bihar felt that at present situation the corona virus pandemic has to be tackled first and the safety of these workers is of prime importance.

Dr Mohsin Wali gave an excellent Presentation about the crisis.

Diplomats were anxious to learn how India is tackling the crisis and would like to follow the same model in their country.

It was resolved that suggestions to help the workers would be forwarded to concerned authorities.

Lot of members attended the webinar.

Webinar held for Bespoke Weddings

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com WorldNews24x7

VIVAHA SELECT (Wedding community) Presented BESPOKE WEDDINGS

The Touch of Luxury – (Episode 2)

In the presence of Industry experts from different fields, today VIVAHA SELECT presented the second episode of the webinar series titled BESPOKE WEDDINGS   – THE TOUCH OF LUXURY.VIVAHA SELECT – the soon to be launched Wedding Community, Marketplace, Blog and Directory from the house of Celebrating Vivaha  which has been Curated by Tarun Sarda.

The webinar saw participation by Shibani Kashyap Renowned Bollywood Singer & Composer, Lalit Gattani, CEO Weddings By Showcraft, Gaurav Chauhan, Director Le Chaat Factory Group, Sidharth Koul Commercial Director Conrad Bengaluru, Saharsh Vadhera, Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru and Amit Sood Photography Moderated by Nitin Arora MD Katalyst Entertainment Ltd.

The Webinar started with a beautiful composition Heal The World by Singer Shibani Kashyap followed by other Bollywood songs.

”The Touch of Luxury” was the theme of the webinar today where in the Industry experts spoke about how bespoke weddings can be intimately classy and quintessentially elegant in the post coronavirus world.

In an uncertain world, weddings are not at the top of anyone’s minds. But in India, they are a huge business, and their absence is keenly felt by the industry. Pre-pandemic, India was a promising market for luxury goods, estimated to grow at a 10.3 per cent CAGR between 2020 and 2023. The market size is close to $8 billion.

However, industry experts in their discussion today believed that Indian weddings will return with spike in growth in the coming years and it will continue to be bigger once the virus threat is down to be negligible.As we are seeing, couples are swapping their grand wedding celebration with small gathering or intimate wedding affair, so the ”New Normal” for celebrating weddings in pandemic is different. Though we are sure grand celebrations will be back after normalcy in the situation.

About Vivaha Select  – As a wedding community, VIVAHA SELECT will aim at promoting different products, services and professionals related to the wedding industry  – such as trousseau, jewellery, wedding gifting, caterers, photographers, wedding entertainment, make up, wedding destinations, venues and luxury hotels.Whether intimate weddings become the new normal or with time our big fat Indian weddings regain their original grandeur, VIVAHA SELECT – the online wedding community promises to help the prospective bride and grooms plan their fairytale wedding by simplifying their task of choosing from the entire list of vendors since they all will now be present at one consolidated platform of VIVAHA SELECT! 

World Simplicity Day on 12 July

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com WorldNews24x7

Simplicity: Way of Life Amidst COVID- 19

By Ritika Dureja Bajaj

“Dream of man, is to live life to the fullest and be happy. Happiness is not to be pursued but lived”.

We all have been living life, day in day out in search of happiness. But you know what, the biggest paradox is – Happiness is nowhere to be found. Do you know why? Well, simply because we are searching it in the wrong direction.

Have ever noticed a child? Not to forget, children are our greater teachers. Do you ever see them chasing happiness? Your answer must be NO, fairly because they always seem to be happy. What do you think the reason could be? These tiny ones are not searching for happiness, they live it. For them happiness is not about achieving a goal of life, then another, then another and seeking happiness with attachments and accomplishments.

 For these munchkins, happiness is about state of being. Whatever they have, they are happy with it. For them it is not about whether they have less or whether they need more. They get acclimatized to what they have that very moment. They are too pure to experience their emotions and live them. They don’t carry unnecessary baggage with them to spill beans later like adults. What’s on their mind is on their tongue. To put it together, they are experienced to live ‘A LIFE OF SIMPLICITY’.

Kind of life we adults are living at present is the life of Globalization. We are striving every now and then to be better in one way or the other- financially, physically, socially, etc. Every time we are entering in to competition to achieve goal after goal to seek validation and prove our self worth. Have you ever thought what has given rise to this unending race? Well, it is the lack that we feel in our self because we aren’t connected with our true self. We always find our worth in outwardly, and unknowing fall into the trap of seeking momentarily happiness better called as pleasures. Mistakenly, we start perceiving these pleasures as happiness and start chasing it. However, happiness is not outward, it is always within. It is always present there; it’s we who disregard it. 

If you truly want to live in happiness, you need to discard all these veils that you are putting at present. You got to strip yourself of all those stigmas of judgements, fear, lack and control. You got to adopt the Life of Simplicity what this COVID- 19 has been teaching us since the onset of outbreak. It has reconnected us with our roots back. It has reiterated the lesson of being happy in the moment and that seeking happiness in every small aspect of life. It has made us realize the worth of having connection be it with our self or with our loved ones. It has awakened consciousness within that the true joy and freedom lies in being minimalistic. Running behind material possessions only ignites wants in us and takes us away from our needs. Now, when we are weaned from it, we realize that it gradually had ripped us from our inner peace.     

Today, being the World Simplicity Day, celebrated on 12 July annually to honour Henry David Thoreau who advocates the life of simplicity, one can simply say that might be late, but finally and in true essence we are learning the lesson of living a simple life. Life filled with compassion, kindness and togetherness free from complications of the world where one is free to be oneself. Yet we need to take it to the level where we need to use technology to the level where it benefits us rather than building stress and tensions around us.

In the end, it can just so well summed up in the words of Henry David Thoreau himself, “Our lives are frittered away in details…simplify, simplify” meaning that people are concerned too much by insignificant things and not those that are truly important.  He wrote, “As you simplify your life the laws of the universe will be simpler, solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

भारत मंथन: भारतीय संस्कृति का चिंतन

SANJAY AGRAWAL . mrspa23@gmail.com. WorldNews24x7

New Delhi. 5th July 2020

इन्द्रप्रस्थ अध्ययन केन्द्र तथा संस्कृत एवं प्राच्य विद्या अध्ययन संस्थान, जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय, नई दिल्ली के संयुक्त तत्त्वावधान में आयोजित तीन दिवसीय राष्ट्रीय संगोष्ठी “भारत मंथन-2” का समापन समारोह 05 जुलाई, 2020 को सांयः 05:00 बजे वेबिनार के माध्यम से किया गया।

समापन सत्र की अध्यक्षता प्रो. (डॉ) कुलदीप चंद अग्निहोत्री, माननीय कुलपति, हिमाचल प्रदेश केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय, ने की। इस सत्र में मुख्य वक्ता के रूप में माननीय सुनील भाई मेहता, गुजरात तकनीकी विश्वविद्यालय में प्राध्यापक एवं राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ के अखिल भारतीय सह बौद्धिक शिक्षण प्रमुख ने विचार रखे। प्रोफेसर (डॉ.) ब्रजेश कुमार पांडेय, संस्कृत एवं प्राच्यविद्या अध्ययन संस्थान, जवाहरलाल नेहरू विश्वविद्यालय द्वारा सभी प्रतिभागियों, वक्ताओं एवं इस कार्यक्रम को सफल बनाने वाले कार्यकर्ताओं को धन्यवाद ज्ञापन दिया गया।

श्री विनोद शर्मा ‘विवेक’ जी ने इन्द्रप्रस्थ अध्ययन केन्द्र का परिचय दिया एवं इसकी संगठनात्मक एवं कार्यपद्धती के स्वरूप एवं संरचना को समझाया। इसी क्रम में उन्होंने बताया कि इंद्रप्रस्थ अध्ययन केंद्र समाज का एक ऐसा मंच है जिसमे सामाजिक सरोकारों के प्रति संवेदनशील हर वर्ग और व्यवसाय के बुद्धिजीवी, शिक्षाविद, प्रशासक, शोध-छात्र, व्यावसायिक, उध्यमी, श्रमिक आदि व्यापक समाज की सोच से सीधे-सीधे जुड़ने वाले बिन्दुओं को अध्ययन और चिंतन का विषय बनाया जाता है |

संगोष्ठी समापन समारोह के अध्यक्ष, मुख्य वक्ता एवं माननीय अजय जी उत्तर क्षेत्र के बौद्धिक शिक्षण प्रमुख एवं अखिल भारतीय बौद्धिक टोली, राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ द्वारा ई-शोध पत्रिका (इंद्रप्रस्थ शोध संदर्श) का विमोचन किया गया। श्री राजेंद्र पांडेय जी, प्राध्यापक, चौधरी चरण सिंह विश्वविद्यालय, मेरठ ने ई-शोध पत्रिका (इंद्रप्रस्थ शोध संदर्श) की प्रस्तावना दी एवं इस पत्रिका के महत्व को समझाया। यह पत्रिका सारगर्भित शोध पत्रों, अंतर्दृष्टि एवं पुस्तक समीक्षा जैसे विभिन्न विषयों का प्रस्तुतीकरण करेगी।

प्रो. (डॉ) कुलदीप चंद अग्निहोत्री जी ने आवाहन किया कि भारतीय संस्कृति के पुनर्जागरण एवं प्रसार का समय आ गया है और इस संबंध में यह संगोष्ठी अत्यंत महत्वपूर्ण है। इंद्रप्रस्थ अध्ययन केंद्र का तीसरा चरण भारत मंथन से भी जो अमृत निकलेगा वह भारतीयता, राष्ट्रीयता का परिचय देते हुए सभी को एक नई ऊर्जा प्रदान करेगा। यह उस आत्मभाव और आंतरिक भावना का स्पंदन कराएगा जिस भावना को बचाते हुए महाराणा प्रताप तथा गुरु गोविंद सिंह जी के बच्चों ने अपना जीवन बलिदान कर दिया।

यही दृश्य आज भी है जब प्रकृति का अस्तित्व संकट में है और गुरु गोविंद सिंह जी ने कहा “संत सिपाही” विश्व शांति की बहाली करेगा। हमारी भारतीयता ” वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्” पर आधारित है जोकि ‘ग्लोबल विलेज’ की विचारधारा से विपरीत है। हमारे यहां ज्ञान से दूसरे का उद्धार करने की परंपरा है न कि से दूसरों का शोषण करने की।

माननीय सुनील भाई मेहता जी ने यह बताया कि भारत के मान बिंदु क्या है उनका संश्लेषण कैसे किया जाए और संरक्षण किस दिशा में हो। भगवान श्री राम तथा भगवान श्री कृष्ण जैसे महान आदर्श पुरुषों का उल्लेख करते हुए समझाया कि किस प्रकार भगवान श्री राम ने सारे कष्टों को सहते हुए मर्यादा को सर्वोच्च स्थान देते हुए वनवास पूरा किया। उसी प्रकार भगवान श्री कृष्ण ने धर्म की स्थापना के लिए कष्ट सहते हुए संघर्ष किया और महाभारत के युद्ध में स्वयं लड़ने की बजाय शस्त्र नहीं उठाने का संकल्प लिया और धर्म की स्थापना की। इसीलिए इस गौरवशाली भूमि को हम राम-कृष्ण की भूमि की संज्ञा देते हैं ।

इसी भारतीय संस्कृति की परिवार व्यवस्था का विदेशों में शोध किया जाता है। हमारे यहां कुटुंब में रक्त संबंध होते हैं तथा परिवार में रक्त संबंध के साथ-साथ वह सारे संबंध जो सुख-दुख में हमेशा साथ देते हैं मित्र, पशु पक्षी को भी समान स्थान दिया है। इस प्रकार की व्यवस्था दुनिया के लिए आश्चर्य वाली है। मार्गरेट थैचर ने एक बार कहा था की इंग्लैंड में क्राइम रेट बढ़ रहा है क्योंकि “सिंगल पैरंट सिस्टम” वहां पर प्रचलित है।

हमारी संस्कृति में गाय एवं नदी को भी माता माना जाता है तथा मंदिर एवं अन्य धार्मिक स्थल स्वयं संस्कृति के ‘मानबिंदु’ माना है। इन मान बिंदुओं की रक्षा के लिए जनमानस ने निरंतर संघर्ष तथा बलिदान दिया है। विदेशी आक्रांताओं द्वारा इन मान बिंदुओं का खंडन किया गया। अतः आज की आवश्यकता है कि इन मान बिंदुओं को समझकर इनका पुनर्स्थापन एवं संरक्षण किया जाए। गुरु पूर्णिमा के अवसर पर उन्होंने कहा कि विदेशी शासन के बाद भी भारत में गुरु और संत परंपरा समाप्त नहीं हुई और इसी के माध्यम से इन मान बिंदुओं को हम संरक्षित कर सकते हैं।

इस संगोष्ठी का उद्देश्य भारतीय संस्कृति एवं चिंतन से जुड़े विषयों जैसे नारी सशक्तिकरण की दशा और दिशा, भारतीय जीवन शैली, पर्यावरण समस्या: सनातन दृष्टि और समाधान, परिवार संकल्पना एवं भारत की पहचान के मान बिंदुओं पर विभिन्न बुद्धिजीवीयों, शिक्षाविदों, शोध-छात्रों एवं अन्य प्रबुद्ध जनों द्वारा शोध पत्र प्रस्तुत किए गए। इस संगोष्ठी में भारत के विभिन्न प्रांतों से राष्ट्रहित में समर्पित 236 प्रतिभागियों ने भाग लिया।

Sardar Patel Covid facility visit by Home & Defence Ministers

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmil.com

New Delhi: July 5, 2020
Union Minister Shri Amit Shah and RakshaMantriShriRajnath Singh visited the 1000 Bed including 250 beds SardarVallabhBhai Patel COVID19 Hospital in Delhi Cantonment. This reflects the commitment of the Modi Government for the welfare of people. Furthering this spirit of welfare of people and defeating COVID19 and curing and saving as many lives as possible, the hospital was developed in record time of 12 days by DRDO, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Armed Forces and Tata Sons.

On this occasion Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah said Prime Minister ShriNarendraModi is fully committed to helping the people of Delhi in these challenging times and this Covid hospital is yet again, highlights this resolve. He said “I thank DRDO, Tatas and our Armed Forces Medical personnel who have risen to the occasion and helped tackle the emergency.”

Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan, Minsiter of State for Home ShriG.Kishan Reddy, Delhi Chief Minister ShriArvindKejriwal and DRDO Chairman Shri G.Satheesh Reddy were also present.
Under the leadership of Prime Minister ShriNarendraModi, Union Home Minster Shri Amit Shah held series of meetings since 14th June to review COVID-19 management and ways to tackle it in Delhi-NCR. On the directions of Shri Amit Shah a number of important decisions like reducing COVID treatment rates to one third in Delhi’s private hospitals, providing 20,000 additional beds, Increasing testing by using Rapid Antigen Kits, Redemarcation of containment of zones, Contact tracing of infected persons with the help of ArogyaSetu and Ithasaap and providing COVID telemedicine to the paitents by experts doctors of AIIMS.
With the efforts of Modi Government the 1000 bededSardar Patel COVID Hopital has been established in record time. Delhi is currently experiencing a surge in number of COVID-19 infections with an increasing number of patients requiring medical care. An urgent need to augment the existing hospital beds capacity of Delhi for the COVID-19 patients was discussed between Ministry of Home Affairs and MoD on the modalities of deploying a 1000 bed hospital in a span of less than 14 days. DRDO was asked to establish the hospital.
DRDO undertook the design, development and operationalisation of the facility on a war footing. With the permission from the Indian Air Force, land situated near the New Delhi Domestic Terminal T1 was identified and construction work by DRDO commenced the 23rd of June at the site on Ulan Bator road, adjacent to CGDA Hqrs.
The hospital will be operated by medical team of Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff from the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) while the facility will be maintained by DRDO. Additionally, for the mental wellbeing of patients, the hospital has a dedicated DRDO managed psychological counselling centre. COVID-19 patients referred by the District Administration will be admitted and treated free of cost at this facility. Critical cases will be referred to AIIMS.
The project has been funded with major contribution of Tata Sons. Other contributors are M/s BEL, M/s BDL, AMPL, Sri Venkateswara Engineers, Brahmos Pvt Ltd, Bharat Forge and the DRDO employees voluntarily contributing one day salary.
The unique centrally air-conditioned medical facility is spread over 25,000 sqm and is equipped with 250 ICU beds. Each ICU bed is equipped with monitoring equipment and ventilator. The infrastructure is built with negative internal pressure gradient for safe contagion containment. The facility has been engineered using rapid fabrication technique based on octanorm modules.
The hospital consists of separate Reception cum Patient Admission Block, Medical Block with Pharmacy and Laboratory, Duty Doctors and Nurses Accommodation and 4 modular Patient Blocks each consisting of 250 beds. The corridor network has been designed to keep the patient’s movement separate from the doctors and staff movement. Sanitation facilities and toilets are situated between the blocks for easy access to patients and facility personnel.
The Patient Blocks are self-sufficient with facilities for patients and medical care staff. Patient facilities include Oxygen Supply to each bed, X-Ray, ECG, Haematological test facilities, Ventilators, Covid Test Lab, Wheel Chairs, Stretchers and other medical equipment. DRDO developed COVID-19 technologies productionised by the Industry in the last 3 months such as Ventilators, Decontamination Tunnels, PPEs, N95 Masks, Contact-Free Sanitiser Dispensers, Sanitisation Chambers and Medical Robots Trolleys will be utilised at the facility.
The facility will be secured with security staff, CCTV surveillance and access control systems. The hospital is equipped with an integrated fire safety and control system. Environmental, Safety and Waste Disposal Processes have been built in to the design of operations. A large parking area has been designated for Staff, Public, Ambulances and Firefighting services.
The hospital is being made operational on 5th of July 2020, having been constructed in 12 days. Commissioning of this Hospital will contribute to an increase of 11% additional COVID-19 beds in Delhi, thus overcoming the current critical situation.

Spotco undertakes studies during Lockdown

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

Mumbai. 29th June 2020

78% Indian MSMEs shut down during Covid-19 Pandemic; reveals study by Spocto

Spocto conducted study on Loan Moratorium for lending organizations, titled “The Ground Truth – Voice of Indian Borrowers”,

 Study reveals support customers need, its current awareness and understanding of Moratorium & its impact on their payment amount

As the coronavirus pandemic unleashes a devastating impact on businesses, institutions and society, Spocto, one of India’s leading big data analytics-based banking and financial services company, has initiated a comprehensive well detailed study entitled ‘The Ground Truth – Voice of Indian borrowers’. It consists of views and insights from account holders across 185 cities pan India such as Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Ahmedabad etc., wherein the study presents actual and actionable insights from the consumers on moratorium

The pandemic left countless working professionals bereft of employment opportunities, and factors like layoffs, salary cuts and reduced earnings have resulted in a mass exodus of both skilled and unskilled workers from the big cities to their hometowns. In this light, the data received from these retail loan account holders brings in insights pertinent to the ground reality, the support they need, their current awareness and understanding of Moratorium & its impact on their payment amount.

The study primarily revealed the following key findings;

  1. 59% of consumers witnessed complete loss of income due to COVID-19
  2. 34% employees from present workforce pool have lost their jobs
  3. As a result of the fiscal depravity, a staggering 78% of the MSMEs were forced to shut down operations due to zero revenue generation.
  4. 76% of the overall account holders have taken small-ticket loans amounting to Rs 50,000 in EMIs while it is mostly the unsecured loans that have contributed to the plunge in repayments than secured loans
  5. 78% of the consumers opted in for the initial Moratorium period (March to May), which implies that 22% either willingly chose to opt out or did not OPT IN from their bank’s Moratorium offer.
  6. 75% of the borrowers highlighted the need for more clarity and education surrounding moratorium. In a similar vein, 64% of the borrowers affirmed that they are aware regarding the interest that is levied on availing the moratorium clause. 
  7. 38% consumers prefer to speak or interact with a human interface to get their queries resolved
  8. Digital is the new de-facto medium for 62% of the loan borrowers reflecting on their need for real time, bias free, consistent & authentic resolutions
  9.  In another frame, about 28% consumers were discontented with the level of conversation with their banks 46% only are satisfied with the banks efforts on explaining the terms of Moratorium to its customers
  10. 37% consumers stated that they require support from the financial system in the form of essential loans for personal expenditure in the next 12 months
  11. Lastly, more than 56% customers are now yearning to opt out of the Moratorium

Commenting on the revelations of this diligent and eye-opening study, the spokesperson for Spocto Solutions, Mr. SumeetSrivastava, Founder and CEOsaid, “The year 2020 has proven to be the proverbial Black swan event for all industries and their professionals. This period has also unfolded a few valuable takeaways, namely, that it is time the banking and lending ecosystem revamp their engagement policies and strategies, as their customers may not have the means to pay back their loans within the allotted time-frame. But this also on the other end implies that, they may have the willingness, but not the ability to pay right now. The banks must also keep in mind that these customers who are victims of the market inertia with all probability shall return to the financing space in the span of a year or two with at least 15-20 years of potential service. Hence banks should rather value the long term customer rather than smite down a short term defaulter. The banks too should focus on the heightened optimization of digital and efficient pathways of loan disbursement and recovery to generate greater consumer traction and engagement. This will not only help the ailing sector get back to its feet in due time but will also catalyze the re-building and recuperation of the considerable hammering that the sector experienced due to the catastrophic contagion.

Lending organizations that prioritizes consumer engagement and digital collections, will witness the resurgence of revenue flows and hopefully carve a better and ebullient future in contrast to the present doldrums of the stifling post-pandemic scenario.

Dentists take a Leap ahead of Doctor’s Day

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI. 30th June 2020

This Doctor’s Day Dental Professionals Dr. Gunita Singh and Dr. Tanvir Singh throw light on their role during COVID-19 pandemic

We are all suffering from COVID. To suffer from COVID, we didn’t necessarily have to be COVID +ve. We all suffered in one way or the other. Every human and every profession is affected we all had to go through a lot. Being a dental professional we had our own problems we are in very close proximity to our patients and saliva is all about droplets and COVID spreads through the same most of the dental clinics were shut on the day 1 due to many reasons fear, specification from the DCI, lack of infrastructure required. But still, ours was one of the few professions which could go on. We shut for 2 days at Dentem but then the directors of Dentem, Dr. Tanvir Singh, and Dr. Gunita Singh Decided that we shall not shut and the show must go one. We got so many calls in these 2 days from patients who were suffering from dental pain, their treatments were in a mess, their respective dentists had decided to shut so we decided that it will be unethical to shut we have to help these patients as they were not COVID positive but still suffering due to COVID.

So we became frontline warriors. We worked on sanitization and disinfection Donned in our PPE’s we were ready to help all those who needed us.

We adhere to the highest standard of safety precautions to prevent any possible transmission in our office.

a) As the patient reaches outside the clinic thermal screening is done and patients are given protective disposable gowns to wear before entering the clinic.

b) We use high-speed evacuation and advanced dental isolation systems whenever possible for required dental procedures producing aerosol to decrease possible exposure to an infectious agent.

c) We are following up to 4 patients a day policy as we have only 4 dental chairs no chair is used again in a day.

d) We clean and disinfect our office again after finishing our OPD every day including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.

e) Hourly appointment is given so that social distancing is taken care of.

f) Cross ventilation, open windows, exhaust fans helps filters you name it we have it to ensure maximum safety to who so ever is coming to us.

Soon we realized that so many needed us more and more patients started approaching as they were by now fed up with eating antibiotics and waiting for the pandemic to pass the pain didn’t subside but they landed up with the ulcers in the stomach. Dental services fall in the essential services category and dental pain is the worst in the midst of all this. we Dentists can’t shut we had to work and save people from pain so we did that.

We are scared too. The COVID case are increasing day by day and so are the patients in or dental practice as now patients with pain want to get rid of there pain but we too have families we come back to our children at the end of the day we want to meet our parents on the weekend. But we don’t we maintain social distancing with our own kids too I don’t enter their room talk to them from a distance so though we are not positive yet we are also suffering from this pandemic. Dental professionals are suffering too. We are all suffering from corona but trying to serve as much.

Website- https://dentemcenter.com/

Cyber Security Law should be a part of National Law

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI. 27th June 2020

Intending to create awareness about the safety precautions to be taken during COVID 19 for cyber threats, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry hosted an interactive session on ‘Emerging Cyber Threats and Challenges in India during COVID-19 Lockdown’ with august delegates including Mr. Sachin Dedhia, Founder & CEO, Skynet Secure Solutions; Mr. Matthew See, Manager, Sales Engineering – APAC, WatchGuard Technologies Inc; Dr. Pavan Duggal, Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law and Mr. Anyesh Roy, DCP, Cyber Crime, Delhi Police.

Dr. Pavan Duggal, Founder & Chairman of International Commission on Cyber Security Law, in his deliberation, presented detailed presentation on Emerging Cyber Threats & challenges in India during Covid19 mentioned that cyber attacks have become a new normal in today’s times. He gave case studies of corporate companies, hospitals, and banks in India and globally that has been hit loss due to cyber attack. He shared the severity of cyber-attacks and emphasized that Cyber Security ought to be a part of our life and it’s important to safeguard our network and devices.

Dr. Pavan Duggal shared information about the data protection and privacy laws in India which still needs a lot of work. He said that while companies are letting their employees work from home; they need to strengthen their safeguarding policies so that they don’t fall into the pit hole of cyber attacks. He highlighted that cyber security law should be a part of national law. He shared the recent global cyber security rules and laws that are emerging in the world which the help of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Mr. Anyesh Roy, DCP, Cyber Crime, Delhi Police highlighted that Business E-mail comprises is one of the most common frauds which can be prevented by writing email ids manually instead of using automatic email id. This helps to prevent frauds. He also raised the need for having anti-virus on emails, mobiles, and other frequently electronic devices. He shared the increase in the cyber cases of ransom ware which is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum of money is paid. He suggested having backup clouds, locking systems such as multiple levels of security.

Mr. Anyesh Roy highlighted the preventive measures or precautions taken care of to protect data, system, etc from the cyber threat which include avoiding free web-based email accounts, establish a company domain name and use to establish a company email account, being awareness about any suspicious activity on any device; considering additional IT and financial security procedure and many more.

Mr. Matthew See, in his presentation on Cyber Threat during Covid19, shared the spike in the number of hacking cases during the lockdown worldwide.

He also shared global case studies of business houses being trapped due to cyber security. He gave a brief insight into the working of WatchGuard Technologies Inc in safeguarding the networks of business and corporate companies.

Mr. Sachin Dedhia, in his deliberation, gave a detailed presentation with practical examples of retrieving any person’s password from their system and how hacking is done on electronic devices. He also shared how one can monitor the number of users on a network via useful sites and apps.

Ms. Nazm Bilochpura while moderating the session gave a brief insight into the increase in cyber hacking cases in the past few months during the lockdown. She also shared the most important aspect of cyber security i.e. dealing with potential threats and how one can safeguard their systems and networks. She has shared tips to guard the network which include KYC check; IT Security Policy; SOPs for Digital Use; Security assessment; Existence of a Whistle Blower Policy and many more.

Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Senior Vice President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in his welcome address raised concerns regarding the increase in cybercrime and hacking cases that have led to a loss in the business and other conglomerate companies. Due to COVID-19, there has been an increase in the digitalization of working but most of the businesses and companies have not been equipped with the right awareness or right of resources to secure their work networks.

Dr. Aruna Abhey Oswal, Chairperson, Women Entrepreneurship Committee, PHD Chamber in her welcome address the need to secure the gateways and protect ourselves from the ongoing cyber attacks. Cybercrime is the main concern these days as most of the businesses & organizations are attacked by the cyber threats in these challenging times of Covid19 where many of people working from home.

Dr. Blossom Kochhar, Co-Chairperson, Women Entrepreneurship Committee, PHD Chamber delivered a formal vote of thanks to all the delegates and participants.

Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary-General, PHD Chamber, while lauding the deliberation of the august delegates, explained how cybercrime has been an issue in the corporate sector. He also asked queries regarding the threats and drawbacks of cyber security and hacking.

The Session was sponsored by Roundrobin Tech Services, Dr. Aruna Oswal, and Coca Cola and received extensive participation of more than 100 industry stalwarts Pan-India. The session was moderated by Ms. Nazm Bilochpura, Member, Women Entrepreneurship Committee, along with Dr. Yogesh Srivastav, Principal Director, PHD Chamber.

Fitness hit by Lockdown

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI. 27th June 2020

The world has been hit by the deadly pandemic CORONOVIRUS, and amidst the safety measures and other precautions, the country has been on a lockdown since 25 March 2020.

As the time and the virus made its own progression, the economy has been badly impacted,and with the unlock, slowly all different rules were eased to open up and start the work.However, the one industry that has been totally ignored by the government and everyone, has been the GYM INDUSTRY. The otherwise unorganized fitness and gym industry has come forth to stand together and express its concerns to the government. Formation of DGA is a constructive step in this direction

by Jinnie Gogia Chugh

Jinnie Gogia Chugh, an international athlete and fitness writer, is a renowned name in the industry. She is the editor of the very popular FITNESSGURU magazine, and is a columnist as well. A commonwealth gold medalist in powerlifting, she’s the key brand ambassador of Universal Sports Nutrition and has been associated with the FitIndia campaign. CMD of Finenergy Serve pvt. ltd. She has been doing considerable work in the industry. With her passion and inclination towards fitness, she has had many accolades and is a well-known woman achiever.

A revolution of sorts started where everyone from the industry stood together and united in their solidarity towards SAVING THE FITNESS INDUSTRY. While there were many a talks, suggestions, and a presence in the digital world through posts on Instagram, facebook, webinars and insta live sessions,what was needed was not merely talks, but a much more comprehensive step. The formation of a few federations and associations was a constructive step in this direction.

DELHI GYM ASSOCIATION, has been formed with some of the renowned people from the industry, who have taken upon themselves to put across the concerns to the right people in the government and the ministry. DGA has had a discussion with its members and they approached the government and met Manish Sisodia ,Deputy CM, Gopal Rai ,Labour& Employment minister,

Delhi Gym Association members also met Aadesh Gupta, Delhi BJP President to request for the opening of the gyms.

There are 1 lac 25 thousand gyms, both big and smallIndian Brand of Health Clubs that have been operating in the country.Delhi alone boosts of almost 5500 gyms. The economic dependency of lacs of people is on the GYM.There are a number of occupations that are linked directly and indirectly to the gyms- Gym owners,Trainers,Equipment Dealers, Athletes, fitness models, sports and nutrition brands and Nutritionists and so on.There has been utter despair amongst the community, as there was no step being taken towards this. There seemed no hope till now, and many people were left with no options to make their ends meet. This even led to the suicides of 6 people from the industry. Shouldn’t we be given the earning opportunity atleast, was the underlying question that everyone had.

 No doubt SAFETY is the prime importance for everyone, and the value of human life is paramount,above anything else.But isn’t GYM – a place to BUILD HEALTH- HEALTH AND IMMUNITY come from fitness, and this is a place to be given all the more importance when we realise that its importance.

DGA has come up with SOP’S and has also put across issues as GST and other valid points to the ministry. Under the able leadership of Bhupendra Sharma, President DGA, the association is working on totality, and not for merely a selective number of gyms. Says Sri Bhupendra Sharma “We are trying our best to reach out to the government and we shall adhere to all safety norms and regulations of social distancing. The industry should be open and working, and like all responsible citizens, we must put in our best too.” The sop’s clearly mention about the timings, number of people as per the area of the gym. Said Puneet Singh Nindraji,General Secretary, DGA“We are ourselves much concerned about the safety, and shall ensure that this followed. Also, the gym owners are keen to put in much more working hours, and the clients shall be given proper appointments so as not create any crowd or violation of safety norms.”

We as an industry have immense growth and cater to many lacs of people. We understand and speak for All The Gyms, be it a 700 sq ft enterprise, or a 20,000 sq ft. The salaries, jobs, running expenditure, everything is to be taken care of, and its really a tough task for small business owners. We are there to support everyone, and we stand united in this”, said Harmeet Luthra, vice president, DGA.

The members of DGA, Ms Rita Jairath, Bhupender Sharma,Prateek Choudhary, Harmeet Luthra, Puneet Singh Nindra,Chirag Sethi,Sunil Taank,Sunil Lochab, Paras Gupta and others, had a Zoom meeting with Honble minister Gopal Rai and they represented their case.

Likewise, In person Appointment Shri Bhupender Sharma, Shri Puneet Singh Nindra, Shri Prateek Choudhary has in person appointment about the grievances of gym industry with Delhi BJP President Shri Aadesh Gupta & General secretary Delhi BJP, Shri Kuljeet Singh Chahal, to submit plea in regards to gym opening, rental advisory, Electricity waivers, Gst relaxations to 5% slab and more issues regarding employment and social distancing norms in the gyms SOP/s

The state Governments and Central government have given an assurance to look into the matter, and definitely consider this as a priority.The most common question that everyone had here was on the opening of the travel sector.When a flight can be operated, with occupancy, then why not a gym? There have been many protests and demonstrations too, by various groups, and all have only one – Please OPEN GYMS.

It is indeed appreciative that the efforts are being put in as a united community, to the right people. The otherwise unorganized sector of the fitness industry, has largely come under one umbrella, of an organized sector, with a representative body.

Kudos DGA!!!

Oriflame launch feel good gel during lockdown

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi. 26th June 2020

Oriflame, leading direct-selling Swedish beauty brand, is committed to creating products that make you not just look but also feel beautiful. Building on its belief in holistic beauty that uplifts you, the brand has launched its Feel Good shower gels. The sensorial shower gels are infused with essential oils and ingredients that are known to evoke a specific mood or feeling.

Why take an ordinary bath when Feel Good shower gels can amplify your mood during your daily shower? The multi-sensorial shower gels are available in two new variants – Chill Out and Be Happy.

The Chill Out shower gel is infused with lavender – a fragrance widely used for relaxation – and cedarwood which is the perfect calming ingredient with sensual, earthy, and sweet scents. As its name suggests, the cleansing and calming effect of the Chill Out shower gel will help you relax and unwind before starting another action-packed day.

Don’t stop laughing because life is good! The cleansing and refreshing Be Happy shower gel will make you smile oh-so-wide with its instantly mood-boosting scent. Bursting with the super-juicy scents of blood orange that refresh and energize you combined with the golden and happy glow of turmeric, this shower gel is bound to put you in a sunny mood that lasts all day. 

Speaking on the launch, Mr. Naveen Anand, Senior Director, Regional Marketing, Oriflame South Asia, said, “Who doesn’t like the feeling of being in a good mood? With Oriflame’s Feel Good shower gels, we’re helping you capture this good mood and elevate it to a new level. While gently cleansing your skin, the Chill Out shower gel will relax you and the Be Happy shower gel will give you an energized & refreshing feeling. So, now you can choose to feel good and bump up your emotions day after day! 

Oriflame’s Feel Good shower gels are soap-free, pH-balanced, and dermatologically tested so you know they’re good for your mood and your skin! Use these gels whenever you need a mood boost or as a daily wake up shot.

About Oriflame

Oriflame is a Swedish direct-selling beauty brand that operates in more than 60 countries. It was founded in 1967 to address unique beauty needs across the globe 2020 marks a milestone year for Oriflame, as it completes 25 years in India. Having established its strong presence in the country, it offers a wide portfolio of Swedish, nature-inspired, innovative beauty, skincare and wellness products. Respect for people and nature underlines Oriflame’s operating principles and is reflected in its social and environmental policies.

Oriflame supports numerous charities worldwide and is a co-founder of the World Childhood Foundation. In India, Oriflame focuses on educating the girl child and has been associated with Deepalaya, an ISO 9001:2008 certified non-government organization. Through this association, Oriflame has sponsored the education of over 7,000 girls till now.

Environment & Anuvrat

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New Delhi . 23rd June 2020

Essay Competition was held in Delhi by Anuvrat

If population levels continue to rise at the current rate, our grandchildren will see the Earth plunged into an unprecedented environmental crisis, argues computational scientist Stephen Emmott in his book Ten Billion. The population explosion is the greatest destroyer of ecology. The greatest source of waste, depletion and pollution. The greatest purveyor of violence, war, crime, poverty, animal abuse and inhumanity. The greatest generator of personal and social neurosis, mental disorders, depression, anxiety. Not to mention the greatest source of social paralysis, stopping us from moving into new methodologies for personal health, global sustainability and progress on this planet, is not some corrupt government or legislation. Not some rogue corporation or banking cartel. Not some flaw of human nature and not some secret cabal that controls the world. It is the socioeconomic system itself at its very foundation, and therefore, Acharya Mahapragya introduced the concept of relative economics for individuals with humility, morality and character building onward to society, nation and the globe.

The event was judged by Shri Mahendra Kumar ji Jain, a winner of ‘Anuvrat Lekhak Puruskar’ and esteemed ‘Editor of Anuvrat Patrika’. Mahendra Kumar ji Jain is a true scholar and is capable of finding out what is really important, to state with precision and clearness the results of long and tedious researches, and to suppress altogether lucubration, which, though they might display the laboriousness of the writer, would but encumber his subject with needless difficulty (based on his comments made while judging the essays). He is a noble soul as he puts others before himself and acting on that even today. Nobility knows rules, nobility understands rules, and nobility recognizes the real reasons for staying within the border lines of rules that uphold dignity as a sacred responsibility. Nobility least do things anyhow, anywhere and anytime. Nobility means strength of character, a word of honor, immovability and mind over matter. The feelings and emotions of a noble person do not merely come and go with the tides; they are there in the first place because they wouldn’t have been there if it were not already decided upon.

The results of Essay Competition on the above theme are: Junior Age Group: from 0-15 years: Komal Dugar I, Vishal Gheeya and Bhavesh P Singhi II, and Diva Rakecha III. Senior Age Group: from 16 year onward:  Arti Kothari I, Anju Jain Bucha II, and Madhu Jhabak III. Special prizes for Senior Group: Suman Bothra, Kanchan Peenchha Sethia, Mamta Lodha, and Sangeeta Dugar.

The participants of Poster Competition are: Shri Babu Lal ji Tater, Shri Mohan Lal ji Bhansali, Upasana Saroj Dugar, Suman Bothra, Trupti, Anu Bucha, Kunal Mittal, Sheetal Bothra, Kusum Baid, Priyanka Gadiya, Amrit Surana,  Nidhi Bothra, Kanchan Sethia, Nikhil Singh, Snehlata Surana, Sapana, Rekha Jain, Raj Kumar Bapna, Priyanka Daga, Mamta Lodha, Preeti Jain, Suman Nahata, Priya Manhot, Purnima Bhura, Laxmi Begwani, Gaurav Kohli, Shilpi Baid, Sunita Kotecha, Muskaan Singhi, Bhavesh P Singhi, Pawan Singhi, Ruchi Chajjed, Sunil Gadeya, Ansh Jain, Arti Kothari, Komal Gadeya, Kamala Baid, Aksh Khater, Shilpa Bapna, Diva Rakhecha, Priksha Rakecha, Versha Baid, Manisha Baid, Meeta Bhadani, Madhu Jhabak, Pramila Jhabak, Urmila, Vijeta Chopra, Shanti Devi Gheeya, Vishal Gheeya, Shweta Sethia, Kusum Jain, Komal Dugar, Mahima Dugar, Anmol Bucha, Rekha Devi Dugar, Preksha Daga, Chanda Jain, Saroj Devi Malu, Manju Devi Jhabak, Kusum Baid, Manish Kumar Malu, Surabhi Jain, Anju Jain Bucha, Garima, Sangeeta Dugar, and Harsha.

This event (essay competition) is managed by Dr Sanjeev Saxena and Kalpanaji Sethia. Dr Sanjeev Saxena believes that sooner or later, we will have to recognize that the Earth has rights, too, to live without pollution. What mankind must know is that human beings cannot live without Mother Earth, but the planet can live without humans. Earth rejoices in our words, breathing and peaceful steps. Let every breath, every word and every step make the mother earth proud of us. A true conservationist, Dr Saxena is a man who knows that the world is not given by his parents, but borrowed from his children. Sir, we all celebrate your association with Anuvrat Samiti Delhi.

Kalpanaji Sethia performs anonymous service. Whenever she does good for others anonymously, her sense of intrinsic worth and self-respect increases. According to her, selfless service has always been one of the most powerful methods of serving any creature on the earth. True greatness, true leadership, is achieved not by reducing one to one’s service but in engaging oneself in selfless service to others. Selfless service is absolutely fundamental both from an individual perspective and from the perspective of the entire human race, without which there can be no true progress. Kalpanaji believes that we cannot protect the environment unless we empower people, we inform them, and we help them understand that these resources are their own, that they must protect them. Kalpanaji, we salute your services to Anuvrat philosophy as well as Anuvrat Samiti Delhi.

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishment toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Simply stated, it is less me and more we. Anuvrat Samiti Delhi works with this commitment and passion and Dr P.C.Jain, President and Dr Kusum Lunia, Secretary motivate all.

W Five Communication bags PR Mandate for Corosure

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New Delhi . 25th June 2020

W Five Communication bags PR Mandate for Corosure -India’s most Affordable Testing Kit

The PR consultancy will be managing the brand’s image, media duties strategic PR and reputation management throughout the period

W Five Communication, One of the fastest growing PR Agency in India has bagged the PR Mandate for India’s most Affordable test Kit COROSURE. The Covid-19 test kit has been produced by IIT Delhi, manufactured by New Tech Medical Devices and marketed by Jakan Impex.  The large scale assembly and manufacturing of the kits are being carried out at a facility exclusively set up for COVID-19 testing kits at a satellite city of New Delhi, Faridabad., it is considered to be the most cost effective test kit throughout the country.

W Five Communication will be managing the brand’s image, media duties strategic PR and reputation management throughout the PR period.

On the appointment of the PR Team, Murtaza Khan, Founder said “W Five has been working on quite a few start ups and with clients in the Medical genres. Recently we were the PR partners to Multi speciality hospital Medanta which was launched in Lucknow and also handling Health-N-JIG, one of the few Indian companies manufacturing Infrared thermometers Launches Forehead Non-Contact InfraRed Thermometer under MAKE IN INDIA. Having changed the PR Strategy for our clients our focus is more towards enhancing medical brands image, considering the pandemic, where in our foray in Fashion, Lifestyle and Corporate remains as it is.

Being an experienced PR firm with talented and creative minds and young professionals, we believe working in the right direction as per clients’ needs, W Five will contribute to enhance our brand’s presence in the industry and will help us to maintain our communication with media, our stakeholders, employees and masses.” adds Co founder Rashi Rohatgi

W Five Communication is one of the fastest-growing Image Management and Public Relations consulting firms. Founded in 2008, the agency has grown remarkably today with the help of clients support and Journalist reference. At present, the organization has a passionate & experienced team and a brilliant company trajectory with clients support in various domains.

W15 Smartwatch launch by AQ-FIT

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi . 24th June 2020

AQFIT brings to you W15 Fitness Smart watch which will take Your Journey to a Healthier Life. The full touch screen gives you the convenience of smooth navigation to all 4 directions to different menus with overall new user interface experience.

 This advance version is equipped with an international standard rating of IP68, 5 ATM waterproof class and has 1.33 inch full touch HD IPS color screen display with Zinc-Magnesium Alloy body and unibody design with premium look. This smart watch comes with latest Nordic chipset NFR52832, which has 40% higher efficiency and required 50% less power consumption and supported with ST LIS2DH12TR sensor.

 This multi function smart watch keep track of your fitness and activity on a daily basis and monitors 24- hours continuous heart rate, blood oxygen, number of steps taken, distance covered, calories burnt, sleep monitoring and sedentary reminder with 15 Multi Sports mode like  walking, running, swimming, cycling, skipping, badminton, basketball ,football, yoga, weightlifting, tennis etc.

This stylish smart watch lets you customize your watch face according to your mood and style. Never miss out on updates with this smart watch as it gives you alerts for calls, messages and social media on its screen. Apart from getting notifications, you can read text messages and social media messages and can also control the music playback and camera of your smart phone. The 10 days battery life ensures you to charge the battery a few times a month.

 Sanjeev Singh,Business Head told that they are open with new launches and are focused to achieve the top 5 smart fitness category in 2020. The product is exclusively available at Amazon only at Rs.3699

PM CARES Fund 2000 cr. for Ventilators

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NEW DELHI . 23rd June 2020

PM CARES Fund Trust has allocated Rs. 2000 crore for supply of 50000 ‘Made-in-India’ ventilators to government run COVID hospitals in all States/UTs. Further, a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has been allocated for the welfare of migrant labourers.

Out of the 50000 ventilators, 30000 ventilators are being manufactured by M/s Bharat Electronics Limited.  The remaining 20000 ventilators are being manufactured by AgVa Healthcare (10000), AMTZ Basic (5650), AMTZ High End (4000) and Allied Medical (350). So far 2923 ventilators have been manufactured, out of which 1340 ventilators have already been delivered to the States/UTs.  The prominent recipients include Maharashtra (275), Delhi (275), Gujarat (175), Bihar (100), Karnataka (90), Rajasthan (75). By the end of June 2020, additional 14,000 ventilators will be delivered to all States/UTs.

Further a sum of Rs. 1000 crore has already been released to States/UTs for welfare of the migrant labourers.  The distribution of the fund is based on the formula of 50% weightage for the population as per 2011 census, 40% weightage for number of positive COVID-19 cases and 10 % for equal distribution among all the States/UTs.  This assistance is to be used for arranging accommodation, food, medical treatment and transportation of the migrants. The main recipients of the grant are Maharashtra (181 cr), Uttar Pradesh (103 cr), Tamil Nadu (83 cr), Gujarat (66 cr), Delhi (55 cr), West Bengal (53 cr), Bihar (51 cr), Madhya Pradesh (50 cr), Rajasthan (50 cr) and Karnataka (34 cr).

Indian Defence Minister to take part in 75th Victory Day Parade

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Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh’s press statement at media interaction in Moscow

Following is the text of statement issued to press by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh  in Moscow on  June 23, 2020:  

I am in Moscow at the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Defence to attend the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day Parade which is a most auspicious occasion for Russia and the whole world. As we remember and pay tribute to the immense sacrifice of the Russian people for victory in the Second World War.  Indian soldiers participated in the war effort in the millions and suffered immense casualties. Many of them were part of the war efforts to provide assistance to the Soviet Army. Therefore, it is a great honor that an Indian Military contingent will be marching in the Red Square tomorrow. This is a sign of everlasting friendship between the armed forces of both our countries.

My visit to Moscow is the first foreign visit from India of an official delegation after the COVID pandemic. This is a sign of our special friendship. Despite all the difficulties of the pandemic, our bilateral relations are keeping good contacts at the various levels. We look forward to the visit of His Excellency President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to India at the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, later this year.

India-Russia relations are one of Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership. Our defence relationship is one of its important pillars. I had an opportunity to review our defence relationship with Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov and I thank him for the honour for visiting me in this hotel, despite the restrictions of the pandemic. My discussions were very positive and productive. I have been assured that ongoing contracts will be maintained and not just maintained, in a number of cases will be taken forward in a shorter time. All our proposals have received positive response from the Russian side. I am fully satisfied with my discussions. Earlier this morning, Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar had discussions with his counterpart Deputy Defence Minister Fomin. I can say with confidence that the traditional friendship between India & Russia remain strong. Our mutual interests are solid and we look to future cooperation in the spirit of our special friendship.

I look forward to participating in the 75th Victory Parade tomorrow. I convey my greetings to the friendly people of Russia, specially the veterans, who have contributed so much to our common security.

आपातकाल 1975 स्वतंत्रता के बाद लोकतंत्र की पहली लड़ाई

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25 जून 1975 को लगाए गए आपातकाल के 46वें वर्ष पर प्रकाशनार्थ

12 जून 1975 इलाहाबाद हाईकोर्ट का फैसला आया, इंदिरा गांधी का चुनाव रद्द हुआ, उसी दिन गुजरात के चुनावों में कांग्रेस हार गई। चिमन भाई पटेल की भ्रष्ट सरकार चली गई। उसी समय (74-75) में श्री जय प्रकाश नारायण का आगमन हुआ। गुजरात छात्र आंदोलन मौरवी इंजीनियरिंग काॅलेज से प्रारंभ हुआ, भोजन को लेकर चिमन भाई पटेल की सरकार के खिलाफ नवनिर्माण समिति बनी (7 फरवरी 1974) को 42 मरे 108 घायल हुए।


बिहार छात्र आंदोलन, विद्यार्थी परिषद् द्वारा प्रारंभ हुआ, अन्य छात्र संगठन भी कूद पड़े। 17, 18 नवम्बर छात्र नेता पूरे बिहार और आसपास से आए, आगे आंदोलन चलाने के लिए 12 लोगों की टीम बनी, छात्र संघर्ष समिति बनी, पूरे बिहार में आंदोलन, श्री राम बहादुर राय, श्री गोविन्दाचार्य विद्यार्थी परिषद् के नेता जय प्रकाश जी को मिलने आए और उनसे गोविन्दाचार्य आंदोलन का नेतृत्व करने के लिए कहा। उन्होंने नेतृत्व स्वीकार करने के लिए शर्त रखी कि आंदोलन अहिंसक रहेगा। छात्रों का एक वर्ष बर्बाद हुआ 100 से अधिक मरे, 500 घायल हुए, 24000 गिरफ्तार हुए। 4, 5 नवम्बर को विशाल सम्मेलन हुआ।


25 जून 1975 रामलीला मैदान में विशाल रैली हुई, जयप्रकाश जी बहुत प्रसन्न हुए, नाना जी देशमुख ने 29 जून से सरकार का विरोध व इंदिरा गांधी का त्यागपत्र मांगने हेतु आंदोलन प्रारंभ करने की घोषणा की। इसी बीच इंदिरा गांधी ने 12 जून 1975 को चुनाव पिटीशन में हारने के बाद 25 जून रात्रि, आपातकाल घोषित किया। 26 जून, राष्ट्रीय स्वयं-सेवक संघ पर प्रतिबंध लगा दिया गया। 4 जुलाई तक कुल गिरफ्तारी 1 लाख 46 हजार हुई। संघ कार्यकर्ताओं की गिरफ्तारी 1 लाख 10 हजार। भ्रष्टाचार, बेईमानी घोटाले, रोज संसद में हंगामा, अखबारों में विरोधी प्रचार, प्रशासन निष्क्रिय, नागरवाला कांड, तुलमोहन राम कांड, मारुति कांड, पांडिचेरी लाइसेंस काण्ड, जयन्ती शिपिंग कंपनी घपला महंगाई व आपस में लड़ाई, ये सब उस समय का दृश्य था। जनता त्रस्त थी इसलिए इंदिरा गांधी के खिलाफ पूरे देश में जनता का असंतोष आंदोलन के रूप में फूट पड़ा था।
सरकार घबरा गई। 25 जून रात्रि को बड़े-बड़े नेताओं की गिरफ्तारी शुरू की गई। इंदिरा गांधी व सिद्धार्थ शंकर रे ने रात को ही राष्ट्रपति के पास जाकर इमरजेंसी पर हस्ताक्षर करा लिए। जून 26 को आपातकाल घोषित हुआ। न्यायालय को पंगु बना दिया, अखबारों पर सेंसर लगाया, परिवार नियोजन कर अत्याचार किया, 20 सूत्रीय कार्यक्रम का ढिंढोरा पीटा गया, टी.वी. व रेडियो का दुरूपयोग किया।
जयप्रकाश जी, मोरारजी देसाई, अटल जी, आडवाणी जी, चै. चरण सिंह, देवीलाल जी, शंकर, अशोक मेहता सब जेल में। सर संघचालक मा. बाला साहेब देवरस तथा संघ के कई हजार कार्यकर्ता जेल में। संघ सहित 26 संस्थाओं पर प्रतिबंध लगा। पहला सत्याग्रह 29 जून चांदनी चैक में हुआ। 21 जुलाई को लाला हंसराज जी का सत्याग्रह। सब पार्टियाँ घबरा गईं, संपर्क सूत्र टूट गए। नेता जेल में, अखबारों पर सेंसर। सभी दिशाओं में सब पर हमला।
इंदिरा जानती थी अखबारों पर सेंसर, सभी बड़े नेता जेल में अर्थात, सभी पार्टियाँ लगभग समाप्त हो जाएँगी। वह संघ की ताकत को जानती थी, इससे डर भी था, सबकी दृष्टि संघ की ओर। जे.पी. ने गिरफ्तार होते ही नाना जी पर भार डाला, किसी ने भी विरोध नहीं किया नाना जी के बाद भी सबने कहा अगला सचिव भी संघ का हो पर संघ ने रविन्द्र शर्मा को बनवाया, उन्होंने सबको कहा मैं सबसे पहले संघ से सलाह करूँगा। संघ से आज्ञा मिल गई।
दिल्ली में संघ, जनसंघ के अनेक अधिकारियों को पहले दिन से ही जेलों में डाल दिया। री केदारनाथ साहनी, श्री ईश्वरदास महाजन, श्री मदनलाल खुराना आदि उनके हाथ नहीं आये, श्री साहनी जी के जिम्मे विदेश विभाग का काम दिया। खुराना जी को दिल्ली की कमान सौंपी। श्री धनराज ओझा उनके सहायक बनाए। एक साप्ताहिक पत्रिका घर-घर छापकर भ्ेजी जाने लगी। मिलने के स्थान श्मशान घाट या मन्दिर तय किए गए।
करोल बाग की स्थिति भी इसी तरह धनराज जी ओझा की देखरेख में चली, क्योंकि श्री रूप चन्द गुप्ता-संतनगर, श्री जयप्रकाश गुप्ता -कर्मपुरा, श्री दिनेश शर्मा, बलजीत नगर, श्री प्रभुदयाल सचदेवा-पटेल नगर, श्री महेश चन्द्र शर्मा-किशन गंज, श्री मोती लाल सोढी-रामनगर, श्री प्रदीप धुप्पड़-पटेल नगर, श्री विजय भाटिया-पटेल नगर, श्री रामस्वरूप शर्मा, रैगरपुरा, श्री पी.सी. अग्रवाल-23/बी/4, रैगर पुरा, श्री मदन लाल कथूरिया टेलर-रामजस रोड़, श्री पिनोलिया जी-रैगर पुरा से गिरफ्तार हो चुके थे।
आपातकाल के दौरान जेल में बंद माननीय बालासाहब देरस ने इंन्दिराजी को पत्र में लिखा
राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ पर सांप्रदायिकता का आरोप करने वाले भी कुछ लोग हैं। पर उनका यह आरोप भी निराधार है यद्यपि संघ का कार्यक्षेत्र संप्रति केवल हिन्दू समाज तक ही सीमित है, फिर भी किसी भी अहिन्दू के खिलाफ कुछ भी संघ में सिखाया नहीं जाता। संघ में मुसलमानों से द्वेष करना सिखाया जाता है, यह कहना भी सर्वथा असत्य है। इस्लाम धर्म, मुहम्मद पैगम्बर, कुरान तथा ईसाई धर्म, ईसा मसीह, बाइबिल इनके संबंध में संघ में अनुचित शब्द का भी प्रयोग नहीं होता। इतना ही नहीं बल्कि ‘सर्व धर्म समभाव’ यानी ‘एकंसद् विप्राः बहुधा वदन्ति’-यह जो हिन्दुओं की विशेषता है, उसी को संघ सर्वोपरि मानता है। सबको अपनी उपासना-पद्धति की स्वतंत्रता रहे, ऐसी ही संघ की धारणा है। मुसलमान, ईसाई, पारसी आदि अन्याय धर्मी लोगों से संघ के अनेक स्वयंसेवकों के अच्छे आत्मीयतापूर्ण संबंध हैं।
हिन्दू-समाज एवं अहिन्दू समाज की सामाजिक समस्याएँ भिन्न हैं। अतः राष्ट्रीय स्वयंसेवक संघ ने अपना कार्य हिंदू समाज तक ही मर्यादित रखा है। हिन्दुओं में जाति भेद, पंथ भेद और अन्य कारणों से जो उच्चनीचता, परस्पर विरोध एवं अलगाव की भावना पैदा हो गई है, उसका निर्मूलन कर सारे हिंदू समाज को एकात्म संगठित करने का संघ का प्रयत्न है। इस कार्य की अत्यंतिक आवश्यकता आपको भी मंजूर होगी। सांप्रदायिक वा जातीय समझा जाने जैसा संघ का स्वरूप नहीं है, यह इससे विदित हो सकता है।
आज से 44 वर्ष पहले 25 जून को आपातकाल लागू हुआ था। भारतीय लोकतंत्र और स्वतंत्र भारत के इतिहास में आपातकाल ऐसा काल है जो लोकतंत्र पर धब्बा है। मेरा दृढ़ मत है कि भविष्य में यदि कभी देश की आजादी और लोकतंत्र में कोई खतरा उत्पन्न हुआ तो लोकतंत्र के इन प्रहरियों का संघर्ष लोगों को प्रेरणा देगा। मेरा यह भी मानना है कि मीसा कानून में निरूद्ध लोगों के त्याग और तपस्या की क्षतिपूर्ति को ही नहीं सकती। आज अनेक मीसाबंदियों की इस जिद, जुनून और जज्बे को नमन भी करता हूँ।

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अणुव्रत अभिवंदना गीत प्रतियोगिता

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi . 19th June 2020

अणुव्रत अभिवंदना गीत प्रतियोगिता

आचार्य श्री महाप्रज्ञ जी के 101वें जन्मदिवस के उपलक्ष्य में अणुव्रत समिति दिल्ली द्वारा गीत प्रतियोगिता का ओनलाईन आयोजन अणुव्रत समिति दिल्ली के फेसबुक पेज पर लाईव किया गया।अणुव्रत समिति दिल्ली के संरक्षक व दिल्ली विधानसभा अध्यक्ष माननीय रामनिवास गोयल मुख्य अतिथी एव महासमिति के राष्ट्रीय महामन्त्री श्री भीकम सुराणा की शुभाशंषा से सेमीफाइनल के इक्कीस प्रतियोगियों की प्रस्तुतियां हुई। अणुव्रत समिति दिल्ली के अध्यक्ष डॉ.पीसी जैन ने स्वागत,आभार वरिष्ठ उपाध्यक्ष शान्तिलाल पटावरी व संचालन मंत्री डॉ. कुसुम लुनिया ने किया
संयोजक श्रीमती मधु रांका एवं श्री श्रेयांश चोरडिया के सधनश्रम से एक से एक मधुर प्रस्तुतियां आयी ।श्रीमती नीता शर्मा नेपुरी गहराई से रिजल्ट निकाला जिसमे जुनियरवर्ग में प्रथम दृष्टि लोढा,इसान मालु द्वितीय तृप्ति राखेचा,तृतीय पेहर सुराना रहे।
सीनीयर वर्ग में प्रथम हलचल जैन,प्रेरणा बेगवानी.द्वितीय अनुराग जैन,मुस्कान राना,खुशबु पारक तथा तृतीय खुशबु सेखानी रहे।
सुपर सीनीयर वर्ग “वाद्धयन्त्रों के साथ “में *प्रथम रमेशजया जैन,प्रसन्न पुगलिया,
द्वितीय-सुरेश जैन,नवीन दुगड एवं तृतीय प्रवीन बैद रहै।
सुपर सीनीयर वर्ग सिंपल में प्रथम शर्मिला बरडिया,कविता पुगलिया,द्वितीय
वंदना भादानी,बिंदु सेठिया,रेनुका बोथरा तृतीय दीपीका बेगवानी,रेनु नाहटा,श्वेता सेठिया व राज गुणेचा रहे।इस प्रकार हजारों दर्शको तक अणुव्रत अभिवंदना पहुची।

Garib Rojgar Yojna step towards Atamnirbhar Bharat

SANJAY AGRAWAL . mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi. 21st June 2020

Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah thanked Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for launching ‘Garib Kalyan RojgarAbhiyaan’ worth Rs. 50000 crore to provide relief and empower the migrant workers and the poor who are facing challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic

People were migrating to cities in search of employment but now under ‘Garib Kalyan RojgarAbhiyaan’ they will be provided employment near their homes based on their skill-set – Shri Amit Shah

Union Home Minister said ‘under Garib KalayanRojgarAbhiyaan people’s talent will be used for the development of rural areas, which will further strengthen and boost the rural economy’

Modi government is fully committed towards the development of our villages and protecting the livelihood and self-respect of the migrant workers and the poor – Union Home Minister

Shri Amit Shah said ‘under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi country is moving ahead towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan will play an important in it’.

Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah thanked Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for launching ‘Garib Kalyan RojgarAbhiyaan’ worth Rs. 50000 crores. The Campaign will provide relief and empower migrant workers and the poor who are facing challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic. Shri Amit Shah said that villages in 116 districts across 6 states will be part of ‘Garib Kalyan RojgarAbhiyaan’.

Union Home Minister said, 25 different works/activity and schemes which are already being run in rural areas by the Government of India to provide employment and rural development will be combined together under this campaign.

Shri Amit Shah said, earlier people were migrating to cities in search of employment but now under ‘Garib Kalyan RojgarAbhiyaan’ they will be provided employment near their homes based on their skill-set. Their talent will be used for the development of rural areas, which will further strengthen and boost the rural economy.

The Union Home Minister said, ‘Modi government is fully committed towards the development of our villages and protecting the livelihood and self-respect of the migrant workers and the poor. Shri Amit Shah said that ‘under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi country is moving ahead towards ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyan’ will play an important in it’.

PHDCCI & Yogi Ramdev celebrate International Yoga Day

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi . 21st June 2020

PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry celebrate International Yoga Day with Hon’ble Yog Guru Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji

On the occasion of International Yoga Day, PHD Family Welfare Foundation and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized an enlightening session with Hon’ble Yog Guru Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji on ‘International Yoga Day & Impact of Yoga on immunity against COVID-19’.

Guru Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji opened the session with chanting the Gayatri Mantra. He highlighted the benefits of practicing Yoga and encouraged to make Pranayama, Anulom Vilom, Brahmani Pranayam, and kapalbhati pranayama a daily habit as it helps in making mind and body healthy, decrease stress levels, balance energy cells and other benefits. It helps in complete divine transformation of the body, mind, and soul and helps to keep different organs of the body healthy.

He highlighted the various benefits of practicing Yoga that include weight loss, regulating blood pressure, lowering sugar level, stabilizing the flow of oxygen, and many more.

We need to make India Self-Reliant and one of the important step to encourage the use of Indian products. Start Practicing Yoga for 10-15 mins extending to 1 hour for better immunity. Doing Yoga every day in the morning can strengthen the Mental Health in the lives of the people, said Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji.

Talking about the immunity boosting, Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji emphasized to take Tulsi, Gilloy, Kali Mirch, Ashwagandha as they are key natural ingredients to boost immunity.

The session also witnessed the participation of Smt. Savita Tiwari Mahila, Patanjali, Delhi & NCR; Mr. Kuldeep Singh, Patanjali Yog Samiti, Delhi & NCR, Mr. Manish Gaur, Patanjali, Haridwar, and other esteemed delegates.

Dr. D K Aggarwal, President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in his presidential address highlighted the growing need for practicing Yoga every day as it helps to boost immunity and stabilize the nervous system. He lauded the steps and measures undertaken by Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji in propagating the concept of Yoga in the world. He said that Yoga has united the people of the world and, it has been one of the most widely practiced form of spiritual exercise in the world. He highlighted the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of Yoga. He gave gratitude in welcoming Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji by giving him a woolen shawl.

Mr. Sanjay Aggarwal, Senior Vice President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry in his welcome address requested him to launch the forthcoming 3D Virtual Expo on Health and Wellness Expo. Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji appreciated the Virtual Expo in the session.

Pradeep Multani, Vice President, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry delivered a formal vote of thanks to Swami Ramdev Maharaj Ji and other esteemed delegates. He empathize the importance of practicing Yoga and using AYUSH Ayurvedic products.

The session was moderated by Ms. Anuradha Goel, Chairperson, PHD Family Welfare Foundation. Many esteemed leadership and senior members of PHD Chamber and PHDFWF interacted with Ramdev Maharaj Ji which included Mr. Mahesh Gupta, Former President, PHD Chamber; Ms. Madhulika Mehta, Co-Chairperson, PHD Family Welfare Foundation; Mr. Saurabh Sanyal, Secretary-General, PHD Chamber, Mr. Kanwar Shamsher, CSR Head, Jaquar Foundation, Ms. Seema Khaitan, Philanthropist & GB Member, PHDFWF & other members of PHD Family Welfare Foundation and received extensive participation from audiences all over the world.

9 Tips for a Digital Marketing Career

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi . 22nd June 2020

Due to shot up Internet usage, the Digital Marketing Business is on a boom these days. Almost everyone is online, surfing the Internet today. The amazing part is that even our elders, who knew zero of Online or Internet, are now easily found shopping online or random googling stuff. The change has been drastic in the last decade with easy and affordable Internet usage plans and invent of smart phones, which complement the Internet, placing almost the World in your palms.

Digital Marketing isn’t different from the old fashioned or clichéd offline marketing. It is also about hype, it is also about branding, it is also about reaching your correct TG, but the advantage of Digital Marketing is that it is super-fast and much cost effective. It is also Geo-friendly and hence one can specifically choose a location and sector of audience or customers to reach out to. You don’t need Brand ambassadors for your Online Business, perhaps you become one for your business, with the buzz you can create online, much-much quicker than the offline businesses. The best part is, you can make your sales, sitting in your chairs and make customers, while they shop from home and needn’t even come to your place, office for the product, isn’t it powerful indeed?

Today is a great time to invest into the Digital World and get online with your business or perhaps make Digital Marketing your business, wherein you can bring in people online with your expertise and get paid for your skills and ideas. It is creative and has lucrative money. Today, with the Digital Economy growing manifold. If studies are to be believed, today, approximately 72 percent employed persons in United States alone are working in the Digital Marketing sector, which proves how it is becoming a game changer, day by day.

So, what is the wait for?  You want to be a Digital Marketer? Or wanna take your business online? Follow the tips below for a brief learning before you hit the bull’s eye.

​1) Willingness and Zeal to discover new.

The Willingness to discover the new is the first key step if you want to take your business online or become a Digital Marketer. Due to fast changing trends and Digital Media growing at superman’s speed, the trade requires you to have patience and willingness to jump into the new and learn all about it, before you start

2) Staying Up to date

Like in any business, Digital Marketing requires you to stay updated with the trends and the evolution of the platform, almost every minute. Today Only Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google aren’t just the key players but many such big apps and platforms which are built for business success and focus on the same, for example Linkedin, which is purely for ease of Business. Hence, one needs to stay tuned to the ever-changing policies, algorithms and layouts of the existing platforms within Digital Media as well as keep a sharp eye on the new products/apps/platforms etc. which can be game changer.

Listing a few recommendations on websites to get started with-

SEO –­­­­ Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal, Neil Patel

Social Media – Social Media Examiner, Social Media Today

Content – Hubspot, MOZ

PPC – PPC Hub Bub PPC Hero, Search Engine Land 

3) Network.

Network, the word itself says it all. Stay well connected with the right people in the trade. In Digital Marketing, the smallest of smallest and biggest of the biggest links are useful enough. Sometimes your friend, which you might have not met for ages and just come across one day, randomly, might leave an important tip that might be gold for you and sometimes the who’s who of the Digital Marketing might fail all your studies and researches about them and their flourishing business and their ways. So, it all depends on how well you stay connected with people online and offline and how and what you communicate with them. Online, there are many forums and experts which are there to help all your queries and even many tutorials that you can find on YouTube and other sites. Offline, you can stay connected with the skilled people to know more about Digital Marketing and it’s nitty gritties. Do check for and go to the common Conferences that are regularly organized by sects and groups, which becomes a good platform to meet and keep up with the learned people in this trade.

4) Your own Projects.

Don’t rely just on the studies and theories and rather get into practicalities. So, take up your own projects and start working upon them and finish them with best possible knowledge. There are many loopholes in this industry and which leads to failures when you try your personal projects, but only once you take up the projects, will you know them and get rid of troubles and rather enjoy troubleshooting them, increasing your skill and confidence level.

5) Getting hands on with ‘Terminology’

There are endless Terminologies and almost every day a new one is conceived. As a Digital Marketer, one must be handy with the common ones like SEO, SEM, PPC etc. while not just being restricted and knowing as many as possible. Once you would know the basics, you will achieve the difficult. Terminologies are the basics in Digital Marketing and define your skill set. So, you must easily know what does SEO stand for and how it works when in it is compared to SMO etc. Yes, it is difficult but never impossible. Study hard on it with interest and it will pay back practically.

6) Personal Branding.

Imagine you are taking up a project for Digital Marketing of a Company or an individual, but just because your visibility is minimal, online, you lose on it. So, practice what you preach. Better build your own Digital Platforms before you step in to the Digital World, if you want to become a Digital Marketer and promote other people’s businesses in the Digital World and take care of their online branding and image. Remember, first impression is the last one. Yes, it is cliched but still that is how it works in the Digital World.

7) Do it yourself first.

If you are a Digital Marketer, no doubt you can hire a great team that can take care of your clients’ work and bring in success but, you need to know it all and must be ready to do all the stuff yourself if need be, which always gives you and upper edge in times of crisis management. Also, you need to be in the driving seats and not your employees, so, better communicate your ideas and the way you want them to be implemented and not wait for them to command you, because you lack the technical knowledge. Hence, getting technically strong and knowing one step further than your employee and employer is the best way forward. Yes, you cannot do it all yourself and should never do it, instead believe in the phrase- “Teamwork makes the Dreamwork.” But when the times comes, you need to know and prove or rather manage the time where it becomes justified, who is the real Digital Marketer.

8) Metric is everything.

Well, metrics do the talking and not your blabber in your business meetings ot Job Interviews, as a Digital Marketer, for example, knowing your CPC from your CPA? You must know what will eventually work to bring in business, profitability and image building for the client at the best cost. And this implies for your business as well. Let your statistics about each Digital Platform be clear and then do all the talking, before taking any action.

9) Being a Certified Digital Marketer is always a plus.

Having completed a certified course in Digital Media Marketing is always an add on and a plus point that you are going to have for life. However, it just doesn’t end there. Having a certificate could be a beginning of a new journey for you, but you have to stay updated with the new trends, changes and ongoing in the industry to survive well, after all, it is the survival of the fittest, as they say. So, while having a certificate is an upper edge, working practically and keeping yourself updated, what you have studied is the key to success in Digital Marketing World.

I’ve started my digital journey at the age of 20 and became the founder of Today Headline News at the age of 23. Simply follow the steps I followed and just shared with you and who knows, you might be the next Sahil Kashyap?”

HDFC Bank commits to CSC Academy’s Menstrual hygiene initiative

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

Mumbai . 20TH JUNE 2020

  • Stree Swabhiman to provide employment opportunities to rural women
  • Bank to support the sanitary needs of over 25,000 women

Mumbai, June 20, 2020: HDFC Bank today announced that it has committed to Stree Swabhiman, a programme that looks after sanitation needs and menstrual hygiene of women in rural India. The initiative has been launched by CSC Academy, the CSR arm of the Government of India’s Common Service Centres (CSC).

CSC’s pan-India network acts as access points for delivery of essential public utility services. The bank has partnered with Common Service Centres for this initiative. As part of the programme, CSC Academy has set up close to 1,000 sanitary napkin manufacturing units across the country. These units provide employment to rural women as well as double up as a distribution centre in their area. For a donation of Rs. 500, these centres provide sanitary napkins for one woman for a year. HDFC Bank is committed to this initiative that will cater to menstrual hygiene needs of over 25,000 women.

The finished products from the sanitary units are distributed to women and young girls from the less privileged and marginalised sections of the society and have limited access to basic hygiene requirements like sanitary napkins. As a result, they suffer from frequent infections and over time even more serious health issues.

“Educating and creating awareness among girls and women in the rural areas on the benefits of menstrual hygiene and easy access to eco-friendly sanitary napkins is the need of the hour. We believe we can truly make a difference in the lives of these women. This noble initiative is also in line with the Bank’s CSR umbrella brand ‘Parivartan’, which counts school sanitation aimed towards the girl child as one of its core objectives.” said Ms.Smita Bhagat, Group Head – Govt and Institutional Business, eCommerce, and Startups, HDFC Bank.

Anyone desirous of making a difference in the lives of these women, can donate to provide a year’s supply of sanitary napkins free of cost to rural women. Click here to know more https://bit.ly/2AoRzKX.

Yoga in the lives of Indians on the International Day of Yoga

SANJAY AGRAWAL . mrspa23@gmail.com

Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been practicing Yoga and he felt that India should take a step forward and thus India moved to the United Nations and 21st June was declared as the International Day of Yoga.

We have seen that all countries are now actively take part in activities related to Yoga. However this year mankind has got a major health risk and challenge in the Pandemic of Corona, Covid-19 and the humans have to build up their immunity levels. Yoga keeps the mind body and spirit in good shape and health.

We have various personalities talk about Yoga. How it influences their lives and what it means to them. We have some quotes and articles from eminent people around the globe. Readers are always free to pen down their thoughts and share with us on email .

Our slogan is , ” Do Yoga, Leave behind Corona “

friends we also have a mail from

Dr Sonal Man Singh, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha.

Padma Vibhushan. Founder-President, Centre for Indian Classical Dances .

Namaskar
योग का अनंत आनंद ……The Joys of Yoga…….This is my homage to YOGA.

Dr. Blossom Kochhar, Founder & Chairperson of the Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies institutionalized.

“When you do Yoga with right breathing it helps you to massage the internal organs of your body and at the same time keeps you healthy physically as well, so it keeps you healthy inside out. When we do meditation, it helps to sharpen our mind and makes us more focused. I believe Yoga is a great preventative as it keeps away any illness, helps in battling depression and anxiety. So, for me yoga is about fitness of mind and body”  

Archana Aggarwal, Eminent Jewellery Designer

“I really believe in staying positive and taking it day by day, so to alleviate stress I delve into Yoga and meditation. I believe that the first wealth is health. When the world around us is feeling chaotic, I can have a space to go inward with the help of Yoga”


Ruchita Bansal, Founder & Creative Director
“Yoga helps me reconnect with my mind, body & soul. We’re so busy in our lives that we don’t get time to just be, yoga is that getaway for me. That refreshed feeling after the morning yoga is all I need to get through every day. It has taught me to challenge and reconnect with myself.”

Punam Kalra, Interior Designer & Creative Director of I’m the Centre for Applied Arts. 

“The key to a successful life lies in the sublime art of detachment, discipline and harmony. The Rig Veda defines Yoga as a union of the material and spiritual worlds, and lays out guidelines to achieve a balance between the mind, heart and resolution. Yoga is essential to keep growing mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, to channel our inner creativity with an eloquent expression.

Yoga is a self-management tool, vital in achieving a healthy sense of power and freedom. It is the art of proper action that reminds us to stay fluid and present in the moment, mindfully coexisting with time. Action is movement with intelligence. The world is filled with movement. What the world needs is more conscious movement, more action”. 

Aashmeen Munjaal, Director Star Salon and Academy

Yoga helps me to maintain balance, from entirely keeping one fit and giving glowing skin, it is also great in the healing process. Apart from individualistic, I also prefer couple yoga as well. It is a practice where couples get into yoga postures, mediation together. It helps in maintaining fitness and soul connection. It is a great way to create a foundation for confidence, intimacy and understanding in a relationship.

Kamlesh Mudgal, All India Radio

मानव जीवन सर्वश्रेष्ठ उपहार है इस उपहार को स्वस्थ रखना हमारा परम कर्तव्य है अपने शरीर को बीमारी से बचाना और सदैव प्रसन्न चित्त रहना यही एकमात्र लक्ष्य है हम मानवों का । हर व्यक्ति का जतन रहता है कि वह स्वस्थ रहे ऊर्जावान रहे । योग एक आध्यात्मिक प्रक्रिया  है । जिसमें  शरीर मन और आत्मा इन तीनों को एक साथ लाने का काम होता है । आज के युग में समस्त संसार योग शब्द से परिचित है । भारत से बौद्ध धर्म के साथ योग चीन , जापान, तिब्बत, दक्षिण पूर्व एशिया और श्रीलंका फैल गया । अक्सर योग के बारे में केवल यही धारणा होती है कि इससे बीमारी से बच सकते हैं, पतले हो सकते हैं, कुछ विशेष बीमारियों से दवा के साथ साथ इसे अपनाकर हम स्वस्थ जीवन शैली अपना सकते हैं । लेकिन योग यहीं तक सीमित नहीं है यह तो विस्तारक रूप में काम करता है मानव जीवन के लिए हमें अपने जीवन को दीर्घ जीवन में बदलने का अवसर देता है योग । बीमारी से बचाव के साथ-साथ योग संपूर्ण जीवन कैसे जिया जाए खुशी खुशी कैसे अपने जीवन को हम जी सकते हैं इस पर भी योग काम करता है । जीवन जीने की कला सिखाता है योग । बीमारी में जो खर्चा दवाइयों पर आता है उससे बचाता है योग । जोधन हमारा बीमारियों पर खर्च होता है अब उसको हम बचा सकते हैं ।

कुछ वर्षों से योग की आवश्यकता को विश्व भर में महसूस किया गया और इसे सभी ने अपनाया भी । अब पूरा संसार योग की शक्ति को जानता है पहचानता है । अब साधारण व्यक्ति हो या असाधारण व्यक्तित्व के मालिक सभी योग को अपना रहे हैं । सब योग पर विश्वास करते हैं । जो आज की आवश्यकता है  । कल के सुनहरे भविष्य का राज भी योग में छिपा है । रोजमर्रा की जिंदगी में हम लोग योग को अपना रहे हैं भौतिक मानसिक भावनात्मक आध्यात्मिक भावनाओं से हम जुड़े हुए हैं और जब इन भावनाओं में असंतुलन होता है तब हम किसी ना किसी रूप में बीमार पड़ जाते हैं कई बार हम शारीरिक रूप से बीमार होते हैं तो कई बार हाल मानसिक बीमारियों की चपेट में आ जाते हैं । हमारी आंख जब खुलती है तब बीमारी गंभीर रोग धारण कर लेती है ऐसे में योग का सहारा लेना सदैव उचित है । योग का अर्थ है बांधना हमारी भावनाओं  को संतुलित कर तालमेल बिठाकर संतुलित करने का काम योग द्वारा ही संभव हो सकता है योग पर हम विश्वास कर सकते हैं । योग करने के बाद जो परिणाम हमें प्राप्त होते हैं उससे हम अपना जीवन स्वस्थ बना सकते हैं ।

योग हमारी बुरी आदतों से हमें बचाता है । बुरी आदतों के कारण जो प्रभाव शरीर पर होते हैं उस प्रभाव को बदलने की क्षमता केवल योग में  निहित है । सारे दिन कुर्सी पर बैठ कर काम करना हो या मोबाइल पर घंटों बात करना , किसी भी बात को बार बार सोचना , हर बार अपने बारे में अच्छा ना सोचना , तनावग्रस्त रहना , व्यक्ति या स्थिति के बारे में नकारात्मक सोच लेना, अपने पर विश्वास ना होना, जाने ऐसी कितनी ही आदतें  हैं जो योग के द्वारा ठीक हो रही है । अपनी जीवनी शक्ति को भी योग के द्वारा बड़ा सकते हैं । जब भी हम योग को अपनाएं योग में विश्वास करें अपने आप में विश्वास रखें सकारात्मक भाव के साथ योग को अपनाएं । धीरे-धीरे आप देखेंगे योग आपको सकारात्मक और भावनात्मक तरीके से बलशाली बना रहा है । आपको योग के नतीजे समय के साथ साथ समझ में आने लगेंगे । 21 जून को अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस मनाया जाता है । योग से हमारे शरीर को बहुत फायदे मिलते हैं । योग से हमारा दिल और हमारे फेफड़े मजबूत होते हैं । हम सांस लेने की सही प्रक्रिया सीख जाते हैं से हमें सांस लेने की क्षमता बढ़ जाती है । शरीर में रक्त संचार को बढ़ाने के लिए योग महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है । पाचन शक्ति में भी योग महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है । डायबिटीज को नियंत्रित करने में योग का सहारा लिया जा रहा है । योग अपनाने के बाद हमारे शरीर में कुछ बीमारियां धीरे धीरे ठीक होने लगती हैं । हारमोंस को भी संतुलित करने का काम योग द्वारा किया जाता है । मन में लगातार जब नकारात्मक भाव आते हैं तब हम तनावग्रस्त हो जाते हैं लेकिन जब योग को अपनाते हैं तब हमें पता चलता है कि अब हम तनाव से धीरे-धीरे दूर हो रहे हैं । योग को अपनाकर हम अपनी सोच को सकारात्मक करने की दिशा में कदम बढ़ा लेते हैं ।

RitikaDureja Bajaj, Author and Mental cum Emotional Wellness Coach

“According to me, Yoga is way of living. Living in oneness with self, people and nature. This can be achieved by aligning one’s body, mind, thoughts, actions and soul, which is the true essence of Yoga.By practicing body and breathingasanas, we can easily connect with our body and mind. However, to instill that stillness in mind, to watch our thoughts and being in alliance, meditation plays the deep role.

Thus, yoga can enliven us to the state where we are not driven by senses, and are rational in taking decisions. Hence, we are at equanimity, i.e, experience openness in every situation in place of being reactive. So performing yoga asanas and meditation on regular basis is the key to good health and mindful living. It is even effective in keeping our mind and brain healthy away from stress, depression and anxiety. For me, yoga is needed to be calm and at peace to soar high in life.”

Madhawi, Luxury consultant

Health is wealth .Healthy mind resides in healthy body .we have realised importance of yoga even more in these time of corona virus. jaan hai toh jahaan hai .stay fit stay healthy .Cheers

Special Guest , Mrs India Worldwide Kirti Mishra Narang has done a Video for

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THANKS to Kirti

True Essence of Yoga Taught by COVID-19

By RitikaDureja Bajaj

Shri. NarendraModi, Prime Minister of India first proposed the idea of International Yoga Day in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on 27 September 2014. He stated:

Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help in wellbeing. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.

— NarendraModi, UN General Assembly

Since 2015, every year 21st June is celebrated as an “International Yoga Day”. This year the theme decided is: “Yoga at home and Yoga with Family”. What a beautiful theme to look at and think of when it comes to yoga in totality. To understand this, let’s understand the origin of the word. Word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Yuj’ which means ‘to unite’. Thus, yoga means to be in union- of mind and body, ours with the surroundings and ours with the nature. This union is imperative to achieve complete consciousness. To attain consciousness, yoga is supposed to have eight limbs. First four limbs of yoga- Yama (behavior and conduct), Niyama (self- discipline and spiritual observances), Asanas (yoga postures) and Prayanama (breathing techniques) focusses on refining our personality, gaining mastery over body and developing energetic awareness of self. Next four limbs of yoga- Pratyahara (withdrawal of senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation) and Samadhi (absorption) deals with senses, mind and attaining consciousness.

Till date most of us associate yoga only with asanas and/ or meditation at the level of being calm. However, yoga is beyond this superficial level. It is all about connection, connection with self and everyone around us. It is about being at equanimity with ourselves wherein our inner serenity is not disturbed by outward provocations. At this juncture, we are in the state of being open minded and perceiving the situations as it is as it is instead of being driven by emotions. This is where we can free our self from all agony.

Undoubtedly, the need of an hour during COVID-19 is to maintain physical health and fitness. Along with exercises, yoga is a good alternate to heal, strengthen and calm the body. Yoga also helps in raising immunity levels, thus, strengthening our immune response towards the virus. At this virtue, it is equally important to take care of our mental health. Researches have shown that apart from physical flexibility, strength and coordination, yoga calms and focusses the mind to develop greater awareness and diminish anxiety. It decreases stress and distress, brings about improvement in resilience, mood and metabolic regulation.

At the time of pandemic, yoga and meditation are amongst the few techniques to alleviate emotional rush, look into our thoughts and delve deeper to build on connections. Since, outside its all chaotic, move inwards. This is where this year’s theme focuses on- abode at your home (inwards) and be in alignment with not only self but with everything around you. This is the time to work towards bringing your mind and body in alignment. This will further propel you towards self- care, thus, building your self- confidence and self- efficacy. To live happy and a mindful life free from all sufferings and enjoy the beauty of the present moment, tread on the path of yoga.

In the end, I would just like to culminate with the lines from Bhagvat Gita:

“Be equal minded in both success and failure. Such equanimity is called Yoga” (2.48)

“Yoga is skill in action” (2.50) “Know that which is called yoga to be separation from contact with suffering” (6.23).

Meeta , Media Consultant

Yoga is our Ancient Act of living healthy. It is a boon to mankind. It not only keeps our body and mind healthy and positive we become more energetic by doing Yoga. It also teaches us what is good for our body and mind to eat and drink. It sets a harmony between our mind, body, heart and soul. It is an Ancient Art of purification of not only our body and mind we start thinking positive. And only and positive mind can be creative. In difficult time like this Pandemic time it make our body immune system more stronger. If we make it our daily routine it is a tremendous source of positivity. We can get rid of many mental and physical illness. Yoga is a kind of pill to all kind of mental and physical problems. It relaxes our body and mind. But we should take of a healthy diet also. Then only it can be more effective.

Liberty shoes aims at #AtmaNirbharBharat

SANJAY AGRAWAL . mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI. 19TH JUNE 2020

The challenges triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and now the tensions at the border have prompted a leading shoe wear brand LIBERTY to change their business acumen. Earlier, what attracted the Indian distributors and MBO owners for export from China was the timely delivery along with the price efficiency involved. But this pandemic eclipsed all these things. Liberty Shoes already took the pledge to strengthen the roots with Vocal for Local campaign with the name #MajbootKadamTayaarHum which was launched under the leadership of Marketing Head at Liberty Shoes, Mr. Barun Prabhakar, the company has taken more measures now.

Mr. Anupam Bansal Executive Director Retail Liberty Shoes said “As a home-grown brand Liberty has started taking steps in the making of an AtmaNirbharBharat. The current situation due to the pandemic and the growing tensions at the border has impacted the trade relations in terms of imports and exports, leading to a great disturbance in the global supply chain. To help the nation in coming out of this economic challenge and promote the Vocal for Local campaign, Liberty is now reaching out to the small businessmen, Retailers and MBO’S who were earlier dependent on China for exports, by providing them the required product directly from our stores under an economical price range, catering to the needs of tier 2 and tier 3 cities in mind thus bridging the gap created. 

The basic idea is to help these businessmen in seeking growth by creating their own home-grown supply chain . We are delivering the orders as per the requirement of the distributors and MBO owners. This is the right time for the countrymen to help each other in creating an #AtmaNirbharBharat.

LIBERTY SHOES – Established in 1954, Liberty Shoes presently produces 50,000 pairs of footwear a day through its six manufacturing units, sold through 6,000 multi-brand outlets and 350 exclusive showrooms, and has a presence in 25 countries, with 50 showrooms outside India.

TCL launch 8K QLED tv

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New Delhi .18th June 2020

TCL Electronics, U.S. No. 2 TV brand, and one of the leading players in the global TV industry, is ready to acquaint the Indian audience with an immersive TV viewing experience in 2020. It has now launched its 8K QLEDTV and 4K QLED TV with Hands-Free voice control. This year, following safe distancing measures, the brand hosted a live streaming of its launch on 18th June via its social media handles on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

As part of the latest additions, the company has introduced the much-awaited 75 inch X915 8K QLED Android TV with IMAX Enhanced and Pop-up camera, and with Dolby Vision® ultra-vivid imaging and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio, the first 8K QLED of its kind in India. Its 4K QLED additions- C815 and C715, also come loaded with the world-leading Quantum Dot Display technology. Quantum Dots, when struck by light, will emit the most finely-tuned RMB colors, helping the TV to display billions of colors, reproduce 100% DCI-P3, and maintain a longer lifespan of the display up to 60,000 hours.It further upscales non-8K content to 8K performance with its AI 8K Processor. Other than these features, the all-new TVs are powered by Hands-Freevoice control and a separate Onkyo soundbar with IMAX Enhanced, DTS and Dolby Atmos®immersive audio for premium audio output. To enable TV-based calling, the brand has also equipped its 8K model with a built-in pop-up camera which ascends and descends automatically when prompted by the user. TCL’s latest 8K QLED 75X915 priced at the market stands at INR 2, 99, 990.

4K QLED Series

C815, premium 4K QLED TV with built-in Subwoofer is available at a starting range of INR 69,990 and comes in three variants: 55-inch (69,990 INR), 65-inch (99,990 INR) and 75-inch (1,49,990 INR). The TV offers 4K QLED display, Quantum Dot technology, Dolby Vision &Dolby Atmos, HDR 10+, 120 Hz MEMC (65’’ inch and above)for smoother motion and making action-packed scenes look crisper, and Onkyo integrated soundbar, built-in subwoofer with Dolby Atmos to elevate the sound experience.

C715,entry-level 4K QLED TV with Hands-free AI, is available in three variants: 50-inch (45,990 INR), 55-inch (55,990 INR) and 65-inch (79,990 INR). Starting INR 45,990, this powerful device also features 4K resolution, quantum dot display, Dolby Vision &Dolby Atmos with hands-free voice control, 180 degree voice receptor to guarantee precise voice recognition, more – making it a premium offering in the new-age smart TV segment.

Speaking on the development, Mike Chen, General Manager, TCL India said, “It gives me immense pleasure to launch this year’s TV lineup which includes the highly anticipated X915, C715, and C815. At TCL, we strive to redefine the TV viewing experience via pioneering technologies. With these latest additions, perhaps, a new benchmark will be established within the segment. We are confident that all three feature-rich televisions will generate a positive traction within the market and create new milestones for the brand.

”“Dolby and TCL share a long history working together to bring best in class experiences to consumers. TCL was one of the first to bring Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos experiences to consumers. With a large and constantly growing library of titles available in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, in English and in Hindi, TCL customers can instantly access this amazing content. The combined Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos experience will allow TCL customers to experience their favorites as the producers and directors originally intended them to be,” said Ashim Mathur, Senior Regional Director Marketing, Emerging Markets, Dolby Laboratories.

All the televisions are powered by Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Dolby Vision brings entertainment to life before your eyes with ultra-vivid picture quality — incredible brightness, contrast, color, and detail. Dolby Atmos puts you inside the action with bigger, more encompassing sound that fills your room and flows around you to immerse you in your entertainment. Together, the fusion of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos transform TCL’s latest QLED TVs into entertainment powerhouses, providing customers the opportunity to enjoy spectacular home entertainment with total ease and convenience. X915 and C815 are also loaded with Onkyo Audio System.

TCL is going for long haul competition to introduce the best of TV technology within India. The brand has recently setup a manufacturing plant worth Rs. 2,400 crore at Tirupati as part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The plant has a production capacity of 8 million for 22-55 inches TV screens and 30 million for 3.5-8 inches mobile screens per annum and is hailed as the global brand’s largest manufacturing unit oversees, and provides direct and indirect +8000 jobs. 

Amazon Offer: Among all the just-launched models under TCL’s QLED C series, only specific variants of50-inch C715, 55-inch C715, 65-inch C715 and 55-inch C815. While the C715 comes at a starting price of 45,990, the C815 starts at INR 69,990.

Reliance Offer: The long quest for the TCL Qled is set to meet Reliance Digital Stores C715 will be available soon in variants – 50-inch, 55-inch and 65-inch, starting price 45,990.

About TCL: TCL Electronics (1070.HK) is a fast-growing U.S. No. 2 consumer electronics brand and a leading player in the global TV industry. Founded in 1981, it now operates in over 160 markets globally. According to Sigmaintell, TCL ranked 2nd in the global TV market in terms of sales volume in Q1-Q3 2019. TCL specializes in the research, development and manufacturing of consumer electronics products ranging from TVs, audio and smart home products. 

Yoga Sessions by SPIC-MACAY from 17-21 June 20

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New Delhi. 19th June 2020

SPIC MACAY (Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is organising 5-day long SPIC MACAY Yoga Sessions beginning on 17th June and culminating on the International Day of Yoga, 21st June, 2020. 

The event participants will be addressed by the  honorable Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu and the honorable Governor of Chattisgarh, Smt. Anusuiya Uikey on 21st June session at 7.30 AM.

A total of around One Lakh  people from all over the world have registered for these sessions, and they will be streamed live daily from 17th to 21st June on the SPIC MACAY YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/spicmacay from 4:00 to 7:30 am IST.

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated worldwide since 2015 since its announcement by the honorable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi and its inception at the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. SPIC MACAY aims to celebrate this noteworthy day, and more importantly create awareness and impart yoga and meditation training to the participants.  

The Yoga sessions consist of  three types of Yoga for the body, mind and soul. The sessions will daily start with Nada Yoga, the Yoga of Sound, by Dhrupad maestro Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar, followed by Hatha Yoga by Sanyasi Devanand and finally concluding with a Meditation session by BK Shrinidhi at 7:30 am. 

HM visit LNJP Covid-19 Hospital

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New Delhi . June 15, 2020

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah pays surprise visit to Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital to review arrangements related to COVID-19

                                                                                                     

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah paid a surprise visit to Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital here today to review arrangements related to COVID-19. Shri Amit Shah directed the Delhi Chief Secretary to install CCTV cameras in Corona wards of every Corona hospital, so that there is proper monitoring and problems of patients can also be resolved.

Union Home Minister also directed the Delhi Chief Secretary that back-ups for canteens supplying food should also be established, so that in case there is an infection in one canteen, patients can continue to get food without disruption.

Shri Amit Shah directed that psycho-social counselling of doctors and nurses engaged in service to humanity through the treatment of Corona patients should also be done. This will ensure that not only are they physically but also psychologically fit to fight the pandemic.

TRIFED opens Van Dhan start-ups for Tribal labour & artisans

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TRIFED offers a ray of hope for home-bound tribal labour and artisans through Van Dhan Start-ups

Tackling an unprecedented crisis of the nature and combating the challenges thrown by the Covid-19 pandemic require different and innovative approaches. One segment that has been severely impacted during the ongoing crisis has been the tribal population.

In such a scenario, the Van Dhan start-ups, established under the scheme initiated by TRIFED, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has emerged as a source of employment generation for tribal gatherers and forest dwellers and also the home-bound labour and artisans.

A media briefing was organised by TRIFED on June 15, 2020 for members of the media fraternity (both from print and electronic media)to familiarise them with this innovative approachso that they can further spread awareness among people.

The webinar titled “Van Dhan: Tribal Start-ups Bloom in India” was chaired by Shri Pravir Krishna,  Managing Director, TRIFED and was attended by over 40 participants. Ms. NanuBhasin, ADG, PIB and Shri Abhishek Singh, CEO, MyGov were among those who attended the webinar to know more about the Van Dhan Start-ups. The TRIFED team was represented by all the heads of departments and senior officials.

Shri Pravir Krishna gave the welcome address and set the context of the webinar. He began with a quick introduction of the Van Dhan Yojana and provided a snapshot of what it intends to achieve and how the scheme has been faring in these current times.

1205 Tribal Enterprises have been established to provide employment opportunities to 3.6 lakh tribal gatherers and 18000 Self-help groups in 22 States. He also added that the slogan Go Vocal for Local, a mantra in these troubled times, has been adapted to includeGo Vocal for Local Go Tribal – Mera Van MeraDhanMeraUdyam.The aim of the start-ups scheme to treble the coverage to 10 lakh tribal gatherers through the Covid19 relief plan of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs under article 275(I) was also statedA State wise snapshot was also presented to show how the states are faring. Started in Nagaland and followed by Maharashtra in December, 2019 the start-ups spread rather quickly to all the 22 states, almost became a competition once the states realised the value added by this initiative.





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Post this snapshot, Shri Krishna presented some real-life examples from states like Nagaland, Rajasthan) to underline the beauty of this programme, which ensures that the proceeds from the sales of these value-added products go to the tribals directly. The value-added products benefit largely from the packaging and marketing that these tribal enterprises provide.
 
Testimonials from different parts of the country, along with contact details of the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras and the products that are being sold were showcased. Shri Krishna mentioned that 2000 products have been identified through the country. A bird’s eye view was provided to the participants and samples such as wild honey, broomsticks, donna pattal, Samidha sticks, coffee, bay leaf, bel pulp were displayed.
 
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He reiterated that the beauty of the whole exercise was that it has managed to create market linkages. Many of these tribal enterprises are connected to markets and have received many orders already.
 
As an example, Shri Krishna commended the efforts of the start-ups in Manipur which have turned out to be a model enterprise for the rest of the country, in terms of the packaging, innovations, and training.  Shri Krishna also recounted the entire success story in Manipur and hailed it as a Champion State and as an example of how this tribal enterprise scheme can benefit the tribals extensively, with the right push and support!
 
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In Manipur, 77 Van DhanKendras have been established in the State for value addition and processing of forest produces. The Van DhanKendras have reported sales of MFP products worth Rs. 49.1 lakhs since September 2019!  What stood out in the case of Manipur is the exemplary food safety and hygiene standards adopted by these 77 centres that have been established, the superb attractive packaging of the processed products such as Amla juice, tamarind amla candy and plum jams, and the innovative branding and marketing of these products. A mobile van service has also been started in one of the districts to ensure the selling of these products!
 
After showcasing the successes and noteworthy examples, Shri Krishna also spoke briefly about the immediate next steps regarding the Van Dhan start-up programme. The first next step is to expand the current coverage of  18,000 SHGs to 50,000 Van Dhan SHGs and to treble the coverage to 10 lakh tribal gatherers through the Covid19 relief plan of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs under article 275(I). The ultimate aim is to transform of the tribal ecosystem across the country by establishing Van Dhan Yojana as the next “Amul revolution”in terms of MFPs. Shri Krishna also mentioned that Convergences and partnerships are being planned with other ministries and departments and key institutions to take this cause ahead.
 
A major initiative which will show the way forward is the planned migration to complete the digital platforms including for procurement. Shri Krishna informed the audience that aTRIFEDwebsite (https://trifed.tribal.gov.in/) was being commissioned today for a trial run till 30 June (before the formal launch by the Hon’ble Minister) and a procurement platform which will be launched by 30 July 2020. All details, statistics and real-time information of the Van Dhan Yojana across the country can be viewed at https://trifed.tribal.gov.in/vdvk/auth/login.php
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Shri Krishna then followed up with his concluding remarks and opened the floor (Zoom chat room in this case) for any questions. Ms.NanuBhasin, ADG, Press Information Bureau, Government of India kindly moderated the questions. Ms. Ambika Pandit from the Times of India wanted to know whether the website had any grievance and feedback mechanisms for the Van Dhan Vikas Kendras.  The team informed her that such a mechanism in the form of a feedback form does exist and all types of feedback are welcome.
 
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Ms. Priscilla from PIB had some queries about the level of investment from the government in each of these centres and the revenue that has been generated so far.
 
Shri Krishna explained that 15 lakhs from the central government has been provided to each of these centres. So far 25% -30% of this grant has been spent by the VDVKs on activities such as purchase of raw materials, labour costs etc. He clarified and iterated that the beauty of this scheme is that it is nothing but a set of flexible guidelines. An amount has been set aside for each of these kendras and how they use the money and on what is for them to decide.   He also mentioned that in the case of Nagaland, approximately 3.5 crores worth of sales have been done. Shri Krishna was sure that once all the other states pick up steam with respect to this scheme, 1 crores sales per state in a few months would be possible. In a response to the question regarding the medium through which these sales have occurred, Shri Krishna mentioned that the sales are taking place through state government sales centre, states sales pitches, Tribes India retail outlets and the e-platforms.
 
Post the question-answer session, Shri Krishna announced the next webinar (in this series of webinars that will give a ringside view into the lives of the tribal communities and the initiatives being undertaken to help ease their plight) on “MSP for MFP TAKES Roots in Tribal India” planned with the media fraternity on 18th June, 2020. He gave a brief introduction to the Minimum Support Price for the Minor Forest Produce Scheme and said that he would speak more about how that has become another success story in these troubled times.
 
Shri Krishna thanked Shri Abhishek Singh of MyGov.in and Ms. NanuBhasin, ADG (PIB) for their support and hailed the enthusiastic response from all participants attending this session He solicited feedback and requested them to could reach out to the TRIFED team for any inputs or further queries or any feedback!
 
These initiatives represent the first steps in the journey for Go Local for Vocal for Tribal  – as TRIFED sets out on its mission to become the next NDDB (albeit for the tribal people).

HM chairs Covid-19 All Party Meeting

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New Delhi: June 15, 2020

Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah chairs meeting of all political parties in Delhi on the COVID-19 situation in the national capital

Shri Amit Shah appeals to all parties to rise above political differences in the interest of the people

All of us have to fight the pandemic under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi – Union Home Minister

Political unity will create confidence among the public and lead to improvement in the pandemic situation in the capital

“I appeal workers of all political parties to ensure that decisions taken by the Central Government in the interest of the residents of Delhi are implemented in earnest at the ground level”: Union Home Minister

We have to improve COVID-19 testing capacity with newer techniques – Shri Amit Shah

                                                                                                     

The Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah has said the Government of India will take all necessary steps to check the spread of COVID-19 in Delhi. Chairing a meeting of all political parties in Delhi on the COVID-19 situation in the national capital, Shri Amit Shah said we all have to stand united under the leadership of the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in this fight against the pandemic.

The Union Home Minister informed the all-party meeting of key decisions taken during a meeting convened by him yesterday and appealed to all political parties to ensure that decisions are implemented in earnest at the ground level. Shri Amit Shah called on the parties to mobilise their party workers to help implement the decisions taken by the Central Government for the welfare of the people of Delhi. Shri Amit Shah appealed all parties to rise above political differences in the interest of the people. Political unity will create confidence among the public and lead to improvement in the pandemic situation in the capital, he said. The Home Minister said we have to improve COVID-19 testing capacity with newer techniques. Shri Shah emphasised that we will overcome the pandemic and win the battle by being united.

The meeting was attended by Shri Sanjay Singh of the Aam Aadmi Party, Shri Adesh Gupta, Delhi State President of the BJP, Shri Anil Chaudhary, State President of the Congress and the representative of the BSP. Leaders attending the meeting gave proposals regarding the fight against COVID-19 and assured full support to the Central Government, Delhi Government and the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi.

At a meeting chaired by the Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah with the Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal and senior officers yesterday, several important decisions were taken to ensure safety of the citizens of Delhi against infection. These include immediate provision of 500 converted rail coaches to the Delhi Government, adding 8,000 beds for treatment of COVID-19 patients, house-to-house health survey for Contact Mapping in Containment Zones and doubling of COVID-19 testing within the next two days and trebling the testing capacity in six days. The meeting also decided to ensure the availability of 60% of their Corona beds by private hospitals at lower rates and fix the rate of Corona testing and treatment, constituting a Committee under the chairmanship of Dr. VK Paul, Member NITI Aayog to oversee these guidelines for private hospitals and setting up of a COVID-19 helpline under AIIMS Delhi for telephonic guidance.

Thermometer is the Way of Life during Covid-19

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NEW DELHI 14th June 2020

As Corona Virus cases grow some of the largest organisations turn to thermometers as a tool, emphasizes Mr. Jagdeep Khattar, MD Health-N-Jig Thermometers.

The nation’s largest employers are turning to thermometers as a new line of defence against the Corona virus. At different facilities i.e. private organisations or Public sector companies hundreds of thousands of employees will get their temperature when they report to work.  Others are distributing thermometers to check for fever at home.

The coffee house StarBucks is sending thermometers to stores to allow employees to do voluntary self-monitoring. And grocery delivery companies are distributing a health and safety kit to its contract workers, including a reusable cloth face mask, hand sanitizer and thermometer.

Mr. Jagdeep Khattar MD Health-N-Jig said “So, as the lockdown has eased out and people once again join their offices and workplace etc the first utmost thing that is required is a THERMOMETER. Health-N-JIG, one of the few Indian companies manufacturing Infrared thermometers has launched Forehead Non-Contact InfraRed Thermometer under MAKE IN INDIA.

The measurements can be taken from a distance for hot surfaces and objects or for food service purposes where items should not be touched or contaminated. It also has the availability of Memory and advanced measurement, which is very compact, lightweight and easy to use. The thermometer can be of multifunctional use at public places, Medicare, Offices and call centres, Malls, Passenger transport hub and many other places. “Adds Mr. Khattar .

The company Health-N-Jig is also in process of making the thermometer of one of its kind with various USP’S and specifications such as its self calibration mode, Android application for data logging , compatible to all type of Thermopile sensor ( Analog & Digital ) and a host of other features which should be out in the market by June 2020 end.

iit delhi develop Covid-19 test kits

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New Delhi. 12th June 2020

Indian-owned company undertakes manufacturing of affordable COVID-19 test kit COROSURE – Your Reliable partner for COVID-19 developed by IIT Delhi

IIT-Delhi’s affordable COVID-19 testing kit will be produced by a Delhi based firm and is expected to be available by next week of June 2020.The large scale assembly and manufacturing of the kits will be carried out at a facility exclusively set up for COVID-19 testing kits at the satellite city of New Delhi, Faridabad

COROSURE is one of the companies which have received the non exclusive license from IIT Delhi for the Probe free RT-PCR based COVID-19 affordable cost test kit.

Mr. Jatin Goyal MD said “We are delighted to enter into a partnership with IIT Delhi for further development and commercialization of this unique detection assay for COVID-19,” “Using their unique technology and our expertise in reagent and kit-making, we will ensure an accurate, affordable, Make-in-India kit for the diagnosis of Sars-CoV2”.

The team of Mr. Goyal is also assisted by Mr. Tushar Sethi Chief Financial officer and Mr. Kashish Goyal who is the CEO of the Project

IIT Delhi, which has become the first academic institute to develop a COVID-19 testing method, is planning to give non-exclusive open licence to companies for commercialising the test.

COROSURE expects to manufacture the most affordable real time PCR testing Kits for COVID-19 in India. The final kit will have two variants and is expected to be rolled out by next week of June 2020.

The company is among the 40 companies to have reached out to the institute after it got an approval from ICMR for the test based on a real-time PCR-based diagnostic assay.

According to the team, the current testing methods available are “probe-based”, while the one developed by IIT Delhi is a “probe-free” method, which reduces the testing cost without compromising on accuracy.

Next Education leaps to Online learning

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NEW DELHI . 14th JUNE 2020

Next Learning Platform by Next Education facilitating a smooth transition from offline to online learning methods

Next Education witness adoption by 2000+ schools for its Next Learning Platform to continue virtual learning amid lockdown

Due to the pandemic, the times have been challenging for schools. With disruptions and indefinite lockdown, it is imperative for schools to reimage and reinvent their teaching-learning approach and pedagogy. Considering this situation Next Education India Pvt. Ltd., the pioneer in the K-12 education sector, is enabling schools to redefine their teaching-learning approach through its ‘Next Learning Platform’, an integrated platform to facilitate remote learning, academic and administrative operations without any hindrance. 2000+ schools across Indiahave adopted the solution to ensure continuous academic and administrative operations. 

In the wake of recent lockdown, Next Education has also added a Live lecture feature to the Next Learning Platform, thereby making it a one-stop solution for schools to go online. Through its comprehensive offerings, schools can seamlessly transform their pedagogy from offline to the online learning system.

Not only this, but the platform also helps teachers to optimise their strategies to enhance the online learning experience of students with its award-winning digital content, online assignments, personalised assessments and immediate feedback and evaluation. A noteworthy advantage of this platform is that it creates a school-like learning environment at home and empowers teachers to control and monitor academic operations within the comfort of their home.

To enable schools to with its admin functions, the platform offers NextERP for managing school operations and communications with ease. 

Speaking on widespread adoption of Next Learning Platform by schools across the country, Mr. Beas Dev Ralhan, CEO and Co-Founder, Next Education said, “Though the crisis is devastating, it is making schools technologically advanced. No doubt, this transition from offline to the online education system is challenging for many schools, but with Next Learning Platform it can be achieved seamlessly in no time. Our integrated platform has been adopted by 2000+ schools to run their virtual school. Various tools like NextERP, NextLMS, Live Lecture, and more in the Next Learning Platform focus on expanding academic operations and learning beyond the traditional pedagogy according to the unique needs of the school. ” Mr. Ralhan further added, “The overwhelming adoption of Next Learning Platform and positive response byschools across the country is an indication that it is imperative for schools to switch to e-learning tools to make learning more productive and engaging even at home. With the ease of implementation and user-friendly interface, Next Learning Platform makes quality education accessible without any impediments.”

Ms Meghna Singh, Director ofSheoran International School, Noida says, “The Live Lecture feature of Next Learning Platform has helped us in conducting online classes seamlessly. Approximately 150 students are attending the lectures by 20+ teachers everyday. The tool is very interactive with the curriculum being inbuilt therein. The entire methodology helps teachers to make conceptual understanding faster.”

Management team Mr Nagendra Mali and Ms. Sowmya Mali of Karnataka Public School, Haveri adds, “The Live Lecture feature is very helpful during this lockdown as it connects teachers and students in real-time. It helps us in running our school virtually. Next Learning Platform is an interactive platform where parents also share their feedback with teachers.”

Dr.Yuvraj Singh from The Imperial School, Ganganagar further adds, “We feel that the Next Learning Platform is a great step towards keeping the education ongoing for students. We appreciate that with the Live Lecture feature, we could run schools virtually in this situation too. We have been using these lectures everyday to conduct classes for all grades. Live Lecture will help us in reducing the workload by 50%.” 

Therefore, Next Learning Platform ensures the safety of students as well as educators amid the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby ensuring a seamless transition from offline to online academic operations. 

About Next Education

A complete K–12 education solutions provider, Next Education is transforming education with innovative and engaging technology-based solutions trusted by 240,000+ teachers and impacting the lives of over 12,000,000 students across 12,000+ schools in India. Since 2007, Next Education’s educational solutions and services have been well received nationally and globally and cover the syllabuses of CBSE, ICSE, Army and all state boards in more than seven Indian languages.

भारत-चीन-नेपालः तिकोनी कूटनीति

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI 7th June 2020

भारत-चीन-नेपालः तिकोनी कूटनीति

डॉ. वेदप्रताप वैदिक

इधर छलांग लगाते हुए कोरोना से भारत निपट ही रहा है कि उधर चीन और नेपाल की सीमाओं पर सिरदर्द खड़ा हो गया है लेकिन संतोष का विषय है कि इन दोनों पड़ौसी देशों के साथ इस सीमा-विवाद ने तूल नहीं पकड़ा। हमारे कुछ अतिउत्साही टीवी चैनल और अखबार कुछ नेपाली और चीनी अखबारों की तरह काफी भड़के हुए दिखाई पड़ रहे थे लेकिन तीनों देशों को दाद देनी होगी कि उन्होंने संयम से काम लिया और अपने विवादों को वे बातचीत के द्वारा सुलझाने की कोशिश कर रहे हैं। नेपाल के प्रधानमंत्री के.पी. ओली ने जरुर अपने बयानों में मर्यादा का उल्लंघन किया लेकिन वह उनकी मजबूरी थी, क्योंकि भारत पर लांछन लगाकर वे अपने पार्टी-प्रतिद्वंदियों की हवा ढीली करना चाहते थे लेकिन हम जरा देखें कि भारत के प्रधानमंत्री और चीन के राष्ट्रपति ने इस विवाद पर कैसे मौन साधे रखा। नेपाल ने नया नक्शा बनाया और उसमें सारा कालापानी व लिपुलेखवाला इलाका अपनी सीमा में दिखा दिया। 1816 की सुगौली-संधि का एकतरफा चित्रण करके उस नक्शे को ओली ने अपनी संसद की मोहर के लिए भी पेश कर दिया। विपक्ष की नेपाली कांग्रेस को भी मजबूरी में हां करनी पड़ गई। अब नेपाल का कहना है कि भारत तुरंत बातचीत शुरु करे। कोरोना का बहाना न बनाए। दोनों देशों के विदेश सचिव इंटरनेट पर ही बात करें। (यदि नहीं करेंगे तो नई सीमा-रेखा पर नेपाली संसद मुहर लगा देगी)। भारत अभी तक बातचीत को क्यों टालता रहा, समझ में नहीं आता लेकिन नेपाल की जल्दबाजी भी आश्चर्यजनक है। नेपाल को चाहिए कि वह चीन से कुछ सीखे। कल दोनों तरफ के फौजी अफसरों का संवाद 7-8 घंटे चला लेकिन अब यह तय हुआ है कि सारे मामले पर कूटनीतिक वार्ता हो। यदि कूटनीतिक वार्ता से भी मामला हल नहीं होगा तो फिर राजनीतिक स्तर पर सीधा संवाद होगा। इससे क्या जाहिर होता है ? यही कि दोनों देश परिपक्वता का परिचय दे रहे हैं। दोनों देशों ने वास्तविक नियंत्रण-रेखा पर से अपनी फौजी उपस्थिति को घटा लिया है। चीन को यह विश्वास हो गया है कि किसी तीसरे देश के इशारे पर भारत अपने पड़ौसी से पंगा नहीं लेना चाहता है। क्या चीनी नेता और कूटनीतिज्ञ यह नहीं देख रहे होंगे कि भारत सरकार ने चीनी माल के बहिष्कार के समर्थन में एक शब्द भी नहीं बोला है ?

दिल्ली और दिल्ली के दिल मिलें

Sanjay Agrawal mrspa23@gmail.com

New Delhi 9th June 2020

डॉ. वेदप्रताप वैदिक

दिल्ली में कोरोना का संकट सुरसा के बदन की तरह बढ़ता जा रहा है, ऐसे में दिल्ली की केजरीवाल सरकार ने यह फैसला कर लिया कि दिल्ली के अस्पतालों में बाहरवालों का इलाज नहीं होगा तो उसका यह फैसला दिल्ली वालों को तो अच्छा लगा लेकिन दिल्ली में लाखों लोग ऐसे भी रहते हैं और बरसों से रहते हैं, जिनके आधार-कार्ड और पहचान-पत्रों पर उनके गांवों के पते जड़े हुए हैं। ऐसा होने से उन्हें कभी किसी बाधा का सामना नहीं करना पड़ता। ये लोग कौन हैं ? ये प्रायः वे लोग हैं, जिन्हें हम प्रवासी मजदूर कहते हैं। वंचित, गरीब, पिछड़े, अशिक्षित, मेहनतकश लोग ! अगर ये अचानक कोरोना के संकट में फंस जाएं तो ये क्या करेंगे ? क्या इलाज के लिए अपने गांव या प्रदेश में दौड़ेंगे ? उनके पास इलाज के लिए तो पैसे हैं ही नहीं (खाने के लिए भी नहीं), वे टैक्सी, बस, रेल या जहाज का किराया कहां से लाएंगे और उससे बड़ी समस्या यह कि उन्हें इलाज मिलने में तीन-चार दिन की देर भी लग सकती है। इसके अलावा जो लोग नोएडा, गुड़गांव, गाजियाबाद वगैरह में रहते हैं और दिल्ली में काम करते हैं और दिल्ली को अपनी कर्मभूमि समझते हैं, उन्हें बीमार पड़ने पर दिल्ली में इलाज नहीं मिलना तो घोर अन्याय है। इस अन्याय के विरुद्ध दिल्ली के उच्च न्यायालय ने 2018 में एक कड़ा फैसला भी दिया था कि जिस रोगी के पास दिल्ली का मतदाता-पहचान पत्र नहीं है, उसे कई सुविधाओं से वंचित किया जाता है। उसे संविधान की धारा 21 का उल्लंघन बताया गया। इसीलिए दिल्ली के उप-राज्यपाल ने दिल्ली सरकार के प्रावधान को रद्द करके ठीक ही किया लेकिन इस मामले को भाजपा और आम आदमी पार्टी के बीच राजनीतिक फुटबाल बनाने से कहीं बेहतर यह होगा कि केंद्र सरकार तहे-दिल से राज्य सरकार के साथ सहयोग करे ताकि दिल्ली में कोई भी व्यक्ति सही समय पर सही इलाज से वंचित न रह जाए। इस राष्ट्रव्यापी संकट के दौरान यदि नेता लोग एक-दूसरे की टांग खीचेंगे तो वे अपनी ही छवि गिराएंगे। दिल्ली सरकार और केंद्र सरकार, दोनों के फैसलों के पीछे सदाशय ही रहा है। उन्हें साथ मिलकर ही इस संकट को हराना है। जरुरी है कि दिल्ली और दिल्ली की सरकारों के दिल मिलें।

Angel Broking records highest monthly client addition of 1Lakh +

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

Mumbai, June 12, 2020: Angel Broking, one of India’s largest independent full-service digital broking firms, –scaled life time high average monthly new accounts of over 1 lakh, since the lockdown started in March’20. The increase in client base further accelerated our daily trading volumesas we execute around 2 million trades in a single day on our platform.This has further enhanced Angel’s multi-segment market leadership.

This demonstrates the secure, seamless and superior experience of our 2+mn satisfied clients. Our strategy of offering a simplified and most competitive pricing structure, through our iTrade prime plan, facilitated our better than industry growth in client acquisition. The plan offersour clients an opportunity to avail full suite of broking services including basic research and advisory, absolutely free.

Sharing his thoughts on the milestone, Mr. Prabhakar Tiwari, CMO, Angel Broking Ltd., said, “Angel Broking is a digital first organization, which capitalizes on leading digital tools and platforms across functions with single minded consumer-centricity. The current nation-wide lockdown is a blessing in disguise to help showcase our digital brokingservices, as a superior option in comparison to traditional broking firms.Given simplified pricing structure and other value-added services in terms of research & advisory, customers have preferred us over competition by a huge margin particularly in tier 2 and tier 3 towns.”

Speaking on the milestone, Mr. Vinay Agrawal, CEO, Angel Broking Ltd., said, “Angel Broking has transformed the way retail trading is done in India and offers an extensive range of financial solutions. We constantly strive towards optimizing efficiencies of our platform across stages of designing, execution and acquiring customers thereby living up to the promise of being the right partnerfor new-age traders and investors.”

About Angel Broking

Angel Broking is one of the largest independent full-service retail broking houses in India, in terms of active clients on NSE. Over the last 24 years, Angel Broking has transformed into a technology driven financial services company, offering broking and advisory services, margin funding, loans against shares and financial products distribution under the brand “Angel Broking”. Our broking service is offered through 5 Best-in-Class Online and Digital Platforms like “Angel Broking Mobile App”, our proprietary “ARQ Prime” Investment Engine, “Angel Broking Web”, “Angel Bee App” and “Angel NXT” for our 15,000+ Network of Associated Partners spread across India. With presence across 18,500+ pincodes, we are a truly Pan India player. For more information, visit us atwww.angelbroking.com.

Overcome Duality admist Lockdown blues

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI. 10th June 2020

Duality: A Perpetual Coexistence

By Ritika Dureja Bajaj

Ever given a thought, with the relaxation in lockdown, life seems to be in a paradox. With rise in number of cases, should we step out or stay home? Should we go to religious places or pray from home? Is it okay to go out in the park and jog or continue doing work out at home? Should I chose to eat food as per my preferences and liking or stick to healthy diet?

Well, above all and may be lot more statements are like the oxymoron in our mind at present. This duality, which we are facing now is equivocally evident in present times, but had always existed.And the beauty of this paradox is it co-exists, not to cancel out each other but too define/ complement each other. Importance of one can be realized only in the presence of other. For instance, if plants grow in light, then there are a few who flourish in shade/ dark as well. In the process of photosynthesis, if plants need light to prepare carbohydrates, it also need dark to fix the carbohydrate.This shows the importance of both light and darkness in life. Similarly, duality also co-exists in our life as in whether one should focus on career or be contented with the happy family, should my child be proficient in English or Hindi, should I believe in myself or seek validation, should I look for contentment or position and so on.

As is evident, that duality exists in human nature which is why we don’t act in the same way in all situations. At times we experience anger, yet other times we are happy/ joyful. Sometime the decision may seem wrong other time correct. From time to time we upheaval the path of progress followed by a fall. This is how life is filled with duality, yet complete in itself. By complete I mean being in the state of equilibrium. Like an atom which has same number of electrons and protons. When there is disproportion inthe number of either of them, ion is produced, which is out of the state of equilibrium and hence it reacts easily. So is with us as humans. As long as we are in the state of equilibrium, our emotions are in set of scales. It is when we are experiencing some emotion out of fear, lack, despair, achievement, success etc (all highs and lows in life) this equilibrium is disturbed and one of the dual characters is expressed. The extent of its expression depends on the impact this cyclone has brought within you.

As is evident that each one of us is dual in nature. At some point, for a same situation, we are labelled as a good/ rational/ logical person by a few as we in acquiescence with their belief system and bad/ irrational/ illogical by others for not in sync with theirs.  So instead of judging someone, it is important for us to empathize with the person and understand why the person chose to act in particular way in a given situation. Then only we can see the beauty of expression amidst wholeness. So let’s leave aside the hat of judgment and experience every moment, every person and every emotion in the light of its true self and amid unity lies diversity which needs to be celebrated. 

Luxury takes a new dimension during Covid-19

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI. 10th June 2020

As a luxury consultant, socializing and interacting with people are indispensable and hence, Madhavi’s Luxury co. Talk Show, which was never planned as such but just came as an instant idea to Madhavi Advani, Luxury Consultant and one of her designer friend, is a very constructive way of being in touch with the audience, clients and friends.

Earlier they had planned to interview people in person which couldn’t materialize due to this unforeseen lockdown situation, so these kind of virtual Interviews over facebook, Insta and zoom proved to be a great help.

Not only this, but Mantras with Madhavi started a month ago where almost 35 people sent positive messages and videos about their daily routine during this lockdown is another brilliant initiative to keep people positive and inspired.

Inspite of numerous live sessions and webinars happening everyday on Facebook, Instagram, Zoom etc., it feels amazing to know that people are loving every bit of Madhavi’s Luxury co. Talk Show, even your parents saying beautiful words of appreciation for the talk show and it feels amazing when your friends say these are not ordinary interviews but are meant to be archives.

Madhavi’s luxury co. happens to be well networked and hence these Talks have a great mix of guests from all walks of life comprising of luxury segment clients, people from the field of Art, Real Estate, Destination Weddings in Italy, Mental Wellness Coach, Persona Enhancer, Media and Entertainment, Fashion, Motivation, Wellness, Design, Education.

It’s an interactive platform where the clients, friends and associates who are successful and established in various disciplines and distinguished in their respective fields reach out live so people could know their journey, their future plans, their life, their work and everything.

The response was something like, “Why not every day?”, “Let it be a ritual”, “We eagerly wait for your show, so why weekly?, You are like Oprah Winfrey. May you Break her record inspires me to do more of some quality work.

It’s exotic to know that masses enthusiastically connect to each and every talk and even if they miss out any of the live sessions due to any reason, they surely watch the recorded ones because appreciation is golden and definitely a fuel for the next.

Another platform by Madhavi Luxury co. where people can ask their queries related to various fields like art, real estate, finance, health , beauty, mental wellness, legal, persona enhancing, trousseaue gift packaging, Fashion etc. has been launched with the Experts like Mental wellness coach Kanchan Rai, etc. to guide people in different areas. Anyone can feel free to inbox their queries.

She’s a Perfect Luxury Ambassador, Madhavi is best defined as Madhavi Luxury Advani, This show is a Luxury Global Show, Madhavi is an amazing luxury influencer, An FB Queen and an Ambassador for Luxury. Madhavi Luxury co. Talk Show is an endeavour to motivate and connect people during these lockdown days.

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI . 8th Jun2 2020

GAIL has been playing a significant role in “Energizing Possibilities” for a cleaner environment & sustainable living considering “Environmental Responsibility” as one of the core elements of its vision statement. 

GAIL (India) Limited has been creating awareness through its Hawa Badlo initiative and inducing behavioural changes to ensure a greener and cleaner tomorrow. Through the Hawa Badlo initiative GAIL advocates against air pollution, problems caused due to air pollution & solutions for curbing it.

It encourages sustainable and environment friendly lifestyle habits such as planting trees, cycling & walking, carpooling, using public transport, conserving energy and using cleaner energy sources like Natural Gas for industries, CNG for automobiles, PNG for commercial uses.

To reinforce GAIL’s commitment towards Environmental responsibilities on World Environment Day GAIL employees from all over India took the pledge for:

• Environment friendly lifestyle

• Planting trees & promoting green environment

• Switching to cleaner energy solutions

• Spreading awareness about environment

To showcase their responsibilities as a corporate GAIL (India) Ltd has launched a short video on World Environment Day so that the message reaches the Indian masses and every Indian citizen adopts healthy lifestyle habits to curb pollution

अणुव्रत महासमिति के प्रकल्प अणुव्रत संसदीय मंच ने किया आचार्य तुलसी को 24 वी पुण्य तिथी पर श्रद्धानमन

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI. 8th June 2020

अणुव्रत महासमिति के प्रकल्प अणुव्रत संसदीय मंच ने किया आचार्य तुलसी को 24 वी पुण्य तिथी पर श्रद्धानमन

अणुव्रत प्रवर्तक आचार्य श्री तुलसी की 24 वीं पुण्यतिथि के अवसर पर अणुव्रत महासमिति के प्रकल्प अणुव्रत संसदीय मंच के *राष्ट्रीय संयोजक *श्री अर्जुन राम मेघवाल *(केंद्रीय संसदीय कार्य एवं भारी उद्योग लोक उद्यम राज्य मंत्री , भारत सरकार)
द्वारा संसदीय प्रणाली में नैतिक आचरण की महत्ता विषय पर महत्वपूर्ण वेबिनार का आयोजन किया गया।


केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य और चिकित्सा राज्य मंत्री , भारत सरकार श्री अश्विन चौबे जी, तथा वर्तमान व पूर्व लोकसभा -राज्यसभा सांसदो के साथ आयोजित इस कार्यक्रम का प्रभावशाली संचालन माननीय श्री अर्जुनराम मेघवाल ने ,आभारज्ञापन अणुव्रत महासमिति अध्यक्ष श्री अशोक डूगंरवाल ने, अणुव्रत अनुशास्ता आचार्य श्री महाश्रमण जी का सन्देश महामन्त्री श्री भीखम सुराणा ने ,अणुव्रत गीत श्री संचय जैन-अध्यक्ष अणुविभा ने प्रस्तुत किया। * मन्त्रियों सांसदो के साथ अणुव्रत महासमिति एव तुलसी शान्ति प्रतिष्ठान के पदाधिकारियों ने आचार्य तुलसी को 24 वें महाप्रयाण दिवस पर डीजिटल रूप से श्रद्धा स्मरण पूर्वक भावांजली देकर इतिहास रच दिया*।
तुलसी शांति प्रतिष्ठान गंगाशहर के अध्यक्ष श्री लूणकरण छाजेड़ ,अणुव्रत महासमिति के निवर्तमान अध्यक्ष श्री अशोक संचेती एवं अणुव्रत महासमिति की कार्यसमिति सदस्या डॉ.कुसुम लुनिया भी श्री मेघवाल जी के आमंत्रण पर वेबीनार में विशेष रूप से जुड़े थे।

Dr Kiran Seth says Dont be stressed in times of COVID

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Dr Kiran Seth says Dont be stressed in times of COVID

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

SPIC MACAY’s Anubhav Series has been met with overwhelming positive response from students all across the world. The event has seen eminent  artists from across the arts spectrum participating by giving workshops, interactive sessions and concert webcasts to students across Carnatic & Hindustani, classical dance performances, folk performances by prominent artists, theatre performances, lectures, and interactive sessions, a cinema screening with a discussion, a virtual heritage walk, virtual workshops in classical music, dance, crafts, and online yoga sessions. 

Dr Kiran Seth, founder of SPIC MACAY , speaks about the objective of the SPIC MACAY’s Anubhav series,

“If we are more interested in the outward, then we will get more affected by things like Covid. If you are more interested in the inward journey, you will find you will be less affected by such things. It is a lifestyle change which is being prescribed by nature to us. Nature is saying, “Look, you  better look into yourselves, you better stay at home, you better not be greedier and all the time trying to get more sensual satisfaction outside. You have to find your place within. The whole emphasis in our heritage has been moving inward. What we are saying is , we can have a nice time, but we must also remember what our ancestors have given us. Our Indian philosophy and our artists tell us a way of living”. When they interact with the students, they are communicating this way of living to the young person. There are lovely things that youngsters can do while sitting at home, if you are able to connect with the within. I would say it is a blessing in disguise. We need to look at a different way of living. This is the time when we need to make this change within us. Right now, is the time  when this is affecting us so much as compared to better times, While youth  are sitting at home in lockdown, they are mentally stressed. However, I am not mentally stressed. Looking at the faces of  Pt. Jasraj, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia , they are not tensed or stressed. Looking at them, it must make the young person think how’s that? I think everybody can be in this state, and therein the linkage is, Classical Music is just a bahana, a ladder to a goal, to reach this state of mind, this is what we are trying to show in Anubhav series.”

 Youth will  experience overnight concerts by the stalwarts of Indian Classical Music and Dance .This is a much anticipated beautiful experience by students and music lovers from all over the country, where the renditions of music start in the evening hours and goes on till the early hours of sunrise with the musical ragas tuned with the different timings of the night. The overnight concerts will start at 8 pm and end at 6 am.

The classical overnight concerts are scheduled to begin with a flute recital by world renowned flautist Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia. The master flautist will be followed by different sessions for the entire night as per the following line up.

Dr. Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, a celebrated Hindustani classical music vocalist belonging to the Jaipur-Atrauli gharana.

Vid. Kapila Venu, she has been professionally performing Koodiyattam in national and international arenas both as a solo performer and with the ensemble at Natanakairali and Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam.

Ust. Shahid Parvez ,  one of the leading sitar exponents of the Imdadkhani (aka Etawah) Gharana, he is recognised as one of the finest living sitar players.

Ust. Wasifuddin Dagar, an Indian classical singer of the Dhrupad genre. He is the fifth generation foremost representative of the Dagarbani tradition of Dhrupad music.

During the Anubhav Series more than 20000 participants from all over the country and abroad experienced  daily interactive sessions and workshops with eminent Gurus of various art forms , learning ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ via online medium. Participants experienced around 20  intensive workshops under gurus of various art forms like Bharatanatyam, Odissi  Kathak, Kuchipudi, Sattriya, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Hindustani Sangeet, Carnatic  Sangeet, Kalighat Painting ,  Mural Painting, Calligraphy, Chittra Painting, Kangra Painting, Gond Painting.

Following are some of the experiences shared by workshop participations.

Kashika from Kathak workshop, DPS R.K.Puram student class 12, says, “I have been hearing about SPIC MACAY since childhood and they teach us how to stay rooted to our culture which is very important. About the workshop, I thank SPIC MACAY for giving me the opportunity to interact with great respected Gurus of the field. Swati ma’am taught very beautifully and initiated us. Lastly saying that many become doctors and engineers but artists are very few and SPIC MACAY helps us stay connected to our sanskriti, SPIC MACAY ANUBHAV ka mera Anubhav bahut aacha raha”

Sanjita ,Kathakali student from Tamil Nadu, demonstrated some mudras learnt for actions like sky, heaven, earth, to come, to go . She says, “Had a wonderful experience participating in the Kathakali workshop. My Guruji  Unni Krishnan sir and Ramya ma’am taught us very well that we can understand it quickly and the mudras taught were very useful. They both were very kind and even if we forgot any of the mudras they taught us again and again. I enjoyed this experience of one week of learning Kathakali and I thank sir and ma’am for teaching us.”

Sri Devi , student of Manipuri workshop says, “ I’m a Kuchipudi and Kathak dancer, and was excited to take up the Manipuri workshop. I’m grateful to my Guru for his patience, and his way of presenting Manipuri as a floating form of meditation. It has a unique form of training which ensures flexibility of all our muscles. I’m also thankful for my Guru’s explanation of the philosophical aspect of the dance. “

Kumala Nayak , Kathak  student says,  “I got to learn so many new things simply at sitting at one corner of my home. It was a new experience for me as I have never attended such a massive online workshop. It’s really fascinating that how SPIC MACAY managed to cover so many art forms and skills together and presented a plethora of skills for everyone, young and old. I hope SM keeps extending this chain of art forever.”

Some of the experiences shared by Gurus are as follows:

Smt. Moumalaji, Kathak Guru , says, “I congratulated SM, all team and volunteers for creating the whole weeks marvelous events and expressed her heartfelt gratitude for providing me this prestigious forum where I could share my art form with so many art seekers and art lovers.

As a teacher we have made greater Anubhav than the students also. Because teaching itself is a learning process.”

Shri  Unni Krishnanji, Kathakkali Guru says, “Thank SM for the wonderful opportunity. This is not only a new experience for students but us also. This time whole world is suffering due to Corona we can overcome this through different art forms which gives peace and happiness to everyone, SPIC MACAY has done a great job thank you SM. “

Smt. Anwesha ji, Sattriya Dance Guru says,

“SPIC MACAY is indeed like a family. Thank you for making me a part of the ANUBHAV experience. It’s a new experience because it’s the first time that we are conducting online classes but with the help of the technical team and the students taking so much interest asking each and every question the wanted. A beautiful and great learning experience for me”

Smt. Dakshnia Vadyanathan, Bharatanatyam Guru says,

“Kudos to Kiran ji for taking such a mammoth event and putting it online. Kudos to all the volunteers who have done this, their tireless effort shows. Teaching and flesh and blood cannot be replaced but what I find very exciting about putting something online like this is the reach it has, had it been in person only the 30-40 students whom I taught would have benefited from this but now that it is online there are thousands who can benefit from so many different sessions having gone online. “

Smt. Amrita Murali (Carnatic music Guru) says, ”SPIC MACAY has been doing yeoman service to spread our art across the world. It gave me a lot of joy to personally teach such a wide spectrum of ages, and it was challenging to cater to all of them. I am glad I could share a few facets of Carnatic Music with them. “However, she is hopeful that by giving such experience to younger generations to listen and interact with these great gurus, and by following the training in Guru Shishya parampara, the knowledge of our art forms can be passed down to generations and will always be present for generations to come.”

The events were graced by distinguished Chief Guests of Honour like Governor of Telangana, 

Shri Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) , Director of IIM Tiruchirapalli, Prof Bhimaraya Metri, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal (Minister of HRD),  amongst others who appreciated the efforts  and acknowledged SPIC MACAYs important role in spreading the message of solidarity and hope in these difficult times.

The weeklong ANUBHAV Series conducted by SPIC MACAY has been inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Union Ministers Shri Suresh Prabhu, Shri Shripad Naik, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and Shri Prahlad Singh Patel.

This special series of ‘SPIC MACAY Anubhav’ is being conducted online from June 1st to 7th and streamed live on our YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/user/spicmacay.

NIFTY & BSE Sensex reversed gains in last trading hours

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NEW DELHI . 5th June 2020

Indian Markets reversed gains in the last trading hours; Nifty fell 0.32% while Sensex was down by 128.84 points

Written By… Aamar Deo Singh, Head Advisory, Angel Broking Ltd

The 6-days winning streak at the Indian stock markets broke today as both Nifty and Sensex ended lower in a volatile trading session. Sensex was down by 0.38% or 128.84 points and closed at 33980.70. Nifty, on the other hand, tripped 0.32% or 32.45 points and closed at 10029.10 still managing to stay above the 10K mark.

The fall in the indices was experienced in spite of resumed economic activities in the country.

Majority of the banking stocks traded red for the day except PNB which showed a rise of 2.48%. HDFC bank’s stock fell by 2.67%, Bank of Baroda’s stock fell by 0.46%, SBI’s stock fell by 0.23%, and ICICI Bank’s stock fell by 2.42%.

Around 1132 shares declined, 1287 shares advanced, while 156 shares remained unchanged for the day.

Vedanta (7.70%), Tech Mahindra (5.20%), Zee Entertainment (5.52%), Bharti Airtel (5.73%), and Sun Pharma (4.17%) were among significant individual gainers for the day.

Asian Paints (4.64%), Bajaj Finance (4.04%), IndusInd Bank (3.57%), HDFC Bank (2.67%), and Kotak Mahindra Bank (3.54%), on the other hand, were top market losers.

All sector indices, except Nifty Bank that fell by 2%, continued to remain green.

Tata Power

Tata Power declared the sale of its shipping business expecting USD 200 million via the sale. As a response to the news the share price of Tata Power rose by 2.04% and closed at Rs.42.55

Bajaj Holdings and Investments

Bajaj Holdings and Investments share fell down by 1.74% and traded at Rs.2238. The company reported a consolidated sale of Rs.110.46 crore for the March 2020 quarter. The sales were 27.17 percent more than those reported in the previous quarter.

Reliance Industries Pvt Ltd.

 Reliance Industries Ltd’s capitalization crossed Rs. 10 Lakh crore as the the company’s share witnessed a rise of 2.23% and traded at Rs.1576. The stock touched the intraday high of Rs.1589 per share.

BPCL

State-run oil refiner BPCL’s share fell by 3% earlier during the day after the company reported a consolidated loss of Rs. 1819.56 crore for the March 2020 quarter. However, the stock recovered later by 2.11% and traded at Rs.356.40.

Gold

Gold prices that continued to fall since April 30 rose during the day after the signs of economic recovery were received.

Indian Rupee

Indian rupee ended lower by 11 paise at Rs.75.57 per dollar today.

Oil Prices

Oil prices fell on Thursday on account of worries over building up of U.S fuel inventories. Further extension in output cuts supported by Saudi Arabia and Russia, world’s largest oil producers, also fueled the fall in oil prices.

Global Markets

European stock opened lower for the day owing to the continued threat of coronavirus pandemic. The protests in the U.S too fueled the negative sentiments among investors.

Global stock markets rose extending the three days of gain. The growth in the global stock market was witnessed as more and more countries started to reopen and resume their economic activities. Nasdaq rose 0.78%, Nikkei 225 rose by 0.36%, and Hang Seng rose by 0.17% while FTSE MIB fell by 0.88%.

My Life My Yoga Video Blogging before Yoga Day 21st June

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“My Life – My Yoga” video blogging contest to be global

In the light of the prevailing health emergency in the country due to COVID-19, this year’s International Yoga Day is set to go digital internationally. This was stated by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council for Cultural Relation (ICCR) in the joint press conference held today along with M/o AYUSH. This year, the event will highlight the utility of Yoga for individuals, to develop immunity to combat the global pandemicand strengthen the community in managing some of the significant aspects of this crisis, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe added. Also present at the joint press conference were Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary AYUSH.

In view of the highly infectious nature of the virus causing COVID-19, there shall be no mass gatherings. Hence, this year the Ministry is encouraging people to practice Yoga at their homes with participation from the entire family. While addressing the media persons Dr. Sahasrabuddhe informed that Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has called upon one and all to participate in the “My Life – My Yoga” Video Blogging Contest. He said that through this video blogging competition, the Ministry of AYUSH and ICCR seek to raise awareness about Yoga and to inspire people to prepare for and become active participants in the observation of IDY2020.

On this occasion, Secretary Ministry of AYUSH Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha said that the announcement of the contest by Hon. Prime Minister has generated tremendous curiosity and also interest in it. The Ministry of AYUSH is confident that this interest would convert into significant public health gains, as the positive impact of Yoga in the management of many aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic situation is by now well accepted. 

Shri Kotecha further said that the contest will contribute in a major manner for raising global awareness about the healing and therapeutic powers, and transformative impact that Yoga can have in their lives. He said that all stakeholders like Yoga Institutes, Yoga Studios, Yoga Professionals are being sensitized about the blogging contest through their various platforms including print and electronic media.

Shri Kotecha further said that the blogging contest has started on various digital platforms such as MyGov.gov.in and shall end on 15th June 2020, after which the jury shall collectively decide and announce the names of the winners. Entries for video competition can be submitted by participants under three categories covering youth (aged under 18 yrs), adults (above 18 years) and yoga professionals, and further, separately for male and female contestants. This makes it a total of six categories in all. For the India contestants, 1st, 2nd and 3rd awardees shall get a prize worth Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 50,000 and Rs.25,000 for each of the categories. While global prizes shall be for $2500, $1500  and $1000. 

Shri Dinesh K Patnaik, DG (ICCR) and Shri PN Ranjit Kumar, JS (AYUSH) Joint Secretary, M/o AYUSH were also present at the press conference. Immunity kits were also distributed among the journalists after the media briefing.

SPIC MACAY exhibit Guru Shisya Parampara

SANJAY AGRAWAL mrspa23@gmail.com

NEW DELHI 3rd June 2020

The day three of the Anubhav series was graced by classical dance, music and craft workshops by eminent Gurus, for the selected students. More than 20000 participants from all over the country and abroad are experiencing daily interactive sessions and workshops with eminent Gurus of various art forms , learning ‘Guru Shishya Parampara’ via online medium, inspite of this being a completely new platform to them. The day started early in the morning with the lineup of yoga and meditation. An enlightening session was held with the Brahmakumaris at 4 am in the morning by Sh. B.K Suryaji Bhai .e. He explained the difference between mind, brain and intellect (buddhi) and how to harmonize the three for a peaceful life. Here students learned how to meditate by contemplation and visualization of the Inner self “Aatma”. This was followed by a Hath Yoga Swami Devananda ji from Bihar school of Yoga where self-awareness of mind and body was emphasized upon to students. Post this, participants experienced a session of Naad Yoga by the master of Dhrupad, Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar from 6 – 7 am. The yogic sound of Om (Anant Hari Narayan) in raag Bhairav, was healing, relaxing and was resonating within the human psyche. As part of Shramadaan or nishkam seva being an integral part of SPIC MACAY movement, Students were urged to do household chores and cleaning before having a holistic and sattvic breakfast from 7 to 8.45 AM. The Yoga series was followed by live interaction with eminent artists like Padma Subrahmanyam (Bharatanatyam), Ileana Citarsti (Odissi), Rani Khanam (Kathak), Vajanthi Kashi (Kuchipudi), Sadanam Balakrishnan (Kathakali), Manik Chandra Barbayan (Sattriya), Arambam Tombinou Devi (Manipuri), Mandakini Tripedi (Mohiniyattam), Shashank Subramaniam (Carnatic Flute ), Uday Bhawalkar (Hindustani Dhrupad Vocal). This was followed by 20 workshops covering art forms of classical music , dance, painting and crafts like Bharatanatyam, Odissi Kathak, Kuchipudi, Sattriya, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Hindustani Sangeet, Carnatic Sangeet, Kalighat Painting , Mural Painting, Calligraphy, Chittra Painting Kangra Painting, Gond Painting. Each workshop has student joining via video conference for 2 hrs. with around 10,000 live views on YouTube. The first lecture demonstration of the day was by Sh. Guru Pradeep Kumar Mishra. He is a prominent exponent of the Mayurbhanj Chhau, a semi classical Indian dance with martial, tribal and folk traditions that have originated from eastern India. He explained how he expanded the conventions of the Chau dance since 25 years by developing his own techniques of presenting the dance form visually and telling traditional stories from Mahabharat and Ramayana. This was followed by a webcast of his performance The next session featured Sh. Ghulam Md. Sheikh, an acclaimed painter, poet and art critic, winner of Padma Shree (1983) and Padma Bhushan (2014). Shri Gulam Md. Sheikh has been a major figure in the world of Indian art for more than four decades. He gave a lecture demonstration and beautifully explained the stories behind various of his world famous paintings from collections and also about the interconnection between poetry of Kabir and his paintings. He also showed us paintings which reflected the ethos and culture of political and social fabric of the communities and people of our country. This was followed by an interaction and Sattriya dance recital by Sh. Guru Ghanakanta Bora. Guru Ghanakanta Bora, Padma Shri awardee is one of the most distinguished exponents and gurus of Sattriya dance n. He is also a renowned instrumentalist, distinguished choreographer, acclaimed author and recipient of several awards. The evening programme will conclude with a recital by Dr. N. Rajam, a renowned Hindustani Violin virtuoso. She is also recognised as the ‘Singing Violin’. She has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri and Sangeet Natak Akademi Award. Apart from being a musician, she is also a brilliant academician, and has been a Professor of Music at the Banaras Hindu University for nearly four decades. During the current COVID-19 crisis, SPIC MACAY is ogranizing this special series online with an effort to connect the youth with the living legends of classical music, dance, and other folk art forms, with an objective to give them an experience of our rich cultural heritage, and help them connect to their inner self. In the words of Dr.Kiran Seth the purpose of the series is to ‘help the students conquer their inner Mount Everest’. The students have been giving a positive feedback which encourages the team of SPIC MACAY volunteers to strive for enhancing the online experience. One of the students mentioned , “As usual Spic Macay has now touched my heart. At first I thought that I wouldn’t get up so early at 3.30 am? But I was wrong. The peaceful meditation and Yoga freshened up my mind. The Surya Namaskar which was taught today, the yoga all are a part of our rich culture which you are helping to preserve .

Brahmakumaris hold session at SPIC MACAY Anubhav

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NEW DELHI , 2nd June 2020

To help alleviate the mental stress of young people during the COVID-19 pandemic, SPIC MACAY is organizing a week long online series of programmes called SPIC MACAY Anubhav. SPIC MACAY Anubhav will enable the youth to experience and indulge in mystical and diverse aspects of Indian art, culture and heritage in an ashram like atmosphere at home , thereby aiding in easing the mental stress, during the challenging times of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Day one of the event concluded with interactions and recitals by classical music maestros Vidwan T. N. Krishnan and Sangeet Martand Pandit Jasraj. Vidwan T.N.Krishna played some of his well-known Carnatic music pieces . He also shared an insight into his musical journey expanding through 80 years and how at the age of 3, he started his journey of playing violin, with his father being a mentor and guide. Pt Jasraj blessed the students and audience in a recorded conversation. The concert related enthralled the students as they listened to Raag Jog, and got a glimpse of Pandit jis sonorous voice which spans the musical octaves . He concluded with a rendition of his famous bandish Mata Kalika and bhajan Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.

The Day 2 of SPIC MACAY’S Anubhav series marked the beginning of five-day classical dance, music and craft workshops by eminent Gurus, for selected students. From 2nd to 6th June there will be daily interactive live sessions and workshops with eminent Gurus of various art forms. An enlightening session was held with the Brahmakumaris at 4 am in the morning where Sh. B.K Suryaji Bhai talked about our values and culture laying emphasis on the fact of changing ourselves first to bring about a positive yet productive change in our lives. This was followed by a Hath Yoga Swami Devanand ji from Bihar school of Yoga where self awareness of mind and body was emphasized upon to students. Post this, participants experienced a session of Naad Yoga by the master of Dhrupad, Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar from 6 – 7 am. The Yoga series was followed by live interaction with eminent artists like Vid. Saroja Vaidyanathan (Padma Bhushan, Bharatanatyam), Vid. T. V. Gopalakrishnan (Padma Bhushan, Carnatic Vocal), Vid. Aruna Mohanty (Padma Shri, Odissi), Vid. Vanashree and Guru Jayarama Rao (Padma Shri, Kuchipudi), Vid. Bharati Shivaji (Padma Shri, Mohiniyattam), Vid. Kshetrimayum Thouranishabi Devi (Padma Shri, Manipuri), Pt. Umakant Gundecha (Padma Shri, Dhrupad), Pt. Rajendra Gangani (Kathak), Pt. Jatin Goswami (Sattriya), Vid. Kalamandalam Ramachandran Unnithan (Kathakali). This was followed by 20 workshops covering art forms of classical music , dance, painting and crafts like Bharatnatyam, Odissi Kathak, Kuchipudi, Sattriya, Manipuri, Mohiniyattam, Hindustani Sangeet, Carnatic Sangeet, Kalighat Painting , Mural Painting, Calligraphy, Chittra Painting Kangra Painting, Gond Painting. Each workshop has student joining via video conference and around 5,000 live views on YouTube. The workshops were followed by an afternoon session with Vidushi Parvathy Baul (Baul Sangeet), eminent Baul folk singer, musician and storyteller. Baul is a powerful musical form that has been recognised as a “Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity” by UNESCO, and dates back to the early 8th C. AD. Vidushi Parvathy Baul, discussed the philosophies of Baul music transcending above all communication and explained the deep philosophies related to music and life and about endless suffering of birth and dying, the eternal cycle. The soulful folk music was followed by Vidushi Teejan Bai’s Pandavani( Padma Vibhushan Awardee). She is the very first female exponent of Pandavani, the Indian folk music performed predominantly in Chhattisgarh, Vidushi Teejan Bai has been enacting tales from the Mahabharata for audiences across the world. After the story telling session of Pandwani, the students had a personal break and were guided to follow a holistic nutrition and early dinner. The evening concert series began with a live interaction between the ‘Paganini’ of Indian Classical Music Dr. L. Subramaniam and SPIC MACAY volunteers. It was a candid conversation in which he recalled the influence of his father V. Lakshminarayana Iyer and about his father’s significant contribution to give the Indian Violin a recognition as Solo instrument. He talked about his memories performing as Trio with his brothers, as well as of an incident when he performed in Paris. The day will be concluded by an interaction and the melodious classical recital of Hindustani Vocal by the brother duo Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra( Padma Bhushan Awardee), who represent the Benaras Gharana of Indian Classical Music. During the current COVID-19 crisis, SPIC MACAY is organizing this special series with an effort to connect the youth with the living legends of classical music, dance, and other folk art forms. The inaugural session was addressed by Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi along with other dignitaries Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prahlad Singh Patel, Shripad Yesso Naik. Addressing more than 50,000 online participants from all over the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greatly admired the work done by this voluntary movement called SPIC MACAY during the inagural session of the series on 1 June 2020 via an audio-video message. This special series of ‘SPIC MACAY Anubhav’ is being conducted online from June 1st to 7th and streamed live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/spicmacay

SPIC MACAY Anubhav goes Online with inauguration by PM

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SPIC MACAY’s week-long online series was inaugurated today via video message by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. Addressing more than 50000 online participants from all over the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greatly admired the work done by this voluntary movement called SPIC MACAY. Other dignitaries who addressed the inaugural ceremony  were Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad, Prahlad Singh Patel, Shripad Yesso Naik.

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi appreciated the initiative of SPIC MACAY for this  unique digital cultural convention  in the times of distress and despair due to the  ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  He lauded  SPIC MACAY’s untiring  efforts to organize this cultural  initiative and likened it to serve as a ray of hope and offer strength and renewed spirit to the people of our country in this fight against the pandemic.

He also extolled the values of Indian Classical Music, where the discipline, creativity and hope in music has been helping the common  man of our country to recover from difficult  times, situations  and phases of life. Hence, he emphasized the need of cultural  festivals and especially music, nature walk, heritage walk, literature , holistic food and Yoga.

He emphasized the value of Naad Yoga as a form of worship, sadhana, inner realization in turn offering service to humanity .

He congratulated the digital online mode of this convention which helps cross barriers of distance, language as someone from Bengal could learn the Music of Punjab and similarly a person in Punjab can learn South Indian Music.

During the current COVID-19 crisis, SPIC MACAY is making an effort to connect the youth with the living legends of classical music, dance, and other folk art forms. The objective is to give them a holistic exposure of our rich cultural heritage online, and provide them with an inspiring experience. This special series of ‘SPIC MACAY Anubhav’ is being conducted online from June 1st to 7th and will be streamed live on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/spicmacay.

Sitting at home yet in an ashram-like routine the participants will get an opportunity to connect with some of the greatest Gurus. Through various activities like classical music and dance concerts, lecture demonstrations, intensives, workshops, talks, Naad yoga, Hatha Yoga, theatre, cinema classics, folk arts and crafts, cultural heritage and environmental interactions  establishing a deep chord with Indian and world heritage.

SPIC MACAY’S Anubhav series started today i.e., 1st June 2020 live through it’s official YouTube channel for the series. It has received an overwhelming response with 50,000 registrations from India and abroad from students who are all set to devote a week to the Indian Culture and Arts, rather than entertainment.  The first day started with the morning inaugural session with a keynote address.

After the session, the film ‘THE MAKING OF MAHATMA’ was screened. The film is an award winning classic featuring National film awardees Pallavi Joshi and Rajit Kapur. Directed by Shri Shyam Benegal, the movie has completed 25 years since its making. The screening was followed by an interactive session with the Shri Shyam Benegal ,an eminent and notable Indian director and screenwriter, considered as the founder of the movement of realistic and issue-based film making.  Shri.Rajit Kapur Indian film Actor, Director and Lyricist  along with Smt.Pallavi Joshi, an Indian film and television actress who played the roles of Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi respectively also joined the discussion.

An orientation session by Dr. Kiran Seth, founder  of SPIC MACAY took place after the interactive session. The orientation  is an integral part of SPIC MACAY   where participants were addressed by the Dr. Kiran Seth. Senior volunteers of SPIC MACAY Sh. Pankaj Malhotra and Ms. Supriti also briefed participants on the guidelines and holistic learning approach to be followed throughout this week-long experience. SPIC MACAY believes that with this unique experience, each participating youth can aim to reach the  summit of their inner Mount Everest.

The event was officially inaugurated at 4:00 p.m starting with an address by SPIC MACAY Chairperson Smt. Kunda Mahurkar. This was followed by with webcast of a special message by Hon. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, and prior to that words of encouragement and best wishes by Union Minister of Law and Justice of India Shri. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister of State in the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy Shripad Naik and India’s Shepra to G20 and former Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu.

Shri Suresh Prabhu in his speech congratulated SPIC MACAY for having worked tirelessly for years even with roadblocks, and for taking Indian culture to the masses. “You have overcome the daunting coronavirus restrictions in hosting this event successfully. I must mention the beauty of SPIC MACAY is that we never see the real workers behind the curtains. We witness the programs, enjoy the performances of the artists, but we never come face to face with leaders like Dr Kiran Seth, Kunda Mahurkar, Arun Sahay, and the hundreds and thousands of volunteers. Those who have dedicated invaluable time of their lives. The inspiration to keep the culture and Hindustani music alive, which drives SPIC MACAY’s work, is known well to the great artists. Their synergy is great, and I would call SPIC MACAY as the keepers of the culture (संस्कृतिरक्षक), while the artists as the culture enhancer (संस्कृतिवर्धक). I am thankful for you to take his message forward “

Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad in his speech appreciating the involvement of each and every educational institution be it big or small, he expressed his gratitude to SPIC MACAY’s founder, Dr. Kiran Seth for bringing together such an uplifting series in the times of crisis.” The organisation’s approach of reaching  everyone in these times of crisis yet staying grounded and bringing together each and every renowned artist to showcase their unique art and culture was also acknowledged .

The honorable minister of Ayush Shri Shripad Naik spoke how this gesture of  SPIC MACAY  is aligned with the  objective of the national health policy and strategy towards universal health coverage.He congratulated SPIC MACAY for taking up such a noble initiative for the social healthcare during the Covid lockdown and thanked everyone involved in the program. He mentioned that the 7 day program will help the participants in mitigating mental stress and inculcating a healthy.

The special evening of Indian Classical Music  started with a recital by Carnatic violin virtuoso T. N. Krishnan, one of the few instrumentalists whose music creates a nostalgic experience of a bygone era in the minds of his listeners. Apart from being famous internationally, he holds distinguished academic positions. He has been honored with several titles and awards including Sangeetha Kalanidhi, Padma Bhushan and fellowship of the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

The day’s proceedings will be concluded with a recital by Sangeet Martand Pt. Jasraj, Padma Vibhushan awardee and a doyen Indian classical vocalist of  the Mewati Gharana. Beginning his musical journey at the age of 14, his Dedication to Hindustani Classical Music, his Sangeet Sadhana,  has spanned more than 80 years. He has several accolades and he is the first Indian musician to have a minor planet named after him. Pandit Jasraj is also the only musician who has performed in all the continents of the world.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs revises definition of MSME

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New Delhi 1st June 2020

Cabinet approves Upward revision of MSME definition and modalities/ road map for implementing remaining two Packages for MSMEs (a)Rs 20000 crore package for Distressed MSMEs and (b) Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion through Fund of Funds

Fully paved way for Energising the MSME Sector through entire gamut of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Package’

In line with Government of India’s top focus on energising MSMEs in the country, a special meeting of Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) was convened under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, here today, which approved the upward revision of MSME definition and modalities/ road map for laying down effective implementation mechanism for the remaining two announcements under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Package. These include:

In the package announcement, the definition of micro manufacturing and services unit was increased to Rs. 1 crore of investment and Rs. 5 crore of turnover. The limit of small unit was increased to Rs. 10 crore of investment and Rs 50 crore of turnover. Similarly, the limit of a medium unit was increased to Rs 20 crore of investment and Rs. 100 crore of turnover. It may be noted that this revision was done after 14 years since the MSME Development Act came into existence in 2006. After the package announcement on 13th May, 2020, there were several representations that the announced revision is still not in tune with market and pricing conditions and it should be further revised upwards. Keeping in mind these representations, it was decided to further increase the limit for medium manufacturing and service units. Now it will be Rs. 50 crore of investment and Rs. 250 crore of turnover. It has also been decided that the turnover with respect to exports will not be counted in the limits of turnover for any category of MSME units whether micro, small or medium. This is yet another step towards ease of doing business. This will help in attracting investments and creating more jobs in the MSME sector. The following table provides the details of revised limits:

  CategoryOld CapitalOld TurnoverNew CapitalNew Turnover
Micro25 Lakh10 Lakh1 Crore5 Crore
Small5 Crore2 Crore10 Crore50 Crore
Medium10 crore5 Crore50 Croreore

Approval for provisioning of Rs 20,000 crore as subordinate debt to provide equity support to the stressed MSMEs. This will benefit 2 lakh stressed MSMEs. 

Approval for equity infusion of Rs. 50,000 crore for MSMEs through Fund of Funds (FoF). This will establish a framework to help MSMEs in capacity augmentation. This will also provide an opportunity to get listed in stock exchanges. 

With today’s approval, implementation Modalities and Road Map for entire components of the Atmnirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package are in place. This will help in attracting investments and creating more jobs in the MSME sector.

In the aftermath of COVID-19 pandemic, Prime Minister Shri Modi was quick to recognise the role of MSMEs in building the Nation. As such, MSMEs formed a very prominent part of the announcements made under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan. Under this package, the MSME sector has not only been given substantial allocation but has also been accorded priority in implementation of the measures to revive the economy. To provide immediate relief to MSME sector, various announcements have been made under the Package. The most important ones also included:

  • Rupees Three lakh crore collateral-free automatic loans for MSMEs to meet operational liabilities, buy raw material and restart businesses.
  • Revision of MSME definition to render maximum benefits to the sector;
  • Disallowing global tenders in procurements uptoRs. 200 crores- to create more opportunities for domestic players,
  • And clearing of MSME dues by the Government and Public Sector Units within 45 days.
  • Government of India has been taking all necessary steps to ensure that the benefit of these landmark decisions reaches to the MSMEs at the earliest. In this regard, following necessary policy decisions have been already taken and the implementation strategy has been put in place.
  • The scheme for Rs. Three lakh crore col lateral-free automatic loans was earlier approved by CCEA and has been formally launched.
  • Modalities have been worked out for Upward revision of MSME Definition making it more inclusive broad-based providing greater avenues to MSMEs to harness their potentials.
  • Similarly, amendments in General Financial Rules mandating no global tenders for procurement upto 200 crore have been carried out. The new rules have already been issued and effected. This will open up new business avenues for Indian MSMEs.
  • To ensure that MSME payments are released within the timeframe of 45 days, directions have been issued at the level of Cabinet Secretary, Expenditure Secretary and Secretary, MSME.
  • To further ease the burden on MSMEs, RBI has extended moratorium on repayment of loans for another three months.

To manage all this, a robust ICT based system called CHAMPIONS has also been launched by the Ministry of MSME. The portal is not only helping and handholding MSMEs in the present situation, but is also providing guidance to grab the new business opportunities and in the long run, become national and international Champions.

MSME Ministry is committed to support the MSMEs, and the people who depend on them. All efforts are being made to encourage MSMEs to take benefit of the initiatives under the Atmanirbhar Bharat package and our other schemes.

Background:

Micro, small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) popularly called as MSMEs are the backbone of Indian economy. Silently operating in different areas across the country, more than 6 crore MSMEs have a crucial role to play in building a stronger and self-reliant India. These small economic engines have a huge impact on the country’s GDP-making a contribution of 29 percent. They contribute to almost half of exports from the country. Additionally, more than 11 crore people are employed in the MSME sector.

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Special Corona Package: Open Appeal from Transgender Community to Home, Finance & Social Justice Ministry

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25th April 2020

About 2,000 + members from transgender community and few allies across India write to Home, Finance & Social Justice Ministries seeking Special Package for Covid Lockdown.
Demand subsistence allowance, rationkits, health support & protection from eviction. Assert rights as per NALSA.
Letter welcomes NISD support but points out that interim relief of Rs. 1,500 / – covered only 4,500 trans persons from different states, which is less than 1% of the overall national transgender population, going by the conservative estimates of Census 2011. (4.88 lakh)
Specific Demands include:
1. Provide subsistence income of at least Rs. 3,000/- pm to every transgender person across India, until the Covid situation returns to normalcy, since more transgender persons don’t have ration cards & live in rented homes.
2.    Universalize Public Distribution System (PDS) to ensure food security to all needy citizens including transgender persons, with monthly rations kits  (15 kgs rice / atta, 3 kgs dal, 1 ltr cooking oil, 1 kg salt, 1 kg sugar, masala powder, eggs, immunity building foods etc.)
3.    Issue an order mandating that no transgender person shall be forced to pay rent or face eviction by their house owners for non-payment of rent during the period of lockdown.
4.    Ensure proper supply of all essential medication including ART medicines, tuberculosis care, hormone therapy & other gender-affirming procedures.
5. Ensure rights as per verdict of the Supreme Court in NALSA vs UoI (14th April, 2014) & Articles 14, 15 & 21 of the Constitution.

Solar sector has huge potential to benefit energy extensive sectors – Shri Nitin Gadkari

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Adopt innovative and economically viable business models which can help all the sectors: Shri Nitin Gadkari to Solar Industry representatives

New Delhi, May 23, 2020

Union Minister for MSME and Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari today held meeting via video conferencing with the members of Maha Solar Sangathan to understand the opportunities in the solar energy sector.

The Minister highlighted the importance of solar energy and said that the sector has a huge potential and can help to reduce the electricity cost significantly. He further mentioned that sectors such as agriculture, warehousing etc. are energy extensive sectors and proper commercial use of solar energy such as solar water pump for irrigation and solar electricity for cold storage can contribute towards reducing power cost.

The Union Minister emphasized on the need of export enhancement along with import substitution to replace foreign imports with domestic production. He highlighted that India still imports energy efficient solar panels and encouraged the manufactures to make India self-reliant with the help of “Make in India” products.

The Minister mentioned that for providing much-needed impetus to the MSME sector to deal with the current economic instability, the government has announced several measures under Special Economic Package: Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan including collateral free automatic loan, which will allow the MSMEs to enhance working capital by 20% without providing additional collateral.

Shri Gadkari urged the industry representatives to come up with some new, innovative and economically viable business model which can be implemented in various sector such as agriculture, warehousing etc. to provide low cost sustainable energy. He said that this will not only help to reduce the cost of energy in various sector but also give the required thrust for “Make in India” initiative.

He opined that industry should focus more on innovation, entrepreneurship, science and technology, research skill and experiences to convert the knowledge into wealth.

The Minister recalled that Government of Japan has offered special package to its industries for withdrawing Japanese investments from China and move elsewhere. He said that this can be an opportunity for India to attract foreign investment in the country.

Some of the questions asked and the suggestions given included: Addition of Solar PV in the list of technology under CLCSS scheme, revision of turnover limit in the new MSME definition, subsidy on export for MSME to encourage the manufacturing and reduce import etc.

Shri Gadkari responded to the questions from representatives and assured all possible help from the government.

Ethereal Truth of Life Reiterated

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New Delhi , 25th May 2020

Ethereal Truth of Life Reiterated

By RitikaDureja Bajaj

Happy moving, always proving

Corroborating with all, fulfilling the need of validation

Loved the so called nuances

People said I graciously carried

Here came everything to a standstill

With COVID-19, thrusting me to be me, myself

Ripping me off my fallacious façade

Modelling the reality I learnt of being myself

Moving each day forward as a unified self

Now is the time to carry this bequest

Today,the whole world is in panic, being in the clutches of Corona virus. Somewhere, we all are wishful that ever thing should be back to normal soon; having those routines, getting ready for work, meeting friends and carousing (as for some) and what not. Every day we wake up with the hope as if today news will come and everything will be as good as always. Well, it’s great to have hope, but it is equally important to be open to reality.

As the new genre says, “We need to live with this virus”. It has strained our shoulders further as the risk has increased further. But as we move forward now, there are certain learnings which we need to take along. The learnings from this pandemichas pavedpath for leading an awakened life. Here are the following teachings which we need to imbibe and carry with ourselves during our rebirth amidst COVID-19:

  • Impermanence is permanent: Nothing is permanent in life except change. So always be open to transformation instead of having attachments to your routines or plans. As no one knows, what life holds for us in future?If you chose to transform, then only you grow. If you resist it, you are just fighting the unknown and this battle will never end.
  • You as a whole: You are complete in yourself as you are. You don’t need external validation to know what is good about you. Each individual is different, encompassing varied characters. S/he is bestowed with such characters as his/ her journey of life is different from yours. So there is no point we perceive each other in the light of judgments.
  • Soltitude: We begin and end the journey of life alone. With social distancing, this virus is teaching you to be with oneself. Go inwards and look for your true self. Have more of ‘ME’ time to evolve as a person. Being alone is when you start reflecting more and also open the gateways to imagination, that’s where creativity begins to instil. So be with yourself to unravel the hidden truth of life.
  • Austerity of speech: With mask around or face, this virus is teaching us the true essence of speech. It is reminding us the teachings of Buddha- speak what is relevant and is true which holds importance to the listener. Which means no use of harsh words, back biting and no judgments.
  • Accept reality: The virus has taught us the different way of living life by accepting the truth as it is. Instead of if’s, but’s and should’s, seeing what the situations wants us to see and facing it. This also means that accepting everyone, including yourself the way each one is. That’s where the relations flourish and evolve together. One tends to open up where there is no fear of prejudices and judgments.
  • Here and now: Life is uncertain, we don’t have control over it. However, we do have control over the present moment. So learn to make the best of this moment. Instead of long chalked out plans, try making shorter ones. As you’ll be able to achieve these in present which in turn will motivate you and enhance your efficiency.
  • Child-like state: One of the most beautiful lessons that this virus has taught us to be like a child. A child always lives in present, carries no baggage and is always happy. Their thought and intensions are pure. They live life moment by moment, with complete faith. Moreover, their pain is also momentary and they adapt immediately.
  • Minimalism: At present, living life with limited resources and without glamour quotient is connecting us to our simplicity. This simplicity is our roots and we are clamoring it just to satisfy our need of competition. Having simple life is the foundation of progressive mind.
  • Mindfulness:With further relaxation in rules, now the responsibility is on us as an individual to prevent the spread of virus. This will only be possible when we are alert, conscious, and aware of our actions. This is where true mindfulness lies in being aware of the effect of our thoughts, actions and words on our mind and body.
  • God is within: With shutting down of all religious places, a serious jostle is being given to our age old belief system. The spiritual path says that the supreme is within each one of us. Now is the time to begin this journey inwards and combine with the ocean of which we are the drop.
  • Adaptability:The only way to survive and thrive in life is the evolution. We evolve based on our ability to adapt. If we chose not to adapt, then we perish not always w.r.t life but also in our capabilities, emotional well-being, intellect, health and so on, the so called aspects of any individual.

Above are a few spiritual lessons which this virus has taught us to live life with new norms and be awakened from within. Be watchful to see what it further it has to teach you at your personal level.

NSS Volunteers Run On-line Campaign to Create Awareness Against Spitting

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New Delhi, May 25

NSS Volunteers are using a mobile App ‘Spitting Kills’ to create awareness that spitting in public places causes COVID-19. The mobile App has a short video and participants can then answer a few questions and receive a participation certificate.

More than 75,000 NSS Volunteers have widely circulated the App widely to students, friends and family by WhatsApp. More than 5 lakh people have seen the App. and 1.75 lakhs have received a participation certificate.

Sambandh Health Foundation (SHF), Gurugram had launched a Mobile App ‘Spitting Kills’ on 24th April with NSS Volunteers from 8 states. This application was made to make people aware that coronavirus remains active in spit for one to three days and thus spitting in public places can spread infection. It is to be mentioned that spitting in public places has been banned during COVID-19 pandemic.

Ashima Sarin, Director of SHF said, “Our organization is working with National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers, doctors and others in different states. The App ‘Spitting Kills’ App helps spread awareness through social media that spitting is unhygienic, unhealthy and spreads infection. Most of the spitting is done by people using gutkha or chewing tobacco. We took up the campaign as an effective initiative to stop the spread of Coronavirus as well as curb the habit of chewing tobacco.”

The Indian Council of Medical Research had issued an appeal requesting the general public not to consume and spit Smokeless Tobacco in public, as “Chewing Smokeless Tobacco products (Gutkha, paan masala with tobacco, Paan and other chewing tobacco products) and areca nut (supari) increases the production of saliva followed by a very strong urge to spit. Spitting in public places could enhance the spread of the COVID-19 virus”.

On 15th April, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had, in its National Directive under the Disaster Management Act, prohibited spitting in public places which lead most states to issue notices and impose penalties against spitting. In all its directives for Lockdowns, the MHA has kept the prohibition against spitting as a high priority action item. However, Sarin said, it needs a mindset change amongst people as spitting anywhere and everywhere is seen almost like a birth-right in India.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in Mann kiBaat during lockdown 2.0 also appealed for people to quit spitting in public and get rid of this bad habit once for all. He said that not spitting will increase the level of basic hygiene and will also prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Sarin said that this App is reaching masses and spreading the message to not spit in public places. In times of Lockdown an on-line campaign is an effective way of creating awareness. Most people today have smartphones and getting a certificate encourages people, especially youth, to participate. Tata Trusts and other organisations are supporting this campaign as an effective public health measure in the fight against Coronavirus.

She said that presently the campaign has been rolled out through NSS volunteers of 400 colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. SHF plans to make this a National movement “Spit Free India” with many celebrities like Bhumi Pednekar supporting the campaign.

PharmaSynth Co gave more than 1,25,000 Sanitizers taking care of the Corona warriors

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NEW DELHI, 21st May 2020

PharmaSynth Company is taking care of the Corona warriors, Distributed more than 1,25,000 Sanitizers

Initiative of “Keep sanitizers in your pocket” campaign

Awareness spread in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar.

 Sanitizers were distributed in more than 1000 villages.

 Campaign was applauded by District Magistrates, Drug Inspectors and Public Representatives of the areas.

In today’s era the whole world is fighting with the novel corona virus. But in this tough time there are some Real Heroes who are still working working with full dedication besides taking care of themselves and they are not just doing their duties they also taking care of general public, like if it is someone’s birthday, they delivers cakes to their home to make them feel special. But it is equally important to take care of these Corona warriors too, as they also have their own families who are still waiting for them to come home.

The PharmaSynth company took the initiative with Bharat Mata Foundation (NGO)  in order to take care of these corona warrior by starting “keep sanitizer in your pocket” campaign. Under which they had distributed pocket friendly sanitizers in the areas of near about 1000 villages of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh & Bihar and also provided the necessary guidelines to them.
They visited village to village and had a discussion with the Corona warriors and asked them, “Do you keep sanitizer in your pocket?” Everyone one answered ‘NO’ on this, the representative of the Pharmasynth company explained them, the importance of keeping the sanitizer in pocket because when you are outside you need more sanitizer as you may come in contact with several things so, while working, it is necessary to sanitize your hands in every 20-30 minutes. Under the campaign, the PharmaSynth Company distributed 1 lakh 25 thousand pocket friendly hand sanitizers, and encouraged the Corona warriors and said, “if you are safe, then we can feel safe”.

PharmaSynth company director Dr. Arvind Kumar Gupta gave the idea to initiate this campaign and it is executed by the Senior Manager Mr. Arjun Gupta. The campaign was applauded by district magistrates, drug inspectors and public representatives of all those areas and they are still working to distribute as much sanitizers as they can, so that all will adopt the right hygiene habits and stay safe from corona.
About PharmaSynth
Since 1984, Pharma Synth Formulations Limited has emerged as one of the leading top Pharmaceutical Company in India with a strong manufacturing base in Delhi and Haridwar. Over a period of more than three decades, Pharma Synth has earned a prime place amongst the PCD pharma manufacturers, trade and medical profession. We have set up a GMP certified, state-of-the-art manufacturing unit in the holy city of Haridwar to produce quality products, aiming to serve the ailing humanity with a religious and patriotic personal touch to everyone, as we believe in God, as well as in our sovereignty.

PharmaSynth is now considered as top pharma company in India because our manufacturing unit has latest and sophisticated machines to produce world class and contamination free products. All the inputs (raw materials, packaging materials, consumables, etc.) has to pass through astringent quality tests, and only high-quality materials are used to produce our formulations.

To keep pace with growing technological advancements, all our technical staff is exposed to a regular periodical and online in-house training, so that they may use the validated methods and procedures perfectly, to produce zero-defect and final products.