Idli Cart launched for Transgenders by Apsara Reddy on 1st September 2020

Transgender community remains a highly targeted and economically backward community. Many senior transgenders suffer illness, abuse and solitude. To help them earn an income and also look at other avenues as a career Apsara Reddy has launched the Dignity Project that aims to help transgender women set up food carts, tailoring units and small businesses.

Launching the first pilot idli cart, Apsara Reddy, said, “As a transgender woman I’ve seen so much of prejudice and lack of opportunities. We need to fight doubly harder and often hunger forces my sisters into other professions. As they age and suffer medical bills or expenses and during emergency situations like Coronavirus they suffer in silence and suffer starvation. I feel the need to empower them with a small business that they can run and manage.”

She adds, “There have been so many great supporters who’ve come forward to help and contribute with provisions and utensils. It’s a way to show the transgender community a way to integrate and also work within their local community.”

Shreya Chauhan of Causewear, a fashion initiative to raise awareness who was there to inaugurate the first cart, says, “As a fashion brand we believe in the messages that various mediums can convey. But this is a non-conventional way for us to engage with a community that is for far too long been misunderstood and side lined. It was a pleasure to learn first-hand about the needs and how we as a society can aid this community feel included.”

Apsara says this initiative will be taken across TN with the help of government authorities, TN Police and corporation officials.

சென்னை பல்லாவரத்தில், தி.மு.க. சட்டமன்ற உறுப்பினர் அவர்களால், நக்ஸதிரா வேவஸ் மினி ரெஸ்டாரன்ட் திறக்கப்பட்டது.

சென்னை ஆகஸ்ட் 31, 2020: பல்லாவரத்தில் நக்ஸதிரா வேவ்ஸ்
மினி ரெஸ்ட்டாரண்ட் திராவிட முன்னேற்ற கழகத்தின் காஞ்சிபுரம் வடக்கு மாவட்ட கழக செயலாளர்
சட்டமன்ற உறுப்பினர் தா.மோ.அன்பரசன்
அவர்கள் திறந்து வைத்தார்

இவர்களுடன் மாவட்ட வர்த்தக பிரிவு து.செயலாளர் ஏ.கே.கருணாகரன்.
மாவட்ட தொண்டரணி அமைப்பாளர்
H.ஜான் தினகரன். பம்மல் எம்.ஆர்.வீனஸ் என்கிற பாலசந்தர்.
திருநீர்மலை எஸ்.எஸ்.சுகுமார்
ஜி.கே.சுரேஷ். கடையின் உரிமையாளர் துரைசம்பத் மற்றும் உறவினர்கள் நண்பர்கள் திமுக கழக நிர்வாகிகள் கலந்து கொண்டனர்…

SEHAT distributes “Shastric Unani Medicine – Ayush Joshanda immunity boosting powder” to general public in Chennai

Chennai, 10th August 2020: Sehat Skin and Hair Clinic was founded in 1997 in with specific focus to treat Hair, Scalp and Skin problems.

Its main goal is providing holistic health service by helping people with these problems in a natural way, by utilizing all the ancient herbal remedies along with modern scientific methods of treatment.

Shastric Unani Medicine awareness drive was held at Emsons Medical and Surgical in Chennai and distributed around 3000 cups of immune boosting powder to the public in Chennai.
The product is licensed from ministry of health and family welfare, New Delhi and Manufactured by Sehat Pharma, based in Chennai.

On the occasion, Dr.Talat Salim (Trichologist, Cosmetic Physician, Hijama Specialist, BUMS, L.T.T.S (London), PGDCC) said we were very much happy to be present in this awareness campaign. She elaborated on Unani as a alternate medicine that is trustable, Effective and comparatively economical – needless to mention that it is Natural and has no synthetic additives.

The Immune boosting power distributed to all the public in Chennai to fight against the pandemic COVID 19. It contains Ginger, Pepper, Cinnamon, and Tulsi as the main ingredients. These Herbs and Spices are loaded with Immunity Boosting properties and protect from viral infections.

SEHAT is a reputed manufacturer of Herbal Unani Medicine in Chennai under licence from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare – AYUSH. SEHAT also manufactures a wide range of products in the Unani Space incl Hair Vitalisers, Single Composition Drugs and many others.

Directions for Use – ½ tsp. (3gm of churanam/safoof) should be dissolved in 150ml of lukewarm water. Filter and drink twice daily.

Tapas Trust launches Digital Education for Class 1 – 10 , Nation Wide

The Chennai based NGO, Tapas Trust has launched a Digital Education Program (DEP) for NIOS Board students recently for Classes 1 to 10. Tapas Trust has partnered with 11 NGOs and implemented the DEP in 19 schools in Tamil Nadu , Kerala, Karnataka,Uttar Pradesh,Telangana,Maharashtra,Uttarakhand, benefiting more than 1000 students from different communities, free of cost.

The Course Director and Managing Trustee, Shri S.Lakshminarayanan, explained the special features built into the content design and development, and the centralised delivery and monitoring system. This DEP covers 8 subjects and 2500 hours of core content plus revision hours covering classes 1 to 10 delivered in Hindi and English complying with the NCERT curriculum for NIOS Students. S.Lakshminarayanan, a Chartered Accountant has conceptualised and designed this program and compressed Classes 1 to 10 in 5 years, so that dropouts and children in the 9-11 age group who are not sound in the basics could start afresh and still complete Secondary education when they turn 15.

L.Shrinivaasan and L.Bhuvaneshwari have quit their formal education and have taken up this task pro bono and contributed video lectures for the 8 Subjects. The maths and science classes are delivered by L.Shrinivaasan and the languages & Home Science by L.Bhuvaneshwari .

Classes will be accessible by the Students from any part of the Country through internet using a customised LMS Application designed by the Trust. Teachers will be available online to clarify doubts, evaluate answers and provide feedback.

Speaking on the occasion,
Dr C.B Sharma, Ex Chairman NIOS lauded the efforts of Tapas Trust in digitising the classes 1-10 and appreciated the quality of the content besides the utility to Students in remote areas.

Dr Uma Sivaraman, Retd. Dy Commissioner, KVS appreciated the techniques used in the content design and the focus to serve the poor girl child.

Dr C.L Ramakrishnan, Ex CBI Director, Ex DGP commented that this program is especially useful during the corona epidemic. He also appreciated the approach taken to teach languages by re- sequencing the steps and the enormous exercise of translating one million pairs of sentences in Hindi to English and vice versa.

Shri Madhavan Warrier, Chairman , Warrier Foundation one of the NGOs in whose two Schools at Kerala, where this program was launched today, profusely thanked TAPAS TRUST and also had very positive feedback of the program already implemented in their Vedic School at Panvel,Mumbai on 20th June this year.
Tapas Trust is in discussions with various NGOs to make this program available free for several lakhs of children especially in rural and hilly areas in the North , East, West, North-East parts of the country given the easy implementability and scalability.

Trust can be contacted at 9967894104/tapastrust@gmail.com.

Cheap & Best Affordable Mens Salon 4th new outlet at Kolathur

Cheap & Best Affordable Mens Salon a premium specialty salon adds another feather to its cap with its brand at Venkateshwara Nagar, Kolathur.

Fourth Grand Cheap & Best Mens Salon was inaugurated by Ms.Celena, Ms.Niharika, Master Charlie and Ms.Nikitha. Mrs. Priya and Mrs. Saraswathy lighted the lamp at the auspicious occasion.

The premium specialty salon functions throughout the year from 8am to10pm . After three successful outlets that the city loved and welcomed enter a premium space keeping in mind the expanding clientele of Chennai City.““With affordable price on hair cut for 99/- and more attractive rates with combo pack on other services with international ambience, promise to provide you the best service.



Professional stylists here, hold an extensive background and proven track record and continue to stay updated on new technologies and practices technicalities in hair, constantly updating their clients look with the perfect colour, design and proper care.“

CHEAP & BEST AFFORDABLE MEN’S SALON located at No.73,Venkateswaran Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai – 600 099. 

contact phone No:- 9840776834

CapitaLand marks construction commencement of International Tech Park Chennai, Radial Road in virtual ceremony graced by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Chennai, 27 July 2020 – CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups, today unveiled International Tech Park Chennai (ITPC), Radial Road in a virtual ceremony graced by Shri Edappadi Palaniswami, Honourable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. This marks the construction commencement for the first phase of the 23.3-acre IT park. ITPC, Radial Road has 4.6 million sq ft of development potential for premium Grade A office space.

Mr Vinamra Srivastava, CEO, Business Parks, CapitaLand India, said: “Chennai is one of our key markets for growth. It is the most diversified market for us in India and we have invested in IT parks, industrial townships, warehousing and lodging in the city. With both operational CapitaLand IT parks in Chennai – ITPC at Taramani and CyberVale fully occupied, our ITPC, Radial Road will offer more options for IT and IT-enabled services (ITeS) companies to expand their businesses in the city. We will continue to balance our growth across key markets in India as we look to increase our assets under management in the country. To achieve this, we are investing in developing a strong pipeline of projects and working with potential capital partners to grow our fund management business in India in the next few years.”

Located along Chennai’s IT corridor, ITPC, Radial Road will be developed in phases and it has been pre-certified with a Platinum rating by the Indian Green Building Council. Phase 1 will comprise two buildings offering 2.6 million sq ft of premium Grade A office space for IT and ITeS companies. The first and second blocks will be operational by Q4 2022 and Q2 2024 respectively. When fully developed, it will have amenities such as restaurants, food courts, fitness centre, clinic, childcare centre and event spaces.
The project is accessible by several main roads and is well-connected to Chennai International Airport. It is also located close to residential properties, educational institutions and hospitals. The park is conceptualised to have sustainable and resilient design solutions with focus on safety, health, wellness, and technology integration such as contactless features and app- based solutions among others.

Dr C Velan, City Head, Chennai Operations, CapitaLand India, said: “With over 15 years of experience in Chennai, we are bringing state-of-the-art office space at ITPC, Radial Road, and best-in-class asset management services to our clients. This park is anotherdemonstration of CapitaLand’s commitment to sustainability.

Designed with green features to achieve water and energy efficiencies such as the 75% naturally lit office spaces as well as luscious landscape complementing Chennai’s weather and ecosystem, it will be a draw as tenants are increasingly placing sustainability as a top priority.”
ITPC, Radial Road is CapitaLand India’s third IT park and eighth property in Chennai. The other properties are ITPC at Taramani, which is a joint venture with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation; CyberVale, an IT Special Economic Zone in Mahindra World City; OneHub Chennai, a 1,250-acre integrated industrial township on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR); two logistics and warehouse facilities at Oragadam and Periyapalayam; and two lodging properties, Somerset Greenways Chennai and Citadines OMR Chennai.

About CapitaLand India (www.capitaland.com)

CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) is one of Asia’s largest diversified real estate groups. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, it owns and manages a global portfolio worth S$131.9 billion as at 31 December 2019. CapitaLand’s portfolio spans across diversified real estate classes which includes commercial, retail; business park, industrial and logistics; integrated development, urban development; as well as lodging and residential. With a presence across more than 200 cities in over 30 countries, the Group focuses on Singapore and China as its core markets, while it continues to expand in markets such as India, Vietnam, Australia, Europe and the USA.
CapitaLand has one of the largest real estate investment management businesses globally. It manages seven listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts as well as over 20 private funds. Since it pioneered REITs in Singapore with the listing of CapitaLand Mall Trust in 2002, CapitaLand’s REITs and business trusts have expanded to include Ascendas Real Estate Investment Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust, Ascendas India Trust and CapitaLand Malaysia Mall Trust.

In India, CapitaLand has a strong presence with a portfolio of over 20 business and IT parks, industrial, lodging and logistics properties across seven cities – Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.
The Group is a key contributor to India’s IT industry development, having pioneered the

renownedInternationalTechParkBangalorein1994.CapitaLand has deep expertise in India across the full real estate value chain – from owning, developing and managing properties to fund management through Ascendas India Trust and private funds.
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30 mobile Bus dispensaries implemented to Omandurar Govt. Hospital by Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan IAS, GCC Commissioner G Prakash IAS along with Promod Chordia

As Tamil Nadu battles the unrelenting Covid 19, the united alliance of multiple powerful Jain organisations have come together to help in the fight against Coronavirus that is claiming many lives each day.

30 dispensaries a unique 30-bus mobile hospital in the presence of Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan and GCC Commissioner Mr Prakash implemented to Omandurar Government Hospital. Pramod Choraria is the man behind this novel initiative.

Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana (BJS) JITO Chennai Chapter (JITO), Chalo Sankeshwar, Jain Mitr, Rajasthan Cosmo Club, Rajasthan Cosmo Club Diva and RYA Cosmo Foundation (herein after referred as BJCRRR) are award-winning social organizations engaged in activities of empowerment of weaker sections of society, health promotion, women’s rights and child protection initiatives. Also these organisations collectively are involved in various Disaster Management and Social Welfare programmes to come to the rescue and rehabilitation of those in need.

As part of their Coronavirus initiatives BJCRRR along with its partner organizations launched the “Mobile dispensary SEVA”. And as on 11th July, around 10000 corona suspected patients were referred to the relevant authorities in Maharashtra.

BJCRRR has overcome the challenges and gained experience of working in Mumbai, Pune and other districts of Maharashtra. Now BJCRRR is launching a focussed and concerted drive in strategically identified hotspot areas of Chennai & suburbs.

Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) and BJCRRR have associated to heighten the efforts in the hotspot areas and set up mobile dispensaries in these localities to conduct health check-ups. BJCRRR agreed to partner with GCC through mobile dispensaries to contain COVID in the identified localities by way of health check-ups and testing of Symptomatic cases.

Following the detailed consultations among the senior officials, GCC and BJCRRR together designed “Mission Zero” program to contain the COVID in the identified hot spot locations.

Project Objectives :

1. To reduce the spike in COVID 19 cases through early detection of suspects and high risk patients.
2. To increase community awareness on the prevention and spread of the COVID-19 disease in order to reduce risk and fear.
3. BJCRRR will take all the necessary measures to ensure health check-ups of Hotspot residents with the help of mobile dispensaries.
4. BJCRRR, at its own cost will mobilise the required resources for the execution of the project that includes vehicles for Mobile Dispensaries, Doctors, Nurses, medicines, equipment’s, PPE kits. GCC assures and support BJCRRR in overcoming field level challenges during the implementation of the project. For example, in case of non-availability of Doctors in the given locality, GCC will provide the Doctors.
5. BJCRRR will design and develop community awareness materials in English and Tamil language on COVID 19 to educate people on their responsibilities and precautions to be taken to avoid potential risks and community spread such as washing hands regularly, wearing masks, social distancing, Hygiene, Physical exercises, Diet practices, how to take care of elderly co-morbid people having other ailments and low immunity etc.
6. Conduct structured community awareness programs wherever possible.
7. BJCRRR will provide 1000 Rapid testing kits to GCC for on the spot testing of patients as decided
by doctors.

Our aim is to reduce the risk of COVID19 among people of Chennai and eradicate this with early detection, testing, isolation and Treatment.

Narendar Srisrimal, Khimraj Sakariya,Anil Jain,Pramod Chordia,Narendar Sakariya,Abhaya srisrimal,Raju Lunawat,Ajeet Chordia,Arun jain,Paras jain,Suresh Mutha ,Jaswant Munot participated in this social initiative.

FICCI FLO presents Launch of VACYA – An active voice against Domestic Violence, on 15th July, 6 pm, with Suhasini Maniratnam & Prasanna Gettu amongst others

FLO Chennai launches VACYA, an active voice to create awareness and support for the cause of domestic violence. This project will be supported by corporate organisations. ‘Vacya means an active voice” and the launch of our combined voice against domestic violence reaches those who need it the most. This is a voice that will be raised by FICCI FLO Chennai, together with some prominent citizens of our city.

We present a discussion on the need to combat domestic violence at a webinar hosted by FICCI FLO It would be a pleasure for us to have you join us at this webinar, on July 15 at 6 p.m.

The following are our panellists and guest speakers:

1. Suhasini Maniratnam is a well -known media personality who needs no introduction. She actively supports women’s causes and works to empower them and will be present to launch this programme.

2. We are privileged to have amidst us as a distinguished guest, the Honourable Justice Pushpa Satyanarayana, of Madras High Court, to share her views on the subject.

3. Geeta Ramaseshan, an acclaimed lawyer of the Madras High Court with over 35 years of experience will be a voice for Vacya as well.

4. Jayanthi Vaidyanathan, Senior Director and Head HR at PayPal India will join us to speak on the importance of corporates taking up this cause.

5. Latha Pandiarajan, Director Ma Foi Strategic Consultants Pvt Ltd and the driving force behind Disha Foundation, that works for empowering women and children.

6. Prasanna Gettu, the founder and Managing trustee of PCVC is the knowledge partner. She will share insights into what makes Vacya a much needed initiative today.

(PCVC is a Chennai based civil society organization that has been providing comprehensive services (crisis and long term) to women and LGBTQI individuals who are victims of domestic violence. Dhwani is its 24 X 7 crisis hotline on which they can reach out to for support and services.) Our reach partner for this initiative is Chennai Volunteers.

Rinku Mecheri, Chairperson FLO Chennai:

“VACYA is part of FICCI FLO Chennai’s constant effort to support women find their equal standing in society and help make them economically empowered. FLO is today a voice of women at large and VACYA is an attempt to amplify this voice and make it relevant. The instances of domestic violence have increased, given the work from home scenario and we are committed to help women, with the support of leading corporates in our state. This initiative seeks support from corporate organisations in Tamil Nadu who can adopt this cause within their organisations, not only to help their own employees but for affected women in our extended communities.”.

DATE: 15th July
TIME: 6 pm
The webinar can be viewed on the following link:
https://www.facebook.com/ficciflochennai/

Thirumala launches ‘Tea Master’ special milk targeting Tea Shops in Tamil Nadu

Chennai, 13th July 2020: Leading dairy brand Thirumala Milk has launched a specially formulated milk called ‘Tea Master’ in Tamil Nadu. ‘Tea Master’ milk is aimed to give tea shops a superior quality milk at a special price of Rs 58 per litre. This product has been formulated after taking the feedback from Tea shops over the last 6 months. The final product has gone through several trials with extremely positive feedback from the Tea Shops. Thirumala Dairy felt the need to price the product lower to benefit the tea shops coming out of lockdown. Thirumala hopes that this product will support the Tea shops in reviving their business post COVID-19 lockdown.

About Thirumala:

Thirumala Milk Products Private Limited is a leading dairy company in South India established in the year 1996. Since then, Thirumala has been maintaining its position as a fastest growing brand with presence in major states of India such as Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. Today, Thirumala produces dairy products across nine state-of-the-art manufacturing plants spread across southern states of India.

About Groupe Lactalis:

In 2014, Lactalis acquired Thirumala, where it opened up enormous opportunities in the biggest and most challenging dairy market in the world to position it as the most preferred brand in India. The traditional and cultural experience of Thirumala and international expertise of Lactalis provided a unique combination, leading to a success story to be talked by generations to come. Lactalis is a family-owned dairy group based in Laval (Mayenne), in the west of France. In 1933, André Besnier started up his cheese-making company. The group sells products in over 180 countries and has 229 production sites across the globe. Lactalis is the largest dairy group in the world with turnover of over 17 billion Euros.

மித்ரன் பிரஸ் மீடியா அசோசியேஷன்

சென்னை, 6 ஜூலை 2020: சென்னையை தலைமையிடமாகக் கொண்ட “மித்ரன் பிரஸ் – மீடியா அசோசியேஷன்” பத்திரிகை ஊடகவியலாளர் நலனுக்காக ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது

இதன் பொதுச்செயலாளர் திரு. வி.பாலமுருகன், அனைத்து பத்திரிக்கையாளர் நலனுக்காக தமது பணியினை சிறப்பாக தொடங்கியுள்ளார்

Chennai based music composer Ganesh B Kumar’s ‘Spirit of Humanity’, set for a grand worldwide launch on June 26, 2020, by Navona Records, U.S.A.

  • RISE – Symphony No.1 in D minor; a traditional Symphony in 3 movements
  • THE JOURNEY – the first-ever Symphonic Poem by an Indian composer

 

Chennai, June 11, 2020: Brimming with passion for enriching human  values,  by  uplifting and elevating the spirit of mankind, city based music composer Ganesh  B. Kumar,  is  all set for the worldwide launch of his new album, ‘Spirit of Humanity’. The album comprising  a Symphony, RISE, and a Symphonic Poem, THE JOURNEY, the first-ever by an Indian composer, brings to light two of the noblest qualities of man’s earthly existence, ‘Optimism and Humanitarianism’, envisaged through the inspiring life stories of the legendary composer – Ludwig Van Beethoven and ‘Maharaj’ Jam Saheb Digvijay Singhji, ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Nawanagar, Gujarat.

Glorious works of many composers wouldn’t have been possible without the patronage of some of the most influential people in society, who were great music connoisseurs. Shining examples of such generosity can be found over centuries, which include patrons such as the Esterhazy family of Hungary to Joseph Haydn, Baron Gottfried van Swieten to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the famous Archduke Rudolph, youngest son of Emperor Leopold II and youngest brother of Emperor Franz, to Ludwig Van Beethoven. In this respect, Shri. Anand Madhavan stands as a lofty example of a steadfast and generous patron to the composer Ganesh B Kumar.

Incidentally, Shri. Anand Madhavan happens to be the great grandson of Shri. V. Krishnaswamy Iyer, who holds the credit for being the first person to  bring  out  some of  Maha Kavi Bharathiyar’s early poems in print, by arranging to publish and distribute copies to various schools. True to the saying, ‘history repeats itself’, Shri. Anand Madhavan walks his great grandfather’s glorious path by being instrumental in bringing out composer Ganesh Kumar’s album, ‘Spirit of Humanity’.

 

A spellbinding work of collaboration, ‘Spirit of Humanity’, is an ode to optimism and humanitarianism, supported by a dedicated core team, that includes Dr Prem Venkatesh, the dynamic Project Lead from Scotland, Shri. V. Muthukumaraguruswamy, a spiritual guide, erudite scholar and Chief Linguistic Consultant, Mrs. Georgina Margarite Ezra, Songwriter, Translator and Linguistic Trainer, and Shri. Anand Madhavan, the backbone and the Patron of the project.

 

Both the works have been performed and recorded by the Staatskapelle Orchestra, Halle, Germany, under the baton of the renowned conductor Bernd Ruf, comprising 91 instrumentalists, along with 31 singers from the Choir of the Opera Halle, conducted by Markus Fischer.

 

Speaking at the pre-launch press meet, Ganesh B Kumar shared with us his exciting journey of the making of “Spirit of Humanity”.

In his words: “It has always been my goal to compose music that enriches and uplifts the human spirit. When Dhahara Vidhya Foundation, a non-charitable Trust from Chennai, India, commissioned me to write two orchestral works, I was looking for motivational and socially impactful themes that would benefit mankind. I was reminded of the famous quote of Confucius, “The greatest glory in living, lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall”, which inspired me to draw parallels with the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time, whose music rose above every fall he experienced in his life.

 

It is a known fact that Beethoven’s own circumstances were miserable – loveless and pain- stricken with progressive deafness. Yet, he overcame these obstacles, churning out timeless compositions. I have tried bringing out this dichotomy in the symphony RISE, with the descending phrases depicting the various falls in his life, while the consequent victorious emergence is pronounced through the ascending phrases, invoking the spirit of positivity and perseverance”.

 

Speaking on his second composition, Ganesh Kumar said, “As with the first composition, I was seeking a challenging and meaningful theme for my second work. My search ended when Shri. Anand Madhavan drew my attention to a treasure trove of lesser known historic events of pre-independence India (1942-1947), which included the touching act of humanitarianism by Maharaj Jam Saheb Digvijay Singhji, who was the first ruler to open doors to and save the lives of thousands of Polish refugees during the Second World War. The magnanimity of the Maharaj and the riveting tale of displacement, despair, migration and resettlement of Polish refugees from the Soviet Union to India, inspired me to write the Symphonic Poem THE JOURNEY – from Despair to Hope, as a fitting tribute to the ‘Maharaj’, ruler of the erstwhile princely state of Nawanagar, Gujarat.

 

THE JOURNEY begins with a melancholic aria, Lost Souls, penned by Georgina Margarite Ezra, depicting the desolate condition of the Polish children.  The pinnacle of this composition is the inclusion of a timeless Tamil poem from Purnanooru, Undaal amma ivvulagam, written by the ancient King of the Sangam era, Kadalul Maaindha Ilamperuvazhudhi.  The king, through this poem, gave mankind a poetic message about humanitarian values, several centuries ago. This poem has been used as an analogy to highlight the generosity and large-heartedness of the Maharaj. The sole credit for choosing this poem and imparting linguistic training to the German singers goes to Shri. V. Muthukumaraguruswamy.

 

Special significance – The worldwide release of the album, Spirit of Humanity”, featuring RISE and THE JOURNEY, on June 26th this year, attains special significance due to the fact that the current year 2020, happens to be the 250th birth anniversary of Ludwig Van Beethoven, as well as the 75th anniversary, commemorating the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, to   the Allied forces in 1945, thereby ending World War II in Europe. The universal message of the spirit of positivity and humanity conveyed through this album, would surely provide musical solace during these troubled times of the pandemic.

 

More about the album:

 

RISE: A tribute to the legendary composer Ludwig Van Beethoven on his 250th birth anniversary, the symphony RISE invokes the ‘Spirit of Positivity & Perseverance’.  It sheds light on how Beethoven emerged triumphantly as one of the most successful composers of all time, overcoming various hardships in his life. It is a humble tribute by Kumar to one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time, whose music rose above every fall he experienced in his life.

 

The piece draws heavily on Beethovian elements from the first measure to the last, and includes, among others, reminiscences of Beethoven’s most popular themes, such as the opening motif of the composer’s Fifth Symphony, but consciously introducing a rising figuration (as against the falling 3rds of the original) signifying positivity and perseverance.

 

THE JOURNEY: The symphonic poem, THE JOURNEY – from Despair to Hope, is a large piece of program music that reminds the listener of the little-known terrible hardships of Polish refugees in the early 1940’s, when thousands of displaced Poles in Russia, owing to a great humanitarian act by Maharaj Jam Saheb Digvijay Singhji, embarked on an arduous journey to India, and found a new home in the then princely Indian state of Nawanagar, Gujarat.

 

This composition paints the deprivation, desolation, and truculent perseverance of the refugees in stark tonal colors and the finale, an extolment of the Maharaj’s generosity, vividly evokes the satisfaction and relief in the face of a suffering overcome. The Symphonic Poem makes a powerful case for pacifism on the 75th anniversary of the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany to the Allied forces, in 1945, there by ending World War II in Europe.

 

‘Undaal Amma Ivvulagam’- An a cappella in Tamil: As a reprise,  Undaal Amma Ivvulagam,   a timeless poem from Purananooru, written by the ancient King Kadalul Maaindha Ilamperuvazhudhi, is featured as a bonus track in the album as an a cappella, sung by Shalini Singh Balaji and Keshav Vinod Kumar, thereby giving an Indian twist to conclude the Album.

 

Spirit of Humanity – Audio Promo Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-y3e61dhE-A&feature=emb_logo

 

Spirit of Humanity – Video Promo Link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NhKR0rEes8

CHRONICLE OF WEDDINGS – 2020 CALENDAR – AN HISTORICAL JOURNEY OF INDIAN WEDDINGS launched by Actress Sai Dhanshika ,Actress Nandhita Swetha, Actress Sanam Shetty

India is home to thousands of cultures and the weddings in India tell a story of historical preservation yet constant evolution. Wedding Vows is thrilled to showcase this shared heritage of ours in the 2020 Calendar: Chronicle of Weddings.
 
Chronicle of Weddings is a poem of weddings in India and the art and culture that is woven into them. You will see some ceremonies that you recognize and love, and others that have been lost into the pages of history. Its a part of this artistic expression and shared love for our culture  in celebrating the historical journey of Indian weddings.
Here’s a quick brief about the inspiration behind our calendar months.
 
Photography by: Cuts & Glory Studios,Decor Partners: Atulya Weddings, Floral Hut, Nalesa by Geethanjali and The Wedding Company
 
March- The month to relive the golden era of the Mughals.
 
The Mughal wedding reflects the prosperity of the empire and was an excellent canvas for bringing out our creativity in design.
 
Portrayed by: Riyaz Ahmed & Yashika Anandh
 
April- The month to be transported to the ancient Chola country.
 
The Cholas have been the personification and epitome of pride, fashion, progress and culture in Tamil Nadu. The cultural history of this community is exceedingly rich and it is showcased in this ethereal wedding. 
 
Portrayed by:Sai Dhanshika & Kumar
May- The month to be mesmerized by the stunningly developed Vijayanagara Empire of Andhra Pradesh.
 
Royal weddings in the Vijayanagara empire were a combination of lavish preparations and religious traditions. The prosperity of the Andharas is carried over to this date.
 
Portrayed by: Anju Kurian & Bharath Raj
 
 June- A month to cherish the stunning Ahom tradition of Assam.
 
Enriched by many Dynastic traits, the land of Assam remains one of the most enticing states of India. Along with one of its decade long traditions of Ahom
 
Portrayed by: Mona Sorokhaibam & Hitesh Deka
 
July- A month dedicated to the beautiful land and culture of Manipur
 
The people from Manipur cherish and love their culture and traditions and they abide by them wholeheartedly. The same wholeheartedness can be observed in a traditional Manipuri wedding which is an amazing fusion of color and traditions.
 
Portrayed by: Priyanka Borah and Prasanti Tiwari.
 
August- The month to indulge in the enthralling history of Karnataka
 
Weddings during this period focused mainly on traditional rituals and less on pomp and show. India, witnessed a great flowering in all the fields of art and literature during this period.
 
Portrayed by: Nandhita Swetha & Pradeep
 
September- The month to appreciate the honorable royal Rajputs.
 
Marriages were occasions for great celebration. Their impact on the wedding culture of India will forever be rejoiced.
 
Portrayed by: Gino Thomas & Sanam Shetty
 
October- A month to live by the code of the brave Sikh empire
 
The religious wedding ceremony of the mighty Sikhs is known as Anand Karaj – a blissful union. Their lifestyle is simple yet dignified. 
 
Portrayed by: Nandha Kishore & Sherlin Seth
 
November- A month to celebrate the exquisite traditions of the Bengal
 
Bengal has a rich history and beautiful cultural heritage. This was reflected in the historical Bangla weddings. Bengali Hindu weddings are a blend of traditional customs and constant evolution.
 
Portrayed by: Prabha Mathi & Rakhesh
December- The month to ponder over the ever-evolving Malayalam society.
 
The result of the reform is that Kerala has a relatively recent wedding traditions. The earlier versions of the Hindu Kerala wedding were very simple and elegant
Portrayed by: Dhanashree & Hadlee
 
January-  The month to take a peek at the progressive Marathas kingdom.
 
Shivaji Maharaj’s vision encompassed the dev, desh, and dharma, meaning God, Country, and Religion as a unity. This love for tradition and religion can be seen in every aspect of the Maratha life, and it’s especially apparent in a wedding.
 
Portrayed by: Sudharshan & Anjena Kirti
 
February-  A month to admire the Zorastrian way of nuptials.
 
Weddings within the Parsi community are known as ‘Lagan’ and they display the Iranian roots of the community with a hint of local customs. Parsis have integrated themselves into Indian society while simultaneously maintaining or developing their own distinct traditions and cultural identity.
 
Portrayed by: Mahima De & Thejank

A never-before feat of making 30,00,000 seed balls in 72 hours, conducted by Martin Charitable Trust in Ramanathapuram

Chennai, 21st January 2020: Driven by an intent to protect our Earth and its environment, and to create an awareness on the importance of co-existing with greenery and nature, Martin Charitable Trust, along with the district of Ramanathapuram, with the support of the Government of Tamil Nadu, is getting ready to organize a very special event spread over 72 hours. Yes, in order to increase the green cover, we are all set to create a world record in “making the greatest number of seed-balls in 72 hours.”

For three days, starting from 21.01.2020, Tuesday, until Friday, 23.01.2020, about 2500 people, including the students of the National Academy and the Ramanathapuram District Government Schools, led by the District Collector of Ramanathapuram District, Mr. Ko. Veeraraghava Rao, IAS, and in the presence of Additional District Collector (Development), Mr. M, Pradeep Kumar, IAS, are going to prepare 30,00,000 seed balls. The event will begin at 9.00 AM on 21.01.2020, Tuesday, at the National Academy School premises, Ramanathapuram. Mrs. Leema Rose, Managing Director of the Martin Charitable Trust, and Mrs. Sayyed Abdullah, Registrar of National Academy School, will inaugurate the event and be the special guests.

Seeds of six different trees ideally suited for the weather conditions of Ramanathapuram, like custard apple (Sitapazham), wood apple (Vilam pazham), guava, golden shower trees (Sara Kondrai), peacock flower trees (Mayil Kondrai), and Portia (Poovarasan), will be used for making the seed-balls. With each ball containing four seeds, the 30,00,000 seed balls will be made with 1 crore 20 lakh seeds! We have sufficient quantities of red soil, cow dung, and water required for the project. We have also taught the students how to make the seed-balls.

The idea behind making this a record-making event is to create a global awareness about seed-balls. Therefore, the students are going to make seed-balls for three consecutive days. The seed-balls thus made shall be planted all over Ramanathapuram district, through the office of the District Collector, and Martin Charitable Trust.

The event is going to be observed in person and certified by four different world record agencies, including the Elite World Records (United States LLC), Asian Records Academy (United Arab Emirates), the Indian Records Academy, and the Tamilan Book of Records.

The District Collector requests your participation in this noble task to create awareness on the importance of co-existing with nature and to protect precious resources like water, land, and the environment.

Inauguration of Aachi’s Corporate Olympics 2019

The Inauguration of Aachi’s Corporate Olympics 2019 was a grand celebration that included the overall championship trophy, the jersey and the medals reveal and the most awaited Exclusive Women Championship Trophy.

Aachi’s Corporate Olympics 2019 is known to be the biggest employee engagement event in Chennai. The inauguration was held at Hotel Savera – Sandesh Hall on 25th May 2019. Aachi’s Corporate Olympics 2019 is looking forward to hosting over a 100 corporate companies across 28 different sports and 132 categories.
During the launch, the Chief Guest – MR. Shivakumar, VP of Operations, Aachi Group of Companies shared how Aachis Corporate Olympics is the only event that hosts so many number of games across various categories at a stretch.

Mr. Ganesh, Sales Head, Aachi Group of Companies also shared a few encouraging words on the event. The event witnessed corporates from TCS, CTS, Verizon, Zoho, Apollo Tyres, Logitech, L&T and many notable ones.
The overall championship trophy was revealed by Shivakumar, VP of Operations, Aachi Group of Companies. The Women’s Championship Trophy was revealed by Mrs. Jayabarathi, Managing Director, Corporate Sports Club and Mr. Ganesh, Sales Head, Aachi Group of Companies.

The medals were revealed by Prithvi, Apollo Tyres. The Corporate Olympisc 2019 jersey was revealed by the defending champions, TCS.
Corporate Sports Club proudly presents Aachi’s Corporate Olympics 2019, The Biggest Employee Engagement event for Corporate Employees featuring brand new exclusive women championships and featuring 28 different sports including outdoor games, indoor games, track & field, CRW sports and Swimming across 132 categories. We are looking forward to hosting over 100 corporates from Chennai.

Corporate Sports Club stands by the fact that sports have a huge potential to empower women. This season they look forward to unleashing the power in women through the Women’s special championship. They also have a separate category for professionals over the age of 35. The company harbors sports and fitness activities on-site and on-ground at different venues provided with nutritious food and compliments for every participant in order to appreciate their active contribution making it the best sportainment corporate event of the year.

Corporate Sports Club (CSC) is a first-of-its-kind corporate sports initiative in Chennai and are driven by the belief that dynamic and zealous employees make for a happy, healthy company. Their focus is to electrify the corporate world by engaging employees through sports activities that is sure to equip and motivate the players to achieve more in their workplaces.

Participants can register for the event by downloading the Corporate Sports Club app on Google Playstore or visiting our website www.corporatesportsclub.in

INDOSTAR CAPITAL FINANCE LIMITED

Chennai 7th May 2018: INDOSTAR CAPITAL FINANCE (“Company”) will be launching its initial public offering (“IPO” or the “Offer”). The IPO is scheduled to open on May 9, 2018 and close on May 11, 2018 with a price band of Rs.570 to Rs.572 per equity share of face value of Rs.10/- each of the Comapany (the “Equity Shares”). The anchor investor allocation will be a day prior to the Bid/Offer Opening Date i.e. May 8, 2018

The IPO comprises a Fresh issue aggregating upto Rs.7000 million (“Fresh Issue”) and an offer for sale of upto 20,000,000 equity shares by the selling shareholders, comprising an offer for sale of up to 18,508,407 equity shares by IndoStar Shares Capital (“Promoter Seeling Shareholder”) and an offer for sale of up to 1,491,593 equity shares by the other selling shareholders (as defined in the RHP and together with the promoter selling shareholder, the (Selling Shareholders”, and such offer for sale, the “Offer for Sale”)

The company intends to primarily utilize the Net Proceeds of the freesh issue for augmenting its capital base to meet future capital requirements

The price band to the offer is rs. 570 to rs.572 per equity share

The floor price is 57 times of the face value and the cap price is 57.2 times of the face value of the equity shares

Bids can be made for a minimum of 26 Equity shares and in multiples of 26 equity shares tthereafter

The IPO comprises a fresh issue aggregating up to Rs.7000 million and an offer for sale of up to 20,000,000 equity shares

Offers opening Date – May 9, 2018 and offer Closing date – May 11, 2018

The offer is being made in terms of Rule 19(2) (b) of the securities contracts (Regulation) Rules 1957 (SCRR) through the Book Building Process in accordance with the Regulation 26 (1) of the securities and Exchange Board of India Regulations 2009 as amended (the “SEBIICDR Regulations”), wherein 50% of the offer shall be available for allocation on a proportionate basis to Qualified institutional Buyers (“QIBs”). Our company and the promoter Selling Shareholder, in consultation with the BRLMs may allocate up to 60% of the QIB portion to Anchor investors at the Anchor Investor Allocation Price, on a discretionary basis out of which at least one-third will be reserved for domestic mutual funds, subject to valid bids being received from domestic mutual funds at or above the anchor investor allocation price

In the event of under-subscription or non-allocation in the Anchor Investor Portion, the balance Equity Shares shall be added to the Net QIB portion. Such Member of equity shares representing 5% of the Net QIB portion (other than Anchor Investor Portion) shall be available for allocation an a proportionate basic to Mutual Funds only

JM Financial Iimited, Kotak Mahindra Capital Company, Morgan Stanley India Company Private Limited, Motilal Oswal Investement Advisors Limited and Nomura Financial Advisory and securities (India) Private Limited are the Book Running head managers to the offers. The Registrar to the other is link Intime India private Limited

The Equity sheres are proposed to be listed on BSE Limited and National stock Exchange of India Limited

All Capitalized terms used herein are not Specifically defined shall have the same meaning as ascribed to them in the RHP