Saturday 29 February 2020

Gaurav Gill and Yash Aradhya felicitated on a memorable day for Indian motorsports at the 2020 FMSCI Awards

  • 18-year-old Mizo racer Lal Nunsunga receives top honour at the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India Award
  • Outstanding Achievement awardee Aishwarya Pissay leads string of female racers winning big at the awards
  • Over 110 National champions felicitated  
New Delhi, 29th February 2020: 2019 Arjuna awardee Gaurav Gill added another feather to his cap as he took home the Special Award at The Federation of Motor Sports Club of India Awards (FMSCI) held at PHD House in New Delhi on 29th February 2020.
Chief Guest, Honorable Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju, graced the occasion and congratulated the national and international champions of Indian motorsports.
FMSCI is the only federation in Asia Pacific that organizes 10 national championships in almost all verticals of 2-wheelers, 4-wheelers and karting. The awards witnessed over 110 national champions receive their trophies for the national championship and special awards.
2019 marked a watershed for the sport in India as it received unprecedented recognition on the national stage. Gaurav Gill created history by becoming the first motorsport athlete to be awarded the Arjuna Award, the highest civilian honour for sports in India. Similarly, 17-year-old Yash Aradhya is the first-ever motorsport athlete to win Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Shakti Puraskar.
The afternoon promised great hope for the future as young talent took centerstage at the awards. Another talented budding racer Lal Nunsunga won the coveted ‘Upcoming Motorsport Person of the Year’ award. Since he started racing in 2016, the 18-year-old from Mizoram has overcome great adversity on his way to becoming one of the brightest prospects of Indian motorsports to look out for. This award comes after a highly successful year in 2019 for Lal which included 7 podium finishes at the national level. Hailing from Aizwal, the speedster is confident of racing in the MotoGP one day.
In praise of the record-breaking achievements of Indian racers, Honourable Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Kiren Rijiju said, “Every sport needs heroes to inspire the next generation of champions. I want to commend all the winners for scripting the stories that will motivate new talent in motorsport and continue to make the country proud like you all have. Seeing the achievements of Indian racers at the national and international level has made me believe that the dawn of Indian motorsports is finally here”.
The awards also witnessed a strong outing by female racers, signifying the rise of women in the sport. Motorcycle racer Aishwarya Pissay was among the awardees for ‘Outstanding Achievements in World Motorsports’. 2019 was an unforgettable year for the 24-year-old from Bengaluru as she became the first Indian to win a World title in motorsports when she triumphed in the FIM Bajas World Cup. Shriya Lohia and Muskan Jubbal were also recognised as ‘Outstanding Women in Motorsports’.
Racing stalwart and Padma Shri recipient Narain Karthikyen continued to scale heights as his win at the Japan Super GT earned him the ‘Outstanding Achievements in World Motorsports Award’.
Jehan Daruvala was also recognized for his historic signing by Formula 1’s Red Bull Racing for their junior programme. The youngster will compete in his first FIA Formula 2 Grand Prix in Bahrain next month, as he follows in the footsteps of Formula 1 icons Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo, both of whom are products of the Red Bull Junior programme.
Round-winner of Asian Le Mans Series Arjun Maini and FIM Asia Cup of Road Race podium winner Abhimanyu Gautam were also honoured for their outstanding performances at the international level.
Reflecting on the country’s golden year in motorsports, FMSCI President J Prithviraj said, “This afternoon reaffirmed that Indian motorsports is headed in the right direction. Not only are Indian racers holding their own at the international level, but the sport is also really taking off at the domestic level with more and more young racers breaking in. FMSCI is more motivated than ever to ensure that motorsports continues to develop at the grass roots level and raise the standards of Indian racing to match international levels.”
The full list of awardees is attached.
About The Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India

Founded in 1971, the Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (FMSCI) is recognized by the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports as the only National Sports Federation (NSF) for the promotion and governance of motorsports in India. The FMSCI was set up with the main objective to standardise rules and regulations for motorsporting events across India. FMSCI is also a long standing member of the International Federations for motorsports viz. Federation Internationale de l’ Automobile (FIA), Paris (four wheelers and above) and Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), Geneva (2 and 3 wheeler motorsports).The federation has a wide base of affiliated member clubs spread across the length and breadth of India.
The FMSCI performs various functions including,  promotion of motor sports at the grass roots level, and to raise the standard of Indian motor sports to international levels, training and deputation of sporting and technical officials to ensure safe, fair and orderly conduct of motor sports, formulation of sporting/technical rules and regulations for various types of motor sports, issue of competition licenses and organizing permits to clubs to organize motor sporting events, dispute redressal via the Indian Motor Sports Appeal Court (IMSAC) comprising competent persons with legal and sporting background.

Dil ki Nazar se - Kaviraj Shailendra

New Delhi 28th February 2020 : Gunjan Foundation has presented DIL KI NAZAR SE - POET SHAILENDRA at Kamani Auditorium. The event has showcased  Kaviraj Shailendra, his life and his works, through conversation and anecdotes relating to the poet, in an informal setting of real people with a passion for poetry who talk about the poet and the social and cultural context of his life. The conversation is interspersed with about 16-18 of the poet’s most acclaimed songs sung by consummate singers. Other great songs are presented through mukhdas and the show has presented by Ibaadat Foundation.
Guest present at the event Actor Sushma Seth, Dinesh Shailendra son of Lyricist Shailendra,  Amla Shailendra Mazumdar Daughter of Lyricist Shailendra, Bhaskar Roy CEO Palimpest and Renu Hussain. 
·         About Performance
 Singers (from Mumbai):
Supriya Joshi
Sarvesh Mishra
Anand Bahal
Aditi Roy
Naveen Anand
·         In conversation
Prithvi Haldea
Dinesh Shailendra
Amla Shailendra
Nandita Kodesia
·         Dance
Swati Wangnoo Tiwari
·         Few Iconic Songs of Kaviraj Shailendra :
          दिल की नज़र सेनज़रों की दिल से
          आवारा हूँ या गर्दिश में हूँ
           सजनाबरखा बहार 
          झूमती चली हवा याद  गया कोई
          मुझे तुम से कुछ भी  चाहिये
          अजीब दास्तां है ये कहाँ शुरू कहाँ खतम
          पिया तोसे नैना लागे रे
          किसी की मुस्कुराहटों पे हो निसार
          आज फिर जीने की तमन्ना है 
About Gunjan Foundation Gunjan Foundation runs Swapna Sarthak School in which about 210 students are enrolled in classes running from Nursery through class V. Swapna Sarthak School is run completely free of cost.  They do not charge any fees and provide notebooks, course books, stationery, summer uniforms, winter uniforms and mid-day meals.
They are also providing scholarship to their alumni; They have 47 students in Shishu Kalyan High School, 10 students in Lady Florence School and 1 student in Ridge Valley School. They are happy to inform you that all students are doing very well for themselves and fulfilling their dreams of acquiring higher education.

EbixCash presents the Namrata Joshipura show on March 13

New Delhi, February 29, 2020: The Lotus Make-up India Fashion Week is association with EbixCash Autumn-Winter 2020 by the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) will take place from March 11-15, 2020, at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
EbixCash, is taking its association forward for the second time with FDCI and will present the Namrata Joshipura show at LMIFW AW'20 on March 13. Namarta known for her New York-esque elegant aesthetic has in her collection, fused contemporary silhouettes with modern interpretations of artisanal embellishments.
“Namrata and EbixCash share a modern outlook, as the former pays tribute to glamour in a subtle way providing women a chance to shine, while we give solutions to make our customers lives easier by invaluable financial advice. Both are adding function and utility to already fast-paced world, thus this undeniable synergy,” says Chairman & CEO EbixCash, Robin Raina.
“We are delighted that EbixCash has again come on board for this season as well proving to be a fruitful relationship and will present Namrata’s show. The designer gives a spin to evening dressing with her high-voltage ensembles and she always puts up a memorable show that is a mix of style and substance,”said FDCI Chairman Sunil Sethi. 

Anthurium, under SUNDREAM Group Sets the benchmark in the fastest possession in Real Estate history

Noida, 22nd  February 2020
ANTHURIUM under Sundream Group sets the bench mark in the fastest possession in the Real Estate history. On the occasion Mr. Harsh Gupta Director Anthurium announced that in a span of one year from 15th April 2019 to 14th Feb 2020, they sold 50 % of the project and is expecting the handover to their customers by October 2010 on Diwali.
A commercial space which is going to be the first choice for next generation! In par with digital India, Anthurium Business Park is the conceptualization and implementation of advanced digital space to make virtual offices a reality here.
The project located at Sector 73; is in itself a USP, since it is well connected with all major city points and the NCR region. The business park will be well equipped with AI- ready technology to renovate the traditional business methods for the next generation workforce.
With over 16 years of experience and proficient skills in real estate, Harsh Gupta, Director Anthurium specialises   in delivering the top-grade national and international real estate projects in India said “The project of Anthurium is a grand one after 2 successful deliveries of ITHIUM, CORENTHUM, LMRC. Anthurium has offered office spaces and retail spaces with facilities like you’ve never seen before in a commercial project...”

Start your year with the delectable cookie range by The Baker's Dozen

What-  Introducing a new range of delectable cookies
Where-  All outlets of The Baker's Dozen, Nature’s Basket, Big Bazaar, Big Basket
Time- 8 am to 9 pm
Cost- INR 150 onwards
We all have a little cookie monster inside us. The Baker's Dozen, pioneers in artisan bakery, introduces the ultimate ode to cookies, featuring some exotic flavours for the cookie connoisseur in you!
Inspired by classic bakery recipes and  reminiscent of TBD’s true legacy, new soft-baked cookie flavors include Butter crunch, Cashew, Dark chocolate, Coconut oats and Marble cookies. You can indulge in the aroma and taste of the dark chocolate cookie that is sure to warm your heart.
Savor the traditional sugar cookie with a unique blend of spicy-sweet butter crunch with a flavour burst of cinnamon. If you are on a fitness mission and you feel guilty to take those crunchy bites, you can opt for coconut oats which is a complete confectional sin but with a healthy twist. The luscious vanilla and chocolate swirls in Marble cookies will definitely make your mouth sing the crunchy song. All the cookies are prepared using fresh ingredients and baked to perfection with lots of love and care!
Walk into any outlet of The Baker's Dozen to start your day with a scrumptious spree of crunch. You can also grab these cookies at Nature’s Basket and Big Bazaar availing some exciting offers.
The Baker's Dozen also offers you the chance to beat your sweet cravings at home by ordering online on Zomato, Swiggy or Big basket.

Ajay Devgn shares an adorable throwback picture with Abigail Eames that will melt your heart



Coronavirus: Unprecedented Jump in sales of travel Insurance
आयुष्मान भारत सरबत स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना के अंतर्गत 1.60 लाख मरीजों पर 180 करोड़ खर्च : बलबीर सिद्धू

IRDAI considers allowing life insurers to offer indemnity health insurance plans  
DPIIT notifies 100% FDI in insurance intermediaries under automatic approval route  
प्रधानमंत्री फसल बीमा योजनाबीमा कंपनी मालामालकिसान बदहाल
IFFCO ADD till 17 April.png
last day.png

Friday 28 February 2020

Supermoon Holi celebrates the festival of colours with an all-female artiste line-up

~ An all-woman artiste line-up, making the festival of colors a safe place for women performers, and audiences 

Mumbai, February 28, 2020: Supermoon, Zee LIVE’s flagship IP for comedy and music, will host the most awaited Holi party of the year - Supermoon Holi. Supermoon Holi is taking the celebration of colors to a whole new level with an all-female line-up featuring some of the most talented artists, at an eco-friendly festival during international women's week! She is bold, she is independent, she is vibrant, she is unique, she is dynamic, she is super, and she strikes the chords to her own rhythm.
The festival will kick off on March 8, 2020 at The Garden of Five Senses in Delhi and on March 10, 2020, at JVPD Grounds in Mumbai
The all-woman line-up at Supermoon Holi in Delhi will feature independent artistes like DJ Barkha Kaul –TV host, Model turned DJ who has toured the country across major night-clubs, Nina & Malika - India's leading female DJ Duo who are firing up India's electronic music scene from having opened for Coldplay to being signed by SPINNIN Records and an appearance in the film Agent Vinod, Hari & Sukhmani - a sound synonymous with contemporary folklore, the duo presents to you the iconic traditional Punjabi folk enhanced with the ‘Music of their own genre’, and Jasmine Sandlas - an Indian-American playback singer, television personality, performer, song-writer who began her Bollywood playback singing career with the song "Yaar Na Miley" with Yo Yo Honey Singh. Her latest hits Illegal Weapon & Sip Sip have garnered 330+ Million & 106 Million hits on YouTube.
The artiste line-up in Mumbai include DJ Akanksha Popli - spinning Bollywood & Electronic Dance Music, Ma Faiza – one of the most notable and iconic names in electronic dance music (EDM) in India today, Raja Kumari - an Indian-American hip-hop songwriter and singer, and Shalmali Kholgade - award-winning playback singer with blockbuster songs like “Pareshaan” — Ishaqzaade, “Daru Desi” — Cocktail, “Balam Pichkari” — Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.
Supermoon Holi will celebrate the festival of colors by promoting sustainability with plastic-free, water-less, and eco-friendly colors. It will also offer specially curated and lip-smacking food and beverages, including a thandai bar, in keeping with the spirit of the festival.
To announce the event, Zee LIVE in collaboration with Artreach India hosted a pre-bash of the festival at Phoenix Market City, Kurla on 28th Feb 2020. Artreach India roped in Mumbai based NGO Saturday Art Class, wherein children from the NGO created a mural and got everyone in the spirit of the festival of colors to celebrate the spirit of womanhood with a splash of colors. The event was followed by an opening note by Swaroop Banerjee (COO and Business Head, Zee LIVE), and performances by independent artistes Raja Kumari - an Indian American hip-hop songwriter and singer and Shalmali Kholgade - award-winning playback singer.
Swaroop Banerjee (COO and Business Head, Zee LIVE) said, “We’ve laughed with Russell Peters, moved with Prateek Kuhad, but our party is just getting started with the Supermoon Holi. With an all-female line-up taking stage, we’re excited about celebrating the festival of colours with Supermoon Holi in Delhi and Mumbai! I would like to thank the Artreach team for supporting our cause of promoting an eco-friendly and environment-safe Holi!”
Speaking on this association, Raja Kumari said, “Supermoon Holi is a great concept, and I am delighted to be part of it. Celebrating women while enjoying an eco-friendly Holi is how I'd like the festival to be. I thank Zee LIVE for believing in me and making me part of such a strong all-female lineup. I look forward to more such collaborations with the Zee LIVE team."
Shalmali Kholgade said, "I am super excited to be a part of India's biggest Holi bash and begin the celebration of my musical journey in 2020 with all these amazingly talented women. I'm a big fan of Holi and always look forward to this festival. Balam Pichkari is one of the most celebrated Holi songs and I look forward to performing live at Supermoon Holi.”
Sukhmani said, “We are really excited to be a part of Supermoon Holi this year. There is a fabulous lineup in place and, what better way to celebrate girl power than with a splash of colour! We look forward to adding to the vibrant, soulful experience curated by Zee LIVE.”
Jasmine Sandlas said, “Celebrating womanhood and allowing me to contribute to the eco-friendly Holi party only makes me thank the entire team at Supermoon Holi. Seeing the audience groove to my Punjabi tracks and being part of such a talented and inspiring women lineup is overwhelming.”
Get ready for a Holi party like never before. Enjoy a safe festival with talented women artistes who promise to make you dance to the rhythm of colors.
Details of the event:
Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Time: 10.00 a.m. onwards
Venue: Kalagram, The Garden of Five Senses
Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Time: 10.00 a.m. onwards
Venue: JVPD Grounds (Mumbai)
Tickets available on:

IACC :: Awareness Program on Corona Virus : IMC, Mumbai on 27th February 2020.

Writer-Director Paritosh Painter To Bring Together Sangita Ghosh & Other Versatile Actors In Coconut Theatre’s 3Cheers – A Theatrical Play

Writer-Director Paritosh Painter, known for his rustic yet contagious laughter-filled comedy and theatrics, is back with his next mega-production, Coconut Theatre’s 3Cheers, a satirical comic rollercoaster, produced by Rashmin Majithia and written-directed by Paritosh Painter. Starring Sangita Ghosh, Shweta Gulati, Paritosh Painter, Balwinder Singh Suri, Jayesh Thakkar and Vishal Kotian, Coconut Theatre’s 3Cheers is a play about Shree, Aditya and Manav; three friends who are Blind, Deaf and Dumb respectively… The characters are financially broke with a long list of creditors behind their back and the problem begins when the creditors hire a goon called Salim Supari to retrieve their money from the 3 friends.  
Rashmin Majithia, Producer of Coconut Theatre’s 3Cheers avers, “We are expecting an overwhelming response from the audience. The plot of play is very funny and suitable for people of all the age groups. It shows situational comic moments and reactions of each character in in a fun, light-hearted manner. I’m hoping that an appealing set and music, neatly incorporated in the narrative, will definitely entice and captivate the viewers.” Keyur Sheth – CEO of Coconut Media Box echoes the same!
The cast and crew of the play Coconut Theatre’s 3Cheers were spotted rehearsing for their tour to embark on February 19 at Mukesh Patel auditorium, followed by March 14 at St. Andrews in Bandra and March 15 at the Mukkti Cultural Hub in Andheri.
Paritosh Painter’s association with the Indian entertainment industry goes back to the 90’s as an actor, producer, director and writer, previously having directed hit theatrical comedy plays like Double Trouble, Whose Wife Is It Anyway?; See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil; Get Rid of My Wife, SELFIE, Women Decoded, Liar Liar, Madhouse, Amar Akbar Ann Tony; I Do, I Don’t and I love You 2 among others. He has also delivered hit films like Total Dhamaal, Dhamaal, All The Best et al while creating and writing iconic TV shows like Tenali Rama, Akbar Birbal and Partner among others.
Yours is to witness the comical ensemble in this hysterical play premiering at Mukesh Patel auditorium, Vile Parle, this Saturday, 29th February, 2020. Tickets available on the portal.

India will benefit from greater cooperation with US: Experts welcome India-US MoU

An MoU signed between India and the US for strengthening cooperation in the field of mental and emotional wellbeing has been welcomed by mental health experts who hope that India will benefit significantly from it. The pact signed during President Donald Trump’s recent visit aims at improving greater sharing of research and insights in treatment approaches on mental health. Similarly it was delightful to see that the two nations held talks over medical devices in their bilateral discussion wherein the focus was firmly on capacity building.
“It is heartening to see that the issue of mental health found a place of importance in the India-US bilateral dialogue. The MoU talks about sharing of experiences and research in the mental health domain between the two countries. In India, mental health is still an under-researched and under-studied subject. On the other hand, America has a longstanding, rich and well researched experience of treating mental illnesses. India stands to benefit significantly by the in-depth research and experience accumulated by that country,” says Dr. Prakriti Poddar, Mental Health expert, Director Poddar Wellness Ltd and Managing Trustee of Poddar Foundation.
“It was delightful to see that there were in dept discussions about mental health in the all-important India-US bilateral talk. The MoU highlights the significance of research to identify the challenges and prevalent issues of mental health in the country. India is still a student when it comes to treating mental health cases effectively as there is low awareness and few effective treatment facilities. Contrarily, the United States of America has a large number of practicing mental health practitioners who help people dealing with ill mental health emerge stronger with effective lines of treatment.”  said Dr Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR. 
The burden of mental health disorders has increased dramatically in India over the past three decades. Still, as many as 80% of people fail to find help or treatment. India doesn’t just need to create greater awareness about mental health but also needs to adopt better treatment mechanisms and approaches and the bilateral agreement will help India improve its capacity in addressing the rising mental health burden.
“The MoU also talks about encouraging the use of traditional Indian therapies to address mental health issues. This is another important step as it will also help popularize traditional Indian wisdom on a global level,” added Dr Poddar.
Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organization and the US Food and Drug Administration are the parties to the Mou in which the US medical device lobby wants India to focus on the pricing regulation and trade margin rationalization which are hampering the introduction of innovative devices in the country.
“The memorandum of understanding signed by the US and India on medical products will help increase access to medical devices. On the off chance it does not happen, the government must consider instituting a separate regulatory body for medical devices as is the practice in developed countries. Regulating medical devices as drugs will just force manufacturers to wait longer to get approval to make, import and sell their devices, which will increase the compliance cost and lead time. It will also hike up the cost of launching new products. Ultimately, we are looking at a scenario that will end up increasing the cost of healthcare delivery. Decoupling medical devices from the CDCSO is essential, and the industry leaders will be more than willing to get together with the stakeholders and discuss policy measures with the government. It will boost local manufacturing and ensure a fair and competitive marketplace if the trade deal takes a positive direction” Said Mr. Sanjay Jha, Director, ColMed,a medical device distribution company.