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Monday, February 29, 2016

Mrs INDIA Queen of Substance 2016

Prembabu Sharma​

The Mrs India Queen of Substance, is brain child of Mr Vinay Yadawa and Ms Ritika Vinay (Mrs Asia Pacific 2014) who also serves as Directors and is first of its kind pageant with HCWA as their philanthropy partner which promoted community services for underprivileged and focused on women empowerment, this pageant for married women exemplifies beauty talent intelligence and compassion, a total of forty stunning women not only from various states of India but also from Dubai, Sharja, London, Hongkong, USA, participated in the pageant and displayed their talents in different fields and has shown best examples of women leadership. The pageant also awarded charity ambassadorship, to work for not so fortunate sections of society.

Bhagyashree, Ritika Vinay & Mahima chaudhary
The guest of honor for event were Mrs Basma Hassan - Jordan Ambassador wife, Ms Badiaa - Lebanon Ambassador sister, Mrs Jovana Belanovic - Serbia Ambassador Wife.

The four day event at ITC WelcomHotel , Dwarka was flagged off by Bollywood Actress Mahima Choudhry and Bhagyashree with the talent round after mesmerizing singing performance by Pop singer and Music Director of pageant Mr Ssameer Followed by introduction and bridal round from the collection of fashion designers Mohit Falod, Mukesh Jain and Seema Mehta from Mumbai. The guest list also included Rammon lamba, and DCP of dwarka.

The main Title was bagged By Mrs Sneha Shergill from Bangalore whereas Ms Nerrissa Sampey of Mumbai and Archana Nagabhushan remained at First Runners Up and Second Runner Up Position respectively. In the Classic Category Deepika kumar from Hongkong won the main Title and First Runners Up Position was bagged by Meenakshi Mathur from Gwalior and there was a tie for second Runner Up Position between Jasmine Toor and Dr Anamika Bishnoi from Rohtak. The entire event was judged by very Experience Panel of Jury from different walks of life including Bollywood Actress Mahima Choudhry, and Bhagyashree, Akansha Nimorkar director of documentary films, Beauty and Nutrition Expert Dr. Varun Katyal, Dr Deepti Dhillon, Ms Pammy Kaul owner of asia s largest saloon and Ms Shivani Sharma from Lurenail India’s largest nail Art company.

Melodious Journey from S D Burman to R D Burman on 13th March

All the best for your Examination

Dear Student,

All the best for your Examination. Be cool be alert & do your best for getting listed in 4th Dwarka Toppers Award 2016.

Dwarka Parichay Team


co-Chairperson FICCI’s National Committee on
Infrastructure,  & Chairman, International Road Federation
FICCI’s National Committee on Infrastructure has welcomed the announcement by Union Finance minister Arun Jaitley of allocating Rs 97,000 crore for road infrastructure including additional amount of Rs 15,000 crore for National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for better roads in the Union budget for FY 2016-17 as it will help in better connectivity.

“We also welcome the move by the Finance Minister allocating Rs 55000 Crore for roads and highways alone. Allocation of Rs Rs.19,000 crore for the rural roads programme under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna for rural development in the budget , will have a massive impact on rural development and connectivity “ Said Mr K.K.Kapila, co-Chairperson FICCI’s National Committee on Infrastructure, He is also Chairman, Global road safety body International Road Federation .

“ The road infrastructure sector was moving very slowly in past few years due to delay in decision making and disputes resulting in heavy loss to contractors in form of blocking of funds as well as paying interest on loans. The allocation of funds will help the road sector to grow faster and deliver projects on time. .” “The announcements in the budget of new road projects will give further boost to economy, generate employment and help country build better infrastructure” he added.

The Total outlay for infrastructure which stands at Rs 2,21,246 crore will give boost to infrastructure projects in the country. India ’s infrastructure deficit is enormous and huge new investments were needed in the infrastructure sector over a five-year period, to improve connectivity and boost energy supplies. The lack of infrastructure, evident across India in sectors including aviation, ports, roads and highways, railways, power and telecommunications, has stunted growth levels in recent years, preventing the economy from realising its full potential.” Mr K .K. Kapila, Co-chairman, FICCI ‘s national committee on Infrastructure and Chairman, International Road Federation (IRF).

“Improvement of transport, road and rail sector will boost the economy of the country as good connectivity always helps the economy”said Mr Kapila.

भारतीय सिनेमाई विरासत को बचाने की पहल में जुड़े अमिताभ और नसीरुद्दीन

प्रेमबाबू शर्मा​

भारतीय सिनेमा हमारे देश की पूंजी है। इस विरासत को आनेवाली पीढ़ी के लिए बचाए रखना सिनेमा जगत के अधिकारीयों का फ़र्ज़ है। इसी बात को नज़र रखते हुए हाल ही में पुणे के 'नेशनल फिल्म अर्काइव ऑफ़ इंडिया' में 'फिल्म प्रिजर्वेशन और रेस्टोरेशन' का वर्कशॉप रखा गया है। इस खास मौके पर भारतीय सिनेमा के बेमिसाल कलाकार नसीरुद्दीन शाह ने इस वर्कशॉप का उद्घाटन किया। इस उद्घाटन में फिल्म निर्माता और आर्किविस्ट श्री शिवेंद्र सिंह डूंगरपुर और अध्यक्ष सीआईआई राष्ट्रीय समिति पर मीडिया और मनोरंजन और वायकॉम 18 मीडिया ग्रुप के सीईओ श्री सुधांशु वत्स ने भारत की समृद्ध विरासत के संरक्षण की आवश्यकता के बारे में दर्शकों को संबोधित किया।
L-R- Mr. Sudhanshu Vats- Group CEO Viacom18, Mr. Prakash Magdum- Director NFAI,
 Mr. Naseeruddin Shah, Mr Shivendra Singh Dungarpur- Founder and
Director Film Heritage Foundation , Paolo Cherchi Usai

दुर्भाग्यवश इस समारोह में मौजूद न रहने के कारण इस वर्कशॉप का समर्थन करते हुए महानायक अमिताभ बच्चन ने कहा है 'फिल्म हेरिटेज फाउंडेशन के ब्रांड अंबैस्डर होने के नाते मुझे बेहद ख़ुशी हुए जब शहीवेन्द्र सिंह डूंगरपुर ने बताया की फिल्म हेरिटेज फाउंडेशन और नेशनल फिल्म अर्काइव एकत्र होकर 'फिल्म प्रिजर्वेशन एंड रेस्ट्रोरेशन वर्कशॉप' आयोजित करने जा रहे है। भारतीय सिनेमाई विरासत को बचाए रखने के लिए बहुत ही अच्छी सजेदारी है। पिछले साल मुझे इस 'फिल्म प्रिजर्वेशन एंड रेस्ट्रोरेशन वर्कशॉप' के लिए मुख्या अतिथि के रूप में बुलाया गया था। मेरा मानना है इस पहल को इंडस्ट्री के सभी सदस्यों को समर्थन देना चाहिए। हम अपने काम के सर्जक हैं, लेकिन हमें अपने काम का सम्मान भी करना चाहिए और सुनिश्चित करना चाहिए की यह समृद्धि के लिए बचा रहे। मै 'फिल्म हैरिटेज फाउंडेशन' और 'नेशनल फिल्म अर्काइव ऑफ़ इंडिया' के इस पहल के सजेदारी के लिए ढेर साड़ी शुभ कामनाएं देता हूँ।'

Sunday, February 28, 2016

परहान अरोडा का सपना सफल अभिनेता बनना

प्रेमबाबू शर्मा

लव डे यानि वेलेंनटाइन डे को जन्मा परहान अरोडा का एक ही सपना है,सफल अभिनेता बनना। अभिनेता सलमान खान से प्रभावित परहान की पंसददीदा फिल्म ‘बंजरंगी भाई’ है।

इन दिनों वह टीवी और विज्ञापन की दुनियां का चमकता सितारा है। मात्र 5 साल की अल्पायु में जो भी उनका काम देखता हैं चकित रह जाता है। पराहान अनेक शोज का प्रतिभागी बन चुके है,इसके अलावा डिटोल,डाबर फूड,एचएएल,स्नेलडीलऔर फिल्पकार्ट के विज्ञापन के माध्यम से देशभर में दर्शकों को लुभा रहे हैं ।

पराहान को अभिनय धरोहर के रूप में मिला है, इसलिए परहान को अभिनय में उतरने में ज्यादा मेहनत नही करनी पडी।

परहान के पिता का कहना है कि ‘एक वर्ष की आयु में पराहान ने पहली बार वतौर बाल माॅडल के रूप काम किया था,तो उस समय सेट पर उपस्थित लोगों ने उसके काम को देख कर भूरी भूरी प्रशंसा और उसका उत्साह बढाया, इसके बाद उसने फिर पीछे मुडकर नही देखा। पराहान की सफलता पर उसके परिवारजन और स्कूल में खुशी का महौल है । अपनी माता पिता की प्रेरणा से अभिनय की दुनियां में आयी परहान को पूरा भरोसा है कि एक वह एक दिन स्थापित अभिनेता भी बनेगें।

पराहान की माॅ इस बात को स्वीकारती है,कि उनके बेटे में टैलेंट तो है और वह टीवी और फिल्मों में कलाकरों के अभिनय को गौर से देखता है,फिर उसी शैली की नकल करने का प्रयास करता है,या यूं कहे कि वह हर किरदार में रमने का प्रयास करता है। परहान का कहना है कि ‘आज बाल कलाकारों की अच्छी माॅग है,इसके साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा भी है। इसलिए वह हर कदम को फूंक फूंक कर रख रहे’। पिता के मार्गदर्शन में उन्होंने जो काम किया अब और अच्छा करने की चाह है।

A New Inspiring Story - Debut of Saurabh Leekha

Saurabh Leekha with a rich and diversified experience in different walks of life, be it writing, planning & execution, technology & telecom space, channel and direct sales etc., has come up with his introductory book "It's Destiny, My Love". A gripping & inspiring story of; love and break up, deceit and success, against all odds. The story of a subdued child named, Aditya Pathak set up in the early 2000’s.

Aditya has a humble upbringing in an ordinary house and his life revolves around his father Tiger (nicknamed by him and his mom) and his mother Royal Bengal Tigress (needs no introduction). His father, a small-time officer, wants Aditya to follow his footsteps and isn’t too keen on his only son nursing larger-than-life ambitions. All he wants is his son to lead a content, happy life at home and at work, just as he himself did.

But Aditya’s dreams are different; he is made of different metal, wants to live life on his own terms. Aditya gives life, his best shot, but it still takes him through a roller coaster ride. It seems nothing is working for him. Yet, his relentless ambition to lead the high-flying life and aeroplanes keep nudging him in a direction completely different from what his father had pursued.

At the same time, destiny forces him to respond to continuous challenges and circumstances life throws at him. Two women, Vandana who loves him and Rashmi whom he loves, add to the complications and solutions. He must sail through family disappointments, a broken love affair and workplace challenges. Will he now rise to the occasion and deliver his best? Beat the same people who think he is a toddler, at their own game. Will he realize his dream of acquiring a personal jetliner, a metaphor, a benchmark for pursuit of success?

On the launch of his maiden book, Saurabh Leekha says, “ Success is all about making choices, it becomes all the more important when life throws challenges to you. The only rule which applies is : “May Destiny be in your favour.”

The book will appeal to the young and adults as the underlying factor is “Entertainment”. I hope the readers enjoy this gripping & inspiring story of; love and break up, deceit and success, against all odds.

About Author:
Saurabh is an upcoming author, expert in enterprise sales consulting, who has eighteen years of diverse experience in both channel and direct sales. By contributing to the field of technology and telecom space, he has majorly excelled and precipitated success in the areas of sales strategy consulting, business planning, coaching and mentoring.

Saurabh’s tryst with his career so far is not only note-worthy, but also exemplary. With a placid personality, he has been consistently good despite the undulating demands of his profession. His journey as a writer did not come as a surprise to many who knew him from his initial years. His passion for writing has resulted in his first ever fiction – It’s Destiny, My Love. The simple tone of the book makes the enterprising protagonist, a hero, with whom the young generation can connect with; thereby, having a far-reaching effect on the psyche of the common man.

Saurabh currently advises enterprises on sales strategy development and implementation. He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering and a Master's degree in Business Administration. He lives in Delhi with his wife and sons.

1st International workshop on Cancer Awareness, Prevention Screening & early Detection

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Science week was organized ( 22nd january 2016 to 29th January 2016 ) with a wide spectrum of fun filled activities. Students were also sensitized towards significance of science in day to day life through observations and experiments.

Students of Class I participated in the activity ‘ Fancy Dress Competition of different professionss’. Class II students made attractive and informative posters on the theme ‘Save Water’. Students of Class III made a collage by using houses of different countries on A-3 size sheet. Students of Class IV made beautiful and informative pamphlets on how to keep their surrounding clean. The need to keep our surrounding clean was emphasized through it. Class V students made simple machines using waste material. Class VI students have made posters on the topic ‘Global Warming’. The creativity in the form of thought provoking posters mesmerized everyone. Students of Class VII presented power point presentation on latest disease.The children of Class VIII showcased various magical experiments based on the principles of science on 28-02-2016. The experiments, Centripetal force, Centrifugal force, Emulsion formation, the burning currency , harnessing solar energy, Static electricity, model of Jet Engine, Fire extinguisher, Multiple reflection , Surface Tension, Refractive Index, Atmospheric Pressure, Robotics, Polymers, Acid, Base and indicators etc. were the few attractions. Inter House Power Point Presentations on ‘Nobel Laureate’ for Class VIII was conducted on 29th January 2016 in school auditorium. The students put in their immense efforts in the presentations. Students of Class IX made calorie chart for 1 week. The students spread awareness about obesity, health and balanced diet. Class X students presented on ‘Tips and Tricks’ to save electricity. The participants showcased incredible talent and a great team work and spread awareness about importance of electricity in our life and how to use it judiciously. The week culminated with a laudable note for providing a firsthand experience to the students and enriching their scientific acumen.

Report received via e-mail from N. K. BAGRODIA PUBLIC SCHOOL

रूपहले पर्दे पर भारतीय कानून व्यवस्था पर पैरोडी प्रस्तुत करेगी फिल्म - ‘चिकन करी ला’

प्रेमबाबू शर्मा​

हमारे देश में विभिन्न समस्यायें गम्भीरता के स्तर पर विद्यमान हैं, जिनके पक्ष में कुछ विशेष नहीं हो पाता। कुछ घटित हुआ और हो गया हंगामा, शोर-गुल, प्रदर्शन और सोशल मीडिया का वायरत तत्व, लेकिन इन सभी के बीच कानून-व्यवस्था खेल बन कर रह जाती है, या यूं कहें कि स्थिति का फायदा उठाने वाले कानून को ‘चिकन करी’ के रूप में परोसते हैं और समाधान की जगह स्थिति हास्यास्पद बनके रह जाती है। इसी हास्यास्पद को रूपहले पर्दे पर भी जल्दी देखा जा सकेगा शेखर सिरिन द्वारा निर्देशित एवम् शंकर के.एन. द्वारा सेवन हिल्स सिने क्रियेशन्स के बैनर तले निर्मित की जाने वाली फिल्म ‘चिकन करी लाॅ’ के माध्यम से।

फिल्म न्याय के लिए संघर्ष करती सनसनीखेज व सोचने पर मजबूर करती कहानी पर आधारित है, जहां एक एक विदेशी महिला की अमीर व भ्रष्ट लोगों द्वारा अपने साथ हुई ज्यादती की कानूनी लड़ाई को दिखाया गया है। जहां कानूनी लड़ाई के साथ-साथ आम नागरिकों के माध्यम से समाज में विद्यमान गंभीर सामाजिक समस्याओं पर भी प्रकाश डाला गया है। ‘चिकन करी लाॅ’ में आशुतोष राणा व मकरन्द देशपाण्डे प्रमुख भूमिकाओं में हैं उनके अतिरिक्त जाकिर हुसैन, जयवंत वाडकर, नटालिया जानोसेक, मनोज जोशी, सुरेश मेनन और गणेश पाई सहित अन्य कलाकार भी अभिनय करते नज़र आयेंगे।

हालांकि शीर्षक अपने आप में थोड़ा अलग है लेकिन यह सटायर के साथ स्वयं को सिद्ध करता है। क्योंकि कानून-व्यवस्था बेहद मजबूत होने के बावजूद मजाक बनकर रह जाती है और ताकतवर लोग अपनी पाॅवर, कनैक्शन व पैसों के आधार पर जैसे चाहते हैं अपने पक्ष में फैसला लेने में कामयाब हो जाते हैं, ठीक उसी तरह जैसे कि चिकन करी को किसी भी तरह से खाया जा सकता है।

कहानी के अनुसार, एक रूसी नृत्यांगना माया भारतीय मनोरंजन उद्योग में अपना कैरियर बनाने के लिए भारत आती हैं। खुद को साबित करने और सफलता प्राप्त करने के दौरान उसकी जि़ंदगी में एक हादसा होता है जहां अत्यधिक ड्रग लेने के कारण मंत्रियों के परिवार से जुड़े दो पुरूषों द्वारा धोखधड़ी से उसका बालात्कार हो जाता है। कैरियर के लिए भारत आयी यह रूसी युवती एक रेप विक्टिम बन जाती है। हालांकि माया विदेशी है और उसे यहां के कानून की जानकारी नहीं लेकिन बावजूद इसके वह न्याय के लिए गुहार लगाती है, जहां पाॅवर गेम के चलते उसे न्याय तो नहीं मिलता परन्तु वेश्या का ठप्पा लग जाता है।

ऐसे में रामा शिंदे नामक व्यक्तित्व जो कि एक एनजीओ चलाती हैं और महिलाओं के लिए काम करती हैं वह माया की मदद करने के लिए आगे आती हैं। इस दौरान वह आशुतोष राणा जो कि वकील थे लेकिन अभी पाव-भाजी की दुकान चलाते हैं को नियुक्त करती हैं यहां से शुरू होता है सीतापति का माया को न्याय दिलाने का सशक्त व पेचिदगी भरा दौर जहां किस तरह से मीडिया, राजनेताओं, कानून व्यवस्था के प्रतिनिधि भी इस लड़ाई से जुड़ते हैं और वास्तविक निराशा व पीड़ा को दिखाती यह कशमकश आगे बढ़ती है।

फिल्म का विषय यथार्थवादी है, जो एक व्यक्ति की रोजमर्रा की जिंदगी के बहुत करीब है और निश्चित रूप से सभी आयु समूहों में एक मिश्रित शिक्षित दर्शकों को आकर्षित करेगा।

फिल्म में पांच गीत रखे गये हैं, जिन्हें कैलाश खेर, शालमली खोलगले, शन, जगप्रीत, शेखर शिरिन ने आवाज़ दी है। गीतों के बोल शेखर शिरिन, मंथन वीरपाल, शब्बीर अहमद ने लिखे हैं जबकि कम्पोजर शेखर शिरिन हैं।



सबके हित में जिसकी प्रीति हो गई है उन्हें भगवान प्राप्त हो जाते है । भगवान की रची हुई प्रत्येक वस्तु सबको समान रीति से मिलती है । पानी सबकी प्यास बुझाती है, हवा सबको सामान रीति से श्वाश देती है , पृथ्वी समान रीति से सबको रहने का अधिकार देती है , सूर्य सब को समान रूप से प्रकाश देता है ।

जिसका मन समता में पैठ कर जाता है , वे जीते जी संसार पर विजय प्राप्त कर लेता है और परब्रह्म परमात्मा का अनुभव कर लेता है । यह समता तब आती है - जब दूसरों का दुःख अपना और दूसरों का सुख अपना सुख लगता है । अपने शरीर की तरह मेरे को सब जगह सम देखता है और सुख व दुःख को भी सब जगह सम देखता है । वह योगी परम श्रेष्ठ माना गया है । जैसे शरीर के किसी भी अंग में पीड़ा होने पर उसको दूर करने की लगन लग जाती है । ऐसे ही किसी प्राणी को दुःख, संताप आदि होने पर उसको दूर करने की लगन लग जाए यही समता है । यही तो( स्वामी रामसुखदास जी ) साधक - संजीविनी गीता की समता है ।

17 years.. And a long way to go !! Join GOONJ celebrations on Feb 28th

Miss India 2016 finalists

Unveiling the fbb - fashion at Big Bazaar ‎Miss India2016‬  ‎Delhi‬ finalists
L-R ( Standing):  Rinki Ghildiyal, Niharika Anand, Whitney Bedi, Vidhushri, Saumya Singh, Zeba Baig, Geetanjli, Natasha Singh
L-R (Sitting) : Shivangi Kapoor , Gauri Mehta, Aditi Shukla, Soumya Saxena, Priyadarshini, Sharon Alexander(on the floor) Akshita Yadav,

Photography - Hemant J Khendilwal; Stylist - Surabhi Sharma; Outfit by ‎MandiraWirk‬

International Seminar on the legality and Jurisprudence of Sallekhana / Santhara / Samadhimaran/Prayopavesa in the Indian Traditions

National Law University, Delhi (NLUD) and International School for Jain Studies (ISJS) will jointly organizing a two days International Seminar 2016 on the Legality and Jurisprudence of Sallekhanā / Santhārā / Samādhimaraṇa/Prāyopaveśa in the Indian Traditions. Here we discussed Legal, jurisprudential, social-political-economical perspectives of Sallekhanā on 26th to 27th February 2016. In this International Seminar there will be following topics cover:

A. Legal and Jurisprudential perspectives: a. IPC Sections 306 (attempts to commit suicide) and 309 (abetment to suicide), b. Colonial-era criminal laws vs. Indian Traditions and modern trends, c. Constitutional precedents, like right to life and death; religious freedom of minorities and Articles 21, 25, 26, 29 of the Constitution of India, d. Perspectives from the judicial systems.

B. Social-political-economic perspectives: a. Moral and ethical considerations, risks/gains, and dangers/benefits; social and individual perspectives, b. Economic and marketing angle, c. effect of religious and ethnic diversity and approaches towards life and death in the globalized world, d. the contrast Killing others vs. Santhārā, e. Establish a code to differentiate it from suicide.

The Inaugural function will start on 26th Feb. at 10’o clock. The program will start by the Mangalacharan and Ashish by Rev. Lokesh Muni ji, welcome speech by Prof. Ranbir Singh, VC, NLU, Sh. Nirmal Sethi, Chief-Guest Sh. Nirmal Kr Sethi, Chairman, Jain Consultative Group on Sallekhanā/ Santhāra: Social aspect, Dr. Shugan C Jain will introduce the theme of the seminar and Dr. Prasannanshu will present the vote of thanks.

In this International seminar, there will be more than 30 papers and one special session for judges and lawyers for discussing the legal aspect of Sallekhan/Santhara. More than 30 National and International scholars will be sharing their views.

The Valedictory session will be held on 27th Feb at 4PM. The chief guest of the function is Prof. GS Bajpai, Registrar, NLU. In this session book release of Poetic Reflections on Death, a collection of Dr. Prasannanshu’s Poems would be done.

This Seminar will be conducted and coordinated by Dr. Prasannanshu, Associate Professor, NLU, Delhi and Dr. Navin Kr Srivastav, Joint Director, International School for Jain Studies.


Dr. Dr. Prasannanshu, Mob: 09818855448
Dr. Navin Kr Srivastav, Mob: 09873720975

Friday, February 26, 2016

Walk of Hope

A group of peace walkers led by Sri M, spiritual leader, have undertaken a 500 days’ pada yatra from Kanyakumari to Kashmir covering 7,500 Kms. The purpose is to have a united and inclusive India. They will be arriving at Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi on Monday, the 29th of February, 2016 at 8:30 am. After darshan at the temple, they will assemble at the Sarada Auditorium where Sri M will address the gathering. We request as many devotees as possible to attend this function and encourage the peace walkers. We are sending by way of attachment a poster brought out by the peace walkers.


Lighting of lamp by Director VIS Ms. Kaura and Ms. Sudha Acharya Principal ITL Dwarka

Under the umbrella of CHINTAN – brain child of Ms. Mrinalini Kaura, Director (Academics), the school organised a workshop for Headmistresses and teachers of Prestigious Delhi schools on 20th February 2016.

Ms. Sudha Aacharya, Principal ITL Public School, Dwarka was the resource person for conducting an engaging session on ‘Inclusive Education’ which focused on ensuring equal rights for all students so as to benefit them by changing the school set up accordingly. The interaction shed light on the prerequisites of an ‘Inclusive classroom’ such as flexibility, accommodation, equalization of opportunities, Informal support and orientation of mainstream teachers and child centered learning, in a natural environment.
Teacher performing various activities during workshop on ‘Inclusive Education’.

The participants were empowered with tools and techniques to implement the suggestions, effectively. As a follow up, the audience was segregated into groups to enact various real-life classroom situations; design advertisements and compose poems and jingles to create awareness. The seminar concluded with a vote of thanks presented by the Principal, Ms. Novita Chopra. The participants also expressed their gratitude and privilege to be a part of such an enlightening and thought provoking conference.

Musical night on 27th Feb.

हिन्दी सिनेमा के सर्वाधिक सुरीले एवं विविध सुर-आयाम के श्रेष्ठ पार्श्व गायक मु. रफ़ी की वाणी-वीणा से सुसज्जित दुर्लभ गीतों की साहित्यिक विवेचना तथा उनके गायन-साम्राज्य के पुनरावलोकन से सजी पुस्तक “वो जब याद आए बहुत याद आए” के विमोचन समारोह में आप सभी सादर आमन्त्रित हैं.

शनिवार २७ फ़रवरी २०१६ सायं ६.०० बजे ‘सी.एस.ओ.आई.’ के प्रेक्षागृह चाणक्यपुरी, विनय मार्ग, नई दिल्ली में आयोजित किये गये इस समारोह में ‘फ़िल्म प्रभाग’ द्वारा निर्मित फ़िल्म “रफ़ी, वी रिमेम्बर यू” के विशेष प्रदर्शन के साथ ही देश-विदेश से पधारे सम्मानित अतिथियों की उपस्थिति इस कार्यक्रम का
अतिरिक्त आकर्षण होगा.

Spiritual Discourse in Dwarka

On Saturday, 27th February 2016 we will have discourse on "Purpose of Human Life" at Park Sector 22, backside of Manish Mall at 0930 Hrs. onwards.
The birth as human being is Priceless, top of all life creations as declared by all spiritual greats of all religion. So what is so great about it and what is expected of us as human beings and hence the purpose?

All those who want to express their views may please give their names to the undersigned so that time can be allotted accordingly. Your views will definitely make us wiser on the subject. Your presence on time is solicited.


Thursday, February 25, 2016

International Seminar on the Legality and Jurisprudence of Sallekhanā/ Santhārā/ Samādhimaraṇa/ Prāyopaveśa in the Indian Traditions

International Seminar on the Legality and Jurisprudence of Sallekhanā/ Santhārā/ Samādhimaraṇa/ Prāyopaveśa in the Indian Traditions
National Law University, Delhi
(26-27 February 2016)
First day: 26 February 2016
9:30AM-10:00AM              :               REGISTRATION

Inaugural Function
10:00AM-10:15AM           :               Mangalacharana and Ashish by Rev. Lokesh Muni Ji
10:15AM-10:25AM           :               Welcome Speech by Prof. Ranbir Singh/Prof. GS Bajpai, Associate Professor, NLU, Delhi
10:25AM-10:40AM           :               Theme of the Seminar - Dr. Shugan C Jain, Chairman, International School for Jain Studies
10:40AM-10:55AM           :               Guest of Honour- Justice (Rtd.) Pana Chand Jain, Rajasthan High Court
10:55AM-11:15AM           :          Chief-Guest- Sh. Nirmal Kr. Sethi, Chairman, Jain Consultative Group on Sallekhanā/ 
                                                          Santhāra: Social Aspects
11:15AM-11:25AM          :                Vote of Thanks - Dr. Prasannanshu, Associate Professor, NLU, Delhi.

------------------------------11:25AM-11:40AM                   :               Tea Break------------------------------

11:40AM-1:40PM              :               First Academic Session (Death in different Indian Philosophies)
Chair Person                       :               Prof. V.K. Jain, Vice Chancellor (Doon University)
11:40AM-12:00 AM          : Dr. Ashok Kr Singh, Professor, BLII, Delhi (Social Impact of Sallekhanā as transpired in Jain texts)
12:00PM-12:20AM            :               Dr. S.P. Pandey, Joint Director, PV, Varanasi (Sallekhanā in Non-Jaina Traditions, with                                                                   Special Reference to Jainism)
12:20PM-12:50PM             :               Dr. Rahul Kr Singh, Research Associate, PV, Varanasi (Sallekhanā: A Way of Facing Death                                                            Artistically)
12:50PM-1:30PM               :               Movie: Views on Santhāra of different experts: Shri Shekhar Hattangadi, Mumbai-based 
                                                                Writer-Journalist, Lawyer law Professor, and film-maker.)
1:30PM-1:40PM                 :               Presidential remarks by the Honourable Chair Person

------------------------------LUNCH BREAK: 1:40 PM-2:45PM------------------------------

2:45PM-4:35PM                 :               Second Academic session (Social and Legal Issues of Sallekhanā)
Chair Person                       :              
2:45PM-3:10PM                 :               CA Rajesh Jain, Eminent writer and management consultant
                                                                (Social Justification of Sallekhanā)
3:10PM-3:35PM                 :               Ben Prabhuji, Smd. Rajchandra Ashram Chief, Delhi (Last five days of Smd. Rajchandra)
3:35PM-4:00PM                 :               Video excerpts of Dr. Purushottam Billimoria, USA, Social Activist& UC Berkley (Legal   Issues of Sallekhanā). Comments by Ms. Prashasthi
4:00PM-4:25PM                 :               Dr. Raksha J Shah, Philanthropist, Mumbai (clarification and      Critical evaluation of the        prevailing Misconceptions and Misinterpretations regarding the vow of Sallekhanā)
4:00PM-4:25PM                 :               Ananth Acharya, student, NLU, Delhi. To Be, or Not to Be? Philosophical and Constitutional                                                          Perspectives on the Right to Die: A Study of Case Law on Suicide, Euthanasia, and Santhara.
4:25PM-4:35PM                 :               Presidential remarks by the Honourable Chair Person

------------------------------4:35PM-4:50PM                         :               TEA BREAK------------------------------

4:50PM-6:00PM                 :               Lawyers/Judges Forum (Discussion Judicial/Legal Issues of Sallekhanā)
(Chair Person: Justice (Rtd.) Pana Chand Jain)
4:40PM-6:00PM                 :               HMJ Pana Chand Jain, Rajasthan High Court
Dr. Manish Singhvi, Additional advocate general, Rajasthan High court
Adv. Mridul Goswamy, Rajasthan High Court
Adv. Anuj Jain
Adv. Sushil Jain

------------------------------6:00PM                         :               TEA------------------------------

Second Day 27 February 2016

------------------------------9:00AM-9:30AM                        :               TEA------------------------------

9:30AM-1:15PM                                :               1st Academic Session-Legal and Social aspects
Chair Person                                       :               Padmabhushan Dr. D. R. Mehta, Chairman, Jaipur Foot, Jaipur
9:30AM-9:55AM                     :           Justice (Rtd.) Pana Chand Jain, Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur
                                                                                (A study of Sallekhana or Santhara as an art of living as well as art of dying
                                                                                attracting no legal attention)
9:55PM-10:20AM                              :               Dr. Prasannanshu, Associate Professor, NLU, Delhi. Some Issues Associated with                               Sallekhana.
10:20AM-10:55AM                           :               Prof. Garry L Francione, Prof. Emeritus, Rutgers Univ, USA (Skype) (Sallekhanā:                               Legal Justifications)
10:55AM-11:20AM                           :               Prof. Stephanie Rohlfing-Dijoux, University of Paris, Paris (The right to death in the                                                                          light of the French constitution and the European Human Rights Convention)

------------------------------11:20AM-11:30AM                   :               Tea Break------------------------------

Chair Person                                       :               Prof. S. Sachidhanandam, Former Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar                                                                           Law University.

11:30AM-11:55AM                           :               Prof. Kusum Jain, Ex- HOD, Department of Philosophy, University of Rajasthan,
Jaipur (Are Samadhimaraṇa/Santhāra Individual or social phenomena?)
11:55AM-12:20PM                            :               Prof. Sushma Singhvi, Ex-Director, Kota Open University, Kota (Aspects of                                                                          Nityasanthārā)
12:20PM-12:45PM                             :               Sean Hillman, Researcher, University of Toronto, Canada (Bioethics of South Asian
                                                                                Ritual Fasting and Meditation at the End-of-life: Jain Sallekhana and Buddhist                                  Thukdam)
12:45PM-1:15PMPM                         :               Presidential remarks by the Honourable Chair Person

------------------------------LUNCH BREAK-1:15PM-2:15PM------------------------------

2:15PM-4:25PM                                 :               2ndAcademic Session-Philosophical and Social Aspects
Chair Person                                       :               Prof. Ram Jee Singh, Ex-Vice Chancellor, JVBI and Ex- MP
2:15PM-2:40PM                                 :               Dr. (Colonel) D. S. Baya, Relevance of Sallekhanā/samādhimaraṇa in today’s                                                                    society. The paper shall be presented by Prof. PC Jain, Ex-Professor,                                                                                      Sociology, School of International Studies, JNU
2:40PM-3:05PM                                 :               Ms. Whitny Braun, USA (Discuss own Ph.D. thesis on Sallekhanā)
3:05PM-3:30PM                                 :               Dr. Nitin Shah, a Professor of Anesthesiology & Chief of Surgical ICU, California,
                                                                                USA (SKYPE) (Need of the Day in today’s World – Acceptance of Death!)         
3:30PM-3:55PM                                 :               Ms. Preeti Rani, Research Scholar, DU, Delhi (Santhārā)                           
3:55PM-4:25PM                                 :               Presidential remarks by the Honourable Chair Person

------------------------------4:25PM-4:45PM                         :               Tea Break------------------------------

4:45PM-5:30PM                                 :               Valedictory Session
Book release                                        :               Fearing, Facing, and Faring Death: Poems of Dr. Prasannanshu
Patron                                                   :               Prof. Ranbir Singh, VC-NLU, Delhi
:               Prof. M.P. Singh, Currently, Chancellor, Central University of Haryana & Chair Professor, Centre for Comparative Law, NLU, Delhi. Ex Chairperson of Delhi Judicial Academy; Ex Vice-chancellor, National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.
Overview                                              :               Mrs. Rama Sharma- Retired Principal and Sallekhanā Researcher, and Dr. Navin                                                                               Srivastava.
Vote of Thanks                                    :               Dr. Prasannanshu, NLU Delhi

------------------------------5:30PM                                                         :               High-Tea ------------------------------

You are cordially invited to the release of the collection of the poems of
Dr. Prasannanshu’, titled as: ‘Fearing, Facing, and Faring Death: Poems of  Dr. Prasannanshu’, during the Valedictory Session of the International Seminar on the Legality and Jurisprudence of Sallekhanā / Santhārā /Samādhimaraṇa/ Prāyopaveśa in the Indian Traditions at the National Law University, Sector-14, Delhi on 27 February 2016 at 4:45 PM.

Murli Sharma to play an Effeminate in Prakash Jha's Gangajaal !!

Prembabu Sharma​

This year seems to have started with a zing for actor Murli Sharma, Well after Wazir ,Sanam Teri kasam ,the Marathi film guru and the Telugu blockbuster Krishnagadi Veer Prema Gaatha he's now looking forward to Prakash Jha's Jai Gangajal where he interestingly plays an effeminate character more interestingly called Munna Mardani.. When quizzed Murli about it he said "It was a challenging role and as always all I did was follow Prakash jis instructions" says the baddie who after this has four releases down south..Sree Sree with Superstar Krishna,Savitri ,aata aadukundaam ra and the Maruti directed untitled film with Venkatesh..and there's another Marathi film Ghanta too up for release.

Jat Agitation for Reservation !

R.D. Bhardwaj "Noorpuri"

The Jat community in some states have been pressing for seeking reservation in government jobs for the last few years though their social, economic and financial status in society does not substantiate and justify their demand. The Jats in almost all states have been economically well off as they have huge agricultural lands to survive on. Apart from this, they have also started some other businesses / have shops / working in police / have trucks and buses etc. which gives them a good amount of earnings and thereby helps them to lead a quality and luxurious life. But still they are bent upon having access to reservation of seats in government job and colleges, which prima-facie seems totally unjustified and lacks logic and historical reasons as well for which the people belonging to the scheduled castes and scheduled tribes have been given this benefit by making provisions in Constitution of India.

2. Despite all this, the Jats from Haryana had started all out agitation for seeking reservation for the last couple of days. Everybody is quite aware that Haryana is a state which has fertile lands and people having agricultural lands have flourished beyond the periphery of doubts. They came out on roads almost in the entire state and started indulging in causing huge loss / damage to public property, shops and shopping malls, buses and trucks have been set on fire. Railway lines have been uprooted / dismantled, stopped the flow of traffic coming from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir towards Delhi and vice-versa. Life of the people has been made hell by these hooliganism and vandalism. It is also intriguing to note that both Haryana police and central forces have remained a silent spectators during the entire course of this agitation. Hyundai showrooms have been set on fire and it is also reported that the calls made by the victims and other suffering people to the police, remained just unresponded.

3. It is duty of the government to protect the lives and property of people in case some miscreants start indulging in some riots and destructive behaviour of some people. But neither the police plunged into action nor military services were pressed into action while these people of the Jat agitation were rowdy, violent and high on their rioting and looting exercise. This gives credence to the point that these law enforcing agencies were clandestinely hand and glove with the agitationsts, in the same or similar manner as was planned and masterminded in the riots which followed the death of Smt. Indira Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India, in the first week of November 1984. The news channels have surveyed many places which had to bear the brunt of these riots and have reported that shops / shopping malls / thousands of vehicles and some other property of the Punjabis were particularly targeted very shrewdly and cunningly, as if theses agitationists were out to settle some scores with them. Indeed very shameful.

4. It is also very regretful / shameful to observe that while both Haryana and Centre are being ruled and governed by the same party, still why the central government continued sitting ideal and did not take any discernible action, if the situation in Haryana became beyond the control of the state government? This conspiracy of silence simply goes beyond comprehension. Three days ago, when some students of a college in Varanasi showed black flags to the prime minister and tried to submit their memorandum of demands, they were beaten mercilessly, as if those students were hardened criminals. But when the question and crisis of dealing with agitating people of the Jat community comes who had turned violent & destructive and set property worth crores of rupees on fire, the law enforcing agencies of both – Haryana and Central government did not rise up to the occasion and take remedial action? Apparently, it looks very weird and intriguing ? Governments have every power and means at their disposal and should not behave sitting helplessly, the way it has been done now.

5. Rough estimates done by the news channels put the figure of financial loss to the nation at more than Rs. 20,000/- crores, besides causing death to about 21/22 people. Even the terrorists coming from across the border did not cause such a huge loss to property due to their terrorist activities during the last 9/10 years. On the top of it, the leaders of this Jat agitation people now very cunningly deny causing any damage / loss to the national property and loss of life as well. It becomes imperative for the government and the law enforcing agencies to recover this huge loss from the Jats of Haryana who were surely behind all these wrong doings. They should also realise that damaging any national property certainly drags the country many years backwards rather than providing any solution to the problem.

6. In view of the above, it becomes really necessary for the Prime Ministers to now show his nerves of steel, as he has been saying during last general elections and act sternly and show them in very clear terms that the nation is not going to bullied by such non-sense of causing loss to the public property and take the country to ransom. Haryana government should be dismissed due to their total failure of the constitutional machinery and in protecting lives of common and peace loving people. Thirdly, as our history of caste system shows that the Jats have never been victimised, harassed and discriminated against and also in the light of fact that they are the proud owners of big agricultural lands and the people of sound financial health, their demand for reservation of seats in government jobs is simply not justified and hence, can’t accepted. Hon’ble Supreme Court has also in its earlier judgements has turned down reservation in their favour. But, all this can be done only if the central government really behaves in a clear cut rational manner and strictly announces its will power to dismantle their unconstitutional and illogical demands. And last, but not the least, it should announce a policy that in future, if any agitating people ever dare to damage public / private or personal property of any member of society, the loss thus caused shall be solely recovered from them.

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छोटे परदे से अपने करियर की शुरुवात करने वाले अभिनेता पुरब कोहली जल्द ही छोटे परदे पर वापसी करेंगे। फिल्म 'एयरलिफ्ट' की कामयाबी के बाद फिल्म निर्माता निखिल अडवाणी छोटे परदे की तरफ रुख मोड़ रहे हैं। निखिल पूरब कोहली को लेकर हॉलीवुड के प्रसिद्ध 'होमलैंड' सीरीज का इंडियन रीमेक बनाने जा रहे यहीं। इस सीरीज में अभिनेता सत्यदीप मिश्रा भी नज़र आएंगे। अदाकारा संध्या मृदुल सत्यदीप मिश्रा की पत्नी के किरदार में नज़र आएँगी। इस सीरीज में फिल्म 'काय पो छे' फेम अमृता पूरी पूरब कोहली की प्रेमिका के रूप में नज़र आनेवाली हैं।

निखिल 'होमलैंड' सीरीज के हिंदी रीमेक को कारगिल वॉर से जोड़कर दर्शकों के समक्ष प्रस्सतुत करने वाले हैं। हलाकि इस सीरीज के हिंदी रीमेक का शीर्षक अबतक तय नही किया गया है। इस सीरीज के कुल 85 एपिसोड्स होंगे। सूत्रों की माने तो 'इस सीरीज की स्क्रिप्ट अबतक पूति नहीं हुई है। अबतक केवल कास्टिंग पूरी हुई है। इस सीरीज की शूटिंग की शुरुवात अप्रैल से की जानेवाली है और साल के अंत तक इसे टीवी पर टेलीकास्ट किया जाएगा।'


The All India Kitchen Garden Association (AIKGA) is organising its annual two day Vegetable, Fruit and Flower show with the theme ‘Gardening for Health and Happiness ‘ and focus on ‘Eco Friendly Gardening’ on March 5-6, 2016 at JCO Club, A Block, Defence Colony.

“This year AIKGA has shifted the focus and theme of the show on health benefits of gardening as more people are becoming concerned about the quality of their food and recognize the physical, mental, and even spiritual benefits of connecting with nature through gardening . The health benefits of gardening include exercise, reducing stress and lowering blood pressure and getting fresh air . Similarly Eco-friendly gardening as this trend is becoming popular world wide for growing vegetables ,fruits and fish round the year." said Ms Bella Gupta, Secretary, All India Kitchen Garden Association (AIKGA) .

“ Ms Ameena Jung, spouse of hon. Lt Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung will inaugurate the Festival on March 5 and Ms Saumya Gupta, MD & CEO, Delhi Tourism will give away the prizes on March 6”said Ms Gupta.

“Grass lawns in houses and offices often require chemicals and frequent maintenance. The concept of eco-friendly gardening which including replacing the grass lawn with native wildflowers, bushes, and trees provides the food, shelter, and cover that help to maintain healthy, natural eco-systems and reduces one’s time, cost and labour working on the lawn” said Mrs Gupta.

“Gardening holds the key to improved mental health, stress relief, and much-needed exercise in a world where most of us spend our days sitting in front of computers in artificially lit rooms. Eco-gardening includes concept of encouraging growth of birds and bee friendly plants, use of home grown compost and used tea fertilizers, use of discarded plastic bottles and containers, rain water harvesting, use of Aquaponics (growing plants along with fish) . Besides eco gardening, the festival will also focus on roof top farming ,which helps provide the decorative benefit, food, temperature control, hydrological benefits and architectural enhancement” said Mrs Gupta

The other highlights of the spring festival will Spot Live Demo’s ,vegetable fruit display competition , painting competition for children , session on eco gardening, sale of garden related items, farm fresh vegetables, seeds and plants for summers. Various chapters of the association in Delhi and National Capital Region will be presenting whole range of nutrition food and related recipes to meet the needs of changing lifestyle.

Bella Gupta - 9810021628

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