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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Celebrating “SITA” as a symbol of Womanhood at Sh VIS Sector – 18, Dwarka


On 24th and 25th November the campus of Sri Venkateshwar International School was bubbling with festivity, joy and fervour marking the annual day of classes VII and VIII. Right from the invitation cards and decorations to the dress-code of the staff, one could sense the ethnicity of the cultural extravaganza that the audience would be treated with. The extent to which it would leave us spellbound, however, was unanticipated. Quoting the comperers, “this is the first time” that Sri VIS had “gathered enough courage to invite Lord Venkateshwar, and hence, the overwhelming feeling” was that the school had, on its Annual Day 2017, ‘come into being’. They indeed stood true to their belief. The invocation dance, without a doubt, was one that could give professional performances a run for their money, had as its capstone the coming of the formidable looking Lord Venkateshwar on stage.

Before the spectacle, however, the guests and the audience were welcomed by the school Symphony Orchestra, which presented an eclectically beautiful piece entitled ‘Rhythm of Joy’. The harmonious ensemble, set to ‘Raag Bheempalaasi’, was an avant-garde fusion of Indian and western classical music, including shades of Waltz, blended with Asian and Ethnic beats.

Ahead of the day’s main production was the school Principal, Miss Nita Arora’s presentation of the Annual Report, which showcased how in the previous year Sri VIS had added even more countless feathers to its already lavish cap.

The highlight of the show was the musical-ballet entitled ‘Sita- Nareetva ka Parichaayak’. The play centered on women empowerment, making the viewers think about the space that women has in the society. The drama saw an adapted narration of ‘The Ramayana’, being set against the backdrop of contemporary village life, and introducing elements such as the ‘Sutradhaars’ or the narrators addressing the audience, agit-prop theatrical device of the protagonist – here Sita - directly questioning the spectators. It highlighted the strength of “SITA” as a woman and asked society to honour women folk. 

The Chief Guest for the first day, Major General (Retd.) Pramod Kumar Saigal, was all praise for the school, expressing that it was amongst the best annual events that he had witnessed in schools the world over. Cinestar Mrs. Alka Chatwal, the Chief Guest on the second day, was equally glad to have witnessed the show if not more, saying that the actor in her wanted to be a part of the play as she watched it. The guest and the audience responses left the SVIS family satiated and glad, providing further encouragement and excitement to come up with something even grander for the next year.

Shiksha Bharati Public School, Dwarka organised Jhankar2017


Shiksha Bharati Public School, Sector 7, Dwarka organised Jhankar - Inter school competition as an opportunity for the budding dancers and singers. It was held on 14th December 2017 in the school Auditorium. The Chief Guest was Shri Pulkit Mishra - Kathak Dancer and disciple of Shri Briju Maharaj, guest of honour was Guru Kanak Sudhakar - Kuchipudi dancer.

The Chief Guest lighted the lamp with hon'ble Manager Madam which was followed by Ganesh Vandana performed by the students in the form of dance. The Chief Guest was given a warm welcome with a bouquet, memento and a shawl by hon'ble Manager Madam. The chief guest's speech was enthralling. He praised the performances of the participants. He promised to take the best two teams to the National level.

Solo Ghazal, Group Patriotic Song, Classical Group Dance, Group Folk Dance and Duet Western Dance competitions were held. Experienced and Competent judges adjudged the competitions on the day. The schools which secured first second and third positions were given away mementos and certificates by the distinguished guests, judges, Director sir and Principal madam. Host school passed its positions wherever it secured. Rolling trophy was won by Shiksha Bharati Public School.


Participation certificates were given away to all the participants. Total 15 schools participated with 260 participants. Vote of thanks was proposed by Vanshika of class XII. Honorable manager ma'am conveyed her blessings to all the participants. Respected Director Sir declared the first positions and congratulated all the winners and participants. Everyone enjoyed the competitions.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Historic Proposal Floated to Declare River Ganga as UNESCO World Heritage Site

In a meeting today with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, a historic proposal was put forward to Hon’ble Union Cultural Minister, Shri Mahesh Sharma, to declare the River Ganga a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Recently, the Kumbha Mela, which takes place in two locations on the Ganga, was formally recognized on UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Recognizing the Ganga itself for its cultural heritage would be an important next step towards preserving the riverine system, which supports some 500 million human lives.

Said HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, President of Parmarth Niketan and Founder of Ganga Action Parivar, “for millennia, the River Ganga has been central to India’s cultural and religious heritage, sparking the rise of cities, the sonnets of poets, unrivalled architecture and passages of scripture. Now is time that it be recognized by UNSECO for its intrinsic importance to our world’s cultural inheritance.”

While crucial for life itself, the Ganga River is considered one of the most endangered in the world, due to over-extraction and pollution. Every day, some 3 billion litres of sewage and one billion litres of toxic chemicals contaminate the river, leading to patriotic calls to action for its revitalization from the highest levels of government.

The proposal was cordially presented to Hon’ble Shri Mahesh Sharmaji, who expressed his appreciation of the noble concept and noted that the Ganga represents an important cultural heritage for our nation and our world.

Prior to this meeting, the concept was discussed with the Executive Director of UNSECO, Ms. Irina Bokova, when she and Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji were in Istanbul for the World Humanitarian Summit.

Said Pujya Swamiji, “the Ganga gives the cultural touch to the world. From hut culture to high culture, can one imagine our nation without it? For this reason, now is the time it become formally recognized by UNESCO as irreplaceable to global heritage.”

Thursday, December 14, 2017

हिंदी फिल्मों में कॉमेडी को नये आयाम देने वाले बहुमुखी प्रतिभा के धनी फिल्म लेखक और निर्देशक थे नीरज वोरा: दयानंद वत्स

अखिल भारतीय स्वतंत्र पत्रकार एवं लेखक संघ एवं नेशनल मीडिया नेटवर्क फिल्म फॉउंडेशन चेरिटेबल ट्रस्ट के समूह अध्यक्ष गांधीवादी विचारक एवं चिंतक दयानंद वत्स ने सुप्रसिद्ध फिल्म लेखक, निर्देशक और अभिनेता नीरज वोरा के अल्पायु में हुए आकस्मिक निधन पर गहरा शोक व्यक्त करते हुए उन्हें अपनी भावभीनी श्रद्धाजलि अर्पित की। श्री वत्स ने कहा कि नीरज वोरा एक बहुमुखी प्रतिभा के धनी फिल्म लेखक और निर्देशक थे। रोहित शेट्टी की गोलमाल उनके प्रसिद्ध नाटक अफलातून पर आधारित थी। जो बहुत बडी हिट साबित हुई। वे रामगोपाल वर्मा की रंगीला से जुडे बाद में खिलाड़ी 420, हेराफेरी और फिर हेराफेरी के निर्देशक भी रहे। वे एक विलक्षण अभिनेता भी रहे। नीरज ने बालीवुड स्टार आमिर खान के साथ रंगीला, मन और सदाबहार अभिनेता कनिल कपूर के साथ विरासत में अभिनय किया। उनकी अभिनीत हैलो ब्रदर को कौन भुला सकता है।नीरज वोरा निर्देशक प्रियदर्शन के भी प्रिय अभिनेता और लेखक रहे। करोडों दर्शकों को अपनी लेखनी और अभिनय से गुदगुदाने वाले नीरज की मृत्यु से हिंदी फिल्मजगत की अपूरणीय क्षति हुई है। वे अत्यंत मृदु और सौम्य व्यक्तित्व के धनी फिल्मकार थे। उन्होने कुत धारावाहिकों में भी काम किया जिसमें सर्कस भी शामिल है। नीरज ने हिंदी फिल्मों में कॉमेडी को नए आयाम दिए। अक्षय कुमार, परेश रावल के केरियर को उनकी लेखनी ने नई उडान दी।

IRF wins prestigious Prince Michael Road Safety Award for its Enhanced First Aid Training Programme in India

The International Road Federation (IRF Geneva & IRF India) has received the prestigious Prince Michael International Road Safety Award 2017 for its Enhanced First Aid Training Programme in India .

The prize was handed over to the International Road Federation (IRF) Chairman, Mr Kiran Kapila and Mrs Susanna Zammataro, IRF Executive Director at a special ceremony held at The Savoy in London on Tuesday 12 December in the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Michael of Kent.

Established in 1987 in the UK, the Prince Michael Award recognises annually, achievements and innovations in road safety from around the world. Each year, the most outstanding examples of international road safety initiatives are given public recognition through the scheme and the winners are invited to a Gala Presentation, hosted in London.

Since 2015, IRF has undertaken several initiatives to strengthen ‘’Pre-hospital’’ trauma care in India by developing skilled, competent and confident First Responders to intervene during the golden hour and increase survival rate of road accident victims. The Enhanced First Aid for Commercial Drivers (eFD) initiative aims at training drivers to recognize an emergency, call for help and provide a more comprehensive level of pre-hospital care

The Programme has already trained 12,000 commercial drivers in India and has now further developed into a certification programme on First Aid Trauma Care extended not only to drivers but also to bystanders and people working in the road side amenities.

“Given the shortages of ambulances, trained staff, infrastructure, systems and processes for providing emergency response services within the golden hour, the provision of first aid and trauma care to accident victims is often unduly delayed. The results of these delays reflect in higher traffic accident fatality rates, especially in low-income countries. These fatality rates can be reduced if appropriate and prompt first aid and trauma care is provided at the accident site itself” said Mr Kapila, IRF Chairman.

“We have started with drivers of commercial vehicles as they are ubiquitous users of road networks and witness road accidents from close proximity. They are thus, potential resources to play a vital role in providing immediate care as well as to transport the injured from the accident site to nearby health care facilities/trauma centres. We are delighted to be recognised with one of the most prestigious awards in our sector”added Mr Kapila.

“The eFD is a straightforward and practical approach, easily replicable in other parts of India and in the rest of the world. We are now ready to scale up the initiative counting on the precious support of public authorities and also the private sector” said Susanna Zammataro, IRF Executive Director.

Giraffe Heroes India invites nominations from all over India


Giraffe Heroes India invites nominations from all over India



The Giraffe Heroes India Program

A Giraffe Hero is a person who sticks his or her neck out on sustainable basis, for public good, at huge personal risk. Giraffe Heroes India Program is an off-shoot of non-profit Giraffe Heroes Project which was started in USA in 1984, by Ann Medlock. The aim of starting this Project was to find out unknown heroes of the society, commend them as Giraffes for sticking their necks out & get their stories told on radio, television & in print. Giraffe stories would tell the people that there was headway being made on the problems of the world, that there were individuals who had solutions & the courage to move into action. The stories would move people`s souls & get them moving on public problems that mattered to them.


Some days back, a brief write up, about Giraffe Heroes India Programme (GHIP) was published in Dwarka Parichay, our media associate.
This Programme, as some of the readers may recall, is about throwing light on UNSUNG HEROES of INDIA.
How it is done?
Details about it (criteria for giraffedom,nomination form,et al) are available at
www.giraffe.org/global/india
GHIP is an associate of Giraffe Heroes Project of US.

May I invite all the readers to visit the website & thereafter send nominations of deserving candidates.
A jury consisting of eminent persons will appraise the recd nominations & then recommend COMMENDING the Giraffe Heroes

Vijay K. Saluja
DIRECTOR
GHIP
saluvk@gmail.com


Happy Birthday- Raj Kapoor


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

फटे होठों में तेल मालिश स्कून देगी

-शहनाज हुसैन

सर्दियों में वातावरण में नमी की वजह से होठों का फटना आम बात है। लेकिन फटे होंठ जहां चेहरे पर बदसूरती का अहसास कराते है वहीं दूसरी ओर शारीरिक पीड़ा का कारण बनते है। सौंदर्य विशेषज्ञों का मानना है कि नारियल तेल, आॅर्गन तेल पर आधारित होठों के वाम, तथा लिपिस्टिक के प्रयोग से होठों को फटने से बचाया जा सकता है।

होंठ चेहरे की सुन्दरता में अहम भूमिका अदा करते है। आपसी वार्तालाप में सामान्यता होंठ आपसी आकर्षण का केन्द्र बनते है। होंठ चेहरे की बनावट में आंखों तथा नाक की तरह महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका अदा करते है। होठों की सुन्दरता से चेहरे का आभा तथा निखार को चार चान्द लग जाते है। 

सर्दी के मौसम में नमी की कमी के इलावा शरीर में पोषाहार तत्वों की कमी की वजह से भी होंठ फट जाते है। शरीर में विटामिन-ए, सी तथा बी-2 की कमी से कई बार होठों में दरारे आ जाती है तथा खून बहना शुरू हो जाता है। सर्दियों में अगर आपके होंठ लगातार फट रहे है तथा सामान्य घरेलू उपचारों द्वारा राहत नहीं मिल रही है तो आप बाहरी सौन्दर्य प्रसाधनों की बजाय अपने खान-पान पर ज्यादा ध्यान दीजिए। आप खट्टे फल, पका पपीता, टमाटर, हरी पत्तों वाली सब्जियां, गाजर, जैई तथा दूध वाले पदार्थो को जरूर शामिल कीजिए, लेकिन यदि आप डायबिटिज या उच्च रक्तचाप की समस्या से भी जूझ रहे हैं तो अपने डाईट में बदलाव से पहले डाक्टर से जरूर सलाह मशवरा कर लीजिए। अपने होठों पर साबुन या पाउडर के प्रयोग से परहेज कीजिए तथा होठों पर बाम तथा चिकनी लिपस्टिक का उपयोग कीजिए। होठों पर बादाम तेल या क्रीम लगाकर इसे रात्रि में लगा रहने दें। लिपस्टिक क्लीजिंग क्रीम या जैल से हटाइए। होठों को बालों या आयल गलैडस की प्रतिरक्षा प्राप्त नहीं होती जिससे वह शरीर के अन्य अंगों की अपेक्षा जल्दी शुष्क हो जाती है। सर्दियों में अपने होठों को जीभ से कतई मत चाटिए। इससे होठों में शुष्कता आने से फटने की सम्भावनायें बढ़ जाती है। होठों की कद्र करने से होठों की सुन्दरता बढ़ती है। होठों की चमड़ी पतली तथा अत्यन्त संवेदनशील होती है जिससे यह सर्दियों में फट जाती है। सर्दियों में चेहरे को धोने के बाद होठों को मुलायम तौलिये से हल्के से पौंछना चाहिए ताकि मृत कोशिकाओं को हटाया जा सके। रात्रि को आप प्रतिदिन एक घंटा तक होठों पर मलाई लगा कर रख सकते है तथा यदि इससे होठों का रंग काला पड़ जाता है तो मलाई में नीबूं जूस की कुछ बंूदे शामिल कर लीजिए। रात्रि में शुद्ध बादाम तेल तथा आॅर्गन तेल होठों की त्वचा को पौष्टिकता प्रदान करने में अहम भूमिका अदा करते है। आॅर्गन आयल को मुख्यतः खाद्य तेल तथा त्वचा एवं खोपड़ी की समस्या से जूझने के लिए उपयोग किया जाता रहा है। आर्गन आयल अनसैचूरेटड फैटी एसिड से भरपूर होता है तथा इससे माइस्चराइड क्रीम, लोशन, फेश पैक तथा हेयर आॅयल जैसे सौन्दर्य प्रसाधनों में प्रयोग किया जाता है। यह त्वचा की लचकीलेपन जैसे गुणों को बनाए रखकर त्वचा में नवयौवनता का संचार करके बुढ़ापे के लक्ष्णों को रोकता है। इससे त्वचा में शीघ्रता से समा जाने के गुणों से यह होठों के लिए अति उत्तम माना जाता है। आर्गन आयल की बूंदों को आप सीधे होठों पर मालिश कर सकते है। नारियल तेल को पोषक तथा नमी बनाए रखने के गुणों से भरपूर माना जाता है। यह त्वचा को मुलायम तथा कोमल बनाता है। इसे होठों पर लगाने से सूर्य की अल्ट्रा वायलेट किरणों के नुकसान को रोका जा सकता है तथा यह त्वचा की क्रीम से बेहतर सुरक्षा कवच प्रदान करता है। 

नारियल तेल को त्वचा मुख्यतः चेहरे के मेकअप को हटाने में प्रयोग किया जा सकता है। नारियल तेल को सौंदर्य प्रसाधन तथा खाद्य तेल दोनों प्रकार से पूरी तरह सुरक्षित रूप से प्रयोग किया जा सकता है, क्योंकि अन्य सौंदर्य प्रसाधनों के मुकाबले इसमें कोई भी सिंथेटिक संघटक विद्यमान नहीं होते तथा अन्य तेलों की उपेक्षा नारियल तेल से कभी दुर्गन्ध भी नहीं आती, नारियल तेल तथा आॅर्गन तेल आधारित होंठ बाम तथा होंठ क्रीम सर्दियों में होठों के सौंदर्य में प्रयोग की जा सकती है। 

लेखिका अन्र्तराष्ट्रीय ख्याति प्राप्त सौंदर्य विशेषज्ञ है तथा हर्बल क्वीन के नाम से जानी जाती है।

Happy Birthday- Harsh Vardhan


Thanks for your VISITs

 
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