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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Workshop by The Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust in Venkateshwar International School


On 29th Jan a Workshop was conducted in Venkateshwar International School, Sector-10 by The Nirbhaya Jyoti Trust founded by Nirbhaya's parents to sensitise the students of grade VIII & IX enlightening them about the power of self control and unity . They encouraged the students to be the voice of the nation against injustice and crime. They encouraged the students to stand united and learn self defence to protect themselves in life threatening situations. 

 The students took a resolve to practise what they sought to teach them. The school Director Ms. Mrinalini Kaura addressed the students and re-iterated the need to exercise self-control and think positively. She motivated students to ‘respond’ to situations instead of ‘reacting’ to them and thanked Nirbhaya’s parents for spending valuable time in sharing insights with students.

Book on Media book by S.S.Dogra released in Mumbai International Film Festival


(Dwarka Parichay News Desk) 

Mumbai: 31st January, 2018. The book on Media by S.S.Dogra -(Delhi based Journalist, Autor & Film Maker) Titled "Media can do wonders in students Life released by Sh. Mike Pandey-Founder President-Indian Documentary Producers Association. Anna Hints-European Film Maker, Mr. Mahesh Rathee-Director Writer & Dhananjaya Bhartiya-Yogarya graced the book release function along with many prominent personalities witnessed the function in Peddar Road, Film Division, Mumbai.

MIFF 2018 Glimpses & activities



Shri Nandan Saxena, Film Maker addressing media regarding their workshop on
4K Film Making at MIFF-2018, Film Division Campus in Mumbai


Shri P.N. Ramchandra, Shri Sreeprakash Menon, Shri Bharatkumar Raut,
Shri K. Ramchandra and Shri R. V. Ramani participate in Open Forum on
Do you think that the anti establishment perospective is still considered the only
legitimate form of documentaries at MIFF-2018 in Film Division Campus

Shri Mike Pandey, Film Maker release a book Media can do wonders in students life
Author by S. S. Dogra, Journalist, Author and Film Maker at MIFF-2018,
Film Division Campus in Mumbai

INDIAN CONSULTING AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR REDUCTION OF CORPORATE TAX TO REMAIN GLOBALLY COMPETETIVE

To counter impact of the recent tax reforms by the President Donald Trump administration in United States (US) on Indian economy as well as for Indian consulting and service providing sector to remain globally competitive the Government of India must contemplate reduction of Corporate Tax substantially and in no event it should be more than 20 per cent.

“ The consulting fraternity of the country already has submitted it’s budget memorandum and expectations including tax reforms and incentives to the Union Finance ministry through FICCI and other National business bodies . These tax proposals if implemented will in the long run strengthen the sentiments of the business community and propel economic growth of the country.” Said Mr K K Kapila, Co-Chairperson, FICCI Infra Committee .

“The recent US tax overhaul is meant to encourage investments and job creation in the US. Many European nations and other developed countries like Britain, Japan, Canada and France are also contemplating similar tax cuts, which will severely impact our service industry. If large economies take this approach, it will prompt us also to have a competitive corporate tax rate” said Mr Kapila.

"The long-term impact of the proposed tax reforms by the Trump administration is going to have an impact on Indian economy. It will hurt exports of goods and services and discourage foreign direct investment to India, The tax cuts (corporate and individual) in India will make Service Sector more competitive by making the proposals against bids more cheaper. “ said Mr Kapila.

“Since the Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) award projects on Quality-cum-Cost-Basis (QCBS) and their experience of developed world is treated as more valuable, they generally get better marks in Quality of a Proposal. With their costs reduced, their chances of securing projects/works will substantially increase, thereby impacting the developing countries like India.” Said Mr Kapila.

“To remain globally competitive, the Government of India must contemplate reduction of Corporate Tax substantially should accordingly shape domestic tax policy both in terms of direct and indirect taxes so as meet this challenge," he said.

“The message of the India Inc. to the World Economic Forum at Davos through the Hon’ble PM was to position India as a Statesman and not as a Salesman. With the Indian economy witnessing broad-based improvement across all sectors and looking at 7% growth in the second half of the current fiscal, it is time to project India as an open economy that evokes interest for both the domestic as well as the global audience.” Mr Kapila added.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

MIFF-2018 Quark Workshops on film making



Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl invite you for a 4-day Filmmaking Workshop at the Mumbai International Film Festival, MIFF-2018. Dates: January 31-February 3, 2018 @ Films Division, Pedder Road, Mumbai.

Our journey as farmers who drop seeds of thought started in 2007 at Bongaigaon in Assam.
We have been to many festivals in India, big and small, and at London, Australia and Singapore, but MIFF is special. Our workshop at MIFF in 2012, at NCPA, Nariman Point holds a special place in our memories. This time, it is a 4-day workshop, offering a window into 4K film making.

Cultural Programme @ MIFF 2018


N.K.Bagrodia Public School Organised Inter House International Group Dance Competition

N.K.Bagrodia Public School Organised Inter House International Group Dance Competition under ISA Project 3 --Rhythmic Beats & Twirls on January 19th. The Event was graced by Ms Archana Narain ,Principal,The Indian Heights School as Chief Guest & Ms Jayshree Navani ,Head of School, N.K.Bagrodia Global School. The event was started with a melodious group song in English spreading the ,essage of Peace & love. 

The participants showcased the dazzling dance Performance of the covered countries—USA, Spain, France & Nepal. Each team consisted of 12-14 performers & they were all dressed up in a glittering outfits of their representing countries. The judging criterias were Presentation, Co ordination, Selection of the Song & Costume. Each team performed their best & took the audience to their respective countries for a while. Each group presented a short introduction of the covered countries highlighting the special features & the cultural aspects .The First place was bagged by Spain along followed by Nepal & France with Second & Third position respectively. The Honourable guests appreciated the team efforts & the sparkling dance performances of all the four teams. They instructed the students to learn & appreciate the international culture which is the key idea & objective of ISA. It is rightly said “Hard Work is the key to success.” So, all the sincere efforts and hard work put in by our students under the guidance of Project head and associate teachers resulted in a stunning performance. It was a great celebration of dance.

UTTARAKHAND U 15 NATIONAL TEAM ENTER SEMIFINAL SCHOOL NATIONAL INDIA CUP 2018


उत्तराखण्ड की अन्डर 15 बालक की टीम ने आज झारखंड टीम को 1-0 से पराजित कर सेमीफाईनल में प्रवेश किया एक मात्र गोल विवेक सिंह डुंगरियाल ने 85 मिनंट में किया अब अगला सेमीफाईनल मणिपुर से होगा इससे पहले उत्तराखण्ड की टीम ने कर्नाटक को 5-1 से पराजित किया था जिसमें गौल आर्दश चोैधरी ने 5,17ए49 मिंनट में अपनी हैट्रिृक मारी और विवेक सिंह डुंगरियाल ने 52,89 मिंनट में गोल मारा
स्कूल स्पोर्ट्रृस प्रमोशन फाउन्डेशन द्वारा आयोजित अन्डर 15 स्कूल नेशनल इंडिया कप 2017-18 नेशनल टैंलेट सर्च फुटबाल का आयोजन सरविनर इंटरनेशनल स्कूल मोदी नगर, उत्तरप्रदेश में आयोजित किया जा रहा है 29 जनवरी से 31 जनवरी तक इस प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन होगा। इस फुटबाल प्रतियोगिता के चैयरमेन अर्जुन अवार्डी पुर्व भारतीय कप्तान भाईचुंग भुटिया है और स्टेट कोर्डिनेटर और हैड कोच उत्तराखण्ड के विरेन्द्र सिंह रावत है.

उत्तराखण्ड टीम का कैंप समस्त उत्तराखण्ड के पब्लिक,सरकारी, स्कूल के खिलाडियों की पहले जिला स्तरीय ,फिर राज्य स्तरीय प्रतियोगिता का आयोजन किया गया था जिसमें समस्त उत्तराखण्ड से 23 खिलाडियों का चयन नेशनल कैंप के लिए किया गया था हैड कोच विरेन्द्र सिंह रावत की देखरेख में कैंप के बाद 18 खिलाडियों का चयन किया गया जिसमें अभिनव बिष्ट, विपुल थापा, राहुल कार्की, हीरित्कि बजाज, उज्ज्वल बौरा, निरज सिंह दशनोई, दिवान सिंह रावत, आर्दश चैधरी, अनुप रावत, कार्तिक मल, राहुल मनोला, प्रियांशु बिष्ट, शिवा चैहान, विवेक सिंह डुंगरियाल, रिशभ तौमर , जतिन बजाज, यश चोैधरी, सुरियांश यादव साथ में स्टेट कोर्डिनेटर एंव हैड कोच विरेन्द्र सिंह रावत, कोच राहुल सेठवाल, मैनेजर प्रमोद नेगी , फिजियों अमन जखमोला

एकशन कमेटी अनऐड्ड प्राइवेट स्कूलज़ ने काला दिवस मनाया


एकशन कमेटी अनऐड्ड प्राइवेट स्कूलज़, दिल्ली ने हरियाणा के स्वामी विवेकानन्द स्कूल में प्रधानाचार्या श्रीमती रितु छाबड़ा को गोली से उडाए जाने की घटना के विरोध में आज दिल्ली में सभी पब्लिक स्कूलों के सभी अध्यापक व अध्यापिकाओं ने बाजू पर काली पट्टी बाँध शिक्षण कार्य करते हुए काला दिवस मनाया। एकशन कमेटी के उपाध्यक्ष श्री वी.पी. टंडन ने कहा कि शिक्षा से जुड़े सभी संगठन इस काला दिवस के लिए एकजुट है व इस मार्मिक घटना की निन्दा करते है। सभी स्कूलों ने प्रातः प्रार्थना सभा में दो मिनिट का मौन रख दिवंगत आत्मा को अपनी श्रृद्धांजली दी। इस घटना पर प्रशासन की अकर्मण्यता, बाल संरक्षण आयोग की खामोशी व मानवाधिकार के झण्डा-बरदारों का पलायन इनके दोहरे चरित्रा को परिलक्षित करता है। इन बढ़ती घटनाओं एवम् स्कूल प्रबंधन व शिक्षकों की अनदेखी एक चिन्ता का विषय है।

Happy Birthday- Utkarsh Upadhyay


Monday, January 29, 2018

राष्ट्रीय रोप चैंपियनशिप विजेता बनकर लौटी दिल्ली टीम भव्य स्वागत


भोपाल के भेल स्पोर्ट्स काम्प्लेक्स के 26 से 28 जनवरी तक आयोजित हुई 18 वीं राष्ट्रीय रोप स्किपिंग के लगभग सभी पदक जीत कर ओवरऑल ट्राफी पर कब्ज़ा करके दिल्ली टीम वापिस लौट आयी।

दिल्ली के हज़रत निज़ामुद्दीन रेलवे स्टेशन पर जैसी ही दिल्ली टीम पहुंची तो फिज़िकल एजुकेशन फेडरेशन ऑफ़ इंडिया में सचिव और आर एस एफ आई बोर्ड के सदस्य पियूष जैन के सैंकड़ों रोप स्किपिंग खेल प्रशसंकों और अभिभावकों के साथ दिल्ली टीम का ढोल नगाड़े बजाकर फुल मालाओं से भव्य स्वागत किया। 

इस अवसर पर दिल्ली के महासचिव निर्देश शर्मा,कोषाध्यक्ष एवं मीडिया प्रभारी अशोक कुमार निर्भय,टीम मैनेजर रामकुमार शर्मा,मुख्य तकनीकी प्रशिक्षक विवेक सोनी, प्रशिक्षक दीपक कुमार,आज़िम खान,हरीश सैनी,सुश्री हेमलता निषाद,सचिन कुमार और दिल्ली टीम के सभी बालक बालिका वर्ग के विजताओं को फूलों की माला पहनाकर स्वागत किया गया। दिल्ली टीम की जीत की ख़ुशी में खिलाडियों और प्रशंसकों ने जमकर डांस करके खुशियों का इजहार किया। रेल सुरक्षा में लगे कर्मचारियों ने भी इस जीत पर खिलाडियों को शुभकामनाएं दीं।

Festival of Art and literature at N.K BAGRODIA PUBLIC SCHOOL

Festival of art and literature was celebrated with much zest and enthusiasm on 7 December 2017. A mélange of activities was organized during the course of two months; October-December, wherein students from all the classes (VI-XII) were involved in the activities that covered as many as twenty two renowned authors, poets and painters (individually) and their works. Apparently subsumed under the umbrella of International School Awards 201, it was an opportunity to compare and contrast the familiarities or rather universality of art and literature around the globe as the theme of the Project- “Art is Humanity talking to itself” was meticulously dealt with. 

On this occasion a mosaic of paintings and sketches displayed the fine strokes of more than 700 students, an attempt to experiment with the dynamics of art and culture which is an essential attribute to be a global citizen. Besides, a brief cultural program was staged including International dance forms along with a multilingual song (including English, Hindi and French composition) represented the diversity of human culture. An Elaborate court scene of The Merchant of Venice was also staged by the students of class XI paying homage to the great ‘Bard of Avon- Shakespeare’ and his universality. Mr. Patrick Mephepo, Deputy Commissioner from Embassy of Malawi graced the occasion and appreciated the performers for their strenuous effort to establish justice. He was mesmerized when students rocked the stage with an electrifying dance performance and himself joined the troupe on stage to shake a leg. Purusharth of class XI E was awarded as ‘the Best Artist of the school’ for his finesse.

The infinite depth of art and literature is impossible to account within a couple of months. Therefore, the willful investigations into the life and works of great litterateurs were restricted to countries like United Kingdom, Russia, France, Italy and India. The event culminated with the inspiring words from the chief guest who entreated them to preserve the legacy of art and literature irrespective of the country or culture they belong. He congratulated them for their effort as he perceived that they have journeyed far beyond the narrow precincts of their classrooms to investigate the familiarity of human experience across countries unlike the usual study of literature of their own nation.

25 Countries Participated in Global Cellphone Cinema Summit

International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry in association with Ministry of External Affairs and Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship organized Global Cellphone Cinema Summit at Noida Film City.

Sandeep Marwah in the second part of the summit introduced the need of cellphone cinema. “We invite you all to be part of International Festival of Cellphone Cinema also. We are expecting more than 600 films from all over the World. Every one will be given participation certificates and there are many different awards for winners too,” said Marwah.

Being in Film City Noida and Marwah Studios is like dream come true. We could not believe that we will be able to see and meet people like Sandeep Marwah,” said Ms Maria Del Rosario Quinonez Ruiz delegate from Guatemala. “ We have learned the culture of India from Indian films, now we are sharing dice with Father of Cellphone Cinema which is like a dream,” added Khabiba Nazarieva from Tajikistan.

“I am feeling that if we would have not been here our trip would have been incomplete. There is so much to learn from India,” said Ms Winnie Muoki from Kenya. “It is one of my luckiest day that I could have been the part of this summit,” added Mrs Sabrina OmarAbdulla, from Tanzania.

The delegates were representing countries like Afghanistan, Algeria, Ethiopia, Kiribati, Niger, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Botswana, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Swaziland, Uganda, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cote D’ Ivoire, Guatemala, Guinea, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Kenya, Tanzania and India. Later poster of 11th edition of festival of cellphone cinema was released by the delegates.

मन्जू उपाध्याय बनीं ज़िला मंत्री


भारतीय जनता पार्टी मयूर विहार ज़िला की महिला मोर्चा के तहत पूर्वी विनोद नगर निवासी मन्जू योगेन्द्र उपाध्याय को ज़िला मंत्री नियुक्त किया गया । इसकी घोषणा मयूर विहार ज़िला के ज़िला अध्यक्ष धीरज ललित जोशी जी एवं महिला मोर्चा की ज़िला अध्यक्ष रेनू चौधरी जी द्वारा की गई । ज्ञात हो की मन्जू उपाध्याय निगम चुनाव 2017 में मयूर विहार फेस 2 वार्ड (11-ई) की प्रबल दावेदार भी रहीं थीं। संगठन के इस फैसले से कार्यकर्ताओं में ख़ुशी और संतुष्टी है की भारतीय जनता पार्टी ही एक मात्र पार्टी है जहां हर उस कार्यकर्ता का सम्मान है जिसने पार्टी का हमेशा सच्चे दिल से साथ दिया ।मन्जू उपाध्याय ने अपनी नियुक्ति पर ख़ुशी जाहिर करते हुए कहा - संगठन, धीरज जोशी जी एवं रेनू चौधरी जी के विश्वास पर खरा उतरने की पूर्ण रुप से कोशिश करूँगी ।

Citizens reporter
Utkarsh Upadhyay

Havan, Prvachan and discussions on treatment of Ear, Nose and Throat at Kamdhenu Godham


Monthly Havan, Prvachan and discussions on treatment of Ear, Nose and Throat were held at Kamdhenu Godham in Bisar Akbarpur, Tawdu (Noah) on Sunday 28th January, 2018. Shreeji Pithacharya Manishshankar ji blessed all the present with his Asheervachanas.

The Chief Guest, BJP's National Vice President and In-charge of Delhi and Uttarakhand Mr. Shyam Jaju, appreciated the work done by Kamdhenu Goddham run by its founder president Shri SP Gupta, IAS (retired) and his wife Shrimati Shashi Gupta. He expressed his views that Kamdhenu Godham is a model Gaushala and it should be replicated throughout the country for preservation and protection of our indegenous cow and for rural development of our nation. Shri Jaju described Gopalan as the greatest philanthropic work. He said that the cow has been the basis of our economic, social progress. He said that we need to conserve and protect ourindigenous cows.

Shreeji Pithacharya Manishshankar ji Maharaj told that Gopalan is a symbol of happiness, prosperity, pride, achievement, charity, health, employment and progress. In Veda Puranas imporance and values of Gomata are well described and Gomata is called the Mother (Janini) of the World. He also told that for better well being and to save the mother earth, we will have to return to cow protection again. Shreeji Pithacharya told the audeince that Lord Krishna was very fond of the cow Surabhi and he foregave all the sins done by Indradeva on having darshanas of the Cow Surabhi. He also told that the man can go to heaven just even thinking of the cows and its presence around it. Shreeji Pithacharya ji described Kamdhenu Godham as an ideal and exemplary Gaushala which should be replicated throughout the country.

Dr. Arun Agrawal, a former Dean of Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi benefited the audience by sharing the ways for prevention and treatment of diseases related to Ear, Nose and Throat. Dr. Agrawal told that these deseases are commonly found in the children and old aged people. He also said in his talk that cow based drugs are highly effective and useful and by which man can easily treat many diseases.


The founder Chairman of Kamdhenu Godham and Chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India, Government of India Shri S.P. Gupta said that Nature Treatment Center and Vanaprastha Ashram are also being established in the campus, work of which has been started where people from all over the country will receive treatment. Shri Gupta said that our effort are on to preserve all the species of the our indegenous cows and its breeds.

The special guest Mr. Abhay Jain, President Mahavir International Gurugram, with whose collaboration Sewing Center and Adult Education Center for the upliftment of women in Kamadhenu Goddham is being run, he praised Kamdhenu Gowdham and said that the center running in Kamdhenu Gowdham better than other centres running by them. On this occasion, a certificate and free hand sewing machine was given to women who completed 6 months course from this center and the lady who ranked first was given the certificate along with foot operated swieing machine by the Chief guest. Smt. Shashi Gupta, Chairperson of Kamdhenu Gowdham and Arogya Sansthan conveyed vote of thanks to all the guests and Gobhakts and requested all present to please have prasada.

On this occasion Mr. Y.C. Modi, Director General, National Investigation Agency, Smt. Bhawna Malik, Councilor, Mayur Vihar Phase-II, New Delhi, Anuragg Agarwal, Secretary Ministry of Finance. social worker Shri Dharampal Pahlwan Kota, Mr. Tarun Bindal, Mr. Sunil Jindal, Ms. Rakhi Jindal, Mr. Rajkumar Agarwal, Mr. Fatehchand Bansal, Mr. Dharmir Garg alias Pappu, Mr. Mahendra Goyal, Mr. Anupam Gupta alias Vicky, Mr. Jagdish Baweja, Bhagwat Pandit, Anil Kumar Bissr, Shri Amit, JE HIPA, other dignitaries and Gowdham management committee and regional villagers were present.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

68 films in competition for Golden Conch & Silver Conch Awards

The much awaited documentary film festival in India, the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films got off to a flying start with Oscar nominated 'I Am Not Your Negro' shown as the opening film.
Film maker Shri. Goutam Ghose and other dignitaries lighting the lamp at the inaugural ceremony of 15th Mumbai International Film Festival 2018

The inaugural ceremony at NCPA witnessed a congregation of documentary and short film makers from India and abroad. Veteran film maker, Goutam Ghose, who has also produced significant documentary films was the chief guest. Kiran Shantaram, Mrinal Kulkarni, Mike Pandey were among other dignitaries present. Commending the efforts made by MIFF in providing a platform for the documentary film makers, Goutam Ghose said that MIFF is certainly a pride of India. He congratulated Films Division and Ministry of Information and broadcasting for organising MIFF consistently with great enthusiasm.

The ceremony also saw the customary introduction of the International and National Jury. The International Jury for MIFF 2018 comprises Canadian filmmaker Elisa Paloschi (Chairperson), French documentary maker Dominique Dubosc, filmmaker and academic from the Philippines - Baby Ruth Villarama, noted Indian filmmaker Haobam Paban Kumar and animation expert Ashish Kulkarni. The National Jury, chaired by film critic and author Maithili Rao, has Turkish animator Berat Ilk, French author and film producer Pierre Assouline, National Award winning filmmakers M P Sukumaran Nair and Arun Chaddha as other members.
Film maker Shri. Goutam Ghose, Shri Kiran Shantaram, Mrinal Kulkarni, Mike Pandey, Shri Manish Desai, Director MIFF 2018

The opening ceremony also saw a scintillating dance performance by the 'India's Got Talent' find Prince Dance Group from Odisha.

The week long film festival will showcase nearly 430 documentary, short and animation films from over 40 countries. The oldest and the largest film festival for non-feature films in South Asia, which began in 1990 is being organized by the Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India.

Besides the contemporary films vying for top honours in the International and National Competition for Golden Conch and Silver Conch awards, MIFF will showcase best documentary short and animation films produced in India and abroad under special packages including Jury retrospectives and Best of Fests.

Film maker Shri. Goutam Ghose
The Animation Package includes films of Ivan Maximov of Russia, Baret Ilk of Turkey and Lea Zagury of Brazil. A special package of French Shorts and Experimental films curated by Gabriele Brennen of the 3iS International Institute for Image and Sound, Paris will be screened on 29th. The Best of the Fests package includes films sourced from top documentary film festivals like Berlinale, HotDocs, Canada, Melbourne Documentary Festival and Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico. A retrospective of veteran Iranian film maker - Rakshan Benietemad, will include 3 documentaries from 3 decades. Other retrospectives will cover works of French film maker Dominic Dubosc, Mudhushree Dutta and noted animator Bhimsain Khurana. There are also special film packages from the North East and Jammu & Kashmir.

Another important feature of MIFF 2018 is students' participation. Student films of FTII, Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute, Whistling Woods, MGR Film & TV Institute, Prayasam, State University of Rohtak, National Institute of Design will be screened during the festival.

To add flavour and substance to the festival, workshops, master classes, lecture-demonstrations and panel discussions on topics of interest will take place during MIFF 2018. Nandan Saxena will be conducting a 4 day workshop on 'Non-fiction cinematography'. Anand Gnadhi's team will give a glimpse of new Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Technology.

The screenings will be held in the theatres in Films Division complex, 24-Pedder Road, Mumbai and nearby Russian Culture Centre from January 29, 2017.

For media / delegate registrations visit www.miff.in

National Art workshop by Art Devil


Are you a Grassrooter or Parachuter?

-Commander VK Jaitly

These two words in the title may not find any mention in any of the management books. Even the Oxford dictionary may not have them as I have mentioned. But I am sure you have got the idea what I am trying to say. Dhirubhai Ambani was a Grassrooter while Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani are Parachuters. A grassrooter learns the practical lessons of life and the trade in stages as s/he struggles at every step. S/he fails and fails but accepts failure as a part of life and every failure teaches him/her a lesson and takes him/her a step forward. The journey to the top for the grassrooter is very tough, uncertain, ambiguous and full of stumbling blocks. But when a grassrooter reaches the top, s/he is a seasoned leader: full of confidence, energy, enthusiasm and expertise. 

While a parachuter is person who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. S/he gets everything on a platter and just lands up at the top of the organization. Such a person obviously lacks experience and expertise and therefore has lack of confidence in himself and therefore on his subordinates and teammates also. S/he is shaky in taking decisions and leadership doesn’t come to him naturally. Leadership has been thrust upon him/her. 

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India is a grassrooter while Rahul Gandhi, the President of the Congress party is a parachuter. When the grassrooters achieve great heights, they contribute to the organization in a significant way. They take their organizations to great heights. When parachuters are dropped to the highest chairs in the organizations, they normally become a liability for that organization. The senior people in such organizations tend to take a back seat and become silent spectators. This further deteriorates the credibility and performance of the organization. 

So what is the mistake of someone who inherits a parachute. There is nothing wrong in it. But such a person must be subjected to intensive training and mentoring by the experts before s/he dons the role of the leader. S/he must perform at lower rungs of the organization so that s/he gets acquainted with the grass root problems. S/he must also have some acquaintance at higher and higher levels and goes up the leadership ladder may be at a faster pace. But s/he should undergo a lot of testing and impartial evaluation at every level. Only after such gruelling training and passing the tests with flying colours, if a parachuter takes the leadership role, s/he can do equally great wonders. 

The problem happens with parachuters when they assume that it is their birth right to occupy the highest chair irrespective of whether they are talented or not. They want to be leader even if they haven’t learnt the desired traits and tricks of the trade. Such parachuters may seem to succeed for some time but in the long run they just disappear unless they make sincere efforts day and night and learn through the hard way. So a parachuter can’t sit, become slack and relish on the basis of laurels won by his/her ancestors for a long time. 

Rohan Gavaskar, the son of legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar tried his hand in cricket for some time and got some opportunities too to prove himself but then just disappeared. Abhishek Bachchan is no match to all time, evergreen, the greatest actor Amitabh Bachchan. Mukesh Ambani, though a parachuter, seems to have learnt a lot from his legendary father Dhirubai and other stalwarts of Reliance and continues to take his Reliance empire to greater and greater heights. 

There is a story of 7 lions who were part of a circus company for about last 10 years. They used to show some tricks in the circus show and then have plenty of meat to eat and then sleep. No running, no need to chase animals for their survival as plenty of meat is served to them daily. One day, the court ruling bans the show by lions in the circus in the name of stopping atrocities on animals. The circus owner had no option left now but to leave the lions in the deep jungle. Just 10 days later, he gets the news from forest rangers that all seven of them have been killed by the wild dogs staying in the jungle. What a sorry state for such lions who were living such a luxury life that they had even forgotten how to chase other animals, kill them and eat them for survival. 

Same thing happens with parachuters if they become lazy and start staying in the cosy comfort zone around themselves. Their lineage will work only to a limited extent to open some doors for them. But ultimately, they will have to perform there as per the prevailing standards otherwise, the masses will boo them out irrespective of the arena. This is a universal truth. Parachuters can also become great if they understand this universal truth and accordingly prepare themselves. They will have to practice, practice and practice and then perform. 

The journey to the top for the grassrooter is very tough. By virtue of his/her level, s/he is not even able to dream big. But some among them perform to the best of their capability and keep climbing steps of success. They pursue excellence in whatever they do and success follows them. The journey for the parachuter is comparatively much easier because all the support system is available for them. The path for them has been chalked out by their predecessors. The direction is set. They have to just follow that direction with determination, dedication and discipline and they shall reach their destination. 

All those who are reading this article, majority of them will be grassrooters. I appreciate the tough times you have gone through and congratulations to those who have risen quite high in their chosen fields. Some of you may be lucky that you inherited a small or a big business empire from your parents. Congratulations to you also. Yes, you are a parachuter then but I hope you have worked hard to seek all the knowledge and the skills required to do your job in an excellent manner. You must take the inherited business to much greater heights. 

I also know some of my friends who were born with a silver spoon in their mouth and had a great safety net that they could take any risks. They decided not to inherit the business of their parents but started their own in a totally new field. They wanted to follow the grassrooter route to build their business so that they can have the satisfaction of the struggle and creating their own niche. 

As an exercise, just make a list of grassrooters and parachuters in business and politics and discuss it with your colleagues or friends and even your wife/girl friend/boy friend.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Students of Tarang Global performed at Republic day celebration


Dwarka City organised Painting Competition on 26th January 2018 in DDA Ground, Sec-6, Dwarka. Where students of Taran Global - Kriti, Poorvi, Ashwariya, Snavya, Surmai, Aarna, Apsara, Shreya, presented Ganesh Vandana (Kathak), Siddh, Tisha and Adwika presented dance on Medly of petriotic songs and Sachin presented a solo vocal Sandeshe Aate Hain, remembering our soldiers protecting us far from their families on Indian borders.

Tarang Global is a School of Music and Dance empowers students with creativity and knowledge and pave the way for their multi-dimensional growth across various segments of music industry. At Tarang Global We believe that Music and Dance instruction should be enjoyable, built on a solid technical foundation, inspire creativity, and match each individual’s goals. 

Our team of instructors are motivated by their love of Art and the passion to transfer their knowledge and skills to others so their creativity and talent can shine.
Tarang Global believes in the overall development of students. Be it physical, mental or spiritual, the institute ensures a holistic fitness through various forms of dances, aerobics & exercises. Besides Music, Dance and Martial Arts, Tarang Global offers a pure and spiritual environment, which gets automatically instilled in the heart soul of students.


Citizens reporterTarang Global

Thursday, January 25, 2018

National Group Exhibition by Art Devil


PEST CONTROL ASSOCIATION DEMANDS CHANGE OF GST CATERGORY FROM DISINFECTANT TO DISINFESTATION INDUSTRY

Indian Pest Control Association (IPCA) , the apex body of pest control companies across the country has met the Commissioner Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council in New Delhi and urged the council to change the category of pest control industry from present disinfectant to Disinfestation as wrong categorization is taking toll on the industry in India and abroad.

“Pest control industry has been clubbed under Chapters SAC Codes 998531 under DISINFECTANT category of Cleaning services which primarily caters to cleaning of window glasses, underground and overhead water tanks etc. Whereas DISINFESTATION is synonymous in India with ‘Pest Control’, world over it is known as ‘Pest management services’. Basic difference between Disinfectant and Disinfestations is that while the former is cleaning services for ‘things’ such as property management and upkeep, Housekeeping services, the latter is concerned with ‘live’ Pests / Insects., said Mr Shishir Sharma, Executive member , Indian Pest Control Association,(IPCA) who led the delegation to Commissioner GST Dheeraj Rstogi.

“Our pest control products and services directly affect the basic health of the citizens in preventing diseases and epidemics, such as Rat and Rodent control in Agriculture Fields, Food Grain Stores, Food Processing Factories and residences which helps in preventing diseases like Leptospirosis;Eradication of Cockroaches crawling insects and bed bugs from Hotels, Factories, Food Joints, Food Processing units, Residences to fight Cholera, Typhoid, Dysentery, and Killing of larvae and mosquitoes in stagnant waters by spraying of pesticides, Larvaecide, Fogging to fight Malaria, Dengue, Chikunguniya, Yellow fever;” said Mr Sharma.

“while disinfectant is cleaning and house keeping related industry” said Mr Sharma

“The Commissionr GST understood our problem and assured us change of category soon.” Said Mr Sharma.

MIFF 2018 to screen over 430 documentary and short films

(S.S.Dogra)

Mumbai | January 25, 2017

The much awaited documentary film festival in India, the Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films or MIFF as it is known popularly, will see a grand inaugural on 28 January, 2018 at NCPA Mumbai. The week long festival will showcase nearly 430 documentary, short and animation films from over 40 countries. The oldest and the largest film festival for non-feature films in South Asia, which began in 1990 is being organized by the Films Division, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India. The response to the 15th edition of MIFF has been overwhelming, signifying a vibrant documentary culture in India and the world. The festival directorate received a record 790 entries, with 194 entries from 32 countries in the International competition and 596 entries in the National competition. 

Selection of films for National and International Competition was made by independent Selection Committees. In view of large number of entries for the national competition, a two-tier selection process was followed. The Chairpersons of the Regional Selection Committees (Mumbai I&II, Delhi, Kolkata & Bangalore) met in Mumbai and evaluated the short listed films before recommending 43 films for the National Competition. International Selection Committee met in Mumbai and evaluated the films before recommending 25 films for the MIFF 2018 International Competition.

Golden Conch Award cash prize doubled.
Giving a major boost to the documentary movement, the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has approved doubling of prize money for the Golden Conch Award winning Best Documentary Film in the International Competition to Rs 1 million (Rs 10 lakhs) from the earlier Rs 500,000 (Rs 5 lakhs).

Golden Conch, Silver Conch and trophies with handsome cash awards are part of the competition in categories like Best Documentary, Best Short Fiction and Best Animation film. Besides, technical awards will be given for Best Cinematography, Editing and Sound Design. Other highlights are the Pramod Pati Special Jury award, Best Student Film and Best Debut film award all of which carry trophy and cash awards. Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) and the Government of Maharashtra, through Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari join hands with Films Division in instituting awards.

Films packages
Besides the contemporary films vying for top honours in the International and National Competition, MIFF will showcase best documentary short and animation films produced in India and abroad under special packages including Jury retrospectives and Best of Fests.

The Animation Package includes films of Ivan Maximov of Russia, Baret Ilk of Turkey and Lea Zagury of Brazil. A special package of French Shorts and Experimental films curated by Gabriele Brennen of the 3iS International Institute for Image and Sound, Paris will be screened on 29th. The Best of the Fests package includes films sourced from top documentary film festivals like Berlinale, HotDocs, Canada, Melbourne Documentary Festival and Guanajuato Film Festival, Mexico. A retrospective of veteran Iranian film maker – Rakshan Benietemad, will include 3 documentaries from 3 decades. Other retrospectives will cover works of French film maker Dominic Dubosc, Mudhushree Dutta and noted animator Bhimsain Khurana. There are also special film packages from the North East and Jammu & Kashmir.

To add flavour and substance to the festival, workshops, master classes, lecture-demonstrations and panel discussions on topics of interest will take place during MIFF 2018. Nandan Saxena will be conducting a 4 day workshop on ‘Non-fiction cinematography’

Another important feature of MIFF 2018 is students’ participation. Student films of FTII, Satyajit Ray Film & TV Institute, Whistling Woods, MGR Film & TV Institute, Prayasam, State University of Rohtak, National Institute of Design will be screened during the festival.

The Opening Film
‘I Am Not Your Negro’, the 2017 Oscar nominated documentary on American Civil Rights Movement, that has won top awards in Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and 8 other international festivals, will be the opening film of MIFF 2018. The 93 minute documentary written by James Baldwin and directed by Raoul Peck connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present.

V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award
The coveted V Shantaram lifetime Achievement Award for promotion of documentary movement in India will be conferred upon an eminent documentary film maker chosen by an independent jury. The Award money for the Lifetime Achievement award has also been doubled from Rs 500,000 (Rs 5 lakhs) to Rs 1 million (Rs 10 lakhs). All together cash awards of Rs 5.8 million (Rs 58 lakhs) will be given away during MIFF 2018.

While feature films generally address the entertainment needs of people, documentaries fill up the information needs of people. In a bid to make MIFF a people’s festival, the delegate fee has been kept at a modest Rs 300 while there will be no fee for film studies and mass communication student delegates.

The screenings will be held in the theatres in Films Division complex, 24-Pedder Road, Mumbai and nearby Russian Culture Centre from January 29, 2017. Come to Mumbai and celebrate the documentary movement. For media / delegate registrations visit www.miff.in

MIFF 2018 – SPECIAL PACKAGES
Special Packages
Curator
Special package of SAARC docs & shorts (30 films) )
Reena Mohan
Homage to Murray Lerner, USA (3 films)
Premraj (Films Division)
Brazilian Animation Films special package (29 films)
Dhvani Desai
Turkish Animation special package (23 films)
Berat Ilk | Dhvani Desai
Documentaries by women filmmakers of The Philippines (6 documentaries)
Reena Mohan
French Shorts & Experimental Films (22 films)
Gabriele Brennen
Special package of Cuban Films (14 films)
(directed by veteran documentary maker Santiago Alvarez)
P N Ramachandra

JURY FOR MIFF 2018
Dominique Dubosc, veteran film maker from France
Elisa Paloschi, award winning documentary film maker from Canada.
Berat Ilk, animation film maker and academic from Turkey
Baby Ruth Villarama, leading documentary film maker of South East Asian Region
Pierre Assouline, writer, author and an Indo-phile from France. (producer of Vanaprastham (1999)
Haobam Paban Kumar, National Film Award winning film maker from Manipur
P Sukumaran Nair, writer, director and film maker in Malayalam, Trivandrum
Arun Chaddha, Award winning documentary film maker, Delhi NCR
Maithili Rao, veteran film critic and columnist, Mysore
Ashish Kulkarni, FICCI Entertainment Division (Animation), Mumbai

MIFF-2018 – List of Awards
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Best Documentary Film - (Top Award of the Festival | Any duration) - Golden Conch + Rs.10,00,000
Best Short Fiction Film (up to 45 minutes) - Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000
Best Animation Film - Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000
Pramod Pati Special Jury Award (1) - Trophy + Rs 1,00,000

NATIONAL COMPETITION
Best Documentary Film (above 60 minutes) (2) - Silver Conch + Rs.5,00,000
Best Documentary film (below 60 minutes) (2) - Silver conch + Rs.5,00,000
Best Short Fiction (upto 45 minutes) - Silver conch + Rs.3,00,000
Best Animation Film - Silver conch + Rs.3,00,000
Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagari Award for Best Debut Film of a Director (Govt of Maharashtra)
Trophy + Rs.1,00,000
Films Division – IDPA Vijaya Mulay Tropy for the Best Student Film - Trophy + Rs.1,00,000
* Prize money of Golden Conch and Silver Conch awards to be shared equally between Director and Producer wherever applicable

TECHNICAL AWARDS (Common to International/National Categories)
Best Cinematography - Rs.3,00,000
Best Editing - Rs.3,00,000
Best Sound Design - Rs.3,00,000

V SHANTARAM LIFE TIME ACHIEVMENT AWARD
 for Contribution to Documentary Movement in India (to be given at the Inaugural function)

Lifetime Achievement Award - Trophy, Shawl, Citation + Rs.10,00,000

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sri VIS hosted Nation Finals of ‘MAHA BEHES 2017 ‘

On December 26 and 27, 2017, Sri Venkateshwar International School hosted the National Final – Maha Behes 2017. The two-days event saw over 400 debaters from across eight cities representing 29 schools battle it out for the coveted title of the Maha Behes Champion Debaters.



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The debaters participated in three intense rounds of debating on the first day which was followed by the Knock outs and the Grand Finale for the season on the second day. It was not just about debating, as the first day saw the participants don their dancing shoes as they participated in the Christmas Ball, an evening of music, fun and frolic. The budding Sri VIS musicians reverberated the audience with their foot tapping numbers.

The Final Round of Behes was adjudged by adjudicators from across the country. Stubh Lal from Sri Venkateshwar International School, Sector -28, Dwarka was declared the Best Lions Speaker for the National Finals. In the Cubs Division, Dhriti Narang from Maxfort School, Dwarka clenched the coveted title. Sri VIS Cubs team emerged as the First Runners up.

Justice for the slain Principal Ms Ritu Chhabra

Justice
Punishing/Hanging the juvenile?
And/or his father?

Punishing/Changing the system

Let us examine how and why the system has made our children lose control

Is it one of the following factors or all of them

Ill gotten, undeclared, untaxed money, tax laws,
corrupt tax officers, who might have allowed the father to get away by not declaring his actual income/ money laundering/professions such as property dealing that thrive, and do not require any minimum qualification/ unlicensed system of practising property dealing and many other such professions/ allowing firearms in homes/ a corrupt , insecure society that makes people purchase firearms either for bullying or for protection / police protection system to moneyed/ corrupt greedy lawyers and judiciary that has defended the accused in past/ all those parents who themselves lower the dignity of teachers in front of their kids/ school systems where Principal and teachers are expected to only give/ corrupt, inefficient managements and teachers who are also responsible for lowering our image/ makers and promoters of violent video games/TV shows and movies showing such ghastly acts/ people that inject hormones in food and cows that is causing early puberty but young adults to be not equated as adults till they attain the age of 18 years

Political interference and protection

A legislature that has RTE, Juvenile Justice Act and POCSO for children but nothing for Gurus.

Lack of respect for women in many indian homes/ a political class that never allowed Education to reach all.

Arms race and terrorism that has taken the GDP contribution to education to abysmally lower levels

The list is so long and frustrating

Education receiving the utmost priority and greater respect for schools and teachers is the only remedy.


- Nita Arora

HUDCO Organises International Training Programme for Overseas Professionals on “Planning and Management of Urban Services”


Dr M Ravi Kanth, Chairman and Managing Director HUDCO, interacted with the trainees of the 37th International Training Programme on “Planning and Management of Urban Services”, being organised by HUDCO’s HSMI from 15th January to 9th March, 2018. This programme, supported by MEA under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme (SCAAP) and the TCS Colombo plan, is being attended by 23 participants from 15 countries.

The participants will be visiting various urban development projects across India to understand the planning and management models of urban centres in India.

Happy Birthday Subhash Ghai


Monday, January 22, 2018

ISA PROJECT 3—Rhythmic Beats & Twirls Inter House International Dance Competition

N.K.Bagrodia Public School Organised Inter House International Group Dance Competition under ISA Project 3 --Rhythmic Beats & Twirls on January 19th. The Event was graced by Ms Archana Narain ,Principal,The Indian Heights School as Chief Guest & Ms Jayshree Navani ,Head of School, N.K.Bagrodia Global School. 

The event started with a melodious group song in English spreading the ,message of Peace & love. The participants showcased the dazzling dance Performance of the covered countries covered for the ISA Project—USA, Spain, France & Nepal. Each team consisted of 12-14 performers & they were all dressed up in glittering outfits of their representing countries. The judging criterias were Presentation, Co ordination, Selection of the Song & Costume. Each team performed their best & gave a glimpse of their respective countries through different dance forms for a while. Each group presented a short introduction of the covered countries highlighting the special features & the cultural heritage of their chosen country .The First place was bagged by team B which represented Spain followed by Team D representing Nepal & Team C representing France with Second & Third position respectively. The Honourable guests appreciated the team efforts & the sparkling dance performances of all the four teams. They instructed the students to learn & appreciate the culture of the different countries which is the key idea & objective of ISA. It is rightly said “Hard Work is the key to success.” So, all the sincere efforts and hard work put in by the students under the guidance of Project head and associate teachers resulted in a stunning performance. It was a great celebration of life through performing arts. The international dimensions through dance forms of various chosen countries were appreciated by everyone.

Happy Saraswati Puja


Sunday, January 21, 2018

UTTARAKHAND U15 NATIONAL TEAM PARTICIPATING SSPF INDIA CUP 2017

School sports prmotiong foundation organized National Talent Search & Nurture Football Nationals U 15 INDIA CUP 2017-18 starting from 29th January to 31 January 2018 in SUREVIN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, MODINAGAR, Uttar pradesh. Uttarakhand schools 23 Players has been selected for the Camp , camp will be starting from 23 January to 27th January 2018 in Shivalik Academy ,Raja Wala, Dehradun Uttarakhand. SSPF State Coordinator/Head Coach has been appointed Uttarakhand Coach Rahul Sethwal, Assistant Coach Pramod Negi, Manager Aman Jakhmola.


After camp 18 Players will be selected for final. Team will departure on 28th January early morning for Modinagar, Uttar Pradesh. List of 23 Selected Players - Abhinav Bisht, Pratham Rawat, dishan Negi, Jatin Bajaj, Ujjwal Bora, Rahul Karki, Vipul Thapa, diwan Singh Rawat, Hritik Bajaj, Vivek Singh, Satyam, Shiva, Neema, Kartik Mall, Krishagara Taneja, Sahil Khan, Adarsh Chaudhary, Suraj, Priyanshu Bisht, Rishab Tomar, Vivke Singh Dobriyal, Yash Chadhary, Rahul Singh.

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