Thursday, February 19, 2015

17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav comes to an end

19 02 2015
17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav comes to an end with Aadirang- an ensemble of 130 tribal performers from 7 various states of India
New Delhi, February 18, 2015: The 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav has come to an end on 18 February 2015 with Aadirang –​​
an ensemble of 130 tribal performers from 7 various states of India presented by National School of Drama & coordinated by Dr. Laique Hussain which was performed for the ‘First’ time in the history of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, following the valedictory ceremony of Bharat Rang Mahotsav.
The Chief Guest for the occasion was Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India, and Guests of Honour were Shri Shekhar Sen, eminent theatre personality & chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi and Shri Pankaj Kapur, renowned theatre and film personality.

Prof. Waman Kendre, Director, National School of Drama said, “It is our pleasure that this year with all the eminent alumni have come back to home and celebrated the festival with zeal. I am happy that they are back and have presented their wish to contribute to the school in any manner they can. I am thankful to at least 75000 audience who made the festival successful.”
Shri Shekhar Sen, Eminent Theatre Personality & Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi recalling an instancesaid, “In the past a theatre lover in Bengal was called as ‘Natak Pagala’. He also said that without madness and passion a theatre artist is incomplete.”
Shri Ratan Thiyam, Chairman, NSD Society said, “Bharat Rang Mahotsav 2015, has emerged out as one of the most powerful festivals of India with allied events such as, Tribute to Shombhu Mitra, Veenapani Chawla and Begum Akhtar, Breaking the borders and many more events including some brainstorming sessions; it has provided a ground for better understanding of theatre as a whole.”
Shri Pankaj Kapur, eminent film & theatre said, “I am glad to see the festival growing exponentially over the years in terms of quality productions and audience. For theatre to grow quality and quantity should go hand in hand. It makes me feel very rich that from traditions and folk art of the country, to modern thinking of the today’s youth to the intellectuals, everything has been put under the roof of this festival by National School of Drama. I think it is a great endeavour by NSD and I congratulate them.”
Shri Prakash Javadekar, Hon’ble Minister of State (Independent Charge), Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of India said, “Though I am not from the cultural ministry, I assure that I will work like a spokesperson of NSD and represent this institution of national eminence in the government so that it can be seen as one of the best theatre institution of international repute.”
With many first of its kind initiatives 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav has been able to receive appreciation as the best festival so far. The theme for the Festival was ‘Breaking The Borders’ and the festival witnessed participation from around 12 countries of the world along with national participation from different regions of India. The Festival also travelled to various cities of the country, which included Agartala, Jabalpur, Goa and Aurangabad this time.
National School of Drama facilitated various colleges and institutes which performed at this year’s Bharat Rang Mahotsav. The idea behind the initiative was to connect the young generation with theatre. Several ambience performances comprising of folk performance, children’s theatre were also a part of this year’s festival.

This year, Theatre Bazar was also set up for the theatre lovers, enthusiasts and audience in general. In the Theatre Bazar products related to theatre were showcased. The entire NSD campus was transformed into a festival ground for entire 18 days where food, music, handloom & handicraft products were made available for audience. A huge 3D replica of NSD was also created which enhanced the ambience of the festival.
The festival also had allied activities like seminars, exhibitions and lecture demonstrations.World Theatre Forum which was one of the important events of Bharat Rang Mahotsav had sessions from Eminent Theatre Personalities.

17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, National School of Drama also started to organize Sessions with various Living Legends. Om Puri,Anupam Kher, Birju M

Launch of Hyundai New 4 S Fluidic Verna

19 02 2015
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Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer launched the all – new 4S Fluidic Verna.
Hyundai launches the All- New 4S Fluidic Verna- The World Sedan
§  New Verna 4S revolution of Speed, Style, Sophistication, Safety
§  Hyundai Verna sold globally in 66 countries caring for 2.3 million customers
New Delhi, February 18, 2015 - Hyundai Motor India Ltd, the country’s leading premium car manufacturer and the largest passenger car exporter launched the all- new 4S Fluidic Verna. First introduced in the year 2006, Hyundai Verna has spread customer delight in 66 countries caring for over 2.3 million customers across the world. The all- new 4S Fluidic Verna will set yet another benchmark in the mid high sedan segment.
The all- new 4S Fluidic Verna is a sophisticated, premium, stylish and safe World Sedan loved in the Indian car market. The 4S Fluidic Verna is a signature of Hyundai’s brand legacy and customer trust since its first launch in 2006. The Fluidic Verna launched in 2011 received customers’ applause for its world class “Fluidic Sculpture” design philosophy.
The all- new 4S Fluidic Verna embodies the best of Hyundai’s Modern-Premium brand power and delivers maximum driving pleasure and confidence. The sporty, premium design, best comfort and high fuel efficiency exceeds customer’s expectations.
The all- new 4S Fluidic Verna has established world class safety standards in the automobile industry and combines state-of-the-art technology and engineering with eternal fluidic design, the latest expression of all- new 4S is a perfect amalgamation of man, nature and machine with power and finesse.
Speaking on the launch of the all- new 4S Fluidic Verna, Mr. BS Seo, MD and CEO, HMIL said “The launch of the all- new 4S Fluidic Verna marks Hyundai’s success as a premium car manufacturer winning customers’ love and trust globally. We aim to be the most loved, trusted and caring car manufacturer in India offering class-leading Hyundai experience to the aspirational Indian customer. As the most caring brand, the new Verna is a result of human engineering to contribute to the brilliant moments of our customers’ life. Alongside its stunning fluidic design and technological finesse enhances driver and passenger comfort.”
The World Sedan
The new 4S Fluidic Verna is sold globally in over 66 countries. The Verna has been globally developed for markets worldwide. The R&D team in Korea conducted research and study to understand the customer needs for the road condition, climatic condition and driving habit to meet customers in various other markets as per the standard and expectations. The car has been tested in the harsh conditions of Death Valley- USA to freezing conditions in Russia, to treacherous conditions of China to Frozen Lake of Sweden. Qualifying the Global Safety Test, receiving high 5-star ratings from N-CAP worldwide, has made Verna the safest mid-size car. 4S Fluidic Verna has also been rated “Good” by US government insurance institute for Highway safety.

Powerful 4S Fluidic Verna

The new 4S fluidic Verna is equipped with the most powerful yet efficient powertrain and is available with a choice of 2 petrol (Gamma 1.4 & 1.6 MPI VTVT) & 2 Diesel (U2 1.4 CRDi & U2 1.6 CRDi VGT) engines. The engineering excellence is achieved by the adoption of technologies like VGT, VTVT, and electronic throttle control, piston with diamond coating making the powertrain powerful and efficient.
5MT/ 4AT
Power ps/rpm)
Torque (kgm)
26.5/ 1900~2750
Mileage (ARAI Certified Figures)
Fuel Mileage

Driving Performance
Enhanced driving dynamics and reduced NVH levels were priorities for the product development team. Extensive testing and tuning as per Indian road conditions has been set out to make handling of 4S fluidic Verna settled and planted, the rear shock absorber equipped with low velocity control valve ensures a smooth ride quality even at high speeds and bumpy road conditions.
The Stylish World Sedan: Modern Exteriors
The all- new 4S Fluidic Verna represents Hyundai Motor Company’s Fluidic Design philosophy, heritage and ethos into its simplest, purest expression giving it sophisticated, premium, bold and aggressive look. The new 4S Fluidic Verna’s design philosophy makes it more masculine and sporty. The sleek dynamic fluidic lines create a futuristic look. The style and sophistication of the all- new 4S fluidic Verna is engineered to exhilarate.
·         Wing Shaped Radiator Grille with Chrome gives a premium appeal
·         Projector Headlamps and Boomerang shape Fog Lamps
·         Dynamic and Sporty R16” Diamond- cut Alloy  wheels
·         Concealed exhaust for modern looks
·         Elongated stylish wraparound tail lamp with LED effect
·         Sporty two tone rear bumper

The World of Opulence: Premium Interiors
The all- new 4S Fluidic Verna builds on the car’s characteristic levels of interior comfort, cabin versatility, practicality and boot capacity. Futuristically designed with utilizing cutting-edge driving technology, the 4S Fluidic Verna delivers outstanding comfort features. It features an ergonomic, attractive and practical organized space, decorated in various tones. 
·         Ergonomically designed, well contoured front and rear seats with good thigh support
·         Sliding console arm rest with storage
·         Height adjustable driver seat
·         Rear seat arm rest with cup holders
·         Tilt and Telescopic steering
·         Integrated 2 DIN Bluetooth Audio with 1 GB internal memory and 6 speakers
·         Multi-function steering wheel (Audio and Bluetooth control)
·         Spacious cabin with comfortable legroom
·         Ample shoulder room for comfortable seating of 5 passengers
·         Ergo lever
·         Spacious boot

Feature Rich Masterpiece
From the stylish exteriors to the hi-tech interiors, the new Fluidic 4S Verna boasts all the latest technologies and high quality features which will set a new standard.
·         Smart key with Push button start
·         Fully automatic temperature control (FATC) with cluster ionizer (Segment unique)
·         Rain- sensing wiper
·         Automatic headlamps
·         Escort function
·         Centre armrest with sliding storage function (Segment unique)
·         Cooled glove box (Segment unique)
·         Telescopic steering
·         Supervision cluster
·         Electrically adjustable and foldable outside mirrors
More power: More Safety: The Safest Sedan
Hyundai has always led the way when it comes to ensuring safety and security of passengers. Responding to the changing requirements of customers, all- new 4SFluidic Verna expands the already comprehensive list of available active and passive safety equipment by introducing new segment unique technologies. The body of the new 4S Fluidic Verna meets the most stringent requirements and, in combination with highly efficient restraint systems, ensures the maximum possible protection for vehicle occupants.
·         6 air-bags- driver, passenger and curtain (Segment unique)
·         Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with EBD
·         Speed sensing auto door lock
·         Impact sensing auto door unlock (Segment unique)
·         Reverse parking camera
·         Electro-chromic mirror with camera display
·         Rear parking sensors
·         Automatic headlamps
·         Driver safety window with anti-pinch
·         Rain sensing wipers
Verna will be available in 10 variants with choice of M/T and A/T and 5 variants in Diesel and 5 in Petrol. The 4S fluidic Verna will be available in 5 exciting colors.
EX Showroom Price Delhi
1.6 S
1.6 S (0)
1.6 (0) AT
1.6 SX
1.6 SX (AT)
About HMIL
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently has eight car models across segments – Eon, i10, Grand i10, Elite i20, Xcent, Verna, Elantra and Santa Fe. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities.
HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 85 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for the last 10 years consecutively. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 415 dealers and more than 1,100 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavors to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.

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