Thursday, October 1, 2015

Abhijit Singh Chadha maintains lead with a fighting 68, two clear at the top
Udayan Mane in second place, Sujjan Singh shoots hole-in-one to be placed third
Jaipur, October 1, 2015: Chandigarh’s Abhijit Singh Chadha maintained his lead at the PGTI Players Championship at Rambagh Golf Club with a tenacious two-under-68 in round three to be two clear at the top at 15-under-195. Udayan Mane of Bangalore hung on to second place at 13-under-197 after firing a 67 on day three. Sujjan Singh, another Chandigarh golfer, fired a hole-in-one on the 11th during his round of 65 that propelled him to third place at 12-under-198.
Abhijit Singh Chadha (62-65-68), who led by three shots at the start of the day, put up a gritty performance in the penultimate round to enjoy a two-shot advantage going into the final day in Jaipur. Chadha, who won the 2012 PGTI Emerging Player of the Year title, had a quiet front-nine as he three-putted for bogey on the seventh before pulling it back with an up and down for birdie on the eighth.
Abhijit seemed to be losing ground when he failed to recover from the bunker on the 11th and conceded another bogey. But then he continued his sublime form on the par-5s, by making birdies on the 14th, 17th and 18th and thus salvaged the day.
“I didn’t feel I was at my best today. My ball-striking was not as good as the first two days. But like round two, I once again scored birdies on all the four par-5s. I made chip-putt birdies on the eighth, 17th and 18th and was two-on on the 14th. If I play to my potential tomorrow, everyone will find it hard to catch up with me,” said a confident Chadha, who won his only professional title during his rookie season on the PGTI in 2012.
He added, “I was runner-up in Noida last year and finished third at Panchkula earlier this year but victory has eluded me of late. It’s a great opportunity for me to finally get another title against my name.”
Rookie Udayan Mane (61-69-67), who was overnight joint second, mixed five birdies with two bogeys on day three to continue in second place. Mane landed it within a foot on both the third and 16th for his most impressive birdies of the day. However, unlike his playing partner and current leader Abhijit Singh Chadha, he couldn’t make the par-5s count.
Udayan, who is now in contention for his maiden title, said, “I didn’t capitalize on the par-5s today. I also struggled with my long-irons. I need to improve in these areas to create chances for myself in the final round.”
Sujjan Singh (66-67-65) produced a magical hole-in-one on the 11th en route his round of 65 to be one shot behind Mane in third place. He also secured birdies on the 14th, 17th and 18th with chip-putts on the first two and a tap-in after a missed eagle chance from 12 feet on the closing hole.
Sujjan, a multiple winner on the PGTI and a winner on the Asian Development Tour, moved up one place from his overnight tied fourth as a result of his brilliant third round effort.
Kolkata’s Shankar Das, lying overnight tied second, slipped to joint fourth at 11-under-199 after a round of 69 on Thursday. Delhi’s Shamim Khan posted a 64 in round three to share fourth place with Shankar.
Bangalore golfer Khalin Joshi and Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow were a further two shots back in tied sixth.
The Delhi duo of Siddharth Semwal and Vinod Kumar along with Faridabad’s Abhinav Lohan, shot the day’s joint best score of seven-under-63.
Semwal’s 63 pushed him up from overnight tied 31st to tied eighth at eight-under-202. He made eight birdies and a bogey. Siddharth’s birdies included two chip-ins and a 30-feet putt. He closed his round in style with a spectacular approach from 140 yards on the ninth that landed two feet from the pin. Semwal made four straight birdies from the sixth through the ninth.
Vinod Kumar and Abhinav Lohan, both of whom were overnight tied 46th after making the cut by one shot, ended round three in tied 15th at six-under-204 thanks to their third round scores of 63. While Vinod carded a bogey-free round, Abhinav made eight birdies against a lone bogey.
Delhi-based amateur Shubham Narain exceeded expectations by closing the day in tied 12th at seven-under-203. His superb 64 featured an eagle, five birdies and a bogey.
Jaipur’s Vishal Singh ended the day in tied 33rd place at one-under-209 after a round of even-par-70.

In a bigger and better avatar, the festival aims to celebrate and showcase the best of North East

  • Tourism to be the key focus this year to promote the stunning destinations that the North East has to offer for travel enthusiasts
  • Sports inducted in the fold with the North East Festival Football Competition commencing from October 9-15 at JLN Stadium, featuring over 25 teams from NCR and North East
  • Special sessions on the strategic importance of North East and the Act East Policy
  • Fun and frolic galore with music, dance, fashion, food, exhibition of tribes, freedom fighters, film, discussions and much more
New Delhi, 01 October 2015: The North East Festival is back to enthral Delhi as the 3rd edition of the festival returns to the capital. Bigger and better than before with some special additions, the festival will be held at IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi from October 16 – October 18, 2015. Apart from showcasing the best that North East has to offer, promoting and boosting tourism in region will be the key focus of this year’s edition of the North East Festival.
The “North East Festival”, has become a brand which is synonymous with the unification of the various stakeholders of North East under one dynamic platform. North East Festival is organised by the reputed socio-cultural trust, Trend MMS, in association with IGNCA and North East Today. The event is expected to be attended by more than three lakh people, and will include top North East icons, policymakers of the country, Senior Ministers in Union Cabinet, Chief Ministers of various North Eastern States, top bureaucrats, intellectuals, students, and tour operators, among others.
Besides tourism, the major attraction this year is the commencement of the North East Festival Football Competition, driven by Indian Collegiate Athletic Program (ICAP) , the inaugural edition of which will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from October 9 – October 15. Football is a major sport in the North East and the region has produced many of India’s top footballers, and the competition is a celebration of the association between the people of the North East and this wonderful sport. The competition will feature over 25 teams, comprising of college teams from the NCR region and North East.
Speaking about this year’s edition, Shyamkanu Mahanta, Organiser in Chief, North East Festival said, “This year, tourism is the key focus and the festival would bring forth various facets of the North East.  With the enthusiastic support of Delhi Tourism, we are inviting tour operators across Delhi to be a part of the North East Festival and we expect, many foreign tourists as well.”
He added, “Various festivals of North East would be showcased during NEF.  Around 60 tribal artisans and textile entrepreneurs would exhibit the best of North East handloom & handicrafts.”
Highlights of North East Festival 2015:

  • With 40 musical bands  with some of the best musical bands of India, 30 dance forms it is one of the biggest tourism festival of India
  • A dedicated Handloom and Handicraft Exhibition showcasing best of ethnic handloom & handicraft products. Around 60 artisans/ textile entrepreneurs to showcase unique products of NER
  • Agri Horti Exhibition
  • A seminar on design improvements wherein the top designers of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts will train the artisans
  • Seminars on the potential of the food processing industry and the impact of North East Industrial policy in association with FINER
  • One evening dedicated to Majuli, world’s largest river island which is being lost to erosion
  • A session on strategic importance of North East and Act East Policy
  • State specific presentations from North Eastern States
  • Dance Performance by various tribes of North East
  • Traditional Sports of North Eastern India
  • North Eastern Food delicacies
  • Fashion shows showcasing best of North East designs
  • Exhibition of North Eastern Tribes
  • Exhibition of North East Freedom fighters​
Special Attractions at NEF, 2015
  1. Zubeen Garg- famous Assamese singer, famous in Bollywood
  2. Alobo Naga and Band ( MTV Asia best performer)
¨ 3. Indian Ocean – India’s famous rock band
¨ 5.
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Girish & the Chronicles – India’s most famous heavy metal band
¨ 6.. Vinyl Records- NE famous girls band
¨ 7. The local train – Popular Delhi band
¨ 8, Yesterdrive- rock band from NE
¨ 9. Traffic Jam – rock band from NE
¨ 10. Borkung Hrangkhal- top rapper
¨ 11. Lou Majaw, Bob Dylan of India, the famous rockstar
​12. ​
Day time Carnival on three days would feature 30 young musical bands from North East – Rock
and folk music
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Wintercircus Amsterdam in de RAI

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Modern safety and rescue systems in place for AAI Paragliding World Cup

A large number of rescue and retrieval teams, Live tracking, Helicopters, Ambulances, Trauma Vans and GPS system being put in place for the first-ever Paragliding World Cup to be held in Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh

New Delhi, 01 October 2015: As preparations gather momentum for the conduct of the first-ever AAI Paragliding World Cup 2015, another set of preparations have already been set in motion for “Rescue and Retrieval” operations in case of any emergences during the event.

With more than 130 Paragliding Pilots coming over from across the world and another 400-500 free fliers, who throng Bir Billing each year, the “Rescue and Retrieval” systems been accorded top priority for the event.

While the gorgeous Dhauladhar Mountains Ranges and the meadows down below offer a superb view for the fliers, there is always an inherent danger and the Billing Paragliding Association (BPA), which is organising the event is leaving nothing to chance.

Mr. Sudhir Sharma, President of BPA, said, “It is a major event and even though the top pilots are very experienced, this sport has dangers attached to it. So we are taking all precautions with a large number of rescue  and retrieval teams; Repeatersfor a good signal system and a Live trackingequipment with GPS; Helicopters,moveable base sets, large number of ambulances, trauma van and a lot else.”

There will be 20 vehicles for Rescue teams, 10 vehicles for Retrieval teams;sixMoveable Base Sets; a dozen ambulances at various crucial points and a Trauma Van, which will be available all times. In addition, there will be one Chopper with winch andone standby Chopper for Rescue Operation near the landing field.

All Rescue Teams will be equipped with Communications devices like Radios and GPS.

According to Mr. Rajesh Srivastava, Sr. Vice President of BPA, “There will be rescue teams in the Control Room for back-up and each team has six members and stretcher carriers. Each Rescue Team consists of four Mountaineering Instructors, two trained Marshals, one Paramedic andone policeman. And, each Retrieval Team consists of two trained Marshals, one policeman equipped with radio Set and mobile communication and each Rescue team is equipped with full mountain climb/rescue gear equipment and Hard stretchers.” He also added the GPS and Live Tracking System will be most modern.

Other equipment such as Seat Harnesses, Helmets, Rock Hammers,Descenders,Mitten Pears, Rock Pitons, Ropes and much else will be available in abundance.

The BPA wishes to use the event to create awareness about the sport and create an eco-system to boost the sport and tourism activities in Himachal Pradesh. It will also take Bir Billing closer to becoming the best site in the world for Paragliding. Currently, Bir Billing is the second best in the world.

The event will be held from October 23 to 31, 2015.

About the AAI Paragliding World Cup

The best paragliders in the world will gather in Bir Billing and show their mettle, as India gears up to host the “AAI Paragliding World Cup 2015”. Preparations are underway on a massive scale in Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh, where the World Cup would be staged from October 23 – 31 2015. The Billing Paragliding Association (BPA), which has been entrusted to organise the event, is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a memorable experience for everyone.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is the Title Sponsors and will actively promote the sport and the event through various avenues and platforms to be announced soon. The AAI has also taken up the task of promoting Adventure Sports and help build an additional avenue for Tourism.

About 130 of the best paragliders, including those in World’s Top-5, from over 40 countries are set to participate in the championship, which will put India firmly on the global paragliding map.

During the week-long tournament, the edge of competitive sport during the day will give way for some fun and frolic in the evenings, with specially-themed programmes being planned for each evening. The gala opening and the closing ceremonies promise to be extravaganzas, adding their own colour to the World Cup.

About Billing Paragliding Association

The Billing Paragliding Association formed in 2006 had successfully organised the Pre-World Cup of Paragliding at the same venue in 2013 to test the waters with extremely encouraging results and great response, which paved the way for the World Cup to be brought here.

The BPA is the only organization recognised by Aero Club of India, which in turn is the only body recognised by Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), the governing world body for air sports, and the Paragliding World Cup Association (PWCA). The FAI was formed in 1905.

As a competitive sport, Paragliding has already featured in some Games like the South-East Asian Games and the Asian Beach Games. Paragliding was also short-listed in the initial list of new events for the 2020 Olympics, but will now be considered for the 2024 Olympic Games.

About Bir Billing

Bir Billing is considered the second best paragliding spot in the world and steps have been taken to develop infrastructure of international standards for the championship. The take-off and landing areas are being completely redone, and state-of-the-art facilities are being built for the paragliders, officials and spectators alike.

For further information on AAI PWC 2015, please visit:
Women Convention
Challenges before Indian Women in Contemporary India
Conference Room, 2nd Floor
ND Tiwari Bhawan, Near Gandhi Peace Foundation
Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg, Near ITO
October 2-3, 2015
New Delhi
October 2, 2015
Registration & Tea
10.00- 11.00am
Challenges before Indian Women in Contemporary India
Speaker: Usha Ramanathan
Patriarchy and Struggle for Gender Equality
Speakers: Jagmati Sangwan, Rukmini Sen
Chair:  Mary E John
The Struggle of Women Human Rights Defenders
Speakers: Binalakshmi Nepram, Zulaikha Jabi
Chair: Githa Hariharan
Violence, Security, Surveillance
Speakers: Vani Subramaniam, Ayesha Kidwai
Chair: Anupama Roy
Communal Violence and its impact on Women
Speakers: Mary Scaria, Ghazala Jamil
Chair: Mridula Mukherjee
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Right to Choose, Honour Killing
Speakers: Manisha Bhalla, Nonica Datta
Chair: Bulbul Dhar
Recent Campaigns: A Sharing
Pinjara Todo: Devangana Kalita
Take back the Night: Mridu Kamal
Love of Kiss: Pankhuri Zaheer
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October 3, 2015
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Women and Education
Speakers: Purwa Bharadwaj, Manasi Thapliyal
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Gender Just Laws
Speakers: Vrinda Grover, second speaker- tbc
Chair: Aparna Chandra
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Caste Violence and its Impact on Women
Speakers: Rajni Tilak, Subhalakshmi Nandi
Chair: Uma Chakravarty
Women and Media
Speakers: Bhasha Singh, Pamela Philipose
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Issues Faced by Tribal Women
Speakers: Gomati Bodra, Alma Grace
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Politics of Desire: Bodies and boundaries
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Contemporary India; Need for A United Women’s Movement
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