Thursday, December 24, 2015

Smile International Film Festival For Children and Youth

Smile International Film Festival For Children and Youth conducted workshops on Film Making, Photography
A unique platform for Underprivileged and Privileged Children
December 24, New Delhi:  Smile International Film Festival For Children and Youth (SIFFCY) conducted workshops on Film Making and Photography for previledged and underpriveledged children at Sirifort auditorium apart from regular screening of movies. Ms. ‘Madhureeta Anand’ – the internationally acclaimed director of movies like Kajarya, conducted the workshop on Film making where as the photography workshop focused on ‘Swachh Bharat’ and was conducted by Indian Institute of Photography.
Hundreds of Children from Schools and several other NGO’s participated in this initiative. In the film making workshop Ms. Madhurreta Anand shared the process of film making with the children. It was an open forum where children also shared their story ideas, scripts with the audience present.  “Film making isn’t easy. It all starts with a thought and how you pen down your ideas is the main thing. For a film, a good script is the most important factor. I am glad to hear the stories and the scripts children shared today.” – said Ms. Madhureeta Anand.
Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Jitendra Mishra, the Festival Director SIFFCY said “ I am overwhelmed by the response of the children and glad to know that our coming generation is full of amazing ideas. I am sure, they will paint a different world with their thoughts”. SIFFCY’2015 gave the opportunity to these two different worlds to learn and interact with each other.
SIFFCY will also showcase a unique sand sculpture of Mr. Sudam Pradhan, internationally renowned sand artist. A 8 feet Santa Claus spreading the message of “Swachh Bharat” in a unique way will be displayed on December 24 and 25 as a special attraction.

Leading quintet on day one features Indians Chikka, Randhawa, Gangjee and foreigners Bhasin, Thangaraja

Chikka off to promising start in pursuit of Rolex Ranking crown

Kolkata, December 24, 2015: On a high scoring opening day at the McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2015, the top honours were shared by Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa S, local lad Rahil Gangjee, Gurgaon-based Jyoti Randhawa, Australian Kunal Bhasin and Sri Lankan N Thangaraja, all of whom shot scores of four-under-68. The leading quintet was two shots clear of the rest at the Rs. 1.5 crore event on an overcast day at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC).

Chikkarangappa, currently second in the Rolex Ranking, about eight and a half lakh rupees behind leader Mukesh Kumar of Mhow, began his campaign for his first Rolex Player of the Year title on a promising note with an eagle and four birdies against two bogeys.

Chikka produced a massive drive on the 15th followed by an eight feet conversion to help himself to an eagle. He also had two early birdies on 2 and 3 where he rolled in a 12-footer and a mammoth 70-footer respectively. He seemed to be heading for the sole lead with a 15-feet birdie conversion on the 16th but found the trees on the last hole to drop a shot.

“I didn’t drive that well today but was sharp with my short game as I managed to make a number of long putts. My tee shots need to improve if I have to be in contention this week. I’ve won junior and amateur events at RCGC so I quite enjoy playing here. Winning the Rolex Ranking crown is a big motivation since I’ve been finishing second in the merit list for the last two years,” said Chikka.

Kolkata’s Rahil Gangjee too negotiated the tough scoring conditions well with five birdies and a bogey. His round featured four birdie conversions from 10 to 15 feet and a couple of brilliant par-saves.

“The course is quite challenging this year and playing longer due to some of the tees being moved back as well as the rough and the colder weather conditions. I did really well to save par from difficult situations on the 6th and 7th, perhaps two of the toughest holes on the course,” said Gangjee.

Jyoti Randhawa, one of India’s all-time greats, also ended the day on top of the pack thanks to six birdies and two bogeys. He was one-under through 11 before picking up three more shots on the last seven holes.

Randhawa said, “I hit it good today and got my timing back which was lacking for some time. I holed a lot of putts from a range of eight to 10 feet. I feel the front-nine here is tougher than the back-nine which has more potential for birdies. The greens are also not easy to read. But the golf course is in great shape.”

N Thangaraja, also a joint leader on day one, set up three tap-in birdies for himself on the front-nine courtesy some accurate iron-play. He narrowly missed a hole-in-one on the second. However, Thanga also missed half a dozen short putts that stopped him from going lower.

Kunal Bhasin made it a five-way lead at the top as he sank some long putts on the back-nine en route his 68.

The chasing pack of 10 golfers in tied sixth place at two-under-70 included former champions Shankar Das and SSP Chawrasia, both from Kolkata, Rolex Ranking leader Mukesh Kumar and Chandigarh’s Abhijit Singh Chadha, who is currently third in the Rolex Ranking.

Rookie Udayan Mane of Bengaluru, at the moment coasting towards the Emerging Player of the Year title, got off to a solid start with a one-under-71 to be tied 16th.

Three of the pre-tournament favourites Chiragh Kumar (72), Gaganjeet Bhullar (74) and Himmat Singh Rai (80) were placed tied 25th, tied 44th and 68th respectively.


It is Scandalous – NDA government in 1996-2004 period and later –
1.  Sabotaged Multipurpose Hydro Power – Indian Rivers Had 200,000 MW in Himalayas alone – in favor ‘LUNATIC River Linking Including Links to Bring Ganga Waters to Gujarat’.

25 Dist. of Gujarat – 3.6 BCM Water- 50-80 BCM Lost to Sea

[As on 18-12-2015 – Gujarat has 21 BCM Gross Storage Capacity, But Live Storage in all 202 Dams is barely 8.2 BCM including SSP – in this 3.6 BCM is in Tapi District and 1 BCM in Narmada District (0.276 + 0.775)] (Annexed 1 in pdf)
There were massive Floods in North Gujarat and Saurashtra but live storage in mid December is barely 1 BCM in Four Districts and 0.755 BCM in 11 Districts respectively.
Even 11 BCM water allocated in Narmmada River for Gujarat is not reaching most districts for drinking purpose.
2. NDA-1 Allocated hundred OIL & Gas Blocks to RIL & GSPC – Producing almost nothing after assuring 100 Yrs Supply.

CAG finally reported RIL was Drilling INTO ONGC & GSPC Blocks.

3.  Nuclear Power WAS SABOTAGE by BJP is history.

USA Produces 800 BU from just 98,000 MW of Nuclear Power More Than India Consumption.

153 GW Peak Demand – 321 GW+ Gross Installed Capacity

4. When India require 2000M LED Lamps Only 40m, 2% are installed.

5. Solar Power was CORRUPTED when Solar Power was installed in Power Surplus Regions and Allowed 20% ARR Return for 25 years and Up to Rs.15 Per Unit PPA at Grid to be TRANSMITTED to SOUTH INDIA.  WHEN SOLAR POWER OUGHT TO BE RESERVED FOR SME’s, Farmers, Rooftops – Corporate Are Assured 20% ARR.

6. IE Reported in last 4.5 Years UPA-II 80 Power Projects were connected to GRID – 1.5 Years of NDA-II just 3 That Too PSU.
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UNICEF Ambassador Priyanka Chopra launch WIFS awareness Campaign

Health Minister and UNICEF Ambassador Priyanka Chopra launch WIFS awareness Campaign
New Delhi, 23 December, 2015
“It is our responsibility to ensure that the young energy is channelized in the right direction. This can only be achieved if the adolescents are physically and mentally well prepared for the future of their country” said, Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare. He was speaking on the occasion of launching of media campaign for the Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Programme (WIFS) under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Karyakram (RKSK) programme of the Health Ministry. He also said that to provide one IFA tablet each to millions of adolescents every week is in itself a huge achievement. Nutrition among adolescents is one of the priority areas for concerted action under the Rashtriya Kishor Swasthya Kryakram. The Minister said that the Ministry is working continuously to strengthen the services provided under this programme, and the support of the community i.e. parents, teachers and adolescents are critical to defeat anaemia. Also present at the function was Ms. Priyanks Chopra, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador who is supporting the WIFS campaign by encouraging young adolescents to take one IFA tablet every week.  The Health Minister stated that the association of Miss Priyanka Chopra’s with this programme through the media campaign will help generate awareness on this critical issue.

Sharing her experience, Ms. Priyanka Chopra said that her health improved by taking iron tablet every week to remain healthy. Adding further she said, “I am sure through our concerted efforts we will be able to bring down the prevalence of anaemia amongst the adolescents”

Highlighting the importance of IFA in one’s diet, Shri BP Sharma, Secretary (Health) said, “Ministry is partnering with other departments to supplement food with Iron.” He further added that awareness among adolescents about anaemia is low and Media can play a key role in delivering healthy messages across.

Mr. Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF Representative for India commended the WIFS programme and highlighted the importance of “awareness” and “prevention” by simple and profound nutrition. He also laid emphasis on spreading awareness about anemia among adolescents.

The WIFS programme is implemented in both urban and rural areas among both adolescent boys and girls in school; and only to out of school adolescent girls (both married and unmarried). The WIFS strategy involves a “fixed day’’ approach for WIFS distribution. It is recommended that Monday be the day on which all schools undertake the programme, with one additional designated day for absentees.  To ensure high compliance in IFA supplementation supervised consumption of the IFA tablets is recommended. The programme also encourages and provides for the consumption of IFA tablets by the frontline workers such as AWW, ASHA, and teachers to enhance the value of WIFS among adolescents and community members.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) is the nodal Ministry for the Weekly Iron Folic-Acid Supplementation Programme. MoHFW is responsible for policy formulation, technical support, yearly planning of the WIFS programme, including the allocation of resources for supply of IFA supplements and deworming tablets, developing resource material for awareness, establishing monitoring systems and reviewing the programme progress.

Under the WIFS programme for adolescents, IFA supplements are distributed free on a weekly basis to the target groups.  In addition to IFA supplements, Albendazole tablets for de-worming are administered twice a year, to the same target groups.

Also present on this occasion were, Dr. (Prof) Jagdish Prasad, DGHS, Shri C K Mishra, AS&MD (NHM), KB Aggarwal, Additional Secretary, and Dr. Rakesh Kumar, JS (RCH, IEC),

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Nato a Torino nel 1985 Gabriele ha iniziato a studiare il piano all’età di 7 anni e a 17 si è diplomato con il massimo dei voti e la lode al Consevatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Torino. Ha continuato gli studi con Andrea Lucchesini all’Accademia di Musica di Pinerolo e con Aldo Ciccolini a Parigi, Nicholas Angelich e Marie Françoise Bucquet al Conservatoire National Superior de Musique. Ha suonato con Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Robert McDonald e Mitsuko Uchida.
Born in Turin in 1985, Gabriele began studying the piano at the age of seven and graduated from the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Turin at the age of seventeen with the highest grades and honors. He continued his studies with Andrea Lucchesini at the Accademia di Musica in Pinerolo and with Aldo Ciccolini in Paris, followed by Nicholas Angelich at the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique as well as with Marie Françoise Bucquet. He has also worked with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Robert McDonald and Mitsuko Uchida.
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