VIJAY KARNATAKA SPONSERED MUSIC FEST
Jugalbandi- a music concert was held in Hubli under the aegis of Vijay Karnataka on 12th March 2017. Well known musicians- Pandit Praveen Godkhindi (Flutist), Rafik Khan (Sitarist) and Pandit Ravindra Yavagal (Tabla) enthralled the invited audience with their classic performances. The event, held at the packed auditorium of a star Hotel for more than two and half hours, was much appreciated by the music lovers of twin cities of Hubli-Dharwad. The music fest was graced by the presence of well known personalities like Jagadish Shetter- former Chief Minister, Prahlad Joshi-MP, Shrinivas Mane-MLC, Aravind Bellad -MLA.among others.More than 300 guests including Industrialists, political personalities,artists and music lovers attended the function. Ranjit Kate, CEO-MMCL was present at the function. After enjoying the soulful music, audience relished the sumptuous food.
Apr 27, 2017 - Vijay Karnataka
Speakingtree.in Good Karma Retreat - A meeting of spiritual minds
SpeakingTree.in, a Times Internet brand and part of The Times of India Group, organized its first Good Karma Retreat, an opportunity to find inner strength and connect with oneself. The event was held amidst the tranquility of Gopalpur beach in Orissa, from 6th to 9th April 2017. 41 participants who attended the event got the opportunity to disconnect with the rest of the world to connect with their true selves. The aim of SpeakingTree.in Good Karma Retreat was to provide the perfect getaway for all those seeking inspiration, inner peace and mental stimulation. Good Karma Retreat was organized at the very scenic, serene, and sublime Mayfair Palm Beach Resort at Gopalpur, Orissa, where a series of inspiring workshops were held. For the attendees, this spiritual fest delivered an engaging and inspirational experience, with something for everyone. Commenting on the success of the retreat, Avinash Agrawal, COO, Times Internet Limited said, “I think an event such as this helps us in reaching closer to our seekers. Apart from mental and spiritual stimulation, a retreat such as this brings masters and seekers on a common platform, helping them share their best learnings with each other. Not only this, it also gives us a break from our mundane, busy and static existence, helping us discover a new facet of our personality.” The event touched different areas of life with the following activities: · Discourse - Amogh Lila Prabhu spoke on the value of Bhagwat Gita and what makes our life complete. · Session – Multi-talented film actress Adah Sharma took a session on yoga and meditation · Workshop – Santosh Joshi showed people the various aspects of sky healing and past life regression. · Session – Swamini Atmaprajnananda Saraswati introduced everyone to vedic chanting. · Discourse – Swami Atmanand from The Art of Living gave a speech on how to manage day to day stress. · Workshop – Dr. B. K. Chandra Shekhar Tiwari demonstrated the power of mind and memory through Psycho Neurobics Meditation. · Session – The participants learnt Sun Yoga Meditation with the guidance of Uma Sankar. Here are some supporting and encouraging quotes from the people at the event: MASTER TESTIMONIALS DR. B. K. CHANDRA SHEKHAR TIWARI: “I am privileged to be a part of the Good Karma Retreat. It was an honour to attend all the sessions and interact with the audience. I also enjoyed the natural environment of the discourse and the beauty all around.” SWAMI ATMANAND: “I am extremely excited to be a part of this initiative organized by The Times Of India. I have seen plenty of religious discourses, I have never seen a spiritual retreat like this. It was also a learning experience to interact with so different people from across the country.” SEEKER TESTIMONIALS KAILASH AND NANDITA - a couple from Kolkata: This was a great event and we would like to congratulate the SpeakingTree.in team. We would also request them to organize more such events so that we are able to participate and learn more about spirituality. DR. A. SHAIJA from Kerala: I have thoroughly enjoyed this Good Karma Retreat. The event was very well-organized and I enjoyed attending all the sessions. This retreat has helped me clear my doubts and has immensely helped me grow as a person. NEETA BHEDA from Mumbai: This has been the most wonderful experience from the moment I have arrived here. Each and every activity was fun-filled and there was so much learning that I am carrying back home. Kudos to the entire team for this achievement! PARAG KUMAR from Delhi: The best thing about this retreat was that it didn’t “preach” us to do any one thing in particular– rather it worked as a guiding light for us to find our own way. I sincerely hope that more such events are organized, so that we get an opportunity to better our lives and meet like-minded people. Do stay tuned for the next Good Karma Retreat, you can pre-register by clicking on the following link.
Apr 21, 2017 - SpeakingTree
Hello! and USK Foundation presents URJA Awards 2017
Hello! and USK Foundation presents URJA Awards 2017 ~Amruta Fadnavis, wife of the chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis presided over the ceremony and Chief Guest Rajashree Birla lit the ceremonial lamp~ Hello!, world’s leading royal and celebrity news brand in association with URJA Awards 2017 celebrated the achievements and contributions of dignitaries who left a mark of their own, across diverse fields . The third edition of the awards witnessed eminent personalities from different walks of life, from entertainment, sports, business and education coming together to commemorate accomplishments of each other. Chief guest Rajashree Birla along with Amruta Fadnavis, Usha Kakde and Sanjay Kakde lit the ceremonial lamp at the event on January 16 at Hyatt Regency. The night was graced by personalities like Naseeruddin Shah, Raveena Tandon, her highness Radhika Raje Gaekwad, Chetan Bhagat among others. Divided into 14 categories, actor Naseeruddin Shah was felicitated for Excellence in Cinema whereas Raveena Tandon won the award for Bollywood category. Author Chetan Bhagat bagged the literature award and Pt Shivkumar Sharma was awarded for his immense contribution to music. USK Foundation known for its women empowerment initiatives presented the honor in women empowerment category to Ananya Birla, a successful entrepreneur turned pop star. The evergreen actor Dharmendra was felicitated with Cinematic Legend award whereas Rajashree Birla was awarded with Lifetime achievement trophy. Dr. Usha Kakade Founder & President USK Foundation and Vice Chairperson Sanjay Kakade Group said, “Today it gives me an immense sense of pride by stepping into third year of URJA awards I would like to make a mention of out media partner Hello! for their unending support in making this event what it is today. With our close association with the magazine brand we have reached new heights and created many milestones in terms of our reach in the society. It is our endeavor to acknowledge and honour the individuals who have made selfless contribution towards upliftment of the society and have extended their endless support to various causes with an aim to make our society a better place to live! In order to acknowledge the efforts we here at USK Foundation present URJA awards.” Commenting on the association, Ruchika Mehta, Editor, Hello! Magazine India said, “Hello! has always been at the forefront of admiring excellence, irrespective of the field. Our association with URJA Awards aims to celebrate the contributions of such personalities in their respective industry. This is our first association with USK foundation and we look forward for many more where we can join hands with them and support the same cause in which we both believe in.” Apart from that Ajinkya Arun Firodia, Matyr Saurabh Farate, Anuradha Desai, Prarthna Thombre, Vishwajeet Kadam, Dr. Pervez Grant and her highness Radhika Raje Gaekwad were awarded in Business & Industry, Bravery, Social Service, Sports, Education, Medicine and Indian Culture & Heritage awards category respectively. Hosted by Ms. Yogini Gandhy, the awards night was organized by Usha Kakade, wife of Rajya Shabha MP Mr. Sanjay Kakade.
Jan 24, 2017 - Hello!
‘Remonetise India - A Citizen's Pledge’ has been kicked off by TIMES NETWORK
Mumbai, January 15, 2017: TIMES NETWORK, the broadcast arm of the Times Group initiated, 'Remonetise India - A Citizen's Pledge', a nationwide crusader campaign, urging Indians to take the next step from demonetization and Pledge for Growth. Keeping the government's vision in mind, Remonetise India is an initiative by TIMES NETWORK which calls all the Citizens of India to come out and make a difference. Urging the citizens to be the change agent for the changes they want to see, and bring India's economy back on track. Today, TIMES NETWORK conducted a LIVE Telethon from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, across all channels of the network and connected viewers to Opinion and Policy makers, encouraged them to invest more and educated the them about moving to a digital and a less cash economy. The LIVE Telethon was set in motion & moderated by Faye Dsouza, Editor Magicbricks NOW & Anand Narasimhan, Sr. Anchor & Editorial Consultant at TIMES NOW and witnessed the participation from eminent personalities like Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad (Union Minister for IT, Law & Justice), Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman (MoS (Independent Charge), Ministry of Commerce & Industry Minister for Commerce), Amitabh Kant (CEO of Niti Ayog), Narayana Murthy (Founder of Infosys), Deepak Parekh (Chairman of HDFC), Sunil Munjal (Joint MD of Hero Corp), Kunal Bahal (CEO of Snap Deal), Abhiraj Bhal (Co Founder of Urban Clap) and famous author & and motivational speaker Chetan Bhagat. As these eminent personalities or panellist answered the viewers questions related too Remonetisation India. Commenting on the occasion, Shri Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad - Union Minister for IT, Law & Justice, said, "Narendra Modi's Government is a transformative Government. India is home to 50 crore internet and 30 crore mobile users. Penetration of mobile phones in rural areas is significant. Demonetization has crippled Terrorism and Maoism in the country. Indians have a passion for technology. India's push towards digital payments has been remarkable. Digital India, Make in India, Skill India, Startup India are designed to make India an empowered society. India Digital economy is going to be a 1 trillion dollar economy in the coming 5 years." While take questions from viewers, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman - MoS (Independent Charge), Ministry of Commerce & Industry Minister for Commerce, said, "Demonetization hasn't had any significant impact on jobs recorded. Impact on jobs, if any, was only in the first 10 days of demonetization. 87-90 % of our economy is a parallel economy and normalcy is getting restored, as all ATMs have been recalibrated in the country. PM has already announced SOPS for sectors that need help. We're not talking of a completely cashless economy but only saying there should be less cash which is being used. Salute to those who are spreading awareness about digitization. " Commenting on the campaign, Mr. M K Anand, MD & CEO, TIMES NETWORK said, "This is the first time any Indian network has done a simulcast on all its channels, and that too unsponsored and without an ad break. Today I am extremely proud that I work for a network which can pursue such an audacious and worthy purpose. India is run by those who watch TIMES NETWORK channels. We engage, inform and inspire Indians who lead India in every walk. If all TIMES NETWORK viewers can be convinced to take the Remonetise India pledge, we are certain that India will be on its world beating fast track in just 2 months. We believe we can do that." Narayana Murthy - Founder of Infosys, said, "The country agrees with the PM that corruption needs to be reduced. We still have a long journey to make India digital as all the infrastructure needs to be built up for the country to go totally digital. The number of micro ATMs in the country as well as ATMs is small compared to developed countries. If our banks can replace all the debitcredit cards with Aadhar link, it will become easier and help the country to go fully digital. " Amitabh Kant CEO of Niti Ayog, said, "We must ensure to convert informal economy to formal economy for growth because economy cannot grow rapidly when a parallel black economy exists. Printing, transport, storing cash and handling cash is an expensive proposition and thus a threefold strategy has been planned to reach out to the entire population for remonetisation. For people with smart-phones, Bhim App is a great enabler. In India we have taken a huge campaign mode initiative to embed every single account with Aadhaar. 40 crore accounts have Aadhar embedded into them and thus Aadhaar will enable India to technologically leapfrog in many ways and so the challenge for all of us is to spread this movement. " Deepak Parekh - Chairman of HDFC said, "Demonetization has been a game changer and was a part of a bigger plan of the Government. It also ensured that smaller home developer's got formalized. The Indian economy has been resilient to the change as anticipated earlier and needs to move forward from demonetization which was used to oust black money. Majority of the people continue to support this endeavor of the Government. There is a deep conviction that India will emerge as a much stronger force after demonetization. The biggest advantage for homebuyers will be lower interest rates, transparency & no large cash payments and thus we also hope that many developers now move towards affordable homes." Sunil Munjal - Joint Managing Director of Hero MotoCorp, said, "For an economy to become digital, reach is important and one must ensure infrastructure is present for this transition. From a company's point of view, we need to find alternatives to make payments. We also need to watch out for contemporary changes that are taking place across the world and encourage multiple ways of cashless transactions." Kunal Bahal - CEO of Snap Deal, said, "Demonetisation has opened up lots of opportunities for us . We have seen a significant increase in cashless payments in smaller cities as about half of all payments are being done in a cashless manner. " Abhiraj Bhal Co-Founder at UrbanClap, said, "A large strata of the society is not banked. There are no extra or hidden charges if you are paying digitally because E-commerce firms are right now bearing transaction charges." Commenting on the occasion, Famous Author and Motivational Speaker Chetan Bhagat, said, "Cash is a very convenient thing, but at the same time digital payments will come in. Cashless does not mean taking loans. Technology will help people get used to digital transactions. I urge Banks to give more incentives for debitcredit cards. " In support of the movement and as a part of its own contribution to the goals, TIMES NETWORK will conduct several on-ground activities like Aadhaar camps, Investor camps and cashless festivals apart from a 360 degree campaign approach that will involve various channels of communication including on-air, digital and social media promotions & educating people about the advantages & benefits of a cash less economy and digital transactions. About TIMES NETWORK: TIMES NETWORK, is part of India's largest media conglomerate, The Times Group. It houses upscale brands including; TIMES NOW India's No. 1 English News channel, ET NOW India's No. 1 Stocks and Business News channel; Magicbricks NOW and Magicbricks NOW HD - India's first Real Estate and Property Business TV Channel; MOVIES NOW and MOVIES NOW HD India's leading English Movies channel; MN+ The Gold class of Hollywood; Romedy NOW and Romedy NOW HD a unique destination for Love and Laughter; zoOm India's No. 1 Bollywood channel and the latest addition to the English Entertainment Cluster is MOVIES NOW 2 and MOVIES NOW 2 HD - The new age Hollywood channel for Young India. The network delivers segmented and differentiated content under one umbrella. It informs, entertains and engages over 100 million urban affluent viewers in India and is available in over 88 countries across the globe.
Jan 15, 2017 - Times Network
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