Saturday, 27 October 2018

‘Therntha Rasigar Virudu’ to multi personality Sri. Mohan Raman

Sri Krishna Sweets organise social awareness programs all through the year under the banner ‘Naal Thorum Nalathu Seivom’. Sri Krishna Sweets jointly with Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan organize ‘Kalangalil Avan Vasantham’ a program by Sri Isaikavi Ramanan. Each and every month a popular guest is invited and is honoured with Sri Krishna Sweets ‘Therntha Rasigar Virudu’.The program conducted on Kalaignar Kannadasan highlighted the views of the speakers about Kannadasan. Sri. Mohan Raman was the chief guest of the evening at the Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan Main Hall in Mylapore. Sri K.N. Ramaswamy, Director, Bhavan’s Chennai presided over the function and gave away Sri Krishna Sweets ‘Therntha Rasigar Virudu’ to Sri. Mohan Raman and felicitated him in presence of Sri Isaikavi Ramanan. 

Admirers of Kannadasan were thrilled to celebrate an evening with Sri. Mohan Raman who rendered lyrics of immortal evergreen hits penned by the late poet Kannadasan with Sri Isaikavi Ramanan on the dais. Sri. Mohan Raman praising poet Kannadasan said he was a Tamil poet and lyricist, heralded as one of the greatest in yesteryears. He shared the experiences he had with poet Kannadasan. He shared about his abundant and extensive knowledge of Tamil language. He praised on how the poet would write according to the situation in films keeping real life in mind. The lyrics always created a positive vibration and had given confidence to many people in life, he added.

125th Anniversary Celebration of Swami Vivekananda’s Historic Speech

The Parliament of World’s Religions, held for the first time in 1893, from September 11 to September 27, saw eminent personalities from around the world at the same forum. Famous Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda addressed the audience on the first day of the Parliament on September 11 followed by the closing speech on September 27. Swami Vivekananda delivered one of his iconic speech in Chicago, 125 years ago. On 11th September, 1893 Vivekananda delivered the historic speech in World’s Parliament of Religion in Chicago. He gave a detailed account Hinduism and Indian philosophies such as Vedanta and Yoga to the world in 1893. 


Despite being nervous of addressing the large international gathering of seven thousand people, he bowed to Saraswati and began his speech by addressing all the gathered as “Sisters and brothers of America”. On that day Swami Vivekananda delivered his remarkably famous Chicago Speech that is still remembered, even after 125 years, in India and around the world. Excerpts from his famous speech, for which he had received a standing ovation for 2 minutes at the Chicago Convention of Parliament of Religions, have been given below and how it still holds relevance in today’s world. Addressing the convention, Swami Vivekananda spoke, “Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth. In continuation of 125th Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s Chicago address, Chennai Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home has organized a “Karutharangam” (Seminar) in its Vivekananda Auditorium. 

The function was presided over by industrialist of Dr. Nalli Kuppuswami Chettiar. Eminent Speakers on the occasion who addressed around 450 students from 16 schools about Swami Vivekananda and his contributions to India and the world were namely Swami Paramasukhanandaji Maharaj, Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore, Dr. Sudha Seshayyan, Director, Madras Medical College and Rajiv Gandhi Govt General Hospital, Kavimamani Sri K.Ravi, Advocate, Founder – Vanavil International Centre, Sri Stalin Gunasekaran, Founder & President, Makkal Sindanai Peravai, Erode and Kavimamani Dr. Va.Ve.Subramanian, Educationist. The event was compeered by Sri Chandra Mohan, Tamil Drama Director.Swami Satyajnanananda, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Students’ Home gave welcome address and benedictory address.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Discovery Channel to premiere ‘Moonbound: India’s Race To The Moon’

Discovery, the leading infotainment channel, will premiere a one-hour special show titled MOONBOUND: INDIA’S RACE TO THE MOON based on the exciting journey of TeamIndus on 30th October at 9 PM. The show captures the best of this eventful and enlightening seven-year journey of a team which germinated with a group of friends coming together and went on to become TeamIndus. 

It started in 2007 when The Google Lunar XPRIZE was announced—the largest incentivized space exploration challenge in human history. A small group of friends came together and coughed up personal resources to register last minute as the only Indian team in the global contest. This young enthusiast team, with no aerospace background, had the grit, the tenacity to take on the best in the world in their endeavor to win the $30 million, Google Lunar XPRIZE.

MOONBOUND: INDIA’S RACE TO THE MOON has garnered huge traction from marquee advertisers. The on-air broadcast of the show is Co-Presented by Amazon Echo and Co-Powered by Levi Strauss and PUBG, Nokia as the Mobile Partner. Sony Bravia, ForeverMark, Idea 4G, Honda Motorcycles and Phillips Trimmer have come on board as Associate sponsors.

Conceived in a server room in Noida, near India’s capital, Rahul Narayan helmed the whole challenge and took the first step of deciding to participate in this global lunar race. He started looking out for people who would join him out of sheer passion unaware about the challenges the team would face as the race would progress. An inhouse robotic rover named ‘Ek Choti si Asha’ was designed with the Ackerman steering concept and a deployable masthead. 

What happened next? Don’t miss to watch MOONBOUND: INDIA’S RACE TO THE MOON that brings to you a spectacular journey of an aerospace startup that came together, to reach for the moon!

Schaeffler successfully completes merger of Indian entities

Chennai- Further to the announcement made on August 30, 2017 and following clearance of the transaction by the key stakeholders and relevant regulatory authorities, Schaeffler India Ltd (BSE: 505790, NSE: SCHAEFFLER) (Formerly FAG Bearings India Ltd) announced the successful completion of the merger of INA Bearings India Private Limited (“INA India”) and LuK India Private Limited (“LuK India”)with Schaeffler India Limited

Schaeffler Group, a leading global Automotive and Industrial supplier,also inaugurated a new production hall at its state-of-the artfacility in Pune marking the “One Schaeffler” entity. The new production facility will boost local manufacturing capabilities of Schaeffler Group in India. It will manufacture engine and transmission components, serving the domestic and export markets. 

The facility was inaugurated by Mr. Georg F. W. Schaeffler – Chairman of the Supervisory Board and Mr. Klaus Rosenfeld – CEO, of Schaeffler AG; Mr. Avinash Gandhi – Chairman of Board, Schaeffler India LimitedandMr. Dharmesh Arora – CEO of Schaeffler India Limited, in presence of other Board members of Schaeffler India Limited.

Commenting on the merger, Mr. Georg. F. W Schaeffler, said“The consolidation of our three entitiesin India is a big step and in alignment with our approach of ‘One Schaeffler’. It will allow us to capitalise on the significant growth opportunities in India. We look forward to continuing a seamless integration across the Indian organization to serve our customers even better.”

The combined entity will offer a full range of mobility solutions in engines, transmissions and chassis components as well as a wide range of ball and roller bearings, housings and services across mobility and industrial applications shaping Mobility For Tomorrow.

Commenting on futureplans in India, Mr. Klaus Rosenfeld,said“ Being one strong Schaeffler entity in India now, it is important for us to focus on customer needs and look at expanding our product portfolio. Schaeffler Group pursues strategy of ‘a global player with local presence’ and remains committed to its India business. India presents tremendous opportunities for us and therefore, we have doubledthe investment in India to the tune of INR 3250 million this year and will continue to do so for the next few years. This will significantly boost our capacity, capability and competency to serve our customers in the region.”

Monday, 15 October 2018

UBM India’s 1st edition of Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair

Chennai: UBM India, the largest organizer of jewellery fairs in India, announced the launch of its premium international B2B jewellery fair in South India – the Chennai Jewellery & Gem Fair (CJGF). It is scheduled to be held between 20th – 22nd October, 2018 at the Chennai Trade Centre. The expo will be well-supported by the prominent jewellery association – the Chennai Jewellers Association and will showcase over 150 exhibitors. 

The expo will be an excellent platform for jewellery wholesalers, retailers, importers and exporters, jewellery manufacturers, diamond, gemstone, pearl suppliers and traders, precious metal and jewellery mounting traders and suppliers, machinery manufacturers and representatives from various trade and governmental organisations, to come under one roof to meet, connect, network and grow their businesses. In addition to Tier I, II and III cities in India, the exhibition will have delegate representatives from Singapore, Bangladesh, Nepal, Middle East and Malaysia among other countries.

The CJGF is one of the five-city jewellery shows (Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi) that will be hosted throughout the year by UBM India. Internationally, UBM plc organises the World’s Biggest Jewellery Trade Event – The Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. 

Speaking at the launch of the CJGF, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “We are excited to launch a new show in the midst of all the action in the Chennai market with a fresh, new and decidedly more international format. The market size of the gems and jewellery sector in India is expected to reach US$ 100-110 billion by 2021-2022. And despite economic challenges, Gold demand in India rose to 338.70 tonnes between January to June 2018 while the country’s gems and jewellery exports stood at US$ 13.18 billion between April - August 2018 which bodes well for the market.”

KOSH launches Roti Donation Drive on World Food Day

Chennai, 16th Oct: KOSH Oats by Future Consumers announces ‘Roti Donation Drive’ a special initiative which starts on World Food Day. Scheduled from 16th October onwards, KOSH Oats will conduct the drive with Salaam Balaak Trust, an NGO dedicated to provide shelter, food and education for children. Through the Roti Donation Drive, KOSH invites its consumers to be a Roti Donor and donate ‘Re.1’ by visiting any Big Bazaar store in the country. Re.1 is equivalent to 1 Roti and consumers can voluntarily donate as many rotis as they want at the Big Bazaar cashier.

KOSH will collect all the proceedings received from 260 plus Big Bazaar stores and will donate the entire amount to the NGO. Additionally, KOSH will match the contribution by also donating KOSH Oats + Wheat Atta worth the same amount that has been collected to the NGO. Reaching out to many consumers, KOSH invites all its consumers to retweet#DonateAKoshRotiand share the message on their social media platforms. Against each retweet or share KOSH will donate atta equivalent to 1 Roti toSalaam Baalak Trust.

Sharing his views on the drive Sadashiv Nayak, CEO – Food Business – Future Group says, “It is hearting to see millions of children starve with no food. With the help of Salaam Baalak, we will try and feed as many kids as possible with a healthier meal. This drive is a small gesture from us and I would liketo urge our consumers to help us help those in need.”

So visit your nearest Big Bazaar and donate generously so that everyone gets a healthy roti.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Wild Life Week Celebrated At Velammal

In connection with “Wild life Week Celebrations” Velammal Main School, Mogappair campus hosted an awareness programme on conservation of wildlife on 8th October, 2018. Mr. Aravind Prem Krishnan, Animal Activist, Member of Blue Cross Society gave a vivid speech on the plight of the abandoned animals. He explained the role of the Blue cross of India towards the deserted animals. He also insisted the students not to harm the animals and it is the duty of every citizen to protect them. The students cherished with much compassion and took a vow to contribute their best towards the conservation of wildlife.

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