p2 tact organized dream cruises cricket cup everything you must know about liver diseases p4 the voice of chandigarh www.thevoiceofchandigarh.com rni no. chabil/2013/51319 postal regd no. g/chd/0159/2016-2018/ posted mbu/chd (weekly) vol 5, issue 45 chandigarh, 16-22 april, 2018, pages-12 price rs. 3 “more & more people should come to us for access to justice” says hon’ble judge mahavir ahlawat member secretary state legal services authority chandigarh by h.c.gera (special correspondent) judges are real people with real-world ex- periences. we cannot expect them to erase their experiences and backgrounds from the mindset that informs their judicial decision making thomas rex lee judges have a mission to give justice and the court must dispense speedy justice at low cost lest peo- ple lose faith in them. perhaps this is the utmost need in today’s world. and believe me when the team of the voice of chandigarh visited the office of state legal services authority at chandigarh the hon’ble judges mahavir ahlawat, member secretary state le- gal services authority and amarinder sharma chief judicial magistrate cum secretary district legal services authority met us with a smiling face and the warmth which reflected the true mis- sion of the judiciary. furthermore, as the dis- cussions on the issues progressed i felt elated when hon’ble judges shared their mission that judiciary is necessary for a free society and a “we are committed to bring justice to the doorstep,” i d e b s t y b s o t o h p says hon’ble judge amarinder sharma chief judicial magistrate cum secretary district legal services authority chandigarh constitutional democracy. for the stability of society, the rule of law and realization of human rights and the prosper- ity is a must. the interaction with the hon’ble judges was not only con- fined to the issues related to state legal services authority and district legal services authority but discussions re- garding increasing crimes in the city, women safety and sexual assault on young girls and few other law related problems in chandigarh were also discussed. it was indeed a knowledge sharing experience for the team of the voice of chandigarh. ... continued on page 3
2 the voice of chandigarh 16-22 april, 2018 tvc chandigarh tact organized dream cruises cricket cup cricket unites travel trade fraternity at chandigarh club photos: ajit kumar singh h.c. gera (special correspondent) photos by ajit kumar singh t he first ever event of the travel trade fraternity exhibit- ed a unique unity when the mem- bers from different travel as- sociations played a cricket match in chandigarh club. there was enthusiasm among the players at the peak who not only played the match in a professional manner but also reflected sportsmanship. an interesting match of six overs was played by each team. the teams from chan- digarh, ludhiana, amritsar, and jalandhar took part in the cricket match. the major teams were tact tigers, jalandhar warriors, amritsar lions, high flyer and ludhi- ana champions. the outfit colours of each team were eye-catching, sky blue, purple, yellow, red, white and dark blue reflect- ed its own charm. it gave a professional touch. dream cruises cricket cup was re- ally an event to remember. tact tigers won the match whereas jalandhar warriors satisfied themselves by occupying the second po- sition. piyush kohli was de- clared the man of the match whereas the best batsman trophy was given to gaurav sharma who showed his strength and skill in batting. the voice of chandigarh was the premier media part- ner of the event. the com- mentary was given by h.c. gera, special correspon- dent-the voice of chandi- garh, followed by mr. vinod sharma. the voice of chandigarh t r av e l t r a d e r e p o r t e r anmol rattan sidhu re-elected as president of the high court bar association the voice of chandigarh news anmol rattan sidhu senior advo- cate of the punjab and haryana high court recorded an unprecedented victory in the punjab and haryana high court bar associa- tion elections held recent- ly. defeating his nearest competitor, advocate dinesh kumar sharma, sidhu was re-elected for the eighth consecutive time as president of the high court bar association. sidhu took the lead by securing a to- tal of 1770 votes against his name, while sharma managed to secure 1707 votes. the third competitor, chouhan satvinder singh sisodia, could only secure 86 votes. speaking to bar and bench, sidhu thanked the entire association and his friends for their continuous support. sid- hu said that his primary concern would be to focus on welfare and development of the mem- bers of the bar. he said that under his tenure, steps will be initiated in improving the basic infrastructure of the high court. he was first elected as president of the punjab and haryana high court bar association in the year 2003. sidhu also served as an assistant solicitor general for india from 2008 to 2014. baltej singh sidhu has been elected secretary. the other office bearers have been declared elected as under: randeep singh waraich ( rana ) - vice-president manu loona–treasurer parminder kaur chana – joint secretary ashok chauhan elected president of district bar association chandigarh the voice of chandigarh news ashok chau- han was elected the president of the chandigarh dis- trict bar associa- tion for the fourth time. he was sup- ported by sitting president ravinder singh bassi (jol- ly). he defeated sunil toni by 28 votes. newly elected president ashok chauhan said implementing the manifesto would be his priority. shankar gupta was elected the vice-president while sunil narang was elected as secretary. anju ra- thore was elected as joint secretary for the seat reserved for women and rohit bedi was elected as treasurer.
tvc chandigarh the voice of chandigarh 16-22april, 2018 3 i h g n s r a m u k t i j a y b s o t o h p "access to justice for all" "lok adalat has symbolized a human sensitive forum to provide amicable, speedy, cheap justice by adopting informal procedure and avoiding technicalities" the excerpts:- what are the aims & objectives of state legal services authority? the aim of the state legal services au- thority is to provide free legal services to the underprivileged sections of the society so that opportunities for getting justice are not denied to any citizen by reason of economic and other disabili- ties. we want that more & more people should come to us for access to justice. for that purpose, we have already wid- ened the network of lok adalat and the alternative dispute resolution (adr) fora. under section 39 a of the constitution of india, provides that state shall se- cure that operation of the legal sys- tem which promotes justice on the basis of equal opportunity, and shall, in particular, provide free legal aid by suitable legislation and schemes. what are those schemes? state legal services authority chandi- garh is equipped with several schemes which include, para legal volunteers, legal aid clinics, legal services to the mentally ill persons with mental dis- abilities, legal services to the workers in the unorganised sectors, student lit- eracy clubs, nalsa (free and compe- tent legal services) regulations 2010 and internship of law students. who is entitled to avail free legal aid from state legal services authority in u.t. chandigarh? under the state legal services author- ities act 1987 the persons are entitled to avail free legal aid for filing or defend- ing a case in any court of law who are the members of scheduled cast or scheduled tribe, victims of human traf- ficking, a women or a child mentally disabled, or a victim of mass disaster, ethnic violence, caste atrocity, or a beg- gar and a worker or workmen working in industrial unit and a person in custo- dy in protective home, juvenile home and admitted in psychiatric hospital. the hon’ble judge mahavir ahlawat also enlightened about the h.q. office of state legal services authority lo- cated in chandigarh, where the court is also held for pre-litigation matters five days a week from 11.00 am onwards. breaking the monotony of questions i was enthusiastic to have an interaction with hon’ble judge amrinder sharma who has penned down an interesting book ‘awake and transform into cy- ber czars’. what is the role of lok adalat in jus- tice delivery system? lok adalat is known as permanent lok adalat for public utility services where grievances or complaints are immedi- ately settled and for availing free ser- vices of lok adalat, no formalities are required. it is a unique justice delivery system where the litigation comes to an end once for all. it must be clarified that after the decision there is no appeal and no repeal. one can save time & money and timely justice is done without going to regular courts. what type of matters or cases are taken up in lok adalat? all cases pertaining to motor accident claims tribunal, matrimonial disputes, labour disputes, civil appeals, cases under section 138 of negotiable instru- ments act, 1881 are taken up. besides this traffic challans and cheque dis- honour cases are also taken up in lok adalat. do you think that adequate aware- ness is being done for the masses to avail these services? efforts are being made to create aware- ness among the masses through print & electronic media. our quarterly lok adalats and mega lok adalat are also held which spread the message across all sections of the society. special camps are also organized to create awareness among the masses at different occa- sions. i think now the message has gone down the line and more & more people are coming forward to get their cases resolved in lok adalat. there is a sense of fear and insecu- rity among the people when we see that cases of child abuse, sexual as- sault on women and similar types of atrocities are increasing day by day. how can this be checked so that women safety is ensured? it’s a matter of concern for everyone. we have protection of women from do- mestic violence act, 2005, to provide sanjay pahwa, editor in chief of the voice of chandigarh with a book “awake and transform into cyber czars” written by hon’ble judge mr. amarinder sharma chief judicial magistrate cum secretary district legal services authority ut, chandigarh. also, present hon’ble judge mr. mahavir ahlawat member secretary state legal service authority and ms. mohinder kataria. photo: t. s. bedi more effective protection of the rights of women guaranteed under the constitu- tion who are victims of violence of any kind occurring within the family or mat- ters connected therewith or incidental thereto. but so far as the cases of child abuse and cases of sexual assault on women are concerned we ought to be more vigilant and raise our voice against such crimes. community and the family members have a greater role to play as the majority of such cases occur or are committed by the known members or even in some cases close relatives of the families. is there adequate coordination be- tween the executive and the judicia- ry? yes, there is coordination between the executive and the judiciary to the maxi- mum extent. the conviction rate in the majority of the crimes is quite less, somewhere less than 40 % and the criminals go scot free. where is the gap? lack of scientific evidence could be one of the causes. but now the police has become technically advanced and i see there is quite a bit of change in filing and reporting of the cases. i think we need to create more aware- ness so that justice is provided to the victims and criminals are duly pun- ished as per law. what are the pearls of wisdom from the hon’ble judges? the time has come that more & more people should come to us for access to justice. state legal services authority and the district legal services author- ity shall bring justice to the doorstep. true to wisdom when i log in the web- site of state legal services authority a beautiful musical song pleases me with the tagline; ehsas nayae ka sab ke liye ... vish- was nayae ka sab ke liye… yeh na socho dard hamara kahin na suna jayega, ab neyalaye chopalon tak jayega...
4 the voice of chandigarh 16-22 april, 2018 tvc h e a lt h everything you must know about liver diseases accidentally. it is pertinent to note that bili- rubin is produced in the blood stream, it leads to the develop- ment of jaundice. bilirubin is pro- duced when the red blood cells in the body are broken down. however, as a precautionary measure, if it is outward that the liver isn’t doing well, it also can be a case of hepatic encephalopa- thy (he). apart from he, symp- toms such as enlarged spleen, stone-like particles in gallbladder and bile duct, bruising & bleed- ing, etc. are also serious indica- tors of liver damage. what is liver transplant? contrary to the belief, it is not just a healthy person who can do- nate liver. in case of liver trans- plant, the blood group and the body type of the donor and recip- ient should match. coincidental- ly, as per a who data, liver dis- eases ae among the top 20 reasons of death in india. in case of a successful liver transplant, most people resume with their lives within 6-12 months. what are some of the pre- ventable causes of liver disease? although liver disease is he- reditary in some cases, some of the most common preventable causes are: 1.) alcohol a fatty liver is caused when people drink in excess, which in turn can lead to the inappropriate functioning of the liver. unabated drinking further causes inflam- mation of the liver. 2.) obesity if you are over-weight or know anyone who is, the excess fat can lead to fattening of the liver. the excess weight can cause scarring of the liver and often times, cirrhosis. 3.) hepatitis viral infections are a major contributor that leads to hepatitis. the common hepatitis that one is susceptible to is hepatitis a, also called infectious hepatitis. hepa- titis a never causes long-term damage. the other hepatitis that is rare but can leave long-lasting effect is hepatitis b – usually contracted through sexual activi- ty or blood transfusion. hepatitis b, if unchecked can lead to cir- rhosis. what can one do in case of liver disease? to last long, one has to take simple measures to be fit as a fiddle. the more you drink, the more are your chances of gaining weight which can lead to fatty liver. it is pertinent to note that peo- ple who do not drink are also prone to liver diseases. such cas- es are classified under non-alco- holic fatty disease, also known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (nash). in its most severe form, nash can lead to liver cirrhosis, liver failure or even liver cancer. team dr lal pathlabs | the voice of chandigarh we all have seen the ad- vertisement do- ing rounds on social media and television about megastar amitabh bachchan disclosing his liver ailment and that its function- ality reducing to a meagre 25 per cent! while there’s no iota of doubt that the star refrains from drinking, many are left wonder- ing how did he contract it? some reasons that lead to malfunction- ing of the liver are hepatitis b & c, alcohol-related liver diseases, non-alcoholic fatty liver dis- ease (nafld) & non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (nash), autoim- mune hepatitis and many others. in his case, the culprit was blood transfusion that led to him being affected by hepatitis b. the liver is quite an under- rated organ. it is constantly at work cleaning toxins from our body that we intake or the body produces. what happens in a liver dis- ease? if you experience symptoms like nausea, fatigue, loss of appe- tite, diarrhea, or jaundice they are indicators of possible liver cirrho- sis. at an early stage, people do not experience any of these spe- cific signs or symptoms and in most cases, cirrhosis is identified all rights reserved. no portion of this may be reproduced in any manner or otherwise without prior consent of the editor. imporant : whilst care is taken prior to acceptance of advertising copy, it is not possible to verify its contents. the voice of chandigarh cannot be held responsible for such contents, nor loss or damage incurred as a result of transaction with companies, associates or individuals advertising in this publication. tvc disclaimer
tvc editor’s choice amazing colours of life life is amazing. different prisms break the light of our lives in different patterns. it’s totally upon us to choose the combinations of colors we like and make life exotic or dull. by different prisms, i mean the up’s and downs in our lives which are our real testing situations. they either break us or make us stronger to deal better everyday situa- tions in our life. it’s not about being superhuman, we cannot be perfect in everything we do and at the same time achieve every- thing. time is like sand, the more you try to hold on, the more it will slip away. it’s on us how we have to make the most of it. #prioritize your work to be able to work efficiently, it is very important to prioritize our work. the things which are of utmost importance should be at- tended first because when we begin our day we are in our best form with fully attentive brain cells. so things which need maximum concentration should be dealt with at this time. #do little but do it perfectly it is very important to complete our work with perfection. something which has been done half-heartedly is a waste of time and energy. it is therefore important that we take on that much work at a time which we are able to ac- complish and deliver with minimum error. #the globe is not resting on your shoul- ders most of us have this wrong notion that without us our world will come to a full stop. i myself believe so but i am trying to change my notion kavita pahwa, editor too. a mother of two lovely children and wife of a very successful man i have always tried to keep things comfortable for everyone in the family, keeping my goals aside. trying to please everyone by doing all their possible jobs and ignoring my own interests. we go through many transitions in our lifespan. as a child, we live under the pro- tected umbrella of our parents but when we grow up and responsi- bilities shift shoulders. we get into role-playing as, how and where it is required. transitions come mainly for the females where after mar- riage particularly in india, a lot is expected from you. multiple role playing leaves no time for your own self. you become the backbone of the system where you feel that everything will come crashing down without your presence. it is not so my friend. life continues even when the most important people in our lives go away. that vacuum takes no time to fill. so sit back and relax. if you don’t do a particular task, somebody else will. #take a break after a long day of work, all of us long for comforting sleep to give rest to our brain and body so that we can make a fresh start the next day. similarly to detoxify ourselves we need to go for a holiday once in a while. a place without wifi access so that we are not tempted to check our mailbox or upload our pictures for the world to get jealous of. do things which you always want to do during your busy sched- ules. a calm and composed you, will be able to deliver better in life. the voice of chandigarh 16-22 april, 2018 5 stay alive, don't drink and drive in india, the legal age for drinking varies from 18 years to 25 years from state to state, while some states have completely banned alcohol. for instance, the states like goa, himachal pradesh, karnataka and others have a legal drinking age of 18 years. states like delhi, haryana and others have a legal drinking age of 25 years, while most states have a legal drinking age of 21 years. consumption of alcohol is completely banned in the states of gujarat, bihar, ma- nipur and nagaland, as well as the union territory of lakshad- weep. law on this subject is governed by motor vehicles act and section 185 provides that whoever, while driving, or at- tempting to drive, a motor vehi- cle has, in his blood, alcohol ex- ceeding 30 mg. per 100 ml. of blood detected in a test by a breath analyser, or is under this influence of a drug to such an extent as to be incapable of exercising proper control over the vehicle, shall be punishable for the first offence with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with fine which may extend to two thousand rupees, or with both; and for a second or subsequent offence, if committed within three years of the commission of the previous similar offence, with imprisonment for a term which may ex- tend to two years, or with fine which may ex- tend to three thousand rupees, or with both. explanation.—for the purposes of this sec- tion, the drug or drugs specified by the central government in this behalf, by notification in the official gazette, shall be deemed to render a person incapable of exercising proper control over a motor vehicle. currently, section 185 of the motor vehicles act, 1988 makes driving under the influ- ence a criminal offence in india. the union cabinet has given its approval for motor vehicle (amendment) bill 2016 recent- ly. the amendment bill aims to improve road safety and pro- vides for the higher level of fines and penalty for drunk driv- ing. the penalty for drunk driv- ing under the motor vehicle (amendment) bill 2016 has been increased from rs.2000 to rs.10,000. though some efforts are being taken to reduce the road accidents due to drunken driving and the chandigarh police is doing its bit, consid- ering the gravity of the situation it is important to change strategies and mechanisms with foresight and effective implementation. written and compiled by ameet awasthi, advocate for the voice of chandigarh ulta pulta khana! it’s not what we eat but what we digest and as- similate that adds to our health and strength. for ade- quate digestion, we have to carefully embrace the impor- tance of maintaining “acid- alkaline balance”. we have a common set of popular an- tagonising food combina- tions which are extensively consumed by almost all of us. being unaware of the toxicity of these blends, we end up having various digestive and immunity disorders. accord- ing to ayurveda, few wide- spread regular food combina- tions opposite to each other are: 1. banana and milk the famous breakfast of banana and milk actually is conflicting in nature. milk is a complete and concentrated food in itself that has casein protein. this protein when reaches the stomach forms in- soluble curds which don’t di- gest with the digestive en- zymes. milk is digested in the duodenum and not the stom- ach. hence, in the presence of milk, the stomach doesn’t re- spond with its secretions. 2. green tea and honey honey is nectar if remained uncooked. cooked or heated honey (above 60 degree cel- sius) takes long to digest and its molecules become glued to times taken by the fruit sug- ars to digest. the acid-fruit sugars, which must be digest- ed within an hour, while the sweet fruit sugars such as cherries, dates, figs, raisins, and grapes, require up to three hours to be properly di- gested. therefore, if com- bined, the sugars from the acid-fruits would be held up, waiting up to three hours or more to be digested, and would ferment as they were not properly digested within their allotted time frame of one hour. further, any and every kind of melon (watermelon, muskmelon, honeydew melon, pie melon, casaba melon, can- taloupe, etc.) should always be eaten alone. they decompose very quickly in the stomach and are almost sure to cause trouble if eaten with other foods. if eaten alone, they are quickly passed out of the stomach, forming excellent and delightful foods. 5. meat and potatoes it has been found out that if an animal protein is eaten with a carbohydrate, such as meat and a piece of bread or a potato, the different diges- tive juices will nullify each other’s effectiveness. the protein will putrefy and the carbohydrate will ferment. the result is gas and flatu- lence in the system. however, poor combin- ing can produce indigestion, fermentation, putrefaction, gas formation, and if pro- longed can lead to toxaemia and disease. various factors that can often lessen the ef- fects of bad permutations of food like addition of certain spices and herbs like cooling cilantro in very spicy food and antidotes like cardamom in coffee & black pepper with potatoes can help in al- leviating the negative effects. there are a few tips to aid digestion like eating ½ tea- spoon of grated ginger with a pinch of rock salt before each meal, small sips of warm wa- ter during meals and proper chewing. so, let’s get alert towards our delectable pal- ate. happy eating! suyasha gupta lecturer, aihm chandigarh stick to the mucous membrane and lock fine channels, pro- ducing poison. therefore, it should never be mixed with boiling water or hot beverages. 3. palak paneer this is one of the most tempting and delicious reci- pes, but it is again a contrary and unhealthy blend. spinach contains iron, calcium and oxalates. these oxalates bind the iron present in spinach to form ferrous oxalate, which renders it to be unusable by the body. the oxalate content in spinach also binds with calci- um decreasing its absorption. due to this, the body can ab- sorb only 5 percent of the cal- cium in spinach. on the other hand, paneer is also loaded with calcium. the fact that calcium interferes with iron absorption means that palak paneer (a spinach and cottage cheese dish) is not as healthy a meal as you once thought. 4. fruit platter fruits of any and all types should be had individually only and not combined at all. this is because of the different
6 the voice of chandigarh 16-22 april, 2018 tvc p u n j a b & h a rya n a cm flags off 9 ultra modern ambulances procured by ambika soni under mplads funds the voice of chandigarh news g iving a major fillip to his government’s drive to strengthen the state’s health- care facilities, punjab chief minis- ter captain amarinder singh flagged off nine hi-tech ambulanc- es, equipped with world-class equipment, from mohali. the chief minister lauded the efforts of rajya sabha mp ambika soni, who had procured the ambu- lances from mplad funds for the nine segments of sri anandpur sa- hib parliamentary constituency, which includes mohali. urging other congress mps to emulate ambika’s pro-poor initia- tive, the chief minister said such initiatives would go a long way in improving the health services in the down on fatalities. captain amarinder singh said his government was working on the upgradation of health services in mohali, which had emerged as a major industrial and it hub. speaking at the event, ambika soni described the ambulances as her humble contribution towards the chief minister's mission to pro- vide the best health and medical services to the people at affordable cost. she also urged her colleagues to undertake similar endeavours to ensure quality health for all. while three ambulances will ca- ter to the needs of the people of rupnagar, two have been ear- marked for sas nagar, three for shaheed bhagat singh nagar and one for hoshiarpur. state, which had witnessed sig- nificant strengthening of health infrastructure in the past one year. he cited the decline in the number of fatal road accidents to point out that timely on-road medical assistance through such ambulances can significantly cut haryana cm lays foundation stone of panipat bus stand capt amarinder urges pira to support state govt’s efforts to promote sustainable development the voice of chandigarh news punjab chief minister capt. amarinder singh urged the chairman punjab state infrastructure regulatory author- ity (pira) to support the government’s efforts to promote sustainable development in the state. disclos- ing this, a spokesper- son of the chief min- ister’s of- fice said that newly appo in ted c h a i r m a n of pira jatinderbir singh ias (retd.), accompanied by member manmohan singh chief engineer (retd), called on capt. ama- rinder singh at his official residence this morning. during the interaction, capt. amarinder singh stressed the importance of more infrastructure development projects under ppp mode, be it roads, highways, bridges, transport, education, technical education, medical or tourism related projects. this would help ensure more holistic infrastructure development across the state, he said. haryana chief minister, mr. manohar lal laying the foundation stone of general bus stand panipat. transport minister, mr. krishan lal panwar and member of parliament, mr. ashwani chopra are also seen in the picture. haryana to honour all 22 commonwealth games medal winners from state the voice of chandigarh news haryana cm presented memento in panipat the haryana government will honour all 22 medallists of the 21st commonwealth games from the state at a pro- gramme on april 26, chief minister manohar lal khattar announced today. the gold medal winners will get a cash award of rs 1.5 crore, silver medal winners rs 75 lakh, and bronze medallists rs 50 lakh, khattar said at a public meeting in siwah village in panipat district. the indian contingent finished third in the medal tally at the commonwealth games held on the gold coast, queensland, australia, between april 4 and 15. they won a total of 66 medals, and players from haryana - especially the women - led the medal tally with a total of 22 individual medals. de- scribing haryana as a hub of sports, khattar said the state had just 2 per cent of the country's population but its share in the medal tally was 33 per cent. the players have brought laurels at the national and international level with their performance, he added. in haryana, he said, a cash award of rs 6 crore is given to players for winning the gold medal in olympics, rs 4 crore for silver medal and rs 2.5 crore for winning the bronze medal. in addition, the players are appointed as haryana civil service and haryana police service officers as well as in other govern- ment jobs depending on their achievements, he said. haryana chief minister, mr. manohar lal being presented with a memento during a public meeting at panipat. transport minister, mr. krishan lal panwar and member of parliament, mr. ashwani chopra are also seen in the picture.
tvc travel & business the voice of chandigarh 16-22 april, 2018 7 le corbusier’s heritage no more a smart city sector 19c traders protest against street vendors the voice of chandigarh news photos by t s bedi the members of sector 19-c market stood united against the un- ethical and illogical demar- cation of spaces for street vendors outside the entrances of their shops. sector 19c market and many other markets have been a victim of the nuisance caused by street vendors blocking the entrance to many shops hence affecting their trade for many years now. the limited parking space has been a long pend- ing issue and to add further to the problems of the busi- nessmen of this market, the administration has allotted spaces to the vendors. the rise in the number of street vendors is already resulting in an increase in crime rate. mc’s planning to allot space to around 285 street vendors in sector 19-c mar- ket which will result in a law and order problem with lots of chaos for the general pub- lic too. no consent has been tak- en by the administration from the existing shopkeep- ers regarding allotting spaces to the vendors, whereas it is the duty of the administration to provide a healthy and safe environment for good busi- ness to run. the shopkeepers of sector 19c intend to move to the court if their plea is un- heard and plan to announce indefinite strike and agitation if this issue is not dealt with in the right manner by the ad- ministration. the market committee is looking forward to a decongested market and that administration should declare sector 19 a no vendor zone. the project 'saarthi'- orientation programme badnore addresses at “36th annual prize giving function-2018” the voice of chandigarh news an orientation programme for the project 'saarthi' by state nss cell in collaboration with indian red cross society (ircs), chandigarh with the support of nss units of pu, chan- digarh, its affiliated c o l l e g e s a n d pgimer, chandi- garh was organized by the nss units of dev samaj college of education, sector-36 b, chandigarh today. the chief guest on the occasion was mr. ajit balaji joshi (ias), deputy commissioner and chairman, ircs, chandigarh. mr. ajit balaji joshi shared his idea of the project 'saarthi' and his expecta- tions from the nss volunteers. he also appreciated dev samaj college for suc- cessfully organizing this orientation programme. sh. bikram rana motivat- ed the students and appreciated them for volunteering for this noble cause. he also talked about the objectives of this project. further dr. mini arora in- structed the volunteers about the do’s and don’ts to be kept in mind while serving the patients, and dr. raman sharma emphasized the importance of providing psychological support to the patients and their attendants. the governor of punjab and administrator, ut, chandigarh, mr. v.p. singh badnore addressing at the “36th annual prize giving function-2018” of pg gcg at sector-42, chandigarh. be a part of the voice of chandigarh if you have writing skills and want to beging career in journalism, we invite freelancers to contribute their articles for tvc. contact: sanjay pahwa, editor-in-chief email: email@example.com
8 the voice of chandigarh 16-22 april, 2018 tvc t r av e l win a dream trip to israel with ola israel tourism ministry collaborates with ola to attract travellers from india i srael ministry of tour- ism has joined hands with ola cabs in india to collaborate on a two-week contest that will run on the ola app which is valid for its mumbai and pune users only. the ola us- ers who undertake the maxi- mum number of rides during the two weeks period and use code israel stand a chance to win a free trip to israel for 3nights/4 days. utilising push notifica- tions, in-app promotion, emailers (mumbai and pune database), ola website (blog) and their social me- dia pages, the ride-sharing company will promote the contest. talking more about the association hassan madah, director – israel ministry of tourism, india & philippines said, “ola is one of the larg- est taxi services in india and have a large user base, espe- cially in metro cities. today, many urban dwellers use the services of taxi hiring in big cities as it is convenient. we are always thinking of dis- tinct ways to promote israel and felt this association with ola cabs will help us reach ola’s over 80 lakh users in destination among ola users so that they can plan a trip soon to israel.” israel has welcomed close to 10,000 indian travellers between january and march, resulting in a 15% increase in india tourists arrivals compared to the same period in 2016. with the recent addition of air india’s direct connection from delhi to tel aviv, israel hopes to witness one lakh in- dian tourist arrivals in 2018. mumbai and pune. we look forward to creating more awareness of the beautiful sheraton maldives full moon resort & spa the voice of chandigarh | travel trade reporter sheraton maldives full moon re- sort & spa is situated on its own island—one of 250 inhabited isles among the over 1,100 comprising the republic of maldives—and is sur- rounded by tropical turquoise waters and its own lagoon. we are convenient- ly located 15 minutes away from ibra- him nasir international airport by speedboat—so guests will not be in- convenienced with overnight stays in malé or long waits for seaplane trans- fers. the sheraton maldives full moon resort & spa offers the complete des- tination vacation. escape from every day to a tropical paradise where you can be as relaxed or as active as you wish. choose from a range of day ex- cursions, several water sports activities around the resort's lagoon, scuba div- ing, or just relaxing by the freshwater pool. if you want a break from all the activity or are due for a little pamper- ing, visit shine spa for sheraton™, set across a bridge on its own small is- land—a haven of absolute tranquillity. given that the full moon sheraton has a wide variety of travellers to choose from, the last few months have seen an upward trend of travellers from india. we are very positive that our partnership with the island group will help us in- crease the business into our lovely re- sorts. island group is not only specialists in promoting and educating the indian travel trade fraternity on maldives as a preferred destination, but also are the pioneers to have introduced maldives to the indian market 19 years back. we are very hopeful that this association will prove to be fruitful for both sheraton maldives full moon resort & spa mal- dives and island group. given that the ayaada maldives has a wide variety for travelers to choose from, the last few months have seen an upward trend of travelers from india. we are very positive that our partnership with the island group will help us increase the business into our lovely resort. island group is not only specialists in promoting and educating the indian travel trade frater- nity on maldives as a preferred destina- tion, but also are the pioneers to have introduced maldives to the indian mar- ket 19 years back. we are very hopeful that this association will prove to be fruit- ful for both ayaada maldives and island group
tvc travel & business the voice of chandigarh 16-22 april, 2018 9 the voice of chandigarh | travel trade reporter t he tourism au- thority of thai- l a n d ( tat ) hosted leading members of in- dia’s travel trade and me- dia (92 travel agents, 47 media) on a ‘mega fam trip ‘to thailand’s eastern region that explored the tat ’s l a t e s t ’ a m a z i n g thailand’s open to the new shades’ concept. the trip focused on ex- ploring thailand from new e x p e r i e n c e d - b a s e d p e r- spectives in five main ar- eas: gastronomy, arts and crafts, nature and beach- es, way of life, and cul- ture. the tat trip used these destinations to help spread tourism income and create a balance for thai- land’s tourism sector, let- ting india travel profes- sionals test products and services in bangkok and the eastern region. mr. tanes petsuwan, tat deputy governor for the marketing communi- cations, said: “the market briefing and bangkok ta- ble-top exercise gave trav- el agents from india the chance to meet thai part- ners for face-to-face dis- cussions and learn about the ‘open the new shades’ concept in detail. to “then trips around the eastern region has allowed indian agents and media to experience first-hand why tourism authority of thailand ‘mega fam trip’ from india highlights ‘open to the new shades’ in rayong, chanthaburi and trat emerging secondary destinations; such as, rayong, chan- thaburi and trat are so vibrant and sell- able to the growing i n d i a o u t b o u n d travel sector.” in bangkok, the 139-strong indian d e l e g a t i o n f r o m in photo (from left): mr. yudhapong buranasilpin, senior director of sales, montien riverside hotel bangkok; mr. sip- patath tubsuwan, director of sales, montien riverside hotel bangkok; mr. prayuth thamdhum, general manager, mon- tien riverside hotel bangkok; dr. walailuck noypayak, tat executive director for asean, south asia and south pacif- ic region; mr. tanes petsuwan, tat deputy governor for the marketing communications; mrs. kulpramote wannalert, tat director of asean, south asia and south pacific market division; ms. cholada siddhivarn, tat director of europe, africa, middle east and americas marketing group; and mr. thepnarong polngam, tat deputy director of tat new del- hi office mumbai and new delhi met with 88 thai suppliers (44 hotels, 29 entertainment venues, and 15 travel com- panies) for the tat’s ‘trade meet and table top sales’ event. the next day they de- parted on four different routes: bangkok-chantha- buri- rayong (ko samet)- chon buri (pattaya) for 44 travel agents from tat’s new delhi office; bang- kok-trat (ko chang)-chon buri (pattaya) for 48 travel agents from tat’s mumbai office; bangkok-chantha- buri-rayong-chon buri (pattaya) for 23 media from tat’s new delhi office and bangkok-chanthaburi- rayong (ko samet)-chon buri (pattaya) for 24 media from the tat’s mumbai of- fice. the india mega fam trip is expected to assist thailand to attract a bigger slice of the fast-growing indian outbound sector. in 2016, 21.9 million indians travelled abroad to visit foreign countries, with that figure expect to more than double to about 50 million by 2020. the trip also cultivates thailand’s good image in india as a p r e f e r r e d d e s t i n a t i o n among indian travellers through first-hand experi- ences of the participating travel agents and media members.
10 the voice of chandigarh 16-22 april, 2018 tvc t r av e l yaroon ki barat belion ke saath travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind the voice of chandigarh t r av e l t r a d e r e p o r t e r firstly, the arrangements for the members were fabu- lous. the ambience was not only enchanting on poolside but the whole scenario presented a different look which could please the members of yaar beli. second- ly, the yaar beli pillars were pretty sure that their maiden event is going to create a history. true to the feelings of the first ever event which was not only exciting but also was full of surprises. after the lightening of the auspicious lamp by the dignitaries namely col. manbeer chaudhary the owner of the prime property noor mahal, kr. pratap chaudhary, sanjay pahwa the editor in chief of the voice of chandigarh, mr. gurjeet singh ahuja, chairman etaa north india chapter and mr. anil anand, chairman taai chandigarh chapter, the dignitaries expressed their views about yaar beli in an interesting manner. mr. sanjay pahwa the editor in chief of the voice of chandigarh introduced the concept of yaar beli before the august gathering. col. manbeer chaudhary had all appreciations about the members of yaar beli. mr. gurjeet s. ahuja high- lighted the role of the strong pillars of yaar beli namely ashish sehgal, san- geeta manocha, manmeet arora and pankaj sharma who played the key role in creating the group yaar beli which has now become an organization. mr. anil anand was of the view that such like events hold a special value when like- minded people come together and create a unique travel fraternity group. h.c. gera special correspondent of the voice of chandigarh entertained the members with interesting couplets. the programme concluded with the draw of lots amongst the members with some interesting awards and gifts. in nutshell, it was a memorable eve- ning where the yaars and beli’s enjoyed to the maximum. 'yaar beli’s' believes in making all of us as promoting each one of us for the growth personally and pro- fessionally. it was decided that next yaar beli meet will be held at jim corbett nation- al park in the near future. by sanjay pahwa and h.c. gera at the start of “yaar beli”, we all decided that nobody can dis- cover the world for somebody else. only when we dis- cover it for ourselves does it become a common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone. “yaar beli” along with our trade partners and sup- porters decided to experience each one’s company to promote each part of the country together. “yaar beli’s” always believes in a friendship founded on business better than business founded on friendship. “yaar beli’s” ashish sehgal, pankaj sharma, manmeet singh arora and san- geeta manocha together planned a small get together on 28th jan 2018 initially with a group of 30 – 35 trade partners. gradually the list went up to 80 members before the final close down. this gave all 4 “yaar beli’s” such a confidence that with the support of their hospitality partner, trade supporters, premier media partners and trade part- ners they were able to host a second successful event on the 28th feb 2018 with a say that, ‘if you can dream it, you can do it.’ the car caravan from different plac- es of likeminded people assembled at noor mahal chowk, karnal. no one imagined that such a huge caravan will move together with the beat of dhol and reach the venue noor mahal, karnal, the hospitality partner of newly created trav- el trade organization. with yaar beli stickers pasted on all the cars and mem- bers with attractive caps slowly gained momentum as they reached near the venue. the passers-by thought that it was a marriage party heading towards noor mahal. it was a great show right from the beginning. the members of yaar beli were received with full gusto and warmth by the staff of noor mahal who paid individual attention to each and every one. the evening programme was even more interesting on two accounts.
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