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Monday, 10 December 2018 | PNS

Governor inaugurates Royal Fables Chd

Chandigarh: Royal Fables, a heritage platform that promotes regal, royal India in all its glory held its first exposition in Chandigarh in association with Kanjimull & Sons by Gaurav Khanna at Taj Chandigarh, with a formal inauguration by VP Singh Badnore, Punjab Governor. 17 royal exhibitors presented art, fashion, textiles and art objects made in leading palace studios across the nation.  Anshu Khanna, Founder, Royal Fables said, “Governor Punjab, himself a Rajput from the royal family of Badnore, understands the importance of nurturing our heritage and we feel blessed that he inaugurated the show.”

PGIMER dean honoured

Chandigarh: PGIMER Dean Prof Rajesh Kumar has been conferred Honorary Professorship by London School of Hygeine & Tropical Medicine, UK - a top global public  health institution. Prof Kumar has made immense contribution to the field of community medicine. Earlier, he has been bestowed with British Council Award for Epidemiology, Sri Ram Memorial Award for Community Health Research, and Fellowship of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Indian Council of Medical Research. He was also honored with Dr M K Sheshadari Gold Medal for Practice of Community Medicine, and Government of Australia conferred ‘Endeavour Executive Award’ on him.

Anumit Hira Sodhi cuts largest birthday cake

Chandigarh: Member of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee, Anumit Hira Sodhi honoured Sonia Gandhi, the former President of Indian National Congress by cutting India's largest birthday cake on December 9. The cake weighed 71kg and was cut by Anumit at Student Centre,  Panjab University. Getting inspired by the footprints of the former leader, Sonia Gandhi and in order to pay her the due respect, Anumit engaged himself in cutting the largest birthday cake on her behalf. The cake was cut in the presence of thousands of other Youth Congress office bearers and Congress activists who came in support of Anumit and to pay their regards to the former Congress chief.

PSHRC to observe human rights day today

Chandigarh: The Punjab State Human Rights Commission (PSHRC) will organize a function in its office at Chandigarh to mark Human Rights Day on December 10. On the occasion, PSHRC chairperson and Patna High Court’s former Chief Justice Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari will address the gathering of its officers and staff. Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10 every year to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which was adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 as the shared standard yardstick to protect human rights across the globe.

app for healthcare professionals launched

Chandigarh: Shire India, a leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases, on Sunday announced the availability of DosEdge — a new free mobile app to aid healthcare professionals in determining appropriate dosage of anti-haemophilic factor or drug. Currently, healthcare professionals manually calculate factor dosage and frequency use variables like severity level, bleeding spot, patient’s body weight, and treatment type – prophylactic or on-demand. Missing any of the parameters may lead to sub-optimal treatment.

City-based NGO hails Health Ministry

Chandigarh: Consumer Voice and Citizens Awareness Group have applauded the decision by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to declare government offices and buildings “Tobacco Free”. In a recent letter written by Union Health Secretary, Preeti Sudan to the Chief Secretaries of all State & Union Territories,  Sudan has asked the authorities to make government buildings/offices tobacco free in order to protect public health in their specific states.  Ashim Sanyal, COO, Consumer VOICE stated “India is the third largest tobacco producing nation and second largest consumer of tobacco world-wide. The decision will protect people from the menace of tobacco. Surinder Verma Chairman Citizens Awareness Group also hailed the decision.

Author Brijesh Luthra debuts with a sci-fi book

Chandigarh: Launching his debut work of fiction, first time author Brijesh Luthra, a Zurich based professional is stepping into the fascinating world of children’s literature with a science fiction / humour book series describing the adventures of a ten-and-a-half-year-old boy, who likes to go by the name Ziptuxand his friend Dibbly, the most advanced robot in the universe.  An ex-banker, consulting professional, coach of the Swiss national U-15 cricket team and an avid writer, Brijesh has taken a sabbatical from his mainstream career to focus on writing, and the first book  of the series  is being published in India by Crossword book store. The book launch is envisaged as a crisp evening dedicated to adventure, creativity, unique friendships and a quest to re-establish the position of books as a child’s best friend.

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