National

Niket Patel, A Young Social Worker Conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Award In Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 30: On Friday 20th August, 2021, Rajiv Gandhi Global Foundation honoured Congress leader, All India Congress Committee member and social activist Niket Sunilbhai Patel with the “Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence” award for social service.

A grand awards and conclave show was held by this esteemed Foundation at The Park Hotel, New Delhi. The show recognised the extraordinary achievements of many people in their respective fields. The event witnessed the presence of many politicians, celebrities, journalists, and many other renowned personalities.

The award was given by popular T.V actors Karanveer Bahora and Aman Verma. A total of twenty people from all over India like actor Naseer Abdullah, runner Budhiya Singh, Sandeep Marwah, cricketer Atul Vasan, Krishna Guru Maa and other prominent names from all over India were also honoured with this award. This award is given every year on 20th August to commemorate the birthday of Shri Rajiv Gandhiji, the former Prime Minister of India for past 23 years.

Coming from a farmer’s family, Niket Patel has been involved in social service since a very young age of 18 from 2005 and has achieved many milestones in his political career. He started his social work career with student body NSUI (National Student Union of India), after agitating time and again for genuine questions of  students. He then went on to serve as NSUI Secretary, General Secretary and also Vice President. He has also worked as General Secretary (Protocol)in Surat Congress Committee. Being in charge of Shakti Project for AICC, he was able to create  highest membership in all India.

Niket is also the youngest AICC (All India Congress Committee) member in Gujarat. With sheer hard work and by God’s grace he has got opportunity to serve society through NSUI , Youth Congress and now he is actively involved with senior Congress.

Presently, he is working as youngest member of Sarvajanik education Society which is oldest and biggest education trust of Surat City . He is a member of South Gujarat chamber of Commerce  and of Navnirman Education Trust which runs 11 college and 10 schools in City and is one of the biggest educational trust in Gujarat. He is also Trustee of Pryas Trust which is biggest trust for animal welfare in Surat.

Niket considers himself fortunate enough to work and contribute as part of his duty towards the well being of society  and he hopes to do the same in future.

National

Niket Patel, A Young Social Worker Honoured By Rajiv Gandhi Award In Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 30: On Friday 19th June, 2021, Rajiv Gandhi Global Foundation honoured Congress leader, All India Congress Committee member and social activist Niket Sunilbhai Patel with the “Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence” award for social service.

A grand awards and conclave show was held by this esteemed Foundation at The Park Hotel, New Delhi. The show recognised the extraordinary achievements of many people in their respective fields. The event witnessed the presence of many politicians, celebrities, journalists, and many other renowned personalities.

The award was given by popular T.V actors Karanveer Bahora and Aman Verma. A total of twenty people from all over India like actor Naseer Abdullah, runner Budhiya Singh, Sandeep Marwah, cricketer Atul Vasan, Krishna Guru Maa and other prominent names from all over India were also honoured with this award. This award is given every year on 20th August to commemorate the birthday of Shri Rajiv Gandhiji, the former Prime Minister of India for past 23 years.

Coming from a farmer’s family, Niket Patel has been involved in social service since a very young age of 18 from 2005 and has achieved many milestones in his political career. He started his social work career with student body NSUI (National Student Union of India), after agitating time and again for genuine questions of  students. He then went on to serve as NSUI Secretary, General Secretary and also Vice President. He has also worked as General Secretary (Protocol)in Surat Congress Committee. Being in charge of Shakti Project for AICC, he was able to create  highest membership in all India.

Niket is also the youngest AICC (All India Congress Committee) member in Gujarat. With sheer hard work and by God’s grace he has got opportunity to serve society through NSUI , Youth Congress and now he is actively involved with senior Congress.

Presently, he is working as youngest member of Sarvajanik education Society which is oldest and biggest education trust of Surat City . He is a member of South Gujarat chamber of Commerce  and of Navnirman Education Trust which runs 11 college and 10 schools in City and is one of the biggest educational trust in Gujarat. He is also Trustee of Pryas Trust which is biggest trust for animal welfare in Surat.

Niket considers himself fortunate enough to work and contribute as part of his duty towards the well being of society  and he hopes to do the same in future.

Lifestyle

Influencers – The New Age of Advertising

In a conversation with Sapna Oswal

August 30: As social media is progressing and evolving, so is the way new-age advertising is being created around us.

People often ask what is an Influencer, and how did that name come about?

A few years ago, they were called critics, content creators, then Bloggers and now Influencers. Even though the core role remains the same, the names associated with this role have evolved. We had a chance to speak to Sapna Oswal, a very popular Influencer from New Delhi who has worked with brands like Kriti Retail, Plum body Lovin, Gehna by Reshma Shah and many more.

She is also an actor and has done TV commercials for Phillips, Mankind Pharma, Shuttle, AB Motors EV, etc. As a model having modelled for Austin Martin, Brunch Magazine and others. She has also appeared with RJ Naved (Radio Mirchi – Delhi) in some of his short videos and the famous detective series Crime Petrol.

Currently, apart from being an Influencer and model, she handles the Delhi office for a Mumbai based Media company called Younoh Media.

The first question we asked her was, “How would you define an Influencer?”

To this, Sapna replied, “Normally, people with a certain number of followers on their Instagram or Facebook profiles are categorized as influencers and are also considered as an authority over a certain market segment where they advertise. They additionally carry goodwill of the followers on their page.”

She further went ahead to explain how influencers were born “Earlier a person who used to go to restaurants and tell the public about the food was called a Food Critic, but the word critic sounded harsh because they were not constantly criticizing the food, they were also on occasions praising the food, then they started being called Food bloggers.

The Blogger would write blogs with the positive and negative’s about restaurants and inform people how the food, the ambience and the service was. This started to influence people, to make a calculated decision on whether to go to that place to eat or not and from there onwards, the Bloggers went on to become influencers.”

The next question we asked was, “Is this only true to the restaurant or F&B industry or can this concept work across other segments?”

Sapna replied, “This started taking shape in almost every other industry, from clothing to Jewellery and even cosmetics. The factories needed to promote their products to a wide audience in the shortest possible time, and least money involved, so they started working with influencers who could get a message out to a couple of thousand people instantly and effectively at a fraction of the cost of traditional advertising. Speed / Service and costs are what made the market for Influencers grow by leap and bounds. Now even people making products at home find it easy to advertise through influencers as the Influencers charge no heavy production costs and the fees is relatively less than that charged by radio or Television.”

With a cost-effective and highly instant advertising tool, the role of the influencers seems like it is here to stay. With the current business environment, the traditional Advertising model’s are dying slowly, while the digital era is taking over each day. Adapting to a New reality, especially after Covid, digital marketing seems to have taken the front row since our real worlds have become virtual.

Some of the more prominent stars who used to look down on influencers earlier have started to sell products online and represent brands for a fee, using their name and fame to generate sales for the products.

Before we said bye to Sapna, she said, “Change is the only constant, and techniques evolve daily, so as an extremely positive person, I say Let’s enjoy this ride.”

Her website is sapnaoswal.co.in (https://sapnaoswal.co.in/)

Education

82% of students of grades 11 and 12 consider career counseling in schools an imperative: 2021IC3 Institute Student Quest Survey

The survey shows Australia and India are similarly ranked in students’ choice of preferred country of study.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 30: In a survey conducted with over 6600 students from grades 9-12, 82% of the respondents agree that career counseling is important in high school, reveals the 2021 IC3 Institute Student Quest Survey report.

The survey, conducted in June-July 2021, in collaboration with Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR, examines the dynamics of students’ decision-making process for higher education. More than 6600 students between grades 9 and 12 from 2000 schools across India and South Asia responded to the survey.

The report suggests that students begin thinking about their career and related job prospects early – in high school itself. 71% of the students have already started thinking about their future employment. The top three factors in choosing a university include the institution’s placement record, rankings, and program design. Ranked fourth was fees, followed by location and the quality of faculty members. Interestingly, the quality of faculty as a factor for choosing a university was low-ranked by students in grades 9 and 10, while students in grades 11 and 12 ranked the quality of faculty significantly higher. When choosing a particular program, three factors seem to be most significant: about 35% of the respondents said that they would choose a program based on their interests, 27% favored future job prospects, and 21% per cent give the highest importance to their own perceived strength in a particular area of study. 32% of the students who preferred to study abroad favored the U.S., followed by the U.K. and Canada (20% and 16%, respectively). Following the top three countries, Australia and India are similarly ranked in students’ choice of preferred country of study.

“As educators, we are all striving hard each day to make the best possible support available to our students, both in the classroom and beyond. How these students are guided today, how they take decisions, what factors influence those decisions will really shape their educational and professional choices in the coming years. The choices of our future leaders will determine the talent and human capital this world will have, defining where we are headed as a global community. Taking a data-centric approach and asking students themselves how they want to be supported is critical to informing and developing the best practices of career counseling support in schools. The 2021 IC3 Institute Student Quest survey findings bring forth useful information for all stakeholders- schools, universities, industries, and policymakers”, says Ganesh Kohli, Founder, IC3 Movement & Chair, Board of Trustees, IC3 Institute.

About IC3 Institute

The IC3 Institute is a mission-driven nonprofit that brings together high schools, colleges and universities, and industry to ensure early access to career and college counseling, paving the path for students’ college readiness, workforce preparedness, and career success. The IC3 Institute’s core programming with high schools is supported by a global network of subject matter and industry experts who volunteer their time as faculty members in the IC3 Institute, as well as world-class and innovative higher education institutions who support the IC3 Institute by offering their campuses, faculty, and infrastructure while also guiding the programming and curricula of the institute. The IC3 Institute also serves as a think tank and thought leader on global higher education and career readiness through convenings of experts and timely research.

About Shiv Nadar University, National Capital Region (NCR):

Shiv Nadar University is a student-centric, multidisciplinary and research-focused university offering a wide range of academic programs at the Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral levels. The University was set up in 2011 by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, a philanthropic foundation established by Mr. Shiv Nadar, founder of HCL. The University is in the quest to become a globally acclaimed center for learning and innovation in the fields of Engineering, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, and Management. The core of the University consists of a select, world-class faculty with doctoral and postdoctoral experiences from ranked universities all over the world.

Business

Telemedicine Consultation provider Healwell24 Collaborates with Niramay hospitals for Teleconsultation

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 28: With recent Telemedicine tie-ups with ICICI BANK and Yes bank, HealWell24 is accelerating its growth trajectory. The healthtech startup has also partnered with Niramay Hospital for Teleconsultation solution, corporate care and post hospitalisation package.

Founded in 2017, HealWell24 is an Indian Telemedicine, Telehealth and Online doctor consultation platform catering rural to urban populace Pan India.

HealWell24 was started with a vision to empower people with healthcare services and improve patient outcomes every year in India. It anchors a platform that facilitates doctor-to-patient interaction.

The journey started when Founder and Co-Founders of Healwell24, J K Singha (Founder, CEO), RK Ningthem (Founder, Director and CHRO), Nilesh Bhanushali (Co-Founder and CTO) and Chittaranjan Mishra (Co-Founder and COO), aspired to promote a trusted small window platform for Doctors, Healthcare professionals and Patients to Find, Consult and Transact with each other online which can be accessed with ease.

J K Singha says, “We aim to strengthen the current Indian Healthcare System, and HealWell24 is a revolutionary solution to the lack of qualified doctors available for both rural and semi-urban patients”.

Patients can access the platform to seek online consultation from specialized doctors pan India from the comfort of their homes. Along with online consultation, HealWell24 offers doorstep Telemedicine services like Laboratory tests, prescription delivery and other healthcare services for patient’s benefit.

Growth of HealWell24 | Telemedicine, Telehealth and Online doctor consultation

Presently, HealWell24 is catering healthcare services in more than 35+ different cities Pan India. Around 600+ consumers are active daily on the platform, and more than 215K consumers have transacted through it.

From lifestyle management to diagnosis of chronic diseases, HealWell24 has proven efficient in providing essentials healthcare services till now and will continue to do so.

HealWell24 has already raised a total of $1.1Mn, from seed till now, and the growth continues to extend further in future.

Now, with aggressive growth plans, Healwell24 has launched DocsCampus, India’s First Doctor Patient and other Healthcare Professional Network that is creating a digital Healthtech ecosystem that will strengthen the current healthcare system to the next level.

DocsCampus | India’s First Healthcare Network

DocsCampus platform will not only help patients connect with specialized doctors related to their issues, take the second opinion and stay informed regarding their health concerns; it also aims to connect doctors with peers in their speciality to have case study discussions and learn about the latest update in the medical world.

Apart from this, it also gives a platform to connect with other healthcare professionals like laboratory technicians, Paramedics and also helping Online learnings and access to various medical journals etc.

Business

EV Tech Startup Autobot India Has Launched Blended Model Learning Platform Autobot Academy to Build Talent Pool in EV Industry

The online launch took place on 15th August 2021 to symbolize India’s transition into a new era of Electric Vehicles

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], August 27: Autobot India, a leading and growing startup company in the EV domain that provides specialized and customized solutions to the automotive and education sector, announced the online launch of Autobot Academy on the occasion of 15th August 2021, our 75th Independence Day to mark the evolution of the EV industry in the country.

As the undisputed service provider to the EV industry, Autobot India wants to fill the gap of trained experts required in the EV industry, which is growing at a rapid pace. Autobot academy is collaborating with Automotive companies, startups & universities and helping in building EVs in their offering or curriculum. They are working towards providing a blended model of training for people who want to learn about EVs and get hands-on training. In their blended model, they offer seamless connectivity to the students to get hands-on learning in online as well as offline mode. The certified candidate can join the EV industry with the support given by Autobot India. To date, Autobot Academy has successfully managed around 5000+ hours of green learning and has onboarded around 2000+ EV learners, which has, in turn, benefited more than 25 industry partners who collaborated with Autobot India.

The online session which brought the best in the industry was moderated by Mr. Imran Saikh from Autobot India. Some of the speakers from the session were Mr. Vineet Kumar Singh / MG Motors India, Mr. Arindam Lahiri /ASDC India, Mr. Narsimham K. V. / Quanteone Powertrain, Mr. Nakul Kukar / Cell Propulsion, and Mr. Vinod Midha/ Atal Incubation and Mr. Ashwini Tiwary / Autobot India.

The discussion began with a 1-year celebration of EV Specialized learning platform Autobot Academy to which Mr. Vineet Singh, MG Motors India, added, “After three batches of training with Autobot, they are looking forward to the development of EV education, and he recognizes the potential that EV has on the market.”

Ashwini Tiwary, Co-Founder& CEO, Autobot Academy, said, “Autobot completed four years of its startup journey and has developed and evolved tremendously ever since. India has witnessed a major transition in the EV industry, and Autobot Academy is an extension of that transformation. Our efforts are also in line with the Make in India initiative of the Hon’ble PM. We wish to make India self-sufficient in terms of EV machinery and equipment and also aim to provide technical consultancy to help the industry grow.”

Most of the partners agreed that the Autobot specialized courses and its blended learning platform has been acting as a perfect alternate program for upskilling and building capability for EV aspirants or people in Auto Industry who want to upgrade themselves. Autobot India plans for further collaborations with its clients in the EV domain. The automobile industry is experiencing some massive transitions, and adapting to change is the only key to success. Autobot Academy aims to build platforms and solutions that offer specialized and customized programs which would help them scale and transition to the Global level.

Lifestyle

Dr. Sarita Sharma’s Debut Poetry Collection Days V Launched

Days V is an intense study of human lives in verse and echoes love, loss, living, connections, betrayals, and a range of emotions.

​New Delhi [India], August 27: Noted author and academician Dr. Sarita Sharma’s debut poetry collection Days V, a retelling of human lives in verse, has been launched.

The poems in Days V echo love, loss, living, ageing, connections, betrayals, the trauma of an abusive childhood, and everything humane through myriad imagery and varied voices.

From an old person rocking his chair, a woman desperately looking for a place to call her own in a crowded city, a small town girl dancing to the tunes of Sheeran, and a poetess trying to compose a few lines amidst the jugglery of a hectic life, the poems cover it all.

The poems are an intense study of human lives and picture the lives of ordinary people in big cities, of small-town middle-class values, of women, of loneliness, of the tiring routine of everyday life, but it would be wrong to categorise them as dark or despondent. While she talks of the injustice that life is for many of us, there is always a positive note in her words.

The poems promise a delightful sojourn through words that transport readers to a forgotten world in increasingly hectic lives. At times narrative, soliloquy at others, and nostalgic on occasions, Dr. Sharma’s poems bring a breath of fresh air. She has crafted the poems in a master weave, creating patterns that subtly reveal the mysteries of lives.

“I have tried to present what I have seen and observed over the past several years. I have been blessed to have received tremendous love and support from readers, and I am confident Days V will be very well received too,” says Dr. Sharma, who, besides being an author and now poet, is also an academician, Keynote Speaker and life coach. She has presented as Resource Person and Keynote Speaker in various national and international meets. She also moves around conducting workshops on Creative Writing.

Dr. Sarita Sharma has been writing for a few years now and has nine books to her credit across diverse genres. She published her first book, Of Myriad Voices, a collection of short stories in English, in 2017.

Apart from writing and editing books Dr. Sharma has also translated two novels from regional Indian languages into English. She recently launched her translated fiction, Swades- My Motherland, published by Sahitya Akademi. Apart from writing she is also passionately involved with women’s issues and works for the cause of gender equality. She also serves as editor in chief of Magazine of the Future of US-based Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions (TAFFD’s)

Days V is available at leading bookstores across the country and major e-commerce platforms, in paperback and other versions.

Lifestyle

Osman Mir and Santvani Trivedi are all set to swoon the audiences this Navratri with their foot-tapping melody – “He Mari Ambe Maa.”

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 28: With the Navratri round the corner, legendary singer Osman Mir and Santvani Trivedi have collaborated for the very first time for their new groovy and catchy Garba “He Mari Ambe Maa” to uplift the spirit of the festival which is otherwise quite dull owing to the pandemic. Audiences and fellow members of the music fraternity have shown eagerness to enjoy the melody by sharing it on their social media handles.

Click on the link to watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTrFoIWRdjc

The gist of the track revolves around our beloved festival Navratri. The track is crafted so that it will lift up your festive spirit with its traditional backdrops and touch you swiftly by the electrifying energy that the track had been curated with Music listeners who gravitate around the genre are sure going to enjoy this mesmerizing melody.

Singer Osman Mir has to his credit super hit tracks such as “Moti Verana”, “Morbani Thangat Kare”, “Hai Zindagi”, and many more.  At the same time, singer Santvani Trivedi has won hearts with her tracks such as “Veri Varsad”, “Unchi Talavdi “, “Atma Ni Odakh”, “Vahal no Dariyo “, and many more.  The duo is all set to swoon the audiences this Navratri with their foot-tapping melody “He Mari Ambe Maa.”

Coming to the credits of the song; the track is beautifully composed and created by Rutvij Joshi.  Sumeet Khanwani penned the lyrics; Jay Bhojak directed the video. The Director of photography is Nunnurajsinh Rajput.  While the song is choreographed by dynamic duo MelloveSshah and Meghna Sagar Shah, who are proteges of Master Terrence Lewis.

Business

Antariksh Group Bags Leader in Logistics At Times Brand Icons 2021

New Delhi [India], August 30: Antariksh Group, a leading brand in Logistics Parks, was recently felicitated at the Times Brand Icons 2021 event in the category of Leading Logistics Brand. Kunal Kapoor and Esha Gupta felicitated the group.

Antariksh Group has been a leader in developing Logistics Parks for more than a decade, which provides logistics spaces to all Corporates, TPL, MNC’s, etc., in and around MMR Area (Thane). With a solid foundation from leaders and visionaries like CA L. V. Rathi and Bhagwanji Patel and a team of professionals with diversified experiences in all the fields of work (CAs, MBA, Engineers and Architect, Advocates, CS) in the warehousing business, the team is set to succeed.

Antariksh Group has handed over possession of more than 12 million sq. ft. of Warehousing Spaces (PEB, RCC Warehouse Buildings) to various Corporates. The Group’s High Standards of Quality, Speed of Delivery and Ease of Operations have helped Repeated Clients. Antariksh Group has played a vital role by contributing towards Employment generation, GDP growth and helped the Logistics Industry to adapt to changes & flourish. With a vision of carrying these values ahead while developing business opportunities, we have ongoing projects targeting completion of another 3.5 million sq. ft. work in progress and 10 million sq. ft. projects in the pipeline in and around the Thane region Warehousing Space. Antariksh group is also planning to expand geographically into potential warehousing locations in different states of India.

Over the years, Antariksh Group has worked tirelessly and worked with all the industry’s big names: Amazon, Flipkart, D Mart, DB Schenker, DHL, Bajaj, and Pidilite, Writer, Wellness Forever, Apple, etc. They have set a benchmark in the logistics industry and will take things a notch higher as they ring in 2022 with more zeal and enthusiasm. The Times Brand Icons Award has been a motivation and a stepping stone, and confirmation of Antariksh Group being on the correct path.

National

Nahyan, an Automotive Enthusiast, won Young Innovation Award 2020

Mumbai (Maharashtra) August 30: Nahyan Haissanar has won the Young Innovation Award 2020 for his innovations in automotive. This young automotive enthusiast studies bikes and cars on the internet and watches videos to understand their applications better.

The Young Innovation Award recognizes young and talented minds who take their curiosity ahead, driven by innovative ideas. Organized to identify and encourage child prodigies, these awards get thousands of entries from across India every year. The process of determining the winners involves identifying the calibre of the candidate across various categories like curiosity, entrepreneurial traits, innovative thoughts, ideas, personality development, emotional intelligence, and so on. Nahyan was selected, keeping all the categories in mind. The calibre he showed at such a young age impressed the judges. “Nahyan is very confident at what he does. He knows what he knows, and he also knows what he doesn’t know. That is very important at this stage. I have seen a lot of child prodigies fail later because they stopped learning new things. Nahyan is different. His constant urge to learn new things is what makes him a rising star fit for this prestigious award,” one of the judges said.

Currently, in Class 8, Nahyan started showing interest in automobiles from a very young age. “He was always interested in learning new things about vehicles”, his mother said. “He kept experimenting with his toy cars first, and then with his cycles and ATVs later. Today he is so good at what he does that everyone in our family trusts him even to open the engines of their expensive cars and bikes! The other day, one of his father’s cars had a weird noise coming from it. He just heard it for a few seconds and immediately identified what was wrong. He solved the problem in 5 minutes. Even the engineer from the car company was impressed with Nahyan’s skills”, she proudly added. This young automotive enthusiast knows his cars and bikes inside out. Ask him anything about them, and he will have an answer ready for you. “Whenever I see a new car or bike, the first thing I do is check its engine and performance reviews on the internet. There are so many types of engines, and people ignore them. I watch videos of new automobile releases all the time. I then go and tell everything about it to my friends in school!” Nahyan said. His teachers at school first recognized his love for automobiles. They saw this young automotive enthusiast often talk about vehicles and the science behind them with his peers. His interest in physics, too, grew because of his love for how automotive work.

Nahyan dreams of being an F1 racer when he grows up. He is a loyal fan of car racing shows and never misses an F1 race. His favorite F1 car is the Red Formula1 racer, and his favorite bike is the Black Ducati Devil. He has a Ducati Scrambler at home, which he loves. When we asked him about the best thing in the Scrambler, he said, “It’s speed, and stroke is the best!”

This passionate and immensely talented young champ is also a football fan. With the hope of meeting his favorite player, Messi, one day, Nahyan exclaims that, like racing, football is a fast game, which is why he loves it so much.

Like all other teenagers of his age, Nahyan loves playing mobile games too. But he also spends time playing with animals that he meets in the neighborhood. His mother described many incidents in his childhood where he took care of animals when hurt, fed them, and nurtured them. This quality in him of loving nature while loving technology keeps him grounded and helps him grow at the same time, his father said. Nahyan also likes to click photos of nature. Like automotive, he knows his cameras perfectly well too.

“I wish to become an F1 expert one day who not just drives cars but also knows how and why they are so fast!” Nahyan said. With this young automotive enthusiast’s powerhouse of talent, it will be interesting to see the wonderful contributions he brings to India’s automotive journey in the coming years.

To know more about Nahyan – https://www.instagram.com/nahyan_akn/?utm_medium=copy_link