National

Launch of Global Participation Campaign for Operation Blue Freedom – Water World Record at Lakshadweep Islands

After scaling Siachen Glacier, Divyangjan to create New SCUBA Diving World Record in Lakshadweep

The world record is part of ‘Operation Blue Freedom – Triple World Records’ in Land, Air and Water

On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Team CLAW embarks on the next mission on the journey to catalyse true freedom for people with disabilities worldwide

New World Record for the largest team of people with disabilities to SCUBA Dive independently in open seas

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Team CLAW is a team of Special Forces Veterans from the Indian Armed Forces creating specialised ecosystems for empowering people with disabilities under their flagship initiative ‘Operation Blue Freedom’.

Operation Blue Freedom – Triple World Record Series is a series of three new world records in Land, Air and Water by a global team of People with disabilities trained by Special Forces Veterans (Team CLAW – Conquer Land Air Water)

  • Land – Siachen Glacier – Largest Team of Divyangjan to scale the world’s highest battlefield – Completed in Sept 2021.
  • Air – Largest team of people with disabilities to Skydive independently in a single event – To be executed in 2022
  • Water – Largest Team of People with Disabilities to SCUBA Dive independently in open seas – Scheduled in Lakshadweep Islands in Feb 2022

Recently the ‘Team CLAW’ has received in-principle approval from the Lakshadweep Administration to execute the Operation Blue Freedom – Water World Record‘, in Lakshadweep Islands by a Global Team of People with Disabilities from 20 different countries. The New World Record for the largest team of people with disabilities to SCUBA dive independently will be attempted in the month of February in Lakshadweep Islands.

Operation Blue Freedom synergises the skillsets of retiring Special Forces veterans for the rehabilitation and reskilling of people with disabilities through therapeutic adaptive adventure sports, all-terrain extreme survival skills and emergency medical skills.

Operation Blue Freedom was launched by the then Sports Minister of India Shri. Kiren Rijiju in 2019 at New Delhi, when ‘Team CLAW’ trained several war veterans on wheelchairs in ‘therapeutic adaptive SCUBA Diving’.

Recently, the team had successfully created the world record for the largest team of people with disabilities to scale the world’s highest battlefield, which was the first of the three world records under the ‘Operation Blue Freedom – Triple World Record’ series. This was even lauded by Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi as signifying ‘Can do’ attitude of Indians in his address to the nation on 26th Sept 2021.

https://twitter.com/PMOIndia/status/1442004064082939906

“The larger vision behind the creation of the World Records is to set up the World’s first Human Ability Biome – an empowering ecosystem for Divyangjan worldwide”, says Major. Vivek Jacob (Retd), Founder of ‘Team CLAW’ and ‘Operation Blue Freedom’.

At Siachen Glacier, Team CLAW created the world record for ‘largest number of people with disabilities to scale the world’s highest battlefield (Siachen Glacier)’ by scaling up to Kumar Post at an altitude of 15,632 ft. They were trained and led by Team CLAW and were strongly backed by the Indian Army.

Major. Jacob also thanked all the stakeholders and patrons, who’s collective, collaborative spirits and timely supports has aided the grand and successful completion of the world record seamlessly, particularly The Indian Army, The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Exxon-Mobil, Team Mahindra and Car India.

“The Team CLAW and the people with disabilities trained by them personify Farak Laakar Dekhiye, which is what Exxon Mobil stands for in India through expertise, innovation and performance”, and it gives us immense pride in supporting the team in re-defining new frontiers of mobility for people with disabilities worldwide, said Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed, GM (Marketing Deployment, Consumer Marketing), ExxonMobil Lubricants.

Unlike the Land World Record, where the participation of PWDs were limited to people from India, the Water World Record, on the other hand, will be a global event where PWDs from across the world can sign up and participate, says Major. Arun Ambathy, Director – Team CLAW and Operation Blue Freedom. On the occasion of International Day of People with Disabilities, ‘Team CLAW’ has invited the global community of people with disabilities to sign-up for the Water World Record in a virtual event.

Youtube Video – https://youtu.be/RWirSqVr07E

People with disabilities can sign-up to be part of the SCUBA Diving world record at the following website – https://claw.global/

Lifestyle

Director Jai Prakash Mishra honoured with the “Dada Saheb Phalke Icon Award Films” as the Best Director for “Good Morning EMI”

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 4: For any director, getting the Dadasaheb Phalke Icon award Films is the most significant achievement of his life, and this award has been achieved by the youngest director, Jai Prakash Mishra.

Mishra has also received many more awards in the past and now is the winner of Dadasaheb Phalke Icon Award Films. Jai Prakash Mishra is honoured as Best Director, Best Editor and Best Producer at “Dada Saheb Phalke Icon Award Films (DPIAF) 2021” held at Orchid Hotel, Mumbai, where many films and TV personalities too were present.

There has been an influx of congratulations and best wishes to Jai Prakash Mishra for this award. Jai Prakash Mishra, while thanking all the audience, said, “it is a moment of great pride for me to be honoured with the name of Dadasaheb Phalke. I feel extremely happy, and a sense of responsibility has increased.”

The famous short film “Good Morning EMI”, directed by Jai Prakash Mishra, was also awarded many National and International Awards, and now he is sensitively directing the film “Bhabhi Maa” under the banner PSJ Media Vision. It was produced by pratush sumit and Jai, whose first look came into the limelight as soon as it was launched. Jaiprakash Mishra is not only a great director but also an accomplished editor and a successful producer. Bhabhi Maa is being shot splendidly. A magnificent set for the film Bhabhi Maa has been set up in Mumbai. The hero of this film is Pratuush Mishra, while the heroines are Rani Chatterjee and Sonalika Prasad. “Bhabhi Maa”, a family drama and a major presentation of PSJ Media Vision, will be released all over India. Adorned with captivating lyrically music, it is a clean social film that will give entertainment as well as a message to the audience. Jai Prakash Mishra wants to take this film to the Cannes Film Festival.

During the conversation with him, it came to know that two more films in the pipeline of Jai Prakash Mishra are “Meray Papa” and STF (Special Task Force). The subjects of these films are quite unique and will be made with popular Bollywood artists.

Entertainment

India’s First Gujarati Animated Movie, Shrimad Rajchandra is now set to take the US market by storm

After successfully running housefull shows in India, this inspirational biopic is releasing in the USA on 4th December 2021, at select Cinemas

04-December-2021, Mumbai:  With advanced and immersive 3D visuals by Shreedhar Kakade, the finest international soul-touching music by Dharam Bhatt, charismatic style of narration by Amar Babaria and SubhavKher, and melodious vocals by Prashant Muzumdar, the movie promises to win hearts of all, with a fan following across domestic and international markets.

Produced by Aatmarth Productions and Bhakti Trust along with the debutant director Bhairav Kothari, 8 years in the making, this film released in its finest avatar in Indian Cinemas on 19th November in 3 languages, Gujarati, Hindi and English. This unique piece of cinema captures over 55 awe-inspiring incidents of this iconic personality’s life journey, from his humble beginnings as Laxminandan to his path-breaking spiritual influence as Shrimad Rajchandra over millions including Mahatma Gandhi and Jamsetji Tata.

Link to movie Trailer:

https://youtu.be/OD_BQttHrU8

This movie has not only touched the Jains and the Gujarati community, but is appreciated by everyone, across all age groups.  From touching people’s souls to making them experience Shrimadji’s live presence, were some of the overwhelming responses.

It has been made with such precision that over 200 reiterations were done for Shrimadji’s model alone to get it right, from his birth to adulthood. This well-researched rich-in-content movie is brought to life by the magical touch of the music composer Dharam Bhatt.

Speaking about this visual spectacle, Kothari said; “The initial thought was to make just a simple audio visual that would influence the new generation and introduce a new perspective towards life. But this thought metamorphosed into a large-scale magnum opus as we explored Shrimadji’s life story! It took us 250,000 man-hours, 4.5 million computing hours and over hundreds of challenges conquered. It is a very special project for me and I believe that it’s not just a movie, it’s a gift of a lifetime!”

Adding to this, the Director of Animation Mr. Shreedhar Kakade said, “The biggest challenge was that we had to recreate character models and structures from old paintings and photographs. We managed to develop over 350 character models and 100 structures that look close to realty. This inspiring story is worth admiring and emulating and I am really looking forward to the audience experiencing the movie.”

You can book a show for your loved ones through their ‘Good Karo, Show Book Karo’ campaign at: www.ShrimadRajchandraTheMovie.com

 Aatmarth Productions develops and produces theatrical films, web series, audio albums and interactive multimedia applications that have the potential of creating a positive impact with respect to humanity, kindness, ethics, non-violence, peace, compassion, and generosity.

Bhakti Trust is a non-profit charitable trust constituted to promote the spiritual path of Shrimad Rajchandraji. It is unbiased towards any sect and propagates Shrimadji’s philosophy through Bhakti and Swadhyay.

Business

Jaipur’s Metalware Manufacturer IRIS Wins the Mandate for the Wedding of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal

Exclusive metalware products of IRIS, to bedeck the wedding of Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal; IRIS supplies

Metalware for all the leading hotel chains of India, including the upscale luxury properties of Rajasthan

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], December 4: As the ancient town of Barwara, near Sawai Madhopur, gears up for the preparation of the much-awaited wedding of the season, Six Senses Royal Fort Barwara is all set to host the wedding of Bollywood heartthrobs Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal from Dec. 7 to 9.

The exclusive decor developed in collaboration with Yee Pin Tan, the Global Head of Design – Six Senses and metalware manufacturer, IRIS, reinterprets the gracious and regal ambience of a bygone era dating back to 700 years. The exquisite products designed by Pin and crafted by IRIS are a unique blend of traditional aesthetics and state-of-the-art designing. Pin felicitated Rajeev Pabuwal, LakshPabuwal and others from team IRIS for the quality of their product.

Exotic fruits, confectionery and amenities would be placed in IRIS’s Kansa finish centrepiece bowls and platters in the suites of Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal and other guests. These platters are exquisitely manufactured in Rajasthani hand-beaten texture in combination with walnut wood for the antique look. At the same time, IRIS’s hand-crafted brass trays and platters will be used for welcoming the wedding guests. At the entrance, spa and the receiving areas of Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal and other wedding guests, statues of Radha, Krishna and Lord Dhanwantri, sculpted in Makrana Marble(designed by TulikaPabuwal and manufactured by IRIS), are installed to add to the antiquity and magnificence of Six Senses Fort, Barwara.

Luxury décor, silverware, dinner sets, cutlery, breakfast settings, high tea setups, serveware, barware, trays and cake stands, customized/merchandise gifts and other tableware products of IRIS are used in various luxury hotels, palaces and resorts in India, including properties in Sawai Madhopur which are set to host the guests from the wedding. Among others, safari lodges of Sawai Madhopur, Aman-i-khas and Sujan’sSherbagh, also uses IRIS’s customized metalware to enhance the blissful experience. Sher Bagh is ornamented with golden décor viz. magnificent golden bathtubs, brass door mats, floor and table lamps, showers fittings, mixers, bathroom amenities, door claddings, tableware, bar counter to make the guest feel the splendor of the bygone royal era.

Luxury metal tableware and décor by IRIS are used in most lavish hotels and palaces of India, including Rambagh Palace, Jai Mahal Palace, Raj Palace, City Palace, Lake Palace, Suryagarh, Jaisalmer and the royal properties in the Udaipur, belonging to Mewar royalty. Leela Palaces, several resorts and hotels in Sawai Madhopur and Bikaner are also clients of IRIS.

Business

Leading Funds including Societe Generale Pick up stake in Karda Construction Ltd

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], December 4: BSE & NSE listed Karda Constructions Limited (KCL), a leading player in the affordable and mid-income housing segment in its home turf Nashik, Maharashtra. As per bulk deal data available on NSE, France based Fund, SocieteGenerale bought 36,00,000 shares at Rs. 16.65 of Karda Construction Ltd on 2 December 2021. Further, Eriska Investment Fund Ltd. also picked up 31,00,000 shares on 3 December 2021.

KCL had been recently awarded with ‘Business Excellence’ by ‘Adsync’ for extraordinary service and dedication in the field of ‘Elite affordable housing’ for 2021.

Karda Constructions Ltd is a First-Generation Construction Company in Maharashtra and Western India with a disciplined and professional approach. The Company was founded and promoted by Mr. Naresh Karda in the year 2007. Promoters have an experience of more than 25 years in the construction industry. The company has established a brand name as “Hari” for all its projects.

The company’s business activity falls within two business segments – Development of Real Estate Properties and Civil Contracting Business.