October 23: With the monsoon season coming to an end in the country, recent heavy rains in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, as well as India’s neighbour Nepal, have caused floods in many areas. Over 150 people of these two states, as well as in different parts of Nepal, lost their lives due to heavy floods.
Pujya Morari Bapu will send assistance of Rs. 6 lakh to the families of those who died in the above-mentioned areas. Out of this Rs. 2.50 lakh will be donated to Chief Minister Relief Fund Uttarakhand, Rs. 2.50 lakh for Chief Minister Relief Fund Himachal Pradesh and Rs. 1 lakh will be sent to Nepal.
Pujya Morari Bapu has prayed for the Nirvana of all the deceased and expressed his condolences to the families of the deceased.
Zest in Presents Grand Celebration of World Noble Cause Initiation (WNCI) at Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai
Music video “Saath” directed by Farooq Khan also launched, featuring the pairing of Joshua Lihla and Jyoti Mahajan
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 22: A grand ceremony of Zest in Presents “World Noble Cause Initiation (WNCI)” was organized at Sahara Star Hotel, Mumbai, where “Project Mother” was launched by Kare Foundation Group (USA) of Farukh Khan. A lot of human service in the covid period. Farukh Khan has started this unique initiative and announced the opening of 100 such Mother Care Centers. He said that in many backward areas of the country, pregnant women still do not get immediate and better medical facilities. Many times it happens that a woman who carries a child in her womb for 9 months is not able to see him alive. That he would open 100 maternity centres across the country. This mother project was inaugurated by Farukh Khan himself in the presence of his parents.
Farukh Khan further informed that with the support of Manish Bhai, the first centre of this Mother Project is opening in Panvel on 18th October.
A music video “Saath” under the banner of New York Gang Production was also launched on occasion with the tagline “Hai Yeh Dua Tu Ho Mera”. Farukh Khan has Directed and Produced this lovely music video. He said that “Saath” is not just a music video, but it gives a great message that if someone has corona, do not leave him alone, serve him, that patient will be healthy. Many elders got separated from us because we left them alone and neglected. This music video stars Joshua Lihla and Jyoti Mahajan., Who’s is also the board member of Kare Foundation Group.
Farukh Khan said that Rashid Khan has composed this song which is sung by Mohammad Irfan. Joshua working in this is a handicapped person, but our F Music Company has decided to give a chance to those talents who are disabled helpless and neglected by the industry. Joshua thanked Farukh Khan and said that the way Farukh Khan and his Kare Foundation Group have provided food and drink to the people in America in the time of the COVID pandemic is an unmatched work. He has set an example of human service.
Farukh Khan donated food gift boxes to more than 500 families on the occasion of Christmas on 22 December 2020 with The Honorable Mayor of Houston Mr Sylvester Turner, to help all the needy families. In view of all these social works he had done in the course of the covid pandemic as Humanitarian, Honorable Mayor of Houston announced The Proclamation “December 22 declared to be celebrated as “Farukh Khan Day” in America, which is a big achievement in itself. Through Kare Foundation, he helped people affected by covid and made a music video called “Saath”.
Everyone present at the grand event in Mumbai saluted the spirit of Farukh Khan. It is in the nature of Farukh Khan to live for others and to serve human beings selflessly.
After doing public service in America, now in India too, Farukh Khan has pledged to help as many people as he can with his Foundation. He said our Parents are everything in this world who’s has brought us in this world, and they go under lots of pain and suffering to raise us; it our duty to stand by them each and every second and never leave their sight under any circumstances. When he started talking about his mother on stage, he became very emotional, and his eyes became moist as he shared his upbringing in poverty and what tough life his parents went through to raise him and how he lost his older brother due to a lack of treatment and money caused his mother to lost unborn child. Witness in his own life how mothers are losing a baby due to treatment Farukh khan mentioned that his Foundation will open with 100 maternity homes across India where maternity homes are not available to save mothers and baby lives. In Panvel will be our first Maternity Home will open soon.
National President of NCP Minority Shabbir Ahmed Vidrohi said that the award being given on this platform is being given to those who do good for society. Today there is a shortage of human beings in the country, but there are great people like Farukh Khan who know how to serve humanity. If Farukh Khan is taking the blessings of his parents, then these prayers will save him from all evils.
Ramesh Tripathi, advocate, Shabir Ahmed Vidrohi, Sanjay Bansode Advocate, Dilshad Khan (editor Mumbai Halchal), actor Rajkumar Kannojiya and many social Worker were present at this function said that today I saw the courage and passion in the heart of Farukh Khan to help others, it is amazing. Only a person can become a saint who wants the welfare of others. Farukh Khan has done human service like Swami Vivekananda during covid and lockdown. By doing such work in America, he brought laurels to his parents and the name of his country. He has announced 100 Mother Project, which is a big achievement. Salute to his parents, who gave a son like Farukh Khan.
To open 400 franchised Mickey Arthur Early Learning Cricket Centres (MAELCC) in India
New Delhi (India), October 22: John Michael “Mickey” Arthur is a legendary International Cricket Coach and after 20 years of Coaching Int’l Test Nations such as South Africa,
Australia, Pakistan & Sri Lanka across all cricketing formats including T20, ODI and Tests, Mickey Arthur & Sam Kachru, his Joint Venture partner in India have announced that they will open 400 Early Learning Cricket Centres in India under MAELCC Brand by 2023.
Mickey has coached world famous cricketers like A B De Villiers, David Warner, Babar Azam, Hashim Amla, Kusal Mendis & many more international cricketers during his tenure with South African, Australian, Pakistan and Sri Lanka cricket boards.
Sam Kachru, JV Partner (Mickey Arthur Sam Cricket Ventures) says that Mickey Arthur & I have the long-term vision to develop and nurture the young talent of kids (boys & girls) in India at an early age. Kids shall join, undergo & learn from customised course modules (levels) of the tailored unique MAELCC program suited for beginners. In effect, the kids will be exposed to the right cricketing techniques to get a super strong cricketing base. The rest will take care of itself.
Vishva Deepak, Founder Chairman of Junior DPS Pre-schools, said that along with becoming skilled in the sport, kids will be taught how to keep them mentally and physically fit. Junior DPS Pre-School has been appointed as the key Development partner in India. Junior DPS currently has 200 plus pre-schools under its franchise system nationally and shall open 50 Mickey Arthur Early Learning Cricket Centres in India in next one year.
MAELCC will uniquely franchise & operate its centres pan India for children aged between 3 to 9 years. It will be operated in spaces as small as 500 sq ft and upto an entire cricket field within Tier A, B & C cities of India.
MAELCC, as a brand operates on SOPs & brand guidelines that allow each franchisee to replicate the Global Early Learning Cricket educational experience. Each Coach will be certified by MAELCC and will impart knowledge to the kids as per the proprietary MAELCC course modules.
October 22: The Soldiers of Peace International Association, also known as SPIA, was established in 1988, according to French laws. This NGO obtained in 1995 a general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The goal of SPIA has been to extend on the humanitarian and diplomatic side the actions led by the Blue Helmets on the ground. SPIA main role also has been to help the former Blue Helmets (UN Mission Soldiers) to continue with their lives after their military service, to help them fight for their rights and contribute to keeping the memory of their actions alive.
SPIA is composed of more than 50,000 members in 18 countries:
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Kenya, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Hungary, Indonesia & now in India.
Recently SPIA Delegation was formed in India with the signing of MOU between AISP HQ & AISP Indian Delegation. In this formation, special efforts were taken by Prof.Dr.Dinesh Sabnis on Indian Counterpart & by SPIA HQ International President Mr.Laurent Attar-Bayrou & International Vice President Albert Tibor.
The Indian Delegation appointed committee consist of President-Mr. Pradeep Kumar Sharma(Indian Navy Veteran), Vice President-Mr.Ram Narayan Saini (Indian Army & UN Peacekeeper Veteran), CEO & Secretary General- Prof.Dr.Dinesh Sabnis (Senior Educationist), Jt.Secretary- Mr.Dileep Chand Yadav & Treasurer- Mr.Nitin Pandit.
Member’s enrollment will be starting soon under various categories for AISP-SPIA Indian Delegation as given below:
- Indian Peacekeepers (Current & Veterans)
- Indian Defense Personals (Current & Veterans)
- Civilians from India
- Young Peacemakers (Students between the age group of 12yrs to 17yrs)
- Organisations in India
SPIA India will be working toward bringing all the UN Peace Soldiers of India under one roof of the SPIA Indian delegation. Also, programs & projects such as for Health, Sports, Young Peacemaker & Supporting Veterans will be arranged & promoted by SPIA Indian Delegation. For further details contact firstname.lastname@example.org
!! Together we stand for Development of Nations, Soldiers & Veterans!!
October 22: The Corps Saint Lazarus International (CSLI), or simply the Lazarus Union, is an international NGO that focuses on humanitarian aid and civil protection whilst following the principles of Saint Lazarus; tolerance, humility, mercy and charity. The Lazarus Union has members in more than 6 countries and enjoys General Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations.
CSLI was founded in Austria in 2008. It is an international organization with headquarters in Austria, in Vienna, and is recognized by the authorities of that country with registration no. 023914681 (Austrian central register). In a short time, the CSLI expands in Europe and many other countries, each of which develops projects with local specificity. Recognized as an NGO at the UN in 2013 (Code: 632158), in 2014, it obtained special consultative status at the UN ECOSOC and, in 2019, the general consultative status.
The Lazarus Union has a multitude of activities, mostly focused on helping those in need, such as the homeless, handicapped etc. In some countries, the CSLI has civil protection groups, such as in Austria, Germany, Brazil, the United States and Italy.
Recently Lazarus Union-CSLI Delegation was formed in India under the able guidance & leadership of CSLI Commander in Chief & Ambassador to India Prof. Dr. Dinesh Sabnis. And to mention looking to the hard work & commitment from Prof. Dr. Dinesh Sabnis he has also been assigned CSLI jurisdiction of Asia & the Far East.
Lazarus Union-CSLI Asia & Far East Membership is open for interested people & organizations wishing to serve society following the objectives & Vision of Lazarus Union.
Through CSLI-India programs & projects such as Health Camps, Basic Food Donation Drives, Services to Homeless & needy students will be arranged & promoted. For further details, contact email@example.com
!! Together we stand for Development of Nations & its Society !!
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], October 20: Mumbai-based ‘Being Sevak Charitable Trust, a non-government organization (NGO) working for the upliftment and development of visually impaired people, underprivileged, and poor children, organized the national awards function titled ‘Rashtriya Humanitarian Sevak Awards’ to honor the individuals who have done exemplary work in their respective fields on October 14.
Anuradha Paudwal and Mansi Joshi Roy presented the Rashtriya Humanitarian Sevak Awards to about 15 awardees from various fields at the awards function held during the Navaratri festival at MMK College ground in Mumbai’s Bandra on October 14.
Dr. Bhavesh Bhatia, a visually challenged successful entrepreneur and founder of Sunrise candles based in Mahabaleshwar, was given away an award for his outstanding work in the category of social entrepreneurship. Dr Bhatia, who has been honored three times with the prestigious President’s National award, appeared in various documentaries and interviews such as the famous TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’, Hunarbaaz and Zara Hatke, etc.
The second awardee was Dr. Charudatta Jadhav, India’s first visually challenged celebrated Chess player and founder and president of All India Chess Federation for the Blind. Dr. Jadav conducted three World Championships and an Olympiad for the visually impaired Chess player as the Blind administrator. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated and acknowledged Dr. Jadav’s achievements as a visually challenged Chess player of the country.
Being Sevak Charitable Trust is working in five states in the country. The main focus of the organization is on the overall development of the visually impaired people, underprivileged children, poor and needy sections of the society through Mission Annapurna and various other projects.Trustee of Being Sevak Charitable Trust, Priyank Shah, and other members were present during the National awards function in Mumbai.
Addressing a mammoth gathering, Anuradha Paudwal, an Indian playback singer, said, “I am very humble and honored to be a part of the Being Sevak Charitable Trust event. I got inspired and motivated hearing the extraordinary achievement of all the awardees.”
Mansi Joshi Roy, an Indian actress, was also impressed by the unique initiative of the Being Sevak Charitable Trust and their effort to recognize the contribution of the visually impaired talent in the society. Roy expressed her intentions in joining the trust.
Others who received the National Award were Yogita Tambe, Ajay Lalwani, Darshan Kamble, Dr. Kalpana Kharade, Dr. Santosh Lahu Khandekar, Ajay Vichare, Raju Waghmare, Subhash Chougule, CA Rushabh Kapasi, Tejal Vayas, Jayesh Katelia, Bharat Min, and Advocate Sanjay Jadhav. All the awardees were felicitated by the Anuradha Paudwal, Mansi Joshi Roy, and trustee of the Being Sevak Charitable Trust, Priyank Shah.
October 19: There are grim reports of a looming energy crisis in India. Every day there is a lot of speculation in the media of reports that many coal-based power plants are on the verge of shutting operations due to coal shortages. On the other hand, the central government is busy giving reassurances that there is no coal shortage and there will be no power crisis. These contradictory reports have fuelled fears and concerns among the common man about the actual situation. Only time will tell if we are heading towards an immediate energy crisis or if the problem has been blown out of proportion.
Amid the confusion and worries, let us speak with an expert, Surat’s noted industrialist Viral Desai, popularly known as Greenman. Viral Desai is the only individual who has received four awards from the Indian government for energy conservation, including three awards in consecutive years, a record that no other global corporate has achieved. Viral Desai’s textile processing plant has been running on a hundred per cent wind power for almost two decades. He is contributing to the conservation of millions of litres of water every year by rainwater harvesting. He has also made a rare contribution to environmental protection by planting and managing more than 1.50 lakh trees, creating the 1st green railway station of India at Udhna, and the 1st Miyazaki forest of Indian railways, the Shahid Smriti Van Udhna.
When we talked to Viral Desai about the power crisis, he shared some fascinating views. If his ideas are implemented on a larger scale, we as a country can undoubtedly touch several milestones. Here are his thoughts in his own words:
Even if there is a crisis, it won’t be a lasting one.
If the government is telling us that there is no coal shortage, we must believe it as they know the situation better. But for a moment, let us assume that a coal shortage does occur, and it leads to a power crisis; I am confident it will only be temporary. Coal production may have been impacted at some mines due to weather conditions, which could have led to some shortages. But, power crisis or not, we as citizens must make efforts to shift to renewable energy in the interest of our planet.
Power conservation is the most extensive service to our Nation and will help secure the future of the generations to come.
I believe that conserving energy is also an effective service to the country. If all of us cultivate the habit of switching off lights when not in use, we will be able to save lakhs of units of electricity. This can bring the pollution down considerably. Moreover, each of us can voluntarily observe “Earth Hour” for a few hours every week by switching off all electric appliances, thus creating an energy revolution.
Encourage those who conserve energy and switch to renewable sources of energy generation.
There are many industrial units and entire segments that have switched to renewable energy sources and are generating electricity worth billions of rupees every year by tapping solar and wind energy. The government must encourage such initiatives by introducing a special ranking for products made using renewable energy and mentioning it on the packaging. Huge display boards can be put outside each industry, mentioning their conservation initiatives. As a society, we must appreciate and felicitate people who have switched to renewable energy. This will lead to greater awareness of green energy and inspire more businesses to shift to renewable energy sources.
Talgajarda (Gujarat) [India], October 19: In recent days, Kerala has witnessed heavy rains that caused rivers to overflow, cutting off towns and villages. At least 24 people have been killed in floods, and many are still missing. Considering the catastrophic situation of the state, Spiritual leader and well-known Ram Katha exponent Morari Bapu has extended financial support of Rs. 1.25 lakh to the flood-affected people.
Yesterday, he discussed about flood situation of the state with the Kerala Governor via telephone. He expressed his sorrow for the affected people. The amount will be transferred to the Relief fund account of the Governor from Shree Chitrakut dham Trust Talgajarda.
HEAL Foundation has launched ‘Health4All Online’ – a Weekly Health Show to bring wellness through awareness
New Delhi (India) October 19: To provide a credible platform for better health consciousness and awareness about health and wellness to the people digitally and to address the post-COVID health challenges, HEAL Foundation has launched ‘Health4All Online’, a one-of-its-kind weekly health show every Sunday. The meticulously designed ‘Weekly Health Show’ aims to bring wellness through awareness.
While throwing light on the changing state of variants and the vaccines at the inaugural session of ‘Health4All Online’ Weekly Health Show brought by HEAL Foundation, Guest of Honour and eminent scientist, Prof G Padmanaban, Padma Bhushan, Former Director, IISc, President NASI, Chancellor CUTN, said, “There are two variants of COVID virus – Variant of Concern (VoC) and Variant of Action (VoA). And scientists believe that the Delta variant is the variant of concern, which is not so severe. But vaccines are essential because it protects us, and the severity of diseases is also prevented. As far as the variants are concerned, the Delta variant is not the end of the story. The larger question is – do we have the vaccine for every variant being created? Perhaps not. Thus, I feel that in the middle of next year, India may need the third dose of vaccine. More so, the wonderful initiative ‘Health4All Online’ weekly health show brought by HEAL Foundation in bringing awareness about health and wellness in the masses is commendable indeed.”
“We work for healthcare improvements through various programmes to bring health impacts in the society. Last year, we started COVID Fighters Public Health Safety Movement since the outbreak of COVID in India to bring education and awareness to the masses, which has completed its 500 days and ceaselessly going on. The key learnings of the movement were the abundance of misinformation, disinformation around, and the lack of information in the masses from credible sources. Our various healthcare experts are credible sources for health information. To bring health awareness through experts, we have started the ‘Health4All Online’ weekly health show with the support of ‘Viatris Pharma’. The show will cover preventive health & wellness issues, comorbidities, and various other health issues with respective experts. Weekly Health Round-up capsule and a special session on food and nutrition will be the part of the show,” says Dr Swadeep Srivastava, Founder HEAL Foundation & HEAL Health.
Dr Srivastava added, “The show is also live on our following social media channels. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rSspzkrWBA8
Special Guest at the inaugural session, Ajay Bhatia, Vice President, Head of India Commercial, Viatris, said, “The pandemic has brought lots of problems in the lives of people. Now everyone has turned health-conscious, and they are looking for health solutions. Hence, it becomes important to spread post-pandemic awareness amongst the masses, wherein the upcoming weekly health show – ‘Health4All Online’ brought by the HEAL Foundation is the need of the hour. Through this show, we expect to reach out to the majority to address their post-COVID health & wellness needs.”
Mr Naresh Hasija, Vice President, Head of Public Health Business, India Commercial, Viatris, said, “There should be more focus on prevention and awareness as we have been passing through the post-pandemic era. Now, we should move from illness to wellness. I thank HEAL Foundation for setting the stage for this fantastic initiative – the ‘Health4All Online’ weekly health show. This weekly health show is supposed to bring wellness through awareness to the lives of millions of people.”
Speaking at the inaugural session of ‘Health4All Online’ Weekly Health Show, Special Guest, Prof K Srinath Reddy, Padma Bhushan, President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), said, “Whether it is COVID pandemic or day-to-day health problems we encounter, many of us will require adequate knowledge to prevent, counter and manage the health problems effectively. Therefore, enhancing health literacy is vital. Wearing a mask, maintaining physical distancing, and the right kind of nutrition are required to be followed. We need participatory healthcare where people partner public health to secure solidarity at national and global levels. For that, we need to dispel the myths, counter the fake news, and promote the right kind of health and nutrition literacy.”
Speaking at the 1st episode of ‘Health4All Online’ Weekly Health Show, Prof K Sekar, Head, Centre for Psycho-Social Support in Disease Management, NIMHANS, said, “Health is a state of complete mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease, or infirmity. Mental health is an integral part of health, and there is no health without mental health. In the post COVID times when people are suffering from stress and anxiety, to promote mental health, we need to treat others with dignity and respect, provide emotional support and ensure community inclusion. We need to bring community resilience by ABC – Awareness, Behaviour change, and Continuation through collaboration.”
New Delhi (India), October 19: Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), the only organisation in India representing corporate public affairs professionals, will be hosting its 8th National Forum 2021 in a virtual mode on October 21 -22, 2021. It would focus on PAFI’s Annual Theme “Reviving the Economy: Reimagine. Reboot. Reform”. Over 75 panelists from all over the world, representing government, industry, media and civil society, would share their insights during 16 sessions, carefully curated and spread over two days.
They includeHardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs and, Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India; Jyotiraditya M Scindia, Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India; Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog; Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India.
Ajay Khanna, Forum Chairman & Co-Founder, PAFI & Group Global Chief Strategic & Public Affairs, Jubilant Bhartia Group, said, “Various measures have been announced by the Government that will lead to economic growth in coming months. PAFI’s upcoming 8th National Forum 2021 will focus on the initiatives that will help revive the economy and realize the vision of becoming the largest economy by 2050. It will also emphasize on strategies that industry needs to adopt for an effective public policy and advocacy practise and drive government-industry partnerships to build mutual trust & an inclusive policy process ecosystem.”
Dr Subho Ray, President, PAFI &President, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), added, “The global and Indian economy has, in the last two years, faced unprecedented pressures, eroding the painstaking gains made over the years on several crucial indicators. The terms and nature of business have also changed, forcing corporates to rework the existing models across the value chain. The Government of India has already started to implement the theme of the conference -Reimagine, Reboot and Reform. Hence, there is a need for collective efforts from all stakeholders to come forward and join hands towards the inclusive growth.”
The Forum would also include Best-selling author and columnist Ruchir Sharma, Global Head of Public Policy at Mastercard and the former US Ambassador Richard Verma, Indian Ambassador to the United States Taranjit Singh Sandhu, NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Former Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon, Author, Diplomat and Former Rajya Sabha MP Pavan K Verma, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria, National Health Authority CEO Ram Sewak Sharma, ICRIER Chairman and Genpact founder Pramod Bhasin, TeamLease FounderManish Sabharwal, Nestle India CEO Suresh Narayanan, Sequoia Capital Managing Director Rajan Anandan and Byju’s Founder Byju Raveendran. There will be Government of India secretaries, Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Dammu Ravi, Arvind Singh, Govind Mohan, and Rajesh Aggarwal.
An exclusive session with the partner state Telanganawould feature KT Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MA&UD and Industries and Commerce Department, and Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce, and Information Technology, Electronics and Communications.
Dushyant Chautala from Haryana, Dibya Shankar Mishra from Odisha; Rajyavardhan Singh Dattigaon from Madhya Pradesh; and Chandra Mohan Patowary from Assam would bring in the additional perspectives from state governments.
Agenda includes discussions on Reviving the Economy – Game Plan 2030, CEO’s Perspective, Transforming Policy Process, Geo-Politics and Economy, Reviving the Creative Economy, Make in India – Make for the World, Healthcare, EdTech, and Pleasure of Doing Business. Moderators include media stalwarts like Shekhar Gupta, Shereen Bhan, R Sukumar, Vikram Chandra, Sanjoy Roy, Anil Padmanabhan, and Navika Kumar.
Registration for the Forum is free, frictionless and open through www.pafi.in; besides the practitioners, it offers the rare and valuable opportunity for the policy researchers, students, and young practitioners who are studying, exploring or engaging in the realm of public affairs that spans policy, communication and CSR.