Ratna Nidhi Trust Launches Mission 10,000 Libraries with Rotary India Literacy Mission




Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust recently joined hands with Rotary India Literacy Mission with the aim to set up 10,000 libraries across India with the Rotary network. It all started in 1996 when Ratna Nidhi and Rotary club of Bombay, Worli joined hands with an aim to provide the underserved with access to quality educational materials for their growth and advancement.

Together they imported a 40 feet container of books from Rotary Club of White Rock, Canada. Thereafter Ratna Nidhi got empanelment with World Bank Washington DC. In the past 20 years, Ratna Nidhi and Rotary in India have imported and distributed more than 2 lakh books to thousands of school & college libraries.

Now that Ratna Nidhi has joined hands with Rotary network in India and globally, the books from ‘Mission Million Books’ will be made available for Rotary clubs to set up happy libraries in their communities. Ratna Nidhi has already donated 20,000 books to Rotary club of Kolhapur, Pune and Gandhinagar. Also, together they have managed to open 228 happy libraries across.

On the occasion, Rajiv Mehta, Trustee, Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust said, “It is surely possible, that these happy libraries will ignite our children to be the next Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein and Steve Jobs. We are doing our duty to provide opportunities to young minds and in the process becoming catalysts for change.”
 
He further added, “We are the modern-day Robin Hood- taking from those who have and do not want and giving it to those who need and do not have.”

Talking on the same RILM's spokesperson said “Rotary has been involved in book collection and library creation for quite some time now. Just 2 years back we collected 1.9 lakh books. On September 8 2016, International Literacy Day, the Union HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar launched 5,000 libraries. Till now Rotary India Literacy Mission has set up more than 2,000 libraries. We are happy to partner with Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust to make 10,000 libraries in 
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 government and government-aided schools across India. “

 

About Ratna Nidhi Trust 

Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust is a non-profit organisation that was established in 1967 by Mr Mahendra Mehta. It was set up in order to tackle the problems of poverty in Mumbai, especially amongst young children. From its humble origins as a family institution it has grown rapidly, and our projects have covered a wide range of activities located in both India and other developing countries. 

Ratna Nidhi strives to empower underserved children, youth and the disabled community through relevant support services like education, clothes, books, food and using innovative technology solutions in the area of disability.

Our current initiatives are targeted towards the physically challenged and underprivileged children in society and are as follows:

· Mobility Project

· Education Scholarship for Children of Terror Victims

· Food for Education

· Garments and Books Project


About Rotary India Literacy Mission (RILM)

Rotary India Literacy Mission (RILM) aims to achieve ‘Total Literacy and Quality Education’ in India through its ‘T-E-A-C-H’ program, with each letter representing a different program vertical.
 
The T-E-A-C-H Program stands for:

T - eacher Support

E - learning

A - dult literacy

C - hild development and

H - appy School
Benefits of cow's fresh milk substantiated by research

Benefits of cow's fresh milk substantiated by research

Niryas.com - Food choices in urban areas in India are aplenty. In comparison, the food choices in most rural areas of India can be said to be meagre. However, when we look at the health of people, we can easily see that the majority of people in rural areas enjoy better health than their urban counterparts. While fresh air and stress free lifestyle may be a factor, what is also noteworthy is the cow-based rural economy. In most rural areas, the five primary cow products that are used are milk, curd, ghee, dung and urine. These are collectively referred to as the Panchgavya. This living as per the principles of Panchgavya may also be a reason for the good health of people in rural areas. Now, even scientific research studies have started to substantiate the benefits of cow milk products such as fresh milk, organic curd, etc.

Scientific research has shown that cow milk products such as fresh full cream organic milk, organic curd, etc. can help in a wide variety of disorders such as diabetes, obesity, arthritis, autism, etc. India's ancient medical system. Ayurveda also talks about the benefits of cow milk and cow milk products. As per Ayurveda, regular consumption of organic curd and buttermilk can help provide relief from several types of gastrointestinal disorders. Ayurveda also recommends regular consumption of cow ghee, which has shown to offer wide ranging health benefits, a survey conducted by Niryas.com

One of the most worrying problems faced by humanity today is the emergence of superbugs that have become resistant to drugs such as antibiotics. These superbugs pose a serious threat to the existence of humanity. Here also, Panchgavya component cow urine has shown to improve the effectiveness of available drugs. Two US patents have already been filed and granted in this regard. The research related to the patent shows that cow urine works as a bio-enhancer and has antibiotic, antifungal and anticancer properties.

Some of the healthy bacteria found in cow milk have shown to have the ability to control phytopathogenic fungi. These bacteria have also shown to benefit plant life when dispersed in soil. Panchgavya component cow dung also offers several benefits since it is known to be anti-thermal and anti-radioactive. Homes in rural India are smeared with a layer of cow dung, which keeps them cool in summers and warm in winters. Dried cow dung, when burnt, emits a constant temperature, something that helps protect the nutritional value of food being cooked.


The benefits of cow products have got even the IIT-Delhi interested. The institute is in the process of conducting various research studies to examine the benefits of cow products.

MSI Announces its’ First Gaming Zone in Kolkata at Galaxy, E Mall




MSI, a leader in gaming notebooks, is pleased to announce its first authorized partner in Kolkata, Galaxy at E Mall.  As a leading gaming brand, MSI has been gaining massive successes in major cities across India. With its aggressive penetration into India market, MSI focuses on user experience. MSI believes in hands on experience of its products. Gamers will understand what it is like to game with a genuine gaming laptop with numerous gaming features (Built-in Steelseries keyboard, Nahimic audio enhancement technology, Cooler boost technology...etc.). Galaxy, MSI’s first authorized partner in Kolkata, will provide the gamers, MSI gaming zone at E Mall. Gamers can simply visit the store and get their hands on these cutting-edge gaming laptops.

Gamers can now enjoy MSI’s latest Intel 7th Gen laptops and VR ready products in their own city.  Galaxy, a prestigious laptop shop in Kolkata, now offers MSI laptops and awaits gamers to come and experience MSI ultra-performance laptops. A special promotion is also launched in celebration of MSI’s entry in Kolkata region.

Galaxy Computech’s working hours of 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM Monday through Saturday will offer wide window of availability to fit customer's busy schedules and hotline and email address will provide plenty of ways to get fast reliable service. Contact: +91 033 2225-5515, Email:info@galaxycomputech.com , Location: E mall, shop no 12, Ground Floor Near ICICI Bank, 8, Ganesh Chandra Ave, Chandni Chawk, Kolkata, West Bengal- 700013

As all MSI products are built to the highest standards, gamers could enjoy ultimate gaming experience on MSI products, even for Virtual Reality (VR). To bring the joy to all the gamers in Kolkata, MSI is pleased to bring its’ latest VR backpack, VR one, to the in-shop event on March 23 2017. MSI breathtaking VR ready product, VR one is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7820HK processor and NVIDIA® extreme level GTX1060 graphics card. Users get to move around and enjoy VR with full movement and total immersion due to the cordless design. No more worries about accidently unplugging the wires between the VR display and the PC. MSI Backpack PC renders greater mobility and freedom for VR gaming. 
          
A Special Promotion
To celebrate the launch of its first gaming zone in Kolkata, MSI  is offering a special deal for all the gamers in India. GT72VR 6RE Dominator Pro Tobii, powered by 8GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 GPU that can bring you extraordinary gaming experience.  MSI has slashed its pricing from Rs. 219,900 to Rs. 199,900. Snap the deal while the stock lasts. For more information contact  indiamarketingnb@msi.com

About Galaxy Computech Pvt. Ltd.
Galaxy Computech Pvt. Ltd is one of the leading service providers of Computer Accessory Dealers and Computer Dealers in Kolkata. With many years of experience, Galaxy delivers the best performance and best return on investment for its customers. Consumers can find a wide range of MSI laptops and computer accessories at the store.  

About MSI:

As a world leading gaming brand, MSI keeps raising the bar in design and innovation of its GAMING Series products and has been a long-term sponsor of global eSports teams. Outstanding teamwork of MSI's senior R&D staff and professional gamers culminates in the creation of every MSI GAMING product. MSI offers various gaming notebook series for users with different needs, either for extreme and ultra performance or for average and mainstream gaming experiences. The Powerful specifications will please both gamers and professionals who wish to use High End Applications. A creative professional seeking a portable solution that can both run and create VR apps

Numero Uno NEO TRIBE Summer Collection-Tribal is the New Revolution

Numero Uno NEO TRIBE Summer Collection-Tribal is the New Revolution

Numero Uno, India’s leading clothing and accessories brand has launched its fabulous summer collection to enable fashion enthusiasts beat the heat with exuberating panache. The brand has always been able to capture the beat and mood of the millennials, understanding their relentless pursuit of dreams and ever changing persona. To assist them in gunning mode, the latest summer collection of Numero Uno drives its inspiration from different corners of the world.
One can really see the cultural inspirations such as of the relaxed and laid back vibe of the Caribbean islands, the grungy look of the desert safari’s and the sharpness of the city life. Therefore the collection is wholesome and offers great value on style. Neo Tribe prides upon proportional layering and fabric mixing. Customers will get a new look of colour combinations and pattern clashes. The highlights of the collection are mentioned below:
Comfy Shirts
The summery shirts come in variety of checks. One can pick their preference from a wide range of plaids and colors. The printed shirts, inspired by nature, are not only comfortable but also are perfect to get a picture clicked and influence the vast crowds on social media platforms.
Summery Shorts
The ones, who like to visit on adventure trails or just have relaxed time in the city, can find their summer treasure box in the shorts collection. Sturdy and strong to be an ally for adventure pursuits, shorts are available in denim with multiple wash effect, worn out and fray look, and tinted shades. The non-denim cargo shorts with utility pockets and functional details can help you easily have your stuff well kept for those long hikes.
Trendy T-shirts  
Neo Tribe is influenced with nature and green surely seems to take the centre stage this year. A soothing color, green represents lushness of great outdoors and is reflective of summer island tripping and jungle safaris. The vast t-shirt collection is available in beautiful summer pastels such as sky blue, turquoise, white, pale pink, mint and lemon yellow. Customers can find a mix of polos, round necks, mandarin collars and henleys in their favorite colours.
Indigo Denims
Numero Uno boasts on innovative denims in all seasonal collections. Our summer denim collection is light in weight and heavy on style. Easy to pair with both shirts and t-shirts, these denims are perfect to beat the heat in the city.
Modish shoes
To add a bit of more suave, Numero Uno collection should be matched with the amazing shoe collection. Available in soft fabrics such as suede, these shoes are bound to rock your look and make heads turns especially to check out your toes. Available at a price of INR 2599, these shoes are going to be with you for miles and miles.

About Numero Uno:
Numero Uno, one of India’s first indigenously manufactured denim labels, was incorporated in 1987 by Hi Fashion Clothing Co., the Flagship brand of Numero Uno Clothing Ltd.
Over the years, Numero Uno Jeanswear has transformed into a dynamic and perceptive label for the youth. Today, it has the privilege of being one of the few power brands that fuses international trends, innovative fabrics, washes, treatments and accessible pricing.
Recognized as a fashionable wardrobe brand, Numero Uno Jeanswear has been coveted many awards. Apart from its existing domestic operations, the brand is seriously looking at licensing arrangements in international markets. Today Numero Uno Jeanswear has leaped ahead and over a short period of time has matured to rub shoulders with International brands.

For more information visit: http://numerounojeanswear.com/

Portronics Announces “MAGNO”





Portronics, a prominent leader in the innovative and portable digital product market, has added “Magno”, an elegantly designed magnetic, cradle-less mobile holder for car to its existing series of elegant car mobile holders.

Magno is a premium magnetic air-vent mount car cell phone holder which makes it easy for the users to find the secure places in the car to keep the phone, media players or GPS devices and use them in hands-free mode for safe driving. It has an ultra-strong magnet to secure the devices against falls even on the rough roads or sudden braking.  Magno comes with a coin-shaped thin metallic strip which can be glued to the back of the mobile device or its cover / case with the provided high quality and safe 3M glue-patch. This metallic coin gets attracted to the magnetic face of the Magno when it needs to hold the devices in place without interfering with the internal electronics of them.  The best quality 3M adhesive on the coin-shaped metallic strip to provide strong and safe grip yet does not harm the device.

Magno clamps easily on any car air-vent either vertically or horizontally with its exclusive push-fit design to provide a stable mounting platform for your smartphones, media players or navigation devices.  The 3600 swivel feature of Magno maximizes the convenience and  visibility at all the times and at all the angles while using GPS or listening to your favorite music  and driving safely without the need to hold the mobile phone in hands. Magno has small holes at the sides to hold the USB cable for charging the device while using it at the same time. This mobile phone holder for car comes with rubber covering on the grip to prevent any damages to the car air-vent and for easy insertion and removal of mobile devices from the air-vent blades.

It is as light weight as feather and does not stress the air vent blades. Also, the length of the grips of Magno is sufficient enough not to restrict air flow inside the car without blocking the flow. 

It comes in three attractive colors to suit your car and personality. These are Gold, Rose Gold and Silver. You can buy all these colors to suit the car interiors or your smartphone.
Pricing and Availability: Portronics MAGNO is priced at a very attractive price-point of INR 299/- and is available both on leading online and offline stores. To know more about availability visit, http://www.portronics.com.

Dire Straits Experience enthrall Gurgaon with tunes of the 80s, as they play for a cause




It was a riveting and memorable night last weekendat Leisure Valley Park in Sector 29, as Dire Straits Experience strummed the strings and magically transported adoring fans to the era of musical genius that was evident in the 1980s and 90s. It was the time when vocalist guitarist Mark Knopfler and his British rock band Dire Straits had acquired cult status and commanded the love and admiration of millions of fans across the globe. Knopfler fans must have certainly missed him in Gurgaon last weekend, but there was still plenty in store for the night, as Dire Straits Experience included Dire Straits’ original members Chris White (sax, flute, percussion, vocals) and Chris Whitten (drums) supported in the lead by Terence Reis (Lead Vocals and Guitar).

The opening track of the concert was 'telegraph road' from the album ‘Love over Gold’ by Dire Straits, released in 1982. There were many among the crowd who had grown up listening to this track, and now hearing it live was an altogether new experience, something that brought back pleasant memories of the past. As the concert progressed, the connect between the band and the crowd grew stronger, as thousands of swaying fans joined vocalist Terence Reis and the rest of the band to sing several songs together. The tempo had started to build and halfway into the performance, it was time to bring out the best of Dire Straits, which included popular tracks from the album ‘Brothers in Arms’. It became evident what the crowd loved most when the track ‘Walk of Life’ was played, which is probably one of the most popular tracks in the album. It was during this time that the decibel levels among the cheering, singing fans appeared to be getting forever louder. Other tracks from the album were also played and there was a solo performances well by Chris White on the saxophone, which really captivated the crowd.

Just when it seemed that the concert has ended, as band members started taking a bow, there were passionate, energetic shouts from the crowd for "one more" "one more". The band obliged and came up with the showstopper of the concert 'Money for Nothing', the iconic track by Dire Straits. The track attracted loud cheers from the crowd and band members repeated specific segments in a loop for the ultimate delight of delirious fans. Reis thanked the crowd at the end of the concert and said that they will be back for more. The next concert will be in Bengaluru.

The live performance by Dire Straits Experience in Gurgaon will be remembered, as it was the British band's first stage gig in the country. Great music has always been the hallmark of the band and this performance was even special since it will support an important social cause. Aptly named 'Play for a Cause', the concert, sponsored by 100 Pipers, seeks to provide sustainable drinking water to villagers in the State of Rajasthan. It was great to see the power of music being utilized to transform lives and make a difference to society.

Even the band members were excited about this new journey, where they can harness their musical prowess, not just to entertain, but also to make a tangible difference in the lives of people who struggle every day for even the most basic of human needs. The Play for a Cause initiative by 100 Pipers has been working with more than 400 leading artists and has been instrumental in providing support to various social causes. This time, with Dire Straits Experience, the plan is to provide better quality of water for drinking, sanitation, irrigation and livestock in villages in Rajasthan. A part of the proceeds generated from ticket sales will be used to launch the social project.

Karan Johar may just save India’s premature babies.



Karan Johar is all about ‘family’ and his extended Bollywood family is the who’s who of entertainment.

And everyone is pouring in to Mumbai's Surya hospital to visit his preemies.

The paparazzi caught Alia Bhatt  visiting on the night of 27th March.

Shah Rukh, Gauri, Ayaan Mukherji and Ranbir Kapoor have all visited Mumbai based Dr. Bhupendra Avasthi's  Surya Hospital to see Karan Johar’s twins.

Avasthi is credited with saving the most premature baby ever born in India at 23 weeks and 460 grams,  in September 2015. 

Avasthi says, “The fact remains that premature baby survivors can face a lifetime of disability including learning disabilities, visual, and hearing problems.”

Avasthi isn't new to celebrities. Surya Hospital has had its regular share of known faces on regular deliveries as well. Former cricketers Jonty Rhodes and S Sreesanth, and lifestyle celebrities like Diana Hayden and Shweta Tiwari. To top it all, it was Amitabh Bachchan who inaugurated a new child centre at the hospital a couple of years ago, followed by Devendra Fadnavis who inaugurated the NICU.

But  with Karan’s babies, the focus has come rightly on  issue of prematurity in India. The facts are glaring.

According to the Lancet, preterm birth rate in India stands at  13% - of all live births in India. This puts India on the number one spot as the country with maximum preterm births. And for once, China lags behind at 7%.

India needs thousands of NICU beds,to save its preemies, as per the #SavePreemies campaign being run by Mumbai’s Surya hospital, the country’s largest NICU.



 When it comes to these preemies, the  lungs, digestive system, immune system and skin are not fully developed. They also need a thorough neurological examination. However an important key to  managing preemies is maintaining the right oxygen levels.” Avasthi adds.