CWG GOLD MEDALLIST FROM PUNE ACCORDED HERO’S WELCOME

‘I owe everything to mama and kaka’, says the Maharashtra wrestler

Wrestler Rahul Aware, who won a Gold medal at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Austalia’s Gold Coast, received a hero’s welcome on Tuesday as hundreds of fans crowded the Pune International Airport to greet him.

Aware, who hails from Patoda tehsil in Beed district, bested Canada’s Steven Takahashi in men’s freestyle 57 kg wrestling final to clinch the top prize in a humdinger of a finale.

A protégé of renowned wrestler Harishchandra Birajdar, the 26-year-old shed tears of joy as he was feted with a Puneri pagadi and hoisted on the shoulders of his enthusiastic fans as he stepped outside the airport.

“It was Birajdar mama’s dream that at least one of his students should win a gold medal at an international event… It was a difficult time for me when he [Mr. Birajdar] passed away in 2011,” said an emotional Aware, who underwent rigorous training with Arjuna awardee Kakasaheb Pawar at the latter’s wrestling academy in Katraj.

Birajdar had scored a Gold way back in the 1970 British Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh in Scotland. An influential figure in the State’s wrestling scene with a deft eye for budding talent, he was responsible for helping several promising wrestlers realise their potential.

“While his [Birajdar’s] death left a void in my life and he was not present to witness my success, Kakasaheb Pawar helped bridge this long journey from despair to success …I am everything today because of mama and Kaka,” said Aware.

This was his second gold medal in Australia, having bagged one at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships held in Melbourne in 2011.

Aware moved to Pune in 2007 to receive instruction under Birajdar at the city’s Gokul Vastad Talimm, which dates from the early 19th century and is situated in the bustling, run-down Bhawani Peth area.

Under Birajdar’s guidance, Aware’s talents soon blossomed, as he bagged the gold at the Youth Commonwealth Games held in Pune in 2008. Since, then it has been a relentless thrust towards the top prize in the international sporting arena.

“Expectations naturally ran high and there was tremendous pressure on me to win the gold at the CWG…the semi-finals and finals, too, became progressively difficult. But I didn’t lose sight of the final goal,” said the modest wrestler, adding that “respecting one’s Guru and imbibing instruction with sincerity” was the surest path to a gold medal.

Aware said his sights were set on the Asian Games to be held in Indonesia in August this year.

“His achievement is extremely commendable… While there have been many good and aggressive wrestlers from Maharashtra, Rahul is the only one to have realized Harishchandra Birajdar’s dream of winning a gold at an international event. He never compromised on his commitment towards his sport,” said an exultant Mr. Pawar.

Reminiscing on his early potential, Aware’s father, Balasaheb Aware, who was present to receive his son, said: “His talent and skill at wrestling was evident since he was seven years of age. While he used to perform well at local events, a turning point came when Birajdar mama, recognizing his potential, urged us to enroll in his talim and we readily consented.”

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Free Eye Camp at Punyadham Ashram an overwhelming success!

· Over 200 patients benefit from the free eye camp

The Free Eye Camp organized by Punyadham Ashram, Pisoli, Pune in association with Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) Pune on Sunday 15th April at Punyadham received an overwhelming response.

The camp was coordinated by their Medical Director, Brig Y.D.Singh (Retd) and the specialists from AFMC, headed by Brig P.S.Moulik with his efficient team of 25 doctors & assistants.

Starting from 8am to 4pm, there was a continous outpour people walking in for a free check up and assistance. Ashram’s own senior citizens, staff & labour, library students and people from areas of Kondhwa, Undri & Pisoli benefitted from this camp.

The camp was inaugurated by Brig Moulik with Maa Krishna Kashyap, Chairperson, Punyadham Ashram. Brig Y.D.Singh, President Shri Sadananda Shetty, Secretary Ghanshyam Zawar, Ganesh Kamthe & Ramesh Grover were also present. Everyone who came registered his/her name & got a complete checkup from the doctors using ‘state of the art’ & advanced equipment. Those requiring medications for treatment of eye problems were given the necessary medicines free on the spot. The patients with a need for spectacles will get free specs in a day or two, and those requiring cataract operations or any further investigations are further referred to reputed hospitals. All this was absolutely free and sponsored by Punyadham Ashram. In all over 200 patients were checked that day.

All arrangements were made for the ease & comfort of the patients, the team of doctors & the volunteers. Refreshments were served to all patients & doctors at regular intervals. Maa and Brig Y D Singh felicitated each of the doctors & their assistants and they thanked Brig Moulik and his team for helping Punyadham in this noble venture. Maa said that their hard work & dedicated service to our nation is exemplary but their service at the eye camp, helped reach out to all those to whom good quality eye care was out of reach! Brig Moulik thanked Punyadham for giving them an opportunity to serve the deserving people of areas around Punyadham. He expressed his admiration towards the noble work that Punyadham is involved with over all these years and making a difference in improving the lives of multitude of people. He also appreciated that the beautiful serene environs of Punyadham gives so much peace & happiness that one is drawn to it from heart & soul.

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Kids scorch the ramp at Kiddies Fashion Show

16 April 2018, Mumbai: The audition round of the Kiddies Fashion Show organized by Corronet Innovations saw 200 kids aged 5 – 11 years scorching the ramp without any hesitation.

The selected models who have been trained by modeling coaches will walk the runway. Affirming on the decision to host the fashion show, “It’s about the need to promote confidence in our children more than anything”, Naresh Vasant, the CEO of C.P. Goenka International School pointed out.

Ravindra Nayak, Managing Director, Corronet Innovations speaking on the occasion said; “We have never seen so much energy on the ramp even with professional models. Aiming to give kids a fashion show of their own as a platform to showcase their skills, Corronet Innovations seek to nurture the children’s interest in fashion. After the audition round there will be grooming sessions and personality development workshop. We are all set to have a fun-filled finale on 28th April.”

Actress Samiksha Bhatt, whose next movie ‘The Past’ is to be released soon said “The event was all about good style and cute kids. Am looking forward to the finale.” Fashion stylist & TV personality Imam Siddique said “I am proud to be a part of the event with tiny tots. The kids showcased so much oomph that is difficult to find on the popular runway models” Actress Harshali Zine said “I also started in standard 3, and got to relive my childhood today. I believe that this show opens a lot of doors for the kids and makes them more focused.” Actress Jahnavi Kiran Killekar said “Children are often extroverts in their own homes, but introverted outside. Shows like these change that.” Choreographer Mohit Agarwal said “I feel kids, especially today, really need that boost to overcome stage fear. Kiddies Fashion provided a wonderful platform for the same.”

Judging by the smiles on both the staff and the parents’ faces, watching their little models stride down the catwalk, this was a very proud moment. There were also photos booths and other fun activities for families.

Hindi:

कीडिज़ फैशन शो में बच्चों ने रैंप वाक किया

कोरोनेट्स इन्नोवशन्स द्वारा आयोजित कीडिज़ फ़ैशन शो के ऑडिशन दौर में 5-11 साल की आयु के 200 बच्चों ने बिना किसी झिझक के रैंप पर जलवे दिखाए। चुनीत मॉडल, जिन्हें मॉडलिंग कोचों द्वारा प्रशिक्षित किया गया है, रनवे पर चलेंगे। फैशन शो की मेजबानी के फैसले की पुष्टि करते हुए, सीपी गोयनका स्कूल के सीईओ नरेश वसंत, ने कहा” यह हमारे बच्चों में विश्वास को बढ़ावा देता है।”

इस मौके पर बोलने वाले कोरोनेट इन्नोवशन्स के प्रबंध निदेशक रवींद्र नायक ने कहा; “हमने पेशेवर मॉडलस के साथ भी रैंप पर इतना ऊर्जा कभी नहीं देखी है बच्चों को अपने कौशल दिखाने के लिए एक मंच के रूप में एक फैशन शो देने का प्रयास, कॉरोनेट इन्नोवशन्स ने किया है। ऑडिशन दौर के बाद व्यक्तित्व विकास कार्यशाला को सुशोभित किया जाएगा। हम 28 अप्रैल को मजे से भरे ग्रैंड फिनाले के लिए तैयार हैं। ”

अभिनेत्री समीक्षा भट्ट, जिनकी अगली फिल्म ‘द पास्ट’ रिलीज होने वाली है, ने कहा, “यह कार्यक्रम अच्छी शैली और सुंदर बच्चों के बारे में था। फाइनल की प्रतीक्षा कर रही हूँ।” फैशन स्टाइलिस्ट और टीवी एक्टर इमाम सिद्दीकी ने कहा,” मुझे इन छोटे बच्चो के साथ इस कार्यक्रम का हिस्सा होने पर गर्व है। बच्चों ने इतना स्टायल दिखाया है, जो कि लोकप्रिय रनवे मॉडल पर भी खोजना मुश्किल है ”

अभिनेत्री हर्षली जिने ने कहा, “मैंने भी क्लास 3 में अपना मॉडलिंग कैरियर शुरू किया था, और आज जैसे मैंने बचपन को पुनः जी लिया। मेरा मानना है कि यह शो बच्चों के लिए कई दरवाजे खोलता है और उनका ध्यान केंद्रित कर देता है।” अभिनेत्री जान्हवी किरण किल्लेकर ने कहा,” बच्चों को अक्सर अपने घरों से बाहर टैलेंट दिखाने का मौका मिलना चहिए। ”

कोरियोग्राफर मोहित अग्रवाल ने कहा, “मैं बच्चों के मन को महसूस करता हूं, विशेष रूप से आजकल मंच के डर पर काबू पाने की जरूरत है। कीडिज़ फैशन शो ने इसके लिए एक अद्भुत मंच प्रदान किया। ”

स्कूल कर्मचारि और माता-पिता के चेहरों पर मुस्कुराहट थी; उनके छोटे मॉडल्स को कैटवॉक करता देख, एक बहुत ही गर्व का क्षण था। परिवारों के लिए फोटो बूथ और अन्य मजेदार गतिविधियां भी थीं।

Marathi:

कीडिज़ फैशन शो में बच्चों ने रैंप वाक किया

कोरोनेट्स इन्नोवशन्स द्वारा आयोजित कीडिज़ फ़ैशन शो के ऑडिशन दौर में 5-11 साल की आयु के 200 बच्चों ने बिना किसी झिझक के रैंप पर जलवे दिखाए। चुनीत मॉडल, जिन्हें मॉडलिंग कोचों द्वारा प्रशिक्षित किया गया है, रनवे पर चलेंगे। फैशन शो की मेजबानी के फैसले की पुष्टि करते हुए, सीपी गोयनका स्कूल के सीईओ नरेश वसंत, ने कहा” यह हमारे बच्चों में विश्वास को बढ़ावा देता है।”

इस मौके पर बोलने वाले कोरोनेट इन्नोवशन्स के प्रबंध निदेशक रवींद्र नायक ने कहा; “हमने पेशेवर मॉडलस के साथ भी रैंप पर इतना ऊर्जा कभी नहीं देखी है बच्चों को अपने कौशल दिखाने के लिए एक मंच के रूप में एक फैशन शो देने का प्रयास, कॉरोनेट इन्नोवशन्स ने किया है। ऑडिशन दौर के बाद व्यक्तित्व विकास कार्यशाला को सुशोभित किया जाएगा। हम 28 अप्रैल को मजे से भरे ग्रैंड फिनाले के लिए तैयार हैं। ”

अभिनेत्री समीक्षा भट्ट, जिनकी अगली फिल्म ‘द पास्ट’ रिलीज होने वाली है, ने कहा, “यह कार्यक्रम अच्छी शैली और सुंदर बच्चों के बारे में था। फाइनल की प्रतीक्षा कर रही हूँ।” फैशन स्टाइलिस्ट और टीवी एक्टर इमाम सिद्दीकी ने कहा,” मुझे इन छोटे बच्चो के साथ इस कार्यक्रम का हिस्सा होने पर गर्व है। बच्चों ने इतना स्टायल दिखाया है, जो कि लोकप्रिय रनवे मॉडल पर भी खोजना मुश्किल है ”

अभिनेत्री हर्षली जिने ने कहा, “मैंने भी क्लास 3 में अपना मॉडलिंग कैरियर शुरू किया था, और आज जैसे मैंने बचपन को पुनः जी लिया। मेरा मानना है कि यह शो बच्चों के लिए कई दरवाजे खोलता है और उनका ध्यान केंद्रित कर देता है।” अभिनेत्री जान्हवी किरण किल्लेकर ने कहा,” बच्चों को अक्सर अपने घरों से बाहर टैलेंट दिखाने का मौका मिलना चहिए। ”

कोरियोग्राफर मोहित अग्रवाल ने कहा, “मैं बच्चों के मन को महसूस करता हूं, विशेष रूप से आजकल मंच के डर पर काबू पाने की जरूरत है। कीडिज़ फैशन शो ने इसके लिए एक अद्भुत मंच प्रदान किया। ”

स्कूल कर्मचारि और माता-पिता के चेहरों पर मुस्कुराहट थी; उनके छोटे मॉडल्स को कैटवॉक करता देख, एक बहुत ही गर्व का क्षण था। परिवारों के लिए फोटो बूथ और अन्य मजेदार गतिविधियां भी थीं



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Pune`s 17-year-old swimmer creates world record by double-crossing Bangla Channel

He started swimming at about 5 am on Friday and completed the journey of 32.2 kilometers in 9 hours and 10 minutes.

Pune-based 17-year-old swimmer Sampanna Ramesh Shelar became the first person in the world to double cross Bangla Channel on Friday.

Shelar created the world record by becoming the first person to swim to and fro from Saint Martin’s Island Jetty to Teknaf in Bangladesh also known as the Bangla Channel on Friday.

After achieving the feat, Shelar is now planning to participate in the upcoming swimming competition. “I now eye the upcoming competition to be held in Bhagirathi River for 81 km,” Shelar said.

He started swimming at about 5 am on Friday and completed the journey of 32.2 kilometers in 9 hours and 10 minutes. “It is my first international solo ocean event. I shall give the entire credit to my coach Jitendra Khasnin,” he said.

Recalling the difficulties that he faced during the over 9-hour-long journey, he said: “the two main problems that I faced were the fishes and high tides.

When I was close to ending my swim high tides started coming and they blocked my way for a long time.”

Shelar’s coach Jitendra Khasnin, who has been training him since he was 13 years old, was ecstatic at the achievement of his student. “He started with 40 km/hour speed at Gujarat where he had set a national record.

He was supposed to participate in the Bangla competition but as he was abler than others thus we decided to make this record.

It is easy to go into the sea but difficult to come back due to high tides,” Jitendra said.

Shelar has been practising at Shark Aquatic Club situated at Pune and this is his maiden international record.

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Juicy Fruity Summer at Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan’s MoMo Café

In this scorching mercury- all you want is to enjoy more and more fresh juices and fresh fruits. Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan gives you another reason to visit the hotel as they have put up a Fresh Fruit Juice Counter for their guests to beat the heat.

The Fresh Fruit Juice Counter is extremely healthy that offers fresh fruit juice and freshly cut fruits which is a perfect choice for anyone this summer.

A wide variety of fruits and juices are available, ranging from pineapple, watermelon, apple, to banana, green apple and many more. Juice lovers can relish their favorite drinks and enjoy a mix of cut fruits or juice or the individual pack of cut fruit and juice is available too.

While rushing to the office, you can carry it along so that you don’t miss out on the morning healthy chunk. Even if you miss out on your breakfast, you can have a bowl/glass full of health with their take away healthy option.

Both cut fruits and fresh juice are priced at INR 175+ taxes
When: From 2nd April to 30th April 2018
Time: 10:30 am to 07:00 pm

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LOVE CONQUERS ALL: ABHISHEK CHANDRA’S SENSATIONAL MUSIC VIDEO HITS THE MARQUEE

17 times awarded producer/writer Abhishek Chandra adds another feather to his multi-talented cap. He has Produced, Written and Directed LA based Indian Rapper Sapra’s first musical film that has instantly become a rage in US, India, Canada and UK. The track titled “IshqNashila” shows how love can conquer all. Laden with stunning visuals and grand performance pieces, the film shows how Love can trump drugs in a very heartfelt, intimate and entertaining way. Today, where every other song romanticizes drugs and booze, Abhishek’s take on this subject is a refreshing change. “We are not passing any judgement on people who use Marijuana or other kinds of drugs; we are merely showing that Love can be a powerful drug in itself. If you have love, you don’t need anything else” concludes Abhishek. His next Coco previously titled Fairy Tale is another passionate love story shot extensively in the picturesque locales of Mammoth and Los Angeles. “I’m really excited for Coco; Sapraco-produced these with me and we always believe in creating content that is different and caters to people of all ages while keeping the entertainment quotient high. And Coco does exactly that. Like “IshqNashila”, Coco also has a narrative woven into the music with powerful performances.” He further adds, “Audiences are going to love what we are bringing to the world of musical films. Music videos are my first love. Writing and producing this filmswithSapra is very gratifying. And this collaboration is just beginning. We have two more songs to go after Coco”. Well, given the fact that the first one has garnered so much love, we sincerely await this talented Producer’s future ventures. Sapra’s “IshqNashila” is Produced, Written and Directed by Abhishek Chandra and the music is composed by Sharad Tripathi and Prince Sahab and is released by Speed Records.

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Earth Day !!!

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Earth Day

is an event celebrated on the 22nd of April each year. It marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement started in 1970. Earth day is a reminder of how humans have used and destroyed planet earth. It helps us focus on what we can do and how we can help protect what is left.

We are living in a time of turmoil for mother earth. The planet we call home is facing extinction of species, deforestation, climate change, rising sea levels and many other problems. These problems are a result of the way modern society exploits the earth and her resources – the way we relate to the earth as separate, non-living and unlimited.

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MP Kirron Kher inaugurates sports facility @ Sec24- Chandigarh!

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Sanju, Manyata & Trishala!

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Devgun Pariwar!!!

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