Thousands participate in International Day of Yoga in Toronto

Swami Ramdev with 800 million followers and Sister Shivani, with 200 million followers lead yoga and meditation sessions

Toronto, June 27, 2017: The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) enthusiastically celebrated the third edition of the International Day of Yoga on an unprecedented scale in the presence of His Holiness Yogrishi Swami Ramdev, world renowned yoga master and Sister Shivani, Spiritual leader, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University.

More than 10,000 yoga enthusiasts participated in the yoga sessions held at the International Centre in Mississauga, among them several dignitaries including Kristy Duncan, Canada’s Minister of Science; Patrick Brown, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario; Dipika Damerla, Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs; Deepak Obhrai, Member of Parliament, Hazel McCallion, the  legendary former Mayor of Mississauga and prominent members of the federal, provincial and city political establishments; community and business leaders. The event also witnessed the participation of diplomatic corps based in Toronto.

Swami Ramdev congratulated India’s Consul General Ambassador Dinesh Bhatia, chair of the Advisory Committee of the International Yoga Day Canada (IYDC) and Satish Thakkar, chair of organising committee of IYDC.

“Toronto has organised the largest and the best 3rd International Day of Yoga celebrations outside India,” Swamiji Ramdev said expressing happiness at the heartwarming and rousing reception with which he was greeted by the massive gathering.  “An individual who follows the true path of yoga will be free from desire & lust. Eschewing desire and worldly entrapments leads to true freedom and happiness. Selflessness alone can lead us to salvation and stability,” he said during the three-hour yoga session he held with over 5000 participants interspersing the yoga exercises with wisdom, wit and yoga techniques. Continue reading “Thousands participate in International Day of Yoga in Toronto”

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi kickstarts Yoga Day celebrations at anganwadi centres across the country

Takes part in yoga sessions with children and eye catching official mascot for IDY 2017

The Minister of Women and Child Development , Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi kickstarted the International Day of Yoga 2017 celebrations in Anganwadi Centres by taking part in a yoga session with Anganwadi children and the official Mascot Yogiraj of IDY 2017 at an Anganwadi Centre at Peeragarhi in New Delhi today morning. About 150 children participated in today’s Yoga awareness and celebration event at the Anganwadi centre . The officials of Ministry of Women and Child Development also participated in Yoga sessions enthusiastically .

Anganwadi centres across the country will be participating in the International Day of Yoga celebrations. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has taken up the initiative of imparting awareness about the benefits of yoga to about 100 million beneficiaries through 13.52 lakhs anganwadi centres nationwide. Not only this, the children at the Anganwadi centres will also be instructed to practice yoga on a regular basis to ensure a healthier future. All the CCIs in the States/UTs have also been instructed to observe this international day for stress free and healthy life.

The special feature of today’s function was the official life-size yoga mascot Yogiraj for International Day of Yoga 2017 who performed Yoga along with the WCD Minister and the children. The children were enthralled with the performances of the Yogiraj who also made the children do fun yoga asanas and did Yoga dance for them . Children from Dance Out Of Poverty (DOOP ) performed YOGMOB at the event .

Mascot Yogiraj , an initiative of Central Council of Research and Naturopathy of M/o AYUSH has given #IDY2017 a fresh appeal which is catering to all age groups, right from kids to senior citizens. The Mascot is eye-catching and showcases a young yet symbolic character leaving a great impact on audience and helps boost the awareness of International Day Of Yoga. He has been connecting with families by providing added entertainment and interactivity, especially at Malls, Public Places , Events & Recreational Tourist Areas in Delhi NCR & Lucknow. Continue reading “Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi kickstarts Yoga Day celebrations at anganwadi centres across the country”

Little India: Village Of Dreams: A film by Nina Beveridge

World Broadcast Premiere –TVO –9:00 PM ,July 1, 2017  Little India: Village of Dreams will be available across Canada day after broadcast on tvo.org

 A storied Toronto South-Asian ‘hood serves as a metaphor;For a New Canadian “next-generation” experience

 Once accurately described as “Little India,” the stretch of Gerrard Street in Toronto’s East End that sprung up around a now-defunct Bollywood cinema, has morphed over a half-century into a “little subcontinent.”

As depicted in Nina Beveridge’s intimate documentary Little India: Village Of Dreams, premiering on TVO July 1 at 9:00pm, the stresses of Old World conflicts and New World challenges have reshaped the neighbourhood. As a result, Little India is now pan-South Asian, with shops and restaurants representing Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nepalese and Sri Lankan cultures (alongside gentrified Westernized coffee shops, galleries and health food stores).

Behind the storefronts, family dramas play out. Little India: Village Of Dreams introduces the patriarchs and matriarchs of Little India’s businesses, but focuses on the Millennials and Gen-Xers who feel the lure of Canadian life and conflicted loyalty to their parents’ legacies.

“I love it and I hate it,” says Ronak Diwan, of working in the Paan snack shop started by his father Raju. Henna artist Sumaiyah Shah edges away from her mother’s salon business to collaborate on an events company with her husband. Meanwhile, her athletically-inclined sister Aysha Khan makes plans to join the Toronto Police.

Others embrace their legacy – literally in the case of style-conscious Chandan Singh, whose very name was attached by his parents to the traditional wedding apparel store Chandan Fashion. Harleen Khorana’s red hair and pale complexion almost compels her to prove her “Indian-ness” by dedicating herself to her parents’ store Kala Kendar. And – still mourning the death of his father – Adam Sayani emerges in front of our eyes as a boyish community leader, sharing, with his mother Gulshan, the operation of the famous and popular Lahore Tikka House.

“While making this movie I developed a deep appreciation for the strength of the South Asian family unit,” says Director Beveridge. “I believe it helps their children spring forth with confidence into a new world of Canadian opportunity. They all live together, they work together, they reinforce each other. There’s a collective mindset at work.” Continue reading “Little India: Village Of Dreams: A film by Nina Beveridge”

SUSHMITA SEN INAUGRATES NEW DANUBE PROPERTIES

  • Danube Properties has launched nine projects in just 3 years
  • Launches a new 40,000 square feet office located on Sheikh Zayed Road

Mumbai, 25th May 2017: Danube Properties, UAE’s leading property developer, capped off a successful 3years during which it launched 9 properties with its new 40,000 square feet office on Dubai’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road. Founded in 2014 Danube Properties has become one of the most successful divisions for the Group. Its latest offering is the 29-storey high-rise called Bayz, part of the INR 790 crore project, the property is located in Business Bay and comprises of 456 apartment units with magnificent views of the iconic Burj Khalifa and other prominent structures such as the Marriott Marquee, the Dubai Canal, among others.

The launch was graced by Ex- Miss Universe Sushmita Sen, Danube Brand Ambassador for the Middle East, as well as the Founder and Chairman of Danube Group, Rizwan Sajan along with the senior management of the Group. While a majority of the properties are in the affordable-housing segment, they include state-of-the-art amenities like a swimming pool, a fully-equipped health club and a kid’s play area cum party hall.

Speaking about the Launch, Rizwan Sajan, Founder & Chairman of Danube Group, said “Our current portfolio is steadily growing and we are seeing increasing interest from people in India.  Our new state-of-the-art office will give customers the option to see all our project offerings as well as how the ready-to-move apartments will look. We are a growing team and with the help of this new office at such a convenient location, we aim to serve our customers better.”

Each of the Bayz apartments comes fully furnished with marble flooring in the living & dining area, modular kitchen, exquisite Spanish tiles, and top-notch finishes. Furthermore, every home will include a European technology enabled convertible sofa that makes way for a bed- tucked into the wall. With this project Danube Properties will offer the lowest price in the Business Bay area at just INR 1.1 crore and continue with their famous 1 percent payment plan, starting at INR 1,10,000 per month. Continue reading “SUSHMITA SEN INAUGRATES NEW DANUBE PROPERTIES”

Adesaa Wellness Yoga Retreat launches with pop-up venue

The Mumbai-based startup intends to spread the light of India’s ancient yoga globally to integrate body, mind and soul as the flag bearers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yoga initiative

MUMBAI, May 24: Adesaa Wellness Private Limited, a Mumbai-based startup wellness company, which see themselves as the flag bearers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s yoga initiative, opened its door to encourage the world to practice India’s ancient yoga for a healthier life. The company, as its tagline – reconnect with yourself – intends to spread the light of India’s ancient yoga globally to integrate body, mind and soul.

The word Adesaa is derived from the Sanskrit language, which means a divine command from within. The unique feature of Adesaa Wellness is that one can experience the amalgamation of the best of ancient Indian traditions –Yoga, Meditation and Naturopathy. It provides some of the finest wellness retreat program, which helps understand the relationship between the nutrition and the functioning of body.

While making the announcement Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Samidha Rasaikar, Adessa Wellness Private Limited said, “Adesaa offers you the opportunity for physical, spiritual, and mental rejuvenation through yoga and meditation. There can be no better place to get one of the best learning techniques of yoga and meditation under one roof. “Considering today’s fast-paced of life, we have designed retreat programs, which will not only allow you to slow down and understand your inner-self, but also work on improving ones’ own productivity. Our ‘pop-up theme’ will wow you on the aesthetic level.”

Adesaa will be expanding its footprints in the next couple months with their pop-up locations in Pune, Nagpur, Nasik, Kolhapur, Aurangabad and Goa. “We are contemplating to go international and we are looking at Dubai, London, New York, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Australia, which will be carried out phase-wise,” Samidha said. Continue reading “Adesaa Wellness Yoga Retreat launches with pop-up venue”

INDIAN CRICKET CAPTAIN VIRAT KOHLI BATS FOR CHARITY AT FUNDRAISING GALA DINNER IN LONDON

The Virat Kohli Charity Ball to be held on Monday, 5th June 2017 at the HAC Ground

The Virat Kohli Foundation, an organisation headed by India’s cricket captain and one of the most dominant batsmen in international cricket, will host the Virat Kohli Charity Ball, on Monday, 5thJune 2017 at the iconic HAC Ground, London.

Touted to be one of the biggest charity-sport events of 2017, The Virat Kohli Charity Ball will raise vital funds for charitable causes, for the empowerment of the underprivileged in India.

 Coinciding as it does with Kohli leading the Indian team in the UK this Summer for the ICC Champions Trophy 2017, the star-studded night will bring together some of the greatest names in the game, both past and present, and many other renowned personalities.

The event will comprise a VIP champagne reception, surprise star appearances and world-class entertainment interspersed with a lavish three-course gourmet cuisine. There will also be a live auction where the guests will be able to bid for luxury products and cricket memorabilia close to the heart of the star batsman and his contemporaries. Continue reading “INDIAN CRICKET CAPTAIN VIRAT KOHLI BATS FOR CHARITY AT FUNDRAISING GALA DINNER IN LONDON”

AKSHAY KUMAR RECEIVES BEST ACTOR AWARD AT THE 64th NATIONAL AWARDS INDIA

Cinema icon Akshay Kumar was presented the Best Actor Award by the Hon’ble President of India Shri PranabMukherjee at a ceremony held in New Delhi. Information and Broadcasting Minister of India Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu and MoS Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore were also present on the occasion.

Megastar Akshay Kumar received the accolade for his magnanimous role as Naval Commander Rustom Pavri in the 2016 crime thrillerRustom. Inspired by the 1959 Nanavati case, this Akshay Kumar starrer was a critically acclaimed and equally successful film. Continue reading “AKSHAY KUMAR RECEIVES BEST ACTOR AWARD AT THE 64th NATIONAL AWARDS INDIA”

The Royal Ontario Museum Receives Landmark $5 Million Gift from Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Dan Mishra

Dan Mishra South Asian Initiative will fund ROM research, exhibitions, public engagement, learning activities, and an endowed curatorship.

TORONTO, April 27, 2017The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is pleased to announce it has received a gift of $5 million from entrepreneur and philanthropist Dan Mishra, which represents the largest donation to the Museum’s South Asian section. With this landmark gift, the Dan Mishra South Asian Initiative establishes a newly endowed curatorial position and sustainable funding for exhibitions, public engagement, research, and learning activities that will support and enhance the Museum’s commitment to South Asian art and culture.

Dan Mishra, who came to Canada from India as a student in 1969, has chosen to make the full donation this year. He sees the donation as “an opportunity to give back” to his adopted home. “Throughout its long history, South Asian art and culture has had an important influence on shaping our modern world,” says Mr. Mishra. “I am thrilled to support the ROM’s commitment to bringing a greater public understanding and appreciation of South Asian culture, and broadening the institution’s stewardship and expertise in this area.” Continue reading “The Royal Ontario Museum Receives Landmark $5 Million Gift from Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Dan Mishra”

WIZCRAFT INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES IIFA FESTIVAL NEW YORK 2017

For The First Time Ever New York Gears Up For The Biggest Celebration Of Indian Cinema~

 Mumbai, 12th April 2017: The countdown to India’s biggest, most extravagant and spectacular global celebration of cinema has begun! The International Indian Film Academy is pleased to announce New York City, USA as the host city of the highly anticipated 18th Edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards.

IIFA Festival, one of the most celebrated international events is all set to bring the biggest Bollywood celebrities and event toNew York City at the iconic MetLife Stadium14th & 15th July 2017. The world renowned venue synonymous for hosting the illustrious NFL games, major concerts and entertainment events among others, MetLife Stadium will be host to the electrifying celebration of Indian cinema for the first time this summer.

Kick-starting the festival with the Voting Process for the Awards, IIFA Voting Weekend will be held in Mumbai from the 14th to the 16th of April 2017 at Indus, J.W Marriott Hotel from 10am to 10pm. At the IIFA Voting Weekend, members of the Indian Film Industry show their support to IIFA as they come forward to vote for their peers.

Following the tremendous success of IIFA, the enthusiasm and excitement is huge as IIFA travels to the United States for the second time. A premiere edition for New York, a city that is renowned to be a mecca for entertainment, business, fashion and culture makes it a perfect fit to the multi-faceted IIFA Festival. New York, known to be “The City That Never Sleeps” will most definitely be even more alive with the 48 hours of non-stop excitement and entertainment that will be brought there by IIFA with a star studded contingent travelling for the events. Continue reading “WIZCRAFT INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES IIFA FESTIVAL NEW YORK 2017”

Indian Navy Eyes the Third Pole

Indian Navy’s second expedition to Mount Everest was flagged off by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC Chief of the Naval Staff this morning by handing over the Ceremonial Ice Axe to the climbers. These climbers have been selected from various Ships, Submarines, Aircraft Squadrons and Establishments of the Indian Navy.

The theme of the Expedition being “Sagar Tal se Sagar Matha (from Seabed to Summit)”, the Ceremonial Ice Axe with the Naval Ensign was taken to the bottom of sea by diving off the coast of Karwar and now it shall be taken to the highest point on Earth, thus depicting Navy’s efforts to soar from depths of Ocean to the Summit. Continue reading “Indian Navy Eyes the Third Pole”