For a Stress-Free, Healthy and Happy Life

Free yoga in temple (1)About hundred students had participated in free yoga summer classes conducted by Dr.S.Kalaichelvi (Yoga Master, Pathanjali Yog Samithi and resident of Ashok Nagar) at Ashok Nagar Anjaneyar Temple, 53rd Street, Ashok Nagar, Chennai. There will be free yoga classes for all age group from 6 a.m to 7 a.m daily in the temple premises.More details can be had on  99404 97147.


United India Insurance posts a Net Profit of 256 Crores for 2015 – 16

The Board of Directors of United India Insurance Company Limited has approved the Company’s accounts for the year 2015 – 16 on 13th May 2015. The Company completed a premium of ` 12250 Crores for the year growing at over 14.58%. The Company posted this creditable business growth despite acute competition in the market among the 29 players. The Company’s growth trajectory was fuelled by health insurance growing at 30%, motor at over 13.42% and fire insurance at over 5%. Personal Accident portfolio and Liability portfolio have posted growth of 10% and 17% respectively. Various Verticals of the Company have performed and shown high growth during the year.

DSC00007The LCB vertical, despite stiff competition grew by 16%. The SME vertical grew by 26% during the period to reach ` 473 Crores. The agency vertical grew by 14% in the year, with an accretion of ` 743 Crores The company has 54536 agents and plans to take the agency strength to 60000 in the current year.Under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, where Personal Accident cover of ` 2 lacs is available to bank account holders at ` 12/- per annum, the Company has already enrolled more than 2.28 crore customers, under the scheme. As on date 1425 claims have been reported, out of which 1180 claims have been settled. The Company has taken various initiatives to obtain renewals in respect of all the enrolments. We have carried out an advertisement campaign through ‘Radio City’ Channel in different languages in the month of April 2016, sent SMS alerts to the enrolled insureds and communicated to our Bancassurance partners. The advertisement campaign is going to be repeated during the month of May 2016 in order to ensure renewal of the policies.

The net incurred claims were impacted due to the unprecedented catastrophic floods in Chennai, the like of which was not seen in the last hundred years The foundation stone of the new building was laid on 12.05.2016 during a pompous ceremony organized in the premises.The Company continues to enjoy strong fundamentals with a Solvency Ratio of 1.91 as against the Regulatory requirement of 1.50. ICRA has accorded iAAA rating for the 13th successive year to the Company, indicating its highest claim paying credentials. The Company secured a financial strength rating of B++ (Positive), for the last four years from AM Best, an International Rating Agency.

The year’s results show that the Company’s strategies are yielding the desired results and the Company is optimistic to comfortably complete a premium of ` 14,444 Crores with over 17% growth rate in the current fiscal.The Company has 16366 experienced and talented human resources who are passionately working to take the Company to greater heights and also promote the cause of insurance inclusion of the vast uninsured population in the country.


Mandaveli bus terminus needs seating facility

DSC09987At important MTC bus terminus have seating facility for commuters to sit and wait for the bus to arrive. But at Mandaveli bus terminus, there is no seating facility. Daily both young and old have no choice but to stand and wait until the bus arrives. Provision of seats will be beneficial to the senior citizens.


ITM Scholarships make dreams come true for the Smartest minds of India

ITM Group of Institutions has announced the winners of the ITM Future Leaders Scholarship. ITM, a leader in higher education with a vision to bring the transformative power of education to deserving aspirants, has announced scholarships worth Rs. 10 million (Rs. 1 Crore) as part of its 25th Anniversary celebrations. The top scorers of the exam have been awarded with scholarships ranging in value from Rs. 2 lacs to Rs. 5 lacs. Himaanshu Dikshit, the topper of the exam has been awarded a cash scholarship of Rs. 5 lacs.  The winner of second and third places have been awarded cash scholarships of Rs. 2.5 lakh or 100% scholarship in ITM PGDM programs.While speaking on the occasion, Nitin Putcha, CEO, ITM Group of Institution said, “At ITM, we believe that for the smartest of minds, money should never be an obstacle.

As part of our 25th year celebrations, we are offering aspiring students a chance to fulfill their dreams of education and career growth.ITM Business Schools, operating out of campuses in Navi Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Dombivli, NOIDA and Warangal, offer an AICTE approved ITM PGDM iConnect program. ITM Group which offers career focused courses in various streams including Engineering, Management, Health Sciences, Hotel Management & Culinary Arts, Fashion & Interior Design is also one of the largest Executive Education and Online Education provider in India.  ITM with thousands of successful graduates over 2 decades, and a reputation of quality and innovation amongst students and employers from across India has made the life of fifty students brighter as a part of silver jubilee celebrations.


Global competition for an Eat Well Menu for Kids

Part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), Westin Hotels & Resorts has announced a global competition to reinvent recipes for the brand’s Eat Well Menu for Kids. Beginning next month, associates of more than 200 hotels and resorts will have six weeks in their kitchens to demonstrate their culinary creativity and recreate the kids menu for today’s smallest global guests. After a rigorous selection process, up to 40 of the world’s best recipes will be provided to each property, giving them the flexibility to create their own regionally-relevant Eat Well Menu for Kids.
bbToday’s littlest travelers may or may not be adventurous eaters, but we thought it was important to offer families healthy menu options and introduce fresh alternatives for those who may prefer fries to faro,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Westin Hotels & Resorts. “As a brand committed to our guests’ well-being, we are delighted to refresh the Eat Well Menu for Kids with input from our associates and their families with the goal to make eating well a bit more playful and appealing.”Four of the finalists will also be invited to host SuperChefs Cookery Classes, hands-on cooking experiences that allow younger guests to come into the kitchen, create the new recipes and be sous-chef for a day. This competition follows the recent launch of Westin Family, a global program promoting a sense of well-being for families through interactive programming and signature amenities offered at all hotels, as well as physical play spaces at many resorts.
Witha growing global demand of family travel and their evolving needs, both programs reinforce Westin’s commitment to helping maintain our families well-being while on the road. For more information about the Westin Eat Well Menu for Kids, please visit: westin.com/wellbeing.For more information about Westin Family, please visit: www.westin.com/family.


Nutrition and health combined with great taste

Future Consumer Enterprise Ltd (FCEL), a part of Future Group announced its foray into the dry fruit segment with the launch of a new brand ‘KARMIQ- Food that celebrates your youth’. Being India’s largest sourcing-to-supermarkets FMCG company, FCEL plans to expand its consumer product portfolio from Foods and Spice, Snacks and Beverages to Quality Dry Fruits. With this launch, the company has introduced a range of products such as- KARMIQ California Almonds, Pistachios and Walnut Kernels and Cashews. Speaking about the launch Mr. Devendra Chawla, President, food and FMCG, at Future Group, said “Young India is increasingly becoming attentive towards their well- being thus leading to an increase in health food consumption.

Post doing an extensive study on our customer needs, we are proud to present KARMIQ. It is a blend of nutrition and health combined with great taste. This is what our brand propagates – food that celebrates youth”.KARMIQ – the power house of nutrition aims to cater to the health conscious young consumers and focuses on the joy of eating healthy. Apart from the dry fruit range, KARMIQ also has three variants of olive oils under its portfolio along with canola oil and ricebran oil.KARMIQ California range of dry fruits is currently available across India. The packaging design is bright and each pack comes with a zip lock. Vacuum packs are available for cashews and walnut kernels that help prevent infestation, maintain freshness and crispness of the nuts.

All KARMIQ products are available in pack sizes of 200 gms and 500 gms with a starting price of 300/-.KARMIQ California Walnut Kernels walnuts have infinite number of health benefits with high levels of proteins, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and poly-unsaturated fatty acids and significantly low levels of sodium and zero cholesterol they have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, that help lower bad cholesterol, strengthen hair and help in weight management.


Workshop to improve intelligence

MindFresh - image 2MindFresh Training is conducting a 3 days NLP based workshop for students to improve emotional Intelligence, academic performance, memory and concentration and helping teens to come out of various self-limiting beliefs. Flying Elephants workshop will be conducted by Kirtanya Krishnamurthy, nationally acclaimed Life-skills Trainer.This is the last workshop of this season. Age group: 12 to 18 years. Dates: May 27th – 29th 2016.The venue is  IIT Madras Research Park, Taramani. For more details contact  99529 74023,Website: www.mindfresh.in


Established to promote creative talent

DSC00016Iba Arts and Crafts based at Shenoy Nagar West is an established space for showcasing and learning wonderful art techniques.
Iba provides an excellent platform to display good artistic skills. The highly experienced famous artists associated with Iba are of high repute. The participants will be guided by expert artists to bring out their artistic talents and create wonderful masterpieces in still life, landscape or in portrait painting. Regular painting workshops are also conducted. For more details contact Iba Arts and Crafts at No-12/55, 8th Cross Street, Shenoy Nagar West, Chennai-30 and call 044-64565500.


Excited with the technological transformation

vCentric Technologies, one of the fastest growing IT/ITES organizations in India, announced the installation of SAP S/4 Hana 1511 On-Premise edition for Vectus Industries Limited across its pan-India operations. Vectus Industries Limited is India’s leading and fastest growing pipe and water storage solution company. It is the pioneer in establishing Blow Moulded technology as an alternate method to Roto Moulding for large size water storage tanks.

Vectus Industries Limited goes digital with SAPSpeaking on the successful deployment, a delighted Mr. Ashish Baheti, Managing Director, Vectus Industries Ltd. said, “We are excited with the technological transformation at Vectus. M.V.R. Kumar, CEO, vCentric Technologies, said, “The nuances of such deployment have been quite amazing for an organization such as Vectus. The deployment of S/4 HANA has addressed many challenges and has helped us reach the next-level of being a digital-ready organization.”


Rendering a helping hand

Daasya contribution to Karunai villaThe members of Daasya (12th Avenue, Ashok Nagar,) distributed provisions, dresses, snacks and food to the inmates of Karunai Villa (Mugalivakkam) a home for mentally retarded, elderly persons, disable, helpless and destitute on 15th May 2016.There are 35 inmates from the age group 5 to 60 years of both genders in the home, they are providing free shelter, food, clothes, medical aid and other amenities since 1998 to their inmates.