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India’s first national basketball talent search at Chennai

The fifth leg of ACG-NBA Jump, India’s first national basketball talent search program tipped off in Santhome School, Chennai.Satnam Singh, the first Indian-born player to be drafted into the NBA, had tipped off the program at the Thyagraj Sports Complex in Delhi on Oct. 26. As part of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and ACG Worldwide Group’s (ACG) commitment to grow basketball in India, the first-of-its-kind program will provide basketball players from around the country the opportunity to develop their skills under the guidance of NBA-certified coaches. One top player from the ACG-NBA Jump program will receive the opportunity to attend an NBA Development League (NBA D-League) tryout in the United States. “ACG-NBA Jump is the next step in our continued commitment to grow the game of basketball in India,” said NBA India Managing Director YannickColaco. “With SimBhullar becoming the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA and Satnam Singh becoming the first Indian-born player to be drafted into the NBA, basketball playing youth in India now have relatable figures to look up to, and this program will give them the opportunity of a direct path to the professional ranks.

1“Promotion of sports and youth development has always been a part of ACG Worldwide’s CSR vision and this program is an important milestone towards realization of this vision,” said ACG Director Karan Singh. “Overarching goal of the program is to identify and hone huge untapped talent pool of basketball in India. We strongly believe that our partnership with NBA to tap this potential can create a solid platform for the aspirants who are talented but do not have access to such platforms. This initiative will also take basketball to almost every corner of India and encourage the youth to take it up as a serious sporting option.”ACG-NBA Jump will be broken up into three phases. In the first phase, six regional, one-day elite camps will be held in six cities: Delhi, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The second phase will consist of a national elite training camp where 32 players selected from the six regional camps will assemble for a four-day training period. In the third and final phase, one top player from the national elite training camp will be selected to attend the NBA D-League National Tryout in the United States for the opportunity to earn a spot on an NBA D-League roster. The selected player will continue to undergo training up until the tryout in June 2016. Sony SIX, the official broadcaster of the program, will create a feature around ACG-NBA Jump, following the program through its various stages and tracking the winner up until his NBA D-league tryout.

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Spreading Greenery

???????????????????????????????As a part of Pasumai Alaigal 2020-85000 Tree Plantation Project, Tree Bank Enviro Team conducted a tree plantation campaign at DAV Matriculation Hr.Sec.School, Choolaimedu, Chennai on 04.02.2016. Around 25 tree saplings at school campus. In this program students taken oath that each child will grow plants at their own and around 1400 saplings will be handover to tree bank on 04.02.2016. Tree Bank Founder Mr.G.Mullaivanam, School Principal Mrs.K.C.Chitra, Secretary Shri.Jeyadevji, School teachers along with students participated in the plant saplings campaign.

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An Enjoyable Family Day celebration

DSC00094 DSC00011 DSC00002 DSC00116Srivilliputtur Saliyar Samuga Nala Sangam held their family function Salifest –IV on 31st January 2016 at Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, ECR, Neelankarai, Chennai. There were many fun filled games and events which were enjoyed by all. A delicious lunch was served. The enjoyable family day get-together was an occasion to remember by one and all. Salifest The Prize distribution and appreciation ceremony.

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M Ct M School celebrates Annual Sports Meet

20160129_151006Sir M Ct M Higher Secondary School, Purasawalkam, Chennai had celebrated its Annual Sports day in a grand manner recently. Assistant commissioner of police (Retd) Thiru T. Rajaram participated as chief guest and gave inspiring speech to the students and distributed the prizes and medals. In addition to this, Thiru Dr.G.Periannan,Thiru poet Kanalmani, and Editor Thiru Vasudevan also participated as guests of honour and distributed certificates to the Winners. Headmaster Thiru N.Sundararajan and Asst.Headmaster Thiru Dr.Mohan welcomed the gathering.

Thiru.B.Sasikumar,PET,presented the annual Sports report of various achievements and performance. Mr.R.Soundarapandian,Zoology Teacher compered the programme in a splendid way.Thiru B.Sasikumar,Thiru P.Shanmuganathan and Thiru A.Sivaraman made all the arrangements and put in their efforts for the successfully conducting the sports meet.

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Tree planting for the New Year

The staff and students of THE IMMACULATE kick started the New Year 2016 by planting saplings and trees as usual. The staff and students had joined hands with the Little Flower Convent at Gemini and planted neem trees and garden plants for the hearing impaired children to learn the road signs.

treeApart from this, creepers were planted in the Adyar neighbourhood. This has been one of the dreams of the foundress Debbie Westcott who always briefed her students that apart from education in the class, they need to work towards making planet earth a better place to live in for the future generations to come.

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To be the among the Global Top Insurance Brokers

Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd which began with an equity capital of Rs.50 lakhs and all 14 people today numbers over 750 people with PAT of Rs.42.9 crores in F2015. In September 2012 the company the company’s valuation stood at Rs.520 crores when an investment from Inclusion Resources Ptv Ltd  a subsidiary of Leap Frog Investments was made for a 15 percent  equity stake in the company. Dr.Jaideep Devare, Managing Director, Mahindra Insurance Brokers Ltd stated during a media conference on 27th January 2016 in Chennai that we are committed to serve the under-prenetrated  markets and under-served customers across the rural markets of India.

DSC00061 He further added that the company’s aim is to reach every household with an insurance solution and to play a greater role in transforming peoples life’s. More over in the last financial year we have serviced over 1 million cases,he added. The company’s long term vision is to be the First Indian company among the Global Top 10  Insurance Brokers  in Revenue  by the year 2020.  For this pioneering company the past and the future can perhaps be best summed up in three words namely- Aspire, Arise and Achieve.

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Grand Founder’s Day Celebration

Lady Andal Venkatasubba Rao School, Lady Andal House of Children & Sir Mutha School celebrated the 121st birth anniversary of their founder, Lady M. Andal Venkatasubba Rao, Padma Bhushan, at the Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall. Around 686 students participated in a musical extravaganza, Jungle Book and a dance drama on excerpts from The Mahabharatha. The thrilling performances of the students were received by an avid audience who rewarded them with resounding applause.

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Republic Day celebrated in a patriotic manner

Republic Day 2016The staff and students of The Immaculate Centre for Spoken English celebrated Republic Day in a special way by choosing to dress in saffron, white, green or blue to be synonymous with the Indian National Flag. The staff and students saluted the flag, feeling nostalgic and felt proud to be an Indian. The Immaculate Centre for Spoken English is located at New No: 25, Old No: 12,1st Floor, Kamaraj Avenue, 2nd Street, Adyar, Chennai.