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Unregulated traffic movement causes a concern

There is frequent risky crossing of vehicles along 3rd Avenue, Anna Nagar az1East, especially by two wheelers and cars. The center median along 3rd Avenue near round tana junction and Shanthi colony main road has been removed to facilitate the channel diversion work. There is no proper regulation by the Traffic Police officials. It is a common sight to see cars and bike drivers crossing in a risky manner. The entire 3rd Avenue stretch has become an accident prone zone. Moreover the diversion channel work, has slowed down traffic movement and made the turning from 2nd Avenue towards 3rd Avenue difficult.

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An educational travel evangelist focusing on a new medium of education!!

lady junction 1K.Srimathy, a resident of Thirumalai Road, T. Nagar is the Managing Director, Space Kidz India. She was presented ‘Leading Women Entrepreneur’ award for 2013-14 from I. I. Global Business Information Pvt Ltd in function held at Mumbai recently. She is an educational travel evangelist focusing on a new medium of education, ‘Education through travel’ which offers myriad options for young minds. Srimathy founded Space Kidz India to propagate this new medium of education. A Tourism Management student from Alagappa University, she was among the 1000 women entrepreneurs chosen from around the world, and funded by Goldman Sachs to pursue management training in Indian School of Business in 2012.Space Kidz India has embarked on a mission to spot future scientists in schools in Tamil Nadu through competitions involving scientists, scholars and educationists.

She said that Space Kidz India is proud to announce that for ‘1st time from India’ – pilot training experience has been extended to ‘high school students’ at the United States. Space Kidz India, join hands with a top aviation school in the United States to offer this unique exposure. The student’s flu a CESSNA 127 all by themselves from one airport to another after a 2 hrs ground training session. Certificates are awarded to these “Young aspiring pilots” after completing the session. Srimathy has received many awards. She was a good athlete during her student days and represented her school and college in national meets. For more details call 86088 89898 or visit www.spacekidzindia.in.

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Periyar Nagar gets long lasting roads

A road in Periyar Nagar, Perambur is one of the interior roads that have been re-laid with concrete. Large parts of city residential stretches are all set to get cement concrete roads. Most of the streets identified for this big budget project are interior roads that are not likely to see much of heavy vehicle traffic. Cement Concrete roads are costlier that bituminous, but are known to be long lasting. Chennai Corporation has started work on laying of concrete roads in Perambur Zone. Acting on the orders of Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Corporation had initiated steps to lay concrete roads.

pnFollowing the orders passed by the Chief Minister , it was decided to lay concrete roads which have high durability for many years. The roads will be laid with the help of modern equipment. Besides concrete, tar road laying works will be carried out by Chennai Corporation in all the zones in the near future. Corporation of Chennai has started by giving a concrete topping to interior roads in Thiru-Vi-Ka Nagar, Anna Nagar, Teynampet and Adyar. Experts said giving roads concrete tops would increase their lifespan exponentially. The corporation’s quality control division will be monitoring the road work.

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Free eye screening and cataract surgery camp

image (1)Theosophical Order of Service Chennai Region with UDHI Eye Hospitals Alwarpet Chennai conducted free eye screening and cataract surgery camp on 21.06.2014 at Avadi Vellanur Post Arikamedu village, near Redhills. At the camp about 180 people were screened. Free spectacles were given to 72 persons on 2.07.2014.Cataract Surgery done successfully to 15 persons.

The camp was conducted by UDHI Eye hospital Alwarpet Chennai staffs, volunteers along with helpful assistance from Dr.P.Nagaraj.PT,Ph.D, Life Member ,Theosophical Order Of Service Chennai Region(TOS ),Coordinator See for Eye project-TOS. Dr.P.Nagaraj.PT.Ph.D is the Director & Chief Consultant Dept Exercise Sports Neuro Rehabilitation Science, PMN Physiotherapy Speciaality Pranikha Suba Pain Relief Center, Ayanavaram, Chennai. For details contact 98400 83496 or visit www.pmnspeciaality.com

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Railway Budget 2014 focuses on High-speed Trains and Improvement

railway-top-imgTamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today hailed the Railway Budget and commended Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda for having practiced transparency in placing before the country the true status of the Indian Railways. Welcoming the Railway Minister’s proposal to work closely with the State Governments on several safety related initiatives including speedy conversion of unmanned level crossings and involving States in the monitoring of on-going projects, Chief Minister said this reflected a new working style and culture which would augur well for speedier project implementation.

bullet-train‘The holistic approach proposed to achieve greater urban transport integration with Railways, responds to a long standing request that my Government has placed to integrate urban transportation in Chennai’. Chief Minister Jayalalithaa also welcomed the proposals to introduce new trains connecting Chennai to different parts of the country and the proposals for special trains to Melmaruvathur and Velankanni’. Chief Minister said the budget has also rightly placed considerable emphasis on improving the experience of the rail traveller by improving cleanliness, security, catering, toilet and other facilities at stations and on trains.”What is commendable is that having recognised this deep crisis, the Railway Budget also provides a vision for the future”, she added.

The Diamond Quadrilateral High Speed Rail network would be a game changer in terms of providing a transport infrastructure backbone for the country, she noted. ”Introduction of high speed bullet trains is an inspirational goal. A number of measures and improvements have been announced to improve the freight performance which were very welcome.  Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda  while presenting the railway budget for 2014-15, propose WiFi systems on all A1 category stations.  Ticket bookings through post offices and mobile phones will be popularised, also coin operated ticket machines:  Severe action to be taken against vendors delivering unhygienic food, including cancellation of contracts CCTVs at stations will be used to monitor cleaning.

To ensure safety, provision of Rs 1,785 crore for road-over/under bridges, multi-pronged approach to eliminate unmanned level crossings. Introduction of bullet trains starting off with the Mumbai-Ahmedabad sector and an ambitious plan to have a Diamond Quadrilateral network of high speed rail connecting major metros and growth centres are on the anvil.

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Massive cleanliness drive at Chennai Central

Southern Railway is undertaking a massive cleanliness drive in railway premises, including railway stations, and on trains. Shri R. Mohan Raja, Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai Division inspected the premises of Chennai Central railway station on 20.06.2014 and directed the station officials to make all out efforts to improve cleanliness. He also advised provision of more space o­n platforms for the passengers to move freely with their luggage. Platforms, concourse area and the circulating area should be cleaned properly and there should be visible improvement in the cleanliness of these places, he added.

Chennai, train stationThis drive will also strive to create awareness among passengers, educate them not to litter and drive home the point that their cooperation is vital in maintaining cleanliness at railway stations and o­n board trains. He also appealed to the rail users in general and passengers in particular to cooperate with the Railways in creating and maintaining a clean environment and better working atmosphere which will help passengers in maintaining their health and ensure pleasant train journeys.

Moreover, those littering in station premises will be levied a fine of Rs.200 as per extant railway rules. During the inspection, Dr. Varaprasad, Chief Medical Superintendent, Smt. G. Gayatri, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager and Shri. Kamalakar Reddy, Senior Divisional Engineer of Chennai Division also emphasized the need for cleanliness in work spots, office premises and surrounding areas. Moreover, a short, humorous skit was performed by railway staff in the station premises urging the rail users to cooperate in keeping railway stations and trains clean

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Tree Bank cleans Pond

??????????Tree Bank Enviro Team conducted 5th year of Rain Water harvesting pond cleaning work on 28.06.2014, Baskar Colony Welfare Association, Walkers club members, IT persons, College students, Tree bank volunteers join this program and clean the pond. They have removed huge amount of plastic bags, bottles, papers and unwanted plants and clean the entire pond. On the same day evening we have got good rain and the water level increased up to 4 feet height. They have also uploaded the video of rain water enters into the pond and increase of water level in you tube.

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Eco friendly programme conducted

Tamil Nadu Horticulture Department & K.K. Nagar11th Sector Civic Exnora jointly organised a’ Terrace Farming’ awareness program at K.K. Nagar recently. K.S.Rajendran, President, K.K. Nagar 11th Sector Civic Exnora welcomed the gathering. Mrs.M.Jayalakshmi, Horticulture officer, in her inaugural speech gave useful tips in planting Roof Top gardening on every building. She also explained the subsidy offered by Tamil Nadu Government. Mr.R.Kalyanasundaram, Asst. Agri. Officer, demonstrated the way it is to be carried out.

DSC04479 There was an open session with interactions. Mr.R.Govindaraj, Joint General Secretary. Exnora International, spoke about the importance to check global warming and the need of the hour to have remedies. Mr.G.Govindaraj, KK Nagar Exnora appreciated the way the 11th sector park is maintained and complemented the team is one among the best. Mr.C.Subramani, Councillor in his address readily accepted to consider the genuine demands made to up lift the park and on the whole of 11th sector. Incoming President Sri S.Narendran and his new team were introduced. Mr.M.Murugaiyan presented the vote of thanks.

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Nominations invited for conferment of UWA Effulgent Star of Decade Award

To synchronize with the 44 years of distinguished standing of UWA,The Association invites applications for conferment of UWA EFFULGENT STAR OF THE DECADE AWARD for the year 2014-15 from eminent journalists, outstanding academicians, educationists, professors of repute, renowned authors, artists, scientists, cultural ambassadors, entrepreneurs, defence personnel, media experts with rich exposure through different communication channels, eminent bankers, doctors, Religious and community leaders, institution builders who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their own fields of endeavour and contributed abundantly to the betterment of contemporary society.

The Award will prove as a testament and honour for the individuals who have excelled them as acknowledged leaders of 21st Century and beyond comparison.  The award epitamises the amazing manner for the exceptional caliber and outstanding excellence not only in one’s own professional capacity but also in his own individual capacity which will remain as hallmark as the most invaluable contribution for the well-being of the mankind. The award is restricted only to 100 outstanding individuals who will be symbolized by presentation of Silver plaque specially designed and crafted for this significant purpose by experienced team of experts and Certificate of Commendation printed in tri colour which will remain permanently as pride possession. The criteria, rules and regulations governing the Award can be had from the UWA National Award Committee,  United Writer’s Association, Sivaswamy Street, Settlur Manor,3-E, Second Floor, Mylapore,Chennai-4. For details contact  28113588 and 28110771.

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Difficult experiences with epilepsy and the road to Recovery!!

Epilepsy struck P.Haridas when he was barely five months old. After living with this syndrome for more than four decades, his third neurologist, Dr.Prithika Chary, cured him from all kinds of seizures through neurosurgery. His ambition in life is to create awareness for epilepsy and counsel those who fear surgery, as neurosurgery could be a cure for epilepsy. As a first step, he is sharing his experiences with epilepsy and his road to recovery in his autobiography titled “My Experience with Epilepsy”. The anecdotes in his book seek to give an insight into the condition and inspire people with epilepsy and their families, care givers and physicians and society at large for a better life.

know yr neighbr1The book tells of anecdotes in his life that will inspire others Epilepsy had traumatized the life of P.Haridas before surgery. Recurrent acute panic attacks made his life miserable whenever he was at home, workplace and whenever he went outside. Epilepsy devastated his life and career because of different kinds of seizures that occurred at any time and any place. The drawbacks of epilepsy like grasping and recalling took a huge beating on his school, college and profession life. Society does not understand the trauma caused by epilepsy and the different kinds of seizures that can occur at anytime and anywhere. P.Haridas has had panic attacks and uneasiness while crossing main roads choked with traffic. He often lost consciousness and even found himself in different places when he regained my consciousness. Undergoing neurosurgery has brought changes not only in his health, but also has come as a blessing by bringing massive changes in his outlook, family, at home, work place and particularly in life.

He has seen so far 55 changes in his life after surgery which cannot be merely explained in words. One of the most stunning changes of his life after surgery was when he undertook a lonely visit to six reputed temples in three days covering Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Neurosurgery has now given me the high confidence level to stand on his own feet and the ability of going all alone even to the farthest places in any part of India. Surgery for epilepsy was the best decision ever made by P.Haridas. His life after surgery has improved tremendously. The peace of mind he experienced after surgery was incredible. The result of the surgery for him is nothing less than a miracle. Neurosurgery put him back on the track. P.Haridas is a graduate in Arts from Loyola College, Chennai.

He has more than 23 years of rich working experience in different areas. The biggest achievement of his life is winning a gold medal for outstanding student in major subject during the first year of his college. Those who are interested in knowing more about the real life tale and struggle against epilepsy can contact P.Haridas on 9941237131.