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Improving skills and knowledge

Improving skills20National Institute for empowerment of person with multiple disabilities (NIEPMD) organised a skill training programme for person with multiple disability under Prime Ministers National Council Skill Development programme. This event was targeted to empower 500 million individuals with improved skill and knowledge to gain access for decent employment by the year 2022. In this regard, SCARF(I) was identified one among the organization to conduct tailoring and embroidery  as primary skill training program for the mentally ill clients. An inaugural programme was launched on Saturday 06-09-2014  in SCARF premises, Anna Nagar West. This programme was inaugurated by Justice Mr.Vaidyanathan, Judge, Madras High Court. It is a 6 month training programme. Nearly 25 clients will be benefited and training completion certificate will be issued by NIEPMD for all the participants. For details contact 2615 3971.

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City Bee

Saliyar Monthly Meeting
The monthly meeting of Saliyar Mahajan Sangh Chennai Branch will be held on 28th September 2014 at 10.30 am at Door No-4, Tamil Nadu Housing Board Complex, Luz Corner, Mylapore, Chennai-4. For details contact A.Palanichamy on 9884603087 and visit www.saliyarcommunity.in

Recitation competition
Vishnu Sahasranama Satsangam, Besant Nagar is conducting recitation competition for school children from Pre K.G. to class XII on 12th October 2014 at Dr. MGR Janaki College for Women.The syllabus for the competition for Pre K.G. to UKG is 10 slokas of Viswam Vishnu.To register and for more details call 044-24424927

Drawing competitions
Aaradhana Academy will conduct Gandhi Jayanthi speech and freehand drawing competitions for students of standard II and III on October 4 and for standard IV and V on 5th October 2014. For details about the competition and for registration, visit www.aaradhana.org.in.

Painting Shows
Apparao Galleries presents ‘Sounds of Silence’- an exhibition of paintings by Yusuf till 28th September 2014. ‘Islands of Light’- an exhibition of photographs and paintings by Ashish Dubey & Masreen Mohamedi will be held till 25th September 2014.Apparao Galleries is located at No-7, Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam, Chennai. For details call 9941012385

Drawings and paintings
An exhibition of drawings and paintings by A.Munuswamy is on at Tamil Nadu Foundation Art Gallery located at No-27, Taylors Road, Kilpauk. The exhibition cum sale is on till 3rd October 2014 from 11am to 7pm. The show is sponsored by Government of Tamil Nadu Art and Culture Department, Chennai. Mr.A.Munusamy can be contacted on 9940219012

Skill training programme
SCARF- Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India) has been identified as one among the organization to conduct tailoring and embroidery as primary skill training program for the mentally ill clients. SCARF- Schizophrenia Research Foundation (India) functions at R-7A, North Main Road, Anna Nagar West (Extn),Chennai. For details contact 2615 3971.

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Students interact with International Speakers

The P.G Department of Social Work (Self Finance) of Madras School of Social Work, Chennai, takes serious efforts to make the curriculum more skill based, practical and professional. Through their PEGASUS SOCIAL WORK FORUM, students are exposed to and are afforded the opportunity to listen and interact with international speakers and varied social activists working on a range of issues.

StudentsIn a series of such events the Forum organised a talk by Mr. Anto Akkara, Foreign Correspondent for Catholic News Service- South East Asia. He, addressed the social work students, here in Madras School of Social Work on 15th of September 2014. His address was titled “Social Action and Social Advocacy”. He encouraged the students to engage in media advocacy by having a strong basis in facts and objectivity on the issue of any social action or activism.

Mr. Akkara underlined that the responsibility of next generation social workers is gigantic, especially since they will face the herculean task of giving voice to the voiceless, through social action. The media being an important stakeholder in the process of development-in an epoch of shrinking development discourses. Further he stressed that social workers should speak the truth and become the voice for the voiceless. Madras School of Social Work functions at No-32, Casa Major Road, Egmore.

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Mambalam Traffic Police installs signboards

mambalam policeIn a bid to regulate chaotic traffic movement along South Usman Road, T.Nagar, the R1.Mambalam Traffic Police has installed sign boards with the help of sponsors. The move of placing of “No U Turn” sign board near the T.Nagar MTC bus terminus was aimed at ensuring smooth flow of traffic. In an attempt to ease congestion, Chennai City Traffic Police (CCTP) has also introduced digital signboards with road safety messages on major roads in the city.

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World Last Week

Saturday 06th September

 A giant white rabbit by Dutch artist Florentijn drew more than one million visitors during an art exhibition held at Taoyuan Country in Taiwan. The rabbit made out of waterproof paper.

 NASA has successfully tested the most complex robot engine part ever designed by the agency and created by 3D printing in Marshall Space Flight Center located at Huntsville, Alabama showcasing latest technology.

 New York is the most populous city in USA. Scientists have developed an algorithm for taxi sharing that can potentially ease traffic congestion and cut pollution level.

 Markings dating back nearly 40,000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated. Conclusions were made after the discovery of engravings in Gorham cave.

Sunday 07th September

 A Dutch designer has come up with a unique remote controlled flying robotic bird which looks and fly’s very realistic. The project aims to create environment awareness and study bird problems.

 Barcelona based industrial design, Studio BAG Disseny has created rolling flowerpot. This unique flowerpot lets plants grow in a much better and healthier manner.

 Claudio Vieira, an accountant and public speaker from Monte Santo, Brazil has arthrogryposis, a condition that fuses joints. He was also born with his head upside down.

 Aliens are always important subjects for scientists and researchers. Anelia Loubser, a photographer in Cape Town in his latest art show depicts how aliens will look like.

Monday 08th September

 The White Temple of Buddha is found in Thailand. The temple was designed in 1997 by Chalermchai a Thai artist. The temple has even survived a destructive earthquake.

 Scientists have found out in a research that the best technique to prevent ageing is standing up. The research shows that person standing has shorter telomeres than that of a person who stands up.

 German photographer Herbrich has clicked 1,00,000 pictures of nothing but smoke in the air that look like different images. It took him three months just to get 20 pictures which are worth displaying.

 With a aim to discourage people from smoking and throwing cigarette butts in the streets, London City Corporation in association with Keep Britain Tidy installed giant cigarette butts all over London roads.

Tuesday 09th September

 The illuminated caves in the town of Waitomo in New Zealand, are a popular attraction since the year 1887. The glowing worms clustered inside makes the caves bright and beautiful.

 Many different kinds and types of dinosaurs walked on Earth. Researchers have found out that a dinosaur named Dreadnoughtus was the largest dinosaur which weighed about 65 tonnes.

 One Direction has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records 2015 after their three albums debut at the number one spot in the American chat toppers list.

 A new research study by Health experts in America shows that it’s possible to retrain the brain to be addicted to low calorie and eat healthy food. This method will reduce diseases.

Wednesday 10th September

 Eating in front of a television is bad for health. A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) states that watching action movies will make a person to gain weight.

 Japanese space scientists have unveiled the asteroid hunting space probe on a mission to mine a celestial body. The probe is named Hayabusa-2.

 Social networks, including Facebook, increase the risk of being exposed to “offensive behaviours and hate speech”, which could have a harmful effect on users’ mental wellbeing, a new study has shown.

 MS Tûranor Planet Solar, is the largest solar-powered boat in the world. The ship powered exclusively by solar energy went on a voyage along the Venetian Lagoon in Venice.

Thursday 11th September

 Australian scientists baffled by finding that men are targeted in 84 per cent of all unprovoked shark attacks, and make up 89 per cent of all shark bite fatalities.

 The study by International Telecommunications states that Mobile phones will outnumber human population by the end of 2014, reaching a staggering 7.3 billion.

 A vaccine against dengue fever being developed by Sanofi proved effective in its clinical trial. This will help in the introduction of the world’s first inoculation against the disease.

 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is beginning to give a more definitive timeline for when she’ll decide whether to run for president. She has a “unique vantage point” on the presidency.

Friday 12th September
 Brussels celebrates the comic book festival annually. All the comic heroes from create a fantastic atmosphere to celebrate their great festival. There are also comics exhibitions and Balloon’s Day Parade.

 A massive 100 million-year-old ancient extinct volcano has been discovered lurking four kilometres underwater in one of the least explored areas of the Pacific Ocean

 Xenon gas, used in people for anesthesia, may help treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other conditions linked to fear and anxiety, a new study suggests.

 A new study conducted at Zhejiang Institute of Archeology in China’s Zhejiang Province has suggested that peaches’ ancestry dates back to at least 7,500 years to the lower Yangtze River Valley in Southern China.

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Striving towards the all-round development of her students

R.Hemamalani, Principal of Jaigopal Garodia Matric Higher Secondary School, 7th Street, SRP Colony, Chennai – 82
is an educationist, enthusiastically moving forward, ever striving towards the all-round development of her students. In recognition to this contribution, she was awarded Dr.S.Radhakrishnan Best Teacher Award by the Hon’ble Minister for School Education Thiru K.C.Veeramani, Government of Tamil Nadu for the year 2013-2014 on 5th September 2014. I am honoured to be selected for such a prestigious award,” said Mrs.R.Hemamalani, who has been associated with the school for the last 21 years. Smt.R.Hemamalani rose from a humble Biology teacher and after serving at various positions she was promoted as the Principal of the school.

Lady junction 1The students have performed exceedingly well under her expert guidance securing 100% results in the Board Examinations every year. She has the privilege of producing Chennai District First; Second and Third rank in the +2 Board Examination (Commerce Stream) and State III rank consecutively for the past 2 years in the SSLC Examination. Besides, she is a skilled administrator and an organizer. Her proficiency has helped her conduct various programmes based on Science, Space, Sports & Medicine thereby igniting the young minds to display their hidden talents. She has received “The Best Teacher” Awards from various organizations which has motivated her to go higher. Both as Principal and Biology teacher, her approach has always been child centered.

She keeps on endeavoring to provide a stress-free, holistic education by ensuring involvement of the students in sports and games. As Principal, she believes in empowering the students to be independent, kind, creative innovative and above all, to be of sound character. The Managing Trustee, Shri.Ashok Kediaji has congratulated and wished the Principal climb many more steps of glory. The Trustees, Shri.P.K.Somanathanji, Shri.Hitesh Kanodiaji and Shri.Era.Meiyappanji, The Principals of Sister Schools, Staff, Parents and Well-wishers feel extremely elated at her marvelous success and congratulated her and look forward to many more progressive years. May she be always blessed with good health, strength and prosperity. Jaigopal Garodia School office can be contacted on 25500552, 25500083.

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Safety awareness programme conducted by TNEB

Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), T Nagar Division organised a safety awareness programme for its employees and consumers at Bhuvaneswari Kalyana Mandapam, Dr Singaravelu Street, T Nagar The programme included demonstration of fire extinguishers, emergency handling techniques and preventive measures for the benefit of its employees working at various sections of the board such as Tenement, Saidapet, West Mambalam, Nandanam.  Apart from the employees, residents from T Nagar, Teynampet and West Mambalam took part in the programme.Live demonstration was held to save a life from incidents like electrical shock with few crucial first aid methods.

Also methods of handling safety equipment during fire were explained. The board issued hand bills at the venue to take precautionary steps like using three pins in the connection and wearing gloves while handling electrical equipment. Consumers present were also given answers for their various queries. Consumers were explained about methods to move safely from top floors of multi-storey buildings in case of fire incidents. Tamil Nadu Electricity Board has taken adequate measures to completed installing RMU (Ring Main Units) successfully. The RMUs will minimise tripping issues.

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Workshop on Environment and Health

WorkshopChennai District Environmental Information Dissemination Centre(EIDC) an  initiative of the dept. of Environment, Govt of Tamil Nadu has conducted a oneday  workshop on  ” Environment & Health ” at  Bentinck Girls  Higher Secondary School,Vepery,  for 325 NGC / Eco club School Teacher Coordinators of Chennai district in association with Dr.Gupta’s Dental Speacialities Centre. Dr.H.Malleshappa IFS Director, DOE inaugurated the workshop and honoured the teachers who excel in their environmental activities in schools and created awareness among students in the  presence of G.Thangaraj Dist Coordinator, NGC and HM Mrs.N.Marian Usha  Rani.

G.Thangaraj stressed the role of teachers and students in conserving biodiversity and detailed the steps taken by the dept for the awareness programmes to avoid plastics.  J.Daniel Chellappa, Scientist BARC, Dr.M.S.Chandragupta and Scientific officers from Adyar Cancer Institute explained the food habits the ill effects of Tobacco products, energy in daily life etc.  Mrs. P.Kiruba NGC teacher proposed vote of thanks.

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Reaching greater heights

Reaching great heightsLife Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is celebrating its 58th anniversary throughout the country. The LIC building at Mount Road was well decorated and illuminated to mark the occasion. LIC completed 58 years of its service to the nation on 1st September 2014. The anniversary Insurance week was observed from 1.9.2014 to 7.9.2014. On 1st of September 1956, The Life Insurance Corporation of India ( LIC ) embarked upon its momentous journey in true spirit of serving the people and nation as a whole. Since then, it has spearheaded the financial and infrastructure development of the nation. The performance of LIC has been exemplary and it has been growing from strength to strength. LIC Building is a 15-storied building at Mount Road, Chennai, India, serving as the southern regional headquarters of the Life Insurance Corporation of India. It is the first skyscraper built in Chennai and a famous landmark in the city. Moreover the 177 feet tall building was the tallest building in India when it was inaugurated in 1959.

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35th Annual Day Celebration

Variety is the spice of life and school life without feasts and celebrations is charmless. SBOA School and Junior College celebrated its 35th Annual Day on 4th September 2014 at the school premises. The school wore a festive look with decorated arches and colourful flags adorning the pathways. The school band welcomed the Chief Guest and the Management. Mr. A. Krishnan, President, SBIOA Educational Trust, presided over the function.

35 annual dayIt was a proud moment when Principal Mrs. P.C. Selvarani, presented the annual report highlighting the long list of achievements of students in academics, sports and cultural events. The Chief Guest Dr. M. Rajendran, IAS, Director of Agriculture, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, spoke about the innovative farming methods used by farmers in Tamil Nadu in line with the central theme of the function “The International Year of Family Farming”. In his special address the Secretary &Correspondent Mr. D. Thomas Fraco Rajdendra Dev, envisaged a new world where SBOA students would take their country to greater heights. Mr. R. Balaji, associate Secretary and Mr. K. Bavanisankar, Treasurer, SBIOA Educational Trust, were the guests of honour. The cultural extravaganza held the audience spell bound.