Honda India Foundation organizes Community Vaccination drive & Health check-up camp for citizens

Sep 20 2021

 

Further mitigating the threat of COVID-19 while extending support to local communities, Honda India Foundation (the CSR arm of all Honda group companies in India) organised a 2-day Health Check-up Camp and Community Vaccination drive at Covid Isolation Centre, Naurangpur, Gurugram (Haryana). Earlier during the 2nd wave of Covid, Honda India Foundation set up, temporary COVID Care centers in Haryana and Rajasthan.

Managed under expert supervision of trained Doctors and medical staff from Doctors for You (a pan India humanitarian organization), the camp was successfully executed as per health guidelines from district administration and Haryana government in the presence of Dr. Sandeep Gupta,  Chief Medical Officer, Primary Health Services, Kasan, Manesar, Gurugram (Haryana).

 

The 2-day health check-up & vaccination camp witnessed more than 900 individual walk-ins. While the health check-up facility was availed by more than 500 citizens living in the nearby localities, the vaccination drive covered close to 450 people during the programme.

 

As part of its ongoing efforts to facilitate healthcare and contribute towards nation’s fight against COVID-19, these centers have provided primary health services, free OPD consultation and medicines to over 1,200 residents of Naurangpur (Haryana) & Tapukara (Rajasthan).

 

Ensuring health & safety of citizens, COVID care centers, Community vaccination drive & health check-up camps by Honda India Foundation have extended healthcare & support to more than 2,100 patients till date. As a socially responsible corporate, Honda is determined to take every possible step for the safety and well-being of all stakeholders and community.


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Pablo Quintanilla wins the Morocco Rally 2021
Oct 16 2021 By Admin
     The Rallye du Maroc concludes with an excellent result for the Monster Energy Honda Team. On the final day of the rally Pablo Quintanilla saw off his rivals to claim both stage and race victories.   Monster Energy Honda Team has scooped an excellent result in the Rallye du Maroc. After only five months with his new outfit, Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla clinched his first race victory aboard the Honda CRF450 RALLY. The occasion also marks Quintanilla’s maiden win in Morocco as he gets back to winning ways after the 2019 Atacama Rally. The team tally now lies at three stage wins in Morocco. Honda’s last win in Morocco was achieved by Paulo Gonçalves in the 2013 edition.   The team’s main aim in participating in this fourth race of the FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship was to clock up as high a mileage as possible in the desert for its four riders ahead of Monster Energy Honda Team’s forthcoming participation in the Dakar Rally. The squad was able to confirm that both the high level of the riders and the Honda CRF450 RALLY bike performance continue along the positive trajectory of recent seasons.   The 166-kilometre final special stage went quickly for most of the riders still in contention for victory at this Rallye du Maroc. David Castera, race director, had designed a stage with very little navigation. With little movement of wind, the dust hanging in the air accompanied the riders throughout the journey, making it impossible for riders starting from the rear to make up time.   Pablo Quintanilla started in a fine position from which to attack Mathias Walkner’s lead. The Monster Energy Honda Team rider held a sufficiently strong pace to allow him to fulfil this main mission and capture the final stage of the Rallye du Maroc. Ricky Brabec was unable to whittle down the gap separating him from his rivals in the general standings and, in spite of finishing runner-up today, narrowly missed out on a podium place.   Joan Barreda was also able to battle his way to the finish, allowing him to go home with a sweet sensation. Sixth on the day and eleventh in the general standings, with the Spaniard highlighting the noteworthy teamwork carried out by the squad in recent days in Morocco. After yesterday’s fall, Chilean rider José Ignacio Cornejo went out today to complete the course, attempting to pull back as much as his physical condition would permit, but nevertheless citing good sensations on the bike. In the end, it was tenth overall place for the rider from Iquique.   The next event to feature Monster Energy Honda Team participation will be at the 2022 Dakar Rally, set to take place in Saudi Arabia from the 1-14th of January.   Pablo Quintanilla (Stage:- 1st, Final Standings-WINNER) “The forecast in Misano is looking hot so we know that we will have to work to improve out feeling to be closer to our Silverstone performance than our performance in Aragon. We have been making improvements in this area, but we need to keep on working to show our potential and the potential of the bike. I am also looking forward to the test, two days of just riding will be a big help because right now one of our biggest problems is the lack of testing we have had this year. Let’s make the most of it.” Ricky Brabec (Stage:- 2nd, Final Standings-4th) “I'm happy to finish another rally, it's been good training for the Dakar. I'm also very excited for the Honda team to be on top of the podium. Unfortunately, we couldn't have two Honda riders on the final podium. It takes a lot of guts to win a stage and it takes a lot of courage to open a stage: only three riders have opened this rally, and I think we opened the most difficult stages. I'm really looking forward to the Dakar and this was just training. I made a couple of mistakes and missed out on the podium on the last day, but at least we'll get home safe and sound and get back to training to be ready for the Dakar.”   José Ignacio Cornejo (Stage:- 16th, Final Standings-10th) “I'm happy to finish another Rally du Maroc, which is always very hard and demanding. The overall result is not what I would have liked, but we are happy because we kept a good pace and the bike was fantastic. The whole team is working very committed to this project and you can see a very important solidity in the team. It's positive as training for the Dakar. Today I was able to go faster than yesterday and that's good to reach the usual race pace.”   Joan Barreda (Stage:- 6th, Final Standings-11th) “I'm happy with the pace we've shown all week here in Morocco. The truth is that the times have been very tight. It's also true that in the end it's a race that is decided on small details. But let's keep the positives: the pace, getting back to the desert, being able to cover a lot of kilometres... to be able to get to the Dakar, which is our goal.” Ruben Faria (General Manager) “The Rally du Maroc ended with a very easy final stage. When we started this rally we knew it would be very tough. We were counting on this last stage to be decisive, but everything changed with the shortened route: no dunes and a lot of dust on the track. Whoever started behind had no chance. Pablo had it in his head that he had to attack to win the race. In the end, it went as planned and he finished first in the final standings. We wanted Ricky on the podium, but with the change of the stage we saw that it was impossible and in the end he finished fourth. Nacho Cornejo crashed yesterday and ended up finishing tenth. It doesn't describe the good race he had ridden until yesterday, but he managed to finish the rally, which was the main objective. Joan had a good rally, I think he was the strongest rider in the rally, but he made a navigation error in the third stage and, with the penalty, he paid dearly, finishing eleventh. To wrap up, I would just like to emphasise that this was a race that we didn't have to win, but it was a way of bringing everyone together: riders, bikes and team. We wanted to finish the rally with all the riders, we didn't want any crashes, we just wanted to work on the navigation. That's why we leave here very happy, with the team and with the bike. Now we are going to focus on working, working and getting to the Dakar and trying to win it for the third year in a row.”   Stage 5 Results   Pos. Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap 1 QUINTANILLA Pablo CHI Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 1:39'12 2 BRABEC Ricky USA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +0'17 3 SANDERS Daniel AUS Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +0'18 4 PRICE Toby AUS Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM 0'37+ 5 EVAN BRANCH Ross BWA Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Yamaha +0'37 6 BARREDA Joan SPA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +1'05 7 HOWES Skyler USA Husqvarna Factory Rally Team Husqvarna +1'58 8 WALKNER Matthias AUT Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +2'36 9 VAN BEVEREN Adrien FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Yamaha +3'45 10 BÜHLER Sebastian POR Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +4'51 11 RODRIGUES Joaquim POR Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +5'27 12 SHORT Andrew USA Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Yamaha +6'06 13 CAIMI Franco ARG Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +6'24 14 BENAVIDES Kevin ARG Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +6'29 15 SVITKO Stefan SLO Slovnaft Team KTM +6'34 16 CORNEJO José Ignacio CHI Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +6'39 16 MORBIDELLI Franco 21 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.42  
PVR Cinemas bags rights for live screening of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Oct 16 2021 By Admin
     PVR Cinemas,  announced that it has closed a deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for live screening the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, in India. The partnership involves live screening of all India games along with the Semi-Finals and Final. PVR will screen these matches across 75+ Cinemas in 35+ cities in India. The association is extremely special in current times when the multiplex industry is still in the revival mode. Cinemas in India are operating under restricted capacity and operating hours with only Telangana, Rajasthan and Karnataka allowing permissions to operate at 100% capacity. Audiences are gradually resuming their movie going experience at cinemas with new movies being released and screening of T20 matches on the large screen will further help in bringing back audiences to cinemas.   Commenting on the iconic relationship with ICC, Mr. Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Ltd said, “We are extremely happy to know about the association with ICC. The Big Screen offers a unique opportunity to maximize the coverage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Cricket and Movies complement each other as in India they are considered as two religions that unite the country. Movie watching and cricket watching is a shared entertainment experience and when it magnified on the Big Screen leads to an adrenaline rush from fans quite similar to a stadium”.   The 35+ cities include Tier-1 ones like New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad. Besides there is an interesting mix of Tier-2 cities which will give access to the huge cricket fan base located in these geographies. PVR has a loyalty base of 1.2 million as part of its PVR Privilege program which will help leverage the footfalls of movie lovers who are also cricket fans at its cinemas.  
Come Join Us As We Take You Around The World On The Upcoming Episode Of Zee Café’s Dance With Me Season 2 With Shakti And Mukti
Oct 16 2021 By Admin
       Zee Café’s first original production “Dance With Me” got off to a flying start! Together with dance maestros Shakti & Mukti Mohan’s fun chemistry, the first eight-episodes have been about blissful dance and total madness! This week, it’s about bringing the different dance forms from around the world to give a taste of magic. Bringing out talents and breath-taking performances, this week’s theme will truly take you ‘Around the World!’ To get up us up and running, Shakti Mohan opened the episode by saying, “Language ka pata nahi but are you up to speed with dance forms from around the world?” Excited much? We are! To channel our excitement, Mukti Mohan said, “Pechle kuch saalo mai jo dance forms invent hue hai aaj hum usko explore karne wale hai.” There’s a lot to explore in this upcoming episode of Dance with me Season 2. You better buck up for the time of your life and enjoy these performances with Aye Mohan, Answer, the Hook Step Challenge and more only on Zee Café's Dance with Me Season 2. Don’t forget to send in your entries and tag @ZeeCafe with your hook step challenges.   In this week’s edition of Aye Mohan Answer! Fans did not disappoint as usual. A fan asked, “What is the biggest screw up in the kitchen?” We’re sure, you didn’t know the Mohan sisters cook. Shakti Mohan answered, “Mukti ne cake banaya tha! Usne didi ko Facetime kiya aur recipe li. Phir uska banke aaya! Smell achi thi! Jaise hi cake kata aur sabne khaya, sabne alag alag katori mai rakh diya! Maine usko dustbin mai fek diya!” Well Shakti, at least she tried. To Spice up things, a fan asked, “How do you tell Mukti you’re angry without telling her that you’re angry!” To which Mukti Mohan answered, “She gives me those eyes!” We’re sure, all of you have been in that place with your siblings. The fans saved the best for last, they asked, “Do you sisters have any secret code or language?” To which Shaki Mohan replied, “Ha Bilkul! Hum kahi bhi hote hai tho kuch na kuch funny hota hi hai. Tho humlog bachpan se yeh kar rahe hai ki kuch ho raha ho tho hum ek dusre ko dekhte hain aur samaj jate hai! Hamari aankho mai baate ho jati hai.” Isn’t the Aye Mohan, Segment getting better and better! Yes, it is. Come join us in another breath-taking episode of Dance with me Season 2. This isn’t it! You just can’t miss Zero Gravity. A group of young dancers who belong from different suburbs are going to take your breath away. They’ve been with each other for 10 years and you’d be able to figure it out in their synchronized performance. Shakti Mohan said, “Yea alag height pe le gaye aap hum logo ko apni performance se!” Defying gravity in every sense, these young boys shook Shakti and Mukti with their air moves and flips. Trust us when we say, this episode has it all. From witty answers to WHOA Performances. Come join us in the 9th episode of Dance with Season 2.
YAS ISLAND'S new dining experience is set to make taste buds sizzle for its hotel guests on the occasion of world food day 2021
Oct 16 2021 By Admin
      Yas Island, entertainment and leisure hubs offers its latest Half-Board Flex dining experience to celebrate World Food Day. The upgrade which is the first-of-its-kind elevated half-board experience, allows guests to dine with freedom at over 30 plus outlets across the destination. Visitors staying at any of the destination’s select hotels will be able to purchase the experience as an upgrade in their package, with prices starting from AED 150* per person. Guests will be able to cherish incredible dining experiences across a variety of popular Yas Island outlets. Individuals booking a stay at any of Yas Island’s leading hotels through the destination’s website, including the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island and the W Abu Dhabi Yas Island will be able to add it to their existing packages and savour the custom-made menus.   Over 30 plus restaurants can be chosen from, including all restaurants at Yas Island’s award-winning theme parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi – as well as select restaurants across Yas Island hotels and leading restaurants in Abu Dhabi’s idyllic Yas Marina. Guests booking Half Board Flex upgrade will enjoy one exclusively crafted three-course meal with the choice of one starter, one main course, and one dessert. Half-Board Flex is available for purchase when booking a stay on any of Yas Island’s hotels via YasIsland.ae. Guests can choose from Half Board Flex Standard or Half-Board Flex Premium. Children between four and eleven will receive 50% off, based on the adult package booked. Yas Island is home to some of Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’ culinary destinations. With a wide range of dining outlets available across the Island, including The Starlight in Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, Aquarium in Yas Marina, Garage at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, and Graphos in the newly opened Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, the destination is a firm dining favorite for UAE residents and tourists. To book all staycation packages on Yas Island, as well as the Half-Board Flex upgrade, guests should visit yasisland.ae.

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Pablo Quintanilla wins the Morocco Rally 2021
Oct 16 2021 By Admin
     The Rallye du Maroc concludes with an excellent result for the Monster Energy Honda Team. On the final day of the rally Pablo Quintanilla saw off his rivals to claim both stage and race victories.   Monster Energy Honda Team has scooped an excellent result in the Rallye du Maroc. After only five months with his new outfit, Chilean rider Pablo Quintanilla clinched his first race victory aboard the Honda CRF450 RALLY. The occasion also marks Quintanilla’s maiden win in Morocco as he gets back to winning ways after the 2019 Atacama Rally. The team tally now lies at three stage wins in Morocco. Honda’s last win in Morocco was achieved by Paulo Gonçalves in the 2013 edition.   The team’s main aim in participating in this fourth race of the FIM Cross-Country Rally World Championship was to clock up as high a mileage as possible in the desert for its four riders ahead of Monster Energy Honda Team’s forthcoming participation in the Dakar Rally. The squad was able to confirm that both the high level of the riders and the Honda CRF450 RALLY bike performance continue along the positive trajectory of recent seasons.   The 166-kilometre final special stage went quickly for most of the riders still in contention for victory at this Rallye du Maroc. David Castera, race director, had designed a stage with very little navigation. With little movement of wind, the dust hanging in the air accompanied the riders throughout the journey, making it impossible for riders starting from the rear to make up time.   Pablo Quintanilla started in a fine position from which to attack Mathias Walkner’s lead. The Monster Energy Honda Team rider held a sufficiently strong pace to allow him to fulfil this main mission and capture the final stage of the Rallye du Maroc. Ricky Brabec was unable to whittle down the gap separating him from his rivals in the general standings and, in spite of finishing runner-up today, narrowly missed out on a podium place.   Joan Barreda was also able to battle his way to the finish, allowing him to go home with a sweet sensation. Sixth on the day and eleventh in the general standings, with the Spaniard highlighting the noteworthy teamwork carried out by the squad in recent days in Morocco. After yesterday’s fall, Chilean rider José Ignacio Cornejo went out today to complete the course, attempting to pull back as much as his physical condition would permit, but nevertheless citing good sensations on the bike. In the end, it was tenth overall place for the rider from Iquique.   The next event to feature Monster Energy Honda Team participation will be at the 2022 Dakar Rally, set to take place in Saudi Arabia from the 1-14th of January.   Pablo Quintanilla (Stage:- 1st, Final Standings-WINNER) “The forecast in Misano is looking hot so we know that we will have to work to improve out feeling to be closer to our Silverstone performance than our performance in Aragon. We have been making improvements in this area, but we need to keep on working to show our potential and the potential of the bike. I am also looking forward to the test, two days of just riding will be a big help because right now one of our biggest problems is the lack of testing we have had this year. Let’s make the most of it.” Ricky Brabec (Stage:- 2nd, Final Standings-4th) “I'm happy to finish another rally, it's been good training for the Dakar. I'm also very excited for the Honda team to be on top of the podium. Unfortunately, we couldn't have two Honda riders on the final podium. It takes a lot of guts to win a stage and it takes a lot of courage to open a stage: only three riders have opened this rally, and I think we opened the most difficult stages. I'm really looking forward to the Dakar and this was just training. I made a couple of mistakes and missed out on the podium on the last day, but at least we'll get home safe and sound and get back to training to be ready for the Dakar.”   José Ignacio Cornejo (Stage:- 16th, Final Standings-10th) “I'm happy to finish another Rally du Maroc, which is always very hard and demanding. The overall result is not what I would have liked, but we are happy because we kept a good pace and the bike was fantastic. The whole team is working very committed to this project and you can see a very important solidity in the team. It's positive as training for the Dakar. Today I was able to go faster than yesterday and that's good to reach the usual race pace.”   Joan Barreda (Stage:- 6th, Final Standings-11th) “I'm happy with the pace we've shown all week here in Morocco. The truth is that the times have been very tight. It's also true that in the end it's a race that is decided on small details. But let's keep the positives: the pace, getting back to the desert, being able to cover a lot of kilometres... to be able to get to the Dakar, which is our goal.” Ruben Faria (General Manager) “The Rally du Maroc ended with a very easy final stage. When we started this rally we knew it would be very tough. We were counting on this last stage to be decisive, but everything changed with the shortened route: no dunes and a lot of dust on the track. Whoever started behind had no chance. Pablo had it in his head that he had to attack to win the race. In the end, it went as planned and he finished first in the final standings. We wanted Ricky on the podium, but with the change of the stage we saw that it was impossible and in the end he finished fourth. Nacho Cornejo crashed yesterday and ended up finishing tenth. It doesn't describe the good race he had ridden until yesterday, but he managed to finish the rally, which was the main objective. Joan had a good rally, I think he was the strongest rider in the rally, but he made a navigation error in the third stage and, with the penalty, he paid dearly, finishing eleventh. To wrap up, I would just like to emphasise that this was a race that we didn't have to win, but it was a way of bringing everyone together: riders, bikes and team. We wanted to finish the rally with all the riders, we didn't want any crashes, we just wanted to work on the navigation. That's why we leave here very happy, with the team and with the bike. Now we are going to focus on working, working and getting to the Dakar and trying to win it for the third year in a row.”   Stage 5 Results   Pos. Rider Num Team Constructor Time/Gap 1 QUINTANILLA Pablo CHI Monster Energy Honda Team Honda 1:39'12 2 BRABEC Ricky USA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +0'17 3 SANDERS Daniel AUS Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas +0'18 4 PRICE Toby AUS Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM 0'37+ 5 EVAN BRANCH Ross BWA Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Yamaha +0'37 6 BARREDA Joan SPA Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +1'05 7 HOWES Skyler USA Husqvarna Factory Rally Team Husqvarna +1'58 8 WALKNER Matthias AUT Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +2'36 9 VAN BEVEREN Adrien FRA Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Yamaha +3'45 10 BÜHLER Sebastian POR Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +4'51 11 RODRIGUES Joaquim POR Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +5'27 12 SHORT Andrew USA Monster Energy Yamaha Rally Team Yamaha +6'06 13 CAIMI Franco ARG Hero Motorsports Team Rally Hero +6'24 14 BENAVIDES Kevin ARG Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Team KTM +6'29 15 SVITKO Stefan SLO Slovnaft Team KTM +6'34 16 CORNEJO José Ignacio CHI Monster Energy Honda Team Honda +6'39 16 MORBIDELLI Franco 21 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Yamaha 0.42  
PVR Cinemas bags rights for live screening of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Oct 16 2021 By Admin
     PVR Cinemas,  announced that it has closed a deal with the International Cricket Council (ICC) for live screening the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021, in India. The partnership involves live screening of all India games along with the Semi-Finals and Final. PVR will screen these matches across 75+ Cinemas in 35+ cities in India. The association is extremely special in current times when the multiplex industry is still in the revival mode. Cinemas in India are operating under restricted capacity and operating hours with only Telangana, Rajasthan and Karnataka allowing permissions to operate at 100% capacity. Audiences are gradually resuming their movie going experience at cinemas with new movies being released and screening of T20 matches on the large screen will further help in bringing back audiences to cinemas.   Commenting on the iconic relationship with ICC, Mr. Gautam Dutta, CEO, PVR Ltd said, “We are extremely happy to know about the association with ICC. The Big Screen offers a unique opportunity to maximize the coverage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Cricket and Movies complement each other as in India they are considered as two religions that unite the country. Movie watching and cricket watching is a shared entertainment experience and when it magnified on the Big Screen leads to an adrenaline rush from fans quite similar to a stadium”.   The 35+ cities include Tier-1 ones like New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad. Besides there is an interesting mix of Tier-2 cities which will give access to the huge cricket fan base located in these geographies. PVR has a loyalty base of 1.2 million as part of its PVR Privilege program which will help leverage the footfalls of movie lovers who are also cricket fans at its cinemas.  
Come Join Us As We Take You Around The World On The Upcoming Episode Of Zee Café’s Dance With Me Season 2 With Shakti And Mukti
Oct 16 2021 By Admin
       Zee Café’s first original production “Dance With Me” got off to a flying start! Together with dance maestros Shakti & Mukti Mohan’s fun chemistry, the first eight-episodes have been about blissful dance and total madness! This week, it’s about bringing the different dance forms from around the world to give a taste of magic. Bringing out talents and breath-taking performances, this week’s theme will truly take you ‘Around the World!’ To get up us up and running, Shakti Mohan opened the episode by saying, “Language ka pata nahi but are you up to speed with dance forms from around the world?” Excited much? We are! To channel our excitement, Mukti Mohan said, “Pechle kuch saalo mai jo dance forms invent hue hai aaj hum usko explore karne wale hai.” There’s a lot to explore in this upcoming episode of Dance with me Season 2. You better buck up for the time of your life and enjoy these performances with Aye Mohan, Answer, the Hook Step Challenge and more only on Zee Café's Dance with Me Season 2. Don’t forget to send in your entries and tag @ZeeCafe with your hook step challenges.   In this week’s edition of Aye Mohan Answer! Fans did not disappoint as usual. A fan asked, “What is the biggest screw up in the kitchen?” We’re sure, you didn’t know the Mohan sisters cook. Shakti Mohan answered, “Mukti ne cake banaya tha! Usne didi ko Facetime kiya aur recipe li. Phir uska banke aaya! Smell achi thi! Jaise hi cake kata aur sabne khaya, sabne alag alag katori mai rakh diya! Maine usko dustbin mai fek diya!” Well Shakti, at least she tried. To Spice up things, a fan asked, “How do you tell Mukti you’re angry without telling her that you’re angry!” To which Mukti Mohan answered, “She gives me those eyes!” We’re sure, all of you have been in that place with your siblings. The fans saved the best for last, they asked, “Do you sisters have any secret code or language?” To which Shaki Mohan replied, “Ha Bilkul! Hum kahi bhi hote hai tho kuch na kuch funny hota hi hai. Tho humlog bachpan se yeh kar rahe hai ki kuch ho raha ho tho hum ek dusre ko dekhte hain aur samaj jate hai! Hamari aankho mai baate ho jati hai.” Isn’t the Aye Mohan, Segment getting better and better! Yes, it is. Come join us in another breath-taking episode of Dance with me Season 2. This isn’t it! You just can’t miss Zero Gravity. A group of young dancers who belong from different suburbs are going to take your breath away. They’ve been with each other for 10 years and you’d be able to figure it out in their synchronized performance. Shakti Mohan said, “Yea alag height pe le gaye aap hum logo ko apni performance se!” Defying gravity in every sense, these young boys shook Shakti and Mukti with their air moves and flips. Trust us when we say, this episode has it all. From witty answers to WHOA Performances. Come join us in the 9th episode of Dance with Season 2.
YAS ISLAND'S new dining experience is set to make taste buds sizzle for its hotel guests on the occasion of world food day 2021
Oct 16 2021 By Admin
      Yas Island, entertainment and leisure hubs offers its latest Half-Board Flex dining experience to celebrate World Food Day. The upgrade which is the first-of-its-kind elevated half-board experience, allows guests to dine with freedom at over 30 plus outlets across the destination. Visitors staying at any of the destination’s select hotels will be able to purchase the experience as an upgrade in their package, with prices starting from AED 150* per person. Guests will be able to cherish incredible dining experiences across a variety of popular Yas Island outlets. Individuals booking a stay at any of Yas Island’s leading hotels through the destination’s website, including the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island and the W Abu Dhabi Yas Island will be able to add it to their existing packages and savour the custom-made menus.   Over 30 plus restaurants can be chosen from, including all restaurants at Yas Island’s award-winning theme parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi – as well as select restaurants across Yas Island hotels and leading restaurants in Abu Dhabi’s idyllic Yas Marina. Guests booking Half Board Flex upgrade will enjoy one exclusively crafted three-course meal with the choice of one starter, one main course, and one dessert. Half-Board Flex is available for purchase when booking a stay on any of Yas Island’s hotels via YasIsland.ae. Guests can choose from Half Board Flex Standard or Half-Board Flex Premium. Children between four and eleven will receive 50% off, based on the adult package booked. Yas Island is home to some of Abu Dhabi’s and the UAE’ culinary destinations. With a wide range of dining outlets available across the Island, including The Starlight in Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, Aquarium in Yas Marina, Garage at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, and Graphos in the newly opened Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, the destination is a firm dining favorite for UAE residents and tourists. To book all staycation packages on Yas Island, as well as the Half-Board Flex upgrade, guests should visit yasisland.ae.

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Mirchi launches a new campaign ‘Proudly Local’; nudges marketers to speak the language of India
Oct 14 2021 By Admin
    Mirchi, launched its latest campaign—Proudly Local—with an aim to build awareness around and underline the importance of being massively multi-local amongst brands and marketers. According to the last government census (2011), over 500 million people in India do not speak Hindi and over 1 billion people do not speak English. Thus, through this campaign, Mirchi aims to create awareness about India’s linguistic diversity and the need for brands to communicate with the locals, in their local language.    In order to truly connect with their audience, brands must integrate local language, insights & nuances in their communication across platforms like radio, print digital and social media.    To highlight and demonstrate this, Mirchi took to print and digital formats, releasing 12 advertisements across 3 cities, in foreign languages like Amharic, Chinese and Korean. This was cheekily done to put marketers in the shoes of local consumers, who do not connect with the Hindi or English marketing initiatives targeted towards them. Through these unique, incomprehensible ad copies, Mirchi aims to pique the interest of marketers across India. To satiate their intrigue and help them join the dots, the brand redirected them to their microsite which highlighted the diversity of India’s lingual ecosystem and the need for multi-localization. Moreover, it also provides access to a white paper on “Marketing to the real India in post-pandemic times”, which delves into the intricacies of strategizing for Indian markets in the new normal, shares case studies and provides an understanding of impactful hyperlocal solutions.   Talking about the campaign, Nandan Srinath, Executive President, Mirchi said, “We are the largest hyperlocal music and entertainment brands in the country. Over the years we have grown to cater to numerous markets within India, in their local language, through a multitude of our offerings—radio, digital content, original content and on-ground activations. We understand the importance of speaking in the consumers’ language and the power it holds to connect with them. Thus, through the launch of our campaign, Proudly Local, we want to create awareness about not just the language barriers that are still prevalent in the marketing community, but also the need to examine local nuance and insights, local knowledge, local mediums and local action. Our client’s brands perform differently in each of their markets, and we help craft solutions across multiple media based on our local teams’ local insights.”   Throughout the course of the campaign, Mirchi aims to share their insights, platforms, content, and other curations with brands across India to help them connect and engage with their target audience.   Click the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGCXny2_3lk to view Mirchi’s big reveal and check out Mirchi.in and learn how to be ‘Proudly Local.’ Sign up to receive a white paper on “Marketing to the real India in post-pandemic times.”  
Pocket FM becomes the leading app on the Play Store
Oct 13 2021 By Admin
       Pocket FM,  has surpassed 40 million downloads and has become top-ranking app in the music & audio category. Pocket FM is entertaining the listeners with over 100,000+ hours of enriching content via long-format content, audiobooks, stories, novels, and podcasts. With the highest engagement time of 110 minutes per listening user daily, it plans to ascend the success ladder by strengthening its position in newer geographies. Within three years of its inception, Pocket FM has established itself as one of the most preferred audio entertainment platforms in top metros and Tier I & Tier II cities. The platform has witnessed 5x growth in the last six months and has been consistently topping the charts in the Music & Audio category on the Play store for straight four months, surpassing some of the leading audio and video platforms. Also, the application is amongst the top five Indian apps in the general category. Among the most tuned genres, it includes Romance & Drama, Horror, Fantasy, Crime & Thriller, and Self-Help. The brand has an extensive base of writers who create compelling content to intrigue the listeners. Some of the most demanded and popular content includes Yakshini, Ye Rishta Kaisa Hai, Humari Chhoti Bahu, Kitni Mohabbat Hai and Shoorveer to name a few.   Commenting on the development, Rohan Nayak, Co-Founder, and CEO at Pocket FM said, “Our creator community has been instrumental in our growth by creating high quality audio shows, which are reaching a similar scale to top video OTT shows. And this has helped us become the top-ranking app. The Audio OTT industry in India is penetrating every day and is expecting to strengthen its footprint in the coming times. We are focused to offer a plethora of intriguing content in various genres, categories, and languages. It is one of the reasons why Pocket FM is on the top of the charts.” Pocket FM has aggressive plans to scale rapidly in overseas and south Indian markets. It intends to achieve 20M monthly active users and introduce more genres on the platform in the coming months. The brand envisions building the largest community of writers and artists, homegrown authors through its platform. 
‘Radio City Super Singer’ returns with the 13th Season
Aug 25 2021 By Admin
  Radio City announces the 13th season of its flagship property, Radio City Super Singer, a singing talent hunt that has over a decade entertained millions of Indians. The show will provide one of the biggest podiums to aspiring singers across 39 cities, with auditions kick-starting from 25th August to 12th September. Returning with a bang, with the tagline ‘Ab lagega singing ka naya dose’, the legacy of the superhit property continues, with an audition process through IVRS, social media platforms, and the Radio City microsite. The finale of Radio City Super Singer 13 is slated to happen virtually on 26th September 2021 on radiocity.in. Sensational singer Kailash Kher is all set to return as a judge for the second consecutive season, and mentor yet another set of budding singing talent in the country, preparing them for stardom through the show. The audition process is set to shortlist 5 talented candidates from the Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Kannada speaking regions respectively this year, to make way for a super grand finale that will be streamed on 26th September on radiocity.in, post which the final winner will be selected by Kailash Kher and through public voting.   Commenting on the launch of the 13th edition of Radio City Super Singer, Radio City's Chief Executive Officer, Ashit Kukian, said, At Radio City, we have always managed to captivate the pulse of our audiences with innovative content that’s capture the nation’s imagination through radio’s creativity. With Radio City Super Singer, we have committed ourselves to presenting the best singing talent in India who we believe will create a mark in the music industry, as demonstrated by our past winners. With a reach of millions through the years, Radio City Super Singer remains one of our most successful properties, and a national benchmark for talent shows and we are elated to uphold its glorious legacy with yet another stellar season. This year, we have strategically grown in the virtual domain amidst the pandemic, as a brand that believes in constantly evolving and adopting to do what it does best – entertain our countless loyal listeners. Season 13 is all set to be grander than ever, and a celebration of good music, staying true to its tagline, 'Ab lagega singing ka naya dose, Radio City Super Singer 13 par'. We remain grateful to our listeners across the country, our sponsors for their faith in our tent pole property.”   Speaking about his excitement to judge yet another season of Radio City Super Singer, Kailash Kher said, “It is an absolute pleasure to return once again as a judge on Radio City Super Singer, a show that truly celebrates the love of good music. I had a great experience mentoring the best budding talents in India, in season 12 and am thrilled to help in the discovery of sensational new voices yet again. The talent that we have nurtured and encouraged through this podium is as diverse as India itself! I look forward to interacting with the immensely gifted singers of young India once more, as I reunite with Radio City to ring in Season 13 of the superhit show, for our countless loving fans.”   It is one of the country’s most successful radio property and has served as launchpad for several singing superstars over the years, such as Harjot Kaur, Bharti Gupta, Manya Narang, Juilee Joglekar among others. The most awarded activity executed by a network of radio stations, the property, is the recipient of the prestigious national and international awards. Radio City Super Singer 13 will promoted extensively across print, radio and Radio City’s social media handles. Auditions are now open for all and aspiring contestants can log on to https://www.radiocity.in/radiocitysupersinger to register and participate.
Ooka Radio Now Present in 5600 Retail Stores in India
Feb 08 2021 By Admin
Ooka Radio, a leading in-store radio management company has achieved a special feat of 5600 retail stores in a span of just five years. New stores have opened up in cities like Pune, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Srinagar, Jodhpur etc in January 2021. The brand has reached 5600 retail stores across 373 Indian cities. Brands like Sports Station, Golds Gym, Lakme, Bharat Petroleum, One India Mart, DLF, RayBan, Cantabil, Meena Bazaar, Anytime Fitness are using Ooka for their in-store radio. Mr. Amit Chawla, Founder - Ooka Radio on the Achievement said, “The world of retail is highly competitive and extremely sensitive to external circumstances. Over the years, our next door retailer has suffered more than he can bear. OOKA Radio is a friend who understands him and will leave no stone unturned to bring back smiles and customers to him in innovative and creative ways.”  

TV

Amitabh Bachchan, Alia Bhat, Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha and other praise Genelia and Riteish Deshmukh’s new initiative
Oct 12 2021 By Admin
      Bollywood celebrities like Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha and Bhumi Pednekar have come forward to talk about Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh’s new venture, Imagine Meats. Taking to their social media, the stars shared about the brand’s delicious products and environmental consciousness. The couple even received best wishes from Alia Bhatt and Saqib Saleem following the launch last month.    Recently, Amitabh Bachchan was greeted with delight when Riteish and Genelia Deshmukh presented the megastar with a wholesome surprise. The Bollywood power-couple who recently appeared on Kaun Banega Crorepati’s Shaandaar Shukravaar episode, shared about their Imagine Meats and gifted Amitabh Bachchan with a unique hamper. Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to talk about Riteish and Genelia’s new food venture.   While talking about the brand, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted, “Imagine Meat… a plant based Meat Co has launched a variety of ready to eat meals .. 100% made from plants.” Link to the Tweet-  https://twitter.com/SrBachchan/status/1444273223135203328   Both Riteish and Genelia, are extremely delighted to have received such warm support from the fraternity. During the launch, Genelia mentioned that this new food start-up has been the couple’s dream and took over three years to come to life. “For over 3 years Riteish and I have nurtured a dream to work towards food choices that are good for you, the animals and our planet”, Genelia Deshmukh said. The brand was launched by Shah Rukh Khan on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.   Imagine Meats seeks to reimagine the way we consume meat by giving them an equally tasty, juicy option of plant-based meat to indulge without the guilt of harming animals alongside being mindful of their health and wellbeing. Imagine Meats comes at a time when conscious eating, and the modern-day tussle between taste and sustainability is at its peak.  
The Q announces the World Television Premiere of critically acclaimed series Aashram
Sep 23 2021 By Admin
    The Q, continues to ride high on innovation and content. In an endeavor to place its viewers on the highest pedestal, The Q is all set to enthrall television audiences by bringing MX Players’ critically and commercially hit limited series Aashram to Indian homes. Directed by Prakash Jha, Aashram is a limited series and one of India’s most popular ones in thriller and crime genres, with Bobby Deol as Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala in lead role. Supported by a stellar cast, Aashram also features prominent personalities such as Tridha Choudhury, Aditi Sudhir Pohankar and Anupriya Goenka among others. The first season of Aashram will air exclusively on The Q starting Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm and will air from Monday to Friday.   A crime fiction drama inspired by true events, Aashram was launched in 2020 and quickly became a topic of discussion in the virtual world. Aashram revolves around the story of Baba Nirala, an actual conman who ensures that his devotees or followers devote their wealth to him and stay attached to the Aashram. The story unfolds as SI Ujagar Singh (portrayed by Darshan Kumar), a police officer goes on to unravel and investigate more about the Aashram and Baba Nirala. With a gripping storyline, each episode is filled with mystery and is sure to keep viewers engaged and wanting for more.   Speaking on the synergies between digital and television and on bringing Aashram for linear TV viewers, Simran Hoon, CEO at The Q said, “Great content does wonders irrespective of its platform. Having understood the pulse of our viewers, we at The Q continue to make efforts in bringing content that is strong, and unique with a compelling and relevant plot and storyline. Airing Aashram on TV is in sync with our strategy to bring the best from digital to TV.  We will continue to pioneer with such initiatives to help strengthen The Q’s position in the industry while being the preferred entertainment destination for viewers across India.”   Adding to this, Tanya Shukla, Programming Head at The Q said, “Aashram unfolds a great story and given its relevance in today’s day and age, it is sure to strike the right chord with our viewers. The Q has constantly engaged viewers with fresh and unique concepts. Television is a medium that brings families together and by bringing a high end limited series on television, we aim to provide our viewers with the most engaging form of entertainment. We will continue bringing such compelling stories from the digital world for our discerning viewers.”   The Q will premiere the first season of Aashram on television exclusively on Monday, October 11, 2021 at 8:30 pm and will air from Monday to Friday followed by the telecast of the second season to keep the viewers engaged with entertaining content.   The Q India is an advertiser and influencer-marketing supported Hindi language content brand, channel and VOD provider delivering hit digital programming from social media stars and leading digital video creators targeting Young Indian audiences. With a growing library of over 850 programs, the channel has reached an audience base of over 712 million via 100 million television homes with partners including DD Free Dish, D2H, TATA Sky, DISH TV, GTPL, Hathway, DEN and Siti Networks; 380 million OTT users via platforms including ShemarooMe, MX Player, and Dish Watcho; and 232 million users on mobile and digital platforms including Snap, JioTV, Amazon Fire TV, Chingari and Samsung TV Plus.
ZEE 24 TAAS YouTube Page Hits 100+ million views in August
Sep 13 2021 By Admin
 ZEE 24 TAAS recently crossed the mark of 100 Million views on YouTube as it recorded a total of 101.6 Million views in the month of August and counting. The channel managed to engage 3.1 Million Minutes of its total viewers for the month of August 2021, which is comparatively more than 2.5 times views with respect for 35.6 Million views which they received in the month of November 2020.   Keeping the current analytics of viewership in mind that an individual’s average social media usage is 2 hours per day, the channel focused their energy to create quality content in order to attract the attention of the audience through social media rather than going through mainstream methods.   Commenting on the achievement of the 100 Mn milestone Nilesh Khare, Editor and Business Head, ZEE 24 TAAS, said “It’s a clear indication that ZEE 24 TAAS content is directly connecting with the people as we are giving hyper local and unique original content to the audience on our various platforms. This is just a beginning and in the future, we will surely have many more milestones and records coming for ZEE 24 TAAS. Looking at the festive season ZEE 24 TAAS will bring in special programming on the channel starting with special Ganpati Aarti till Anant Chaturdashi and exclusive programming on Ganpati Aarti by Marathi Celebrities every day till the end Ganpati Festival. ZEE 24 TAAS shall continue to hold Vikas Maharashtracha series where Industry experts and stakeholders will gather on one platform to discuss various aspects of growth and development, across Maharashtra State in the month of September.”    ZEE 24 TAAS has taken digital entertainment to a different level in India with versatility in its shows and programmes and even after achieving the aforementioned milestone there is no stopping for the channel.
ABP News ropes in top sponsors for its special programming for the upcoming assembly election
Sep 09 2021 By Admin
    Upholding its commitment to keep the viewers informed about the developments of the upcoming assembly elections in India, ABP News has kick started its much anticipated election-special programming, ‘Kaun Banega Mukhyamantri’. This programming would be engaging as ever with the six months new programming lineup for the five upcoming assembly elections- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. Initiating the programming six months ahead of the polls indicates an in depth and informative content for the viewers.  During the programming, all eyes would be on the coverage of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab elections as Uttar Pradesh continues to play a crucial role in national party election plans as well as the larger political landscape and as for Punjab, much is to be expected due to the recent disruptions erupted in the light of the controversial farm laws. This aspect might play a key role in shaping the theme of the elections as well as its coverage.  ‘Kaun Banega Mukhyamantri’ is one of the biggest and oldest election property and for this year’s mega elections and political analysis, the programming includes live on-the-ground debate, carefully curated content on state politics and history, a travelogue, opinion surveys, exit polls, an extensive on air and on the ground programming plan and counting day coverage. The first opinion poll conducted across the five election bound states by ABP along with its research partner – CVoter (Centre for Voting Opinion & Trends in Election Research), has already been published, setting the ball rolling for this election season. To make matters more interesting, ABP News has been able to bag some power packed sponsors. The presenting sponsor of the programming will be Marvel Tea and it would be co-powered by Rajesh Masale and Signature Global.  Moreover, similar to the previous assembly elections, ABP Live and ABP News' Social Media Platforms will be extremely active during the polls in order to provide a thorough and unique coverage of the elections.  Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network said “It is ABP’s aim is to keep our viewers well informed about every smallest details with regards to elections. We have directed our efforts to present a comprehensive programming in the election season that will cater to every segment of the electorate and our viewers across India. It is our long standing commitment to present our viewers with the best news and current affairs content and reportage. Unlike other channels, we have started the coverage and programming of the upcoming assembly elections well before time. This step will serve people in making conscious and well informed decisions on choosing their representatives. We remain dedicated to ensuring credible and fact based coverage of events and will highlight the real issues that affect people in the poll bound states.” Speaking on the sponsorship, Mr. Praveen Jain, Managing Director, Marvel Limited said “With assembly elections looming in five states, we're thrilled to collaborate with ABP News on their special programming initiatives. We keep innovating and moving forward by giving the highest quality and value for money to our customers, thus partnering with ABP News, who share our values, was essential. We are certain that partnering with ABP News would help the brand reach new heights in the digital world.”  

CSR

Smile Foundation celebrates Daan Utsav – Give a Smile Festival with its corporate partners
Oct 09 2021 By Admin
       Smile Foundation celebrates the first edition of Give a Smile Festival under the aegis of Daan Utsav. The festival has been especially curated to engage employees of corporate towards inculcating a sense of ‘Giving’.   The festival is an endeavor to encourage corporate employees to participate in activities and donate towards causes that makes a difference to the lives of people from the disadvantaged sections of the society.   This year Smile Foundation’s corporate partners for the Give a Smile Festival include companies like SBI Cards, Mastek Foundation, R1RCM Global, and Cosmos Maya Animations, who have chosen to support the Foundation’s effort to spread light in the lives of underprivileged children.   As part of the Give a Smile Festival, over 20 different engagements, competitions and workshops have been organized for corporate employees and their families. This year, the Give a Smile festival is raising funds for Smile Foundation's Shiksha Na Ruke campaign that aims to support the continued education of over 50,000 children who are currently enrolled at Smile Foundation's 201 Mission Education centers across 22 states of the country.   The initiative targets reaching out to another 50,000 children living in difficult circumstances across the country by enabling access to education through the blended learning approach. Talking about the festival, Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder & Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation, said, “We are honored to have the support of so many corporate partners for the Give a Smile festival and are truly humbled by their contributions. Covid-19 has been devastating for millions of our compatriots and we must all come together to lend a helping hand and give a healing touch to so many of them who continue to struggle to survive. We must remember that we are in this pandemic together and must do all we can to help each other emerge from its effects. Covid-19 will leave no victors, it will only leave survivors, and we must feel duty-bound to chip and help people come out of misery.”   Children are one of the worst affected victims of the pandemic. Children from financially weak backgrounds lack access to schools. These children are deprived of learning as they do not have computers or smart phones. These children battle challenges like poverty, child labor and many more to finally reach school. But the pandemic has put them out of schools. They can't afford smart phones and can't count on parental support for learning at home. Shiksha Na Ruke is Smile Foundation’s way of providing underprivileged children access to continuous learning.  
JBM Group organizes its 4th Blood Donation Camp as per the MoU signed with Indian Red Cross Society
Sep 29 2021 By Admin
       JBM Group organized its 4th blood donation camp at its plant in Sector 24, Faridabad wherein over 155 units of blood have been donated today. Inspector Sandeep Kumar, Mujesar Police Station graced the occasion with his presence at the event alongwith Shri. Dhiraj Mohan, President, JBM Group. The company had signed an MoU with the Indian Red Cross Society in August and has pledged to conduct 25 blood donation camps across its plants pan India this year. Today’s camp was the 4th in this year-long initiative, JBM having already donated over 500 units by way of the first 3 camps.   JBM Group’s CSR arm, Neel Foundation, has resolved to donate over 3500 units of blood this year to support the noble cause of helping Thalassaemic children. Today’s event witnessed enthusiastic participation from JBM Group’s employees, their families and friends, who came forward to contribute to this noble cause. Each donor went through detailed medical screening and blood investigations like testing for Haemoglobin, blood group, weight measurement, etc. before blood donation. The camp successfully created awareness about blood donation, its need and social responsibility among different stakeholders of the society.       Thalassemia is a serious inherited blood disorder. A child suffering from such a disease requires one unit of blood every two weeks. Survival of a Thalassemia depends upon repeated life-long blood transfusions and iron chelation. As red blood cell transfusion is the most common treatment, the blood banks play a pivotal role in this. Employees of JBM Group and their families have vowed to participate in these camps and donate blood to support the cause and help these children.   As an essential part of the JBM Group’s value ecosystem, the organisation looks forward to maintaining the highest standards towards enhancing the health and safety of its employees and communities as well as preserving and protecting the environment. The group executes a large gamut of activities through its corporate social responsibility arm - Neel Foundation. The organization believes in enriching the quality of life of the community and prevails to preserve its ecological balance as well as its cultural heritage.  
PayPal commits to rural development and sustainability with the launch of PayPal Dharma- a virtual forest project
Sep 23 2021 By Admin
       PayPal,  has collaborated with SankalpTaru Foundation to launch project PayPal Dharma- planting trees for an inclusive climate future. Through this partnership, the company will plant over 5000 trees of native and fruit-bearing species in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, and West Bengal.      Starting 2022, PayPal will also plant a tree for each employee’s work anniversary. The initiative is aimed at lending support to local farming communities through a rural livelihood model. It will also bolster PayPal’s desire to support an inclusive climate transition in India and improve the socio-economic conditions of the communities where it operates.   As part of the rural livelihood model, this project will enable a sustainable stream of income for the farmers by planting trees that will provide a variety of fruit, medicine, and shade. The benefitting communities were selected based on the projects ability to improve financial condition, mitigate climate change impact and reduce crop failure. Additionally, employees and donors will receive a digital tree gift hamper that includes customized E-tree certificates. Thanks to PayPal’s G-5 app developed by SankalpTaru’s R&D team, every tree planted will be geotagged, providing information about day of the planting, sapling pictures, tree species, and update reports for up to two years.   Commenting on the PayPal Dharma, Guru Bhat, VP, Customer Success Platform PayPal India said, “The ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of many around the world, including farmers in rural India. In order to help lessen the impact on these farmers, PayPal has partnered with SankalpTaru for our virtual forest project – PayPal Dharma – to focus on sustainability and rural development. The program is another step towards our mission to improve societal wellbeing and our commitment to create inclusive communities while advancing our efforts to tackle climate change.”   The Virtual Forest Project aligns with PayPal’s global mission of responsible innovation and management of key environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impacts. PayPal has committed to reaching net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all operations and value chains by 2040, and to invest in four high-impact projects that are creating climate transition opportunities in financially underserved communities around the world.
Honda India Foundation organizes Community Vaccination drive & Health check-up camp for citizens
Sep 20 2021 By Admin
  Further mitigating the threat of COVID-19 while extending support to local communities, Honda India Foundation (the CSR arm of all Honda group companies in India) organised a 2-day Health Check-up Camp and Community Vaccination drive at Covid Isolation Centre, Naurangpur, Gurugram (Haryana). Earlier during the 2nd wave of Covid, Honda India Foundation set up, temporary COVID Care centers in Haryana and Rajasthan. Managed under expert supervision of trained Doctors and medical staff from Doctors for You (a pan India humanitarian organization), the camp was successfully executed as per health guidelines from district administration and Haryana government in the presence of Dr. Sandeep Gupta,  Chief Medical Officer, Primary Health Services, Kasan, Manesar, Gurugram (Haryana).   The 2-day health check-up & vaccination camp witnessed more than 900 individual walk-ins. While the health check-up facility was availed by more than 500 citizens living in the nearby localities, the vaccination drive covered close to 450 people during the programme.   As part of its ongoing efforts to facilitate healthcare and contribute towards nation’s fight against COVID-19, these centers have provided primary health services, free OPD consultation and medicines to over 1,200 residents of Naurangpur (Haryana) & Tapukara (Rajasthan).   Ensuring health & safety of citizens, COVID care centers, Community vaccination drive & health check-up camps by Honda India Foundation have extended healthcare & support to more than 2,100 patients till date. As a socially responsible corporate, Honda is determined to take every possible step for the safety and well-being of all stakeholders and community.