MMCF celebrates 51 years of its ‘service to humanity’

Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation completes 51 years.

Maharishi Harit Rashi embedded the pledge in Bappa Rawal to ensure that his successors shall continue to honour the ‘Service to Humanity’ at all times. 

Dignitaries attending the foundation ceremony of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation on 20th October 1969 held in front of Shambhu Niwas Palace at Basant Chowk, The Palace, Udaipur

After the independence of India, the aforementioned responsibility became difficult to continue. In these circumstances, the prestige of 1400 years of Mewar Family was on line. So, Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar in his wisdom established the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation in 1969 at Udaipur.  Through the efficient  functioning  of MMCF, he ensured  the continuity of Maharana’s pledge and commitment. This Charitable Foundation completes 51 years today. 

Every year, the Foundation selects people of eminence from different streams to honour them, so that the new generation can take inspiration from them. Thus, in the establishment of the Indian Nation the Foundation should contribute, which would be prestigious for the MMCF. Whatever the Foundation has been able to achieve to preserve traditions, culture and the living heritage of Mewar is for all to see.

OSRAM gets ready for the show again with its XBO Cinema Lamps and HMI Studio lamps

As the country is now in the unlock phase, with the resumption of major activities, multiplex theatres and film shootings are also all set to be operational now. With this, OSRAM, the century- old German Lighting Legend is all set for a re-take with XBO® lights for digital projectors in multiplex theatres and HMI® lights for Film/TV/OTT shooting.

While the new digital cinema projectors and large screens require a high light output, OSRAM´s XBO cinema lamps rise to the challenge with a level of luminance that guarantees brilliant, high-resolution images. For the past 60 years, the OSRAM XBO lamps have delighted audiences worldwide and transformed the visit in the cinema into an experience to remember. Even as the age of digital cinema has placed huge demands on projection technology, the OSRAM XBO cinema lamps stay one step ahead the demands with continuous improvements and upgrades. OSRAM offers a range of technically-advanced XBO cinema lamps customized for projectors by BARCO, Christie, NEC and Sony.

Mr. Avinder Singh, CEO- OSRAM Lighting Pvt Ltd India said, “In the light of current global scenario, the overall pie for entertainment may increase, even though shares of different formats might change. With the new govt. directives for multiplexes and shooting studios, we can expect a dawn after a long night for all associate industries, where XBO Cinema lamps and HMI Studio Lamps are also part of it. As always, OSRAM remains committed to deliver world-class quality to its valued customers in all its products segments even in post-COVID era.”

Watching a movie in a theatre is therapeutic and concentrated viewing. To dress up and go to the cinema and laugh with others – cannot be imagined in other platforms. OSRAM, inventor of HMI lights has been producing high quality studio lamps for over 50 years with exciting new innovations and this lighting plays a major role in creating those unforgettable moments in movies/OTT/TV productions. 

HMI DIGITAL’s line of single-ended metal halide lamps offers extremely bright light (of up to 100 lumens per watt), a color temperature that approximates daylight (6000 K), and a high colour rendering index (> 90). Whether using analog or digital film, OSRAM’s HMI DIGITAL line has a lamp for your production. With single-ended metal halide lamps ranging from 200 W to 18000 W, HMI DIGITAL is suited for entertainment applications from film sets to theater stages.

HMI STUDIO lamps shine twice brighter than a tungsten halogen lamp with a similar wattage. These metal halide lamps provide a natural-looking light and reveal a set’s true colors with a high CRI of more than 90. With the patented doped UV-Stop quartz outer jacket, these lamps reduce the harmful UVB and UVC emissions by 99.9%. Compared to a traditional studio lighting setup with multiple tungsten halogen and metal halide lamp fixtures, using HMI STUDIO in daylight fixtures makes separate halogen fixtures redundant. When paired with fixtures, HMI STUDIO lamps deliver a warm tungsten color temperature. Film and TV productions can save time and become more cost-effective, while benefiting from two times the brightness (compared to tungsten halogen lamps of a similar wattage).

Ace Group launches exclusive Luxury Line residences with innovative festive scheme for Ace Divino

In view of the upcoming festive season, Ace Group is all geared up to garner more and more discerning customers for Ace Divino, a premium residential project located in Sector-1, Greater Noida West, Delhi-NCR. The Group has come out with a very attractive scheme for Ace Divino Luxury Line – Exclusive for Exclusives which includes extraordinary opportunity for the chosen few to own stunning Penthouses, Garden Floors and 4 Bedroom Apartments at Ace Divino with basic price starting from Rs 46 lakh to Rs 1.81crore. 

Adding a refreshing touch to the festive spirits of its valued customers, Ace Group has launched a unique festive offering with a special No EMI till Offer of Possession (10:90) payment plan for the prospective homebuyers of this project. It has unveiled its luxury line of homes at a time when interest rates are reduced and prices are stable, thus making it an apt time for real estate investment.

Mr. Ajay Chaudhary, Chairman and Managing Director, Ace Group said, “With an aim to add yet another reason to cheer in the festive season, we have unveiled our exclusive Luxury Line at Ace Divino, which provides never before experienced levels of luxury living. During the most auspicious period of celebrations such an enticing offering will surely bring joy and happiness in the lives of our valued customers. We are confident that the prospective homebuyers will make the most of this exciting opportunity. ” 

He added that Greater Noida West has already emerged as one of the most excellent residential locations with the recent approval of building five metro stations on Greater Noida West extension corridor of Aqua Line. “A significant development, it will further improve the fast-track connectivity of this world-class location with not only the national capital but Gurugram and Faridabad as well, making it the most sought after residential heaven,” he said.  

Apart from the exclusive Luxury Line (Penthouses, Garden Floors and 4 bedroom apartments), Ace Divino also offers 2/3 BHK spacious apartments of floor district starting from 995 Sq.ft. to 1565 Sq.ft. Settled amidst abundance of greenery, Ace Divino provides exclusive features and modern amenities such as a swimming pool with a different pool for kids, Yoga and Meditation Hall, Gymnasium, Health club and Spa, among others. 

The apartments at Ace Divino are built keeping in mind Vaastu to spread positive vibes all around and one of the major highlights of the project is the classic concept of Zen Garden in the middle of the towers that connect the towers of the project with each other. Soothing to the senses, this hanging piece of greens will also provide an excellent rejuvenation deck besides offering a great view of the skyline. With an unmatched blend of modesty and elegance in aesthetically beautiful apartments, Ace Divino is located in close proximity to world-class shopping malls, educational institutions, hospitals and entertainment centres.

Krishna Bhati: Face of Indian education recognised at UK House of Commons

Krishna Bhati, an avid educationist,   honoured at 3rd Global League Institute Certification at the House of Commons, United Kingdom for her exemplary contribution in the field of education. The distinguished forum was presided over by Baroness Sandip Verma, chair of UN Women National Committee United Kingdom, member of the European Union Committee.

Mrs Krishna Bhati, Principal, Jaipuria Vidyalaya

While addressing the forum, Mrs Krishna Bhati, Principal, then heading Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya said, “Education must be holistic by integrating head, heart and hands as these youngsters will foster a humane society. Our children have picked up various art forms and we showcase the creativity of our children through exhibition, whether it’s blue pottery, textile designing, wood-work, sculpture-making and many such art forms”

Based in Jaipur City, a place of heritage, she conceptualized a framework called “five ‘E’s in Pre-vocational SUPW ( Socially Useful Productive Work ) classes”. As she explained, “We start with the first ‘E’ where we get the children to explore through orientation, whatever possible vocation, whatever possible craft they can relate to, and once we get them to explore various crafts we get them to exchange ideas and that gives us the second ‘E’. The third ‘ E’ is for exposure to work under tutelage of various artisans where children learn how the artisans earn. Then comes the fourth ‘E’ where students pick up skills hands- on from the artisans & their work which becomes Experiential Learning. Finally, the fifth ‘E’ brings them to the point of Exhibition of their handiwork culminating into Heritage Education on the Ramp.”

She propagates heritage art as an essential component of Skilling India through vocational education in schools. Her expertise lies in integrating various art forms into mainstream school education.

Krishna Bhati has been recognized as an educationist par excellence through numerous awards and accolades. She was bestowed with the prestigious “Rajasthan Gaurav Award” for demonstrating excellence in school leadership in 2016 and felicitated by H.H. Rajmata Padmani Devi of Jaipur. The school under her headship was ranked “No. 1 in Leadership” in the country in 2015 by Education World Magazine. She has worked in the leading schools of the country demonstrating her ability to achieve student learning outcomes, accelerate institutional growth and pioneer innovations in teaching-learning processes. She is passionate about making education child-centric, highly inclusive and value driven.

Ace Group resumes construction in its Noida, Greater Noida projects

Realty major Ace Group has announced to have resumed construction work in its projects ‘Ace Parkway’, Noida and ‘Ace Divino’, Greater Noida West after getting ‘In Situ permission’ from respective authorities. The developer is following all the protocols and necessary precautions related to COVID-19 at its construction sites to protect the health and safety of the labourers.

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Ace Group has resumed construction work with limited manpower and it has ensured measures to maintain strict social distancing norms and other safeguards like proper sanitisation, hygiene best practices at its construction sites. While the Ace Group is regularly sanitising its projects sites, it has also provided labourers with masks, gloves, sanitisers and soaps for washing hands frequently. The developer has also arranged for meals to be provided to the labourers twice a day. Ace Group is also carrying out their routine health check-ups, besides mandatory thermal scanning of everyone entering the construction sites.

Mr. Ajay Chaudhary, CMD, Ace Group said, “Despite facing some supply side hindrances of the construction materials due to the ongoing lockdown we have resumed construction at our projects sites with simultaneously ensuring the safety and well-being of our construction workers as our top priority. We are also creating awareness among them regarding social distancing and hygiene best practices to curb the spread of COVID-19. As a socially responsible firm, we also understand that we have the responsibility to support our communities especially those who are vulnerable hence we have also arranged for their meals, shelter and healthcare at our project sites. ”

Nestled in the lap of luxury at Sector-150, Noida, Ace Parkway encompasses spacious two, three and four BHK apartments. It’s a classic living destination for luxurious, ingenious and most importantly peaceful living with abundance of facilities and amenities. ‘Ace Divino’ located at Sector-1, Greater Noida West is the other most sought after residential project of Ace Group, which offers aesthetically beautiful apartments of two and three BHK. The premium apartments at Ace Divino imbibe all the modern amenities to provide Futuristic Living with in-campus shopping, Zen Garden and a host of World-Class features.

APL Apollo unveils ‘Apollo Fencing Solution’ that blends protection with aesthetics

APL Apollo Tubes Limited (APL Apollo), one of the leading branded structural steel tubes manufacturers, has launched ‘Apollo Fencing Solution’, an unrivaled innovation that gives the much-desired safety fencing to any property, besides adding unmatched beauty and elegance to it. Comprising an array of uniquely designed H-Shaped Fence Post called ‘Apollo Fence’, this low-cost, durable, and exciting product range can be used to replace even the concrete boundary wall.

‘Apollo Fence’ tubes can also be used to support various types of wire or wire mesh. Hence, looking at its broad spectrum of uses and their cost competitiveness, ‘Apollo Fencing Solution’ has apparently given all its counterparts a good run for their money. The product is formed by merging the H-Shaped Apollo Fence tubes on both ends with an Apollo Plank placed between them. Apollo Plank itself being another new age steel product,  makes the ‘Apollo Fencing Solution’ an amalgamation of two of the strongest products of APL Apollo.

Announcing the launch of ‘Apollo Fencing Solution’, Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CMD, APL Apollo said, “Apollo Fencing Solution gives you the most superior safety fencing and adds unmatched beauty to your property and above all it’s born out of the blending of our two strongest products.  In sync with our vision of providing quality and innovative products to our customers, the Apollo Fencing Solution offers several benefits in terms of value for money and lower maintenance.”

The new age solution for a wide range of usages, “Apollo Fencing Solution”  reflects inner stregnth of APL Apollo in true sense. It is an excellent perimeter protection solution for gardens, houses or for any other properties.

Available in a wide range of choice, “Apollo Fencing Solution” is offered at incredibly low price of Rs 129/sqft only in comparision to a brick wall (which costs Rs 191/sqft), or a RCC precast wall (which costs Rs 178/sqft).

Ramagya Foundation pledges to not leave anyone hungry during COVID-19

In one of the biggest relief operations amid COVID- 19 lockdown, Ramagya Foundation has dedicated itself to feeding more than 10 lakh poor and homeless people in Noida. Ramagya Foundation has already distributed food packets among 2 lakh people in the last more than two months of the continuing lockdown.

Ramagya Foundation initially started this initiative along the construction sites in sector 77-78 and later extended it to other nearby localities.  Along with the food packets, the volunteers of Ramagya Foundation are also distributing masks, sanitizers and soaps among the daily wagers, labourers and other needy people, besides running a campaign to educate them about adopting the necessary hygiene habits to stop the spread of infection. Ramagya Foundation has also launched a donation web portal: https://ramagyafoundation.org/covid19/ through which anyone can contribute one’s bit to support this noble initiative.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chairman, Ramagya Group said, “The prolonged lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the lives of millions of people in disarray. As a responsible organisation, we aim to ensure that no person should sleep with an empty stomach at this unprecedented time. We look forward to serving food to more than 10 lakh people in the entire period of the lockdown, and this is just a small step in our efforts towards bringing smile on the faces of these helpless people.”

Recently, Ramagya Foundation, under the aegis of “Purusharth Charitable Society”, had launched an inspiring CSR initiative ‘Happy Fridge’ aimed at providing sumptuous food to homeless and needy people. In the progressive path of society development Ramagya Foundation is contributing through several attractive programs,  including  UMEED,  UNNATI,  SANGANAK,  ARADHYA,  URJA  and PANKH focusing on four  core  areas  including  Education,  Skilling,  Physical  and  Mental Health of underprivileged children. 

Giving back to the society is the primary motive of Ramagya Foundation which aims to contribute towards creating educated and developed society by unleashing talent and sculpting each individual soul by imparting values. More than 1,05,000 lives have been impacted through these programs. Ramagya Foundation also runs another most commendable initiative called  ‘NISHABD’  that seeks to sensitize the society towards dogs and  provide  loving,  caring  and  responsible shelter for them. NISHABD has been instrumental in the rescue and rehabilitation of the street dogs that have been starved to emaciation, beaten, confined   in their own waste, shot, or struck by cars.

Halonix aims to hit Rs 1000 crore in turnover by FY 2023

Halonix Technologies Pvt Ltd (Halonix), India’s fastest growing residential and institutional lighting company, has reported a 22% of Compound Annual Growth Rate(CAGR) markedly higher than the industry growth rate in single digits CAGR. The company is also expecting to close its books at around INR 520 crores turnover vis a vis INR 423 crores in 2018-19 and and INR 352 Crores in FY 2017-18.

Halonix has closed its H1 in FY 19-20 at Rs 234 crores vs Rs 178 Cr in H1 FY 2018-19, a growth of 32% which highlights the momentum at which the company is growing. The growth for the Halonix retail business, which has shown a year on year growth of 26%, has been buoyed by the wide range of innovative products it has launched under the sub-brand “Halonix Prime” and through deeper market penetration. After cementing its leadership in the ‘Inverter Light’ and ‘Motion Sensor Light’ segments, Halonix has recently launched its category redefining ‘All-Rounder series’ that has 3 wattages in one bulb and the ‘Speaker Bulb’ that allows you to play clear powerful music through the bulb without having to sign in through any app. Halonix Prime today contributes to about 30% of the retail revenues.

The institutional business at Halonix has grown at CAGR of 35% from 2014- 2019 and has deployed lighting solutions at over 15 airports, Tumkur Smart City, many railway stations, has deployed street lighting for many municipal corporations and has been the preferred lighting solutions partner for many leading public sector and private sector companies including some of the biggest corporate names in India.

Mr Rakesh Zutshi, Managing Director, Halonix Technologies Pvt Ltd says, “Our focus on quality, indigenous manufacturing, a steady stream of Innovative, value-defining new products developed in-house, expansion in distribution and streamlining of our sales and supply chain processes have contributed to Halonix delivering growth and profitability far above the industry average. Our foray into fans and smart-home solutions, as well as our sustained growth in lighting, should see us accelerating towards our goal of being an INR 1000 crore company by FY- 23.”

APL Apollo unveils Apollo Signature for stylish structures

APL Apollo Tubes Limited (APL Apollo), India’s leading branded steel pipes manufacturer, has unveiled “Apollo Signature”, a wide range of designer pipes that give an edge to the look and feel of your abode. The designer galvanized pipes are an upgrade to the conventional steel pipes by virtue of engraved designs on them. To cope up with the fast-growing demand in the interior design industry, APL Apollo has launched an attractive collection of designer pipes. The products are also aesthetically superior as they impart great elegance to the structures. Apollo Signature pipes can be used in Rooftops, Furniture, Pillars and Interior Designs.

Apollo Signature pipes also prove to be a better option as they are highly resistant to corrosion and rust because of their galvanized layer. The product is known for its durability and strength while the pure and thicker zinc coating makes it of supreme quality.  Moreover, these pipes require low maintenance once installed, thus relieving the residents of all the worries. The products are also eco-friendly as they are made of steel and not wood, which greatly reduces the need for felling trees.Being environment-friendly, they are a better substitute and resonate the company’s motto “Steel for Green”.

Announcing the launch of “Apollo Signature”, Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CMD, APL Apollo said, “Apollo Signature is our most talked-about product series known for its durability, strength as well as aesthetics which makes it highly popular among connoisseurs of quality. We are also contributing our bit to the environment by replacing wood with designer steel that is a far more superior product. Apollo Signature will redefine the conventional steel design to make your structures look more premium and classy.”

Features and benefits of Apollo Signature:

Durability and Strength – Apollo Signature pipes have 400 YST, which makes them the most superior product in the market.

Corrosion Resistance – Thanks to 150 GSM zinc coating, these pipes are corrosion-resistant and elegant.

Superior Design for Superior Strength – Along with attractive and premium surface “Apollo Signature” also boasts of unmatched strength and longevity. As a substitute for wood, Apollo Signature outperforms it with extraordinary quality and aesthetics.

Aesthetics That Are Pleasing to The Eyes – Welding in the corners gives a smooth and even finish to Apollo Signature pipes, and ensures that the welding does not take away from the aesthetics of the product.

Stunning Design Patterns On Every Pipe: The exquisite designs on Apollo Signature pipes not only beautify them but also add to their strength and sturdiness.

Zero Maintenance: Not only the design but steel itself has its own benefits – it requires zero maintenance after installation.

Offered at a competitive price, “Apollo Signature” pipes are available in a wide range of choices.

APL Apollo launches India’s first closed steel door and window frames“Apollo Chaukhat”

APL Apollo Tubes Limited (APL Apollo), one of the leading branded steel tubes manufacturers, has unveiled India’s first closed steel door and window frames “Apollo Chaukhat”,  based on futuristic Italian technology. Emerging as a perfect choice for doors and windows, “Apollo Chaukhat” is a class apart in its segment. It is synonymous with strength, durability and world-class quality.  

Apollo Chaukhat

For the consumers who have been traditionally using wooden frames for doors and windows, “Apollo Chaukhat” is loaded  with inherent advantages. It is termite-proof and fire-resistant whereas even expensive wooden frames remain prone to termites and are inflammable. “Apollo Chaukhat”, made of high-quality steel, is easy to fit, and recyclable. The product also shields the house from dust and bugs. It can also be easily customized according to the consumers’ requirements.

Another reason to choose “Apollo Chaukhat” is its quick installation process which involves effortless ease. While installation of wooden frames is like accomplishing a challenging task with concrete and cement,“Apollo Chaukhat”, on the other hand, can be fitted instantly even post-construction, in just a few simple steps, like any modern PLUG & PLAY.

Announcing the launch of “Apollo Chaukhat”, Mr. Sanjay Gupta, CMD, APL Apollo said, “Apollo Chaukhat is our ground-breaking creation, in sync with our vision of providing quality and innovative products to our customers. This new product segment is eco-friendly in nature and provides several benefits in terms of value for money and lower maintenance. Hence, we are very upbeat on creating and capturing a strong demand for Apollo Chaukhat in domestic as well as in export markets.”

Apollo Chaukhat product series includes a wide range of Door and Window Frames for the discerning customers to choose from. Apollo Chaukhat has a longer lifespan than traditional doors and window frames. These cost-effective, trendy and elegant door and window frames are made using world-class Direct Forming Technology (DFT) introduced in India by APL Apollo, which is the first company in India to be recognized by BMTPC (Building Material and Technology Promotion Council), an autonomous body under the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), GOI.

Offered at a competitive price, “Apollo Chaukhat” Door and Window Frames are available in a wide range of choices.