Monday, November 12, 2018

The Orbis Celebrates TEDxOrbisSchool!

Powerful stories, ideas that inspired youth at TEDxOrbisSchool
  • The event was held on Saturday at The Orbis School, Keshavnagar
  • Speakers; Lt. Col Shashikant Sharma, a physician by profession at AFMC and Mr. Vinit Jain, a software engineer
  • Student speakers; Nitin Rodekar, IIT Mumbai, Ayush Vatal and Gopikaashree Sampathkumar

The global event, with focus on sparking and spreading ideas within the local community, was much appreciated and well attended, as young speakers initiated discussions and connections, at the TEDxOrbisSchool stage.
The notable, speakers from different walks of life, brought on the stage new ideas and fresh perspectives on the theme, ‘I Think and Therefore I am’.
Nitin Rodekar, a student of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and a passionate educator to the underprivileged, shared his ideas on revamping the fundamentals, in his talk on ‘Reimagining Education in Rural India.
Lt. Col Shashikant Sharma, a physician by profession at AFMC, shared his ideas on strategizing ‘Thinking as a profession’ for a successful life.
Ayush Vatal, a class 12 student, gamer and athlete, revealed the ‘Science behind the Fiction’ as he shattered many common misconceptions.
Gopikaashree Sampatkumar, a young student, creative writer and traveller, explored the patterns of global censorship as she spoke on ‘Censorship: Ever Evolving: Then and Now’.
Vinit Jain, a software engineer and an Artificial Intelligence enthusiast, unveiled the world of ‘Humanoid Robots and Their Future’ in India.
Every speaker very successfully initiated deep discussions and connections that will continue to foster learning beyond the given range of subjects.
The TEDxOrbisSchool stage honoured its ‘speaker selection panel’ that comprised of Sudha Menon, an acclaimed author and speaker, Milind Vishwas Sathe, founder of the Indian Art Gallery and Ranjeev Misra, scientist at IUCCA, Pune.
Ms. Mala Jetly, Principal of The Orbis School said, “The event was a great success and another feather in our cap. TEDxOrbisSchool was just the beginning of many such meaningful conversations that the school will continue to initiate and trigger deep discussions.”
The event also staged an impressive Dance Musical, presented by the young Orbians, on the synergy between the elements of life. The school choir presented mesmerizing renditions and so did the school Jazz Band that entertained the audience during the break time. “We thank all associated with the event for making it a befitting platform for spreading ideas and also for the Graffiti wall that was full of accolades! We march ahead hoping to hold more such thought-provoking events to spark and energize young minds and old.” Said the Principal
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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Edify International School celebrated World Animal Day

The Edify International School Hinjewadi Pune celebrated World Animal Welfare day, The early years’ students of Nursery, Prep 1, Prep 2 and Grade 1, presented their very first in-house production “The Grass is greener on the other side” a play with animals as various characters.
It portrayed a wish to see and experience, the city life by the jungle residents but eventually coming back to the place they belonged.  The little toddlers were excited to showcase their talent as the play was a part of week-long animal welfare activities to celebrate World animal welfare day.
“The main motive of celebrating Animal welfare Day is to create awareness about animal protection among the children. It’s our duty to make our upcoming generation to understand the importance of Animals and Animal protection methods for the betterment of nation”, said Ms Priya Anand, Head of School
‘In order to protect the environment, we need to protect our wildlife animals which are already on the edge of Existence. A functional ecosystem with essential biodiversity cannot be possible if we failed to protect wildlife. There are lots of chemicals taken from animal bodies to derive medicines for many diseases. So, protecting animals is our duty’
The facilitators worked with the young learners to present this beautiful endeavour. The PYP Coordinator Ms Shefali Tewary opened the event by suggesting to students, various methods for animal protection like volunteering for animal shelters, feeding birds using herbal methods rather than chemical for conserving the environment.
Ms Priya Anand reiterated the importance of conservation of the environment by taking action towards species of birds and animals which are on the verge of extinction.
We at EISP believe that showcasing the talent at the tender age gives an immense boost to the personality development of children as well as fostering responsibility.
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Man saves wife’s life by donating part of his liver

The patient was suffering from Jaundice for two weeks

A 25-year-old woman admitted at Jupiter Hospital in critical condition from Jalgaon gets part of the liver from her husband; the transplant surgery was successfully performed at Jupiter Hospital, Pune.

The patient Mrs. Rupali Patil was suffering from jaundice and was being treated at the local hospital. However, the condition started worsening day by day. Dr Rishikesh Choudhari, Gastroenterologist from Jalgaon made the timely diagnosis of liver failure and advised that patient must have the immediate transplant. The same evening the patient was transferred to Jupiter Hospital in critical condition, where she was stabilized and her family was counselled about the quick transplant procedure and the husband was the potential donor who saved her life from the critical disease.

Dr Gaurav Chaubal, Chief Liver Transplant Surgeon, Jupiter Hospital said, “The suspicious mind and timely referral of the doctor was a big help to save the patient’s life, as she was suffering from acute viral hepatitis for two weeks, which could have cost her life.”

The team Surgeons who performed transplant were; Dr Gaurav Chaubal, Dr Somnath Chattopadhyay, Dr Sharan Narute, Dr Aditya Nanavati, Hepatologists; Dr Parijat Gupte, Dr Pavan Hanchanale, and Intensivists Dr Sanjay Walke and Dr Jayant Shelgaonkar. 

“Liver has the capacity to re-grow within ‘eight to ten’ weeks when a part of the liver is removed also; the transplanted partial liver has the same capacity to grow in the recipients,” said Dr Gaurav Chaubal.

“I am very happy to have this new life, that was possible because of doctors at Jupiter hospital who performed the surgery and my wonderful husband who did not hesitate to donate part of his organ,” said Rupali Patil, Patient

The husband driver was the potential donor, within three days donor and patient underwent all the tests and a timely transplant was done. The patient had a good recovery and went home in a week’s time. Jupiter Hospital, Pune helped them out by subsidizing the cost for the lifesaving surgery as the financial condition of the patient’s family is weak.



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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

deAsra Foundation encourages entrepreneurship, and promotes job creation in India


deAsra Foundation inspires entrepreneurship by conducting Entrepreneur Excellence Awards

deAsra Foundation, a not for profit organisation from Pune, held  their annual Entrepreneur Excellence Awards function at Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems Ltd., Pune.



The Entrepreneur Excellence Awards is deAsra’s way of celebrating entrepreneurship and providing a forum for the successful stories of established entrepreneurs to be shared with a wider community. This award also aims to provide aspiring and existing entrepreneurs an opportunity to learn from their journeys.

The awardees of the evening were Milind Shalgar, owner Shalgar Hosiery; Neha Sarang Lagu, Director Lagu Bandhu Jewellers; Dr Vinay Koparkar, Founder & Director, Papillon Hair & Face Clinic; Mandar Desai, owner Desai Bandhu Ambewale, and Mr. Hanmant Gaikwad, Founder and owner of BVG. These awardees were honoured by Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder of deAsra Foundation and Founder, CEO of Persistent Systems.

The dignitaries shared their experiences, especially challenges, and how they overcame them.

They also discussed what inspired them during their entrepreneurial journey.

The honourable dignitaries felicitated champion entrepreneurs from deAsra’s entrepreneur community, who are setting an example by living their dreams of becoming successful entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs are a part of deAsra’s 8000+ strong entrepreneur community which has benefited from various deAsra services, in various sectors such as food, fashion, beauty and more.

On this occasion, Dr. Anand Deshpande said, “deAsra is now focusing on a highly growing segment of urban service jobs for scaling. For this, most of the tools and resources, including checklists required for any small business entrepreneur is now made available online. Any assistance required by the entrepreneur is provided through a telephonic call or on Google hangouts. Packaging the service solutions is something we are hoping would be of great help to all entrepreneurs.”

During the discussion, Mr. Hanmant Rao Gaikwad encouraged entrepreneurs by mentioning that he had a vision at a very young age, to do something on his own, and with that he wanted to contribute to the progress of the country. If an entrepreneur persistently continues to work towards his/her vision, soon dreams will become a reality. He encouraged entrepreneurs to believe in themselves even in the toughest of times.”

Mr. Shalgar mentioned how product innovation can be an USP of any small business. Over a period, Shalgar Hosiery has been creating new products as per customers’ demands and has created a brand which offers clothing for the entire family under one roof.”

While talking about breaking the stereotype work profile/ profession, Dr. Vinay Koparkar said, “He was the first doctor from his generation who started a men’s salon with skin treatment service for men. Critics & negative comments never stopped him from learning different techniques and implementing them. He believes hair cutting is also a science. His efforts in research and his belief in his products and service has lead him to be where he is today.”

Mr. Mandar Desai of Desai Ambewale, said, “For over 87 years we have successfully maintained the trust of our customers. This is important in every business. This trust helps your business grow successfully.”

Gemologist and jewellery designer Ms. Neha Lagu said, “Today’s customers are very selective in their requirements, and we have to be sensitive to their needs. Understanding their requirements and customizing designs to their likings is the key to our success.”
In an endeavour to provide a platform of recognition, the dignitaries also felicitated deAsra champion entrepreneurs from similar sectors.

deAsra Foundation has been a strong support to existing and aspiring small business entrepreneurs, providing knowledge, tools, templates and services through the portal, www.deasra.in, to overcome the challenges they face while running or starting a business.

This event encouraged entrepreneurs to take the next step in their business journey, and be the job creators that India needs today.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

QNET Entrepreneurs kick off Festive Season by Raising Funds for Underprivileged Community in 21 Cities including Pune

  • Money raised to fund essential goods for orphanages, old-age homes, and others in need
  • 39 events planned across 21 cities in the country
  • Pledged sums ranging from INR 50,000 to INR 1 Lakh in each city
 Pune, October 16, 2018: Independent representatives of Direct Selling company QNET have once again come together to brighten up the festive season for the underprivileged. In a series of events spread across 21 cities throughout India, various groups of Independent Representatives have come forward to raise money to help the underprivileged communities.
Around 100 young entrepreneurs, who run a successful direct selling business with QNET, have pledged between INR 50,000 to INR 1 lakh per city towards important causes benefiting a local community in need. This is the fourth year that these entrepreneurs have initiated such an exercise during the festival season to reinforce their commitment to helping communities and their own belief in the spirit of giving.
Funds raised by the group this year will be used to help orphanages, homes for the disabled and the elderly, and for the education as well as provision of life-saving medical treatment to children in need.
In Pune more than 20 such entrepreneurs came together and distributed groceries, toiletries and blankets at the Madhurbhav Bliss (AJ Foundation) Old Age Home.
Entrepreneurs have also planned 38 other such charitable initiatives in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata, Bhubneshwar, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Patna, Delhi, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Jammu and Meerut, between 14 October and 7 November 2018.
“We have been fortunate to find our path and purpose with QNET which has helped us transform, not only our lives, but the lives of those around us. Giving back to our community during this auspicious festival season is our way of paying it forward.” said Mahesh who leads the effort of thegroup in Pune.
Commenting on the effort, QNET Global CEO Trevor Kuna said “The initiative undertaken by our Independent Representatives in their individual capacity is truly encouraging. QNET’s underlying philosophy of RYTHM – Raise Yourself To Help Mankind is the force that drives a lot of what we do. It is a reflection of our business, which is about empowering people to take control of their lives, so that they can, in turn, help empower their communities. After all, there is no better feeling than doing well while you are doing good”.
QNET had in the past partnered with the Cancer Patients Aid Association in Mumbai to support the treatment of children with cancer from low-income families. QNET had also contributed significantly towards the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign by partnering with the Lions Club in Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad on a number of projects including clean drinking water, nutrition education and health camps for children.
The second such event will be held on 31st October at the Sanmati Bal Niketan Sanstha, Manjari Budruk.

KPIT Second Quarter Results FY 2019

Q2FY19 reported EBITDA at 13.6%, growth of 62.5% Y-o-Y, 19.3% Q-o-Q
Q2FY19 Constant Currency Revenue growth of 2.9% Q-o-Q,
Constant Currency Revenue growth of 9.8% in H1FY19 over H1FY18
Investor Release BSE: 532400 | NSE: KPIT 
India, October 24, 2018: KPIT (BSE: 532400; NSE: KPIT), a global technology company specializing in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy and Utilities companies, today reported its consolidated financial results for the second quarter and half year ended September 30, 2018.
Highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2018
  • ₹ Revenues grow 6.4% Q-o-Q and 17.8% Y-o-Y
  • Net Profit for the quarter registers a Y-o-Y growth of 37.4%
  • Operational EBITDA for the quarter at 15.2%
  • Reassuring increase in Pipeline, led by large deals in Engineering
  • BMW today announced KPIT as a technology partner for Autonomous Driving
 Management comments
Commenting on the performance of Q2 FY19, Kishor Patil, Co-founder, CEO & MD, KPIT said, “The quarter gone by witnessed solid improvement in operating margins despite wage hikes, driven by operating efficiencies and better quality of revenues. We are on track to achieve our annual revenue guidance and exceed the annual operating margins guidance. The Merger Demerger process is progressing well, as per planned timelines.”
Sachin Tikekar, President and Board Member, KPIT said, “Engineering and Digital revenues continue to grow at a much faster rate for us. We expect the trend to continue during the remainder of the year. We are progressing well on the business familiarization process with Birlasoft and are happy with the cultural and value similarities between the two organizations.”
About KPIT Technologies
KPIT (BSE:532400, NSE: KPIT) is a global technology company specializing in providing IT Consulting and Product Engineering solutions and services to Automotive, Manufacturing, Energy & Utilities and Life Sciences companies. Together with its customers and partners, it creates and delivers technologies to enable creating a cleaner, greener and more intelligent world that is sustainable and efficient.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

deAsra Foundation’s second Entrepreneurs Excellence Awards 2018 to be held on 26th October

In a bid to inspire aspiring entrepreneurs and promote entrepreneurship, deAsra foundation is all set to organise its second Entrepreneurs Excellence Awards 2018 that is going to be held on Friday, 26th October 2018 6:00 PM onwards at the Dewang Mehta Auditorium, Persistent Systems, Senapati Bapat Road, Pune. Before the award ceremony, people will get an excellent networking opportunity to interact and connect with deAsra’s entrepreneurs and mentor community 5:15 pm onwards.

These awards will be given to five successful entrepreneurs from various sectors such as food, fashion, beauty and more. Prominent names include; Mr. Hanmant R. Gaikwad, Chairman & Managing Director, BVG India Ltd., Mr. Milind Shalgar, owner Shalgar Hosiery, Ms. Neha Sarang Lagu, Director Lagu Bandhu Jewellers, Dr. Vinay Koparkar, Founder & Director, Papillon Hair & Face Clinic, Mr Mandar Desai, Owner Desai Bandhu Ambewale, will be honored. These dignitaries will also felicitate five deAsra-empowered entrepreneurs.

Hon’ble Shri Vishwas Mahajan, Founder –Whizible LifeLine Systech (Ex-Trustee at TiE Global, Secretary MCCIA) will conduct a discussion session between these dignitaries at the award function. Dr. Anand Deshpande, Founder & CEO of Persistent Systems, Founder of deAsra Foundation, will felicitate these five successful entrepreneurs.

Ms. Pradnya Godbole, CEO deAsra Foundation said, “We bring these dignitaries together to share their journey and insights gained from years of experience, so as to inspire those who wish to start their own business journey and also those who are currently running a business.”

deAsra Foundation is committed to provide the right guidance and encouragement to those who wish to start and grow a small business. Established and aspiring entrepreneurs should attend the event to hear first-hand about the successful entrepreneurial journeys of these personalities.

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The Orbis Celebrates TEDxOrbisSchool!

Powerful stories, ideas that inspired youth at TEDxOrbisSchool The event was held on Saturday at The Orbis School, Keshavnagar Speakers...