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Grundfos- LoveWithNature: A Short-Video Contest to showcase Nature’s Beauty

Grundfos- LoveWithNature: A Short-Video Contest to showcase Nature’s Beauty

LoveWithNature: A Short-Video Contest to showcase Nature’s Beauty

Chennai, July 17, 2017:

Ek Boondh Pani and I Save Energy are leading social media forums that promote water and energy conservation respectively and are present both on Facebook and Twitter. #LoveWithNature is the latest contest launched on these pages to help showcase nature and its beauty. Participants are encouraged to shoot 30 second videos of their natural environment that they find beautiful and inspiring.

The #LoveWithNature campaign is aimed at addressing some of the major and immediate challenges like curbing the exploitation of the environment and protecting the flora and fauna. This video contest will run for two weeks, from July 17 – 31, 2017 and the best entries stand a chance to win exciting prizes.

Commenting on this campaign, Mahathi Parashuram, Regional Head – Public Affairs, Communications & Relations, Asia Pacific Region, Grundfos said, “We at Grundfos are proud to be associated with Ek Boondh Pani and I Save Energy. Sustainability is a core part of our company’s ethos and we use these forums to help promote conservation of the environment, nature, water and energy. We hope that through this video contest, we are encouraging people to realize the beauty in nature and thereby inspiring them to take steps to protect it”.

About Ek Boondh Pani:

Ek Boondh Pani is a forum hosted by Grundfos India on the social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. The name translates to ‘a drop of water’ in Hindi – signifying the importance of each drop of water. Through this page, members share water conservation tips and facts to encourage this awareness to be driven home. Links to the page:

 About i Save Energy:

i Save Energy is a forum hosted by Grundfos India on Facebook and Twitter. The forum aims to encourage people to spread the word on adopting energy-efficient approaches and investing in energy efficient solutions across the nation. Links to the page:

About Grundfos India:

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established on March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. Currently, Grundfos India has more than 250 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 14 offices across India. Grundfos India provides energy efficient pumps and smart pumping solutions for various applications – heating and hot water service systems, cooling and air-conditioning systems, industrial applications, pressure boosting and liquid transfer, groundwater supply, domestic water supply, sewage and wastewater, dosing, chlorination systems, disinfection systems and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information, visit: http://www.grundfos.in/

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Head – Public Affairs, Communications & Relations  GolinOpinion    

 Grundfos Asia Pacific Region

Email:Maria.Mishra@golinopinion.in Neeraj.Radhakrishnan@golinopinion.in             

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5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON VideoLink’s ,Images & News

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON VideoLink’s ,Images & News

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON News

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON .

“Run So They Can Walk” Continues As The Driving Force

Chennai, 23rd July 2017: GAVS DRHM 2017 (Dream Runners Half Marathon) drew the participation of an estimated 5000 runners from all over the country. As in the past 5 editions, the proceeds of the Run will be donated to FREEDOM TRUST for Prosthetic Limbs for the economically challenged sections of the society. The event, which saw several families running in support of the cause, was flagged off by Shri R Nataraj, presently Mylapore MLA and former Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu with few other eminent personality of city.

Amodest beginning in 2012 has now grown to become a signature event on the marathon calendar of Chennai. From a mere 450 runners in the first edition in 2012, GAVS DRHM has grown admirably year after year, to about 5000 runners participating in 10km and 21.1km categories. Participants come from diverse walks of life, are of varied ages and with wide, unique capabilities. The event also sees 20% participation from women runners.
Members from 8 established chapters and 2 newly instituted training centres made up a large contingent, showcasing the positive influence of Dream Runners on the health and lifestyle landscape of the city. Many trainees, who have enrolled for the Dream Runners’ ‘free structured training’ program over the past 8 weeks, will have their first ‘big event ‘experience event.

It’s time to sweat to help out others. “Run, so they can walk”, says the tagline of 6th edition of GAVS DRHM (Dream Runners Half Marathon). The runners will go back a happy lot as they will be provided valuable merchandise like branded T-shirts, gym bags, and stainless steel water bottles as part of the race kit, in addition to the finishers medal. An officially timed event using timing chips, podium finishers in each of the 36 categories will be awarded trophies and prize money.

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This edition of GAVS DRHM 2007 is innovative in having created a senior veteran category, a recognition of the fact that so many of our senior citizens have taken to running as a sport to keep themselves fit, agile and healthy.

• A 79 year ‘young’ Ms. Sundarirunning 10 Km AND
• A 71 year ‘young’ Mr. Ayyavoo running the 21k) lead the bandwagon of ‘seniors’
• The oldest runner in 10K event for male is Mr. V R Jayaraman, from Chennai, aged 76 years.
• The oldest Lady runner in Half Marathon 21.1 km distance is Anuaradha Manoharan.

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON Images.

5000 RUNNERS PARTICIPATE IN THE 6 TH EDITION OF GAVS DREAM RUNNERS HALF MARATHON“Run So They Can Walk” Continues As The Driving Force
GAVS DRHM 2017(Dream Runners Half Marathon) drew the participation of an estimated 5000 runners from all over the country. As in the past 5 editions, the proceeds of the Run will be donated to FREEDOM TRUST for Prosthetic Limbs for the economically challenged sections of the society. The event, which saw several families running in support of the cause, was flagged off by Shri R Nataraj, presently Mylapore MLA and former Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu with few other eminent personality of city

 

 

 

In a new digital initiative, SPJIMR partners with Amazon to move MBA textbooks to Kindle e-readers

In a new digital initiative, SPJIMR partners with Amazon to move MBA textbooks to Kindle e-readers

Participants of SPJIMR’s two year Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) now carry lighter backpacks. Each participant has been provided with a Kindle e-reader preloaded with e-copies of books and other reading material that in the print form would weigh over 10 kilograms. The change to a 200 gram e-reader is part of a larger move towards going digital at SPJIMR, one of India’s top ranked schools of management.

Over 50 per cent of the textbooks for the incoming PGDM Class of 2017-19 are Kindle editions. Additionally, all cases from Harvard Business Publishing and other reading material for the Class will be available on the Kindle.

The change reflects the needs and aspirations of students who want to not only reduce the weight of a typical MBA backpack but also cut down on the use of paper and become more environment-friendly.  Reading material and references are now accessible to students almost instantaneously, cutting down on wait time, physical distribution, and lost or misplaced copies. The e-readers also make notes taking and references easier and searchable.

“We are doing this for the student community and wanted a solution that would encourage reading and at the same time be cost effective and sustainable,” said Prof. Rajiv Agarwal, who led the project and worked with Amazon to deliver the e-readers and textbooks especially for SPJIMR.

Prof. BinduKulkarni, Associate Programme Head for PGDM and Head- Admissions for PGDM, said, “The idea of giving each and every PGDM participant a Kindle reader was to align their need and comfort with digital media. We have observed a generational shift in reading habits and we wanted to keep pace with the changing needs of this generation.”

The Kindle comes with a special two year warranty and will remain the property of students. Thus, MBA participants can load other reading material on the same device, and refer to the MBA related literature and textbooks even after they graduate. This is a big change from earlier, when all books were usually disposed by participants at the end of the programme. The Kindle offers students exciting features that include:

  • Notes: Students can add or edit notes within the eBook. These notes can also be exported and shared over email for future reference.
  • Highlight: Important sections can be highlighted, just like physical books.
  • ‘PageFlip’: Allows students to skim page by page or scan by chapter.
  • Collections: Students can organise their eBooks into custom categories using collections.
  • Pick up where you left off: Read across devices while you are on the move.

“Digitisation of academic content is a big milestone and we are excited to partner with SPJIMR. Kindle devices enable students to access these eBooks any time and achieve their academic goals. The Kindle Starter Pack provides access to a wide range of supplementary academic content on the Kindle Book Store,” said Rajiv Mehta, Country Manager, Kindle Content.

The project saw an enthusiastic faculty team at SPJIMR ready to move to e-Books and even change some textbooks so that the maximum possible material could go digital this year.  Pearson India Education Services Pvt. Ltd., the world’s learning company, worked with SPJIMR to convert to kindle format all books which were earlier not available.  

Commenting on the development, Mr. Vikas Singh, Business Head and Vice President, Pearson India said, “We’re committed to creating personalised, meaningful experiences for all learners that ultimately help them achieve their education and professional goals. This collaboration is a testimony of personalised learning experience created through a highly efficacious framework. Pearson’s global expertise in digital learning solutions ensured that students get access to global & Indian editions from world-renowned authors in the desired format, as per latest technology.”

Separately, Harvard Business School Publishing permitted SPJIMR to deliver all teaching cas electronically directly to the Kindles.

Vivek Chachra, Country Manager, HBP India, said, “Harvard Business Publishing is delighted to support SPJIMR in this path-breaking initiative by enabling digital distribution of content for the incoming PGDM students. Enhancing ease of access helps unleash the real power of our globally relevant and application oriented academic content. We are thrilled to see SPJIMR continuing to take the lead amongst B-Schools in India.”

About Pearson:

Founded in 1844, Pearson is the world’s learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 70 countries. From school education, test preparation and higher education to professional qualifications, Pearson’s publications, curriculum materials, multimedia learning tools, assessment programs and integrated services help people of all ages make measurable progress in their lives through learning. To know more about us visit in.pearson.com.

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Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club Video Link’s,Images,& News

Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club Video Link’s,Images,& News.

Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club  News.

Chennai, July 18, 2017: The Madras Boat Club, one of the city’s premier sporting institutions, today announced that in recognition of the club’s 150th year celebration it will host the International Regatta. The races will formally start on 19th of July 2017 and the finals will take place on 22ndof July 2017.
The International Regatta will be hosted in conjunction with the traditional Madras-Colombo Regatta, an annual race-off between two traditional rivals, which will be held on Friday, July 21st, 2017. International rowers from UK and Europe and top rowers from India will partake in the International Regatta which will ensure superior quality rowing of the premier standards.
Speaking at the press conference, Mr. M.R. Ravindra, President of the Madras Boat Club said, “A legacy of 150 years speaks volumes about our enthusiasm and commitment to promoting rowing as a sport among the people of Chennai and keeping the city in the centre stage on the global rowing map. We are excited to host the International regatta which will witness top rowers from UK, Europe and India competing for the competition. Rowing is a complete workout for the mind and the body, besides burning calories and toning muscle it boosts concentration and surges willpower.
Some of the key highlights of the four days regatta are highlighted below.
Day Time Activity
Day 1 –July 19 7.00 am onwards
Races commence. Heats
Day 2 –July 20 7.00 am onwards Heats & Semi Finals
Day 3 –July 21 2.00 pm onwards Madras Colombo Regatta
Finals & prize distribution
Day 4 –July 22 6.30 am onwards
2.30 pm onwards
5.30 pm International Regatta – Semi finals
International Regatta – Finals
Prize Distribution

The year 2017 has been exciting at the Madras Boat Club as the club completes 150 years. The celebrations started in January with the 75th ARAE regatta where a record 14 clubs participated making it a very grand success. In February, the club hostedthe Chennai Inter School Regatta with active participation from 14 schools. The school regatta witnessed some tremendous competition and talent in the students who represent the future of rowing in our country.

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In March, the traditional Mile race was held but renamed as the “Head of the Adyar”. The races were hosted in four rowing categories and Rolling Trophies were instituted in honourof some of our departed members who had contributed to the sport of rowing and the club in a big way. To inculcate rowing as a sport in the minds of the youngsters, the club hosted a summer camp in April. Kids were put through the paces of both rowing technique as well as overall fitness and it was heartening to see the enthusiasm and passion shown by the students.

Madras Boat Club to host the International Regatta marking 150th year completion of the prestigious club Imges.

The Merchants and Bankers Regatta was revived after a hiatus of 12 years and re-christened as the Merchants, Bankers, and Clubs Regatta. The regatta witnessed enthusiastic rowers from 12 companies and city clubs training earnestly in the club. The finals of this regatta was held on 24th June with the rowers from the Madras Gymkhana Club taking the overall trophy.

The Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium launches #greenhomes campaign for 20% of India’s new homes to become green by 2022

The Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium launches #greenhomes campaign for 20% of India’s new homes to become green by 2022

The Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium launches #greenhomes campaign for 20% of India’s new homes to become green by 2022

A first-of-its-kind, voluntary, private sector-led initiative, the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC) is working towards mainstreaming green homes in India. The aim is for at least 20% of India’s new housing developments to be green by 2022. 

The Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC) was launched in 2016, convened by the International Finance Corporation (a member of the World Bank Group) under the Eco-Cities program supported by the European Union. Led by the private sector, founding members of the consortium include leading real-estate developers Godrej Properties Limited, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate, Tata Housing Development Company Limited and VBHC Value Homes Private Limited, joined by the financial institutions HDFC Limited and PNB Housing Finance Corporation. SHLC also has the support and participation of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MHUA), Government of India.

“The European Union is committed to supporting the sustainable development of cities, with a particular focus on climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and energy efficiency. India and the EU have identified these areas as key elements of their strategic partnership,” said Friederike Tschampa, Charge d’Affaires a.i., Delegation of the European Union to India. “The Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC), as a first-of-its-kind, private sector-led initiative, aligns with our program objectives. We support this effort and look forward to its impact in mainstreaming green in India and its contribution to energy and climate targets for 2020 and 2030.”

Today, the real-estate sector is responsible for 24 percent of India’s annual CO2 emissions, contributing to global warming and poor air quality. The UNEP Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative estimates that the built environment is responsible for 30 percent of raw material use. The United Nations predicts a 40 percent global shortfall in water supply by 2030, by which time Indian homes will need 74 trillion liters of water annually. Yet, two-thirds of India’s built infrastructure still lies in the future. The Government of India’s mission of ‘Housing for All by 2022’ also points to this being a critical time to impact the footprint of the housing industry. Urban India will need approximately another 2.4 million homes to be built by 2020, which creates a massive opportunity for change.

Responding to this need, SHLC is collectively committed to making 100 percent of its new housing portfolio green, thus contributing 110 million square feet of green housing by 2020. In addition, supported by the MHUA, it strives to create an enabling environment which will catalyze the transformation of the entire real-estate sector so that green buildings become the mainstream choice, the default in our built eco-systems.

For the citizens of India, the realization of SHLC’s vision of 20% of new homes in India being green homes translates into an estimated saving of 198 million kWh per year (which could potentially power over 1 lakh additional households) and 108 billion liters in water savings. It would also reduce India’s carbon footprint by approximately 0.2 million metric tons of CO2, helping us progress towards the national goal of becoming a burgeoning low-carbon economy. (India has pledged in October 2015 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to cut its carbon emissions by 33 percent to 35 percent by 2030.)

To achieve its aims, a key focus for SHLC is identifying scalable, efficient technology that brings down the costs of going green. SHLC is also working closely with the government to create a supportive policy environment – it is currently examining global best practices to recommend 2-3 strategic actions that could incentivize green home developers and buyers alike. Finally, it is launching a massive multimedia awareness campaign to reach 7 million people, galvanizing public opinion on green homes.

“Affordable and sustainable homes is a key part of IFC’s strategy in India. We invest and advise housing finance companies, developers, and have also helped leading private-sector banks to issue green bonds to finance green homes,” said Jun Zhang, Country Head, IFC, India. “Through this first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder consortium, we are trying to identify private-sector solutions for greener homes. Given the scale of the challenge, we want to influence the ecosystem so we can build a more sustainable and greener India.”

About the European Union (EU)

The EU, which consists of 28 countries, has the world’s largest economy and its third largest population, after China and India. Though richly diverse, the countries that make up the EU (its ‘Member States’) are all committed to the same basic values: peace, democracy, the rule of law and respect for human rights. They have set up common institutions so that decisions on matters of joint interest can be made democratically at the European level. By creating a frontier-free single market and a single currency (the euro) which has been adopted by 19 Member States, the EU has given a significant boost to trade and employment. It is also at the forefront of policies on sustainability.

EU­­‑India relations

For over 50 years, the EU and India have worked together to reduce poverty, prevent disasters, expand trade, and promote joint research in energy, health, agriculture and many other fields of mutual interest. More information at: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/india

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Enclosures: Quotes

Quotes from SHLC members 

The European Union (EU)

“The European Union is committed to supporting the sustainable development of cities, with a particular focus on climate-change mitigation and adaptation, and energy efficiency. India and the EU have identified these areas as key elements of their strategic partnership. The Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC), as a first-of-its-kind, private sector-led initiative, aligns with our program objectives. We support this effort and look forward to its impact in mainstreaming green in India and its contribution to energy and climate targets for 2020 and 2030.”
Friederike Tschampa, Charge d’Affaires a.i., Delegation of the European Union to India

 International Finance Corporation (IFC)

“Affordable and sustainable homes is a key part of IFC’s strategy in India. We invest and advise housing finance companies, developers, and have also helped leading private-sector banks to issue green bonds to finance green homes. Through this first-of-its-kind multi-stakeholder consortium, we are trying to identify private-sector solutions for greener homes. Given the scale of the challenge, we want to influence the ecosystem so we can build a more sustainable and greener India.”

— Jun Zhang, Country Head, IFC India

 The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

“The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs is aligning its efforts to work towards the development of green homes in India by joining the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium. Our joint vision is one of safe, healthy, resource-efficient housing for all our citizens that also helps India keep its commitment to cut carbon emissions by 33% in 2030 as part of the national pledge on combating climate change.”

Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, Joint Secretary (Housing), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

 Godrej Properties Limited

“Godrej Properties is deeply committed to the cause of sustainability in real-estate development. The Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium will provide a platform for like-minded organizations to come together to share and implement ideas that will bring a huge change to the quality of India’s built environment.  We look forward to learning from and contributing to SHLC’s important efforts.”

— Pirojsha Godrej, executive chairman, Godrej Properties Limited

Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited

“As pioneers in sustainable development in the urban context of India, we at Mahindra Lifespaces believe that public awareness and knowledge sharing are key to the mass adoption of green homes across the country.  The Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium will leverage a strategic combination of mass media platforms to engage and connect with the larger housing ecosystem, including home buyers, policy makers and the public at large.”

Anita Arjundas, managing director, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited

PNB Housing Finance Corporation

“We are happy to join hands with SHLC to drive sustainability in India’s housing market with a particular focus on the green building. Housing finance institutions play an important role in assisting the transition to green buildings by providing finance to developers or by providing loans to end customers. PNB Housing is the first housing finance company to successfully issue green bonds and has already disbursed Rs650 crore to fund green residential projects. This has boosted our confidence that there is indeed a need for a pipeline to get funds for green development. We have enough confidence that the efforts of SHLC on the fronts of policy, materials and technology optimization for green buildings will widen the scope and expand the market.”

Sanjaya Gupta, managing director, PNB Housing Finance Corporation

Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate

“We at Shapoorji Pallonji have joined the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium (SHLC) because we firmly believe in our responsibility towards the environment. With our collective legacy and experience in the development & construction domain, we not only would like to play the part of a responsible developer but also lead and act as a catalyst to the sector as a whole.”
— Venkatesh Gopalkrishnan, CEO, Shapoorji Pallonji Real Estate

Tata Housing Development Company Limited

“The only way to increase adoption of sustainable buildings is through standardization of a code. The code should set out the trajectory and stretching targets for a zero-carbon, sustainable built environment — including carbon, energy, waste and water performance. This will require collaborative working, both across the industry and in partnership with the government. To this end, SHLC is working closely in partnership with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to optimize the policy environment by developing 2-3 strategic recommendations to incentivize green homes.”

— Brotin Banerjee, managing director and CEO, Tata Housing Development Company Limited

 VBHC Value Homes Private Limited

“VBHC had the distinction of being the first project in Asia to be green-certified in the affordable housing segment. With this experience, we expect that SHLC will be able to use its learning to lend impetus to the affordable housing sector as well, which is in alignment with the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Housing for All by 2022’.”

Rahul Sabharwal, chief operating officer, VBHC Value Homes Private Limited

HDFC Limited

“IFC and HDFC Limited both strongly believe in the immense opportunities in the affordable housing space in India. HDFC is delighted to be a part of the Sustainable Housing Leadership Consortium’s initiative to incentivize green homes in India.  We look forward to seeing our own portfolios grow greener, as both developers and homeowners reach out to us for financing support. This in turn will help India lower its carbon footprint.”

Renu Sud Karnad, managing director, HDFC Limited

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Mobile Pumping System_Grundfos  

Mobile Pumping System_Grundfos  

A dual solution for dewatering flooded areas & providing water supply on the move

Chennai, July 19, 2017: Grundfos India, the leading manufacturer of energy efficient pumps, has launched an ideal solution to address the distress caused by monsoons and imminent water-logging with its intelligent Mobile Water Pumping Station. The unit comprises of two pumps, each capable of discharging 200000 liters per hour.

The mobile pumping station from Grundfos aims at reducing losses post disasters and can also be used for water supply in agriculture, horticulture, gardens and parks. With its double shaft seal system, which ensures trouble-free operations, the dewatering pumps along with a 50 kVA generator, control panel and a cantilever crane in a weatherproof enclosure, are mounted on a movable trolley that can be hauled by a truck or tractor. With a portable and compact design, these mobile pumping stations are light-weight and operate on just one cable, thus saving the need for additional sensor cables.

These high-capacity pumps are suitable to use across harsh environments for dewatering of flooded areas in construction sites, draining of storm water, shipyards, waterlogged facilities / basements, drainage pits, power stations, low-lying catchments areas, fishponds etc. The pumps are also specifically designed for pumping dirty water with a high content of abrasives like sand. 

Speaking about the introduction of an innovative solution, Ranganath N K, Managing Director of Grundfos India said, “According to a United Nations Global Assessment Report in 2015, in the recent years, India has an average economic loss of around $9.8 billion due to various disasters. Out of which, more than $7 billion loss is because of floods. A lot of this damage can be mitigated by removing the unwanted water efficiently using pumps. However, many a times, pumps are not installed in the areas that may be effected by flooding. Therefore, the mobile pumping station is an ideal solution for addressing this issue”.

About Grundfos India:

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established on March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. Currently, Grundfos India has more than 250 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 14 offices across India. Grundfos India provides energy efficient pumps and smart pumping solutions for various applications – heating and hot water service systems, cooling and air-conditioning systems, industrial applications, pressure boosting and liquid transfer, groundwater supply, domestic water supply, sewage and wastewater, dosing, chlorination systems, disinfection systems and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information, visit: http://www.grundfos.in/

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Grundfos contest News

Grundfos contest News

Chennai, July 17, 2017: Ek Boondh Pani and I Save Energy are leading social media forums that promote water and energy conservation respectively and are present both on Facebook and Twitter. # Love With Nature is the latest contest launched on these pages to help showcase nature and its beauty. Participants are encouraged to shoot 30 second videos of their natural environment that they find beautiful and inspiring.

 

The # Love With Nature campaign is aimed at addressing some of the major and immediate challenges like curbing the exploitation of the environment and protecting the flora and fauna. This video contest will run for two weeks, from July 17 – 31, 2017 and the best entries stand a chance to win exciting prizes.

Commenting on this campaign, Mahathi Parashuram, Regional Head – Public Affairs, Communications & Relations, Asia Pacific Region, Grundfos said, “We at Grundfos are proud to be associated with Ek Boondh Pani and I Save Energy. Sustainability is a core part of our company’s ethos and we use these forums to help promote conservation of the environment, nature, water and energy. We hope that through this video contest, we are encouraging people to realize the beauty in nature and thereby inspiring them to take steps to protect it”.

 

About Ek Boondh Pani:

Ek Boondh Pani is a forum hosted by Grundfos India on the social media sites, Facebook and Twitter. The name translates to ‘a drop of water’ in Hindi – signifying the importance of each drop of water. Through this page, members share water conservation tips and facts to encourage this awareness to be driven home. Links to the page:

 About i Save Energy:

i Save Energy is a forum hosted by Grundfos India on Facebook and Twitter. The forum aims to encourage people to spread the word on adopting energy-efficient approaches and investing in energy efficient solutions across the nation. Links to the page:

About Grundfos India:

Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) a wholly owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established on March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. Currently, Grundfos India has more than 250 employees and works with 200 distributors and dealers with 14 offices across India. Grundfos India provides energy efficient pumps and smart pumping solutions for various applications – heating and hot water service systems, cooling and air-conditioning systems, industrial applications, pressure boosting and liquid transfer, groundwater supply, domestic water supply, sewage and wastewater, dosing, chlorination systems, disinfection systems and pumps running on renewable energy. For more information, visit: http://www.grundfos.in/

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Grundfos Asia Pacific Region                                                       E-mail:Maria.Mishra@golinopinion.in                                                 Neeraj.Radhakrishnan@golinopinion.in                 

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Kingfisher Ultra Derby – 2017 Derby Day News & Images

Kingfisher Ultra Derby – 2017 Derby Day News & Images

Sunday indeed lived up to the most happening weekend in town, as it was the finest display of equestrian power and passion on the racetrack climaxing with the blue-riband race at the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby, Bangalore 2017.

Manifold kept her date with fate in one of the most anticipated events of the Indian equestrian racing season. An enthralled crowd at the grand stands cheered for their favorite filly Manifold, as the competition was neck to neck and the challenger Castlebridge was on pursuit until the end, however the brilliant filly trained by Mr. P Shroff shot into the lead last leg in the home stretch and claimed the title of victor at the Kingfisher Ultra Derby Bangalore 2017. Manifold’s owner Ms. Ameeta Mehra took home Rs. 1.6 crore as prize money and the Silver Trophy from Mr. Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, United Breweries Ltd.

And Mr. Y. Jagannath, Chairman of the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC). Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Samar Singh Sheikhawat, Senior Vice President, Marketing, United Breweries Ltd. said, “We are proud of our 30-year association with the Bangalore Derby, and Kingfisher Ultra continues the legacy of putting together the most spectacular equestrian event in the city. I would like to congratulate the winner on a magnificent race today and thank racing enthusiasts who have over the years turned out in great numbers to make the Kingfisher Ultra Derby the most celebrated sporting spectacle.

I would also like to thank and congratulate the BTC, the owners, breeders and jockeys for making this a memorable event.” The top three winners of the Kingfisher ULTRA Derby 2017 are: Sl.no Horse name Owner Jockey Prize Money 1. Manifold Ms. Ameeta Mehra Neeraj Rawal 1,60,00,000 2. Castle Bridge Dr. Vijay Malya & Mr. Jairam G. Kimmane P. Trevor 52,86,600 3. Olympia Fields Mr. Dilip Thomas & Mr. D. Pritam Basapa S. John 26,43,300 The Emperor of Good Times, Kingfisher Ultra indeed lived up to the spirit of the brand and brought about an Ultra-experience, which was witnessed at the most happening weekend. The Kingfisher Ultra Derby Bangalore 2017, saw the crème da la creme and illustrious names of the city celebrate the sport and soak into the spirit of the game. About Kingfisher ULTRA: Kingfisher ULTRA, the Emperor of Good Times was launched in September 2009. A high-end brand from United Breweries, ULTRA assures consumers the best quality, taste and the most differentiated experience across every touch point. Kingfisher ULTRA is made from the finest imported malts and hops which have a distinctive taste. The packaging is unique with an embossed flint bottle, ring pull crown, gold metalized neck and front label. The brand has based its consumer engagements on prominent genres like fashion and music. Kingfisher ULTRA also has various other activations and promotions across all points of sale which have met positive response. It is a beer for the classy, modern, urban, confident, independent and self-assured consumer. It is for those who want the best and deserve the best. It is currently available in all major cities of the country.

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3M-CII announce winners of Young Innovators Challenge 2017

3M-CII announce winners of Young Innovators Challenge 2017

  • Top 3 innovations recognised in the areas of tech-innovation, disruptive service category and transformative models
  • Young innovators emerge from Surat, Mumbai and Lobhi villagewho were awarded for their unique ideas which can bring about a significant difference to the current ecosystem

Being part of the ‘Innovation decade’ where innovation found its way to the policy lexicon, the significance of innovation has never been so high in India ever before. Innovation being ingrained in 3M’s DNA, it had instituted Young Innovators Challenge in 2014in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) to create a forum to recognise innovative ideas with social relevance. The award also offers a level-playing field to young innovators from across the country right upto the grassroots. Being the 4th year, today, it announced the winners for the year 2017 at the CII India Innovation Summit in Bangalore.

The Challenge this year looked for disruptive innovations that could create a better India in the areas of health, education, livelihood, environment, art & culture, governance or inclusive development. Over 300 entries were received this year from across the country, out of which 62 top entries were selected by experts from development and technical sector. The shortlisted 15 best ideas were to pitch their innovation to an independent jury, based on which six winners were selected.

Congratulating the winners and highlighting the need to innovate, Debarati Sen, Managing Director, 3M India, commented, “We are completely conscious of the relevance of innovation and IP in the current economic scenario where the mega trends need a catalyst to give it the impetus to move ahead. A great idea which brings about a huge difference to the society can emerge from anywhere in the world and thus we believe it is to be identified, nurtured and fuelled well. We strongly believe platforms such as 3M-CII Innovators Challenge will offer an opportunity and level-playing field for young minds to present their ideas amidst people who can support them to execute it.”  She also added, “My heartiest congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to many more of such innovators to come forward.The Challenge has grown to be the league of young changemakers and selecting winners each year is becoming tougher due to such bright ideas participating.” 

WINNING PROJECTS UNDER TECH-INNOVATION CATEGORY:

Winner

Project Title: Greenvillips Vintage

Participant(s): Venus Mohan Chaudhary, ICAR CIRCOT. Mumbai

Team Member(s): Chetan Dilip Pawar, Accutest Biologics Pvt. Ltd.; Pooja Sunil Sainkar, Lupin Pharma, Pune

Idea Summary: The innovation deals with utilizing industrial waste (crude glycerol) for production of Nanocellulose and its aerogels, for air purification technology.

Runner-up

Project Title: USR: Point of Care testing device for rapid diagnostics tests focusing on Chronic Diseases and Nutrition.

Participant (s):  Zeeshan Anjum,  Malhar Khakharia & Avinash Suresh Joshi from CareNX Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

Idea Summary: Universal Strip Reader (USR) is a smartphone-assisted Point of Care diagnostic and screening device. It facilitates multiple diagnostic and screening tests with a single device within minutes at half of the current cost.

WINNING PROJECTS UNDER DISRUPTIVE SERVICE CATEGORY:-

Winner

Project Title: Khetmajoor- Ecosystem for culture tourism

Participant Name: Chintan M Patel, Symbiosis Centre For Management and Human Resource Management

Idea Summary: The Primary objective of this startup is to promote exotic rural tourism in India by incorporating attraction and adventure around nature and Indian farming community. Exotic factor aims to include rural tourism, farm stays, health tourism, sports tourism, jungle/hills stay, roadside/riverside stays, heritage tourism etc.

Runner-up

Project Title: Starting up a spice marketing enterprise in a village

Participant Name: Ayush Sinha from SBI Youth for India Fellowship

Idea Summary: 6 women belonging to the Halpati tribal community (a marginalized tribal group) living in Karachka – a remote village of Surat district – have started a spice making and marketing enterprise which is up and running since 15 months.

WINNING PROJECTS UNDER TRANSFORMATIVE INNOVATION CATEGORY:-

Winner

 Project Title: Mimaansa’s Remedial education & mental health program in Municipal Schools for Learning Disabled

Participant (s): Poojaa Joshi Samant, Sweta Chatterjee & Shilpaa Chogle from Mimaansa

Idea Summary: Mimaansa works towards capacity building of municipal schools to better accommodate students with LD in the mainstream classroom, i.e. inclusive education. Program includes early detection and remediation for students with LD along with Art Based Counseling Program for students and Teacher Training Program for municipal school teachers

Runner-up

Project Title: dHive: Rural Innovation Studio

Participant Name: Krishna Thiruvengadami from SBI Youth for India Fellowship

Idea Summary: Project dHive- Rural Innovation studio enables rural children and youth in developing appropriate technologies using locally available resources. The studio, located in a tribal village Lobhi of Maharashtra, is a platform where local issues are solved locally, by inculcating design thinking and problem solving skills through a participatory approach.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION

 Students from a school in Bangalore was also recognised for their idea.

PROJECT: emPOWER

Students who had deviced the project emPOWER aims at teaching English to the female support staff members in schools. The teaching material is sourced from Step Up For India, an esteemed organisation working towards education of children. “We have a carefully devised program where in students teach the support staff in their free periods.” A class is approximately 40 minutes long and is conducted by two students and includes 4 support staff members. This project enables our support staff to have effective communication in daily life and boosts their morale.

About 3M India

3M was established in India in 1988 and has completed more than 25 years of operations. 3M India headquarters is based in Bengaluru with branch offices at Mumbai, Gurgaon, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai. 3M leverages its global innovation expertise to develop home-grown solutions that address unique needs of diverse customers in the Indian market. 3M has invested in Innovation Centers at Bengaluru and Gurgaon to boost local product development and its manufacturing footprint is spread across Bengaluru, Pune and Ahmedabad. From products that improve manufacturing efficiency and impact improved healthcare delivery to safety markers that help increase road visibility, everyday kitchen and home care aids and car care products; today, 3M innovation touches millions of Indians – making lives easier and better.

About CII

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes. CII is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, playing a proactive role in India’s development process. Founded in 1895, India’s premier business association has over 8000 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs, and an indirect membership of over 200,000 enterprises from around 240 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

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