Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Robotics Workshop With Hearing Impaired Children A JOSH Foundation-Team Luminosity initiative

In a fresh take on academics, children from different IGCSE schools are showing a keen interest in robotics workshops. As a part of their curriculum, the students are required to impart what they’ve learned to the underprivileged children from NGOs.

The future world being robotics centric, Team Luminosity’s ‘Hour of Robotics’ workshop, in association with JOSH Foundation, was a maiden collaboration with hopes for more such workshops, even advanced ones. Added Audiologist-Speech Therapist Devangi Dalal, “If the children like it, then there are many more to come.” Using Lego Mindstorms EV3 kits, their aim is to give back to the society all that knowledge they have acquired in their training.

JOSH Foundation, an NGO for the upliftment of children battling hearing impairment, was set up by ENT Specialist Dr. Jayant Gandhi along with Devangi Dalal, with a mission to empower differently-abled children.

“We are supporting them. Science helps in the overall progress and development of the child. Even the hearing impaired kids should know how robotics and machines work,” said ENT specialist Dr. Jayant Gandhi.

“Balance in education and CSR activities go hand in hand. That is one aspect for them. On the other hand, the hearing impaired children have not seen robotic machines at a personal level. They’ve seen it on TV, but have themselves not done it,” averred Devangi Dalal.

“Our team consists of 8 students across the age of 12-14 years and are fascinated by the world of robotics. We are going to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge to be held in Pune this February,” stated a representative from Team Luminosity. “Our has a vision to educate and spread the knowledge to young children, the future of tomorrow,” the representative added.

The workshop proved to be a success as the children gained the necessary insight in the field of robotics and machines.

Nisha JamVwal-Detel Foundation join hands to bring technology to the under privileged

Celebrity columnist and social activist Nisha JamVwal hosted a swish sit-down lunch along with a panel discussion on the subject of 'Connecting Rural India through Technology' for Detel Foundation’s and the founder Yogesh Bhatia at Bombay’s best rooftop restaurant for select friends, over a seven course gourmet lunch. Guests comprising of famed celebrities Anu Malik , actor Ranjeet, ace lawyer Mrunalini Deshmukh, maestro Anup Jalota, chef Amrita Raichand, courtier Amy Billimoria engaged in the panel discussion on the importance of technology and telecommunications in skill development and improving education in India’s tier two, tier three towns and villages. 
JamVwal, looking gorgeous in a gold lamé slinky creation, shared “I believe India is not its cities but its villages and there must be rural development and women empowerment in tier two and tier three cities for the country to forge ahead. Technology, smart learning, skill development and e-education using technology and technical advancement is the key.” 
Said Bhatia of Detel India “We believe that our feature phone is a means to connecting #40croreindians and the foundation works and my missions is to equip the underprivileged kids and farmers in villages by giving feature phones and televisions to grow their exposure and knowledge base.”

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

More Power to Such Crusaders! Audiologist-Speech Therapist Devangi Dalal distributed digital hearing aids to 30 kids this New Year's week

While most people chose to ring in the New Year by partying hard and traveling to holiday destinations, here is one woman who brought in 2019 by spreading smiles and giving back to society. Audiologist-Speech Therapist Devangi Dalal of JOSH Foundation, distributed digital hearing aids to 30 hearing-impaired children this New Year’s week at her clinic in Santacruz West.

Devangi Dalal, along with ENT Specialist Dr.Jayant Gandhi, has taken it upon herself to make the country free from the plague of hearing-impairment. She has been instrumental in distributing over 1000 digital hearing aids, thus far, to children from various schools across Mumbai, Nashik and Gujarat, among other cities.

“The approximate price of a good hearing aid ranges from anywhere between Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 70,000. But we do not compromise on the quality. We want these kids to have nothing less than the best,” said Devangi who distributed the aids with the help of Inventia Healthcare. "The best and the most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they can only be felt… I feel glad I was able to start my year nobly and with something that gives me more joy than anything else ever can. I want to enable and empower these kids so that they can hear and speak, attend normal schools, and grow up to function as normally as you and I do,” she added.

At the distribution ceremony, Devangi also conducted an interactive session with the kids where she was seen motivating the children to speak, not in monosyllables, but in complete sentences. “Hearing and speaking is a symbiotic process. Often, we notice that people who cannot hear are also not able to speak proficiently, as when you cannot hear someone, what will you answer them!” she exclaimed.

Indeed, hearing impairment in India is an important issue, with 6.3% percent of the population being hearing-impaired, out of which 60% are children that needs immediate addressal. All that a parent needs to do is a simple test and get their children hearing aids. Digital hearing aids are better because they can be customized to the user’s requirement. These allow for people to hear soft speech louder and ambient sounds softer.

Monday, 7 January 2019

A celeb-studded launch of Bishwajit Ghosh’s single, Sau Fikr

Some people just live the journey, some just break it even and then there are those who make success an addiction… one such multi-faceted talent is singer Bishwajit Ghosh, all set to take the music scene by storm with his romantic single, ‘Sau Fikr’, by T-series.

Revered veteran award-winning composers Monty Sharma and Raju Singh launched the versatile singer’s single ‘Sau Fikr’ at The View, Andheri.

Sau Fikr is a soulful song by Bishwajit Ghosh, starring Miss India World and Commando and Aiyaary lead Pooja Chopra and teen heartthrob Shaheer Sheikh of Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi fame. BishwajitGhosh’s vocals are mesmerizing to say the least.

“The composer Rohit Singh had the song with him for two years. Many singers had lent their voice to the scratch but he wasn’t happy. It was by chance that when I was doing the playback for one of his other numbers when I heard this song. I felt an instant connect. Rohit loved my voice and the rest is history,” said Bishwajit Ghosh," said Bishwajit Ghosh.

Awards, accolades and recognitions are not alien to Bishwajit Ghosh… An aviation entrepreneur, Bishwajit Ghosh has been the winner of the Madhya Pradesh Idol in 2009; the recipient of the Best Male Singer Award by Red FM Corporate Clash 2012; has bagged the Best Live Performer Award at HT Musical Muqabla in 2002 and also been the winner at Surtarang 2011, to name a few. Not just these, Bishwajit Ghosh has also won the Voice of Bhopal for three consecutive years.

Having produced and created multiple audio and video cover songs, Bishwajit is a celebrated artiste in the YouTube arena. Apart from playback singing, he is known for his electrifying live shows across India; his stage presence and energy simply transcends into the crowd. He is also lined up for single albums and playbacks with leading music composers and production houses.

Said a T-series spokesperson, “We at T-series always encourage and launch deserving talents. Bishwajit Ghosh has a unique voice texture and the lyrics, the composition and the video with the talented actors has turned out to be very good. We feel this young man has immense potential and Sau Fikr is just the beginning!”

‘Sau Fikr’ is set to vocals by Bishwajit Ghosh under the music label T-series with lyrics by Shabbir Ahmed and composition by Rohit Singh. The music video, directed by Aarti N Raj, features actors Pooja Chopra (of Aiyaary and Commando fame) and Shaheer Sheikh (of Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi fame). The D.O.P. of the single is Suresh Beesaveni and it is produced by Fledge Entertainment.

Link to the song:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Martyr Moments - Ample Missiion's bid to honour martyrs families Dr. Aneel Kashi Murarka at Awards Zindagi Ke 2018

Dr. Aneel Kashi Murarka's Ample Missiion - Honouring the supreme valour of our unsung heroes
India's unsung heroes at Ample Missiion's Awards Zindagi Ke 2018
Dr. Aneel Kashi Murarka, through his foundation Ample Missiion, presented Awards Zindagi ke 2018 which is being organized for the 3rd consecutive year. ‘Awards Zindagi Ke’ honours the supreme valour, courage and dedication of the unsung heroes who have selflessly devoted and sacrificed their lives for our country. Salutations to the brave martyrs and true heroes of the Indian Army, Navy, Air Force, Police Force, Coast Guard and Firefighters from across the country.The event at the Bombay Stock Exchange, was attended by a bevy of celebrities from the corporate world, film and the television industry, and the social field. Besides, hosts Dr. Aneel Kashi Murarka and Siddhant Murarka, mention may be made of Prahlad Modi,  Gajendra Chauhan, Ashok Dhamankar, Kunika Sadanand, Mukesh Rishi, Rohit Verma, Afeefa Nadiadwala, Sandhya Shetty, Rizwan Sikander, Jiten Lalvani, Sooraj Thapar, Bobby Khanna, Dara Singh (Mr India), Soham Shah  among many others.

The Martyrs family's to be awarded  include Sepoy Vishal Chaudhary, Dr P S Rahangdale, Petty Officer Timothy Sinha, Captain R.Subramanian, Sushil Kumar(Alive),  Naik Mangat Singh Bhandari, Colonel M.P Chaudhary, Rajendra Bhojane, Rahul Shinde, Dy.Commandant Anand Babu (Alive), Sergeant Milind Kishore Khairnar, Captain Nilesh Soni, Bapurao Dhurgude, Major Alok Mathur, Major C.B Dwivedi among others.