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Elder D Todd Christofferson awarded Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peae Prize 2017 in a ceremony hosted at MAEER’S MIT, Pune.

20 Aug

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The Philosopher Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara World Peace Prize-2017, given on behalf of World Peace Center (Alandi), MAEER’s MIT World Peace University, Pune, India was conferred upon the HON’BLE ELDER D. TODD CHRISTOFFERSON, Member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints – Mormon Community, Utah, (USA), in appreciation and recognition of his great yeomen service for championing the Noble Cause of Human Welfare, Communal Harmony and Universal Brotherhood through his unique mission to promote the Culture of Peace in the World.

The conferment ceremony took place at the Swami Vivekananda Mandap at Dr. Vishwanath Karad MIT World Peace University. The Chief Guest at this program was Dr. Michael Noble, Ex-President, Noble Charitable Trust. The award consisted of a golden replica of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara, a gold medal, certificate and a cash prize of Rs. 5,25,000/- (Five Lakh Twenty Five Thousand Rupees).

Also present at the event were Shri. Babasaheb Purandare, Maharashtra Bhushan, Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad, President, World Peace Centre (Alandi), MAEER’s MIT World Peace University, Nanik Rupani, Chairman, Neutron Electronic Systems, Dr. Vijay Bhatkar, Padma Bhushan & Father of PARAM Supercomputer, Prof. Rahul Karad, Executive President, MIT World Peace University, Hon’ble Father Funk, Elder Robert Williams, Mr. Mathew Holland and Dr. Chandrakant Pandav, Trustee, MAEER’s MIT, Pune.

MNK_6594-1350x734In his acceptance speech, Elder D. Todd Christofferson said, “It is my honour to receive this World Peace Prize in the name of Saint Shri Dnyaneshwara. Our church is grateful to be part of India’s rich diversity of faith traditions. Religion defines and sustains us. For billions of believers it is who we are and how we live. But religion also benefits Nations, communities and policy makers who seek to establish peace and lasting prosperity for all people of all faiths. Religion has a significant effect on national prosperity. Study shows that religion fosters trust, a necessary ingredient for social Cohesion and economic growth. Religious people trust others more. They trust the legal system and government more, they are less willing to break the laws. Trust is an essential element of any well-functioning economy. Religious people are far more trusting than those with merely a secular point of view. Religious people and Institutions are powerful source of humanitarian assistance. People of faith are 40% more likely than non-religious people to give money to Charity and twice as likely to volunteer their services to community organisations. Religious freedom facilitates other types of freedom. Studies have shown that societal restrictions on religion increases interstate conflicts. The Christian community in India, although a minority, generally enjoy safety and peace to develop and contribute to Indian society as well as other faiths in India.”

Dr. Michael Nobel said, “The Nobel Prize in peace is generally considered by the world as the ultimate accolade for peace efforts. But there are other prestigious awards and one of them is the World Peace Prize given by MIT World Peace University and is considered as the foremost peace activity award in this country. The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints is unique in several regards. The areas in which the organisation excels are they assure peace and Unity within family structures. They hava a strict imposition of honour codes in which no gambling, smoking or drinking is allowed, it is also a great range of scope of humanitarian efforts on a worldwide scale and their expensive and practical work with refugees to ensure their livelihood and possibilities of survival in a foreign country is commendable.”

Babasaheb Purandare said, “Today is an auspicious day as we are felicitating a senior and wiser man like Elder D. Todd Christofferson. His name starts with the world ‘elder’ and ends with the word ‘son’. The power of both the words can be seen within him. If pasaydan is written under the logo of any other religion it will sound the same and will relate itself appropriately to that religion. This is the beauty of pasaydan. We should love the world. The world ‘love’ truly resembles religion.”

Vishwanath Karad said, “We are delighted to honour Elder D. Todd Christofferson with the World Peace Prize. He has dedicated his life to the service of the society. Today we have come for common cause to promote peace and culture in this world. This is a small beginning. This institution has followed the steps of Swami Vivekananda. I have a hope that in the future the education system will be based on the union of Science and spirituality.”

Prof. Rahul Karad gave the introductory speech and the program was compeered by Prof. Gautam Bapat.

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Kaveta Chaudhry directs Baba Ramdev in Yog Yatra. To air on Sony TV 1st, May

29 Apr

There is a buzz around  the soon to release  ‘ YOG YATRA ‘, a biopic on the life of Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and his close friend Acharya Balkrishna.  In this film you will find Baba Ramdev donning  the actor’s garb shooting, rehearsals, riding the bike  enacting  his life journey of before being acknowledged as the Yoga Guru and becoming a global icon.

The promo has already garnered great excitement and curiosity among the business and film industry for the nature of its biopic. It is a 90-minutes film, but very meticulously showcases the life and evolution of Baba Ramdev and how he aspires to transform the life of people with yoga and ayurveda.

The film is written and directed by Kaveta Chaudhry and will be aired on Sony TV in a special screening on the 1st of May.  Promo link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgsE0cMYTcI

Kaveta spent months researching for the film and even while shooting, it was a revelation and rewriting of the scripts to bring to life the real episodes which created the legends.

Yog Yatra Poster 1Yog Yatra came to me with Acharya Balkrishnaji’s call for making a film on their institution, its foray of activities. I convinced them to expand the scope to including the vision behind Patanjali while including their activities. Then began my research in knowing Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna and revisiting their junctions in life…” says Kaveta Chaudhry.  ” The film showcases through the example of Baba Ramdev and Acharya Balkrishna that how by carving their own path & choosing to be who they are, both achieved global success!   The film also attempts to free us from the prevalent education system from marks orientation to an all round development that gives the strength to deal with different shades of life – with ease, joy and glory !”

Acharya Balkrishna shares ” We had seen Kaveta’s work during the making of a public service spot.  Also her past work profile resonates sensitivity combined with creative intuition which is very important in making a film of such nature.  When we look back, her passion and flair for story telling makes us glad she was a part of our journey forward.”

Kaveta Chaudhry (Writer Director ).pngKaveta Chaudhry gained popularity in the 90s for her TV series Udaan on Doordarshan. Actor-Director-Producer of this series, Kaveta Chaudhry essays the role of  Kalyani Singh who struggles through her journey to be an IPS Officer. The series was widely appreciated by the public, media and film fraternity as it was a first of its kind Indian tv series on woman empowerment.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTvlSglmGw8

Much before this, her role of the protagonist Lalitaji in the Surf advertisement set her apart as a thinking and independent woman.  To date she remains etched in the memories of the public as a figure to reckon with.

Watch the journey of a Yogi who reached Zenith. Watch some unknown facets of the lives of Swami ji and Acharya ji. A real documentary film on SONY at 7:30 am and 9am on May 1st, 2016.

 

Noted actor Shashi Kapoor visits Rambo’s International Circus Festival

14 Nov

Noted Actor Shashi Kapoor made a rare appearance to see the special show of Rambo Circus and its troupe of international artists in the indoor theatre of Prithivi. This show was part of the Children’s week celebrations by Rambo Circus.Shashi Kapoor with son Kunal & grandchildren and international team of Rambo Circus
Davron Majidov, who is participating in the International Circus Festival from Russia, clearly was awed by the Kapoors and went up to Shashi Kapoor to take his blessings. “ I have been a fan of Mr Raj Kapoor who is very respected back in Russia, so it’s a great honour for me to perform today in front of the Late Raj Kapoor’s family. I am humbled ” said the 19 year old boy.

The entire troupe of Rambo Circus artists crowded around Shashi Kapoor delighted to see him doing well. Shashi Kapoor’s son Kunal and grandson Zahan were also present with Sujit Dilip, owner of Rambo Circus. Each one of the Rambo Circus family went up to Shashi Kapoor for his blessings and being photographed with him. Shashi Kapoorji was happy to indulge and sat through the entire performance.

The show at Prithivi Theatre was a super hit and ran to packed houses.

This winter, the larger than life “ International Circus Festival 2014-15 “ is in town with artists from around the world – South America, Russia, Africa, Mauritius, Nepal and other parts of India. Acts of Human skills and wonder include the most spectacular & dangerous act The Wheel of Death and others like Rolla-Bolla, Body Contortion, Arial, Flying Trapezee, Skywalk, Africano Fire eater and many more.

The fully air conditioned tent with hi-tech light and sound show is being showcased at the Bandra Reclamation Ground with show timings being 4 pm & 7pm on weekdays and an additional show at 1pm on weekends.

There are special offers for the Children’s Day celebrations. You can log onto http://www.bookmyshow.com or call 9930237807. For Travel arrangements log onto Grallo.com or call 09035912400.

There are special offers for group bookings and schools & colleges.

The act is on till December 4, 2014.

Witness the fun filled acts at the ongoing Rambo International Circus Festival with your family.

Rambo Circus brings International Circus to Mumbai- Festival on until December 4, 2014

27 Oct

Rambo Circus hosts India’s 1st International Circus Festival 2014-2015 in Mumbai

For the first time in Indian circus world, the famous Rambo Circus plays host brings the ‘International Circus Festival’ to Mumbai.

It has spell binding feats performed by traditional Indian artists as well as circus stalwarts from 5 countries- India, South America, Uzbekistan, Nepal, Mauritius- which are the highlights of the festival.

Rambo Circus pitches its grand tent at Bandra Reclamation Ground, near Lilavati Hospital.

Watch the Circus in the comfortable and safe confines of the hi-tech fully air-conditioned and fire resistant tent which is a certain crowd-puller, along with smoke machines, special lights & sound effects with 150 artistes & animal acts.

It is universally accepted that Circus is the only entertainment which can be witnessed by the entire family. We invite you with your entire family to enjoy this great festival. Please note children below 3 years of age entry will be free.

You can book your tickets at the venue or book online http://www.bookmyshow.com. Travel partner call +91-9035912400 or log on to http://www.grallo.com.

For more information about the International Circus Festival you can also visit Rambo’s official website : http://www.rambocircus.in.

Be sure to catch it !!!

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#FAME – a talent led digital entertainment network LIGHTS UP DIWALI WITH A SLEW OF CONTENT

27 Oct

#Fame is showcases a slew of exclusive Diwali content. #Fame has spectrum of special content lined up – From mouthwatering festival recipes shared by Celebrated VJ Maria Goretti to smart ideas to refurbish homes in the festive season, from Diwali style tips by India’s leading fashion bloggers to hilarious festive gags by Sikander Sidhu, one of India’s leading upcoming comics. #fame is available to consumers across platforms and devices including YouTube, Facebook, WeChat, Daily Motion. #fame Diwali programming includes:

Food:
Be it some mouthwatering Jalebis or delicious Yogurt Minty Chicken, Maria Goretti, a gastronomic expert, showcases on how one needs just few minutes of their presence in the kitchen to get these things right on the table. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTh9aD1R1SE)

Beauty & Fashion:
Whether it is an office party or a Diwali card party with a bunch of friends, easy DIY tutorials available on-the-go. That’s not all; you can now make statement jewellery and save extra bucks through quick tips on how to renew your old gems.

With #fame’s fashion network, you can also learn how to adorn your house with beautiful self-made torans, artistic gift wrappers for guests, Diwali tea light holders using cocktail glasses and much more crazy stuff.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA5bvGT5vbQ)

Humor:
Watch Sikander Sidhu adding that required twist in an observational humor and rib-tickling webisodes which promises to lighten up your mood and Diwali.
(http://www.youtube.com/livfamecomedy )

|| Om Shree Ganesha ||

8 Feb

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