Archives February 2024

“CyberPeace Foundation, Canara Bank in collaboration with Bicycle Mayor of Ranchi organised CyberPeace Ranchi Cyclothon 2024 “

February 29th, India: The bustling city of Ranchi witnessed a remarkable event on Sunday, February 25th, 2024, as CyberPeace Foundation, in collaboration with the Bicycle Mayor of Ranchi and with the generous support of title sponsor Canara Bank, successfully organized the “CyberPeace Ranchi Cyclothon 2024.” This annual cycling extravaganza aimed to raise awareness against the perils of misinformation while promoting a healthier lifestyle through cycling.

Cyclothon 2024

The event, which commenced at the break of dawn, saw enthusiastic participation from cycling enthusiasts across the city, all joining hands in the fight against misinformation. Founder of CyberPeace Foundation, Vineet Kumar, expressed his delight at the overwhelming response and the impactful message conveyed through the Cyclothon. He remarked, “In today’s digital age, misinformation spreads like wildfire, posing a significant threat to society. Through events like the CyberPeace Ranchi Cyclothon, we aim to not only raise awareness but also empower individuals to discern fact from fiction, thereby fostering a more informed and truth-driven community.”

The Cyclothon, graced by the presence of esteemed dignitaries, saw Mr. Sanjay Seth, Member of Parliament for Ranchi, Jharkhand, as the chief guest. Mr. Seth lauded the initiative, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts in combating misinformation. He stated, “Misinformation not only erodes trust but also undermines the fabric of our society. It is heartening to see organizations like CyberPeace Foundation taking proactive steps to address this issue. The Cyclothon serves as a beacon of hope, inspiring individuals to not only adopt a healthier lifestyle through cycling but also become vigilant against the spread of misinformation in our digital ecosystem.”

The Cyclothon featured three categories catering to participants of varying skill levels, with winners awarded trophies and every participant receiving a finisher’s medal and certificate. The event not only promoted physical activity and community engagement but also encouraged individuals to become proactive agents in the fight against online misinformation.

On the occasion Mr. Kanishka Poddar, Bicycle Mayor of Ranchi said “Our primary goal with this event is to promote cycling as a lifestyle choice, emphasizing its benefits for both physical and mental fitness, which are particularly crucial in today’s context. This marks the fifth edition of our event, and our central aim remains fostering a strong connection between cycling and individuals, encouraging them to embrace cycling as an integral part of their lives.”

The event was also co-sponsored by customised sportswear brand HYVE and PRM, Radio Partner 92.7 Big FM, Medical Partner Medanta and Hospitality partner The Ruin House.

CyberPeace Foundation extends its heartfelt gratitude to all participants, sponsors, and supporters for making the “CyberPeace Ranchi Cyclothon 2024” a resounding success. Together, let us continue pedaling towards a healthier, fitter, and misinformation-free society.

Imagine Tresor, the Ultimate Apple Destination, Unveils Cutting-Edge Store

Imagine Tresor, the authorised Apple retailer, was thrilled to announce the grand opening of its state-of-the-art store in Reach 3 Roads on February 23, 2024. Nestled in the bustling high street property of Reach 3 Roads, this expansive store spans approximately 1300 sq ft, strategically positioned at the heart of a vast residential hub encompassing sectors 69, 70, 70A, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77, 78, and 79.


The launch event was a tech extravaganza, graced by esteemed guests Shri OP Dhankar, National Secretary of BJP, as the Chief Guest, and Shri Deepak Gahlawat, IPS, DCP Gurgaon, as the Guest of Honour.

Speaking at the occasion, Shri OP Dhankar, National Secretary of BJP, said, “It is indeed a moment of happiness that Apple’s products are being manufactured in India. This is due to the efforts of our Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, under his ‘Make in India’ initiative. We should take this spirit forward and aim to become the No. 1 country in the world.”

Mr. Harinder Singh Hora, Director of Reach Group, expressed Reach 3 Road’s excitement in partnering with Imagine Tresor, highlighting Reach Group’s dedication to delivering unparalleled customer experiences. He stated, “We are delighted to welcome Imagine Tresor to Reach 3 Roads. Our ethos revolves around providing top-tier customer service, and we believe that they embody our vision perfectly. With its prime location and tech-savvy team, the store is set to become the go-to destination for Apple aficionados and tech enthusiasts in the vicinity.”

“Imagine Tresor is proud to unveil its newest Apple Store at Reach 3 Roads, Gurugram. With a complete range of Apple products and an ecosystem of suiting accessories, our store is not just a retail space; it’s an Apple enthusiast’s haven,” said Mr Shaurya Seth, Founder, Tresor Systems Pvt. Ltd, at the opening

The new Imagine store is set to showcase various Apple products and services, including the latest gadgets and technology. Customers can look forward to expert guidance and support from Imagine Tresor’s knowledgeable staff, who are committed to delivering exceptional service. Reach 3 Roads has emerged as the top choice for leading brands such as Samsung and Croma, Zudio, Misbu, ICICI, Starbucks, Sodhis, Soul, and others that have also opened their outlets here.

Anticipated to spark immense interest among residents and tech enthusiasts in the region, Mr Hora envisions this as the dawn of an exciting era for Reach 3 Roads. He shared, “Our goal is to offer a superior shopping experience to our customers, and the addition of Imagine’s new store underscores that commitment. We eagerly anticipate welcoming customers to Reach 3 Roads and providing them with a seamless tech shopping experience.”

The highly anticipated grand launch event had promised to captivate attendees as they had flocked to experience the pinnacle of Apple offerings and services.

BOBCARD Deals: Grab Hot Discounts on Amazon across Fashion, Electronics, Home and more

New Delhi, 29th February 2024: BOBCARD LIMITED, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Baroda, is delighted to unveil exclusive offers once again under the banner of #ReimagineShopping, spanning across top product categories available on Amazon, India’s foremost online shopping destination. Embracing the spirit of redefining shopping experiences, the company will provide enticing rewards and discounts, commencing from February 28th to March 3rd, 2024.

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During this offer period, customers can enjoy an attractive 10% Instant Discount sitewide on Amazon, applicable on both full payments and EMI transactions, with a minimum order value of ₹7,500. Furthermore, customers can enjoy enticing offers such as a maximum discount of ₹750 on the latest mobiles for full payment and ₹1000 on EMI. Similarly, for all other categories, they can avail themselves of a maximum discount of ₹1,000 on full payment and ₹1,500 on EMI.

What’s more? Extra Flat ₹750 OFF, on purchases above ₹30,000 on 6 Months+ EMI tenure. (*Terms and Conditions apply). These offers are applicable across categories including Fashion, Home, Kitchen, Electronics, Books, Entertainment among others, except Grocery.

With all the amazing offers lined up under #ReimagineShopping by the BOBCARD, consumers can experience a reimagined shopping journey on Amazon, where seamless transactions and exclusive deals await. BOBCARD Limited is dedicated to elevating customer experiences, fostering convenience, and affordability.

Bank of Baroda’s credit arm recently underwent a rebranding, transitioning from BOB Financial to BOBCARD LIMITED. These exclusive offers, introduced under the campaign “Remember to Reimagine,” signifies the brand’s revitalization post-transformation. Through this rebranding endeavour, BOBCARD has reaffirmed its commitment to reshaping the nation’s credit landscape by delivering exceptional credit solutions and prioritizing customer-centric offerings.

Sunstone Named to the GSV 150: World’s Top Growth Companies in Skilling & Education

Bengaluru, February 29, 2024: Sunstone, a leading higher education company, has been named in the 2024 edition of GSV 150, a prestigious list recognizing the world’s most transformative growth companies in skilling & education.

Sunstone Named to the GSV 150

Sunstone is a student-first higher education & services provider, working towards making the Indian youth employable & connecting them with desired career outcomes. With over 5,000+ students placed, Sunstone has been able to deliver 2x better placements than its peer institutions. Its inclusion amongst the highest-impact companies, reflects Sunstone’s mission to empower India’s youth with accessible, affordable and accountable education.

Sharing his thoughts on the achievement, Mr. Ashish Munjal, Co-Founder & CEO, Sunstone said, “We are honoured to be recognized among the GSV 150’s cohort of companies driving meaningful change globally. This reflects the incredible work by our team and partners to build a more student-centric higher education model focused on career growth and success. As technological change accelerates, Sunstone remains committed to equipping graduates with in-demand skill sets that meet India’s growing needs.”

Selected from over 2,000 global companies, the GSV 150 represents the world’s most valuable private companies transforming education across the Pre-K to Gray Lifelong Learning continuum. It highlights the top 150 fastest growing companies globally that are improving lives and livelihoods through access to knowledge, skills, and employment. Rigorous screening based on five key factors – revenue scale, revenue growth, user reach, geographic diversification, and operating margins

Women Leadership Circle’s ‘The Brand Called You’ workshop ignites transformation for women leaders

February 29th 2024, Mumbai, IndiaWomen Leadership Circle (WLC), an organization dedicated to fostering female leadership and entrepreneurship, hosted an inspiring and transformative workshop titled “The Brand Called You” at the esteemed Sofitel Mumbai BKC on February 24th. Attended by prominent leaders across various industries, the event provided a platform for women to refine their personal brands and elevate their professional presence.

Founding Team with participants at The Brand Called You event by WLC

The workshop, curated to cater to each participant’s individual needs, offered an immersive experience aimed at helping attendees achieve their unique goals and aspirations through effective personal branding strategies. Internationally acclaimed Professor Jamie Anderson, a four-time TEDx speaker renowned for his expertise in leadership and strategy, captivated the audience with his insights into personal branding and its crucial role in professional success and societal influence.

Jaya Mehrotra, Founder of Women Leadership Circle, expressed her satisfaction with the workshop’s resounding success, stating, “‘The Brand Called You’ workshop epitomizes our commitment to nurturing women leaders and entrepreneurs by providing them with the tools and knowledge to refine their personal brands.”

In collaboration with Emeritus the event featured a dynamic agenda designed to foster learning, reflection, and skill enhancement. Attendees actively participated in interactive sessions, stimulating discussions, and collaborative exercises aimed at refining their personal branding strategies and enhancing their professional presence. Through these activities, participants gained a comprehensive understanding of personal branding’s broader significance, emphasizing its role in establishing credibility and fostering positive reputations.

Anshu Dhanuka, Learning Chair and Founding Member of Women Leadership Circle, highlighted the event’s importance in nurturing leadership talent. “I am thrilled to witness the energy and enthusiasm that permeated the event. It was inspiring to see women leaders come together in such an intimate setting to refine their personal brands and support each other on their professional journey,” she remarked.

Shilpa Bhagat, Co-creator and Advisory Board Member of Women Leadership Circle, added, “I am honored to have been part of an event that celebrates the achievements and potential of women leaders. Women Leadership Circle provides a supportive platform for women to thrive, and this event exemplified the power of collaboration and personal development.”

With a limited number of attendees, the workshop offered a highly personalized experience, fostering deeper connections and providing individualized support. All participants had the opportunity to engage directly with speakers and facilitators, ensuring that the event was not only informative but also profoundly impactful on a personal level.

The success of the workshop underscores Women Leadership Circle’s commitment to providing practical tools and resources for women leaders to excel in their respective fields. With generous support from 360 ONE, WLC continues to empower women to lead with confidence, purpose, and impact through effective personal branding.

NIU organizes Educator’s Meet for Association Partners in Durgapur

Durgapur, West Bengal, 29 February 2024- Noida International University’s Admission and Outreach Team organized Educator’s Meet 2024 at City Residency, Shahid Khudiram Sarani, Durgapur, West Bengal on 25th February 2024. The Association Partners meet served Dr. Sudip Samantha, Chief Scientist, and Dr. Sanjay Singh, Deputy Director of NTPI, was the chief guest and brought educators from all across the region for a productive and interactive event.

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The event was organized by NIU’s Admission and Outreach team with the invaluable support of Tarun Pratap Singh, Sandeep Singh, and Nishi Gupta. It served as a platform for educators to exchange insights, share best practices, and foster collaborations aimed at improving the quality of education in the region. The event concluded on a high note, with participants expressing their appreciation for the opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and exchange ideas that will shape the future of education in Durgapur and beyond. Many more events are lined up in Kolkata and Ranchi region.

 Tarun Pratap Singh, member of the Admission and Outreach team at NIU, the initiative’s driving force, expressed his excitement at the enormous turnout at the Educators’ Meet. “It was heartening to see educators come together with a shared commitment to enriching the educational landscape of various regions. The three-hour event featured stimulating conversations on a variety of themes, including innovative teaching approaches and the use of technology in education. Participants were able to network with peers, obtain new insights, and explore opportunities for professional development.”

India Book of Records Honours MMTC-PAMP as India’s Purest Gold and Silver Coins/Bars Brand

Bengaluru, 29th February 2024: Gold is a symbol of prosperity and well-being in India. The allure of gold has been growing across generations. Thus, for consumers and investors, it becomes vital they choose gold and silver products with the highest purity level.

Mr. Vikas Singh, MD & CEO, accepts the prestigious award for MMTC PAMP, recognized as India's Purest Gold & Silver CoinsBars Brand by the India Book of Records

In this endeavour, MMTC-PAMP, India’s only London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) – accredited Good Delivery Gold and Silver refiner, has been recognised as the country’s only brand providing the purest gold and silver coins and bars with 999.9+ purity level and positive weight tolerance to consumers and investors.

Many players in India offer 24K gold which can be represented as 999 fineness. This 999 fineness gold is 999 parts pure gold out of 1,000 parts, with small traces of other metals. MMTC-PAMP consistently provide minted gold and silver coins and bars with the highest purity level at 999.9+, meaning, customers will receive over 999.9 grams of gold or silver out of 1,000 grams of the respective precious metal.

Speaking on the honour and recognition of this award, Mr Vikas Singh, Managing Director and CEO, MMTC-PAMP, said, “We are truly honoured to be recognized as India’s purest gold and silver brand by the India Book of Records. This achievement reflects our firm commitment to providing our customers with products that exemplify the pinnacle of purity and artistry, with up to 999.9+ purity gold and silver products. This recognition reflects our commitment to excellence through the finest Swiss craftsmanship. At MMTC-PAMP, we take pride in crafting exceptional products that resonate deeply with our consumers’ needs. We hope that our products not only serve as treasures for our customers but also become cherished souvenirs symbolizing blessings, prosperity, and new beginnings.”

When it comes to gold refining, MMTC-PAMP is the only refinery that uses silver as the balance metal, thus providing customers with a more valuable minted gold product. By aiming to surpass the conventional 999.9 purity, MMTC-PAMP seeks to establish a new gold standard for the industry. This record attempt is not just about breaking records; it’s about redefining what customers can expect from the gold they invest in.

Every product created by MMTC-PAMP goes through a rigorous purification process to ensure 999.9+ purity of the metal. To validate the authenticity, every MMTC-PAMP product carries a unique number and comes packaged in Assayer Certified Minted Cards. Each gold and silver product bought from MMTC-PAMP offers positive weight tolerance, which guarantees that every coin or bar one buys weighs more than the listed weight, ensuring customers receive the highest value for their investment.

Kung Fu Panda is like my happy place – Po and the gang are like family quot;: Jack Black

For the first time in almost a decade, comedy icon JACK BLACK returns to his role as Po, the world’s most unlikely kung fu master, with a hilarious, butt- kicking new chapter in DreamWorks Animation’s beloved action-comedy franchise: Kung Fu Panda 4.

The Kung Fu Panda franchise, which has spanned almost 16 years and has amassed a staggering nearly $2 billion in global box-office success, continues to captivate audiences worldwide. At its core, the saga revolves around the endearing panda, Po (Jack Black), who embodies and imparts profound lessons of self-
discovery, overcoming fear and the power of teamwork. As the franchise launches into a new era with Kung Fu Panda 4, the narrative takes a compelling turn, guiding Po on an internal journey of growth and change. Joining the ensemble as new characters Oscar® winner VIOLA DAVIS as The Chameleon who’s a wicked, powerful sorceress and Golden Globe winner AWKWAFINA as Zhen a crafty, quick-witted thief.

After three fantastic adventures as the legendary Dragon Warrior, destiny calls for Po to take the next step and fill Oogway’s shoes as the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. Talking about reprising the role of Po, Black says, “Returning to play Po feels like reconnecting with an old friend who’s still as awesome and goofy as ever. Po’s journey this time around as the Spiritual Leader adds a whole new layer to his personality. He has a new depth to him, like this whole ‘wise and all-knowing’ thing, but, at the same time, part of him wonders, ‘Can I really do this? Am I wise enough to step into these shoes? Can you be the wisest dude in the room and still crack a joke?’ Po thinks so. And he’s out there trying, and that’s what makes Po so awesome. The most rewarding part is seeing Po evolve emotionally, going from a noodle-slurping warrior to a spiritual leader with a heart as big as his appetite.”

Black further elaborates, “When Po steps into the shoes of Spiritual Leader, you get to see his whole internal struggle. He has the Staff of Wisdom, but he’s scratching his head wondering if he knows anything about wisdom at all. This chapter is like Po’s mid-kung fu-life crisis. More wisdom, fewer dumplings, but the same lovable Po.”

These films, and Po’s evolution, Black says, have had a profound effect on him. He says, “Kung Fu Panda is like my happy place—Po and the gang are like family. It’s the humor, the heart, the whole package that brings me back. My perspective on Po has grown, too. He started as this bumbling panda with dreams of being a kung fu master, and now he’s becoming the Spiritual Leader. And just knowing that Po’s adventures have resonated with audiences worldwide and being part of that legacy…it’s an honor, man.”

The film features the voice talent of returning stars Academy Award® winner DUSTIN HOFFMAN as kung fu master, Shifu; JAMES HONG (Everything Everywhere All at Once) as Po’s adoptive father, Mr. Ping; Academy Award® nominee BRYAN CRANSTON as Po’s birth father, Li, and Emmy Award nominee IAN McSHANE as Tai Lung, Shifu’s former student and arch-nemesis. Oscar® winner KE HUY QUAN (Everything Everywhere All at Once) joins the ensemble as a new character, Han, the leader of the Den of Thieves. A DreamWorks Animation,  Kung Fu Panda 4, directed by Mike Mitchell and Stephanie Ma Stine is distributed by Universal Pictures (Warner Bros. Discovery) and will be released in India on March 15 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Integrating Well-Being, Spiritual Growth, and Beauty

Shukrana Gratitude Foundation conducts monthly full moon sessions with a vision of offering an enriching experience. An energetic the endeavor to enhance the mind, body, and soul is being unveiled by Shukrana Gratitude Foundation, with an eye to foster individual and spiritual growth through a series of monthly Full Moon Retreats and Workshops. Reaching every nook and cranny of the country, this initiative promises to be an unforgettable chance for self-discovery and healing.

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The monthly sessions and retreats offer participants constant chances for self-reflection, relaxation, and exploration, while they broaden to various spots on every full moon. Experts from a variety of fields will lead the engaging workshops and sessions that explore relaxation techniques, grooming rituals, and self-care approaches tailored for personal development.

The retreat, which was recently hosted in New Delhi, Agra and is now expanded to Raipur, includes gratitude practices to encourage attendees to develop an optimistic outlook and value the moment at hand.

The founder of the Shukrana Gratitude Foundation, Aashmeen Munjaal, says, “I am truly honored to start this journey of discovery of oneself and health. Shukrana Gratitude Foundation has always supported holistic well-being where the monthly Full Moon Retreats and Workshops, our upcoming project, are another step toward creating an inclusive environment where people can connect with themselves and acknowledge positive developments.”

It’s raining logos! Channelplay adds 12 new clients in a quarte

India, 29th February 2024: Channelplay, India’s leading retail marketing and channel execution company, added 12 new clients to its impressive portfolio in the third quarter of FY23-24. Eureka Forbes, Tata Steel, Shell, Britannia, Kenstar, Somany, Garuda Aerospace Pvt Ltd, Servify, Motorola, Shell, GoVo and Pudumjee Papers represent an exciting roster for the company, which is going through a growth spurt in its 18th year.

Known for comprehensive channel thinking, execution and channel-tech, Channelplay will work on projects such as channel loyalty programs, visual merchandising—with a special focus on digital signage—and outsourced sales teams for this new roster.

Suhas Misra, Co-Founder & Co-CEO Channelplay, said, “We are always looking for growth, but what’s most exciting is that we are now solving some truly challenging channel problems. The many years of investment in channel tech are now paying off for our clients, with the dream of ‘real-time visibility’ of execution being a dream no more. We are thrilled by the growth in Q3, but there’s much more to come.”

Having built a sizable business in the very cluttered marketing execution space, Channelplay is expected to post great results this year and is likely to make a couple of significant announcements soon.

Yasir Hussain, Head of the Visual Merchandising business at Channelplay, said, “With great execution capability demonstrated in the digital signage space, we expect to make the next quarter even more exciting for the company! Also, our capability to roll out experience stores for client brands will likely pick up steam and set up a glorious first quarter of FY 2025-25.”

The channel—retail and distribution—in India is often seen as a place of great chaos and randomness. Channelplay seeks to create order in this chaos using an in-house full channel-tech stack that drives excellence in project management, visual merchandising, recruitment and management of channel sales teams, and execution of amazing channel loyalty programs.