Hyderabad Woman with Rare Turner Syndrome Achieves Pregnancy

Hyderabad, 01 March, 2024: In an extremely rare case, a woman with Turner Syndrome conceived and gave birth to a healthy child in Hyderabad. Sheila (name changed, 30) and her husband, Hussain (name changed, 32), have been married for over three years and were unable to conceive naturally or with in vitro fertilisation (IVF) despite trying for over a year. This changed when the couple visited a city-based IVF hospital where she was diagnosed with Turner Syndrome.

Turner’s syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by absence or abnormality in one of X chromosome in the affected female. These individuals are characterised by short stature, broad chest, webbed neck, heart defects, swollen hands and feet, inability to straighten the elbow joints, low hairline, hearing problems, and absence of menstruation. Moreover, sexual development is stunted in individuals with Turner Syndrome, leading to underdeveloped ovaries and infertility.

Upon consultation, it was found that Sheila had attained menarche or the beginning of menstruation at 13 years of age, experiencing less blood flow and irregular cycles ever since. Her short stature, small uterus, and small ovaries with few antral follicles led her doctors to study her chromosomes (called karyotyping). This concluded that she has one less than the normal number of chromosomes found in human beings, that is, Sheila has 45 chromosomes instead of 46. Hussain was found to have normal health parameters.

Dr Trupthi Ganapathi – Gynaecologist & IVF Specialist from Indira IVF Hyderabad who worked on the case and treated the patients said, “Sheila’s Turner Syndrome diagnosis indicated a significant impact to her fertility. Despite the initial setback experienced by the couple, we devised a personalised and comprehensive treatment plan to enhance her reproductive health. This included Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) to prime her uterus, while additional procedures like hysteroscopy cavity enhancement, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy further optimised the uterine environment. This helped achieve an endometrial thickness of 7mm before embryo transfer.”

Thereafter, a single good grade embryo was carefully selected and transferred resulting in a successful pregnancy. With regular medical follow-ups, comprehensive healthcare to ensure the mother and baby’s well-being, Sheila and Hussain had a child at 36 weeks.

FORSYS Inc opens new office in financial district

Hyderabad, March 1st, 2024….. Forsys Inc, a California based IT company, globally recognised Quote-to-Cash (Q2C) transformation leader offering end-to-end technology consulting and services opened its new office 21000 sft with seating capacity of 400 resources, environmentally aligned and with exquisite designing in 5th Floor, Phoenix Aquila, Tower B, Financial District, Nanakramguda, in the most happening Gachibowli in Hyderabad. The facility is set up at an investment of US $ 2 million.

Shri D. Sridhar Babu, Hon’ble Minister of IT, Govt of Telangana; Ms. Jennifer Larson, Consulareneral, US Consulate General, Hyderabad inaugurated the new facility.

Mr. Srinivasa Raju,
Chairman of iLabs Group; Dr Gopichand Mannam
Cardiothoracic Surgeon and MD of Star Hospitals and other graced the inaugural

Speaking on the occasion D. Sridhar Babu said Telangana Government is committed to attract investments in the state to create employment opportunities.

The IT Minister congratulated J P Vejendla and his team and hoped that they will contribute in developing Hyderabad another Silicon Valley with their experience, expertise. JP Vejendla successfully steered Forsys towards excellence, he added.

He also suggested that private firms and government must come together work on collaborative endeavours for social and economic development of the region, the minister said Jennifer Larson, Consul General of the US Consulate who also graced inaugural function said India and the USA have developed into strong bilateral friendship based on shared democratic values. There are many areas of cooperation. India is doing well in IT and ITes services she added.

Mr. Srinivasa Raju, Chairman of iLabs Group said that he spent early career in IT before moving into investments. You
know J P Vejendla, just just a founder of Forsys, but he is a serial Entrepreneur with several credentials and a name to reckon in IT industry in Silicon Valley and founder of many companies and made them very successful. Knowing him well, I may not be surprised if he turns this into another billion US dollars company very soon.

We will certainly contribute to the vision of the IT Minister D Sridhar Babu in his efforts in making Hyderabad another Silicon Valley said JP Vejendla and thanked IT minister for inaugurating the new facility.

Forsys excels in providing Lead to Revenue services specializing in sectors like High-Tech, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail, and BFSI with all-inclusive cloud-based solutions. It has a strategic partnerships with Salesforce, Conga, Oracle, and NetSuite. It has Global reach serving 100 prestigious customers. Currently it has a team of 200 professionals.

Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad clinches prestigious award at Cambridge University Press & Assessment Schools Conclave South Asia 2024

Hyderabad, 29 th February 2024: Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad is proud to announce that it has been honoured with the prestigious Cambridge University Press & Assessments Schools Conclave South Asia 2024 award for excellence in Early Years. Speakers from Cambridge and over 500 school participants from various countries in South Asia, were part of the event.

Sancta Maria team celebrating the winning of the prestigious Cambridge University Press & Assessments Schools Conclave South Asia 2024 award for excellence in Early Years.

 The Cambridge University Press & Assessments Schools Conclave brings together educational leaders and practitioners from around the world. The main objectives are to gain insights about new educational developments, meet the senior leaders of Cambridge University Press and Assessment, and share best practices within the community of Cambridge schools.

 Sancta Maria stood out among the participants, showcasing its commitment to providing a holistic and globally relevant education to its youngest students. The institution’s educational model was well-received, and its approach to nurturing both students and teachers garnered accolades from the international community.

 Ms Ruchira Ghosh, Principal, and Mr Mahender Reddy, CEO of Sancta Maria International School, were present at the event to receive the award on behalf of the school.

 Expressing her joy and gratitude, Ms Rini Roy, Division Head – Early Years, stated, “This recognition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our teachers, staff, and students. We are honoured to receive this award, and it motivates us to continue our pursuit of excellence in providing a world-class education to our young learners.”

 Sancta Maria International School remains committed to its mission of fostering an environment that promotes not only academic excellence but also the holistic development of its students, preparing them for a future that demands creativity, critical thinking, and global mindset.

Dreamtime Learning Hub Redefines Learning Landscape in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, 26th February 2024: Dreamtime Learning Hub, the pioneering micro-schooling hub in Hyderabad, continues to make waves in the educational landscape. Founded by renowned educationist Ms. Lina Ashar, the hub has swiftly garnered attention and acclaim for its innovative approach to education. Dreamtime Learning Hub recently organized a press meet in Hyderabad to showcase its success and vision for the future.

The event was aimed at highlighting the remarkable one-year journey of Dreamtime Learning Hub and the successful significance established for alternative schooling in transforming the educational landscape of Hyderabad. Additionally, the discussion also focussed on elevating the awareness of Dreamtime Learning Hub’s cutting-edge methodologies and transformative technologies, particularly through immersive experiences provided at Makerspace.

Micro-schooling, a concept gaining traction in the Indian market, offers a hyper-personalized curriculum within a community-based setting. With a smaller student-teacher ratio and a focus on tailored learning experiences, micro-schooling caters to the growing demand for flexible education options. Dreamtime Learning Hub has emerged as a leader in this space, providing parents with a platform to co-create personalized educational journeys for their children. Since its inception, Dreamtime Learning Hub has witnessed remarkable growth, boasting a substantial increase in student enrollment and educators.

Ms. Lina Ashar, Founder of Dreamtime Learning Hub, expressing her thoughts about the event, said, “Today’s meet was an essential platform for us to share our journey and vision with the community. Our theme ‘From Macaulay to Micro-Schools: Crafting the Future of Education with Lessons from the Past’ blends perfectly with our set vision. Dreamtime Learning Hub stands at the forefront of redefining education in India. Through immersive experiences like this, we aim to create awareness about our transformative approach, emphasizing the importance of hyper-personalized curriculum, collaboration and social-emotional learning. I believe education should be a life-changing experience that allows students to discover their passions, reach their full potential and positively impact the world around them. Through our cutting-edge educational initiatives, we’re disrupting traditional educational models and helping students of all ages succeed in the digital world. This is a transition from transactional education to transformational education.”

Dreamtime Learning Hub’s success in Hyderabad has paved the way for future expansion. The company aims to replicate its model in other academic hubs such as Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Delhi. Anticipating further growth, the company expects an increase in enrolment at its Hyderabad hub in the next session.

With its aesthetic design and focus on collaboration, Dreamtime Learning Hub provides an exclusive community where parents can co-create alongside their children in an engaging environment. At the core of Dreamtime Learning Hub’s approach is a multi-faceted educational philosophy that combines multimedia content, hands-on experiences, and in-person coaching to foster holistic learning and skill development. The hub’s unique blend of technology and experiential learning has garnered praise from parents and educators alike.

Dr N Aruna Rao, Principal/Hub Champ, Dreamtime Learning Hub, said, “I am excited to spearhead Dreamtime Learning Hub continuing the remarkable legacy of Ms. Lina Ashar’s 35 years of dedication. With the first micro-schooling hub, we bring the true spirit of personalized, blended, fast & flexible and technology-enabled learning engagement to our learners. Witnessing the joy of parents and their discussions about our innovative approach fills me with excitement. The transformation we bring to education in Hyderabad through our micro-school model is substantial, and I am eager to embrace the challenges and opportunities ahead”.

voters & supporters of Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, celebrate his birthday

Hyderabad, February 26th, 2024: Shri Konda Vishweshwar Reddy’s birthday was celebrated in a grand manner amidst festive spirit with fun and frolic by over 20,000 voters and supporters of his from Chevella, RR District at Sandhya Gardens, Appa junction, today.

VOTERS AND SUPPOTERS

On the occasion, like every year on his birthday, Shri Vishweshwar Reddy disbursed cheques to meritorious, needy, students from Chevella constituency.

The event became memorable with Vishweshwar Reddy cutting the cake amidst students from government schools. Former minister Etala Rajendar, former MLA K S Ratnam, Sherlingampally and Rajendranagar BJP MLA contestants Ravikumar Yadav and Thokala Srinivas Reddy, Social activist Saroj Bajaj, politicians, political leaders, supporters and voters in large numbers from Chevella, RR District and other areas joined in the celebrations.

A melodious song scripted on Konda Vishweshwar Reddy and a video documentary on his political and social contribution, conceived and produced by his supporters, was released to commemorate the occasion.

Project Champion School Games held

Hyderabad, February 26, 2024…..School Games Competitions were organised at 5 Govt Schools under a novel initiative ‘Project Champion’ an initiative of Hyderabad Runners Society to provide Govt School kids with 30-40 minutes of exercises and games where there is no Physical Training Teachers available, to promote movement and active lifestyles. And medals and Certificates were awarded at MGN Primary, NBT Primary, NBT High School, Shaikpet Primary School, Shaikpet High School.

Project Champion Govt School Games held at 5 Govt Schools where there was no Physical Training Teacher was available but kids were trained in sports and games condctd-5

These competitions were just conducted in the respective schools or nearby playgrounds, involving 1363 children. Out of the total 1363 participants, 732 children emerged victorious in various events and were honoured with medals and certificates, while also enjoying refreshments.

Physical Education teachers, appointed by Hyderabad Runners, diligently trained the children for over 100 days. Abhijeet, Ram from Hyderabad Runners Society, and the respective HMs inaugurated the Project Champion School Games. Abhijeet, Arun Kumar, and Raghu from Hyderabad Runners Society, alongside the respective HM of the schools, presented medals and certificates to the 732 honoured children.

Hyderabad Runners Society, the only organisation to institutionalise running in India, launched the Project Champion initiative in five Government Schools in Shaikpet Mandal in October 2023, in collaboration with Kriti Social Initiatives.

These schools are primary and high school in Shaikpet, Primary and high school in NBT nagar and MG Nagar Primary School. These five government schools include NBT Government Primary School, NBT Government High School, Shaikpet Government Primary School, Shaikpet Government High School, MGN Primary School.

This initiative provides students with 30-40 minutes of exercises and games to promote movement and active lifestyles. Project Champion benefitted 2800 children.

Planning for school sports involves selecting suitable sports according to the curriculum, organizing game schedules, team selection processes, rules, logistics, equipment, referees/volunteers, first aid supplies, hydration, and other essential resources. Hyderabad Runners Society has made a beginning in all these aspects as part of the Outreach Program.

According to the Head Master of various schools and physical trainers associated with the project, it is a great success. The project focused on engaging children in sports, games, and physical activities, enhancing their relationship with exercise. Notably, there has been an increase in student attendance and punctuality since the implementation of Project Champion. The involvement in sporting activities like Physical Education classes has motivated children to attend school regularly, blending education with sports and instilling values of citizenship in the classroom. Project Champion School Games have brought students closer, fostering a sense of community and support among the children, transcending mere athletic competition. The collaborative spirit exhibited by school staff, teachers, and students during the school games highlights teamwork, camaraderie, and mutual encouragement for each other’s accomplishments.

Lupin Enters the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024

Hyderabad, February 23, 2024: Global pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) today announced its debut in the esteemed S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024, underscoring its dedication to corporate sustainability. With a notable Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA) score of 69/100, Lupin joins the ranks of leading companies recognized for their exemplary environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices.

The S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024, a benchmark for corporate sustainability performance, evaluated over 9400 companies worldwide, with only 739 earning inclusion. Lupin’s exceptional performance places it within the top 95 percentile for the pharmaceutical sector, showcasing its unwavering commitment to sustainable business practices.

Commenting on this achievement, Ramesh Swaminathan, Executive Director, Global CFO and Head – Corporate Affairs, Lupin said, “Lupin’s inclusion in the S&P Global Sustainability Yearbook 2024 underscores our firm commitment to advancing sustainable practices within the pharmaceutical industry. This recognition reaffirms our dedication to creating long-term value for all stakeholders while fostering a healthier, more sustainable future for generations to come.”

Lupin remains steadfast in its mission to prioritize sustainability, drive positive change, and make a meaningful difference in the world.

Through the Lens: Exam Prep and Eye Care Essentials

Hyderabad, 23February 2024: As the academic year comes to an end, millions of students are preparing for their final exams. This is a period of high expectations, anxiety, and long hours of studying. However, in the midst of all this exam preparation, one crucial aspect is often overlooked: the health of their eyes, which are their most valuable asset.

With the ever-increasing demands of digital learning and screen time, coupled with the strain of prolonged study sessions, students experience unprecedented levels of eye fatigue and discomfort. Symptoms such as dry eyes, headache, blurred vision, and migraine have become a common concern among both students and parents. These issues can make it more difficult for children to perform well in school and can increase their stress levels. Additionally, students with vision impairment may need to spend even longer studying. It is important for everyone involved – students, parents, teachers, and doctors – to work together to prioritize good eye health for students.

To combat eye strain and enhance efficiency during demanding study hours, students can adopt various safety measures to ensure a healthier and smoother studying experience.

Get a comprehensive eye examination: Before diving into the study break, it’s advisable for students to undergo an eye examination by an ophthalmologist. This helps rule out any changes in glasses prescription and identifies any potential eye issues that may arise during prolonged study sessions.

Follow the 20-20-20 rule: Taking regular breaks during study sessions is essential to prevent discomfort from prolonged near activity. Adhering to the 20-20-20 rule—looking at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes—helps relax the eye muscles and shift focus from near to far distances.

Frequent blinking: Encourage students to blink frequently to prevent dryness, itching, and eye fatigue, which can occur during extended study sessions.

Maintain correct posture: Maintaining a proper posture and reading distance helps prevent neck and back problems. Students should sit upright with their backs straight to avoid excessive strain on their necks and backs.

Limit digital gadget use: While it may be unavoidable at times, students should restrict their use of digital gadgets. When using screens, opt for larger screens positioned at eye level and use screen protectors to reduce glare and adjust brightness levels for comfortable viewing.

Avoid direct exposure to air conditioning: Sitting directly in front of air conditioners, coolers, or fans can dry out the eyes. Students should sit in well-illuminated, ventilated rooms to reduce eye strain and discomfort.

Prioritize physical activity and sleep: Encourage students to engage in at least an hour of physical activity daily and maintain a healthy sleep schedule to promote overall well-being and relaxation.

Stay hydrated: Dehydration during the scorching summer months can exacerbate restlessness and migraine. Ensure students remain hydrated and consume a healthy diet to support their overall health and well-being.

Let’s create a supportive environment and offer emotional support to students during these stressful exam periods. Prioritizing eye care and adopting healthy habits can help students navigate exams with greater ease and efficiency.

Uttar Dakshin’s Concert Series to be held in the city to feature Rakesh Chaurasia

Hyderabad, February 22, 2024: The classical Jugalbandi series, UTTAR DAKSHIN, is all set to be held at Ravindra Bharathi Auditorium on Saturday, March 2.

Uttar Dakshin's Concert Series is back

Presented by Vivid Arts in collaboration with Surmandal, Hyderabad and support from LIC of India and ONGC. Uttar Dakshin to present a captivating duet featuring this year’s Grammy Award Winner, Rakesh Chaurasia, on the flute, and illustrious Carnatic virtuoso, Dr. Jayanti Kumaresh, on the Saraswati Veena with solos followed by Jugalbandi. These luminaries of the classical music world are poised to enchant audiences on Saturday, the 2nd of March, 2024, at Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad.

Joining these maestros on stage are a lineup of accomplished accompanying artists, including Ojhas Adhiya on the tabla, Vidwan Jayachandra Rao on the mridangam, and Vidwan Giridhar Udupa on the ghatam, adding depth and richness to the musical tapestry.

This 13th edition of Uttar Dakshin promises to be a celebration of musical diversity, showcasing the distinct styles of two masterful artists. The evening kicks off at 6.15 PM, with the musicians guiding listeners on an unforgettable musical odyssey. Tickets for this extraordinary event are available on Book My Show.

Uttar Dakshin, concert series fosters regional harmony between North and South India through the melodic interplay of two distinct musical traditions. As part of its six-city tour spanning Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Ranchi, and now Hyderabad, this edition aims to continue its tradition of spreading musical joy and cultural unity.

“Western Australia, Queensland, and Ireland Accelerate BioAsia’s Momentum “

Hyderabad, February 17, 2024: BioAsia, Asia’s premier biotechnology and life sciences forum, is proud to announce the expansion of its global network with the addition of new international partners for the 2024 edition. Earlier, Flanders had joined the event as the international region partner. Joining forces with Flanders, BioAsia welcomes Western Australia, Ireland, and Queensland as esteemed partners, further solidifying its position as a leading platform for innovation and collaboration in the life sciences sector.

Ms. Amber- Jade Sanderson, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Mental Health, Western Australia.

 While announcing Global partners, Mr. D Sridhar Babu, Hon’ble Minister for Industries and IT, Government of Telangana said, “It is a great time for life sciences in India, particularly in Telangana. With these new international partnerships, we are taking Telangana to newer heights focussed on economic growth and job creation. But importantly it is about exchanging knowledge, technology transfer to pace up research and innovation.”

 The inclusion of these prestigious regions as global partners underscores BioAsia’s commitment to fostering international cooperation and driving progress in healthcare and biotechnology. With a shared vision of advancing scientific discovery and improving global health outcomes, BioAsia and its partners are poised to create new opportunities for growth and development in the life sciences industry. Each partner brings unique expertise and resources to the table, contributing to BioAsia’s mission of catalysing innovation and driving progress in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors.

 Western Australia, renowned for its cutting-edge research and development initiatives, joins BioAsia with a wealth of knowledge in biotechnology and medical innovation. The delegation will be led by Ms. Amber Jade Sanderson, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Mental Health, Western Australia and comprise of about 40 members representing Industry, Research / Academia and Start-ups.

 “We are thrilled to partner with BioAsia 2024, a premier platform for advancing innovation in the life sciences industry. Western Australia’s commitment to healthcare excellence aligns perfectly with Telangana and BioAsia’s mission, and we look forward to leveraging this partnership to drive impactful collaborations and accelerate breakthrough discoveries. Together, we aim to shape the future of healthcare and improve outcomes for patients around the world.” said Ms. Amber- Jade Sanderson, Hon’ble Minister for Health and Mental Health, Western Australia.

 Ireland, a global powerhouse in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices, brings its rich legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship to the BioAsia platform. Ireland’s life sciences sector has a global reputation for operational and innovational excellence with over several leading industry names including  Novartis, AbbVie, Janssen, Pfizer, Sanofi, Lilly, AstraZeneca, MSD, Bristol Myers Squibb and Takeda, who have significant operations contributing to exports of €116+ billion annually.

 Queensland, recognized as a hub for healthcare innovation and excellence, offers BioAsia valuable insights and resources in the fields of biopharmaceuticals, medical technology, and digital health. As a leader in fostering industry-academia partnerships, Queensland’s involvement will undoubtedly bolster BioAsia’s efforts in driving transformative change and breakthrough discoveries.

 Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce and Information Technology, Govt of Telangana said, “BioAsia got scaled at an unprecedent level with every passing year. This year we have Western Australia, Queensland & Ireland coming together as additional partners this year. This will elevate the pace of research through sharing of resources and information exchange as countries come in collaboration. We look forward to the association.”

 “We are thrilled to welcome Western Australia, Ireland, and Queensland as our newest global partners for BioAsia 2024,” said Shakthi M. Nagappan, CEO of BioAsia. “Their participation at BioAsia enhances the diversity and expertise of our vibrant lifesciences ecosystem, enabling us to better serve the needs of our global community and drive meaningful impact in the field of life sciences.”

 With the theme of – “Data & AI: Redefining Possibilities, to deliberate the possibility of reshaping the future of healthtech delivery paradigm in the country.”, BioAsia 2024 is all set to be held between 26th to 28th February 2024 in Hyderabad. Over the three days, prominent industry leaders, distinguished scientists, researchers, and entrepreneurs will come together to discuss humanizing healthcare and will hold constructive discussions on how cross-sectional ecosystems can be integrated, how disruptive technologies can be best utilized, and how we can drive quality healthcare with accessibility and affordability at the forefront in the near future.