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Saveetha university is conducting its 8th Convocation on march 18th at 3.00 pm at M.M.Convention Centre ,Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, chennai-77. Dr.N.M.Veeraiyan, Chancellor, Saveetha university will preside over the function and award degrees. Hon'ble P.Kamalanathan, Deputy Education Minister,Govt.of Malaysia will be the chief guest and deliver the Convocation address. The following two eminent personalities will be conferred with Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) in the Convocation. 1.Prof.R.Venkataswami, Head, Apollo's National Institute for Re constructive Surgery,Microsurgery and Hand surgery,Chennai.

2.Prof .N.R .Madhava Menon, IBA Chair on Continuing Legal Education,National Law School of India University,Bengaluru.

Four PhD Scholars, 157 Postgraduates and 463 graduates,from the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry,Nursing, Physiotherapy,Para-Medical Sciences,Law,Management and Engineering Technology will be receiving their degrees during the Convocation.

The programme will be relayed live in webcast@ www.saveetha.com.

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India Fashion Forum (IFF)

2015 edition of India Fashion Forum (IFF)

2015 india fashion forum

~Fashion Retail's Big Bosses to gain from new age of Fashion Intelligence~

The 2015 edition of India Fashion Forum (IFF), India's biggest fashion sourcing, trends, design and retail business event, will be presented by Snapdeal.com on 18th, 19th & 20th March, 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (Mumbai). The 2015 mega congregation of IFF 2015 presented by Snapdeal.com will witness International and National brands, business heads, global retail analysts, trend forecast giants and leading designers from the Textile, Fashion and Fashion Retail industries under one roof to share and outline their strategies to optimize the future of the business.

Supporting the mega business event from the forefront will be some of India's biggest fashion and retail support brands, including Snapdeal.com, Arvind, Inorbit Malls, Infinity Mall, Orion, Woolmark, NIFT, Pearl Academy and SAP.

This year, the theme of IFF 2015 presented by Snapdeal.com, is, "Creating and Retailing Winning Fashion in an Omni-channel Era". The show will house an incredible mix of iconic global and Indian speakers delivering keynotes, CEO Roundtables, workshops and talk shows. IFF 2015 will propagate a three-pronged approach to help Indian fashion businesses realize their potential keeping the following in mind:

1. Think Fashion Forward,
2. Plan for the Long Haul and,
3. Act with Creative Intelligence

IFF has been propagating these approaches for the past 15 years through multiple platforms including conferences, master-classes, workshops, sourcing exhibitions, globally-aligned design and trend displays to a large inclusive audience across fashion and retail.

"IFF has always driven a knowledge-laden agenda to optimize the potential of Indian fashion retailing. This year, among many highlights of this massive, multi-layered event, will be exclusive Knowledge Series talks delivered by global and Indian fashion and knowledge giants such as The Woolmark Company, Google, Indian institute of Management and WGSN," says Amitabh Taneja, Chief Convenor, IFF.

Speaking on the association and IFF, Amit Maheshwari, Vice President, Fashion, Snapdeal.com said, IFF is one of the biggest conglomerations of the best and biggest personalities in the Indian Fashion industry and we are proud to be associated with it. This association provides Snapdeal.com a great platform to address and interact with those who have been instrumental in building fashion across the value chain; from manufacturers, brands, large format retailers, sellers and trendsetters. With our unbeatable reach and customer service platform together with business and knowledge leaders of the offline world, we are sure that we can herald a new era for the fashion industry building ecommerce as a sustainable, massively scalable ecosystem that contributes positively to all involved.

The event will also host the 2nd NIFT Alumni Meet featuring talks by senior NIFT faculty. Also offered at the event will be a prestigious NIFT-IFF Certification Programme for fashion professionals. The three-day programme will be open for IFF Innovation Club Members, comprising Design, Product Development, Merchandising, Buying and Sourcing professionals working with fashion companies – Brands & Private Labels, Manufacturers & Exporters, Buying Houses, and Retailers.
Chaired by Kabir Lumba, Managing Director, Lifestyle International Pvt Ltd, IFF 2015 will be centered on four principles of success for the post-technology consumer in terms of:

• Innovation in products
Innovation is the lifeline of fashion. Be it in the next-gen engineering of denim design, or a smart placket detail, if your product isn't updated, your business won't grow enough.

• Innovation in experiences
Indian consumers now look for a great retail experience when shopping for fashion. Do your stores generate 'interest and awe'?

• New brands, Fresh Ideas
Consumers constantly yearn to experience something new. Fresh ideas and new brands do drive consumption, especially in fashion. New concepts add to sales, be it by reinventing khadi for modern silhouettes or developing a specialty jewelry brand. India needs new entrepreneurial concepts in fashion!

• Technology
Technology has touched every aspect of the business from cutting-edge textile engineering to fashion design, from in-store engagement to social media activations, from customer analytics and Big Data to supplier collaboration and more importantly in creating an Omni-channel experience. While technology is everywhere, we need to get the best from it!

There will also be four finely-calibrated exhibitions on fashion ideas and innovations (INDIA BRAND SHOW, INFASHION, FASHION RETAIL TECH, and INDIA SHOP). Together, these specialized zones will display outstanding innovations and next-generation ideas on textiles, retail design, fashion sourcing and design, location selection, and cutting-edge fashion retail technology solutions.

Some of the illustrious speakers present this year will be Kabir Lumba (Chairman, IFF and MD, Lifestyle International), Kunal Bahl (CEO, Snapdeal.com), Sanjay Behl (CEO, Lifestyle Business, Raymond), J Suresh (MD, Arvind Brands and Retail), Khurshid Vakil (Co-Founder & Executive Director, Marina Home Interiors, UAE (based in Dubai), Venu Nair (MD, Marks & Spencer), Shailesh Chaturvedi (CEO, Tommy Hilfiger), Manoj Nakra (Executive Director, Apparel Group, UAE (based in Dubai), Rajesh Jain (CEO and Director, Lacoste), Vineet Gautam (Country Head, Bestseller (Jack & Jones, Vero Moda, Only), Rahul Narvekar (Founder CEO, NDTV Ethnic Retail / www.indianroots.com), Dilip Kapur (President, Hidesign), Abhishek Ganguly (MD, Puma), Abheek Singhi (Partner, BCG), Neelesh Hundekari (Partner, AT Kearney), Harish Bijoor (CEO and Brand-expert, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc.), Nitin Bawankule (Director for Ecommerce and Online, Google), Bonnie Brooks (Vice Chairman, Hudson's Bay Company (Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor), Vishal Trehan (Country Head, Forever New), Narendra Kumar (ace fashion designer) and many more.

IFF born alongside the genesis of organized modern retail, specifically fashion retail in India marks an approach to boost fashion creation and consumption in India out of pure passion. The modus operandi is to catalyze the business to think "Fashion Forward", plan "Long Term", and act with "Creative Intelligence". Hence, every year, IFF's main focus point has been to Learn, Share and Evolve with the single minded agenda to fast forward growth for the entire value chain - from yarn to retail.

Experts have deemed the IFF as "easily the most focused and smartest fashion business conclaves in Asia," or to put it simply, it is widely acknowledged that IFF provides the finest platform for fashion creators and the retail community to focus on the fast-evolving aspirations of consumers and continuously challenge and reinvent themselves.

Please find attached the pre-event press release along with the detailed agenda of the forum that has details on all the speakers and sessions for your reference.

About Images Group:
Recognised by the international retail community through its B2B Magazines, Conferences, Exhibitions, Research Volumes, and Web Portals, the IMAGES Group is a retail intelligence organisation that is trusted as the catalyst for profitable growth of modern retail through knowledge platform leadership.

A strong portfolio of business publications have served since 1992 to inform, advise and inspire leaders and decision makers of the retail industry. Focused media serves the Retail industry across various verticals like Textiles & Fashion, Shoes & Accessories, Sportswear, Food & Grocery, Beauty & Wellness and through its various print and online publications and websites. etc.

The need to connect with businesses, people, knowledge and ideas associated with modern retail is served by IMAGES Business Exhibitions and networking meets. Conducted alongside these, IMAGES Knowledge Forums and Conferences featuring global leaders inspire not just debate and discussion, but even influence policy decisions.

IMAGES Awards are respected for the accurate, unbiased and transparent evaluation and recognition of retail performance…. And loved for the style with which these successes are celebrated.

IMAGES Group is headquartered in New Delhi, with offices across Indian metro's and the Middle East. www.imagesgroup.in

For further information contact : Namrata Aswani @ 9920710261, Pavitra Tupurani @ 9773583536

16.03.2015. 18:47

Tech Mahindra Walkin drive

Tech Mahindra Walkin drive

Tech Mahindra Walkin drive in Chennai for freshers on 13th and 14th March 2015. Tech Mahindra Job Openings in Chennai for freshers as Associate - Customer Support position. Any Graduate and Post Graduate freshers are eligible to attend this drive. Interested and eligible candidates can directly attend the walkin interview at the below mentioned location.


Company Name Tech Mahindra Qualification Any Graduate, PG Experience 0 - 1 Years Job Location Chennai Job Role Associate - Customer Support Industry Type BPO / Call Centre / ITES


Job Description: Freshers Can Also Apply Any Graduate or Under graduate Excellent communication skills in Tamil & English Work Location is Tech Mahindra, Near Ambattur Telephone Exchange, Ambattur, Chennai Mandatory Languages: Tamil & English


Skill Set: Should understand customer issues / complaints and respond in accordance Adaptive, ready to learn, contribute and deliver consistently under pressure Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal with people from a wide range of backgrounds, ages and temperament Excellent skills on MS Word & Excel Good Typing Speed Customer Oriented bent of mind with good analytical skills


Tech Mahindra BPO Walkin Details: Walk-in Date: 13th and 14th March 2015 Interview Timings: 10 AM to 4 PM Interview Venue: Tech Mahindra 90/B1,SBC Tech Park, MTH Road, Near Ambattur Telephone Exchange, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Chennai 58.

Contact Person: Thiru

Read more at http://www.nthjobs.com/2015/03/tech-mahindra-walkin-drive-in-chennai.html#jBEYtBZlJ2mzpOD1.99

12.03.2015. 20:42

CavinKare Ability Awards

CavinKare Ability Awards

CavinKare Pvt. Ltd. along with Ability Foundation hosts the 13th edition of ‘CavinKare Ability Awards’ to honor achievers with disabilities at Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington road, Chennai on 14th March, 2015 – Saturday starting 7 PM onwards.

Chief Guest CavinKare Ability Awards

The guests of Honor for the event are A R Rahman, Chiyaan Vikram, Prahlad Kakar, along with the jury members and Mr. CK Ranganathan, Chairman and Managing Director of CavinKare Pvt. Ltd. and Ms. Jayshree Raveendran, Founder, Managing Trustee and Honorary Executive Director, Ability Foundation.

*. For Security purpose the entry is restricted to people with invitation only.

12.03.2015. 12:57

Annual Day Celebrations Cultural Extravaganza by children with special needs

21st Annual Day Celebrations Cultural Extravaganza by children with special needs

Maithree is An Association of Parents of Exceptional Children committed to the welfare of persons with mental retardation with a vision to “INTEGRATE THE PERSONS WITH MENTAL HANDICAP IN TO THE MAIN STREAM THERE BY BRINGING DIGNITY TO THEIR LIVES"

Maithree has been rendering its service since 1994 and right now is reaching out to over 440 such persons through 18 centres – 9 special schools and 9 post school units located in and around Chennai. Maithree provides an array of services encompassing the entire life span of the child/person with special needs.

Maithree is celebrating its 21st Annual day on Friday the 6th of March , 2015 from 4:00 o.m onwards at Kamarajar Arangam, Teynampet.

“Varnajalam” being the theme of the Annual Day, will see a colourful presentation of the qualities of different colours by the 9 special schools of Maithree. Over 300 children with special needs , very dependent to the very independent, in the ages 2 – 18 will be displaying their talent .

There will also be a display of the skills of the young adults of Maithree who would weaving, stitching, making jewellery and also a display cum sale of the products made by them Mr. Lakshman (Chairman Emeritus , Rane (Madras) Ltd.) is the Chief Guest and Mrs. Rimku Mecheri (Founder, Chennai Volunteers) is the guest of Honour.

“They are people first and disabled last.”

Let us look at their strengths

Please visit www.maithree.org for details about Maithree.

02.03.2015. 21:26

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Limca Book Records

Limca Book Records

Limca Book Records


• LBR confers its coveted “People of the Year” 2015 title on 15 literary greats . Dr C.S Lakshmi Nair amongst 15 literary stalwarts awarded . List of the “People of the Year” announced by Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia • Legends – Nayantara Sahgal, Dr. CS Lakshmi, Sir William Mark Tully and eminent voices of Indian literature - Karthika V K and Prasoon Joshi - launch LBR 2015 • Padma Bhushan, Girish Karnad, delivers the key note speech at the book launch • Other than its tribute to Literature, the 26thedition of LBR also includes 19 inspirational and informative chapters which celebrate remarkable achievements of Indians • LBR also introduces a special pocket edition of the book, priced at Rs. 150, available in English and Hindi, across leading bookstores in India. First sales happen at JLF 2015

Coca-Cola India launched the 26th edition of the prestigious Limca book of Records at the Jaipur literature Festival 2015. This new edition is a special on Literature and makes its debut at the JLF. For ages, the written word has been at the cornerstone of shaping society and culture and Limca Book of Records, this year,is recognizing the contribution of Indian Literature by dedicating its 2015 edition to this field. The event also saw legendary Tamil author Dr. C.S Lakshmi being conferred with the LBR ‘People of the year’ award, making her one of the 15 literary giants to be awarded.

The book was launched by legends - NayantaraSahgal, Dr. CS Lakshmi, Sir William Mark Tully and eminent voices of Indian literature -Karthika V K and Prasoon Joshi along with Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India &South West Asia and Sanjoy Roy, Managing director, Teamwork Films. The launch was preceded by a key note on “The Reading Habit” by Padma Bhushan Girish Karnad and followed by a panel discussion on the theme “Is the commerce’ of Literature today killing ‘good’ writing?”

As is the tradition, the editorial team of the Limca Book of Records also announced “People of The Year”, 2015, which are 15 stalwarts of Indian literature, that have contributed to the field, over the last 75 years. The list was chosen by an elite jury comprising of HK Dua, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Senior Journalist; Karthika VK, Publisher and Chief Editor HarperCollins Publishers, India; Dr. K. Sreenivasa Rao, Secretary, Sahitya Akademi and Sir William Mark Tully, Author and Former Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi.
Mr. Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, read out the names to a full house of attendees at Samvaad, Diggy Palace, Jaipur.
LIST OF LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR 2015 Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra(Odia) Prof Rahim Rahi(Kashmiri) Ruskin Bond(English) Nayantara Sahgal(English) Dr. Namwar Singh (Hindi) Dr. M. T. Vasudevan Nair(Malayalam) Mahasweta Devi(Bengali) Laxman M Gaikwad(Marathi) Kunwar Narain(Hindi) Prof Gurdial Singh (Punjabi) Dr C S Lakshmi(Tamil) Dr Chandrasekhar Kambar(Kannada) Amitav Ghosh(English) Prof Nagen Saikia(Assamese) Nida Fazli(Urdu)

Tribute – Late Prof U R Ananthamurthy(Kannada) Other than literature, LBR 2015 also includes 19 informative chapters on arts, cinema, sports, adventure, science, medicine etc. Launched in India in 1990, it is the second book of records in the world after Guinness Book of World Records. It was launched with the objective of providing a platform to ordinary Indians to showcase their talent in their search for excellence. From then on, there has been no looking back. Today, the book has become a ready-reckoner for those who intend to break limits.

At the launch of the 2015 edition of Limca Book of Records, Mr. Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, said, “Much like the JLF, Limca Book of Records too brings together a range of achievers -Nobel laureates, thinkers, performers, philosophers – and gives them a platform to express and explore. Also, just like the JLF, LBR too provides people a space to dare, dream and imagine. We recognize the synergies and the singularity in thought of both these properties and that is how LBR now makes its debut at the festival.” He added, “Over the last 26 years, Limca Book of Records has encouraged thousands of Indians to go beyond the ordinary. We hope that it continues to stand for the collective will power of our society”

Limca Book of Records is sold across leading bookstores in India in English, Hindi and Malayalam editions. This year, LBR has come out with a special pocket edition, meant more for the student community, priced at just Rs. 150/- and is available in all the above three languages. The pocket edition is first being sold at the JLF bookstore at Diggy Palace, Jaipur.

Vijaya Ghose, the long serving editor of Limca Book of Records, said “It’s been a privilege to have edited a book that is not just a catalogue of extraordinary feats but also a part of many lives. I have known of people whose lives have been shaped or re-shaped by them getting a mention in the Record book. It has been a catalyst of creativity, courage and collaboration and I hope that people continue to shower all their love on the team and the Record book, like they have always done”.

In celebration of the launch of the 26th edition, Coca-Cola India also organized an engaging Limca Book of Records quiz on Day 1 at the JLF, which was conducted by Quizmaster Joy Bhattacharjya, author of Junior Premier League: The First XI.

25.01.2015. 21:45

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