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one-of-a-kind awards in the country that recognize and reward the achievements of persons with disabilities, today honored 4 achievers from across the county, in a grand event that took place at The Sri Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Auditorium, Chetpet, in the gracious presence of several eminent personalities, celebrities and successful social entrepreneurs. An inspiring song Ulagam ondru written by lyricist Thamarai, and set to music by Srinivas, was presented in an acoustic version by leading singers. A vibrant presentation of folk dances of India choreographed by John Britto, and performed by actor Padmapriya and dancers from the Tirupur School for the deaf and the John Brittos Dance Company lent colour to the evening. The CavinKare Ability Awards are jointly instituted by CavinKare Pvt. Ltd., a leading FMCG corporate and Ability Foundation, a national NGO for the empowerment of persons with disabilities. Each year, exceptional achievers from across the country are recognized.

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Individuals thus identified are those who have defied conventional, social, attitudinal, physical and emotional barriers to realize their dreams. This years recipients are: The CavinKare ABILITY Award for EMINENCE MAHESHKINTH Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh : Mahesh has dedicated his life to the rehabilitation and education of children with disabilities. Having acquired a disability as a result of a road accident, his life has, since then, been a series of initiatives for persons with disabilities. Beginning in 2002 with the founding of the Prerna Institute of Rehabilitation & Research in Jammu & Kashmir, then setting up the Aadhar Foundation in 2010 in Chhindwara district, Mahesh Kinths life has been a series of unstoppable triumphs, notwithstanding all the hurdles and obstacles he has had to contend with. The CavinKare ABILITY MASTERYAwards BIJU ARGHESE Pathanamthitta, Kerala : Bijus efforts have enabled hundreds of people to lead independent

lives today. He currently holds the license from Automotive Research Association India to alter 56 models of 13 auto brands for persons with disabilities. In recognition of his work, he received the National innovation award in 2007. SANGEETA GALA Mumbai, Maharashtra : Sangeeta works as an assistant director in the highly competitive Hindi film industry. Given that she is profoundly deaf, this is a particularly challenging task. Fascinated by films ever since she was a child, Sangeeta has worked with well known directors on some memorable films: Black, Raavan, Barfi, to name a few. UBEDULLA NAVED AZMI Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh : A much sought after computer teacher and web designer, Naveds knowledge and skills are admired by everyone. He has never allowed the fact that he lives with a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, with very brittle bones, to come in the way of pursuit of excellence. For further details please contact; Srinivasan +91 9841109712, brand-comm, Chennai.

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Kalaignan Pathipagam invites Tamil literary works of different genres to release as books in Malaysia
To launch 60 books in one go in association with University of Malaya To take Tamil writers on a free trip to Malaysia The Chennai-based Kalaignan Pathipagam, renowned for publishing great literary Tamil works since the year 1955, invites Tamil literary works of different genres from Tamil writers in India. The publisher, marking the beginning of their diamond jubliee celebrations, is to publish 60 best Tamil books and release them in Malaysia, in association with Department of Indian Studies of University of Malaya. Works not less than 160 pages are eligible.The literary works can be of types - Novels, Short Novels, Children Books, Short Stories, Biographies, Folk Books, Authorized Translations (from only Indian languages). Works should be of own and compilations are not entertained. The literatures are to be sent in Unicode Font in a CD. No fees or age/sex constraints for sending in the entries. Works should have not been published earlier. The last date is 15thJune 2014. For details, call: 044 2434 5641 / 2431 3221. Selected books will be released during the diamond jubliee celebrations to be held in December 2014 in Malaysia. The authors of the books getting published will be awarded a free ticket and boarding and lodging facilities for two days stay in Malaysia during the release function.

Free Two-Day Training Course on Pranahuti Aided Meditation


free two-day training course on Pranahuti Aided Meditation will be conducted by Institute of Sri Ramchandra Consciousness at I.I.T Campus, Adyar, Chennai. Course will be held on 12-Apr-2014 (Saturday) and 13-Apr-2014 (Sunday) between 9:00AM 6:00PM. Venue: C2-6-5A, Marutham Block, Delhi Avenue Road, I.I.T Campus, Adyar, Chennai 36. The key topics scheduled to be covered in the training programme include Way of Living, Meditation Practices, Concentration and Control of Mind, Pranahuti and Stages of Spiritual Progress. The programme includes 4 practical sessions of Meditation. The Institute will conduct the programme in English at free of cost. Only 15 people between the age group of 18 and 58 will be allowed to participate. For registration please contact Ph: 42067603, 99400 90838 www.sriramchandra.org

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St.Johns els celebrated its 2nd Annual Day celebration on 29 th March 2014, at St.Johns Matriculation Higher Secondary School, New Colony, Porur. Kerala cultural dance performance by the Alapakkam Branch kids and Kids Circus by the Alwarthirunagar Branch kids entertained the parents with a big bang.

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oga, for long, has been considered as passive, monotonous and traditional form of exercise. The truth is that the form of yoga widely taught in India has lost its freshness and spontaneity. Many people who have been practicing yoga for 20 years, are still pot-bellied and unfit. The question that comes naturally is this: How could an overweight person without strength, stamina or agility could move towards the higher practices of yoga effectively? Thus was born the idea to develop a new form of yoga. An approach that uses Asanas along with other yogic techniques to work on all aspects of physical fitness Flexibility, Strength, Cardiovascular Endurance, Agility and Coordinative Ability to ensure that a person is optimally fit and alert in order to move towards higher practices like meditation. Shiva, after many years of training and practice in Yoga, developed Arty Yoga which combines authentic tradition with modern exercise physiology.

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Microsoft-managed datacentre. Once SMBs have opted for Windows Azure usage based on the exchange value of their legacy hardware [See Box] they will be able to work with any of Microsofts Azure circle partners to migrate and expand their infrastructure on Windows Azure. The Trade-In scheme is yet another step in a series of initiatives that Microsoft has undertaken to enable SMBs to leverage the opportunity and value that cloud offers. As we work with SMBs, it is clear that they are looking at growing their businesses with minimal investments. This is a great opportunity for them to convert their existing capital expenditure to operating expenditure and scale as they grow. said Phani Kondepudi CEO 3X3 Connect. We believe this is a game changer for our SMB customers who have deployed their legacy servers in a co- located model to transition to a public cloud. said Ajith George- Co-founder and Director, Sysfore. He got various answers.

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Microsoft announces Trade-In Scheme for SMBs to leap to the Cloud with Windows Azure
icrosoft Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd. today announced the launch of a Trade-In Scheme for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in India. Through this scheme customers can sell their legacy hardware with the option to use the proceeds towards obtaining monthly credit on Windows Azure, based on an upfront initial commitment. How the scheme works: Organizations must register through a toll free number 1 800 307 04660 or login to http:// www. m i c r o s o f t . c o m / i n d i a / movetoazure Microsoft Authorized Hardware Recycle Partner will contact the participant to assess the residual value of the hardware Post evaluation, the recycle partner will offer a trade-in quote for the hardware to the scheme participant The recycle partner will arrange to collect the hardware from the participants premises Recycle partner will provide a Purchase Acknowledgement, an

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A psychologist raised a glass of water, and asked his class : How heavy is this glass of water? He smiled & replied, The weight actually does not matter. If I hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, Ill have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesnt change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes. He continued, The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed incapable of doing anything. Its important to remember to let go of your stresses. Every day, early in the evening, put all the days burdens down. Dont carry them to the next day. Start the next day with a prayer & a smile, and see life smile back at you . . . Vinod Kumar .P email : junctionchennai@yahoo.co.in

eligibility to avail the benefits of the Trade-In Scheme. Based on the residual value of the old hardware determined by the recycle partner, the participant can use the proceeds to obtain monthly credit on Windows Azure, based on an upfront initial commitment. SMBs are the force drivers of the Indian economy and require agile, flexible and scalable infrastructure to help manage their costs well. This is a fantastic opportunity for SMBs to get value for their legacy hardware and at the same time leap to the cloud using Windows Azure. This transition will help them reduce maintenance costs and get future ready on a modern platform. said Karan Bajwa Managing Director, Microsoft India. Windows Azure is an open and flexible platform on the cloud that allows users to build, deploy and manage applications on a

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