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DLF Foundation distributes state-of-the-art hockey kits to Gurgaon Women’s Teams

A total of 54 kits distributed to Junior, Sub-Junior and Senior Women’s Teams

Gurgaon 13th April: In an endeavor to promote sports among women and motivate women athletes, DLF Foundation, a philanthropic arm of DLF Ltd. today distributed hockey kits to Gurgaon women’s hockey teams. A total of 54 kits were distributed among Junior, Sub-Junior and Senior Women’s teams at Government boys senior secondary school, Gurgaon village. The state-of-the- art hockey kit is aligned to international standards.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Gurgaon’s Deputy Commissioner Shri Vinay Pratap Singh, District Sports Officer, Gurugram, Paras Ram, Gurgaon Women Hockey coach, Ashok Pawar, Preeti Bhardwaj, Vice Chairperson, Haryana State Commission for Women, Dr. Vinay Sahni, CEO, DLF Foundation and Gayatri Paul, Director-Programmes, DLF Foundation.

Gurgaon Village has produced the maximum number of hockey players from Haryana. Majority of the women’s hockey team of Gurgaon also has players belonging to Gurgaon village.

On the occasion, Shri Vinay Pratap Singh said, “I want to thank DLF Foundation for taking up this initiative at our request. I hope this will go a long way in benefitting girls and will encourage more participation of girls in hockey and other sports as well.”

Dr. Vinay Sahni, CEO, DLF Foundation said: “Women’s hockey team is a pride of the city and a torchbearer to budding players. This initiative is a part of our efforts to motivate athletes and encourage more women to embrace sports as their profession.”

Manisha Dhawal (20), Senior girls’ team captain who has also played at national level said, “We used to practice without proper equipment and we had to borrow hockey sticks from other team members. We must thank DLF foundation for taking this initiative of providing us with free kits. This is a major step in our growth, we will be able to practice more efficiently now. ”

Payal (18), Junior girls’ team captain, who has also played nationals said, “We are feeling very much delighted and respected by this gesture of DLF Foundation. This initiative of encouraging and promoting women in sports is highly commendable. They have provided us with proper kits which consist of hockey sticks, shoes, shin guards, track suits etc. Now we can practice without getting injured. I can practice better with better equipment.”

 “My team is very happy with the support and encouragement extended to us by DLF foundation. This is the first time someone has done such kind of thing for us; we all want to thank them for this kit distribution program”, said Sakshi (15), Captain of Sub-junior team.

Haryana has been at the forefront in encouraging sports. Many players have brought laurels to the state. Haryana was crowned champion in 8th Hockey India Sub Junior (Women) National Championship 2018 (A Division) held recently. Hockey is the national game of the country and a recent stellar performance in Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast has lifted hopes.

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New Gurgaon: An emerging residential and commercial realty destination

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The city is well-connected to three major highways, has a good number of affordable properties and future growth prospects

New Gurgaon is fast emerging as a realty destination in the NCR as the city is beautifully stoked by commercial as well as the residential properties. Although delay in the completion of Dwarka Expressway has resulted in the slowdown of the work, this has not affected much to the development of the area.

“Sectors close to the national highway are registering good movement. People working in the offices located at National Highway Toll Plaza prefer this area due to the proximity to their office location. Affordability is also one factor that is driving demand in this area. Social amenities like local markets, schools, etc are developing fast with families living in this newly developed area,” says Surabhi Arora, Senior Associate Director (Research) at Colliers International India.

New Gurgaon is well-connected to three major highways which are National Highway 8 (NH8), Kundli–Manesar–Palwal Expressway and Dwarka-Gurgaon Expressway, which makes this place an ideal destination for commercial as well as residential.

Many developers have their projects here that have delivered or are to deliver their projects in this area.

Hariender Dhillon, VP (sales) at DLF, says: “New Gurgaon has emerged as a preferred choice in the Delhi NCR for buyers in the last few years. The area is strategically located between Manesar, Gurugram and Delhi with direct connectivity to NH-8. The spate of recent infrastructure developments in the area like Southern Peripheral Road (SPR), Dwarka Expressway, and Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway, once complete, will bolster connectivity. With significant habitation even today, the occupancy rates in the zones are expected to increase rapidly with the new infrastructure developments fully in place.”

The city has a number of good educational intuitional which is helping the population in around the area to swell properly.

"There is an increasing demand for office spaces which has led to the growth of business centres, virtual offices, as well as co-working spaces. Speaking of Delhi NCR, New Gurugram region and Dwarka Expressway are set to boost both in terms of office spaces as well as retail."   - Vineet Taing, President, Vatika Business Centre 

 

“A recent report by the real estate consultancy Knight Frank has identified New Gurgaon as one of the top 10 residential destinations in India, from an investment point of view, up to 2020. The region has many ready-to-move-in apartments and other social infrastructure, hence swelling its demand for the real estate sector,” Rahul Singla, Director of Mapsko Group says.

Availability of all the above-mentioned factors in this city makes this place as the newest hotspot of realty destination

 

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Reinvigorating Tandav dance by six -year old danseuse enthrals audience at Junoon

Once again, the Cyber Hub, Gurugram transformed itself into a cultural hub with scintillating performances at Junoon.The highlight of the evening was the Tandav dance performed by six- year old danseuse Arin of Salwan Public School. Her reinvigorating moves left the audience spellbound. Arin is a child prodigy who is a resident of Gurgaon. Junoon is an initiative of DLF Foundation to promote art and culture.  
 
Talking about the performance Arin's mother Ragini Shree, who is also a renowned astrologer said " I am glad that Arin got this chance to be part of this initiative"
 
Among other performances were by Songdew who entertained the audience thoroughly with Sufi genre of music and famous Hindi numbers.Songdew is India's largest and the fastest growing network of artists and listeners. With more than 25,000 artists and bands across genres- it is the destination for artists to connect with opportunities and listeners to discover and stream great music. Over the period of last two years, Songdew has also emerged as the leading platform for brands to connect with music for exciting marketing campaigns around their brand. Puroshattam Choudhary enthralled the audience with numbers like Cocaine/Superstition Mashup, All along the watchtower/Foxylady Mashup, Why Georgi and Goodlove are on the way.
 
Puroshattam Choudhary is the lead singer at Music Binds Hearts, an Indian music band. He has performed at VLCC fashion week and Angel & Phoenix entertainment for various shows in Jaipur, Udaipur, Mumbai and New Delhi. He has also been featured on ETV Rajasthan as ‘Emerging Voice of Desert’. He is trained in Western Classical music and has won several prizes at school and inter-state singing competitions. He has been earlier associated with bands such
as Assorted Smack, Segments and Hip Blues. Music Binds Hearts (MBH) is an Indian Acoustic Blues-Pop- Rock band formed in 2017. 
 
It is heartening to note that it has received an overwhelming response. DLF Foundation will continue in its endeavour to build a socially inclusive society,” said Colonel Prakash Tewari, Executive Director, DLF Foundation.
 
Junoon, a socio-cultural project of DLF Foundation aims is to provide a platform to budding performers to showcase their talent. The event held everySaturday/Sunday at Amphitheatre, Cyber Hub, enables people of all age groups from across Delhi-NCR to showcase their talent in activities like music, dance, plays, theatre, laughter club activities, fashion show and the like. The project is scheduled to go on until March 2018.
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Senior Citizens take centrestage at Junoon to enthrall audience

Members of the Senior Citizen Rejuvenation Centre, DLF Phase-2 and interns of Dignity Foundation joined hands to put up a scintillating performance as a part of Junoon- the art and culture project of DLF Foundation being held in Cyber Hub, Gurugram. The interns of Dignity Foundation performed a Flash Mob which was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. The members of Dignity Foundation in collaboration with Global Cultural Foundation and Sargam group revived the nostalgia of the yesteryears by singing old songs ranging from Kissi ki ‘Muskurahaton pe ho nissar’ to ‘Saathi Haath Badhana’. 
 
They even grooved to famous dance numbers Sar Par Topi Lal and Aao Twsit Karein. An NGO for Children named Teach by Media also participated in the event. Senior citizens are a valuable asset to the society. The objective of this initiative was to acknowledge their contribution towards society and ensure their overall well-being. It is heartening to note that they were thoroughly rejuvenated and the event was a big success due to their involvement, participation and enthusiasm,” said Colonel Prakash Tiwari, Executive Director, DLF Foundation. “We were delighted to be a part of Junoon. Moreover, it received an overwhelming response. Junoon is indeed a noble initiative encompassing participation from all age groups,” said Madhu Gupta, a senior citizen.

Junoon, a socio-cultural project of DLF Foundation aims is to provide a platform to budding performers to showcase their talent. The event held every Saturday at Amphitheatre, Cyber Hub, enables people of all age groups from across Delhi-NCR to showcase their talent in activities like music, dance, plays, theatre, laughter club activities, fashion show and the like. The project is scheduled to go on until March 2018.
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Fire & Safety Mock Drill held at Two Horizon Center, DLF5

  • Over 3000 employees (Corporate & F & B client outlets) housed at Two Horizon Center were part of the Fire & Safety Mock Drill

 

  • DLF is the only private developer in the country to have world-class firefighting capabilities including hydraulic platforms of 90m height which can address fires in both high-rise buildings as well as very congested areas

 

Gurugram: Reaffirming the commitment towards Fire & Safety, Two Horizon Center organized a Fire & Safety mock drill for its tenants along with the DLF5 Fire & Safety team. Fire drills are an important part of safety procedures for many reasons. Not only do they ensure all that all the staff, customers and visitors to the building understand what they need to do if there is a fire, but a live-fire evacuation plan is and if required improve certain aspects of fire safety provisions.

The objective of the Fire & Safety drill was to provide tactical experience, sufficient knowledge, and training to firefighters and corporate to empower them to be able to handle any adverse situation that may arise during a Fire emergency.

Over 3000 employees from 16 top Corporates; to name a few (Samsung, Facebook, Harvard Business Publishing & Shell India) housed at Two Horizon Center, DLF5 participated in the fire mock drill with trained fire personnel dousing the fire with state-of-the-art fire equipment.

The highlight of DLF5 Fire & Safety apparatus is Intervention Vehicle (RIV).The Rapid Intervention Vehicle (RIV) is a compact ISUZU vehicle which can enter highly congested areas which are difficult for fire tenders to access. It is equipped with a number of high-tech features including an advanced Water mist system designed to extinguish fires using a limited quantity of water. DLF also holds the distinction of being the only private developer in the country to have the 90 meter Bronto Skylift Hydraulic Platform & Water Booster that can address fire exigencies in the tallest high-rise buildings across the city.

These hydraulic platforms are capable of carrying a load of 400 kg. This is the only instance in India where lifts of these heights are available for rescue and firefighting operations.

Commenting on the occasion, Aakash Ohri, Senior Executive Director, DLF5, said, “For us at DLF5, safety is of paramount importance. We have been organizing fire safety mock drills as well as workshops on a regular basis to spread awareness and ensure preparedness in the event of a fire. As a responsible corporate, it is a part of our efforts to ensure a safe and secure Gurugram.”

“The Fire & Safety drill gave us valuable tips on protecting ourselves. We were educated on immediately evacuating the building via the shortest route. This initiative is indeed commendable,” said Kawalpreet Singh, a corporate professional working for Samsung.

The fire drill is a quarterly procedure at Two Horizon Center, DLF5 and is a manifestation of its continuous efforts to ensure that it is in line with its goals on safety and security. Besides the Fire & Safety drill, Two Horizon Center is manned by professionally trained Fire Officers round the clock to meet any exigencies. The building has fire exit staircases leading to a common assembly area. All exit routes including Common areas, Lift Lobbies and Staircases are provided with adequate Auto Glow signage.