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Cultural Performance at ‘Junoon’ enthralls audience at DLF Promenade

-Students of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre participate in the initiative

-Junoon is the art and culture initiative of DLF Foundation

New Delhi: The evening at DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj, came alive with scintillating performances by students of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre(MIMC). The musical evening kickstarted with the screening of a  short film on Venerable Bhikku Sanghasena followed by Ladhaki Cultural Dance and a presentation of DLF Foundation. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion was Mr. AK Jain, Executive Director (Projects) MIMC.

The audience sat glued to their seats as they witnessed mesmerizing Ladakhi dance. Dancers left the audience spellbound by their elegant and graceful moves. 

On the occasion, Col Prakash Tewari, Executive Director, DLF Foundation said: “It is an honour to host the students of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre. It is heartening to see that their performance received an overwhelming response from the crowd. Their performance was truly reinvigorating.”

“I appreciate this noble initiative of DLF Foundation. Not only it provides a platform to budding artists to showcase their talent, it thoroughly entertains the audience too,” said Seema Sharma, a visitor.

The Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre is a humanitarian, charitable, not-for-profit NGO. MIMC is one of the largest NGO’s in the Himalayan region and has been working in the remote and inaccessible rural areas of Ladakh to improve the lives of the impoverished, underprivileged, and marginalized people of society.

The students of Mahabodhi School are taught Ladakhi Traditional and folk dances in the school itself, as a vital part of its curriculum. They have performed at various national and International events held in the school campus and elsewhere in the country.  They also travel to different schools in India for educational and cultural exchange programmes and mesmerize the audiences with their performances, which are rooted in culture and spirituality. They also undertake several humanitarian activities like providing free and subsidized medical care, sustainable development projects, cultural emancipation projects to protect and promote the heritage of Ladakh and the like.

Junoon is the weekly art and cultural initiative of DLF Foundation. The objective of the initiative is to provide a platform to residents of Delhi-NCR to showcase their talents.  It has earlier explored collaboration with renowned music and dance academies such as Star Dance Company, Bridge Music Academy, the Metropolitan School of Music, Central Contemporary Ballet. So far , it had participation from individual music artists, MAC Foundation, Surela Sangeet Sansthan, Swaranjali Music and Dance Academy and Global Cultural Foundation. The event also witnessed the preliminary round ‘Hitch Hike’ of IIT Kharagpur’s annual festival ‘Springfest’.


March planned against bride trafficking and gender inequality ’18

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Delhi-based Empower People, NGO has planned to organise an 8000 km 'March against bride trafficking and gender inequality- 2018', for which the NGO has joined NewsMantra, an online protal as media partner to spread awareness about the march. 

Route of the March will follow the route used by Traffickers for trafficking girls not only from Indian states but also from Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh which covers more than 60% of Trafficking happening in India, the route covers Indian States of Assam, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan Haryana, Delhi, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh. 

"We are glad to have NewsMantra as our media partner. Our aim on the planned route  to set up a support mechanism as this route is responsible for more than 60% of trafficking happening in India," said Shafiq, Founder Empower People. 

More than 10 thousand people are expected to participate in the March. The march of activists will start from Diphu of Karbi Anlong District of Assam and would culminate in Shimla. The marchers will organize public meetings in bazaar-haats and seminars with School and College going students in the institution premises. The March will cover at least 8000 odd kilometers in 10 states, more than 1000 high schools, more than 100 colleges and other institutions and last but not the least 2000 bazaar and hats.


Metro Pink

Pink line likely to connect with 3 directions soon

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Locals to get Holi gift from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation soon after being reported that a section of the Delhi Metro's newly-built Pink Line is set to open soon with the connection of north with west and south.

The Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will be inspecting the 20.6 km-long Majlis Park-Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus stretch of the upcoming Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) between February 26 and 28. Safety inspection is the last procedure before a line is thrown open to public, the Delhi Metro said on Tuesday.

The trial runs on the 20.6 km-long Majlis Park-Durgabhai Deshmukh South Campus stretch has already been completed "successfully", DMRC said, adding it is awaiting clearance from the CMRS. DMRC said once the segment gets the go-ahead from the Commissioner, it will be inaugurated soon.

(With agency inputs)


Prakash alleges AAP MLAs assaulted him

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Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash slammed AAP, saying that he was allegedly manhandled by two lawmakers of the Aam Aadmi Party at the Chief Minister's residence on Monday.

He further accused the AAP MLAs of assaulting him during a meeting on plans for home-delivery of government services.

As per media reports, Prakash later met Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and complained to him about the alleged incident.

The Chief Minister's Office, however, denied the allegations, calling them 'bizarre'.  “Delhi CM office strongly denies allegations by the Chief Secretary. There was no incident of assault or attempted assault by any AAP MLAs,” News 18 quoted a statement from Kejriwal’s office.

Bureaucrats and the government have been in a constant tussle over who controls the capital.  Recently, the lieutenant governor had stalled the govt's plan for doosrstep delivery of 40 govt services. The AAP govt accused the LG of working at the behest of the BJP government at the centre. 

Details awaited

(With agency inputs)

Person Held For Mastarbation

Rs 25K reward announced to trace man for obscene act

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Considering the seriousness of the obscene act, Delhi Police today announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for providing information of the man who allegedly masturbated sitting next to a girl inside a bus.

Delhi University lodged an FIR against a man for masturbating while sitting next to her in a DTC bus.

20-year-old girl also alleged that nobody came for help despite 25-30 people were in the bus.

She uploaded a video of the molestation she was subjected to in a bus filled with people on February 7.

The middle-aged man can be seen masturbating while looking at the girl, who in the meanwhile was recording the whole incident.

She also alleged that he touched her and when she raised an alarm, no one came to her rescue.

(With agency inputs)