அதிமுகவுக்கு எதிராக பலர் திட்டம் தீட்டினாலும், யாராலும் ஒன்றும் செய்துவிட முடியாத அளவுக்கு வலிமையாக உள்ளது

துணை முதலமைச்சர் ஓ.பன்னீர்செல்வம் தெரிவித்துள்ளார். வேலூர் மக்களவை தொகுதி அதிமுக கூட்டணி வேட்பாளர் ஏ.சி.சண்முத்தை ஆதரித்து துணை முதலமைச்சர் ஓ.பன்னீர் செல்வம் தீவிர பிரசாரத்தில் ஈடுபட்டார்.

பேரணாம்பட்டில் நடைபெற்ற பிரமாண்ட பிரசாரக் பொதுக்கூட்டத்தில் பேசிய துணை முதலமைச்சர் ஓ.பன்னீர் செல்வம், அதிமுக கூட்டணி வேட்பாளர் ஏ.சி.சண்முகம் வேலூர் தொகுதி மக்களுக்கு நன்கு பரிட்சயமானவர் எனவும், 3 லட்சம் வாக்குகள் வித்தியாசத்தில் அவர் வெற்றி பெறுவார் எனவும் நம்பிக்கை தெரிவித்தார்.

ஸ்டாலின் எந்தக் காலத்திலும் தமிழகத்தின் முதலமைச்சராக வர முடியாது, எழுதி வைத்துக் கொள்ளுங்கள் என துணை முதலமைச்சர் ஓ.பன்னீர் செல்வம் விமர்சித்துள்ளார். வேலூர் மாவட்டம் பேரணாம்பட்டில் தேர்தல் பிரசாரத்தின் போது பேசிய அவர், எதிர்கட்சியாக இருக்கும் போதே அராஜகம் செய்யும் திமுக, மக்கள் விரோத செயல்களில் ஈடுபடுவதாக கூறினார்,

WOMEN POWER, A UNIQUE E-COMMERCE PLATFORM LAUNCHED IN CHENNAI

WOMEN POWER, A UNIQUE E-COMMERCE PLATFORM LAUNCHED IN CHENNAI
Chennai, 27th July 2019: Women Power international Foundation, a NGO which won the championship Award in World Summit on Information Society (WSIS 2019) which is a UN forum which recognizes sustainable projects worldwide was inaugurated by Thiru B.V.Ramana, Ex Minister, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Mrs.Maryam Abdul Qadir, Secretary, 4M Trust and Dr.Subramanayam Sharma, CMD, Sudeshka Group, Bangalore offered their guest of honor address. Dr. Ravichandran Krishnamoorthy, Founder, Women Power international Foundation offered the welcome address and explained the women power.

Women Power will be a brand which will be exclusively selling women made products through a unique E-commerce platform. The women entrepreneurs developed by a NGO can become a member in this platform and display their products and sell their products directly to the customer.

Rural women are key agents for development. They play a catalytic role towards achievement of transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. But limited access to credit, health care and education are among the many challenges they face. These are further aggravated by the global food and economic crisis and climate change. Empowering them is essential, not only for the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities, but also for overall economic productivity, given womens large presence in the agricultural workforce worldwide.

Also Women Power understands the importance of entrepreneur education among university students and has proposed to develop Business Incubator Centers which organizes various production/assembling exercises in colleges. These exercises calls for triggering the innovative skills with the university students and brings out quality products in to the market. The university professors acts a catalyst to bring out the innate talents of the students.

Business Incubator Centers in Colleges/ Universities
Women Power International Foundation collaborates with colleges/Universities to promote Business Incubator Centers. This Incubator Centers will convert the experiential learning programs into real entrepreneurs. Women Power will organize various training programs which enables the students on various entrepreneurship development programs.

Activities Planned in Colleges Assembly of Desktops, Mobile Servicing Course, Craftsmen Courses, IOT innovators & Assembly / Training of Electrical and Electronic Products.

Women Power International Foundation prepares the kids to be self-employable and to bring out their inert talents by way or organizing various Experiential Learning Programs in schools from the standard 6 to 12. These Programs will lead the students to feel the innovations and will also try doing the activities in higher secondary schools.

Activities Planned in Schools Brainstorm Bins, Solution Box, Share Tank, Genious Hour, Ted-Ed Club, Innovative Recyclers & Robotic Designers

Mrs. Alphina Jos, Director of Women Power International Foundation offered the closing remarks and stress the important role of corporates in women power development.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announces $500 Million Investment in India to Drive Innovation and Growth

Hewlett Packard Enterprise announces $500 Million Investment in India to Drive Innovation and Growth

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) today announced its plan to invest $500 million in India over the next five years. This strategic investment underscores HPE’s long-term commitment to India and will enable the company to grow its operations, manufacturing and employee base in the country, increase its R&D and services exports, as well as invest in technology initiatives to drive positive change for local Indian communities.

“The Modi 2.0 administration’s vision of a $5 trillion economy is impressive and fitting for a country with this level of energy and opportunity,” said Antonio Neri, President and CEO of HPE and a member of the US-India CEO Forum. “India is one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world, and our investments will further develop the country as a critical market for HPE’s global business, as well as benefit our customers, partners, employees and the citizens of India.”

“It is a matter of great assurance that a global giant like Hewlett Packard Enterprise is making big investments in India both in manufacturing as well as research and development,” said Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Law & Justice, Communication and Electronics & Information Technology.“This shows the rising confidence of global investors in India’s rapidly growing electronics manufacturing sector and the success of Digital India.”

Development of India as a Key Growth Market through Hiring and Manufacturing

To support India’s continued growth as a strategic market for HPE’s global business, HPEplans to increase its workforce in India by 20%overthe next three to five years. In particular, HPE will hire new engineering talentwith expertise in areas of critical importance to customers such as AI and networking.

HPE will also begin construction of a high-tech extension to its Mahadevapura Campus in Bengaluru that will be able to house more than 10,000 employees, as well as state-of-the-art R&D facilities. When complete, the 1.3-million-square-foot campus will feature a state-of-the-art workplace, powered by HPE technologies, designed to enhance the employee, customer, and partner experience and foster a culture of innovation. The campus will support a broad range of functions including R&D, engineering services, finance, and sales.

“Through our strategic investments in India we will continue to enhance our ability to help customers use technology to redefine experiences, improve operations and achieve their business goals,” said SomSatsangi, MD, HPE India. “To deliver onthat commitment, we are creating a culture for growth and innovation at HPE. Our new campus will help us to retain and attract quality talent to deliver for our customers and for the citizens of India.”

HPE also plans to commence manufacturing in India. The company is scheduled to start manufacturing Aruba’s portfolio of mobility and IoT solutions in India before the end of 2019. Data and connectivity are catalysts for growth in India, and Aruba’s strong intellectual property and mobile-first philosophy make it ideally poised to facilitate this growth. The manufacturing capability in India will allow Aruba to rapidly innovate networking solutions that will deliver benefits in support of the Digital India agenda and to customers across the country.

Investments in Innovation to Drive Positive Societal Change

The HPE investment also includesinnovationsin support of the Indian government’s initiatives to apply technology to drive positive societal change in critical areas.

eEducation–To address the gap of digital literacy among youth in rural areas, HPE has collaborated with NASSCOM Foundation to establish fully equipped digital classrooms under National Digital Literacy Mission (NDLM). These digital classrooms are an innovative, practical and cost-effective solution to deliver skills training to citizens seeking digital literacy education.There are over 50 digital classrooms across the country with four more set to be launched shortly in Maharashtra.
Additionally, HPE along with Agastya International Foundation will set-up a Center of Excellence in Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, focused on skilling students in IoT-based agriculture. The facility features advanced IT solutions that are at the leading edge of the agricultural sector’s innovation toward higher food production from finite land resources.

eHealth – Addressing the need for affordable healthcare in emerging cities, the HPE eHealth Center (eHC) initiative helps improve access and effectiveness of primary healthcare in underserved areas.TheseeHCs are a cloud-enabled healthcare infrastructure solution thatalso offer health data analytics. Across India, more than 130 eHCsand 150 mobile eHCs are operational,and 15new centers will be established across six states. The eHCs have already facilitated over800,000 patient visits.

In support of the government’s target of making India TB-free by 2025, HPE announced it has signed the USAID TB pledgeto provide free diagnostic services to more than 50,000 people through its eHC network.

Digital Village –Aligning with the government’s initiative to launch 100,000 digital villages in the next five years, HPE is today announcing a further five villages to benefit from a range of services including the HPE Digital Classroom, HPE’s eHealth Center, free public Wi-Fi provided by HPE Aruba and a range of online citizen services. This builds on the successful pilot launched last year in Manasampally, Telangana.
Helping Indian Enterprises Drive Digital Transformation

Finally, the HPE investment will help enterprises in India redefine experiences, drive intelligent operations and extract value from their data. For example, Vodafone Idea, the largest mobile operator in India, is working with HPE to transform the network’s Service & Network Operations Center which controls its vast network and service offerings to over 334 million subscribers using HPE next generation operations support systems (OSS) and HPE Intelligent Assurance to turn vast amounts of telecommunications network data into actionable insight.

Vurve Signature Salon launches Balmain Hair Couture at its new salon at ECR with Celebrity Hairstylist Yianni Tsapatori

 

 

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*Vurve Signature Salon launches Balmain Hair Couture at its new salon at ECR with Celebrity Hairstylist Yianni Tsapatori*

_”Discover new ways to transform your routine, elevate your style and renew your sense of self.”_

Vurve Signature Salon ushers its brand-new outlet at ECR, Chennai with celebrity hairstylist Yianni Tsapatori. Spread across 2600 sq.ft on two floors, this new salon is all about STYLE, ART, CREATIVITY & MORE

STYLE
Vurve is excited to announce its association with BALMAIN – PARIS: HAIR COUTURE and the launch of its ‘THE FOUR ELEMENTS’ Collection by BALMAIN Global ambassador Yianni Tsapatori.

Yianni Tsapatori is an award-winning hairstylist based in New York and become most sought-after hairstylists in both Bollywood and Hollywood. Yianni has created a brand based on innovation and finesse that has seen his services rendered to high profile clientele and his work adorn magazines including Marie Claire, Vogue, Harper’s Baazar, Kneon, Beautiful Savage, Flawless, Sicky and UMag. In 2012, Yianni was appointed as Global Ambassador and Master Trainer of Balmain Paris Hair Couture where he is recognized as the company’s prolific hair extension specialist and revered for his meticulous cutting technique. Yianni’s latest venture seeks to bring the Balmain Paris catwalk experience to the street. Yianni is a true artist whose career continues with fervor and commitment to the art of hairstyling.

Yianni will be launching the THE FOUR ELEMENTS collection by BALMAIN at Vurve Signature Salon, ECR.

ART & CREATVITY
Employing a multidisciplinary approach to the new salon with a blend of contemporary minimalism.

Drawing inspiration from a simplistic idea of ORIGAMI art, the salon induced the POLYGON Design to speak about hair-art. This design thought-process aided in materializing the architecture, design, art and installations of the space.

The RED Door, now a symbolic element of Vurve, opens to the an indoor vertical garden as the backdrop to an origami installation, our inspiration seed. As you walk up the stairs the wall are draped with colour blocked schemes and adorned with portraits influenced from avant-garde-fashion

Mixed medium artist Jcvaz aka Joyston Christopher Vaz has stitched together a good vibe colours patterns, polygons from the interior design, hair trends and services offered by our salon and our mantra into the artwork with an edgy twist.

It has a blend of interesting elements for one to endear.

The Sky Lounge for Pedicure, Manicure and Hair-Spa services, overlooks the Terrace Café which is designed to coax in an ultimate feeling of relaxation.

The salon is designed by a renowned Architect Group – RSDA from Delhi who have deep knowledge and experience in building unique and customer friendly salons to suit their mood and make them wish they stayed a little longer.

And MORE..
The comprehensive range of services include all hair services such as Haircut, Hair-Colour, Hair Rituals, Creative Makeover, Keratin, Makeup and Spa using the brands of Balmain, Kerastase, L’Oreal, Skeyndor, Global Keratin, Depot – The Male Tool Co and OPI nails. We also offer a wide range of Signature Facials and Luxury Hair Rituals to choose from and a host of manicures and pedicures too.

Vurve Signature Salon is co-owned by Rebecca Samuel, Sushil Thomas, Manoj Samuel, Sathya Marie with over nine years of experience in salon industry set-up and handling successful operations of 5 salons across Chennai and Bangalore. They are highly skilled professionals with a single goal of ‘Customer Service Excellence”. The team operates under the mission, “get in, get gorgeous, and get on with your life.” This Core team has partnered with Shameena Haleem to open their 7th salon in India.

Talking about the business, Rebecca commented, “We love what we do. The mantra to a successful relationship between a salon and its client is – listen, understand, thrive to excel, be consistent, and always be innovative. The growth of the brand in inevitable but at this moment, we are enjoying the space that we in and embracing the true meaning of “Wellness” Industry”

Vurve Signature Salon is dedicated to consistently provide high customer satisfaction by rendering excellent service and quality products at an enjoyable atmosphere with an acceptable price and valued relationship.

*Appointments can be booked by calling the salon at +918883882003*

*No 3, First Floor,*
*3/620 Amara Ananta, East Coast Road,*
*Palavakkam, Chennai – 41*

Infant Cataract: A Long & Winding Road to Achieve Vision 2020

Infant Cataract: A Long & Winding Road to Achieve Vision 2020

Coimbatore, 11th July 2019

According to a report by the World Health Organization, every minute a child goes blind somewhere in the world. One of the major reasons of childhood blindness in India can be attributed to ‘Paediatric Cataract’. It affects nearly 15 of every 10,000 births in India, resulting in approximately 2,80,000 to 3, 20,000 visually impaired children being born each year. Around 10 million people have no eyesight, as a result of childhood cataract which accounts for nearly 14% of the approximate 70 million blind people affected by childhood blindness.

The good news is that paediatric cataract is treatable and can help save some of these ‘blind years’ lost by the children. It is imperative, that we keep a logical and tactical approach towards the management of childhood cataract for better diagnosis and treatment. However, better treatment is possible only after an accurate and timely diagnosis. What makes things difficult for the parents is their inability to identify that their child may be suffering from a vision defect as generally, there are not many visible symptoms at the onset of the problem. Usually, they get the child’s eyes tested only when the child complains or they notice that their child’s vision is deteriorating.

Types & Symptoms
Paediatric cataract is of two types – congenital and development. The first affects the foetus or closer to the time of birthing and is called congenital paediatric cataract. The defect can be due to reasons as varied as a nutritional deficiency in mothers, infections or drug reactions. Additionally, if a mother suffers from gestational diabetes or metabolic disorders, this can also cause the child to develop paediatric cataract as the disease from the mother can affect the child’s ocular development.

The symptoms of childhood cataract varies from child to child. It depends on many factors such as, how cloudy the lens is; where exactly is the cloudiness; if it’s one or both the eyes that are affected. Initial symptoms include blurred vision, seeing ‘halos’ around light, fading or yellowing of colours, sensitivity to light, white or grey pupil. Many such cases also turn out to be a symptom of retinoblastoma, squint eyes that look in different directions, and wobbling, rapid or uncontrolled eye movements.
Treatment & Prevention
Apart from irreversible damage to the eyesight, childhood cataracts can also cause lazy eyes and severe blindness if not treated promptly. If the cataract in child’s eye has stopped vision development, it is advisable to go for a surgical removal of the affected lens and replacing it with artificial lens and contact lenses, or even glasses in some cases. While cataract surgery improves the vision, it is impossible to measure the effectiveness of it. Possibility of having a clear vision may or may not be completely attained, and there are possibilities of reduced vision in the affected eye(s). The concern of reduced vision will always require regular follow-ups and eye check-ups.
It is unlikely that cataracts can be prevented, particularly for those who have a family history of this. This is important also because the detection of under-development or ill-condition of the ocular system is not possible in the womb. Dietary modifications may be needed as per the ongoing medications (if any). Gestational diabetes is a condition that can affect the sight of a child if the condition is mismanaged. Hence, it is important to keep it in check. As detection of under-development or ill-condition of ocular system is not possible in the womb, it is best to take up these preventive measures for a healthy development of foetus. The evaluation of health and body functions is done only after a child’s birth and hence pregnant mothers must be taken care of.
Given issues plaguing our society at large, such as poverty, ignorance and poor diets especially when it comes to women, paediatric cataract is likely to remain a cause for concern. This is where communication related to behaviour change addressing pregnant mothers and older women can make a significant difference to neo-natal health in rural India.
The surgery for paediatric cataract is very challenging, however reintegration either by glasses, contact lenses or the primary IOL implantation can prove to be helpful.
Parent Counselling
The treatment of the childhood cataract starts after surgery. Surgery is the first step towards management and betterment of the disease, post diagnosis. Parents need to understand this and make sure that follow-ups and treatment is done on a timely basis. Despite the IOL implantation, they need to assure that the child wears contact lenses or glasses. The successful management of childhood cataract is completed only if regularity in treatment and care is maintained.

Ather Energy expands to Chennai: Launches Ather 450

 

After a successful run in Bengaluru, Ather Energy officially began accepting pre-orders from consumers for its Ather 450 in Chennai. This is the second city the company is entering after its commercial launch in June 2018.

Ather’s flagship scooter has seen great traction from owners and reviewers and has changed the market’s expectation of two wheelers.
Last weekend, Ather offered early access test rides to its followers in Chennai and showcased the 450 prior to its official launch. The event was focused on the Ather community that the company has built and had fifty Bengaluru owners travel to Chennai to share their ownership journey. This pre-launch event saw resounding response and the Ather 450 has already sold out till November in Chennai. The company is now opening pre-orders for its second limited batch of deliveries.
The on-road price of the Ather 450 is INR. 131,683 and Ather 340 will be priced at INR.119,091 in Chennai. The price includes the regulation 2 helmets, along with the FAME 2 subsidy and other basics like insurance, road tax, GST, and other fees.
Ather had begun the installation of its Ather Grid points in Chennai in May 2019. Since then, Chennai has seen installation of ten fast charging points. These charging points can be found in malls like Forum Vijaya Mall, offices like AtWorks and cafes, restaurants, and even grocery stores. To encourage adoption of EVs in the city, Ather Energy will provide free charging at Ather Grid till December 2019 for all electric 4Ws & 2Ws and will add 40-50 more charging points to their network.
The company will be opening Ather Space, the experience center at Wallace Garden, Nungambakkam on 24th July. Consumers can test ride vehicles at Space and get an in-depth view of electric vehicles and their usage.
The company has announced free Ather One subscription for all the deliveries in 2019, starting with the September batch. The Ather One plan offers customers free access to; public and home charging; regular maintenance inclusive of consumables; breakdown assistance; and unlimited data services at only INR 700 + GST monthly.
The company is increasing the production capacity of its manufacturing facility to ramp up deliveries in Bengaluru and Chennai. The waiting period for the vehicles has come down enabling faster deliveries to customers in the last month.

Quote by Tarun Mehta, Co-founder & CEO, Ather Energy:
“After the successful launch in Bengaluru, we are excited to enter Chennai, where Ather was born. There is an incredible amount of excitement and awareness of electric vehicles in the city. This was evident in the pre-launch event when we sold out our first batch of deliveries before the official launch in Chennai. Two out of three consumers pre-ordered a vehicle, some even before taking a test ride. We now believe that Chennai will be a bigger market than Bengaluru for us. We have spent the past year scaling up to meet the demand for Bengaluru and have been building more features and improvements on the 450. We have been experimenting with new forms of ownership like lease and are excited to launch the same in Chennai.”

The Product – The Ather 450 is exclusively designed to suit the city’s riding conditions. It has a top speed of 80 km/hr, a range of 75 km (IDC range of 107 km) and one of the quickest accelerations (0-40 km/hr) in the scooter category of 3.9 seconds. Also, for the first time in the category, Ather 450 comes with parking assist, which allows riders to reverse into tight parking spots.
The key differentiator of the Ather 450 is its intelligent features, seamless charging and ownership experience. The Ather 450 has a 7” touchscreen dashboard that allows onboard navigation with options of alternate routes and saved locations. It comes with the Ather app that enables push navigation from the phone to the vehicle dashboard, remote monitoring of the vehicle’s health and charge status.
The Ather 450 comes with a home charging Point, that will be installed by the company at either owners’ home or workplace. The company has introduced six major OTA updates on the vehicle since launch. These updates have enabled new improved features on the vehicle and the app, ranging from new ride modes, range and navigation improvements to ride statistics on the Ather app.
Ather Grid Locations in Chennai
Sr. No
Location
Type
Address

1
Bikes and Burgers
Restaurant
Kolathur

2
Coco Jaunt 1728
Restaurant
Anna Nagar

3
Soul Garden Bistro
Restaurant
Kilpauk

4
Forum Vijaya Mall
Mall
Vadapalani

5
AtWorks
CoWorking Space
Guindy

6
East Coast at Madras Square
Restaurant
Neelankarai

7
SunnyBee
Supermarket
Alwarpet

8
Ampa SkyWalk mall
Mall
Aminjikarai

9
Naturals
Luxury Salon
South Boag Road

10
Kriyates
Resort
Thoraipakkam

About Ather: Ather Energy, India’s first intelligent electric vehicle manufacturer was founded in 2013 by IIT Madras alumni, Tarun Mehta, and Swapnil Jain. Backed by founders of Flipkart, Sachin Bansal & Binny Bansal, Hero Motocorp and Tiger Global. Ather Energy has designed India’s first truly intelligent electric scooters – Ather 450 & Ather 340 – powered by a comprehensive public charging network, Ather Grid, built and designed in India. With 31 charging Points in Bengaluru and 10 charging Points in Chennai, Ather Grid is the largest fast-charging network for electric vehicles in the country. The company’s product line has won 25 awards in the design, automotive and technology categories. With over 51 patent applications, 113 trademarks and 123 design registrations to its name, Ather Energy aims to provide consumers with the best possible ownership experience. Ather Energy currently operates in Bengaluru and Chennai, followed by other major cities across the country.

ஆலந்தூர் ஏஜிஎஸ் நிதி மேல்நிலைப்பள்ளியில் இலவச சீருடைகள் வழங்கப்பட்டது அன்னபூரணி சிவகுமார் மற்றும் யுவராஜ் வழங்கினார்கள்

ஆலந்தூரில் ஏஜிஎஸ்  நிதி மேல்நிலைப்பள்ளியில் மிகவும் பொருளாதாரத்தில் பின்தங்கியுள்ள பள்ளியில் 30 க்கும் மேற்பட்டவர்களுக்கு மாணவி மாணவர்களுக்கு இலவச சீருடை வழங்க ஏற்பாடு  செய்தனர் முன்னாள் மாணவ மாணவி திரு எஸ் அன்னபூரணி சிவகுமார் அவர்களின் ஏற்பாட்டில் பள்ளி செயலாளர் ஏ .கே தாமோதரன் பெற்றோர் ஆசிரியர் கழகத் தலைவர் ஏ.எம் கோபிநாத் மற்றும் பள்ளி தலைமை ஆசிரியர் எஸ் தாமோதரன் அவர்கள் முன்னிலையில் என் தங்கை திரு.எஸ். அன்னபூரணி சிவகுமார் அவர்களின் சார்பில் முன்னாள் பள்ளி மாணவன் நான் செ.யுவராஜ் பள்ளி மாணவர்களுக்கு  சீருடை வழங்கினார்கள்  இதில் முன்னாள் சர்வேச திரு முத்து கிருஷ்ணன் அவர்கள் ரஞ்சித் ஆட்டோ ராம் ஆட்டோ சிராஜ் என்னுடன் இருந்தனர்,

(AM TV) IIRSI 2019, India’s landmark annual convention of eye surgeons

 

TN Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami inaugurates IIRSI 2019, India’s landmark annual convention of eye surgeons

Over 2,000 ophthalmologists are attending the two-day event, along with 20 prominent experts from around the world

Chennai, 6 July, 2019 – The 34th edition of the annual conference of Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of India (IIRSI) was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami who appreciated the event as a platform that enabled eye surgeons to imbibe latest technology from experts around the globe so that they have an edge in treating patients. Dr C Vijayabaskar, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, was the Guest of Honour at IIRSI 2019 other dignitaries Dr. Mahipal S. Sachdev, Chairman Scientific Committee– IIRSI, Dr. Amit Tarafdar, President – IIRSI, Prof. Amar Agarwal, Secretary General – IIRSI and Dr Mohan Rajan, Past President- IIRSI also present.

Addressing the audience, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami said: “Health has always been an area of concern and challenge for the Government. However, Tamil Nadu has always been a forerunner in ophthalmology. The state hosts many premier eye institutes which train aspiring ophthalmologists in advanced skills and technology, who then go on to serve patients in different parts of the country. This is much needed due to huge prevalence of eye disorders in India such as cataract, glaucoma, retina and cornea diseases, etc. The country leads the world in terms of number of people who are visually impaired. There are 12 million blind people and 450 million people requiring vision correction. Conferences like the IIRSI play a very important role in enhancing the skills of Indian eye surgeons to address this huge challenge.”

Said Prof. Amar Agarwal, Secretary General, IIRSI, and Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital: “The annual conference of IIRSI has become a pivotal event in the ophthalmology calendar of India centred around global ophthalmic innovations. This year, 20 top eye surgeons from countries like from US, Turkey, Brazil, Germany, Egypt and Switzerland are participating to showcase to the Indian surgeons the latest advancements in the field. The event has several innovations to benefit the participants. We hope this largest annual assembly of ophthalmologists in India will go a long way in helping enhancing the advanced eye care skills of Indian eye surgeons and bridging the technology gap with their Western peers. Overall, IIRSI has been instrumental in significantly increasing the capabilities and offerings of the eyecare sector in India in terms of diagnostics and treatment.”

Said Dr. C Vijayabaskar, Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Tamil Nadu: “I am glad that Chennai is hosting such a prestigious event of ophthalmologists from India and the world, and I am delighted to see thousands of experts participating. Such a national platform would enable Indian eye surgeons to have an edge in treating patients with latest technology for eye disorders like cataract, glaucoma and refractive errors. The eyecare infrastructure existing in Tamil Nadu is world-class and offers quality treatment at an affordable cost. I hope that the state emerges as among the top destinations in the world for medical tourism for patients suffering from complex eye disorders.”

IIRSI 2019 has several interesting features this year. In Ophthalmic Premier League, participants will showcase their most challenging cataract case through videos. The ‘Meet and Greet’ program will allow attendees to sit at a faculty member’s table for an exclusive discussion. The ‘Court Martial’ brings on stage a panorama of scientific challenges faced by surgeons in ophthalmology and discusses the intense decision-making involved and its outcome. A hands-on Wetlab course, an ophthalmic photography competition and film festival and Live surgery are programs that will benefit the participating eye surgeons immensely. Live surgical sessions will be telecast directly from Dr. Agarwals Eye Hospital.

The two-day event is being held on July 6 and 7 at ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai. Details and agenda are available on www.iirsi.com

About Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India (IIRSI)
www.iirsi.com

IIRS India was established in 1982 to create a platform for ophthalmologists across India for discussing the latest advancements in the field of ophthalmology, sharing their experiences in IOL implantation and LASIK & Refractive Surgery, and contributing to the treatment of preventive blindness. It also provides a forum for upcoming surgeons to keep themselves abreast with tackling challenging cases of cataract surgery. IIRSI also works to create public awareness about eyecare.

The annual IIRSI Convention also began in 1982. It focuses on teaching ophthalmologists latest techniques in eye surgery and treatment. Doctors have opportunities to learn and practice procedures. Ophthalmologists from across the country and abroad attend the event which showcases live surgeries, didactic lectures, and wet lab. Doctors present videos of their surgeries. Companies making ophthalmic instruments showcase the latest products at the venue.

 

Health & Glow, The Beauty Destination Of India, Relaunches Their Express Avenue Store

Health & Glow, The Beauty Destination Of India, Relaunches Their Express Avenue Store

Chennai, 5th July 2019: Health & Glow, the beauty destination of India, has relaunched their Express Avenue store today. It was inaugurated by actress Nikki Galrani, the face of New Naturals skin care products. Spread across 1650 sq ft on the second floor of the mall, the renewed store provides shoppers with an enhanced experience with its high quality products and absolute attention to detail in its service. With premium fixtures and experiential zones, the store is all set to create the best of beauty buzz in the city.

Seeking to give its customers a unique shopping experience, the new store offers mass and premium brands across Makeup, Skin care, Hair care, Herbals and Naturals, Deos and Fragrances, Bath and Body, Men’s grooming, Beauty accessories and more under one roof. Beauty enthusiasts can look forward to free makeover, skin testing and nail art in the experiential zones within the store. To top it up, customers will also be provided with valuable skin care and beauty tips.

Commenting on this milestone, Mr Venkatramani, MD & CEO, Health & Glow, said, “We are excited about the store expansion as this gives us an opportunity to offer a vast and varied range of products to the customers. The city understands the importance of quality products whether it is for cosmetics, skin care, personal care, men’s grooming or hair care. We have understood our patrons and believe that every product sold in our stores is a reflection of our vision and philosophy of beauty and wellness in India. We have carefully curated Global brands including the much talked about K beauty brands. The store will also showcase brands from countries like UK, USA, France, Germany, Israel, Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Switzerland, Poland, and Canada. The expansion of this store deepens our commitment to Chennai and highlights the importance of this city for Health & Glow as it shapes the brand’s growth story.”

Customers will have access to exclusive Indian and international skin care brands such as Dermafique, Avène, Kaya, Palmer’s, Tree Hut, Yves Rocher, It’s Skin, Jergens, Neutrogena, O3, Olay to name a few. It also has a plethora of K-Beauty brands such as Dermal Korea, Mirabelle and Face Shop among many others. The store also has a unique collection of brands to cater to the growing Men’s grooming segment with brands like The Man Company, Ustraa, and Beardo. Health & Glow proudly showcases a colourful array of beauty products from brands like Lakme, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Colorbar, Chambor along with fun and new brands like Sugar cosmetics, Nail Play, Faces etc. It also has various hair care brands like Label. M, Wella, B Blunt, Tony and Guy, Semi Di Lino, Wow, etc. The Natural/Herbal section is made of a plethora of most-loved brands such as Biotique, Lotus, Organic Harvest along with newer brands such as Wild Ideas, Passion Indulge, Mitvana, etc. The store will also showcase a curated selection of fragrances from a wide range of premium and mass brands like Paco Rabanne, Mont Blanc, Guess, Police, Jaguar, David Beckham, Bogart and Nautica to name a few.

The store is open from 9 am to 10 pm throughout the week. The vast network and the quality of the service is exceptional because of the dedicated team which takes care of each of the customer’s requirements. The beauty advisors are knowledgeable and experts in their field, always eager to help consumers with their beauty needs. Health & Glow is a trusted and beloved name amongst the beauty enthusiasts because of the advice, services, and products offered by the brand.

About Health & Glow:

What began in 1997, has only grown by foundation, service and meaning. Health & Glow, with its high quality products and absolute attention to detail in its service, has crafted a niche for itself in the industry and the hearts of its customers. Today, they have emerged as the largest network of beauty and wellness store with over 150 stores across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin, Mumbai, Pune, Bhubaneswar and Kolkata. In addition to stores, they also have online store (healthandglow.com) and App for convenient shopping. They host an unmatched and an ever-increasing assortment of makeup, skin care, hair care, herbals & naturals and wellness products for both men and women. In addition to Health & Glow’s private label, they also feature a wide range of products across emerging as well as top brands across in the above mentioned categories. With more than 600 brands and growing, 6000+ products and a 100% authentic range, they seek to exceed the expectations of their diverse customers.