Monthly Archive: March 2018

Press Release : Shiv Nadar University hosts the 47th run of the record-making initiative of the Indian Army – the 50:50 Half Marathon


Shiv Nadar University hosts the 47th run of the record-making initiative of the Indian Army – the 50:50 Half Marathon

Soldiers and students to create history by running the 47th edition of the 50 Half Marathons in 50 days. An Initiative to mark the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of the Indian Army –

March 21, 2018, Greater Noida: Shiv Nadar University, one of India’s leading research-driven, multidisciplinary private universities, hosted the 47th run of the ‘50 Half Marathons in 50 straight days’.

The marathon is part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) of the Indian Army. During this run, a group of 10 Indian Army officers and soldiers are endeavouring to accomplish a unique task of creating history by setting a National and a unique Asian Record by running 50 Half Marathons in 50 straight days. Over the last month and a half, the soldiers will have covered a distance of 1055 kms across various venues in Delhi NCR.

The Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) is an arms and service branch of the Indian Army. This initiative is being led by Lt Col Vishal Ahlawat, celebrated soldier of Corps of EME. Col. Ahlawat has many unique achievements under his belt including two successful attempts for climbing Mount Everest.

The 47th marathon event commenced at the SNU Campus in Noida yesterday and 10 soldiers along with nearly 300 students, staff and faculty from the university participated in the marathon. A Yoga session followed by the run was organized by expert instructors from the Ministry of Ayush.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajiv Swarup, President, Shiv Nadar University, said “The Marathon is more than just winning or participating in a sporting event. It is a demonstration of self-discipline and creation of a positive impact on society. Such initiatives always inspire us to push our limits and test the limits of endurance.”

Col. Vishal Ahlawat said he loves the city and such event. “It’s one of those events that I enjoy coming back to. The event has got bigger and better with every passing year and there is more awareness among the public. The marathon is run for promoting the cause of creating a healthy clean green pollution free India.”

About Shiv Nadar University

Shiv Nadar University ( is an international multi-disciplinary, research university located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region. It is a private philanthropic institution established by the Shiv Nadar Foundation in 2011 through an act of the State of Uttar Pradesh. The University’s mission is to develop and educate the leaders of tomorrow; to support research, scholarly and creative endeavors that contribute to the creation of new knowledge; and to create research and teaching programs that tackle the most pressing problems of India and the global community. The University offers a full range of academic programs at the undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral level.

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation ( has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 120,000 employees across 39 countries. Founded in 1976, HCL is one of India’s original IT garage start-ups and offers diverse business aligned technology solutions spanning the entire hardware and software spectrum, to a focused range of industry verticals.

The Foundation is committed to the creation of a more equitable, merit-based society by empowering individuals to bridge the socio-economic divide. To that purpose the Foundation is focused on the underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to transformational education, creativity and art.

The Foundation set up the SSN Institutions ( in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering, a top-ranked private engineering college in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan, a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshar and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar School (, a network of progressive urban schools across India aimed to provide children with education that creates lifelong learners. The Foundation has also set up the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (, India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art with the vision to take art to the common public.

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Press Release : Seminar & Workshop on SUSTAINABILITY “The City of Waste”


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Seminar & Workshop on SUSTAINABILITY “The City of Waste”

14th March’18, New Delhi: As part of Bonjour India 2017-2018, the 4 months long, ongoing journey celebrating Indo-French partnership, sustainable development related issues are being highlighted through research, art and debates. Encompassing a global issue, New Delhi saw the launch of ‘City of Waste’ in form of seminars, month long photography exhibitions and workshops organised by Rémi de Bercegol, Christine Ithurbide and François Grosjean.

The City of Waste focuses on discovering the world of recycling in a new light
and aims at changing the way waste is treated in India, offering alternative methods of
waste disposal.

A seminar held at Centre for Policy Research and co-organised with Agence Française de Development (AFD) presented different perspectives with the contribution of Iréne Salenson (AFD), Rémi de Bercegol (CNRS-Prodig-Paris), Swati Singh Sambyal (Center for Science and Environment), Naveen Agarwal, Director, Swachh Bharat Mission, MoHUA

The Photography Exhibition (India Habitat Centre from February 13th to 25th / Mandi House Metro February 26th to May 26th) displays 45 photographs by six French researchers – Claudia Cirelli, Bénédicte Florin, Adeline Pierrat, Mélanie Rateau, Pascal Garret, Rémi de Bercegol – and a special project realized with the children from Chitan Learning Center. A walkthrough of the exhibition on the opening day was followed by discussion panel at the Amaltas Audiorium where Ravi Agarwal (founder of Toxic link and artist) Bénedicte Florin (researcher and photographer), Pascal Garret (researcher and photographer), Chitra Mukherjee (Head of Programmes, Chintan) and Asim Waqif (artist), challenged representations of waste in urban context, through their experiences related to waste, recyclers and recycling process.

Speaking on the collaboration, Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, General Curator of Bonjour India & Counsellor for cooperation & cultural affairs, said, “Waste management is an important issue and a global cause of concern in the ever growing urban population. We must consolidate our expertise and come up with innovative ideas and solutions for sustainable management of waste. We are happy to provide a platform via Bonjour India to this important issue and hope the dialogue between the Indian and French experts as well as the exhibition will raise awareness and action.”

About Bonjour India:

The third edition of Bonjour India 2017-18 is a four-month-long mega voyage across India that will celebrate Indo-French partnership as well as shape the next decade of human exchange between the two countries. From November 2017 to February 2018, Bonjour India covers 100 projects in 33 cities across 20 states & union territories. Bonjour India provides a platform for enduring partnerships across the themes of Smart Citizen, High Mobility, Go Green.

Bonjour India is unprecedented given the ambitious scale of its partnership with India. People at the forefront of their fields will share their inspiring journeys as they change society through their innovation and creativity. At events collaboratively organised across cities and disciplines, amid performances, debates, seminars and exhibitions, all audiences will find something that captures their imagination.

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Press release- JD Institute of Fashion Technology celebrates women artisans on International Women’s Day

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Please find attached and appended below the press release- “JD Institute of Fashion Technology celebrates women artisans on International Women’s Day”

Also find attached the picture from the Design Development Workshop.

JD Institute of Fashion Technology celebrates women artisans on International Women’s Day

‘Design Development Workshop’ in collaboration with Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India (CWEI) witnesses robust participation from across the country

New Delhi, March 12, 2018: This International Women’s Day, JD Institute of Fashion Technology organized a ‘Design Development Workshop’ in collaboration with Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India (CWEI).Held on March 7-8, 2018 atDr. Ambedkar International Centre, the event showcased the theme of Powering Change; Women in innovation.

The Design Development Workshop was attended by Shri Giriraj Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India and Ms. Rupal Dalal, Executive Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology.

Ms. Rupal Dalal, Executive Director, JD Institute of Fashion Technology shared, “The ‘Design Development Workshop’ empowered economically challenged women entrepreneurs by creating a platform to showcase their ethnic craft while reviving India’s traditional dying arts. As India’s leading fashion school, the event reiterated our commitment to celebrate and empower women entrepreneurs from across India while allowing them to register their creativity through TM, Copy Right, and Industrial Design.”

Parallel to the Design Development Workshop, an exhibition was organized that showcased the immortal traditional and cultural heritage of India through ethnic hand made products made by women artisans. These included sarees, tableware, linen, home furnishing, jewellery and accessories made from diverse materials such as metal, leather, stone, glassware, ceramics, wood, embroidery sarees and block printing. These were later displayed by students from JD Institute of Fashion Technology at a Fashion Show during the two-day event. In addition, select women artisans were awarded with free education in design by JD Institute of Fashion Technology during the event.

JD Institute of Fashion Technology is India’s leading Fashion School, with 36 learning spread across the country. Since 1988, JD Institute has trained more than 25,000 students in Fashion & Design. One of the best fashion designing institutes in India, JD has a long array of famous Alumni who have marked their presence in Fashion Designing – Rocky S, Shane and Falguni, Reza, Gaurav Chabra, Urvashi Kaur, Niket Mishra, Maheka Mirpuri to name a few.

Consortium of Women Entrepreneurs of India (CWEI) is a non-profit organization working for the sustainable economic empowerment of women and their families through income generating activities and entrepreneurship development.

About JD Institute of Fashion Technology:

JD Institute of Fashion Technology, Education division of JD Image Promotions Ltd., was established in the year 1988, to create designers of tomorrow and to produce professionals who would make most of the opportunities in the world of design. Over the years, the design industry has looked towards JD Institute of Fashion Technology for quality man-power across fashion, interior and jewellery. The institute is today the alma-mater of over 30,000 design professionals either employed by select organization world – wide or entrepreneurs and established names in the industry.

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