Daily Archive: August 6, 2018

Press Release- Trailer of the award winning film HALKAA unveiled in the capital (Shiv Nadar Foundation

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At the trailer launch of Halkaa by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs. Mrs Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO of HCL Corporation & Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra (Secretary, MoHUA) along with Music composer Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, the cast & crew as well as National Award winner Nila Madhab Panda

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Addressing media – Mrs Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO of HCL Corporation & Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, Music composer Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, the cast & crew as well as National Award winner Nila Madhab Panda

Trailer of the award winning film HALKAA unveiled in the capital

~ The entertaining & inspiring social drama traces the journey of a young slum boy who becomes a hero~

6th August 2018, Delhi: The capital today saw the coming together of Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs; Mrs Roshni Nadar Malhotra, CEO of HCL Corporation & Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, Shri Durga Shanker Mishra (Secretary, MoHUA) along with Music composer Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy, the cast & crew of the internationally acclaimed film Halkaa as they launched the most awaited trailer of the movie amongst 200 city kids. The event took place at NDMC Convention Center, CP.

Directed by National Award winner Nila Madhab Panda and presented by the philanthropic Shiv Nadar Foundation in association with Akshay Kumar Parija films, the movie features child actor Tathastu as Pichku and Ranvir Shorey and Paoli Dam as his parents. The film that has travelled to over 15 global platforms essays the story of a slum child’s dream to free him from open defecation and have a toilet of his own. It’s a story of his heroism and aspirations.

Talking about the same Hardeep Singh Puri, The Housing and Urban Affairs Minister stated, "I felt privileged to have got an opportunity along with Durga Shankar and other colleagues to watch this film ‘Halkaa’ 2 months ago. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is succeeding and it will succeed because of director and producer like Nila Madhab and Roshni Nadar who has captured the essence of the message and put it in a medium which is very strong." The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has associated with the film for the strong resonance of its subject. “We are delighted to be partnering with this film. It is simple stories like this that leave a lasting impact and we believe Pichku’s journey of building his own toilet needs to be seen by everyone out there. He is our hero in the truest sense of the word”, said Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon’ble Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs at the trailer launch.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra expressed her delight in being associated with a film, the first being presented by the Shiv Nadar Foundation, which is a strong reflection of our society, yet entertaining and inspiring in its approach. “The Shiv Nadar Foundation is delighted to be a part of this film that charts the personal war of a young child against the social issue of open defecation. His mission to not only transform his life but that of several others around him, mirrors the Shiv Nadar Foundation’s belief that transformation begins with one person or one child addressing one issue at a time. We hope that this movie inspires others to reach for their dreams and achieve them”, said Roshni Nadar Malhotra.

The event also saw a lovely performance of the film’s title track by music directors Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy that left the audience crooning to the soulful track. They said, “Music is integral to the narrative of this film and we are proud to be associated with a film of this manner that brings out a socially relevant topic in a light hearted and entertaining way”.

“I strongly believe that this film will leave a lasting impact in the hearts and minds of audiences not just for the audacity of its subject but also for the joie de vivre with which the protagonist overcomes the adversity he faces. We have received so much love for this film across international film platforms and we can’t wait for audiences in India to see this labour of love”, signed off the director, Nila Madhab Panda. Well, Halkaa releases across India on 7th September 2018

About Shiv Nadar Foundation

The Shiv Nadar Foundation (www.ShivNadarFoundation.org) has been established by Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL – a $8 billion leading global technology and IT enterprise, with over 120,000 employees across 31 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 (www.SSN.edu.in) in 1996, comprising the SSN College of Engineering (already a highly ranked private engineering college in India), in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The Foundation has also set up VidyaGyan (www.VidyaGyan.in), a residential leadership academy for meritorious rural children, at Bulandshahr and Sitapur in Uttar Pradesh. In addition, the Foundation runs the Shiv Nadar University (www.snu.edu.in), an international multi-disciplinary university with strong research orientation located in Greater Noida in India’s National Capital Region and the Shiv Nadar School (www.shivnadarschool.edu.in), 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 (www.knma.in), India’s largest private philanthropic museum in modern and contemporary art, with the vision to take art to the common public.

Press Release: Talentedge Online Analytics Courses see doubling of enquiries from women


Hope you’re doing well.

Would like to inform you that Talentedge, a leading edtech firm recently conducted a survey and found that enquires from women in analytical courses have doubled. Please find attached is the press release on ‘Talentedge Online Analytics Courses see doubling of enquiries from women’ for your kind perusal.

Would request you to consider publishing the same in your esteemed publication.

Thanks & Regards,

Ankita Kochar

+91 9810939780


50% growth also observed from southern region

New Delhi, 6th August, 2018: Talentedge, India’s first Ed-Tech firm, leading in Live and Interactive learning for working professionals, has observed a significant increase in the number of women opting for analytical courses in their platform.

Industry trends: Analytics jobs scenario in India is constantly evolving. Companies are looking to hire professionals who are well-versed with new tech concepts such as analytics, big data, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, among others. Last year India contributed 12% of worldwide open job requirements which has decreased to 10% this year. More than 90,000 job openings in data science & analytics are being advertised currently*. There has been significant increase in YoY growth in the new analytics jobs advertised per month.

According to a recent survey conducted by the firm, female student enrolments have a year on year growth rate of 100 percent. In the field of Analytics, women enrollment in Data Science courses has grown from 12% to 22%. In Business Analytics & Big Data the growth was observed at 26% as compared to 19% in the previous edition.

Analytical skills have become imperative across all industries from banking to sports and the capabilities are evolving rapidly. Today, there is a growing need for professionals with prodigious analytic skills with businesses centering towards being data driven, the need for an expert who can understand and interpret data is becoming vital. The lack of data efficient professionals in the industry is coming under the scanner and hence the growing demand for such courses by working professionals across industries. To cater to this, a lot of institutes in India & across the world have started offering courses on analytics. But for a working professional it is not easy to take up a regular degree course while pursuing a career, and that’s where online education comes as a viable solution.

Aditya Malik, CEO, Talentedge commented We have seen a rise in the number of women opting for all courses, and also a recent rise specifically for analytical courses. It is a very suitable and relevant skill set for a career in data sciences and consulting. It is encouraging to see so many women sign up for analytical courses; this will truly better their professional standing. A suitable mix of skills can be acquired without the hassle of taking time off from places of employment, and that’s what makes these courses really appealing to working professionals.”

It was additionally observed that students enrollment from the Southern regions of India was more than 50% this year, increasing significantly as compared to the last. The survey also revealed a major shift of under-graduated opting for certification courses than opting for a post-graduation degree.

The overall rise in Data Analytics courses was pegged at 62% this year with extremely positive growth projections.

About Talentedge

Talentedge is India’s first Ed-Tech firm bringing ‘Live & Interactive’ anywhere learning, in digital format. It offers courses jointly with world’s leading institutes and corporates, enabling working professionals to plan their future course of action and fast track their careers. It partners with top Indian & International institutes including, IIMs, XLRI, Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI), MICA and also with top corporate names like, Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and others. Talentedge’s ability to re-create classroom type interactions in the virtual world has struck a chord with over 3,00,000 individuals and corporate learners. The company initiates industry relevant learning by bringing eminent subject experts into online education. Talentedge is one of the first Ed-Tech organizations to be credited with an ISO certification and today provides over 250 courses from 70+ premium Indian & International institutes. For additional information please visit:www.talentedge.in.

Warm regards,

Ankita Kochar

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