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Limca Book Records

Limca Book Records

LEGENDARY TAMIL AUTHOR DR. C.S LAKSHMI SELECTED AS ONE OF THE LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR 2015

• LBR confers its coveted “People of the Year” 2015 title on 15 literary greats . Dr C.S Lakshmi Nair amongst 15 literary stalwarts awarded . List of the “People of the Year” announced by Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia • Legends – Nayantara Sahgal, Dr. CS Lakshmi, Sir William Mark Tully and eminent voices of Indian literature - Karthika V K and Prasoon Joshi - launch LBR 2015 • Padma Bhushan, Girish Karnad, delivers the key note speech at the book launch • Other than its tribute to Literature, the 26thedition of LBR also includes 19 inspirational and informative chapters which celebrate remarkable achievements of Indians • LBR also introduces a special pocket edition of the book, priced at Rs. 150, available in English and Hindi, across leading bookstores in India. First sales happen at JLF 2015

Coca-Cola India launched the 26th edition of the prestigious Limca book of Records at the Jaipur literature Festival 2015. This new edition is a special on Literature and makes its debut at the JLF. For ages, the written word has been at the cornerstone of shaping society and culture and Limca Book of Records, this year,is recognizing the contribution of Indian Literature by dedicating its 2015 edition to this field. The event also saw legendary Tamil author Dr. C.S Lakshmi being conferred with the LBR ‘People of the year’ award, making her one of the 15 literary giants to be awarded.

The book was launched by legends - NayantaraSahgal, Dr. CS Lakshmi, Sir William Mark Tully and eminent voices of Indian literature -Karthika V K and Prasoon Joshi along with Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India &South West Asia and Sanjoy Roy, Managing director, Teamwork Films. The launch was preceded by a key note on “The Reading Habit” by Padma Bhushan Girish Karnad and followed by a panel discussion on the theme “Is the commerce’ of Literature today killing ‘good’ writing?”

As is the tradition, the editorial team of the Limca Book of Records also announced “People of The Year”, 2015, which are 15 stalwarts of Indian literature, that have contributed to the field, over the last 75 years. The list was chosen by an elite jury comprising of HK Dua, Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and Senior Journalist; Karthika VK, Publisher and Chief Editor HarperCollins Publishers, India; Dr. K. Sreenivasa Rao, Secretary, Sahitya Akademi and Sir William Mark Tully, Author and Former Bureau Chief of BBC, New Delhi.
Mr. Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, read out the names to a full house of attendees at Samvaad, Diggy Palace, Jaipur.
LIST OF LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS PEOPLE OF THE YEAR 2015 Dr. Sitakant Mahapatra(Odia) Prof Rahim Rahi(Kashmiri) Ruskin Bond(English) Nayantara Sahgal(English) Dr. Namwar Singh (Hindi) Dr. M. T. Vasudevan Nair(Malayalam) Mahasweta Devi(Bengali) Laxman M Gaikwad(Marathi) Kunwar Narain(Hindi) Prof Gurdial Singh (Punjabi) Dr C S Lakshmi(Tamil) Dr Chandrasekhar Kambar(Kannada) Amitav Ghosh(English) Prof Nagen Saikia(Assamese) Nida Fazli(Urdu)

Tribute – Late Prof U R Ananthamurthy(Kannada) Other than literature, LBR 2015 also includes 19 informative chapters on arts, cinema, sports, adventure, science, medicine etc. Launched in India in 1990, it is the second book of records in the world after Guinness Book of World Records. It was launched with the objective of providing a platform to ordinary Indians to showcase their talent in their search for excellence. From then on, there has been no looking back. Today, the book has become a ready-reckoner for those who intend to break limits.

At the launch of the 2015 edition of Limca Book of Records, Mr. Venkatesh Kini, President, Coca-Cola India and South West Asia, said, “Much like the JLF, Limca Book of Records too brings together a range of achievers -Nobel laureates, thinkers, performers, philosophers – and gives them a platform to express and explore. Also, just like the JLF, LBR too provides people a space to dare, dream and imagine. We recognize the synergies and the singularity in thought of both these properties and that is how LBR now makes its debut at the festival.” He added, “Over the last 26 years, Limca Book of Records has encouraged thousands of Indians to go beyond the ordinary. We hope that it continues to stand for the collective will power of our society”

Limca Book of Records is sold across leading bookstores in India in English, Hindi and Malayalam editions. This year, LBR has come out with a special pocket edition, meant more for the student community, priced at just Rs. 150/- and is available in all the above three languages. The pocket edition is first being sold at the JLF bookstore at Diggy Palace, Jaipur.

Vijaya Ghose, the long serving editor of Limca Book of Records, said “It’s been a privilege to have edited a book that is not just a catalogue of extraordinary feats but also a part of many lives. I have known of people whose lives have been shaped or re-shaped by them getting a mention in the Record book. It has been a catalyst of creativity, courage and collaboration and I hope that people continue to shower all their love on the team and the Record book, like they have always done”.

In celebration of the launch of the 26th edition, Coca-Cola India also organized an engaging Limca Book of Records quiz on Day 1 at the JLF, which was conducted by Quizmaster Joy Bhattacharjya, author of Junior Premier League: The First XI.

25.01.2015. 21:45

Lions club regional meeting

Lions club regional meeting

Lions club regional meeting

Lions Club Regional (12) Meeting

The Regional Meeting of Region 12 of Lion M. Subramaniam was held on 18th January 2015 at Hotel Savera, Mylapore, Chennai. Lion D. Thulasingam, District Governor of Lions District 324 A6 was the Chief Guest. Lion Er. K. Dhanapalan, Past District Governor from Erode was the Guest Speaker. Tmt. L. Kanchana, District Educational Officer was presented with ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ by the District Governor & Region Chairperson. Lion M.D. Nandakumar, Zone Chairperson rendered the vote of thanks.

[Donation to Pammal Sankara Eye Hospital]

[The Regional Meeting of Region 12 of Lion M. Subramaniam was held on 18th January 2015 at Hotel Savera, Mylapore, Chennai. During this meeting, as a part of service activity, Lion M. Subramaniam, Region Chairperson handed over a cheque for ` 10,000/- to Lion J. Babu, General Manager of Pammal Sankara Eye Hospital, through Lion D. Thulasingam, District Governor of Lions District 324 A6. Lion P. Elangovan, Chairperson of Lions Multiple District 324 AB and Lion Er. K. Dhanapalan, Past District Governor from Erode, Lion P. Puthukan, First Vice Governor and Lion P.S.V. Kumar, Second Vice Governor were also present.]

[Donation to Haemodialysis Centre ]

[The Regional Meeting of Region 12 of Lion M. Subramaniam was held on 18th January 2015 at Hotel Savera, Mylapore, Chennai. During this meeting, as a part of service activity, Lion M. Subramaniam, Region Chairperson handed over a cheque for ` 10,000/- to Lion K. Uthandi, for Lions District 324 A6 Haemodialysis Centre, Kovilambakkam, through Lion D. Thulasingam, District Governor. Lion P. Elangovan, Chairperson of Lions Multiple District 324 AB and Lion Er. K. Dhanapalan, Past District Governor from Erode, Lion P. Puthukan, First Vice Governor and Lion P.S.V. Kumar, Second Vice Governor were also present.]

[The Regional Meeting of Region 12 of Lion M. Subramaniam was held on 18th January 2015 at Hotel Savera, Mylapore, Chennai. During this meeting, as a part of service activity, Lion M. Subramaniam, Region Chairperson handed over a cheque for ` 10,000/- to a student towards his college fees, through Lion D. Thulasingam, District Governor. Lion P. Elangovan, Chairperson of Lions Multiple District 324 AB and Lion Er. K. Dhanapalan, Past District Governor from Erode, Lion P. Puthukan, First Vice Governor and Lion P.S.V. Kumar, Second Vice Governor were also present.] Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.36 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 210 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org

For More Information Contact: [Lion R. Ramesh], [+91 98841 08850], [[email protected]]

25.01.2015. 21:42

Pongal celeberations by students

Pongal celeberations by students

Social work department students celebrated pongal festival Members of RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust and students from social work department of Madras Christian College (Tambaram), Vaishnva College for Women (Chormpet) , Loyala College (Nungambakkam) , Mar Goregous College (Mogappair), celebrated the pongal festival along with the family members of cancer patients in Ellapuram Village, Tiruvallur District.

Founder, RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust, Dr. Republica Sridhar said that Trust providing free door to door medical examination to the villagers of 64 blocks in Ellapuram Village, Tiruvalluvar District for years.

Dr. Republica Sridhar told us that social work students are conducting awareness program on cancer, palliative care treatment and other health related problems to the villagers in regular intervals.

The students prepared pongal in traditional manner and conducted traditional games to the villagers as part of Pongal celebration.

Those who are interested to join as volunteer and support the RMD Pain and Palliative Care Trust activities are welcomed. For more details please contact: 93810 16588.

25.01.2015. 21:40

Road Safety Awareness Camp

Road Safety Awareness Camp

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Every day on Every Road at Every Signal we see a lot of people violating Traffic Rules - Would you like if someone told them to follow the Traffic Rules individually one by one - point by point ?

We see accidents happening on the road all the time, but have we ever given ourselves a moment to think about what can be done to save their lives? You too can play your part in bringing down the death rate ratio caused by Road Accidents by a significant number, by getting them aware of following Traffic Rules while they are waiting at the Signal. Your effort for the Traffic Awareness Campaign, can make all the difference.

If you have to cross the Old Mahabalipuram Road, would you walk half a km to the nearest Foot Over Bridge or zig-zag your way out of the traffic?

Most will opt for the second option. There are 3,00,000 people dying every year in Road Accidents. To eradicate such deadly survey's. We're conducting awareness campaigns across the city since January 2013.

"Accidents do occur when we forget to realize that family is more important than the thrill of speed". Here comes TAC (i.e) - Traffic Awareness Campaign - a road Safety Awareness Campaign by Thozhan. Alert Today - Alive Tomorrow! Join us to make an impact! .Date - 25th January 2015 (Sunday), Time is 4pm to 7pm Locations - Thozhan conducting the Event at 10 Places in Chennai .

1 - ICF Signal, 2 - Tiruvanmiyur Signal, 3 - T.Nagar Signal, 4 - Sholinganallur Signal 5 - Gemini Flyover Signal, 6 - Anna Arch Signal, 7 - Alandur Cement Road Signal 8 - Chrompet Main Signal, 9 - Rettei Eri Signal, 10 - Porur Signal
All Are Welcome. To protect this Relationship and Generation ,Thozhan started doing Traffic Awareness Campaigns from 1st January 2013. Each month last Sunday Thozhan do it regularly to make sure that the death rate reduces. It all started with 4 people taking a Vow and now nearly 2600+ have taken the Vow to drive safe. Contact 8807557269 for more details.

25.01.2015. 21:37

VGP Launch

VGP Launch Pressrelease

VGP Launch Pressrelease

Something New for Everyone, Meet a whole new kingdom At VGP Universal Kingdom

VGP Universal Kingdom is endowed with a number of exhilarating rides and exciting facilities, like Rollercoaster, Dashing Car, Go- Kart, Water Chute, Jungle car, Balloon Racer, Flying Carpet, Top Gun, Wave Swinger, Tele Combat, Enterprise and VGP Aqua Kingdom Water Park the finest coolest attraction - with beautiful ambience, designed by an Australian Architect to fully refresh, rejuvenate and experience the big Wave pool, Lazy River, Rain Dance, Tornado Slide and more “n” more rides amidst the water.


The world famous Statue man, thrilling and exciting rides, a refreshing water park, inviting restaurants, horror house, green gardens, blue beach, add to that a new Kingdom under the reign of a new Raja.
With variety of entertainment options for all age groups, VGP Universal Kingdom offers new experiences. Now, it will continue to do that in a colourful, new avatar. The theme park now sports a royal look befitting a fantasy kingdom. It has a new Raja and an army of entertainers to welcome the visitors, in other words, ‘royal guests’.

The 44.5-acre land of fun, now made special with a new Raja, allows kids to feed and pet little animals and birds at the petting zoo. At Universal Kingdom, they also get to meet new kids and enjoy rides that are never found in neighbourhood parks. Youngsters, in the company of their friends, can experience some of the thrilling new rides. Families can feast on the Godzilla dosa and other specialities in a new setting. Elderly folks can have a relaxed time with their family at the beach and at the many lush green lawns.

VGP Universal Kingdom will soon introduce new rides and special attractions. And with every new addition, it will expand its magical kingdom to be the one-stop destination for family entertainment and offer something new for everyone!

VGP is not just an entertainment arena but also has several facets of cultural value intricately carved pillars and frescoes depicting the great bygone eras of Tamil History and Chola Kingdom. This is a cultural highlight which must cannot be missed at any cost.

Another stellar attraction is the statue man who is true to his character and remains immobile, the challenge is to make him move, bat an eyelid and the prize is yours.

Extensive food court is inlaid within the premises, where tantalizing aroma will definitely seduce your taste buds. The Restaurant serves delectable fare of chat- the fast food stall serves all other Indian fares including 8 ft dosa.

25.01.2015. 21:28

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