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Actress Divya Dutta, inaugurated the Thailand Week 2018

Actress Divya Dutta, inaugurated the Thailand Week 2018
The bi-lateral trade between India and Thailand is expected to touch 11,000 million US dollar during the current financial year ending December 2018, announced Ekapol Poolpipat, Consul General, Royal Thai Consulate-General Mumbai. The bi-lateral trade during the year ended December 2017 was around 10,000 million US dollar. Delivering a key note address at the inauguration of 3-day Thailand Week 2018 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregoan, Poolpipat said the bi-lateral trade between the two countries during the first four months-January to April 2018 have gone up considerably and touched 857 Million US dollar against 720 Million US dollar during the corresponding period of the previous year.     Earlier, famous and leading film actress, Divya Dutta, inaugurated the Thailand Week 2018 by lighting the lamp and cutting the ribbon. Inaugurating the trade show, Divya Dutta said Indian traders are very much interested in imports of Thailand products and services. However, India needs to improve infrastructural facilities including roads to facilitate the trade. Deepti Gupta, senior investment specialist, Department of Industrial Policy and promotion, ministry of commerce and industries, GoI talk about the rising trade opportunities between the India and Thiland. Around 10 million Indian work forces are joining every year and we see a momentum in manufacturing sector, Ms Gupta added.  The Thailand based companies which are operating in India plans to invest additional US dollar 3 billion by 2020. The investment will be made into green and brown field projects including Energy, infrastructure and metals, said Suwimol Tilokruangchai, executive director and consul, Thai Trade Center, Mumbai. “We are looking towards India with a great interest from last seven decades and plans to enhance the bi-lateral trades thanks to the positive approach of both the Thai and Indian governments. The Thailand based companies see a big potential in Indian energy, metals as well as infrastructural facilities, she added. Around 60 leading Thai companies were offering a wide range of products and technologies and it includes sectors like construction, automobile and car accessories, beauty and health care products, pet care products, food and food processing, household products and lifestyle products, he added. The imports from Thailand includes top items like Machinery, Electrical machinery, plastic, organic chemicals, vehicles, rubber, copper, Iron/steel products, chemical products (misc) and Iron and steel. Similarly Indian exports includes Precious stones/metals, machinery, Iron and Steel, Fish and seafood, organic chemicals, spices, coffee and tea,electrical machinery, iron/steel products, and cotton yarn, fabrics etc. ———-Pigeon Media- Abhishek...
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Sandip Soparrkar Jury for International Theatre festival in Egypt

Sandip Soparrkar Jury for International Theatre festival in Egypt
Choreographer Sandip Soparrkar who was a part of the prestigious third Sharm El Sheikh International Theatre Festival for the Youth in Egypt as a jury member and is quite kicked about the experience. Festival Heads Egyptian actress Wafaa El Hakim and director Mazen El Gharaway heard of the illustrated work Soparrkar has been doing all over the world through this international mythology based dance dramas and his National Excellence Award winning initiative “Dance for a Cause”. This made them get him on Jury panel for their theatre festival for the youth “It’s been an honour and a wonderful experience.’’  Said Sandip. Describing his experience further at the festival as a jury member, Sandip said, ‘’I have judged many dance shows and festivals, but this was my first time as a jury for a theatre festival and the experience has been very memorable. Youngsters today have such amazing ideas and energy, it’s infectious. Meeting and interacting with the other jury members and understanding how theatre is portrayed in their country was fabulous.”    Sharm El Shaikh festival had plays from all across the world, including countries like Kuwait, Italy and sultan of Oman, Egypt , Tunisia and more. Speaking of the festival Actress Wafaa El Hakim said, ‘’Most of the our plays were highly dramatic and this year the participants used lot of physical theatre, most plays were in Arabic or English and had the much added drama with some very interesting and unique way of lighting.” Mr. Mazen El Gharabawy, President Sharm El Sheikh International Theatre festival for youth said, “It was amazing to have Mr Sandip at our festival because he was the first Indian artist who ever participated in our festival and also as our prestigious jury member.” The winners were the play ‘The chronicles leading to madness’ from Kuwait  and ‘Wooden Prison’ from Italy. Where as Egyptian actors Taha Khalifa and Iman Ghoneim were adjudged the best Male and female performers respectively. The jury president was Mr Constantine Chiriac from Romania along with other renowned names from Theatre world like Dr Gonegal Abd El Kader from Morocco, Sonia Murcia from Spain , Kevin Rigdon from United States of America, Ali Elayyan from Jordan and Nora Amin from Germany along with Sandip Soparrkar from...
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Varsha Naik and Sandip Soparrkar celebrate “USA Dance Day- Dance for a Social Cause” promoting the cause of drugs

Varsha Naik and Sandip Soparrkar celebrate “USA Dance Day- Dance for a Social Cause” promoting the cause of drugs
Part of an international series, this movement was created a decade ago by the visionary choreographer Dr. Sandip Soparrkar to help raise awareness about important social issues around the globe. This year’s chosen topic was Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction. With the help of the inspirational Varsha Naik and her Navrang Dance Academy, a transcendent evening of performance, community education and empowerment was arranged.  The event was held at J.P.Stevens High School, in Edison, New Jersey The Event started with a beautiful musical rendition of the US national anthem and recital of the Indian National Anthem too. The opening performance choreographed and written by Dr. Sandip Soparrkar was one of the most powerful and effective anti-drug messages. The audience was captivated by the narrative of the piece — the performers from Navrang Dance Academy including Varsha Naik helped bring the story to life in a way that made Dr. Soparrkar’s work easily accessible to all in attendance.    Later on, there were 11 beautiful dance performances from various talented artists. Multicultural and International Dance forms like – Bharatnatyam, Mohiniyattam, Colombian Salsa, Paraguay folk, Tap dance, Bachata, Indian folk, Tollywood, Ballroom, Bellydancing and Zumba fitness dance entertained the audience that evening. All encouraging the slogan Be high on dance not on drugs. Dancers of many traditions came together for an evening of jaw-dropping performances and helped raise awareness about the dangers of Drug Addiction. Life was celebrated and honored through choreographed movement that uplifted the souls of all in attendance. The Cheif guest and Keynote speaker for this years USA Dance Day was Lion Daniel M. Elkins. Mr Elkins is a professional drug prevention specialist and community mobilizer for the Delaware Prevention Coalition. He is also the charter president of Bellefonte Lions Club. Lion Daniel has dedicated himself to helping communities fight the rising drug epidemic in this nation. Mr. Elkins said ” I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Soparrkar, Varsha Naik, and Navrang Dance Academy for hosting such a wonderfully positive event and for inviting me to participate. The outpouring of support from corporate sponsors, news media outlets, local government, and members of the community for this event is awe-inspiring. Everyone who helped Varsha Naik and Dr. Soparrkar make this incredible community event possible should be truly proud of their accomplishments.” He stressed on the importance on community support and education regarding the sensitive topic of drug abuse among teens and young adults. Special guests of honor was councilmen of edison township Ajay Patil , Upendra J. Chivukula from State of New Jersey, Lion Armando Gurra  were also present at the event. Dr. Sandip Soparrkar was thrilled to see the community attendance and said “For me Dance is not just a medium to entertain but even a way to educate and create awareness and I and overwhelmed with the way Varsha Naik has brought people to together celebrating dance.” As a closing note Varsha Naik said, ‘Navrang Dance Academy promises to continue Dance for a Social Cause every year and we promise that each year we will try and bring to light various causes that are prevalent in the society.’ Many Dance group from and around New Jersey Area performed in International Concert like: Sowparnika Dance Academy  Malini Nayar, Step up Dance Jesse Yip, Kala Aradhana Dance and music Academy Smt. Lavanya Mahadevan, Nirmiti Dance school Seema Chandane & Aarushi Chandane, NJ dance and shows  Carolina Baez, Chaitanya Dance school   Sneha Reddy, Al RITMO de cali Mariana Dussan, Anne Hitchcock, Jonathan Ronen. The Event supported by Pyar.com, Seema and Col Virendra Tavathia , Komal Dangi, Prajakti Gupte, Poonam Singh , Sudendra and AnuKumari , Stephany...
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Actor Chandrachur Singh turned singer for Yadvi – The Dignified Princess set to Release in CA & New York

Actor Chandrachur Singh turned singer for Yadvi – The Dignified Princess set to Release in CA & New York
Bollywood in Current times has numerous actors. The one thing is common in the film industry is chocolate heroes or lover boys. However, among all, there was one star who has not only considered chocolate hero, but also made a mark with as serious Roles. Yes, we are talking about none other than 90’s favourite chocolate hero, Chandrachur Singh. ChandrachurSingh has worked in many memorable films like Maachis, Tere Mere Sapne, Josh and so on. The 1996 Filmfare Award winner for Best Debut for  Maachis, Now made his singing debut with song, “Rangreeza” in the film Yadvi-The dignified Princess, accompanying him is the Pawani Panday, “Laila Main Laila” song fame. He is playing a character of Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala.  One of the Wealthiest and famous Maharaja of India, who was first to own an airplane in India, that also Write Brothers Model and donated Ranji Trophy for cricketers, which is still given to Cricketers till today. The Maharaja Is known for many contributions in history of India. Music Composed by Anuj Garg and panned by Nasir Faraz. The film now is set to  release in Manhattan, New York and Beverly Hills, California. The film directed by New York Based Actress, Jyoti Singh with a script based on a real life story/Screenplay by Gauri Singh, her sister.  The film will screen at the Music Hall Theater, Beverly Hills, CA May 25 to May 31 (5 times a day for 7 days) and at the Cinema Village, Manhattan, NY, June 1 to June 7 (4 times/day for 7 days). Chandrachur is very talented since childhood. Chandrachur is a trained classical singer and his passion is singing. Notably,before being casted for “Tere Mere Sapne” Amitabh Production,  he was teaching Music in Doon school, Dehra Dun. Yadvi-The dignified Princess also stars Vibhu Raqhav, Rahul Godara,  Nikkitasha Marwaha, Reshaa Sabharwal, Namya Saxena, Ketki Puri, Minnie Pandit, Kuvam Handa, Yadvi Handa, Aishwarya Singh, Bernadine Linus, Mariane Borgo (French actress), Dina Rosenmeir (Actress from Denmark), & Minnie Pandit. Cinematography by: Jigme Tensing and Edited: Vick Krishna.  The film is produced under the banner of RVP Productions, executive producer, Sumeet Verma. ————Pigeon Media- (Abhishek Dubey...
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Deepti Naval inaugurates Vimala Nandakumar’s Art Exhibition The Girl -Sarva-shakti-Mayi

Deepti Naval inaugurates Vimala Nandakumar’s Art Exhibition  The Girl -Sarva-shakti-Mayi
Mumbai experienced the most prestigious and iconic art event where well known social worker cum artist Vimala Nandakumar (Founder- Chairperson of Shaktii Girl’s Education Trust) showcased her new collection of Paintings titled “The Girl -Sarva-shakti-Mayi”. The Exhibition was inaugurated by the Bollywood famous personality Deepti Naval, Aarti Savur (CEO Parishar Asha) and Ujjwala Haware (Chairperson of Haware Engineers & Builders Pvt Ltd) at Cymroza Art gallery Mumbai on Thursday 24 May. While praising the work of Vimala Nandakumar, Deepti Naval said, “It’s a pleasure to be present here and take a glimpse of Vimala ji’s paintings. Each painting is a subconsciously motivated image provoking a feeling, an emotion and a thought at the same time.” Shaktii  is an  After – School Programme for underprivileged girl students at Kharghar , Navi Mumbai. Since its inception in 2015, Shaktii has helped many girls. The exhibition is an effort to raise  funds for the Trust. The proceeds from the sale of paintings will be donated to Shaktii Girl’s Education Trust.     The exhibition includes the paintings, all by Ms Vimala Nandakumar (acrylic, oil, water colour, charcoal, soft pastel colour and Tanjore paintings). The theme of the exhibition is “The Girl” described as Sarva-Shaki-Mayi, in her many moods and aspects. In addition, a few paintings outside the above theme are also on display. Shaktii programme endeavours to educate, empower and edify girls. The programme is free. The school fees paid by the students are reimbursed at the end of the term. Students are taken on field trips. It is a child-centric programme with emphasis on learning Mathematics, English and Science along with music, art, craft and dance. Specialists are invited to teach life skills to the girls. By buying a painting at this exhibition you are helping an underprivileged girl student achieve her dream. ————Pigeon Media- (Abhishek Dubey...
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