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Mrs India Queen Auditions Kick-Starts In Bangalore

Rio Productions Mrs India Queens audition Kickstarted in Bangalore last night. It was a star-studded affairs as whos and whose of Bangalore lifestyle circle attended the event.

Its going to be an flagship event by Rio Productions, a production house who has conducted many other fashion and beauty events.

The idea behind the event is to empower women, train and groom them in various sectors Such as fashion lifestyle health care Food etiquettes and much more. The pageant will be conducted zone wise and each zone winners will go to National Finale.

Judges for the event was Actor Santhosh Readdy, Designer Rekha Jain, Social Activitist Anitha Rao, Jewellery Designer Nikytha Sisodiya, Entrepreneur Jefin Joy, National Director for the event Ranjani and Director of Rio Productions Mr Shankar.

Other guest of honor at the event was Mr. Jayynna, Karnataka Siri gangatane president, Mr Rajesh Kumar -MD Sami Direct, Actress Gaouri Nair, Indian idol winner Anjana Padmanabhan, Members or Karnataka Rajayasangahtna members and many others.

       

Its going to be an flagship event by Rio Productions, a production house who has conducted many other fashion and beauty events.

 

Celebrated Completion Of 50 Episodes Of Kiske Rooke Ruka Hai Sawaira Serial Aired On DD Kisan

Celebrated Completion Of 50 Episodes Of Kiske Rooke Ruka Hai Sawaira Serial Aired On DD Kisan

डीडी किसान पर ‘किसके रोके रुका है सवेरा’ के 50 एपिसोड प्रसारित होने पर मना जश्न

धारावाहिक के निर्माता, निर्देशक और कलाकारों ने इस शो से जुड़े दिलचस्प किस्से शेयर किये

दूरदर्शन के किसान चैनल पर इन दिनों धारावाहिक ‘किसके रोके रुका है सवेरा’ काफी पसंद किया जा रहा है। इस धारावाहिक में दमदार कहानी है और समाज को एक नई रोशनी दिखाई गई है। शानदार डायरेक्शन और कलाकारों के उम्दा अभिनय के दम पर इस सीरियल के 50 एपिसोड प्रसारित हो चुका है। साथ ही इस धारावाहिक की टीआरपी भी सबसे ज्यादा है। धारावाहिक के 50 एपिसोड पूरे होने की ख़ुशी में सभी कलाकारों और यूनिट के सदस्यों ने शूटिंग के सेट पर केक काट कर जश्न मनाया।

आपको बता दें कि ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों के विकास और शहरों की समस्याओं को दर्शाती, महिला सशक्तिकरण की कहानी है यह सीरयल ‘किसके रोके रुका है सवेरा’, जो कि हर सोमवार से शुक्रवार तक रात 9 बजे दूरदर्शन किसान पर प्रसारित हो रहा है और डीडी किसान के दर्शक इस मनोरंजनपूर्ण धारावाहिक का आनंद ले रहे हैं। इस धारावाहिक के निर्देशक प्रमोद शास्त्री हैं। निर्माता पवन कुमार मिश्रा और प्रमोद कुमार पांडेय हैं। धारावाहिक के सह निर्माता वेदर फिल्म्स (पूनम सिंह) और डायमंड ड्रॉप प्रोडक्शंस हैं। धारावाहिक के कलाकारों में मुख्य भूमिकाएं आदित्य वर्मा (धीरज), कनक यादव (आशा), राजा गुरु (सूरज), अलका चोटालिया (उषा), बालेश्वर सिंह (शिवा), राकेश दूबे (भास्कर), नीतू पांडे (रमा), चन्दन कश्यप (धर्मा), सपना मालिक (छबीली), राजीव सक्सेना (प्रधान) और गोविन्द पाठक (रामलाल) निभा रहे हैं।

इस सीरयल के सूत्रधार और प्रेरणा स्रोत श्री एन मिश्रा ने इस अवसर पर कहा कि किसान चैनल पर यह सबसे लोकप्रिय धारावाहिक है जिसकी टी आरपी बहुत है। यह महिला सशक्तिकरण के मुद्दे पर बेस्ड है। इससे सभी लोगों को प्रेरणा मिलेगी। फिल्म के निर्माता और बैनर को बधाई देना चाहता हूँ कि इन्होंने इतना अच्छा सीरियल बनाया। सभी कलाकारों और टीम को मुबारकबाद। यह सभी की मेहनत का नतीजा है।

धारावाहिक के निर्देशक प्रमोद शास्त्री ने कहा कि श्री एन मिश्रा जी शुरू से ही हमारे साथ एक स्तम्भ की तरह खड़े रहे और जब भी जरुरत पड़ी उन्होंने सभी जरूरतों को पूरा किया। जैसी उम्मीद की थी वैसे ही हमने काम किया और आज इसकी तारीफ हो रही है। लोगों के कमेंट्स संतोषजनक हैं। प्रमोद शास्त्री ने आगे कहा कि गाँव में भी मैंने दो तरह की जिन्दगी बिताई है एक एकदम ग्रामीण क्षेत्र में, दूसरे लखनऊ जैसे शहर में भी जीवन बिताया है। किसान का बेटा हूँ, इसलिए तमाम अनुभवों को इसमें समाने की कोशिश की है।

इस धारावाहिक में सूरज नामक किरदार निभाने वाले एक्टर राजा गुरु ने कहा कि प्रमोद शास्त्री जी कैप्टन ऑफ़ द शिप हैं। हम फैमिली की तरह काम करते हैं। यह शिक्षाप्रद सीरियल है। अगर गाँव में विकास होगा तो देश में भी विकास होगा। गाँव में भी रोजगार के मौके हैं और यह सीरियल यही संदेश देता है कि लोग शहर की ओर पलायन न करें। अगर यह शो देखकर कुछ लोग गाँव छोड़कर शहर जाना छोड़ देंगे तो मैं समझूंगा कि मेरा किरदार सार्थक हो गया। मेरे किरदार को जीवित बनाने का क्रेडिट डायरेक्टर प्रमोद शास्त्री जी को जाता है।

 

इस शो की एक्ट्रेस कनक यादव ने भी पूरी टीम को बधाई दी और कहा कि हमारा सीरियल गाँव की फीलिंग्स को पेश करता है। मेरा किरदार शो में अहम है। मेरे किरदार का नाम आशा है। जिसकी कम उम्र में गाँव में शादी करा दी जाती है। वह कैसे अपनी सीमाओं में रहते हुए भी पढ लिख कर ऑफिसर बनती है। उन्होंने आगे कहा कि हम खुद को लकी मानते हैं कि हमारे इस शो ने पचास एपिसोड पूरे कर लिये हैं। मैं अपने इस किरदार और इस शो के माध्यम से कहना चाहती हूँ कि आपकी शिक्षा आपका साथ कभी नहीं छोड़ेगी इसलिए इसमें शिक्षा की अहमियत पर जोर दिया गया है।

इसमें धीरज का किरदार प्ले करने वाले एक्टर आदित्य वर्मा ने कहा कि मैं पूरी टीम को बधाई देना चाहता हूँ. गाँव में भी रोजगार के बहुत साधन हैं, यह शो यही पैगाम देता है।

Sonalika Prasad Joins Bhojpuri’s Top Heroines In A Short Time

Sonalika Prasad Joins Bhojpuri’s Top Heroines In A Short Time

कम समय में भोजपुरी की टॉप हिरोइनों में शामिल हुईं सोनालिका प्रसाद

सोनालिका प्रसाद भोजपुरी वर्ल्ड में बहुत तेज़ी से उभरता हुआ नाम है, जिन्होंने बेहद कम समय में अपनी एक अलग पहचान कायम कर ली है। आज मुंबई की फिल्म इंडस्ट्री और फिल्मी गलियारों में सोनालिका प्रसाद के चर्चे हर ओर हैं। ट्रेड विशेषज्ञ और फिल्मों के जानकार मानते हैं कि सोनालिका प्रसाद  प्रभाव शाली है, जिसकी बदौलत वह इतनी तेज रफ़्तार से सफलता की सीढ़ियां चढ़ रही हैं। सिनेमा और ग्लैमर वर्ल्ड में हालांकि अभिनेत्रियों को स्टार का दर्जा मिलना बड़ा मुश्किल माना जाता है मगर सोनालिका प्रसाद ने अपने अद्भुत टैलेंट और अपनी लगातार मेहनत की वजह से वो मंज़िल की सीढ़ियों पर चढ़ रही है, जिसका लोग ख़्वाब देखते हैं।

भोजपुरी स्टार अरविन्द अकेला कल्लू के साथ भोजपुरी फिल्‍म ‘राजतिलक’ से हिरोईन के रूप में फिल्‍मों में प्रवेश करने वाली सोनालिका प्रसाद ने हाल ही में कल्लू के साथ एक फिल्म की शूटिंग पूरी की है। जी हां, कल्लू के साथ सोनालिका की जोड़ी एक बार फिर सिल्वर स्क्रीन पर कमाल करने वाली है। इस भोजपुरी फिल्म का नाम अब तक फाइनल नहीं हुआ है। निर्माता नासिर जमाल और डायरेक्टर किरण की इस फिल्म की शूटिंग पिछले माह हैदराबाद में कमप्लीट की गई।

कल्लू के साथ दोबारा काम करके सोनालिका प्रसाद बेहद उत्साहित हैं। ट्रेड पंडितों का मानना है कि कल्लू और सोनालिका की यह केमिस्ट्री दर्शकों को भी खूब भाती है। सोनालिका भी कल्लू को अपना बेहतरीन को – स्टार मानती हैं। “वह एक बेहतरीन सिंगर और एक्टर होने के साथ साथ बहुत अच्छे इंसान और को ऑपरेटिव को_स्टार भी हैं। इस फिल्म में मेरा रोल भी काफी डिफरेंट है और इसके कई शेडस हैं जो भोजपुरिया दर्शकों के लिए एक दम हटकर एक्सपीरिएंस होगा।”

उललेखनीय है कि अदाकारा सोनालिका प्रसाद ने हाल ही में “बिग गंगा” चैनल पर एक शो को को – होस्ट भी किया था, जिस का नाम है “रोज होई भोज 4”. बिग गंगा के इस खास शो में सोनालिका प्रसाद सेलेब्रिटी गेस्ट के रूप में नजर आईं, जिसमे उन्होंने शो के मेन होस्ट रिपु दमन के साथ होस्ट भी किया।

सोनालिका प्रसाद के हाथों में आजकल कई फिल्में हैं। आप उनकी आने वाली फिल्मों पर एक नज़र डालेंगे तो हैरान रह जाएंगे कि वह कितनी व्यस्त अदाकारा हैं अब चूंकि अनलॉक के तहत थियेटर खोल दिए गए हैं इसलिए उनकी कई फिल्मे रिलीज़ होंगी, जिनमें राजू सिंह माही के अपोजिट तीन फिल्में “सड़क”, “धनिया” और “गुमराह” शामिल हैं। रितेश पांडेय के साथ फिल्म “रॉबिन हुड पांडेय”, रवि किशन के साथ फिल्म “बड़े मियां छोटे मियां”, रवि किशन और राजू सिंह माही के साथ फिल्म “ओम जय जगदीश” भी उनकी अपकमिंग फिल्मे हैं। टीवी पर दिनेश लाल यादव निरहुआ और मनोज टाईगर के साथ वह “बिरहा के बाहुबली” शो में नजर आ चुकी हैं।

       

भोजपुरी स्टार प्रदीप पांडे चिंटू और अक्षरा सिंह के साथ भोजपुरी फिल्म ‘लैला मजनू’मेे सोनालिका को काफी पसंद किया गया था।     कई शोज में उनकी एंकरिंग की भी बड़ी चर्चा रही है। इस तरह देखा जाए तो से सोनालिका प्रसाद एक मल्टी टैलेंटेड अभिनेत्री हैं, जो फिल्में भी करती हैं, टीवी धारावाहिकों को होस्ट भी करती हैं और कई शोज की एंकर भी हैं।

ANOTHER BIGGEST SHOW BY SIR PRASHOB SAINI OF EVENT PLANNER FEDERATION 27TH SEPTEMBER ON EVENT INDUSTRY DAY N WORLD TOURISM DAY

ANOTHER BIGGEST SHOW BY SIR PRASHOB SAINI OF EVENT PLANNER FEDERATION 27TH SEPTEMBER ON EVENT INDUSTRY DAY N WORLD TOURISM DAY

EPFame Awards 2.0 Event Industry Day 2020 – EPF Colosseum 3.0

  • •• In an unprecedented year where  it is important everyone continues to social distance, Event Planners Federation will be taking the Award Show from the stage to your Screen with Recognising The Best in 50+ Categories shortlisted out of 2700+ applications Who Have Been Pushing The Boundaries of Excellence. The Acclaimed Award Show will be paying a Tribute to The Global Events Fraternity by celebrating Event Industry Day on 27th September (World Tourism Day) after EPF helped popularise the Event Managers Day Concept as a Global Phenomenon which was Celebrated with much pompous in 50+ countries worldwide . EPF Colosseum 3.0 is the bedrock philosophy of EPFAME Awards which in its third outing brings together Veterans of The Event World from 10+ different countries as Speakers in line of EPF 2020 Agenda “Focal on Global”.
  • •• Transporting EPFAME Award Show straight into living rooms across the World, Event Planners Federation has enlisted the support of Tourism & Culture Minister of India – Shri Prahlad Singh Patel & some of the Event Industry World’s Leading Professionals Such as “George Diamontopolous(Owner of Diamond Events, GREECE), Monica Balli(Owner & CEO at Monica Balli Events & TuscanBites Catering Services, ITALY), Sarah Young(Owner of Sarah Young-Luxury Events and Wedding Planning, Malta), Andrea Hamanova(Owner of Exclusive Weddings In Prague), Mikala Forcellini (Journalistic Reports on Florists & Formations for Florists), Elisabeth Vasquez (Owner at Zoo Music Management, Spain), Veronique Dussault

(Freelance Conceptor & Ex-Cirque Du Soliel , CANADA ), Jyoti Singh(Director/Founder V Indus Pte Ltd, SINGAPORE) , Clement Yong(Owner – Dazzling Lights, THAILAND)  & Himanshu Shah

( Chief Mentor of SOI Live & Eventaa , Gujarat) &  Shaju Ignatius

(Entrepreneurship at Ignite Enterprise,Mumbai ) from The Indian Sub-Continent.

  • ••HIGHLIGHTS :

# FREE Registration

# Live Chat Feature for Networking

# Selfie Arena for Live Show Photo Bombing

# Game Zone for Live Entertainment

# Lucky Draw Prizes, 3D Experience & Much More…

  • ••Chairman of EPF – Sir Prashob Saini puts in, “It’s always a thrill to splash some limelight on outstanding members of our community, but this year it feels especially gratifying to honor eventers who have skillfully led their brands’ messaging to new heights both before and during the thicket of uncertainty, fear and dissent that has characterized 2020. As you read the profiles of our EPFAME Award finalists, you’ll notice recurring themes like diversity, relatability and flexibility. There’s an earnestness there, and a restlessness. It becomes clear that in eventing, there are many who do good work but only some who rise to the genius level”. He adds that , There are Also Few who from the Community who are Going to be Recognised in Special Categories for Their Work which was Par Excellence , such as Gittika Ganju Dhar(Founder-Ministry of Talk-Made In India) has been Nominated for The Most Coveted Global Artist of the Decade , Ali Quli Mirza( Bollywood Actor-Singer) has been Nominated for The Highly Prestigious EPFAME Koh-E-Noor , Sushma Gaikwad (Co-Founder WizcraftMime & ICE-Global) has been  Nominated for The Coveted “Global Event Educator of The Decade” & Rini Chandra(Celebrity Playback Singer, Saregampa Fame) has been Nominated for the Prestigious EPFAME PEARL.

The Names of the 50+  Brand Leaders that have been shortlisted as Finalists are *Primax360 International* (Asia-UK), *LEO Digital Media* (Mumbai), *Entertainment Sportz* (Gujarat) in 2 Categories , *ES Celebrations OPC Pvt Ltd* (Gujarat) in 2 Categories, *Tamannaz*(Mumbai) in 2 Categories, Raj Khatri Films (Mumbai), *Setwala* (Mumbai), *Innovate 369* (Gujarat), *Eventaa* (Gujarat), *IIRA International School*(Gujarat), *Nirala Entertainment* (Delhi), *Arch Events*(Jaipur), *GoFesto International* (India-USA), *Purple Star Entertainment* (Mumbai), *Pearlescent Events* (Bangalore), *60 Seconds Asia* (Mumbai), *Eventoss Entertainment*( Uttar Pradesh), *Entertainment 365*(Maharashtra), *Leaf Entertainment* (Gujarat) in 3 Categories , *Brite Entertainment* (Gujarat), *The Urban Events*(Jaipur), *Ashu Events* (Gujarat), *Stellar Concept* (Gujarat), *Search Minds* (Gujarat), *Celebration Event Management* (Mumbai), *Motion Monks Entertainment* (Gujarat) , *Navkar Events*(Gujarat), *K9 Fabric Solutions*(Gujarat) in 2 Categories , *Nine Cube Events*(Mumbai), *Wow Dance & Events*(Gujarat),,

*Colors Events*(Uttar Pradesh), *MAA Associates*(Gujarat),

*Nakshatra Events* (Maharashtra), *JEEL Elite Event Management* (Gujarat), *Crystal World*(Mumbai), *Bholenath Crackers*(Gujarat), *Camp Unity*(Gujarat), *Drishyam Entertainment* (Gujarat), *Arena Events*(Mumbai), *Once More Events*(Mumbai), *35mm Candids*(Mumbai), *Premier Studios*(Hyderabad), *Wedding TV*(Hyderabad), *Montaged Movies*(Mumbai), *Outbox Media* (Delhi), *Connext*(Delhi). ,

*DJ Joy*(Gujarat) in 2 Categories, *Shefali Saxena* (Mumbai) , *Dharna Mehrotra* (Delhi), *Kristine Zedek*(Mumbai), *Arundhati Chakraborty*(Mumbai) & *Deep Sangoi* (Mumbai).

  • ••Head of Secretariat at EPF and Convenor of EPFAME organising committee, “Ruchita Patel Saini” elaborates on The Mission Statement of EPFAME Awards(EID Global- EPF Colosseum) which is that , EPFAME Awards In the Events World   celebrates creativity, innovation and effectiveness in the industry.  It’s a true symbol of high achievement & excellence.
  • ••She Further Adds onto the History of EPF from the time, EPF was Founded in 2014, For creative Event Professionals who seeked deeper connections with like-minded individuals, EPF provided innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges and acted as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry.
  • ••She elaborates that EPF facilitates the exchange of information, promotes the adoption of industry best practices, develops programs to promote event planner professionalism & educates the public on the profound economic impact of the events industry.
  • ••EPF Members when Interviewed state that, EPF is a Community of Creative Event Professionals whose skills, Expertise and Experience power some of the most recognised and respected live events.
  • ••They Add that EPF is a community centred around celebrating all aspects of live Event production & management so members can deliver the very best work to their clients and organisations.
  • ••The EC Members of EPF Whose Brainchild EPFAME Awards(EID Global – EPF Colosseum) 2020 is , Stated that The 2020 Edition is a Proud Initiative to raise funds for Event Profs affected by COVID by celebrating Event Industry Day 2020 co-located with EPF Colosseum 3.0 & Celebrating 7 Glorious Years of EPF Fraternity on September 27th 2020.
  • ••Event Industry Professionals When Asked Stated That, EPFAME Awards(EID Global – EPF Colosseum) is a Global phenomenon that celebrated  the Momentous Event Managers Day Concept in 2019 as a Tribute to The Events & Experiential Fraternity & In The 2020 edition , The I.P is celebrating Event Industry Day in order to enrich the fraternity as it brings together the Event Professionals on One Platform to generate ideas, tackle the challenges faced by the industry, acknowledge The Achievers & grow together.

     

  • ••In Order To Raise The Bar & Create Value for All , The Makers have Associated with  leading Brands such as  the Patron Brand of EPFAME Awards 2019, The UK-Asia Based Globally renowned & Multiple Award Winning Agency “Primax360 International Group”  to Indian Sub-Continent Based Established Brands Such as Eventaa, Innovate 369, Montaged Movies,  LEO Digital Media & Setwala.com.
  • •• The Show Shall be hosted by a Triad of popular Speakers from India namely Shefali , Dhaarna & Kristine.
  • ••Mission :
  • India as The Sunshine Diaspora
  • Events Industry as The Sunrise Industry.
  • ••Registration Link :

https://www.setwala.com/events/epfameawards

  • ••On : 27th September 2020
  • ••Time : The Ceremony will commence at 5pm IST and will end at 7pm IST tentatively

India Will Serve As The Pharmacy Of The World We Will Be Truly ATMANIRBHAR In Pharma And Healthcare Urges Best Brains To Work Together For Humanity On Priority – Ashwini Kumar Choubey Minister Of State For Health And Family Welfare

“India will serve as the pharmacy of the world; we will be truly ‘AtmaNirbhar’ in pharma and healthcare; urges best brains to work together for humanity on priority”: Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, GoI, highlights the significance of innovation and start-ups during the inaugural session of CorpGini’s virtual panel series on ‘The Future of Healthcare, Pharma and Allied Industries’

29th May 2020 : “India is the pharmacy of the world and will remain the pharmacy of the world. A vaccine for COVID-19 will soon be developed by Indian scientists,” Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, GoI, declared in conversation with Mahavir Lunawat, Group Founder, Pantomath, and Co-Founder CorpGini, while addressing the inaugural session of the three-day virtual panel series on ‘The Future of Healthcare, Pharma and Allied Industries’ being conducted on April 29-31, 2020. Encouraging innovations in Pharma, the Hon’ble Minister declared that we should focus on ‘brain gain and avoid ‘brain drain’. Hon’ble Minister suggested that platforms like CorpGini must work on bringing the best Indian brains back home so that India can strengthen its dominance in pharma and wellness sectors and serve humanity. Highlighting India’s rich history in pharma, he urged the sector to foster innovation, acknowledging the significance of a platform like Corpgini that has 3000 plus corporates and solutions associated with it, as a key process influencer and growth driver.

Sharing insights during the virtual panel discussion held on the theme ‘Digital Health – Life Sciences 4.0: Disruptive Technology or Just a Disruption’ with the sub-theme ‘Industry impact and business continuity post-COVID-19: Production, supply, distribution, product innovation, global trade norms and challenges, the Hon’ble Minister pointed out that the topic is very relevant and useful given the current situation. Comparing CorpGini’s initiative with the ‘Samudra Manthan,’ the Minister said that the sessions being held over three days will yield a nectar that will enable India to be self-sufficient and confident, even bigger in the pharma and healthcare sectors, driven by innovation.

Mahavir Lunawat, Group Founder, Pantomath, and Co-Founder, CorpGini, said, “We believe, pharma and healthcare industry is poised to witness unprecedented advancements. Be it ‘point of care’ or wearables or virtual inspection mechanism, or telemedicine or drug discovery by machine learning, technology is going to play an extremely significant role in pharma industry. Towards India’s quest to become ‘pharmacy of the world’, significant efforts need to be taken across segments. Besides, there is dire need to improve medical infrastructure on priority.  We are working very actively in pharma and healthcare industry and bring globally curated innovative solutions to help solve industry problems.”

Amit Jain, Co-Founder & CEO, CorpGini, expressed happiness with the government’s support for innovation and said that the minister’s inspiring words would motivate start-ups to raise benchmarks by leveraging the strengths provided by the CorpGini platform, “Our attempt is to see how corporates and start-ups can bridge the gap. We have two more days of virtual panel discussions lined up. In tomorrow’s first session we will be talking about the market from an investor’s perspective. The second session will look at the ‘new normal.’ The start-up showcase will be tomorrow and the day after.”

During his address, Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Hon’ble Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, GoI, underlined the fact that “60% of the medicines in the world are exported from India. It is rightly said that India holds a 30% market share. From a situation where we had none, today there are 641 test labs across India. Testing machines, PPE kits have been created within India, making us truly ‘AtmaNirbhar.’ PM Narendra Modi had set a target for conducting one lakh tests a day before May 31st, we have already surpassed that and have done 1,22,000 tests per day. India of 21st century will be a global inspiration for the development of the world. Today we have 600 PPE kits manufacturers making 3.5 lakh kits per day, sending them to all states. ‘Make in India’ has been given a boost, making India self-sufficient as well. Medical colleges have been augmented, we are not just adhering to global parameters but also exceeding them.”

“As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, PM Narendra Modi asked our ministry to start working on a solution. We have been monitoring what is happening across India and the world. A Group of Ministers was immediately convened and we have been expediting the search for a vaccine. Stopping International air travel to India, announcing the lockdown were important steps due to which today we are better off than the world. The Indian government’s thinking has been very good. The numbers are rising but if our PM hadn’t displayed foresight, the situation would have been much worse. Even developed countries having all the healthcare infrastructure and equipment can’t deal with COVID-19,” he added.

“Take care of yourself and others, adhere to lockdown norms. We have to learn to live with COVID-19, be prepared for lockdown 5.0. The government has relaxed norms during lockdown 4.0. Our self-confidence has not reduced and we have despite the circumstances even allowed economic activity to resume, returned migrants to their native place. The lockdown enables us to keep numbers in control. Steps have been taken to ensure that the poor are not left hungry. In which other country does the PM himself call people in villages and ask how they are coping with and managing the situation?” the Minister affirmed.

“A lot of healthcare innovations have been possible in India. The Indian government has been very supportive of innovative solutions. We don’t think just about ourselves, we care about the entire world. Crores of people have benefited from Ayushman Bharat. 21,000 hospitals from both, public and private sector have joined with it. We have 1.5 lakh primary health centres and will be transforming them into Health and Wellness centres, making the shift from illness to wellness. Telemedicine has progressed during COVID-19, connecting to even remote villages. People have benefitted a lot from this. Check-up systems have been enhanced. We want to move towards universal healthcare. We want to make check-ups affordable and easy to access. Health for all is a tradition in India. During COVID-19 we have issued healthcare advisories. We aim to make healthcare affordable with a holistic approach,” the Minister emphasized.

Nilesh Jain, Venture Partner Z Nation Lab, Founder Clinivantage Healthcare Technologies, moderated the panel. “During the last two and half months, while India has been under lockdown, pharma has been looking at innovation in a very different way, PM’s ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’ applies to pharma, we need to identify how we can be self-sufficient. Innovation is going to be the centrepiece of the pharma industry going forward” he opined.

Arvind Kumar Pandian, Strategic Partnerships, USAID, said, “The biggest challenge for innovations is access to market and access to capital. We help in solving that. We have made 1.4 bn investments, we work closely with the national and state governments. The challenge for innovators is getting access to large markets. We have partnered with National Health Authority and are providing $50 mn grants for innovators.”

Y.K. Gupta, Technical Committee (GLP Program) Program in DST on Digital Health, explained, “Any drug development requires clinical trial and clinical trials due to COVID-19 have been a challenge. If there is a large missing data, ultimately getting to a conclusion is a challenge. So the question can startups and pharma industry use AI for data usage and study to get more accurate results? The other challenge that can be solved is remote clinical trials and the caretaker can be the moderator.”

Sudarshan Jain, Secretary-General, Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance, said, “COVID-19 is a great opportunity; any adversity has to be transformed into an opportunity. There’s outstanding work that is being done in India. India controls 60% of the vaccine market. The timeframe for vaccine development in India has been reduced from 10 years to 1 year.”

DineshHYPERLINK “https://twitter.com/dinesh_dua” HYPERLINK “https://twitter.com/dinesh_dua”Dua, Chairman, HYPERLINK “https://twitter.com/Pharmexcil”Pharmexcil (Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India), said, “India is a great destination for doing bio-equivalence clinical trials. There is cost-effectiveness, precision, and knowledge in India. I think the first COVID-19 vaccine will come from India. By September or December, we will have a solution to this pandemic.”

Umang Chaturvedi, Head of Policy, Mylan Lab, said “A major concern is the dependence on other countries for the raw materials for medical equipment. The whole medical education infrastructure should be looked after. It is important to have a quick regulatory ecosystem.”

The proceedings concluded with Neha Jain, co-founder, CorpGini, thanking the session partners FICCI and Pharmexcil.

CorpGini will continue to conduct sector-specific panel discussions moving forward true to its ethos of being a global innovation platform connecting corporates and startups across the globe.

Before this, it had organised a Virtual Panel Discussion on ‘Re-thinking Real Estate Marketing Considering the COVID Situation,’ on May 16, 2020. Before that, the ‘Future of Design & Construction’ sessions organised by CorpGini from April 20-22, 2020 had witnessed an amalgamation of expertise from varied professionals within the design and construction community and the financiers backing the construction industry, with globally acclaimed thought leaders Sir Ratan Tata, Padmashri Hafeez Contractor and many more.

These sessions followed the first virtual panel discussion ‘In the fight against COVID-19 to solve corporate sustainability and growth challenges’  held from April 6, 2020 onwards, which witnessed participation from 50+ leaders, 10,000 plus corporates and 100 + startups.

CorpGini, founded in 2019, is an initiative by Pantomath Group and Z Nation Lab that connects leading corporates to innovative startups that are building solutions that solve industry-wise problems. The panel discussion will be followed by select pitches from CEOs of startups which can provide valuable solutions to Corporates around key areas of challenges in present times.

The HPA Punch will, hence, help aid all participants to not just feel a sense of community in this time of crisis, but also aid as a platform for prospective business development and lead generation. Via the virtual sessions, will be a welcome relief in the times of quarantine and self-isolation; helping participants to feel like they belong to a larger global community that is trying to fight this battle together.

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