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Matchmaking of the Magic Cells – A Gift of Life by GeneBandhu

“It is rightly said, a friend in need is a friend indeed, so is GeneBandhu and Zorawar Ji for Me.”, says Tejveer, an 18 yr old pehelwani aspirant from Hissar, who was diagnosed with withAcute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL), 4 years back. The sole solution to fight this fatal disease and save his life was a bone marrow transplant. In fact, India is still a wellspring of untapped genetic knowledge; there is a lack of awareness about the concept itself. Finding a Human Leucocyte Antigen(HLA) match for bone marrow transplant is no less than a miracle where there is little data of Indian genotype and a handful of Indian registries. GeneBandhu, an NGO has successfully maintained an incredible database in the specialized sector and created a stem cell registry by recruiting voluntary donors over the years.

Tejveer Singh had the ambition to represent India at Olympics as a wrestler. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with this life-threatening disease, which occurs when a bone marrow cell develops errors in its DNA. His dream started to fade away in front of his eyes. A family drive was conducted to find a match for Tejveer but no one from the family matched. Hence, the only solution to escape this fatal disease was a bone marrow transplant from a matched unrelated donor (MUD). In the midst of agony, the doctors gave them a ray of hope. They had found a MUD match on the GeneBandhu registry and the donor was Indian. With their expertise and extensive database, GeneBandhu, identified Zorawar Singh, a daily wage carpenter, Tejveer’s genetic friend.

Bone marrow harvesting enables the extraction of stem cells, which are the seeds of healing for such blood and genetic disorders. It is not a painful process as it was a decade back but the awareness of this is limited to the families who suffer from this painful ordeal themselves. Transplant technology in India is highly specialized and advanced but due to the lack of registered donors, support and action thousands of people surrender to the disease. GeneBandhu is assiduously working towards bridging this gap through their successful self-made database of people from different ethnic and geographical backgrounds.

It is 3 years later, Tejveer is healthy and leading a normal life. As per Government norms, a registry cannot disclose the identity of the donor and recipient to each other for a year after the transplant. GeneBandhu also took an initiative to organize a meeting between the donor and the recipient after 3 years of the transplant. Tejveer and Zorawar met each other and commemorated their unification.

Speaking about the scenario, Tejveer Singh, the survivor said, “I have met my real-life hero, today and I am overjoyed, blessed and cheerful to get an opportunity to spend quality time with my gene-buddy. I am extremely thankful to GeneBandhu for introducing true hero to me.”

Demonstrating the immense joy, Zorawar Singh, Donor, said, “If I can save a life, I will help in whatever way I can. I will do as God wills. It doesn’t matter if I lose 2 days of wages or have to give my bone marrow. I am pleased to see Tejveer fulfilling my dream as I also wanted tobe a pehelwaan.”

Celebrating success, Dr Vimarsh Raina, Founder &President, GeneBandhu, said, “Every year, India has 1.2 million cases of cancer and life-threatening blood disorders like thalassemia and a plastic anaemia. These disorders and many more can easily be treated with a bone-marrow transplant. Stem cells from donors at the right time can save 60-80% of children with cancers and blood disorders. We, at GeneBandhu, strive to rise above the fear of blood disorders by providing a ready solution to all blood disorders, by building an extensive and diversified data pool of voluntary stem cells donors and aspire to see the next transplantation under 10 lakhs INR.”

जवानों की शहादत को लेकर कांग्रेस ने बीजेपी पर साधा निशाना , कार्यवाही करने की करी माँग

आतंकवादियों दरा जम्मू कश्मीर के शोपियां जिला से अगवा करने के बाद तीन पुलिसर्किमयों के हत्या किए जाने के मामले में आज कांग्रेस पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय प्रवक्ता अभिषेक मनु सिंघवी ने पीएम नरेंद्र मोदी पर निशाना साधा है। उन्होंने कहा कि जम्मू में 3 जवान शहीद हो गए और पीएम मोदी खामोश हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि पीएम मोदी को इस मामलें में कड़ी कार्रवाई करनी चाहिए।

आपको बतां दे कि जम्मू-कश्मीर के शोपियां में आतंकियों ने आज चार पुलिसकर्मियों को अगवा किया था, जिनमें में से तीन की हत्या कर दी गई। बताया जा रहा है कि जिन पुलिसवालों का अपहरण हुआ है उनमें 3 एसपीओ यानी स्पेशल पुलिस अफसर थे और एक एसपीओ का भाई है।

पुलिसवाले शोपियां के दो गांवों से अगवा किए गए हैं जिसमें कापरीन और बतागुंड शामिल हैं। पुलिसवालों के गायब होने के बाद उन्हें ढूंढने के लिए सर्च ऑपरेशन चलाया जा रहा है।

V Resorts; adopts Surajkund Monument under “Adopt-A-Heritage” at Paryatan Parv 2018 Opening by Rajnath Singh

V Resorts, a leisure hospitality chain with over 150 resorts across 21 states in India, was awarded the MoU for the Surajkund Monument to develop the heritage site and build world-class tourist amenities and experiences. The ceremony was held in New Delhi at the launch of the Paryatan Parv 2018 with the hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs Mr. Rajnath Singh, along with the Minister of State for Tourism, Mr. K J Alphons.

The Parv is being organised with the objective of drawing focus on the benefits of tourism, showcasing the cultural diversity of the country and reinforcing the principle of tourism for all, the ministry said. The ‘Adopt a Heritage’ scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Tourism launched in September 2017 on World Tourism Day. Under it, the government invites entities to develop selected monuments and heritage sites by providing and maintaining basic amenities, including, site illumination, ease of access, standardized signages, cleanliness, etc., along with advanced amenities such as surveillance systems, tourism facilitation centres and more. V Resorts, which received the letter of intent (LoI) for Surajkund along with 6 other sites, at the Bharat Parv organized in January this year, has now officially been awarded the MoU to adopt the Surajkund site.

Special Quilt presented to Rajnath Singh

While awarding the MoU to V Resorts, Rajnath Singh was presented with a special gift from the V Resorts team – a unique quilt made with 100 fabrics from around the country, especially selected, sourced and put together by the V Resorts team.

Speaking about the award, Aditi Balbir, Founder &CEO of V Resorts said, “One of the core aims for us at V Resorts is to showcase India and all its rich heritage to the world. In the case of Surajkund, we realized that the place is now primarily known for its fare (mela) and the main water tank – the kund, is something that has been neglected for years and now has very little tourist recall. We are delighted that through this project, we will get the opportunity to revive the monument and make it a place worth visiting not just for people from NCR but from all over the world.”

Asia One felicitates iVVO and Pradipto Ganguly as “India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders”

Etching a novel identity with its unique, rural-first approach, iVVO – a pioneering communications brand and the latest entrant in the Indian mobile phone market – and its CEO, Mr. Pradipto Ganguly, have been felicitated by AsiaOne as one of “India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders”. The award ceremony was held at Hotel Taj Lands End in Mumbai on 10th of September, 2018.

The felicitation event was marked by the presence of numerous dignitaries including Smt. Maneka Gandhi, Hon. Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Mr. Vineet Jain, MD, Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd., and Mr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange, High Commissioners and Consul Generals of various countries, and Bollywood personalities amongst others. Mr. Ganguly was presented the “India’s Greatest Brands and Leaders” award following an assessment by process reviewers of AsiaOne. Other notable awards included “BlackSwan Women Empowerment Awards 2017-18”, “BlackSwan Bollywood Awards 2017-18”, “AsiaOne Global Indian of the Year”, and “India’s Greatest CXOs Award 2017-18”.

Commenting after receiving his award, Mr. Pradipto Ganguly, the Co-founder and CEO of BRITZO said, “We are on the verge of ingraining transformative ethos into the market and are delighted to know that our efforts are simultaneously being acknowledged by industry leaders such as AsiaOne. I believe this award is a direct result of the relentless determination displayed by our workforce while catering to the technologically-underserved rural audience of India. It has, by the same token, charged the entire BRITZO and iVVO stakeholders with a renewed enthusiasm. We would like to thank the AsiaOne team for their acknowledgment of our collective contribution.”

iVVO, the latest entrant in the Indian mobile phone dynamics envisions to bring a complete reversal of the order by developing cutting-edge technologies cost-effectively for rural consumers. It, then, aims to trickle down these technologies to urban mobile phone consumers as a part of its rural-first approach. iVVO is a subsidiary of communications brand BRITZO that lately came to fame for spearheading multiple forward-looking innovations in ICT (Information and Communications Technology). To boost digital adoption amongst rural consumers, it has moreover covered all of its offerings under a hassle-free service policy comprising 201-day replacement guarantee and a product warranty of 455 days.

At present, the iVVO product lineup includes 10 Smart Feature Phones and 2 Smartphones. All of its Smart Feature Phones fall within the pocket-friendly price slab starting at Rs. 649.

iVVO and its parent organization is also known to have a hierarchy-free corporate culture wherein all of the stakeholders that are directly and indirectly associated with the company enjoy superior empowerment. The company is, moreover, going to mobilize Rs. 100 crore towards ‘Make in India’ initiative primarily targeting indigenous R&D and manufacturing of products.

New DU Prez submitted fake marksheet for admission: NSUI

Congress’ student wing NSUI has alleged that newly elected Delhi University President Ankiv Baisoya from Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) furnished a fake graduation marksheet for admission in the university. NSUI also provided Baisoya’s university’s confirmation that his degree was fake. If allegations are proved to be true, Baisoya can be deemed ineligible for the students’ union body.

फ़िल्म ‘मंटो” के प्रमोशन करने के दिल्ली पहु ँचे अभिनेता नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दकी , निदेशिका नन ्दिता दास

उर्दू लेखक सआदत हसन मंटो पर आधारित फिल्म मंटो का प्रमोशन के लिए आज अभिनेता नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दकी , निदेशिका नन्दिता दास और अभिनेत्री रसिका दुग्गल दिल्ली पहुँचे ।

साथ ही अभिनेता नवाजुद्दीन सिद्दकी ने फ़िल्म मंटो में अपने किरदार के बारे में बताया । वही निदेशिका नन्दिता दास ने फ़िल्म मंटो के बारे में बताया । खासबात यह है कि इस फ़िल्म को बनने में 6 साल लग गए । अभिनेत्री रसिका दुग्गल ने अपने किरदार के बारे में बताया । आपको बता दे कि फ़िल्म मंटो 21 सितबर को हर सिनेमा घरों में देखने को मिलेगी।

राफेल डील पर कैग में शिकायत लेकर पहुँचा का ंग्रेस का प्रतिनिधिमंडल

राफेल डील में घोटाले का आरोप लगाकर कांग्रेस का एक प्रतिनिधिमंडल कैग में पहुंचा । आपको बता दे कि इस प्रतिनिधिमंडल में रणदीप सुरजेवाला, आनंद शर्मा, अशोक गहलोत, मोतीलाल वोहरा, जयराम रमेश, अहमद पटेल, राजीव शुक्ला, मुकुल वासनिक शामिल थे.

खासबात यह है की कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी समेत पार्टी के तमाम प्रवक्ता इन दिनों केंद्र में सत्तारूढ़ भाजपा पर राफेल डील में अनियमितताओं के आरोपों को लेकर हमलावर हैं । कांग्रेस के प्रतिनिधिमंडल ने फिर से इस मामले में जांच की मांग की और दिल्ली के कैग दफ्तर पहुंचा।

दरअसल मंगलवार को देश के पूर्व रक्षा मंत्री और कांग्रेस के वरिष्ठ नेता एके एंटनी ने भी राफेल मुद्दे पर प्रेस कॉन्फ्रेंस कर सरकार को घेरा । एंटनी ने सवाल उठाया कि 136 राफेल खरीदने का प्रस्ताव था, तो इसे घटाकर 36 क्यों किया गया?

एंटनी ने कहा, हमारी सरकार के अंतिम दिनों में राफेल करार लगभग पूरा हो चुका था । 2015 में जब एनडीए की सरकार आई, तो 10 अप्रैल 2015 को 36 राफेल विमान खरीदने का एकतरफा फैसला लिया गया. जब एयरफोर्स ने 126 विमान मांगे थे, तो प्रधानमंत्री ने इसे घटाकर 36 क्यों किया, इसका जवाब देना चाहिए ।