A unique opportunity to learn about the journey of some of the most successful South Asians In Ontario
#SouthAsiansInOntario; #TelevisionSeries; #SONYPicturesInternational’sSouthAsianHindiChannel; #ATN-SONY
STORIES OF SUCCESSFUL LEADERS TO BE PRESENTED ON ATN-SONY TELEVISION
Toronto, Canada (Oct 15, 2018): Some of the biggest names from South Asian community in Ontario will be available for a photo op and interviews on one platform at a launch event of a TV series on October 15, 2018 between 5:30 and 6:30 pm at the Holiday Inn, near Pearson Airport in Mississauga, media reports said.
Pavi Binning, President of Wittington Investments, holding company of Weston Group that owns Loblaws, Shoppers Drugmart, No Frills, PC Financials, Holt Renfrew and more;
Steve Gupta, President & CEO of Eastons Group of Hotels
Ali Kizilbash, President and CEO of TWI foods, which owns the famous Crispy brand of food products
Lata Pada, Recipient of Order of Canada for her contribution to Indian Classical Dance
Adrienne Batra, Editor in Chief, Toronto Sun
Mary Ann (Domitrovic) Yule, President & CEO of HP Canada Raza Hasan, Chief Risk Officer, HSBC
Jai Kalra, Creator and Host of the Stories of Success, Kahaniyan Kaamyabi Ki, and a renowned actor from Indian Film and Television Industry who has appeared in Bollywood films and Indian television dramas, popularly known for playing the role of Vikram Shergill in Bade Achhe Lagte Hain.
These leaders as well as other renowned names from the South Asian Diaspora will be part of a 14 episode Television Series on SONY Pictures International’s South Asian Hindi Channel, ATN-SONY.
The one hour episode on these leaders will broadcast at Primetime on Sundays at 6 PM with repeat broadcast on Primetime Saturdays at 6 PM on ATN-SONY beginning November 2018.
WHAT: Launch Event of 14 episode Television Series on ATN-SONY
WHERE: Holiday Inn Toronto, International Airport, 970 Dixon Road, Toronto, M9W 1J9.
WHEN: Monday, October 15, 2018 from 5:30 PM– 6:30 PM
WHY: To gather on a single platform to launch the Television Series about their journey and success stories
ABOUT THE LEADERS:
1. Mr. Steve Gupta, President & CEO, Easton’s Group of Hotels and The Gupta Group. Easton’s Group of Hotels operates 29 hotels in GTA under the flagship chains of hotels such as Holiday Inn, Marriott, Westin and many more.
2. Mr. Pavi Binning, President, Wittington Investments which is the holding company of Weston Family that own high street brands such as Loblaws, Shoppers Drugmart, No Frills, Holt Renfrew and many more
3. Mr. Carl Rodrigues, Founder, President & CEO, SOTI Inc., an IT company based out of Mississauga with global operations in more than 100 countries
4. Mr. Ali Kizilbash, Founder, President, TWI Foods, owns the famous Crispy Brand. It is a front runner in ethnic markets with its product lines of Crispy Naan Breads, Cake Rusks, Flatbreads, cookies and many more. They have won many recognition including one of the best export companies of Ontario
5. Mr. Raj Kothari, Vice-Chair PwC Canada is one of the first partners of South Asian origins on Bay Street. In an illustrious career, Raj is the Vice Chair of PwC Canada and sits on prestigious boards likes Aga Khan Foundation, Toronto General and Western Hospital and many more
6. Ms. Adrienne Batra, Editor in Chief, Toronto Sun
7. Ms. Lata Pada, Recipient of Order of Canada for her contribution to Indian Classical Dance. She was also awarded the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman, an honor given to Oversees Citizens of India
8. Mr. Raman Dua, President & Founder of Savemax — Savemax is one o the leading real estate brokerages in Mississauga and Brampton area with sales of over $2 billion since their inception 9 years ago.
9. Mr. Gaurav Upadhya, Chief Actuary, Forestors Financials
10. Mr. Rahul Bhardwaj, CEO & President, Institute of Corporate Director, Canada and ex-CEO of Toronto Foundation
11. Mr. Surjit Babra, CEO & Founder, Skylink Capital Corp. 12. Dr. Y. Raja Rampersaud, MD, FRCS(C), Spine Surgeon and Professor, University of Toronto, Divisions of Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery
About SONY SET TELEVISION:
• One of the most followed South Asian Network through Asian Television Network (ATN) amongst the South Asian Diaspora in Canada.
ATN SONY is currently available in more than 120,000* households in Canada through ATN (*estimates provided by the Network)
SONY Picture Television International and Channels include SONY Pictures Network (India), Animax, AXN, PIX, HBO Europe and SONY Movie Channel
• One of the leading channel networks with South Asian diaspora globally, especially the affluent South Asian community in American Geography. • One of the most watched channels in India and South Asian Diaspora
#InternationalDayOfTheGirl, #JustinTrudeau, #CanadaPM; #Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka; #UnitedNations
Ottawa, Oct 11 (Canadian-Media): A letter written by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations (UN) Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, to girls on International Day of the Girl Child said that it was a critical time for the girls of our world, media reports said.
The letter said that it was a time for the protection and assertion of rights of the girls and women to to pay close attention to their concerns.
The girls have to act together with men and boys to determine a lived equality for all and the ending of violence against women and girls so that they raise to defend their rights.
The letter said, "We are working to shift the burden of shame to those who commit the abuse...urge all institutions, public and private, to do the same...to call on them to put survivors at the centre, upholding the highest standards of respect, with zero impunity"
National and international movements like ‘#MeToo,’ ‘#TimesUp,’ ‘#BalanceTonPorc,’ ‘#NiUnaMenos and UN Women’s #HearMeToo, read the letter, have brought momentum and we must continue to end the impunity not only of individuals but also of institutions.
The letter concluded, "Ending violence against women and girls is at the heart of our work and a central part of fighting for gender equality. On this Day, we stand with girls everywhere as they inspire, innovate and take charge of their own future. We celebrate the strength and the potential of the 1.1 billion girls in today’s world who are challenging the status quo, raising their voices against violence, innovating technology to solve global challenges, standing up for the environment, and preparing to lead."
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued today the following statement where he said: "In Canada and around the globe, girls are changing their communities and shaping their societies for the better. They show us that when girls have the support and opportunities to achieve their highest potential, they transform our world."
Today Trudeau shared an image of her daughter Ella-Grace Margaret on social media on the occasion of the international day of the girl where Ella is seen sitting on a chair, probably which belongs to her father, while Trudeau is standing at a corner.
Trudeau tweeted as follows:
"Yet even in 2018, girls across the board face higher rates of violence, poverty, discrimination, and other systemic barriers that hold them back. It’s long past time for that to change. The activists on the frontlines of that fight are girls – demanding their rights be respected and that their voices be heard."
Trudeau also emphasised how "women in the workforce have been one of the most powerful sources of growth in recent decades".
His statement reads, "In Canada, women in the workforce have been one of the most powerful sources of growth in recent decades – but we need to do more to increase girls’ access to career guidance, mentorship, and networks they need to transition from school to work.
"The Government of Canada is expanding training and education programs for women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and helping girls enter careers in skilled trades through the new Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women. These measures will help reduce gender gaps and build a more prosperous future for all Canadians."
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)
Ottawa, Oct 4 (Canadian-Media): World Animal Day (WAD), observed annually on October 4, is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare, media reports said.
World Animal Day logo/Wikipedia
An atmosphere of new culture of respect and sensitivity towards animals, should be created through increased awareness and education, to make this world a fairer place for all animals.
World Animal Day idea was originated by Heinrich Zimmermann, the German writer and publisher of the magazine Mensch und Hund/Man and Dog.
He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 in Berlin and moved it to 4 October for the first time in 1929.
Initially WAD was followed only in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia.
After tirelessly advocating the promotion of WAD, finally in May 1931 at a congress of the world’s animal protection organizations in Florence Italy, Zimmermann's proposal to make 4 October World Animal Day universal, was unanimously accepted.
As publisher of the magazine Mensch und Hund/Man and Dog with new issues every two weeks and used the magazine to promote the welfare of animals under the general public and established a World Animal Day Committee.
WAD was chosen to be on 4 October as it is the day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of ecology, including animals and the founder of the Catholic Franciscan order.
According to legendary belief, Saint Francis was able to talk to animals. He died on the eve of 4 October, which became his patron saints day.
Observance of WAD, unites the animal welfare movement and mobilising it into a global force to embraces all animals in every country which feeds into legal reform and social progress in creating a world where animals are recognised as sentient beings and their welfare are fully cared for.
WAD has already brought about a significant and lasting contribution towards advancing animal welfare standards, and its influence will only continue to grow.
Heart-warming messages regularly from people keen to tell us about how they were able to motivate general public regarding awareness of animal welfare throughout the world.
There are other important days linked to animals such as: World Day for Laboratory Animals on 24 April and World Wildlife Day on 3 March.
However, World Animal Day is the one day of the year that embraces all animals and the unique concerns of each, in every country.
In 2003, recorded 44 events being held in 13 countries and this has now grown to an estimated 1000 events in around 100 countries.
On this day we can learn about animals through open days at sanctuaries.
This day is also an opportunity to remember that many animal species are in danger due to the cruelty of human beings.
Pandas, brown bears, elephants, rhinoceroses, dolphins, orang-utans, tigers and may more are having a very hard time right now and it is our duty to protect these endangered animals on every day of the week, and not just WAD.
Helping to enhance the visibility of WAD is the need of the hour.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)