Corona Warriors Felicitation at Amrapali Group of Institutes

Article contributed by Ms. Ritika Joshi. Photography by Mr. Umesh Joshi and Mr. Chinmay Joshi.

As the world has been facing the unprecedented crisis of Corona Pandemic since the year 2019, it has been our doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, frontline workers, police, the armed forces, the various NGO’s and Social worker group’s, who cemented their position as the foremost champions of humanity, saving humankind as it was staring at an existential crisis.

While on one hand people across India and around the globe were largely confined to their homes with businesses and educational institutions all shut down in an attempt to contain the virus, on the other hand, our warriors were leading the battle against COVID-19 from the front. Putting their own lives at risk with selfless determination for the sake of saving lives, they have truly been our heroes in these challenging times.

To appreciate & pay respect to this indomitable courage & the selfless efforts portrayed by them , Amrapali Group of Institutes organized a Felicitation programme to felicitate all our Frontline Warriors around the region, who amidst such deadly pandemic, worked day & night, beyond the call of duty just to save the mankind.

The Event was inaugurated with Lighting of the Lamps by Shri Vivek Rai (Deputy Sugar Commissioner, Uttarakhand), Dr. Bhagirathi Joshi (CMO), Dr. Jagdish Chandra (SP City) , followed by the welcome address delivered by Dr. Sanjay Dhingra, CEO, AGI. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards the Corona warriors and appreciated their selfless efforts in the name of the nation & expressed it as a matter of pride for Amrapali Institute to honor them.


The Chief Guest of the event, Shri Ajay Rautela, DIG Kumaun, however could not attend the event due to his busy schedule but he sent his warmest wishes for the success of the programme.

Shri Vivek Rai shared his experiences of the challenging times during Corona period. He said that there is a big need to be careful & aware about this deadly pandemic. He also motivated the people to work for the better future of the society and explained how its better to selflessly serve others rather than working only on personal interest. He thanked the Health Department, Frontline workers, Police, NGO and especially the people of Haldwani and said that disasters can be fought collectively only. He asked the people to support each other to defeated this deadly virus. While thanking the Amrapali Institute, he said that during the compassionate period, Amrapali gave full cooperation to the administration and voluntarily provided the institute campus as a Quarantine Center. Dr. Jagdish Chandra added that such programs increase the spirit of compassionate warriors. He thanked all the people present for the social work done during the period.

Furthermore, Shri Dinesh Mansera (Little Miracle Foundation) & Shri Amit Kholia (Haldwani Online 2011) discussed the work done by their organizations during the Pandemic. They remembered the contribution of all their team members.

The Management of the institute honored all the warriors by presenting them a bouquet and a memento as a token of appreciation. Among all those honored warriors who were felicitated were Mr. Vivek Rai (Deputy Sugar Commissioner, Uttarakhand), Dr. Jagdish Chandra (SP City), Shri Shantanu Parashar (CO City), Dr. Bhagirathi Joshi (CMO Nainital), Shri Dinesh Mansera (Little Miracle Foundation), Shri Amit Kholia (Haldwani Online 2011), Dr. PS Bhandari (Brij Lal Hospital), Dr Gaurav Singhal (Neelkanth Hospital), Dr. Paramjit Singh (Sushila Tiwari Hospital), Dr Ajay Pal (Brijlal Hospital), Dr. Neelambar Bhatt (Dr. Bhatt Clinic), Dr H.S.Bhandari (Central Hospital), Shri Navneet Rana (Himalaya Surgicals), Shri D.D. Joshi (Amar Ujala), Shri Abhishek Srivastava (Hindustan), Shri Shivam Agarwal (Times of India), Shri Nagesh Dubey (Uttaranchal Deep), Shri Shailendra Singh Danu (Vande Mataram), Shri Tarun Saxena (Ravi Roti Bank), Shri Ashish McGregor (Covid Aid) and Shri Dinesh Lweshali (Haldwani Online Sanstha).

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Mrs. Bindu Chawla, where she thanked all the present dignitaries who gave their precious time to grace the occasion.
The Event coordinated by Prof. (Dr.) Siddhartha Sharma (Director CTPD) was hosted by Ms. Pooja Mehta and Ms. Manupriya Choudhary.



Mr. Narender Dhingra (Secretary AGI), Dr. Sanjay Dhingra (CEO AGI), Mrs. Bindu Chawla (Treasurer AGI), Prof. (Dr.) S. K. Singh (COO AIHM), Prof. (Dr.) M. K. Pandey (Director AITS), Prof. (Dr.) Ritvik Dubey (Director FCBM), Prof. Prashant Sharma (Dean Academics AIHM), Faculty, Staff Members and Students were present on the occasion.

Educational Tour to Jaipur

Jaipur is one of the most vibrant and colorful cities of India, famous for its beautiful culture, its fairy tale forts, its palaces and lakes. The city got its name from the founder Maharaja Jai Singh II, the great warrior who ruled between 1693 and 1743. Its most striking feature is the pink color applied to the buildings, giving Jaipur its famous title,    ” The Pink City “.

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Students of AITS visit ‘ The Pink City ‘

Here is an account of the recent visit to Jaipur by students of A.I.T.S. Read on to know all the fun and the learning experience the students had in this trip.

October 5, 2017 , Thursday , 1400 hrs , A.I.T.S. Campus

It had been a week since the sessional examinations ended and after a short break for Dussehra holidays, the students returned afresh to attend the college.

There was a huge buzz around the campus for the industrial tour. This tour was the idea of III Year B. Tech. C.S.E. students, Rudransh Saxena and Paras Chawla. They took this as an opportunity to explore the recent trends, latest technological advancements and different career aspects in the present day industries. The tour was also intended to rejuvenate the students by taking the learning atmosphere outside the classrooms. So, with the consent from the management and the administration, the tour was fixed and it was decided that students of A.I.T.S. from II and III Year classes of C.S.E. Department shall be visiting OweBest Pvt. Tech. Ltd., a premier IT industry located in Jaipur.

October 7, 2017, Saturday, 1500 hrs, AITS Campus

The trip was to be planned and coordinated by Rudransh Saxena and Paras Chawla. All the students were delighted to hear about the tour. The program saw heavy response from both the II Year and III Year classes. A large number of students showed keen interest for the visit. Faculty members Mr. Anurag Bhatt and Mrs. Preeti Pandey also agreed to accompany the students. The stage was all set and they were to head to Jaipur on October 9.

October 9, 2017, Monday, 1945 hrs , Kathgodam Railway Station

All the students arrived on the said time at the station with their luggage. Everyone around was very much excited for the journey to start. After searching for their respective seats, all the students settled down peacefully. Faculty members Mr. Bhatt and Mrs. Pandey took the attendance. At about 2040hrs, the Ranikhet Express departed from the station and the journey began. Some students were capturing the moments on their cameras while some were busy in playing Antakshari. Train journeys and that too with your friends usually prove to be too awesome. And that’s the reason why the environment was so soulful.

October 10, 2017, Tuesday, 1020 hrs, Jaipur Railway Station

After a long journey of about 12 hours, the Ranikhet Express finally reached Jaipur. The weather was quite warm . The group walked out of the train with the luggage. A pre-booked Deluxe bus was waiting for them at the station. The group was to stay at the Ruby Hotel in Jaipur which was booked previously.

October 10, 2017, Tuesday, 1300 hrs, The Ruby Hotel, Jaipur

The bus dropped the group at the hotel by 1300 hrs. The hotel staff welcomed the students wholeheartedly. The students were very much satisfied with all the services provided by the reputed 3- Star hotel .

The students then relaxed for a while in their rooms, since they were tired a lot due to the long train journey.

 

October 10, 2017, Tuesday, 1600 hrs, Jaipur City

It was now time for the group to see the beauty of the ‘ Pink City ‘.

At first, the students and the faculty members visited the Amer Fort and got to know about its history. Amer Fort is a mesmerizing combination of conventional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, built in the 16th century. Rajputs made use of this fort from the 16th century up to the foundation of Jaipur in 1727, both for defense as well as residential reasons. Thus, within its strong walls one finds charismatic gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones, richly festooned with intricate stonemason works and paintings. Inside Amer Fort is the Sheesh Mahal, a delightful hall of mirrors that are so artistically set that even a tiny ray of light gets replicated in the mirrors and illumines the hall flamboyantly. The students admired the beautiful work of the workers who built the fort. Most of the popular films like Jodha Akbar and Veer have been shot there .From there, they went to a see an art show which displayed the block printing .Some of the students bought some beautiful handicrafts also.

The next place to visit was the Jal Mahal which is located 6 kms from the Amer Fort. This is a 5 storey palace, out of which the first four floors are located under water. Only the top floor of this palace enjoys the sunshine and rain. Even after 200 years of construction, still its architectural beauty is the same as it was before. The Jal Mahal was built in the year 1799. This historical palace was built by Sawai Pratap Singh, and stands majestically as a supreme example of Rajputs architecture. This palace attracts lots of tourist because of its beauty and architecture.

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The day passed by and few hours later, the students returned to the hotel. Since everyone was so exhausted due to the outing, all doze off to sleep.

October 11, 2017, Wednesday, 0800 hrs, The Ruby Hotel, Jaipur

It was the second day of the tour. The students woke quite early. After having the breakfast, the group went to visit OweBest Pvt. Tech. Ltd.

The company infrastructure was divided mainly into two sections, viz. the Training Section and the Programming section. The company representatives introduced the students with the new technologies used in the industries. They made the students aware of their working techniques and some of the prosperous projects which they were working on. Some of the students asked questions about programming methodologies, designing and testing, and the career aspects related to the firm. They all were happy with the positive feedbacks they received.

 

Again, the group set out to search some more beautiful sites of Jaipur.

One of them was the Birla Temple, a modern Lakshmi Narayan temple built in 1988 .This temple forms one of the most beautiful attractions of Jaipur. The fascinating exteriors of the temple are carved splendidly with beautiful sculptures based on mythological themes, while the interiors having a large marble panel portraying mythological events.

The other one was the Birla Planetarium. The M. P. Birla Planetarium, since its inception, has designed and presented to the public and students more than 350 astronomical projects dealing with many facets of astronomy like astro-physics, celestial mechanics, space science, history of astronomy, centenaries of famous astronomers as well as mythology concerning stars and planets. The students saw the space show there and came to know more about some unrevealed mysteries of space.

 

The group then visited the Albert Hall museum where lies a real mummy and many more ancient artifacts. They also went to the Bapu Bazaar which is one of the most popular bazaars of Jaipur, famous for drawing the highest numbers of shoppers. In the evening the students went for shopping to the Pink Square mall. The group returned to the hotel by 2200 hrs.

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October 12 2017, Thursday, 0800 hrs , Jaipur City

It was the last day of the trip and all planned to enjoy as much as possible for their remaining stay at Jaipur.

The group went to the many popular forts of Jaipur like The Jaigarh fort and The Nahargarh Fort. The Jaigarh fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amer Fort, is also known as the Victory Fort. The fort features a cannon named Jaivana, which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world’s largest cannon on wheels. The fort also showcases an armoury and a museum. The Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur. Along with the Amer Fort and the Jaigarh Fort, the Nahargarh Fort once formed a strong defense ring for the city. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means ‘ The Abode of Tigers’. The students were mesmerized by the view from Nahargarh fort. The whole of the Jaipur City was visible from there since it is situated at a great height. And eventually, after this all went back to the hotel.

 

October 12 2017, Thursday, 1400 hrs, Jaipur Railway Station

It was now time to depart from Jaipur. The returning train was scheduled for 1420 hrs. So, everyone packed their luggage and reached the Jaipur station.

By the next morning, October 13, 2017, Friday, 0700hrs, the group was back to Haldwani.

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The whole tour was an exciting and rewarding journey for all—a team building experience. It is sure that all of the students made some great memories over there to be cherished in future. For some, it was the first time they had an opportunity to journey beyond their home state.

This tour according to everyone was really very educative and indeed a memorable one.

Contributed By :

Ritika Joshi

B. Tech. C.S.E. II Year

Manthan 2017

National Conference on “Managing VUCA: Challenges and Opportunities” hosted by Faculty of Commerce and Business Management

Manthan 2017, the Annual National Conference of Faculty of Commerce and Business Management, Amrapali Group of Institutes was hosted on 3rd November 2017.

The theme for this edition was “ Managing VUCA : Challenges and Opportunities ”. The conference was graced by leading academicians, researchers, industry experts including Dr. Pankaj Madaan from Gurukul Kangri University Haridwar, Dr. Rajat Agarwal from IIT Roorkee, Dr. Amit Joshi from Kumaon University Nainital, Dr. Nagendra Yadav and Dr. Shakuntala Devi from Mishra University Lucknow, Dr. Sudhanshu Joshi from Doon University Dehradun, Dr. R.C Mishra and Dr. Manjri Agarwal from Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani, Dr. Saurabh Singh from GB Pant University Pantnagar, Dr. Ashutosh Priya Awasthi from Utkarsh Business School Bareilly, Dr. Vinay Kandpal from University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Dehradun. The industry was represented by Mr. Ashutosh Gilra and Mr. Vivek Mishra from Minda Corporation.

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Postgraduate and research scholars also shared their research findings and expressed their thoughts on VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity). More than 30 models were also showcased in an exhibition during the conference. The models ranged from Biometrics Based Voting System, LPG Gas Leakage Detector, Fire Detector, Sound Energy Based Mobile Charging to Digital Marketing, GST, Financial Inclusion, Policy Making etc.

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The conference started with the lamp lighting and the Saraswati Vandana. Dr. Deep Chandra Oli, HoD (MBA Course) delivered the inaugural address. Dr. Pankaj Madaan emphasized on “ Red Ocean and Blue Ocean Strategies ” on VUCA management. Dr. Saurabh Singh explained the importance of VUCA management in this complex age of cut throat competition.

The Vote of Thanks was proposed by Dr. Ritvik Dubey, Director FCBM. In his address, Dr. Dubey discussed some common problems faced by students and how such problems can be solved or reduced through VUCA management. He expressed his gratitude to the management board, distinguished guests, research scholars, faculty members and the participating students.

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Mr. R C Monga, Vice Chairman, Mr. Narendra Dhingra, Secretary, Dr. Sanjay Dhingra, CEO, Dr. S K Singh, COO, Dr. M K Pandey, Director FCSA, Dr. A P Papreja, Director AITS, Dr. Pankaj Shah, Registrar, faculty members and students were also present during the conference.

Contributed By :

Himanshu Malkani

B. Tech. M.E. IV Year Continue reading “Manthan 2017”