Punjab gets an international approach

A Sikh Heritage Trail app, developed by Ishvinder Singh, a 29-year-old project engineer in an aerospace company was launched on June 11 that explores the Sikh’s history in Singapore. Ishvinder Singh and his team of Chris Cai, 29, and Melody Ho, 24, as well as head researcher Vithya Subramaniam, 27, spent about three years putting together the app.

Aiming to cover a trail of Sikhs imprisoned in 1850 in Singapore, then a penal colony of the British Empire, this SGD 20,000-app, is available both on Android Google play store and the Apple app store.

The trail also includes the cover of the late Maharaj Singh who fought against British Raj with bravery and planned revolts with his followers. The Sikh martyr was jailed in 1850 at the now-defunct Outram Prison. He died in 1856. His unmarked tomb in the forested grounds, where the Singapore General Hospital is today, was relocated to the Silat Road Sikh Temple (Gurdwara) in 1966.Among other trails, the app has the Sepoy Lines, which is the area around Outram Road and Cantonment Road where the sepoys, or Indian soldiers in the British Raj, built their barracks.

Another international connection that Punjab is developing is with the film industry of the state. Going to an international level, the first-ever Virasat International Punjabi Film Festival is being organized in Melbourne, Australia, from August 11 to 13 by SanjhiAwaaz Radio and Hundal Films, and will see the participation of various Punjabi filmmakers.

Apart from political personalities from India and Australia including Tony Abbott, former Austrian Prime Minister, many film and business personalities from Punjab and Australia like BinnuDhillon and Harish Verma, would be participating in the festival.

An award night will be organized on August 13 along with a business forum between Indian and Australian business delegates and politicians, after the screening of the films.The festival that would be known as VIPFFA from now on, would promote talent from Punjab and Punjabi Diaspora in Australia, which is an attempt to open a treasure chest of our language for the younger generation.Highlighting the issue of female feticide, the films to be screened at the festival include feature films, short films and documentaries that focus to embrace the artistic aspect of Punjabi language and culture.


Ludhiana hosts CFOSE 2016

Auto expos and fashion expos are common around the country, which takes place at specified intervals, but are you aware of the India International Cycle, Fitness and Outdoor Sports Expo?

Ludhiana hosts CFOSE 2016 - Developing Punjab, Progressive PunjabThis happens at the Bicycle hub of the nation, Ludhiana, and has been going on since last three years. In its fourth edition this year, the expo saw a lot of innovation and attractive deals at the exhibition. This year, this three-day long exhibition took place at Government College for Girls in Ludhiana, Punjab from 18th to 20th March. It is a great opportunity for entrepreneurs, importers and dealers to look for exciting ventures in this sector of the industry. It is an opportunity for them to meet the manufacturers and leading national agencies by way of this exhibition.

It is not only a B2B event but also a great place for consumers to visit, to know more about the latest technology available in this sector and in sectors of fitness, outdoor sports and more. The manufacturers also made an effort to make the general audience more aware of importance of fitness and outdoor sports in their daily lives. The urban population today finds cycling as an exciting activity, as people are also organizing cycling tours across various tourist destinations to give the consumer a different experience altogether. So, the demands for such activities are increasing in today’s lifestyle, keeping in mind the health and fitness factor and the adventurous spirit that people have. A footfall of around 14, 000 people was witnessed on the second day and there were manufacturers from international brands and their Indian counterparts who showcased equal quality of products with lesser cost involved.

SK Bikes was one of the exhibitors at the exhibition, who has sold around one million cycles in this financial year. At the expo the brand launched their new category named, ‘Huge’. They have cycles in different categories, from high end products to mid-segment cycles for customers ranging to different financial categories.

This year and the years that have passed by, the exhibition has received a very positive response from the industry as well as the consumers, as no such exhibition at this place is organized anywhere around the country. Annex Media Marketing Network Pvt. Ltd. organizes the exhibition, and this year there were a number of Indian as well as international brands catering to bicycles, accessories and fitness equipment and equipment used in outdoor activities.


Developing Punjab on the economic front has always been the priority of the state government. The government is making sure that big companies come and invest in the state so that the youth of Punjab can get the best of job opportunities in the state.

Make in India, Start up India and all the schemes launched by the Centre are shaping the country into a new direction. Punjab understands the importance of investment in improving the economy of the nation. Punjab state is one of the first states in India to provide people with the biggest platforms to come and start investments in the state.

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The Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Sukhbir Badal promised the biggest start-up fund during the Progressive Punjab Summit.

Often called ‘The Golden State of India’, Punjab is known for its high-spirited people who love to celebrate life.

The Progressive Punjab Summit came as a big boost for business in Punjab as it saw a total investment commitment of Rs 1.15 lakh crores. This summit brought together the leading business stalwarts from all over the country and around the world together on one platform where they were keen to set up their business in the state.

The Punjab state has many advantages for industries and entrepreneurs who want to set up their business in the state. Multi-laned highways, 24-hour power supply, proper medical, educational and agricultural facilities in the state make it an ideal state for investment.

The state offers a peaceful environment for all those willing to set up their business in Punjab.

Kansai Nerolac Paints and Indian Oil Corporation have recently been allotted land in the state for setting up their plants. Both the companies will be investing a total amount of Rs. 365 crores in the state for setting up their plants.

Today, the biggest names in the field of Punjab have shown their interest in investing in Punjab. Punjab has proven itself to be the most ideal state for all types of business.

The internationally renowned World Trade Centre is also said to be venturing in Mohali soon.

The Punjab government is also ready to set up an ultra modern industrial estate spread over 300 acres at village Dhanansu in Ludhiana. This will not only provide multiple employment opportunities in the village but will also develop the entire village.

Investing in Punjab is safe with assured benefits. Today, all field of business in Punjab are witnessing a rise in investment and have a bright future in terms of business and investment.

The average growth rate of Punjab is 10%, which is the highest in our country. According to a survey by India Today, Punjab has the highest per capita income all over India. It is ranked number one in terms of infrastructure and consumer market.

Due to all these advantages, Punjab is becoming the first choice of investors who want to invest in a state which is friendly to the environment, technology as well as human resources. Punjab is the right option for all those who want to invest in the field of business. Start-ups are also welcome in the state because the state understands the importance of beginners and is persistent to boost the confidence of small start ups who want to make it big in the future.

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