MUMBAI’S OLDEST CRICKET CLUBS
Photos by Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
In 19th-century Mumbai, the gentleman’s game was often used to show that one’s community was superior to another’s
Awards displayed at the P.J. Hindu Gymkhana in Mumbai. Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
The grounds of the Islam Gymkhana.
IBF Scholarships – Education
Indiabulls Foundation Scholarship Program aims to encourage and promote quality higher education among meritorious students from economically challenged families to nurture their careers. Indiabulls Foundation understands that a large number of deserving students who have an urge to pursue their higher education are unable to do so owing to mainly financial constraints. In view of this, Indiabulls Foundation offers scholarships to deserving students to pursue their education after 12th standard and launch a sustainable career in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Law, IT, IIT, ITI, Management courses or any other stream of the students choice.
In the first year of the program, 100 deserving students have been provided scholarships for their complete course. In the second consecutive year, IBF will be awarding 400 scholarships to deserving students Pan India. This will completely be on a first come fist serve basis.
Who can apply?
• 1st year students of any professional full time graduation course from anywhere in India.
• Annual Family Income: Not more than 2 lakhs
• HSC or equivalent result: Minimum 50% aggregate
The criterion for selecting the student in the first year would completely depend on the financial challenge of the student. However, from the second year onwards the scholarship will continue only on merit basis. Students who do not fulfill the merit criterion at the end of the first year or semester will not be eligible to receive the scholarship in the subsequent year or semester.
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The Xtremely Young Zoroastrians (XYZ) a Parsi non-government organisation (NGO), has organised a week-long educational summer camp for Parsi children. The camp started on Monday, May 18 and will go on till the end of the week. The camp is open to children between the 5 to 15 years of age.
The children show off their art work as they spread the ‘Clean India’ message
Set to have various activities like treasure hunt, quiz, sports and games, cooking competition, storytelling, and the camp will also include lessons on how to speak and write Gujarati. The aim of the camp is to get the children closer to their Parsi roots.
The camp had the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ as the theme for a poster making competition which saw 300 children create posters and charts to inculcate the importance of cleanliness and hygiene yesterday on Day 2 of the camp.
Located at four different venues in the city Cusrow Baug at Colaba, Rustom Baug at Byculla, Tata Blocks at Bandra and Salsette Colony in Andheri the camp has seen a total of 300 children attending in the last two days. The camp is from 11 am to 6 pm with ‘make-learning-fun’ games through the day.
“We live in a headphone-driven society where kids of all ages are depend on their smart phones, laptops and flat screens for knowledge and entertainment. Seldom do we think that we are eroding their fertile minds with misinformation and western ideals.
It’s time we take the baton into our hands and preserve and nature our future rightfully”, said Hoshaang Gotla, founder of XYZ, explaining why his NGO has started the camp. “People keep complaining that the Parsi community is shrinking day by day, but what are they doing to curb it?
We young Zoroastrians feel it’s our responsibility to take matters into our hands so that our rich culture doesn’t die a slow death,” said Bazyan Mistry, a volunteer with XYZ.
By Maleeva Rebello, Sadaguru Pandit, Waleed Hussain
Adil F. Dalal, CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions International, Presented With the American Society of Quality’s Crosby ‘Zero Defects’ Medal
Adil F. Dalal was presented with The Crosby Medal by American Society of Quality on May 3rd, 2015 for his book ‘The 12 Pillars of Project of Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results’. This is the third significant recognition awarded to Dalal for his book.
Adil Dalal receiving the Crosby Medal presented by Cecilia Kimberlin (ASQ Chair), Stephen Hacker (Past-Chair) and Mike Nichols (Awards Board Chair)
Adil F. Dalal was presented with The 2015 Crosby Medal by American Society of Quality on May 3rd, 2015 for authoring ‘The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results’. The medal is named after the quality and business philosophy guru and legend Philip B. Crosby, whose book ‘Quality is Free’ launched the zero defects philosophy and is credited for the quality revolution world-wide for organizations seeking to achieve greater efficiency, reliability and profitability. The award ceremony was held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville, TN, at the ASQ’s Annual World Conference.
ASQ, a leading authority on global quality, recognizes recipients for their innovative contributions and exemplary achievements that are representative of the ideas and tools that make our world work better. The medal was presented to Dalal by ASQ Chair, Cecilia Kimberlin, Awards Board Chair, Mike Nichols, and past Chair, Stephen Hacker, for advancing Crosby’s legacy by authoring a book which focuses on leadership and organizational culture as keys to successful project leadership. The book provides a formula, case studies and cultural assessments to practically achieve ‘Zero Defects’ outcomes in projects, programs, thus leading to overall operational excellence in organizations world-wide.
Dalal’s book is also the winner of the prestigious 2014 Shingo Research and Publication award, and the 2013 Axiom Business book medal. In addition, Dalal is also the recipient of the Global award for outstanding Contribution to Quality and Leadership. This success was predicted by some initial reviewers of this 700-page book. The Foreword of this book includes prophetic words by William Scherkenbach, a protege of Dr. Deming and a Deming medal winner, who wrote, “Adil Dalal’s The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence can be described in one word – ‘Enlightening!’ Just as Deming’s concepts have universal applications far beyond the field of quality; Dalal’s concepts will reach far beyond the field of project management. As the impact of this book spreads globally and the importance of this work is recognized, I hope Adil Dalal will be recognized as the Guru of Leadership”. This book was recently adopted as a Leadership Body of Knowledge by the Human Development & Leadership division of ASQ.
Dalal is the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions, Intl®, LLC, past-Chair of ASQ’s Human Development & Leadership division, and Co-founder and Chairman of the Board for Patriots4Our Heroes, a non-profit serving veterans with PTS and TBI. He is also a distinguished global keynote speaker and radio show host. Dalal has also authored ‘A Legacy Driven Life’, co-authored ASQ’s ‘Lean Handbook’ and ‘Changing Our World’. Dalal is currently pursuing a PhD in Performance Psychology from GCU.
12th May 2015
Sub : WZCC Global Meet | GOA – 18th to 20th December 2015
In the past, we had successful Global Annual General Meetings (AGM) in far off places like Singapore and Dubai.
In order to have a much more pleasant ambience, we will be having our next Global Meet in a vibrant and exotic place – GOA.
In view of our close association with the Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industry and The International Centre in Goa, we have managed a good deal to stage a very lively program. Click on the links below for more details.
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