Thursday, February 2, 2017

Celebrated French Artists & Video Collectors at India Art Fair 2017,

France will participate in the 9th edition of the India Art Fair taking place in New Delhi from the 2nd to 5th February at the NSIC Grounds. Paris-based artists Francis Limérat, Kyung-Ae Hur, Dorian François and Michel Duport will be represented by Galerie Baudoin Lebon at the four-day event, where Limérat will present an original artwork assembled on site. Video collectors Isabelle and Jean-Conrad Lemaître will be special guests speakers at the “Speakers Forum” on Friday 3rd February 2017.

India Art Fair is a major calendar event in the art world. Institut français India (IFI) is naturally participating to further Indo-French exchange and dialogue in the artistic field. IFI organises events to foster and promote France’s cultural exchange with India. It also supports cooperation efforts that address a range of needs from training to promotion of fields such as visual arts, music, design to establish lasting links between both countries.

Francis Limérat, Kyung-Ae Hur, Dorian François & Michel Duport presented by Galerie Baudoin Lebon (See NOTE TO EDITORS for more information on artists and work).
The galerie Baudoin Lebon has been in existence for 40 years. It has earned a reputation for supporting to utterly original artists, whose practice often lies outside the main artistic movements of their time. The gallery has been participating in the India Art Fair for the past five years.
Dates: 2nd to 5th February 2017. Venue: C7, India Art Fair, NSIC Grounds. Open to all.

Aster forays into Sports Medicine with two advanced centres in Kerala

New Delhi / Kochi, February 2, 2017
Aster DM Healthcare, has unveiled two Sports Medicine Centres in Kerala marking its foray into the burgeoning Sports Medicine services in India. Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar along with Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare, inaugurated the Centre for Sports Medicine & Advanced Rehabilitation at Aster MIMS, Kozhikode and the Centre for Sports Medicine & Advanced Rehabilitations at Aster Medcity, Kochi. Strategically located in the Northern and Central parts of Kerala, these Centres will provide comprehensive, advanced, multi-disciplinary sports medicine facilities.
Aster DM Healthcare will cater to elite professionals as well as amateur sportspersons along withpeople interested in sports for fitness and health, who are seeking specialized attention through these centres. The Sports Medicine industry in India is estimated to touch USD.554.2 million by 2022 from USD 201.7 million in 2015 (Data Bridge Market Research). This market is only partly served by service organizations like end-user hospitals, orthopedic clinics, ambulatory surgical centers and others.
These Centres for Sports Medicine in Aster facilities are the first of their kind in the state of Kerala, equippedwith medical professionals regarded to be among the leaders in their respective fields, the latest treatment methods, state of the art medical equipment and affordable treatment cost. These Centres will support and encourage the emergence of world class sportsmen, nurturing their talent and keeping them fit and healthy as they train to compete in the global arena.
Comprehensive services provided by these Centres, will cover the entire gamut of Sports Medicine including medical and surgical treatment for injuries and illnesses related to sports and physical activity. Further, physical fitness assessments, injury management, injury prevention, performance enhancement, elite athlete assessment, sports behavioural and nutrition analysis will also be provided. These Centres will also work with non-athletes, offering both comprehensive diagnostic and therapy options.
Commenting on the launch of Sports Medicine centre, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar said, “The efforts of Aster DM Healthcare to invest and develop Sports Medicine centres in two of their facilities in Kerala are commendable. Aster’s holistic approach by including psychological rehabilitation and behavioral analysis to Sports Medicine discipline augurs well for any sportsperson facing an injury or discomfort. The development of Sports medicine centres in this part of the country will reduce the efforts and expenditure for many former, present and budding sports persons and is a great service for the sporting fabric of the nation.”
“Sports persons across the country are under served in terms of their off-field requirements especially during periods of injury and fitness issues. The Sports Medicine Centres in Aster facilities is an effort to partially address this critical gap and encourage our present and budding sports persons. I also believe that our experienced specialists with the latest treatment methods and modern medical equipment will attract sports persons not just from the region but from across the country and beyond,” added Dr. Azad Moopen, Founder Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare.
 “The state of Kerala has always been a sporting state and these comprehensive Centres are designed to support and encourage the emergence of superlative talent and keeping the sports persons fit and healthy as they train and compete. As a commitment to support potential talent, Aster DM Healthcare is offering 12 youngsters from Kerala all requisite support in medical requirements as we nurture them into tomorrow’s sports stars,” added Dr. Harish Pillai, CEO of Aster Medcity & Cluster Head, Kerala.

Shri Prafulla Kumar Gupta takes charge as Director (HR), GAIL

New Delhi, February 2, 2017: Shri Prafulla Kumar Gupta has taken charge as Director (Human Resources) of GAIL (India) Limited. A B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar (UK), Shri Gupta has more than 33 years of rich and diverse experience in Oil & Gas sector, particularly in Project Execution along with Operation & Maintenance of Natural Gas pipelines, Gas Processing Units, City Gas Distribution, Natural Gas & Petrochemical Marketing and Human Resources.
Prior to his appointment as Director (HR), Shri Gupta served as Executive Director (Marketing-Petrochemicals) and was instrumental in creating an enabling mechanism for petrochemical marketing, streamlining processes and systems to prepare GAIL for the challenges arising out of enhanced polymer capacity of the Company.
Shri Gupta joined GAIL in 1985 and has been associated with many prestigious projects of the company, starting from project execution of Hazira – Vijaipur – Jagdishpur pipeline. He also held the position of Managing Director of Mahanagar Gas Limited and Head of Gas Processing Unit, Vaghodia.
As Executive Director (Training & HRD), Shri Gupta was involved in institutionalizing Learning & Development processes in GAIL. Shri Gupta has a people centric approach and is credited with many HRD Interventions in the Company including Senior Management Development Centre (SMDC), Individual Development Plan, Manpower Benchmarking and setting up of a robust Performance Management System.
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