Tuesday, March 17, 2009

UN body chooses Indian company to tackle malnutrition

To realize its ambition of a world free of malnutrition and hunger, IIMSAM joined hands with Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited from the Republic of India. Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited which has been declared as an Official Working Partner and Technology Facilitator by the IIMSAM, shall help the organization carry and secure its mandate in India and South Asia- a region that has the worst malnutrition statistics in the world.
Spirulina that was declared as the best food for the future by the United Nations World Food Conference in the year 1974 holds tremendous potential to eradicate malnutrition, achieve food security and bridge health divide.
Hash Biotech Labs is part of the Hash Group of Companies which is led by young entrepreneur Mr. Vikrant Sandal who firmly believes that businesses have to play a larger and leading role in the 21st century sustainable development agenda. The young scientific team of the Hash Biotech Labs works under the able guidance of world renowned scientist Dr. Surendra Singh who has done significant and exemplary work in the field of micro-algal research.
IIMSAM along with the Hash Biotech Labs and Kanwaljit Sandal Foundation is also developing an IIMSAM-KSF Model for Grassroots Development which is a self-sustainable micro-entrepreneurship development programme which has a specific relevance for the developing countries.
Initially to be launched in India and South Asia, the programme shall soon spread to whole of the developing world.
(H.E. Amb. Manish Uprety offering prayers and homage to Late. Mr. Kanwaljit Sandal in Dasuya, Hoshirapur, India)
(Spirulina Educational Centre of Hash Biotech Labs in Dasuya, Hoshiyarpur, Punjab, India)
Besides providing free state of the art scientific technology for Spirulina cultivation to the poor farmers, women and self help groups; the programme shall encompass a unique Spirulina-Buy Back Guarantee arrangement which shall safeguard the socio-economic interests of the farmers.
Spirulina cultivation has specific relevance for the developing countries as the size of land holdings is continually decreasing with the years
leading to disempowerment and loss of capabilities of farmers and small land holding dwellers.
IIMSAM not only aspires to make Spirulina a key driver to eradicate malnutrition, achieve food security and bridge the health divide but also wants to establish lasting capacities and capabilities at the grassroots that initiate a self-sustainable empowerment process.
IIMSAM specifically chose Hash Laboratories as the Spirulina facilities of the organization are in Dasuya, Hoshiyarpur District of Punjab in India which has been declared as a backward. Not only the very facilities shall provide local employment opportunities but would also establish the district as a leading bio-technological hub in the country and the world. IIMSAM recognizes the relevance of Spirulina to eradicate malnutrition and to achieve the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Our hybrid approach that has United Nations Global Compact as the bedrock recognizes the important role that businesses can play to achieve common goals; and our initiatives have a special priority for the marginalized.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

IIMSAM working towards Spirulina in Nepal

A Spirulina revolution may take place in Nepal following the decision of IMMSAm to promote spirulina in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals. A meeeting between His Excellency Ambassador Manish Uprety, Special agent of His Excellency Ambassador Remigio Maradona, Director General- IIMSAM and His Excellency Ambassador Murari Raj Sharma discussed the possibility of considering Spirulina programmes in Nepal to completely remove malnutrition.
The project follows a model developed by IIMSAM and the Kanwaljit Sandal Foundation which provides for a buyback from the farmers and local cultivators in case spirulina that cannot be used in local nutrition.
IIMSAM’s Director General His Excellency Ambassador Remigio Maradona said, “ I am confident that Nepal would play a pivotal role to realise our mandate of a world free of malnutrition and hunger through Spirulina and to deliver the benefits of Spirulina cultivation to the people through the unique IIMSAM-KSF Model for Grassroot Development.”
Chairman, HASH group of companies Vikrant Sandal said, "This will be a landmark event in South Asia". Spirulina will act wonders in two ways - helping to tackle malnutrition and to increase the earning of the farming community.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Chandigarh biotech company gets UN recognition

A Biotech Company at City Beautiful, Chandigarh Becomes an Official Working Partner with the UN

A rare feat was achieved by Hash Biotech Labs Private Limited, a Chandigarh based company, when it became the first company in India to be recognised both as an “Official Working Partner” and “Technology Facilitator “of the United Nations to remove unemployment, poverty, hunger and malnutrition , achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
On 17th February 2009, His Excellency Ambassador Remigio Martin Maradona, Director General, IIMSAM, Head Of Observer Delegation to The United Nations Economic and Social Council, granted the company the illustrious Certificate of recognition of The Official Working Partner and Technological Facilitator.
Mr Vikrant Sandal, Chairman, Hash Group Of Companies, also received a letter of appreciation from His Excellency Ambassador Maradona congratulating him for using the wonder food Spirulina for eradicating malnutrition n Developing countries.
Honoured to be the Chairman of the Hash Group of Companies Mr Vikrant Sandal acclaims with pride that though there are 14 Official Working Partners of the IIMSAM, Hash Biotech is the only corporate entity to be granted the double status of being both an Official Working partner and Technology Facilitator.
Hash Biotech Labs will now work in association with IIMSAM (Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Micro-algae Spirulina against Malnutrition) to achieve the Rome Declaration on World Food Security 1996.
The Goodwill Ambassador of IIMSAM in India is actor and celebrity Sanjay Dutt who shall promote the use of Spirulina.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Panjab University souvenirs

Now you can buy souvenirs, gift items and other memorabilia regarding Panjab university, Chandigarh at this address

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Mohali to be part of National Urban Renewal Mission

SAS Nagar (Mohali) Urban Agglomerations shall be treated as an extension to the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) city of Chandigarh. This was stated by Manoranjan Kalia, Local Government Minister Punjab.
Principal Secretary, Local Government, D S Bains said a meeting of all the executive officers of the Municipal Bodies which would part of urban agglomerations of SAS Nagar, i.e. municipal bodies of Kharar, Kurali, Banur, Zirakpur, Dera Bassi and Naya Gaon has been convened on November 20.
The infrastructure Developmnet of SAS Nagar (Mohali) owould involve funds to the tune of Rs. 360/- crores. It would be a part of vision document/city development plan to be prepared for extended areas of SAS Nagar. The works which the Municipal Council, Mohali intends to undertake are Kajauli Augmentation with Rs. 75 Crore for pipeline and Rs. 90 crore for Land, 3 no. Booster Stations with Rs. 7.5 Crore, STP with Rs. 35 Crore, SWTP with Rs. 40 crore, Multi-storied Parking with Rs. 8 Crore and widening of roads with Rs. 125 crore.