Amateur Corporate Bowling: BMW, PVR bluO host grand finale of ‘BMW Pin Strike Nationals’ in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Friday, December 19th, 2014 (Kulbir Singh Kalsi)
PVR bluO, India’s leading bowling destination in association with one of the world’s best-selling luxury automakers in the world BMW celebrates the ultimate clash of corporate titans of India’s largest Amateur Corporate Bowling Tournament across bluO centers in the country.
The grand finale of the first edition of BMW Pin Strike Nationals’ in Chandigarh witnessed 20 teams and team ‘BR Home Care’ emerged victorious and won a weekend trip sponsored by BMW. Procter & Gamble and Sunder Enterprises were the first and the second runner’s up of the tournament.
The top companies which qualified for the finals are – Ayaan Foods, Sunder Enterprises, Procter & Gamble India Ltd, BR Home Care, Infosys Ltd, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Shiva weavers, MRF, The Lalit Hotel, Tri Innovations Pvt Ltd, ITC Ltd, Travelopod, Harley Davidson, Cadbury, Mondelez International, Asian paints Ltd. Spreading over five weeks, the tournament started on 20th November and was organized everyThursday evening with the finale scheduled on 18th December.
The tournament witnessed the face- off of over 300 corporate teams across four centers- Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chandigarh and Pune. Each team member received exciting goodies and gifts from multiple associate brands like Big FM, TRIDEAL, Club Mahindra, VLCC, Saga Music, Oxyzone, TVS, Happily Unmarried, Zaira Diamond, Venky’s Khaitan, Radico Woodland, G-Shock and Lipton Ice Tea.
While congratulating the winners, Mr Peeush Tomar, Head Strategic Alliances & Marketing PVR bluO, said, “It’s amazing to have witnessed a fantastic turnout this year and an overwhelming level of excitement for the grand finale. Post a month- long tussle, everybody was eagerly eyeing for the winner’s trophy. Congratulations to all winners! The first edition has received a huge turnout and we are encouraged to aim for a much bigger edition next year. I would like to thank all our partners who have extended their whole hearted support without which this tournament would not have been the success that it is today”.
About PVR BluO:
bluO, India’s biggest bowling chain with 135 cosmic lanes, is a joint venture between PVR and Major Cineplex Group of Thailand. It is the retail entertainment arm of the PVR Group. A one of its kind entertainment concept in India, simply speaking what T-20 has done to the sport of cricket in India, bluO has done the same for the sport of bowling. In other words, bluO is a perfect concoction of bowling, world cuisine, live music and fun concepts coming together. An ideal destination to bond, de-stress and rejuvenate, bluO serves as the perfect host to corporate parties, theme & kitty parties, birthdays & anniversaries. PVR bluO currently has six centres, two in Delhi-NCR, two in Bangalore, one in Pune and one in Chandigarh. bluO has emerged as a leading player in interactive entertainment with a perfect mix and gradually has become the preferred choice among youngsters, families, kids and corporates
Chandigarh, December 19, 2014 (Yes Punjab News)
Making a history in the ongoing membership drive of the BJP, Punjab unit of the party has crossed five lakh mark in just one month after the drive was started in the state on November 17th.
According to Punjab President of the party, Kamal Sharma, the landmark achieved in a period of just a month was a big achievement and is the result of hard efforts put in by the party workers across the state.
Sharma said that in this drive, party has got stupendous response in rural areas across the state and especially in Malwa region where the response to join the party has been extra ordinary.
The state party chief also claimed that following direction of the high command, the workers at the grass root level is meeting each and every section of the society and the party’s different wings were also performing the given task with full sincerity.
He also claimed that due to technological transparency involved the membership drive, there is no chance of any mistake or deliberate bungling in it.
Sharma said the party high command is closely monitoring the drive in each and every part of the country as the membership software also provide the party high ups the chance to get assembly –constituency- wise details of the data and the day to day progress.
The state party chief said that the party’s different morchas are ready to take this drive to a new success in which the party would make total 21 lakh new members before March 31.
Badal (Bathinda), December 19, 2014 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal today extended open invitation to all Member Parliament of Punjab, MLAs and general public to become a part of Closing Ceremony of World Cup Kabaddi to make this mega event a big success.
After reviewing the arrangements in the sports stadium of Badal village, which is all set to witness grand finale, Chief Minister said with the presence of all MPs and MLAs of the state the finale would become more healthy and enthusiastic. He said that we all should work together for the promotion of this mother and rural sport of Punjab so that it could touch higher scales in coming time, Mr. Badal also directed Civil, Police and senior officers of Sports department to ensure adequate and hassle free arrangements to ensure requisite facilitation of all, who would come to enjoy the finale. He said that it is for the first time that this year rural belts of Punjab came to limelight as international kabaddi matches were held in villages of the state to infuse new spirit amongst budding players.
It is pertinent to mention here that two weeklong 5th Kabaddi World Cup would witness grand finale in sports stadium of Badal village, home turf of Punjab Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal and Union Cabinet Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Saturday.
The show will open with warming up the overflowing audience in the Stadium, who would gather here to enjoy the tough competition between two traditional rivals India and Pakistan. Pakistani singer Arif Lohar, Punjabi singers Miss Pooja, Gippy Grewal and Satinder Satti would regale the audience with their spectacular performances. An impressive audio-visual show would also be depicted to showcase the journey of World Cup Kabaddi since first World Cup and portray the rich cultural history of Punjab.
Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, who is also holds Sports portfolio, had also personally reviewed the arrangements. Mr. Badal said that timing of final event has been advanced due to foggy weather to avoid any inconvenience to players and audience. Mr. Badal said Chief Minister of Haryana Mr. Manohar Lal Khattar would inaugurate the grand finale whereas Union Sports Minister Mr. Sarbananda Sonowal and Food Processing Minister Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal would be guests of honour.
Both arch rivals India and Pakistan teams would vie to kiss the title of 5th World Cup Kabaddi and action-packed finals would definitely be fascinating as duo sides have studded with star Kabaddi players, who are known for their ‘beautiful Kabaddi’ across the globe. In women section New Zealand and Indian eves would lock horns to lift the title. Pakistan has entered the final by registering a facile victory over Iran while India has drubbed England. It remains to be seen how India turn it around against their traditional foes tomorrow but Pakistan, on their part, would not spare an inch when the two clashes for the first time.