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Aadhaar Card Centres in SAS Nagar Mohali

Aadhar Card is a 12 digit unique number which is being issued to all the Indian residents based on their biometric data. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI) collects the data under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology provision of the Aadhar Card Act. The Aadhar program was launched in 2009 with an objective to give universal identity to each Indian citizen. The card is an essential piece of document for various initiatives. It will also help in reducing the corruption since it carries individual identification number. For this purpose one need to have an Aadhar Card. Here’s a list of Aadhar Card Centres in SAS Nagar Mohali where you can get it easily.

Aadhaar Card Centres:

– Garm Swidha Kendra (Ci), Near Sky Lark, Kharar, Mohali, Kharar, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140301

– Gram Suwidha Kendra, Kurali, Kurali, Kharar, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140103

– Garm Swidha Kendra (Ask), Village Shahi Majra, Teshil Kharar, Distt Mohali, Kharar, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140102

– Garm Swidha Kendra (Ask), Star Studio, Main Lalru, Derabassi, Mohali, Dera Bassi, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140501

– Aadhaar Kendra, Rohit Communications Main Chowk Patiala Road Zirakpur, Dera Bassi, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140603

– Garm Swidha Kendra (Ci), Near Dispencery Saneta, Kharar, Mohali, Kharar, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140306

– Aadhaar Kendra, Scf 73 Phase 3B2 Mohali
S.A.S.Nagar (Mohali), Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 160059

– Aadhaar Kendra, #772-A, Sector-11, Garden Colony, Kharar, SAS Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140301

– Gram Suwidha Kendra, Lakhnaur, Lakhnaur, Mijri Kharar, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140301

– Gram Swidha Kendra, Village Tassimbly, Derabassi, Mohali Dera Bassi, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140501

– Gram Swidha Kendra, Vpo Landran, Tehsil Kharar, Distt Mohali
Kharar, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140307

– Gram Swidha Kendra, Village Bhagwanpur, Tehsil Derabassi, Distt Mohali, Dera Bassi, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140507

– Garm Swidha Kendra (Ci), Main Derabassi, Derabassi, Mohali Dera Bassi, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140507

– Gram Swidha Kendra, Vpo Shahi Majra, Thesil Kharar, Distt Mohali Kharar, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140110

– Gram Swidha Kendra, Village Desu Majra, Tehsil Kharar, Mohali
Kharar, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140301

– Gram Swidha Kendra, Vpo Mubarikpur, Tehsil Derabassi, Mohali Dera Bassi, Sas Nagar (Mohali), Punjab – 140201

These are some of the Aadhar Card Centres in SAS Nagar Mohali. If you know any centre which is not included in the list do share with us in the comment section below.

National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) Mohali

Established in 2010, National Agri Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) is a Agri Food Biotechnology Institute which aims at catalyzing the transformation of Agri food sector in India.

Spread over hundred acres, National Agri Food Biotechnology Institute is located in the knowledge city along with other research institutes. NABI focuses on research related to biotechnical tools in the area of Agriculture Biotechnology, food and Nutritional Biotechnology. Some of the activities taken at NABI under different areas include – Agricultural Biotechnology, Food and Nutritional Biotechnology, Human Resource Development, Meeting and Courses and Technology Transfer and Outreach. This institute has many strong connections with National and International organizations and industries. NABI has got the vision to be a leading institute for knowledge generation and translational science leading to value added products based on Agri Food biotech innovations.

Facilities at National Agri Food Biotechnology

– HPC Facility

– Plant Tissue Culture Facility

– Instrument Facility

– Library

Divisions at National Agri Food Biotechnology

– Agri Biotechnology – NABI has been working in the area of enhancing the quality of cereals for nutrition and processing, Genome editing, genomics and computational biology. The major areas which are given importance to are development of designer crops with high nutrition, increased shelf life and processing quality, Genomics & computational biology for marker and gene discovery, basic biology for crop improvement.

– Food and Nutritional Biotechnology – In summary, research efforts in Food and Nutrition Biotechnology division at NABI will open a broad horizon of training and knowledge development, spanning from the basic science to translational research of food and nutrition to clinical manifestations and validation of designer foods and nutritional interventions for better health. Following programmes would be strengthen in future.

– Post harvest improvement in storage and quality of Agricultural produce

– Functional foods and Nutraceuticals for better health

– Food and GM Crops biosafety

– Nutrigenomics for Health and Human welfare

– Human Resource Development

– Technology and Outreach

Centre of Innovation and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) Mohali

Situated in Mohali, the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB) is a National Institute which comes under the Department of Biotechnology. CIAB is a member institute of the knowledge city which consists of various Institutions such as CIAB, INST, ISB, IISER, ISB etc.

Spread over hundred acres of land, Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing institute aims at leading a knowledge based bio processing mission via translational testing, optimization and up scaling the existing technologies. It also aims to have innovational and developmental laboratory activities in their respective niche. CIAB is established to be a leading and innovative research organization of bioresources for their productive processing and value additive primary and secondary agriculture bioproducts for edible and non-edible usage.

There is a growing gap between R&D leads, processes and technologies from the laboratory benches and the range, value and volume of tangible translational products of volume or value that actually happen in a contemporary manner. Further, innovative thoughts and ideas may create or catalyze newer product anticipation and catalyze newer avenues of applications. Thus, there is an urgent need of mission to project, probe and pursue these opportunities towards potential pragmatic applications that may actually emanate from them in an institutional mode. It is in this perspective that the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) envisioned to take up this mission of different facets of agri-produce or bio produce as a ‘Secondary Agriculture Initiative for Value Added Products (SAI-VAP) through this new national institute, the Center of Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing (CIAB).

The bio processing has massive scope of work in research and developmental area. The innovational and research institute are particularly central to the gap areas and potential new initiatives related to bio processing for generating co-products of food, feed, phytochemicals and non-food or feed nature. Apart from primary agri-produce, secondary or surplus or spare biomass is aimed to be the feed stock for innovations and developments for scalable, viable, and sustainable utility products catering to start-up companies and entrepreneurs. The institute aims to explore bioprocessing opportunities which holds the potential promise of utility products or value addition for economic and quality gain.

St. Xavier’s Senior Secondary School Sector 44 Chandigarh

St. Xavier’s senior Secondary School is established by a registered society known as International Christian Education Foundation under the Socities Registration Act 1860. The school is owned and is administered by this society. The society comprises of Christians who have a rich experience in the field of education.

St. Xavier’s senior Secondary School is an English Medium Co-educational institution affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi. The school has three branches, situated in sector 44 Chandigarh, Sector 20 Panchkula and Sector 71 Mohali. It is a symbol of God and his grace, an abode of education, in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ and Humanity. This School is completely managed by the CHRISTIAN MINORITY and is controlled by the International Christian Education Foundation. This English medium school is an addition to the world wide network of Christian Institutions.

Facilities at St. Xavier’s

– Hostel

– Laboratories

– Library

– Computer Lab

Besides academics, the St. Xavier’s senior Secondary School Chandigarh also encourages students to develop their social skills, thinking skills, literary skills, emotional skills and creative skills. The school believes in the Kothari Commission on education according to which a student overall development should comprise of 20 percent of Academics and 80 percent of Games & Activities.   The school emphasizes on various sports and games for the overall development of the student. St. Xavier’s School have set wide range of activities for the students. The school has kept proper coaches for the various activities held there. Apart from this the school focuses on to achieve various cultural, literary and other competitions which strengthen their learning power. The school has smart classrooms which are technology based.

Recently, women’s Chess Championship was organized by Chandigarh Chess Association at St. Xavier’s School Sector 44, Chandigarh. Many participants fro various schools participated in the championship.

Seven Punjabis Elected to British Columbia Assembly

Seven candidates of the Punjab origin living in Canada were elected in the British Columbia provincial polls. Out of seven, six of them belong to New Democratic Party. A total number of 87 constituencies went to the British Columbia provincial polls. A party needs total 44 seats to form a government. The results in British Columbia were somewhat like this, NDP won 41 seats, Liberals won 43 and Green Party won 3 seats.

The candidates which are elected in the British Columbia provincial polls are Harry Bains (Surrey-Newton), Rachana Singh (Green Timbers), Jagrup Brar (Surrey-Fleetwood), Raj Chohan (Burnaby-Edmonds), Jinny Sims (Surrey Panorama) and Ravi Kahlon (Delta North), Jess Johal (Richmond-Queen borough).

From the seven candidates, Ravi Kahlon was a part of the Canadian hockey team in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The Jalandhar resident Rachna Singh has also made her mark in Canada by winning the elections. She is a daughter of Punjabi writer Dr. Raghbir Singh. Rachna did her schooling from a government high school in Chandigarh and is an alumna of Punjabi University. She is married to a radio broadcaster, Gurpreet Singh. Her brother-in-law is a spokesperson of Youth Akali Dal.

The British Columbia provincial polls winner went to Canada in 2000. Since then she had been working with Canadian Union of Public Employees before getting nominated.

The family of the newly elected MLA is proud of her achievements and is thankful to God for such success.

It is also a proud moment for the Punjab and the country that its seven citizens got elected in the British Columbia Provincial Polls in Canada.

Aura Vaseela Resort Chandigarh

Aura Vaseela is a less explored resort situated in village Nadiali district Mohali SAS Nagar. The Resort is few kilometers away from the Chandigarh city, International Airport and railway station. Aura Vaseela is one such place which offers a village theme giving a feel of the heritage of Punjab. It is a beautiful place to explore specially on weekends away from the city blues. One can enjoy lunch by the poolside of the Aura Vaseela Resort. The ambience of the resort gives the feeling of the Punjab countryside.

Aura Vaseela is a very elegantly designed resort with a desi touch given to it. The resort is luxurious and refreshing as well. It has amazing air conditioned rooms with many built in facilities such as T.V and refrigerators etc. The rooms of the resort are spacious and clean. The resort also has multi-cuisine restaurant and bar. Other facilities available here are Swimming pool, Gymnasium, stream and sauna. The resort also consists of conference halls for business and meets. There is also lot of space kept for kids for playing other than Table Tennis etc.

The Aura Vaseela Resort is located between a village away from all the noises of the city. The main attraction of the resort is the village like ambiance given to it which feels like as one is sitting in a village of Punjab. The place is surrounded with beautiful gardens in which the culture of the Punjab is shown. The Aura Vaseela Resort is a beautiful resort worth exploring.

The resort also organizes visits to various nearby local sight seeing and tourists destinations.

So, When are you visiting this amazing place with your friends or family? Do share your experiences with us in the comment section below.

Judicial Courts Complex Mohali SAS Nagar

Judicial Court Complex came into existence after the formation of SAS Nagar district. Inaugurated by the Punjab and Haryana Court Justice T.P.S Mann the chairman Building Committee of Punjab, the court is situated at sector 76. The Judicial Court Complex was inaugurated on 23rd December, 2015. Earlier the court was temporarily housed in the community centre complex of phase 3B1 provided by the Civic Authorities. The court had a single Additional Civil Judge Senior Division cum SDJM, Ms. Poonam Ratti. The first court of SDJM was opened in Mohali in July 2006 while the second court of JM came here in March 2007.

Spread over 4 lakh sq ft the court has several advanced facilities, including videoconferencing in each court, amplifier system instead of court usher, air-conditioned court rooms and office rooms, total CCTV surveillance, separate libraries for judges and advocates, separate parking areas for judges, advocates, office staff and public, and separate waiting area for visitors. The Judicial Court Complex which has state of the art facilities with modern technology is also eco-friendly and a fine piece of architect with appropriate facilities provided for working staff and the Judicial Officers. The site and location may appear to be a bit distant from the main city right now but with passage of time and the galloping growth of Mohali city would ultimately set up this institution strategically ideally conceived for public and officials as well.

Former Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Vijender Jain had inaugurated Mohali’s first District court on March 18, 2008. In the next 5 years the formation of New Sessions Division exclusively for Mohali was envisioned by Hon’ble Punjab & Haryana High Court and foundation for the existing Judicial Court Complex was laid in the year 2013.

Ms. Archana Puri took Charge of the Newly Created Sessions Division as its First District and Sessions Judge. All 11 courts, four district sessions courts, five lower courts, a Lok Adalat and a mediation centre have been shifted to the new complex. The complex, would house as many as 23 court rooms when it becomes completely ready.

Mediation & Conciliation Centre

Under Section 89 of the Code of Civil Procedure the Mediation is one of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods which has been enacted by the Parliament. It is a process in which a neutral third party assists the disputing parties to creatively resolve their disputes without going to trial. Mediation is one such unique medium according to which dispute is settled with the involvement and participation of all the parties and their advocates. The process is totally transparent and confidential.

A Glance at Telecom Providers in Tricity

Today our dependency on mobile phone has grown manifold in comparison to few years ago. Let be an entrepreneur, Services provider, Vendors, Teacher, Student all has great dependency on mobile phones. Life seems to be at a stand-still if someone ever forget to carry his/her mobile phone. There are variety of reasons behind this dependency; a student might want to share his/her study notes or games, Vendor want to stay in close touch with his/her end users and keep them posted about latest updates on his/her products/services, Entrepreneur need it to effectively run business, and so on. With this growing need and our growing dependency on mobile phones the telecom service provider try to attract customers with competitive offers. Many a times wrong commitments cause frustration to end users. Let us list out a few telecom providers operating in Tricity per their rating. The rating is based on customer experience based on below five areas

  1. Call drops;
  2. Poor Signal,
  3. ill manners of customer support,
  4. Easy and less costly plans
  5. Painful customer experience while disconnecting a service

BSNL: BSNL has improved a lot over the time in respect of call drops and signal strength. Though their customer support is not very friendly but not ill mannered. They don’t do wrong commitment and if you want to disconnect any service their system is very simple and easy. Based on these fact BSNL is placed at number one position. Their plans are less costly and easy to understand.

Reliance Jio: Though they too have call drops and fluctuating signal strength but they are likely improve it by the middle of this year. They have cheapest plans and easy to understand. To discontinue a service there is not much difficulty.

Vodafone: The call drops and signal strength is average. Their customer support is good. They have very easy to understand and cost effective post paid plans as compared to pre-paid plans. To discontinue a service there is not much hassle.

Idea: Though the call drops are less but their signal is pathetic while in basements or in elevators. Their plans are fine but customer support is not very helpful in other words non-friendly.

Airtel: There was a time may be 4-5 years ago or more when Airtel was seen as best alternate but they are worst telecom provider in respect of all above five counts today. High call drops and poor signal will frustrate you. They have all those towers in TV commercials not in reality. They have highest call drops, pathetic signal strength. They have made their plans very complex to understand. You call their support or visit their showroom, support executive though may carry a smile on face but will get into an argument the moment you do lots of inquiries. If you decide to discontinue a service then they will make you cry. You will have to make several calls to disconnect your service. Most of the cases they will shift disconnection request few days forward and send you inflated bills.

In case you are unhappy with your service provider follow below simple steps to change your operator while retaining your existing number. There will be practically 10 minutes down time if you follow it as below

send an sms PORT yournumber to 1900

Instantly you will get a code. Go to new service provider the one you wish to choose along with ID proof and address proof (AADHAR will cover both) and fill up your application form. Your new provider will ask you to pay all dues. You can pay 3-4 days extra rent to be on safer side and get a receipt from them. Ensure to inform your new provider that you have paid all your dues so they can register your request. Don’t forget to carry new SIM issued by new service provider and registration number to call when change over happen. After 4-5 days you will get a message on your alternate number (if you have given) that your port request is completed. When you see no signal you can change to new SIM and call the registration number of new provider AND YOU ARE DONE.

Do share your thoughts in comment box below about your BEST and WORST Telecom Service Provider.

IELTS Training in Chandigarh – Seven Reason to choose LOTUS STUDY ABROAD CONSULTANTS

There are seven top reasons to choose LOTUS STUDY ABROAD CONSULTANTS INC. as your Study abroad Consultant and as an institute for the preparation of your exams:

  1. LOTUS GROUP offers a very friendly welcoming environment and starts you off with an orientation program. LOTUS will then take you through the steps to adjust you with your future plans to migrate abroad and to prepare for the language exams Test SPOKEN ENGLISH & PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT COURSE ,IELTS, PTE, TOFFEL, SAT, GRE, GMAT provide all the support you require to achieve a successful career and to make your experience memorable.
  2. LOTUS FACULTY has 22 years of experience in providing study abroad services, helping the students prepare for the language proficiency exams and all kinds of high quality services and support are guaranteed.
  3. LOTUS now offers a new purpose built facility that ensures that all of your needs are met. Excellent, clean and spacious facilities. Multiple computer labs, library and study areas with access to computers.
  4. LOTUS has a team of highly skilled and trained professionals who are specialized in teaching the students of different education backgrounds and different levels. LOTUS trainers guide and motivate all the students to achieve the best of their abilities while offering ongoing support throughout their programs.
  5. LOTUS has highly committed and qualified Management teams and Administration teams who are available for all the study abroad, study support and pastoral care. They offer full guidance and support throughout the process.
  6. LOTUS has great location. Lotus is located in India’s vibrant, multicultural Central Business city: Chandigarh and more branches are being contemplated to be set up shortly. Chandigarh is full of diverse communities and is the Union Territory in North India. It is known as ‘The City Beautiful.’ The city has cosmopolitan environment and is microcosm of an international city. It offers the base of both worlds and is an exciting metropolitan city.
  7. LOTUS… after helping the students to pass through their English proficiency assessment exams by its efficient coaching and guidance, Lotus learns their levels and the goals they want to achieve and then provides them enormous support to file their visa papers and helps them to procure the visas.

LOTUS STUDY ABROAD CONSULTANTS is Located at SCO 1110-1111, Basement, Sector 22-B, Chandigarh, Email: ; Ph: 98550-16606, 97811-17409

Punjab and Haryana High Court Chandigarh

Punjab and Haryana High Court is the High Court of Punjab and Haryana. The high court has jurisdiction over the UT Chandigarh, the State of Punjab and the State of Haryana. The beautifully designed building of the court is designed by the famous French architect Le Corbusier.

History Behind Punjab and Haryana High Court

Established in 1919, the Punjab and Haryana court is situated in the capitol complex in sector 1 of Chandigarh city. Earlier the court was known as the Lahore High Court. The jurisdiction of that court covered undivided Punjab and Delhi. From 1920 to 1943, the Court was conferred with extraterritorial jurisdiction over that part of China that formed part of the British consular district of Kashgar, which had previously been under the jurisdiction of the British Supreme Court for China. This ceased upon the ratification of the British-Chinese Treaty for the Relinquishment of Extra-Territorial Rights in China. During the independence of India, a separate High Court was created at Shimla. This had jurisdiction over Indian Punjab, Delhi and what are now Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. From 17 January 1955, the Court was moved to its present location in Chandigarh. A separate High Court was constituted for the Union Territory of Delhi under the Delhi High Court Act, 1966. Three Judges of the Punjab High Court were transferred to the Delhi High Court, which was constituted on 31 October 1966.

The States Reorganization Act, 1956 paved the way for the formation of Haryana and the Union Territory of Chandigarh from 1 November 1966. Those formations also saw the renaming of the High Court of Punjab as the High Court of Punjab and Haryana. The Judges of the High Court of Punjab became Judges of the common High Court with all the powers and jurisdiction of the High Court of Punjab. However, the principal seat of the High Court remained at Chandigarh.

Spread over 100 acres of land, Punjab and Haryana High Court houses the offices of many administrative branches such as Establishment Branch, Registrar’s Office, Gazette Branch and Copying Branch etc. The Offices of Advocate-Generals, Punjab and Haryana also adjoin the main building. The uniquely designed colourful building has been inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a popular tourist destination for people visiting Chandigarh.


A museum with a beautiful display of artifacts, rare documents and depictions showcasing how the High Court Building came into being, is also a part of the Punjab and Haryana High Court building premises.