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Ms. Pratibha Advani addresess FICCI FLO members on Tiranga

FICCI Ladies Organization, [FLO invited Ms. Pratibha Advani to address the members of FICCI FLO on Tiranga - the changing colours of India ' at the Radisson Blu, Bantara Hills. A documentary made by her on the National Flag Tiranga ' was also screened. Rekha Reddy, Chairperson FLO Hyderabad said that "We are honoured to have been able to get an in depth knowledge of our flag and have Ms. Advani share her views and experiences for members to learn from. Ms. Pratibha Advani gave the eager audience an insight into the National Symbol and its evolving over decades. She spoke to the audience on various subjects including women role in the progress of the nation and women in films & media.

About FLO:
FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. Its primary objective was to create a platform that voiced the concerns of women entrepreneurs, businesswomen and professionals and promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence. As an all India organization for women, FLO has chapters in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai. Hyderabad. Jaipur, Guwahati and Coimbatore with its head office in Delhi. The Hyderabad Chapter of FLO was launched in 2001 and today has over 400 members. FLO endeavors to enhance the various skills of women through its educational and vocational training programmes, talks, seminars, panel discussion and workshop on a wide range of subject. It also focuses on women related legal and social issues like uniform civil code, domestic violence, etc. In its own capacity. FLO interfaces with women in business and the government to empower them in their professional and entrepreneurial endeavors.

The FLO Hyderabad committee members are
The Chairperson's objective for the year has been "Maximum Information to all members about different aspects of business and industries" and the programs are planned keeping this in mind. These in turn will help them choose an area to use, improve their entrepreneurial skills or work in.

Rekha Reddy — Chairperson Usha Rani Manne - Treasurer lyotsna Angrara — Vice Chairperson Padma Rajgopal - Program Mentor Priyanka Ganeriwal Allahabadi —Secretary Ch. Sumalatha - Program Coordinator

The National Flag In the year 1931, August 31 was declared as India's National Flag Day. In its 76th year. lets take a look at its evolution from being a representative of communities to that of a nation as a whole. The first national flag of India looked like - red colour at the bottom symbolizing strength. saffron in the middle for victory and the green at the top for boldness and enthusiasm. Eight lotuses symbolized the eight provinces of British India. while the sun and the moon represented the Hindu and Muslim faiths. Vande Mataram was inscribed in the center in devnagari. Designed by Vir Savarkar. it was hoisted in 1906.

Through Gandhi, came the first tricolor. Pingali Venkayya. an Andhra youth prepared a flag of two colours representing the two major communities. Gandhi suggested the addition of a white strip to represent the remaining communities of India and the charkha to symbolize progress The resolution to adopt a tricolour flag in 1931. clearly states that it bore no communal significance. Saffron stood for courage and sacrifice White for truth and peace. And Green for faith and chivalry. It also carried a charkha in blue on the white band which was later replaced by Ashoka's Dharma chakra symbolizing dynamism and constant change. Never in its eight-decade history has the Tricolour been made to work as hard as lately, since it became the standard of the Anna movement.

Guest Speaker Ms. Pratibha Advani
PRATIBHA ADVANI is a well-known name in television. She heads SVVAYAM INFOTAINMENT, a media company engaged in the production of entertainment software for Indian television. Pratibha's forte is cinema. She has effectively used cinema and its protagonists as a medium of communication on television.She is credited as being among the few who set a trend of sharp. frank and forthright one on ones on television. The USP of Pratibha's shows are chat sessions with celebrities. If RETAKE WITH PRATIBHA ADVANI. featured Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan. Aamir Khan, Sanjay Duff, and Tabu, NAMASTE CINEMA showcased the life and times of Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Madhuri Dixit J.P.Dutta. Another show YAADEIN, had the journey of legends like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand. Meena Kumari, Madhubala. and V. Shantaram recaptured their life and times. While SWAYAM featured well known people – a 150-odd—from cinema, performing arts and politics. JEEVAN KE PAL DO PAL traced the influence of music on eminent people. Pratibha did an exclusive show on women for CNBC television network. Titled STREE-Super Achiever, a 52-epsiode show, had Pratibha quizzing women who broke the glass ceiling: what it took to be where they reached and how they did it. Those featured include Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Swati Piramal, Chanda Kochher among others. Well versed in current affairs, politics and business. Pratibha's non-film programs include a current affairs show DATELINE KASHMIR, a business show called BUSINESS STREET, and health and fitness programs STAY FIT and TAKE CARE. Pratibhas work for foreign channels includes a current affairs program THIS WEEK IN INDIA for Eastern Net Channel in South Africa, BUSINESS THIS WEEK for Channel 56 in Washington, USA, SOUTH ASIA NEWSLINE. a news program for Sony channel in the UK and the US. Pratibha has produced several documentaries. With India as her theme. she has produced ANANYA BHARATI. VANDE MATARAM and TIRANGA on patriotism. GANGA- the journey of our most sacred river, LORD RAM AND DIWALI etc. She did a stint as ASSISTANT DIRECTOR with well known film maker Kalpana Lajmi on her critically acclaimed film DARMIYAAN. An exponent of Kuchipudi form of Indian dance. Pratibha's interests are multi-dimensional ranging between music. painting, poetry and calligraphy. Conferred with several awards for her work, Pratibha was named MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR in 2004. She was awarded the IIM AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE. GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARD IN JOURNALISM among others.
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