Delhi Times Fashion Week

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Delhi Times Fashion Week Culminates on a High Note

New Delhi: The Delhi Times Fashion Week, an initiative of the Times Group culminated on highly glamorous note at Roseate House, Aerocity. The 3-day long event witnessed the presence of the crème de la crème of the lifestyle and fashion world, which was greatly appreciated by everyone. The fashion extravanza saw some of the country’s biggest designers like Ritu Beri, Suneet Verma, MaliniRamani, Joy Mitra, Narendra Kumar, Sulakshana Monga, Suneet Verma, Mehraab, Bharat Reshma, Poonam Bhagat, Nida Mahmood etc.

The majestic Delhi Times Fashion Week opened with Ritu Beri’s Khadi Couture show with Ms. Meenakshi Lekhi, Ms. Najma Heptullah, Ms. Bharti Singh & Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni walking the ramp for her. Yami Gautam and Sonal Chauhan took the style quotient a notch higher as they walked the ramp for Sulakshana Monga and Narendra Kumar respectively.

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Randeep Hooda at Delhi Times Fashion Week 2018

Yami Gautam at Delhi Times Fashion Week 2018

The fashion week got glitzier and snazzier with fabulous collections presented on day 2. Randeep Hooda slayed the ramp as he walked for designer Bharat Reshma. Chitrangda Singh added the oomph factor as she set the ramp ablaze for eminent designer Joy Mitra. Sonal Chauhan closed the show for Narendra Kumar. The show was choreographed by Aparna-Anisha Bahl, Rashmi Virmani and Pranav Hamal.

Chitrangda Singh at Delhi Times Fashion Week 2018

The magic of the affluence fashion week enticed people as celebrities like singer Jassi, Priya Rana (editor Splurge), H E Hector and Toya (ambassador, Ecuador), designer Nayanika, Nandita Basu attended the show. The Delhi Times Fashion Week came to an end with the closing show by Suneet Verma. Malavika Mohanan captivated the audience as she walked for Suneet Verma.

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Speaking at Delhi Times Fashion Week, Rohit Gopakumar, COO, Optimal Media Solutions – Times Group Company said, “It is extremely overwhelming to see the response at Delhi Times Fashion Week (DTFW) edition 2. With our 2nd edition of ‘Delhi Times Fashion Week’ we have grown as a platform for Designers to showcase ‘What’s Next’ of their creations. DTFW has become synonymous to fashion and lifestyle giving a good instinct of it to the fashion lovers across Delhi. Delhi Times has always been a conduit to disseminate and call-out all that is happening with the fashion industry to its discerning audience. After the successful event this year, we promise to be back the next year with even more unique and beautiful collections by eminent designers, taking the fashion quotient a notch higher. A big thank you to all the participating designers and audience who made this event a grand success”.

The top models like Laksmi Rana, Sonalika Sahay, Candice Pinto, Deepti Gujral also graced the runway with their stunning walk in their best outfits. The sponsors of the event who proactively came forward to up the fashion industry included Lakme Salon, Jabong, Orient Fans, Wild Vitamin Water, London Dairy, Brookside etc.

Delhi Times has consistently given impetus to the lifestyle scene in the city through their constant efforts. The event was highly successful and over 2000 people graced the event with their presence. The fashion week was the talk of the town on social media as well. The Delhi Times Fashion week promises to be back with a bang with yet another edition next year to captivate your thoughts.

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About OMS

Optimal Media Solutions (OMS), a Times Group Company, functions to understand and execute contextual PR primarily across entertainment and lifestyle categories & to enhance brand image among its desired Target Group. OMS provides strategic planned communication to aid a brand’s marketing objectivethroughout its lifecycle in a powerful manner that has huge impact & greater recall by package-customization to cater to specific client needs. OMS caters to the clients’ promotional and communication needs by covering events, promotions, parties, campaigns, product launches, product information and entertainment arena. OMS has ventured into various flagship IPS – Times Fashion Week, Times Retail Icons, Times Fresh Face, Times Food Awards, Miss India and each IP have been a huge success in generating content and establishing brand connect.

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Wishes and Blessings Annual Charity Pop Up. Act 4

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I am super excited to share this news with you all. The Wishes and Blessings Annual Pop Show is here and I am all in for this event. This organisation has doing their best to provide basic necessities for the older women left alone on the streets. This pop show is an awesome example of they efforts. Now its our time to show some responsibilities towards the society and to our elders.  Lets make it a huge success. Lets do our bit for the society. We all love our elders, don’t we?? But there are many among us who abundant their older parents or they are left in the streets because they lost their family.  Below is the full details for the event as well as the organisation.

Wishes and Blessings, a Delhi-based NGO, is proud to announce its fourth charity pop-up: WB ACT 4! ACT 4 is a unique curated event to showcase up-and-coming designers, as well as established ones, which makes this a shopper’s oasis. The Wishes and Blessings team has made sure to leave no stone unturned. The festive season is upon us, and soon a lot of us will be hosting guests. ACT 4 has all the solutions to your home décor problems. Shop for beautiful printed bedcovers from Shahi Collection by Himanshu. Buy eye-catching cushion covers from Linen Talk. Buy barware from Bring It Home and unique home décor items from I’m Jasline and Deck Up. Shuffle up and refurbish your house and give back to charity, all at the same time- all at ACT 4!

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Brief about the event

Wishes and Blessings is proud to announce their fourth pop-up: WB ACT 4. A specially curated event, ACT 4 is on the 13th of September, Thursday, from 11 am to 8:30 pm in Royal Park, GK II. The exhibition is a shopper’s paradise, and the best part? All the funds collected will be used for charitable purposes! Money raised from ACT 4 will be used for the running cost of ‘Mann Ka Tilak’, the NGO’s first old age home for the old and the abandoned women of Delhi/NCR. Funds will also be used to set up their first old age home for men. ACT 4 is guaranteed to be the best of both worlds: shopping and charity!

Look forward to an enchanting retail oasis with hand-picked designers, an opportunity to shop for a cause and mingle with celebrities, influencers and bloggers alike!

For all you avant-garde fashionistas, minimalist style seekers and chic office goers…Our upcoming Pop-Up is something you can’t afford to miss!

Hurry and mark your presence at the Wishes and Blessings Annual Charity Pop-Up ACT 4 to do your bit for the charity!

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Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/wishesandblessings/

Instagram Page: https://www.instagram.com/wishesandblessings/

Mann Ka Tilak Fb Page: https://www.facebook.com/wbmannkatilak/?ref=br_rs

Website: www.wishesandblessings.net

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About Wishes and Blessings

Established in 2014 with a mission to ‘inspire and empower dreams’, Wishes and Blessings is a registered NGO that has emerged as a unique platform for helping the underprivileged. We aim to spread blessings and fulfil wishes by linking beneficiaries with donors. We work across
the spectrum of society surpassing age and gender barriers on diverse causes including education, health, skill development and relief.

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Launch Party @The Drunken Botanist

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What a launch party it was…. Right from food  to ambiance..
Music to decor. Everything was on point.
Everybody was so hospitable. Special thanks to Chef for taking such good care of us.
And after watching all the crazy videos of Mr. Drunken Botanist, we finally got to meet this young talent.
Yet another party place to be in Cyber Hub.. but guess what….
IT HAS STOLEN THE SPOTLIGHT
These guys knows the formula very well.

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Highlights were the cocktails
Salmon Pizza & Lichi Basil cocktail was too good
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BUT my favourite is the Pork Belly dish among all. It was one dish, I’m still carrying the flavour in my taste buds.
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And last not the least.. the dessert was superb
It was the perfect Happy Ending of the “Drunken Botanist” story.

Great job guys.

 

The Drunken Botanist Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Raise The Bar Rooftop @Clarens Hotel

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This place has amazed me with its beauty and luxury. And to top it up, the mouth watering food and best of best cocktails. Best place to chill out with friends over few drinks at the beautiful rooftop. The rooftop terrace have been designed extremely well and thoughtfully which makes it even more appealing. In this beautiful winter evenings of Delhi, one must visit tis place and make the most of this amazing place along with their well crafted drinks and food.

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The story behind “Raise The Bar” is that they take you on a Cocktail Journey through different corners of the world and share untold stories of the land. They start from the glorious Gardens of England; the fruity drinks to the America in the 1920’s with its rich and flavourful gin-based cocktails.

The story doesn’t end there. these guys reached the Amazon Rainforest to create drinks that are exotic and infused with the bittersweet flavours of cocoa and bourbon. They also pay a homage to the Great Himalayas, the mystical land of magic and grandeur, resulting in cocktails soaked with zesty tastes.

My favourite items which I enjoyed to the core

Drinks –

# Hiss in the dark – Always a coffee lover and this drink made me super happy as it contains coffee liqueur, vodka, and shot of espresso. 

# Roaring Twenties – A rum based drink with orange and cinnamon.

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Appetisers –

# Smoked chicken and orange salad – my favourite 🙂

# Herb crusted sole fillet

# Pan fried Himalayan trout

# Philadelphia salad roll

# Chicken roll

# Spicy chicken wings – hot hot mess.. loved it to the core

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Desserts –

# Banoffee pie

# Boozy truffles

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Cuisines

EUROPEAN , CONTINENTAL , ITALIAN 

Opening hours

 6 PM to 1 AM

Address

Clarens Hotel, Plot 363, Sector 29, Gurgaon

 

Raise The Bar Rooftop-Clarens Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

“Deceuninck” is all set to open its 1st experiential store catering to Delhiites pollution woes

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New Delhi, 22nd November 2017: With its 1st experiential store, Belgium-based brand Deceuninck (dealing in UPVC Door & Window system) is eyeing to expand its footprint in the Indian Renovation and Individual Home Owners Market.  CEO Mr. Francis VanEeckhout and Director Turkey and Emerging Markets Mr. Ergun Cicekci, Director International Business Development Mr. Moez Mohmedali  – Deceuninck will be inaugurating the showroom this month located in Saket, New Delhi.

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Deceuninck products are used worldwide in varied climatic conditions i.e., tropical climates like that of Chile/Brazil or hot climates like in the Middle East or the high UV areas in parts of Australia. As for India, at a time when New Delhi and other parts of India are struggling to keep its noise and air pollution under permissible limits and extreme temperatures at bay, Deceunincks UPVC Doors, and Windows will help in reducing the noise and pollution levels considerably and save individuals from extreme hot weathers.

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Satish Kumar, Country Manager, Deceuninck, avers, Noise is a major issue in most cities across India considering the traffic snarls, urbanization and rapid increase in metro network. Our Zendow system has the potential to offer high noise insulation and air tightness against the pollution. Deceuninck products suitability in Indian environment

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Opportunity for growth:

Deceuninck is betting on the Indian markets huge growth potential and the demand in housing sector increasing every year, especially in the urban and semi-urban areas.

On how lucrative the Indian market is for Deceuninck, Francis VanEeckhout, CEO, Deceuninck says, India has a very high potential considering the growth of housing sector in India, implementation of new policies like RERA, GST, lower interest rates, higher disposable income in the mid-high end segment, affordable home sector growing at a fast pace given its infrastructure status and of course better informed, internet-savvy  customers of today. Indian consumers are gradually understanding the necessity of high-quality windows behind the glamorous curtains. We plan to be in both the projects and the retail segment in India. Envisaging the retail customers demand various color profiles, we stock a wide range of white as well as color laminated profiles. Our new custom built 35000 sqft warehouse in Chennai stocks nearly 500 tonnes of profiles at any point in time to support our customer’s needs. he adds. India, a country that is developing at a fast pace and increasingly registering its positive presence on a global platform has everything in its favor except the pollution level. It is a glaring fact that World Health Organisation has identified 13 cities of India among the list of most polluted cities of the world with New Delhi securing number second position. So, at a time when New Delhi and other parts of India are struggling to keep its noise and air pollution under permissible limits and extreme temperatures at bay, the opening of 1st experiential store of Belgium-based brand Deceuninck (dealing in UPVC Door & Window system) can rightfully help in reducing the noise and pollution levels considerably and save individuals from extreme hot weathers.

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Through the new store, Deceuninck will be catering to B2B as well as B2C customers at the same time. The experiential store will offer architects and interior designers too so that the customers can explore the infinite design possibilities with UPVC Windows and Doors.

The company aims to roll out a slew of marketing and promotional initiatives for next couples of years. In the next phase, similar experiential stores will be opened up in Bengaluru followed by Mumbai/Pune and Hyderabad.

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The Belgium based company, established in 1937 which is one of the world’s leading UPVC Profile Company having customers all over India, is ranking 3rd in the global market. From its inception in 2012 as a Branch Office of Turkey, Deceuninck has grown substantially with Channel Partners pan India. Owing to the increased demand, it has set up of 35000 sqft warehouses with stocking capacity of up to 600 tons of profiles and hardware and moves to a new experience store for the first time in Delhi.

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Being one of the world’s leading UPVC profile company. It has 3rd rank in global market. Opening a consumer experience store for the 1st time in India

Products are:

UPVC window system
UPVC door system
UPVC sliding system

They are providing a maximum level of energy efficiency and sound insulation due to the higher level of heat and sound insulation. Their aim is to leave a cleaner world to the next generations with our environmentally friendly products.
They add elegancy to the house with the laminated color options inspired by the nature.
They are Indian Green building Certified. They manufacturer 100% recyclable and environmentally conscious product no lead.

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Brief of Mr. Francis VanEeckhout

Holds a Masters Degree in Commercial Engineering, Degree in Applied Marketing and Accountancy. 25 years experience with near 23 years as Managing Director of various companies in the Cement, Mortar, Concrete sector

CEO Deceuninck Group since 2016

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Brief of Mr. Ergun Cicekci

Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul with a Masters Degree from Aston University UK, After his Military Service, he started his career in the Plastics Industry in 1981.

Heading Ege Profil since 1994. Under his leadership, the Deceuninck Group has become the largest market share holder in Turkey. Also responsible for Emerging Markets and is on the Board of Directors Deceuninck Group.

Affinity Express crossed another milestone – Launched new salon in Ghaziabad

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Affinity launched its new hair and beauty studio, Affinity Express at Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad on November 21. With this, the group plans to establish its presence in Ghaziabad and cater to customers looking out for premium services at reasonable prices. The event witnessed complementary launch services like Bomb, AVL and Olaplex. The Affinity express team displayed the Olaplex service which is not easily available in other salons. This is a protein treatment for hair that rebuilds broken hair bonds and the three step procedure results in incredibly healthy hair and thus is important for hair that have been treated with chemicals.

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Speaking on the occasion of the opening, Anand Singh, Franchisee owner of Affinity Express, said, “We are delighted to launch Affinity Express in Crossing Republik, Ghaziabad which is built on the belief of offering world- class services to its customers. The collaboration with Affinity to come up was due to the fact that we have witnessed Affinity’s satisfactory services over time and this encouraged us to work with the brand. Also, the reason behind choosing Crossing Republik was that customers here are looking forward for superior services that give them satisfaction and we, at Affinity use the best products which do not result in product/ Skin damage. Thus, we meet the customer demands and plan to use this opportunity efficiently.”

Vinay Madan, Partner & Director – Operations, Goodman Projects Pvt Ltd, Affinity Express, added, “Affinity, as a brand strives to keep its customers satisfied by offering the best products along with efficient services. We expect that this salon at Crossing Republik will become a pioneer in beauty and hair services in the region. Also, we plan to open 350 salons by 2020. The cities targeted are Srinagar, Batala, Patna, Hyderabad and Jaipur.”

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About Affinity:

Affinity Salon was incorporated more than 25 years ago. In total, the chain has 80 operating salons which are situated in Delhi, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Mohali, Jammu, Agra, Lucknow, Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad. The directors of the company are Vinay Madan, Vishal Sharma, Manish Saharaya and Mukul Harmilapi. Affinity pioneers in establishing brands such as Sebastian, Nioxin, etc. In terms of turnover, it is a 100 cr+ group.

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‘The World of Children’ – His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurates Smile Foundation’s initiative

Bringing a smile to children across India: His Holiness the Dalai Lama inaugurates 

Smile Foundation’s initiative, ‘The World of Children’

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Attended by around 550 students from privileged and underprivileged background, the landmark event focussed on issues and problems faced by Indian children across the socioeconomic spectrum

New Delhi, November 19, 2017: It is said that a child’s smile can brighten up anyone’s day – imagine what would happen when 550 innocent smiles light up a place. This was the view that greeted attendees at NCUI Auditorium, August Kranti Marg, on November 19, 2017 on the launch of Smile Foundation’s ‘The World of Children’ initiative. Approximately 550 children from privileged and underprivileged background were present for the landmark event, which was graced by the Guest of Honour, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, amongst other prominent dignitaries.

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The event witnessed the launch of the initiative – ‘The World of Children’. Conceptualised as a one-of-its-kind platform that brought together children from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, ‘The World of Children’ is aimed at enabling children to discuss their issues challenges, and ideas with each other, as well as youth icons and inspirational leaders from the world over. The initiative is aimed at helping children and adults understand the problems that plague today’s youth and to find the right outlet for their energy and enthusiasm through meaningful, thought-provoking discussions, relevant advice/support, and guidance.

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The event kicked off with the introduction and formal welcome of His Holiness onto the stage, followed by an address by His Holiness to the children in attendance. It was followed by another address and Q&A session between His Holiness and the students. Children from Gramin Vikas Samiti, Nai Disha, Ina Raja Memorial Education Trust, Neev – Mission Education centres of Smile Foundation and from the privileged schools – Bharti Public School (Swasthya Vihar), Bharti Public School (Mayur Vihar), Mount Carmel School, Queen Mary School, Kothari International, Victoria Public School, Mother Global Public School, and Ahlcon International School were the schools participating at the event.

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Reciting anecdotes from his life and experience and laying emphasis on self-creation, His Holiness The Dalai Lama said, ”I see much development in the field of education in the recent years. One can change the way of thinking in order to reduce the gap between rich and poor, both of them have the responsibility to bring in education. I always stress you should develop self-confidence. I would like to contribute to the task taken up by the Smile Foundation and take the mission of equal education and infrastructure to all and bridge this gap. Self-creation is very important and you can become a great person through will-power, hardwork and dedication.”

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Citing India, His Holiness The Dalai Lama said, ”India is my home, both physically and mentally, since last fifty years and I am a student of the Nalanda tradition. In this tradition, there is a lot of emphasis on reasoning, logic, and experiment and not faith. Ancient knowledge of India is more meaningful today, today the world is going through a crisis; it is highly developed but there is no inner peace. Inner peace comes from the training of mind and not temporary shortcuts.”

His Holiness in his message to the children concluded, ”It is your responsibility to build this 21st century into a better, compassionate and peaceful generation. In order to build a better world, you need determination, strictly secular education, universal responsibility.”

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Speaking on the launch, Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-founder & Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation, said, “The children today – whether privileged or underprivileged, need support, advice and guidance to help them realize their true potential, make the right choices, and discover a meaningful purpose in life. The lessons that are learnt in childhood tend to stay with us throughout our lives. We believe that the wise words, advice and guidance of real-life achievers such as His Holiness – the Dalai Lama will positively influence the thought-process and decision-making of the children and will be cherished by them all their lives. We are extremely thankful to His Holiness to grace us with his presence and enrich us with his thoughts. The only objective of “The World of Children” is to ensure that the young minds of our country grow up as good human beings and responsible change-makers committed to build a better world for all.”

In today’s world, depression amongst children the world over is on the rise, as are other critical issues such as loneliness, insecurity, and anxiety etc. This has resulted in a rapid increase in drug abuse, violence, and suicide amongst school-going children of all ages. What’s worse is that these issues often either get swept under the rug because of the fear of social rejection, mistaken for a lack of will, or ignored.

“Ignoring this problem will not make it go away, which is why we are looking to address it with our latest initiative, ‘The World of Children’. Through this unique, one-of-its-kind outreach programme, we are looking to encourage children from various socioeconomic backgrounds to openly discuss their problems with their peers and elders, and to find solutions to those problems through their own experiences, learning, and observations. This will not only help in raising greater awareness about the various issues that plague children today, but also in creating a supportive and nurturing environment that can help them in overcoming challenges, making the right life choices, and realising their true potential,” added Santanu.

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Established in 2002 to effect a positive change at the grassroots level, Smile Foundation has been ceaselessly working towards alleviating the problems and challenges faced by underprivileged children, their families, and their communities. Smile Foundation has won widespread recognition and accolades for its pioneering work in the field of child empowerment over the years, engaging and empowering underprivileged children, youth and women through relevant education, innovative healthcare, and market-focussed livelihood programmes.

About Smile Foundation:

Smile Foundation is a national level development organization benefitting over 400,000 underprivileged children, their families and the community directly through 158 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, livelihood, and women empowerment across 25 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.

 

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