Rustomjee Urbania Hosts Football League Cum Knock Out Tournament

Sport is such an intrinsic part of our lives, ever since our school days we are encouraged to play sports. One of the most popular sports in the world is football and right now the world cup fever has gripped the globe. Celebrating the love for football in our children Rustomjee Urbania has organized the Football League Cum Knock Out Tournament.

To be held on the 14th and 15th of July at the Rustomjee Cambridge International School Ground, the tournament will have teams in two categories – Under 16 and Under 10. The teams will have 5 players each with 3 rolling substitutes. The duration of each match will be 20 minutes with each half consisting of 10 minutes. It’s going to be an exciting event and if it rains – that will surely be the cherry on the cake for the footballers!

The tournament will not only encourage kids to take up sports but will also inculcate in them a team spirit and sportsmanship. They will learn that discipline and adherence to the rules is as important as winning – play the game and play it well.

There are several prizes up for grabs for those children and teams who excel on the field. These include:

1. Man of the match for each match to be played.
2. Best Player of the tournament.
3. Top goal scorer of the tournament!!!
4. Medals to the top 4 teams (Gold – winner, Silver- 1st Runners up, Bronze – 2nd and 3rd Runners up)
5. Trophies to the winning team
6. Participation certificate to all the players

Details at a Glance:

The Little League Football Tournament
Event dates: 14th and 15th July, 2018
Time: 9 am onwards
Entry Fee: Rs 100/- per child
Last Date of Registration: 7th July, 2018
Venue: Leon’s World Centre, Rustomjee Cambridge International School Ground, Rustomjee Urbania, Thane (W)
To register, please call: 9819094929 | 9819060920

About the Tournament:

It’s a 5-a-side (5 +3 rolling substitutions) football league cum knock out tournament. The tournament will be for two days i.e. 14th & 15th July, 2018.

Terms and Condition:

1. There will be two categories of team. Under 16years (as on date) and under 10years (as on date).
2. Entry fee per kid will be Rs100 (Only cash to be accepted). Last date of registration is 7th July, 2018.
3. The duration of match will be of 20 minutes (Each half will be of 10 minutes).
4. Each team will have 5 players and 3 rolling substitutes. No player can play in two different teams or category.

Note: – Tournament rules and regulations to be strictly followed. Referee decision will be considered as the final decision. Any team getting into conflict will be disqualified from the tournament.

Houseful! As The Gruffalo is Staged at Leon’s World

Stories give wings to a child’s imagination and theatre brings those very story to life; making it a more reactive experience for the kids. To see and hear the characters they have read about is a wonderful opportunity to understand the nuances of the story.

The staging of The Gruffalo, a popular tale by Julia Donaldson, at the Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development on the 1st of July was a big hit with the kids and their parents. In fact, over 150 children and their parents came to watch the play and given the capacity of the hall, it was staged twice to ensure that no one missed out on this excellent opportunity.

Shreedevi Sunil of the The Talking Turtles Storytellers presented the story using puppets. The audience was spell bound as she used the animal puppets as an interesting visual storytelling tool to unfold the tale of the clever little mouse who manages to outwit a fox, an owl, a snake and finally even the Gruffalo, an animal who is half grizzly bear, half buffalo. Her amazing voice modulation to portray the voices of the different animals was an art in itself and really had the kids hanging on to every word.

Leon’s World Centre makes it a point to bring interesting new theatre performances to Rustomjee Urbania every month. The benefits of theatre on the minds of children are many, not least being the fact that they are enjoying themselves and being entertained beyond the realm of electronic media. This is one instance where they are actually happy to be ‘unplugged’.

Swarangan – a recital of classical music at Leon’s World

William Shakespeare wrote, ‘if music be the food of love, play on,’ and indeed this is how most people feel when they hear the mellifluous strains being extracted from an instrument by a trained musician.

Music is such an important part of our lives, uplifting our spirits and adding a new dimension to the ordinary. Scientific studies have shown that children who learn music show an increased blood flow to the brain and also improved memory and reading skills.

Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development encourages young children to pursue their passion for music. Here children can learn Hindustani Classical Music from the Ajivasan Institute by Suresh Wadkar Ji. The institute is renowned for providing scientific training in Hindustani Classical Music and the students have had the opportunity to perform with the master himself on several occasions. Ajivasan aims at spreading music education employing a practical and scientific method which widens the individual’s ability to use his/her potential to 100%. At the Ajivasan academy, they believe that a Guru passes on his knowledge of music to the disciples hoping that they learn to live the art.

The students of the Ajivasan Academy at the Leon’s World will be performing at an event titled “Swarangan” on 8th July. The audience will be regaled with an hour of soulful music performed by the students which will include solo and group performances by the singers. Come and feel your soul being uplifted by the Ragas that are such a rich part of our traditional and cultural heritage.

Details at a Glance:

Swarangan by Ajivasan Academy
Venue: Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development, Rustomjee Urbania, Thane(W)
Date: 8th July, Sunday 2018
Time: 11:00 am (1 hour event)
To register, please call: 9819094929 | 9819060920

Successful Teenage Transitions Workshop Eye-opener for Kids and Parents

The Successful Teenage Transitions on 24th June 2018 at the Rustomjee Cambridge International School, organized by the Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development, was truly a success with the 50 parents and teens who attended the same.

Conducted by Life Transitions Coach – Pratiksha Seth, the two hour session, led the teenagers through the various issues that many of them typically face but are either not able to identify or vocalize to a trusted adult. The children also learnt some life skills which will stand them in good stead in the future like how to create a vision for the future and set goals for themselves; how to better manage their time and prioritize, how to cope with stress and manage their emotions as well as learning how best to interact with their peers and deal with peer pressure. The workshop aimed at not only helping teens cope with the issues they currently face but also assisting them to be future ready and grow into mature, well-adjusted adults.

One of the fathers who had accompanied his 15 year old son to the workshop said, “Teenage is a very confusing time for the kids and I remember when I was a teenager, I found it very hard to speak to my parents about the problems I was facing. I especially accompanied my son to this workshop because I want him to know that the communication channels are always open between us and we should face anything together as a family. I was quite impressed with the workshop and I feel that it will help my son to figure out what he wants in life, choose his friends wisely and not give in to peer pressure and also gain insights into what he wants to do with his life.”

Getting teens to be ‘life-ready’ was the aim of the workshop which Pratiksha Seth ably accomplished.

Beware! The Gruffalo Comes to Leon’s World

Children love the fantasy world of stories and one of these stories that has captured the attention of thousands of children since it was published almost 20 years ago – The Gruffalo written by Julia Donaldson.

The Talking Turtles Storytellers are bringing this tale alive for kids by staging it as a puppet show at the Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development. The story is that of a little mouse who lives in the woods, one day he is met in turn by a fox, an owl and a snake, all of them want to eat him and make a pretense of inviting him to their home. But the quick witted mouse tells them he is waiting for his friend, an imaginary creature he thinks up, the Gruffalo who is half grizzly bear, half buffalo and describes the creature’s fearsome attributes and also lets them know that if the Gruffalo met them, he would surely eat them up. After thus escaping from certain death, the mouse is horrified to come face to face with an actual Gruffalo. Here again, the mouse uses his intellect and convinces the Gruffalo that he, the mouse, is in fact the most fearsome creature in the woods. How does he do that? Come watch the Gruffalo and see the shenanigans of the clever little mouse who once again proves that brains are mightier than brawn.

The story will be narrated by Shreedevi Sunil using the art of puppetry. The animal puppets are an interesting visual storytelling tools that captivate the attention of the audience. Talking Turtles Storytellers was founded over 7 years ago by Shreedevi and her partner Deepa Panchal. Since 2010 she has been engaging children in stories using a variety of storytelling tools.

Details At a Glance:

The Gruffalo: A Puppet Play
Presented by: Talking Turtles Storytellers
Venue: Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development,Rustomjee Urbania,Thane(W)
Date: 1st July 2018
Age Group: 3 to 60 years
Time: 11.30am -12.30pm
Tickets: Rs 300 per person.
To register, please call: 9819094929 | 9819060920

Students attend free Construction Guidance Workshop by RAGC

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) hosted a special workshop which offered free guidance to students considering a career in the construction field. The workshop was conducted at Rustomjee Paramount at Khar and gave students detailed information and real time feel of the different aspects of construction and what a career in this field would entail.

This workshop is a continuance of RAGC’s endeavors to encourage and guide students, especially those from less privileged homes, about the different vocations and employment opportunities open to them. Students are trained at RAGC in sectors such as Construction, Electrical, Hospitality, Automobile and Business. Besides, RAGC, through its association with some of the major players in the different fields even offers students placement upon completion of the courses.

Mr. Percy S. Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group, referring to the workshop said, “With the country well and truly entrenched on the path of development and the construction sector at the forefront of it all, this is a very exciting sector to be a part of. The workshop was organized to give students an overall, hand’s on view of what their career options would be and what a career in construction would entail. It is important that education equip students to hone their skills and prepare for a vocation. RAGC was established with that vision in mind and has admirably fulfilled it over the years.”

Mr. Kevin John – General Manager, Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) says, “Education is the best tool to drive India towards progress. RAGC aims at contributing in their own unique way towards driving India towards development. Today’s students are tomorrow’s asset and we have to nurture them in the right way. RAGC believes in providing an all-round development wherein the workshops play an integral part in imparting the practical hands on knowledge of the relevant industry.”

Mr. Mahesh Gera- HR Head, Rustomjee Group, expressed his excitement by adding, “Vocational education is very important to ensure gainful employment and we at Rustomjee Paramount were pleased that our project could serve as the perfect location for the workshop to provide guidance to students about careers in the construction industry.”

About Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC):
RAGC was established in 2008 as a Vocational education and training division of Rustomjee Group. Since its inception, RAGC has successfully trained over 25,000 students. The Vocational institute was launched with the objective of making India the capital of skilled manpower by making vocational education as a prime choice in a student’s career.

RAGC gives hands-on experience to students through its unique methodology which gives the proper blend of practical and theoretical learning. This enables students to excel in their respective field and becomes masters of their skill and therefore employable.

RAGC has been awarded A+ Grade by the Government of Maharashtra and obtained the title of the Best Vocational Training Provider by the UK India British Council & FICCI. RAGC was also one of the finalists in the Times of India Social Impact Awards 2011. In 2018, the students won 9 medals (4 gold and 5 silver) out of 14 medals at the Maharashtra Skill Competition.

Sundowner at Rustomjee Paramount

The My Space Pavilion at Rustomjee Paramount came alive creating just the right ambience for the Vertigo Sessions Sundowner Edition presented by Rustomjee & Sula. Over 200 people cherished the company of friends with fine wine to keep the mood eclectic and the conversations scintillating. Adding a touch of Bollywood glamour were actress Padmini Kolhapure and her close friends and family and also some members of the well known Morani family.

Sula introduced some of its brands at the gathering including – Beluga Noble; Highland Queen; Asahi; Cointreau; Botanist; Rasa Shiraz; Riesling; Brut Tropicale. The bar was the place to be at as the bartender rustled up some interesting mocktails and cocktails which complimented the sumptuous appetizers.

Everyone present agreed that it was a wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening and just enjoy being present in the moment with stimulating conversations and some delightful company.

Shekhar Lele, Marketing Head (Premium Projects), Rustomjee Group said, “It is events like these that make us appreciate the finer things of life which are not always material but more about taking out the time from our busy schedules to connect on a personal level with others. To not just rekindle old friendships and interests but create new ones. This is what life at Rustomjee Paramount is all about – giving yourself the space to experience, introspect and just be – My Space.”

About Rustomjee Paramount:
The multi-storeyed towers are designed by renowned architects Sanjay Puri from Sanjay Puri Architects, Mumbai. The self-sufficient gated community is strategically located – with easy access to the Western Express Highway, S.V. Road, Bandra-Worli Sealink and also the international airport. It is close to the BKC business district as well as in proximity to education, healthcare and entertainment facilities. Most of the residences have sea views and the project is in great demand by discerning clients, such that the A and B Wing have been sold out.

Living in a gated community fosters a sense of bonhomie and the chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share similar profile and interests in life. Your kids get the chance to make friendships that will last a lifetime. This is the only project in the Bandra-Khar area which has over 30 My Space amenities that further provide opportunities to rekindle your interests with your neighbours either while taking a dip in the saltwater pool or watching your kids have a play date in the Toddler’s Studio. Elderly residents can enjoy the peace and quiet of the Senior Citizen’s Zone… all while being assured that their safety and security has been taken care of. In fact, the Alfresco Sky Lounge, Banquet Hall,Toddler Studio, Business Centre, Gymnasium, Indoor Games Room, Salon & Spa and Bio Pond are ready and functional, with several events already being hosted at the Alfresco Sky Lounge for the benefit of the residents and their guests. Rustomjee ensures that residents can truly enjoy the luxury of space – ‘My Space’ – the opportunity to unwind and de-stress with their hobbies and interests.

Workshop on Successful Teenage Transition at Rustomjee Leon’s World

Teenage is a time for some major adjustments in life and attitude. Most teenagers experience some amount of angst and confusion given the fact that they are dealing with not only physical changes but changes in their social set up. Being in the ‘in-between’ phase of life – not a child and not quite an adult is rather stressful.

Rustomjee, staying true to its vision of being a ‘thoughtful’ builder and providing safe environs in their projects where ‘Childhood’s Available’ recognize that teenagers need some assistance when it comes to crossing this important bridge in their lives and that is why Rustomjee has organized a special workshop on Successful Teenage Transitions on 24th June 2018 at the Rustomjee Cambridge International School. The workshop will be a first step towards guiding teenagers to be accepting and happy with who they are; to figure out who they truly are, develop a strong sense of self, find their purpose in life and follow their dreams

In our 2 hour interaction, teenagers will actively work with Life Transitions Coach – Pratiksha Seth to achieve the following:

• Reflection & Introspection – “Who Am I?”
• Get rid of your Self-Limiting Beliefs – Growth mindset
• Create a Vision for the Future – Goal setting
• Focus on your Priorities – Time management
• Manage your Emotions – Dealing with stress
• Positive Peer Interaction – Social acceptance

Essentially, the workshop will equip teenagers with the ability to be ready for life.

Parents can rest assured that their teens will be guided by the right experienced and professional person. The facilitator of the workshop, Ms. Pratiksha Seth is an entrepreneur and educationist by passion. She undertakes training and coaching assignments for large corporate houses such as the Tata Group, Indian Oil, Vodafone, HDFC Bank, Siemens, among others.

As a corporate trainer she specializes in all areas of Behavioral Skills, facilitates Focus Group Discussions, conducts Development & Assessment Centers. Since last 5 years she is a visiting faculty at NMIMS School of Distance Learning where she teaches post graduate students Communication, HR & Management subjects. She is a certified Life Coach from Symbiosis Coaching and The Certified Coaches Alliance. Her forte is coaching parents and students experiencing educational and career transitions.

Details at a Glance:
Successful Teenage Transitions with Life Coach Pratiksha Seth
Venue: Rustomjee Cambridge International School, Rustomjee Urbania, Thane(W)
Date: 24th June, Sunday
Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm
Age Group: 12 – 16 years
Entry Fee: Rs 200 per child
To register, call: 9819094929 | 9819060920

Loads of Turns in The Twisted tale of Beauty and the Beast

It was exciting Sunday morning at Leon’s World Centre for Holistic Learning and Development as parents and children gathered for the staging of A Twisted Tale of Beauty and the Beast. The very title of the play had everyone wondering how the story would play out and whether along with the quirky characters there would be a even bigger twist in the story. The play may have been based on a fairy tale but it was by no means set in a ‘land far, far away’ in fact this beauty and beast were right here in Thane.

The audience was hooting in laughter at the antics of the beast’s ‘slaves’ which included a clock that tick-tocks to any tune, a panda who doesn’t do anything and a clown who does everything. Also, the beast is now tech savvy and also had a mobile that talks and dances at his beck and call. Through a number of hilarious ‘twisted’ situations beauty and the beast finally achieve their happy ending. The play was presented by the Ethiros Theatre Group, written by Reynold D’sa and directed by Nishil Kamalan.

One of the fathers who attended the play with his son said, “I was really intrigued with the title of the play itself and so decided to come with my son to see the play. It was interesting to see how they had taken an age old fairy tale that we have all grown up with and given it a new twist in the modern context. I feel characters like the mobile phone made it more relatable for a young audience who are growing up with these gadgets. Leon’s World Centre is doing a really good job in bringing such interesting and unique plays for our kids to enjoy.”

Rustomjee Elements Organizes Special Screening of IPL Finals

When its IPL season, you can be sure that every true blue Indian cricket fan is either in the stadium or glued to their television or smart phone watching every play with keen interest. And for the final match, everyone makes plans to watch it with their friends and family – the Rustomjee family was no different. At the Rustomjee Elements, over 190 people who included residents and Rustomjee customers and others who form a part of the community that Rustomjee has built with their thoughtful and caring ways.

The Rooftop Sea Lounge at the Rustomjee Elements was the perfect location for IPL fans to gather and follow the match on the big screen. Even as they cheered when their favourite player hit a 4 or 6 or a wicket was taken; ‘dhol’ players joined them in the revelry. Other than the match, which was the main attention grabber, there were many other activities, especially to keep the children entertained, which included face painting. Those who attended the memorable evening also went home with souvenirs in the form of faces of the participants sketched on cricket balls by caricature artists.

The final match proved to be an edge of the seat entertainer even as Shane Watson in top form managed an undefeated 117 runs and carried away the Man of the Match honour. Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets and won their third IPL trophy.

Delectable snacks, mocktails and a scrumptious dinner rounded off a perfect evening. All part of the ‘My Spaces’ concept which is the fulcrum on which all the amenities and events at Rustomjee Elements are planned and executed – giving busy executives and business honchos the space to enjoy the pleasures of life – outside the office and boardroom.