Theme : "Preventing Non-Communicable Diseases: Realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"
Preventing Non-communicable Diseases: Realizing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Venue : Chandigarh, India
Date : 4-6 November 2017,
Pre conference course/CME 3rd November, 2017
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Chandigarh is the best-planned city in India, with architecture which is world-renowned, and a quality of life, which is unparalleled. As the capital of the states of Punjab and Haryana, and the Union Territory of Chandigarh it is a prestigious city. The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is the manifestation of a dream that Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru envisaged and Le Corbusier executed.
Serenity and a city are two diametrically opposite concepts, which however, get belied in the 'City Beautiful'. Chandigarh is a rare epitome of modernization co-existing with nature's preservation. It is here that the trees and plants are as much a part of the construction plans as the buildings and the roads. India's first planned city, is a rich, prosperous, spic and span, green city rightly called " THE CITY BEAUTIFUL ".
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The official language of the conference is English.
Hindi and Punjabi is the local language of Chandigarh, but English language is also quite popular among the locals.
During November, winter season starts to set in the Northern parts of India. The morning and evening will be little cold and during the day will be pleasant. The temperature varies between 18OC to 15OC.
This depends on what locations you will be visiting. Please consult your physician and follow their recommendations. You may also check the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/travel
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The line voltage for electricity is 220 A.C., 50 Hz in the subcontinent. Most hotels provide 110 volt A.C. points for electric shavers
The rules of the road are simply very different here in India. Traffic generally is much slower than in some other parts of the world, and it is very common to see animals amongst moving traffic. Use great caution when crossing streets. Horn blowing is deemed precautionary and is a constant 24 hour reality.
Tipping (where it's warranted) is common practice in India. It's fine to tip in a popular foreign currency or local currency. Naturally, it's never compulsory and should only be done if you're happy with the service.
India has only one time zone which covers the entire country. Indian Standard Time (IST) is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of GMT.
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