Dog Day Afternoon at Ireo Waterfront

Sunday, January 31st, 2016 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

More than 300 dogs of various breeds walked the ramp and basked in the spotlight at the All Breed Dog Show 2016 organized by Ireo in association with Kennel Club India at the pristine township of Ireo Waterfront in Ludhiana. The event attracted pets and pet lovers not just from Punjab but from all over India including Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jammu & Kashmir, Assam, Delhi, Rajasthan, UP, MP, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.

Several prized breeds including Siberian Husky, Rottweiler, Toy Poodles, Spitz, Chow-Chow, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, Tibetian Mastiff, Saint Bernard and Pug amongst others participated in the show. The dogs were dressed in colourful costumes and cute accessories like ribbons, hair clips, caps, warmers, etc. Dogs were awarded for their good behaviour, obedience and grooming.

The proud owners enjoyed the show on the perfect sunny day. Kajal, a dog lover, said “I love dogs. It was so good to see dogs of massive breeds like Saint Bernard and Rottweiler. I wish such events are held frequently.” Paramjit Singh and Amarjeet Kaur, who had come to participate in the event with their Great Dane, said “Not only us, but our dog also seems exhilarated to be part of the show. We also got a chance to interact with several other dog owners to discuss issues and problems related to our pets. It was good to exchange tips.” Karina, a Russian national, came with a standard poodle imported from Sweden and a Siberian Husky. “My dogs are my best friends and I love to take them wherever I go”, she said.

Apart from the dog show, there were a large number of kennels and canine product stalls displaying various varieties of pets. A live DJ, foot-tapping music and finger-licking food complemented the show and contributed to guests having an unforgettable day out.

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Kite Flying Festival 2016 at Ireo Waterfront

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

The sky above Ireo Waterfront township in Ludhiana turned into a colourful playground as several kites manoeuvred through it during the Kite Flying Festival held on 17th Jan. More than 2000 Ludhianvis gathered on the grounds of the 500 acre township for the event that was held for the 3rd consecutive year to mark the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Guests were welcomed with kites and thread. People of all age groups joined in the fun with some flying kites, and others pulling strings and holding the string-roll. Kids were seen learning the art of kite flying from elders, while adults relived their favourite childhood pastime by indulging in the activity after a long gap. Amit Monga, a businessman, said he was flying a kite after a span of at least 15 years. “Kite flying is fun after a long time”, he said. Amandeep Singh, another visitor at the event, brought his daughters to introduce them to kite flying. He said, “We used to engage in kite flying as children. But children these days are too absorbed in gadgets and technology. It is time cultural organisations and corporates take initiatives like these to bring kite flying back among the spectrum of popular hobbies and activities.”

Apart from kite flying, there were several other activities to engage everyone who attended the event. Couples and children participated in games like tongue twisters, musical chair, lucky dip, treasure hunt and Bollywood quizzes, amongst others. Winners went home with attractive shopping gift hampers. People also grooved to a live DJ performance with foot tapping songs.

Speaking on the occasion, Madhukar Tulsi, President Ireo, commented, “The energy, the vigour and the enthusiasm with which Ludhianvis have participated in the previous Kite Flying Festivals has prompted us to make this an annual event. At Ireo, it is our endeavour to create townships which are not only functionally relevant but also become the epicentre for cultural and social happenings. We hope with each year that passes, we are able to provide more of such avenues for celebration.”

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

Sonam Kalra dazzles Ludhiana with her performance. Sunday, 13 December 2015, Ludhiana: Keeping with its commitment of providing its residents the finest life has to offer, Ireo Waterfront hosted an exclusive red-carpet ‘Jazz’ performance for the select few at the beautiful lakeside lawns of the 500 acre township. The star of the day was versatile and vivacious singer SONAM KALRA who enthralled the Ludhiana audience with her lively performance on Sunday afternoon.

Sonam Kalra has been trained in both Indian and Western music traditions and is equally adept at both. She has a rich, powerful, and sensitive voice that touches the soul, with an ability to blend styles, yet stay true to the music. She has trained in Indian classical music under Shubha Mudgal and Sarathi Chatterjee and has also studied varied genres of Western music including classical opera, jazz and gospel under the noted tenor, Hur Chul Yung, soprano Situ Singh Bueller and gospel singer Ashley Clement in Singapore. Sonam is also a writer, a voice-over artiste and a stage and television actor. Sonam has shared the stage with legendary musicians like Abida Parveen and Sting.

Commenting on the event Mr. Madhukar Tulsi, President, Ireo said, “At Ireo, we are committed to providing our customers quality lifestyle and quality homes. This is evident in the world-class club facilities that we provide at all our residential developments. With a plethora of leisure and entertainment options on offer, Ireo Waterfront is emerging as an epicenter for social and cultural activities in Ludhiana.”

Ludhiana’s crème de la crème decked up in their best turned up to enjoy this unique experience at the lakeside. The guests had a gala time listening to entertaining music paired with sumptuous food.

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Ludhiana Run for Education

Sunday, December 06th, 2015 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

Ludhiana, Sunday, 6th December 2015: Ireo in association with Round Table India organized ‘Run for Education’, a charity mini marathon to support education initiatives for under privileged children in Punjab. The event was held for the third consecutive year at Ireo Waterfront on Sunday, 6th December 2015.

Over 2000 Ludhianavis participated in the 6.5km mini marathon organized on the lush grounds of Ireo Waterfront campus. The marathon was flagged off by Ravnit Singh Bittu (Member of Parliament) and Bharat Bhushan Ashu (MLA, Ludhiana), who also participated in the run. The event saw participation from students, professional and families of all age groups starting from 5 to 65 years. Participants were divided into five categories (Under 18, 18-40Years, 40-50Years, 50-60Years & 60 Above). At the end of the run, winners were declared for each category. The winners took home exciting prizes including bicycles, mobiles, tablets, holiday vouchers, gym membership and more. Besides, each participant who completed the race was awarded a congratulatory certificate. Free eye checkup and diet consultation camps were also set up onsite for all participants.

Madhukar Tulsi, President, IREO was delighted to see the enthusiastic and spirited participants. The funds collected from the event would be used for building classrooms for under privileged children.

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Second Ireo Boot Camp organized at Ireo Waterfront

Sunday, October 04th, 2015 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

After undertaking a successful boot camp earlier this year, Ireo organized yet another high-spirited Boot Camp on October 4, 2015, at its 500-acre township in Ludhiana, Ireo Waterfront. Enthusiastic people of Ludhiana including residents of Ireo Waterfront township kick started their day by participating in several sports and fitness activities organized to inspire participants to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

The event was attended by people of all age groups who participated in competitive games like Radio Car Race, Karate, Archery, Football, Golf Putting, Badminton and more. Remote control boat racing, a popular activity abroad, was organized for the first time in the city at the Ireo Waterfront Lake, and saw an excited participation from young as well as old. Some people chose non-competitive activities such as Zumba, Bhangra, Aerobics, Yoga and meditation. Even those who didn't participate in the activities thoroughly enjoyed the high-energy atmosphere of the morning as they cheered on the participants.

According to Madhukar Tulsi, President at Ireo, “The over-whelming response that we received for our previous boot camp has prompted us to recreate the experience yet again. It is heartening to witness Ireo Waterfront turning into an epicenter of cultural and social activities. Events like these inspire people to imbibe a healthy lifestyle.”

Supported by Kross Bikes and brands like Coca Cola, Diet Mantra, Burn, Holiday Partner, Activity Partner and Decathlon; Ireo has plans to run this boot camp as a monthly activity in the future for the people of Ludhiana.

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Entertaining Gurgaon with Amol Palekar and Hindi Theater’s Celebrated Comedy ‘Hai Mera Dil’

Saturday, August 08th, 2015 Location : Epicentre, Gurgaon

After a spectacular inaugural show in April featuring Anupam Kher, Gurgaon Centerstage returned with yet another astounding theatre fiesta on August 8th at Epicentre, Gurgaon. The event featured India’s first comedy cult hero, Amol Palekar and Hindi theatre’s longest running comedy ‘Hai Mera Dil’.

People of Gurgaon got a rare opportunity to interact with Amol Palekar in a live chat show that preceded the play. The veteran actor had a room full of theatre enthusiasts spell bound as he talked about his journey in Hindi cinema, the genre of comedy in theatre and films, and life in the world of performing arts. He then delved on the work of legendary director late Dinesh Thakur whose famous rib-tickling comedy Hai Mera Dil was staged in the evening. The event marked a tribute to the veteran director on his birth anniversary on the same day.

Starring versatile actors Aman Gupta and Preeta Mathur, the play left the audience in splits. This timeless comedy has classic gags and jokes that have regaled the audiences for more than 36 years now with over a thousand shows. Excited about performing in Gurgaon, Preeta said, “I am thankful for this great initiative by Ireo and Hindustan Times. The play has been on quite a journey – from a full house in Prithvi theatre in Mumbai to a performance in Gurgaon. I believe that theatre has so much entertainment in it that it’s time people of Gurgaon got more of this wonderful art form”.

The event marked the second edition of Ireo Gurgaon Centerstage, which is a joint initiative of Ireo and Hindustan Times in association with Kutumb Foundation. The year round theatre carnival will bring various performance art related activities, plays and workshops for the performance art lovers in Gurgaon. According to Lalit Goyal, Vice Chairman and MD at Ireo, “With so many of our projects now coming up in Gurgaon, we see this year-round theatre platform as a small contribution towards building the social infrastructure in the city.”

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Ballantine’s Scotch Tasting at Ireo Waterfront

Saturday, June 20th, 2015 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

The crème de la crème of Ludhiana got a real taste of fine living during the exclusive red-carpet ‘scotch tasting’ evening that was organized for a select few at the pristine Ireo Waterfront township.

Guests got an opportunity to taste Ballantine’s Finest, 12, 17 and 21-year old whiskies with everyone raising a glass and saying ‘Slainte Mhath!’, Scottish for ‘cheers to good health’. Dressed in traditional Scottish dress, James Arney, Ballantine’s brand ambassador and whisky connoisseur, led the elite guests through an informative session on the nuances of whisky appreciation and how the range of Ballantine’s whiskies pair with diverse gourmet finger-foods. This was followed by an interactive question and answer session with the whisky expert.

The evening wound-up with a gala cocktail and dinner get-together.

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Fashion Show to Support ‘Save the Girl Child’ Campaign

Friday, May 22nd, 2015 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

Ireo recently organised a fashion show to aid the ‘Save the girl child’ campaign in association with FICCI at Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana. As part of the event, members of FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) along with their daughters took on the ramp to showcase designer Joy Mitra’s summer collection “Piku”. Every item was dedicated to support the campaign.

Archana Garodia Gupta, National President, FICCI FLO – herself a keen champion of women-friendly initiatives including the promotion of women’s industrial parks – was the guest of honour at the event. All contributions made by guests will be used by the Ludhiana chapter of FLO for activities of the grass-root organization, Apne Aap Women, which works towards addressing women’s rights issues and eradication of sex trafficking.

According to Madhukar Tulsi, President at Ireo – “It is a privilege to be associated with an initiative which promotes the cause of the girl child. Ireo engages in activities aimed at developing and improving community life around our projects. Already the Waterfront township has become a centre of meaningful cultural and social activity in Ludhiana.”

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“Dada Tree” sculpture by Subodh Gupta unveiled at The Grand Arch

Saturday, April 25th, 2015 Location : Le Club, The Grand Arch

On the scintillating Saturday evening of April 25, 2015, The Grand Arch residents got a real taste of fine living as the spectacular ‘Dada’ tree sculpture by renowned contemporary artist Subodh Gupta was unveiled at the condominium amidst live music, cocktails and a talk by the artist himself.

The nearly 22 ft. high installation, which resembles a banyan tree, complements the eye-catching “Arch-Shaped” architecture of The Grand Arch and creates an immersive experience for residents who are now beginning to move in to their stylish new homes.

The sculpture is made of polished, hyper-reflective stainless steel, with curvy branches and has clusters of utensils as leaves. The artwork makes creative use of objects that were part of the artist’s childhood in the small town of Khagaul in Bihar, including steel tiffin boxes, thali pans, bicycles, and milk pails. According to Subodh Gupta, “The tree is its title ‘Dada’, the Hindi word for grandfather, the patriarch under whose protection a family thrives and in whom one sees one’s own reflection.”

Undoubtedly the tree was the favorite selfie spot for guests who clicked themselves with the unique sculpture and the ‘Arch’ tower as the backdrop. Guests also got an opportunity to interact with the artist as he was present on the occasion.

‘Dada Tree’ installation at The Grand Arch is only a taste of things to come. Ireo has plans to display more such exclusive artworks throughout the upcoming over 500 acre Ireo City township. According to Lalit Goyal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director at Ireo, who is himself an avid art collector, “Bringing soulful and inspiring art to the residents of Ireo communities is an integral part of our vision to create a holistic lifestyle in Ireo townships.”

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Ireo Hosts City’s Biggest Fitness Fiesta with Ireo Boot Camp

Sunday, April 19th, 2015 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

Ludhiana got up to a healthy start on Sunday morning with Ireo Boot Camp, a fun filled fitness fiesta organized on the lush grounds of Ireo Waterfront township in Ludhiana. Over 1000 enthusiastic people kick-started the day with fitness activities such as Zumba, Bhangra, Aerobics, Yoga and meditation.

Several games including archery, fun football, golf putting, badminton, etc. attracted sporty participation from people of all age groups. A special cycling dirt track was made for cycling enthusiasts in the city. Some breath-taking cycling stunts performed by a special team of experts from Chandigarh left the audience thoroughly enthralled. Even those who did not take part in the activities thoroughly enjoyed the high-energy atmosphere of the morning as they cheered the participants. Ireo Boot Camp was attended by entire families, with a line-up of exciting activities for people of all age groups.

Events like Ireo Boot Camp and various other sports and adventure activities organized over the past years are part of Ireo’s larger vision to create a vibrant and healthy lifestyle for its communities. Apart from encouraging a healthy lifestyle, these events also instill a spirit of leadership and camaraderie among participants. Moreover, these events are bringing to life Ireo’s Open Living philosophy where people play, participate, celebrate and interact on the lush lakeside landscape of Ireo Waterfront.

Ireo Boot Camp would be run as a monthly activity in the future with more exciting and engaging health and fitness activities for people of all age groups.

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All-Season Theatre Carnival Comes to Gurgaon

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 Location : Epicentre, Gurgaon

Performance art lovers in Gurgaon were in for a treat as the city played host to one-of-its-kind theatre fest, Ireo Gurgaon Centerstage, held on April 11th & 12th at Epicentre. The two-day event, organized by Ireo in association with Hindustan Times and Kutumb Foundation, is a precursor to the year round theatre carnival that will bring various performance art related activities, plays and workshops for the people of Gurgaon.

The highlight of the event was the opening act by veteran actor, Anupam Kher, who was seen on stage in the iconic play "Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai", an autobiographical portrayal of actor’s journey from a small town man to becoming one of the industry’s most luminous artists. The actor also interacted with the audience over chat shows organized on both the days of the event. “I am very happy that aside from a play, this is also a festival of theatre, a celebration of an art form, and it could help build the cultural fabric of a city”, said Anupam.

The event included various workshops for all age groups such as storytelling, puppetry, mask making, stress buster and role reversal for parents and children. Some of these workshops were led by the festival director, Imran Khan, a prominent theatre personality. An open stage was also set up to showcase and provide platform for musical performances and solo acts.

An ambitious art and culture initiative, the theatre carnival acted as a great platform for the performing arts in Gurgaon. In comparison to Delhi, the Millenium City has few alternatives for art and cultural activities. According to organizers, this is why Gurgaon has been chosen as the venue for this theatre fest. Moreover, it is also an effort on part of Ireo and Hindustan Times to give back to the city by contributing towards building a culturally rich lifestyle. Further, they have collaborated with Kutumb Foundation, an NGO that works towards empowerment of underprivileged youth through theater, sports and other creative methods. Fifty percent of the ticket proceeds from the event will go towards supporting the NGO activities.

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Pets and Flowers Come Together at First Ever Ireo’s Dog and Flower Show

Sunday, March 15th, 2015 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

It was a perfect spring day to enjoy the canine show amidst beautiful landscaped greens and a line-up of the loveliest seasonal flowers, at first ever Ireo Dog & Flower Show. More than 5000 people thronged the show to enjoy the line-up of the loveliest seasonal flowers and cutest canines.

The idea behind the initia¬tive was to encourage like-minded people to gather with their pets and pots and bond over the show. An all breed Dog Show organized in association with Ludhiana Kennel Club saw participation of over 230 dogs all the way from Kolkata, Delhi, Rajasthan, UP and Haryana apart from Punjab. For the flower show more than 54 varieties of plants were awarded.

At the dog-parade, pet lovers got an op¬portunity to walk their dogs down the ramp - complete with colorful costumes and innovative accessories. Sev¬eral prized breeds including German Shepherd, Rott¬weiler, Spitz, Pug, French Bulldog, and Pomerania strut their stuff. ‘Buggy’ a Siberian Husky was adjudged the ‘Most Fashionable Dog’ while ‘Quattro’ a Golden Retriever and ‘Killer’ a Pomeranian were adjudged as ‘Most Stylist’ and ‘Most Trendy’ Dogs respectively.

A live DJ, tub-thumping music and finger-licking good food, lucky dip prizes complimented the show, and contributed to guests having an unforgettable day-out.

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Ireo Firestorm 2015

Sunday, March 01st, 2015 Location : Ireo City Gurgaon

Sponsored by Ireo & organized by Firefox Bikes, the thrilling race held in the forests of Manger, Gurgaon saw 150 participants including biking enthusiasts and racing veterans!

The 4th edition of annual mountain biking race, Ireo Firestorm, was held at Ireo City complex on Golf Course Extension Road, Gurgaon. This year’s race was jointly organized by Firefox India and Ireo, bringing Gurgaon’s biking talent together to contest for prizes worth over Rs.3 lacs.

Kick starting at 7 in the morning, Ireo Firestorm witnessed cycling novices and veteran bikers battling the rugged terrain of the Manger forest in Gurgaon. The race was held amidst dirt paths where participants had to combat broken rocks, thorny Kikar trees and the occasional appearance of Neelgai and foxes. Going head to head in a multi lap format, the professional racers were required to cover a distance of approx. 42 kms and bike-fanatics had to cross a distance of 29 kms. After the rigors of the race, the contestants were treated to a hearty spread at Ireo’s Grand Arch complex, following the prize distribution ceremony.

Pankaj Dugar, CEO Hospitality & Delhi at Ireo, commented: The race was among the many initiatives that have been planned by Ireo to bring to life its vision to create an active and healthy lifestyle for the young and the old. We also wanted to introduce Gurgaon’s biking enthusiasts to the many excellent biking trails that commence from Ireo City area.

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Kite Flying Festival at Ireo Waterfront to celebrate Makar Sankranti

Sunday, January 18th, 2015 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

Kites in a variety of hues, shapes and sizes splashed vivid colors on Ludhiana sky during Ireo Kite Flying Festival 2015. More than 2000 people turned up to celebrate the sheer fun of kite flying at the sprawling 500-acre Ireo Waterfront township campus, on Sidhwan Canal Road. The event marked the celebration of Makar Sankranti, the festival of the harvest.

The highlight of the day was Jumbo Kite flying by international kite flyers Mehul Pathak, Rajendra Pathak, Pradeep Shah, Jitendra Kumar Pathak and Gopal Patel. Designer kites such as 100-meter Neather Snake, 15-meter Komodo Dragon, 100-meter spongers, 40-meter king cobra, and a ring kite cercoflex etc. left the visitors in awe.

Guests were welcomed with kites as a complimentary gift. Exciting activities were organized to indulge the entire family with dedicated kids game zone, shopping arcade and tempting food stalls. People grooved to live music and foot tapping songs, occasionally interrupted by the sound of “Wo katta!” as a kite fell to ground. Couples and children participated in spot games such as tongue twisters, musical chairs, lucky dip, treasure hunt and a spot Bollywood quiz among other exciting activities.

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Malts & Cigar at Le Club

Saturday, December 20th, 2014 Location : Le Club, The Grand Arch

December 20th was a red carpet evening with high-end scotch tastings and finest Cigars at “Le Club”, the newest addition to world-class clubbing facilities in Gurgaon. The gala event saw an exclusive sneak peek of the club, which is part of The Grand Arch, IREO’s luxury residential project on the Golf Course Extension Road. Guests got a guided tour of the many facilities at the largest residential club of the Millennium City – the swanky double deck bar, bowling alley, heated swimming pool, family theater, multipurpose indoor sports hall, music and band room.

Key highlight of the evening was a special master-class session by eminent scotch connoisseur Sandeep Arora on “Malts and Cigars”. The grand evening ended with a scintillating music performance by rock band of Manta Sidhu followed by dinner at the pool side.

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Ireo Ludhiana Art Beat Enchants Art Lovers and Artists Alike

Saturday, November 08th, 2014 Location : Ludhiana

Ireo Ludhiana Art Beat 2014, organized for the second consecutive year on the pristine grounds of Ireo Waterfront, brought together renowned as well as budding artists and the art lovers of Ludhiana over a two-day art conclave held on 8-9 November. Works of 35 contestants were presented alongside an exclusive exhibition of renowned Indian contemporary artists by Art Bounty in association by Gallerie Angel Arts, Mumbai. Ludhiana Art Beat has become a unique platform to identify, recognize and promote art and artists alike in the region.

Artists were invited to paint their imagination on three themes - ‘Something Different’, ‘Tell Me a Story’ and ‘City of Dreams’. A total of 349 entries were received for the contest. After an intense competition, 35 works were shortlisted by the eminent jury members including Picky Bindra, Amita, Samita Munjal and Neepa Sharma. Renowned Indian contemporary artist ‘Heeral Trivedi’ was the Special Guest for the event. She conducted a special workshop for the art enthusiasts while Neepa Sharma, a noted artist and art consultant, gave a talk on Art Appreciation.

Charanjit Kaur was adjudged as the winner of Ireo Ludhiana Art Beat. Prabhjot Saundh was the 1st Runner Up and the position for 2nd Runners Up was shared by Saru S and Sahil Jain. Jyoti Sahota was declared the winner of consolation category ‘Ireo Life’ and Chanpreet Chawla won the popular category.

Winners of an earlier competition on photography, ‘Ireo Click’, were also declared on the occasion. Opneet Singh won the contest while Jatin Malhotra and Ajay Bhatia were declared as the 1st and 2nd Runners up respectively. The event ended on a musical note with a melodious performance by Gharana band.

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Ireo Super Chef Challenge at Ireo Waterfront

Sunday, August 24th, 2014 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

Good food makes good life! Food enthusiasts of Ludhiana got an exclusive opportunity to indulge their taste buds and learn the secrets of healthy cooking from renowned chef Shantanu Gupte of ‘Health Maange More’ show on FoodFood channel at Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana.

Sharing the secrets of low cal cooking with food lovers of Ludhiana, chef Shantanu prepared mouthwatering fusion delicacies involving Indian and Italian cooking.

Adding zing to the event was the ‘Ireo Super Chef Challenge’ organized for couples wherein wife prepared the dish and husband presented it. The event invited participation from both wife and husband, who in modern times are equal occupants of the kitchen. The contest saw an overwhelming participation with more than 22 couples presenting their creative fusion dishes like Continental Biryani, Pan Asian Style Karahi Chicken, Fusion Lasagna Roll. The title of Ireo Super Chef was won by Mrs & Mr Hitesh Arora for their lip smacking dish Paneer Wanton. Mrs & Mr Preet Chandhoke and Mrs & Mr Ravijeet Sethi were the first and second runner ups for their dishes Smorgastara and Malai Mutton respectively.

The winners were felicitated by Chef Shantanu and Mr Madhukar Tulsi, President at Ireo, with gift hampers from VLCC and FoodFood Channel.

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IREO Waterfront Hosts Vogue School of Style: Fashion and Luxury at its Best!

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

After its huge success in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad, the Vogue School of Style (VSOS) was brought to Ludhiana by Ireo in association with FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) on 22nd May, 2014.

More than 300 members from FICCI Ladies Organization along with their friends attended the event that was organized on the pristine grounds of Ireo Waterfront Township. The event introduced the most affluent and elegant ladies of Ludhiana to the best in fashion during an interactive workshop that gave participants the opportunity to interact with Vogue team for expert advice and style tips.

Fashion Features Director of Vogue India, Bandana Tiwari, and her team showcased the latest in fashion and style to a select audience. During an interesting question-answer session, Bandana gave fashion and styling insights into every aspect of dressing, be it work wear, party dos, dinner outfits, etc. Highlight of the event was a glamorous display of beautiful accessories and fascinating outfits on models demonstrating how to accentuate attire with the right kind of accessories.

On the occasion Bandana said, “There is a surge of fashion consciousness across country. Just like her global peers, Indian woman is embracing the idea of power dressing. We at Vogue India believe it our prerogative to help them find and explore fashion in their own unique style. We believe that women of Ludhiana have their own distinct fashion sense and with VSOS we would like to further enhance this by decoding latest trends and advising on fashion best suited to their needs.”

Further, Mr. Hemant Gupta, Sales Head at Ireo Waterfront, said, “As construction progresses rapidly at Ireo Waterfront, we are already seeing this pristine township emerge as the new focal point of cultural and social activity in Ludhiana. Events like Vogue School of Style are yet another step in this new vibrant urban lifestyle that is gradually taking shape at Ireo Waterfront."

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Baisakhi Celebrations at Ireo Waterfront

Sunday, April 13th, 2014 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

Ludhiana skies came alive on the Sunday afternoon of April 13 as kites of various sizes, styles and hues flew high during the Baisakhi bash organized on the grounds of 500-acre Ireo Waterfront Township. Over 1,500 people, including women and children, turned up to celebrate the festival of harvest. Visitors enjoyed a day of fun-filled activities at the township amid jubilant music, traditional dances, lip smacking Punjabi food and an extravagant kite flying fest. The venue was designed on the theme of a 'Punjab village' to create a traditional flavor in the urban setting. Motifs like manji, moodhey, cycles, sugarcane cart, bundles of dry grass and a village well replicated the village scene at the venue.

The highlight of the day was the kite-flying fest, where international kite flyer Mehul Pathak and his team left the visitors in awe by flying designer kites of various shapes, including dinosaurs, dragons, cartoon characters and other intriguing things. Mehul has represented India at kite festivals held in Malaysia, Dubai, Singapore, Srilanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan and Australia. Besides, he has also participated in several TV reality shows. Special kite flying training sessions were organized for the children where different kinds of kites were distributed. In the evening, visitors grooved to a live musical performance from Green Chorus band and foot-tapping performances from a Punjabi folk dance troupe. Stalls like Punjabi ‘Dhaba’, Gadda (Desi cart), sugarcane rehri, kitchen’s ‘Madhaani’, ‘Kadaai’, etc. offered a lip smacking menu featuring the rich Punjabi cuisine as well as fast food. Kids and toddlers indulged in several fun-filled activities involving camel rides, inflatable cartoon characters and game stalls.

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The Royal Game of Polo Comes to Ireo Waterfront

Friday, March 07th, 2014 Location : Ireo Waterfront, Ludhiana

Polo is associated with grandeur, gallantry and glamour the world over. The royal equestrian game, which enjoys a glorious history in Punjab, made its way back into the state with the first ever Maharaja Ranjit Singh Premier Polo Cup organized recently on the lush grounds of Ireo Waterfront Township.

Players of international repute made their way to the township for the three-day tournament held from 7th to 9th March. Three teams - English Stallion, Royal Rangers and Punjab Saddlers - led by seasoned polo players Sameer Suhag, Dhruvpal Godara and Manupal Godara battled for the title in a thrilling display of horsemanship. The final match was played between Royal Rangers and Punjab Saddlers. Every second of the hour long game was riveting. Punjab Saddlers took an edge in Chukker one with a score of 2/0. But by the third Chukker it was Royal Rangers who were leading with 4.5/3. Punjab Saddlers put up a fierce battle in the final chukker and won the match by 6/4.5.

The event was attended by the who’s who of the city including Ireo Waterfront customers and other polo enthusiasts. The grand finale enthralled the audience with an exciting sports car rally, thrilling show by a pack of Harley Davidson riders and polo stunt performances. Each match was followed by gala dinner parties at the lush villa lawns and the Ludhiana Sales Gallery, giving audience the opportunity to interact with the players and marvel at the nuances of the game.

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A Musical Soiree with Ustad Zakir Hussain and Shri Niladri Kumar

Friday, December 13th, 2013 Location : Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon

On the pleasantly cold winter evening of 13th December 2013, classical music fans from all parts of Gurgaon and Delhi had gathered for an enthralling musical treat. The halls of Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, reverberated with the sounds of tabla and sitar and working the musical magic were none other than the legendary Tabla player Ustad Zakir Hussain and Sitar prodigy Niladri Kumar. Their riveting jugalbandhi left the audience spellbound.

It was a rare and not-to-be-missed performance for Ustad Zakir Hussain’s fans, as the Tabla maestro now resides in California. The event was organized by Aravali Center for Art and Culture and sponsored by Ireo.

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Tuesday, December 03rd, 2013 Location : Ireo Waterfront Sales Gallery, Ludhiana

Over 1200 Ludhiana residents greeted the Sunday morning on December 3, 2013 by participating in Run-For-Reason, a mini-marathon organized at Ireo Waterfront campus by Round Table – 188. Proceeds from the event will be used to finance education initiatives for under privileged children in Punjab.

The venue for the run was a 5.5 km track on the lush green campus of Ireo Waterfront. The event saw a massive turnout of 1200 participants including students, residents and families from age groups ranging from 3 years to 70 years. Run-For-Reason was flagged off by Round Table India’s National President Harish Shenoy and North India Chairman Prashant Agarwal. RTI is a non-profitable organization, dedicated to building educational infrastructure for under privileged children.

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Ireo Ties Up with Singapore-based The Ascott Limited

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 Location : The Oberoi’s, Delhi

Ireo entered into management agreements with the multi-award winning serviced residence provider, The Ascott Limited, for India’s first Ascott-branded serviced residence at the upcoming master planned Ireo City complex on Golf Course Extension Road in Gurgaon. A team from The Ascott Limited led by Mr. Alfred ONG, Managing Director, Strategic Development, was in town to officially announce the collaboration.

Ascott Ireo City Gurgaon will primarily cater to the burgeoning demand for serviced residences from travelling business executives and corporate houses. It will be built around a distinctive concept of offering the owner the choice to either use the fully serviced apartment as residence for self or rent it out commercially through The Ascott Limited. The premium hospitality brand shall maintain the units to world-class standards and market them for optimal revenue generation. Residents will enjoy world-class facilities for business and recreation along with the award-winning service excellence that The Ascott Limited is known for.

Speaking on the project, Mr. Pankaj Dugar, Hospitality head at Ireo commented - “Gurgaon has emerged as a fast growing commercial hub on the international map, attracting business travellers and expats from across the globe but lacks good international quality branded serviced apartments. Ascott Ireo City Gurgaon will replicate the superior comfort and finesse that is synonymous with luxury serviced apartments the world over. With the choice for self use or renting out through the world renowned Ascott brand, these apartments offers a unique opportunity to the Buyers.”

Mr. Alfred ONG, Managing Director, Strategic Development, The Ascott Limited said, “Gurgaon is one of India’s fast developing cities and the hub of real estate companies in the country. We're delighted to bring our premium brand into Gurgaon and happy to partner with Ireo to offer Ascott's impeccable service to business travellers in Gurgaon.”

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Acclaimed Designer Tony Chi Visits Gurgaon

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 Location : Ireo Sales Gallery, Gurgaon

Internationally renowned lifestyle designer Tony Chi visited Gurgaon for his debut project in India – Grand Hyatt Residences at the Ireo City complex in Gurgaon. The Grand Hyatt Residences on Gurgaon’s Golf Course Extension Road, is a first of its kind branded residential project that brings together the vision and expertise of world-leading names in architecture, design and hospitality.

While tonychi & associates are envisioning the interior design, Ireo has teamed up with Foster + Partners for the architecture and Hyatt Hotels Corporation to provide facilities, services and amenities for Grand Hyatt Residence owners. Tony Chi’s much admired designs will grace the interiors of residences, apartments and Grand Hyatt hotel at this 29-acre mixed-use project.

During the visit, Tony Chi interacted with the media and the owners of Grand Hyatt Residences during a wine and cheese event organized at the Ireo Sales Gallery in Gurgaon. He spoke at length about his design philosophy and his inspiration for Grand Hyatt Residences.

Excited about his debut project in India, Tony Chi commented: “Conceptualizing a project for a new cultural setting is an immersive experience. India, being a land of deep heritage and a multitude of cultures steeped in rich traditions, offers a highly stimulating environment to work in.” Speaking about the association, Pankaj Dugar, Head – Hospitality at Ireo, commented: “We are delighted to engage with Tony Chi, who is acclaimed the world over as a design and lifestyle visionary. His distinguished design expertise and modernist approach complement Ireo’s vision of creating luxury residences matching the world’s finest in style and comfort, at the Grand Hyatt Residences Gurgaon.”

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Ireo Devil’s Circuit: Ludhiana’s 1st Obstacle Run

Sunday, December 02nd, 2012 Location : Ireo Waterfront Sales Gallery, Ludhiana

On 2nd December 2012, the ground was all set for a day of adrenaline pumping fun and adventure at Ireo Waterfront township campus. More than 1000-strong crowd from Ludhiana including 500 participants braved up for a first-of-its-kind test of grit and stamina at India’s maiden obstacle race, Ireo Devil’s Circuit. The 4-km military-styled adventure run, an extremely popular format in US and Europe, was brought to Ludhiana by Ireo in association with sports management company GameOn India.

The race kicked off in the early hours of the Sunday morning with the first lot of 80 participants geared to chart a rugged 4 km terrain, which entailed crawling, jumping and climbing over nets, pits and tires among other tasks. Bloody Logs, Hells Nest, Devils Swing, Torture Trenches, Tunnels of Darkness and Killer Rolls were just a few of the many obstacles that the participants had to cross to complete the Devil’s circuit. “Finding my way out of a pit full of freezing water was the highlight. The run was muddy and difficult but full of adventure and fun,” said Gurvir Singh, who completed the course within an hour’s time.

For the less nimble runners, scaling the wicked web turned out to be an arduous task. This particular challenge demanded a 12-feet climb over a spider like net. The consistent movement of ropes and need for a firm grasp had some participants swaying from one side to another. Meanwhile, the most fun obstacle, according to some runners, was the torture trench, which gave the runners a feel of an army personnel. “I had heard of such runs happening in United States but to have it in Ludhiana was very exciting,” said Dr. Geeti Arora, one of the runners.

The event turned out to be a success with a hearty participation of 500 people who ran the race in 6 batches with 80 to 100 participants in each batch. Staying true to the credo of the run, all the participants were awarded a medal, certificate, t-shirts as well as a can of beer and energy drink at the finish line. Amidst the fun, adventure and live Punjabi music, the visitors also took the opportunity to take a look at sample villas and plots of the proposed Ireo Waterfront township.

Being the first-of-its-kind adventure run in India, the event attracted good media coverage from national channels ESPN and NDTV, English dailies and vernacular papers.

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Ludhiana Art Beat

Saturday, November 03rd, 2012 Location : Ireo Waterfront Sales Gallery, Ludhiana

Ireo, in association with the Times of India group, organized a first of its kind initiative to promote art talent in Punjab – Ludhiana Art Beat. The exhibition was inaugurated on 3rd November at Ireo Waterfront Sales Gallery by contemporary Indian artist Kalicharan Gupta and featured works of reputed artists such as Bose Krishnamachari, Gigi Scaria, Sachin George Sebastian, Arun Kumar and others.

Ludhiana Art Beat started off as a competition on Facebook inviting artworks from across the state of Punjab. From 400 entries received for the competition, 30 artists were selected and invited to exhibit their work at Ireo Sales Gallery with renowned artists. The shortlisted artists also painted their visions on various themes including Ireo’s Open Living philosophy. The winners of the art competition were selected by a jury of renowned artists and curators comprising Sonia Sanwalka, Samita Munjal, Rekha Arora, Picky Bindra and Amita Gupta.

The event was promoted at various colleges through presentations on art for students and teachers. Brief biographies of internationally acclaimed artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Rene’ Magritte, Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wassily Kandinsky, M F Husain, F N Souza, Tyeb Mehta, Amrita Shergil, S H Raza, and Manjit Bawa were shared as part of the campaign. The event also included activities like art workshop, on-the-spot painting competition and art talks by eminent artists.

“We are delighted at the response we received from the people of Ludhiana for this contest, which has far exceeded our expectations. We are extremely impressed with the extraordinary talent shown by the people who entered this competition.” Madhukar Tulsi, President, Ireo

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Launch of Angsana Club & Spa at Ireo Waterfront

Saturday, April 07th, 2012 Location : Ireo Waterfront Sales Gallery, Ludhiana

It was a scintillating musical evening at Ireo Waterfront on April 7. Raghav Sachchar, a versatile singer, songwriter and instrumentalist with a knack of playing over 32 instruments, enthralled the audience with his ingenious display of talent. Amidst good music, luxurious ambience, 400+ selected guests and sumptuous dinner, Ireo unveiled its partnership with the internationally acclaimed Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Group to launch the world-famous Angsana Club and Spa at Ireo Waterfront.

With the launch of Angsana Club, Ireo has added another milestone to its commitment to bring the best of the world experience to its customers. The Banyan Tree group is a leading international operator in the boutique hospitality and spa industry. Angsana is a signature brand of the Banyan Tree group, which caters to an elite clientele seeking panache, authenticity and an enlivening experience. The club is being designed by the reputed Singapore based architectural firm, WoW Architects.

The Angsana Club and Spa will be the first of its kind in India and will be located in the midst of a nearly 13 acre lake complex in the heart of the premium Ireo Waterfront township. The club will be constructed over an area spanning 6 acres, and will offer a rich array of experiences in its 5-star boutique-style premises. The entire club will be managed and operated by Banyan Tree Resorts, and will feature internationally trained masseurs at the Angsana Spa facility.

During the launch of the club in April, Mr. Madhukar Tulsi, President, Ireo said “We are delighted to have the opportunity to bring to our residents and patrons the excellence and services which the Angsana Club & Spa has come to embody. The club will set a benchmark for itself in the country and will surely help our customers enjoy the same international levels of hospitality as their peers do all over the globe.”

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Ireo Waterfront Kite Flying Festival

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 Location : Ireo Waterfront Sales Gallery, Ludhiana

What could be better than kite flying with the family on a sunny day, in a great ambience. The Ireo Waterfront Kite Flying Festival took off with the same idea with great fanfare and merriment on the morning of Sunday 22nd Jan, 2012.

It was a throwback to a bygone age when a picnic used to be an integral part of the families schedule. Ireo tried to bring back a glimpse of those days, by inviting its valuable customers, investors and channel partners for a grand picnic at the picturesque Ireo Waterfront site.

All the guests and their families were welcomed with kites and thread as a complimentary gift. 411 families made this event lively by their participation. A DJ and live band delivered a continuous performance, which was interrupted only by people shouting “Wo katta!”. Not only this, there was a variety of food stalls providing snacks and beverages throughout the day, while couples and families participated in painting competition, musical chairs, lucky dip, tattoo painting, treasure hunt and a spot quiz among other exciting activities. The customers also visited the pilot village and the site in the golf carts which were decorated with balloons and ribbons. It gave an opportunity to customers to understand that Ireo not only had the best homes to offer, but an exclusive lifestyle as well.

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Ireo City Classics Tour

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 Location : Ireo Sales Gallery, Gurgaon

Twenty five vintage and classic cars including Ford Mustang, Buick Limousine, Triumph Spitfire, and Chevrolet 1920 participated in Ireo City Classics Tour, organized by Ireo in association with Heritage Motoring Club of India (HMCI) on 22nd January 2012.

he rally was flagged off from the Gurgaon Sales Gallery and took a circuitous route across the upcoming Ireo City area – including stopovers at the construction sites for The Grand Arch, Ireo Skyon, Ireo Victory Valley and Ireo Uptown. The event was attended by a group of HNIs including eminent personalities such as KTS Tulsi (President, HMCI, and Vice Chairman of Law Commission of India), Diljeet Titus (Managing Partner, Titus and Co.), Mukesh Tyagi (Actor), Sanjay Dua (CEO, Network 18 TV), Sunil Gupta (Regional Director, Aprais Worldwide), Maheshwar Dayal (DCP, East Delhi) along with Ireo’s senior management.

A first of its kind event for a real estate developer in Delhi/ NCR, the drive was a huge success as it enabled a large and relevant section of prospects to visit Ireo and get an overview of projects. Visitors were highly appreciative of the innovative concepts and the high standards of Ireo developments.

Commenting on the rally, Mr. K T S Tulsi said, “HMCI is a pioneer in protecting, preserving and developing the rich heritage of vintage and classic automobiles. We are proud to present the Vintage Car drive in association with Ireo. We carefully select our Locations and we are indeed proud to partner with Ireo for a tour of their distinctive projects.”

Anupam Nagalia, COO distributed awards and certificates for various categories including Best Vintage (Chevrolet 1920), Best Classic (Triumph Spitfire 1963), Ireo Choice Award (Buick Limousine 1935) and Guest Choice Award (Ford Mustang 1965).

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Ireo ‘Magical Moments’ – where art meets architecture!

Sunday, December 18th, 2011 Location : Ireo Waterfront Sales Gallery, Ludhiana

An interesting show of art and sculpture called ‘Magical Moments’ was organized at Ireo’s Ludhiana Sales Gallery on 18th December, 2011. The exhibition was organized by Ireo in collaboration with Delhi-based art house Finesse Art in continuation of similar art exhibitions at the Gurgaon Sales Gallery. It displayed exquisite works of eight artists from Delhi and Ludhiana showcasing human emotions and insights through colors.

Harminder Singh Bopari’s unique sculptures, especially a metal ostrich- made from old discarded Enfield fuel tanks, electric generator hose, steering wheel and discarded cycle parts - was the center of attraction. Another highlight was a wooden sculpture of a woman in the shape of a needle, symbolizing women as a needle that sews the social fabric. The featured artists including Sandeep Ghudani, Neeti Aggarwal, Surekha Sadana, Tamanna Sagar, Vandana Taneja, Amita Gupta and Sandeep Sharma were present to engage with the invitee visitors, who also used the occasion to get a feel of the sample villa neighborhood at the site.

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A Special Rendezvous with Art

Saturday, July 02nd, 2011 Location : Ireo Sales Gallery, Gurgaon

Another art show was organized jointly with Porsche and the Delhi Art Gallery at Ireo’s Gurgaon Sales Gallery, providing invitees with a unique opportunity to sample the best of art, homes and cars. It was a rare mélange of these luxury definers, who came together to celebrate the best of all three worlds.

The masterpieces of renowned artists like F.N Souza, G.R Santosh, Sunil Das, M.F Husain, S.H Raza, Gogi Saroj Pal, K.S Kulkarni, Jamini Roy, Laxma Goud and Shyamal Dattaray were on display. A Porsche Cayenne & Porsche Boxster added to the glamour of the event. All in all, a memorable evening that was an extraordinary celebration of fine taste accompanied by the best of the cocktails and fine conversation.

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