PROF. P.K. CHANDLA

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ABHINAV CHANDLA

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PROF. P.K. CHANDLA

PROFILE

Prof. P.K.Chandla has been a renowned personality being an educationist, a social activist, a politician and has also been associated in various other verticals like tourism, hospitality, luxury real estate and amusement & theme park industry in India.

 Presently at his 70, Prof. Chandla migrated from Pakistan at the time of partition. He then attained education in two premier colleges of Delhi University namely Sri Ram College of Commerce and Kirorimal College. Post completion of M.A. and M.Com from Delhi University, he worked as a teacher of Commerce & Economics in Meerut & Delhi University and retired as an associate professor from P.G.D.A.V College, Delhi University.

BACKGROUND AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • In 1977-78, exposed the first fake degree racket in the country.
  • Has been elected twice to the Academic Council of University of Delhi between 1977 & 1981 as teachers’ representative.
  • He was also elected to the Education Committee of Delhi Municipal Corporation as an education expert.
  • From 1977-80, Prof. Chandla contributed significantly in raising the conditions of 2000 schools run by Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
  • In 1982, formed Sanatan Dharam Education Trust.
  • Started the first  school , run by the name of Sanatan Dharam in Punjabi Bagh, West Delhi.
  • Nominated to the special committee constituted by the Congress Govt. in Delhi between 1983-1990 in order to suggest measures to improve standards of education in Delhi schools.
  • In 1993, started the second school by the name S.D. Public school, in Pitampura, North West Delhi
  • In 1994, Prof. Chandla stood as the Chairman of the high powered committee formed by BJP Govt. in Delhi to raise the quality of education in Delhi schools. The committee submitted its report in 1997 in which it over-hauled the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and gave several recommendations which are being implemented by the Delhi Govt.
  • In 2000, he launched a leading residential school “Ganga International School” in Hiran Kudna, West Delhi which has produced many bright students namely the national cricket player, Ishant Sharma.

BACKGROUND, CONTRIBUTION & ACHIEVEMENTS AS A SOCIAL ACTIVIST

  • Presenty Chairman of Delhi Citizen’s Council which is a premier non-political social cultural organization of Delhi established in 1962.
  • Associated with large number of social & cultural organizations in Delhi alongwith establishing the organization ‘Lok Parishad’ in 1977
  • As a Member of Delhi Khadi Board in 1977-80, he helped hundreds of youth by providing self employment to them.
  • In 1985-86, he exposed the kidney sale racket for the first time in the country.
  • His efforts brought to shape the Act relating to transplantation of human organs enacted by the Central Govt.
  • In 1989-90, Prof. Chandla provided active assistance to the probe of ‘Sura Tragedy’ set-up by Delhi Govt., wherein over 400 persons died by drinking killer ‘sura’ available in the market as Ayurvedic Medicine.
  • Prof. Chandla was the Member of the Central Khadi & Village Industries Board (KVI Board) from 1999-2003.
  • As an elected member, he met the then President of India Shri R. Venkata Raman and prevailed over him to get the Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Act amended by introducing certain amendments to make the Act more effective and meaningful.
  • As a Member of Delhi Planning Board for 12 years he contributed a lot in the formulation and execution of large number of projects for Delhi’s planned development with far reaching effects.
  • His vision worked well towards providing a free hospital facility in Bali Nagar, West Delhi to help the patients of alcoholism & Drug Abuse, which was inaugurated by the then BJP President Dr. M.M. Joshi.
  • He also fought relentlessly for the cause of environment and worked for the improvement of Public Transport system in Delhi.
  • Provided assistance to the probe of ‘Qutub Tragedy’ set-up by Delhi Govt., wherein 45 school children died in a tragedy on the steps of Qutub Minar, because of which entry of people was stopped inside Qutub Minar since then.
  • As an activist of Delhi Unit of ‘People’s Union for Civil liberties’ in 7th & 8th decades of the last century, he has outshined as a fighter for human rights & civil liberties.
  • During the 8th & 9th decades of the last century, Prof. Chandla was awarded a national award for his commendable job by launching an intensive campaign against the menace of De-addiction and Drug Abuse amongst the youth. This campaign under the forum of Delhi Nashabandi Samiti which was taken to the door-steps of people suffering from this problem by organizing intensive programmes in slums and resettlement colonies in Delhi. Delhi Nasahabandhi Samiti was established in 1956 by Dr Yudhvir Singh, a leading Gandhian & minister of First Govt. of Delhi headed by Chaudhary Brahm Prakash.
  • With his persistent efforts, the power theft by M.S. units in Delhi to the tune of approx. Rs 250 cr. annually was stopped in 1994.
  • He contributed a lot in the banning/closure of single digit lottery in the country. He raised the issue in Delhi Assembly forcefully and took the matter at all the levels up to the President of India and succeeded.

ABHINAV CHANDLA

PROFILE

Under the leadership of entertainment and hospitality sector pioneer Mr Abhinav Chandla, “GALAXIA GROUPE” has taken the lead to develop world-class entertainment hubs across North India, Goa, Rajasthan and others.

These modern marvels are set to usher in a new era in hospitality and tourism in India and offer a never-before-seen experience to our customers, both domestic and international.

He is the force and vision behind “Galaxia Groupe”, and embodies the passion and relentless drive of everything we do.

His focus has been to ensure that the projects meet their deadline and the company offers “nothing but the best”. The highest global safety standards are followed under his immediate observation in every project to delight every customer.

For his consistent performance, he has received several awards and accolades, not to mention the respect and admiration of his peers and customers.

 In his role as the leader of Galaxia Groupe, he has once again set out on the journey to transform India’s tourism & entertainment landscape.

ASSOCIATION WITH IAL (INTERNATIONAL AMUSEMENT LIMITED )

As on 15th September, 1984, International Amusement Limited (IAL) was incorporated with the primary objective to conceptualize and set up India’s first amusement park – “Appu Ghar”. IAL is the owner of the iconic ‘Appu Ghar’, the first amusement park of India and is one of the pioneers of the amusement park sector. IAL has an expertise on developing and operating Entertainment parks, Retail, Commercial & restaurants under the brand name of “Appughar” or its allied brands since 1984.

PAST PROJECT ASSOCIATION

OYSTERS, GURGAON

Launched in Sector 29, spread across in 25 acres of land, Oysters Gurgaon has following main features :

  • Water Park – Spread in an area of 10 acres
  • Family Entertainment Centre – Spread in an area of 11 lac sq. ft.
  • Shopping Arcade – Spread in an area of 2.50 lac sq. ft.
  • The Rain Forest themed water park boasts of having never seen before 15 signature rides that are not only unique in India but are also amongst a few in the world.

NOIDA ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Spread across 148 acres, the project is an interesting blend of amusement, commercial and hospitality experience. The project was planned and developed in phases, under which the world-class theme park, Worlds of Wonder was made operational in 2005.The entertainment city mainly has the followings:

  • World of Wonders – Amusement park spread across 25 acres with 26 rides.
  • Great India Place Mall – Spread in an area of 9.40 lac sq. ft.
  • Garden’s Galleria – 5 star hotel and a shopping arcade in 7.75 lac sq. ft. area.
  • Water park – Water rides spread in a 10 acres
  • Appu Ghar Express – Indoor amusement zone
  • Decathlon – Biggest sports store in Delhi/NCR
  • Kidzania – An indoor family edutainment theme park recognized globally for its unique blend of education and entertainment, rendering real life experiences that empower, inspire and educate children between 3 to 14 years.

THE ADVENTURE ISLAND, ROHINI

  • The 62-acre-wide amusement park project located in Rohini comprises of Adventure Island & Metro Walk.
  • Spread in 25 acre, offers exciting 30 rides, a live stunt, dance & magic show.
  • The retail experience is provided by retail plaza called Metro Walk, spread in an area of about 2,00,000 sq. ft.
  • It also has the iconic bridge that connects Metro Walk and the water park.

JAIPUR MEGA TOURISM CITY

Designed to be a 2-3 days weekend getaway from Delhi, this 300-acre-wide destination offers exciting entertainment and recreational options. Appu Ghar Jaipur, currently under construction, is intricately designed to fulfill all the entertainment desires of the visitors and have various recreational options in the form of an amusement park, water park, retail hub, golf course and hospitality services.

COMPANY GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

COMPANY GOALS & OBJECTIVES

  • To provide quality family entertainment activities for all generations as people want experience and they are not just interested in buying things.
  • To create family bonding through one stop leisure and entertainment solutions for the entire family.
  • To create a recreational resort destination that will cater to all age groups.
  • Simultaneously help the government to fill the gaps in the tourism and entertainment industry in each state in India.
  • These adventure sports parks & resorts will be key source of tourist attraction (domestic and foreign) and revenue generation for the State.
  • To create maximum possible employment opportunities for locals of each state.
  • To create an awareness and promote the culture of India amongst domestic and foreign tourists.
  • To promote India as one of the most popular adventure sports destination in the world.