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70-year-old Nagpur man rides 3,450 kms in 11 days to complete his dream of travelling solo


Niaz Ahmed Quraishi, a 70-year-old retired railway officer from Nagpur, completed his lifetime dream of travelling solo to a faraway destination from home.
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, he set off on his 150 CC Aprilia to Kanyakumari from hometown Nagpur and came back after covering a distance of 3,450 kilometres (approx.) in 11 days. Also, he said that he wanted to go to Kashmir on his next solo trip.
According to Quraishi, he had planned for the trip years ago but he could not execute those plans due to family responsibilities. He spoke to Nation Next about his ?lifetime dream? and said, I have been travelling to Jabalpur, Hyderabad and few nearby cities on my bike but I wanted to go a step ahead. The COVID-19 pandemic got on my nerves and I just wanted to go out. I could not resist the feeling of going on a solo trip.
When asked about the selection of destination, he said, I wanted to go to Southern India since long. Weather is nice there; it’s not too cold, not too warm. Hence, I decided to go to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu, as it is also a good tourists spot.


He further stated that he started his journey on January 11 and came back on January 22. His family was concerned about his idea of travelling solo but they supported him as he was very serious about it. Two bottles filled with sanitiser and lightweight bag packs eased my travel. I used to cover almost 300 km in a day. I would find the nearest lodge and halt for the day, he added.
Technology has helped me a lot on this trip. I used to speak to my family daily through video calls and show them where I’m staying. Being in ₹70 I have no complaints regarding my health; I’m fit and fine by gods grace, he said.


Sharing his message for youth, he urged, Life is full of stress and tension. One must not lose himself while making through the end of the day. Go out, go on trips and live your life while it lasts.

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Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!

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The Raaas (2018)

Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”

He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”

Also read: Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur

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September 27, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on September 24, 2022.

Also watch: Navratri special series | Importance of Navratri | Nation Next

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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s Padharo Mhare Des concludes successfully

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s (RCNV) Padharo Mhare Des was held at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur, on September 25, along with Winter fellowship cum Official Club Visit 2022-23 for RCNV. The theme of the fellowship was to showcase rich heritage and culture of different states of India.

The occasion was graced by DG Dr Anand Jhunjhunwala, first lady Monika Jhunjhunwala and AG Kamlesh Chotwani. President Dr Shivani Sule felicitated all the new Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) members for the year 2022-23 with the certificates, for their valuable contribution to The Rotary Foundation by way of becoming Paul Harris Fellow, along with Club Secretary Ritika Singhvi and TRF director Mohit Chaudhary.

On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, different states came together to show their culture. It was beautifully showcased. PDG, Dr Satish Sule as Yamraj & Pawan Mangolia as Narad with their performance wooed the audience.

This was made possible because of our competent team leaders Bhagyashree Saoji and Priyanka Sharma (Rajasthan), Rutika Kunawar and Dr Puja Poddar (Team Tamil Nadu), Sonal Singhvi (Team Bengal), Rashmi Shahu (Team Maharashtra), Pramod Batra and Sakshi Sharma (Team Punjab), who in spite of their busy schedules made this possible. The beautifully choregraphed act was a result of hard work done by Richa Bhattad, Sonal Singhvi, Rashmi Shahu and Abhishek Ghatode. Honourable DG performing with Maharashtra state enthralled the audience.

Such flawlessly executed event was possible only because of very efficient team mentored by Project Director Pawan Mangolia and Nitya Agrawal who worked tirelessly on the minutest of details to give a memorable evening. Aesthetic decor by Priya Tatiwar dazzled the event.

Fellowship Project advisor P P Nilesh Panpalia, Project director Nitya Agrawal, Pawan Mangolia and Director Mohit Chaudhary left no stone unturned to make the event a huge success.

Also read: Management conclave held at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Nagpur

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