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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.
Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours
A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district.
At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.
India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.
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RCNV provides sponsorship to 5 children
Under the aegis of Diabetes patronage program at AIIMS, Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision – RCNV – members sponsored five children for this financial year by handing over a cheque of ₹1,25,000 to the Director of AIIMS Maj. Gen (Dr ) Vibha Dutta, SM.
This project takes care of all the needs like insulin, glucometer,special diet and other consumables required by the children suffering from the dreaded and debilitating disease type 1 diabetes.
President Shivani interacted with the authorities and incharge of the project Dr Meenakshi and her team. Joint secretary Dr Akshay Daga interacted with the beneficiary children and their parents exhorting the importance of discipline during the treatment.
President elect Ajay, secretary Ritika and Rtn. Arouni Verma were amongst those who were present at AIIMS, nagpur. Dr Sangeeta and Dr Akash conducted the proceedings. The gratitude felt by the parents and their blessings to our team exemplified the importance of this endeavour in shaping the lives of children suffering from type 1 diabetes.
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DPS MIHAN awarded with Excellence Award | Nagpur
Delhi Public School MIHAN was awarded with the Literary Leadership Excellence Award for the enthusiastic participation of its students in the National Young Authors Fair – the World’s largest Book Writing Competition held by BriBooks and powered by Education World.
More than 90 budding writers of the school availed the benefits of the excellent opportunity provided by the AI-assisted BriBooks platform which helped them to hone their storytelling skills .The plethora of creative designs helped the students to work on the illustrations needed for designing their novel. The pleasure of publishing one’s own novel and reaching out to the global readers was a thrilling experience for the budding authors.
The students also got an exposure to sell the books online and earn Author Royalty as a remuneration. The books published by several DPS MIHAN students have achieved milestones and won rewards in the categories of Best Author – Jury Awards for Content and Creativity, Best Selling Author Awards in the State and Global Feature Awards for International recognition.
The jury and guest list comprised of HE Noor Gilon,Ambassador of Israel, Saul Singer – Author of Best Seller ‘ Start -up Nation’ ,Dele Olojede- Pulitzer prize winner and Navyn Salem- Founder & CEO Edesia.
President and Pro-Vice Chairperson Ms.Tulika Kedia and Director Ms.Savita Jaiswal have congratulated the Principal Ms.Nidhi Yadav, staff and students for their sincere efforts to achieve this recognition.
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