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AAS Excellence Awards 2016: Of celebrating womanhood, promoting social causes and rewarding success

Over the last 10 years, Delhi based NGO – AAS? – has been instrumental in fostering women empowerment, leadership and love, in the process becoming an active change agent in varied spheres of society. The NGO, in support of Cervical Cancer awareness and Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao drive organised the first edition of – AAS Excellence Awards 2016- at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi recently. The intention was to bring together collective minds, share inspiring life stories, talents and resources and celebrate the success of men and women in different spheres of life. Well-known Delhi chartered accountant Virendra Kumar Goel, whose wife Varsha Goel is the president of the NGO, was the convener of the function.

The awards function was attended by more a thousand people which included businessmen, politicians, artists, celebrities, bureaucrats, media personalities and socialites. Vijay Goel, Minister of Youth affairs and Sports was the chief guest of the function. The guests of honour were Sriprakash Jaiswal (ex union coal minister), Shallu Jindal (socialite and Kuchipudi dancer), Joyshree Arora (film actress and TV personality), Ustad Shamsher Singh Mehndi (a sufi singer and Daler Mehndi and Mika Singh’s guru), Sanjay Dalmia, (chairman of Dalmia Group of Industries), Sasha Agha (Bollywood actress), Saroj Bhartia (entrepreneur and socialite), Arvind Gaur (theatre guru) and Sandeep Marwah (media personality).

Seventeen people (15 females and two males) from diverse backgrounds were presented with the AAS Excellence Award 2016? for their contribution to their respective field and the society. The awardees were Cancer surgeon – Dr Anshuman Kumar, Padma Shri awardee and singer – Usha Uthup, playback singer – Vinod Rathod, Padma Shri awardee and Kathak dancer – Shovana Narayan, television actress – Ekta Tiwari, Padma Shri Kathak Duo – Nalini and Kamalini, Alka Sinha, Guinness record holder and beauty expert – Ishika Taneja, astrologer and vaastu expert – Jai Madaan, television actress Seema Pandey, theatre veteran – Shilpi Marwaha, Rajkumari Devi (Kisaan Chachi), Padma Shri awardee and mountaineer – Santosh Yadav, Ranjan Saffar, Prachi Behrani and playback singer – Tripti Shakya. Yesteryear popular Bollywood actress, Salma Agha was presented with the lifetime achievement award.

The awards function was also high on entertainment. Awardees Usha Uthup and Vinod Rathod entertained the audience by singing some of their popular songs. A nukkad natak – ‘Dastak’ was also staged by Asmita theatre group. The play consisted of more than 60 participants! This play was the highest point of the event as it described the situation of girls and women in today’s world. It was certainly a befitting tribute to Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao campaign.

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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