Air Marshal M Baladitya VSM from Nagpur has been conferred with the prestigious Presidential Award of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal? on Republic Day.
He was awarded the Medal by the Honourable President of India Ram Nath Kovind on March 19 at a glittering ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi. Baladitya is currently a Senior Maintenance Staff Officer (SMSO) at HQ Maintenance Command in Nagpur.
Baladitya did his schooling from Nagpur’s Bishop Cotton School and South Eastern Railway English Medium School at Bilaspur. He graduated in 1981 from CMD College. He joined Indian Air Force in 1982.
He is the first Armed Forces Officer to attain the three star rank of Air Marshal from Chattisgarh. He was commissioned in 1983 in the Logistics branch of Indian Air Force. He possesses Masters Degree in Defence Studies and is an alumnus of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and National Defence College, New Delhi.
During his career, he has held several Command and Staff appointments both at field units and Air Headquarters. The Air Marshal is a keen sportsman and represented Services in Nationals in Squash. He was the Air Force Squash Champion on five occasions.
Air Marshal M Baladitya VSM was the Manager of the Indian Cricket team for the tours of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and South Africa. Before assuming the present appointment, he was Chairman and General Manager of Canteen Stores Department at Mumbai.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
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!”