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Ajay Uplanchiwar takes charge as President of RCNV at its installation ceremony in Nagpur

The Board of Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision (RCNV) 2023-24, with Ajay Uplanchiwar elected as President, was installed in a grand ceremony on July 16, 2023 at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur. Rotary District Governor elect 2023-24 Rajinder Khurana was invited as the chief guest during the ceremony.

Outgoing President Dr Shivani Sule presented her annual report and awarded trophies to the deserving club directors and chairpersons, before handing over the baton to the incoming President Ajay Uplanchiwar.

“The primary focus for this year will be membership development and retention, public image and rotary foundation along with the flagship projects of the club,” Uplanchiwar said in his acceptance speech. He stressed the need to follow the rotary’s motto ‘service above self -unitedly together we can,’ which is also the theme for the year 2023-24.

During the ceremony, Rotary DG elect Khurana emphasized about the four areas on which the rotary was working to create lasting change in communities and ourselves. These four areas are: to increase the impact of Rotary, to expand its reach, to enhance participant engagement and increase its ability to adapt.

“Rotary is keen to have more female members and youngsters in its fold. In order to achieve the set goals rotary has to be more data driven. The club projects should be designed to reach the desired beneficiaries and project reporting to be more specific on a digital platform,” he said.

Khurana congratulated the outgoing President Dr Shivani Sule for the exemplary work she had performed during her tenure.

 The Formal vote of thanks was extended by Club Secretary Dr Madhumati Dhawad. The installation ceremony was followed by fellowship and dinner.

Dignitaries that were invited to the installation ceremony included- Assistant Governor Dr Manohar Muddeshwar, Past District Governors Dr Satish Sule , Vishwas Sahasrabhojanee, Dr K S Rajan, Raje Sangramsingh Bhonsale, District officials, past presidents of the club, presidents and secretaries of sister clubs, and representatives of various partner organizations.

Other board members of the rotary club  included President Elect Jaishree Chhabrani, Vice President Ritesh Amidwar, Club Secretary Dr MadhumatiDhawad, Treasurer Amit Chandak, Joint Secretary Dr Rashmi Shahu, Abhishek Ghatode, Director of Admin and Finance Farnberg Bharucha, Director of Medical Dr Sangita Tajpuriya, Director of Vocation Riddhi Tahalramani, Director of Non-Medical Nitya Agrawal, Director of Youth Yogesh Paliwal, Director of TRF and International Rupam Mulak, and Director of Public Image Manjiv Sharma.

It was surely an evening to remember with the camaraderie amongst the members, old and new and other guests on full display, signifying the overall zest and enthusiasm with which RCNV conducts its affairs.

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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.

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