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Meet Bhushan Shriwas: One of Nagpur’s youngest contenders for NMC elections

Bhushan Shriwas
Bhushan Shriwas

At 27, hes one of the youngest candidates who jumped in the fray for the upcoming Nagpur Municipal Elections on February 21, 2017. As per reports, Bhushan Shriwas, a nominee from Kendriya Jan Vikas Party (KJVP), will fight the poll battle against heavyweights Vikas Thakre or Praful Gudadhe Patil (Congress) and Vijay Raut (BJP), from ward 38 (Subhash Nagar to Hingna including Jaitala and Shivangaon).

Shriwas who is an MBA from GH Raisoni School of Business Management hails from a family with good academic background. While his father Omprakash Shriwas is an advocate, his mother Kalpana Shriwas is a doctor. Shriwas, who happens to be the youth president of his party (KJVP), has also brought laurels to the country as an international chess player. I’ll surely win and make a difference amongst people’s lives. Today, people need youngsters, with a radical mindset and approach, said Shriwas, who’s done his schooling from St. Xaviers School, Nagpur.

Described as a bright and hardworking student by his teachers, Shriwas says that he has always been inclined towards politics. On being asked about the reason for contesting the upcoming local body elections, he said, No concrete development has ever happened in Nagpur. I want to be the change people want to see. Since decades, various political parties have been just giving false hopes to the common man. Nagpur, despite being home to political bigwigs, still remains underdeveloped at large.

When asked about his agenda for Nagpur’s betterment, he said that Nagpur’s traffic situation, which has worsened, primarily needs improvement. This is possible only if systematic and adequate parking lots are created. But, despite assurances, our leaders have failed to demarcate any suitable place for parking. Due to the concerned authorities’ slackness, new commercial buildings continue to be raised without leaving ample parking space. Also, the rise in the number of vehicles is worsening the situation. I want to curb traffic and resolve parking issues first.

Speaking about the condition of roads and the perennial problem of potholes in Nagpur to Nation Next, Shriwas, a resident of Hingna, had a ready retort, I’ve seen people losing their lives in accidents due to potholes and poor roads. The quality of material used in making roads must be thoroughly inspected. Shriwas further commenting on sanitation and the garbage that is littered all around, said, Despite the garbage collection system being revamped, garbage is still littered everywhere. Various playgrounds have become a dumping ground for waste. Sewers are not cleaned regularly. At many places, illegal constructions have been done on drains, thus making cleaning difficult. Also, public toilets too are in a shoddy situation. A separate storm water system is a major demand which leaders have ignored big time, given its high cost. I want to make sure I resolve all these issues for the common man. I want to be available for the people 24*7.

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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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