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Children gear up to ‘checkmate’ opponents as Chess Festival kickstarts in Nagpur

First Children’s Chess Festival? organized by Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation was inaugurated on November 1st, Monday at GH Raisoni Institute of Engineering and Technology (GHRIET) situated at Shraddha Park, MIDC Nagpur. 

The tournament was inaugurated by Dr Vivek Kapur (Director, GHRIET),  Nishant Gandhi (Corporator) by moving a pawn in front of the king as a beginning of the chess tournament. 

Also present on the dais were Satchidanand Soman (Tournament Committee Member of Maharashtra Chess Association) Bhushan Shriwas (Secretary at Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation and Organising Chairman at the tournament). Sarang Thakre conducted the Vote of Thanks.

With an overwhelming response of over 163 students for the tournament, GHRIET decided to organise a free vaccination drive for parents of all participants. 

While the Chief Arbiter of the tournament was IA Pravin Pantawane, under his guidance SNA Sheetal Panbude , SNA Swati Kumbhalkar, Amit Temburne, Prayas Ambade and member of GHRIET Vikrant Chole and Satish Pusdekar worked hard to make the tournament a grand success.

The sixth round would begin at 10 am followed by prize distribution ceremony  at 2 pm on Tuesday, November 2. 

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Chartered accountants, students attend Mega CA Conference held in Nagpur

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Prominent chartered accountants and hundreds of students attended two-day the ‘Mega CA Students’ Conference’ organised by Nagpur Branch of WIRC and WICASA Nagpur on July 21 and July 22 at Deshpande Hall. The conference was organized under the aegis of Students Skill Enrichment Board (SSEB) – Board of Studies – Operations of ICAI. The theme of the conference was यत् भावो तत् भवति (You become what you believe).’

Prominently present during the conference were by Nagpur Commissioner of Police Amitesh Kumar (Chief Guest, Valedictory session), Manik M Jolly (Retired Major of Indian Army and Gallantry Award Winner from Gurugram), CA Jaydeep Shah (Past President, ICAI), CA Abhijit Kelkar (Regional Council member), CA Hrudyesh Pankhania (Regional Council Member from Mumbai), CA Umesh Sharma (Conference Director & Central Council Member), CA OS Bagadia, CA Swapnil Agrawal, CA Ashwini Agrawal, CA Kirti Agrawal and CA Umang Agrawal. The conference also saw enthusiastic participation of students from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Baroda, Aurangabad, Akola, Amravati, etc.

Nagpur Branch of WIRC & WICASA Nagpur hosted a successful two-day Mega CA Students’ Conference IPS Shri Amitesh Kumar, Commissioner of Police Nagpur while speaking during the valedictory session stated that he was very impressed to the see the kind of mentoring and guidance being offered to students of the CA profession by seniors and professionals.

He said: “This handholding is something very rarely witnessed wherein the students not just gain the right kind of guidance but also opportunities for networking, get professional inputs and develop their personality.” Kumar congratulated the managing committee of the branch and team WICASA for organising the event. He mentioned that ethics and values are core pillars and chartered Accountants are the custodians of the economy of the country.

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CA Ketan Saiya, who was the guest of honour, congratulated the organizing team for choosing a wonderful theme and making the conference successful. CA Deepak Jethwani, Chairperson, WICASA, explained how the event was conceptualised and he and his team worked day and night under the guidance and mentorship of all the managing committee members for the success of the conference.

CA Jitendra Saglani, Chairperson, Nagpur Branch said: “This conference is a result of 40000 dedicated man hours put in by 150 student volunteers,” as he recognized the efforts taken by the branch, team WICASA and student volunteers involved in various committees for making the student conference a big success.

CA Abhijit Kelkar stated that the kind of quality time that was invested into the conference is the reason why the conference created an impact on those who participated. CA Umesh Sharma applauded the Nagpur Branch for organising the event in post-COVID era in such a graceful manner.

All the technical sessions were coordinated by students and convened by managing committee members. Anushka Rigangaokar (Secretary, WICASA) proposed a formal vote of thanks during the valedictory session whereas CA Sanjay M Agrawal (Vice Chairperson, Nagpur Branch) announced results of winners of technical sessions.

CA Akshay Gulhane (Secretary), managing committee members CA Trupti Bhattad, CA Swaroopa Wazalwar and CA Sanjay C Agarwal convened the technical session. The conference saw a participation from more than 600 students.

The event was conducted by Nagpur WICASA team comprising of Prajakta Gupta (Vice chairperson), Anushka Ringangaokar (Secretary), Aanchal Dubey (Joint Secretary), Kalash Gajarani (Treasurer), Shreya Pokle (Jt. Treasurer), Ridhi Dhuvavia (Public Relationship Officer) and Parth Shukla (Jt. Editor).  

 

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Priyadarshini Institute, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting hold 2-day special awareness program on Kargil Vijay Diwas

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Priyadarshini Lokmanya Tilak Institute of Management Studies and Research’s MBA campus along with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Central Bureau of Communications’ regional office in Nagpur held a two-day special awareness program on the occasion of Vijay Kargil Diwas on July 25 and 26. 

The event also celebrated ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ which is an initiative of the Government of India (GoI) to celebrate and commemorate 75 years of Independence and the glorious history of its people, culture, and achievements.

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Jain International School conducts investiture ceremony for new Student Cabinet

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Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Nagpur’s Jain international School recently invested its newly appointed ‘Student Cabinet’ with prefectural responsibilities for the session 2022-23. Neelima Shrivastava, a senior scientist in Maharashtra Remote Sensing Application Centre was the chief guest during the occasion. The investiture ceremony was held in the presence of the management members – Director Anuj Badjate, Managing Trustee Priti Badjate, and advisor Anmol Badjatia. The parents of the newly elected cabinet members were also present during the ceremony.

While Chinmayee Vidhale was sworn as the school head girl, Param Tripathi was sworn in as the school head boy. The other members of the cabinet to be sworn in were: Meet Vaswani and Rishika Chawla (Discipline Prefects), Dhunn Saraf and Urvi Dhakate (CCA Prefects), Saumya Bhandarkar and Khushi Gopalani (Sports Prefects) and Atharva Jain and Anvesha Bandawar (Cleanliness Prefects).

The chief guest enrobed the sashes and pinned the badges to students in the cabinet. The students who were sworn in for the posts of house captains and vice captains were: Achievers House – M Malaika  (Sr Captain), Vishuddhi Jain (Sr Vice Captain), Aarul Gupta (Jr Captain) and Nirvan Moon  (Jr Vice Captain), Challengers House  – Ayaana Ashta (Sr Captain), Kritarth Sharma (Sr Vice Captain ), Advita Poddar (Jr Captain) and Daksh Chawla (Jr Vice Captain), Explorers House – Dhairya Singh (Sr Captain), Nitya Verma (Sr Vice Captain), Reyaansh Raiyani (Jr Captain) and Tiya Jain (Jr Vice Captain) and Winners House – Anjali Khandelwal (Sr Captain ), Bhavya Badjate (Sr Vice Captain ), Arash Bhatia (Jr Captain) and  Aleena Noor (Jr Vice Captain). They received their sashes and badges from the Director Anuj Badjate.

Principal Shanthi Menon administered the oath in which all the Cabinet Members pledged to dispense their duties and responsibilities with dedication and honesty. All the house in-charge teachers and animators and the members of the organising committee also received the badges from Preeti Badjate and Anmol Badjatia.

A group of students of Class – IX presented a graceful Ganesh Vandana dance performance and a choir group entertained everyone with an inspirational song. Neelima Shrivastava congratulated and motivated the cabinet members with her insightful speech on leadership and the qualities that make a great leader.

Anuj Badjate motivated the new team of office bearers in his speech. Neelima Shrivastava declared the commencement of CCA Activities for the session 2022-23. All the members of the management, including CEO Sanjeev Agarwal congratulated the newly elected leaders and conveyed their best wishes. The entire event was successfully channelized CCA in-charge Kiran Joshi and anchored by Suchitra Sen.

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