Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday appreciated Maratha protestors across Maharashtra for their immaculate way of protest for reservation. I’m glad the way the protest has been conducted so far. Despite being a silent protest, it still speaks volumes. It has voiced more than crores of people’s concerns. The protesters would have their food and clean the premises and only then they would leave. I’m grateful to the organisers of Maratha protest for conducting a protest that shook the government. They have set a benchmark as to how protests should actually be carried out in the future, said Fadnavis in his speech during the Maharashtra Legislature winter session 2016 in Nagpur.
Fadnavis, who was loud and clear on the government’s stand to support Maratha reservation, said that the Marathas were given a reservation during Shahu Maharaj and even the British rule. But, in 1965, this reservation was suddenly reversed. Even after demanding reservation for a long time, the Mandal Commission refused to grant reservation by tagging Marathas as a ?progressive community. He said that even the Bapat Commission didn’t support Maratha reservation then.
Fadnavis, blaming the erstwhile Congress-NCP government for the discrepancies in the ordinance, also said that the (Narayan) Rane Committee (on Maratha reservation) was never placed on record in the court. He further added, Why didn’t the Congress, with Prithivraj Chavan as the former CM, provide reservation to Marathas then??
Demanding a death penalty for the culprits of the Kopardi rape-murder case, Fadnavis assured that the case has been transferred to a fast-track court on trial, with Ujjwal Nikam as the public prosecutor. Also, one of the world’s best lawyers Harish Salve (without he charging a rupee) has been roped in for the Maratha reservation case.
Talking about the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1988, Fadnavis said that the Act would neither be repealed nor diluted. Fortunately, Maharashtra is not amongst the 10 states in the country, where annually 1400-2000 cases of atrocities are filed. The Dalit community and the Maratha community aren’t against each other. We have to make sure that the misuse of this act stops and Marathas get the reservation they demand. Any Dalit, who misuses the Act, can’t be Dr Ambedkar’s follower. We would be soon forming a House community with at least 40% SC/ST members who will ensure that the Act isn’t misused. But, wherever any genuine atrocity has taken place, we will ensure that justice is delivered. ?
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 .
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.
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.