L to R: Amit Shah, Dr Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Congress leader from Nagpur Dr Ashish Deshmukh wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday demanding a CBI and Narcotics Control Board (NCB) probe in the ?uninhibited drug menace in Nagpur.
Deshmukh also said that it was an absolute travesty of justice that a drug menace was happening in the second capital of Maharashtra that has given a former Chief Minister and Home minister Devendra Fadnavis as well as the current Home Minster Anil Deshmukh.
He also suggested Shah to take assistance from international agencies such as Interpol to trace the drug routes in the city.
Deshmukh in the letter wrote:
I wish to draw your kind attention to the recent fast paced developments in Bollywood with the alleged flourishing narcotics use and trade unearthed in the investigation following the alleged unnatural death of the Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput as well its depiction movies like Udta Punjab? have drawn the nations cognizance of rampant (mis)use of drugs and its frightening effects on the society at large.
According to the data of National Crime Record Bureau for the year 2019,the state of Maharashtra reported an extremely high incidence of 2256 individuals committing suicide due to various reasons. Many of these unnatural deaths have been attributed to the addiction and dependence to the narcotic group of drugs.
The same report revealed that in Nagpur 636 people committed suicide last year. Out of these 94 were due to drug abuse, 371 attributing to family matters, 111 pertaining to health issues and 6 to marital problems. Shockingly, drug related deaths in Nagpur outnumber even metropolises like Mumbai and Pune with figures of 88 and 70 respectively.
The deleterious effects of drug abuse have led to broken families, extreme poverty, addicted people resorting to punitive crimes, murders and assaults. The other unwanted effects of drug addiction are loss of productivity which is not at all desirable in a developing country like ours and the fact that the drug addict exists in an unnatural state of mind often leading to catastrophic results.
There are confirmed reports where the drug peddlers have used ingenious methods of moving these banned drugs clandestinely. Nagpur is being used as a hub as a market as well as a transshipment area for drug peddlers from nearby states (Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana etc) and even as far as Delhi, UP etc.
There are also reports that drug peddling is at a massive scale that may involve neighboring countries such as, Pakistan and Afghanistan which use drug money for militant activities and may use conduits like Nepal and coastal areas which find its way into Central India and cities like Nagpur.
It is an absolute travesty of justice that this is happening in the second capital of Maharashtra that has given a former CM and Home minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis as well as the current Home Minster Shri Anil Deshmukh. This is testimony that the administration and police have turned a blind eye to the happenings or it is beyond the capacity of the state police as it involves so many other states.
These habit-forming psychotropic agents that enslave people to them and the street value of the drugs being very high leads to moral and financial bankruptcy coupled the possible inability to procure drugs and alcohol is cited as reason behind many such suicides. The addiction lads to crimes like robbery, theft to fuel their desire.
There is an urgent need of everyone to be vigilant and report any nefarious activity in their surroundings to effectively contain this menace before it destroys our society specially the youngsters of common families.
The authorities also should ensure that various agencies of the Government should focus on curbing this hazard.
The Narcotics Control Board (NCB) and the CBI as a part of the current investigation should explore as to how a relatively small place like Nagpur should fall prey to the drug menace and the spiraling suicides that are attributed to it. May I also submit that to trace the drug routes we could take assistance from international agencies such as Interpol etc.
I sincerely appeal to you that such a move will curb this menace and make our community and country a better place to live.
I request you for CBI and NCB enquiry in this regard in the interest of the society.
The Kale Foundation Trust takes up the initiative for beautification of Raja Rani square in Nagpur
The Kale Foundation Trust, motivated by social worker Anasuya Kale Chhabrani has taken the initiative for beautification of Raja Rani square which was initiated with installation of a sculpture of Raja Rani at the prominent Chowk in Civil Lines on 2nd October 2022, occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.
Completion of the beautification is expected to be done approximately by the end of this month.
Installation and inauguration of the Sculpture was done by the Honourable Municipal Commissioner and Administrator N.M.C Shri Radhakrishnan B (I.A.S).
On the occasion also present from N.M.C Garden Superintendent Shri Amol Chaurpagar.
Prominently present on the occasion were the Kale Foundation Trust Jt. Mng Trustees Shri Vilas Kale, Shri Praffula Kale and Trustees Shri Ashish Kale, Shri Jatin Kale.
Members of the Kale family were also present to grace the occasion.
Also present on the occasion were corporators Smt Pragati Patil,
Shri Kishor Jhichkar and Shri Nishant Gandhi.
Sculpture artists Shri Nana Misal and Shri Mautik Kate.
Trustee Shri Jatin Kale said, “Purshottam Balkrishna Kale and Anasuya Kale formed the Kale foundation trust in 1950 with aim to serve society and hoping that the family and future generations would carry their work forward.
With an objective of providing financial support for education, medical, help to the destitute and poor.
To promote educational institutions, hostels for students and aid to genuinely needy women. Smt. Anasuyabai Kale was a freedom fighter and also the first Member of parliament of Nagpur (1952). She was a two term Member of Parliament and is the only lady member of parliament from Nagpur constituency.”
‘Maharashtra State Under-13 Open and Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship’ ends today
There were no major upsets on first day after as seeded players sailed through in the first two rounds of Maharashtra State Under 13 Open & Girls FIDE Rating Selection Chess Championship 2022 organised by Chess Association Nagpur in association with G.H. Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation which coomenced at G H Raisoni Institute of Engineering & Technology College, Shraddha park ,Near MIDC Police Station, Hingna- Wadi Link Road Nagpur.
The Championship was inaugurated by Chief Guest and Arjuna & Dronacharya Awardee Sports Icon of Nagpur City Shri Vijay Munishwar jointly with Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi, Hon Secretary, Vidarbha Cricket Association by playing moves on Chess Board with each other at the Inauguration Function held on 2nd October 2022. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group were prominently present on the occasion. Adv. Nishant Gandhi, President, Chess Association, Nagpur welcomed the Chief Guest Shri Munishwar whereas Guest of Honour Shri Hemant Gandhi was welcomed by Shri Bhushan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur & Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation. The programme was compered by Shri S.S.Soman who introduced the guests and also proposed vote of thanks. Girish Vyas, ex-MLC and Vice President, Maharashtra Chess Association also visited the tournament venue and extended his good wishes to players.
The Championship is being held from 2nd to 4th October 2022 under the Aegis of Maharashtra Chess Association and All India Chess Federation and is a FIDE Rating Chess Championship. The Championship has attracted 155 participants (85 FIDE Rated) in Open Group and 65 participants (27 FIDE Rated) in Girls Group from all over the Districts of Maharashtra. Total Prizes amounting to Rs. 25000/- are at stake beside attractive Trophies and Medals. Being a FIDE Rating event there is Golden Opportunity for unrated players to become International Rated players. Overwhelmed with the huge response, the organisers have decided to give additional 3 trophies each for Best Under-11, Best Under-9 and Best Under-7 players who finish beyond main prize list in both the groups.
An Organising Committee headed by Adv. Nishant Gandhi, Organising Secretary Shri Bhushan Shriwas, MCA Tournament Committee Member Shri S.S.Soman and Organising Committee Members Shri Prayas Ambade, Shri Prathamesh Machave alongwith the Officials of Chess Association Nagpur, G.H.Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation are working for successful organization of event. Dr. Mrunal Naik, Project Head, Raisoni Group, Dr. Vivek Kapoor, Director, Raisoni Group and Shri Amit Gandhare, PRO, Raisoni Group have extended their co-operation for the event.
IA Ajinkya Pingale will be the Chief Arbiter assisted by Deputy Arbiter IA Deepak Chavan, SNA Amit Tembhurne, SNA Swati Kumbhalkar, SNA Uday Vagere, Sagar Sakhare, Shyam Agrawal, Prayas Ambade, Prathmesh Machave and Deep Jure.
October 01, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on October 01, 2022.