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French ambassadors visit NMC to discuss Nag River Rejuvenation Project worth Rs 2117.71 crore
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French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain and Counsel General of France in Mumbai Sonia Barbry, on Tuesday, visited the Nagpur Municipal Corporation and discussed the Nag River Rejuvenation Project (NRRP) with Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and other NMC officials.
NRRP would be executed by the Central government and Japans International Cooperation Agency together. The project would cost around Rs 2117.71 crore (over Rs 2,000 crore) and NMC would bear 15% (Rs 297.82 crore) of the total cost of the project.
The remaining cost of the project would be paid by the Central and state government in the ratio of 60:25 (Rs 1323.51 crore and Rs 496.38 crore).
Officials from the Smart City and technical consultants of NRRP were also present in the brief meeting. The project would be executed in three phases. In the first phase, the river would be made pollution-free from the waste and sewage. The main goal of the second phase would be to beautify the river, for which, the AFD (French Development Agency) would assist NMC.
NMC Standing Committee Chairman Vijay Zalke spoke to Nation Next regarding this meeting and said, NRRP is the dream project of Union Minister NitinJi Gadkari. The announcement of this project was made two years ago but it got delayed due to COVID-19 lockdown.
The officials from AFD are going to help us in the beautification of Nag river and the work for the same has started. NMC is tight on funds as of now but we will find out a way to fund the project. The officials are working to identify different revenue streams for NMC, he added.
Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours
A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district.
At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.
India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.
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RCNV provides sponsorship to 5 children
Under the aegis of Diabetes patronage program at AIIMS, Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision – RCNV – members sponsored five children for this financial year by handing over a cheque of ₹1,25,000 to the Director of AIIMS Maj. Gen (Dr ) Vibha Dutta, SM.
This project takes care of all the needs like insulin, glucometer,special diet and other consumables required by the children suffering from the dreaded and debilitating disease type 1 diabetes.
President Shivani interacted with the authorities and incharge of the project Dr Meenakshi and her team. Joint secretary Dr Akshay Daga interacted with the beneficiary children and their parents exhorting the importance of discipline during the treatment.
President elect Ajay, secretary Ritika and Rtn. Arouni Verma were amongst those who were present at AIIMS, nagpur. Dr Sangeeta and Dr Akash conducted the proceedings. The gratitude felt by the parents and their blessings to our team exemplified the importance of this endeavour in shaping the lives of children suffering from type 1 diabetes.
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DPS MIHAN awarded with Excellence Award | Nagpur
Delhi Public School MIHAN was awarded with the Literary Leadership Excellence Award for the enthusiastic participation of its students in the National Young Authors Fair – the World’s largest Book Writing Competition held by BriBooks and powered by Education World.
More than 90 budding writers of the school availed the benefits of the excellent opportunity provided by the AI-assisted BriBooks platform which helped them to hone their storytelling skills .The plethora of creative designs helped the students to work on the illustrations needed for designing their novel. The pleasure of publishing one’s own novel and reaching out to the global readers was a thrilling experience for the budding authors.
The students also got an exposure to sell the books online and earn Author Royalty as a remuneration. The books published by several DPS MIHAN students have achieved milestones and won rewards in the categories of Best Author – Jury Awards for Content and Creativity, Best Selling Author Awards in the State and Global Feature Awards for International recognition.
The jury and guest list comprised of HE Noor Gilon,Ambassador of Israel, Saul Singer – Author of Best Seller ‘ Start -up Nation’ ,Dele Olojede- Pulitzer prize winner and Navyn Salem- Founder & CEO Edesia.
President and Pro-Vice Chairperson Ms.Tulika Kedia and Director Ms.Savita Jaiswal have congratulated the Principal Ms.Nidhi Yadav, staff and students for their sincere efforts to achieve this recognition.
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