Union Minister of Road and Transport Nitin Gadkari, on Sunday, October 24, inaugurated a PSA oxygen plant at Shivaji Shikshan Sansthan’s (SSS) Dr Punjabrao Deshmukh Medical College and Hospital, Amravati (PDMC).
The oxygen plant is worth around ₹5 crore and has a capacity of filling 600-700 jumbo oxygen cylinders in a day.
This particular plant doesn’t require liquid oxygen. It makes oxygen from air by separating nitrogen instead. The plant was granted to PDMC Amravati by Nitin Gadkari under a CSR activity through Nagpur’s Maitree Parivar Sansthan (MPS).
MPS is a non-profit organisation based in Nagpur working for the underprivileged section of society.
The plant was inaugurated by Nitin Gadkari on PDMC premises in a public ceremony.
At the event, PDMC Dean Dr AT Deshmukh told Nation Next, This is a similar plant like the one that is stationed at Super Speciality Hospital, which was given under PM Cares Fund. The entire mechanism of the two is same, just the capacity of the one at PDMC is much more. This entire plant is funded to us under CSR activity. We are only in charge of the maintenance.
This is the biggest oxygen plant in Amravati district. I can surely say that now, Amravati won’t fall short on oxygen as it did during second wave, Dr Deshmukh added.
Speaking at the event, Nitin Gadkari remembered the horrific incidents of the first and second wave of COVID-19.
He said, I myself have lost many loved and dear ones in this pandemic. From personal experiences, I can say that we should now give highest priority to health services.
Stressing upon the concept of make-in-India? and made-in-India, he said, Our hospitals should be of international standards. We can make medical equipment in India. Need makes you creative. We had started making ventilators, PPE kits and other medical resources required. We should plan in advance now. If the third wave comes, we better be prepared. No one should die due to shortage of oxygen.
We should think for the best and prepare for the worst, he added.
Amravati Guardian Minister Adv Yashomati Thakur, Mayor Chetan Gawande, MP Navneet Rana, MLA Sulbha Khodke, MLC Pravin Pote, members of the SSS, members of PDMC, leaders, staff and others witnessed the inauguration.
Ananya is aware of the fact that showbiz is a very tricky business: Chunky Panday
Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday starrer ‘Liger’ turned out to be a failure at the box office. It was Vijay’s debut in Bollywood and Ananya’s first bilingual film too. But the film didn’t shape up the way it was expected and even Ananya’s father-actor Chunky Panday agrees to it.
Talking about Liger’s failure, Chunky expressed, “Any actor gives his or her 100 percent to a film. And after you finish it, you go out of your way to promote the film. And these days promotional activities are a trend where you even go into masses urging fans to watch it. But sometimes things go wrong and we are depressed about it. And it’s okay, that’s an obvious reaction for any actor to feel devastated. Success or failure can happen with any film, an artist has to live with it and just move on. I’m sure my daughter (Ananya) is aware of the fact that showbiz is a very tricky business.”
Having said that, Chunky feels that one should not ‘overconfident’ or ‘underestimate’ anything in the film industry. “On a film set, almost around 400 people work. And as an actor, we don’t get to see each and every thing as a whole. We are aware of only portions of what’s happening but we don’t know what’s going to be the end result. So, it’s better to take things as they come,” Chunky stated.
Even today, I call up people I want to work with: Sharman Joshi
Sharman Joshi came to fame with romantic-comedy ‘Style’ (2001), his first hit. But, he was already a known face by then with few films to his credit. However, the actor was still trying to set his foot in the industry and had his share of struggle too. In a recent interview, the actor remembered his struggling days.
The ‘3 Idiots’ actor used to call the director for work in those days. “There was a director, who used to have telephone numbers of many directors from Bollywood. I took the list from him and would call them on their landline as those were ‘no mobile’ phone days. One thing that helped me big time was my background in theatre,” shared Sharman.
But Sharman also confessed that some directors’ would also be considerate. “When I would call the directors and they would talk very respectfully, some even called for a meeting. See, people from showbiz business understand what it takes to be here. So whether you work together or not, that doesn’t really matter. In fact, even today, I just pick up the call and dial to people I want to work with,” said Sharman who made his debut in Bollywood with Godmother in 1999.
Mannat se guzar raha tha, toh ek mannat maang li: Ayushmann Khurrana
Like many, even actor Ayushmann Khurrana is a Shah Rukh Khan fan. And when the actor happened to be in Bandra on Sunday, he stopped by in front of King Khan’s house Mannat. In fact, he made a wish in front of the gate looking at Mannat through the sunroof of his car.
The actor shared a picture on his social media page from SRK’s house and captioned, “Mannat se guzar raha tha. Toh ek mannat maang li #AnActionHero #2ndDecember #SRKian” He added the song ‘Baazigar O Baazigar’ from Shah Rukh’s film ‘Baazigar’ along with the picture.
Ayushmann, who’s busy promoting his film, ‘An Action Hero’, received lots of comments from SRK as well as his fans.