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Goli Vada Pav founder Venkatesh Iyer to speak at Lemon Ideas 2nd I-Summit

Venkatesh Iyer, Founder, Goli Vada Pav will be the key speaker at Lemon Ideas' - I-Summit - in association with VIA and Nation Next as the media partner.
Venkatesh Iyer, Founder, Goli Vada Pav.

The second I-Summit ? Emergence of Desi Power? organised by Lemon Ideas in association with Vidarbha Industries Association (VIA) and with Nation Next as the media partner will take place on December 21, 2016 at Banyan Hall, Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur from 6:30 onwards.

What is an I-Summit?

Every big thing in the world today was just an idea once! As important it is that you have a unique idea, it’s equally important to have that ?belief? in your idea, that determination to implement the idea and be ready to work hard for it. Keeping this in mind, Lemon Ideas has been organizing the I-Summit since the last two years. I-Summit is a platform for entrepreneurs, professionals, students and budding entrepreneurs to meet their entrepreneur role models, know their success stories, their experiences and learn from them. It’s also a platform for like-minded people to meet, interact and build a network which can be helpful in their entrepreneurial journey.

While the inaugural edition of I-summit in November 2015 had Ramon Magsaysay award winner and Founder of Goonj Anshu Gupta as the key speaker, Venkatesh Iyer ? the man behind Goli Vada Pav – will be the key speaker at the summit this time.

Pranav Sharma, Owner, Baidyanath and well-known celebrity chef  Vishnu Manohar along with Lemon Ideas and members of VIA will be welcoming and felicitating Venky on behalf of Nagpurians.

Man on a mission!

Venkatesh Iyer, who’s popularly known as Venky, is a visionary who has over 15 years of experience in financial services. Over the years, he has been instrumental in helping many entrepreneurs translate ideas into business in the modern retail, fashion and computer education space.

Venkys ultimate dream has been the ?corporatisation? of the Vada Pav and make it stand stall among the pizzas and burgers of the world. And the fact that Goli Vada Pav which started in 2004, today has 350 stores in 90 cities and 21 states of India is a testimony in itself that Venky has fulfilled his dream to a huge extent; huge extent and not completely because people like Venky never stop, do they?

Given the fact that Venky has a deep consumer insight especially in food space, when he will share his experiences and his expertise, it will be totally worth it! Venky will also be launching his book ? Journey with Vadapav ? at the summit.

To know more about the summit and to register:


Mukesh Ashar, Convener,

Email:  [email protected], Contact no: 8407911142.

Nupur Mukherjee, Point of Contact

Email:  [email protected], Contact no: 8380099746.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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