Nagpur’s Adivasi Gowari Shahid Uddanpul, which is popularly known as Sitabuldi flyover, is one of the most popular and oldest flyovers in Nagpur. Completed in December 2000, this flyover eased traffic congestion in Sitabuldi area. While the flyover was completed in 2000, it was on November 23, 2001, that it was officially named as Adivasi Gowari Shahid Uddanpul. The naming of the flyover has a tragic history attached to it. Here’s why Nagpur’s Sitabuldi flyover is called Adivasi Gowari Shahid Uddanpul.
On November 23, 1994, during the winter session of Maharashtra State Assembly at Vidhan Sabha in Nagpur, around 50,000 protestors from the Gowari community gathered and were heading towards Vidhan Bhavan to present their demands to the state government. The community was demanding a Scheduled Tribe? status to be able to be eligible for benefits of reservations in government jobs and education.
Nagpur Police stopped the massive protest near Vasantrao Naik Government Institute of Arts and Social Sciences (formerly known as Morris College). With no government official turning up to address the demands of the protesters, the protesters grew impatient. When a vehicle with a red beacon arrived, the protesters thought that it must a minister and started approaching the car.
The police, sensing trouble, started pushing the protesters and wielded batons. As the police tried to stop the protesters, it caused panic finally leading to a stampede, in which 114 people, including women and children, were killed.
Sitabuldi flyover was named as Adivasi Gowari Shahid Uddanpul in the memory of those who lost their lives in the tragic incident. There’s also a memorial near Zero Mile. This memorial has a plaque, which has the names of the people, who lost their lives in the 1994 stampede.
September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”