About 50 volunteers of I-Clean Nagpur, and residents jointly cleaned and beautified the outer precincts and walls of Pariwar Apartments, situated prominently near LAD Metro Station. This group is also an active partner of the vision of [email protected], which envisages a safer & cleaner city, with the joint participation of the administration and general public.
Slogans relating to garbage segregation, restricted use of single-use plastics, tree plantation, and general cleanliness were painted on the walls, to create awareness about these important aspects in our daily life. It was also a combined vision of all those present, that this concept of cleanliness should be promoted in all schools, so that our youngsters get motivated on the subject.
The I-Clean group specialises in cleaning the area and then painting the walls with cleanliness-related messages and attractive Warli designs, which are native to this region. This is their 232nd spot in the region. This voluntary group has completed over eight years of their formation. They believe that the cleanliness habit needs to be inculcated into the minds of our youth, right from an early, impressionable age.
It is the group’s thought that cleanliness is next to godliness, and a clean surrounding will automatically promote a healthy environment for all citizens. In a connected activity, the I-Clean team is also actively supporting the civic administration in implementing the much needed ban on single-use plastics. This message is being prominently painted on all their spots. Members undertake periodical drives to educate vendors and the common man about this menace, which causes damage to our environment, livestock and human life.
Age is no barrier for this group. They have volunteers ranging from 10 to 65+ year-olds who contribute in their own ways, towards the cleanliness and beautification of our city. Members include persons from many vocations, including students, housewives, young children, CA, doctors, lawyers, business persons, IT professionals, retired persons, and others. Anyone with a sincere will to clean and beautify our city, is welcome to join this voluntary organisation.
At least 3-4 new members join the group at each spot. Earlier spots done by this team include various lakes of Nagpur, railway stations, bus stops, schools, colleges, old age homes, hospitals, Mokshadham, clubs, busy squares, hostels, remand homes, culverts, parking zones, police stations, and other places of public interest.
To fund their activities, each volunteer makes a minimum contribution of ₹50 every month. Some voluntary contributions are also received from citizens at each spot. It is the group’s vision that every city in India should have an I-Clean team and each citizen should follow the cleanliness regime.
With I-clean, it is ‘I’ before ‘You’. It is in the name – I should do it rather than asking you to do it.
The group has made an appeal to all like-minded people of Nagpur to join them in their zest for cleaning and beautifying the city. They also requested residents to help maintain the cleanliness of the beautified spot by adopting proper methods of garbage disposal as also through continuous vigil. People of all ages and vocations can voluntarily be a part of these efforts. You can call Ajinkya on 8421930862 or Jaideep on 7743994550 to be a part of this selfless group that is making efforts to make Nagpur really a clean and smart region.
Not a populist but a fiscal consolidation budget: CAMIT Chief Dr Dipen Agrawal
Dr Dipen Agrawal, President – Chamber of Associations of Maharashtra (CAMIT) reacting to the budget 2023 said that “Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has presented a vision document for India at 100”. In her speech she envisaged various new concepts and proposal to take forward India on its growth journey. She has attempted to provide something for everyone. Outlining the vision of central governments for technology-driven and knowledge-based economy with strong public finances and a robust financial sector, she said that this will be achieved by Jan Bhagidari and Sabka Saath Sabka Prayas.
Dr Agrawal said, the continuation of PM Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for one more year; formation of large producer enterprises to support about 81 lakh women self-help groups; recognizing traditional artisans and craftspeople as Vishwakarma and conceptualizing new package scheme to improve the quality, scale and reach of their products; exploring untapped potential in tourism on mission mode will enable youth in fulfilling their aspirations and provide necessary imputes for growth and job creation.
It is to be seen how government works on the seven priorities ‘Saptarishi’ 1) Inclusive Development 2) Reaching the Last Mile 3) Infrastructure and Investment 4) Unleashing the Potential 5) Green Growth 6) Youth Power 7) Financial Sector identified as guiding factor, added Dr Dipen Agrawal.
The announcement regarding establishment of Digital Public Infrastructure for agriculture to provide farmer-centric solutions on host of farming related activities, massive decentralised storage capacity and government facilitated multipurpose cooperative societies, primary fishery societies and dairy cooperative societies in uncovered panchayats and villages will give boost to rural economy. Similarly establishing new nursing colleges in co-location to medical colleges established since 2014 will improve per-capita nursing staff in the country. While government is considering to introduce teachers’ training through various programs, the government should at the same time ensure that government education institutions are not under staffed.
Dr Dipen Agrawal welcomed the announcement of PAN being made common identifier for business entities; Unified Filing Process is proposed to be set-up to avoid duplication of compliance; National Financial Information Registry to be set-up as the central repository of financial and ancillary information; the Vivad se Vishwash scheme introduced to settle MSME contractual obligations said that these steps will have long lasting positive effect to improve business sentiments.
The announcement to ensure timely payment is made to MSME, government has linked the deduction under Income Tax Act for payments to actual payment to MSMEs. However, the deduction will be allowed on accrual basis only if it is within time mandated under MSMED Act, i.e. 45 days. In its endeavor to give relief to MSME government has inadvertently created compliance hurdle for other side i.e. large scale industries, this step will have large scale tax implication for them, added Dr Agrawal.
Now days there is nothing much expected from FM on indirect tax but people eagerly wait for announcement on direct tax front. FM has disappointed common man by announcing meager increase (Rs 50000) in basic exemption limit. However, FM has given substantial relief to middle-class individuals by increasing rebate limit from 5.00 lakhs to 7.00 lakhs. Similarly high net-worth individuals will be benefited by reduction in highest surcharge limit from 37% to 25%.
Overall, I see this budget as intelligent budget that focuses on key areas of infrastructure, employment while keeping fiscal deficit on track and on scale of 10, I give 7 points for 2023 Budget.
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17 doctors perform 52 surgeries in RCNV’s noble initiative to provide health care to tribes of Melghat
A planning initiated by Dr Rajesh Singhvi, culminated into a great noble service, in association with MAHAN Trust at Melghat on January 28 and 29. A team of 17 doctors performed 52 surgeries out of which 32 were major surgeries.
Director Medical Rtn Rupeshri Bhoyar worked relentlessly to coordinate and motivate the team of doctors. Dr Ashish and Kavita Satav along with their team at the hospital extended their complete logistics and infrastructure support.
The icing on the cake were non medical activities for the children at the village. Various sports activities, distribution of Sarees sponsored by Rt.ann Sneha Parikh , the prizes to the winning teams and goodie bags to all the children was an added attraction. The children enthralled the audience with their talents at the games like Kabaddi, Kho Kho and Volleyball. Director Community Service Rtn Sandeep Duragkar coordinated the same.
Under the able leadership of President Rtn Shivani Sule with the support of Secretary Rtn Ritika Singhvi RCNV achieved another milestone with the Melghat Camp. Forever generous Rtn Aarouni Verma, Rtn Farnberg Bharucha, Rtn Swati Belkhade, Rtn Madhumati Dhawad, Chirag Singhvi and Rtn Jaishree Chhabrani were also present.
Former T20 World Cup captain Gurudas Raut inaugurates DPS MIHAN’s President’s Cup | Nagpur
The second edition of prestigious President’s Cup in Tennis Ball cricket was held in the sprawling campus of Delhi Public School MIHAN from January 27 to January 30, 2023.
2019 T20 World Cup captain Gurudas Raut was present as Chief Guest and inaugurated the event. The tournament is played on IPL format on knockout basis in which 6 teams participated comprising of students from various schools.
Indian cricketer Faiz Fazal, an Indian cricketer was present as a Chief Guest for closing ceremony. Sanjay Badkas, Secretary, VCA Nagpur and C.D. Manke, Joint Secretary and Chairman of Ground Committee of VCA Nagpur was also present on this occasion as Guests of Honor.
The finals was played between Galaxy Racers and Marvels. Galaxy Racers won the final by defeating Marvels by 11 runs and lifted the President’s Cup 2.0. Aryan Suke of Team Phoenix was awarded the Aranya Kedia Trophy for the player of the Tournament.
Faiz Fazal in his speech, appreciated the efforts taken by Delhi Public School MIHAN by organising the President’s Cup and providing facilities for the development of sports.
Nidhi Yadav, Principal DPS MIHAN highlighted the vision of President and Pro Vice Chairperson Ms. Tulika Kedia who ensures the best of sporting facilities are provided to the students for holistic education and for psycho-socio development. She also thanked the Director Savita Jaiswal for her constant guidance and support.
As a part of this event, Inter Corporate Cricket Tournament was also organised in which eight teams from different corporate sectors participated. Dr Amit Samarth, the Bicycle Mayor of Nagpur graced the occasion as Chief Guest and handed over the trophy to the winning team.