India Peace Centre, on September 21, 2017, organised a ‘Peace Bicycle Rally’ in Nagpur to celebrate International Day of Peace. The rally started from India Peace Centre, CK Naidu Marg, Civil Lines, reassembled at Futala Lake and then proceeded to Ambazari, Shankar Nagar, Law College, Maharajbagh, Akashwani square and concluded at the centre again. The idea behind organising the rally was to appreciate the efforts behind the reducing number of active conflicts in the region and to promote the belief that sustainable efforts is the only way towards having sustainable peace.
The rally was flagged off by Dr Amit Samarth, an international cyclist, who is the first Indian to complete the Race Across America challenge of 5000 kms ride, Jyoti Patel, the only female double Randonneur from Nagpur, Ekta Bhayia, Mrs India 2nd runner-up, and eminent Nagpur chartered accountant and cyclist Dr Tejinder Singh Rawal. Also, present at the occasion were Kasta Dip, (Director, India Peace Centre), Jugal Rayulu, Sulabha Chakraborty, Prakash Meghe and Tarvinder Jhans. While eight-year-old Ananya was the youngest participant, the oldest participant was 75-year-old cyclist Dr Bhupendra Arya.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Amit Samarth appealed to participants to adapt to cycling as a pollution-free and fitness oriented means of transport, and lauded the efforts of India Peace Centre in using bicycle as an instrument to spread the message of peace. Dr Tejinder Singh Rawal, who’s the co-ordinator at the India Peace Centre, spoke about the centre and its various activities and informed that cycling rally would be an event that the centre would continue to organise every year. The event was supported by YMCA, Nagpur, Rotary Club of Nagpur Downtown and Tirpude College of Social Work, whose members stood up with placards with the slogan, ‘Love Peace, Live Peace’.
India Peace Centre, which is an inter-religious centre for justice and peace initiatives, was founded by Dr. Mathai Zachariah (1945-2012), former General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in India, with the belief that the chances of peace as an experience of life can be enhanced by promoting the culture of dialogue and mutuality with a spirit of ever widening understanding.
Pictures by: Kartik Thakur
Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we bring you VCA Stadium’s Test records…
Ahead of today’s IND vs AUS match in Nagpur, we, at Nation Next, bring you Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium’s Test records…
- Highest team total: 610/6d by India against Sri Lanka in 2017/18.
- Lowest team total: 79 runs by South Africa against India in 2015/16.
- Highest individual score: 253 not out by Hashim Amla (South Africa) against India in 2010/11.
- Best bowling in an innings: 8/215, by Jason Krejza (Australia) against India in 2008/09.
- Most runs scored by a player: Virender Sehwag – 357 runs.
- Most wickets taken: R Ashwin – 19 wickets.
Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday, said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it Has anyone seen it?”
Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ☹️ Has anyone seen it?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 7, 2023
Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’
The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.
feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi's phone if that will help 😇
— zomato (@zomato) February 7, 2023
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”