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Masks on, social distancing gone: Nagpurians lead routine lives even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise
Sitabuldi Market (Photo by: Bhavesh Mahalle)
Even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Maharashtra and in Nagpur at an alarming rate, citizens seem to be leading their routine lives without care.
A day after Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray banned all political, religious and social gatherings and Amravati and Akola district administration announced lockdowns, Nation Next photographer Bhavesh Mahalle took to the streets of Nagpur to access the situation on the ground. While our photographer observed that most people wore masks, social distancing norms are still being ignored by citizens.
Itwari Market (Photo by: Bhavesh Mahalle)
Especially in markets in Sitabuldi and Itwari, people seemed to have forgotten that the city is gripped by the COVID-19 pandemic and the situation is getting worse by the day. Bhavesh captured some pictures from these markets, which show people blatantly violating COVID-19 norms.
Ganeshpeth Bus Stand (Photo by: Bhavesh Mahalle)
While the situation at bus stands was a little better, but over there as well, people were spotted ignoring social distancing norms. Also, Bhavesh observed that at many shops, which earlier promoted social distancing, people rushed without caring about anything at all.
Ganesh Tekdi (Photo by: Bhavesh Mahalle)
Well, if desperate times really call for desperate measures, if the situation really gets out of hand because of the callousness of citizens, we should probably brace ourselves for another short-term lockdown as warned by Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in his speech on February 21.
Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours
A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district.
At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.
India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.
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RCNV provides sponsorship to 5 children
Under the aegis of Diabetes patronage program at AIIMS, Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision – RCNV – members sponsored five children for this financial year by handing over a cheque of ₹1,25,000 to the Director of AIIMS Maj. Gen (Dr ) Vibha Dutta, SM.
This project takes care of all the needs like insulin, glucometer,special diet and other consumables required by the children suffering from the dreaded and debilitating disease type 1 diabetes.
President Shivani interacted with the authorities and incharge of the project Dr Meenakshi and her team. Joint secretary Dr Akshay Daga interacted with the beneficiary children and their parents exhorting the importance of discipline during the treatment.
President elect Ajay, secretary Ritika and Rtn. Arouni Verma were amongst those who were present at AIIMS, nagpur. Dr Sangeeta and Dr Akash conducted the proceedings. The gratitude felt by the parents and their blessings to our team exemplified the importance of this endeavour in shaping the lives of children suffering from type 1 diabetes.
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DPS MIHAN awarded with Excellence Award | Nagpur
Delhi Public School MIHAN was awarded with the Literary Leadership Excellence Award for the enthusiastic participation of its students in the National Young Authors Fair – the World’s largest Book Writing Competition held by BriBooks and powered by Education World.
More than 90 budding writers of the school availed the benefits of the excellent opportunity provided by the AI-assisted BriBooks platform which helped them to hone their storytelling skills .The plethora of creative designs helped the students to work on the illustrations needed for designing their novel. The pleasure of publishing one’s own novel and reaching out to the global readers was a thrilling experience for the budding authors.
The students also got an exposure to sell the books online and earn Author Royalty as a remuneration. The books published by several DPS MIHAN students have achieved milestones and won rewards in the categories of Best Author – Jury Awards for Content and Creativity, Best Selling Author Awards in the State and Global Feature Awards for International recognition.
The jury and guest list comprised of HE Noor Gilon,Ambassador of Israel, Saul Singer – Author of Best Seller ‘ Start -up Nation’ ,Dele Olojede- Pulitzer prize winner and Navyn Salem- Founder & CEO Edesia.
President and Pro-Vice Chairperson Ms.Tulika Kedia and Director Ms.Savita Jaiswal have congratulated the Principal Ms.Nidhi Yadav, staff and students for their sincere efforts to achieve this recognition.
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