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Brainy beauties rock Miss LAD 2016!

Miss LAD contest 2016, one of the most happening events across Nagpur college campuses, made for a prefect year ender. On December 29, the brainy beauties of LAD College, contested with one another to choose the best three among themselves Aayushi Gautam (winner), Nishtha Bajaj (first runner up) and Dolly Singh (second runner up).

While Aayushi Gautam from Cosmetology dept. clinched the Miss LAD title, Nishtha Bajaj and Dolly Singh from Hotel Management and Catering dept. bagged the respective titles of first runner up and second runner up. Co-incidentally, all the three winners belong to Seminary Hills Campus. The Principal of the college Dr Shyamala Nair, along with other faculties, adorned the winners with the crowns and sashes.

Ms LAD 2016 comprised four rounds. First round included introduction by the contestants. Post introduction, 15 contestants were shortlisted for the second round. The 15 contestants then took part in the question and answer session, with only 10 contestants making it in the third round. Best five contestants were shortlisted for the final fourth round, where the top five answered a common question.

Nation Next Editor-in-Chief Vikrant Shandilya, renowned chess player Lekh Mithawala, Mrs Maharashtra 2016 first runner up Swati Banerjee, Marketing Director of Shamlax Metachem Pvt Ltd Anuja Sharma and wellness coach Anju Mahurkar adjudged the contest.

Nation Next was the media partner of Ms LAD contest 2016, where 25 talented girls of both the campuses (Shankar Nagar and Seminary Hills) showcased their talented performances in various rounds during the six-hour-long show. The Vice Principal of LAD College Harsha Jharia directed the entire event, which took place at the auditorium of Shankar Nagar campus. Jharia, who’s also the HOD of Textile and Fashion dept., does deserves a special mention for the awe-inspiring choreography of the event.

The contest also witnessed some scintillating performances by the students. A fusion dance on a Marathi lavani song was well appreciated by the audience. Certain groups of students showed their sensitive side by performing acts on topics as serious as acid attack victims, etc. A group struck an emotional chord with the audience with a heart-wrenching story on the issue faced by parents of old age homes. After walking the ramp in 70’s retro look, the contestants further upped the energy quotient with Zumba dance on ‘Ladki beautiful kar gai chul’.

While Chance’ salon’s beauty manager Aarti Eliezer gave some important beauty tips to the contestants, Sushma Hedao took an eye makeup session and Dr Shishir Palsapure undertook a session on confidence building. First runner up at Mrs Maharashtra 2016 Swati Banerjee conducted a grooming session for the contestants. Dr Meenakshi Kulkarni guided the students on change management, positive attitude, etiquettes and manners.

 When Nation Next spoke to Harsha Jharia, she said, “Organising Ms LAD contest every year gives me immense satisfaction even though it involves three months of rigorous training of the students on better communication skills, confidence building, grooming, styling, fitness with Zumba, group discussions, brain storming sessions, etc. The best part about this contest is that unlike other pageants, Ms LAD doesn’t have beauty as its criteria. It’s solely talent based. Because of this, I have been seeing a positive change in the contestants since last 10 years. We’ve seen these girls getting selected in campus interviews and attaining success in their respective careers.”

And the titles were bagged by?

Ms Photogenic: Heena Murjani

Ms Talented: Tanushree Chouriya

Ms Beautiful Hair: Gunjan Ratnani

Ms Beautiful Skin: Madhvi Tolani

Ms Beautiful Smile: Rashi Wadhwani

Ms Perfect 10: Purva Parate

Second runner up: Dolly Singh

First runner up: Nishtha Bajaj

Ms LAD 2016: Aayushi Gautam

Photos by: Kartik Thakur

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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.

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


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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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