Well-known Diabetologist Dr Sunil Gupta was recently interviewed by Dr Sagar Khadiwala as part of ‘Samvad’ organised by Vidarbha Hindi Sahitya Sammelan at Mor Hindi Bhavan in Nagpur. During the interview, Dr Gupta narrated some interesting stories from his life and shared his views on diabetes, which according to him is not understood properly by people.
Dr Gupta, while speaking about diabetes, said during the interview, “Unfortunately, there are a number of myths, doubts and misconceptions, which prevail in our society when it comes to diabetes. My aim is bust myths and create awareness about diabetes. I intend to make people aware of facts about diabetes so that they can have proper treatment and lead a happy life.”
Speaking about his struggle in school, Dr Gupta said, “Until fifth grade, I was not able to speak and write in English properly. It was my mother’s support, which helped me have a command on the language. I was good in studies but I was also good in cultural and sports activities and represented my school at several debate competitions”. Dr Gupta cited his school teacher RB Singh as an inspiration behind him becoming a doctor.
Dr Gupta fondly recalled his initial days as a doctor in Mumbai. He said, “I used to work in three shifts. I would not take any leave from hospital as I wanted to save money for my parents’ silver jubilee anniversary.”
Dr Gupta also shared his experience working as a diabetologist in Nagpur. He further shared as to how he was horrified when he came across a 17-year-old girl patient suffering from paralysis and diabetes at the same time.”
Interestingly, Dr Sunil Gupta has been mentioned in both Guinness Book of World Records and Limca Book of World Records. Dr Guptas name was included in the Guinness book of World Record in 2013 for participating in the largest Diabetic health screening at multiple locations. 1676 diabetic neuropathy screenings were done across 27 locations in India on World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2013, with the support of Novo Nordisk Education Foundation, Diabetic Foot Society of India and The Times of India.
Dr Gupta’s name was included in Limca book of World Records in 2016 for participating in a drive held from May 2 to May 2016. As part of the drive 20593 doctors and 387 internal employees from across prescribed diet and exercise along with the medication to their Type 2 DM.
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!”