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My aim is to bust myths and create awareness about diabetes: Dr Sunil Gupta

Dr Sunil Gupta (left) and Dr Sagar Khadiwala (right) (Photo by: Bhavesh Mahalle/Nation Next)

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 Sunil Gupta (Photo by: Bhavesh Mahalle/Nation Next)

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.

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BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
The Public Relations Officer of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21).

Nitin Gadkari

In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.

Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January. 

On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.

The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.

The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence. 

It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka. 

In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner. 

Also read: NMC spends ₹20 crore on lighting trees for C20 in Nagpur

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Arush Chitre wins Open Group, Shraddha Bajaj bags first spot in Girl Group




Nation Next Newsroom | Nagpur

Chess Association Nagpur

Arush Chitre in Open Group and Shraddha Bajaj in Girls Group annexed the title of the  Nagpur District Under-17 Open and Girls Chess Championship organised by Chess Association Nagpur on 19th March 2023 in association with GH Raisoni Sports and Cultural Foundation and Kalpana Prakash Welfare Foundation at Vivekanand Hall at Shraddha House in Nagpur.

Arush Chitre, seeded second, improved his position to achieve the title scoring 6.5 out of 7. Ayush Ramteke also scored 6.5 points but was placed second based on their tie-break score.

In the Girls Group, second seeded Shraddha Bajaj took the top spot with 4.5 points out of 5 Rounds. Fifth seeded Swanandi Sole followed her to take second place in the merit list with 4 points out of five. 

Arush Chitre and  Ayush Ramteke shall represent the Nagpur District in Open Group and Shraddha Baja and Swanandi sole shall represent Nagpur District in Girls Group in the Maharashtra State Under 17 FIDE Rating Chess Championship to be held at Buldhana from 14th April 2022 to 16th April 2023.

Prizes were distributed at the hands of Swapnil Ahirkar Joint Secretary NCP Business Cell Maharashtra, Social worker & Director Ahirkar Group of Nagpur. Bhushsan Shriwas, Secretary, Chess Association Nagpur and Chief Arbiter Deepak Chavan were present on the dais. Top five finishers in Open and Girls Group got the trophies while medals were given to top two in under 15,13,11,09,07 category.

Deepak Chavan, Chief Arbiter successfully conducted the event assisted by SNA Sagar Sakhare, SNA Prayas Ambade and Prathamesh Machave.

Also read: RCNV holds Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico

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RCNV holds Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico




Nation Next Newsroom | Nagpur
RCNV held a Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico at Jhulelal Institute of Technology.

RCNV held a Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team

Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision – RCNV – held a Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico at Jhulelal Institute of Technology on 10th March. Various Rotaract Clubs from Nagpur were present for the meet.

The students gave a traditional welcome to the team . The JIT Rotaractors showed their beautifully crafted Rotaract wall . This was followed by the visit at the science lab. The Rotaractors were addressed by PDG Rtn Shabbir Shakir, Mexican team leader Rtn Fernando, Rotaract Geraldine, JIT head Ms Madhavi, President Shivani Sule and Rtn Jaishree Chhabrani.

RCNV held a Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team from Mexico at Jhulelal Institute of Technology.

RCNV held a Rotaract meet with RI Friendship Exchange Team

The Rotaractors were thrilled to meet the team and exchanged letter heads with the Mexican team . The Hi tea was interactive and the Management gave a memento to each. Rt Ann Mona Mulchandani worked hard and coordinated the wonderful arrangements at the college.

Also read: Nagpur’s ‘Unique Cooking Contest’ enters Asia Book of Records

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