As the 10-day Lord Ganesha festival commences on Ganesh Chaturthi, Nation Next takes you on a pictorial tour of Chitaroli, Nagpur. Chitaroli is full of shops and workshops of artists who make idols for all the festivals but Ganpati celebrations make this
JAM PACKED LANES AT CHITAROLI! During the Ganesh festival, thousands of devotees come here for taking Lord Ganesha idols to their homes and Ganeshutsav mandals.
LET’S GO HOME MY LORD! Devotees carefully carrying a small idol of Lord Ganesha at Chitaroli, Nagpur on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is said that more than 5000 big and small idols are made in Chitaroli ever year for the 10-day Ganeshut
MATHE SINDOOR SOHE MUSHAK KI SAWAARI: Small idols of the mouse, the vahana (vehicle) of Lord Ganesha at display at Chitaroli, Nagpur
Apart from thousands of small idols for households, a lot of big idols are made in Chitaroli for some of the biggest Ganeshutsav mandals in Nagpur. These idols are often customised according to the various themes at these mandals. One such idol is being g
KRISHNA AVATAR: A devotee admires a Lord Ganesha statue in Lord Krishna Avatar. However, the artist has made peacock as the vehicle of this idol, which is the vahana of Lord Kartikeya, Lord Ganesha’s elder brother
A lord Ganesha idol in Lord Murugan Avatar. Murugan is another name of Lord Kartikeya, the elder brother of Lord Ganesha
DESTROYER OF THE EVIL: A magnificent Lord Ganesha statue in Goddess Durga avatar, carrying a Trishul (the weapon of Lord Shiva)
PROTECTOR OF THE WORLD: A beautiful yet aggressive statue of an angry Lord Ganesha, being taken away by devotees on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Chitaroli, Nagpur
POLITICAL INTEGRATION! A creatively carved Lord Ganesha idol, made up of the BJP, NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress symbols at Chitaroli, Nagpur
A Malhari Lord Ganesha idol on display at Chitaroli, Nagpur
CAREFUL! The devotees exercising caution while taking away Ganesha idol from Chitaroli, Nagpur. The saffron caps with ‘Ganpati Bappa Morya’ written on them are synonymous with Ganpati Celebrations in Chitaroli and are sold here in huge numbers
GHARI CHALA BAPPA: A devotee puts a garland around Lord Ganesha’s neck, as he takes the idol home from Chitaroli, Nagpur
The vendors selling pooja samagri do a brisk business in Chitaroli, Nagpur during Ganesh festival
A BLEND OF GREEN AND SAFFRON FOR GANPATI: A Muslim vendor sells pooja samagri in Chitaroli, Nagpur
Nagpur Police are on their toes all the time, providing security and managing traffic in Chitaroli, Nagpur during Ganpati celebrations
A lot of popular bands from around Nagpur i.e. the Chalisgaon Band, the Babulgoan band, etc., are seen playing for different mandals in Chitaroli every year. In the picture, one such group can be seen playing music in Chitaroli on the auspicious occasion
Famous Shiv Garjana, a Nagpur based Dhol Tasha and Dhwaj Pathak (group of drummers), playing dhols with full vigour on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Chitaroli, Nagpur. Their saffron outfits surely add more colour to the celebrations
Shiv Garjana boys playing dhols on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Chitaroli, Nagpur
WHY SHOULD BOYS HAVE ALL THE FUN: Girls from the Dhol Tasha and Dhwaj Pathak, Shiv Garjana, playing dhols on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi in Chitaroli, Nagpur
As the 10-day Lord Ganesha festival commences on Ganesh Chaturthi, Nation Next takes you on a pictorial tour of Chitaroli, Nagpur. Chitaroli is full of shops and workshops of artists who make idols for all the festivals but Ganpati celebrations make this small locality in central Nagpur a mecca for Ganpati worshippers. Here’s why Chitaroli is a must visit during Ganpati festival!
Photos by: Kartik Thakur
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 .
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.
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.