Nagpur girl Shweta Umre (21) made the city proud as she received an award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 27 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Shweta won the award for winning the first prize at National Youth Parliament 2019 organised by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on February 26 at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Centre in the capital.
National Youth Parliament 2019, which was a one-day competition, was the first ever debate competition directly organised by the Government of India. During the competition, students were allotted a particular topic, on which they had to speak for three minutes. Shweta, who was among the 56 contestants, spoke on the topic: Connecting India Economically, Geographically and Culturally.
Shweta, who is a final year forensic science student of Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU), is a frequent debater and has participated in more than 500 competitions and has won around 250 awards for her oratory skills.
Speaking to Nation Next, Shweta said, I’ve been participating in debates and elocution contests from a long time. But this particular experience at National Youth Parliament was really amazing as it was a huge platform. Students from across India participated in the competition and we all got to learn a lot from each other.
Speaking about her success, Shweta added, The only way of achieving anything in life is to have faith in yourself despite facing problems. For those who like to debate, I would just say one thing: Keep participating no matter what as participation will nurture your skills.
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!”