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Nagpur man gets call from CM Uddhav Thackeray for his contribution to needy during lockdown

Nagpur man Khushroo Poacha got a call from CM Uddhav Thackeray for his contribution towards the needy through - Seva Kitchen - during the 21-day lockdown.
From right: Khusroo Poacha with his daughter Tunisha and wife Fermin Poacha

It was a moment of pride for Nagpur’s Khushroo Poacha when Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray himself called him on Tuesday morning and applauded his contribution towards the needy during the ongoing lockdown imposed in the entire country to curb the spread of coronavirus. Khushroo Poacha is the founder of Seva Kitchen.

53-year-old Khushroo, who’s a Central Railways employee, thorough his organization Seva Kitchen, has been instrumental in providing food to around 3,500 families till now since the lockdown was imposed on March 24. Seva Kitchen was founded by Khushroo in 2014 with an intention to serve food to the needy. Khushroo also initiated the a massive blood donation drive in 2000 through the portal

Excited about getting a call from CM Uddhav Thackeray, Khushroo told Nation Next, It feels amazing to realise that Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray himself called up an ordinary citizen like me. He appreciated the work that we have been doing during the lockdown. He appreciated the fact that I have been doing social work since last 20 years and that Seva Kitchen? helps the needy in a way where we don’t take money directly from anybody to help the needy.

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Speaking about the way Seva Kitchen works, Khushroo said, We have a campaign going on the portal Donate Kart. People who want to help us, donate money to the portal in proportion with the quantity of food material they wish to donate. The portal directly transfers the money to vendors, who in turn supply the food material to us. At times, people give us cheques on the name of vendors and we give the cheques to them for the food material.

Thackeray also asked Khushroo to keep in touch with his principal secretary in case Seva Kitchen? needs any help in helping the needy. Thackeray also told Khushroo to take care of his family and his health while helping the needy.

Speaking about the work done by Seva Kitchen during the lockdown, Khushroo said, With the help of the portal, we have managed to prepare 7,000 kits of uncooked food material (including 5 kg rice, 5 kg flour, sugar, 1 kg dal, salt, spices, cooking oil, tea and pickle). We have distributed around 3,500 kits till now in different areas of Nagpur. We go to areas and we see if people have food materials or not. Then we distribute the kits to them, so that they can cook food at their homes for at least 10-12 days. ? Seva Kitchen works with several NGOs in the city to distribute the kits.

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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.

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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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