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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 indianblooddonors.com

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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September 27, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on September 24, 2022.

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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s Padharo Mhare Des concludes successfully

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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s (RCNV) Padharo Mhare Des was held at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur, on September 25, along with Winter fellowship cum Official Club Visit 2022-23 for RCNV. The theme of the fellowship was to showcase rich heritage and culture of different states of India.

The occasion was graced by DG Dr Anand Jhunjhunwala, first lady Monika Jhunjhunwala and AG Kamlesh Chotwani. President Dr Shivani Sule felicitated all the new Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) members for the year 2022-23 with the certificates, for their valuable contribution to The Rotary Foundation by way of becoming Paul Harris Fellow, along with Club Secretary Ritika Singhvi and TRF director Mohit Chaudhary.

On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, different states came together to show their culture. It was beautifully showcased. PDG, Dr Satish Sule as Yamraj & Pawan Mangolia as Narad with their performance wooed the audience.

This was made possible because of our competent team leaders Bhagyashree Saoji and Priyanka Sharma (Rajasthan), Rutika Kunawar and Dr Puja Poddar (Team Tamil Nadu), Sonal Singhvi (Team Bengal), Rashmi Shahu (Team Maharashtra), Pramod Batra and Sakshi Sharma (Team Punjab), who in spite of their busy schedules made this possible. The beautifully choregraphed act was a result of hard work done by Richa Bhattad, Sonal Singhvi, Rashmi Shahu and Abhishek Ghatode. Honourable DG performing with Maharashtra state enthralled the audience.

Such flawlessly executed event was possible only because of very efficient team mentored by Project Director Pawan Mangolia and Nitya Agrawal who worked tirelessly on the minutest of details to give a memorable evening. Aesthetic decor by Priya Tatiwar dazzled the event.

Fellowship Project advisor P P Nilesh Panpalia, Project director Nitya Agrawal, Pawan Mangolia and Director Mohit Chaudhary left no stone unturned to make the event a huge success.

Also read: Management conclave held at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Nagpur

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Management conclave held at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Nagpur

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Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Nagpur organized management conclave ‘SYMCHARCHA’ on 23rd Sep 2022. This event has been organized by Corp connect team of SIBM Nagpur for sharing knowledge about the latest trends and needs of the industry.

The program started with lighting the lamp by the dignitaries and the address by Director SIBM-Nagpur, Dr Shrirang Altekar.

The program was graced by several senior executives from the industry with names like Shailesh Wadhankar, VP Salesforce, Persistent; Capt. Pranab Prasoon Thakur, head HR, Hindustan Coca Cola Ltd.; Sajesh Jyothiprakash, VP JP Morgan;

Mr. Shailesh Wadhankar while addressing the students, elaborated about change in working pattern post pandemic. He focused on the challenges that the industry is facing in bringing back people to workplace.

Capt. Pranab Prasoon Thakur emphasized on focusing on learning new skills and also on team work. He correlated the army discipline with the success of business. He further elaborated on leading by setting an example. He also shared as how covid taught us that we have to go with the flow sometimes as we don’t have any solution for a situation.

Sajesh Jyothiprakash shared his experience as to how technology plays an important role in today’s environment. He also focused on various investment patterns, market analysis of latest trends etc. He motivated students to develop their skills and focus on their goals.

All the sessions were followed by question and answer by students and faculties to all the dignitaries present.

The day ended with learnings and sharing of experiences.

Also read: Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision creates Happy School for specially-abled kids

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