Nagpur Pediatric Therapists Association (NPTA), with an intention to make aware people about cerebral palsy and also to show what cerebral palsy affected kids can achieve, organised a unique fancy dress show at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur. At the event, children suffering from cerebral palsy dressed up beautifully to take part in a specially organised fancy dress show for them. The event was supported by Nation Next, city NGO Zero Gravity, Rang Rasiya theatre group and a few other institutions.
The chief guests at the event were Dr Pravin Dahake, Dr Viraj Shingade, Anju Bhutani (Principal, BVM, Civil Lines) and city businessman Ashok Kale, who were welcomed by Dr Minakshi Vankhede (President, NPTA) and other members of the association with a lot of warmth. After the green balloons, which is a colour for cerebral palsy, were released in the air, the event officially began and the guests took to the stage to speak to the audience present.
Ashok Kale, who himself has been suffering from cerebral palsy since childhood, during his address shared his experiences suffering from the disorder. He appealed the parents and doctors to understand that the kids might not want to engage themselves in the exercises they are asked to do but they may not be able to say it. He suggested to engage kids in natural exercises.
Thereafter, city musician Darryl Grant took to the stage to entertain the audience with his songs. During his performance kids dressed as Spiderman, Savitribai Phule, Subhash Chandra Bose, Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Rani of Jhansi, etc., came on the stage one by one to participate in the show. Needless, to say they all looked super cute and adorable. Some of them even recited the famous lines of the characters they were portraying.
After the fancy dress show, Rang Rasiya theatre group staged a play busting the myth that people suffering from cerebral palsy cannot succeed in life as other people do. The play not only got a huge applause but also brought smiles on the faces of the people present.
Pictures by: Himanshu Pal
Virat Kohli complains of losing his unboxed phone in Nagpur
Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to twitter to inform netizens that he had lost his brand new unboxed phone in Nagpur on Tuesday.
Kohli, who is in the city for first test match against Australia on Thursday, said, “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it Has anyone seen it?”
Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ☹️ Has anyone seen it?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 7, 2023
Food delivery app Zomato was quick to respond by asking the ace cricketer to ‘feel free to order an ice cream from his wife and actor Anushka Sharma’s phone.’
The tweet read, “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help.” However, many users anticipated Kohli’s tweet to be an advertisement for a brand.
feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi's phone if that will help 😇
— zomato (@zomato) February 7, 2023
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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