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Nagpur Railway Station becomes first in country to install mask, sanitiser vending machine

Vending machine soon to be installed at Nagpur Railway Station

In an endeavour to fight battle against Coronavirus, Central Railways, under the leadership of Divisional Railway Manager Somesh Kumar and Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Shri Krishnath Patil have introduced a facility of vending machines at Nagpur Railway Station to contain the spread of the virus. Nagpur Railway Station as per officials became the first station in the country to come up with the concept of vending machines that would provide face masks and sanitisers to passengers on platforms.

When Nation Next spoke to Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Krishnath Patil, he said, The automatic vending machine that has been ordered from Mumbai will be installed in a day or two at the main station on platform number one at city’s railway station. Passengers can avail 3 Ply face mask for Rs 10 each and a 100 ml bottle of NP-5 sanitiser Rs 50 each. This will also lead to greater source of revenue.

Assistant Commercial Manager, PRO at Indian Railways SG Rao told Nation Next, This is the first such contract in Indian Railways; an important passenger facility for rail passengers at the time of Coronavirus. By doing so, the railway company will receive revenue of Rs 12000 each year as a non-fair license renewal.

Also read: Nagpur businessman suggests re-opening of clothing stores in lockdown 4.0

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Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Nagpur

Amid heavy rains, Nagpur citizens drenched themselves in patriotism during ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ organised by Radio Mirchi on Sunday, August 14. What made the event all the more special was when several deaf and dumb students of Deaf and Dumb School, Shankar Nagar, gave a splendid performance on national anthem that reverberated patriotic fervour. Apart from them, students from Delhi Public School also left people completely mesmerised with their incredibly soothing performance with various musical instruments.

Ex-Indian Idol contestant from the city Kaivalya Kejkar regaled the audience with songs including ‘Maula Mere Lele Meri Jaan’ from Chak De! India.

Also read:RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat hoists national flag at Nagpur headquarters

 

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Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

In a rare yet commendable initiative, kids walked the ramp in outfits made in Khadi by designer Durgesh Dixit during Khadi Pride. The ramp walk took place at Sugandh Sabhagruha in Nagpur on Sunday, August 14 in the presence of Central Member of Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Micro Small & Medium Enterprises Jaiprakash Gupta. 

Also read:India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) along with the Tribal Development Department in Nagpur launched BLOSSOM that was recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari. 

BLOSSOM is an initiative that has been launched to reach out to the remotest tribal villages in districts of Chandrapur, Gondia and Gadchiroli in Maharashtra and screen the people for non-communicable diseases and plan suitable interventions.

Launched at Hotel Centre Point Hotel on World Tribal Day, the initiative BLOSSOM stands for: Breast cancer, Liver and lifestyle diseases, Osteoporosis, Sickle cell, Sexually transmitted infections, and Malnutrition.

Around 22 teams would screen a population of 10,000 tribal people across remote villages in the coming three months.

Also read:Nagpur’s Futala Lake comes alive with chants of Bharat Mata Ki Jai on Independence Day

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