An engineer by profession, Nagpur’s Apurva Pathekar was declared as the first runner up during the Global Mr and Miss International India Universe 2019 presented by Global India Entertainment Production. A resident of Civil Lines, Apurva participated in the beauty pageant that took place at Riva Beach Resort in Goa in the month of May.
Daughter of Ganesh Prasad and Suwarna, Apurva works as a software engineer in Accenture in Pune. A student of Centre Point School from Nagpur, Apurva perused a degree in engineering in the field of computer science from citys GH Raisoni College.
However, this wasn’t Apurvas first stint in the world of modeling. Earlier too, she’d participated in Femina Miss India from Nagpur along with her contemporaries Lopamudra Raut, etc. Apurva said, I auditioned from Pune and got shortlisted from almost 3000 contestants.
Speaking about her preparations and diet, Apurva said, From the moment I was selected, I didn’t touch junk food! I exercised daily and juggled between my work and preparations for the contest. I want to pursue modeling as a career but also intend to earn money out of it.
Out of the 3000 contestants, around 160 contestants were shortlisted, who went through a four-day grooming sessions by renowned personalities. Apurva added, Show director Allie Sharma did our portfolio and fashion shoots. Bollywood actor Dino Morea along with Kirti Narang, Ankit Nagpal, Varun Katyal were the judges during the finale.
Deaf and dumb students put up scintillating show at Radio Mirchi’s ‘Utsav @ Zero Mile’ in 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.
Kids in Nagpur walk ramp in khadi outfits during Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav
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.
India’s biggest tribal health project launched in Nagpur; over 10,000 to be screen across Vidarbha
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.