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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates state-of-the-art ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee e-library’ in Nagpur

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday (March 3) inaugurated Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s state-of-the-art ‘Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee e-library’ at Gitanjali Chowk in Nagpur. Needless to say, the library is a tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Prominently present during the occasion were Nagpur Mayor Dayashankar Tiwari, MLC Pravin Datke among others. During a press conference before the inauguration, Tiwari said that the e-library has been constructed with an intention to help students avail quality education and nurture stalwarts like Vajpayee.

The fully air-conditioned e-library, which has four floors, takes its inspiration from the British e-library. While the first floor comprises of an auditorium and a presentation room, the second floor has reading rooms, library and locker room for students, the third floor has computer rooms and the fourth floor has the cafeteria. The parking space is on the ground floor. The entire campus is under CCTV supervision. The roof of the building has solar panels and the energy required for the entire building will be generated through solar panels. The cost of using the library will be nominal for the economically backward students as well as gifted students. The building has been designed by architect Prashant Satpute.

Salient features of the e-library:
– Total plot: 912.063 sq m (9817.00 sq ft)
Construction area: 629.444 sq m (6775.00 sq ft)
– Proposed Expenditure: Construction – Rs 3,82,78,285,
Interior Work – Rs 2,37,97,437
Total: Rs 6,20,75,722

– Ground floor
Parking, toilets, special toilets for the disabled

– First floor
1. Auditorium with a capacity for 74 (air conditioned, projector, audio system)
2. Presentation Room with a capacity of 30 (air conditioned, projector)

– Second floor
1. Library: Library operation by KOHA software, Book Shelf, RFID Security Gate, Self Book Issue Kiosk, Self Book Deposit Kiosk. Book scanner to convert all books to IFID stickers, book PDF.
2. Reading Room with a capacity of 10
3. Reading Room for the Handicapped: JAWS Reading Software for the Blind Students, TypeAbility Talking PC Keyboard for the Blind, Marathi Book Reader Software, Braille Printers, Merlin Desktop Video Magnifier System for the Partial Blind, SARA Text Reading Machine for the Blind.
4. Locker room for students

– Third floor
Computer Room (Children) with a capacity of 22
Computer Room (Girls) with a capacity of 22
Common computer room with a capacity of 22
(Air conditioned, with internet access)

– Fourth floor
Cafeteria

Major facilities in the building
1. Lift facility for all floor
2. Air conditioning system on all floors
3. Spacious reading and computer room
4. Firefighting system on all floors
5. CCTV cameras throughout the building

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Citizens celebrate, perform ‘Kanyadaan’ as girls from Nagpur orphanage get married

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Nation Next Newsroom | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

A few citizens from Nagpur stepped up for five girls from Nagpur’s Shradhanand Anathalaya as they not only indulge in various Hindu rituals for the girls but also performed ‘Kanyadaan’ at the joint wedding ceremony for the girls and their respective grooms.

Before the wedding the ceremony, the orphanage, with help from donors organized pre-wedding rituals like haldi ceremony, mehendi ceremony, Satyanarayan Pooja and sangeet ceremony for the girls. At the wedding ceremony, those who performed the ‘Kanyadaan’ at the wedding ceremony included Kishor Dharashivkar, Rajkumar Gupta, Deepa Pachori, Manisha Atul Yamsanwar and Baljeet Bhullar.

The wedding function was organized Shradhanand Anathalaya family, which includes: Meera Khadakkar (Vice President), Nisha Buty (Secretary), BC Bhartia (Treasurer), Geetanjali Buty (Joint Secretary), staff members and inmates of the orphanage.

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Politicians, businessmen shower blessings on Chandrashekhar Bawankule’s son Sanket at his wedding reception

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Photographer : Anurag Raut | Nagpur

Renowned politicians, businessmen and other prominent Nagpurians showered their blessings on MLC Chandrashekhar Bawankule’s son Sanket Bawankule and his wife Anushka during the couple’s wedding reception made held at the Mahalaxmi temple premises in Nagpur’s Koradi on May 29.

Those who attended the reception included: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Maharashtra minister Balasaheb Thorat, former Union Minister Praful Patel, former Maharashtra CMs Devendra Fadnavis and Prithviraj Chavan, Rishi Darda (Joint Managing Director, Lokmat), Suresh Sharma (MD, Baidhyanath, Sunil Raisoni (Chairmain, Raisoni Group), along with several other prominent people.

The couple got married on May 28 in Pune. The wedding was attended by the likes of Gautam Adani, Baba Ramdev, Raj Thackeray and Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

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Armaan Malik regales, Kapil Dev inspires Nagpurians at Khasdar Krida Mahotsav

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Amar Ashok Jajoo | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Legendary Indian cricketer Kapil Dev and popular singer Armaan Malik came calling to Nagpur on May 28 to attend the closing ceremony of the season 4 of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav held at Yashwant Stadium. Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis were prominently present during the ceremony, which was attended by thousands of citizens.

During the ceremony, while Malik entertained the people present with his popular songs, Dev played cricket with Fadnavis and Gadkari on the stage. Gadkari, who is the man behind the sports festival, was seen enjoying the batting while Dev bowled to him. During his speech, Dev spoke as to why a sportsperson should play for the passion they have for the game and not play just for money.

The 13-day Khasdar Krida Mahotsav, which started on May 13, saw 45,000 sportspersons participating in 30 sports events. In all, around Rs 93 lakh was distributed as prize money during the 13-day sports festival.

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