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Over 700 cyclists participate in 12 km rally on Republic Day under ‘Save Ajni Vann’ initiative| Nagpur

On the occasion of Republic Day, several Nagpur activists and volunteers participated in a bicycle rally, which begun from RBI Square and ended at Railway Mens School, near Ajni Railway Colony, in order to peacefully protest against the felling of more than 7,000 trees for NHAIs inter-modal station, under the banner of Save Ajni Vann. 


Over 700 cyclists had assembled at RBI square (Samvidhan chowk), at around 6:30 am for the cause. The rallyists sang the National anthem in unison at 7am, which reverberated all across the RBI Square, and chanted slogans to save trees, one of the organizers of the event, Kunal Mourya, told Nation Next. 
Several cyclists in Bhandara also rallied in parallel to Nagpur’s bicycle rally for the cause. 


The rally was flagged off by Ashish Ghosh, who had brought the issue as an alert citizen to the notice of Nagpur citizens and Sharad Paliwal, who had filed a PIL against the issue.


The rally was led by 74-year-old renowned cyclist Sharad Bhave, and 6-year-old Pratyush. RJ Raj had also attended the event as Master of Ceremony.


Each participant had a cycle, and received Save Ajni Vann t-shirts. They carried the message to save thousands of trees for thoughtless infrastructural projects.


The cyclists rallied following all safety norms with one intention; that is to save Nagpur city from massive environmental destruction, Save Ajni Vann, and over 30,000 trees being axed under the pretext of so called infrastructural development.


The one-kilometre-long rally of young and old wounded through the routes of Civil lines, Dharampeth, Shankar Nagar, Bajaj Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Rahate Colony, Ajni Bridge and finally ending at Railway Mens School at Ajni.


The cyclists covered the distance of over 12 kilometres and pedalled tirelessly to stand up for the trees, which have been there for many years giving humans oxygen for free.


At the end points cyclists were given refreshments and a certificate of participation for their efforts in Saving Ajni Vann. The event culminated with patriotic songs sung by ‘The Rising Star’ music band.


The Article 51A (g) of our Indian Constitution places a duty on the citizens of India to protect and improve the natural environment and have compassion for all living creatures.


This Republic Day, citizens of Nagpur could be proud that, as a fundamental duty they have made united efforts to save thousands of trees, stood by their commitment towards nature and the love for Nagpur city.



Absence of thousands of trees, which are the lungs of every city will hurt the future generations of humans. Protection of these should be a priority of all policymakers. In the near future citizens are looking for people who will have a green manifesto for the future generations.


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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.

Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and  Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.

The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohammed Master, Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.

Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka,  Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel and Amitabh Sinha were present.

President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses  have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .

Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna  presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.

 Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .

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Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur



Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.

Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.

“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.

“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.

With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.

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Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live



A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.

During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.

On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.

The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.

After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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