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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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September 27, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Nation Next Nagpur Bulletin brings to you a summary of major news events that took place in Nagpur on September 24, 2022.

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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s Padharo Mhare Des concludes successfully

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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision’s (RCNV) Padharo Mhare Des was held at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur, on September 25, along with Winter fellowship cum Official Club Visit 2022-23 for RCNV. The theme of the fellowship was to showcase rich heritage and culture of different states of India.

The occasion was graced by DG Dr Anand Jhunjhunwala, first lady Monika Jhunjhunwala and AG Kamlesh Chotwani. President Dr Shivani Sule felicitated all the new Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) members for the year 2022-23 with the certificates, for their valuable contribution to The Rotary Foundation by way of becoming Paul Harris Fellow, along with Club Secretary Ritika Singhvi and TRF director Mohit Chaudhary.

On the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, different states came together to show their culture. It was beautifully showcased. PDG, Dr Satish Sule as Yamraj & Pawan Mangolia as Narad with their performance wooed the audience.

This was made possible because of our competent team leaders Bhagyashree Saoji and Priyanka Sharma (Rajasthan), Rutika Kunawar and Dr Puja Poddar (Team Tamil Nadu), Sonal Singhvi (Team Bengal), Rashmi Shahu (Team Maharashtra), Pramod Batra and Sakshi Sharma (Team Punjab), who in spite of their busy schedules made this possible. The beautifully choregraphed act was a result of hard work done by Richa Bhattad, Sonal Singhvi, Rashmi Shahu and Abhishek Ghatode. Honourable DG performing with Maharashtra state enthralled the audience.

Such flawlessly executed event was possible only because of very efficient team mentored by Project Director Pawan Mangolia and Nitya Agrawal who worked tirelessly on the minutest of details to give a memorable evening. Aesthetic decor by Priya Tatiwar dazzled the event.

Fellowship Project advisor P P Nilesh Panpalia, Project director Nitya Agrawal, Pawan Mangolia and Director Mohit Chaudhary left no stone unturned to make the event a huge success.

Also read: Management conclave held at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Nagpur

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Management conclave held at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management in Nagpur

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Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Nagpur organized management conclave ‘SYMCHARCHA’ on 23rd Sep 2022. This event has been organized by Corp connect team of SIBM Nagpur for sharing knowledge about the latest trends and needs of the industry.

The program started with lighting the lamp by the dignitaries and the address by Director SIBM-Nagpur, Dr Shrirang Altekar.

The program was graced by several senior executives from the industry with names like Shailesh Wadhankar, VP Salesforce, Persistent; Capt. Pranab Prasoon Thakur, head HR, Hindustan Coca Cola Ltd.; Sajesh Jyothiprakash, VP JP Morgan;

Mr. Shailesh Wadhankar while addressing the students, elaborated about change in working pattern post pandemic. He focused on the challenges that the industry is facing in bringing back people to workplace.

Capt. Pranab Prasoon Thakur emphasized on focusing on learning new skills and also on team work. He correlated the army discipline with the success of business. He further elaborated on leading by setting an example. He also shared as how covid taught us that we have to go with the flow sometimes as we don’t have any solution for a situation.

Sajesh Jyothiprakash shared his experience as to how technology plays an important role in today’s environment. He also focused on various investment patterns, market analysis of latest trends etc. He motivated students to develop their skills and focus on their goals.

All the sessions were followed by question and answer by students and faculties to all the dignitaries present.

The day ended with learnings and sharing of experiences.

Also read: Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision creates Happy School for specially-abled kids

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