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R Sandesh Foundation aggregates massive resources to help needy in COVID-19 crisis | Nagpur

People having a meal at Agrasen Bhavan in Nagpur

People having a meal at Agrasen Bhavan in Nagpur

Nagpur based R Sandesh Foundation – an organisation led by a big business group of the city – has been helping government agencies, doctors, paramedics, migrant labourers, sanitary workers and others affected by COVID-19 outbreak.

R Sandesh Foundation stands out in its relief work as the members, most of them belonging to the business community of Nagpur, are not only donating huge funds and pooling in massive resources, but they are also meticulously leveraging their business acumen in managing the entire relief work they are doing.

While R Sandesh Foundation started distributing sanitisers, masks, gloves, etc. among the needy at the onset of COVID-19 outbreak, the foundation diversified its operations into helping migrant labourers, workless labourers and other needy people with cooked food, monthly ration and other essential goods, after PM Modi announced the lockdown.

Besides, offering cooked food and medicines to the needy across different venues like Ravinagar Bhavan, Agrasen Bhavan etc., the foundation is also in the process of distributing monthly relief/ration kits, including grains, pulses, spices, medicines, etc. to two lakh needy people.

People resting at the facility provided by Sandesh Foundation


Many displaced labourers have already been accommodated at two of the Bhavans in Nagpur, where they are being provided cooked food and basic facilities. Besides this, the foundation is also providing the scarce PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) kits, sanitisers and masks to the Police personnel and medical professionals on demand.

Having a foresight about the future challenges the government may face in controlling Coronavirus spread, R Sandesh Foundation has already started aggregating resources like grains, pulses, sanitisers, personal protection kits (for the doctors and police personnel) and other goods of essential needs to help the needy.

Showing thoughtfulness, the foundation members have also started aggregating their properties i.e. farmhouses, halls, hotels etc. in and around Nagpur to offer the same to the government agencies to make the quarantine centres there, if the need arises.

The way R Sandesh Foundation is making the best use of its funds and human resources to reach out to the various communities of the needy is really commendable. Various responsibilities like funds acquisition, procurement, identifying the needy, distribution of food and ration/relief kits, coordination, etc., have been delegated properly and the entire coordination is happening through a Whatsapp Group to maintain the social distancing. Only the trained relief and distribution teams are getting into the field, following proper precautionary measures, as directed by the government.

When Nation Next spoke to the leader of R Sandesh Foundation, he said, I request you to not to name me anywhere because there are many people who are involved in R Sandesh Foundation, and they are putting their best foot forward to help the needy! Our foundation is about all of us, not only me as an individual. Our agenda is to reach out to as many needy people in these times of crisis. Our foundation is open for all! If anyone wishes to join us in any which in this endeavour of helping our country fight COVID-19 outbreak, they are most welcome!

When we asked him about his observation on how government is faring in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak, As we ourselves have been dealing with day-to-day situations arising because of the crisis, we can see the administration and the government are doing their best to deal with this crisis. We are really proud of the way government agencies have fared in these times of crisis. We?ll continue to support the government in fighting COVID-19 till this crisis ends.


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Dance enthusiasts, friends pay tribute in loving memory of Tiki Peters in Nagpur




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Dance enthusiasts, friends and students came together and paid a heartfelt tribute in the loving memory of renowned western dance teacher late Benedict Peters fondly called as Tiki Peters. Moreover, the get-together also gave a chance to enthusiasts who wished to express their love for dance. The get together was held at Money Plant Terrace in Laxmi Nagar on March 13.

Hosts – businessman Dhananjay Sakharkar and Deputy Executive Editor at ABP Majha Sarita Kaushik – along with other guests, reminisced some memorable anecdotes of Tiki that lifted spirits of all as they went down the memory lane. 

Fondly remembering Peters, Sarita Kaushik told Nation Next, “Tiki was a dear friend for whom Dhananjay and I arranged this small get-together. He was a gifted teacher who danced like no one else. His moves were fabulous; no body could teach better than him. He had a commendable sense of aesthetics when it came to dance. I’m glad his elder sister and brother are equally talented and will continue Tiki’s legacy of excellence.”

Dhananjay, who had known Peters for nearly four decades, said, “My association Tiki dates back to over 40 years. He taught  us many dance forms including Jive, Salsa, Disco, Ballroom, Waltz, Cha Cha Cha. More than anything else, Tiki was an exceptional human being – with amazing sense of humour! When Tiki passed away, Sarita and I arranged a small party where we served everything that he loved  – veg puff, macarons, cakes, soft drinks and of course music to dance! This was our small gesture for our dear friend who, I’m certain, was smiling from the heavens that evening!”

Tiki Peters, who was brought up in an Anglo-Indian culture – something that was predominant in city’s Mohan Nagar area, passed away in November last year. 

Also read: Inside the famous ₹1.3 crore worth gift bag given to Oscar nominees this year…

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Never thought I’d get such warmth, love after leaving Congress, says Ghulam Nabi Azad




Radhika Dhawad | Srinagar

Never thought I’d get such warmth, love after leaving Congress, says Ghulam Nabi Azad…

DPAP Chief and ex-Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said he never imagined he would receive such love and warmth after quitting Congress.

Ghulam Nabi Azad addressing public meeting at Banihal

Chairman of Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP) and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said he never imagined he would receive such love and warmth after quitting the Congress party. Azad, on Saturday, remarked, “I had never thought that after leaving Congress, the people of Jammu and Kashmir would receive me with this kind of warmth and love.”

Azad said that after quitting the grand old party, more and more people were joining his new party; they have faith in him. He said, “It gives me more responsibilities and challenges to meet the expectations of people. People feel dejected and disappointed with the present governing system.” 

Azad said he aimed to build a better and progressive Jammu Kashmir where the future of youth is secure. He said if his party came to power, he would bring the massive developmental revolution across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

Azad also asserted that his politics was based on inclusiveness, development and peace. Speaking at the public meeting in Eidgah at Srinagar, Azad, said that unlike other parties who try to divide people for political benefit, he aimed to develop Jammu and Kashmir inclusively where each person irrespective of religion, caste and creed felt politically and socially empowered.

Azad concluded, “Be it statehood, land or jobs, I will lead my people from the front to secure their rights. My people are my priority. I have come back to Jammu Kashmir only for my people otherwise, I had all the opportunities I could desire ever in my life.” 

Also read: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller

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BREAKING: Gadkari again receives death threat calls from same caller




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur
The Public Relations Officer of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21).

Nitin Gadkari

In a rather shocking incident amid the high security C20 conference in Nagpur, the Public Relations Office of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari again received two death threat calls  today morning (March 21). According to the information received, once again there have been threatening calls received in the name of a criminal named Jayesh Pujari alias Jayesh Kantha.

Employees of the senior BJP leader’s office alerted Nagpur Police and security has been beefed up outside the office in Khamla and the leader’s residence on Wardha Road. However, cops are yet to ascertain whether the call was actually made by the same person who had issued death threats to Gadkari in January. 

On January 14 this year, an unidentified extortionist, claiming to speak on behalf of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, threatened to kill Gadkari in an explosion if he didn’t pay him ₹100 crore.

The caller threatened Gadkari though a phone call on the landline number of his Public Relations Office (PRO) at Khamla in Nagpur (around one kilometre away from his residence) at 11:25 am, 11:32 am, and 12:30 pm.

The employees of the office alerted the police after the threat call, where in the caller also threatened to blow up Gadkari’s office. Nagpur Police immediately beefed up the security outside Gadkari’s office and residence. 

It was later revealed that a notorious gangster named Jayesh Pujari had threatened to kill Gadkari by allegedly making the three threat calls illegally using a cellphone while he was lodged in Belgaum Jail at Karnataka. 

In 2016, Pujari had even escaped after breaking the jail. The gangster, in the past too, had threatened several senior officers and other people in a similar manner. 

Also read: NMC spends ₹20 crore on lighting trees for C20 in Nagpur

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