Sanjeev Pendharkar, Director, VICCO Laboratories, on February 23, was felicitated with IPERs Outstanding Performance Award 2018-19 at a diploma award ceremony held at Wilson College in Mumbai. Pendharkar was invited as a chief guest to felicitate award winning microbiologists at Wilson College.
Apart from students, prominently present during the ceremony were Dr Aruna K (HOD, Microbiology), Dr Ashish Uzgare (Vice Principal, Wilson College), Dr Mahesh Burande, Sameer Burande, Monisha Burande, among others.
During his address, Pendharkar emphasized on the importance of quality and role of microbiologists in product design and manufacturing. He explained to the students their role as microbiologists and how they can study micro-organisms to understand their effect on our lives and how we can exploit them. He talked about the persistent increase in pollution level and role of Algae to manufacture biofuels like diesel and increase oxygen level in the atmosphere.
Pendharkar informed that a number of government agencies and companies are funding efforts to minimize operating capital cost and make Algae fuel production commercially viable. He also informed that attempts are being made to cultivate Algae into large amounts to manufacture bioethanol, biodiesel, bio gasoline, bio butanol, bio methanol and other biofuels.
Pendharkar’s advice to students regarding the importance of development of various skills for personal excellence was also well received and appreciated.
Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh
Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”
Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”
Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.
Nagpur citizens to revel The Raaas Garba next year!
Since The Raaas enchanted and enthralled Nagpur with its quality garba in its first year in 2018, the demand for encore has been reverberating the city. To cater to the huge public demand, the organisers of the king of garbas have decided to continue The Raaas next year on. Like its first year, The Raaas Garba will be presented to Nagpur in association with Nation Next in 2023. Mahesh Kukreja, the key organiser said, “Because of some reasons, we, earlier, thought of giving the event a break.”
He added, “Then COVID-19 struck the world. Now we plan to continue it from next year onwards. While I express my gratitude to Nagpurians to make the event a huge hit, I request the city’s garba revellers to not get fooled as a few garbas are falsely claiming to be The Raaas. We’ll be back next year for sure!”
Mesmerising sunset hues at Ramtek’s Ambala Lake in Nagpur
Ambala Lake in Ramtek city wore a dazzling look at the golden hour of sunset. The verdant surrounding of the lake flanked by the old and famous Shiv temple, lends a soothing and religious aura to the city known for its old heritage and mythological significance.