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VICCO Director Sanjeev Pendharkar honored with Mumbai Heroes Award

Sanjeev Pendharkar receiving the ‘Mumbai Heroes Award’ from Consul General Adgard D Kagan at Humanity First Conclave in Mumbai.

Sanjeev Pendharkar (Director, VICCO Laboratories) was felicitated with Mumbai Heroes Award on February 3, 2019, at the Humanity First Conclave hosted by Blossom India at The Emperor, NSCI, Worli in Mumbai. Pendharkar received the award from Consul General Edgard D Kagan (US Consulate, Mumbai).

Humanity First Conclave was organised with the sole objective of promoting Interfaith Harmony. The dazzling event showcased the most prominent personalities, which included India’s leading businessmen, the representatives of the government of India and social workers representing various faiths.

The conclave which was based on the theme of Love God, Love Neighbors translated as Mazhab Nahi Sikhata Apas Mai Bair Rakhna? aimed at carrying forward the message of harmony, tolerance and interfaith understanding on a grand scale. The event also embodied a poetry session ?Jashne Mohabbat.

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The conclave was followed by an award ceremony. The Mumbai Heroes Award is a recognition towards the efforts of all visionaries from different faiths who have worked hard to bring a massive positive change in the society in myriad of areas, particularly education, healthcare and environment.

Prominently present during the occasion were Hemant Gupta (CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange), Sarfraz Arzee, Atika Farooqui (Entertainment anchor, Colors TV), Siddiqullah Chowdhury (MLA from West Bengal), Dr PS Pasrich (Ex-DGP of Maharashtra), Oswald Cardinal Gracias (Archbishop of Bombay), Dr Acharya Mithlesh (Arya Samaj, Mumbai), Guru Yezdi Panthaki (Parsi Priest), Dr Bhadant Rahul Bodhi (United Buddhist Mission), Mr Qaisar Khalid (IPS Officer and an Urdu poet), Atul Agrawal (Trustee, MCHI), Parwez Farid (Ummeed Foundation), among others.

Pendharkar, who is known for his social commitments and philanthropy, was welcomed with a warm applause. Addressing the gathering after receiving the award, Pendharkar said, I feel humbled to know that Mumbaikars deem me fit enough to be prized with this prestigious award of Mumbai Hero. This appreciation and love of Mumbai people gives immense credibility to all our efforts that we put in, both on an individual level and as VICCO, and it further strengthens our commitment towards achieving our vision of a healthier and wholesome society.

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Pendharkar added, This award is reflective of our dedication towards making this world, disease-free by amalgamating scientific approach with Ayurveda. At VICCO, our mission has always been to cater to the well-being of society and making a significant difference in their quality of lives. Needless to say, our engagement with the campaigns and entities, with a cause dedicated to the welfare of people will keep perpetuating.

Extending his thanks to Blossom India for organizing the event, he further said, I hope, initiatives like these act as a boost and driving change at an individual level where every person feels responsible enough to volunteer for social causes by doing his/her bit. As I always say, it’s the intent that matters and not the size or magnitude of contribution.

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Thane Municipal Corporation adds 25 beds as COVID cases rise




Radhika Dhawad | Thane

Thane Municipal Corporation added 25 additional beds separately in the wake of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) added 25 additional beds in Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa apart from arranging a special ward  dedicated to COVID-19 patients. The total number of active patients in the city stood at 252 while five succumbed to the virus.  Meanwhile, TMC Commissioner Abhijit Bangar said a ‘death audit’ of patients who died of COVID would be conducted. The TMC has ensured it has additional stock of oxygen concentrators, testing kits, medicines, to name a few. Bangar told HT, “Due to the increasing number of Covid patients, it is necessary for everyone to be alert.”

He added, The number of Covid tests should be increased to stay one step ahead of the disease. As a result, the number of patients is likely to increase due to increased testing. However, as per the ‘test, isolate, treat’ protocol for Covid, it becomes necessary to isolate and treat more and more patients. The testing centres will not remain closed even for a single day. At the same time, more arrangements for testing will be made immediately in public places, markets, railway stations, malls.” 

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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After Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, his namesake who contested from Wayanad disqualified




Radhika Dhawad | Wayanad
An independent candidate named Rahul Gandhi has been disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses.

Rahul Gandhi

An independent candidate for Lok Sabha elections named Rahul Gandhi was disqualified from contesting polls for failing to lodge account of election expenses. Gandhi, who’s name figures as ‘Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma’ in an Election Commission list of persons, had contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as an Independent and had received 2196 votes from the Wayanad seat in Kerala – a constituency from where ex-Congress MP Rahul Rajiv Gandhi had won with over seven lakh votes.

However, since it is mandatory for all contestants to submit their account of election expenses among other mandatory requirements under EC rules and the Representation of the People Act.

Rahul Gandhi K E S/o Valsamma stood disqualified to contest polls from September 13, 2021 till September 13, 2024. According to Section 10A, the Election Commission can disqualify a contestant for a period of three years from the date of the order if he/she has failed to lodge an account of election expenses within the time and in the manner required by law and has no good reason or justification for the failure.

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Nagpur records 22 COVID cases in 24 hours




Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city.

A total of 22 patients tested positive for COVID-19 in Nagpur in past 24 hours on Thursday. Almost 242 people were tested in the city, out of which 15 belonged to urban area while and 6 were from the rural areas, and one from outside Nagpur district. 

At present, there are 72 active patients in the city. Three new cases of the new XBB.1.16 variant of COVID-19 were detected that took the total tally to five in the district.  

India recorded 3,095 new COVID cases and five deaths in last 24 hours.

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