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Shops around Nagpur Vidhan Bhavan suffer major losses, courtesy winter session

Shops around Nagpur Vidhan Bhavan
Nagpur Vidhan Bhavan

With the on-going winter session of Maharashtra Legislature 2016 in Nagpur (from December 5 to 17), the business of local shop owners and other commercial establishments near Vidhan Bhavan are witnessing a sharp downfall in their sales. The reason? Customers are compelled to stay away from shopping from these shops because of the multiple barricades having been put around Vidhan Bhavan by police personnel for security reasons.

Even pick up and drop facility doesn’t really help

When Nation Next spoke to Sandeep Khatri, showroom manager at Suzuki, which is bang opposite Vidhan Bhavan, he said, It’s been almost 10 years since we are running this showroom. We can’t really do much about it. We usually face a 30-50% drop in our sales during winter session. We normally sell eight to 10 vehicles daily but now due to the on-going winter session, we are selling just five to six vehicles daily. During the winter session, just to enhance sales, we usually extend our working hours by an hour or so. As most of our customers can’t really drive to our stores due to the barricades that have been put for Vidhan Bhavan’s security. Our employees pick up customers from a fixed location and drop them back during the winter session but it doesn’t help much.

Something is better than nothing!

Satbodh Kumar, store in charge at Bata (diagonally opposite Vidhan Bhavan) says, The winter session has affected our sales in a big way, but we do enjoy decent footfall on weekends, on which the Houses don’t function. Usually, we sell products worth rupees five to seven lacs but now due to the on-going winter session, our weekly sales have dropped to almost rupees two and a half lacs. No doubt, the footfall is less because of the beefed up security, but we have to co-operate with the government. We have been running this store for 24 years now. But we are fine with it because, what if the government one day just asks us to shut our stores during the entire winter session??

Compensating the loss

Amardeep Sharma, sales manager at Sudarshan Honda, informs Nation Next that the store, which has a weekly sale of almost 300 vehicles round the year, is now selling just 60-70 vehicles in a week during the winter session. He further adds, It’s quite an issue for us; we can’t deal with the customers properly. Usually, we have a daily footfall of 100 people. But, due to the assembly, it has just reduced to 50-60 customers daily. Just to compensate the loss, we hold promotional activities across our 13 stores that are spread in and out of Nagpur (Koradi, Saoner, Ramtek, Saoner, etc). We also send bulk messages to our customers and inform them about the inconvenience they might face at our Civil Lines store during the winter session.

Won’t blame the police!

Shantanu Gadre, owner of Inspire, who is facing a loss of nearly 50% sales because of the heavy barricading due to winter session, said, If you ask me, I won’t blame the police for all the inconvenience we are facing; they are just following a protocol to maintain a tight security. The police does co-operate with our customers when they want to visit out store though. I can’t see an alternative or a solution to this.

While the security of the legislature is paramount, the government should ponder upon the heavy losses that these commercial units are suffering for no fault of their’s. 

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17 doctors perform 52 surgeries in RCNV’s noble initiative to provide health care to tribes of Melghat

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A planning initiated by Dr Rajesh Singhvi, culminated into a great noble service, in association with MAHAN Trust at Melghat on January 28 and 29. A team of 17 doctors performed 52 surgeries out of which 32 were major surgeries.

Director Medical Rtn Rupeshri Bhoyar worked relentlessly to coordinate and motivate the team of doctors. Dr Ashish and Kavita Satav along with their team at the hospital extended their complete logistics and infrastructure support.

The icing on the cake were non medical activities for the children at the village. Various sports activities, distribution of Sarees sponsored by Rt.ann Sneha Parikh , the prizes to the winning teams and goodie bags to all the children was an added attraction. The children enthralled the audience with their talents at the games like Kabaddi, Kho Kho and Volleyball. Director Community Service Rtn Sandeep Duragkar coordinated the same.

Under the able leadership of President Rtn Shivani Sule with the support of Secretary Rtn Ritika Singhvi RCNV achieved another milestone with the Melghat Camp. Forever generous Rtn Aarouni Verma, Rtn Farnberg Bharucha, Rtn Swati Belkhade, Rtn Madhumati Dhawad, Chirag Singhvi and Rtn Jaishree Chhabrani were also present.

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Former T20 World Cup captain Gurudas Raut inaugurates DPS MIHAN’s President’s Cup | Nagpur

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The second edition of prestigious President’s Cup in Tennis Ball cricket was held in the sprawling campus of Delhi Public School MIHAN from January 27 to January 30, 2023.

2019 T20 World Cup captain Gurudas Raut was present as Chief Guest and inaugurated the event. The tournament is played on IPL format on knockout basis in which 6 teams participated comprising of students from various schools.

Indian cricketer Faiz Fazal, an Indian cricketer was present as a Chief Guest for closing ceremony. Sanjay Badkas, Secretary, VCA Nagpur and C.D. Manke, Joint Secretary and Chairman of Ground Committee of VCA Nagpur was also present on this occasion as Guests of Honor.

The finals was played between Galaxy Racers and Marvels. Galaxy Racers won the final by defeating Marvels by 11 runs and lifted the President’s Cup 2.0. Aryan Suke of Team Phoenix was awarded the Aranya Kedia Trophy for the player of the Tournament.

Faiz Fazal in his speech, appreciated the efforts taken by Delhi Public School MIHAN by organising the President’s Cup and providing facilities for the development of sports.

Nidhi Yadav, Principal DPS MIHAN highlighted the vision of President and Pro Vice Chairperson Ms. Tulika Kedia who ensures the best of sporting facilities are provided to the students for holistic education and for psycho-socio development. She also thanked the Director Savita Jaiswal for her constant guidance and support.

As a part of this event, Inter Corporate Cricket Tournament was also organised in which eight teams from different corporate sectors participated. Dr Amit Samarth, the Bicycle Mayor of Nagpur graced the occasion as Chief Guest and handed over the trophy to the winning team.

Also Read: President’s Cup 2.0 kickstarts at DPS MIHAN in Nagpur

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12-yr-old Nagpur boy dies after trying to imitate a deadly YouTube video

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A 12-year-old boy named Agranya Barapatre in Nagpur breathed his last after trying to imitate a video on YouTube at his neighbour’s place. The woman, in the video, is seen demonstrating how she escaped with her hands tied behind, gagged and face covered with scarves. He was found hanging from a wooden ladder’s stick on the neighbour’s terrace but there was no knot on the scarf. 

Upon inspection, it was learnt that Agranya had downloaded a video titled ‘Full face cover challenge’ in his phone. Cops said that there was no reason for the teenager to commit suicide but the possibility of an accident could not be ruled out.

Arangya’s mother said the couple had no clue where the scarf came from; he only carried a chakri and a kite. She also revealed that her son usually played on their neighbour’s terrace

Reportedly, Agranya was undergoing a psychiatric treatment as he was a hyperactive kid who wasn’t attentive in studies. He was good with using phones and application so his family tried to keep the phone away from him. However, he would somehow always locate the phone. 

Agranya, the only child to his parents, was supposed to be felicitated at his school on Thursday during Republic Day for securing second position at a double-lathi event at the third National Traditional Lathi Sports Championship in Indore.

Post the incident, he was rushed to Government Medical College but was declared dead. Sakkardara Police registered a case of accident death.

Also Read: President’s Cup 2.0 kickstarts at DPS MIHAN in Nagpur

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