The economic wing of the Sangh Parivar – Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) held a press conference in Nagpur yesterday to urge Indians to boycott Chinese goods. The press conference was held against the back drop of the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan post the Uri attacks and the surgical strike in PoK. SJM stated that China has decided to back Pakistan by blocking India’s bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the United Nations.
The All India Convener of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch – Kashmiri Lal was present at the press conference. Also present was the National President of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) – BC Bhartia.
Here are the points which were put across by SJM during the press conference:
ONE: Following the tension between India and Pakistan recently, China has aligned with Pakistan openly. Hence boycotting Chinese goods and purchasing Indian products has become our national duty. A strong believer of self-reliant economy SJM has always advocated boycotting China made Products. It’s important to teach a lesson to China, and send a message that – helping Pakistan means losing a substantial share in the Indian market.
TWO: Indians should buy and use Indian goods as trade with China is affecting our country. China is not our friend and by buying Chinese goods we will be giving indirect support to a terrorist Pakistan.
THREE: There may be some compulsions for Government of India to ban the import of Chinese goods, but we Indian consumers are free to boycott Chinese products. It is because of the strong will of Indian consumers that there has been a drop of at least 20% in the sale of Chinese goods, recently.
FOUR: India’s imports are more than its exports to China. According to provisional figures of 2014-15, India’s export to China stood at USD 11.95 billion while imports stood at USD 60.39 billion. The trade deficit between India and China increased about 34% to USD 48.43 billion in 2014-15 from 36.21 billion in previous fiscal year. It is one of the world’s biggest trade deficit between two nations! Also, India’s exports to China have fallen from Rs 86,000 crores in 2012 to Rs 58, 000 crores in 2015-16.
FIVE: The trade between India and China has always been more profitable to China. China has always used unfair practices to export goods to India. ‘Dumping of goods’ (selling the goods at less than the cost of production) in Indian market is the regular practice adopted by China.
SIX: In 2000-01, while joining World Trade Organisation (WTO), China agreed to import 17 types of vegetables and fruits from India. However, it has always created technical hurdles like Phytosanitary measures (relating to the health of plants) while importing the goods from India.
SEVEN: The rise in import of Chinese goods has created many problems in the Indian Economy. It has become very difficult to establish new industries in our country depriving employment to Indian youth. Boycotting Chinese goods may not affect Chinese Economy, but it is sure to boost up Indian industry and generate employment for our youth.
Rina Sinha becomes Charter President of RMBRCN
The Rotary Means Business chapter of Rotary Club Of Nagpur (RMBRCN) celebrated their Charter Presentation and Installation of Board on September 17, 2023 in a crisp official ceremony at Hotel Centre Point, Nagpur.
Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them and by referring others to them.
Charter President Past President Rtn Rina Sinha presided over the ceremony. Renowned entrepreneur and Rotarian Aspi Bapuna, Chairman of Bapuna Group, was the Chief Guest and Rtn Namita Sharma, President of RCN, was the Guest of Honour.
The Board of Directors of RMBRCN include Rtn Navneet Jain, Vice President, Rtn Mohanned Master Honorary Secretary, Rtn Sanjay Aggarwal Treasurer, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia Director Chapter Service, Rtn Rahul Shrivastava, Director Vocational Service, Dr Ruchi Choudhry, Director Membership Development, Ranjana Duseja, Director Attendance.
Past Rotary District Governor (PDG) Shabbir Shakir, Past Presidents- Bharat Goenka , Khushnoor Chugh, Sanjiv Chugh, Akhtar Parvez, Tejinder Singh Rawal, Alok Goenka, Jerestine Watchmaker, Sandeep Dhodapkar, Sanjay Arora, President RMB Nagpur, and Behram Patel were present.
President Rina Sinha informed that within a short period of its formation already 48 members representing various businesses have joined the chapter and the numbers are increasing . The Chapter has already crossed 5 crores of business amongst their members and RMB will further strengthen Rotary in membership growth and retention .
Chief Guest Rtn Aspi Bapuna lauded the chapter’s success and reiterated that its comfortable and safe to do business among fellow rotarians as all follow the Four Way Test of Rotary. Jerestine introduced President Rina. Aspi Bapuna presented the charter and installed President Rina Sinha . Rtn Namita congratulated the RMB chapter and informed that this is the new initiative at RCN.The Board was installed by Rina Sinha and all members were installed by the Past Presidents. An exclusive digital Monthly Magazine ‘Growth Engine’ was launched by Editor Niharika Chugh Vali.
Navneet Jain and Rahul Choudhry conducted the referral and thank you session where enthusiastic members informed about their successful business details. Nishchay Sinha launched the social media and MYRMB app which connects members to other chapters digitally, Treasurer Sanjay Agarwal gave treasurers report, Rtn Rakhi Bhatia managed the event. Rtn Parag Datey and Niharika were the Masters of Ceremony (MOCs). Secretary Mohammed Master proposed the formal Vote of Thanks .
Nitin Gadkari inaugurates double-decker electric bus availed for senior citizens in Nagpur
Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, on Saturday, inaugurated the double-decker electric bus designed for senior citizens in Nagpur. The initiative has been undertaken in association with Ashok Leyland’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) Committee and Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan.
Executive President of Jyeshtha Nagarik Pratishthan Datta Meghe, Vice Chairman of Ashok Leyland Limited Yash Sachar, CEO of Switch Mobility Mahesh Babu, and other dignitaries were present during the inauguration.
“I am very thankful to Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle arm ‘Switch Mobility’ for donating an electric bus for our senior citizens. The bus can hold a capacity of 65 people and will benefit a lot to disabled and senior citizens,” Gadkari said.
“We already have a green Electra bus available to us for the past five to six years. Krishna Reddy has taken the responsibility of repairing and providing air-conditioning to the bus, moreover, he is providing us with one additional bus. A Tata Motor bus will be arriving this month as well, giving us a total of four buses to operate. This will solve the issue of waiting list due to the lack of buses for senior citizens in the city.” he added.
With the help of these buses, senior citizens can avail the benefit of free trips to religious places like Ambhora, Adasa, Shegaon, Mahur, Dhapewada, and Kalamb.
Nagpur: Married man accused of girlfriend’s rape commits suicide on Facebook live
A 38-year-old married man named Manish alias Raj Yadav, on Sunday, committed suicide during a Facebook live-stream after allegedly being accused of rape by his girlfriend and her family in Nagpur.
During the live stream, Manish, who was married and a father to three children, stated that his 19-year-old girlfriend, Kajal, along with her family members demanded a sum of five lakh rupees and threatened to press charges of rape if he failed to do so.
On September 6, the situation became grave as the woman’s family accused him of eloping after Kajal went missing from her residence.
The deceased refused the claims of having any sexual relationship with the woman and identified her, her family, and a photo studio operator responsible for his condition. He, then, jumped into the river.
After the live video surfaced online, Kalamna Police launched a search operation and recovered the deceased’s body from the river. Four people have been detained in the case for questioning. Further investigation is underway.