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VICCO Director heads panel discussion amid COVID-19 lockdown via video conferencing

VICCO Director Sanjeev Pendharkar headed a panel discussion amid COVID-19 lockdown via video conferencing on Post-crisis scenarios and planning.
VICCO Director Sanjeev Pendharkar

VICCO Director heads panel discussion amid COVID-19 lockdown via video conferencing…

CorpGini ? a platform for corporates aimed at consistently discovering and embracing disruptive tech solutions and engaging with start-ups to adopt innovation ? organised the virtual Corporate Punch aka a virtual panel discussion on the topic Post-crisis scenarios and planning for the same? on 7th April 2020, which lasted for hour and a half.

The Corporate Punch is a revolutionary initiative by CorpGini, which intends to draw together the corporates to exchange their views about the present economic state of affairs, all across the world. It also aims at bringing collaboratively the start-ups to participate and contribute their bit by offering solutions to mitigate the damaging impact of COVID-19. 

The webinar witnessed some of the most ingenious and resourceful industry minds conversing about the repercussions and kickbacks of this corona crisis that has brought almost everything to stand still and has wrecked the nation’s economy.

The topic of discussion was Post-crisis scenarios and planning for the same? and the business leaders and industry heads were seen sharing their outlook on how they will respond to all the shifts and changes in the wake of corona catastrophe and what efforts and measures will they undertake in their respective enterprises after this pandemic is contained and the lockdown ends.

The panel comprised of Dr Ramakrishna Sonde, EVP Thermax, Sanjeev Pendharkar, MD Vicco Laboratories India, Jyotsna Sharma, CFO & IT Head Bridgestone India,  Mukund Vasudevan, MD Ecolab India, Harshal Kamdar, CFO Sequoia India,  and Ambar Timblo, Promoter & MD Fomento Group with the discussion being coordinated by Mahavir Lunawat, Founder Pantomath Group.

Sanjeev Pendharkar, Director VICCO, who strongly focussed on viewing this existential crisis as an opportunity said, “We all need to change our lens and look for the silver lining amidst all this turmoil. As hard as it is to remain positive and calm amidst this pandemic impact, one can still cash in on this chaos by several ways and means.

A clear consensus was reached among the panel members with regard to considering this period as an opportunity rather than a threat. To name some of the ways that Pendharkar shared to make good of the situation, upskilling oneself on the technology front was the first one.

?With digitisation on the rise and businesses shifting online, staying on top of technology and its trends have become more important for businesses than ever, he said.

He also expressed that this tough time can also be viewed as a chance to build a fresh network of potential customers. In fact, according to him, it is just an opportune time to generate new leads for ones business by virtually engaging with the prospective audiences and users.

Adding to it, he said, By interacting with customers and identifying their pain points related to Coronavirus, it has become a dire necessity to re-position your products and services to address their problems. This will prevent the businesses from derailing and will keep them on track once the lockdown is lifted and things return to normalcy. With challenges like supply chain disruptions, travel restrictions, cash flow management  issues surfacing in this difficult time, it becomes absolutely crucial to reflect and contemplate about the vital components of one’s business and about the products or services which bring in the most revenue thereby adjusting the offerings accordingly. Specifically talking about VICCO he said, We are presently focussing on fast-moving products of VICCO primarily like VICCO vajradanti toothpaste and powder.

He also emphasised on having a strategy in place for every possible scenario after this crisis is over. He said, We need to have a contingency plan at our disposal to deal with any circumstances that might come our way and this time can be best utilized in brainstorming and creating a coping strategy to tackle with it all, if the need arises.

He concluded his part of the discussion on a positive note, persuading every attendee to hang on and stay positive. ?Being adaptable and flexible is the key and we and our businesses are only going to bounce back stronger, he added.

The audience was seen enthusiastically bringing forth their questions pertaining to the topic. With around 3000 attendees who registered for the event, it was a great success.

ABOUT VICCO- Since its inception in 1952, VICCO has come a long way and continues to stay ahead of the game. Today the name VICCO is an iconic name all across the globe Seamlessly working towards the well-being of society, the brand while marching ahead in the skilled hands of Sanjeev Pendharkar continues to grab the retail shelves, both nationally and internationally.

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RMBRCN celebrates Charter Presentation & Installation, Rina Sinha becomes Charter President



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 Mohammed 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 and Amitabh Sinha 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 .

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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.

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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.

Also read: NMC confiscates 117 PoP idols, collects Rs 10,000 fine from seller

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