If you pass by the Zero Mile landmark, RBI Road, Nagpur, you will be a witness to a stark contrast. Zero Mile Stone, which is a 110-year-old historical structure and is often called the geographical centre of India, awaits maintenance from the authorities, even as a Nagpur Metro engine stands in all its glory just besides the Zero Mile compound.
While one cannot be more than happy with the fast paced Nagpur Metro and road constructions being carried out in the city, it’s equally disappointing to see historical structures being so mercilessly ignored by the authorities.
While the Zero Mile compound is full of dry grass and leaves, the Metro compound boasts of fresh green patches of grass watered regularly. The Zero Mile pillar, in fact also has a visibly huge hole on it. The pillar along with the Great Trigonometrical Survey (GTS) standard benchmark and the stone horses are all covered in dust.
As per sources, a demo of the Nagpur Metro engine will be held in the morning on January 26, 2018, on the eve of Republic Day. We just hope that on that day the authorities also realize the need of maintenance at Zero Mile, a milestone which stood even when India became a republic 69 years back.
17-year-old girl gang-raped in car at Nagpur
Nagpur Police arrested two men on Wednesday for allegedly gang-raping a 17-year-old girl in a car on Monday…
Nagpur citizens walk to celebrate city’s heritage ahead of Republic Day | In Pictures
Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision organises kidathon, 4000 children participate
Rotary club of Nagpur Vision organized a marathon for children on January 22, 2023 called as RCNV KIDATHON. The venue was WCL ground, Civil Lines where approximately 4000 children between the age group pf 7-15 years participated.
They were divided into three groups of three km, four km and five km according to the age. Children of age seven to 10 participated in three km, 11-13 in four km and 14 – 15 in five km marathon. The motto behind this marathon was to encourage and educate children about out door activities and importance of exercise.
Fund raised by this event was donated to Gram Heeth for the benefit of farmers. The event was flagged-off by the hands of the Chief Guests, NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and Dr Amit Samarth at half past six in the morning.
Different routes were planned for the children under the strict security of RCNV volunteers and police. Once the children finished the marathon they were handed goodie bags, certificates and medals.
The sponsors for this mega event were Mauli group, Parekh brothers, Ajinkya tutorials, Oak & Chisel, Xenicon Healthcare, Gaysons, Dinshaws, Treat ice cream, Bharatvarsh farms, Diamond chips, Icad Adventures and you, Sunder biscuits, Kamal Chabrani. Medical partner for the event was Seven Star Hospital.
The mega event took place under the guidance and supervision of RCNV President Dr Shivani Sule, Treasurer Rtn Ritesh Amidwar, Chairperson and huge number of volunteers from the club.