Original scholar ( S.S Yadav, Main article published in Marathi daily ‘Mahanayak’ ) Translation in English (Abhishek Bhasme)
Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is taking great initiatives to stop pollution of water bodies this festive season by implementing a ban on Plaster of Paris (POP) idols. It has held a meetings with mandals and idol makers. Mandals are requested not to purchase idols made of plaster of paris. Idol makers are asked to make idols of clay and not mix pop with clay. NMC has also asked the general public to lend their support for their success. Though the ban on pop idols had been voiced earlier but it has been implemented now.
Shweta Bhattad of Nagpur is going to give live performance today by hanging from a height of 30ft, at the Chandrashekhar Azad Square, she would give a live performance of her art on a 40ftx20ft hoarding. Shweta will stitch the word “Vishwas” and the performance will start from 2 PM and continue till 10. She will give 25 more performances to draw attention of general public towards social issues. This is the new concept which she has developed.
Cultural organization Spic Macay has planned a busy calendar for rural schools in small districts. The program is named “Virasat”. It has started from 8th July and will continue till 23rd August 2012. The program will have lecture demonstrations from artists like Geeta Mahalik, Ronu Mazumdar, Kushal Das and Vishwamohan Bhatt in schools of Akola, Amravati, Buldana, Chikli, Wardha and Yavatmal.
Nagpur division of Central Railway has started a new train between Secunderabad and Jaipur passing through Nagpur station.
Jaipur-Secunderabad Express (09736) will start from Jaipur from July 14th at 9 PM and will reach Secunderabad on 3rd day at 3:55 AM. It will pass through Nagpur on 2nd day at 4:50 PM.
Similarly, this train will return from Secunderabad (Train number 09735) on July 16th at 11:25 PM and will reach Jaipur on 3rd day at 6:15 AM. This train will pass Nagpur at 10:30 AM on 2nd day.
There is rise in Oral cancer among Nagpur youth according to study conducted by Regional Cancer Hospital. The cancer is prevalent among the age group of 25 – 40 years of age. The main reason for rise of cancer among the young generation is easy availability of Pan Masala, Gutkha and other tobacco related products. Youth consumes it for fun but do not have knowledge of the side effects caused by its consumption.
In a major step to keep Nagpur city clean Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) has started night patrolling to stop road side vendors and other people from dumping garbage on the roads. The official time for NMC visit is till 5:30 PM in the evening but NMC has constituted a special squad to stop dumping of garbage at places not notified by NMC for dumping of garbage.
Free Delivery Scheme which was launched by government in the year 2009-2010 has been dumped. Under this scheme financially backward families got support from government during delivery at any private or government hospitals. This was done to reduce cases of maternal and fetal death during delivery. Economically backward people found it difficult to afford huge cost of delivery at any private hospitals. This scheme was a boon for them but lack of response has left the beneficiaries stranded.