Published On : Wed, May 1st, 2019

People’s cooperation vital to overcome drought situation: Bawankule

Guardian Minister graces main function at Kasturchand Park to mark Maharashtra Day

Nagpur: Nagpur and its adjoining areas are facing drinking water shortage due to inadequate rains last year. District administration is making all efforts and taking necessary steps to fight the problem. However, people’s cooperation will play an important role and hence they should come forward to join hands with the administration, exhorted Energy Minister and Guardian Minister of Nagpur district Chandrashekhar Bawankule.

A programme was organised at Kasturacanda Park in the city on Wednesday to mark 59 Maharashtra Day. Bawanakule hoisted the tri-colour, accepted the guard of honour from the parade of police department and was addressing the people after extending them greetings of Maharashtra Day and Labour Day.

Divisional Commissioner Sanjeev Kumar, Police Commissioner Dr Bhusan Kumar Upadhyay, District Collector Ashwin Mudgal, Municipal Commissioner Abhijit Bangar were prominently present on the occasion.

Speaking further Bawankule said, to fight the drought-like situation in Katol and Narkhed, local self government bodies have started a number of works with people’s participation. Emergency measures are being taken up to solve drinking water problem, he informed.

Farmers, industrialists and workers working in different sectors have rendered significant contribution in the overall development of the State, he remarked.

People of the region celebrated the festival of democracy through Lok Sabha elections recently, he said, adding the voters performed their national duty with full enthusiasm. He showered words of praise on the district administration and the police department for conducting the elections peacefully.

Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Zilla Parishad Chairperson Nisha Savarkar, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Vikas Mahatme, Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Kadam, freedom fighters and officers and employees of the district administration and police department along a large number of citizens were present on the occasion.

Parade Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police Vikram Kadam led the parade of the police contingent. Second-In Commander Reserve Police Inspector Tryambak Pradhan, PSI Madhukar Morla of SRPF Group 4, Dilip Tarare of Gadchiroli, Arun Dhulse of Gondia, Shashikant Nagaragoje of Nagpur city armed police force, Nagpur Rural Assistant Police Inspector Dinesh Gawande, Vinod Tiwari of Railway Protection Force, PSI Vijaykumar Punde, Ghanshyam Duje, Jitendra Thakur of Traffic Branch, Platoon Commander of District Home Guard Commandant Roshan Gajbhiye and Ms Sanjivani Bodele, Pradip Lokhande of band squad, Ramu Sasane, Sanjay Pancabhute, Chandrakant Manavatakar, Suresh Saneshwar, sniffer Jeeva, Shivshankar Joshi, Virenashah Khandate of Vajra, Vijay Maind of Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, Santosh Shrivas of Varun Water Cannon, Vinod Jadhav of Fire Brigade and Dr Rohina Sheikh of General Hospital participated in the parade.

Retired Medical Officer Dr Deepak Salwikar conducted the programme.

Mudgal hoists flag at collectorate

District Collector Ashwin Mudgal hoisted the national flag at collectorate to mark the Maharahstra Day programme.

Additional Collector Shrikant Fadke, RDC Ravindra Khajanji, Deputy Collectors Shirish Pandey and Rajalakshmi Shah along with other officers were present on the occasion.