Volkswagen Conducts Smilage Rally 2012 in Udaipur

Volkswagen Udaipur hosted its ‘Smilage Rally 2012’ today, a car rally for existing as well as prospective customers of the Petrol Polo and the Petrol Vento in the city.

The rally was an initiative taken by Volkswagen Udaipur to promote fuel-efficient driving among its customers as well as provide them an opportunity to win exciting prizes.

The drive was flagged off from Oriental Palace Resorts, Udaipur at 8:00 A.M. by Neeraj Verma, Area Manager (Raj.) and Rahul Shah, Director (Rajesh Motor Group). The participants’ drove along a pre decided route toward Singhania University, travelling approximately 70 km. [..]

A Silent Social Worker: Riaz A. Tehsin

in Photo: Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is greeted at Vidya Bhawan’s Diamond Jubilee Function by President Riaz Tehsin

Great nations write their autobiographies in three manuscripts – the book of their deeds, the book of their words and the book of their art, John Ruskin once said. If we go by that definition, one name that comes to mind which has contributed to the nation’s three manuscripts of deeds, words and art is Riaz A. Tehsin – a distinguished humanitarian, an educationist par excellence and a preeminent patron of culture and arts.

Early Life and Childhood

Born on 20 September 1938 in a progressive family of Udaipur (Rajasthan), Riaz Tehsin is the son of the then Vice Mayor T. H. Tehsin, who later officiated as the Acting Mayor of the Udaipur Municipal Corporation. A social worker and nature lover, T. H. Tehsin was also an associate of Manikya Lal Verma and Mohan Lal Sukhadiya during the Independence Movement.

During his childhood, Riaz Tehsin’s inspiration came from his father as well as his mother Khursheed Banu, who, in spite of having a severe disability, worked for the emancipation of women. She was the Vice President of the Rajasthan Branch of All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), of which Maharani Gayatri Devi was the President. [..]

Motor Dining: The Changing Food Trend

Blame it on the rise of modernization that the city has been subjected to, but a significant change has been observed in the lifestyle of Udaipurites with their consistent social activities witnessing a steady reformation. Be it fashion, entertainment or food, Udaipur is making rapid strides on the path of absorbing the new cosmopolitan spirit.

The popular street food culture has not remained untouched with this twist of revolution either. The traditional roadside food joint installed on the wheel cart (thela) are now shifting on well equipped vans and mini-trucks.

Nearly half a dozen of mobile food joints have mushroomed in the past few months in the city, serving food, snacks and juices at different corners of the city.

Out of many of these adorned vehicles, one is Delhi Darbar, parked outside Lok Kala Mandal and serves Mughlai and Awadhi delicacies till late at night.

Nearly a month old, Delhi Darbar was started by Masroor Ahmed who had his hands full, managing several city restaurants and hotels before he finally landed on the idea of installing a matador into a takeaway cum eatery. [..]

Brawl over Money injures Two

In a dramatic local tussle between two groups today, two people were left injured near Shobaghpura, Udaipur.

Ajay Harijan, son of Suresh Harijan had previously borrowed a sum of money from Prakash Kumawat and was unable to repay him in time. According to the sources, Kumawat had arranged a meeting with Ajay this morning at 11’O clock at 100 Ft. Road, Shobaghpura, where they were to clear all past debts.

Ajay, accompanied by his friend Chaman Gameti, agreed to meet Prakash, who arrived at the scene with two of his friends along with his partner in crime Praveen Vasita.

The four people, led by Prakash, ended up beating Suresh and Chaman with a hockey sick and allegedly robbed them of the money they were carrying along with a gold chain.

The two later lodged an FIR against the accused at Sukher Police Station. The police have started their investigation, though no arrests have been made so far.

Skating Competition Concludes at CPS

The State Level Skating Championship organized by Shree Ram Skating Club at Central Public School, Udaipur was concluded today. The championship was divided into two categories of Quads and In-line, which was further divided in sub categories of different age groups.

On the last day of three-day long skating competition, a 500 m race was conducted in which students of age categories Under 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and above 14 for both Boys and Girls. Results for the race are given below.

In the In-line category, Krishna Kanwar got first place in Under 8 (Girls) while Kripa Verma stood first in the Under 10 (Girls). Jagat Pratap Singh earned first place in the Under 6 (Boys) and Uttam Veer Singh tood first in the Under 10 (Boys). Manav Dutta achieved the first position in Under 12 (Boys) while Khush Chobisa won first place in the Above 14 (Boys). [..]

Club LOL to Host Seminar on Economics

Club LOL will host a seminar on the Indian economy tomorrow at Vigyan Bhawan, Ashoknagar. The chief speaker for the occasion will be Dr. Anupam Bhargava, who is an economist.

“The world, as of now, is facing many ups and downs. This seminar is to inform the audience about the issues causing this trend. A total of 200 members of Club LOL, along with others are expected to be present for the event,” said Kritika Singhvi, spokesperson of LOL. [..]

Congress Workers Clash in Press Conference, allege Groupism

Congress worker and Sadar of Anjuman: Sharafat Hussain

A clash broke out today during a press conference of the Rajasthan State Regional Level Congress Committee held at the Circuit House, Udaipur.

Certain party workers who were not invited became agitated, which led to an argument between the party members. The members Sharafat Hussain, Mujeeb Siqqiqui, Puran Menaria, Arjun Rajora, Dilip Audichya and Abdul Kadir Khan among others were those who were not invited in the press meet. [..]

Teenage Boy Commits Suicide

A 17-year-old boy was found hanging from his ceiling fan yesterday evening at his house at Dabai ki Pula, Udaipur.

The incident was first brought to light by Hitesh Joshi, the shopkeeper where the deceased Shaitan Singh was working as a helper. Shaitan Singh hails from Shivpura Ajmer. According to the police, he was working at a Paan Cabin owned by Hitesh Joshi at Udiapol for the last few years.

Yesterday in the afternoon, Singh had gone to his room for some work. When he had not returned till the evening, Joshi set out for Singh’s home to check his whereabouts. [..]

Congress to Host Regional Level Workshop

Rajasthan State Congress Committee will conduct a one day regional level workshop on Sunday, 27th May at Sukhadia Auditorium. The workshop would see an attendance of over 600 participants from rural areas and districts of Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Dungarpur, Banswara and Pratap Garh.

Informing media persons about the agenda and prospective of the workshop, Neeraj Dangi, Spokesperson and Congress Leader said that the registration of all the participants will be done on Sunday between 9 and 10 am. [..]

BJP’s Protest Against Government Continuous

The series of protests against the massive petrol price hikes continued today with the Bhartiya Janta Party Yuva Morcha leading a demonstration against the UPA government.

The party members enacted street plays depicting the consequences of the petrol price hikes at Surajpol, opposite the Udaipur Hotel. The protest, led by Jitendra Shashrti, President of Yuva Morcha also included BJP member Rajni Dangi, Pramod Samar and Kiran Jain.

The protest was held this morning at 11:30 and attracted much attention from people passing by. [..]