Guardian Minister, Chandrashekhar Bawankule inaugurated Hackathon- Mayor Innovation Award, organised by Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), at Suresh Bhatt Auditorium on Friday.
In his address, he stated that the city needs change and youth of the city can help bring the change by their creative and innovative ideas. These ideas can help city overcome all the obstacles in such a way that the lives of the people is not disturbed and residents can carry out their work and life smoothly. Maharashtra government is all open for the new ideas of the youth to help the government in the development of the city. The innovations and creativity of the young generation will be very useful for the city in near future, he added. Though, Union Minister, Nitin Gadkari could not make it to the event, his video message was played on the occasion.
Interacting with the media, the Guardian Minister said, “Mayor Innovation Award provides an excellent opportunity for the youth to actively participate in deciding the course of changes in the city that is in process of transformation”.
Mayor Nanda Jhichkar said that the motive behind organising Innovation Award was to bring awareness about the transformation that the city today needs badly. The society should have an open mind about the same and should accept the changes, by motivating and encouraging the youths for their spirits and passion, she added. Society should prevent people from spitting on the walls, loiter the streets, etc. as it is degrading not only for the society but also for the people who work hard to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of the city.
Along with Jhichkar, Coordinator of Mayor Innovation Council, Dr Prashant Kadu, MLC, Girish Vyas, Commissioner of Police, Dr Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay and others were prominently present at the event.