Sales of PVC drums pick up with wa­ter short­age in city City’s top cop tells stu­dents to be­come en­trepreneurs

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The wa­ter short­age in city has led to res­i­dents look­ing for op­tions to store wa­ter. This has led to a huge de­mand for plas­tic drums. Th­ese drums store wa­ter from 50l to 300 litres.

Owing to the ris­ing de­mand, re­tail­ers es­pe­cially in Turbhe’s Janta Mar­ket and also some other ar­eas of Navi Mum­bai have started stock­ing PVC drums of var­i­ous sizes. The drums are sell­ing like hot cakes, say traders.

Apart from the drums, the sales of pipes and wa­ter tanks have also in­creased. The in­crease in de­mand has also led to a rise in the prices of the drums by Rs100 to Rs200.

Am­rit Tan­del, a shop­keeper at Janta mar­ket, said, ““Be­fore the wa­ter short­age, we sold one or two drums at the most in a day. Now the fig­ure has gone up to over 10 drums in a day,” Tan­del.

KLE So­ci­ety’s Science and Commerce Col­lege Kalamboli cel­e­brated its 2nd an­nual on De­cem­ber 23 in the col­lege premises on the eve of Kar natak Ling ayat So­ci­ety’s Cen­te­nary cel­e­bra­tions. This day solem­nised the achieve­ment of the goal of the Sapthar­ishis of KLE so­ci­ety be­gin­ning in 1916. Prab­hat Ran­jan , Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice, Navi Mum­bai was the chief guest on the oc­ca­sion

The an­nual pro­gram started at 9.30am. with the per­son­al­ity con­test. The col­lege screened the doc­u­men­tary of its chair­man, Dr Prab­hakar Kore, MP Ra­jya Sabha made on the oc­ca­sion of fe­lic­i­ta­tion for hav­ing been con­ferred a hon­orary doc­tor­ate by Univer­siti sains Malaysia.

He is t he sec­ond I ndian hav­ing been con­ferred this award af­ter Dr APJ Ab­dul Kalam which makes it a spe­cial achieve­ment for en­tire KLE fam­ily.

While con­grat­u­lat­ing the win­ners f elic­i­tated on t he day, Ran­jan said, “In Aus­tralia whether par­tic­i­pants are losers or fail­ures they are at least se­lected once since their emo­tional quo­tient is high. Fail­ing gives much more ex­pe­ri­ence as com­pared to win­ning.”

Ran­jan fur­ther said, “3 Es - Ed­u­ca­tion, En­vi­ron­ment and En­tre­pre­neur are es­sen­tial el­e­ments of t he g rowth of the na­tion.” He said stu­dents should strive hard to be­come en­trepreneurs as it leads to two more E’s i. e. Em­ploy­ment and Em­pow­er­ment.

This event was made more colour­ful with var­i­ous cul­tural pro­grams such as songs, clas­si­cal and folk dances, skits, one act play and oth­ers.

The An­nual day event ended with a vote of thanks de­liv­ered by Dr Fa­tima Sheikh, con­venor of the cul­tural com­mit­tee fol­lowed by the na­tional an­them.

Prin­ci­pal Dr Jy­oti Mar­wah in her in­tro­duc­tory cum wel­come speech nar­rated the cir­cum­stances in Bel­gaum dur­ing the year 1916, when the seeds of KLE so­ci­ety were sown.

The Home Rule move­ment by An­nie Be­sant, was ini­ti­ated in the same year from the city of Bel­gaum in 1916.

The Prin­ci­pal em­pha­sised the im­por­tance of conserving wa­ter which is the need of the hour

The brief sum­mary of the jour­ney of the col­lege through aca­demics, sports and cul­tural achieve­ments was pre­sented by Dr Usha Karunakaran , co­or­di­na­tor of science fac­ulty through her An­nual Re­port of the col­lege for the year 2015-16.

The fu­ture plans of ex­pan­sion of ac­tiv­i­ties by start­ing new cour­ses viz. BMS, BMM, BAF, BBI, B Sc IT and pro­posal of start­ing KLE So­ci­ety’s Law Col­lege from the year 2016- 17 were also brought to the no­tice of the au­di­ence..

Prize dis­tri­bu­tion was a n o t h e r m a i n eve n t . Stu­dents bagged prizes for best stu­dent – Priya Jaiswal, X I I t h C o m m e rc e, A (Best Girl, Ju­nior), Mad­hur Wagh­mare, XII Science, B ( Best Boy, Ju­nior), Priyanka Vish­wakar ma of TYBCom ( Best Girl, Se­nior), Pratik Bhelke of SYBSc ( Best boy, Se­nior).

The KLE schol­ar­ship was also awarded to the five stu­dents who se­cured 90 % and above in their pre­vi­ous classes.

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