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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

NIO Vision Marathon 26 July 2015

80% of all blindness is avoidable

To keep your eyes in good health it is important to get regular eye checkups. NIO would be glad to set up an eyesight checkup camp at your premises free of cost (a minimum of 100 participants would be required). Please call Mr. Nitin Khamamkar at 9923794149 to schedule.
Please support NIO Vision Marathon to raise awareness about Avoidable Blindness. The running event will include a Half Marathon, 10 Km, 5 Km, 3 Km races. The Half Marathon and 10 Km are competitive categories where we will have trophies and honours for the top 3 finishers.
You could also run blindfolded with your buddy or run as a guide for the runners that cannot see.The event is a great way to have some fun and get in shape while supporting an important social cause!
You can get more details at NIO Vision Marathon website

Jul 25th Saturday 11 am : CDSA, Bavdhan Invitation : Discussion on river restoration and urban water supply

Dear All,
Below note from Aneeta Benninger.
Pls inform if you / other members of your mohalla committee will be attending.
Bus arrangement / car pooling would be possible if confirmation are recd by 21st evening.
Dear All
On 5 th June, the World Environment Day, Ms. Anu Aaga had convened a meeting to
discuss how we can revitalise our rivers and all the feeder streams to ensure a good
quality, sustainable water supply for drinking as well as other purposes.
This group emphasised the vital contribution required from individuals and communities i.e.
People with a “ common” interest who form “ communities”. The NSCC and the Parisar
Samities, Mohalla Committees are an example of vibrant, active community groups, spread
all across Pune, who participate in decision making at the local level and through this make
our respective areas more liveable.
It is important that the same dedication and vibrancy is brought to the work of revitalising
the rivers and its feeder streams. To ensure this an integrated approach is essential at the
area level. The four main factors of “water supply” “water cleanliness” “water demand and
water distribution” need to be tackled in an integrated manner at the “ micro” i.e. Electoral
Ward level,” Meso” i.e the City level and the “ Macro” that is the Pune Metropolitan Region
I would like to invite you for a discussion forum on Saturday, the 25 th of July at 11.00 a.m.
at CDSA.
The main points around which the discussion can take place will be
1. How do we ensure that the natural water sources are protected and sustainable?
2. How do we ensure that the water is not polluted at source, in flow and at delivery
3. How do we ensure that the water supply is stored safely?
4. How do we ensure that every individual gets the water supply s/ he is entitled to
according to “ norms”
5. How do we ensure that water distribution is equitable across the whole city?
6. How do we ensure that there is no wastage by the consumers as well as distributors?
7. What will be the role of Parisar Samities/Mohalla Committees in the decision making
process as a whole and in monitoring and evaluation at the level of the Electoral
8. What will be the modalities for that participation?
Please do join in large numbers.
Discussion will be followed by lunch.
Thanks & regards
Yours sincerely
Aneeta Benninger
Executive Director
Professor of Sustainable Development Planning
Centre for Development Studies and Activities (CDSA)

Contact telephone nos.
Telefax: +91-20-22951138

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मा. अध्यक्ष,पीएमपीएल,Pune.

बस पास शहरातील बस भाडे कमी करा :आश्वस्त बस फेऱ्या द्या :प्रवासी वाढवा !
Dear Sir,
Thanks for positive signals of commuter orientation.
We again request to बस पास शहरातील बस भाडे कमी करा :आश्वस्त बस फेऱ्या द्या :प्रवासी वाढवा !
The letter in Marathi is attached.
We assure that if suggestions implemented fully,PMPML losses will not increase but Bus Commuter will increase for sure.
PMPML has been gravely loosing on number of bus commuters (the very purpose & Object of PMPML), and passengers per bus per day(all time low).
Thanks & Regards,

jugal rathi      vivek velankar