Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Yes, this news is really true we will soon get old (Junu)Jamnagar Railway Station as new one because the Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) of the Ministry of Railways has invited applications for pre-qualification bids from real estate developers.
Now if I am talk about History of Jamnagar Railway Station then, was built in 1897 and is known for its Victorian architecture — complete with imperial waiting rooms for the royal travellers — which included the rulers of erstwhile Saurashtra, also facilitated the transport of goods in the region.
The first train journey took place from Jamnagar City to Rajkot City in 1897, in 1922; the station was given the name of Jamnagar Rail with the addition of tracks connecting the last taluka on the western coastline at Okha.
The Indian National Trust of Art and Culture Heritage means INTACH Chairman and princess of erstwhile Jamnagar state Harshadkumari Ba said in her interview that, “for 15 years, INTACH fought to preserve and revive this site, which was inherited by Western Railway, but in vein.” INTACH and the Jamnagar Municipal Corporation (JMC) had made a couple of proposals to preserve a part of the old building, especially the Darbar Hall, as also make an interpretation zone featuring the art, culture and history of Jamnagar to the Railway authorities.
Harshadkumari Ba also said that, “But the proposal was rejected every time as the Indian Railways authorities did not agree to allot land at the minimal price. The Railways wanted to sell it at the market rate, which was not affordable for INTACH and JMC. But with the Railways inviting tenders, INTACH will make a last attempt to prevent the commercialization of the place. The station was a mode of communication and transport for the various kingdoms in Saurashtra.”
Monday, February 22, 2010
As read at one of the online news site, Ravindra Jadeja sister Naina Jadeja was cried when Ravindra said goodbye and was leaving our home in Jamnagar for Jaipur, where India was to play South Africa in the first ODI and Good news for all Indian Cricket Fans and for Ravindra Jadeja Family that India won this One Day Match.
As we all also know that, Ravindra Jadeja will not play in Indian Premier League, for that Naina Jadeja from Jamnagar City said that, “I felt it was just some misunderstanding, my brother never lies, and he just cannot be dishonest.”
Before left to his house, Ravindra Jadeja looked around the house which was newly-built home for his family, also missed his mother a lot who is no more.
At last, just want to say another thing that, “If you have your own family members or relatives support then nothing is possible in that world” as because Ravindra would be adjudged man-of-the-match in the Jaipur ODI which his family would not have believed it.
If I am talking about latest with you then before one month ago, Bollywood Legend Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who visited Gandhinagar City, for promotion of his Bollywood Hit Movie “Paa” and watched this movie with Our Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
After this event Amitabh Bachchan wanted to become Ambassador of Gujarat State especially for tourism.
But If go in past, 8th March – 2009, Sixteen-year-old girl named Shital Pandya from Jamnagar City, to propagate the message of saving the girl child skated from Jamnagar to Delhi. Just think about her, really one extraordinary work for Gujarat State India.
As I read online at yesterday that, in the process, she along with her team of four members will cover a distance of 5132 kilometers through six States.
Shital Pandya said in her interview that, “We are a team of four persons who have undertaken this campaign. This will conclude on May 5. The campaign is spread over six states such as Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Maharashtra, and team will team reached Jamnagar on the evening of International Women's Day(in 2009)”
Now another woman from Gujarat named Arkhiben Mithabhai Vankar who invented an herbal pesticide that keeps aphids, white flies and mealy bugs away, has now a patent filed and a business deal with Matrix Biosciences of Hyderabad.
Another person is from Mota Devaliya Taluka, Amreli District, named Mansukhbhai Jagani, has modified his motorbike into a plough-tractor helping farmers save lakhs of rupees, and also certified as ethical hacker and forensic investigator
Above, for whom I talked are really few, but still lots of special people who make up our state and make us proud remain to talk about them.
Friday, February 19, 2010
At Race Course Campus Rajkot, Pet owners of various cities of Saurashtra will bring their dogs dressed in different outfits and accessories to walk a ramp built on.
With the help of Balbhavan, aimed at generating awareness of dogs and guide pet owners on pet care, this newly formed association has organized the show.
Secretary of this association named Arun Dave, according to him, 286 pet owners have already registered for the show.
He also said that, “We have closed entry now.Participants are expected from Bhavnagar City, Gondal City, Jamnagar City, and Morbi City among other towns and breeds like Saint Bernard, Pomeranian, Doberman, German Shepherd, Labrador, Dalmatian and Boxers will take part” Only four months old dogs and above are entitled to get entry in the show.
Another great thing is that this association will also pay rewards to all pets who participate in the show which will be the first major event after the association was formed in the Rajkot City.
Main purposes of this event are,
(1) To make people aware about various breeds of dogs
(2) Dogs quality and companionship with humans among others.
Veterinary experts invited also who will help to the people on issues related proper pet care.
There are over 1,200 pets of various breeds in the only in Rajkot city, but with all of them how we can forget our Gujarat Government Police Dogs and helpfulness in various difficult condition, so association also invited them also which is really good news to all Rajkotvasi, in fact for all Kathiyavadi from Saurashtra region.
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sources said that, “Initially the action plan will be implemented in seven municipal corporations of the state, namely Ahmedabad City, Surat City, Vadodara City, Rajkot City, Bhavnagar City, Jamnagar City and Junagadh City. The separate rules and regulations on the usage of old vehicles in corporation area, new permissible limit of carbon emission by the industry etc. will also be announced.Besides, in a tree planting drive, 5.5 crore trees will be planted in seven municipal corporation areas, also various scientific surveys will be carried out on impact of climate change on Gujarat Sea Coast Area, Gujarat Agricultural Productivity and on people's health at large. Rs100 crore will be spent for multi-dimensional climate change initiatives for capacity buildings for taking up climate change issues. An MoU (memorandum of understanding) has also been signed with TERI headed by RK Pachauri for wide gamut of activities related to capacity building in the state.”
Planned to invest Rs3, 600 crore in the next few years for its climate change initiatives by Chief Minister Narendra Modi Gujarat Government.
“Chche Ne Sara Samachar Apna Garva Gujarat na Global Devopment na!!”
Sunday, February 14, 2010
This is video about Lakhota Lake in Jamnagar City Gujarat India which is situated in Centre of Old Jamnagar Area an especially in winter day. There are two magnificent old structures, one is Lakhota Fort and another is Kotha Bastion on an island in the middle of the lake.
There is lots of fine collection of sculpture that spans from a period of the 9th Century to the 18th Century in Lakhota Fort.
Video Courtesy: - Mr. Vijay Cavale Sir
Friday, February 12, 2010
Saffron brigade's threats of disrupting the screening of My Name Is Khan (MNIK), protests and appeals against viewing it through SMSes, did not deter people from thronging cinemas in all major cities of the state where the Shahrukh Khan Starrer movie ran to packed houses on Friday.
The movie got a mixed response in Ahmedabad City where VHP workers protested in the morning and burnt posters of Shahrukh Khan near a multiplex on Ashram Road.
The first two shows were cancelled at all multiplexes in the city owing to the threat by various groups. However, with good response from audience and assurance from police, multiplex and film hall owners went ahead with screening.
Heavy police bandobust at cinema halls in Surat City, Vadodara City, Rajkot City and other major towns and cities ensured that nothing untoward happened.
However, in north Gujarat cinema halls in some towns, including Himmatnagar, Deesa and Patan, did not screen the movie fearing violence.
At least 40 VHP workers were rounded up in Navsari City, 22 protesters, including some from Bajrang Dal, were detained in Sabarkantha and Banaskantha districts and 50 were arrested in Bharuch City and Ankleshwar City.
In Himmatnagar, protesters entered Neelam cinema hall during the interval and manhandled some viewers forcing the management to cancel the show and shut down the theatre for the day. Fans in Mehsana had not trouble in viewing the film.
In Rajkot and Jamnagar City, after initial protest Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and VHP activists chose to let SRK fans enjoy the movie.
However, in Bhavnagar City theatre owners chose not to release the film despite police assurance.
Protesters' bid to burn a Pakistani flag in Rajkot was foiled by the police. In a pre-emptive move the VHP city office near Bombay Market in Surat was surrounded by the police from morning to prevent the workers from carrying out any violent activity to protest against the screening of the movie.
On Thursday, VHP had circulated SMSes requesting people to avoid watching MNIK, according to Utkarsh Patel, joint secretary south Gujarat, VHP. On Friday, VHP workers called up theaters and multiplexes and requested not to screen the movie. However, the theater and multiplex owners did not pay any heed to this. Bharuch town was the sole exception in south Gujarat where the movie was not screened.
Elaborate police security was maintained at all theaters and multiplexes in Vadodara where the movie was screened released in five multiplexes and four cinema halls.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
About 125 artists from all over Gujarat gathered at Saputara Hill Station Gujarat and painted daily life and natural scenes of southern Gujarat’s hilly and tribal Dang district during four-day long residential camp.
The event was organized by Gujarat Kala Pratishthan during 4-7 January. Some artists from Maharashtra also participated in the event along with the artists from Rajkot City, Porbandar City, Jamnagar City, Gondal City, Bhavnagar City, Ahmedabad City, Vadodara City, Surat City, Navsari City and Vapi City.
On one day, the artists captured the scenes of interior village named Jakha on canvas. The rural houses, the forest, the tribal life, every single subject was interesting for the artists. The other day they visited Malegaon. Every evening they exhibited their paintings in the hotel of Saputara.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Satish Dholakia, a Plant City doctor of urology with HealthPoint, has been appointed to board of the American Cancer Society's Southeast Hillsborough Unit.
Dholakia, whose office is at 1601 W. Timberlane Drive, Suite 300, has been involved in the cancer society's Relay for Life in Plant City and Kentucky. The relay is a major fundraiser for the cancer society.
A nomination form for his cancer society board membership stated, "Dr. Dholakia sees cancer patients frequently and desires to eradicate the illness" and he wants to "make a difference in the community."
Dholakia is certified by the American Board of Urology. He completed surgical and urology training at the Irwin Group of Hospitals in Jamnagar City Gujarat India; Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, N.Y.; and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C.; where he also finished a fellowship in rental transplant. Prior to joining HealthPoint, he practiced urology in Kentucky.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
The National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) on Tuesday claimed that it has reached a milestone by procuring 5.5 lakh liters milk per day from Saurashtra Region and Kutch regions of Gujarat India.
As per NDDB, 60,000 milk producers are pouring milk from 1,400 villages of Junagadh District, Surendranagar District, Amreli District, Kutch District, Bhavnagar District, Jamnagar District and Porbandar districts of the state.
It is pertinent to note here that both NDDB and the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) that markets brand Amul are involved in a milk war in Saurashtra-Kutch region since October last when NDDB started procuring milk from Surendranagar district through Saurashtra Kutch Dairy Projec Earlier in November, Amul had claimed that it had achieved a milestone by creating over 1,600 village dairy co-operatives within a span of two years in Saurashtra and Kutch from where it had started collecting over one million liters of milk per day"As per the mandate given by government of Gujarat, we refurbished and upgraded Junagadh Dairy in the first phase to initiate the process of promoting new generation cooperatives in Saurashtra and Kutch region.
The processing capacity of the dairy plant is being expanded from three lakh liters per day to six lakh liters per day and a new 30 tone powder plant is being set up as a part of the process," NDDB said on Tuesday, adding that it has adopted innovative practices like electronic transfer of information on quality and quantity of milk tested in the presence of members at village level to a central billing unit in the dairy NDDB's release added that while payment is directly made to the bank account of each pourer member,members have been provided with biometric cards and payment is made to individual pourermember at the village level using biometric cards NDDB also plans to extend productivity enhancement services such as artificial insemination, feeding and veterinary to the entire area in future.
Contaminated food threatens Gujarat Migratory birds.
Migratory birds flocking to wetlands in Gujarat are at a serious risk of consuming contaminated food provided by locals.
Since November last year, around 352 species of birds have flown in to the man made Lakhota Lake Talav in Jamnagar City, which has become a death zone for them.
The birds, which include slender-billed gulls, brown-headed gulls and the black-headed gulls, along with varieties of ducks like Gadwal, Gadgil, Ton and Spoonbill, are found in the lake.
Hundreds of tourists come in daily to watch these exotic birds and feed them local food items like ‘Gaathia’ (pea flour balls) and biscuits.
Over the years, the birds have become accustomed to accepting food from the people.
Environmentalists, however, believe that it is the local feed that is proving harmful for the birds.
“Local people are feeding the migratory birds ‘gaathia’ with a good intention but it is not the birds natural source of food. These birds generally survive by consuming small fishes and other species found in the lakes. Gaathia has caustic soda in it and it is generally fried in contaminated oil. This was the reason why a lot of seagulls died here two years ago,” said P H Satha, Officer, Conservator of Forests, Jamnagar State.
However, tourists continue feeding the birds with local food items.
” We feed the birds food items like ‘gaathia’ and biscuits and take good care of them. The migratory birds have become our city’s pride,” said Manish, a local.
In 2006, over 500 birds in the Lakhota Lake were reported dead due to poisoning after consumption of contaminated food items.
Monday, February 1, 2010
A farmer by profession, Faldu is a leuva Patel from Saurashtra Gujarat India. He has been associated with RSS since childhood and first contested elections in 1998. This is his third term as an MLA. Faldu has been President of Jamnagar district BJP for two terms and was also president of Jamnagar District Panchayat. Faldu also is trustee of Sanskar Teerth Education Trust.
Talking to reporters in Gandhinagar City Gujarat on Faldu's appointment; Modi reacted to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement asking states to act more responsibly. He said, "The PM had promised to curb increasing prices within 100 days. However, he has failed to do so as a result of which the country is feeling betrayed."
He said that the central government, instead of taking action, was inert resulting into aggravating all the three issues. He said that the Center was trying to pass on the responsibility to the states and was just busy blaming them.
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