Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rajkumar College Jamnagar City Gujarat - About Two Day Musical Programme

Many years ago, Rajkumar College' Last British principal composed and programmed 'Peter Rogerson Memorial Searchlight Tattoo' - a musical-cum-dance-cum-gymnastics programme.

Now here history repeated again before few days ago.

Students of this colleage performed on this programme again.

An officer in the Sikh regiment, Rogerson fashioned the programme on the lines of a military drum performance.

Current principal named "Vinod Thakkar" in his interview that, this year the tattoo will be performed on November 28 and 30.

The chief guests for these days will be commodore Sanjeev Kale, VSM, commanding officer, INS Valsura, Jamnagar and air commodore Raghunath Nambiar, VM and Bar, air officer commanding, Air Force Station, Jamnagar.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Dwarka Jamnagar Rajkot City – Ek Navi Weekly Train Mali

Thoda divaso pehla, Dwarka Jamnagar thi Tuticorin vachche ni navi train chalu thai chche, jenu naam Vivek Express rakhel chche.

Aa train Ahmedabad, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Vadodara, Madurai and Pune vachche dodashe.

The new train was announced in this year's railway budget, which had also allotted four new trains originating from Pune.

The new train (number 19568) between Dwarka and Tuticorin will be flagged off from Dwarka at 12.20 am on Friday.

The inaugural train is expected to arrive in Pune at 10.25 pm on Friday and reach Madurai early on Sunday morning.

On the return journey, the train (number 19567) will start from Madurai on Monday and reach Dwarka on Wednesday.

The train will reach Pune at 4.55 am on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jamnagar News – About Transport Nagars from Gujarat Government

Officials say it will cut traffic in cities and connect peripheral areas better.

The Gujarat state government has decided to establish huge transport nagars in all eight municipal corporations to establish connectivity in the peripheral regions of the cities and ease traffic congestion in cities.

These transport nagars will come up in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh and Gandhinagar on Public Private Partnership (PPP) models.

Anticipating growth of major urbanized areas and keeping in view the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), the state government has asked the municipal corporations and all urban development authorities to identify land for the purpose.

Vadodara Urban Development Authority (VUDA) has already reserved 78.5 hectares of land for setting up of a transport nagar on PPP model.

“In principle, approval has already been given for Vadodara and Jamnagar cities.The government has ordered a detailed master plan for the transport nagar in Vadodara to be made by a consultant.’’

“Process for identifying suitable land in Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot is under way. Once that is done, bidding and other processes will be initiated. These transport nagars will cut down traffic in cities and help organize transport-related activities.”

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sainik School Balachadi Jamnagar Gujarat - celebrates golden jubilee year

Few days ago, Sainik School Balachadi Jamnagar Gujarat celebrated the culmination ceremony of its Golden Jubilee.

It was founded on July 8, 1961, and was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

It is the only institute of its kind in Gujarat to provide top quality public education to all sections of the society and is a feeder institute to the Khadakvasla.

Education minister Ramanlal Vora was the chief guest.

Vasuben Trivedi, minister of state for higher and technical education, women and child development, was the guest of honor at the valedictory function held at Balachadi.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Jamnagar Air Force Station Gujarat - Indo-Oman air exercise begins

Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) and Indian Air Force are engaged in a joint exercise - 'Eastern Bridge-2011'- at the Air Force School Jamnagar to expose the aircrew of the two air forces to long duration sorties with in flight refueling, large force strike packages, air to ground bombing and maritime strike roles.

The exercise, which began on Monday and will conclude on Friday, is the second of the series between the air forces of the two countries and involves a variety of flying missions from each other's best practices in terms of operational, maintenance and administrative procedures.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vipul Shah from Jamnagar City - Second highest individual tax payer in Kenya

Cricket is the first love and football is an also-ran here.

But this Gujarati might cause the first spark of change.

Vipul Shah, 50, a Kenya-born Gujarati, who was appointed as manager to the Kenyan football team - Harambee Stars - last month is seen by

thousands of Kenyans as someone who will bring back the lost football glory that the country once celebrated.

Shah, who has his roots in Jamnagar City Gujarat India, was second highest individual tax payer in Kenya few years back.

He owns one of the biggest edible oil refinery in East Africa, which has an annual turnover of around $ 450 billion.

He is among those who have been selected by the Vishwa Gujarati Samaj for the most distinguished NRI award.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Dwarka Jamnagar News – Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi One Day Fasting

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will take the Sadbhavana Mission forward on Sunday with a day-long fast at Lord Krishna's dwelling place, Dwarka Jamnagar District.

Phase two of the fast will be visibly different from the first one spanning over three days beginning his birthday on September 17.

On Sunday, around 8,000 people are expected to fast with Modi, unlike the Ahmedabad one where the CM went on fast alone.

As per Latest Saurabh Patel Interviews, who is the in-charge minister of Jamnagar district, told to media that, “These people who will fast with the CM are from the talukas. Besides, around 40,000 people are expected to come to greet the CM.”'

Narendra Modi will begun his fast at 10 am with prayers and end at 6 pm.

In the first half of the day, he will meet leaders of different religious and social groups, and in second half, he will meet some individuals and groups.

Around 10 ministers, mostly belonging to the Saurashtra region — Vajubhai Vala, Dilip Sanghani, Ramanlal Vora, Mohan Kundariya, Vasuben Trivedi, Saurabh Patel and others — will participate in the fast.

All the Jamnagar and Saurashtra region MLAs and many MPs will also participate in the event while the party office-bearers will also join in large numbers.

Gujarat State Road Transport Service Corporation has allotted 300 buses to ferry Modi's supporters from different talukas and villages. This, however, gas caused problems for many local commuters due to cancellation of the bus services.

Modi will conduct fasts in 26 districts and six major cities — Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Surat, Junagadh and Mehsana.

His three-day fast in Ahmedabad had received a lot of national attention with several senior party leaders, including L K Advani and Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj, and Arun Jaitley, visiting him.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Narendra Modi will launch Mission Sadbhavna part-2 from Dwarka Jamnagar

At 16th October 2011, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will start his district-level day-long fasts from Dwarka Jamnagar which is inspired by the success of his 3-day Sadbhavna fast in Ahmedabad between September 17 and 19.

Narendra Modi had announced that he will observe district-level fast in the state as part of his Sadbhavna Mission.

As per Latest Jaynarayan Vyas and Saurabh Patel Interviews, they said that, The CM would fast for a day each in all 26 districts and eight municipal corporation areas of the state as part of his Sadbhavna Mission.

"The district-level fasts, which are inspired by the success of CM's three-day Sadbhavna fast in Ahmedabad, will begin from Dwarka on October 16.

The idea is to spread further the message of the Mission, i.e. unity, peace and harmony."

The spokespersons said that people from different segments of the society were keen to take part in the public fast along with the chief minister.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jamnagar Industries – visited by Parliamentary standing committee

Jamnagar District Refinery Industries like Reliance, and EssarVadinar Oil Terminal of IOC visited by 20 member standing committee of the Parliament.

On 18th July, the committee headed by Subbarami Reddy, comprised senior officials of Ministry of Environment and Forest, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, Central Pollution Control Board, Gujarat Ecology Commission and Parliament secretariat visited these refineries.

It was to obtain the first-hand view of how the mega operations take place in the coastal area and how companies dealing with hydro-carbons and petrochemicals observe and maintain the standards of safety and environment protection.

Chairman of the committee stated in a release.

Discussion on measures to check the pollution, energy efficiency meeting took place during the meeting.

The committee emphasized and advised to all Jamnagar industries, dealing with hydrocarbons and petrochemicals, to maintain high standards and norms of safety and environment while conducting the world class operations.

Parimal Nathwani, Group President (Corporate Affairs) of Reliance Industry and P K Kapil, Director of RIL, held talks with the committee.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Gujarat BJP MLA Dr Kanu Kalsaria - invited Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi

For 11th September, BJP MLA Dr Kanu Kalsaria has invited Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi to be the chief guest at the launch of his 10-day cycle rally in Mahuva Town Bhavnagar District.

Purpose Behind this event - to spread awareness among locals on how arbitrary allotment of land in coastal areas — from Dwarka Mandir to Jamnagar City - has created salinity problem.

At end of two day Padyatra Kalsaria said that, “I will be very happy if Rahul comes and addresses the launch of the cycle rally.’

Asked as to why he has invited Rahul and not any other leader fighting for the farmers’ rights, the Mahuva MLA said the move intends to send a message to the Center that it should not give green signal to any project without conducting an in-depth study of the project’s possible impact on the local environment and population. He said that a proposed alumina project at Anjar would destroy the environment.

This is not the first time that Rahul’s support has been sought. During the protest against the proposed cement plant by Nirma, he and fellow protesters, including former state finance minister Sanat Mehta, had sought the Congress leader’s intervention.

“My only plan is to work for the welfare of people, particularly the rural population. They are suffering owing to arbitrary allotment of agricultural and government land for industrial purposes,” he said.

He has already ordered purchase of 500 cycles, with donations from locals, to be distributed among the rallyists. Another 500, he said, would join on their own cycles.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bhavnagar Jagannath Rath Yatra 2011 – 26th June rolled out on Sunday

Even as the 26th Jaganath Yatra in Bhavnagar is all set to roll out in on Sunday in the city, it is all decked up for the auspicious occasion.

Bhavnagar rath yatra is the second-largest procession in the state after that of Ahmedabad.

Security has been beefed in Bhavnagar for the 17-km long religious procession. Deputy inspector general of police (DIG), B K Shreemali, Junagadh range is camping in the city.

"We have made all the preparations for the rath yatra.

There will be 100 trucks, five jeeps, 15 chhakdas, various mandlis from the region, six horses, five elephants and members of the akhada who will demonstrate various skills during the day-long yatra,'' said Harubhai Gondaliya, president of Jaganath Rathyatra Mahotsav Samiti. He further said that for the first time a van showcasing the history and importance of Somnath temple will also be part of the yatra.

About five lakh devotees are expected to converge on the entire route of the yatra during the day in Bhavnagar. Elaborate security arrangements have been made for the yatra's smooth passage. Police and other security forces have carried out a flag march on the route.

"There are in total 4,000 security personnel deployed on the rath yatra route.

Eleven deputy superintendent of police, 30 police inspectors, 100 sub-inspectors, 1,500 home guards jawans, 2,000 constables, six companies of SRP and two companies of Rapid Action Force have been pressed into service,'' said B K Shreemali, DIG, Junagadh range.

"We have erected 12 watch towers in sensitive areas in order to keep a vigil. In addition, the route will also be videographed. We have put barricades at various places along the route. Two DSPs have been assigned to keep a tight vigil on the main rath." Shreemali said.

The yatra will begin on Sunday morning at 8 am from Bhagvaneswar Mahadev Temple in Subhashnagar and pass through Ghogha Circle, Rupani Circle, Devarajnagar, Radha Mandir, Marine Society, Nilam Baug Chowk, Nirmal Nagar, Jasonath Chowk, Haluriya and Khar Gate among others.

"We have made a list of people who might disturb the peace in the city; if anything goes wrong, we may detain them. But it is all for preventive measures,'' the DIG said adding, "However, there has been no untoward incident reported during last one decade during the rath yatra.''

Earlier, a blood camp was organized by the committee and 350 bottle of blood was collected.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Nyari Dam Rajkot City – overflows for this season “Good News”

Because of heavy good rainfall, few days ago, Nyari Dam which is almost main water supply for Rajkot City overflowed

Rajkot Municipal Corporation Chief Engineer Vijay Unadakat said that,"Presently, Nyari dam has 986 MCMFT water against it capacity of 944 MCMFT.''

Apart from Nyari, Aji dam and Bhadar dam, too, received a good inflow of fresh water which is provide drinking water for Rajkot.

The rain figures, as reported by the flood control room officials, are: Dhoraji (15 mm), (20 mm), TalajaUna (10 mm), Visavadar (10 mm) and Amreli (7 mm).

Manavadar Village (Junagadh Taluko) had received heavy rainfall over 12 inch (more than 300 mm) rainfall before few days ago.

Junagadh District room officials said that the situation is now normal and no casualty has been reported as rain stopped.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Narmada Water to Kutch Districts

At 19th May 2003, to solve Drinking Water Shortage Problem via pipeline to Gujarat C M Narendra ModiNarmada water Kutch Districts Region.

But, Still Kutch continues to be thirsty every summer.

As I do not know in detail about this matter but want to share with you whom I read online at one of the famous news paper site that,A senior official of the water works department of the Bhuj municipality said in his interview that, "We have not got a single drop of the Narmada piped water for the past four days for this district headquarter town."

“Water is supplied to the town from old tube a well which is insufficient to meet the requirements.”

Gandhinagar based General Manager of the Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited, VJ Papaiyawala said in his interview that, “Water Supply to Kutch had been badly affected along with Rajkot and Jamnagar for the past few days.”

"Kutch and two other districts do not get full supply from the open Narmada canal which comes from Dhanki as farmers along the canal have set up hundreds of illegal pumps to draw water from it for their own use in farms. We are now using our biggest pump and with five big and small pumps in operation, the situation may improve in a day or so"

He said that a meeting had been held with the managing director of the Narmada Nigam Limited, S Jagdisan.

Patrolling along the canal is being beefed up to see that no farmer illegally draws water, he added.

"Our duty is to pump maximum quantity of Narmada water at the main Dhanki pumping centre, which is some 120 km from Malia water works, from where the piped water was distributed in three districts.”

“Despite our labour, if sufficient water does not stay in this long open canal, how can water be pumped into the pipelines which supply water to Kutch, Jamnagar and Rajkot districts? Still, let us see what happens.”

He added that they had already completely stopped supplying piped water to the industries in Kutch to augment drinking water supply.

When informed that this happens every summer, Papaiyawala said that the three districts would have to face water shortage for another summer.

"'As a permanent solution to this perennial problem, we have already put into action a Rs.700 cr plan to lay a pipeline from Dhanki to Malia water works along with the canal so that no farmer can use this 'enclosed' water. We have already invited tenders and it will take one and half year to complete this project."

Friday, July 29, 2011

Jamnagar City Proud - Mohit Bharatbhai Tanna bags gold medal at force training camp

15 years old age Mohit Bharatbhai Tanna who is from Jamnagar City has bagged the first rank in Force Training Camp held Bhonsala Military School, Nasik, which concluded recently.

At least 400 young boys were selected from various parts of the country for the one month camp.

Five boys were selected from Gujarat and Mohit was the only one from Saurashtra.

The boys were trained in shooting, physical fitness, swimming, map reading, Yoga etc.

Mohit was awarded a gold medal, a trophy & a certificate for his excellent performance in the training by colonel (retd) S S Sherawat, according to a release here.

As per Latest his interviews about this award, he said that, "I learnt a lot about the armed forces, discipline and physical training in the camp. I want to join the armed forces."

He comes from a well-known business family of Jamnagar.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Rajkot Surendranagar Districts Cotton Industries - Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited

Cotton growers along the command area of the Maliya branch canal in Rajkot and Surendranagar districts are on a confrontationist course with the canal management and state administration for the last two days.

Farmers, faced with the prospect of their cotton crops drying up due to lack of irrigation water and delayed monsoon, are openly violating the state government’s orders of not lifting water from the canal as its water is meant to meet drinking water needs of towns in Rajkot, Jamnagar and Kutch districts, and for industrial purposes.

As per Latest Dhirubhai Bhimani Interviews who is Rajkot district BKS secretary said that, “Farmers are ready to pay the water charges, but denial of water to farmers cannot be tolerated.’’

N M Soniwal who is superintending engineer at Maliya branch canal for Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL) said that, “There is not enough water available for irrigation.’’

“Also with Bt cotton giving good yield and cotton prices shooting up, farmers are going for early sowing and hence, putting up pressure on the government to lift water during May - June.’’
To prevent unauthorized water lifting from the canal, the SSNNL has deployed hundreds of armed and mounted police doing round-the-clock patrolling along the canal.

The canal sentries have been seizing water lifting equipments and destroying water pipes amounting to crores of rupees every year.

The SSNNL had been using force and last year brutally beat up dozens of farmers who tried to draw water from the canal.

The farmers, backed by Mahagujarat Janata Party and Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, have openly challenged the state government and begun drawing water “illegally’’ to irrigate their cotton fields despite the state government promulgating Section 144 of CrPC banning assembly of four or more than four persons on the canal.

The Maliya police had also detained MJP president Gordhan Zadaphia, but was released within an hour after thousands of farmers surrounded the Maliya Police Station and tension began building up in the area.

“It is not acceptable as farmers have more claim over the water than the industries and the state government must revise its policy from being solely industry-driven to a balanced growth of all sections.’’

He pointed out that the Narmada River Water Disputes Redressal Tribunal had allocated more than 85 per cent of the water for irrigation purposes.

“So, it is totally unjustified to deprive farmers of the Narmada water,’’ he claimed.

Paying no heed to the state government’s advice, local farmers began sowing at least a month before the arrival of the monsoon as it results in early maturity of the cotton crop and their fields become available for the Jeera and Saunf during the winter.

Farmers say that if they don’t go for early sowing of cotton, it will be a huge financial loss to them, running into hundreds of crores of rupees.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Jamnagar Brass Industries News - get technical support from Gujarat Technological University

The Gujarat Technological University – GTU and the local industry body, Jamnagar Chamber of Commerce and Industry - JCCI have come forward to resolve challenges faced by small and medium enterprises of brass components makers in Jamnagar Districts.

First batch of students from the university is expected to visit Jamnagar City in July as a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard has already been signed with the GTU.

The joint initiative is aimed at improving productivity and bringing process innovation for the brass-parts industry.

GTU Innovation Council - a joint venture between Gujarat Technological University and Ahmedabad-based Techpedia will establish close linkages with industries and businesses.

This will also make research and development at the university more relevant to the needs of industries at national and international levels.

The initiative will involve students to provide technical assistance for quality and innovation in the brass-components manufacturing.

As per Latest Prashant Maharshi Interviews who is industry expert and a former office bearer at JCCI said that,"There are several challenges for the brass-parts industry in Jamnagar, mainly on the production front. The market is very large and still most of the units operate manually with nearly 400,000 people depending on brass-components manufacturing. We need to be more professional and competitive in the international market."

Both will set up an innovation sankul (cluster) in Jamnagar focusing on the innovations for the brass-parts manufacturing activity.

Hiranmay Mahanta from Techpedia which an organization led by Anil Gupta who is senior professor of Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIM-A) said that,"Students from different departments from GTU will visit the SMEs in Jamnagar City and will identify the problems faced by them. The students will come out with ideas to resolve these problems. A prototype of these ideas may be created and will also be protected by the intellectual property right for the student."

Nearly 5,000 units of brass-components manufacturers will benefit from the academic participation. The brass components are mainly used in all the electronic and industrial components.

Mahanta further informed that the step would create a management system using the existing structures and facilities.

The initiative is a part of the GTU Innovation Council's programme to involve students to prepare a report on the challenges faced by the industry and come out with a scientific solution.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Jamnagar District News – About First Sewage Treatment Plant

India's first National Center of Marine Bio-diversity (NCMB) will be set up in Jamnagar to promote activities in respect of coastal and marine eco-systems of the country.

Minister of environment and forests, Jairam Ramesh also announced, here on Wednesday, that Jamnagar will be given Rs 90 crore to set up the sewage treatment plant.

For the NCMB project, Reliance has joined hands with the government, said Jairam adding that he had already talked to Mukesh Ambani who agreed to contribute to this project. In this way, it would be a public-private partnership project. The central government would grant Rs20 crore and Reliance would contribute Rs10 crore for NCMB, he informed.

"We don't take care of our coastal areas and marine assets as we should", said Ramesh, while talking on the need to take such initiatives in this direction. He confessed that the governments fell short of paying attention on the 7,500km long coastline of the country.

Activities like research, education and training would be taken up to control pollution and protect the marine life, apart from taking initiatives for the betterment in the life of the communities residing on the costal belt, he said.

Under Integrated Coastal Belt Project of Rs1, 200 crore, the central government has granted Rs300 crore for Gujarat for this purpose, from which 70% of the amount would be spent in Jamnagar District only, he said.

Without naming the state government, Jairam Ramesh said, "I was shocked when I came to know that a big city like Jamnagar does not have sewage treatment plant." He announced Rs90 crore for such a plant for Jamnagar.

Talking about the biggest region of the state Kutch, Jairam Ramesh said that an Oversight Monitoring Committee will be formed for the protection of environment of the entire Gulf of Kutch which would monitor whether any development project takes place on the ecological sustainable ground. The notification of the committee would be out within three weeks, he said.

"The ministry of Environment and Forests also is spending Rs25 crore to set up an Eco Memorial in Dandi in the name of the father of the nation", he informed.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

R C Faldu Gujarat State BJP President - unveil spelt flyover's 2nd part

Gujarat State BJP president Ranchhodbhai Chhanabhai Faldu (R C Faldu) unveiled the second part of the split flyover bridge constructed on 150 feet Ring Road few days ago.

Finance Minister Vajubhai Vala and other political leaders will also grace the function.

The 1.35 km-long flyover has been constructed under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) in the city and is a part of the first phase of the 10.70 km Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) project (Blue Corridor) from Gondal Road-Ring Road junction to Jamnagar Road.

The 150-feet Ring Road is among the busiest roads in the city as it is a bypass road connecting traffic from Gondal Road to Jamnagar Road.

The flyover will ease the traffic on it which passes busy crossroads as well.

The entire BRTS project will be implemented in three corridors (Blue, Green and Red) in phased manner.

The total length of the BRTS project is 63.50 km.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bet Dwarka Dwarkadheesh Mandir Jamnagar New Look Gujarat India 2011

Bet Dwarka which is one of the most popular tourist attractions near the Dwarkadheesh temple in Jamnagar district is all set to be developed along the lines of the stunningly beautiful beach resorts in Malaysia.

Malaysia has developed several of its islands into exotic tourist resorts to boost the country’s tourism scene. The picturesque beaches there attract thousands of visitors, both local and foreign every year.

Now, Bet Dwarka, believed to be the original abode of Lord Krishna according to the archaeological ruins excavated here, is poised to become the tourism hotspot of the state. The Bet Island is famous for its marine life as people throng here to watch the dolphins, porpoises, sea turtles and starfish.

Located nearly 30 kms away from Dwarka town, the island does not have hotels and resorts as of now. So, pilgrims and visitors who spend time at the beaches here manage their stay in the hotels in the town.

Now, the state government proposes to develop eco resorts here besides planting trees and developing mangrove plantations.

According to sources in the state tourism department, the Bet Island will have an ocean park like the one in Hong Kong, a marine attraction similar to Dolphin Cove in Jamaica and several water sporting activities.

The central and the state government plan to develop a National Coral Marine Zone (similar to the one in Australia) here.

A camping site will also be developed at Sundarvan, a nature discovery center in Bet Dwarka.

The island, also known as Bet Shankhodhar, will have a giant statue of Lord Krishna.

The Bet has 31 temples and several mosques and gurudwaras. Other important attractions in the Bet are Hanuman Dandi and the Padmeshwar Mahadev Temple, where state government is planning to develop a sunset point for visitors.

As per Latest Tourism Minister Jaynarayan Vyas Interviews, he said that, “The blueprint of Bet Dwarka development project is ready. The makeover of the island will be done in public-private partnership. Central government is also helping us develop the island. The project is expected to be completed by December next year.”

Monday, July 11, 2011

Rajkot Municipal Corporation - Mercedes-Benz bus to soon run on BRTS corridor

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) is all set for a trial run of the Mercedes Benz bus on the first phase of 10.70 km Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) on 150 Ring Road in the city.

Last week officials of Mercedes-Benz had come to the city and imparted training to six fire brigade personnel on how to operate the special buses.

The 60 - Seater AC bus will be run on trial and RMC has sent an agreement to the bus manufacturing company as they are providing a trial run free of cost.

The trial run will be carried out in the next week as they have already set the deadline to run buses on BRTS track before June 30.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gujarat State News - 42.6% population is urban

According to the 2011 census figures, Gujarat's urban population is now 42.6 per cent, or 2.57 crore, of the state's total.

Thanks to rapid growth in industrial and service sectors over the last one decade, Gujarat is set to break all its previous records of urbanization.

No doubt, urbanization in Gujarat has been on the rise ever since Gujarat was founded 50 years ago.

However, the latest figures suggest the state's urbanization is the highest ever.

Previous figures suggest, 28.08 per cent of Gujarat's population lived in urban areas in 1971.

It rose to 31.1 per cent in 1981, further to 34.49 per cent in 1991 and 37.36 per cent in 2001.

"Only two states - Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra - are more urbanized than Gujarat", a senior state bureaucrat said, adding, "Tamil Nadu's urban population has been put at 46 per cent of the total, while that of Maharashtra's at 45 per cent."

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Saurashtra Kutch Districts - Pass percentage in Gujarat State Average

The pass percentage of the Saurashtra Kutch region was slightly less than the overall state result.

While the average pass percentage of the state was 69.16, the same for the region comprising eight districts was 66.16.

District-wise, Surendranagar registered the second best pass rate in the state at 80.12 per cent while Rajkot stood fourth with 76.03 per cent.

Students from the desert district of Kutch fared well, as a result of which the district registered pass percentage of 70.32.

Amreli recorded the lowest pass percentage in the region with little over 56, followed by Porbandar (58.86 per cent), Jamnagar (60 per cent), Junagadh (61 per cent) and Bhavnagar (67 per cent). Centre wise, Mahuva in Bhavnagar recorded the highest pass rate at 88.12 per cent, followed by Dhoraji in Rajkot, which registered 83.84 per cent result.

Pass percentage in urban centers, including Rajkot City, Jamnagar City, Bhavnagar City, Surendranagar City, Junagadh City, Porbandar City and Kutch, remained between 71 and 58.
Rajkot District saw the maximum number of students (35) securing A grade (91 to 100 per cent) in the region, followed by Bhavnagar (25), Surendranagar (16), Kutch (11), Junagadh (9), and Jamnagar (7).

In Amreli and Porbandar Districts, no student could get the highest grade.

Most of the students from across the eight districts got Grade C1 (51 to 60 per cent).

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Gujarat State Inter City Air Connectivity - Fuel to be cheaper for flights

To give civil aviation a major boost in Gujarat, the state government has brought down the Value Added Tax (VAT) on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) substantially from 30% to 4%.

However, this relief on VAT on ATF will apply only to the operators who will run flights within the state and also to non-scheduled operators.

The reduction in VAT will mean people will get to fly within the state by paying low airfares.

It was a policy decision by the state government. This will give a boost to civil aviation in the state. Now, more airlines can plan their flights between major cities of the state.

At present, there are a very few flights connecting these cities.
As the state government has reduced the VAT on ATF from 30% to 4%, it will bring down the cost of operation for the small carriers as fuel cost is the major expense for the airlines.

However, this reduction in the tax will be applicable only to those flights operating within the state.

Now, flights between cities like Ahmedabad City, Bhuj City, Bhavnagar City, Jamnagar City, Rajkot City, Vadodara City and Surat City are not available. But with this move, it will be feasible for the airline companies to operate small flights between these cities in the state.

The airfare for such intra-state flights is likely to be around Rs 3,000, which is almost same as private taxi fare between these cities.

The official said that the government was taking such initiatives to develop Ahmedabad and Surat as major aviation hubs, where the airlines would be attracted because of reduction in VAT on ATF.

He claimed that
Gujarat States was the first state in the country to slash the VAT rate on ATF.

While a private company has already decided to start flights between major cities of the state, officials of another airline will soon meet state government officials to chalk out the details.

Gujarat State Inter City Air Connectivity - Deccan Charters Flights Launch to be delayed

The Deccan Charters Limited is likely to delay the operational launch of the intra-state commercial air services from Surat and Ahmedabad following the non-clearance of the aircraft by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Earlier, the flag off ceremony of the inaugural flight by Chief Minister Narendra Modi on April 29 was put off pending aircraft clearance, but chairman of Deccan Charters Limited, Captain GR Gopinath had announced there would be no delay in the operational launch of the intra-state air services connecting important cities in Gujarat from May 7.

Official sources said the DGCA and the Union ministry of civil aviation are busy tackling the Air India pilots' strike.

However, the clearance of the aircraft is pending without which the company is unable to begin the commercial air services from May 7.

Jamnagar Rajkot Students will attend Duke University in United States this year

90 students from the across the India have been selected to attend a semester at Duke University in US this year. Out of 90 pupils 15 are from Gujarat State Schools from various cities like Ahmedabad City, Rajkot City and Jamnagar City.

They will now participate in a 21 day initiation workshop at Infosys' Mysore campus from May 15.

Now want to tell in detail about this event,

This Talent Identification Programme identifies and nurtures students' natural talent, is a 30-year-old programme that came to India a couple of years ago.

Initially offered only to selected schools across the country, this year the competition was open to all; more than 1 lakh students participated. After rigorous selection process, 90 of them made the cut.

City based Educational Initiatives (EI) has joined hands with Duke University for the purpose as EI conducted ASSET scores will be valid for the selection process. The test is undertaken biannually to determine conceptual clarity and overall understanding.

"This year, around 90 students will attend this workshop. And those participating don't belong to just metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Ahmedabad, but also from smaller towns like Rajkot, Jamnagar , Nasik, Guwahati, Ajmer, Bernala, Dehradun, Siliguri and Mysore," said an EI official.

Students are offered topics such as environmental engineering, entrepreneurial leadership, Java for video games and forensic science.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Satya Sai Baba Death 2011 - એક દિવ્ય પ્રકાશની વિદાય

માનવતા, લોકસેવા, પ્રેમ, દિલની ભાષા અને સાર્વત્રિક એક જ ભગવાનના સિધ્ધાંતોના હિમાયતી તથા ગરીબનિઃ સહાય-પીડિતોના હામી સત્ય સાંઇબાબાનું મહા પ્રયાણ થતાં તે દેશ વિદેશમાં રહેતા તેમના કરોડો ભકતો શોકમગ્ન બની ગયા હતા.

અલૌકિક વ્યકિતત્વના સ્વામી બની ગયા હતા. અલૌકિક વ્યકિતત્વના સ્વામી સત્ય સાંઇબાબા ખુદ એક આધ્યાત્મિક સંસ્થા સમા હતા. તેમની ઊદાત્ત સેવાભાવના અને નિષ્ઠા તેમના અગણિત ભાવિકો માટે હંમેશાં દિશાસૂચક બનશે. આંધ્રપ્રદેશના અનંતપુર જિલ્લાના પુટ્ટપથી ગામમાં ૨૩મી નવેમ્બર, ૧૯૨૬માં જન્મ લેનારા સાંઇ બાબાનું મૂળનામ સત્યનારાયણ રાજુ હતું.

૧૯મી આકટોબર, ૧૯૪૦ના રોજ ૧૪ વર્ષની વયે તેમણે સંસારિક જીવનનો ત્યાગ કરી સંન્યાસ લઇ લીધો હતો. આમ માત્ર ૧૪ વર્ષની નાની વયે જ તેમનામાં સંસારત્યાગની ભાવના ઊદ્ભવી હતી. સત્ય સાંઇબાબાનું સેવા સામ્રાજય ભારત સહિત સમગ્ર વિશ્વમાં હતું. વિશ્વ સ્તરે માનવ સેવાનો તેમનો સંદેશો વ્યાપી ગયો હતો. ભારત સહિત સમગ્ર વિશ્વનામાં હતું. વિશ્વ સ્તરે માનવ સેવાનો તેમનો સંદેશો વ્યાપી ગયો હતો. ભારત સહિત વિશ્વના ૧૬૬ દેશોમાં શૈક્ષણિક સંસ્થાઓ, હોસ્પિટલો, સેવા કેન્દ્રો - સમાવતી પ્રવાત્તિઓ પ્રારંભીને તેમણે વિશ્વ આખાનાં ક્ષેમકુશળની ભાવનાની સુવાસ રેલાવી હતી. ભારતમાં બગ્લોર સ્થિત શ્રી સત્ય સાંઇ ઇન્સ્ટિટ્યૂટ આૅફ હાયર મેડિકલ સાયન્સિસ ૩૩૩ બેડની સુવિધાવાળી હોસ્પિટલ ધરાવે છે.

આવી હોસ્પિટલમાં ગરીબોને વિના મૂલ્ય તબીબી સારવાર પૂરી પાડવામાં આવતાં આ આરોગ્ય ધામ આશીર્વાદ રૂપ સાબિત થયું છે. સત્ય સાંઇબાબાના આશીર્વાદથી આવી અનેક હોસ્પિટલો કાર્યરત છે. સત્ય સાંઇ સેન્ટ્રલ ટ્રસ્ટ કેટલીક જનરલ હોસ્પિટલો, બે સ્પેશ્યાલિટી હોસ્પિટલ, આઇ હોસ્પિટલો અને મોબાઇલ ડિસ્પેન્સરીઓ કાર્યરત છે.

આ સંસ્થાઓ શહેરોના ગરીબ વિસ્તારો - ઝુંપટ પટ્ટીઓમાં તથા ગ્રામીણ વિસ્તારોમાં આરોગ્ય શિબિરો યોજીને ગરીબ લોકોને તબીબી સેવાઓ પૂરી પાડવાનું સેવાકાર્ય કરી રહી છે. લોકોને પીવાનું ચોખ્ખું પાણી પૂરું પાડવામાં પણ સત્ય સાંઇ ટ્રસ્ટ દ્વારા નાધ પાત્ર યોગદાન આપવામાં આવ્યું છે.સત્ય સાઇ ટ્રસ્ટ દ્વારા નાધપાત્ર યોગદાન આપવામાં આવ્યું છે. સત્ય સાંઇબાબાનું નિરાલું વ્યકિતત્વ કયારેક વિવાદોમાં પણ ઘેરાયેલું છે તેનો સ્વીકાર પણ કરવો પડે તેમ છે. હાથમાંથી ભસ્મ કાઢવાની અને મામાથી સોનાની ચેન, વાળમાંથી ચલણી સિસ્કા કાઢવાની યુકિતઓ પકડાઇ ગઇ. ત્યારથી તેઓ વિવાદમાં ઘેરાયા હતા. ધન એકઠું કરવું, ઢાગ કરીને ભકતોને પ્રભાવિત કરવા - ચમત્કારો સર્જવા જેવી બાબતોના કારણે બુદ્ધિજીવી વર્ગ તેમનાથી અળગો થતો ગયો હતો. તેમણે એકઠી કરેલી કરોડોની સંપત્તિએ વિવાદ જગાવ્યો છે. પોતે ૯૨માં વરસે માૃત્યુ પામશે તેવી વાતમાં પણ તેઓ જૂઠ્ઠા ઠર્યા છે. સત્ય સાંઇ બાબાની સેવા પ્રવાૃત્તિઓના સ્વીકાર સાથે તેમના જીવનનાં વિવાદાસ્પદ પાસાંઓ પણ ધ્યાને લેવાં રહ્યાં...

Summer Vacation 2011 - દેશ વિદેશની હવાઇ સફર ૨૦ ટકામાઘી બની

લગભગ ૭૨ જેટલી આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય અરલાઇન્સ ભારત બહાર સંચાલન કરે છે.

વૈશ્વિક સ્તરે ઈંધણના ભાવમાં થઇ રહેલો વધારો અને પ્રવાસીઓ તરફથી વધેલી માંગને કારણે આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય પ્રવાસ માટે ગયા વર્ષની સરખામણીમાં ૧૫ થી ૨૦ ટકા જેટલો વધારે ખર્ચ કરવો પડશે જેના કારણે વેકેશનના સમયગાળામાં હવાઇ મુસાફરીની મજા માણનારા પ્રવાસીઓને ઊંચા ભાવે હવાઇ મુસાફરી કરવી પડશે.

મધ્યપૂર્વના દેશોમાં સર્જાયેલી કટોકટીની સ્થિતિને કારણે પ્રતિબેરલ બ્રેન્ટ કૂડના ભાવ ૧૨૨ ડોલરની અઢી વર્ષની ટોચે પહાચી ગયો હોવાથી વૈશ્વિક સ્તરે જેટ ઈંધણના ભાવમાં ૩૦ ટકાથી પણ વધુનો વધારો થયો છે. જેના કારણે આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય અરલાઇન્સને એપ્રિલમાં ઈંધણખર્ચને સરભર કરવા હવાઇ ટિકિટ પર લાગતી વધારાની
રકમના કારણે ભાવ વધારાની ફરજ પડી છે.

પ્રવાસન સૂત્રોના જણાવ્યા અનુસાર લગભગ ૭૨ જેટલી આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય અરલાઇન્સ ભારત બહાર સંચાલન કરે છે. છેલ્લા એકાદ મહિનામાં સરચાર્જમાં ૨૫ ટકા સુધીનો વધારો થતા હવાઇ ભાડામાં વધારો થયો છે. અત્રે ઊલ્લેખનીય બાબત એ છે કે સગાપુર અૅરલાઇન્સે ફેબ્રુઆરીમાં ઈંધણ સરચાર્જમાં ૧૩ ટકાનો વધારો કર્યો હતો.

સગાપુર અૅરલાઇન્સે ફેબ્રુઆરીમાં મુંબઇ-સગાપુર- મુંબઇની ટિકિટ પર રૂ. ૮૫૫૮નો ઈંધણ સરચાર્જ
વસૂલતી હતી. જે એપ્રિલ માસના વેકેશનના સમયગાળામાં વધીને રૂા.૯૯૨૪ થઇ ગયો છે.

અરલાઇન્સે ૨૧ એપ્રિલ પછી વેચાયેલી ટિકિટ પર વધારાના રૂ. ૧૪૦૦નો ઊમેરો પણ કર્યો હતો. બિ્રટિશ અૅરવેઝે એપ્રિલમાં તેના ઈંધણ સરચાર્જમાં ૧૦ પાઊન્ડ એટલે કે રૂા. ૭૩૦નો વધારો કર્યો છે. ભારતથી વિદેશમાં મુસાફરોમાં સૌથી વધુ પ્રવાસી એમિરેટ્રસમાં પ્રવાસ ખેડે છે. આમ બિ્રટિશ અરવેઝ, લૂફથાન્સા અને
સગાપુર અૅરલાઇન્સની સામે એમિરેટ્રસ મહત્તમ બજાર હિસ્સો ધરાવે છે. ઈંધણના વધતા જતા ખર્ચના કારણે પ્રવાસીઓને આંતરરાષ્ટ્રીય પ્રવાસ ખેડવા માટે હવાઇ ભાડાંમાં ૨૦ થી ૨૫ ટકાનો વધારો થયો છે. યુરોપ,
હાગકાગ અને અમેરિકા જવા માટેના ઈકોનોમી કલાસની તમામ ટિકિટો વેચાઇ ગઇ છે જેમ કે રૂ. ૪૫,૦૦૦માં મળતી લંડનની ટિકિટ અઠવાડિયાના છેલ્લા દિવસો દરમિયાન રૂ. ૧૦ હજારથી ૧૨ હજાર વધારે આપો તો મળે છે.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Gujarat State Inter City Air Connectivity – Jamnagar Rajkot Porbandar Cities get benefit

From Gujarat Day, there are strong possibilities that two planes will start flying between 11 cities in the state as per developments in this regard.

The two planes will be stationed at Surat and Ahmedabad and will fly to other nine cities.
Air Deccan founder Captain GR Gopinath will visit Gujarat shortly and meet chief minister Narendra Modi to finalize the project. Gopinath runs his new company ‘Deccan 360’ which will run the services in Gujarat.

Under the concept of hub and spoke for the project, Ahmedabad and Surat will work as hubs while the nine other cities — Vadodara City, Rajkot City, Bhavnagar City, Porbandar City, Bhuj, Mundra, Jamnagar City, Gandhidham and Junagadh City — will become the spokes.

Once the project is finalized with the chief minister, ‘Deccan 360’ is expected to begin the services of connecting 11 cities of Gujarat from May 1.

“For this, ‘Deccan 360’ has already bought two small planes. Both are ATR turbo 60-seater planes. One each will be stationed in Ahmedabad and Surat,” said an official.

He added that with this, all the cities where the airstrips have been developed will give air services to people of Gujarat. Talking about the airfare, the official said that it would be economical as the planes are small in size.

“For example, the fare for flying between Ahmedabad and Rajkot will be equal to the expense made by a single passenger travelling in his car. It could be around Rs3,000 but it would save a lot of time,” he said.

According to another source, the principal secretary (tourism and civil aviation) of Gujarat government was recently in Bangalore to visit the Air Show.

“Over there, he negotiated with Gopinath and made the deal. Now, Gopinath is expected to visit Gujarat to meet the CM to begin the services in the state soon,” said the official.

The state government is also expected to release the aviation policy on May 1. “The aviation policy has already been drafted and is at the examination stage. The government is planning to release the aviation policy on Gujarat Day,” said the official.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Khushboo Gujarat Ki - કચ્છમાં પ્રવાસીઓ વધ્યા સહેલાણીઓ માટે પણ હોટ ફેવરિટ

(1) ખાનગી લકઝરીવાળાની કમાણીમાં તડાકો.
(2) રાજયના પ્રવાસન નિગમને આ વેકેશનમાં આવક વધશે !
(3) ભૂજ બ્રાન્દ્રા ર્ટિમનલ એકસપ્રેસ ટ્રેન અત્યારથી જ પેક

રાજયની શાળા કોલેજોમાં હજુ વેકેશન શરૂ નહ થયું હોવા છતાં કચ્છમાં પ્રવાસીઓનો ધસારો વધ્યો છે. મોટી
સંખ્યામાં વિદેશી પ્રવાસીઓ પણ કચ્છ આવી રહ્યા છે. ગુજરાતના બ્રાન્ડ એમ્બેસેડર બોલિવૂડના શહેનશાહ અમિતાભ બચ્ચને ‘‘ખૂશ્બુ ગુજરાત કી’નામની એડમાં ‘કચ્છ નહ દેખા તો કુછ નહ દેખા’ જેવા ઊચ્ચારેલા વાકય બાદ કચ્છના પ્રવાસન ક્ષેત્રે જબરદસ્ત વેગ વધ્યો છે.

સૂત્રો દ્વારા મળતી માહિતી મુજબ ગુજરાતની શાળા-કોલેજોમાં હજુ વેકેશન શરૂ થયું નથી તેમ છતાં અત્યારથી જ કચ્છમાં દેશ-વિદેશના પ્રવાસીઓની સંખ્યામાં વધારો થવા લાગ્યો છે.

જેના કારણે હાલમાં કચ્છ તરફ પ્રવાસીઓનો ધસારો વધવા લાગ્યો છે. બ્રાન્દ્રાથી ઊપડતી અને ભુજ જતી બ્રાન્દ્રા
ર્ટિમનલ સયાજી નગરી એકસપ્રેસ ટ્રેન તો અત્યારથી જ મુસાફરોથી ખીચોખીચ ભરાઇ જાય છે. જનરલ ડબ્બામાં તો પગ મુકવાની પણ જગ્યા રહેતી નવી જેના પરથી સ્પષ્ટ થાય છે કે ધો.૧૦-૧૨ની પરીક્ષા પૂર્ણ થતા જ લોકો કચ્છની સફરે નીકળી પડ્યા છે તેવી જ રીતે ખાનગી લકઝરીવાળાઓને પણ કમાણીમાં ભારે તડાકો બોલાય છે. રોજની સંખ્યા લકઝરીઓ કચ્છ તરફ જઇ રહી છે.

હજુ પ્રાથમિક શાળામાં વેકેશન પડ્યું નથી. તે પહેલા જ કચ્છમાં લોકોનો ધસારો વધી રહ્યો છે. જયારે બીજી બાજુ કચ્છના બજારોમાં પણ અવનવી ચીજવસ્તુ વેચાણ માટે મુકાઇ છે. તો તેના ભાવ સામાન્ય કરતા બે ગણા વધી
ગયા છે વિદેશી સહેલાણીઓની સંખ્યામાં પણ વધારો થવા લાગ્યો છે.

રાજય સરકાર દ્વારા ગુજરાતને વધુ પ્રસિદ્ધ બતાવવા આ નવતર પ્રયોગ હાથ ધરાયો અને તેને સફળતા પણ મળી છે. રાજયના પ્રવાસન નિગમને ગત વર્ષની સરખામણીમાં આ વર્ષે બેથી ત્રણ ગણો નફો થવાની શકયતા છે.

કચ્છના બજારોમાં અવનવી ચીજવસ્તુ વેચાણ માટે મુકાઇ છે. તો તેના ભાવ સામાન્ય કરતા બે ગણા વધી ગયા છે.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Morari Bapu Katha 2011 - ગાંધીનગરમાંતા.૨૩મી એપ્રિલ થી

ગાંધીનગરમાંતા.૨૩મીએપ્રિલથી મોરારિબાપુનીરામકથાનુંઆયોજન ૪૦ હજારની ક્ષમતાવાળો કથામંડપ બનાવાશે.

હેમામાલિની દુર્ગા રજૂ કરશે. ગાંધીનગરમાં આગામી ૨૩મી એપ્રિલથી ૧લી મે દરમિયાન પૂજય મોરારિબાપુની રામકથાનું આયોજન કરવામાં આવ્યું છે. ગાંધીનગર કલ્ચરલ ફોરમના અધ્યક્ષ કાૃષ્ણકાંતભાઇ જહાંએ ભવ્ય રામકથાના આયોજન અંગે જણાવ્યું હતું કે ૪૦ હજારની ક્ષમતાવાળો કથામંડપ બનાવવામાં આવશે અને મશહૂર અભિનેત્રી અને સુપ્રસિદ્ધ નાત્યાંગના હેમામાલિની દુર્ગા રજૂ કરશે.

જહાંએ વધુમાં જણાવ્યું હતું કે રામકથામાં દિવસ દરમિયાન બહારગામથી આવતા શ્રાવકો, ભાવિકો માટે દરરોજ બપોરે ભોજનની વ્યવસ્થા વિનામૂલ્યે કરાશે. રામકથા મેદાનમાં અલગ ઉભી કરાયેલી જલારામબાપા જનશાળામાં દરરોજ ૧૫૦૦૦ લોકોને બેસાડી જમાડી શકાશે. આ રામકથા ગાંધીનગરમાં એસટી. ડેપોની પાછળ સેકટર-૧૧માં કથામંડપનું નિર્માણ હાથ ધરાયું છે. મૂળ કથામંડપને ‘કવિવર ઊમાશંકર જોષી સભાગાૃહ’ નામ આપવામાં આવ્યું છે. દ. આફ્રિકાના ડરબન નિવાસી અનિલ દેસાઇએ ભોજન પ્રસાદના મુખ્ય યજમાન તરીકેની જવાબદારી સ્વીકારી છે. જયારે મુખ્ય યજમાનપદે ઊદ્યોગપતિ નારણભાઇ પી. પટેલ રહેશે.

નગરજનોના સહયોગથી યોજાનારી આ રામકથાના આયોજનને સફળ બનાવવા વિવિધ ૨૪ સમિતિની રચના થઇ છે. ૮૫૦ સ્વયંસેવકો આયોજનને સફળ બનાવવા જહેમત ઉઠાવે છે. રામકથા દરમિયાન દરરોજ રાત્રે ૯ વાગ્યે સંસ્કારી સાંસ્કાૃતિક કાર્યક્રમોનું આયોજન થયું છે.

જયશંકર સુંદરી કલામંડપમાં નવ દિવસ મશહૂર અભિનેત્રી અને સુપ્રસિદ્ધ નાૃત્યાંગના હેમામાલિની, સુપ્રસિદ્ધ ગાયિકા, અનુરાધા પાડવાલ, કવિ સંમેલન, લોકસાહિત્ય, નાૃત્ય નાટિકા, સુગમસંગીત અને જય-જય ગરવી ગુજરાત જેવા કાર્યક્રમો થશે.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Dwarka Jamnagar - ૧૦૮ કુંડી મહાયજ્ઞ તથા ભાગવત સપ્તાહ

તા. ૪ થી ૧૨ એપ્રિલ દરમિયાન યોજાનારા આ મહોત્સવનાં મુખ્ય પ્રાયોજક કાંકરેજના ધારાસભ્ય.

ભગવાન શ્રીકાષ્ણની નગરી દ્વારકામાં ૪ થી ૧૨ એપ્રિલ દરમિયાન પાયલોટ બાબા દ્વારા શ્રી અષ્ટ મહાલક્ષ્મી ૧૦૮ કુંડી મહાયજ્ઞ ઊપરાંત દંડીસ્વામીના શ્રીમુખથી ‘શ્રીમદ્ સપ્તાહ’ અને કથામાત રસપાનનું આયોજન કરવામાં આવ્યું છે. આ મહા ઊત્સવના પ્રાયોજક અને બનાસકાંઠાના કાંકરેજ વિસ્તારના ધારાસભ્ય બાબુભાઇ દેસાઇએ થોડા સમય પહેલાં દ્વારકામાં જ ભગવાન કાષ્ણનું સુવર્ણ સહાસન બનાવવા ૧.૨૫ કરોડનું દાન આપ્યું છે અને હાલમાં ભગવાન આ સુવર્ણ સહાસન પર બિરાજમાન છે.

દ્વારકામાં યોજાયેલ આ ર્ધાિમક કાર્યક્રમ પાછળનો આશય જણાવતા બાબુભાઇ દેસાઇ કહે છે, ‘સમાજમાં પ્રવર્તેલી અશાંતિ, માનવ માનવ વચ્ચેનો ડર, સમગ્ર સમાજ એક અને નેક બને અને ગુજરાતની ર્સ્વિણમ ભૂમિ વિશ્વશાંતિ માટેના અભિયાન માટેનું પ્લેટફોર્મ બને, એવો મારો આશય હોય છે. હું રાજકારણમાં પૈસા બનાવવા નહ પરંતુ પૈસાને સમાજના સત્કાર્યમાં પાછા આપવા આવ્યું છું.

દ્વારકામાં યોજાનારા આ કાર્યક્રમનાં આકર્ષણમાં વધારો કરવા લોકડાયરાનું આયોજન કરવામાં આવ્યુ છે, જેમાં લોકડાયરાના કલાકારો દ્વારા વિવિધ સાંસ્કાતિક કાર્યક્રમો પણ ભવ્ય રીતે ઊજવાશે.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Gujarat Railway - ટ્રેનમાં મોબાઇલ ફોનમાંમ્યુઝિકઅને ભજનો વગાડશો તો છ મહિનાની કેદ

ગયા વર્ષે સેન્ટ્રલ રેલ્વેએ ભજનો કે મોટા અવાજે ગીતો ગાવા કે પત્તા રમવાના ગુનાસર ૬૦૮ કેસ નાધ્યા હતા.

લોકલ તથા લાંબા અંતરથી ટ્રેનોમાં મોટા અવાજે મોબાઇલ ફોનના મ્યુઝિક અને ભજનો વગાડવામાં આવે છે. આ બાબતે કરવામાં આવેલી ફરિયાદોને પગલે રેલ્વેતંત્રએ ટ્રેનમાં આવુ મ્યુઝિક વગાડવા અને ભજનો ગાતા લોકોને સજા આપવાનું નક્કી કર્યું છે. હવેથી સહપ્રવાસીઓને મોટા અવાજના સંગીત કે ભજનો દ્વારા હેરાન કરતી વ્યકિતને છ મહિનાની જેલની સજા અથવા ૫૦૦ રૂપિયાનો દંડ અથવા બંને થઇ શકે છે. મોટા અવાજના સંગીતને લગતી ફરિયાદ માટે રેલ્વે સત્તાવાળાઓએ રેલ્વે પ્રવાસી હેલ્પલાઇન શરૂ કરી છે.

રેલ્વેના સૂત્રોએ જણાવ્યું કે ટ્રેનોમાં અવાજના સંગીતને લગતી ફરિયાદ કરવા આવનાર ફરિયાદીએ ફરિયાદની સાથે પૂરતી વિગતો આપવાની રહેશે.પ્રવાસીઓ માટે પ્રવાસી હેલ્પલાઇન શરૂ કરવામાં આવી છે.

જેમાં વેસ્ટર્નમાં ૯૦૦૪૪-૧૧૧૧૧ અને સેન્ટ્રલમાં ૯૦૦૪૪-૭૭૭૭૭ નંબર પર એસ.એમ.એસ. મોકલીને અથવા જીઆરપી હેલ્પલાઇનને ૯૮૩૩૩-૩૧૧૧૧ નંબર પર ફોન કરી શકાય.

પત્તા રમવાના ગુનાસર ૩૦૮ કેસ નાધાયા હતા અને તેમની પાસેથી ૧,૬૧,૭૫૦ રૂપિયાનો દંડ વસૂલ કર્યો હતો.આ વર્ષે ૯૪ પેસેન્જરો સામે કેસ નાધવામાં આવ્યા છે અને ૧૧,૧૫૦ રૂપિયાનો દંડ વસૂલવામાં આવ્યો છે.

જો કે હજુ સુધી કોઇ પેસેન્જરને લોકપમાં મૂકવામાં આવ્યો નથી. જો કે હવે એ બદલાશે અને ગુનો કરનાર પેસેન્જરને જેલમાં પણ મોકલવામાં આવશે.

Rajkot News - હાઇજેક બસ રેસ્ટોરાંમાણી શકાશે

હાઇજેકમાં જમવા માટે હાફટિકિટ રૂા. ૨૫૦ની અને કુલ ટિકિટનો ભાવ રૂ. ૪૫૦.

રંગીલા શહેર રાજકોટમાં ‘હાઇજેક’ નામની બસરેસ્ટોરાંમાં પોતાના ગ્રાહકોને દોઢ કલાકની લોન્ગ ડ્રાઇવ પર લઇ જઇને જમાડશે.

જમાડવા માટે કોઇ તમને દૂરદૂર સુધી બસમાં લઇ જાય એવી કલ્પના કયારેય કોઇએ કરી નહ હોય પણ રાજકોટવાસીઓ માટે આ કલ્પના હવે હકીકત બની છે.

રાજકોટમાં શરૂ થઇ ગયેલી ‘હાઇજેક’ નામની બસરેસ્ટોરાંમાં જમવા જનારાને લઇને આ બસ-રેસ્ટોરાં લોન્ગ ડ્રાઇવ પર જશે અને લોન્ગ ડ્રાઇવની મુસાફરી દરમિયાન આ બસમાં ભાત-ભાતના પકવાન પીરસવામાં આવી રહ્યા છે.

અત્રે ઊલ્લેખનીય બાબત એ છે કે અમેરિકા અને કૅનેડામાં આ પ્રકારની બસ-રેસ્ટોરા છે. સાઊથ ઈન્ડિયામાં પણ આ પ્રકારની બસ-રેસ્ટોરાં શરૂ થઇ છે.

‘હાઇજેક બસ રેસ્ટોરા’ દિવસમાં ફકત ત્રણ જ વખત ઊપડશે. બસની દરેક ટિ્રપ દોઢ કલાકની રહેશે. કિચન પણ બસમાં જ છે. રેસ્ટોરામાં ફિકસ એકાવન વાનગીઓ હશે. દિવસમાં ત્રણ ટાઇમ ઊપડનારી આ હાઇજેક
રેસ્ટોરાં ડબલડેકર બસમાં બનાવવામાં આવી છે. બંને ફલોર પર કુલ ૩૦ વ્યકિતની બેઠક વ્યવસ્થા છે.

રંગીલા રાજકોટ શહેરમાં આ ‘હાઇજેક’ બસ રસ્ટોરાં સાંજે ૭ વાગ્યા પછી શરૂ થશે.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Jamnagar City District - સરકારી શાળાઓમાં ૨૦૦ જગ્યા ખાલી

હાલારની સરકારી માધ્યમિક અને ઉચ્ચતર માધ્યમિક શાળાઓમાં શૈક્ષણિક અને બિનશૈક્ષણિક ૫૦૦માંથી ૨૦૦ જગ્યા ખાલી છે. જે કુલ મહેકમના ૪૦ ટકા હોવાથી અભ્યાસને ખુબ જ માઠી અસર પડી રહી છે.

જિલ્લાની સરકારી માધ્યમિક અને ઉ.મા. શાળાઓમાં શૈક્ષણિક તથા બિન શૈક્ષણિક કર્મચારીઓની અંદાજે કુલ ૫૦૦ જગ્યામાંથી ૨૦૦ જેટલી જગ્યાઓ ફેબ્રુઆરી-૨૦૧૧ સુધી ખાલી હોવાની ચોંકાવનારી રજૂઆત સાંસદ વિક્રમભાઇ માડમે ગુજરાતના શિક્ષણમંત્રીને કરી છે. જેમાં જણાવ્યું છે કે, આ ખાલી જગ્યાઓની સંખ્યા કુલ મહેકમના ૪૦ ટકા જેટલી છે.

દરેક શૈક્ષણિક વર્ષની શરૂઆતમાં બાળકો શાળામાં પ્રવેશ લે તે માટે શાળા પ્રવેશોત્સવની ઉજવણી કરવામાં આવે છે. પરંતુ આ બાળકો અભ્યાસમાં મધ્યાહને પહોંચે ત્યારે તેમને શિક્ષણ આપનાર કોઇ શિક્ષક શાળામાં ન હોય તેવી સ્થિતિને કારણે ભાવિ પેઢીને અધવચ્ચે અભ્યાસ છોડવો પડે છે. જામનગર શહેર-જિલ્લામાં સરકારી શાળાઓમાં આટલી જગ્યાઓ ખાલી હોવાથી જિલ્લાનું માધ્યમિક શિક્ષણ પાંગળુ હોવાનું જણાય છે.

સરેરાશ ૪૦ ટકા જેટલી જગ્યાઓ ખાલી હોય ત્યારે સરકારી શાળાઓમાં છાત્રોને કેવું શિક્ષણ મળતું હશે ? તે સ્વાભાવિક રીતે સમજાય તેવી બાબત છે.

અત્રે નોંધનિય છે કે, સરકારી શાળાઓમાં મોટેભાગે સામાજિક તથા શૈક્ષણિક પછાત વર્ગના વિદ્યાર્થીઓ અભ્યાસ કરતાં હોય છે.

જ્યારે ૨૦૦ જેટલી જગ્યાઓ ખાલી હોય તે ગંભીર બાબત છે. માટે આ બાબતે તાકીદે પગલાં લેવા અંતમાં જણાવ્યું છે.

From :- Divyabhaskar Gujarati Newspaper

Friday, March 4, 2011

Railway Budget 2011 – Aa vakhte Jamnagar Porbandar Rajkot mate koi navi train nahi

Jamnagar ane aeni aaspass Ni biji important city jevi ke “Porbandar, Rajkot ke Junagadh” ne Hal na Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee na thi koi khas phayado nathi thayo, pan jo hu all overRailway Budget Gujarat ni Vaat karu to e sara News Kahi sakay apart from budget jemke,

Jamnagar & Porbandar Saher: - the Porbandar-Howra and Surat-Jamnagar trains have been extended to Mahuva. The budget also failed to impress people in Saurashtra and Kutch.
For Ahmedabad City: - got a new Duronto Train

For Vadodara City (Baroda) :- did not get a new train upsetting many a Barodians, the promise of setting up a new polytechnic college under an MoU with the ministry of human resources development.

Surat Town: - get benefit of three new trains started between Mumbai, Amdavad and (BhujKachchch), developing city as the world-class railway station.

As per Latest former railway consultant committee member Mr. Harikrishan Joshi, he said that,

"Rajkot-Surendranagar gauge conversion was announced last year and we will get benefit only if the work is completed. On the whole, the budget fails to meet the expectation of people in Saurashtra."

Anand: - budget promised a multi-function complex (MFC) with budget hotels at Anand Railway Station.

Moreover, the new gauge conversion work between Miyagam-Dabhoi-Samlaya proposed to be taken up next year will benefit both passenger and freight traffic as goods train that come from Mumbai side will be diverted from Karjan to Dabhoi to reach Samlaya and thereby they will bypass Vadodara.

The new express trains proposed, include Ahmedabad-Yesvantpur AC Express (weekly), Bhavnagar-Kochuvelli Express (weekly), Bhuj-Dadar Express (bi-weekly), Porbandar-Kochuvelli Express (weekly), Puri-Gandhidham.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Jamnagar will have first National Centre for Marine Biodiversity by Jairam Ramesh

After Visited (Gir National ParkSasan Gir) and for Much awaited Junagadh CityGirnar Parvat Ropeway Project,

At 2nd March Wednesday, now you can see India Minister of Environment and Forest Shri Jairam Ramesh in Jamnagar Town, for first ‘National Centre for Marine Biodiversity’ project in Jamnagar Gujarat India. He will also address a press conference here.

The event hosted by Gujarat Ecology Commission will be held at Marine National Park office, Dwarka road, Jamnagar District.

It should be mentioned here that Gujarat Forest and Environment Minister Mangubhai Patel had recently met Jairam Ramesh in Delhi and had proposed such national-level institute for elaborate research in the area of marine biodiversity. Ramesh had asked for a detailed plan for the proposed institute.

The first marine national park of the country situated at Jamnagar has rich marine biodiversity.
Moreover, it is also vulnerable as the area is surrounded by industry.

In view of this intense research input and conservation from an academic point of view is required to preserve the fragile ecosystem.

The institution can help in better regulation and monitoring of the area.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Reliance Jamnagar Refinery - bags safety innovation award

The oil and gas division of Reliance Industries Ltd's Jamnagar Refinery conferred with the Institute of Engineers' 'Safety Innovation Award' for the year 2010.

The award presented on December 28 at the "Safety Convention 2010", organized by the
Safety and Quality Forum of the Institute of Engineers. Reliance Jamnagar Refinery is also the third largest refinery in the world with the capacity to process 27 million tones of crude per annum.

As per Latest the chairman of the Safety Convention 2010, Pradeep Chaturvedi Interviews, she said that, "The award is being presented for its operational excellence, environment management, quality, safety and corporate social responsibility."

Apart from Reliance Industries, the other companies which have been selected to receive safety excellence awards include Reliance Infrastructure , Mahindra & Mahindra , ACC Ltd , NTPC , Indian Oil Corporation , BSES, GAIL , NDPL, HPCL, Bharat Petroleum , Escorts Ltd , ONGC and Hindustan Petroleum.

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