Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Junagadh News – Telemedicine Network National Accreditation Board of Health

BY 2010, the year Gujarat celebrates its 50th anniversary, all villages in the state will be part of telemedicine network.

Making this announcement, Health Minister Jai Narayan Vyas said that this would provide health care to people living in the remote areas. He was inaugurating the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH) at the Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research.

The minister said, with this scheme, healthcare facilities will be made available to people at their doorstep. It was already the leader in organ donation and transplantation, besides providing high quality treatment for kidney ailments, cancer and other diseases. The telemedicine network will pit Gujarat at the top position in health services.

He said the government hospitals at Rajpipla and Junagadh (Saurastra) would soon get accreditation from the National Accreditation Board of Health (NABH). He added that only seven hospitals in the country in the private sector have got NABH accreditation. He further said the government would strive to get this accreditation for each government hospital at the district and municipality level to establish high standard of healthcare services to the public.

IIPH Gandhinagar chairman Prof Bakul Dholakia said that Gujarat became the first state in the country to set up IIPH. Eight IIPH are to be set up across India. The present campus is a make shift arrangement as the building of the Institute is coming up in Gandhinagar.

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone of the institute in August 2007. From this year onwards, certificates in diploma courses in health management would be awarded to the students.

Now its really great news for Junagadh (Saurastra) People.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Parveen Babi - The Film Star from Junagadh

Parveen Babi - The Film Star from Junagadh(Saurashtra)

A great Film Star from Junagadh, Born 59 years ago in Junagadh, Gujarat, and Parveen Babi was a special child.

The only child of her parents, born to them 14 years after their marriage. Her father Vali Mohammed Babi, used to be an administrator with the Nawab of Junagadh. This pretty college girl caught the eye of filmmaker B R Ishara while studying at St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. He gave her first break in Charitra (1973) opposite cricketer-turned-actor Salim Durrani. Though the film flopped, Parveen had registered her presence. She landed Majboor opposite Amitabh Bachchan on the strength of it.

Parveen changed the cinematic syntax of the holier-than-thou Indian heroine. Smoking, clubbing, donning western costumes, she lent glamour to all her roles. She broke several social convetions and tabboos. She was the first Indian heroine to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine for her beauty, charm and success.

She was often considered to be Zeenat Aman’s rival owing to their sex-symbol tag. In fact, she acted alongside Aman in Ashanti (1982) and Mahaan (1983).

Even in hero-centric films like Deewar (1975), Shaan (1980) and Namak Halaal (1982), she made her presence felt with her serene aloofness. She even stole the thunder from her co-star Hema Malini in Manoj Kumar’s Kranti(1981). Parveen also starred in offbeat films like Vinod Pandey’s Yeh Nazdeekiyan(1982) and Hrishikesh Mukherji’s Rang Birangi(1983).

Her success ran into heavy weather in the mid-'80s following her mental illness. She left the film industry to move to New York where she became associated with the spiritual guru U. G. Krishnamurti. She returned to Mumbai in 1992 when she was unrecognizable as she had put on lots of kilos. She tried to switch over to interior designing without any success.

She died a recluse in her Juhu penthouse apartment after her housing society secretary complained to the police that she had not collected milk and newspapers from her doorstep for two days.

Parveen rests in peace buried next to her mother at Santa Cruz , Mumbai. But whenever the strains of Raat baaqi and Jawaan jaaneman are played in discotheques, the ethereal image of a gyrating Parveen rises before your eyes.

Its really great pleasure for Historical Junagadh & also people from Junagadh.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Junagadh District Sea Swimming Competition Saurashtra Gujarat India

Junagadh Saurastra - 25th Veer Savarkar All India Sea swimming competition

Round about 27 swimmers, including ten women from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan, will take part in the 25th Veer Savarkar All India Sea swimming competition to be held tomorrow off the Chorwad coast in the Arabian Sea.

The competition jointly organized by Hari Om Ashram, Nadiad and Junagadh district administration, will begin at Chorwad and conclude at Veraval.

The men participant will have to cover a distance of 21 nautical miles, while women participants will have to cover a distance of 16 nautical miles.

The competition is organized every two years.

In 2006, Gujarat’s Anshul Kothari had set a new record by covering the distance of 21 nautical miles in 4:32:02.

In 2006, Urvashi Sarang took 4:40:29 in completing the distance of 16 nautical miles and set a new record.

Also Insurance cover of Rs 1.5 lakh has been provided to each participant.

Pilot boats, guard boats, medical boats and provision boats will also be pressed into service along with a small boat equipped with necessary instruments accompanied by a manager, a life saviour and gun man traveling along with each participant.

The completion will be flagged off at 0730 hrs.

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