Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bhavnath Temple Shivratri 5 Day Festival Fair Begins

For, a mega medical camp has been organized by a team of Praveen Sinha, inspector general of police (IGP), Junagadh Range, in association with Junagadh District Panchayat, Civil hospital, Indian Medical Association (Junagadh chapter), Trimurti Hospital and local charitable institutions at the fair for the first time. The five-day annual event at Girnar Mountain in Junagadh City town will start from February 26 and end on March 2.

The medical services will be available round the clock. There will be physicians, orthopedics, cardiologist, paediatrics, psychiatrics, dentists, eye specialists, ENT surgeon, gynaecologists, skin specialists, pathologists and others.

As per Latest Praveen Sinha Interviews, he said that, "Religious preacher Morari Bapu has kindly consented to inaugurate the camp on Saturday morning. We have established a temporary hospital at Bhavnath Mandir gate in Junagadh. There will be all kinds of disciplines available free of cost."

"We have tied up with private hospitals in order to get all kinds of medical facility for patients. Super-specialist doctors will be available at camp. We are expecting at least 5,000 patients to be treated everyday during the five-day camp. The camp is limited not only to pilgrims, but for all. Anybody can come here."

"The idea is to serve people, mostly poor who come to Bhavnath fair from different parts of the state. Every year, more than seven lakh people visit the fair. Also, we have arranged for surgical operations. If doctors find during check-ups that a patient needs surgery, they will recommend him or her to a hospital where that person will be provided free operation."

Bhavnath fair is held every year at the Bhavnath Shiv Mahadev Temple near Damodar Kund at Girnar Mountain in Junagadh District. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and a lot of revelry goes on at the Shiva temple.

Naga Sadhus also visit the temple and their procession to the temple on the evening of Mahashivratri is a major attraction. Grand puja of Lord Shiva is conducted in the midnight of Mahashivratri.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sakkarbaug Zoo - First Vulture Chick born 2011

At 1st February 2011, a chick was born at the zoo's Vulture Conservation and Breeding Center. In a significant development for the conservation of the endangered white backed vultures, the Sakkarbaug Zoo here has succeeded in breeding vultures in captivity.

Sakkarbaug is one of the five captive vulture breeding centers in the country.

As per Latest Zoo Director V J Rana Interviews, he said that, “This is good news for the species which faces extinction.”

“We have created all the required facilities at the center such as artificial nesting sites and trees. We maintained its food habits regularly and success came after one-and-a-half years.”

"Most of these vultures were injured by kite strings during the kite festival.''

"We have been closely monitoring the chick and its mother and are hopeful of further other eggs hatching as well. November to March is considered as breeding seasons for the vulture. Among the 43 vultures here are the white backed vulture, long billed vultures and Egyptian vultures, which have been rescued from various parts of the state such as Ahmedabad, Rajula, Bajana, Surat, Gandhinagar City, Dhrangdhra City, Vyara, Amreli, Morbi City and Junagadh”

Forest officials say that only Pinjore Vulture Breeding Center Haryana has succeeded in breeding vultures in captivity.

Sakkarbaug zoo is known for its conservation programmes. Currently, the zoo is running conservation and breeding programmes for the Asiatic lion, vultures, Indian wolf, Indian wild ass, Asiatic cheetah and the four-horned antelope with aid from the Central Zoo Authority of India.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Junagadh Police Range Inter Districts Sports Meet 2011

From 10th February 2011, Thursday, The two day Junagadh Police range Inter Districts Sports Meet 2011 began which is organized by Junagadh District Police Staff Department.

Policemen from four districts - Bhavnagar, Amreli, Junagadh and Porbandar -will take part in various competitions. More than 500 participants, from constables to superintendents of police (SPs) will participate in the two-day event.

As per Latest Praveen Sinha Interviews, who is inspector general of police (IGP) of Junagadh Range, said that, "There will be about 22 sporting events and this time, we have included boxing, swimming and table tennis as well. We are organizing the range level sports competitions for the second consecutive year. The idea is to create a sporting culture within the police department. Fitness, stamina and good health are important aspects of better policing. Sports also help create team spirit."

The event started at 8 am on Thursday in presence of Vikas Sahay, (IPS), director, Sports Authority of Gujarat.

All the winners in each category will be given prizes at concluding ceremony.
Director General of police (DGP) Chitranjan Singh will be present at the concluding ceremony.

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