Navratri is a Hindu festival of worship of Shakti and dance & festivities. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or Dussehra.
Adalaj Stepwell is a unique Hindu 'water building' in the village of Adalaj, close to Ahmedabad town in Gandhinagar district in the Indian state of Gujarat. The stepwell was built in 1499 by Muslim king Mohammed Begda for Queen Rani Roopba, wife of Veer Singh, the Vaghela chieftain. The step well or 'Vav', as it is called in Gujarati, is intricately carved and is five stories in depth. Such step wells were once integral to the semi arid regions of Gujarat as they provided basic water needs for drinking, washing and bathing. These wells were also venues for colorful festivals and sacred rituals.
Gir National Park & Wildlife Sanctuary comprises 1412 sq km of deciduous forest interspersed with semi-evergreen and evergreen flora, acacia, scrub jungle, grasslands and rocky hills. Fed by perennial and seasonal rivers and streams, the sanctuary has large water bodies like the Kamleshwar Dam that are good for crocodiles and birds.
The interpretation center named as ‘Abhiruchi Kendra’ has been developed at a cost of Rs. 42 lakhs including Rs. 15 lakhs for kiosks. So far 225 types of birds are recorded in Nal Sarovar area. 140 of them are water-birds and 70 of them are migratory. Out of these 70, only 25 to 30 are easily observed by the visitors and tourists. The interpretation center focuses on these 30 species. Some of the species are Flamingo, Pelican Egret, Heron, Ducks, Cormorant, Crane etc. Migratory bird’s travel distance, place of origin, cross section prototype of Nal Sarovar’s under water life etc. are exhibited in the center.
True, indeed, that wherever Gandhi stopped has become a place of pilgrimage and wherever he roamed has become a sanctified place. The Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad, so named after the holy river Sabarmati, situated on the river’s banks is such an example. Hundreds of visitors, both foreigners and locals, with curiosity and feelings of devotion arrive here and feel inspired and enlightened. More than half a million visit here every year.The Sabarmati Ashram is a source of inspiration for the present generation, and will serve as such for the generations to come. Indeed, Gandhi’s ideals will serve as a beacon light for all generations. The Ashram has stood witness to many important happenings, happenings which were instrumental in shaping the Karmavir Mohandas into the Mahatma and the Father of the Nation.
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National Neonatology Forum
National Neonatology Forum Gujarat State Chapter
|Dr MKC Nair||Dr Shikhar Jain||
Dr Jayendra Gohil
|Secretary||Immediate Past President||
|Dr Ajay Gambhir||Dr Neelam Kler||
Dr OP Shukla
Theme: Kangaroo Mother Care The Prime Philosophy of Care of Low Birth Weight Infants
We are very happy and proud to invite you to…
The 9th International Conference on Kangaroo Mother Care
Being hosted at our vibrant city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat state.
Global Experience and Research has proved that Kangaroo Mother Care is one of the best evidence based intervention with a great potential for saving many more low birth weight infants in countries with limited resources and improving the quality of survival of all the neonates including those from even the developed countries with optimal resources.
International Network on KMC holds a conference every alternate year with the main objective of promoting current research, knowledge transfer, building up proper attitudes and universalize the proper practice all over the world including the developing countries with limited resources where KMC should be the prime philosophy of care of Low Birth Weight Infants so that maximum benefit can be achieved.
India, with her globally highest burden of almost 9 million low birth weight babies is the most suited venue for holding this important convention for the first time in any of the developing countries of the world, particularly South East Asia, in the city of Ahmedabad with its unique distinction of being the first city in India to introduce the practice and study of KMC.
All of you who are concerned with the improved survival and well being of our newborns are requested to participate in this important meeting and share, learn and spread the philosophy of proper practice of KMC in your area and make our efforts meaningful.
We invite you to participate and submit your work related to Kangaroo Mother Care in this Conference.
For short Oral / Poster Presentations for topics, submission of abstract and further information see here
KMC Sibir Invitation here