Monday, October 18, 2010

Kadva Patel Parivar Mahila Vikas - for Patel Women

Are you a Patel? Here is your door to join the Kadva Patidar Parivar Mahila Vikas Organization headed by President Kala Amin. The wing works for the benefit of all Kadva Patel women, highlights on programs that focus on overall development of women and builds a community to stay aware, gain knowledge and get entertainment with value programs. Formed in April 1984 with minimum 25 women, the group now is vast extended with thousands of Patel women joining the organization. Health camps, entertainment, arts and crafts demonstrations, recipe demos, picnics, religious tours, etc are enjoyed by many.

The Navratri ends - but still you have a chance here with this Organization as they will celebrate the Navratri Festival Garba on 20th October 2010. Known as 'Rangtali', the event is held at D K Patel Hall, Naranpura, Ahmedabad at 8.30. All can participate as it is not restricted for only Patels - All you need is to collect passes from Kalaben Amin (Kaneesha Boutique, C G Road, Ahmedabad).

As for Kala Amin, she is a dynamic personality and I am sure, many would love to visit her boutique on C G Road or just go online to - Kalaben is an active social worker and connected to Lions, GCCI BWW as Past Chairperson and even head several other groups.

So, get women join the Kadva Patel Parivar Mahila Vikas - strictly patel members - But for Navratri, head on for the passes, Enjoy!

- ilaxi

Swarnim Navratri 2010 ends!

Swarnim Gujarat Navratri 2010 which also marked the golden jubilee of Gujarat came to an end and I am sure many of you must have attended the same if you are in Ahmedabad.

The Navratri Festival was organized at GMDC Grounds at Memnagar from 8-16 October and was known as Ahmedabad's CWG! Participated by top Industrial houses and supported by Guj State, the event marked as the world's longest dance festival with tourist attraction - over 40,000 people attended the event which included 18 ambassadors from countries like Nepal, Albania, Peru, Cambodia, Ukraine, etc. The venue saw a huge concert stage with non stop garba dance and folk dance performance, huge photo gallery of Gujarat, theatre show, theme pavillion with Champaner gallery (world heritage site) and other heritage places,the then and now places of Ahmedabad in huge photo frames and much more of Tourism with the Amitabh Bacchan campaign stealing the show as it attracted the audience. The handicrafts with craft bazaar, food outlets, games and adventure sports, fireworks, fountains and lighting were the major attraction.
As usual, I had a casual stroll but the feeling this time turned sour! The reason was Management - mis-Management - in the sense that it could be a chaos on the last day with thousands of people thronging to see the Gujarat glimpse. One can spot the masses and no classes - Free never has value, I guess. It did offer free entertainment and glimpse into what you all did not know about Gujarat.

The navratri ends but not too soon as you can always look for more to come with the Vibrant Summit 2011 on 12-13th January and the Kite Festival too.

- ilaxi