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‘Garba’ in Gujarat hospital ICU – a la ‘Munnabhai MBBS’!

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Ahmedabad: Taking a leaf out of superhit Bollywood movie “Munnabhai MBBS”, the medical and non-medical staff of a hospital here played ‘garba’ in full swing inside the intensive care unit, sparking all round outrage, officials said on Tuesday.
The ‘garba’ was performed on Monday afternoon at the Sola Civil Hospital where Health and Finance Minister Nitin Patel inaugurated a new kidney dialysis centre.

After he left, the hospital staff erupted into a spontaneous ‘garba’ to the accompaniment of loud music, celebrating the spirit of the ongoing navratri festival – albeit at the wrong venue at the wrong time.

As the young male and female doctors, many in their white overcoats, uniformed nurses, wardboys and wardgirls joined the dance and went around taking ’rounds’ of the ICU, the shocked patients and their relatives kept watching dumbfounded.

Worse, many of the dancers were wearing shoes and slippers, which is barred as per ICU norms, creating a potential health hazard for the already suffering patients.

Strangely, the hospital administration seemed unaware of the loud dance and music on the premises but belatedly, medical superintendent H.K. Bhavsar ordered his flock to stop.

Taking a grim view of the incident, Bhavsar said he would serve showcause notices to all those who participated in the song-and-dance in the ICU.

Some reports on Tuesday suggested that the state government has sought a report on the incident which has led to outrage when a video clip of the garba was leaked on social media networks and local television channels.

The reactions ranged from bland humour to utter shock to sheer disbelief with some commenting how hospital staffers behave rudely and don’t even permit mobile phones inside ICUs but did not shy away from breaking all rules themselves.

The incident was reminiscent of a lusty cabaret number, “Dekh Le..” enacted in a hospital male ward in the 2003 blockbuster ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ for a terminal patient, actor Jimmy Shergill, at the behest of his sympathisers Sanjay Dutt and Arshad Warsi.

(IANS) 

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GST Council Actively Discusses Relief Measures for Traders and Quarterly Return Filing

The state Finance Minister said that the Council was discussing the issues being faced by small traders.

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Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is actively discussing relief measures for traders, (ians)

New Delhi, October 6, 2017 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is actively discussing relief measures for traders, including quarterly return filing and increasing threshold limit for Composition Scheme, sources said on Friday.

“Council members requested quarterly return filings for businesses with turnover less than Rs 1.5 crore,” a Council member said on the sidelines of its ongoing meeting.

The state Finance Minister said that the Council was discussing the issues being faced by small traders.

Raising the threshold limit for Composition Scheme from the current Rs 75 lakh to Rs 1 crore is also under discussion.

“Rs 1 crore threshold in the Composition Scheme is also supported by the GST Council members,” he said. (IANS)

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Dance to the Rhythm of Gujarati Beats! 4 Boons of Performing Garba in Navratri

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Navratri garba at Ambaji temple
Navratri garba at Ambaji temple. Wikimedia

Sep 23, 2017: Navratri is celebrated in different versions in India. Different sorts of customs are performed and individuals appreciate delectable dishes. However, the most furor for people is the Garba, where people show up at a place in beautiful traditional clothes to enjoy garba dance. Garba is a folk dance and tradition to pay respect to Goddess Durga.

Play with mate

Playing Garba is extremely lovely in itself. If you are in a relationship, hitting the dance floor with your partner will bring both of you closer and your relationship will grow stronger. Such occasions help in reinforcing your relationships as well.

Relaxed Mind

Going to such occasions keeps your mindset great. Moving to the rhythms of music in the horde of individuals will bring back the lost energy in you.

Also Read: Navratri- Why India is celebrating 9-Day Hindu Festival and how it is associated with re-incarnations of Goddess Durga? 

Savor Gujarati meals

Gujarati Dishes. Wikimedia

 

You will get a chance to savor Gujarati dishes in such times of garba nights.

Ease up stress

Going to such occasions will lessen your anxiety and give you a break from the chaotic life


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Devotees Offer Prayers to Goddess Durga and Observe Fast for Nine Divine Nights, Starting Today

Navratri is a multiple days Hindu festival acknowledged during the autumn, every year. The festival holds immense importance in Hinduism as it is the festival of victory over evils

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the nine-night Navratri Hindu festival

New Delhi, September 21, 2017: Millions of Hindus prayers in temples and observe a fast across India, as the nine-night Navratri Hindu festival begins on Thursday, September 21.

Navaratri or Navarathri, is a multiple days Hindu festival acknowledged during the autumn, every year. The festival holds immense importance in Hinduism.

Whereas, theoretically Navratri falls twice a year; the autumn Navratri also called as the Sharada Navaratri is the most popular.

Sharada Navaratri is celebrated during the lunar month of Ashvin which is post-monsoon (September–October).

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Durga puja is observed in the honor of divine Goddess Durga Maa

It is observed that the festival is celebrated for a different reason in the different part of the country.

  • Durga puja is observed in the honor of divine Goddess Durga Maa in the eastern and northeastern part of India, apposite to Navratri. It resembles the battle to restore Dharma and peace, Goddess Durga battles and emerges victory over Narkasur, the buffalo demon.
  • Dussehra is celebrated in the northern and western parts of India. ‘Rama Lila’ and Dussehra is a celebration of the triumph of Lord Ram over the demon king Ravana.
  • Similarly, in the southern part, the victory of Lord Rama or Saraswati is observed.

The victory of good over evil is the main cause of this celebration, sharing a famous epic like the Ramayana or the Devi Mahatmya.

It is believed that during Navratri, Goddess Durga or Lord Rama descends on earth to rid of demons and bless their devotees with happiness and prosperity.

Devotees believe that by controlling physical needs like hunger, a person can gain spiritually and that fasting helps create harmony between the body and soul. People fast for nine days to make their wishes come true.

The chanting of spiritual slokas, decorative pandals, new clothes, enacting stories of the legends is everything that happens in this multi-day Hindu festival. It is among the rich culture of the Hindus where public celebration of theatres, music, and dance be a part of this festivity.

The festival comes to an end with the final day, Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami, where the idols of the evil are burnt and alternatively the idols of the Gods and Goddess from the festival are immersed in the water body.

– Prepared by Abhishek Biswas of NewsGram twitter: @Writing_desire