We Pride in Gujarat

We pride in our Success.

We pride in our Growth.

We pride in our People.

We pride in their Oath.

We pride in their Strength.

In their ability to cope, disaster or difficulties,

Our people.
Our hope.

We pride in their industry, their zeal, and their zest.

We pride in their dreams, and their quest to be best.

We pride in their hands that tirelessly build and till,

We pride in their abilities,

Our people.
Our Skill.

We pride in the stories they live and they say.

We pride in the smiles they carry every new day.

We pride in their efforts, their hopes and their hearts.

We pride in their will that sets them apart.

We pride in their love.

We pride in their pride.

We pride in Gujarat.

Our People.
Our Might.

Happy Birthday Gujarat.

Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat.

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Some Amazing Facts and Statistics about Gujarat

Here are the some amazing facts about Gujarat:

USD 2.2 Billion to USD 8.3 Billion in just 5 years.

13000 MW of uninterrupted power generation capacity
Which is expected to increase to over 25000 MW.

Percentage of man days lost due to labour strife is just 0.6%
The lowest in the country.

100% functional e-Governance in all government offices and institutions.

41 Ports that handle
25% of India’s Cargo
And offer excellent connectivity to the vast hinterland.

NRI (Non-Residential Indians)
The London directory has
Patel as one of its 25 most common surnames.

The motel industry of USA is entirely dominated by the Gujaratis.

One of the 5 Indians who from the majority of Antwerp Diamond High Council Board.

Gujarat has one of the highest agricultural growth rate of around 11% against a national average of just over 2%.

Rani no Hajiro is located near Manek Chowk on east of the Ahmed Shah’s Tomb. The walls of cloister are fitted with carved stone screens. The courtyard contains eight marble tombs of queens of Ahmed Shah I and other Gujarat Muslim Rulers.

Owned by the Reliance Industries, the Jamnagar Refinery in Jamnagar is the biggest oil refinery on planet with the output of around 1.2 million barrels every day.

Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary is located in Jamnagar. It has about 300 types of migratory birds. With area of 6.05 square km, it forms an excellent and unique eco-system providing unique assemblage of fresh and saline wetlands and micro habitat diversity to water birds.

Bardoli Sugar Factory, the world’s largest sugar factory is a major source of income for many employees and farmers. Being located near Surat city, it is participating in economic growth of this entire region.

The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Vadodara is largest university in Gujarat ranked 10th by India Today and 6th by Hindustan Times in their list of India’s best universities.

Nageshvara Jyotirlinga is one of the 12th Jyotirlinga (Shrines) mentioned in the Shiva Purana. Nageshvara is believed to be the first such shrine. A 25 m tall statue of a sitting Lord Shiva and a large garden with a pond are major attractions of this place.

Akshardham Temple is an architectural marvel of this Century, 6,000 tons of pink sandstone have been pieced together with incredible accuracy by more than 12 million man hours of 900 skilled craftsmen have created this magnificent monument.

Gujarat is the only home of Asiatic Lions, With an area covering of about 1412 sq km, Gir Forest National Park is the land of Asiatic lions. Recent surveys show that 523 Asiatic lions are present in Gir. Over 2000 species are part of this forest.

Laxmi Vilas Palace is the pride of Gujarat. It is the four times larger than the Buckingham Palace of England. It is one of the Finest Largest Palaces in the World. It is the official residence of the Maharaja(King) of Baroda(Vadodara) and his family members.

Kabirwad is a famous place situated on an island in the middle of the river Narmada. It is an incredible grove of a Banyan tree which has grown over the years and the now occupies an area of almost 3 kms. The place is named after the famous Saint Kabir.

Jambughoda Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the South Central Park of Gujarat which is home for a variety of animals and plants. With the highest population of Leopard, the habitat is also shared by animals such as sloth bear, jackal, blue bull, wild boar and four horned antelopes.

Mahatma Mandir is a convention cum exhibition centre and a memorial located at sector 13, Gandhinagar. It is inspired from life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. It is one of the biggest convention centre of India spread over 34 acres.

Lothal was one of the most modern city during the time of Indus Valley Civilisation. It was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India between 13th February, 1955 to 19th May, 1960. Lothal is dated back from 2400 BCE which makes it one of the most ancient town in the World.

Alang is the biggest ship breaking yard town in the world located in Bhavnagar, Gujarat. World’s most colossal ships are broken here.

Port Pipavav, India’s first port in the private sector, is a port of the West Coast of India for containers, bulk and liquid cargo.

Tulsi Shyaam is located on the Dhari-Una with an ancient temple of Lord Vishnu – Lord Shyam. The idol of Lord Tulsishyam is said to be 3000 years old. It is made up of black stone. There is a hot sulphur spring near the temple that is believed to have curative powers.

Marine National Park is situated on the southern shore of the Gulf of Kutch in Jamnagar. It is the first national marine park of India. There are 42 islands on the Jamnagar coast in the Marine National Park, most of them surrounded by reefs.

Sarkhej Roza is a mosque and tomb complex located in the village of Makabra, 7 km south-west of Ahmedbaad. It has been interpreted as being composed of both ‘jism'(body) and ‘ruh'(spirit), giving it the qualities of a human being.

Kankariya Lake is situated in the heart of Ahmedbaad at Maninagar area. It is the largest circular lake of city and from one point there’s a walkway which goes to the garden in the middle of lake, it is called as ‘Naginawadi’.

Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedbaad (IIMA), is Asia’s 1st and World’s 45th ranked management college located in Ahmedbaad, Gujarat.

(My sister wants to get admission in IIMA. She is preparing and studying extremely hard).

Girnar, sacred mountain, 3,666 ft (1,117 m) high, Gujarat state, on the Kathiawar Peninsula; a pilgrimage place for adherents of Jainism. It has five peaks, the sides of which are dotted with ancient reservoirs. The Neminath is the largest and possibly the oldest of the Jain temples on the mountain.

Ambaji is a census town in Banaskantha district in Gujarat. It is known for its historical and mythological connections with sites of cultural heritage.

Established by Dr. Vikram Sarabhai in 1960, ISRO(Indian Space Research Organisation) is the only organisation in the World which has been successful in entering Mars in its very first attempt. ISRO’s last 40 years expenditure is equivalent to NASA’s single year budget.

Ahmedbaad Civil Hospital is the largest hospital in Asia with facilities for specialized diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative patient care. It’s one of the oldest treating about
6,00,000 to 6,50,000 outdoor patients & admitting 70,000 patients annually. It performs about 26,000 surgeries and 6500 deliveries per year.

Here are some super awesome facts about Gujarat that makes this state different from others :

1. Gujarat has the largest sea shore in the country i.e. 1600 km.

2. Gandhinagar is considered as one of the greenest cities in the world and the greenest capital city in the whole Asia.

3. Ahmedabad was the first capital of the state.

4. Ahmedabad was listed as the third fastest growing city in the world, according to Forbes 2010 report.

5. India and Pakistan’s Father of Nations both were Gujarati, namely, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi and Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

6. Rajkot is the ninth cleanest city in India.
( This is where I live. My hometown. Capital of Saurastra Mini Gujarat Region)

7. Four are Gujaratis out of Top 10 Richest Persons in India, namely, Dilip Sanghavi, Mukesh Ambani, Azim Premji, and Pallonji Mistry.

8. Alang, Bhavnagar is the largest ship breaking yard in the world.

9. Gujarat is the largest milk producer in the country.

10. The British East India Co. first set up its trading centre in Surat in 1818.

11. Gujarat is the only home of Asiatic Lions.

12. More than 60% population of NRIs in North America is Gujarati.

13. Gujarati-origin owns more than 17,000 motels and hotels in the United States.

14. More than 8 out of the 10 of the world’s diamonds are processed in the city Surat in Gujarat.

15. The percentage of man-days lost in Gujarat due to labour unrest/strike is 0.42%, the lowest in the country.

16. Surat is considered as the hub of diamond business in the world after Antwerp, Belgium.

17. 80% of all diamonds sold anywhere in the world are polished in the state of Gujarat. The only non-Jews in the Tel Aviv (Israel) and Jerusalem (Israel) diamond bourse are Gujaratis.

18. Amul is the largest dairy in Asia.

19. Some of the best business communities in India — Parsis, Jains, Memons, Banias, Khojas and Bohras — all speak Gujarati

20. At the height of about 2000 feet, Palitana in Gujarat is the only place in the world with more than 900 Jain temples.

21. Gujarat survived a major earthquake which was happened in 2001. The people of Gujarat re-built the state from scratch and became more progressive after the earthquake.

22. The Great Rann(Desert) of Kutch is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometres (2,897.78 sq mi) in size and is reputed to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world.This area has been inhabited by the Kutchi people.

Some of the areas have Gujarat’s notable share in India’s total, and are worth mentioning. Gujarat’s contribution in those areas is as follows:

1) 17% of Fixed Capital Investment
2) 16% of Industrial Output
3) 22% of India’s Exports
4) 16% of Value of Output
5) 12% of Net Manufacturing Value
6) 10% of Factories
7) 98% of Soda Ash Production
8) 80% of Diamond Export
9) 78% of Salt Production
10) 62% of Petrochemical Production
11) 53% of Crude Oil(Onshore)
12) 51% of Chemical products
13) 37% of Groundnut Production
14) 35% of Cargo Handling
15) 31% of Cotton Production
16) 30% of Natural Gas(Onshore)
17) 10% of Mineral Production
18) 25% of Textile Production
19) 35% of Pharmaceutical Products

The state registered 12.8% agricultural growth in the last five years against the national average of 2%.

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Happy Gujarat Day 😘😊

AAPNU GUJARAT, GARVI GUJARAT

“જ્યાં જ્યાં વસે ગુજરાતી, ત્યાં ત્યાં સદાકાળ ગુજરાત”

Gujarat is rich in natural beauty, with rolling terrain and unspoilt ocean views. As India’s westernmost state, its wonderful location is home to a variety of sacred sites and incredible attractions.Flanking the shores of Western India, Gujarat proudly stands as one of the largest and most exotic states of the country. In addition to being a trade and business powerhouse, Tourism, food and Festivals has always been a major and vital aspect of the state. And why not, since the place has some really wonderful things that exudes a great charm with their diverse and colorful facets.

खाने का स्वाद लेना है तो गुजरात आइये
खाखरा , फाफड़ा और जलेबी खा के गुजरात के हो जाइये।

Can you imagine life without sweetness? No. That is why Gujarati add sweetness in food to add sweetness to your life. “KHAVANU, PIVANU ANE MAJJA KARWANU”

त्यौहार है गुजरात के अनमोल
इनकी खूबसूरती का न है कोई मोल ,
मनाइये गुजरात के रंगो को बोल के दो मीठे बोल।

An event is best experienced at the heart of all the action. Gujarati enjoys every festival with great fervour and grace but the state is famous for Navratri and Uttrayan, and these festivals are appreciated all over the World. The most enjoyable part of Garba is dandiya raas where as Uttrayan is the festival of kites. Undiyo and Chikki add the taste in this festival. Experiencing a festival in Gujarat is a matter to cherish forever.

व्यापार से नाम है जग में जगमग
कुछ ऐसा ही है गुजरात का रिश्ता सब के संग।

“Business is in the DNA of Gujaratis.” No, it is not a myth. Gujarat actually is the land of Business. Gujarati’s have been in business for centuries and many families have involved in the business for generations. Hence, the environment of Gujarat inspires the younger generation to become an entrepreneur. Business is also the reason of Gujarat’s flourishing economy and development.

Leadership in the essence of Gujarati’s, this is something which is in their blood. The Mahatma –“ महान आत्मा” is the son of Gujarat, Sardar Patel who left an imprint on the nation is from Gujarat. All big business tycoons who have changed the way the world do the business are from Gujarat. Our very own PM Narendra Modi Ji – Who is considered as the architect of New India is from the land of Gujarat.

“Gujarat has reached a stage of development where every Gujarati would feel proud to be a Gujarati.” – PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji

All these wonderful things add life to the state be it seeing lions, seeing an unending desert made of sea salt, temple of gold and lot more. Gujarat has everything unique and new to explore. Gujarat is an unforgettable lifetime experience.

Aaiye aur “kuchh din to gujariye Gujarat me”

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Happy Gujarat Foundation Day 😊😘😛

Today 1st May, 1960, The state of Maharashtra and
Gujarat were formed as a result of the States Reorganisation Act movement, according to the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960 enacted by the Parliament of India on 25 April 1960.

What’s common between

Mahatma Gandhi,
(One simple man who started a mass movement for india’s Independence)

Sardar Patel,
(The architect of modern united India)

Vikram Sarabhai,
(A visionary physicist recognized as the Father of Indian Space Program)

Jamshedji Tata,
( Founder of Tata Group and recognized as the Father of Indian Industry)

Dhirubhai Ambani,
(Founder of Reliance Group – whose annual revenues today are in excess of USD 25 Billion)

Azim Premji,
(Founder of Wipro Technologies – one of the 5 richest Indians in the world)

Tulsi Tanti,
(Founder of Suzlon Energy – one of the 10 richest men of India)

Jagdish Bhagwati,
(An internationally acclaimed economist)

They all hail from one of the most Prosperous States of India.

Gujarat, a western state in India, often referred to as the ‘Jewel of Western India’ marks its foundation on May 1, today let us reaffirm our determination to build a strong & glorious Gujarat.

From the top of the mountains, gallant ancestors are sending blessings for the victory.. Unite all castes, Jay Jay garvi Gujarat.

In north (of Gujarat) resides Maa Amba & Maa Kali is in the east, While Kunteshwar Mahadev is guardian in southern direction, & Somnath & Dwarkesh are the lords of the west, They are protecting Gujarat forever.

Those glorious days of Anahilwad (medieval capital of Gujarat) in the time of Siddharaj Jaysinh…. Even better glory will be achieved very soon.. Night is over, omens are good, sun will soon shine in the sky..

Strength of Gujarat lies in its people,their indomitable will & resilience On the occasion of Gujarat Day,let us dedicate ourselves towards building a prosperous Gujarat as envisaged by our founding fathers,let us work towards an equitable society based on peace & harmony.

Gujarat has established itself as one of the major economic and industrial hubs of the country. This entrepreneurial State is one of the growth engines of India. The Gujaraties have made their marks across the world.

Heaven on earth when You drive on beautiful curvy roads of Ahwa Dang Saputara or any roads of Sahyadri Mountain Range.

The state’s people are known for their simplicity and entrepreneurial zeal. Gujarat has made a significant contribution in our nation’s history, especially during the freedom movement. May Gujarat continue to add impetus to India’s progress.

I wish fellow Gujaratis & everyone else a very happy Gujarat Foundation day.
58 years ago, our ancient land of Gujarat heralded a new era The Maha Gujarat movement was a momentous occasion in our history. I bow down to all those who participated in this great movement.

The state has its own USPs : –

Longest coastline –

Houses Asiatic Lions –

Enterprising Community –

Navratri Biggest Dance Festival –

Hub of Quality Education –

Amiable People –

Global Diaspora –

Connected to Roots –

Foodie at core.

GUJARAT means:

G – Gentle
U – Understanding
J – Jolly
A – Adorable
R – Royal
A – Aggressive
T – Tough
I – Intelligent

This much Quality Only 1 Indian People Have: “Yes, its Gujarati’s”

Happy Birthday Gujarat.
Happy Gujarat Foundation Day.
Jai Jai Garvi Gujarat.

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Happy birthday Gujarat 😊😘

My Motherland Gujarat:

Indian tradition and dharma(religion, law) has always adored and worshipped the Motherland as superior to all Gods and Goddesses and the Heaven.

Adoration and worship of Bharat Mata, our Janmabhoomi, Punyabhoomi, Karmabhoomi, and Moksha Bhoomi, is the hallmark of Hindu Dharma.

The Vedas and Puranas proclaim the glory and greatness of our Motherland. In Ramayana there is a sloka uttered by Sri Rama.

जननी जन्मभूमिश्- च स्वर्गादपि- गरीयसी

Janani Janma-bhoomi-scha Swargadapi Gariyasi

The meaning of the above sloka is Mother and Motherland are greater than heavens. Nothing can be holier to us than this land.

Every particle of dust, everything living or nonliving, every stock and stone, tree and rivulet of this land is holy to us.

GUJARAT:

Gujarat is the westernmost state in India and its capital is Gandhinagar. Its largest city is Ahmedabad. Gujarat is home to the Gujarati speaking people of India. The state encompasses major sites of the Indus Valley Civilization such as Lothal and Dholavira. Gujarat played an important role in the economic history of India throughout the history of India. It is home to major ports in India’s ancient and modern history, leading it to become one of the main trade and commerce center of India. Lothal, one of the world’s first ports, is located in Gujarat. Also, Mahatma Gandhi, India’s father of the nation, was Gujarati and led the Indian Independence Movement against the British, as was Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the father of Pakistan. Today also, Gujarat has one of the fastest growing economies in India

Modern-day Gujarat is derived from Gujjar (Gujjar Rāshtra), which means Gujjar nation. The origins of the Gujjars are uncertain. The Gujjar clan appeared in northern India about the time of the Huna invasions of northern India. Some scholars, such as V. A. Smith, believed that the Gujjars were foreign immigrants, possibly a branch of Hephthalites (“White Huns”), however others, such as K.M.Munshi, stated them as Indian. The name of the tribe was Sanskritized to “Gurjara”

Historically, the present-day state of Gujarat has been one of the main centers of the Indus Valley Civilization. It contains major ancient metropolitan cities from the Indus Valley such as Lothal, Dholavira, and Gola Dhoro. The ancient city of Lothal is the site of the India’s first port. Also, Dholavira, the ancient city, is one of the largest and most prominent archaeological sites in India, belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization. The most recent discovery was Gola Dhoro. All together, about 50 Indus Valley settlement ruins were discovered in Gujarat.

The ancient history of Gujarat was enriched by their commercial activities. There is a clear historical evidence of trade and commerce ties with Sumer in the Persian Gulf during the time period of 1000 to 750 BC. Later Gujarat was settled by the Aryans.
There was a succession of Hindu kingdoms including the era of the Gupta dynasty. Afterwards the region was ruled by the Maitrakas and then the‎ Solankis. The 9th century history of Gujarat saw the emergence of the Muslims in the political arena of the state. The first Muslim conqueror was Mahmud of Ghazna whose conquest of Somnath effectively ended the rule of the Solankis.

Leaders like Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, Morarji Desai, K.M. Munshi, Narhari Parikh, Mahadev Desai, Mohanlal Pandya, Bhulabhai Desai and Ravi Shankar Vyas all hailed from Gujarat. As well, Mohammed Ali Jinnah’s, Pakistan’s first Governor-General, father was from an area which later became Gujarat. Gujarat was also the site of some of the most popular revolts, including the Satyagrahas in Kheda, Bardoli, Borsad and the Salt Satyagraha.

Discover sense of Excellence in Gujarat – where life breathes, Rediscovering life in nation’s Heritage – In the beauty and charm of Culture and traditions, In the life and lifestyles of people who made their contribution to Gujarat – Rediscover real meaning of life everywhere.

There is something about the soil, the sun, the moon and the stars – something about the space and the people – Above all, Freedom – freedom of choice, to breathe the air of joy and happiness, peace and tranquility.
Life is a Celebration for those who live in the Land of the Legends – A place where Gods chose to exist!

Gujarat, the Land of the Legends go down in History to leave behind impressions with footprints on the sands of time. Since many years, the land is Inspired by great Legends.

Many more adorn the Land of the Legends who make Gujarat proud as we sing in the Glory of Gujarat. People who came from diverse fields.

We shall be featuring ‘Faces’ – faces that make Gujarat Proud, faces that inspire, faces that are reflections of the Land of the Legend ‘Gujarat.’

We call for your participation. Let us together build ‘Inspirations for Gujarat’ as we project the best of the best – who’s who and important people who contribute to ‘Gujarat’ and Make a Big Difference!

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