Saturday, November 26, 2011

Film Festival

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ફાધર વાલેસ : કેવી રીતે લેખક બનવું - Valles talk part 2

ફાધર વાલેસ : કેવી રીતે લેખક બનવું

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

વિકાસના હમસફર book released at Ahmedabad

 વિકાસના હમસફર,  a book on the contribution of Christianity to the development of Gujarat in various areas was released  by Fr Valles on 21st Nov 2011 at the Sahitya Parishad hall in Ahmedabad,
The book which is a collection of articles by many prominent authors from Gujarat was edited by Mr Navin Macwan and Fr Varghese Paul sj
Mr Raghuvir Chaudhury was the Chief guest and Bishop Thomas Macwan of Ahmedabad Diocese expressed his great gratitude for this historical contribution to the literature in Gujarat, and said hisw ords of blessing at the end.


An ‘Anna Suraksha Adhikar Jhumbesh’ (Right to Food Campaign) brought together more than 400 men and women from all parts of Gujarat to Ahmedabad for a two day programme on November 21st and 22nd, 2011.

The Campaign initiated by JESA (Jesuits in Social Action) Gujarat is involved in 900 villages and 50 slum settlements across the State.  JESA Gujarat operates through its nine Social Action Centres / Parishes namely (i) Adivasi Kheti Yojna, Bhiloda (ii) Ashadeep, Vidyanagar (iii) Behavioural Science Centre, Ahmedabad (iv) Navsarjan, Surat (v) Nyay Darshan, Vadodara (vi) Prashant, Ahmedabad (vii) Rajpipla Social Service Society, Rajpipla (viii) SHAKTI – Legal Aid and Human Rights Centre, Songadh (ix) St. Xavier’s Social Service Society, Ahmedabad.

The Sammelan focused on the various activities undertaken by the participants in educating the people on the nine schemes which are the mainstay of the Campaign. These are the:  (i) Annapurna Scheme (APS) (ii) Midday Meal Scheme (MDMS) (iii) Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) (iv) National Maternity Benefit Scheme (NMBS) (v) National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) (vi) National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) (viii) Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) (viii) Public Distribution System (PDS) (ix) Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY).

The participants shared their experiences and efforts to make the Right to Food a reality in the State: the challenges they faced, the obstacles they encountered and also their success stories.  It was heart-warming indeed to hear those coming from remote villages narrate their first-hand experiences on this campaign and the “impact” of the schemes on the people. 

The highlight of the programme was the presence of some Government Officials and even representatives of other networks on the Right to Food who interacted with the participants in a very positive way.

At the conclusion of the Sammelan, the participants took a formal pledge to make the Campaign more known to all, a more effective one and to do their best to ensure that not a single person goes to bed hungry in the State.  “The Right to Food is not merely a right to us but it is our birthright!” they proclaimed as they wound their way back to their villages / slums on conclusion of a very eventful programme.

Fr. Cedric Prakash sj
(for the Organiser)

Monday, November 21, 2011

ફાધર વાલેસ ગુજરાત યુનિવર્સિટી ના આંગણે

ફાધર વાલેસ મુખ્ય મેહમાન તરીકે ગુજરાત યુનિવર્સિટી ના આંગણે


 તારીખ ૨૦-૧૧-૨૦૧૧ ના રોજ GUDMAA (Gujarat University Department of Mathematics Alumni Association) નું ઉદ્ઘાટન ફાધર વાલેસ દ્વારા  કરવામાં આવ્યું હતું ઘણા ગણિત ના અધ્યાપકોએ આ પ્રસંગે હાજરી આપી હતી.આ પ્રસંગે ફાધર વાલેસે ગણિત ક્ષેત્રે પોતાના જીવનમાં થયેલા અનુભવો લોકો સમક્ષ રજુ કર્યા હતા.

Fr Valles as chief guest at Gujarat University.

Fr Valles at Gujarat University hall with Vice Chancellor Parimal Trivedi [ left]
 Fr Valles was the chief guest of the inauguration of Gujarat University  Department of Mathematics Alumni Association [ GUDMAA] on 20th Sunday November 2011. Many eminent persons from the Mathematics field in Gujarat were present
at the occasion. His talk will be uploaded soon on the Gurjarvani Youtube Channel.

Lighting of the lamp for the inauguration of GUDMAA 

Fr Valles, Parimal Trivedi, and Devendra Peer lighting the lamp.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fr Valles releases his new book on "Navratri" [ Nine nights in India]

Interview of Fr Valles by Journalists.
 Fr Valles is in Ahmedabad invited by the Gujarat University as chief guest at a function of the Mathematical Department.
Fr Valles's book Nine nights in India [ English  - about navratri festival] was released on 18th Nov 2011 at the Sahitya Parishad hall in Ahmedabad. The Function at the University is at 4.00 pm on 20th Nov 2011.
Releasing of the book " Nine nights"

Friends greet Fr Valles

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Voice over workshop at Gurjarvani.

Mamta Desai at the workshop with Ashok Vaghela sj 
 A two days workshop for voice over and dramatized readings was conducted on 7-8 November 2011 at Gurjarvani.
10 enthusiastic youth from all over Gujarat participated in the workshop.
Mamta Desai was the main resource person.
She could contribute from her vast experience in working for years in a number of FM Radio Stations and in Zee Gujarati TV Channel in Ahmedabad.
Grena Christian assisted by a number of our ex students in the media workshops was the main organizer .on behalf of Gurjarvani and the Director Ashok Vaghela sj. Shaji T. sj looked after the the technical side in the audio studio of Gurjarvani.

A session in progress.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

દિવ્ય દયા 
મારા અંતરતમમાં 
સંત ફૌસ્તીનાનું જીવન ચરિત્ર 
A film dubbed into Gujarati.
With presentation on screen by Bishop Thomas Macwan of Ahmedabad diocese
and a an on screen introduction by Francis Parmar S.J. to make the message of this film very relevant to the life situation in Gujarat.
This film was released at the feast in Khambholaj this year by Bishop Thomas Macwan Bishop of Ahmedabad.
The Bishop said that he is ready to promote the Devotion to the Divine Mercy all over Gujarat through this film.
It is recommended that the film be watched with the these two videos. The three videos are in separate chapters on the DVD and so any one can be watched at any time.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gurjarvani Podcast coming to an end.

I thank  for the services they have rendered to Gurjarvani for the last many years.
Thanks also all those who have accessed this channel and encouraged us to
upload our best songs as and when we released the CD's.
Please read the following announcement.
Devasia M

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