GM Tours & Travels (Cox & Kings)(PSA)

GM Tours & Travels (Cox & Kings)(PSA)
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Gujarat, India
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Bhavnagar Associations & Trusts

Ankur Mentaly Retarted Children’s Institute +91 – 278 – 2566956
Apang Parivar Kendra +91 – 278 – 2422008
Grahak Suraksha Mandal +91 – 278 – 2421357
Khimchand Lakshmichand Institute For Deaf & Dumb +91 – 278 – 2420836
Krushnakumarsinhji Institute For Blinds +91 – 278 – 2431150
Nirvantirth Trust +91 – 278 – 2445578
P.N.R. Society For Relief & Rehabilitation +91 – 278 – 2429326
Shaishav Trust +91 – 278 – 2428560
Shishuvihar +91 – 278 – 2423425
Vikas Vartul Trust +91 – 278 – 2430103
Vruddhashram Trust +91 – 278 – 2424283
Association Phone
Association Of Bhavnagar Computer Dealers +91 – 278 – 2436475
Bhavnagar Bardan Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2429287
Bhavnagar Chemist Association +91 – 278 – 2431643
Bhavnagar Choksi Mandal +91 – 278 – 2519135
Bhavnagar City Kerosene Vepari Mandal +91 – 278 – 2512566
Bhavnagar Cloth Merchants Association +91 – 278 – 2426344
Bhavngar Computer Media Dealers Association +91 – 278 – 2521842
Bhavnagar Cutlery Hosiery Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2515427
Bhavnagar Cycle Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2516819
Bhavnagar District Chemist Association +91 – 278 – 2437090
Bhavnagar District Agarbati Asson +91 – 278 – 2428254
Bhavnagar District Small Industries Association +91 – 278 – 2425371
Bhavnagar Drug Manu. Association +91 – 278 – 2446314
Bhavnagar Electric Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2560860
Bhavnagar Electronics Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2515294
Bhavnagar Financiers Association +91 – 278 – 2430157
Bhavnagar Furniture Manufacturers & Dealers
Bhavnagar Grain & Seeds Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2431432
Bhavnagar Handloom Cloth Merchants Association +91 – 278 – 2422987
Bhavnagar Industrial Gas.Mfg. Association +91 – 278 – 2432003
Bhavnagar Jilla Drip & Sprinkler Association +91 – 278 – 2427449
Bhavnagar Khadyatel Vepari Mandal +91 – 278 – 2426566
Bhavnagar Light – Mike Association +91 – 278 – 2425081
Bhavnagar Motor Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2427438
Bhavnagar Paper Books & Stationery Merchants Asson +91 – 278 – 2423420
Bhavnagar Petroleum Products Dealers Association +91 – 278 – 2429744
Bhavnagar Pirchhala Sheri Choksi Mandal +91 – 278 – 2518937
Bhavnagar Plastic Mfr. Association +91 – 278 – 2445886
Bhavnagar Powerlooms Association +91 – 278 – 2429001
Bhavnagar Printing Materials Suppliers Association +91 – 278 – 2424498
Bhavnagar Readymade Garment Association +91 – 278 – 2411328
Bhavnagar Sahakari Petrol Pump Ltd +91 – 278 – 2423572
Bhavnagar Sanatarywares Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2423937
Bhavnagar Ship Scrap Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2438326
Bhavnagar Vasan Vepari Association +91 – 278 – 2425405
Bhavnagar Wholesale Footwear Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2424780
Chemical Manufacturers Association Of Chitra +91 – 278 – 2445426
Distributors Association +91 – 278 – 2518907
Gujarat Ship Breakers Association +91 – 278 – 2428696
Indian Steel Re-Rollers Association +91 – 278 – 2433170
Mahuva Chamber Of Commerce & Industry +91 – 222268
Mamsa Industries Association +91 – 278 – 2411141
Mehta & Mehta Associates +91 – 278 – 2203349
Steel Association, Bhavnagar +91 – 278 – 2511919
Timber Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2427529
Vora Bazar Cloth Merchant Association +91 – 278 – 2420264
Sosiya Ship Breakers Association +91 – 278 – 2517252

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Festival Calender 2010

Festival Calendar
January 2009
1st Thursday New Year
5th Monday Guru Govind Singh Jayanti
9th Friday Muharram (Islamic New Year)
13th Tuesday Lohri
14th Wednesday Makar Sankranti Sankrant marks the Sun’s passage from the Tropic of Dhanu (Sagittarius) to Makar (Capricon). People enjoy flying different kites in the sky
15th Thursday Pongal A three-day harvest festival, Pongal is one of the gayest events in South India.
26th Monday Republic Day
31st Saturday Vasant Panchami
February 2009
14th Saturday Valentines Day
23rd Monday Maha Shiv Ratrti
March 2009
9th Monday Milad un Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet)
11th Wednesday Holi
11th Wednesday Hola Mohalla (Sikh)
12th Thursday Dhuleti
21st Friday Good Friday Christian
23rd Sunday Ester
April 2009
3rd Friday Rama Navami
7th Tuesday Mahavir Jayanti
9th Thursday Hanuman Jayanti
13th Monday Baisakhi ( Birth anniversary of the Khalsa )
May 2009
1st Friday May Day
9th Tuesday Buddha Jayanti
10th Sunday Mother’s Day
June 2009
21st Sunday Father’s Day
24th Wednesday Rath Yatra
July 2009
7th Tuesday Guru Poornima
August 2009
2nd Sunday Friendship Day
5th Wednesday Raksha Bandhan
14th Friday Krishna Janmashthami
15th Saturday Independence Day
21st Friday Parsi New Year
22nd Saturday Ramazan begins
23rd Sunday Ganesh Chaturthi
September 2009
2nd Wednesday Onam
5th Saturday Teachers Day
19th Tuesday Navaratri begins
21st Monday Id-Ul-Fitr (Ramazan ends)
28th Monday Dussehra / Vijay Dashami
October 2009
2nd Friday Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti The birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, is celebrated with great devotion all over the country.
8th Thursday Karva Chauth
15th Thursday Dhan Teras
17th Saturday Diwali / Deepavali
18th Sunday New Year / Goverdhan Pooja
19th Monday Bhaidooj
31st Saturday Halloween
November 2009
2nd Monday Guru Nanak Jayanti
14th Saturday Nehru Jayanti
Children’s Day
The birthday of free India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, is celebrated throughout the country as Children’s day.
26th Thursday Thanksgiving Day
28th Saturday Eid-Ul-Adha Festival of Sacrifice
December 2009
12th Saturday Hanukkah
25th Frriday Christmas The birth anniversary of Jesus Christ is celebrated by Christians.
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Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India


Bhavnagar is not a very old city – it was founded in 1723 when the then ruler Bhavsinhji shifted his capital from Sihor (20 Kms. away) to Bhavnagar. The Gohil Dynasty itself is quite itself is quite old. They were in Sihor since 1570 and in Umrala/Ghogha and other places prior to that. It is said that their ancestors were from Marwar.

After the death of Bhavsinhji, the state had many rulers. But the one who has possibly left the most lasting contribution is Maharaj Takhtasinhji (born January, 6 1858- died 29th January 1896). When his father Jaswantsinhji passed away in April 1870, he was only 12 years old. Hence the Britishers imposed a Joint Administration on the State.

This Joint Administration of one British and one Indian Administrator continued from 1870 to 1878, i.e. till the time Takhtasinhji became 20 years old. The state was represented by its legendary Chief Minister Gaurishankar Udayshankar Oza (after whom the Gaurishankar Lake or ” Bor Talav” is named). The British Representatives in various periods were E.H. Perieval, Major Watson and Colonel Parr.

The Political Agency at Rajkot set up in 1820 oversaw the affairs of princely states in Saurashtra. An idea of its importance can be gauged from the fact that in the entire country there were about 600 small and big kingdoms out of which 222 were in Saurashtra alone.

5th April 1878 is the date to be remembered in the history of Bhavnagar. On this day, the British Government’s management of affairs of state, assumed during the minority of Maharaja Takhtasinhji came to an end. His Highness assumed the full sovereign powers of his state. Sir James B. Piele, the then Political Agent performed the installation ceremony amongst great splendor. The city of Bhavnagar was full of rejoicing on that day.

Soon after assuming the full powers, Maharaja Takhtasinhji accorded sanction for 3 important works of public utility and usefulness. These were: (a) construction of railway from Bhavnagar to Wadhwan in the north and Dhoraji in the west with line from Dhasa to Dhoraji funded by Gondal State (b) The Takhtasinhji wing of Rajkumar College at Rajkot and (c) The Takhtasinhji Hospital at Bhavnagar.

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In the last decade of nineteenth century, the British consolidated their power and continued to occupy more and territories throughout Gujarat. They were helped partially by unscrupulous natives and partly due to the various battles they waged and won.

Dholera Port was taken over by the British through unscrupulous means. Bhavnagar Durbar ran this port but the Grassia family also held a minor share. British entered into a transaction with this family through a Portugese Trader Mr. D’souza. The Grassias gave away the port to the British Government, even though they were not competent to do so.The British flag was hoisted at Dholera and the Bhavnagar men expelled. Under the Treaty of Bassein, much of the territory of the Maratha rulers was taken over by the British, and the port of Ghogha (hardly 15 Kms. from Bhavnagar) also came under their control.

Thus Bhavnagar port had competition on both sides from British i.e. at Dholera and Ghogha. The British took every concievable measure to divert trade from the port of Bhavnagar to their ports of Ghogha and Dholera.

Duties were considerably lowered on merchandize, which was taken to the port of Dholera instead of Bhavnagar. Orders were issued to warn traders who lived in British territory, not to take goods to the port of Bhavnagar. Even posts were established at Vartej and Nari (the two entry points of the city), which levied prohibitive duties on goods passing to Bhavnagar. On the other hand, goods bound of Ghogha were allowed duty free.

Thanks to the then Maharaja Wajesinhji, who lowered the custom receipts of the Durbar and lent money to the cotton merchants, some trade remained and Bhavnagar Port did not collapse totally, even though the income of the Bhavnagar Durbar through custom fell dramatically.

This move was foresighted as it saved trade and the port from ruin in Bhavnagar

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An incident of 1857, shows how much harassment the Maharaja was subjected to by the British.

Some robbers in the way attacked a dancing girl with her relations returning to Bhavnagar. A chance shot wounded her in the palm but no casualty occurred. A false case was concocted attributing imaginary murders to the rulers and a complaint was made.

The District Magistrate of Ahmedabad issued warrants against the ruler of Bhavnagar and other high officials and forwarded them for execution to the Mamlatdar, a Magistrate of Ghogha, with direction to take them into custody and send them to Ahmedabad. The Superintendent of Police of Ahmedabad also ordered his force at Ghogha to render every possible assistance to the Mamlatdar.

The Mamlastdar came to Bhavnagar with a big posse of Police. This created panic throughout the city. Maharaja Jaswantsinhji immediately left for Kundla alongwith some other officials. The only official who stayed behind was Samladas, the Assistant Diwan or ‘Karbhari’.

An arrest warrant was served on Samaldas who accepted its service and offered to go to Ahmedabad and surrender himself to the District Magistrate. They went under police escort in Durbar conveyances to Ahmedabad. …….3

The sessions Judge was also moved for bail upon arrival at Ahmedabad. The Sessions Judge Mr. Alexandar Kinloch Forbes knew Bhavnagar and its officials well, having had experience of working as Political Agent of Kathiawad. He at once passed an order directing the District Magistrate to release Samaldas and Shamji (another Durbar official) on bail.

The Chief Minister, Gaurishankar Oza happened to be with the Political Agent Colonel Lang when all these events took place. The Political Agent was told about the fabricated accusation and high handedness of the District Magistrate and the indignities to which the Bhavnagar State officials had been subjected to.

Maharaja Jaswantsinhji visited Colonel Lang at Mahuva and wanted such action and oppressive treatment to be checked. Colonel Lang sent his report to the Governor of Bombay, Lord Elphinstone. Incidentally, Lord Elphinstone had visited Bhavnagar only a year back in 1856 and was much impressed by the progressive administration of the state.

He relieved the Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, Ahmedabad of the power of exercising jurisdiction in 116 villages inclusive of Bhavnagar. They were placed under the Kathiawad Political Agency and an Assistant Political Agent was invested with powers and authority of a Magistrate. Gaurishankar, the Chief Minsister was invested with the powers and authority of Superintendent of Police for Bhavnagar and the 116 villages. The Maharaja thus returned back to his own capital.

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Bhavnagar was the first state in Saurashtra and the third in the country after Baroda and Hyderabad to start a railway line.

During 1863, Maharaja Jaswantsinhji received a proposal to start a Narrow Gauge line like in parts of Gaekwad Railway in Baroda. Maharaja was not inclined, as by that time another company called Ghogha Kathiawad Light Railway Company had been formed and it could be easily joined at Vartej, a mere 10 Kms away. But nothing materialised.

Meanwhile, the state’s proposals to start a Railway from Bhavnagar and Wadhwan were objected to by the BB&CI Railway officials who feared that such line would take away all their cotton traffic from Surendranagar. Moreover, there was a clause in the Government’s guarantee to BB&CI that no competing line will be constructed near 50 miles of their line. Political considerations of the British favoured BB&CI.

The famine in 1877 changed all that. The Governor of Bombay, Sir Richard Temple felt the need to use the famine labour in building works of permanent nature. And what better than a new Railway line! For those doubting the financial returns of the line, Sir Richard Temple said “Think how it will pay in saving life during famine”. Not only did the construction provide employment to many and saved them from starvation, in later years also (notably 1899-1900) it was instrumental in distributing tonnes of food and fodder.

To the objection of the BB&CI, Sir Richard Temple pointed out that they were guaranteed against competition of other railways in British Territory only and that Wadhwan (Kathiawad) was not British territory. This removed one of the major hurdles in the path of railways.

The Bhavnagar- Gondal Railway was a joint venture with funds from both states. Bhavnagar contributed Rs. 86 lakhs and Rs.29 lakhs was Gondal’s contribution. The Bhavnagar-Wadhwan line had a length of a 166 Kms; the Dhola-Dhasa-Dhoraji line had a length of 144 Kms. The work was carried out between 1878 and 1880.

In March 1879,Mr. Alexander Izat was appointed as the Engineer-in-Chief. He was earlier the Chief Engineer of Daund-Manmad line (which had opened in 1878). Mr. R. Proctor Sims who was Bhavnagar’s state Engineer had carried out the survey from Bhavnagar to Botad. The survey from Dhasa to Dhoraji was carried out under Mr. Ford who held analogous post in Gondal. An engineer from BB & CI, Mr. Hargreaves did the survey from Botad to Wadhwan.

The earth-work was commenced as a famine work with all possible haste and finished within an astonishingly short time by May 1880. His Highness requested the Governor of Bombay Sir James Ferguson (who had succeeded Sir Richard Temple in March 1879) to inaugurate the line in December and declare it open for traffic.

On 17th December 1880 His Excellency the Governor, alongwith his entourage arrived at Bhavnagar by a special steamer from Bombay named May Frere. A large number of guests- European and natives were invited.

On approach of the May Frere at Bhavnagar Bundar, Colonel Barton (the political Agent), Major Woodhouse (the Assistant Political Agent) and Diwan Sahib Samaldas went in a steam launch and brought the Governor and his party ashore. His Highness Takhtasinhji received the Governor at the landing steps and welcomed him. The Governor was then taken to the town and the evening spent in sight seeing and visiting the Gaurishankar Lake.

Early next morning on December 18, 1880 (Saturday), His Excellency drove the last spike of the permanent way at the city station (now Bhavnagar Terminus) in the presence of a large gathering and declared the Railway line from Bhavnagar to Wadhwan open. The party then proceeded by a special train to Limdi (about 140 kilometers, slightly short of Wadhwan). The ruler of Limdi Sir Jaswantsinhji had organised a grand welcome to the party at Limdi station.

The party returned by the same train to Bhavnagar in evening in time for a State Bouquet at Neelambaug City Palace. There was fireworks display at night in the city.

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Youth Hostels

Youth Hostels

Youth Hostels Association of India

To become a centre of safe, affordable and clean accommodation for young people during their travel, to encourage youth traveling in India and education & understanding through personal experience.
Our Mission is to enable and promote travel, tourism, adventure spirit, national integration and Education & health by providing hostels of good standards to millions of youth of limited means during their travel at affordable rates on a sustainable basis and by organizing adventure and educational events and to develop understanding among youth about social & developmental issues.

About Us

Youth Hostelling as a movement has not taken long to establish in the world. During the course of the last almost eighty years, it has spread from country to country and spanned all the five continents.

The movement is based on two basic urges in the youth – love for the unknown, which includes desire for adventure and the desire to make friends.

Since the movement started in Germany in the second decade of last century, there was very little opportunity for young people of limited means to travel at will and see and enjoy the beautiful places in their own country and the world around. The virtues of travel have been acknowledged in all ages and in all climes. Its hazards and uncertainities and costs used to be too great to allow the common youth to get as much benefit from it as was desired.

The development of the means of communication and the establishment of youth hostels in more beautiful and attractive spots in many countries has made the opportunity of travel at a nominal cost far more easily available for youth.

The Beginning

As already explained the Youth Hostel Movement is the brainchild of anRichard Schirrmann eminent German school teacher, Richard Schirrmann, who set up the first Youth Hostel was opened in 1912 in Altenia, Germany. As a consequence, the Youth Hostels Association was formed in Germany in 1919. The inauguration of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) was an outcome of the first International Youth Hostel Federation Conference held in Amsterdam in 1932. With this, the YH Movement caught up and more Youth Hostels were established in Europe with hygienic and sanitary conditions.

IYHF is presently represented by 62 National Member Associations and 18 Associate Organisations and 18 Accredited Agents with a chain of more than 4,500 Youth Hostels and 4.5 million youth members worldwide. The hostels provide 35 million bed nights and an estimated contribution of $ 1.6 million (US) to the World Tourist revenue every year. With the computerised services available in a number of Youth Hostels for accommodation booking, more than 4 million people see the world through Youth Hostelling International. This system is popularly known as International Booking Network (IBN).

The Indian Scene

The hostelling principles had their roots in the ancient Indian wisdom in the form of resident places of learning, which imparted conventional and non-formal system of education. The modern Youth Hostel Movement has thus a close resemblance with our age old pilgrim idea. Education was not considered complete in olden days till the disciple was sent out on a pilgrimage. This meant a hard and strenuous journey to sacred spots all over the country. The pilgrim centres were located in such beautiful places that a journey to them by itself was an elevating experience. All the adventures and hardships encountered on the journey strengthened and disciplined the mind. Meeting people at road and in shelters like dharamshalas and rest houses in a simple friendly way with different backgrounds and cultures marching on road for the same goal, helped to break down the barriers and broadened the mind and liberated the spirit. It has been said that the pilgrim centres, more than anything else, have maintained the oneness of India. All this conforms to the youth hostelling ideals in better and spirit.

In a country where there is a multiplicity of religious, languages, sub- races and nationalities, there was a need to bring about divergent unity. Social fusion had always been the distinctive feature of Indian history. There was just the need to reawaken in every Indian a sense of unity and value of national integration which would consequently lead to international understanding by bringing people closer. Youth hostelling was one of the right media to achieve the ultimate.

The Youth Hostel Movement had found its way into India before the partition of the country in 1947. The idea was introduced in early forties by the Boy Scouts and Girls Guides of India, Punjab Circle and the first Youth Hostel was formally opened at Tara Devi near Shimla on June 9, 1945 by H E Sir Bertrand Glancy, Chief Scout and Governor of the Punjab.

In 1949, some enthusiasts in Mysore set up a Committee for promotion of the Movement. Three years later the Indian Association received Associate membership of IYHF. The first National Conference of the Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI) was held in 1956 in Delhi which marked the establishment of the movement on a national level.

On October 5, 1970, National Youth Hostel Trust was created through a Resolution passed by the National Council of YHAI, a day earlier. As a result, a 120-bed Youth Hostel complex in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi with Administrative Offices came into existence. Later a Training Centre equipped with audiovisual aids and Recreation Centre with indoor games and library facilities were added. The Training Centre has since been approved by IYHF for training of international participants.

The Plan for constructing youth hostels by YHAI was taken up and the first Youth Hostel built with its own resources on a donated piece of land was a small 35-bed youth hostel at Jagjit Nagar near Kasauli. An international camp of volunteers helped to construct its foundation. Gopalpur-on-Sea, Ganjam, Orissa was the next one built by YHAI in 1961. Some State Branches and Units are in the process of procuring land for construction of Youth Hostels.

YHAI Family

Mohd. Shafi Pandit
Mohd. Shafi Pandit
Dr. Harish K. Saxena
Dr. Harish K. Saxena
Sh. Padmanabh Dave
Sh. Padmanabh Dave
Sh. Ch. Sreenivasa Prasad
Sh. Ch. Sreenivasa Prasad
Sh. T.C.Alakh
Sh. T.C.Alakh
Sh. Manoj Johri
Sh. Manoj Johri
Sh. Venkat Narayan
Sh. Venkat Narayanan

YHAI Philosophy

A non-profit making social body registered under the Societies Registration Act (1860) as a non-Govt. Organisation (NGO), YHAI has been engaged in advancing the aims and objects of this movement in India by creation of a chain of Youth Hostels and youth activities. Besides a number of shelter type hostels that it managed, the first model International Youth Hostel at 5, Nyaya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi was inaugurated by the then President of India, Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy on 4 December, 1977. The objects of the Association are to help young people of limited means to acquire greater knowledge and care of the country side by providing hostels in their travels and thus to promote their health and education. It fosters friendly relations between the rural and the urban youth and promotes inter-state and international contacts without distinction of class, colour or creed by providing a meeting ground in the homely, healthy atmosphere of youth hostels. It organises adventure sports and environment preservation programmes. Physical fitness of youth in preparation for defence of the country is a natural and patriotic duty of the youth, which YHAI brings about through its adventure sports.

YHAI Membership

The membership of the Association is open to every Indian citizen who desires to understand and appreciate the culture, language and heritage of the people, as also its scenic beauty and splendor through travel. Recognised educational institutions can also seek membership with added advantage of concession to their students.

On enrolling as a YHAI member, a Card is issued which entitles the holder to avail hostel accommodation facilities worldwide at concessional rates. Incidentally, the membership subscription in India is the lowest. At present the individual membership of the Association is more than a lac with State Branches and Units in almost all the States. The Life Membership has already exceeded 50000 mark.

YHAI Activity Programme

Apart from adventure sports, the Association also organises national level Seminars and Integration Camps, Cycle Rallies and Camp Leaders Training Courses, Tribal Youth Folk Festivals and Republic Day Camps for the border area youth, Yuva Milap Camps and Workshops for Wardens and Assistant Wardens of Youth Hostels.

Licensee Youth Hostels Scheme

At the fagend of 2000, YHAI launched an ambitious scheme of starting 200 Licensee Youth Hostels throughout India as a part of Strategy and Vision 2000-2006 Plan of IYHF. By this time twenty hostels have been commissioned at popular tourist spots at par with the IYHF Standards.

YHAI and IYHF Equation

YHAI is an important constituent of IYHF. It’s National Chairman, Dr. Harish K Saxena has been propelled into the highest position of IYHF President.

He is the first non-European to became the President of the Federation, which is dominated by the Europeans. He has presented the existing IYHF Philosophy with a new dimension to launch a world-wide campaign for promoting Peace And International Understanding. The 44th IYHF Conference held at Budapest in Hungary in July, 2002 endorsed this initiative. On 1st April, 2003 it had the endorsement of UNESCO when IYHF signed an MOU with them for execution of mutual social programmes. All Youth Hostels throughout the world would carry forward the joint IYHF-UNESCO mission of Peace and International Understanding, which strives to find a response to the dramatic, violent conflicts, which tear cultures and nations apart. India is proud for initiating such a move, which is the need of the day.


Originally created to help young people of limited means to experience the countryside and cities of the world, hostels are now at the heart of international tourism for a wide age group.

In Europe, India and everywhere else, hostellers of all ages use hostels as their gateway to cultural exploration and the appreciation of nature.

With the new services like the computerised International Booking, Hostelling International meets the need of this mobile and aware clientele while maintaining the unique qualities and mission that have made Youth Hostels such a global success. Hostelling is central to international tourism. Today’s youth are tomorrow’s hostelling families. The young are expected to become the spearhead of environmental sanity on this planet and everyone else must join them in this noble mission. Through the continuing vigour of the youth hostel movement, we must strive to live upto their expectations.

Since 1909 when hostelling was born it has become the world’s biggest membership organisation for youth and a mission that has never been more relevant.

Youth Hostels encourage activity and awareness. They stimulate guests to think about their responsibility to protect nature and preserve cultural values. They promote a better understanding between people of different nations. They will continue to do so as new generations are born.

Hostelling International fosters the growth and effectiveness of the Youth Hostels Associations world wide with the mandate to expand the network to new areas establishing the same practices and high standards everywhere, and stimulate the hostelling ethic by international promotion and cooperation activities.

Hostelling International’s renewed worldwide campaign for Peace and International Understanding through Youth Hostelling has been fortified with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCO, which purports greater intercultural dialogues and vigorous bilateral programmes.

Through these endeavours, Hostelling international continues to open up the world to youth and ensure a service that is consistently matched to contemporary needs. Thus the Youth Hostels are the links in the chain of friendship and understanding that would build this divided world into relationship of happiness and freedom.

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Jaycees Club

Jaycees Club

About JCI

JCI is a worldwide community of young active citizens ages 18-40 who share the belief that in order to create positive change, we must take collective action to improve ourselves and the world around us. Engaging in activities ranging from community development to international projects, members demonstrate their social responsibility and improve themselves through participation, leadership and action.

Mission: To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.

Vision: To be the leading global network of young active citizens.


  • Faith in God
  • The brotherhood of man
  • Individual freedom and dignity
  • Government of laws
  • Human personality
  • Service to humanity

Be Better
JCI members constantly seek ways to live JCI’s slogan: Be Better. They not only believe that improvement is possible, they believe it is their responsibility to initiate positive change both in themselves and in their local community. All members around the world share this sense of social responsibility and the initiative to take action to create a better future for all.

JCI Around the World

With over 5,000 Local Organizations in more than 100 countries and territories, JCI forms a vibrant international community of nearly 200,000 active citizens. All members belong to a JCI Local Organization where they focus on finding solutions to improve their local community. Local Organizations are affiliated to National Organizations where members coordinate activities on national and international scales. This structure links JCI members together to form a global grassroots movement creating global impact through local action.

International Events

Each year, members from all over the globe come together at the JCI World Congress. At this event, JCI’s critical mass of young people unite to share experiences, understand the interconnectedness of our world and facilitate international cooperation. This global forum enables members to find new ways to take action in their local communities and make globalization a positive force.

JCI also hosts four regional conferences each year: Africa and the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Europe. At these conferences, JCI conducts its affairs, hosts training, and gives members the opportunity to address global issues and show their commitment to becoming socially responsible leaders.
JCI History

Almost a century ago, Henry Giessenbier, Jr. decided to take responsibility for the progress and welfare of his community by helping tackle difficult problems around him. Together with 32 other young men, Giessenbier established the Young Men’s Progressive Civic Association, JCI’s first Local Organization, in St. Louis, USA in 1915. The members of the first Local Organization dedicated themselves to bringing about community improvements and giving young people a constructive approach to civic problems.

By 1944, the movement had spread through eight countries. When delegates from these countries met in Mexico City at the Inter-American Conference that year, they agreed it was time to officially form Junior Chamber International. This deep-rooted tradition of bringing together active citizens from diverse backgrounds remains alive today in our international events. They fuel the JCI movement and set the groundwork to create positive change that transcends boundaries.

2009 JCI President: Jun Sup Shin from JCI Korea. More…
JCI World Headquarters

The JCI World Headquarters is located in Chesterfield, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., where the first local organization was founded. A professional staff of full-time employees provides services to JCI members.

International Cooperation

JCI is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) with active participation in the United Nations (UN) system. In this context, JCI has relations with the Office of the UN Secretary General (Secretariat) and a Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

JCI has cooperation agreements with the UN Global Compact; the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); the Pan American Health Organization; the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CONGO); the NGO Committee on UNICEF; the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and World Chambers Federation; the Council of Europe; AIESEC International; and Goal4Africa.

About JCI India

Indian Jaycees is a voluntary organization, membership based NGO working in India for the past 53 years for developing the leadership skills of young men and women of this country. It is affiliated to Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs founded in 1944, having headquarter at Chester Field USA . Currently it has over 200,000 active members and more than one million graduates, in over 100 countries and 6,000 communities

The membership is offered to everybody regardless of color, cast and creed between the age of 18 -40 years. Indian Jaycees is registered under Societies Registration Act, Bombay Public Trust Act and Income Tax Act of India.


To contribute to the advancement of the global community by providing the opportunity for young people to develop the leadership skills, social responsibility, entrepreneurship and fellowship necessary to create positive change

The Principles

Jaycees believe:

Faith in God

The brotherhood

Economic justice

Human personality; and

Service to humanity

In the last 53 years we are able to produce thousands of social and business leaders all over the country through our intensive project based training activities

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Bhartiya Samvidhan Savarjanik Ujvani Sangh

Bhartiya Samvidhan Savarjanik Ujvani Sangh

Group of people made Bhartiya Samvidhan Savarjanik Ujvani Sangh to help the people, serve the society, for the awareness of health and education. the key members in bhartiya samvidhan savarjanik ujvani sangh are K.B.Babariya, Madhu Bhai Makwana, Somji Bhai Solanki, Vimal Makwana, Jayanti Bhai Gohil, Rajesh Bhai Vadher, Arvind Parmar, Ramesh Bhai Chauhan, Jitu Bhai Solanki, Kanti Bhai Dharaiya Etc..

constitution of india has completed 60.yrs in order to celebrate it we all did pushpanjali programme at baba saheb ambedkar statue located at jasonath chowk and we also organised a scooter rally to aware the people about babe saheb ambedkar and also to celebrate it. there were nearly 700 people in which there were officers, businessman, students and other people.

on 6th december it is nirvan day of babe saheb ambedkar we all went to babe saheb ambedkar statue at jasonath chowk and we did pushpanjali. we organised a unique way to give shraddhanjali to baba saheb ambedkar we did eye donation and whole body donation camp at jasonath chowk with red cross hospital. on that day we filled 24 forms of chaksudan and 11 forms of dehdan. in the camp i with my whole family did chaksudan. my family’s three generations did chaksudan at same place and same time. myself vimal makwana 29 yrs, my father mohanlal makwana 52 yrs, my mother hansaben makwana 48 yrs, my wife neha ben vimal bhai makwana 24 yrs, my daughter hiya vimal makwana 7 months..
Place: Jasonath Chowk, Babe Saheb Ambedkar Statue
Time: 9.Am To 1.Pm

on 6th december we also organised a seminar and exhibition of baba saheb ambedkar and bhagwan buddha to give shraddhanjali to babe saheb ambedkar at bhanima kanya chatralya. in which there were nearly 200 students and other 100 people. trustees and students of bhanima chatralaya participated actively and they also gave full support in organising the programme.
Place: Bhanima Kanya Chatralaya
Time: 5.Pm To 8.Pm

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Alang Ship Recycling Yard, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

Alang Ship Recycling Yard, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

**** ALANG ****

The worlds largest ship breaking yard located just near Bhavnagar in the Indian State of Gujarat.

Alang has a unique Geographical Location; Promoting easy access for ships to reach till the coast.Bhavnagar is the town located near Alang which has an Air Connectivity With Mumbai and Also Rail Connectivity with Major Indian Cities.

It is the leading centre of the worldwide ship breaking and recycling industry. Close to 99% of the materials from the ship are recycled.
Large supertankers, car ferries IMPORTED BIKES and container ships are beached during high tide, and as the tide recedes, hundreds of manual laborers dismantle each ship, salvaging what they can, and reducing the rest into scrap.

Tens of thousands of low-paid jobs are supported by this activity, and millions of tons of steel are recovered.u must come and see.

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Vipassana (Meditation Technique)

Vipassana (Meditation Technique)

Vipassana Meditation-as taught in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin

The technique of Vipassana is a simple, practical way to achieve real peace of mind and to lead a happy, useful life. Vipassana means “to see things as they really are”; it is a logical process of mental purification through self-observation.

From time to time, we all experience agitation, frustration and disharmony. When we suffer, we do not keep our misery limited to ourselves; instead, we keep distributing it to others. Certainly this is not a proper way to live. We all long to live at peace within ourselves, and with those around us. After all, human beings are social beings: we have to live and interact with others. How, then, can we live peacefully? How can we remain harmonious ourselves, and maintain peace and harmony around us?

Vipassana enables us to experience peace and harmony: it purifies the mind, freeing it from suffering and the deep-seated causes of suffering. The practice leads step-by-step to the highest spiritual goal of full liberation from all mental defilements.

Historical Background

Vipassana is one of India’s most ancient meditation techniques. It was rediscovered 2500 years ago by Gotama the Buddha, and is the essence of what he practiced and taught during his forty-five year ministry. During the Buddha’s time, large numbers of people in northern India were freed from the bonds of suffering by practising Vipassana, allowing them to attain high levels of achievement in all spheres of life. Over time, the technique spread to the neighbouring countries of Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Thailand and others, where it had the same ennobling effect.

Five centuries after the Buddha, the noble heritage of Vipassana had disappeared from India. The purity of the teaching was lost elsewhere as well. In the country of Myanmar, however, it was preserved by a chain of devoted teachers. From generation to generation, over two thousand years, this dedicated lineage transmitted the technique in its pristine purity.

In our time, Vipassana has been reintroduced to India, as well as to citizens from more than eighty other countries, by S.N. Goenka. He was authorized to teach Vipassana by the renowned Burmese Vipassana teacher, Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Before he died in 1971, Sayagyi was able to see one of his most cherished dreams realized. He had the strong wish that Vipassana should return to India, the land of its origin, to help it come out of its manifold problems. From India, he felt sure it would then spread throughout the world for the benefit of all mankind.

S.N. Goenka began conducting Vipassana courses in India in 1969; after ten years, he began to teach in foreign countries as well. In the thirty-five years since he started teaching, S.N. Goenka has conducted many ten-day Vipassana courses, and trained over 800 assistant teachers who have conducted many courses worldwide. In addition, many Centres have been established in India for the exclusive practice of Vipassana. Centres for exclusive practice have been established across the world as well. The invaluable gem of Vipassana, long preserved in the small country of Myanmar, can now be practiced in many places throughout the world. Today ever-increasing numbers of people have the opportunity to learn this art of living which brings lasting peace and happiness.

In the past, India had the distinction of being regarded as a World Teacher. In our time, the Ganges of Truth is once again flowing out from India to a thirsty world.

The Practice

To learn Vipassana it is necessary to take a ten-day residential course under the guidance of a qualified teacher. The courses are conducted at established Vipassana Centres and other places.For the duration of the retreat, students remain within the course site, having no contact with the outside world. They refrain from reading and writing, and suspend any religious practices or other disciplines. They follow a demanding daily schedule which includes about ten hours of sitting meditation. They also observe silence, not communicating with fellow students; however, they are free to discuss meditation questions with the teacher and material problems with the management.

There are three steps to the training. First, the students practice abstinence from actions which cause harm. They undertake five moral precepts, practicing abstention from killing, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct and the use of intoxicants. The observation of these precepts allows the mind to calm down sufficiently to proceed with the task at hand. Second, for the first three-and-a-half days, students practice Anapana meditation, focusing attention on the breath. This practice helps to develop control over the unruly mind.

These first two steps of living a wholesome life and developing control of the mind are necessary and beneficial, but are incomplete unless the third step is taken: purifying the mind of underlying negativities. The third step, undertaken for the last six-and-a-half days, is the practice of Vipassana: one penetrates one’s entire physical and mental structure with the clarity of insight.

Students receive systematic meditation instructions several times a day, and each day’s progress is explained during a taped evening discourse by S.N. Goenka. Complete silence is observed for the first nine days. On the tenth day, students resume speaking, making the transition back to a more extroverted way of life. The course concludes on the morning of the eleventh day. The retreat closes with the practice of metta-bhavana (loving-kindness or good will towards all), a meditation technique in which the purity developed during the course is shared with all beings. Pictorial representation of a 10 day retreat at Dhammagiri

The Courses

Vipassana courses are held regularly at permanent centres and rented sites in different countries. In addition to frequent ten-day courses, special courses and long courses of 20, 30, 45 and 60 days are offered for advanced students at long course centres like Dhamma Tapovan established for this purpose.

Short, courses in Anapana, the introductory part of the Vipassana technique, are courses offered for children in India and in other countries. The courses last for one to three days and serve children in two age groups: eight to eleven, and twelve to fifteen years.

All courses throughout the world are run solely on the basis of freely-offered donations. No fee charged: the courses are financed totally by donations from students who have completed a prior course and wish to share the benefits they themselves received by giving donation for the students who come after them. Neither the Teacher nor the assistant teachers receive remuneration; they and those who serve the courses volunteer their time. This practice is consistent with the pure tradition, whereby the teaching is to be offered freely, free from any taint of commercialism, and supported solely by donations stemming from the wholesome volitions of gratitude and generosity.

A Non-Sectarian Technique

Although Vipassana is a part of Buddha’s teaching, it contains nothing of a sectarian nature, and can be accepted and applied by people of any background. The Buddha himself taught Dhamma (the way, the truth, the path). He did not call his followers “Buddhists”; he referred to them as “Dhammists” (those who follow the truth). The technique works on the basis that all human beings share the same problems, and a pragmatic method which can eradicate these problems can be universally practiced.

Vipassana courses are open to anyone sincerely wishing to learn the technique, irrespective of race, caste, faith or nationality. Hindus, Jains, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, Jews as well as members of other religions have all successfully practiced Vipassana. The malady is universal; therefore, the remedy has to be universal. For example, when we experience anger, this anger is not Hindu anger or Christian anger, Chinese anger or American anger. Similarly, love and compassion are not the strict province of any community or creed: they are universal human qualities resulting from purity of mind. People from all backgrounds who practice Vipassana find that they become better human beings.

The Present-day World Environment

Developments in the fields of science and technology, in transportation, communications, agriculture and medicine, have revolutionized human life at the material level. But, in actuality, this progress is only superficial: underneath, modern men and women are living in conditions of great mental and emotional stress, even in developed and affluent countries.

The problems and conflicts arising out of racial, ethnic, sectarian and caste prejudices affect the citizens of every country. Poverty, warfare, weapons of mass destruction, disease, drug addiction, the threat of terrorism, epidemic, environmental devastation and the general decline of moral values—all cast a dark shadow on the future of civilization. One need only glance at the front page of a daily newspaper to be reminded of the acute suffering and deep despair which afflict the inhabitants of our planet.

Is there a way out of these seemingly insolvable problems? The answer is unequivocally, yes. All over the world today, the winds of change are readily apparent. People everywhere are eager to find a method which can bring peace and harmony; restore confidence in the efficacy of wholesome human qualities; and create an environment of freedom and security from all types of exploitation—social, religious and economic. Vipassana can be such a method.

Vipassana and Social Change

The technique of Vipassana is a path leading to freedom from all suffering; it eradicates the craving, aversion and ignorance which are responsible for all our miseries. Those who practice it remove, little by little, the root causes of their suffering and steadily emerge from the darkness of former tensions to lead happy, healthy, productive lives. There are many examples bearing testimony to this fact.

Several experiments have been conducted at prisons in India. In 1975, S.N. Goenka conducted a historic course for 120 inmates at the Central Jail in Jaipur, the first such experiment in Indian penal history. This course was followed in 1976 by a course for senior police officers at the Government Police Academy in Jaipur. In 1977, a second course was held at the Jaipur Central Jail. These courses were the subject of several sociological studies conducted by the University of Rajasthan. In 1990 another course was organized in Jaipur Central Jail in which forty life-term convicts and ten jail officials participated with very positive results.

In 1991, a course for life-sentence prisoners was held at the Sabaramati Central Jail, Ahmedabad, and was the subject of a research project by the Dept. of Education, Gujarat Vidyapeeth.

The Rajasthan and Gujarat studies and indicated definite positive changes of attitude and behaviour in the participants, and demonstrate that Vipassana is a positive reform measure enabling criminals to become wholesome members of society.

In 1995, a massive course was organised for 1000 prisoners in Tihar jail with far-reaching effects. Vipassana was adopted as a prison reform technique in the largest jails of India. A detailed report of the scientific studies carried out to assess the impact of Vipassana meditation on the prisoner’s mental health proves that Vipassana is capable of transforming criminals into better human beings.

The civil service career of S.N. Goenka’s meditation teacher, Sayagyi U Ba Khin, is an example of the transformative effect of Vipassana on government administration. Sayagyi was the head of several government departments. He succeeded in instilling a heightened sense of duty, discipline and morality in the officials working under him by teaching them Vipassana meditation. As a result, efficiency dramatically increased, and corruption was eliminated. Similarly, in the Home Department of the Government of Rajasthan, after several key officials attended Vipassana courses, decision-making and the disposal of cases were accelerated, and staff relations improved.

The Vipassana Research Institute has documented other examples of the positive impact of Vipassana in such fields as health, education, drug addiction, government, prisons and business management.

These experiments underscore the point that societal change must start with the individual. Social change cannot be brought about by mere sermons; discipline and virtuous conduct cannot be instilled in students simply through textbook lectures. Criminals will not become good citizens out of fear of punishment; neither can caste and sectarian discord be eliminated by punitive measures. History is replete with the failures of such attempts.

The individual is the key: he or she must be treated with love and compassion; he must be trained to improve himself—not by exhortations to follow moral precepts, but by being instilled with the authentic desire to change. He must be taught to explore himself, to initiate a process which can bring about transformation and lead to purification of mind. This is the only change which will be enduring.

Vipassana has the capacity to transform the human mind and character. It is an opportunity awaiting all who sincerely wish to make the effort.

Vipassana Teachers

Ven Ledi Sayadaw

His concise, clear and extensive scholarly work served to clarify the experiential aspect of Dhamma.

Saya Thetgyi

He was born in a poor farming village and in 1915 was appointed as a teacher by Ledi Sayadaw.

Sayagyi U Ba Khin

He was Goenkaji’s teacher and also an outstanding civil servant of Burma.

S.N. Goenka

As the principal teacher, Goenkaji, as he is known, has been instrumental in the spread of Vipassana in modern times.

“The technique of Vipassana is a simple, practical way to achieve real peace of mind and to lead a happy, useful life. It is not confined to any particular religion or dogma”
says Satya Narayan Goenka,
the principal teacher.

Centers of India


Dhamma Pattana

Near Essel World, Gorai Creek, Borivali (W), Mumbai Tel/Fax: (022) 2845-2111, 2845 2112;
400 091
Tel: Tel: (022) 2845 2261, 2845-2111, 2845 2112;

Course applications to: 156, 3-A/Chandra Rashmi, R. B. Mehta Marg, Ghatkopar (East), Mumbai 400 077. Tel: (022) 2513-2841 Email: (For online application, v

Dhamma Punna

Pune Vipassana Samiti, Dadawadi, Opp. Nehru Stadium, Near Anand Mangal Karyalaya Pune-411002

Tel: (020) 2446-8903

2443-6250; Fax 2446-3243
Dhamma Punna Info – PDF

Dhamma Bhusana

Contact: Vipassana Sadhana Samiti, Shantinagar, Omakar Colony, Near Kotecha High School, Dist. Jalgaon, Bhusaval
425 201
Tel: 98229-14056
Mrs. Padma Kotecha


Pune Vipassana Centre, Dist. Pune, Village Markal-412105, Maharashtra
Tel: (91) 92713-35668

Pune Vipassana Samiti, Dadawadi, Opp. Nehru Stadium, Near Anand Mangal Karyalaya Pune-411002, Maharashtra
Dhammananda Info – PDF

Dhamma Vipula

Plot No. 91A; Sector 26, CBD Belapur; Navi Mumbai – 400614

Tel: (022)-2522 1101

Mr. Sudhakhar Funde, Tel: (022)-2522 1101; Mr. Dhanraj Koche, Tel: (022)-2766 7087
Dhamma Vipula Info – PDF

Dhamma Sarovara

Khandesh Vipassana Centre Near Dedargaon Water Purification Plant, Survey No. 166, At Post Tikhi, Dhule, Maharashtra

Tel: (0256) 255222
Dr. Prashant Deore
86, Adarsh Colony Behind Indira Garden, Deopur, Dhule-424002 Maharashtra (02562) 222-861, 224-168, 229-632, 202-737
Dhamma Sarovara Info – PDF

Dhamma Manamoda

Manmad Vipassana Centre, Near Ankai Kila Station, Post Ankai, Tal. Yeola, Dist. Nashik-422401

Tel: (02591)-225141, 231414
Mr D. B. Ahire
Plot E-48 ‘Antarvishva’, IUDP, Manmad, Tal. Nandgaon, Dist. Nashik-423104
Dhamma Manamoda Info – PDF

Dhamma Sugati

Vipassana Kendra, Ekayanomaggo Sansthan, Sugata Nagar, Nagpur-440014.

Tel: (0712) 2650867

Dhamma Sugati Info – PDF

Dhamma Ajanta

Ajanta International Vipassana Samiti, Near MGM Medical College, N-6, CIDCO, Aurangabad-431003

Tel: (0240)-2350092, 2480194

Contact: P. P. Raibole – Residence Tel: [91] (0240) 234 1836 Contact: Mrs. Asha Mansingka – Residence Tel: [91] (0240) 237 7291 Mobile: [91] 937 200 4356
Dhamma Ajanta Info – PDF

Dhamma Naga

Nagpur Vipassana Centre, Village Mahurjhari, Near Nagpur Kalmeshwar Road, Nagpur, Maharashtra

Tel: (0712) 2458686

Kalyanmitra Charitable Trust, Abyankar Smarak Trust Bldg., Abyankar Road, Dhantoli, Nagpur-440012 Fax: 2539716
Dhamma Naga Info – PDF

Dhamma Salila

Dehradun Vipassana Centre Dehradun, Uttaranchal

Tel: (0135)-2754880

Dhamma Salila Info – PDF

Dhamma Giri

Vipassana International Academy Igatpuri, Dist. Nashik, Maharashtra
Tel: 02553-244076; 244086

Dhamma Giri Info – PDF

Dhamma Vahini

Village Runde, Titwala (E), Dist. Kalyan, near Mumbai

Tel: (022)-3094 9088

Mumbai-Parisar Vipassana Centre, G-1, Motlibai Wadia Building, 22-D, S A Bravli Road Horniman Circle, Fort, Mumbai-400001 Fax: 2283 7060
Dhamma Vahini Info – PDF

Dhamma Tapovana

Igatpuri Dist. Nashik, Maharashtra
Tel: (02553) 244076 ; 244086

Dhamma Tapovana Info – PDF

Dhamma Sarita

Jivan Sandhya Mangalya Sansthan, Matoshri Vriddhashram, At: Sor, Post: Padgha, Tal. Bhivandi, Dist. Thane-421101 (Near Khadavali Central Railway Station).

Tel: (02522) 567301; 98209-43114

Gautam Gaikwad – (022) 2547-7270, Mobile: 98213-62283 V. K. Khamkar – (022) 2305-4823, Mobile: 98203-46376.
Dhamma Sarita Info – PDF

Dhamma Nasika

Nashik Vipassana Kendra, Opposite Water Filtration plant, Shivaji Nagar, Satpur, Post YCMMV, Nashik
Tel: 0253-5616242

‘Upvan’, Near Ganpati Mandir
City Office: ‘Upvan’, Near Ganpati Mandir, Savarkar Nagar, Gangapur Road, Nashik 422 005
Course Schedule
Dhamma Nasika Info – PDF


Deccan Vipassana Research Centre, Ramling Road, Aalte Park, Aalte, Tal Hatkangane, Dist. Kolhapur-416123

Tel: (0230) 2487167
Fax: (0230) 248-7167
Dhammalaya Info – PDF

Central and Eastern India

Dhamma Malava

Indore Vipassana Center Village Jambudi Hapsi Opposite Gommatgiri, (in front of Pitru mountain) Hatod Road, Indore
Tel: +91 9893788909
P N Nandeshawar
Indore Vipassana International Foundation Trust 582 M. G. Road Labhaganga, Indore Tel: (0731) 398 3313; Mobile: 98937-88909, 98930-29167

Dhamma Ketu

Village Thanod, via Anjora, Dist. Durg, Chattisgarh-491001

Tel: (0788)-2411813
Mr. J K Gandhi
31 Civic Centre, Radio Corner, Bhilai-490006 Res: (0788)-5012148; Off: 5012108; Mobile: 93290-24552
Dhamma Ketu Info – PDF

Dhamma Upavana

Baracakiya, Bihar

Tel: (0621)-244 975, 5521 0770
Dr Ishwarchandra Sinha.
Khabhada Road, Muzaffarpur-842001, Bihar
Dhamma Upavana Info – PDF

Dhamma Bala

Jabalpur Vipassana Trust Mani Distributors, 33 Dawa Bazar, Civic Centre Jabalpur Fax: 2342719, 2391127

Tel: 5006252, 2310252

Dhamma Bala Info – PDF

Dhamma Puri

Tripura Vipassana Meditation Centre, P. O. Machmara, Dist. North Tripura, Tripura-799265

Tel: (03822)-266204; 266238
Mr Mohan Devan
(0381)-2230288; Mobile: 098621-54882
Dhamma Puri Info – PDF

Dhamma Pala

Mr Ashok Kela E-1/82, Arera Colony, Bhopal-462016 Res. 2468053, Fax: 2468197

Tel: (0755)-2462351, 2461243

Dhamma Pala Info – PDF

Dhamma Bodhi

Bodh Gaya International Meditation Centre Gaya-Dhobi Road (15 km), Post: Magadha University, Bodh Gaya-824234 Bihar

Tel: (0631)-2200437

Shanti Dham
Kankarbagh Road, Patna-800020, Bihar, Tel: and Fax: (0612)-2352874, 2352530
Dhamma Bodhi Info – PDF

Dhamma Kanana

Dhamma Kanana Vipassana Centre, Wainganga Tat, Rengatola, P.O. Garra, Balaghat.

Tel: 07632-260121; 94251-40015
Haridas Meshram
Ratan Kuti, 126, I.T.I. Road, Buddhi, Balaghat-481001 Tel: 07632-260121; Mobile: 94251-40015
Dhamma Kanana Info – PDF

Dhamma Licchavi

Vaishali Vipassana Centre, Ladaura Gram, Ladaura Pakri, Muzzaffarpur-843113

Tel: (0621)-2247750

Lalit Kunj, Atardah, Muzzaffarpur-842002, Bihar Tel: 2243206, 2243407; Fax: (0621)-2247702
Dhamma Licchavi Info – PDF

Dhamma Ganga

Bara Mandir Ghat, Harishchandra Dutta Road, Panihati (Sodepur), Dist. 24 Parganas (N.), West Bengal
Tel: 2242-3225 ; 2471-0319

Daya Ram Kajaria, 22 Bonfield Lane, 2nd floor,
Dhamma Ganga Info – PDF


Dhamma Surinda

Surendranagar, Gujarat

Tel: 02752-242030

Karunaben Mahasati, 10, Bankers Society, Near C U Shah English School, Surendranagar 363002; Dr. Navin Bavishi, Tel: 232564

Dhamma Kota

Saurashtra Vipassana Research Centre, Kotharia Road, Lothada village, Rajkot, Gujarat.

Tel: (0281)-2782550; (0281)-2782040; 9327923540

Saurastra Vipassana Research Center C/o Bhabha dining hall, Panchanath road, Rajkot-360001 Tel. (0281) 2220861-2220866, 9427221591
Dhamma Kota Info – PDF

Dhamma Bhavana (Dhamma House)

Vadodara Vipassana Samiti 301 ‘B’ Tower, Alkapuri Arcade, Opp. Welcomgroup Hotel, R. C. Dutt Road, Vadodara-390007 Fax: 2337361

Tel: 0265-2341375, 2343302, 2343304

Dhamma Bhavana (Dhamma House) Info – PDF

Dhamma Sindhu

Kutch Vipassana Centre, Village-Bada, Tal. Mandvi, Dist. Kutch
Tel: (02834) 273612, Teacher’s.Res – 273304
Mr Ishwarlal Shah
(02834) 223076
Fax: (02834) 224267
Course Schedule
Dhamma Sindhu Info – PDF

Dhamma Divakara

Uttar Gujarat Vipassana Kendra, AT: Mitha Village, Dist. Mehsana, Gujarat

Tel: (02762)-272800
Upendrabhai Patel
18,N Shraddha Complex, Second Floor, Opp. Municipal Office, Mehsana 384001
Dhamma Divakara Info – PDF

Dhamma Pitha

Gurjar Vipashyana Kendra, Village: Ranoda, Taluka: Dholka, Dist.: Ahmedabad
Tel: (079) 3422473
Yogesh Agrawal
1, Ishwar Park, Navjeevan, Ahmedabad. Cell : +91 98980 10307. Ph : +91 (79) 2646 1490. Bhargav Karia : +91 98240 50936 Satyen Priyadarshi, Tel: +91 (79) 2321 1544 S. S. Chaudhari, ‘Ratnam’,
Dhamma Pitha Info – PDF

South India


Kumudavalli Village, Bhimavaram Mandal, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh-534201

Tel: (08816)-236566


Dhamma Nijjhana

VIMC, Indur, Post Pocharam, Yedpalli Mandal, Pin-503186, Dist. Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh

Tel: (08462)-273433

Dhamma Nijjhana Info – PDF


VIMC, Vijayarayai, Pedavegi Mandal (Post), Pin-534475, Dist. West Godavari [15 kms. from Eluru on Eluru-Chintalapudi Road]

Tel: (08812)-225 522

DhammaVijaya Info – PDF

Dhamma Paphulla

Alur Village, Dasanapura Hubli, Bangalore North Taluka-562123

Tel: (080)-23712377

Dhamma Paphulla Info – PDF

Dhamma Kondanna

Vipassana International Meditation Centre, Kondapur, Via Sagareddy, Medak-502306

Tel: 93920-93799 , 9862-26650


Dhamma Sumana

Gyan Vigyana Vidhyapeeth, No. 13, 11th Main, 17th Cross, Padmanabhanagar, (Banashankari), Next to Lakshmikantha Kalyana Mandap, Near Kidney Foundation, Bangalore-560070

Tel: (080)-26393682

Bharat Silks, No. 185, 1st floor, 4th Cross, Lalbagh Road, Bangalore-560027 Tel: (080) 22224330, Fax: 22275776

Dhamma Ketana Vipassana Meditation Centre

Kerala Vipassana Samiti, VMC, Mampra P.O. Kodukulanji (via) Chengannur, Dist. Alleppey (8 kms from Chengannur Railway station) Kerala-689511

Tel: (0091) – 479 – 2351616

Raghunath Kurup: (0091) -479-2361293

Dhamma Khetta

Vipassana International Meditation Centre, 12.6 km. Nagarjunsagar Road, Kusumnagar, Vanasthali Puram,Hyderabad A.P
Tel: (040) 2424-0290

Teacher’s Res. 2424 1746; City Off. 2473 2569 Fax: C/o (040) 2461 3941
Dhamma Khetta Info – PDF

Dhamma Nagajjuna

Nagarjun Sagar, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh Hill Colony, Nagarjunasagar-502802

Tel: 94401-39329

Dhamma Nagajjuna Info – PDF

Dhamma Setu

Chennai Vipassana Centre, 533, Pazhan Thandalam Road, Via Thiruneermalai Road, Thirumudivakkam, Chennai
Tel: (044) 24780953, 24783311, 64504142
Mr Vinayak – (0)-9444021622
City Off. Meridian Apparels, Limited, Meridian House 121/3, T.T.K. Road, Manickam Avenue, Chennai 600 018. Tel: (044) 24994646, 42111000; Fax: (044) 24994477, 42111777;
Dhamma Setu Info – PDF

North India

Dhamma Lakkhana

Lucknow Vipassana Centre, Asti Road, Bakshi ka Talab, Lucknow-227202, U.P

Tel: (0522)-2508525
Pankaj Jain
A-101 Hampton Courts Apartments, Behind Piccadily Hotel, Alambagh, Lucknow, U.P. 226 005. Tel: (0522)242-4408, 93359-06341.
Dhamma Lakkhana Info – PDF

Dhamma Sikhara

Himachal Vipassana Kendra Dharamkot, MacLeod Ganj, Dharamshala 176 219, Dist. Kangra, H.P

Tel: (01892)-221309; 221368

Dhamma Sikhara Info – PDF

Dhamma Marudhara

Vipassana Sadhana Kendra, Behind Laharia Resort, Chaupsani, Jodhpur
342 009
Tel: Mobile: 93525-92279
Contact: Mr. Nemi Chand Bhandari
260,Mayur, 4th B Road, Sardarpura, Jodhpur 342 003. Tel: (0291) 243 2048, 263 7330; Mobile: 93147-27215, 93526-83346;

Dhamma Patthana

Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan, Village Kammaspur, National Highway 1, Dist. Sonepat, Haryana-131001

Tel: (0130)-3204231; 09354804415

Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan, Hemkunt Towers, 10th & 16th Floor, 98 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110 019. Tel: (011) 2645 2772, 2648-5071, 2648-5072; Fax: (011) 2647 0658; Mobile: 98110-45002
Dhamma Patthana Info – PDF

Dhamma Karunika

Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan,Behind Government School, V. Newal, P.O Sainik School, Kunjpura, Karnal-132001 Contact: B.M.Verma, H.No.5,Shakti Colony, Near S.B.I, Karnal

Tel: 0184-2257543,44,;Mobile 9992000601

Dhamma Karunika Info – PDF

Dhamma Thali

Rajasthan Vipassana Centre Via Sisodiya Rani Baug, Through Galtaji Road, PO Box 208, Jaipur-302001, Rajasthan Fax C/o : (0141)-2576283

Tel: (0141) 2680220; 2680311

Dhamma Thali Info – PDF

Dhamma Suvatthi

Jetavana Vipassana Meditation Centre Katara Bypass, Dist. Bahraich, Sravasti-271845

Tel: (05252)-265439

Mr. G. S. Singh, Tel: (0522) 270 0053
Dhamma Suvatthi Info – PDF

Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan, Delhi

Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan, Village Bhatti ( Opposite Radha Saomi Satsang) Chatterpur Temple Road, Phase IV, New Delhi, India
Tel: (011) 26653178

Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan
Hemkunt Towers, 10th & 16th Floor, 98 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110 019. Tel: (011) 2645 Mobile: 98110-45002
Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan, Delhi Info – PDF

Dhamma Cakka

Vipassana Sadhana Kendra, Village Kargipur, Sarnath, U.P

Tel: (0542)-3208168

Mr. Pramod Chandra Gupta, 52,53 Jawaharlal Nehru Complex, Englishia Line, Cant, Varanasi-Pin 221002 Tel: [91] (0542) 324-6089
Dhamma Cakka Info – PDF

Dhamma Sota

Village Rahaka (District Gurgaon), Ballabgarh-Sohna Road, 12 kms from Sohna (about 50 kms from Connaught Place, New Delhi) Haryana]
Tel: 0124-2013731 ; 09991252980

City Office: Vipassana Sadhana Sansthan
Hemkunt Towers, 10th & 16th Floor, 98 Nehru Place, New Delhi 110 019 011) 2645 2772, 2648-5071, 2648-5072; Fax: (011) 2647 0658; Mobile: 98110-45002
Dhamma Sota Info – PDF

Dhamma Dhaja

Punjab Vipassana Trust P.O. Mehlanwali, Village Anand Garh Dist. Hoshiarpur-146110, Punjab

Tel: (01882)-272333; 240202, 272488


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Princy Electronic EBike, GM EBike

Princy Electronic EBike, GM EBike

What is E-Bike?
E-Bike is an innovation. A electric vehicle which runs on electric power stored in battery, which in one charge giving a mileage of around 60 kms. at a max. speed of 25kms/hrs.

Why electric vehicle?
Due to increase in the consumption of fuel, the entire world will be facing shortage of fuel, the only option is to switch over to a alternate [energy] drive source. PRINCY E-Bike is the answer.
WALKMAN WORLD introduced “250 Watts E-Bike” which consumes 1 to 1.5 unit of electricity to recharge the batteries. Once fully charged, it gives you a mileage of around 60 Kms. This means that E-bike is 10 to 15 times more economical as compared to conventional, diesel /petrol vehicle. ,say in cost of 1 ltr. petrol it runs more then 500 kms.

How to recharge the battery?

It is as simple as recharging a mobile cell phone.. Connect the charger to the battery and the charger to a three pin domestic electric points & switch on the electricity and the battery starts getting charged. The charger automatically disconnects after the battery is fully charged, displaying green Led.

What are the different models and their prices?


What about after sales service?

Committed dealers network is setup to give full fledge service to the customer, however it is a maintenance free E-bike..

What is the color available?

It is Red, Blue Grey, Silver, Black and Pink

What is the life of the battery? Where are they available?

Battery can be charge for 300 times, it gives mileage of around 15000 to 18000 km during its life tenure. The replacement cost is Rs.5500/- per battery set . The battery set is available with WALKMAN WORLD’S authorized dealers.

What about Registration formalities?

PRINCY E-Bike is exempted from registration by regulatory Authority, as its specification comply with the ARAI norms

Features Of our Product The Princy e-bike :
  • Aerodynamic Shape
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Travels 70 To 75 Kms. per charge
  • Strong Shock Absorbers
  • Easy Charging
  • No Pollution
  • No Fuel Required
  • No maintenance problem
  • Comfortable & Easy to drive
  • No hassle of changing gears



Specification Of our Product The Princy e-bike :
Max. Speed
Below 25 Kmph
Below 25 Kmph
Below 25 Kmph
Motor Power
Below 250 W
Below 250 W
Below 250 W
Motor Type
Non Brush Motor
Non Brush Motor
Gear Motor
Battery Type
Brake F/R
Drum Brakes
Drum Brakes
Drum Brakes
48V,22 AH
48V,22 AH
48V,22 AH
Charge Time
8-10 Hours
8-10 Hours
8-10 Hours
Tyre Spec
16.0 * 3
16.0 * 3
2.75 * 17 / 2.50 * 17
Models Available Of our Product The Princy e-bike :
Princy e-bike : Princy 350
Max. Speed
Below 25 Kmph
Motor Power
Below 250 W
Motor Type
Non Brush Motor
Battery Type
Brake F/R
Drum Brakes
48V,22 AH
Charge Time
8-10 Hours
Tyre Spec
16.0 * 3
Princy e-bike : Princy 450
Max. Speed
Below 25 Kmph
Motor Power
Below 250 W
Motor Type
Non Brush Motor
Battery Type
Brake F/R
Drum Brakes
48V,22 AH
Charge Time
8-10 Hours
Tyre Spec
16.0 * 3
Princy e-bike : Princy 500
Max. Speed
Below 25 Kmph
Motor Power
Below 250 W
Motor Type
Gear Motor
Battery Type
Brake F/R
Drum Brakes
48V,22 AH
Charge Time
8-10 Hours
Tyre Spec
2.75 * 17 / 2.50 * 17
Welcome to the princy E-Bike Family !!!!!
The ultimate in City Commuting, From Home To Office,Factory,School,Shopping,Etc
For Carrying Children,groceries,vegetables and light household Goods

Most suitable for housewives to carry children, Groceries,light households etc and also for children as well senior citizens !!!!!

Powerful pick up aerodynamic design, suitable for all age group, speed lock, speed stabilizer strengthend body,Switch facilities.

First company to launch bike type shape electric bike, extra ordinary,weigthcarrying capacity as compared to any other e bike,most powerful pick up……..

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