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NOVEMBER 1999

FOR MEMBERS ONLY

 

 

NAVNAT BHAGINI UTKARSH KENDRA

BOOGIE

 

WOOGIE

The Bhagini Kendra staged a musical extravaganza during the Diwali Holidays.

 

The young stars of the BOOGIE WOOGIE warmed our hearts from the word 'go' to the end.

 

They danced with fluency and grace; accentuated by rhythmic

gestures at hands, hips swiveling and quick facial expression; -all synchronized with the music emanating from the audio cassette.

 

Who knows, some of the faces may blossom into Manisha Koirala, Kajol or Shah Rukhkhan!

 

The audience expected an evening that was entertaining and refreshing. They weren't disappointed.

 

Convenors, Manju Sheth and Priti Sangani have jointly put in weeks of preparations to make this event an unforgettable one.

 

Chairman Pramod Kothari conveys his appreciation & thanks to both of them and all the

participants for the success of the show. 

 

 

 

 


 


Boogie Woogie Awards -Solo

 

1st. Rishita Rupani

2nd Deep Mehta

 

Consolation

Gemini Kamdar.

 

Awards-Pair

 

1st Darshna Doshi &

Chandni Doshi

 

2nd Pratik Kamdar &

Vinay Kamdar

 

3rd Punit Shah & Poojan Shah.

 

Consolation: Malini Mehta & Ketul Mehta.

 

Best Youngest Surprise: Jaini Doshi.

 

Our thanks to judges Mona Ketan Doshi & Mehul Ruparelia for a difficult job well done.

 


                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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NAVNAT BHAGINI UTKARSH KENDRA

DIWALI FESTIVAL

 CONTINUED

 

During Diwali Festivals, the Bhagini Kendra moves in the driver's seat pushing the Navnat Managing Committee in the back seat.  Festivals are what gives our life its richness and colour.  By organizing events like  a Boogie Woogie Show,  children's Diwali card competition and the display of Diwali concept as it is celebrated in the different states of India, the Bhagini Kendra fosters the spirit of brotherhood amongst the community.

 

Mrs. Chandanben Kothari on 'DHAN-TERASH' performed the opening ceremony of both the events. She is the mother of Chairman Pramod Kothari.

 

CARDS COMPETITION                                                                                        

 

 

A total of 52 children took part.  The results are

Standard 1

1st  Nirali Gandhi

2nd  Meghna Soni

3rd  Ekta Anandpara

Standard II

1st Ridhi Mehta

2nd Jaini Doshi

Consolation

Sajni Vora

Standard III

1st Sonam Sanghavi

2nd  Vinay Kamdar

Consolation

Mohir Soni                  

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Standard IV

1st Bindi Doshi

2nd Nikisha Soni

Consolation

Ankur Vora

Nursery

1st  Dipali Savadia

2nd Chandni Anandpara

3rd  Krupali Shah

4th  Vishal Savadia

 

CONGRATULATIONS

TO

THE

WINNERS

                                                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you lived is to have succeeded.

 

 

RALPH WALDO EMERSON

 

 

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NAVNAT BHAGINI UTKARSH KENDRA

DIWALI FESTIVAL

CONTINUED

 

CONCEPT OF DIWALI AS CELEBRATED IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF INDIA

THE FOLLOWING PARTICIPATED

 

 

                     

 

 

Light

Refreshment

We are grateful to convenors Jyotshna Doshi & SadhnaDoshi for arranging

Navnat mix &

channa-batata.

WESTERN INDIA

 

KETKI SHAH

NILA PATEL

BHANU GALANI

HARSHA KAMDAR

KIRTIBEN SHAH

eastern India

 

Prafulaben doshi

daksha dedhi

mamta mehta

priti shah

                                                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

samavasaran

 

jayshree doshi

prafula mehta

raksha vora

vasuben vora

chetna modi.

SHUSHICHAKRA

 

Usha kothari

jayshree Mehta

meena vibhakar

pravina mehta

                                                                                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The floral arrangements in the Hall were as usual by Mina Subhash Shah.

 

These added charm to the décor of the whole display of Diwali concepts & Cards. On the whole, a visual delights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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We are not here to play, to dream, and to drift.  We have hard work to do and load to lift.

Shun not the struggle-face it.  It is God's gift.

GOETHE

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                            

 

 

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On the new-year day, the managing committee organized a get-together to facilitate community-members to greet and convey saal-mubarak to each other. 

 

The men were at their best in designer-wear, readymade and tailor-made dresses. But the ladies stole the show. They came in satin, sequins gorgeous evening-wear which on many moulded to perfection on each hour-glass shaped figure.  The whiff of channel and other exotic perfume was in the air.

 

The fireworks made the sky an explosion of colours and light.  It was an exciting evening.  Chairman Pramod Kothari and the Bhagini Kendra Chairperson Sadhna Doshi greeted all the members and wished them a happy New Year.

 

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Like most people, 31 year old Shalu Bhargava never thought too much about her bones.  Four years ago, when Delhi housewife started feeling exhausted and weak, her relatives offered a simple reason: "You've just had a baby, getting fully fit takes time."

 

 What began as a backache and shooting pains whenever she tried to get up from a sitting position soon became a daily hindrance.  Ordinary chores like washing her eight-month-old daughter's nappies, shampooing her own hair and getting into her own clothes became arduous.  And then it started showing her in gait.

 

For two years, she went from one orthopedic to another seeking relief.  One day she was diagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis, next day spondylitis. Finally, in September 1997, Bhargava was wheeled into Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute for Medical Science, Lucknow.  Dr. Ambrish Mithal, senior endocrinologist measured her bones mineral density.  This is an index of bone strength.  her muscles were weak.  And blood tests revealed very low calcium levels.  Left untreated, such a condition makes bones prone to life threatening fractures.  Bhargawa was diagnosed as suffering from osteomalacia - a chronic deficiency of vitamin D, the nutrient our bones cannot do without.

 

She was put on a high dose of vitamin D and calcium.  Her turn around was dramatic. Within two weeks, she was up and about and could feel the strength flowing back into her demineralised bones.

 

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BHARGAWA  -  OSTEOMALACIA

 

Osteomalacia first shows up as a pain in the bones -specially in the bones of the neck, legs, hips and ribs -as muscle weaken.

 

The sunshine vitamin [vitamin D] is vital for bone health.  Soaking in ultra-violet rays from sunlight, the skin makes vitamin D.  Half an hour in the sun regularly, and your body has enough stocks of vitamin D.  Just about a hundredth of a milligram each day is sufficient for good health depending on age. Diet wise, the richest source is milk fortified with vitamin D.

 

Dr. Amrish Mithal is now attached to the Apollo Hospital in Delhi and is the president of the Indian

Society For Bone And Mineral research.

 

FROM INDIA-TODAY.  NOVEMBER 1, 1999.

 

STROKE

NEW DRUGS IN THE MARKET

 

Surinder Behl is a US based chemical scientist now in India on leave.  While shaving, one Sunday morning, in Delhi, he felt his left arm go limp and all the strength drain out of his left leg.  It seemed to give way.  Bhel, who had suffered a stroke earlier, recognized the symptoms and rushed to the hospital. The radiologist and neuro -surgeon attending to the Bhel at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospital in Delhi did CT scan.  it showed exactly where his artery was clogged.  Since he had reached the hospital within three hours of the stroke, the doctors decided to use tissue plasminogen activator [TPA], the latest drug which breaks up clots and opens up areas of the brain that start dying because of the blood supply being cut off by the clot.

 

TPA is a drug that stimulates plasminogen, a natural protein in our body that breaks up clots that form routinely.  While drugs like urokinase and streptokinase were around for some time, they needed to be administered with catheters right into the brain, and could also cause a lot of extra bleeding.  But TPA can be administered like any ordinary intravenous injection and is safer.  However it must be used within three hours of the occurrence of a stroke.  The single dose of TPA costs between Rs.40, 000 to Rs.80, 000 depending upon the patient's body weight.

 

FROM INDIA-TODAY

NOVEMBER 1, 1999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lord Ganeshjee's BIG HEAD, inspires us to think big and think profitably; the BIG EARS prompt us to listen patiently to new ideas and suggestions.  The NARROW EYES point to deep concentration needed to finish tasks in hand, well and quickly.  The LONG NOSE tells us to poke around inquisitively to learn more; and the SMALL MOUTH reminds us to speak less and listen more.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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MOMBASA WEDDING

KETAN WITH AARTI

 

Ketan [B.Pharm] is the son of Mrs. Mradula and Late Mr. Nitin Varia, Nairobi.

 

Aarti [CA] is the daughter of Mrs. Jyotsna and Mr. Ramesh Pandya of Mombasa.

 

CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES

Marriage brings music in a man's life. He learns to play a second fiddle.


BEAUTIFUL INDEED IS THE MARRIAGE OF TWO WHO ARE

 

ˇ         One in hope.

ˇ         One in love.

ˇ         One in the manner they live.

ˇ         One in the religion they keep.

 

 

NEITHER IN THE FLESH,

NOR IN THE SPIRIT

OUGHT TO DIVIDE THEM.

 

IT IS TO THESE

THE GOD GIVES HIS PEACE.

 

 


Youth and old age should be periods of intensive happiness.  The one is easy because we do not know what is before us, and the other because so much misery is behind us.

I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the bar:

1st Man:  "What your wife says when you go home late.

2nd Man:  "I have got no wife."

1st Man:   "Than what is the idea of staying late?"

 

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NAVNAT HEALTH SERVICES.

 

The NHS, during the span of six years, has put in place a more dedicated work culture than we could hope for.

 

The committee members, past and present, have endeared themselves to the community by their amenable temperament and winning manners. These attributes make their fund raising task easier.  They still have a more challenging time ahead. But this brigade is not to shy away.

 

As from 1st January 2000, the NHS members will be able to claim a cumulative amount of Sh.60, 000. The subscription amount remains the same that is Sh.1500 per member. Please pay your subscription to any one of the following:

 

Mr. Tarun Desai  *   Mr. Virendra Vora  *  Mr. Surendra Shavadia. 

 

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I can not give you a formula for success; but I can give the formula for failure.

 

Try to please everybody.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEEL

 

Early next year, he is joining Florida Institute of Technology for a 4 year

degree course in Computer Science.

 

Taking note of his scholastic achievements, he has been awarded College President's Scholarship of $30,000.

 

He just completed International Baccaureate in Nairobi.

 

Neel is the son of Mrs. Hema and Mr. Kirit Liladhar Mehta

 

WE WISH HIM WELL.

 


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IMMIGRATION -  INDIA

 

The Government of India has laid down that only certain types of visas such as Business Visa, Student Visa, Medical Visa  etc are extendable beyond the authorised period.   This is done by the Foreigners Regional Registration Office [FRRO] of the respective districts with the approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.

 

THE TOURIST VISA IS VALID FOR A MAXIMUM PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS AND IS NOT EXTENDABLE BY THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES,  HENCE THE WORDS NOT EXTENDABLE ON THE VISA STAMP.

 

The FRRO cannot change the purpose of stay or the nature of visa.  It is therefore advisable to apply for specific visa to suit the requirement.

 

FROM THE HINDU COUNCIL OF KENYA NEWS LETTER.

                                                                                     

 


We have just learnt that Mr. Maganlal Velji Mehta passed away in England at the age of 85years after a long illness bravely born.

His family members including daughter, Mrs. Pravina Harshad Vora were there at his bedside.

 

We extend our condolences to Mrs. Maganlal Mehta and  family members.  May his soul rest in peace.             

 

 

Ageing is a preparation for death, not a defiance of it.  The wonderful gift of life, which we receive when we come into the world, is time-bound.   All of us have some day to die.  All that we can do is to live as fruitful and rounded a life as possible; and when death approaches prepare to welcome it.

Michael Loso.

 

10th SPORTS AND CULTURAL FESTIVAL

 

 

Convenor Ramnik Patel and his talented co-workers are now in full swing. The sub-committees are chalking out plans for reception and accommodation of the visitors.

 

Practices for various sports have commenced. The Committee is to hold a MINI SPORTS festival. Two groups, namely Lions and Tigers have been formed.

 

The first Fund Raising event -musical night - was satisfactory.  The response has encouraged the committee to organise a Food Festival from January 21st to January23rd 2000, both days inclusive. The committee is hopeful that, with support of the community members, the event will be successful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ˇ        Mr. Rajnikant Sheth returned to India.  We asked Dr. Udyan, "Now that dad has left for India, you and Bina should have more free time?"  He replied: "Yes. We can argue and quarrel freely!"

ˇ        The following left for India to attend the wedding of Mr. P C Shah's nephew.

1.      Mr. & Mrs. Pravin C Shah.

2.      Mr. & Mrs. Paresh Pravin C Shah.

3.      Mrs. Shashiben Jayantibhai Shah.

4.      Mr. & Mrs. Manoj Jayantilal Shah. Mrs. Heena Manoj after attending the wedding, will proceed to Australia to visit her sister.

5.      Mr. & Mrs. Mahendra C Shah

ˇ        The following arrived from UK & India to attend Ketan Varia's wedding.

1.      Mrs. Sudha & Mr. Madhubhai with their daughter Rima.

2.      Mrs. Aarti Lakhani.  Sudhaben & Aartiben are sisters of Mrs. Priti Sangani

3.      Mr. & Mrs. Nishit Anil Varia with their son Sahil.

4.      Mr. Nemis Kumud Varia.

ˇ        Mr. & Mrs. Mukesh Natwarlal Mehta to India. We owe an apology to Mr. Mukesh Mehta. In the list of Apasra Uchhavani, name of Late Mrs. Damyanti Mehta was mentioned. We ought to have given the full name for easy identification. The name should read Mrs. Damyantiben Natwarlal Mehta.

ˇ         Mr. & Mrs. Manher Galani to India for further treatment of Mrs. Galani's renal condition.

ˇ        Mr. & Mrs. Lalitrai Popatlal Doshi making preparations to go to India.

ˇ        Mr. & Mrs. Ashwin Ratilal Doshi should be in India by the end of the 2nd week of December.

ˇ        Mr. & Mrs. Satish Kothari & family to India.

ˇ        Friends of Mr. Nagindas Gandhi will be pleased to know that he is well after the by-pass and should be with us before the end of January.

ˇ        Mr. Gordhan Kamdar returned from UK visit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Mrs. Shakuntlaben Gandalal Rupani dislocated her shoulder bone. She is now resting at home. We wish her a speedy recovery.

 

Compiled by

Secretary Anil Kamdar

Mansukh Galani.