PVR in Udaipur starts This June


PVR (Priya Village Roadshow) Cinemas is one of the largest cinema chains in India. The company, which began  ( by the name Pallu Veda Ramasamy)as a joint venture agreement between Priya Exhibitors Private Limited and Village Roadshow Limited, began its commercial operations in June 1997 with the launch of PVR Anupam in Saket, India’s first multiplex. By introducing the multiplex concept in India, PVR Cinemas brought in a whole new paradigm shift to the cinema viewing experience: high class seating, state-of-the-art screens and audio-visual systems.

PVR Cinemas Udaipur

This chain adds one more to their basket by opening a multiplex in the city of lakes situated at The Celebration Mall, Bhuwana. The PVR cinemas holds a capability of showing 3D movies with the 7.1 Dolby digital surround sound system. The source assures that the multiplex can hold the majority of people say approx 1100 plus people at a time. The multiplex comprises of 4 screens and 3 sitting categories.

The PVR Cinema will be starting in the first week of June probably, with the screening of the Hindi movie “Ready” starring Salman Khan.. The PVR cinema will be showing 16 shows a day (4 shows a day on one screen * 4 screens) and has an excellent heritage interiors and variety of snacks are served in house.  The tickets are also available at competitive rate.

PVR Cinemas Udaipur



[Toppers Speak] Six hours of Daily Studies enough to grab AIR 99 in IIT-JEE: Saleha Hussain

Saleha Hussain believes in maintaining a balance between all things in life. ‘Living it up’ is an equally important aspect of her life as are her studies and academic goals. The student of Bansal Classes Private Limited grabbed the 99 rank (AIR) this year in IIT and is probably first in Udaipur. She wants to join IIT Mumbai and want to be a Computer Engineer

Daily basis studies made this dream came true for her. She not has rocked in IIT-JEE but has also scored 90.04% in Class 12th CBSE. “I devote 6 hours daily for study no matter what” said Saleha. During the conversation with Team UdaipurBlog she proudly shares her experiences. “I want to dedicat this success to my family for undivided attention and unconditional support and Bansal Sir for his constant encouragement and valuable guidance” adds Saleha.

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Saleha Hussain who scored 99th Rank in IIT-JEE 2011

But there is a lighter side of Saleha as well. This topper enjoys watching Tom and Jerry in her free time. Adding in her achievements her mother Prof. Sofiya speaks that she has recently awarded with Maharana Fateh Singh Award. “I have a room full of her laurels both academic and co-curricular activates” she explains proudly with a smile.

Congratulations to Saleha on Behalf of Team UdaipurBlog. We wish all the best for her bright future


[Toppers Speak] Hard Work is the Key to Every Success: Somya Singhvi

Devoting three hours on school days and five on holidays for studies, bangs the highest position in science by scoring 96% in the CBSE 12th Boards. “Regular studies and undivided attention towards all subjects are my mantra for success.” said Somya Singhvi. He has done his schooling from Alok Senior Secondary School, Hiran Magri and coaching from Catalyst, Sardarpura.

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Somya Singhvi

In a course of conversation with UdaipurBlog he deeply thanked God and gave the credit to his parents for their never ending support and his teachers who guided him in the difficult times. “My teachers’ efforts contributed to my success and the constant encouragement has made this dream possible,” said Somya. But he is not resting on her laurels yet and is getting ready for his next goal in life. Somya wants to be a mechanical engineer. He accompanied by his brother leaving for United States for higher studies. He has to join University of Cornell for which both Somya and is brother Divya received a scholarship of USD 60,000 per year from TATA. He believes that hard work alone can bring victory in any field that one desires.

But at the other side Somya is also good at co-curricular activities. A State level swimmer and has won many laurels he adds. Recalling his achievements somya says that he has also represented India in Japan recently. He has also achieved the first place in the state in Science project.

Somya and Divya are twin brothers. Lastly looking at Divya he proudly says that he has got many advantages just as they are twins.

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First International Conference on Road Safety Concluded

The Mohanlal Sukhadia University Auditorium yet again welcomed the guests and the delegates of the
First International Conference on Road Safety for the concluding day. The morning session started with
the presentation on ‘Road Safety Audit as National Road Safety Strategy ‘. According to the dates there
are 90million plus vehicles running on the Indian Road. Road Accidents are nothing but the man made
crises. Effective tool for road to cope up with the road safety is also suggested by Mr. P.K. Sikandar, ITC
Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi in his presentation. Following the presentation a guest speaks about how video
games can be used to learn traffic control. The schools should also be used as licence authority he
added. Talking about the complex heterogeneous composition of India Roads Dr. Gururaj says that
approx. 450 dies all over India due to Road Accidents.

Mr. Ashutosh Atray, a Consultant in Road Safety discussed the vigorous attitude of the drivers and ‘Me-
first’ Syndrome. Enhancing the Road Safety with Infrastructure Solutions is also discussed by Mr. Anil
Chhikara, MLO Transport Deptt., Govt. Of India, New Delhi.

The conference concluded by presenting the souvenirs to the guests and the speakers. The key role
players who made this conference a success were also awarded.

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Event Covered By- Prasun Bannerjee and Mujtaba R.G.


First International Conference on Road Safety Vision 2020 started

First International Conference on Road Safety Vision 2020 started

The first ever 2 day’s International Conference on Road Safety Vision 2020 started in city of lakes
Udaipur from today onwards at Mohanlal Shukhadia University Auditorium and is inaugurated by
Honourable Minister of Transport Mr. Brij Kishore Sharma. The conference was managed and organised
by Mohanlal Shukhadia University, Udaipur (Rajasthan), All India Federation of Motor Vehicles
Department Technical Executive Officer’s Association and Transport Department, Government of
Rajasthan collectively. It is also sponsored by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Govt. of India.

In the conference the issue related to ‘Role of Education in Road Safety & Present Status of Road Safety
Future Challenges is the main area of discussion. Mr. Brij Kishore Sharma emphasised that proper plans
should be made to increase the safety measures and the students and parents should be conscious
that they should not set the people free without licence which is the major cause of accident and the
young and rash driver workshop to be organised time to time. The key note lecture was delivered by
Dr. G. Gururaj, HOD Epidemiology, NIMHANS, Bangalore says that the Road Traffic Injuries (RTI) are
the leading causes of death, hospitalisation, disability and socioeconomic classes in the countries, more
so in India. The economic losses in the Indian Society are estimated at 3% GDP every year. This is also
increasing the pain and suffering of the individuals and the families. Nearly the three fourth of injured
and killed are two wheelers, pedestrians and pedal Cyclist.

First International Conference on Road Safety Vision 2020
On the stage Mr. B.L. Gurjar, President, RPNS/ Mr. Ashfaq Ahmed, President, AIFMVDTEOA/Mr. Deepak Upreti, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary, Transport Dptt., Govt.o f Rajasthan/Mr. Brij Kishore Sharma, Transport Minister, Prof. K. Venugopal, G.D. Charan, President, RPSP/ Prof. B.L. Ahuja HOD Physics MLSU

The Session I covered the ‘Role of Education in Road Safety ‘ the discussion were made how education
plays a vital role in Road Safety. As with the increasing accidents the need for road safety measures
is also of importance. Awareness should be made among the parents that they should not allow their
wards to drive without licence. The campaign is also to be launched in the schools so as to aware the
students about the rules and safety measures. Lectures were delivered by R.S. Raghunath, Chief Advisor
AIFMVDTEOA, Banglore, Susanne Ebner, M.D., Herbert Ebner, Austria and Mr. Mridul Bhasin, Muskan
Foundation, Jaipur .

The II Session started with the topic of ’Higher Education and Driver Education’. Mr. Ashish Verma,
Assistant Professor, Dept. Of Civil Engg. explains assessing the Impact of Driver Attributes on Road
Safety and Mobility. The Haddon Matrix(the scientific method of measuring the injuries) and its
contribution towards road safety education approaches adds Mr.Srinivas Puppala, Transport Deptt. ,
Andhra Pradesh. Mr . R.K. Garg talks about the road safety scenario and role of education sector in India.
Mr. Amit Khatri concludes the session by explaining about drivers training and Indian Roads.

The conference will continue tomorrow and will be ending by afternoon.


Rising prices, Citizens in Crises

petrol prices

Shocked and incensed by the steepest rise in petrol prices in India’s history. Oil Companies jacked up the price of petrol by Rs 5 per litre on Saturday, the sharpest one-time increase ever. The hiked price of petrol was applied from Saturday night.

Oil ministry official, pointing to the rising price of crude internationally (a barrel has touched $110). By allowing the oil companies to hike petrol prices, the government has made the “rich man’s fuel” costlier by Rs 15 a litre over the last 11 months.

The hike needed to make domestic rates at par with international prices was Rs 10.50 per litre but oil companies chose to hike rates by less than half of that, indicating that another price hike in petrol coming soon.

The petrol will now cost Rs. 67.14 per litre in Udaipur up from Rs. 62.14 per litre. This price also includes the taxes like Exercise Duty – Rs.14.35, Custom Duty – Rs.2.65, VAT – Rs.7.05 and Miscellaneous Charges – Rs.4.08 when totaled we get Rs.28.13 which forms the part of the total cost i.e. Rs.67.14.

The government should cut off the taxes imposed on local public and to cooperate with the rise in price and provide them with some relief says Mr. Rajesh Kumar, a businessman.

On the other side the youth discuss about finding the alternate source of energy. In this chain Mr. Karan from shikshantar talks about the old scenario and urge the Udaipurites to use cycle in place of the vehicles for healthy and safe environment.

Mr. Hussain Chachuliya, Student raises the idea of power alcohol. He says the power alcohol can be used as good fuel source and can reduce our foreign dependency on oil.

Anchusa officinalis

India possesses an agriculture economy where over 50% of the people is dependent on agriculture for their basic necessities. One should practice develop ‘Ratanjot’(a special type of commercial crop) which further help to develop ‘Ratanjot’ Diesel in place of diesel extracted from crude oil. This will also increase the employment opportunities and will also reduce the current monopoly scenario of the oil companies who are not letting the alternate sources of energy to be used or either to enter in the market, adds Mr. Rohit Jain from Volunteer Udaipur.

Citizens from all walks of life demanded a reduction in the exorbitant taxes levied on petrol, a move that could bring costs down to Rs 25-30 per litre. Also with the advancement of the technology people emphasized on using the alternate sources of energy.

Festivals Photos and Videos

Holi : A Day To Celebrate Colours

Holi Colours

Holi is a festival of colors, brotherhood, integrity and prosperity. The festival seems to have started several centuries before Christ as can inferred from its mentions in the religious work of Jaimini’s Purvamimamsa-Sutras and Kathaka- Grhya-Sutra. Since then the festival is celebrated around the globe at its heights. The date of Holi is decided according to the Hindu calendar according to which the date lying on the Phalgun Purnima is considered the day for Holi. Like all Indian and Hindu festivals, Holi is inextricably linked to mythical tales. Some of them are:

  1. The Holika-Hiranyakashipu-Prahlad episode,
  2. Lord Shiva’s killing of Kamadeva,
  3. The story of the ogress Dhundhi, and
  4. The Radha Krishna legend.

The Holika-Hiranyakashipu-Prahlad episode:

The legend drives its name from Holika, the sister of megalomaniac king Hiranyakashipu who cpmmanded everyone to worship him, instead his little son Prahlad became a devotee of Lord Vishnu. The ordered is sister to kill his son who has got the power to walk through the fire unharmed, she picked up the child and walked in. However it was said that Prahal was saved by Lord Vishnu and Holika was burnt to ashes.

Radha-Krishna Episode:

Another very famous tale related to the festival of colors.  It was said that often Lord Krishna often used to complain her mother, why Radha is so air I color? Once her mother replied that apply the color on Radha’s face and see how complexion changes. Lord Krishna used to play pranks with from which throughing color powder is most common. Since then to memorize the immortal love of Lord Krishna and Radha the festival of colors is celebrated.

Holi in Mewar:

From the time of Maharana Fateh Singh the practice of ‘holika dahan’ is performed in the city of lakes. A dry semal tree is digged few days before. In the beginning the ‘holika-dahan’ was performed only at city palace and ‘badi-holi’ an area in the narrow streets of Udaipur. But with the passage of time and the expansion of the city ‘holika-dahan’ is performed in almost every street of the city. Now a days the famous one is that of Jagdish Chowk followed by cultural events where one can see the large crowed on people no matter from what religion they are. Everyone is gathered for a common cause i.e. to celebrate the victory of good over bad, truth over lie.

The next day of holika dahan is dulhandi on which people without any age boundation used to play with colors such as abeer, gulal etc. around the city. One can find groups playing with colors, splitting water or throwing water balloons and saying don’t mind, its holi (hindi: bura na mano, holi hai.) The festival is celebrated in the city with immense joy without any caste and creed discrimination. The UB team at last wishes you a very happy holi.

Some Pictures Of Around the City Udaipur:

Video Of Holi Dahan @ Jagdish Chowk By Vishrut Joshi


Attempt to destroy Holy Grave aroused anger in entire Udaipur

In Udaipur’s local Bohra kabristan(graveyard) the holy grave of Sheikh Ahmed Ali Rajnagarwala(one of the  teacher of Honorable Sayeedna Mohmmed Burhanuddin Saheb) and the adjoining grave were trashed by unknown people. They not only destroyed the holy shrine but also challenged the sentiments of the believers especially the Dawoodi bohra Jamaat (Bohra Youth).

The damaged grave

The damaged graveThis shameless incident happened on 13th March 2011. On getting the information about this shameless act a large sum of people collected on the spot. By watching the spot it can the sensed that this act was done intentionally to hurt the sentiment of the people as well as it interrupted the religious harmony, integrity and peace of this beautiful city.

The graveyard is one of the oldest and consists of thousands and thousands of grave on which the person life history is engraved in Urdu/Arabic script. By this it can be said that the person or a group of persons who did this job may know their targets and were good in Urdu/Arabic too. An F.I.R was logged by Mr. Khursheed Ali Rajnagarwala in Surajpole Police Station against the unknown people. A.S.P.(city) Tejraj Singh, Surajpole Police Station Head and other official visited the place. In the old times too, attempt were made to destroy this holy grave.