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World Environment Day: Greening our Blues

Today, one of the most burning issues of concern is how to tackle global warming and raise global awareness of the need in order to take positive environmental action. 5th June is few click ticks aways to over, and very few knew that United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) took an initiative back in 1973 to celebrate 5th June as World Environment Day every year. Yes, it was an environment day today. Did we see any rallies? Mass movements? Public involvements? More awareness? NO! There have been peaceful rallies but they have just not been able to mark enough agitation in the minds of residents of the city. There may have been speeches, and lectures by eminent speakers at priority level seminars and conferences, but they too haven’t just been absorbed into the general public.

I know to discuss the topics like Global Warming, Environment and all doesn’t interest many but seeing the present state and somewhat predicting the future, I think these are the topics which are most required to be discussed as discussions lead to solutions.

Practically Speaking, what we need today is basically a “Green Economy”. A Green Economy as the books say is one whose growth in income and employment is driven by enterprises which intend to reduce carbon emissions and pollution, enhance energy and resource efficiency and prevent the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services which is exactly what saving our environment really means. Sustainable development should be the approach for our progress, which will obviously leave our future generations some actual inheritance from the ecosystem.

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Lush Green Udaipur: What we want our city to be

As an Udaipurite where I call my city as City of Lakes it is somewhat obvious that my city would be an epitome of clean and green India. But is it really what the truth is?? Well, the cow dung on our roads, garbage in Fateh Sagar and Pichola, air and noise pollution near busy areas of Bapu Bazar and Shaktinagar, the dump I see at town hall and Sukhadia Circle, etc really make have a second thought.

But in my view these all views can be solved with coordinated efforts of all the Udaipies to make our Udaipur more beautiful and more attractive as for cow dung removal there can be a domestic staff appointed, for garbage and dumps there are “USE ME” boxes already installed, and regarding pollution the battery vehicles and use of one vehicle for two can be a solution. So, Udaipies let us make our city the real HEAVEN.

As students, there are some facts from which we all are familiar like one-third of our Earth’s land mass is under forest cover which makes our planet alive with possibilities. They play a key role in our battle against climate change by releasing oxygen into the atmosphere while storing carbon dioxide. So, is it not necessary for us to prevent and protect our savior?

World Environment Day includes thousands of activities which are organized worldwide with beach clean-ups, concerts, exhibitions, film festivals, community events and much more. This Year’s Global host, India- a country of wide biodiversity having their theme as “Many Species, One Planet, One Future.” India’s Biodiversity was celebrated with huge strides on environmental protection with three days of keynote event covering street rallies, bicycle parades, green concerts, essays and poster competitions in schools, tree planting as well as recycling and clean-up campaigns.

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The reality which is actually prevailing

However, this is what is happening at national and international level but every existing human on this earth should make efforts and take initiative in protecting our environment at personal level too by using eco-friendly products such as eco-friendly light bulbs and shopping bags and should also spread awareness for the seriousness of the issue in their surroundings which is indulging in danger at an alarming rate.

In the end, in order to ensure all nations and peoples’ to enjoy a safer and more prosperous future lets start the process of Greening our Blue earth today.

Photo Courtesy: Prasun Bannerjee, Sanjit Chohan

Food News

Cafe’ Rocks: A new Exciting Destination to open on 19th August

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Today I will take you on a journey to a perfect lounge where you can enjoy with your friends having your favorite fast food, or you can chat with special someone over a cup of coffee, or spend a leisure time listening music and reading your favorite novel. You can even complete your office presentation or your college records and school projects in a peaceful environment as here you can find free Wi-Fi facility, as well as healthy environment and food. It’s Café Rocks, completely according to its name, always rocking. And the long wait has come to an end with the café opening on 19th August at 4A, Ashok Nagar Main Road.

Here you will find a perfect environment that will uplift your mood and the aroma in the air will relieve you from the very tensions of life. The royal architecture and interior designing of the place will surely attract you. Yummy pizzas and sandwiches are there in front of you to sensitize your taste buds and you can’t stop yourself from gulping them down. Your date will be perfect when it will end with the desserts. And most of all, its specialty-coffees will make you forget all other Cafes.

Still worried about something?? Oh I got that. Relax you need not worry about your budget as Café Rocks befriends your pocket very easily whether you are a college student, a housewife or a high profile businessman.

So the next time when you are planning to give a birthday treat, or throwing your anniversary party, or want to have a get together with friends, a romantic date, or even a business meeting, switch on for Café Rocks and you will always memorize and cherish those special moments.

Meanwhile take a glimpse at the new destination in Udaipur, opening on 19th August.

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[Friendship Day Special] Screening of Singham for entire Police Force

This Friendship day, 7th August 2011, Ashoka Cinema and Picture Palace Cinema organised a free special show of the movie Singham (starring Ajay Devgn and Prakash Raj, directed by Rohit Shetty) for the entire Police Force of Udaipur. The show started at about 10:15 a.m. and the management got a whopping response from the entire department, with around 700 officers and other members of the Police coming to see the movie at Picture Palace.

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Singham – The film is set in a small village in Maharashta, where corruption is rife and crooked politicians call the shots. Ajay Devgn’s character Bajirao Singham is an honest police officer who has the single minded mission to eradicate all the corruption by any means possible. He is inspiring and defines the role of a Police officer. He exemplifies honesty and the will to drive a positive change. These are the traits we all wish to see in our Police.

It is a belief that today Cinema is the most influential form of entertainment. Films are creating an unprecedented impact on our generation and socially-responsible-movies like Singham are taking lead. On the Friendships Day, and a few days before Independence Day, the initiative to bring the entire Police force together under one roof, reminding them that they are the friends of the society and it is their utmost responsibility to maintain our freedom, is absolutely a great thinking and implementation by the management.

Ashoka Cinema & Picture Palace Cinema have been providing quality entertainment to the City of Udaipur since 1945 and shall continue to do so for times to come. We always hope that inspiring movies, motivational movies, and movies with a message continue to release at our cinemas and entertain the people. We express are happiness and pride that Udaipur’s Police have been always around in times of trouble and have kept this city safe and peaceful. We express our gratitude towards them on this Friendship Day for being with us always. We also thank the department for allowing us to have this screening as our humble contribution towards betterment of our society.” said Mr. Mukund Sanghi, on behalf of Ashoka Cinema & Picture Palace Cinema.

here are a few glimpses from the screening:

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