Omaxe, one of the leading real estate developers present in the country, has recently bagged the contract for building the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand.
As the contract was awarded by the Ministry of Health & Family welfare to the real estate developer, experts believe the value to be around the Rs. 648 million levels for the construction of the medical institute.
In fact, the company will also build the hostel for students who will be practicing at the medical institute along with a hostel for the nurses.
Rishikesh, Nov. 2 : Thousands of lamps illuminated the river banks of Ganga here during the ''Deep Daan Mahotsav'' or, a lamp offering festival, marked here annually on the occasion of Vaikunth Chaturdashi.
Vaikunth Chaturdashi falls on 14th day of the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month as per Hindu almanac.
Legend has it that lit lamps made Lord Vishnu to come out of his deep slumber on Vaikuntha Chaturdashi.
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Jan. 18 : Police in Uttarakhand have formed water police posts across several river banks and trained them in scuba diving to avoid loss especially during festivals.
About nine posts of water police have been set up across river banks in between Rishikesh - Hardiwar and eight water police personnel were given a week-long training session in scuba diving.
Millions of people throng Haridwar and Rishikesh for the holy dip in River Ganges, which is considered as the holy river in India.
Thus police officials believe that setting up of water police posts was very essential to prevent accidents and to give pace to the rescue work during mishaps.
Rishikesh, Nov 13 : The Ganga Seva Samiti organised a unique Deep Dan festival on November 12 in Rishikesh of Uttrakhand.
It was organised on the eve of Baikuntha Chaturdashi, a sacred day before Kartika Purnima.
The pilgrimage city witnessed such a festival for the first time.
The venue was the Triveni Ghat, the popular Ghat of the town. Hordes of people participated in the event and offered homemade flour-lamps to the sacred river.
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Nov. 13 : Triveni Ghat at the holy town of Rishikesh was illuminated on Wednesday evening when thousands of lamps were lit by a large number of people to mark a special Deep Dan mahotsav held on the occasion of Vaikunth Chaturdashi.
This year most of the lamps were made of flour, which dissolve in water and not pollute it.
According to the Hindu mythology, lit Diyas (lamps) made Lord Vishnu to come out of his deep slumber on Vaikuntha Chaturdashi.
Rishikesh (Uttarakhand), Feb 22: With a three-pronged objective of saving the Himalayas from ecological disaster, cleansing the River Ganges of pollutants and also saving the cow, 5000 volunteers who have embarked upon a 'Ganga Yatra', have reached Rishikesh.
The rally termed as 'Ganga Yatra' commenced on February 11 from Gangotri Dam and will end on February 28 in New Delhi, where the Government will be persuaded to take steps to save the region from ecological damage.
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