Within a few hours, the year 2014 is going to end and we are all set to welcome the new calendar year 2015 with great excitement and warmth. Many of you must have made numerous New Year resolutions, we wish all your resolutions and dreams come true and you will have a blissful future ahead! The year 2014 was alluring and impressive as well. For Surat, the Diamond city of India the year 2014 has been a year full of entertainment, launch of new ventures, political happenings and much more. Sooner the year is going to end, let’s quickly review the Top 10 news and happenings in Surat, covered by our Page3Surat team exclusively for our sincere audiences/readers.
- Surat Airport will now provide Surat-Bhavnagar Air services
Surat, the largest diamond trading hub in India had launched the air services in the city. The inaugural flight of Diamond Aeronautics Private Limited (DAL) and the Ventura Air Connect in Surat- Bhavnagar route was flagged off from Surat airport. With this new air service, the people of Surat took a deep sigh of relief. Surat being the main diamond trading center needs a prominent means of communication, the diamond tycoons of Surat took an initiative to launch their air services to the destinations like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar and Indore from the diamond city.
- Surat introduces its first dealership of Harley-Davidson
The city has a great leisure riding culture, seeing the enthusiasm; Surat recently had introduced its first dealership of Harley-Davidson bikes. Talking to Page3Surat, dealer Pranav Nanda says,” We are gratified to be the dealer partners of Harley-Davidson in Surat. The brand is well established and renowned in the world and we are trying to offer the Surat people with the unique products”. It is one of the best news for all the bike lovers in Surat and thus, this news shares a space in top 10 news series.
- A Surat based Businessman, Mahesh Savani conducts a Mass Wedding Event for 111 Daughters
Surat is well-known for Kind, open-hearted peoples who are always ready for any kind help to others. A Good-hearted businessman, Mahesh Savani, from Surat, conducted a mass wedding event entitles “Lagana Nu Vavetar” recently in November this year. The extravagant affair was the wedding of 111 fatherless daughters, where Savani financed Rs.60 million for the three-day ceremony. The wedding was on the open plot of a school compound of 150,000 Square meter area in Abrama region of Surat. Over 70,000 guests were invited, including the first woman Chief Minister of Surat, Anandiben Patel.
- Arrival of 2.5 Lakh Dawoodi Bohras in Surat
The religious sermon on the occasion of Muharram in Surat has been a boon to the city. 2.5 lakh Dawoodi Bohras from across the country and abroad are present in the city to attend ‘viaz’, a holy sermon, conducted by 53rd Syedna Muffadal Saifuddin, a spiritual leader of Dawoodi Bohras in the city. Occurrence of Dawoodi Bohras in the city resulted in a remarkable increase in the trade and business during the festive season in Surat. It has given a boost to the hotel industry with all five-star hotels, guest houses, lodges, private apartments and bungalow booked till November 4 in the city.
- Swachh Bharat world record in Surat
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, an initiative run by Honourable PM of India, Mr. Narendra Modi has set a new world record in Surat recently. The volunteers on behalf of the Savani Group have set a world record of sorts with its Swachh Bharat Initiative. About 1000 volunteers for three days maintained cleanliness at a marriage hall where 111 fatherless brides were to wed and with more than 70,000 guests have attended the wedding ceremony. In a reflection of the diversity of the community, the brides include Muslims, Jains and Hindus from over 20 caste groups. The cleaning effort by the volunteers covered the area greater than 1.5 lakh square meters. The story exclusively shares a space in top 10 news series as pride news for the city.
- The famous Jan Dhan Yojna launched in Surat
The well-known scheme, Prime Minister’s scheme for people’s wealth, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna was launched in Surat by Union human development minister Smriti Irani. The scheme launched on Thursday (August 28). With the slogan “Mera Khata – Bhagya Vidhaata” the scheme covers all households in the country with banking facilities, ensuring a bank account for each household. The scheme is ambitious for comprehensive financial inclusion and thus big news for Surat.
- Surat is the new destination for India’s Top Fashion Designers
Fashion designers in the country have a new favorite destination, Surat in Gujarat. The common people in Surat now prefer premium designer labels for weddings and even pool parties, prompting a slew of multi-designer shops to dot the streets of Gujarat, adding zest to careers of local fashion designers. Today, Gujarat is home to big fashion names like Shyamal & Bhumika, Ritu Kumar, Anita Dongre, Studio Moghra, Nalli’s, and Utsav and Dipali Shah, who opened Dipali Shah’s Haute Couture boutique. With the sudden and drastic change in the fashion industry in Gujarat, We must say that the style and fashion never go out, it only grows and grows.
- Surat set to have India’s first Diamond Sez (Surat Sez)
Surat Set to Have India’s first diamond Sez. With the astounding success of an array of special economic zones, The Diamond capital of India, Surat will now have a dedicated -export hub for diamonds, possibly the first of its kind in India. SURSEZ (Surat SEZ) offers a hassle free business environment along with a wide range of regulatory and fiscal benefits offered by the State and Central governments. The news is big for the people in Surat and thus made a mark in top 10 news series.
- Largest Cab Services Olacabs are coming to Surat
In a Fray to capture the ‘personal transport market’ Olacabs, which claims to be India’s largest cab network, launched its services in Ahmedabad. Olacabs entry to Gujarat comes just 12 days after its competitor TaxiForSure drove its way into the capital of Gujarat and home of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Olacabs, has its presence in 10 Indian cities, plans to expand its services to Surat, Rajkot and Vadodara in the next six months in addition to starting its operations in 10 more cities by the end of 2014-15.
- Home Delivery of Organic vegetables in Surat
Surat people’s experiences the crowded vegetable markets. Thanks to Three Youngsters, you will experience a Home delivery of organic Vegetables at your doorstep. Three youngsters in their 20’s have started free home delivery of the farm fresh organic vegetables and fruits in the diamond city. The trio—Priya Mangrolia, Parth Mangrolia and Keyur Patel who together pursued a Masters in Biotechnology from Vallabh Vidhyanagar, had started with a small grocery shop in the city’s Parle Point area some one-and-a-half-year ago called Pran Organic Mart. It has a wide range of Organic products including their own line of Beauty products.
Surat, the largest Diamond Hub of India has started spreading its wings towards the development and growth of the city. The year 2014 proves to be a very beneficial year, giving birth to new modern techniques that are useful for common people. Page3Surat made sincere efforts to cover the major stories for Top 10 News Series. Comment below if/any news has left by chance by our team.
Page3Surat wishes you all a Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2015!