Ahmedabad News Roundup| National Library Week celebrations, passenger influx at SVPI Airport & more
From National Library Week celebration at Gujarat University Library to record-breaking passenger influx at SVPI Airport during World Cup to alarming pollution levels detected in city lakes and more, catch up with what's happening in the city with this Ahmedabad News Roundup.
Granthalaya Week celebration at Gujarat University Library
Gujarat University Library is currently observing the National Library Week, with festivities scheduled to continue until November 26th. As part of the Granthalaya Week celebration, the library is showcasing a collection of ancient texts, manuscripts, and scrolls dating back 1500 to 3000 years.
Among the highlights are handwritten and printed letters, as well as a substantial 21 kg Bhagwanveda book covering information about the four Vedas and a comprehensive volume detailing the seven wonders of the world. The exhibition also includes texts of unique size and weight.
Record-breaking passenger influx at SVPI Airport during World Cup
On Sunday, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (SVPI) in Ahmedabad witnessed a record-breaking influx of 41,000 passengers. The surge in air activity is attributed to the World Cup Finale in Ahmedabad, drawing cricket fans from across the nation and the globe. The airport accommodated 359 flights during this period, marking a 30% increase in overall air traffic.
The Ind-Pak match also saw the highest footfall in the city metro. The World Cup season has not only elevated the city's sports fervor but has also significantly boosted the transport and tourism sectors.
Alarming pollution levels detected in city lakes
A recent study conducted on Ahmedabad's lakes, including those at Vastrapur, Chadola, Sola, Makarba, Ramol, Vejalpur, Danilimda, Vatva, and Chandekheda, has revealed alarming pollution levels and signs of degradation.
The study indicates that four of these lakes have lost 10% or more of their area in the past decade. Revamping efforts, which introduced ornamental plants, have damaged the lakes' original vegetation. Additionally, these lakes, now popular tourist destinations, are witnessing the accumulation of chemical and plastic waste, exacerbating the environmental concerns.
Tanmaye’s Amazing Space presents Space 3D exhibition
Tanmaye’s Amazing Space is organizing a Space 3D exhibition featuring over 80 photos of space science. The event, open to students aged 13 and above, college students, parents, and adult astronomy enthusiasts, is currently accepting registrations through a Google form. The exhibition is scheduled to run from November 24th to 26th at the Ravi Shankar Rawal Kala Bhavan near Ellisbridge's Law Garden, with access available from 10:30 am to 7 pm.
The organizer extends an invitation to seniors, teachers, principals, trustees, students and their friends, and families to seize this opportunity for learning and developing presentation skills in front of diverse audiences.