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Saturday, January 14, 2006

proud nashikites

Abhibyakti is a Nasik based organization that has made a documentary film ‘Harsud – the making of a ghost town’. This film has been for screening in the Mumbai International Film Festival to be held in Mumbai from 3rd to 9th February. It is the story of a small town situated on the banks of the Kalimchak River, a tributary of the Narmada. The building of a dam on the Narmada forced the villagers to vacate Harsud.

Two students of Nasik have received certificates from NASA which has accepted the rocks discovered by them. Sometime back, NASA had appealed to the student community worldwide to send across unique rock samples for carrying out studies related to life form on Mars. One of the students discovered a dull maroon colored rock in the premises of his college in Chincholi. The second was a yellow colored porous rock which was black inside and discovered in the premises of the Girna dam. The samples have been identified as RATW06275 and RATW06276. More on http://ratw.asu.edu

One more achievement of a Nashik boy – the boy, a student of an Animation Institute of Mumbai, along with his class mates won the 2nd prize for an animation film ‘Saraswati’ organized by the UN on the occasion of its 60th year celebrations. The award was handed over by the Deputy PM of Thailand at a glittering function held at the UN Asia Pacific Centre in Bangkok on 24-10-2006.

An ATM (Any Time Money) collection centre has been started in the Bidyut Bhaban at Nashik Road by the Maharastra State Electricity Distribution Centre Limited. After Pune, one machine has now been installed in Nashik. Out of total 50 machines planned, Nashik will have five. The machine will accept currency at present but will cater to credit cards in the future.

Further links to information on Nasik -

http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2006/01/07/404697.aspx
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/12/19/382737.aspx
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/12/11/370575.aspx
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2005/12/04/361182.aspx
http://o3.indiatimes.com/rediscoveringindia/archive/2004/08/26/5712.aspx

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