, formerly known as Bombay in English, is the capital of the Indian state of
Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India and the fourth most populous city in the India, world, with a total metropolitan area population of approximately 20.5 million.
Mumbai consists of two distinct regions Mumbai City district and Mumbai Suburban district, which form two separate revenue districts of Maharashtra. Mumbai is bounded by , the Arabian Sea to the west Northern Mumbai (Salsette) is hilly and the highest point in the city at Salsette in the Powai-Kanheri ranges. Kanheri
Public transport in Mumbai involves the transport of millions of its citizens by train, road and water. Over 88% of the commuters in Mumbai use public transport (suburban trains or buses). Mumbai has the largest organised bus transport network among major Indian cities.
Mumbai's public transport primarily comprises:
Public bus service (BEST)
This system is run by a government organization Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport, the "B" formerly standing for "Bombay". It has a fleet of red single and , double-decker buses. There are air conditioned and low floor buses as well. decker •
Suburban electric trains: local railway lines Public taxi/autorickshaw services
Mumbai is India's largest city by population and is the financial and commercial capital of the country as it generates 6.16% of the total GDP. It serves as an economic hub of India, contributing 10% of factory employment, 25% of industrial output, 33% of income tax collections, 60% of customs duty collections, 20% of central excise tax collections, 40% of India's foreign trade and 4,000 crore in corporate taxes. Mumbai is the 3rd most expensive . office market in the world. Mumbai was ranked among the fastest cities in the country for business startup in 2009. State and central government employees make up a large government percentage of the city's workforce. The port and shipping industry is well established, with Mumbai Port being one of the oldest and most significant ports in India. The centre of the Hindi movie industry, Bollywood, is the largest film producer in India and one of the largest in the world as well as centre of Marathi Film Industry. In April 2008, Mumbai was ranked seventh in the list of "Top Ten Cities for Billionaires" by Forbes magazine and first in terms of those billionaires' average wealth.
EDUCATION Schools in Mumbai are either "municipal schools" run by the BMC or private schools run by trusts or individuals, which in some cases receive financial aid from the government. The schools are affiliated either with the Maharashtra State Board (MSBSHSE), The all-India Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) or the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) boards. Marathi or English is the usual language of instruction. Most colleges in the city are affiliated with the University of Mumbai, one of the largest universities in the world in terms of the number of graduates. The Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay), Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI), University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT) which are India's premier engineering and technology schools, and SNDT Women's University are the other autonomous universities in Mumbai. The Sir J. J. School of Art is Mumbai's oldest art institution. CULTURE
Mumbai's culture is a blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres. Mumbai's history as a major trading centre has led to a diverse range of cultures, religions and cuisines coexisting in the city. Mumbai is the birthplace of Indian cinema—Dadasaheb Phalke laid the foundations with silent movies followed by Marathi talkies—and the oldest film broadcast took place in the early 20th century. Contemporary art is featured in both government-funded art spaces and private commercial galleries. The government-funded institutions include the Jehangir Art Gallery and the National Gallery of Modern Art. Built in 1833, the Asiatic Society of Bombay is one of the oldest public libraries in the city. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly The Prince of Wales Museum) is a renowned museum in South Mumbai which houses rare ancient exhibits of Indian history. Mumbai residents celebrate both Western and Indian festivals. Diwali, Holi, Eid, Christmas, Navratri, Good Friday, Dussera, Moharram, Ganesh Chaturthi, Durga Puja and Maha Shivratri are some of the popular festivals in the city.
Indian food is as varied as India, every region and state having its characteristic dishes, and you can get them all here. Western restaurants abound, if you wish a taste of home, but being in India demands dining on Indian food. Although you'll find western fast food restaurants in all areas, in this city fast food still means Bhelpuri, Pav Bhaji or Panipuri. And Vada pav Vada pav (Marathi: °Ý Ý) , sometimes spelled wada pav, is a popular vegetarian fast food dish native to the Indian state of Maharashtra. Vada pav was supposedly devised by snack vendor Ashok Vaidya outside Dadar station in 1971
Rotaract District Organization, RID 3140
“Be the change you want to see” and Rotaract is an international youth body that undertakes the process of creating the responsible citizens of the world to bring about that positive change. The organization is made of young adults in the age category of 18 through 30 years. It’s a parallel world from those who believe they can make a difference. The purpose of Rotaract is to empower young men and women with an opportunity to enhance knowledge and skills that will assist them in their self development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote harmonious relations amongst all people worldwide through commonly shared emotions of friendship and service.
Our Mission Statement: Celebrating the Responsible ME...!!!
Initiatives from the District: Online Reporting: A specially developed web based application is used for submitting reports online to the District. Protsahan: It will see Rotaractors adding value to their immediate community with a “Each one..Teach one” approach. Shiksha: Through Shiksha, we will take our cause even further by joining hands with passionate NGO's & further the cause of education for the underprivileged. Grathalaya: An initiative to setup library in a school facilitated with an access to various books related to curriculum and also literature and reading material thats enhances knowledge of the student in that school. Friends of Rotaract (FOR): FOR would enable us to broaden the reach of Rotaract by joining hands with like minded individuals and organizations. FOR will not bind the partners with the mandates of Rotaract, but would create synergies to take up causes of social and youth relevance. The partners would include Non Governmental Organizations (NGO), Corporate bodies, Governmental bodies, etc. Through this initiative we will be able to reach to a larger audience and also scale up our activities. Catalyst : An opportunity in the form of a Business plan competition for the youth to explore their innovative and creative business idea and get an opportunity to present their ideas to prospective investors. Buddy Council Members : A council member will be a Buddy to a Rotaract Club for the year 2010-2011 and will assist in information transfer, tracking in fulfilling certain mandatory norms & assisting clubs in any manner required for the smooth functioning of their club. Rotaract Placements: Summer / Permanent job opportunities for Rotaractor. Total clubs in R.I.DIST 3140 is 80 clubs. Its divided into 6 Zones i.e Zone 1A, Zone 1B, Zone 2A, Zone 2B, Zone 3A, Zone 3B. District web site:- www.rotaract3140.org
Dear Rotaractors of R C Dombivli I am glad that rotaractors from your club are representing R. I. District 3140. It is indeed a great feeling to have you’ll represent our district at a multidistrict level. Well Rotaract District 3140 has always believed in catering to the needs of the society and addressing them in the best possible manner. Our major thrust area in last 3 years has been “Imparting and Promoting Education”. For this purpose we have taken up initiatives like Shiksha – A platform where Rotaractors teach various subjects to the children, WRY Week – An all over district rally promoting “Sending India to School”, Granthalay – A library setup to avail access to quality study material. With the support of your club and also clubs in 3140 we are sure to fulfill our goals. Wishing you all the best and let us all Celebrate the Responsible ME.!!!
Regards Yours in Rotaract Rtr. Vinit Parikh, DRR 2011-12 Rotaract District 3140 District Theme: Crafting Futures
It’s my honour to pen down a few lines for this prestigious publication by one of the oldest club of Rotaract District 3140 - Rotaract Club of Dombivli. Its fascinating how millions of young men and women from all across the globe are related to each other by the largest human network of Rotaract. I take this opportunity to extend my deepest regards for all the Rotaractors from various districts who have assembled at this festivity of Rotaract in Asia. Heartiest congratulations to the host district. Lastly, I would like to conclude by saying, "Be the change you want to see, let's celebrate youth, let's Celebrate the Responsible Me' Regards, Rtr Ankit Nanavati Chairman Avenues Rotaract District 3140
Very Warm greeting to all my friends…. I am writing firstly to thank you for all rotaractors and Rotasia 2012.This support – exhibited in so many ways by all members and supporters – is very much appreciated and so important as we work to continue to build our organization and the profile and impact of leadership development. It is a huge honour to be a President of such a wonderful, diverse and vibrant organization and to represent the interests of so many talented professionals, youth who every day are making a positive difference to the lives of many human beings. Really very happy to express my feeling for Rotasia 2012 bulletin. I am expressing my view on behalf of my whole RCD Team. This year we are coming with big team to Rock Rotasia 2012.Rotaract is a platform to showcase your talent and now Rotasia is a platform to shape & curve you talent and activity. I wish all the rotaractors to come and enjoy this Rotasia with lots of fun. And go back to your city to attend next year Rotasia. Thank you….let’s rock Rotasia…… Yours in Rotaract Rtr.Ankush R.Rasane President 2011-12 Rotaract Club of Dombivali Proud to be a member from R.I.Dist.3140.
WORLD RESPONSIBLE YOUTH DAY (I am sending India to school)
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Dear Rotaractors, Greetings from Rotarians of Rotary Club of Dombivli. Our club chartered on 2nd October 1965 is one of the premier club of R I District 3140. In its 46 year’s of existence, it has done commendable service to the community. Rotary School for Deaf is its prime project. Cataract surgeries, medical camps in rural areas, activities for youths like RYLA, RYPEN are its regular continuous projects. In recent 5 Years it has done many water management projects in rural and tribal areas like construction of pond, borewells and checkdams. Rotaract club of Dombivli is sponsored by our club and I feel proud to mention that it is the only club in Dist 3140 to function continuously and effectively for last 38 years. Rotaractors are backbone of our club and are of great help in many of our projects. It has given us many excellent Rotarians. Currently 13 (20%) members of our club are ex-rotaractors. You will be happy to know that one of our ex-rotaractor Mr Venkata Chari is President of Lewis Center Rotary Club, Ohio, United States. It is indeed a great feeling that our Rotaract movement is producing and preparing leaders capable of taking leadership in any part of the world. I learn that 8 of our Rotaractors are attending Rotasia in Nepal. I wish Best Luck to President Ankush and his team. Rtn Dr Ghanashyam Shirali President Rotary Club of Dombivli
Rotaract club of Dombivli is one of the oldest Community club in the Dist. 3140 completing 40 glorious years. It all started in January 1972, the year when the club was formed. The club was chartered on 25th march 1973 by the hands of the Dist. Governor of R. I. Dist. 3140 Rtn. C. V. Jog at Rotary Seva Kendra. The charter President Rtr. M. R. Patil laid down the foundation of the Rotaract Club of Dombivli and since then the club had not looked back and it’s growing in leaps and bounds. In the year 1986, the President started Yuvak - Yatra, a youth festival that provides a platform for building artists to display their talent. Since then the project has become one of our mega project we organize successfully every year and which is quiet popular amongst the youth of Dombivli. And another project is ‘JALLOSH’ which is an interschool drawing competition for all children. Our mega Community Service project is ‘SHRIKANT’ where we provide note books, science equipment and compass box to the un-privileged students of around 10 Adivasi villages. Our another mega project started last year in Public Relation Avenue called ‘RANBHOOMI’ in which one act play competition was conducted around all over MAHARASHTRA. The finals were held at Savitribai Auditorium, Dombivli attended by Renowned Celebrities and Reputed Personalities in Dombivli. In addition to this, we conduct projects like workshops for 10th and 12th students, seminar on various technical and general topics, exchange teams where in members from other District visit our club and our club and members of our club are hosted by other clubs, blood donation camps, eye check up camps etc. We are proud to say that we have given two DRR Rtr. Bharat Anikhindi and Rtr. Sanjeev Tambe to Dist. 3140.
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