■ The India House of scholar and freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma in Britain, has been replicated in his birthplace, Mandvi, as his memorial.
■ The runway of air force station, Bhuj, had been laid to rest by attacks in the 1971 war against Pakistan. After the defence’s efforts proved to be inadequate to get it working, it was the valour of Madhapura village residents, mostly women, who came to the rescue. Despite attack by the enemy aircrafts, they worked relentlessly to make the runway operational. A memorial stands at the entry of the town to honour the brave.
■ The new Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Bhuj is a picture of white opulence. Constructed a little farther from the site of the old temple, which was partly destroyed in the 2001 quake, stands pretty in marble, with sandstone pavilions on the sides and goldcovered sancta.