KUTCHI TRIVIA

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■ 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.

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