DehradunBuzz is the Doonite’s exclusive space on the world wide web dedicated to our beloved city of Dehradun. It is in parts an information portal, a directory, a chronicler and a discussion board. A space for everything you wanted to know or tell the world about Dehradun. DehradunBuzz is not merely about the information, it is about the insights. So, dig in and enjoy!!
DEHRADUN, located in North India, is a beautiful valley town lying at the foothills of the Shivalik Hills. It is the capital city of the State of Uttarakhand. Dehradun lies 250 km north of New Delhi, India's capital. It is most famously known for its educational institutions like, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Indian Military Academy (IMA), The Doon School and the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), to name a few. In fact, Dehradun's fame in this aspect can be traced right back to the Mahabharata era. The great guru Dronacharya had his military academy in the Doon valley and the Pandavas and Kauravas trained under him here. At that time, Dehradun was called Dron Doon after the great guru Dron.
9th November 2000, was a turning point in Dehradun's history. On this day it became the capital of India's newly created 27th state Uttarakhand (previously it was a part of Uttar Pradesh state). Long time residents have witnessed the transformation of Dehradun in these past ten years from a quiet sleepy town famous as the retired man's haven to a town that is now abuzz with a lot of political, social, cultural and commercial activities. Despite its changing face, Dehradun still retains its charm and is a favourite destination on many a tourist's itinerary.
Organ Donation: The Gift For Life
Most of us in India are not very receptive to the idea of organ donation. In fact it is the last thing on anybody’s mind on losing a loved one. A recent news item therefore created quit a buzz wherein the family of a young handsome 22 year boy who became brain dead after an unfortunate accident, volunteered to donate all his organs. Dr Arti Vij of Organ Retrieval Banking Organisation (ORBO) said, "Usually, it's we who have to persuade the family of brain-dead patients, but Anmol's family was unique - they didn't need any convincing”. The ORBO team got to work fast and retrieved all of Anmol's organs to save 34 lives at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi...............Read More