"Dream, Dream, Dream! Conduct these dreams into thoughts and then transform them into action."
- Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

  • Mokshapat, the original version of today’s “Snakes and Ladders” was invented in the 13th century by Saint Gyandev. It was used to teach dharma, morals and values to children. The game used to serve a dual purpose; entertainment & educating children about Do’s and Don’ts of life.
The ladders represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices. The last square was used to represent moksha or nirvana. The popular idiom “Back to square one” is also believed to be derived from this game.


  • People from different countries participate in the International Kite Festival at Ahmedabad. The week-long festival is held on the occasion of Uttarayan since 1989. For the entire week during the festival ‘Patang Bazar’ in the old city market stays open 24 hours a day. 
Millions of people participate in the festival where the kite flying starts as early as 5 in the morning and continues till night. You get to see different types of innovative kites from across the world and experience the skills of national and international ace kite flyers.