Archdiocese of Gandhinagar
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Gandhinagar is the capital city of Gujarat and one of the greenest capital cities in the world. It was in 1960 that Gujarat was established as a separate state from Bombay Province. Its original capital was Ahmedabad, but it later became Gandhinagar. The Church in Gandhinagar is relatively new with almost all the Christians being second or first generation. The Catholics here are mainly migrants, most of whom work in the government sector. The Unteshwari Mata shrine, one of the Marian shrines here, is a pilgrimage center where thousands throng each year for its annual dance festival.

Language

Gujarati is the main language spoken. Along with it, one can also find people speaking Bhili, English, Konkani, Malayalam and Tamil.

Climate

Generally pleasant. The area has many trees and relatively little pollution. Gandhinagar's temperature is always two to three degrees lower than its neighboring districts'.

Topography

Spread around 29,942 square kilometers covering the districts of Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Patan, Banaskantha and Sabarkantha.

Unteshwari Mata temple, one of the revered Marian shrines in Gandhiangar Archdiocese

Drought relief work in North Gujarat

Catholic organisation rescues street children

Catholic organisation rescues street children Hundreds of children roam around the Varanasi railway station, of which many are sexually exploited by tourists or fall victims of drug abuse, that sees more than 300,000 passengers daily.