The Ganges, or Ganga, is a trans-boundary river of Asia which flows through India and Bangladesh. The 2,525 km river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, flows south and east through the Gangetic Plain of India and Bangladesh emptying into the Bay of Bengal; the Ganges is a lifeline to millions. It is a most sacred river to Hindus, worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hinduism, it has been important historically: many former provincial or imperial capitals have been located on its banks. The Ganges is threatened by pollution, the danger this poses is not only to humans, but to animals, among which are more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species, reptiles such as the gharial, mammals such as the South Asian River Dolphin, the last-mentioned two included in the IUCN's critically endangered list; the levels of fecal coliform bacteria from human waste in the river near Varanasi are more than a hundred times the Indian government's official limit. The Ganga Action Plan, an environmental initiative to clean up the river, is considered a failure, variously attributed to corruption, a lack of will in the government, poor technical expertise and environmental planning, a lack of support from religious authorities.

The main stem of the river Ganges begins at the confluence of the Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers in the town of Devprayag in the Garhwal division of the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The Bhagirathi is considered to be the source in Hindu culture and mythology, although the Alaknanda is longer, therefore, hydrologically the source stream; the headwaters of the Alakananda are formed by snowmelt from peaks such as Nanda Devi and Kamet. The Bhagirathi rises at the foot of Gangotri Glacier, at Gomukh, at an elevation of 3,892 m, being mythologically referred to as, residing in the matted locks of Shiva, symbolically Tapovan, being a meadow of ethereal beauty at the feet of Mount Shivling, just 5 km away. Although many small streams comprise the headwaters of the Ganges, the six longest and their five confluences are considered sacred; the six headstreams are the Alaknanda, Nandakini, Pindar and Bhagirathi rivers. The five confluences, known as the Panch Prayag, are all along the Alaknanda, they are, in downstream order, where the Dhauliganga joins the Alaknanda.

After flowing 249 km through its narrow Himalayan valley, the Ganges emerges from the mountains at Rishikesh debouches onto the Gangetic Plain at the pilgrimage town of Haridwar. At Haridwar, a dam diverts some of its waters into the Ganges Canal, which irrigates the Doab region of Uttar Pradesh, whereas the river, whose course has been southwest until this point, now begins to flow southeast through the plains of northern India; the Ganges river follows an 800 km arching course passing through the cities of Kannauj and Kanpur. Along the way it is joined by the Ramganga, which contributes an average annual flow of about 500 m3/s; the Ganges joins the river Yamuna at the Triveni Sangam at a holy confluence in Hinduism. At their confluence the Yamuna is larger than the Ganges, contributing about 2,950 m3/s, or about 58.5% of the combined flow. Now flowing east, the river meets the Tamsa River, which flows north from the Kaimur Range and contributes an average flow of about 190 m3/s. After the Tamsa the Gomti River joins.

The Gomti contributes an average annual flow of about 234 m3/s. The Ghaghara River flowing south from the Himalayas of Nepal, joins; the Ghaghara, with its average annual flow of about 2,990 m3/s, is the largest tributary of the Ganges. After the Ghaghara confluence the Ganges is joined from the south by the Son River, contributing about 1,000 m3/s; the Gandaki River the Kosi River, join from the north flowing from Nepal, contributing about 1,654 m3/s and 2,166 m3/s, respectively. The Kosi is the third largest tributary of the Ganges, after the Yamuna; the Kosi merges into the Ganges near Kursela in Bihar. Along the way between Allahabad and Malda, West Bengal, the Ganges river passes the towns of Chunar, Varanasi, Patna, Chapra, Ballia, Simaria and Saidpur. At Bhagalpur, the river begins to flow south-southeast and at Pakur, it begins its attrition with the branching away of its first distributary, the Bhāgirathi-Hooghly, which goes on to become the Hooghly River. Just before the border with Bangladesh the Farakka Barrage controls the flow of Ganges, diverting some of the water into a feeder canal linked to the Hooghly for the purpose of keeping it silt-free.

The Hooghly River is formed by the confluence of the Bhagirathi River and Jalangi River at Nabadwip, Hooghly has a number of tributaries of its own. The largest is the Damodar River, 541 km long, with a drainage basin of 25,820 km2; the Hooghly River empties into the Bay of Bengal near Sagar Island. Between Malda and the Bay of Bengal, the Hooghly river passes the towns and cities of Murshidabad, Nabadwip and Howrah. After entering Bangladesh, the main branch of the Ganges river is known as the Padma; the Pad

The Gentleman (film)

The Gentleman is a 1994 Indian Hindi-language vigilante action film directed by Mahesh Bhatt and produced by Allu Aravind, starring Chiranjeevi, Juhi Chawla, Harish Kumar and Paresh Rawal. It is a remake of the Tamil film Gentleman, which starred Arjun Madhoo in the lead roles. Three of the songs were re-used without any change in tune or instrumentation, from A. R. Rahman's original compositions for the original Tamil version; the movie was a super hit at the time of release and it's the last Hindi movie of Telugu mega-star Chiranjeevi. Chiranjeevi was nominated for best actor in 1994; the song "Roop Suhana Lagta Hain, Chand Pooranaa Lagta Hain" is still popular song in Hindi. Vijay owns a little agarbathi making business; when he is not busy with this, he is a master thief who steals crores and crores of money in order to build and run a school where students can study to become doctors, etc. The police, led by Paresh Rawal are always on his tail, but he is elusive, he is identified as the thief and is confronted by Juhi Chawla character, who loves him.

He tells her what his intentions are and how his brother, because he couldn't pay the donations for medical school committed suicide along with his mother. Vijay is caught and convicted and when he is released from prison, his dream school opens, he marries Juhi Chawla. Chiranjeevi as Vijay Juhi Chawla as Roshni Paresh Rawal Laxmikant Berde Harish Kumar Heera Rajagopal Roja as item number "Chika Pika" The Gentleman was a remake of the Tamil film Gentleman, was Chiranjeevi's last film in Hindi. Anu Malik was credited as the composer, though except for one composition, every other track was sourced from Southern hits, predominantly A. R. Rahman's soundtrack for the film's original Tamil version; the song "Jhoom Ke Dil Ne" is the Hindi version of the Telugu song "Jummani Tummeda" from Mechanic Alludu, featuring music by Raj-Koti. The Gentleman on IMDb

Machakos Institute of Technology

The Machakos Institute of Technology is a private institute in Machakos, Eastern Province, Kenya. MIT has six schools with an emphasis on social work, community development, scientific and technological research. MIT was founded in 2008 in response to the expansion in primary and secondary education in Kenya and a lack of corresponding increase in mid-level training colleges and universities; this led to the inability of majority of KCSE school leavers to access training, leading to a huge training gap. The institute offers short, certificate and advanced diploma courses, runs consultancy services; the main campus is located at the Machakos-Mombasa road junction. MIT is divided into six schools: School of Social Work and Community Development School of Counseling and Psychology School of Applied and Health Sciences School of Business Education School of Computing and Information Technology School of Teacher Education The minimum qualification for entry to a diploma course is grade KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or its equivalent or KCE Div. 3 or the equivalent.

Those with bridging courses are considered on individual basis. The three MIT intakes are in January and September. Registration for the distance learning programme is possible throughout the year. Students can register online. Methods of study are: Full-time: 8.00 am - 6.00 pm, Mon – Fri Evening classes: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm, Mon – Fri Saturday classes: 8.00 am - 4.00 pm Blocks: April and December Distant learning programme Examinations are administered by several examination bodies: Kenya National Examination Council Association of Business Managers and Administrators Association of Business Executives Institute of Management of Information Systems Kenya Accountancy and Secretarial National Examination Board Institute of Commercial Management CDAAC NITAThe programmes evaluation and quality assurance is done by Ministry of Education and Technology, Commission for Higher Education, Kenya Methodist University and institutions collaborating with MIT. Short courses are organized at the beginning of each year.

The institute links up with the Kenya Institute of Social Work to offer the training programmes. The objective of the consultancy services is to provide advice in particular areas of expertise. Young Christian Students Christian Union Debate Club Drama Club Environmental Club Social Workers Club Career Club Soccer Netball Volleyball Rugby Athletics Basketball Table tennis Taekwondo Karate Boxing Swimming Badminton Baseball Machakos Institute of Technology MIT website Kenya Ministry of Education Education website Kenya National Examination Council Education website