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Neha Arora
Jalandhar, December 12, 2012
With the world going ga-ga over the supposed 'significance' of the 12th day of the 12th month and the 12th year of the century (12-12-12), some couples in the city succeeded in making the moment their own. Gynaecologists were blessed with requests to plan births on the day at 12: 12 pm.

Local resident, Supriya Bhardwaj, was one of the lucky ones and was blessed with twin daughters, one of whom was born on 12-12-1-2 and 12 hours 12 seconds.

"I am happy to get my two angels on such a beautiful and special day. One of my daughters came into the universe on 12 hours 12 minutes and 12 seconds, while the  second gained life on the 11th  minute. My daughters have made me a star, as soon they were born. They are lucky for me."
This was Supriya's first chance and the coincidence occurred 10 years after marriage.

Dr. Jasmine Dahiya, infertility specialist, who attended on Supriya said: "We had planned a total of six cases for this day. A totals of nine babies were born this day, including three twins and three single babies. Three couples were blessed with twins. We planned the delivery on this special date to make it special."

Another parent who was blessed with a son said: "It is a very auspicious day. It was also a lovely opportunity to make our baby's birth as memorable. I and my husband are very happy with this decision."

Another parent Sukhdev Singh, whose son was born at 12.12 pm, said: "We were not aware about the day. It struck me only when the nurse handed me her reports that I noted the date as 12-12-12. He has already proved lucky for us as we are getting newspaper coverage."

Infertility specialist Dr Jasmine Dahiya attending to her patient Supriya Bhardwaj,  who was blessed with twin daughters on 12-12-12 at 12 hours 12 minutes and 12 seconds noon.