Marathon, sports meet, food fest on NMMC cards

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - MUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The sports and cul­tural com­mit­tee of NMMC has planned a num­ber of sports events this year along with a food fes­ti­val for the very first time.

De­tails of the var­i­ous pro­grammes planned by the com­mit­tee were given at a spe­cial press meet on Thurs­day by mayor Sud­hakar Son­awane and mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Di­nesh Waghmare. Present on the oc­ca­sion were ad­di­tional mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Ankush Cha­van, deputy mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner Dadasa­heb Chabuk­swar, Dr. Babasa­heb Ra­jale, NMMC pub­lic re­la­tions of­fi­cer Ma­hen­dra Konde, among oth­ers.

NMMC has planned a marathon, dance and singing com­pe­ti­tion and a Navi Mum­bai food fes­ti­val.

The marathon will be held on Jan­uary 24 from Mo­raj cir­cle on Palm Beach road in San­pada. NMMC plans to spend Rs 10 lakh on the event that is open for var­i­ous cat­e­gories. The win­ners will get prize money to­tal­ing Rs 3.10 lakh.

The group dance and group singing com­pe­ti­tions too will be con­ducted for var­i­ous cat­e­gories. NMMC has re­ceived 900 ap­pli­ca­tions so far for solo and group com­pe­ti­tions.

The au­di­tions for the com­pe­ti­tion will be held on Jan­uary 25 and 26 with the fi­nal round planned on Jan­uary 30.

NMMC will spend Rs 7 lakh of which Rs2.96 lakh will be prize money.

To pro­mote the kiosk con­structed at sec­tor 15 in CBD Belapur, a food fes­ti­val has been planned there from Fe­bru­ary 11 to 14.

The fes­ti­val will have aware­ness for the youth on healthy eat­ing and also free med­i­cal guid­ance on the is­sues like di­a­betes.

The fes­ti­val will in­clude 3D, street paint­ing, rock band per­for mance, work­shop by renowned chef, pre­sen­ta­tion of a cer­tifi­cate for at­tend­ing a one day cook­ing work­shop, mak­ing of healthy food and free med­i­cal check up of chil­dren.

Son­awane said, “We have planned var­i­ous pro­grammes for all sec­tions of the so­ci­ety to en­able ev­ery res­i­dent to be a part of it. We ap­peal to all to join us.”

Waghmare said, “We are aim­ing at all-round de­vel­op­ment of the city and sports and cul­ture are an in­te­gral part of it.”

The marathon will be held on Jan­uary 24 from Mo­raj cir­cle on Palm Beach road in San­pada. NMMC plans to spend Rs10 lakh on the event that is open for var­i­ous cat­e­gories. Win­ners will get prize The au­di­tions for the com­pe­ti­tion will be held on Jan­uary 25 and 26 The group dance and group singing com­pe­ti­tions too will be con­ducted for var­i­ous cat­e­gories. NMMC has re­ceived 900 ap­pli­ca­tions so far for solo and group com­pe­ti­tions.

money to­tal­ing Rs3.10 lakh. NMMC has planned a marathon, dance and singing com­pe­ti­tion and a Navi Mum­bai food fes­ti­val.

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