PMC MAKES GRAND PLANS FOR SHIVAJI’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY
PANVEL: Panvel Municipal Council ( PMC) for the third year in a row organised ‘ Geet va Powada Gayan Spardha’ in Panvel on Thursday to spread awareness on the life of Shivaji Maharaj. The pro g ramme entailed ballads in praise of the Maratha warrior.
On Friday, visitors will witness a grand rally to commemorate the Shivaji’s birth anniversary.
The programme was held at Vasudev Balwant Phadke auditorium in Panvel. More than 50 teams participated in the competition. These included students of 11 PMC schools.
PMC president Charusheela Gharat said, “While the rally on Shiv Jayanti has been held in Panvel for years, three years ago we decided to conduct the Powada programme.”
She said, “We have had excellent response with the number of participants increasing every year.”
Vaibhav Gharat, one of the judges who has also given over 250 performances all over the state, said, “I was a participant in the first year here and it is great to be a judge of this competition that has grown over the years.”
“The rally on Friday will start at 8.30am with the garlanding of Shivaji Maharaj’s statue,” said Charusheela.