COLOURFUL SHIV JAYANTI CELEBRATIONS
Floats, rallies and cultural programmes marked Shiv Jayanti celebrations in the city on Friday. Panvel witnessed the grand celebrations with floats depicting Shivaji Maharaj’s life and important achievements parading in the city. The floats were presented by the students of 11 civic schools in the city. There was also lezim and dhol performances in the rally that began at around 8.15am from Shivaji Chowk, made its way through Adarsh Naka and ended at Line Ali. Panvel Municipal Council president Charusheela Gharat said: “For years we have been having such grand celebrations to celebrate the birth of the pride of Maharashtra and the country, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.” She added, “The participation of children will help inspire them and also ensure that they imbibe the qualities of the great ruler.” Mayor Sudhakar Naik along with MLA Sandeep Naik garlanded the statue of Shivaji Maharaj at Shivaji Chowk in Vashi.
Children perform the lezim at procession to mark the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji at Panvel on
Students of Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil College at Vashi take out a rally on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti.