Mu­sic band to en­ter­tain you with pa­tri­otic songs at Ma­sunda lake

Ev­ery 15 days, po­lice, a TMC band troupe or Bhar­tiya Sena will perform at lake

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - THANE - Megha Pol

THANE: P i c n i c ke r s a t t h e Ma­sunda lake, pop­u­larly known as Talaopali, will now be en­ter­tained by the drum beats of Thane’s bands.

The Thane Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (TMC) in­au­gu­rated a Shiv Bhakti band stand near the lake on Wed­nes­day evening, where ev­ery 15 days, the po­lice, a TMC band troupe or the Bhar­tiya Sena will play pa­tri­otic songs from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

“The idea is the brain­child of the ad­di­tional mu­nic­i­pal com­mis­sioner, Su­nil Cha­van. The band will be op­er­ated in co­or­di­na­tion with the po­lice depart­ment,” said San­deep Malvi, pub­lic re­la­tion of­fi­cer, TMC.

The cor­po­ra­tion will pub­lish a timetable of the per­for­mances, which are free.

Thane-based mu­si­cians will also be in­vited to perform from 5pm to 7pm with the TMC’s per­mis­sion. They will not be re­quired to pay for the stand.

“The band stand is lo­cated be­side the Shivaji statue, where there is enough space for peo­ple to stand and en­joy the show. There won’t be any traf­fic con- ges­tion in the area,” said Malvi.

Res­i­dents have wel­comed this ini­tia­tive. “I of­ten come for an evening stroll along this lake with a few se­nior cit­i­zens. On Wed­nes­day, we were de­lighted to hear pa­tri­otic songs be­ing played here,” said Shyam Joshi, 62, a res­i­dent of Nau­pada and a fre­quent visitor to the lake.

PRA­FUL GANGURDE

The TMC in­au­gu­rated a Shiv Bhakti band stand near the lake on Wed­nes­day.

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