Ral­lies, blood do­na­tion camps and much more

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

THE DANCE WILL BE PER­FORMED AT THANE STA­TION, CHINTAMANI CHOWK, OPEN HOUSE, KORUM MALL AND VIVIANA MALL

THANE: From dance per­for­mances to give mes­sage of unity to bike ral­lies that salute the spirit of soldiers, Thane city is set to cel­e­brate the 69th In­de­pen­dence day of In­dia with pomp and show.

The Marji pro­duc­tions along with Shiv Se­nas youth wing has or­gan­ised In­fi­esta 2016, a dance performance fea­tur­ing over 100 artists at five prime lo­ca­tions in Thane.

Atul Pansare, spokesper­son from Marji, said, “The dance will be based on the mes­sage of ‘Unity in Di­ver­sity’ and will be on the lines of flash mob. There will be over 100 dancers dressed in all the tra­di­tional at­tires of our coun­try from all the re­li­gions.”

The dance will be per­formed at five places — Thane Rail­way Sta­tion, Chintamani chowk, Open House, Korum Mall and Viviana Mall. The performance will start at 2pm from Thane sta­tion.

Apart from Unity, the troupe will be giv­ing many other so­cial mes­sages.

The Bik­ers United, Ride for Cause or­gan­i­sa­tion will or­gan­ise a bike rally with over 200 bik­ers.

Carl Gawli, the founder of the or­gan­i­sa­tion, said, “The rally will start from Upa­van and go up to Reti­bun­der on Ghod­bun­der Road. We will rally to salute the spirit of the soldiers and also to spread the mes­sage of road safety. We com­pletely sup­port the govern­ment’s de­ci­sion to make hel­mets com­pul­sory and will pro­mote it on the oc­ca­sion.”

Ab­hi­nay Katta, a cul­tural or­gan­i­sa­tion from Thane, will or­gan­ise a con­cert on pa­tri­otic songs, Aye mere vatan ke logo, on the eve of In­de­pen­dence day. It will be held at the Ji­ja­mata gar­dens in Bhaskar Colony.

The Vas­ant Vi­har so­ci­ety will or­gan­ise a blood do­na­tion camp on this day. Viviana mall has or­gan­ised a blood do­na­tion camp on In­de­pen­dence day.

The long week­end for some is also the time to go for a short trip.

Ra­jesh Shinde, a res­i­dent of Ghod­bun­der said, “Most of the time we sit at home and watch tele­vi­sion or visit the near­est mall. This year, we have de­cided to go for a trek on Har­ishchan­dra Gad on Sun­day and hoist the na­tional flag on Mon­day morn­ing be­fore de­scend­ing.”

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