Rallies, blood donation camps and much more
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.”