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Cultural treat for Puneites :
DJP joins hands with the Muralidhar Mohol Sanskritik Pratishthan to celebrate a four day cultural extravaganza at Kothrud
The month of May witnessed an exceptional cultural extravaganza that saw Puneites drenched in the flavours of music, dance, theatre and literary events. Darode Jog Properties, along with the Muralidhar Mohol Sanskrutik Pratishthan celebrated a four day cultural festival called the Kothrud Sanskrutik Mahotsav, between May 17 and May 20 at the Ideal Colony Grounds in the evening between 6.00 to 10.00 P.M. The programme was open to free entry on a first- cum- first- served basis.

The objectives behind organizing the programme were as special as the festival itself. Apart from treating the connoisseurs of Pune to a rare medley of music and dance, the festival aimed at preserving the emotional and traditional ethos of the Mahrashtrian culture. An award ceremony, the, ‘Rangakarmi Kamlakar Sarang Smruti Sanskruti Puraskar’ instituted by the Muralidhar Mohol Sanskrutik Pratishthan was also part of the four day show.

The first day of the festival got rolling with an outstanding programme unfolding the life of the Great Maratha warrior and King, Shivaji Maharaj. In a program titled ‘Shivaba te Shivaray’, Noted film actress Rujuta Deshmukh, along with a troupe of 25 dancers performed dance sequences on songs penned by Pranit Kulkarni, composed by Rohit Nagbhide and choreographed by Soniya Parchure from Mumbai. The highlight of the show was the breathtaking sequence of the coronation of Shivaji Maharaj, which was brought to life by more than 40 artists.

Kohinoor Kalakruti – Geetramayan a song and dance rendition based on the famous litterateur Ga Di Madgulkar’s work, Geet Ramayan, mesmerized the audiences on the second day.This show had theparticipation of various acclaimed artists and scholars . The programme had wonderful dance sequences by a troupe of 25 dancers led by Sharvari Jamenis and choreographed by Nikhita Moghe. National Award winner Anand Bhate, along with Ravindra Sathe, Ketaki Mategaonkar, Vibhavari Apte, Hrishikesh Ranade, Prajakta Ranade and Anand Madgulkar also performed in this programme. A special discussion about the great works of Ga Di Madgulkar  was an important feature of this program which also had the participation of Sudhir Moghe, Aruna Dhere, Praveen Davane and Dr. N. M. Joshi.

Jeevan Yanna Kalale Ho’ a program dedicated to Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar was featured on the day 3 of the event. Noted anchor, Sudhir Gadgil engaged many noted personalities in live interviews revolving around the life of Pt. Hridaynath. The interviewees included Mahesh Manjrekar, Usha Mangeshkar, Pt. Hridaynath Mangeshkar himself, noted music directors, Ajay – Atul, Sudhir Moghe, Suresh Wadkar, Hariharan and Padmaja Phenani. etc. Pt Hridaynath has just completed 75 years of his age and in his honour, a group of 75 singers presented a song composed by him.

On the same day, noted film and television personality Shrirang Godbole was honoured with the ‘Rangakarmi Kamlakar Sarang Smruti Sanskruti Puraskar’ instituted by the Muralidhar Mohol Sanskrutik Pratishthan. The award came in the form of a Memento and Rs.11000 cash.

The event concluded on a grand scale with a program dedicated to the traditional and popular folk art of the state, the lavani, on May 4.. Popular actresses like Amruta Khanvilkar, Neha Pendse, Bhargavi Chirmule, Sharvari Jamenis, Smita Shevale, Shweta Shinde, Siya Patil and Snehalata Tawade performed to the beat of popular Lavani songs. 

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