Media Coverage | 20-08-2022
Vijay Darda stresses during Nagpur Durga Utsav inauguration
Lord Krishna is the one who weaved the whole nation into the thread of unity, equality, and brotherhood, said chairman of Editorial Board of Lokmat Media and former member of Rajya Sabha Vijay Darda.
He was addressing the inauguration of Nagpur Durga Utsav 2022 on Friday. To mark the occasion, a Dahi Handi Utsav was also organised by Rani Laxmibai Durga Utsav Mandal at Volley Wall Ground in Laxmi Nagar. The bhoomipujan of Nagpur Durga Utsav 2022 was also performed.
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh member Ravindra Bhusari, Mandal president Prasanna Mohile, former mayor Sandip Joshi, senior journalist Gajanan Janbhor, Narendra Wankhede and Anita Wankhede of Wankhede Classes, Sandeep Anjankar of Swapna Shilp Infra Developers and Mandal secretary Anand Kasgikar were also present.
Darda said that Krishna does not belong to any one religion. He belongs to all sects and cults. He belongs to the entire nation. His personality is reflected in the spiritual, cultural, and material progress of the country, he said.
“When we were young, we used to participate in Dahi Handi festival with great zeal. It fills minds and hearts with energy even today,” he said adding that the Dahi Handi festival organised by the Rani Laxmibai Durga Utsav Mandal symbolises this energy.
“This programme is a celebration of humanity. The spirit of humanity pervades through this programme, that’s why I always come here,” he said. Poonam Khandelwal conducted the programme.
Jai Sheetala Mata Dahi Handi wins among women
In the Dahi Handi festival, Jai Sheetala Mata Dahi Handi Mandal won in the women’s category. Others who participated were Radhakrishna Mahila Mandal and Jai Maa Kali Krida Mandal. There was a tough fight among the three. The round before the final saw all the three teams succeed in touching Dahi Handi. Jai Sheetala Mata Mandal won in the final round.
Jai Bholeshwar team wins in men’s category
In men’s category, Jai Bholeshwar Dahi Handi Krida Mandal, Sonjari, Nagpur, won the Dahi Handi Award of Rani Laxmibai Durga Utsav Mandal. Jai Shree Ram Dahi Handi Sports Club Sonjari, Jai Maa Kali Sports Club, Sonjari, Laxmi Nagar Yuva Mandal, Jai Sheetala Mata Mandal Bhandara participated along with Jai Bholeshwar Mandal. All the mandals participated with great zeal. The audience too enjoyed the tough contest amidst DJ beats and loud cheers of Govinda.