‘Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav’ off to a grand start

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Jan 2018 09:31:05


Staff Reporter,

The Year 2018 started with a grand gala for the Nagpurians with one of the most memorable days added to the history of Nagpur. ‘Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav’ a cultural festival of the city which will commence on Sunday had a grand opening on Saturday at Ishwar Deshmukh College of Physical Education (IDCPE), Krida Chowk. The function began with ‘Ganesh Vandana’ presented by famous playback singer Sudesh Bhosle.



The festival was inaugurated at the hands of Bollywood superstar, popularity known as Bhaijaan, Salman Khan, in which around forty thousand people participated. Salman Khan along with eminent personalities including Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Surface Transport, lit the traditional lamp and formally inaugurated the Mahotsav.



Superstar Salman Khan expressed his joy after witnessing the jam-packed ground where his fans roared his name again and again to express their love for him. Khan, when talking to the Nagpurians, gave strong messages in a smart way by uttering his dialogues from his famous movies. The dialogue from his movie ‘Wanted’ - “Ek baar Jo maine commitment kar di, toh phir mai apne aap ki bhi nahi sunta…” received huge cheers from the crowd. Khan appealed to the Nagpurians, never to make random commitments, make only positive commitments and only when one feels capable of abiding by ones own words. His simple message for all was to think before making any commitment.


Khan added that one should never thank anyone after receiving any kind of help or support instead one must pass on the help and support to the one in need of it and the chain must continue. He thanked the audience for making his movie ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ a big hit. On heavy demand of Nagpurians, the Being Human brand ambassador obliged them with his brief performance on a song ‘Mai Hu Hero Tera...’ from the movie ‘Hero’. During the event, Sudesh Bhosle, delivered many hits from the 90’s which provided the audience with a gala time at the function. He sang hits like ‘Mere Mehboob...’, ‘Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai’, ‘Meri Makhna...’ from the superhit movie Baghban and many other songs which delighted the Nagpurians. Singers like Sarang Joshi, Shruti and Pallavi also regaled with their melodious performances. Addressing the gathering, Nitin Gadkari, appreciated the noble deeds done by the superstar for the society.

He said, “Salman is not only a good actor but also a good human being”. The Union Minister mentioned that his different initiatives taken for the benefit of the underprivileged is worth applauding and that his fans should not only admire his personality as an actor but should also admire his deeds and try to put in practice.

The jam-packed ground with double the capacity and thousands of fans desperately waiting outside keeping their hopes high till the end to just have a look of their favourite bollywood star was the proof that Salman Khan rules the heart of people. The security was appropriate as the cops had all the latest technological assistance like drone cameras. The cops had a tough time while handling huge crowd awaiting to peek at the bollywood personality.

Not every Nagpurian was lucky enough to get a glance of the superstar inspite of a lot of efforts. Prominent personalities also present included Ajay Sancheti, Dr Vikas Mahatame, both Rajya Sabha Members; Chandrashekar Bawankule, Energy Minister and Guardain Minister of District; Sudhakar Deshmukh, Vikas Kumbhare, all MLAs; Sudhakar Kohale, MLA and City President of BJP; Dr K Venkatesham, Commissioner of Police; Sandip Joshi, Ruling Party Leader in NMC; Girish Gandhi, former MLC; Nanda Jichkar, Mayor; Anil Sole, MLC; Vijay Darda, Chairman of Editorial Group, Lokmat Group, and many others presided over the event. The Mahotsav will continue till January 28 and provide the audience a package of cultural events including live concert, discourse, lectures on different subjects, drama, kavi sammelan with a blend of many other elements.