Nagpur should be cultural capital of State: Gadkari

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Jan 2018 09:34:08


Staff Reporter,

The Union Minister unveiled the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the entrance of Shivaji Nagar garden, and a photo exhibition

“People of Nagpur always tried to conserve the local history and the ongoing progress of this city will soon make it the cultural capital of Maharashtra,” predicted Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road transport and Shipping while unveiling the statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s held at Shivaji Nagar garden, Shivaji Nagar, on Sunday.

“We have wonderful venues to hold any national or international level cultural, social and academic events in which thousands can participate. I am confident that very soon Nagpur will emerge as the favourite destination for cultural events,” Gadkari stated while declaring his unequivocal support to such ventures and promising all helps in organising such mega events in future.

Gadkari appreciated the work of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) for the development of the city and also for the Shivaji Nagar garden they conserved for the people.
Team of NMC led by corporator Sanjay Bangale erected the statue of Shivaji Maharaj at the entrance of the garden.
Gadkari said, the statue of Shivaji Maharaj is like a temple for the citizen and the garden will get a recognition.

“The fast moving development work placed Nagpur in the top ten developed cities list in the country. Citizens should also appreciate this development and due credit must be given to the administration,” Gadkari stated while praising officers and office-bearers.

Referring to ongoing ‘Khasdar Sanskrutik Mahotsav’ and international paediatric meet, Gadkari pointed out that Suresh Bhat Auditorium in Reshimbagh is a world class auditorium and is a gift to the people of Nagpur and stressed the need to provide institutional support to organisers of cultural and religious events.
Vivekanand Smarak and Suresh Bhat Auditorium are pride of the city and soon many other monuments will come up, Gadkari revealed.

At the onset, Gadkari unveiled the statue and a photo exhibition named ‘Chitra Vaibhav’ in the garden. ‘Chitra Vaibhav’ exhibition is presented by Ramesh Satpute who was also felicitated at the hands of Gadkari during the event.

Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Guardian Minister; Babanrao Lonikar, Minister of Water Supply and Sanitation; Deepraj Pardikar, Deputy Mayor; Ajay Sancheti, MP Rajya Sabha; legislators Sudhakar Deshmukh, Sudhakar Kohale, Dr Milind Mane, Anil Sole, Prabhakarrao Mundle, Sandeep Jadhav, Sandip Joshi, Ashwin Mudgal, Municipal Commissioner; Sanjay Bangale, Sunil Hiranwar, Ujjwala Sharma, Bachhu Mundle and Nikhil Mundle also graced the event.

Dilip Gupta, Sunil Raisoni, Madhukar Wasnik, Rajesh Loya, Ramesh Mantri, Nandu Sarda, Jaiprakash Gupta and other guests also were present during the event.
Sunil Hiranwar proposed a vote of thanks.