Sunday, February 22, 2009

Shivjayanthi Celebrated in the City in Presence of Sanjeev naik

Shiv Jayanti is the day when the birthday of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is celebrated on a grand scale in Maharashtra. Shivaji was born at the Shivneri fort in Pune on February 19th, 1630. As known Shivaji was a great leader and the creator of the Maratha nation. On this day processions are held. Many take part in the procession where they put up small skit, which they keep on performing all the way in the procession.
Various programs are arranged on this day. A program was organized by MCGM at Shivaji Park on the occasion of the 379th birth anniversary of Shivaji Maharaj. Present was Mumbai Mayor Shubha Raul who paid tribute to the Maratha warrior by offering a garland of flowers on his statue. Also present was Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir, Mumbai Sheriff Indu Shahani, MCGM Commissioner Dr. Jairaj Pathak and others. A similar procession was led in Vashi which culminated at the Shivaji Chowk. Navi Mumbai Mayor Anjani Bhoir presented a garland of flowers to the Shivaji Maharaj statute. Also present was first Mayor Dr. Sanjeev Naik and Deputy Mayor Shashikant Biraajdaar amongst other dignitaries.

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