Four-day ‘Bhatgram Mahotsav’ at Bicholim ground from Feb 19


A four-day ‘Bhatgram Mahotsav’ will be organised by the Dicholi Bachav Abhiyan in association with the Information and Publicity and Arts and Culture departments at Shivaji Maharaj Maidan, Bicholim from February 19-22. During the mahotsav, various programmes including felicitation of prominent persons from different fields will be done, informed the president of Bhatgram Mahotsav Samiti and Bicholim MLA, Mr Naresh Sawal during a press briefing held in the presence of the secretary, Mr Naresh Kadkade. Besides musical programmes, various traditional folk arts like Ghodemodni, Morulo, Chapay, Virbhadra etc will be the main features of the mahotsav, told Mr Sawal. Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti will be celebrated on February 19 at 5 p.m at the ground where the Deputy Speaker, Mr Anant Shet will be the chief guest. Prof Datta Bhikaji Naik will deliver a key-note address on the occasion. The chairperson of Bicholim Municipal Council, Ms Anisha Vernekar and the vice-chairperson, Mr Narayan Betkekar will be present as special invitees. Later a drama on the life of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj will be presented, Mr Sawal informed further. [NT]