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Two-day Bhatgram Mahotsav in Bicholim

BICHOLIM: Two-day 10th Bhatgram Mahotsav will be celebrated on February 20 and February  21 with special programmes as a part of 10 years completion, at Shety park at Kumbharwada-Bordem, Bicholim, informed president of mahotsav and ex-MLA Naresh Sawal.

Bhatgram Mahotsav is being organised by Dicholi Bachao Abhiyan in collaboration with art and culture and tourism departments.

Sawal informed that Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti will be celebrated on February 19 at 5.30 pm. Journalist Sanjay Dhavlikar will be the chief guest, and  he will deliver the keynote address on ‘Administration of Shivaji Maharaj’.

A fancy dress competition for children aged between 6 to 16 years and one-act play for those above 17 years will be held.

Bhatgram Mahotsav will be inaugurated by Art and Culture Minister Govind Gaude on February 20, at 5 pm.

Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte, Bicholim MLA Rajesh Patnekar, Dr Nandkumar Kamat will grace the occasion, informed Sawal.

The Mahotsav will conclude on February 21, at 6 pm. PWD Minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar and other guests will remain present. Bhatgram Bhushan Award has been declared for ex-editor of ‘Navprabha’ Suresh Walve.

The award will be presented during the Mahotsav. Various cultural programmes will be presented and felicitation of personalities, who have contributed to social field, will be done. NT

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