Mumbai: Gudi Padwa, one of the three-and-a-half auspicious Muhurtas as per Hindu calendar, will be celebrated with great pomp and fervour on behalf of Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Party activists will welcome this Hindu New Year by hoisting nearly one lakh Gudi on their houses, informed Mumbai BJP president MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar on Tuesday.
Mumbai BJP president, MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar spoke to media persons here informing them about the various programs that will be held across Mumbai on the auspicious occasion of Gudi Padwa.
On this occasion, he said that Hindu festivals are being celebrated with great enthusiasm across Maharashtra. Even citizens are enthusiastically participating in the celebration of Hindu festivals. After the Shinde-Fadnavis government came to power in the state, BJP celebrated various festivals including Dahi Handi, Ganeshotsav, Navratri, Diwali and Shiv Jayanti and Mumbaikars also participated in these celebrations. Mumbaikars also responded in large numbers for the illustrious mega drama ‘Jaanta Raja’ being played at Shiv Tirth in Dadar. Nearly 1 lakh theatre enthusiasts watched this play.
Now, on the occasion of Hindu New Year, BJP leaders, booth chiefs and activists will carry out ‘shobha yatra’ (procession) in various parts of Mumbai and preparations are in full swing. Processions showcasing Marathi culture have also been organised. These processions will be held in Lalbaug, Parel, Worli, Vile Parle, Borivali and Dahisar areas.
Eleven karyakartas each from 9,800 booths will hoist Gudi on their houses. At the same time, the work of construction of Lord Ram temple in Ayodhya is also in progress. It is like a dream come true, and this excitement will also be celebrated on this occasion.
BJP is the party that believes in the service of the nation. The rich heritage of Hindu culture is being carried forward. Gudi is a symbol of victory and hence every Hindu household must celebrate Gudi Padwa with great enthusiasm and hoist a Gudi on their house as a symbol of Hindutva, appealed BJP leader MLA Adv. Ashish Shelar.
“This is a befitting reply to the ‘green’ storm. Since the last few days, Uddhav Thackeray’s party and parties from the Aghadi are trying hard to woo the voters of a particular community and the Gudi of Hindutva will truly be a befitting reply to this green storm in Mumbai”, remarked Shelar.