Pune News | Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati Trust to organise various programmes during Ganesh festival
Famous tabla player Padma Shri Vijay Ghate will install the Ganesh idol with rituals on Ganesh Chaturthi
Pune : NpNews24 Online – Pune News | The Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati Trust, which is the first public Ganesh mandal in the country, has organised various traditional and social programmes during the Ganesh festival. The programmes include Atharvashirsha recital by women and students, reel contest, health camp, eye donation camp etc. (Pune News)
The Trustee of Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati Trust and Festival Head, Punit Balan, has given information about the programmes to be held for 10 days during the Ganesh festival. A grand procession on Ganesh Chaturthi will mark the beginning of the festival. The idol of the deity will be installed with the rituals by famous tabla player Padma Shri Vijay Ghate at 11.50 am. From the next day, students of various schools will visit the pandal to seek blessings of the deity and Atharvashirsha recital will be held. Almost 30,000 students will take part in the recital.
Students of various reputed schools will seek the blessings of the deity during the 10 days and they will also visit the Bhausaheb Rangari Wada and will gather information about the contribution of Bhausaheb Rangari during the freedom struggle and the beginning of the public Ganesh festival. A health camp has been organised for devotees from September 20 to 26. Blood check-up and other tests will be carried out at the camp. An eye donation camp has also been organised. In the first week, a reel contest has been organised and those preparing reels of Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati and the history of Bhausaheb Rangari Bhavan will be given various prizes.
On September 25, a recital of Atharvashirsha will be held and more than 2,500 women are going to take part in the event. On September 26, from 6 pm to 8 pm, a programme of live banjo performance by famous Chintamani Group will be held.
During the 10 days of the festival, many important personalities will perform the aarti at night. Noted people from political, arts, sports and other fields are going to visit the mandal to seek blessings of the deity and also visit the Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Bhavan. Many mandals who chant hymns, will also take part in the festival. Punit Balan said that the festival will conclude with a grand procession on Anant Chaturdashi.
“The tradition of Ganesh festival which has been started on the principles of social responsibility, should continue. Various programmes have been organised. I appeal to devotees of Lord Ganesh to take part in these events in large number,” said Punit Balan, Trustee of Shrimant Bhausaheb Rangari Ganpati Trust and Festival Head.
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