Guardian Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha inaugurates Mumbai Suburban District Book Festival

Invitation to citizens to participate in promoting reading culture

Guardian Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha inaugurates Mumbai Suburban District Book Festival

Granth Mahotsav is celebrated every year by the Office of the District Library Officer, Mumbai Suburban, Directorate of Libraries, Government of Maharashtra. This year the festival has been organised in collaboration with the National Library. It will be held on March 4 and 5. The Granth Mahotsav will be inaugurated by Mumbai Suburban District Guardian Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha and famous singer and musician Avdhoot Gupte will be present on the occasion.

The festival will start with Granth Dindi in the presence of Ashish Shelar and Education Officer Raju Tadvi. From 12 noon to 1 pm, senior mountaineer Raju Desai will give a speech on the topic 'Strange History of Swarajya'. In the second session, Sunil Hingane will speak on the topic of comedy, poetry and health. After this, reading from the new book, Arpan Patrika, will be done at 3:45 pm. Anil Hardikar, Nandu Pardeshi and Chitra Wagh will be seen in it.

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Ashok Mule of Dimple Publications, Ashok Kothawale of Majestic Publishing, Hemant Raikar of Jaihind Publications, Vikas Paranjape of Jyotsna Publications and Sudesh Hinglaspurkar of Grantali will participate in the first session on March 5. Street drama will be presented by Chetna College on the topic of reading culture and social commitment. Purushottam Pawar will present on the topic of organ donation time. Apart from this, the program based on the best and classic letters of Marathi literature conceptualised by Rakesh Talegaonkar will include Srinivas Narvekar, Asmita Pandey, Rajshree Potdar, Ashutosh Ghorpade, Sameer Dalvi and Vineet Marathe.

The program will conclude with 'Vachananchi Anandayatra'. Jyoti Kapile, Shumal Bhabal, as well as women traffic police officers Medha Tamore and Supriya Randhir will share their views. There will also be book exhibitions and sale stalls in this festival. Both day's program will be free for book lovers and readers. Sanjay Bansod, District Library Officer of Mumbai suburb Mulund, has appealed to the reading enthusiasts, book lovers and all citizens to participate in this two-day long book festival. 

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