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Did you know why Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation logo has 9 stars?

Earlier Mira Gram Panchayat area was spelled as “Meera”. Later, it adopted “Mira”. You still may see old shops with name as Meera.

Did you know why Mira Bhayander Municipal Corporation logo has 9 stars?
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We all know that India was governed by the British. But Mira-Bhayandar and Vasai area were governed by the Portuguese. It was only later that the British took over. During the British rule, in the year 1870 a large estate of 3,688 acres that encompasses Ghodbunder, Bhayander and Mira was granted by deed to Ramchandra Laxmanji of Bombay, on a lease of 999 years. The condition of this grant was that the lessee should pay a yearly rent of INR 6,790.

For those unaware, Mira Road is a town in Maharashtra, India, part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). It’s located to the north of Mumbai, it is governed by the Mira-Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC). It also has a railway station on the Western Line of Mumbai Suburban Railway. Mira Road -- Once famous for salt pans, this area has developed into a major residential hub of the suburbs.

Why the MBMC logo has 9 stars?

On June 12, 1985, five Gram panchayats naming Bhayandar, Kashi, Mira, Navghar and Ghodbunder were integrated to form Mira Bhayandar Municipal Council. From Mira Gram Panchayat, Mira Road got its name.

In 1990, the Council got extended by including four other Gram Panchayats naming Chena, Varsova, Rai (Murdhe), Dongri (Uttan). Thus this corporation is made up of nine Gram panchayats, hence the Mira Bhayandar Logo has nine stars on it.

So nine stars indicate nine Gram Panchayats coming together and forming one council – Bhayandar, Kashi, Mira Road, Navghar, Ghodbunder, Chena, Varsova, Rai (Murdhe) and Dongri (Uttan).

Earlier Mira Gram Panchayat area was spelt as “Meera”. Later, it adopted “Mira”. You still may see old shops with the name spelt as Meera.

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