Muted Maharashtra Day Celebrations Held at Mantralaya

Muted Maharashtra Day Celebrations Held at Mantralaya

Maharashtra’s 61st Foundation Day was celebrated in a toned-down manner on Saturday, May 1, given the coronavirus pandemic across the state. This is also the second consecutive year wherein Maharashtra Day celebrations were muted due to the pandemic. 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray hoisted the national flag at South Mumbai’s Mantralaya which is the administrative headquarters of the State Government. 

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All safety guidelines were followed during the celebrations. Other dignitaries at the event included Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, as well as Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat. Meanwhile, Guardian ministers of districts unfurled the Indian flag across their respective district headquarters.

CM Thackeray also offered floral tributes to portraits of Maratha warrior Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, his mother Jijamata, and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. 

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Earlier in the day, Thackeray paid a visit to Hutatma Chowk in southern Mumbai and offered a wreath at the memorial to offer respects to 105 martyrs who died towards the cause of a unified Maharashtra.

Other guests at the Maharashtra Day celebrations on Saturday included Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal, Director General of Police Sanjay Pandey, Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, and Mumbai City Collector Rajiv Nivatkar.

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