Marathi schools will never shut down from now: Kishori Pednekar

The event organised by BMC was attended by Aaditya Thackeray, Kishori Pednekar, Varsha Gaikwad, Arvind Sawant, Zeeshan Siddique and others.

Marathi schools will never shut down from now: Kishori Pednekar
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The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government has strived towards developing the educational opportunities for the state. In a similar attempt, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had held a programme to showcase the development of its municipal school students that were made in cultural and sports.

In the Rising Stars 2020 programme that was held at NSCI Dome Worli, students put up performances, showcasing their talent. They started with a rap song written by a BMC teacher and was followed by a dance performance by the girls from BMC schools. The students also performed qawwali and showcased their singing talents. 

A group of students also presented gymnastics and acrobatics. The gymnastic performance was followed by a representation of Tripura folk dance by the municipal school students. After which, the students displayed their sports skills by playing short live matches of kabaddi, basketball, taekwondo, wrestling and boxing.

State Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray along with Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar was present at the event along with political figures such as Varsha Gaikwad, Arvind Sawant, Zeeshan Siddique. "I came here to motivate students but we, the officials are motivated. Marathi schools will never shut down from now on," Kishori Pednekar. 

Meanwhile, Arvind Sawant, Shiv MP said, "I have studied till seventh in a municipal school. Today I am proud of being a student at a BMC school. Aditya Thackeray has brought this change and he is also a Rising Star."

"I have no words to explain this amazing work by the students. The work has not happened by my sole efforts, these are everyone's effort. The confidence in the students' eyes was contagious. In the next two years, we wish people show interest in securing admission in BMC schools. We want to show the country, we are no. 1 municipal school in India," said Aditya Thackeray.

Thackeray also unveiled the logo for the ICSE school and announced the commencement of admissions from February 27.

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