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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Ekta Cultural Utsav
The grand finale of the cultural festival organized by the ''Ekta Cultural Academy, Thane”, was held recently in presence of many artists and celebrities at Sahitya Sangh, Girgaum. On the occasion dramatist Premanand Gajvi was felicitated at the hands of Pramod-bhau Pawar. Screen play writer Abid Surti, Litterateur Ramesh Yadav, DD Producer Sharan Birajdar, Corporator Anuradha Potdar and ECA President Prakash Jadhav were also present. On the occasion persons from different walks of life were honoured with awards. They included: Rutuja Bagwe, Yogesh Chikatgonkar, (Literature)-Ajay Kandar, Eknath Awhad, (Dance)-Madhvi Rokde, (Journalism) - Sandip Pandit, Yogesh Lolayekar (Education)-Uttam Bhagat, Kiran Kumar  Patil (Publishing) - Lata Guthe.

Memorial sitar-vaadan
Khiraj', a concert in memory of sitar maestro Ustad Abdul Halim Jaffer Khan organized by 'Halim Academy of Sitar' on Thursday 25th January @ 6.30pm at St Andrew's Auditorium. Artistes: Zunain Khan with Dr Aneesh Pradhan on the tabla. Shubha Mudgal with Dr Aneesh Pradhan on tabla and Sudhir Nayak on harmonium.
Rom-com film muhurat
A muhurat of romantic comedy Marathi film 'Gadbad Zhali' was recently held with shooting of a daring chase scene in presence of Rajesh Sringapure, Vikas Patil, Mohan Gadre, Sanjay Mohite, Akshata Patil and others in Film City. The film deals with the topic of girls eloping with their paramours for love marriage and how they face difficulties. The comedy film also seeks to give a strong social message. The film is being directed by Santram-ji.

Rishi Kapoor launches book at 'mushaira'
Celeb actor Rishi Kapoor launched the Hindi transliteration of Shashi Ranjan's late father, Rajendra Pradeep's award winning Urdu book 'Yeh Khalish Kahaan Se Hoti'.  This was followed by a 'live' mushaira with noted Hindi-Urdu poets. The poets included Swanand Kirkire, Sayeed Qadri,  Asad Ajmeri, Shakeel Azmi, Turaz, Devmani, Sagar Tripathi, Pragya Vikas & Rakesh Bedi. Eminent guests at the cultural mehfil, included Anup Jalota, Jaspinder Narula, David Dhawan, Rahul Rawail and Madhushree.

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