Shaniwarwada festival from Thursday

The 9th Shaniwarwada Kala Mahotsav 2008 will be held at the Shaniwarwada grounds from December 25 to 28. Maharashtra bhushan legendary Marathi poet and lyricist Mangesh Padgaonkar will inaugurate the festival at 6 pm on December 25.

Marathi short story writer D M Mirasdar, classical dancer Sucheta Chapekar-Bhide, Saregamapa little champ Shamika Bhide and shehnai maestro Daithankar will be felicitated on the occasion.

The opening day will see singer Rahul Deshpande perform at 6.30 pm. Veteran Marathi actor Vikram Gokhale will present the Marathi play Pitrudevobhav at 6.30 pm on December 26. At 7.30 pm Pramod Ranade, Anagha Pendase and Shamika Bhide will present a special programme Majhe Jeevan Gaane in which they will recite lyrics written by Padgaonkar.

Theatre group Natya Sampada will present their play Avgha Rang Ekchi Jhala on December 27 between 7.30 pm to 10 pm.

Marathi artistes Hrishikesh Ranade, Ashutosh Joshi and Swapnaja Wangikar will enthrall audience with their novel programme 'Song of the Life,' on December 28 at 6.30 pm. Dedicated to the youth, this programme is visualised by Hrishikesh Ranade. The entry is free for all.

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