In a Star Studded Event “Swabhimani Mumbaikars” held recently in a 5 Star hotel in Mumbai to announce this First time ever an Festival which Mumbai proudly call its own and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that he would love this Festival to attract International community so that we showcase Mumbai as a city where people from different religion, caste and colour stay together happily.
Honorable Chief Minister announced his full support by the Government and especially from the Tourism Ministry to make this four day event an international success.
The Mumbai Festival 2016 an ode to the uniqueness of Mumbai’s spirit with something for every inhabitant of this island city was attended by The Honourable Governor of Maharashtra Shri Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, Honourable Chief Minister Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Honourable Union Minister for Communication and Technology Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Honourable Union Minister for Transport and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari, Honourable Maharashtra State Cabinet Minister for Finance, Planning and Forest Departments Shri Sudhir Mungantiwar, Honourable Minister of State for Statistics (Independent Charge) and External Affairs General V K Singh, Honourable National General Secretary of the BJP Shri Kailash Vijayvargiya, Honourable Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Dr.Sanjay Kumar Balyan, Honourable Union Minister of State for Human Resources and Development Shri Ram Shankar Katheria, Honourable Justice Shri Siddarth Mridul of Delhi High Court and Honourable National Commission for Women Chairman Shrimati Lalita Kumaramangalam.
Bollywood and Corporate world also showed their presence and was attended by, Ajay Devgan & Kajol, Govinda, Priety Zinta, Tanisha Mukherjee, yesteryears actress Tanuja, Vivek Oberoi, Dino Morea, Director Subhash Ghai, singer Udit Narayan, director Madhur Bhandarkar, Director Sajid Khan, Head T-series Bhushan Kumar, Eminent architect Hafeez Contractor, Ad man Piyush Pandey and senior legal counsel Ujjwal Nikam. Business baron Dilip Shanghvi of Sun Pharma, scientist Dr. Keki Hormusji Gharda of Gharda Chemicals, Sanskrit scholar Ramanuja Tattacharya, renowned agriculturist Subhash Palekar, noted documentary photographer Sudhakar Olwe, spiritual guru Swami Tejomayan Andaand, chemical engineer Dr. Ganapati Dadasaheb Yadav and many more.
The logo of the festival, a symbolic Nimbu-Mirchi, was unveiled in the presence of our honourable guests by Festival Chairman Mr. Rohit Poddar, Managing Director of Poddar Housing and Developers Ltd. and Mr. Tarun Rathi, Director of the Mumbaikar Festival, are the creators and visionaries behind the Mumbaikar Festival along with Festival CEO Neerja Shah.
The organisers envisage that this annual occasion will establish itself as a landmark event and go a long way in bringing back Mumbai’s glory as one India’s top cities.
The four-day festival, to be organised between December 15th and 18th this year, seeks to re-affirm Mumbai’s cultural stronghold and influence not just in the country but among the international community as well. Much like the way the 7 islands come together to make this city, the Mumbaikar Festival as a platform brings together citizens and various stakeholders of Mumbai to nourish, cherish and relish Mumbai: the home to every Mumbaikar.