Aala Re Aala…Govinda Aala was the only slogan which everyone could hear at Shivmudra Pratishthan’s Dahi Handi Mahaotsav held at Worli Naka, Mumbai. Various celebrities were present to cheer gopalas of different age groups through their cultural performances. Also present at this occasion were President of Shivmudra Pratishthan and Mumbai President of BJP, Sunil Rane along with Dattaji Rane (Former Education Minister) and Shri. Mangal Prabhat Lodha, Member of Parliament.
The evening celebrations began with Ganesh Puja and Saraswati Vandana. Performances on popular Marathi songs entertained the audience a lot. Infact, songs like ‘Yeh Mera Dil, Laila Main Laila, Jahan Teri Yeh Nazar Hai’ ruled the evening.
Arun Kadam, Niyati Rajwade, Anshuman Vichare, Suhas Paranjpe, Meghna Erande, Abhijeet Kosambi, Kavita Nikam, Sussan Bernet, Gurleen Chopra, Sara Sravan, Deepali Sayed were present to cheer the gopalas with their various entertaining performances.
Several Govinda Groups from Mumbai and Suburban Areas participated but Shree Adi Shakti Mahila Mandal was announced the winner this year.
Sunil Rane of Shivmudra Pratishthan said, “It is a happy co-incidence that Independence Day and Gokulashtami are being celebrated on the same day. We have followed all the safety measures to ensure not a single Govinda gets hurt. Performances on Marathi and Hindi songs have uplifted the celebratory mood today.”