Friday, February 27, 2009

Devotees Spellbound at grand celebration of Mahashivratri at Bhavkaleshwar Temple a Vision of Ganesh Naik

On the 24th of January 2007, a temple on the hills of the city was embedded to add to the city’s divine grace. The Bhavkaleshwar temple, a vision of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik saw the celebration of Mahashivratri in a grand style. Devotees were spellbound at the magnificent structure and the celebrations.
The Bhavkaleshwar temple at Khairane evokes blessed feelings as one, steps into it. And there is more to the reason of building the temple in the midst of the quarries than what meets the eyes. Nearly 15 years ago the Naik family had found a stone in the shape of Lord Nandi and since then it was worshiped at the temple sight. However, after Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik’s wife saw a dream, the leader decided to build a temple here. The temple construction work which was on for a decade saw the personal involvement of GM Ganesh Naik. The temple is built on an area of nearly 2000 sq. ft. A diya bought from Madras is another highlight of the temple. The temple came alive during the Mahashivratri celebrations when devotees flocked to it in great numbers. The festival of Shivartri is celebrated in the honor of Lord Shiva on the thirteenth or fourteenth day during the month of February or March. Maha Shivratri means “the big night of Lord Shiva” and during the entire night devotees worship Lord Shiva. Hundreds of people stood in queue before the temple with flowers, leaves, coconuts to worship Lord Shiva. The devotees, spellbound with the magnificent structure, showed their gratitude towards Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik who was present during the celebrations along with Former Mayor Sanjeev Naik.
Present amongst the devotees were many prominent names and dignitaries of Navi Mumbai which included NMMC Education Committee Chairman Ravi Iyer, NCP Nerul Block President Ashok Gawde, DCP R D Shinde and ACP Purushottum Karad. It is only on this great day that this temple witnesses a huge crowd and an elaborate day and night-long worship. The celebration was a grand one leaving the devotees spellbound.

Marathi natya parishad felicitates well known Marathi Artists by Cheif guest Ganesh Naik

Prominent Marathi theatre artists were felicitated by Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Natya Parishad at Vishnudas Bhave auditorium. Excise and Environment Minister Ganesh Naik was present as the chief guest in this felicitation ceremony. A felicitation ceremony was organized for Marathi theatre artists by the Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Parishad at the Vishnudas Bhave auditorium in Vashi. On this occasion, famous music director Padmashree Ashok Patki was awarded with the Dinanath Mangeshkar Memorial award. Prominent Marathi film and stage actor Girish Oak was rewarded with PL Deshpande memorial award. The Maher Chi Saadi fame and outstanding Marathi film actress Alka Kubal was awarded the Bhakti Barve Inamdar award. Besides these, other Marathi actors such as Shrinivas Manage, Varsha Kambli and others were felicitated for their contribution towards Marathi theatre.

These actors were felicitated with cash prizes, memorials and shawls. Present as the chief guest was Excise and Environment Minister Ganesh Naik. Many child artists were also felicitated for acting in short plays. Many artists presented dance performances with child artists performing on Bollywood numbers.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Grand Celebrations at Bhavkaleshwar Temple in Navi Mumbai.

Mahashivratri can easily be considered the most important day in the Hindu calendar. On the 14th day of the dark half of Magh the great night of Shiva is celebrated. This religious festival celebrates worship of 'Shiva the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer. This night marks the night when he danced the Tandav. On this day the devotees of Shiva observe fast during this day and stay up the whole night at the place of worship. Offerings consist of sandalwood, turmeric, bel leaves, flowers and raw milk. Shivaratri – literally means the night of Lord Shiva. Apart from all prayers it was the happiness in the city that derived true significance of the occasion. On the occasion of Mahashivratri, hundreds of devotees flocked at the Bhavkaleshwar temple in the city. After 40 years, the Mahashivratri fell on a Monday which is considered as an auspicious day, a day of Lord Shiv Shankar. The reason why there was a huge crowd of visitors. Surrounded by nature, amidst mountains and hills, the Bhavkaleshwar temple is an epitome of beauty and splendor. Many dignitaries graced the occasion.
In Vashi Om Namash Shivay Trust celebrated this occasion at the Shiv temple at sector 1A by way of prayers and offerings. Devotees expressed their feelings on the day. In sector 14, Vashi too celebrations was held in Saumeshwar Shiv temple. On the day, the kalash of temple was installed where Thane Gaurdian Minister Ganesh Naik was present. In Agroli village and CBD Belapur, the Shiv temples also saw similar celebrations. Present was MLC Manda Mhatre to seek the blessings of Lord Shiv Shankar. Several devotees had gathered on the occasion.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Library and Gym Now starts in Airoli inaugurated by Ganesh Naik.

Navi Mumbai Mahapalika has now organized Gym and library for the Residents in Airoli. Rashtravadi congress Corporator Shri Ashok patil and Environment minister Ganesh Naik has inaugurated the ceremony.
Residents of Sector 14 and 15 has appreciated the work of mahapalika as they were anxiously waiting for the gym and library to be set there. Corporator K.M.Madhvi and Anant Sutar were also present in this Inauguration Ceremony.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Vishnudas stadium inauguration done by Minister Ganesh Naik.

Vishnudas Bhave stadium Should be Culutured Place said Enviornment Minister Ganesh naik.In Future it should be entertaining Navi Mumbai residents. Mayor Anjani Bhoir,Sandeep Naik,Vijay Nahata,Ramrao Wagh were all present during Ceremony. There was also an programme conducted for martyrs who died in the recent terror attacks.
To renovate the stadium it cost Rs. 1 Crore 40 lakh and cctv cameras was also installed in the premises for security system.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Usha Bhoir Organises Bhumipujan of Ward Work.alongwith Ganesh Naik

February 17, 2009,
Corporator Usha Bhoir organized a bhumipujan ceremony of the various development work promised by her in her ward no. 45 in Vashi. Present to grace the occasion was Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. A grand ceremony was held by the corporator of ward no. 45 of Vashi, Usha Bhoir in lieu of the various promises given by her during the municipal elections.

Many dignitaries and corporators were present during the ceremony. Present for the bhumipujan of the development works was Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. He praised Usha Bhoir for her work. During the event, first Mayor of Navi Mumbai Dr. Sanjeev Naik was also felicitated. During the day, corporator Usha Bhoir shared a few words with us.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Education Committee new office Inaugurated in koperkhairane by Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik.

Feb 02,2009,
The new office of the NMMC Education Committee was inaugurated at the hands of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik where the department also accepted the ISO certification.With the aim to enhance the quality of education in NMMC schools and improve the working of the NMMC Education Committee, a new Education office was inaugurated at the first floor of the ward office at Koperkhairane. The inauguration was done at the hands of Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. Also present was CIDCO Director Namdeo Bhagat, NMMC Education Committee Chairman Ravi Iyer amongst other dignitaries. Speaking for the department, Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik stated that proper infrastructure for NMMC schools, provision of school equipments free of cost and quality of education would always be the main objective of the Education Committee. The NMMC Education Committee is undergoing a lot of welcome changes ever since Ravi Iyer has taken over as the Committee’s Chairman. Unlike past chairmen including Ram Vichare who were busy with their businesses and hardly attended to the basic needs of municipal education or made any attempt to better the quality of education imparted in municipal schools. During Ram Vichare’s tenure, the education committee was marred with several allegations of corruption in uniforms, books and even mid-day meals. However, when Ravi Iyer took over, not only did it lift the image of the education committee but the Chairman has also been more focus, determined and displays will to initiate measures that are a hopeful beginning of the change that is needed within classroom of municipal schools. We caught up with NMMC Education Committee Chairman Ravi Iyer post the inauguration ceremony. Beyond any doubt, Ravi Iyer seems to be living up to the expectations that Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik had while appointing him as the NMMC Education Committee Chairman.

Monday, February 16, 2009

NCP Organizes Grand Youth Meet at Airoli Inaugurated at the hands of Navi Mumbai NCP by Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik

January 19, 2009
With the aim of bringing the youth on one platform and connect them with the mission of the party, the NCP organized a grand youth meet at Radhikabai Meghe College in Airoli. Looking at the way a huge crowd of youngsters participated in this meet, the organizers are anticipating that it would enhance the equationof the party in wake of the elections. We spoke with NCP Youth Congress’s Navi Mumbai President Jayesh Konde about this meet.
The meet saw participation of party coprorators, party workers and public representatives. Also present was Mathadi leader Shashikant Shinde, Narendra Patil, MLC Jitendra Awhad who in their speeches guided the youth present. The meet was inaugurated at the hands of Navi Mumbai NCP Supremo Ganesh Naik who in his speech stated that the youth was the strength of the nation and urged them to be involved in politics. He further stated that due to unemployment many youngsters were exploited by anti-social elements turning them into criminals. He urged that in such a situation, the youth must under his social responsibility and fulfill it. The meet was organized with the aim to encourage and motivate the youth of today.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Chemmanur Comes to town Inauguration done by Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik

14 Feb,Saturday
CHEMMANUR Fashion Jewellers, the first jewellery group in the world to receive the international ISO Certification and Central Government’s BIS certification for quality and excellence, is opening its showroom at Raghuleela Mall,Vashi on February 15 at 4 pm. The showroom will be inaugurated by Thane Guardian Minister Ganesh Naik. The event will be graced by Cricket sensation Yuvraj Singh and Miss World Runner-up Parvathi Omanakuttan.