The 34th edition of the Vasai Taluka Kala Krida Mahotsav has witnessed the enthusiastic participation of 55,000 competitors. Since December 26th to 31st, 1990, this festival has been a vibrant celebration under the leadership of the late MLA Hitendra Thakur. The prelude to the festival includes the appropriate observance of the Christmas festival and the organization of a fitness run. Notably, Vasai residents like the resilient Yogesh Patil, Prashant Chavan, Swapnil Patil, and Pramod Choudhary, who completed the challenging ‘Comrade Run’ covering 90 km in South Africa, will be present. Joining them is Sabi Dias, the Managing Director of the Bassein Catholic Bank, as the chief guest.
On December 26th, the main inauguration ceremony will be graced by former Indian women’s cricket team captain Diana Edulji, senior actor Sunil Barve, and eminent director Chandrakant Kulkarni. The event will also be attended by Municipal Commissioner Anilkumar Pawar, MLA Kshitij Thakur, Rajesh Patil, former police officer Baliram Jadhav, former Mayor Rajiv Patil, First Lady Mayor Pravina Thakur, Narayan Mankar, Rupesh Jadhav, and Pravin Shetty.
This year, archery, skating, Rubik’s cube competitions have been included in the festival and demonstrations of wrestling and dahihandi will be presented. This year two new groups under 8 years and above 60 years have been added in the swimming competition. This information was given by my mayor Praveen Shetty and general secretary of the festival Prakash Vanmali. Santosh Valvikar, Manik Dotonde sir and other officials were present on this occasion.
The festival is not just a sporting event; it’s a celebration of community spirit, talent, and a testament to the cultural richness of Vasai. It brings together people from all walks of life, from athletes to artists, fostering a sense of camaraderie and pride in the vibrant Vasai community.
In its 34th year, the Vasai Taluka Kala Krida Mahotsav continues to be a platform where residents can showcase their skills, compete with one another, and celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of the region. The inclusion of events like the Comrade Run and the participation of accomplished individuals from various fields add an extra layer of excitement and prestige to the festival.
The presence of distinguished guests such as Diana Edulji, Sunil Barve, and Chandrakant Kulkarni further elevates the stature of the festival. Their involvement not only acknowledges the significance of the event but also serves as an inspiration for the participants and the community at large.
As Vasai gears up for the 34th edition of this annual extravaganza, the anticipation is palpable. The festival is not just a competition; it’s a celebration of Vasai’s rich cultural tapestry, a showcase of talent, and a gathering of like-minded individuals who share a passion for sports and the arts.
In conclusion, the 34th Vasai Taluka Kala Krida Mahotsav promises to be a memorable and enriching experience for all involved. With a diverse range of events, the festival continues to be a reflection of the community’s spirit, resilience, and commitment to fostering a culture of sportsmanship and creativity. As the festival unfolds, Vasai will come alive with the cheers of participants, the applause of spectators, and the vibrant energy that defines this annual celebration of talent and community.