‘Pulotsav’ to go global

ST CORRESPONDENT
Wednesday, 24 October 2018

On the occasion of the birth centenary year of renowned Marathi writer and humourist Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, ‘Pulotsav’ this year will be celebrated in around 20 cities across the country, and 30 cities across the world on November 8.

Pune: On the occasion of the birth centenary year of renowned Marathi writer and humourist Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, ‘Pulotsav’ this year will be celebrated in around 20 cities across the country, and 30 cities across the world on November 8.
Pulotsav is the annual literary festival which has been celebrated for the past 14 years in the city in memory of the renowned writer. The festival has been organised by ‘PuLa Parivaar’ and Aashay Sanskrutik.

In the beginning of the birth centenary year on November 8, eminent personalities from the fields of cinema, theatre, music, literature, art, etc. will gather at Deshpande’s residence ‘Malti Madhav’ off Bhandarkar Road. As Balgandharva Rangamandir was conceptualised by Deshpande and his wife Sunitabai, the celebrations will begin here on the evening of November 8.
 
This time, the family members of Deshpande have also opened a special audio-visual treasure of his unpublished speeches for the fans.
 
Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Natya Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Chitrapat Mahamandal, etc. have provided their support to the festival. Veteran literary scholar Madhu Mangesh Karnik will preside over the festival. Mayor Mukta Tilak will unveil the logo of the ‘Global Pulotsav’. Also, the details of the celebrations of Pulotsav at other cities will be declared at the inauguration of the festival.

The event will be free and open to all and the entry passes for the same will be given away to the public at Balgandharva Rangamandir from 9 am to noon and from 5 pm to 8 pm.
 

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