23 groups to take part in Sakal Dhol Tasha Mahotsav

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Pune: Sakal Media Group inaugurated the two-day Sakal Dhol Tasha Mahotsav on Wednesday, in cooperation with Dhol Tasha Mahasangh, Pune, on the occasion of 125 years of Ganesh festival. The programme is presented by Ranka Jewellers, powered by Tyzer, while Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-operative Society Limited is the associate sponsor.

The guests of honour at the event were Vastupal Ranka and Ramesh Ranka - Directors of Ranka Jewellers, along with Kunal Marathe, Director of Tyzer, Sushil Jadhav, Zonal Manager of Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-operative Society Limited. 

Pune: Sakal Media Group inaugurated the two-day Sakal Dhol Tasha Mahotsav on Wednesday, in cooperation with Dhol Tasha Mahasangh, Pune, on the occasion of 125 years of Ganesh festival. The programme is presented by Ranka Jewellers, powered by Tyzer, while Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-operative Society Limited is the associate sponsor.

The guests of honour at the event were Vastupal Ranka and Ramesh Ranka - Directors of Ranka Jewellers, along with Kunal Marathe, Director of Tyzer, Sushil Jadhav, Zonal Manager of Lokmanya Multipurpose Co-operative Society Limited. 

Eight Zhanj groups and 15 Dhol Tasha groups from Pune, like Jai Shree Ram Dhol Tasha Pathak, Hanuman Tarun Mandal, Manini Dhol Tasha Pathak, Manaji Baug Dhol Zhanj Pathak will participate in the event. The final will be held on August 17 at the same venue.

Marks will be given out of 100 and negative marking will be done. There will be free passes available at the venue. Ramesh Ranka, Managing Director of Ranka Jewellers, said, “I have grown up listening to the Dhol Tasha and I wish to listen to it in the future as well. It is not just a mere art, but a sport, because it needs physical fitness, mental strength and practice. The most important thing to notice here is that many young girls are participating in it. The cultural value should be kept intact instead of new types of songs in the festivals.”
 

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