Kids throng to fort exhibition

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 19 October 2017

The fort-making competition-cum-exhibition at Sambhaji Park will be open till October 23.

Pune: The school children from the city are thronging to the fort-making competition-cum-exhibition at Sambhaji Park, Shivajinagar, which is organised by Pune Municipal Corporation annually, to witness the amazing creativity of 139 participants on display. This year marks the 25th year of the competition-cum-exhibition. 

The fort-making competition-cum-exhibition at Sambhaji Park will be open till October 23.

Pune: The school children from the city are thronging to the fort-making competition-cum-exhibition at Sambhaji Park, Shivajinagar, which is organised by Pune Municipal Corporation annually, to witness the amazing creativity of 139 participants on display. This year marks the 25th year of the competition-cum-exhibition. 

Along with Sambhaji Park, the competition-cum-exhibition is being held at Netaji Subhaschandra Bose Garden, Yerwada, Pu La Despande Garden, Singhgad Road, Tatyasaheb Thorat Udyan, Hadapsar, Ram Manohar Lohiya Garden, Hadapsar, MaNaPa School 162 at Chandrabhaganagar, Dhankawadi. 

The exhibition will conclude on October 22 at all these places. The exhibition will remain open for the entire day. There were three groups that participated in this competition.

The first group involved students from various colleges and schools. More than 80 students participated in the first group. The second group comprised of participants from institutions including government institutions. 

The last group was open for all. The winner of the competition was announced on October 17 and the prizes were distributed at the hands of Mayor Mukta Tilak. 

The participants made miniature replicas of forts such as Rajgad, Salota, Vasota, Vijaydurg, Sinhgad, Shaniwarwada, Partapgarh, Torana, Sajjangad, Sindhudurg, Korigad, Paranda, Malhargad, Lohagadh. The participants displayed information, maps of these forts along with slogans aimed at conserving the environment. 

The miniature replica of the metro was catching attention of all spectators visiting this exhibition. 

Ashok Ghorpade, Garden Superintendent, PMC, said, “As everyone is talking about the Pune metro, so to promote it and to convey a positive message about the project, metro track was created by four PMC Garden Department employees Vinayak Saka, Sagar More - Carpenter, Harihar Gole and Rocky Robert - painter.” 

Hardik Patel, a retired government employee visiting this exhibition, said, “I have been visiting this exhibition for many years. Once I also participated in it.

“Our team had made a miniature replica of Rajgad fort. It is good to know that people are making efforts to conserve rich traditions.” 
 

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