80 Dhol Tasha pathaks to tie rakhi to spread traffic safety messages

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Members of group  will tie rakhis to commuters at 80 crossroads of the city.

Pune: The Dhol Tasha Mahasangh Maharashtra organised a traffic safety awareness programme at Nal Stop on Tuesday, which will continue till August 5. Around 5,000 participants from 80 dhol tasha groups from Pune will participate and tie safety rakhis to the commuters at 80 crossroads of the city.

Members of group  will tie rakhis to commuters at 80 crossroads of the city.

Pune: The Dhol Tasha Mahasangh Maharashtra organised a traffic safety awareness programme at Nal Stop on Tuesday, which will continue till August 5. Around 5,000 participants from 80 dhol tasha groups from Pune will participate and tie safety rakhis to the commuters at 80 crossroads of the city.

There were five groups on Tuesday at Nal Stop - Shiv Samrajya, Yuva Pathak, Samrath Prathisthan, Ekdant Vadya Pathak and Shivtej Dhol Tasha Pathak - each with 60 participants. The areas covered include Karishma Chowk at Karve Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Jhansi Rani Laxmibai Chowk in Shivajinagar, Alka Talkies at Tilak Road and Laxmi Road. 

Tributes were paid to renowned cartoonist late Mangesh Tendulkar, who was active in spreading the message of traffic safety through his art. 
His daughter, Neha Tendulkar, said, “Around 80 per cent of his work was dedicated to traffic awareness programmes. At that time, he was able to foresee the traffic problems that would happen in the future. So I would like to continue his legacy in future as I joined hands with Dhol-Tasha Mahasangh Maharashtra for this noble cause.”

Paraag Thakur, President of Dhol-Tasha Mahasangh Maharashtra, said, “This programme will give tribute to Tendulkar, as he used to stand at Deccan Gymkhana and Nal Stop every Diwali and New Year’s Eve to spread the message of traffic safety through cartoon banners.”

About the programme
-On August 6, the  Dhol-Tasha Mahasangh Maharashtra will organise blood donation camps at various locations in Pune - Kothrud, Sinhagad Road, SP College, Hadapsar, Bibewadi, Yerwada, Pimpri and Chinchwad. Members of dhol-tasha groups members will also donate blood. 
-In collaboration with Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) the Dhol-Tasha Mahasangh Maharashtra will hold a mega event of playing 5,000 dhols at once in an attempt to make it to the Guinness World Records. 
-A bike rally of over 5,000 youngsters will be organised to commemorate 125th anniversary of Sarvajanik Ganesh Festival.

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