Past Events

Ganeshotsav 2017

Ganeshotsav 2017 ………………………………..Sarita Deshpande

This year's Ganeshotsav was celebrated at ISW with lot of energy and enthusiasm. In spite of heavy rain, the event kicked off with a procession of Ganapati in a wonderful Palakhi, around India Center. The grand welcome of Ganesha was done by the presentation of Lezim, Dhol and Flag. 
  The decoration and entertainment theme of this year's Ganeshotsav was 'Inspirational Women'. The amazing huge Indian Flag, map of India and Bharat Mata made a great decor for Ganapati Bappa. 
 
 After grand procession, Ganesha Puja and Arati was held. Shri. Shrikant Joshi performed Puja by host couple Anil and Ratna Kunte. Devotees did enjoy the elaborated Puja followed by Mahaarti. The specialty of this Arati was the arati was accompanied by many percussion instruments like Dholak, Cymbals, etc.
   Entertainment program was another attraction of this event. This segment portrayed different inspirational woman personalities from Maharashtra such as Dr.Anandibai Joshi, Jijabai, Bharatratna Lata Mangeshkar,  World Champion Anjali Bhagwat, Padmashree Madhuri Dixit, etc. The program was filled with acts, music, dances, etc.
    The program was concluded with Prashad Bhojan. There were 100 + attendees for this program of ISW along with many new families getting connected to ISW.
   Thanks to ALL the volunteers who helped and supported for this event and made this event a great success.
 
Pictures taken by Atul Deshpande
 
Pictures by Shashi Patil -  https://flic.kr/s/aHsm7jozD9