Sachin Tendulkar To Become Brand Ambassador Of Ganesh Festival In Pune?July 15, 2017 10:42
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The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to approach cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to become the brand ambassador for the next month’s Ganesh festival in the city which is completing 125 years.
Pune Mayor Mukta Tilak addressing media persons, said “We are planning a month-long celebrations to mark the 125 years of the Ganapati festival in the city and have made a budgetary provision of Rs 2 crore for the same.”
To chalk out the programme details, the civic body will soon organize a meeting with various Ganesh mandals in the city, said Mukta. “We have also decided to approach Sachin Tendulkar to become the brand ambassador of the festival this year. We have sent a letter to state Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar who in turn has written to Tendulkar requesting him to become the face of the Ganesh festival in the city this year,” the Mayor said.
Mukta said the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) was also working towards the promotion of the iconic festival, which attracts visitors from various parts of the world. The concept of the “Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav” - the collective communal celebration of the festival of Lord Ganesha, was initiated by freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak in late 19th century in Pune.