The Marbat processions taken out in the city are all set to come into the limelight, with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) deciding to promote tourism in the region using this unique festivity of the city.
MTDC seems to be going on the right track to develop tourism in the region by promoting it through festivals. It has decided to celebrate Marbat Festival based on the Kali and Pivli Marbat processions taken out on Tanha Pola in Itwari. “We want to popularize our culture and traditions to boost tourism in the region. The Marbat procession, which is unique to our city, is perfect for it,” said Hanumant Hede, senior regional manager, MTDC.
MTDC has collaborated with Pivli Marbat Nagoba Devsthan and Devi Sevsthan Panch Committee for organizing the festival. It will include a photography exhibition and some cultural events. While the photo exhibition showcasing early photographs of Marbats will be held at the MTDC office in Civil Lines from September 5 to 8, the cultural programmes will be held at Nehru Hall, Nehru Putla square, Itwari. The cultural programmes will start at 8am on September 6 and will include tumid gayan, khadi gammat and nritya natika.
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