Published On : Tue, May 13th, 2014

Expo-cum-competition of photographs held to boost tourism in Vidarbha to greater heights

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Nagpur News: Akhil Bharatiya Brahman Sangh recently in a unique venture organized an exhibition-cum-contest based on photographs of different tourism spots in Vidarbha and “CISFA ki Chhoti Gallery Expo” in Laxmi Nagar (Central India School of Fine Art). The venture is aimed at boosting tourism in Vidarbha to greater heights. The programme was presided over by Mayor Anil Sole while Standing Committee Chairman Balya Borkar was chief guest. Akhil Bharatiya Brahman Sangh President Adv Bhanudas Kulkarni was prominently present. Welcome song was presented by Mithilesh Padhye and Avantika Padhye while introduction was done by Shivani Dani. Dr Abhijit Munshi conducted the programme. The Mayor extended his good wishes for success of the exhibition-cum-contest in achieving its goal of pushing the tourism in Vidarbha.

Sagar Chitaley

Mother“Ironically when questions are asked on the tourism places in Vidarbha the general reply focuses on a few 5-6 known spots in the region of plenty. Vidarbha is actually overflowing with tourist places in the shape of natural beauties comprising green forests, rivers, wildlife, scenic spots/resorts, historical monuments, temples and a lot. But unfortunately, people are not aware of this Godly boon. Therefore, people from different fields captured the tourist places in their cameras and a competition under the banner of Rediscover Vidarbha was organized to highlight Vidarbha’s tourism in real sense of the word,” said the organizers. Subsequently, more than 150 entries were received for the exhibition-cum-competition out of which 96 entries vied for the contest. The photographs that graced the contest focused on tourism spots of Tadoba, Kelzar, Melghat, Markendeya, Lonar, Ramtek and other places. These photographs were exhibited at the show which attracted hundreds of people from across the region and in a way spread a beautiful message on Vidarbha’s tourism. A website www.discovervidarbha.com was also appropriately launched on the occasion that would facilitate tourists across India and the world know the tourist places in Vidarbha.

Pushkar Kulkarni (2)

The prize distribution of the contest was held and former Standing Committee Chairman Dayashankar Tiwari gave the prizes in the august presence of Adv Bhanudas Kulkarni and Ashutosh Gote. The First and Second prize was bagged by Mrinal Suravanshi and Indranil Paul for their photograph of piercing tiger while Third Prize went to Aishwarya Harkare. Similarly, three consolation prizes were given to Pushkar Kulkarni, Dr Vyas and Sagar Chitale. All participants were given certificates.