Nagpur wore its true colours today. India’s no. one green city was truly green with a dash of all colours thrown in. It was green for two reasons:
Today is Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the day Muslims celebrate the birth of their prophet Paigambar Mohommad.
A big procession is taken out with four wheelers, trucks mounted with DJs going through various parts of the city and ending in Mominpura. We caught the ‘julus’ at its starting point in Byramji town where people carrying huge green flags were converging. Lots of families were among them. There was loud celebratory music blaring from public speakers and people were hugging and wishing each other.
At the Sadar main road, packets of sweets, savories and fruit custard were being distributed to all passers by. Streets were festooned with green flags and banners.
It was a sight worth seeing. As if responding to the gaiety and festivities even the Sun had come out for the first time in this new year to participate!
At the other end of the city, in the Traffic park in Dharampeth, NMC had arranged a garden plants and flowers exhibition. There were cut roses, pots of seasonals and profusely coloured bougainvillea. Among the greens there were palms, ferns, cacti, succulents and other exotic varieties too.
The scene in the city today somehow was Nagpur at its essence. A very inclusive, tolerant , fun loving and peace loving place which has a great love and regard for environment and greenery too.
Hope this fabric is never torn asunder for any reason. Enjoy the photos that tell the entire story.