Published On : Sat, May 26th, 2018

Sachin to grace Khasdar Krida Mahotsav finale today

Nagpur: The grand concluding ceremony of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav is scheduled at Yeshwant Stadium on Saturday evening.

The closing ceremony where a felicitation function is also planned for the 20-day, 20-game and Rs 62,82,200 prize money sporting extravaganza will begin at 5 pm. Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will grace the function as chief guest. On the occasion, Chief Minister Devendraji Fadnavis, Union Minister Nitinji Gadkari, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Mayor Nanda Jichkar will share the dais as the guests of honour.

The event begins with an hour long entertaining band performance followed by the felicitation of around 120 Shiv Chhatrapati Awardees by the hands of Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule, Rajya Sabha MP Vikas Mahatme, former MP Ajay Sancheti and Dy Mayor Deeparaj Pardikar. All the five dignitaries will felicitate the Chhatrapati Awardees. This will be followed by the felicitation of respective district association President and Secretaries of the 20 sports disciplines that were part of the first Khasdar Krida Mahotsav. MLA Sudhakar Deshmukh will felicitate the 40 association representatives.

At 6.45 pm, all the concluding ceremony dignitaries will arrive on the dais and a short film on legendary Sachin Tendulkar will be screened before the arrival of the star cricketer.

After the formal welcome of all the guests, Convener of the Khasdar Krida Mahotsav Sandip Joshi will brief the audience about Nation’s First Grassroot Level Multisport Event and will also propose a vote of thanks.

Thereafter a 15-minute cultural programme is scheduled to be performed by local city artists. The cultural event will be followed by the award function of 20 sports personalities of the 20 games by the hands of Sachin Tendulkar.

The God of cricket will felicitate the Ranji champion team members of Vidarbha. Sachin Tendulkar will then hand over the award and a prize money of Rs 5 Lakh of Nagpur Krida Maharshee to Shri Atal Bahadur Singh.

After the award function a small film presentation on the actual events first Khasdar Krida Mahotsav will be presented. The video presentation will be followed by a briefing of audience by Shri Nitinji Gadkari and Shri Devendraji Fadnavis.

A short five-minute laser show will be performed and finally the concluding address will be done by legendary Sachin Tendulkar. With a flag off and National Anthem the three-hour ceremony of Khasdar Krida Mahotsav will conclude.