CIDCO’s Navi Mumbai Festival 2010 is a festival that gives to the Navi Mumbaikars a treat of cultural events, music ranging from classic to rock and an experience of a lifetime. The same was witnessed with the spree of events and programs that commenced on the first day of the festival with the flute music by Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia. Apart from the famous Palm Beach Marathon, the festival was officially inaugurated with the performance of the famous music director Pritam at Central Park in Kharghar. Catch all these with our special report. The CIDCO Navi Mumbai Festival 2010 also saw the flute performance by Padmabhushan Award winner Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia at Urban Haat that enthralled the audience present with soul searching ragas. The sound of the flute hypnotized the packed audience in the amphitheatre. The legend was supported by his troupe members who gave the audience a fusion of the Tabla and the Flute. Speaking to the media the legend spoke on his experience in Navi Mumbai and said that he was also planning to open a music school here. Speaking exclusively to NMTV News, the legend informed us that Music is a language which God understands and when God is Happy with the Artist he moves with the artist. With cameraman Abhay Prasad Jan Cabral for NMTV News. The spirit of Navi Mumbaikars was seen at CIDCO’s Palm Beach Marathon where in the wee hours of the morning sports lovers, enthusiasts and residents gathered together to celebrate and participate in the race to stop Global Warming. Like last year, under CIDCO’s Navi Mumbai Festival, a Palm Beach marathon was held to celebrate the spirit of Navi Mumbai. Sports players, enthusiasts, runners and residents came out of their homes in the early morning to race against Global Warming. Many dignitaries were also a part of this event, which included Vice Chairman and MD of CIDCO, G S Gill, his wife Rajee Gill along with his two sons and daughter-in-law. Also present were Commissioner of Police Gulabrao Pol, Deputy RTO Bharat Kalashkar, DMC, NMMC Jagannath Sinnarkar, builder Bhupendra Shah and others. The guests were not far behind in joining the crowd and showed the same enthusiasm in the race. For the public it was either the cause of the race which was run against Global warming, or keeping themselves fit or just enjoying the spirit of unity, but all came in huge numbers to be a part of the event. At the end, a prize distribution ceremony was held where the winners were awarded cash prize ranging from Rs 7000 to Rs 1000. With Dhiraj Mishra, Sana Warsia for NMTV News. Looks like CIDCO’s Navi Mumbai Festival is likely to hold the attention of the Navi Mumbaikars throughout its four day celebration. So it seemed when the festival was formally inaugurated at Central Park with the famous music director Pritam rocking the audience with his latest Bollywood numbers. Be it the Pyaar ki Nayya, Hare ram Hare ram or the famous hits from Metro, the crowd swooned to his music. Speaking exclusively with NMTV News, the music director spoke on his visit to Navi Mumbai and even sang his favorite song for his viewers. Many dignitaries graced this show too which included CIDCO MD G S Gill, MLC Manda Mhatre and Commissioner of Police Gulabrao Pol. Going by the inaugural day of CIDCO Navi Mumbai Festival 2010, looks like Navi Mumbaikars are in for a lavish treat of art, culture, drama, food, music and lots and lots more. With cameraperson Abhay Prasad, Sana Warsia for NMTV News.
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