Inaugurating all civic work at the hands of citizens of her ward in simple ceremonies and events instead of political shows and political speeches become the trademark style of Corporator Divya Gaikwad’s events at ward no. 64, Vashi. And the trend continued with the inauguration of sculptures at Swami Ayyappa Chowk near Hussaini Baug, Sector 8, Vashi. The aim of the sculptures is to give a warm welcome citizens to the ward. The guests this time were role-model citizens who left more inspired after the unveiling ceremony. This included Jyotsna Pansare – Swimmer with a record 120+ medals, Ashok Palwe – Marathi Actor with 9+ medals and Sanket Sawant – who has been a coach for the last 18 years at NMSA and trained over 5000 swimmers, including 22+ national swimmers.
Speaking to NMTV, Jyotsna Pansare said that she feels encouraged to achieve more. While all guests evidently were all praises of Divya Gaikwad and her unique initiatives that have redefined the ambience of her ward, first with the “Hall of Fame” graffiti work next to a college zone, then with Navi Mumbai’s first “I Love Navi Mumbai” selfie point and now the sculptures. The citizens of the ward endorsed the praises of the guests.
Corporator Divya Gaikwad along with former corporator Vaibhav Gaikwad have challenged the status quo of how corporators work in their wards. While this might not go down well within the political corridors of the city, citizens of Navi Mumbai, who know and have been witness to their initiatives and work, love, admire and respect them for being the trend-setter public representatives the city always needed. With cameraman Santosh Salunkhe and Nilofar Shaikh, Zeba Warsia for NMTV News.