Mumbai: The 61st foundation day of Maharashtra is being celebrated in a low-key manner on Saturday in view of the coronavirus situation in the state. This is for the second consecutive year that no big events are being held to mark the state foundation day due to the pandemic.

The flag was hoisted by Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray at a function organized at Mantralaya on the occasion of Maharashtra Day.

On the occasion, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray hoisted the national flag at Mantralaya, the administrative headquarters of the state in south Mumbai.

He greeted to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar by offering flowers to the image of Rajmata Jijau. as above image also mention

Thackeray paid floral tributes to the portraits of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the Maratha king”s mother Jijamata and Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar there. Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat were also present there.

Earlier, Thackeray visited Hutatma Chowk in south Mumbai and placed a wreath at the memorial to pay respects to 105 martyrs, who laid down their lives for a unified Maharashtra.

On the occasion of Maharashtra Day and the anniversary of the state, Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray greeted the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the United Maharashtra Movement by offering wreaths at the memorial at Hutatma Chowk

Apart from Thackeray and Walse Patil, state Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, Mayor Kishori Pednekar, state DGP Sanjay Pandey, Mumbai city Collector Rajiv Nivatkar and Municipal Commissioner Iqbal S Chahal were present.

On the occasion of the anniversary of the establishment of the state of Maharashtra, the flag was hoisted at the District Collector’s Office today. Happy Maharashtra Day and Labor Day to all.

In other parts of the state, gaurdian ministers unfurled the tricolour at the respective district headquarters.