Panvel: “Like the Diwali ‘faral’ (a variety mix of sweet and salted snacks) the Diwali editions published in the State contains a variety of literary works that has preserved the traditional culture of Maharashtra”, expressed Prashant Thakur, legislator and president of BJP North Raigad district here on November 13.

He was speaking after releasing the 54th Diwali edition of the Marathi daily ‘Kille Raigad’ edited by Pramod Walekar, the 24th Diwali edition of the Marathi weekly ‘Rasayani Times’ edited by Anil Bhole and the 16th Diwali edition of the Marathi weekly ‘Raigad Manogat’ edited by Sanjay Kadam.

Paresh Thakur, the leader of the House in the Panvel City Municipal Corporation, Sandip Patil former president of the Panvel Municipal Council, senior journalists Pramod Walekar, Ramesh Bhole, Pradip Walekar, Deepak Ghosalkar, Sanjay Kadam, Anil Bhole, Keval Mahadik, Umesh Bhoir, Sandeep Bhakre and Omkar Mahadik graced the occasion.

Prashant Thakur lauded the glorious journalistic efforts of the editions of Kille Raigad. Stating that the blessings of Saibaba always infuse energy in the devotees, he appreciated the special feature on the Shirdi saint along with other articles in the edition of Rasayani Times.

He demanded the opening of temples to the devotees at the earliest and cautioned about continuing to be careful in following the precautionary instructions of the concerned authorities.

Shri Ramshet Thakur Samajik Vikas Mandal and Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh jointly organizes the State level Diwali editions’ competition every year to encourage the publishing of Diwali editions with a variety of literary works and undoubtedly the literature that preserves culture is always very valuable, Prashant remarked on the occasion.

Paresh Thakur expressed that the effort of publishing the Diwali edition is indeed praiseworthy and is particularly aimed at enriching and empowering Marathi language and literature.