To satisfy the cultural thirst of the city, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has announced plans to make an amphitheatre in Nagpur. The amphitheatre will have a seating capacity of about 10,000-15,000 to hold concerts, exhibitions. Fadnavis is also planning to refurbish the Dhanwate Rang Mandir.
The two major plans will likely be executed in association with Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for road transport, highways, shipping and water resources.
These announcements were made during the inauguration of the Nagpur Municipal Corporation's 2,000-seater Kavivarya Suresh Bhat Sabhagruh in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind.
Those present at the event included the Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, Mayor Nanda Jichkar, Guardian Minister Chandrashekar Bawankule and Municipal Commissioner Ashwin Mudgal along with Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.
While addressing the audience, Fadnavis said, “The court has imposed a ban on the conduct of any kind of events at Kasturchand Park and Yashwant Stadium. There is no other open space available for holding many events. Hence, we have decided to build an amphitheatre at a central location soon."
Meanwhile, President Kovind expressed his excitement to visit Nagpur before going Mumbai. "I was told that it is a tradition for the President to visit the capital first while visiting any state for the first time. But I wanted to visit Deekshabhoomi and Dragon Palace first. The President has been given responsibility to preserve, protect and defend the country's constitution. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was the chief of the constitution so I felt that I should visit Nagpur first," he said.
“I wanted to be among the armed forces on my first visit outside New Delhi. Therefore, I visited Leh-Ladakh on August 21. At that time the situation was tense due to the Doklam issue. Since the President is also the supreme commander of the armed forces it was only right that I am with them. The second decision was to visit Nagpur before going to Mumbai," Kovind added.
Information Souce: TOI
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