Vijayadashami, the epic festival; RSS brass band takes out march past


Nashik: Marking the celebrations of Vijayadashami, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) brass band participated by 257 volunteers took out a Path Sanchalan (march past) from Jehan Circle in the city yesterday morning at 7.30 am.

In a disciplined manner and a tradition set by the RSS, the saffron flag was hoisted at the forefront of the march past which proceeded via Savarkarnagar, Kamodnagar, Datenagar and Nrusinhnagar to return to the same place at Jehan Circle.

The streets on the route were decorated with rangolis with arrangements of flower-showers at some places to welcome the swayamsevaks.

District Sangh-chalak Vijayrao Kadam, group leader Rajesh Jadhav, Madan Bhandure and Sanjay Chandratre were among the key RSS volunteers who joined the Sanchalan.

Meanwhile, separate programmes were organised at Bhonsala Military School here to mark Dasara celebrations. Police commissioner Dr Ravinder Kumar Singal was present as the chief guests. Initially, statue of founder-president of the school, Dr B S Munje was garlanded by the present dignitaries which was followed by traditional worshipping of all the weapons and instruments at the school as a token of victory.

“The path of a truth is full of hardship. However, if we travelled on this path with full determination, dedication and loyalty, we can achieve the desired goal and emerge victorious,” said Dr Singal further adding that knowledge is a power and therefore we must earn knowledge to be a knowledgeable person.

School vice chairman Ashutosh Rahalkar, convener Dr Dileep Belgaonkar, school president (student wing) Atul Patankar, vice president Prashant Naik, office bearers Narendra Wani, Hemant Deshpande, Sheetal Deshpande, Mangala Savadikar, Maj Chandrasen Kulthe, Prin Chetana Gaud, Smriti Thakur, Supriya Chitre and Prin Dr Anjali Saxena were present among a large number of teaching fraternity, students and military trainers.