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Tilaks Visit Re-enacted same incident in 2001

It was hundred years ago (i.e. in 1901) that Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak had visited the Ganeshotsav of Keshavji Naik Chawl.
To commemorate this event a programme of 'Return of Lokmanya Tilak" was arranged on 25th August 2001.

Mr. Vinayak Kulkarni a well known actor and T.V. personality from Pune enacted the role of Lokmanya Tilak in the period costume complete with famous 'pagdi'. He was carried in a Horse drawn carriage. The event evoked so much enthusiasm that large number of people in the contemporary dress spontaneously joined the entourage. Lokmanya Tilak and the procession was extended a grand welcome at Keshavji Naik Chawls. By all means for the people of Girgaum it was an unforgettable experience. The programme received a tremendous publicity even at the organising stage and thereafter through newspapers and electronic media.

Gathering at the Tilaks Procession
Huge number of crowd witnessed the procession (2001)
The procession Rath of Lokmanya Tilak(2001)
Procession dancers
Enacted Tilak - Mr Vinayak Kulkarni
Tilak's Speech
Tilak's Adressing the crowd
Tilak with comittee workers
Tilak's Adressing the crowd
Tilak with comittee Members
Tilak's Procession on the Rath(2001)
Gathering at the Tilaks Procession
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