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“Bappa Majha” – Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi with STAR Majha

Added: (Fri Sep 05 2008)

Pressbox (Press Release) - As the most auspicious festival of Ganesh Chaturthi approaches, the esteemed viewers of STAR Majha - the breakthrough 24-hour Marathi News Channel, are in for a delight. STAR Majha is showcasing ‘Bappa Majha’, a 10-day series of festive programming, starting 3rd September, to celebrate the exuberance of this popular festival.

‘Bappa Majha’ will capture the entire goings on and fervor of the festival from across the state. In addition to regular highlights, updates & pandal coverage, this special series will also showcase special activities surrounding the spirit of the festival.
To boost the excitement and add to the celebrations, STAR Majha has instituted various contests. ‘STAR Bappa Sarvottam Ganpati Spardha’ is a competition amongst the larger community pandals, which is the largest and the only Ganesh festival which will include pandals from across Maharashtra. It will be conducted in all the regional centres of Maharashtra including Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nasik, Nagpur, Aurangabad and Kolhapur. In each centre trophies will be presented to three winners, who will be selected based on the following two criteria’s:

1. The pandal should be environment friendly
2. The Theme that is chosen for the pandal creation

The ‘STAR Bappa Gharguti Ganpati’ will be conducted in two categories i.e. one for the cities in Maharashtra and the other for cities outside Maharashtra. This activity will be conducted through the Star Majha web site.
Apart from the contests, there will be several programs throughout the festival, including the following:

1) “MORYA MORYA” – This special programme will showcase each and every story related to Ganapati and the auspicious festival. It will cover a host of activities such as the making of Ganapati, exhibitions, trends, shopping as well as the coverage of the processions. (Each bulletin, one segment, starting from 31 Aug 2008.)

2) “POT PUJA” - This special programme will showcase the traditional cuisine that is offered to the deity, in different parts of Maharashtra. (This will be a 10 minute special segment every day)

3) “DEV MAJHA” - This special programme will showcase Pandit Swanad Pund who will talk about the important aspects of the puja during the celebration of Ganesh Utsav. Small, yet important details like the significance of the number twenty one, as every thing that is offered to the deity is in 21 numbers (This will be a 30 minute special programme, every day)

4) “GANESH DARSHAN” - This special programme will showcase the Ganpati temples that are located in Mumbai, which are not well known but have a historical , sculptural and cultural significance (This will be a 20 minute special programme, every day)

5) “ASHT VINAYAK DARSHAN” – The state of Maharashtra is well known for the eight holy places of the Lord Ganesha. Star Majha will be doing eight special episodes on these holy places.

Over and above the dedicated programmes on the Ganesh festival, STAR Majha will also showcase television and film celebrities performing puja, through the “TU SUKHAKARTA” segment, which will be a part of popular programmes like Remote Majha and Dhengtadheng.

STAR Majha will also be showcasing the extensive live coverage of the celebrations in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur, in every bulletin of the channel. The expansive and imaginative slew of programming spanning areas of interest for everyone in the family, ‘Bappa Majha’ promises to be a fun filled, new experience, engaging the young and the old, alike.

So get ready to celebrate ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ like never before with ‘Bappa Majha’ & keep watching all the action, only on STAR Majha - the path breaking 24-hour Marathi News Channel that has re-defined its category. And just in case you miss the fun on-air, catch it online at the special Bappa Majha section on www.starmajha.com.

All in all, Ganpati Bappa Morya, only on STAR Majha!
About STAR Majha
STAR Majha, is India’s 24-hour National News channel in Marathi that echoes the voice of the people of the glorious state of Maharashtra and reflects their aspirations in a rapidly changing society. The channel aims to provide responsible journalism 24 hours a day, while enriching the lives of the viewers and the communities at large, reflecting the channel’s motto – ‘Open your eyes and Watch closely’. The day starts with the news bulletin Namaskar Maharashtra on STAR Majha. Know all about the news in the arterial cities through Star City, while Dahachya Batmya is the news capsule presenting the entire news for the day in an attractive format. Mumbai East West scans the city keeping the viewer up-to-date. For every cricket lover there is Majha Bouncer while the health conscious can watch Yog and one can get spiritually enlightened with Dev Majha. Saat-Baarachya Batmya is a program on stock of current trends in agriculture, covering a wide range of topics from innovative farming ideas, new varieties of crops, modern irrigation systems, to latest tools and implements for modern farming. College Katta and School Katta are about the life of any college or school campus while Dhentedeng – show based on celebrities from the silver screen and Remote Majha- daily soaps and sitcoms are the mainstay of our daily entertainment.

For further information, please contact:
Pallavi Rao
Vaishnavi Corporate Communication
Tel: 6656 8759
Cell: 9867554176
Email: prao@vccpl.com

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