Sharad Pawar’s 80th birthday celebrated in big way
NCP organizes 400 rallies in the State
Pune Dec 12 (UNI) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) celebrated Sharad Pawar’s 80th Birthday by holding around 400 virtual rallies and a slew of programs, including blood donation camps and job fairs.
The Maharashtra government has launched a rural development scheme named Sharad Pawar Gram Samruddhi Yojana to commemorate the most senior political leader of the state.
The scheme will be implemented under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNRES). The State government also launched a digital platform on Saturday, allowing people with disabilities to register for their needs, such as hearing aid, battery-operated wheelchair, prosthesis, Braille kits, and those who believe in charity can also register and donate. The portal will be called www.mahasharad.in
Apart from this, a celebration program was organized by the NCP at YB Chavan Centre in Mumbai with a limited number of people attending, keeping the need to maintain social distancing amid the Covid-19 pandemic in mind. Pawar was present along with friends and family at this function.
The party asked leaders and workers to attend the program through virtual rallies.
Pawar is seen as the glue and the force holding the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government, comprising Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, together.
The three-party coalition government in the state to keep the BJP away from power was his brainchild. Both the NCP and the Congress were facing mass exodus last year and the coalition was seen as a survival strategy.