Vadodara garba for a social cause

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Vadodara, Oct 9 (UNI) While big garba organisers in the city are all out to attract more and more youngsters to their commercial venues during the coming Navratri at least one of them has decided to organise the event with a difference aiming to spread social message among the masses.

Dhvani Garba Group, one of the leading organisers of the event in this traditional garba capital, will be celebrating this Navratri with poor slum dwellers who can not afford to attend big and expensive garbas because of the hefty entry fee.

''This year our garba is not for a rich class of people but for mass of people with a social message,'' Makarpura Rajwadi Garba Mahotsav Organiser Dr R B Bhesania said.

Besides providing free access to the slum dwellers and middle class garba enthusiasts to dance to the tune and music of well known garba singer Falguni Bhesania, the organisers have planned a series of public awareness programmes against female foeticide and use of pan masala, gutka, tobacco and liquor during the nine-night-long dance festival beginning from October 12.

There will also be a blood donation camp, plantation as well as save girl child programmes by the participants during the festival in order to give a social message to the people, Dr Bhesania informed.

UNI

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