Sena, MNS vie to celebrate ''Marathi Bhasha Din''

Mumbai, Feb 26 (PTI) Shiv Sena and its political rivalMaharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) are vying with each other tocelebrate the ''Marathi Bhasha Din'' tomorrow.

The two parties are organising various programmes tocelebrate the day, which is the birth anniversary of legendaryMarathi poet V V Shirwadkar, popularly known as Kusumagraj.

Shiv Sena has organised staging of famous Marathi play''Vichha Mazi Puri Kara'' at Ravindra Natya Mandir in Prabhadeviin the presence of the party''s executive president, UddhavThackeray. He would later address the party workers.

Aditya, grandson of Sena chief Bal Thackeray and headof Yuva Sena, has organised a Marathi band competition atParel.

MNS MLA Nitin Sardesai would be holding a discussionon growth of Marathi. "We will also be gifting Marathi booksto schools to promote the language," he said.

A ''Granth Dindi'' (procession of books) has beenorganised by Raj Thackeray-led MNS activist Shirish Parkar insuburban Vile Parle.

Both parties have asked their activists to conduct aseries of programmes like essay, elocution and drawingcompetitions for children and cultural programmes in everyward of the city to mark the day.

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