By Elsie Gabriel
Dandiya fervour has captured zealous Powaites here in Mumbai like never before. It kicks starts on the 8th of October at 7pm at Hiranandani Gardens Powai, near the new Hiranandani school, opposite the tennis courts.
Hiranandani grounds will host a ten day long spirited Tiranga dandiya evenings where the stars of Bollywood are going to descend and regale the Powai hills with the echoes of garba sounds.
“This Dandiya event will bring people one step  closer and be a good platform for National integration.”Added Naseem Khan, guardian minister for Mumbai suburbs  supporting the programme.
Says Madhuri Singh, chief of Tejaswini Mahila sanstha directing the dandiya 2010, “The Event is being supported by Naseem Khan, guardian minister for Mumbai suburbs and  local corporator Dr.Anjali Darade.For many years garba hasn’t been done in Powai so we are giving the people of Powai the garba nights they had demanded for.”
Informed Dr.Anjali Darade Powai’s local corporator, “Priya Dutt and Niranjan Hiranandani are going to inaugurate the colourful garba nights. We invite citizens to join the celebrations,”
All residents please do kindly bring your ID or club ID card for entrance.
The Hiranandani Complex  at Powai is a true example of unity in diversity as it is filled with expats and people of all nationalities not just Indians from all across the nation. Voices Niranjan Hiranandani MD of the Hiranandani Group, “We are happy to host the garba nights. It is good to have people from all walks of life come together and celebrate Navratri!”
Says Roy Mani one of the chief organizers, of the Indian youth congress,  “Fight forces of evil, youth should come together and be united during all festivals. Dandiya surely shows true colours of unity. Bollywood celebrities like Nagma, Aditya Pancholi, Mukesh Rishi, Sudha Chandran are expected to attend and dance at the navtratri”
No stone have been left unturned to ensure fool-proof security arrangements says Joseph Reddy chief administrator of the Hiranandani Group at Powai, “Al residents please bring your ID card and club card for entrance.We are expecting atleast 25,000 visitors on prime weekend dates and have taken all measure to ensure heavy checking. Over 200 security guards will mann  the entire garba zone.”   Tight security arrangements have also been made by the organizers such as metal detectors and  black cat commandos of the Hiranandani Group who will look after the security .Fusion Dandiya is an abstract and a bold idea bringing to the forefront an amalgamation of different cultures clubbed  together denoting  the spirit of Mumbai!

So get set and dressed with your partners to swirl with colourful sticks, matching your steps rhythmically with the ‘Kalakar’ live band ready to rock Powai! Fusion DJ music will also set feet tapping this Navtratri here in Powai.
One of the objectives is that the popularity of the event would help cross caste and language barriers for sure here in Powai!

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