In pics: Dahi handi celebrations start, Mumbai govindas on a high
Dahi handi celebrations in Mumbai are on in full swingmumbai Updated: Aug 15, 2017 13:32 IST
Even as govindas in Mumbai try to break the dahi handi, we bring you some interesting moments so far.
The highest cash prize on offer so far is Rs25 lakh at Ghatkopar.
Except Ram Kadam, BJP MLA from Ghatkopar (West), famous for his grand celebrations, who will be hosting a celebration worth Rs25 lakh, other big revelries have either been cancelled or converted into alternate low key plans.
“This year we will host pro-Govinda, wherein there will be no competition between the groups on the basis of height, they will be judged on their timings. The first prize winner will receive Rs1 lakh, and the height will vary depending on the capacity of the mandals,” said Puvesh Sarnaik, secretary, Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan.
However, Dahi Handi Samanvay Samiti, the umbrella body of mandals, believes that demonetisation and implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) has dampened the spirit of the festival as the organisers are worried that the Income Tax department is keeping a tab on them.
The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena has declared the highest price money at Rs11 lakh to the Govinda troupes that forms nine tiers in Thane. The prize money till 2015 used to be Rs21 lakh
First Published: Aug 15, 2017 13:29 IST