Uddhav Thackeray Visits Shivneri Fort in Pune On 390th Birth Anniversary of Shivaji
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the Shivneri Fort in Pune district on Wednesday to pay homage to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary.
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was born on February 19, 1630, at Shivneri Fort. Considered as the greatest Maratha ruler, Shivaji was known for establishing a competent and liberal civil rule with well-structured administrative organizations.
Thackeray attended some programmes, including the ‘cradle ceremony’, in Shivneri and also reviewed development works at the fort. The Shiv Sena president also took to Twitter to pay tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of ‘Shiv Jayanti’.
NCP president Sharad Pawar also paid tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and tweeted that his bravery and administrative excellence is incomparable.
Leader of Opposition in the state Assembly Devendra Fadnavis extended greetings to the people of the state on the occasion of Shiv Jayanti. “Salutations to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary,” he tweeted.
Shivaji Jayanti had a vital role during India’s freedom struggle. Bal Gangadhar Tilak used the occasion to unite people during British oppression. Till date the Jayanti is celebrated with much fanfare.