Competition between corporators for Dahi Handi
The way every year city experiences the atmosphere and celebration of Dahi handi, this year also all Dahi Handi mandals are all set to bang the city. Every year the numbers of Dahi Handi groups are enhancing. But this year you won’t get to see huge human pyramid because the amount of prices will not be rising numbers of schedules castes, women, and tribes Dahi Handi mandal. Numbers of seats are shifted to female of reserved categories; rejected corporators got hit back through withdrawing financial help from festivals from earlier wards. The first thing that comes about Dahi Handi is celebrations.
Whereas resided colonies are generally low-key affairs, expenditure only maximum they can donate, there is only fifteen to twenty middle height Dahi Handis in every ward, which depend hugely on corporators contribution.
Despite from costly ticket money prizes corporators are too sponsoring T-shirts, Food, vehicles for Govindas to roam over city and drinks. Ghatkopar’s Dahi Handi member, our ward is booked for female corporator in this year, we have informed others to donate funds through other sources. This would be tiny thing for us at this time.
Whereas, Shiv Sena corporator accepted that expending on festivities within his ward was certainly associated to his popularity and votes. He added my ward is earmarked for SC females after lotto, what is the sense in expending so much money on area that is not representing me. My influence to prevalent Dahi Handis will be prominently low.
It is a similar story in other areas of city. Within Borivali congress that had been prime donator for Dahi Handi that has come out in this year.
Within Goregaon, corporator of Shiv Sena party was thinking to contribute gold coated Dahi Handi as extra but decision was retreated after lottery.
Govinda said, within East Andheri, corporator of Congress party has been yank out after donating for 4 years certainly. Till now we have not received response from corporators. We are depending on funds of shopkeepers and resident’s contribution.
Central Mumbai that is Dahi Handi festivals heart will experience pinch also as leading sponsorship below the local politician’s orders. However, with civic elections over the corner, politicians cannot propose to share generosity with wards.