Nagpur, Aug.29 ANI | 1 year ago

Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari today wished a happy Ganesh Chaturthi to everyone while celebrating the festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha with his family in Nagpur.

Gadkari said, "Lord Ganesha is the god of wisdom for us, I pray Lord Ganesha to bestow wisdom and intelligence to the youth of the Nation so that knowledge gets converted into wealth and the country progresses on the path of development".

"I want to wish everyone one a very happy Ganesh Chaturthi," he added.

Meanwhile, offering flowers to the idol of Lord Ganesha at his residence in Mumbai, former Home Minister and Congress Party leader Sushil Kumar Shinde said, "We celebrate this auspicious festival every year, the entire family gets together for the festival. I remember celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi since I was 12 years old."

Earlier today, marking the beginning of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai, a 'puja' was performed at the famous Siddhivinayak temple in Prabhadevi, where people had started queuing up since early in the morning.

(Posted on 29-08-2014)

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