President to be chief guest at Y B Chavan birth centenary
Mumbai, Mar 21 : President Pranab Mukherjee will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony of Yashwantrao Chavan birth centenary celebrations on March 23.
The function will be held at the NCPA, here.
Maharashtra Governor K Sanakranarayanan, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and other top leaders will be present at the event.
Former president Pratibha Patil had inaugurated the birth centenary celebration of Maharashtra's first chief minister Y B Chavan on March 12 last year, at a memorable function held in front of Gateway of India.
Yashwantrao Chavan, who went on to become the Deputy Prime Minister, is considered the architect of modern Maharashtra.
He is remembered for his immense contribution in the field of cooperation,agriculture, rural development and industrial development.
Later, in the evening, the President will also give away Business Standard Annual Awards for corporate performance and excellence.
The Business Standard awards were instituted in 2000, and over the years, have become benchmark for corporate excellence.