The Marathi film industry gives itself to cricket for a cause
Renowned film director, actor, writer and producer Mahesh Manjrekar directed a series of actors from the Marathi film fraternity to promote the cause of road safety by participating in an exhibition match with the organizing body of the World Road Safety Series from Unacademy at the MIG Club Ground in Bandra East, Mumbai on Friday afternoon. Former Indian international Pravin Amre also joined this star-filled lineup along with Mr. Ravi Gaikwad, Chief of RTO of Thane (Konkan Range), who is also a senior member of the Maharashtra Road Safety Cell, to raise awareness about the mega sporting event that will take place in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune next month.
The Unacademy World Road Safety Series begins with a duel between the Legends of India directed by Sachin Tendulkar and the legends of the West Indies directed by Brian Lara at the historic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on March 7, 2020. The final will be played On March 22 Part of the proceeds from the sale of tickets will be used to raise awareness about road safety in the country.
In the draw of the exhibition, Siddharth Jadhav, Siddhant Moole, Texas Nerurkar, Sarvesh Parab, Vishwas Walawalkar, Ankush Choudhary, Roshan Kumar, Sourabh Ghokhle, Rajeev Rane, Nupur Dhudwadhka and Sande among others, joined Manjrekar winner National award. in the Marathi Celebrity XI. In a very close encounter, RSWS defeated the team of the film brotherhood Marathi by 28 races.
The Unacademy World Road Safety Series is a five-nation T20 cricket tournament that will show some of the most important cricket names in India, Australia, Sri Lanka, the West Indies and South Africa. Some notable players that will appear in this series include Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, Brian Lara, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Brett Lee, Brad Hodge, Jonty Rhodes, Lance Klusener, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Ajantha Dilshan, Ajantha many plus. The former captain of India, Padma Bhushan and the living legend, Sunil Gavaskar is the Series Commissioner.
Every year, more than 1.5-2 lakh people die on Indian roads due to vehicle accidents; A person dies every 4 minutes and 1,214 traffic accidents occur every day in the country. In the last five years, more than 65 lakh people have been completely disabled. As cricket is the most followed sport in the country and cricketers are considered idols, the Series aims to raise awareness about road safety and change people's mentality towards their behavior on the roads.
Mr. Ravi Gaikwad, Chief of RTO of Thane (Konkan Rank), who is also a senior member of the Maharashtra Road Safety Cell and Chairman of the Trust, Shant Bharat Surakshit Bharat, said: It is the responsibility of each and every one of the Citizens of this country will present and support this cause because Indian roads cannot be safe with the effort of one, two or few people. Therefore, I would like to thank everyone who has come to join this movement and support the cause of road safety. It is through them that we can reach the masses constantly and educate them about the importance of road safety. We really want people to take the issue of radiation safety very seriously and follow the safety instructions carefully. ”
Mahesh Manjrekar, speaking about the Unacademy World Road Safety Series, said: “The World Road Safety Series is a great platform to raise awareness among the masses and I would like to congratulate the organizers for integrating the most important sport in the country with this It would be concern. Therefore, I am sure that the message will reach everywhere with this initiative.