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Press Release |  05 Dec 2016 19:02 |  By RnMTeam

Winners of the seventh edition of Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016 announced

MUMBAI:Sangeet Dev Babhali by –Spandan Parivar, Nashik emerges winner in the musical category Khatara by Nirmiti Rangamanch, Ahmednagar wins in prose category Numerous theatre aficionados came to witness the grandeur of the Vodafone Rangasangeet finale Winners felicitated at Balgandharva Rangamandir in the presence of renowned Marathi Theatre celebrities Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016 is the seventh edition of annual musical and prose one act play competition aimed at providing a platform to upcoming talent in theatre Pune, 5 December, 2016.

At a glittering ceremony at Balgandharava Rangamandir last evening, Sangeet Dev Babhali by –Spandan Parivar, Nashik was adjudged as the winner in the musical category and Khatara by Nirmiti Rangamanch, Ahmednagar emerged victorious in the prose category in the seventh edition of Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016.The awards were presented at the hands of Nagraj Manjule, eminent filmmaker and screenwriter known for his film Sairat along with Jitendra Joshi in midst of renowned Marathi Theatre celebrities.

The winner in the musical category was presented a trophy and cash prize worth INR 1Lakh whereas the winner in the prose category was presented trophy and a cash prize worth INR 10,000 along with a host of other prizes worth INR 5 lakh.

An expert jury panel were hard pressed to choose winning artistes from a slew of impressive performances put up by the participants. Jury members included eminent Marathi Theatre, Film and Television personalities like Uday Lagoo, Shriram Pendse and Vibhawari Deshpande.

Speaking on the occasion, Vodafone India business head-Maharashtra and Goa Ashish Chandra  said, “As a value based organization,Vodafone believes in making a meaningful contribution to society, across the geographies we operate in. We are extremely pleased to see such positive interest and response for the seventh edition of Vodafone Rangasangeet. The competition has been created, conceptualised and executed to bring back focus on Marathi theatre as a serious form of art and encourage youth to look at it as not merely entertainment form but also as a long term professional platform. This year over 100 teams participated across 6 centres in Maharashtra and Goa. It is quite evident from the number that the participation is increasing and so is the passion and love for theatre. We congratulate the winning teams and would like to appreciate the efforts of each participant in making Vodafone Rangasangeet 2016, such a grand success”.

Shri Prasad Purandare of Theatre Academy said, “Over the years, Vodafone Rangasangeet has received tremendous accolades from Theatre Fraternity across Maharashtra and Goa. Some of the participants in the past have moved on to achieve fame in Marathi Theatre, Film and TV industry. The main purpose behind Vodafone Rangasangeet is to encourage budding talent and motivate theatre enthusiasts, with a more reformed and challenging mode of theatre, which is musical. With the overwhelming response received over the years and continuous support from Vodafone, we intend to take this platform onto a next level.”