I am sure most of you would have either participated, or watched the deferred telecast on the In-Mumbai channel, or seen the video post on my blog. Let me tell you that this year’s procession was by far the biggest that we have had in all these years. The participation in the procession was significantly more this year. It is to the credit of the DMVs of Aniruddha’s Academy of Disaster Management (AADM) that they had the situation in control at all times, despite the serious challenges that were posed to them by the huge gathering. They were able to successfully divert the traffic.
Talking of AADM, I am very happy to inform you that even Wikipedia has recognized the role played by AADM and have approved the post of a note on AADM on their site. (Please click here to view that article).
On the day following Anant Chaturdashi, our volunteers will be busy in the early hours of the morning cleaning up the beaches and helping in the re-immersion of idols that have been washed ashore. These idols are generally made from Plaster-of-Paris.