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April 30, 2010
Big Bazaar @Aurangabad Celebrates "50 years of Maharashtra Day" in a true Maharashtrian Spirit
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April 30 – May 1, 2010


Aurangabad, April 30, 2010: Big Bazaar, India's largest hypermarket chain, a part of the Future Group, today, begins the magnificent celebration for the 50 Varshe Ek Swarnahyog at its Aurangabad store. The celebration was flagged off by Mrs. Vijaya Rahatkar, Former Mayor – Aurangabad through a ribbon-cutting ceremony. To bring in the fun and excitement, Big Bazaar has lined up various in-stores activities and events at the store.

The celebration will start with a fascinating “Paithani Fashion Show”. Mrs. Vijaya Rahatkar will lead the walk on the ramp along with professionals and customers wearing the ethnic Paithani attire. Mahrashtrian folk dance & act, Kids Fashion Show, Hansya Vinod (Dada Khondke Show) etc., will enhance the festive atmosphere amongst the customers at the store. The celebration mood is further brought in with the launch of the ‘Maharashtrian Food Festival’ where customers can enjoy eating the famous delectable cuisines of the State. The stores during the festival will serve famous Maharashtrian snacks & cuisines e.g. Vada Pav, Misal Pav, Kothimbir Vadi, Bread Pakora, Jhunka Bhakri, Papads & Fryums, Surali Vadi, Matta/Tak, Masala Rice etc.

May 1, promises to bring much more excitement and entertainment for the customers. The celebration will begin with the launch of a book written by the renowned writer and poet Shri Dasu Vaidya. Post which Big Bazaar will host a special literary session with him in its in-store show called “Lekhak Aaplya Bhetiya”.

Big Bazaar also plans to honour the dignitaries who have made Aurangabad proud by hosting an award ceremony giving away prestigious Jeevan Puraskar (1 no.) and Gaurav Puraskar (8 nos.).The Jeevan Puraskar is a lifetime achievement award and the Gaurav Puraskar is for the felicitation of notable contributors to the society in Aurangabad District from the field of Art, Literature, Music, Industrial estate, Education, Sports etc. The awardees will be presented with a shawl and a momento. Award ceremony will begin with various cultural programmes and folk dances. Guests will be invited from different government sectors.

On this memorable day, Mr. Yogesh Phorad, store in-charge, Aurangabad, said, “This is the most memorable day for Big Bazaar and the State. We are celebrating ‘50 years of Maharashtra Day’ together. We are extremely delighted to celebrate it with the consumers in the Aurangabad District who have always been loyal and supportive to the store. This is one of our ways to express our gratitude to the society and to bring more joy and entertainment in their lives.”

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