As part of Amrit Mahotsav of India’s independence and completion of 75 years of withdrawal of the British army from India, the ‘Multimedia Light & Sound show, was inaugurated by the Hon. Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis and Union Petroleum Minister Shri Hardeep Singh Puri joined the event from New Delhi through video conferencing.
The Deputy Chief Minister also announced the release of a customised ‘My Stamp’ symbolizing the Light & Sound Show at Gateway of India. This show was jointly organized by the Department of Tourism of the State Government, Union Ministry for Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG) and Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL).
Commemorating 75 years of the departure of the Somerset Light Infantry, the last British troops to leave Indian Soil from Mumbai, on 28th Feb 1948, the launch today has become DoT’s flagship event of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations.
Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly Adv. Rahul Narvekar, Minister for School Education Deepak Kesarkar, Member of Parliament Arvind Sawant, Principal Secretary of the Tourism Department Saurabh Vijay, Chairman of Indian Oil Srikanth Madhav Vaidya and Director (Marketing) of Indian Oil V Satish Kumar were among the prominent attendees at inaugural event.
Speaking of the occasion, Dr. B. N. Patil, Director, DoT said that “It’s a proud moment for us at the Directorate of Tourism (Maharashtra) for having created a marquee event to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav in Mumbai. The mesmerizing light & sound show will also become a must-visit attraction for most tourists’ & visitors coming into Mumbai”.
Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil, said, “IndianOil is connected with each & every Indian. During the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations in the country, it is a matter of pride for IndianOil to be associated with this unique outreach programme at Gateway of India. Going beyond business, the Corporation is committed to the protecting and preserving the ecosystem that it operates in’’.