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The Eighth Edition of Vodafone Rangasangeet 2017 Kick Starts

NewsVoir | 24 Nov, 2017
Vodafone Rangasangeet, the iconic annual state level musical and prose one-act-play competition for budding theatre artists in Maharashtra & Goa is back with its eighth edition. Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers in association with Theatre Academy today jointly announced the commencement of the preliminary rounds of Vodafone Rangasangeet 2017.


Vodafone Rangasangeet was conceptualized with the primary objective to encourage, enliven and promote Marathi musical plays - a more reformed and challenging mode of theatre. As has been the tradition since 2010, this year too, the preliminary rounds are all set to begin in six cities viz Nashik Ahmednagar, Goa, Kankawli, Ratnagiri and Pune from 26th November to 10th December 2017. The winning teams from each city will qualify for the Grand Finale to be held on 16th December at Balgandharva Rangamandir in Pune and will get an opportunity to perform in front of eminent theatre and cinema personalities. The winning teams will be entitled to a cash prize worth INR 1 lakh for musical and INR 10,000 for prose along with a host of other prizes worth INR 5 lakh.


Speaking about Vodafone Rangasangeet, Ashish Chandra, Business Head – Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone India said, “Vodafone Rangasangeet now in its eighth year is one of the most credible platforms for the finest budding talent in Marathi theatre. Vodafone Rangasangeet has been able to take the perception of art and its forms beyond just a hobby, rather giving talented artistes a much needed support to display their skills, while encouraging youth to pursue their dreams and build a career in theatre. Like every year, the participation from Maharashtra & Goa this year has been phenomenal. I am delighted to announce that the preliminary rounds have commenced with great enthusiasm and I eagerly look forward to some great theatre moments.”


Prasad Purandare of Theatre Academy said, “Our association with Vodafone goes back to 2010 when Vodafone Rangasangeet was launched. Over the years, Vodafone Rangasangeet as a property has received tremendous accolades from the Theatre Fraternity across Maharashtra and Goa. Some of the participants in the past have moved on to achieve fame in Marathi Film and TV industry. With constant support from Vodafone, I am confident that Vodafone Rangasangeet will continue to provide an ideal platform for budding theatre enthusiasts.”


Over the years, eminent personalities like Mahesh Manjarekar, Sachin Khedekar, Vijay Kenkre, Subodh Bhave, Mukta Barve, Rakesh Sarang, Amol Palekar, Shrirang Godbole, and many more have been on the expert jury panel of Vodafone Rangasangeet.


About Vodafone India

Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 207 million customers (over 114 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today India’s largest foreign direct investor, with a robust, award winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.


Committed to optimizing the near ubiquitous reach of mobile telephony to address national developmental priorities, the Vodafone Foundation partners is actively engaged in community development initiatives especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief. Building on its global experience and expertise, an outreach across India and offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies- 2G, 3G & 4G, Vodafone is uniquely positioned to actualize the vision of Digital India


Globally, Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 48 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 30 September 2017, Vodafone Group had 522.8 million mobile customers and 18.8 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates.


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