Even as every other country and every other city reeled under the whip of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, Navi Mumbai, the self-claimed city had its own dark episodes of COVID-19, from unemployment to hunger, from shortage of beds to scrambling for oxygen, from dawdling inoculation drives to unsteady virus graph the pandemic has not only challenged the wits and wisdom of men but wreaked havoc over our social and health systems.
Navi Mumbai’s initial warfare with COVID-19 foretold parables of masses suffering and grieving, the city saw some great leaderships missing which on the contrary were always on the go for the paparazzi during the pre-covid era.
The only leader that came out standing in stride was Former Thane Guardian Minister and Airoli MLA Ganesh Naik, the leader and his team kept pressing on and launched the city’s biggest and largest #FeedTheNeedy initiative which runs tills date to feed the impoverished sections of Navi Mumbai.
From masks to food grains, Ganesh Naik and his team went hell bent in aiding the COVID-stricken masses of Navi Mumbai.
Ganesh Naik and his brigade marched onto NMMC and held weekly meetings to take account of city’s performance and long pending civic issues sending across the cue that though not on the same pedestal as times afore yet the spirit of being the Guardian of Navi Mumbai still persists in him and won’t fade off anytime soon.
Recently, Navi Mumbai witnessed scores of Shiv Sainiks switching loyalties to BJP over alleged conflicts and cracks within the party.
The politically star studded event witnessed the presence of Airoli MLA Ganesh Naik, BJP State Vice-President Chitra Wagh, Navi Mumbai BJP District President Ramchandra Gharat, Former Airoli MLA Sandeep Naik, Former Corporators Anant Sutar and Ravindra Ithape amongst others.
Navi Mumbai BJP District President Ramchandra Gharat called Ganesh Naik a ‘Mighty Warrior’ for his constant assistance in sustaining Navi Mumbai during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event had a peculiar moment where the meriting praise of Chitra Wagh brought to life Ganesh Naik’s esteemed journey in a glimpse.
Calling herself a witness to the 3 term political landscape of Navi Mumbai and Airoli MLA Ganesh Naik’s 25 years long political career, Chitra Wagh lauded his spirit and went onto profess that Ganesh Naik is the moulder of political careers of those who came and those who left his side time and abroad.
Ganesh Naik’s compassionate trait came in words of admiration from Chitra Wagh who further stated that Ganesh Naik is the only leader who befriends and calls one a brother and sticks to them not just for times of elections but leads them even during crisis.
Hailing Ganesh Naik’s vast wisdom across all fields, Chitra Wagh called him to be the ‘Tiger Of Navi Mumbai’
She went on record to call him the only leader in the city who leads his party workers and members with love and fondness.
From the looks of what the masses and various leaders have to say about Ganesh Naik, it only perceives that his journey beyond and throughout COVID-19 has been exemplary and well accepted by Navi Mumbaikars.
Ganesh Naik’s breakthrough amid COVID-19 of bearing the issues of masses and providing for them in crisis like times, convinces one to truly believe that he rightfully deserves the title of being the ‘Guardian of Navi Mumbai’.
– Marilyn Ravi, NMTV News