1st of January marks the day Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation was established. However in wake of the Mubai terror attacks, NMMC called off celebrations this year and instead observed a havan that was held at Vashi. The NMMC was established on January 1, 1992. This is the 17th year of the foundation day. Every year NMMC celebrates the day for a period of two days. However this year, in wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, NMMC called off all celebrations and organized a havan at Vishnudas Bhave Auditorium. While NMMC ensured that all people know that they have called off foundation day celebrations in wake of the Mumbai terror attacks, another factor does expose how little this means to corporators. It may be recalled that NMMC General Body had sanctioned Rs. 1 Crore 10 lakhs for martyrs that will be given from public taxes. While the public is happy that part of their taxes is going as their contribution to the families of martyrs, if the corporators too had not gone on their picnics in guise of study tours and saved public funds in their wasted so called study tours, the same funds too could have been added in the amount sanctioned for martyrs. And while study tours are a complete farce where corporators just go visit cities for a nice time out on public funds, this year they could have avoided it and showed that they actually care for a cause. On the other hand an event was organized at the NMMC HQ.
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