Vinay Kore, Minster for Non-Renewable Energy and Horticulture, had a true friend in Raj "Thackeray yesterday. Thackeray along with celebs of the likes of Mohammad Azharuddin, producer Rajeev Kore, composer Abu Malik, renowned playback singers Suresh Wadkar, Prashant and eminent journalist-director S Ramachandran, and Marathi film and theatre personalities among others graced the Prati-Kolhapur Festival at Shivaji Park on Jan 12. The evening was marked with cultural programmes that brought to light the rich cultural heritage of Kolhapur set in the backdrop of the Kolhapur monuments.
While Raj Thackeray was his usual fiery self, Vinay Kore seemed content with the success of the programme that saw over one lakh visitors the first day and was as crowded on the second day, though Raj Thackeray came to pay a special visit to compliment the effort of his friend Vinay Kore.
The guests enjoyed the cultural fare at the Prati-Kolhapur Fest from misal to tamra-panra rassa.