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New Delhi: Seasoned Journalist and Chairman of National Media Club, Ramesh Awasthi, has become the talk of the town after he successfully organised India’s Biggest Mango Festival at a time when India will be celebrating Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The event took place at the Western Court Annexe, Janpath, located in the heart of the National Capital. 

India’s Biggest Mango Festival witnessed the presence of 14 Union Ministers and more than 150 Members of Parliament from across the country. Several former Union Ministers and former Chief Ministers including key government officials and eminent personalities also graced the occasion with their august presence that was hosted in the National Capital. More than 350 different varieties of Mangoes were displayed during the one-day 15th NMC India Mango Festival & Mango exhibition.

Union Ministers like Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Shri Narayan Rane, Union Minister of MSME & Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Arjun Munda, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs, & Former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, and Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister of Jal Shakti, Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey, Union Minister of Heavy Industries attended the India’s Biggest Mango Festival. 

Apart from these distinguished personalities, the festival was also attended by 9 other Ministers of the State, Government of India. These names included Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti (MoS for Rural Development, GoI), Shri S. P. Singh Baghel, (MoS for Law and Justice, GoI), Shri Ajay Bhatt, (MoS for Defense, Tourism, GoI) Shri Subhash Sarkar (MoS for Education, GoI) Shri John Barla (MoS for Minority Affairs, GoI) Shri Rameshwar Teli (MoS for Petroleum & Natural Gas GoI) Shri Shantanu Thakur (MoS for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, GoI) Dr. Mahendra Munjapara (MoS for Ayush, Women and Child Development, GoI) Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal (MoS for Parliamentary Affairs and Culture, GoI).

Shri Shashi Tharoor, Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, also graced the event with his presence. Praising Ramesh Awasthi and the National Media Club for organising such  event like Mango Festival, he stated, “Since I am a vegetarian, I enjoyed different varieties of Mangoes and it is indeed great to be a part of such a gathering. Ramesh Awasthi and the entire team of NMC have put up a brilliant show and they must be appreciated for their efforts." Lok Sabha MP and Lok Janshakti Party President Shri Chirag Paswan also graced the Mango Festival and appreciated the work of Sachin Awasthi,President of National Media Club.

Shri Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, inaugurated the event. On this occasion, he said, “This Mango festival is one of its kind which is being Hosted every year by Ramesh Awasthi with great enthusiasm. It not only brings so many varieties of mangoes to one place but also opens doors to International buyers." 

Shri Narayan Rane, Union Minister of MSME & Former Chief Minister of Maharashtra who was the Guest of Honour at the event said that “This Mango Festival will be called special in many ways. It is only after coming here that I came to know why Mango is called the King of fruits. Its characteristics make it special. There is hardly any other fruit that has so many varieties. The festival not only enhances the knowledge about varieties of Mangoes but also makes people aware that the products made from its waste under one roof is really commendable."

Besides, Union Ministers, Minister of State, Government of India More than 150 Member of Parliament from several states of India along with Former Union Minister graced the Mango Festival with their special presence like Pratap Sarangi, Sudarshan Bhagat, Mohanbhai Kundariya, PP Chaudhary, Shiv Pratap Shukla, Santosh Gangwar, Ratan Lal Katariya, Satya Pal Singh, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Prakash Javedkar, Rajya Sabha MP and former UP DGP Braj Lal, MP Dinesh Lal Yadav “Nirahua", Rajya Sabha MP and BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh, Shri Dilip Saikia MP from Assam and BJP National General Secretary and several RSS leaders like Naresh Bansal Rajyasabha MP and former Uttarakhand BJP General Secretary (ORG.), Praduman Kumar, Dr. Balmukund Pandey, Sanjay Mishra, Govind Raja along with several other RSS leaders attended the festival and enjoyed the taste of delicious Mangoes along with the cultural programme.

This Festival was also attended by several other dignitaries from different Government sectors along with renowned social activists, Media Persons, and Senior Law Officers. Ramesh Awasthi honoured the visiting guests and dignitaries with a memento, during which he also told that the purpose of the Mango Festival is not only to make the people aware of the varieties of mangoes but also to let the general public know how hard the farmers of our country work. 

Ramesh Awasthi, Senior Journalist with extensive experience in the realm of Journalism, stated, “It has been more than a decade of the Mango Festival being held with so much fervour and gaiety. We are thrilled with the response of the dignitaries who come to attend this. It inspires us to bring more Mangoes on the table from different places and connect with the farmers of rural areas so that it can pave the way for their economic sustainability."

Out of everything, ‘Modi Mango’ generated quite a buzz at the India’s Biggest Mango Festival organised by Ramesh Awasthi. People were seen taking selfies with Modi Mango, while many kept admiring its texture, weight, colour, and its size as it was different from other Mangoes. Several were seen waiting in line to take a photo with it. Earlier, before hosting the Mango Festival in New Delhi, Ramesh Awasthi hosted a similar kind of Mango Festival in his hometown- Kanpur. Uttar Pradesh. The event was organised at a big level and witnessed the presence of several VVIPs including some notable Ministers of Uttar Pradesh Government. Baby Rani Maurya (Former Governor of Uttarakhand and currently Minister in the Yogi Adityanath Cabinet) inaugurated the event as the Chief Guest. Additionally, other Ministers of the Yogi Adityanath Government like Sanjay Singh Gangwar and Pratibha Shukla along with Mayor of Kanpur Pramila Pandey with several other political personalities and dignitaries of Kanpur from all fields also attended the event. The Mango Festival has been organised by seasoned journalist Ramesh Awasthi for years originated from Kanpur. 

Sachin Awasthi, who is also the President of National Media Club, stated, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is constantly working for the well-being of the farmers and the productivity of farming. The current vision of the Indian Government is to accelerate a transformation in the farming sector with an ambition to empower farmers. The New India envisioned by Govt. runs on the motto of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, and Sabka Vishwas' and farmer welfare is an integral part of it." He further added, “ This Mango festival will also help in promoting the export of Mangoes and will motivate farmers from different places of the country to contribute their part in the promotion of exports. The main aim of this festival is to educate people about the different varieties of Mangoes produced in India and to promote the export of the most important and widely cultivated fruit in the tropical world."

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