Dubai maybe battling a debt crisis but it is game to host the second international Marathi Sahitya Sammelan. Maharashtrians residing in Dubai are in fact looking forward to the literary summit to lift their spirits.
“Being a tourist destination, it is easy to get visas and tickets to Dubai. Also there are Marathi mandals spreadacross the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries. Participants will be coming from Doha, Kuwait, Bahrain and other countries,” says Vinayak Deshpande, a Dubai resident.
The event will cost Rs1.25 crore and the main sponsor is Al Adil, a trading firm. Chief minister Ashok Chavan is contributing Rs25 lakh. Such an event, say the organisers and sponsors, will give Marathi the push it needs in Dubai.
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