Team HeraldPanjim: In a heartwarming tale of family tradition and unity, 90-year-old Gulab Vengurlekar, a resident of Verem-Betim, has exemplified the essence of the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. She recently accompanied her family members on a special mission - bringing Lord Ganesha into their home. Speaking to the media in Mapusa, she expressed her excitement about celebrating Chovoth this year.Gulab Vengurlekar revealed that this year, their family would be celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi at their home in Betim for a joyous span of 5 days. She shared that her entire family had gathered at their ancestral home for this special occasion. When asked about the most exciting aspect, she gleefully stated that the presence of her great-grandchildren, grandchildren, and other family members reuniting to celebrate the festival together was the highlight. She affectionately added, "Majo dev maka vodlo".Her son, Premanand Vengurlekar, expressed that Gulab is the pillar of enthusiasm in their family. Her enduring love for the festival serves as a binding force, motivating everyone. Even if she isn't feeling well, she is determined to ensure that Lord Ganpati is brought from Mapusa to Betim.
The Vengurlekar family consists of a total of 10 members, spanning across generations, including grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mohan Vengurlekar, the eldest son, emphasized that Ganesh Chaturthi holds immense significance for their family, a tradition they have upheld for several decades. He extended warm wishes to all Goans for a happy and prosperous Ganesh Chaturthi.