Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav was given a rousing welcome when he reached his native village Saifai to celebrate his 76 birthday on Saturday. In the evening, Mulayam will attend his birthday celebrations with a live performance by music composer A R Rahman at athletics stadium in Saifai.
Hundreds of school children were lined up on both sides of 12 kilometer stretch between Saifai air strip and Saifai to welcome Mulayam. The children showered flower petals on Mulayam’s cavalcade while some of them played their school band.
Mulayam however reciprocated them by waving from inside his vehicle but did not step down despite requests from his supporters. His cavalcade comprised of vehicles of SP supporters and leaders coming from far flung district and second generation of Yadav family members–Mainpur MP Tejpratap Singh Yadav, Anshul Yadav, Anurag Yadav etc. Mulayam took a round of Saifai and the number of vehicle grew occupying every space of four lane road inside Saifai village.
Heavy police security has been done for the event. More than 1000 policemen have been deputed for the event.
Most of the government buildings in Saifai as Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, guest houses of UPPCL, BSNL, PWD and other departments were illuminated with electric bulbs and marigold flowers.
Mulayam will also plant saplings along with CM Akhilesh Yadav at an event organised by Mandi Parishad in Saifai besides blood donation camp organised by RIMS, Saifai.
The main event will be organised in the night which includes cake cutting ceremony at athletic stadium and live performance by Oscar awardee music composer A R Rahman, Hariharan, Javed Ali and several others.
Though many other celebrities are expected for the event but officials claimed that most of them will arrive after 6 pm.
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