Pune: Prarthana Samaj in Budhwar Peth Welcomes Voters Inside Heritage Structure

Pune: Prarthana Samaj in Budhwar Peth Welcomes Voters Inside Heritage Structure

Pune: Prarthana Samaj in Budhwar Peth Welcomes Voters Inside Heritage Structure

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On Monday, a unique event will unfold as the historic Pune Prarthana Samaj in Budhwar Peth, known for its role in India’s social reform movements, opens its doors for voters. This revered heritage structure, constructed of stone and mortar, will serve as a polling booth, marking a significant moment in its long history.

The Prarthana Samaj, deeply rooted in India’s religious and social reforms, was established in 1870 in Budhwar Peth, drawing inspiration from the Bramho Samaj movement in Bengal. This symbolic shift from Nanawada to Prarthana Samaj as a polling booth highlights the heritage significance of the latter, making it perhaps the oldest structure in Pune to fulfill such a role.