Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati. The festival is also known as Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganeshotsav. The students of Presidium celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with great pomp and gaiety. Students crafted and painted beautiful images of Ganpati. Lokmanya Tilak was the architect of this mass celebration. It was his effort to foster the spirit of nationalism by bringing communities together on the occasion of the Ganesh festival during the struggle for independence.