Ahmedabad: ABP Asmita organised ‘Asmita Sanman Puraskar’ – an award show that recognises and felicitates the talent, humility, and the remarkable journey of the people of Gujarat. The award show was telecast on ABP Asmita on 18th July, 2021.
The event was graced by the presence of Honorable Chief Minister for the State of Gujarat, Mr. Vijay Rupaniwho awarded the Gujarati achievers in the following categories: Education, Culture, Literature, Music, Cinema/Entertainment, Sports, Social Services, Business, and Maha Sanman.
The aim of this award show was to acknowledge the hard-work and enthusiasm of these iconic Gujaratis who have made a significant contribution to the society.
ABP Network aims to cater the multi-lingual masses through their regional channels. ABP Asmita is one of the most viewed Gujarati channel and its viewership pans across the entire region of Gujarat. The award ceremony of ‘Asmita SanmanPuraskar’, was exclusively curated for the Gujarati speaking viewers. The program was attended by various dignitaries to honor the excellence and mettlesome spirit of Gujaratis.
The recipients of the Asmita SanmanPuraskar are maestros in their own field. They are recognized on the basis of their talent, ability, character, and overall contribution to the state of Gujarat as well as the larger society.
The Awardees of the Asmita Sanman Puraskar 2021 were as follows:
- Pankaj Patel, MD, ZydusCadila (Maha Sanman)
- Rohit Patel, Teacher (Education)
- Atul Purohit, Folk Singer (Culture)
- Padma Shri Kumarpal Desai, Author (Literature)
- Osman Mir, Singer (Music)
- Padma Shri Manoj Joshi, Actor (Cinema/Entertainment)
- SaritaGayakwad, Sprinter (Sports) –
- Nishita Rajput, Social Worker (Social Service)
- S. Sodhi, MD, GCMMF, Amul (Business)