Mumbai: Lokmat, Maharashtra’s and Goa’s no 1 newspaper announces Maharashtra’s highest platform of recognition – UPL presents Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards powered by Karrm on 11th April, 2017 at Hotel Sahara Star in Mumbai. The occasion will be graced by Chief Guest- Mr. Rajnath Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs and Guest of Honour – Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping. This year the awards cover 14 categories as social service, politics, sports, arts, entertainment, medical, business, administration, infrastructure and lots more. There are 72 nominations from people across the state.
The aim is to appreciate the exceptional contribution of various renowned and distinguished personalities in their respective fields. The awards are a testimony of the positive impact and contribution made by people in their individual capacity and their efforts in putting Maharashtra on the Global map.
Says Rishi Darda, Joint Managing & Editorial Director, Lokmat Media Pvt Limited, “As Maharashtra’s largest newspaper, we endeavour to highlight exceptional contributions by people across the state. Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year has evolved as the most prestigious platform of recognition that awards intellectual as well as entertainment, business, sports, politics and other categories. It is the only award in Maharashtra which combines public voting as well as jury selection to identify people who have risen above the rest. This year we have received an overwhelming response voters not only in Maharashtra but also other parts of India and even overseas. We look forward to another successful awards evening on April 11th.”
In the line with the grandeur and success achieved last year, the jury panel this year to comprise of veterans including Nitin Gadkari –Union Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways& Shipping, Dr. Prakash Baba Amte – eminent social worker, Arnab Goswami – veteran journalist, Milind Deora – former MoS, Mahesh Bhatt- renowned Indian film director, Vikram Limaye – MD & CEO, IDFC, Sunil Sood- MD & CEO, Vodafone India, Vikram Shroff- Executive Director, UPL, Dr. Ramakanta Panda – renowned Cardiologist, Vijay Darda- Chairman, Lokmat Media and Mrinal Kulkarni – popular actress.
This year Partners include – Godavari Foundation – social partner, Fortis – Health care Partner, Regency – real estate partner, Facebook – Social Media Partner, Goodwin – Jewelery partner, Colors – Marathi & ABP Majha – Telecast partners, Vidyasagar Classes – Knowledge Partner, Inox – Multiplex partner, Radio City 91.1 FM– Radio partner and Crossword – Intellectual Partner. Also supported by Marathi Mandals in USA, UK, Hongkong and Malaysia.