Lokmat honours Maharashtra legislators with Lokmat Vidhimandal Puraskar

The awards recognise the efforts and contribution of legislators in Maharashtra

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Lokmat honours Maharashtra legislators with Lokmat Vidhimandal Puraskar

Lokmat, a popular newspaper in Maharashtra, organised the Lokmat Vidhimandal Puraskar to once again recognise the efforts and noteworthy contribution of legislators in Maharashtra in the presence of Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

The legislators from the State Legislative Assembly and the State Legislative Council were honoured by Fadnavis. Other dignitaries present were Legislative Council Chairman Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar; Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde; Finance Minister of State Sudhir Mungantiwar; Parliamentary Affairs Minister of State Girish Bapat; Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil; State Transport Minister Divakar Rao; NCP State President Jayant Patil and legal adviser Ujjwal Nikam.

The awards were given across four categories to the most deserving legislators of Maharashtra.

Vidhi Mandal Puraskar Awardees - 2018:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Chairman of State Legislative Council Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar and Speaker of State Legislative Assembly Harubhau Bagde
  • Best Studied Orater MLC: State Legislative Council: Congress MLC Sanjay Dutt
  • Best Studied Orater MLA: State Legislative Assembly: BJP MLA Ashish Shelar
  • Best Woman MLC: State Legislative Council: NCP MLC Vidya Chavan
  • Best Woman MLA: State Legislative Assembly: Congress MLA Yashomati Thakur
  • Best First Time MLC: State Legislative Council: BJP MLC Anil Sole
  • Best First Time MLA: State Legislative Assembly: Shiv Sena MLA Sunil Prabhu

Speaking at the award ceremony and Lokmat’s initiative, Chief Minister Fadnavis said, “I would like to thank Lokmat Media Group for this initiative to recognise the efforts of elected representatives. Every party leader tries to do the right thing for the state in conforming to their assigned role. In Maharashtra, every leader freely expresses their honest views in the House. Also beyond the House, each leader maintains a cordial relation. I request media houses to highlight the healthy debate which goes on for hours.”

During the award ceremony, lawyer Advocate Ujjwal Nikam hosted ‘Lokmat ki Adalat.’

“The Parliament and the State Legislatures are looked upon as the temples of democracy. Many important laws for the welfare of the people are passed here. The Maharashtra Legislature has set standards for other legislatures in the country to follow. With such initiatives, we at Lokmat wish to uphold the importance of democracy by honouring the contribution and efforts of the legislators of Maharashtra. This goes with our ethos of the organisation as we believe in highlighting good work done by all segments of society,” said Rishi Darda, Joint MD and Editorial Director, Lokmat Media Group.

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