Daily newspaper Lokmat has announced the launch of Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year awards across 14 categories including CSR, social service, politics, sports, arts, entertainment- film, theatre, medical, business and administration. Readers can cast their vote online. Voting lines are open till the first week of April.
The aim is to recognise and honour the most exceptional work done by individuals in their respective sectors contributing for the betterment of the society. The awards are a testimony of the positive impact made by people in their individual capacity and their efforts to put Brand Maharashtra on the Indian and global radar.
After an overwhelming response last year, the expected guests include Prakash Javdekar (Human Resource Development Minister of India), Prithviraj Chauhan (Ex-Chief Minister of Maharashtra), Abhay Bang, Vijay Darda, (Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (1998-2016) and Chairman, Lokmat Media Group), Dr Rajendra Bhadwe (Oncologist), Vikram Shroff (Executive Editor, UPL), Bhalchandra Mungekar (Economist), Prasoon Joshi (Chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification), Raj Nayak (COO Colors), Anu Malik (Music Director), Ajay-Atul (Music Director-Composer), Rahul Joshi (CEO, Network 18), Nivedita Saraf (Marathi Actress), Ravi Jadhav (Film Director), and Ayaz Memon (Indian Sports Writer).
Rishi Darda, Joint Managing and Editorial Director, Lokmat Media Group, said, “We are extremely happy to present yet another exciting edition of ‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Awards 2018.’ We have received enthusiastic response pan Maharashtra and our continuous endeavour is to accredit distinguished individuals, who have put all their efforts to make Maharashtra a great state.”