Divya Bhaskar, the newspaper of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, celebrated its 20th anniversary with several offerings for its readers.
To begin with, the anniversary edition focused on Gujarat's development and prominent personalities under the theme, "Power of Gujarat." Notably, it featured the publishing of Ahmedabad's AI and ChatGPT-prepared master plan.
Further, to delve into the rich heritage of Gujarat, a special article was presented in the inaugural speech delivered by Ravi Shankar Maharaj, which laid the foundation for Gujarat's visionary aspirations. A special six-page issue named "Gujarat's Pride" highlighted the state's triumphs, proud moments, and motivational success stories, fostering a sense of pride and appreciation among readers.
Divya Bhaskar also presented the prestigious "Sacchi Vaat Bedhadak Person of the Year" award, which annually honours five exceptional readers with a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation for their extraordinary contributions and inspiring efforts.
This year, it also felicitated veteran employees who have dedicated 20 years to Divya Bhaskar with a special award and an initiative was announced to have atleast one women employee at every position in the editorial department by 2024.
To encapsulate its journey over the past 20 years, Divya Bhaskar compiled a digital book titled "A Journey from Readers' Choice to Become Behdhak", and published a book called "Bhaskar Parivar," featuring pictures and information about each employee and their families.
Extending the celebrations to its clients and agencies, Divya Bhaskar hosted an evening of celebration and camaraderie, while publishing three books titled “Navratna”, “Shrestha Ratna”, and “Echoes of Gujarat”, honouring personalities and dignitaries for their remarkable contributions to Gujarat and the country.