The recipients included Sidheshwar Birajdar (medical practitioner), Rajaram Chaudhary (innovator in agriculture), Nilesh Lanke (politician), Sajjan Jindal (businessman), Vijay Shekhar Sharma (digital entrepreneur), Iqbal Singh (IAS), Eknath Shinde (politician), Rohidas Borse (meedical skilled), Jafarbaba Sayyad (social service), Amol Kisan Hankare (trainer) and Vandana Sunil Avasarmal (social service).
”This is among the most prestigious awards of Maharashtra, which is given to the folks of assorted fields who’ve contributed to the service of the society. Lokmat has been following this wealthy custom in a good way 12 months after 12 months,” Gadkari mentioned.
Sitharaman mentioned the annual award has develop into such an event through the years that folks watch for it the entire 12 months.
”Lokmat has been doing the work of giving recognition to the hidden abilities of Maharashtra and people who have contributed in advancing the society,” she mentioned.
The Union finance minister added that regardless of being a industrial institution, Lokmat Media Group has been finishing up its social accountability.
The annual award given by the Lokmat group, recognises and honours the exemplary work carried out within the fields of politics, administration, social work, medical, schooling, arts, sports activities and leisure. The recipients of the accolade are chosen yearly following a rigorous course of that entails editorial conferences, public voting after which put by way of scrutiny by an eminent jury. This 12 months the jury comprised politicians Sushil Kumar Shinde and Praful Patel, Mumbai Police commissioner D Sivanandan, ophthalmologist S Natrajan, actor Jackie Shroff and singer Sunali Rathod. Earlier winners of the award embody Nitin Gadkari, Nita Ambani, Babasaheb Kalyani, Piyush Goyal, Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Amir Khan, RR Patil, Asha Bhosale, Ravi Shastri, Smiriti Mandana and Deepika Padukone.
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