Television marks another milestone as Sahyadri Navratna Puraskar 2002 a grand success

Nine eminent personalities who have helped shape Maharashtra in fields as diverse as sport and social work were feted at the first ever Godrej No 1 Sahyadri Navratna Puraskar 2002 held in Mumbai on Saturday, 27 April. 

The venue of the honours was the Poolside, Juhu Centaur Hotel, Mumbai.

Organised by Mumbai-based television information and services company Indian Television Dot Com Pvt. Ltd., the Sahyadri Navratna Puraskar 2002 are the first of their kind instituted to recognise nine outstanding Marathi achievers from different walks of life such as film, music, theatre, television, sports, social work, business and media. DD Sahyadri supports these awards.

Those felicitated were -

Swar Ratna (for excellence in music) - Shri Sudhir Phadke

Chitra Ratna (for excellence in films) - Smt Sulochana

Seva Ratna (recognition of work rendered to the cause of people) - Shri Baba Amte

Ratna Darpan (for excellence in media) - Shri D B Karnik

Natya Darpan (for excellence in theatre) - Shri Vijay Tendulkar 

Ratna Saurabh (for excellence in sport) - Shri Nandu Natekar

Ratna Vahini Yogadaan (recognition of outstanding Marathi television channel) - DD Sahyadri

Ratna Sharada - (recognition of achievement by a woman in any field) - Smt Prema Purao

Vaibhav Ratna - (recognition of outstanding achievement in industry/ business - Shri Rahul Bajaj 

Former sheriff Nana Chudasama presented Baba Amte's award to Shri Ramesh Kacholia, who handles Anandvan operations in Mumbai. Rahul Bajaj's nephew Anant Bajaj accepted the Vaibhav Ratna on his behalf from Sabe TV vice chairman Markand Adhikari. Renowned film personality Rohini Hattangady accepted the Natya Ratna on behalf of Tendulkar, who was unable to attend the function due to ill health. Pt Jasraj presented the Swar Ratna to Sudhir Phadke, while the Chitra Ratna was presented to Sulochanabai by film producer Ramanand Sagar. Five retired directors of the Mumbai Doordarshan Kendra were present to give away the Ratna Vahini Yogadaan award to DDK Mumbai director Mukesh Sharma.

Former India cricket captain Ajit Wadekar presented the Ratna Saurabh to Nandu Natekar, while the Ratna Darpan was presented by newly appointed sheriff Kiran Shantaram and Maharashtra Times editor Bharatkumar Raut. The Ratna Sharada was awarded to Prema Purao by Maharashtra government cultural secretary Govind Swarup.

The three-hour ceremony was interspersed with entertainment programmes that highlighted the cultural and folk traditions of the state. The shows included typically Maharashtrian dance shows, mimicry items, and excerpts from the hugely popular music show on DD Sahyadri, Tak Dhina Dhin.

The show was hosted by well known television personalities Pradeep Bhide and Mrinal Kulkarni. The highlights of the evening were a lavani show by Pune based Shefali Lahoti and her group, typically Marathi shows like the Powada, Waghya Murali, Vasudev and Bharud and a farmers' group dance as well as a scene enacted from the Dashavtar.

An esteemed jury panel of industry professionals and experts helped in short-listing the nominations for the various categories. The jury included -

Former India cricket captain Shri Ajit Wadekar 

Maharashtra Times editor Shri BharatKumar Raut 

Maharashtra Government Cultural Secretary Shri Govind Swarup

Theatre personality Shri Kamlakar Sontakke 

Sabe TV Vice Chairman Shri Markand Adhikari 

IMPPA President and Mukti Foundation President Smt Smita Thackeray 

Film and TV personality Shri Sachin Pilgaonkar.

The award ceremony will be aired on May 1, 2002 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on DD-Mumbai terrestrial Marathi. 

Latest Reads
TLC firmly establishes itself as a clear leader in lifestyle genre with 24% upswing in ratings

TLC, leading lifestyle channel from Discovery Communications India, soared to the top of Lifestyle genre with a 24% increase in ratings according to the latest BARC data*. TLC secured 8640 impressions ‘000 in week 11 as compared to 6972 impressions ‘000 in Week 10. The upsurge in ratings is...

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
Balaji Telefilms appoints Jyoti Deshpande as non-executive additional director

Balaji Telefilms has appointed Jyoti Deshpande as the non-executive additional director. The appointment, which was approved following a circular resolution by its board on 22 March, is in compliance with share subscription agreement entered into between Balaji and Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) on...

Television TV Channels People
Aaj Tak relaunches 'Seedhi Baat'

MUMBAI: TV Today Network has relaunched its big-ticket Hindi show Seedhi Baat. The show will be hosted by Sweta Singh, news anchor and executive editor of special programming at Aaj Tak. The first episode of the show, which  will air at 8 pm on 24 March, will feature BJP president Amit Shah as the...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Dsport tops BARC ratings with Nidahas Trophy viewership

MUMBAI: Dsport, which launched last year in February, became the top ranked sports channel according to Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) all-India data in week 11. Rishtey Cineplex attracted a big chunk of the Hindi-speaking audience while competing with pubcaster DD Sports.

Television TV Channels Sports
Zee TV’s ‘Ishq Subhan Allah’ year’s second highest weekday fiction launch across GECs

Zee TV recently put the spotlight on Triple Talaaq with its new fiction show Ishq Subhan Allah introducing viewers to the turbulent love story of Zara (Eisha Singh) and Kabeer (Adnan Khan) – an Islamic couple dealing with the issue first-hand. Raising pertinent questions about women having a say...

Television TV Channels GECs
&Privé HD’s Unforgettables at 9 property celebrates movies that have left an indelible mark

There are some movies that become a part of your life and you can’t help but watch them over and over again. There are some characters that reveal a hidden element of yourself that results in an instant connection. &Privé HD’s property ‘Unforgettables at 9’ brings such classics every Monday to...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Living Foodz raises a Toast to India’s finest restaurants, night

India’s premium lifestyle channel, Living Foodz organized the second edition of Epicurean Guild Awards at an evening which saluted the game changers in India’s fine-dining, nightlife and lifestyle entertainment space. Held on March 22 at Sahara Star, Mumbai, the event was curated by Chef Manu...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
Zee Anmol regains top Hindi GEC spot across genres

BENGALURU: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd’s (Zeel) free-to-air (FTA) Hindi GEC Zee Anmol has returned to second place in Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) list of top 10 channels across genre in week 11 of 2018 (Saturday, 10 March 2018 to Friday, 16 March 2018). The numero uno position...

Television TV Channels Viewership
Emerald Media buys minority stake in Global Sports Commerce

MUMBAI: Emerald Media, the Pan-Asia company backed by global investment firm KKR, has acquired a significant minority stake in sports technology and management company Global Sports Commerce (GSC) through a combination of primary and secondary investments.

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories