MUMBAI: Zee Marathi takes pride to announce lifetime achievement Award of UNCH MAZA ZOKA AWARDS 2014 to committed and motivated life activist SumanTai Bang for this year. Sumantai Bang is a a founder member of the NGO "Chetana-Vikas", and great activist' for social development and women empowerment. She has been a leading participant in National Movement for village republics and voluntary land reform movement (Bhoodan movement). She is a current trustee and executive member of Kasturba Gandhi Memorial Trust – a national organization for women and rural development. She is also a pioneer activist on various issues related to self-reliant and holistic empowerment of rural women.
Zee Marathi, Maharashtra's leading Marathi channel, media and entertainment conglomerate with its entire spirits takes pride to announce Unch Maza Zoka Puraskar 2014, which is an unique step taken by the channel in recognizing the women achievers of Maharashtra. Zee Marathi is one of the most popular Marathi channels in regional space and number one channel in Maharashtra has carved a niche for itself by creating pioneering content that engages audiences. Zee Marathi has created shows that have inspired and shown the way to society at large.
Continuing with this legacy, Zee Marathi had launched 'Unch Maza Zoka' based on the life and mission of great social reformer Ramabai Ranade. As we are all aware, Ramabai Ranade was an awe inspiring activist who pledged her life for the cause of women. Through our serial we gave a fresh perspective to the meaning of 'women empowerment' and with a view to laud the efforts of women who have worked tirelessly and fearlessly for others we take another initiative to recognize their efforts.
Deepak Rajadhyaksha, Business Head, Zee Marathi has expressed his feelings on UMZ Awards 2014, “ After successfully touching millions of lives with Unch Maza Zoka Award's initiated last year, Zee Marathi continued to aim at highlighting women achievers who had the zeal to think out of the box and go the extra mile to realize their dreams for the society. It gives us immense pride and great pleasure to announce the “UNCH MAZA ZOKA”s Lifetime Achievement Award to the Great social activist Smt Sumantai Bang for this year.
The awards have been adjudged by an esteemed panel of experts; noted journalist Mr.Kumar Ketkar, Ex-Vice-Chancellor of Mumbai University Dr. Snehalata Deshmukh & noted writer Smt. Vijaya Rajadhyaksha and features women achievers from varying fields including Social work, education, healthcare, sports, arts & literature, science, environment, agriculture etc.