ABP Majha, Maharashtra’s leading news channel, hosted its annual event ‘Shourya Puraskar’ at BKC Trident in Mumbai on 24th January 2023. This event is an initiative by the channel to recognize and celebrate the courage and heroism of common people across the Maharashtra region. Dedicated to celebrating the bravery of the common people, the event was aired on the occasion of Republic Day today.
The event was graced by Eknath Shinde, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan, Ex-Chief Minister, Maharashtra, Vivek Phansalkar (IPS), Commissioner of Mumbai Police, and Shivaji Satam, Veteran TV & Film Actor, who also felicitated the bravehearts.
This year Shourya Puraskars were awarded to eight brave individuals who selflessly put their lives at risk for others. The recipients of the award were – Kishore Gadhe, Namrata Kale, Pravin Rathod, Latabai Koli, Mayur Patil, Sanjana Pavde and Satish Kamble.
- Kishore Gadhejumped into a flooded river and saved three lives.
- Namrata Kalejumped into a well to save her brother’s life.
- Deepak Gharatwho was also one of the recipients of the award ran to rescue a family trapped in a fire and saved their lives.
- Pravin Rathodwas awarded for evacuating 25 people trapped in a fire due to gas leakage.
- Latabai Kolisaved her life from a leopard by swimming for 13 hours in flood waters.
- Mayur Patilreceived the award for showing exemplary courage by saving the life of a girl from a knife attack while sustaining a few stabs himself.
- Sanjana Pavdewas awarded as she fought away a leopard to save her husband from certain death.
- Late Satish Kamble was posthumously recognised as he suffered a heart attack while driving a school bus, yet managed to control the bus and stop it, saving the lives of the children inside. The recognition was received by his wife Pramila.
These heroes remind us that courage and bravery come at a certain cost but are worth every bit of it. In honour of their heroic acts, ABP Majha felicitated them for their exemplary courage.
This felicitation of selfless acts is a part of ABP Majha’s vision to serve as a beacon of hope and courage. By honouring their heroism, the channel hopes to inspire others.
ABP Majha’s Shourya Puraskar was presented by RCC. The event was powered by Dear Lottery and its digital partner was ABP Live.