ABP Majha held its annual felicitation awards Majha Vighnaharta awards on September 6 at Darbar Hall, Raj Bhavan, Mumbai. The Awards are designed to recognise and honour heroes who have gone above and beyond to serve others and have taken on the role of a Vighnaharta in their life.
Honourable Governor of Maharashtra Shri Bhagat Singh Koshyari attended as the chief guest of the event. Mrs. Kanchan Nitin Gadkari, a renowned social worker, and Ms. Tejashri Pradhan, a famous actress were the guests of honour.
ABP Majha believes in honouring and recognising altruistic contributions to humanity by real-life heroes, which is why they have dedicated themselves to spotlight the bravery and commitment of these people. This year they identified seven people who have set an example with their selfless actions. All the recipients have an interesting story to share with the world on how they have stood tall against adversities and helped save numerous lives.
Following are the details of the seven recipients of this recognition.
A 14-year-old kid Rohan Ramchandra Bahir saved the life of a woman who was about to drown in the river in Beed.
Between 2008 and 2015, 165 of the 166 incidents of missing young girls reported to the D.N. Nagar Police station in Mumbai were solved by assistant sub-inspector Rajendra Bhosale, who is now retired.
In Gondia, Rameshwar Choudhari and Pradeep Malavi succeeded in saving a couple who were close to drowning due to heavy rains.
Vimalbai Bhill ripped a piece of her saree off and used it to create a temporary stretcher bed to aid transport a trainee pilot to the hospital after a tragic helicopter crash in Jalgaon.
In Amboli, Maharashtra, Dattatrya Ganpatrao Desai helped in saving a woman who was holding a tree limb to keep herself from drowning in the flooded river. Dattatrya came to her rescue and without any hesitation dove right into the river to save her.
To ensure that electricity is restored in the Rayambe village by fixing the electric power pole, MSEDCL employee Amol Jagle jumped into the overflowing dam water in Igatpuri.
Vikram Gold Tea and Gowardhan Ghee were the presenters of this event. The event was powered by Dear Government Lottery, Macho Hint, Finolex Pipes, Patel Jewellers, and Veena World. It was partnered with Cycle Agarbathi. Union Bank of India and Fortune Besan were the Associate partners while the event was supported by KeshKing. ABP Live was the digital partner of the event.