On January 24, 2023, ABP Majha, Maharashtra’s leading news channel, held its annual event ‘Shourya Puraskar’ at BKC Trident in Mumbai. This event is a channel initiative to recognize and celebrate the bravery and heroism of ordinary people throughout the Maharashtra region. The event, which was dedicated to celebrating the bravery of ordinary people, aired today on the occasion of Republic Day.
Eknath Shinde, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan, Ex-Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vivek Phansalkar (IPS), Commissioner of Mumbai Police, and Shivaji Satam, Veteran TV & Film Actor, all attended the event and congratulated the Bravehearts.
Shourya Puraskars were presented this year to eight courageous individuals who selflessly put their lives in danger for the sake of others. Kishore Gadhe, Namrata Kale, Pravin Rathod, Latabai Koli, Mayur Patil, Sanjana Pavde, and Satish Kamble received the award.
- Kishore Gadhe jumped into a flooded river and saved three lives.
- Namrata Kale jumped into a well to save her brother’s life.
- Deepak Gharat who was also one of the recipients of the award ran to rescue a family trapped in a fire and saved their lives.
- Pravin Rathod was awarded for evacuating 25 people trapped in a fire due to gas leakage.
- Latabai Koli saved her life from a leopard by swimming for 13 hours in flood waters.
- Mayur Patil received the award for showing exemplary courage by saving the life of a girl from a knife attack while sustaining a few stabs himself.
- Sanjana Pavde was 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 cost, but they are well worth it. ABP Majha honored them for their exemplary bravery in recognition of their heroic actions.
This recognition of selfless acts is part of ABP Majha’s vision to be a light of hope and courage. The channel hopes to inspire others by honoring their bravery.
RCC presented ABP Majha’s Shourya Puraskar. The event was powered by Dear Lottery and its digital partner was ABP Live.