MEE MARATHI one of the leading Marathi language channels in the country hosted SALAAM MAHARASHTRA at Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai on 29th Jan, 2011. As Maharashtra completes 50 years of its existence, MEE MARATHI launched the biggest road show and ground event in the history of Marathi Television. On this occasion present were Mr. Sudhir Chaudhary, Editor & CEO, Live India & MEE MARATHI, Mr. Ashok Kumar Gupta, Chairman and Managing Director, MEE MARATHI Media Ltd, Shri Shivshahir Babasaheb Purandare, historian, writer and a theatre personality, Shri Sushil Kumar Shinde- Union Power Minister, Pandit Jasraj and many other eminent personalities to grace the evening.
SALAAM MAHARASHTRA aims to honour and acknowledge the people of the soil for their excellence and celebrate the “Soul of Maharashtra”. The ‘Salaam’ series have been a consistent feature on MEE MARATHI in the form of Salaam Mumbai, Salaam Pune etc. but with SALAAM MAHARASHTRA, MEE MARATHI takes the series a step further to the epitome of grandeur. Intended to salute the personalities and heroes from the state of Maharashtra the event is expected to arouse a patriotic feeling and the spirit of togetherness amongst the people.
The grand finale included felicitating some of the famous celebrities and artists from Maharashtra who have made a significant contribution in the field of art, culture sports, science and social work. Bharat Ratna Lata Mangeshkar, Social Activist Dr. Prakash Amte & Dr. Mandatai Amte, Scientist Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, Governor Tripura & Padmashree Dr. D.Y.Patil, Renowned Industrialist Late Shantanurao Kirloskar’s, Kirloskar group, Bollywood actor Dharmendra were honored.