January 31, 2011 06:02:52 PM IST Glamsham Editorial
Dharmandra was awarded with the Salaam Maharashtra Award for his contribution of 50 Years to Bollywood. At a grand event, he thanked Maharashtra for having accepted him and having made him what he was. He also Falicitated Lata Mangeshkar with the Salaam Maharashtra Award.
Mi Marathi one of the leading Marathi language channels in the country had hosted 'Salaam Maharashtra', for completion of 50 years of Maharashtra's existence. For the first time in the history of Marathi Television, Mi Marathi had launched the biggest ground event at Andheri Sports Complex.
The objective of the event 'Salaam Maharashtra' was to honour and acknowledge the people of the soil for their excellence and celebrate the 'Soul of Maharashtra', and create an awareness of Maharashtra's rich cultural heritage and firm traditional roots. Bharat Ratna, Lata Mangeshkar, Bollywood Star Dharmendra, 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 were honoured at this event.
Politicians like Sushil Kumar Shinde and Kripashanker Singh also marked their presence to support Maharashtra's 50 years of existence.