07.11.2020: Governor presents 10th Dr Ambedkar Awards at Raj Bhavan

    Publish Date: November 7, 2020

    Governor presents 10th Dr Ambedkar Awards at Raj Bhavan

    · Suniel Shetty, Sonu Nigam, Richa Chaddha honoured

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari presented the 10th Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar awards to film star Suniel Shetty, playback singer Sonu Nigam, actress Richa Chaddha, legislator Dr Bharati Lavekar and others at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai on Saturday (7th Nov).

    The award for veteran actress Salma Agha was received on her behalf by her daughter Zarah Khan.

    The awards instituted by the Buddha Creation of Indian Cinema were presented in recognition of the social work done by the awardees during the Corona pandemic period.

    ‘Selfless service earns affection of people’: Governor

    Addressing the gathering, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari said, there are wins and losses in electoral politics; but social work gives one immense satisfaction and earns you the affection of the people.

    Congratulating the recipients of the Dr Ambedkar Awards, the Governor said each one of us must give at least some time for service to the people. Selfless service will give you joy and peace of mind, he added.

    The Governor said the thoughts of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar will continue to inspire future generations for many years.

    Three organisations, ISKCON Juhu, St Peters Church and IUV Foundation of India were honoured for their social work during the Corona period.

    The Governor also presented the Bharat Ratna Dr Ambedkar Awards to Lyricist, Composer and singer Tanishk Bagchi, Dr N A Hegde of Sai Baba Hospital, businessman Mehul Mehta, social worker Dr Abdul Rehman Wanoo, Jaiprakash Goyal, Sanjay Murlidhar Pawar and Sheetal Samrat.

    Trustees of the Buddha Creation of Indian Cinema Kailash Masoom and Krishna Pimple were present. Film star Aman Verma conducted the proceedings.