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Feb 05, 2015
Zee 24 Taas Ananya Sanman 2014 - 'Honoring the Un-sung Heroes of Maharashtra'

Maharashtra has had a special place in the history of progressive India. It has produced leaders who have made a great contribution to the development of the country in all walks of life. Be it politics, music, sports, films, literature, theatre, fashion, business, social service, farming, journalism or medicine, Maharashtrians have scripted many of India's grand success stories.

In this fame-obsessed time, there are people doing phenomenal work without any expectation of recognition. There are people who have contributed to the society and served their respective fields with the devotion that can inspire many. They have been appreciated well now it's time to give them due recognition, now it's time to honor them!

A tea vendor raises funds every day to pay orphaned children's school fees while a cobbler works hard, day and night to provide meals to senior citizens. A man who collects money in the local trains to build a school. Somewhere, in a brothel in Maharashtra, a woman has ignited hope by providing education to hundreds of prostitutes. A coach who helps kids succeed at the international level in the forgotten game of Kabaddi. A police constable who lost his arm while diffusing a bomb. These are the real heroes of our society showing real courage in everyday life. We take it upon ourselves to honour these unsung heroes who, with their undying dedication and passion, are making this world a better place.

Zee 24 Taas, the first 24-hour Marathi news channel takes great pride in felicitating these real heroes of Maharashtra. Zee 24 Taas Ananya Sanman is a unique platform which gives due recognition to these real heroes who have considerably contributed in their sphere of work. People who have done great deal of work in their fields but still go un-recognized and stayed away from the limelight.

It started in the year 2008 with a sincere effort to honor the un-sung heroes from various fields who have done in-comparable work in their respective sphere. With each year it became a bigger & better platform to recognize these ordinary people with extraordinary work.

The seventh edition is also a continued effort for carrying forward the tradition of "Sanman" and honoring the extraordinary. There are seven different categories in which we are honored to honor unsung heroes. These categories are;

Social Service

The recipients of these honors will be felicitated by the hands of veterans of those respective fields.

The concluding part to this ceremonious occasion sees a life time achievement honor to a legendary person with a stature. This year we will be honoring the legendary social worker, Girish Prabhune, who works for ignored tribal community in Maharashtra.

The ceremony will be held in the evening of February 5th, 2014, at ITC Grand Central, Parel, Mumbai.

Hon'ble Cabinet Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari and Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis will be the chief guest of the evening, presenting the award to Life Time Awardee.

Zee 24 Taas Ananya Sanman 2014 is being held in association with Loksatta, Associate Sponsors are; Indu Pharma, Panvelkar Group, Godrej, Goodnight with Wellness Partner- Chikitsa and Official Banking Partner - TJSB Bank.

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