Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Smruti Pratishthan, Pune, a Registered Public Charitable Trust established and exclusively nurtured over the last thirty (30) years by the Mangeshkar Family, felicitated legends from the fields of music, drama, art and social work with the prestigious Deenanath Award and other awards at the Shri Shanmukhanand Hall, Sion. Hon. Directorate General Mr.Vijay Kumar CRPF presided over the function, and the awards were given away by RSS Chief Hon’ble Shri.Mohan Bhagwat.
This year, the Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Award for music and art has been conferred upon the well-known classical dancer Smt. Sucheta Bhide-Chapekar; Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Lifetime Award (Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar) to Mr.Salim Khan; Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Special Award to Shri. Madhur Bhandarkar for his contribution to Indian Cinema; Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Special Award to Smt. Helenji renowned actress for her contribution to Indian Cinema; Vagvilasini Award to Shri Vasant Abaji Dahakefor Literature; the Mohan Wagh Award to Bhadrakali Productions “Soyare Sakal” for Best Drama of the Year; Anandmayee Puraskar to Pandit Suresh Talwalkar of Taalyogi Ashram for his social cause. H’bleDirectorate General Mr Vijaykumar CRPF was honoured for the social cause on behalf of the”Bharat ke Veer” an NGO who works for India’s Bravehearts under Ministry of Home Affairs.
This time the Deenanath Mangeshkar Pratishthan has handed over a token of appreciation to honour the martyrs who have laid down their lives in the line of duty in the terrorist attack at Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF soldiers. For the same cause, H’ble Lata Mangeshkar has donated Rs.1 Crore in memory of her father, Master Deenanath Mangeshkar.
Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Pratishthan gave financial assistance worth Rs 50,000 to Late. Vijay Mahadik’s family who used to work as a wing artist in Yashwantrao Chavan Natyagraha Kothrud Pune.