Dr. Appasaheb Dharmadhikari has been awarded the "Maharashtra Bhushan" for the year 2022

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah presented the "Maharashtra Bhushan" award for the year 2022 to Dr. Appasaheb Dharmadhikari at Raigarh, Maharashtra on 16th April.

An overview of the news

  • On this occasion, Chief Minister of Maharashtra Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were present.

About Dr. Appasaheb Dharmadhikari

  • Appasaheb Dharmadhikari is a famous social reformer. His father Nanasaheb was Dharmadhikari.

  • Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Pratishthan undertakes many social welfare activities like health camps, blood donation camps, de-addiction, cleaning of area, tree plantation, environment protection, distribution of educational material.

  • His work continues unabated. In view of his work, Appasaheb was also honored with Padma Shri.

  • Dr. Appasaheb Dharmadhikari established the Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Foundation, Revdanda to expand the scope of social work.

  • Social activities started being conducted through the institution. As these activities started being implemented with public participation, their scope increased.

  • The work of tree plantation was done by the Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari Foundation keeping in view the effect of climate change and temperature.

  • A total of 36,61,611 trees have been planted by the Foundation from 2015 to 2021.

Awards given to Dharmadhikari

  • Keeping this social work of Appasaheb in mind, DY Patil University awarded Dharmadhikari with an honorary doctorate.

  • Former Governor Vidyasagar Rao appointed him as the cleanliness ambassador of the state.

  • In 2017, the Central Government conferred the civilian honor of Padma Shri.

  • The European International Institute honored Appasaheb with the Living Legend Award.

  • Looking at his career so far, the state government has selected him for the Maharashtra Bhushan Award.

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