PUNE: Mr. Girish Bapat, District Guardian Minister, has appealed to the Sakal Media Group (SMG) to start training cadres of various political parties, which would enable them to understand various issues of the country and the State and work to resolve them.
While addressing a gathering at Balgandharva Rangmandir on the occasion of the 29th anniversary of the popular Marathi weekly magazine, Saptahik Sakal, one of the products from the stable of the Sakal Media Group, Bapat released a special edition of Saptahik Sakal which will be based on ‘Maharashtra’s Development’.
Also present on the dais were Shri, Pratap Pawar, Chairman, Sakal Media Group; Mr. Sriram Pawar, Chief Editor, Sakal Media Group; Mr. Shakuntala Dharade, Mayor, Pimpri-Chinchwad; and Mr. Malhar Arankalle, Editor, Sakal.
Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister, Maharashtra, who was invited as the chief guest for the event, could not attend the function due to bad weather conditions in the city.
Mr. Girish Bapat spoke on Maharashtra’s development, appreciating the various initiatives undertaken by the Sakal Media Group, which include the Tanishka Foundation, Sarpanch Parishad, Delivering Change Foundation (DCF) and the Smart City initiative.
Bapat said, “The Sakal Media Group has always been in the forefront of lending its support for good causes. It is playing a critical role in bringing about positive changes in the society.”
He further added, “Maharashtra is facing a challenge on the water front due to less rain and many farmers are committing suicide in the state. There is an imperative need to address the water problem in the state. The Sakal Media Group must be lauded for its initiatives on the water issue in the state. It’s the duty of policy makers and citizens to come together and join hands to resolve the water issues and help people in rural areas.”