Mumbai: This year edition of Marathi Diwali annual: Deepotsav published by Lokmat, the leading newspaper in Maharashtra and Goa has created a record by crossing the magic sales figure of 200,000 copies.
Lokmat has celebrated the remarkable feat of ‘Lokmat Deepotsav’ with a grand gala success celebration that witnessed the participation of Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Deepotsav is credited with editorial innovations and setting up new standards in Indian regional publishing that fits aptly for Marathi publication. It has a unique blend of ideas, people and places at the crossroads. The magazine is edited by Aparna Valenkar who is a Sahitya Academy award winning prolific writer herself.
Speaking on the occasion of Deepotsav celebration Mr. Vijay Darda, Chairman, Lokmat Media Pvt Ltd said, “This year with NH44, I wish to personally congratulate my team for this remarkable achievement which is a true commitment of Lokmat Media in showcasing the unsung heroes and varied culture within our country. With 1st of its kind inputs, each year the attempt is to present something unique, Deepotsav is credited with editorial innovations and setting up new standards in Indian regional publishing. This year the annual had crossed the magic sales figure of 200,000 copies, a huge fit for Marathi publication and has a unique blend of ideas, people and places at the crossroads. This book has grown with support of all our readers across Maharashtra’’.
Lokmat Deepotsav captured how India has changed in last 25 years through exhaustive account of a fascinating road-trip on National Highway 44 that runs from Kanyakumari to Srinagar. It also features interviews of Ratan Tata, Priscilla Chan, Priyanka Chopra, Girija Devi, Vikku Vinayakam and many others. The first of its kind initiative undertaken by Lokmat is widely appreciated.