Dome@NSCI Hosts 'Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year Award' Managed by Pentagon Events

Business Events | February 25, 2019 | News

DOME@NSCI Pentagon Events

Dome@NSCI, India’s premier entertainment and leisure destination, hosted the ‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year’ award on February 20, 2019. The awards honour individuals who have dared to dream, not only for themselves but also the society and humankind. It is aimed at recognising their selfless and untiring work across categories, and whose efforts have altered the landscape of Maharashtra from every perspective.  

Lokmat Maharashtrian of the year is the largest non-entertainment awards and one of the marquee initiatives of Lokmat Media which honours exemplary work from across fields like Politics, Administration, Social, Arts, Science, Sports, Entertainment, etc. Some of the most renowned personalities were present at the event like honourable CM, Shri Devendra Fadnavis along with his wife Amruta Fadnavis, Uddhav Thackeray with wife Rashmi Thackeray, Praful Patel, Sunil Shinde, Zarine Khan, and Isha Koppikar among others. This unique event brought the powerful and charismatic Chief of Shiv Sena –Shri  Uddhav Thackeray who was awarded as Power Icon and Shri Devendra Fadnavis together on one stage talking about the alliances between the two parties in the next election. The perstigous awards were designed and executed by Pentagon Events.

Hosted by the esteemed Shweta Shelgaonkar, the ceremony began with a specially curated patriotic performance that was Maharashtra’s ‘Salaam’ to India. The evening continued with videos telling the stories of each winner and congratulating the nominees in every field. The event saw a fireside chat with the current audience favourites Deepika Padukone who was awarded as Iconic Performer and Vicky Kaushal who was awarded as a path-breaking performer, as well as a discussion between honourable Chief Minister, Shri Devendra Fadnavis and Riteish Vilasrao Deshmukh on topics from politics to Chief Minister as a husband. The event also witnessed the immensely followed by public figure ‘Dr. Dattatraya (AppaSaheb) Narayan Dharmadhikari’ who was recognised for his tremendous social work in Maharashtra state. 

Despite getting only 4 days to curate, design and execute this grand event, Pentagon Events, delivered excellence in every aspect. Within 2 days the fabrication of the entire setup with more than 2400sq feet of LED was complete. This event stands to testament to precision planning across the board which allowed the teams of Lokmat and Pentagon to work as one. From capturing every angle of the event with a 6 camera setup to making each dignitary and commoner feel special, every single touchpoint was detailed and delivered.

Speaking about the show Riyaz Sayed and Khushbu Vaid, Directors Pentagon Events, said “We as an organisation specialise in doing large format events. We are extremely honoured to have gotten an opportunity to be part of this iconic evening for Lokmat. Working with their team and planning every detail helped us overcome all challenges. The event was a huge success, it shall be a cherished memory for us and we look forward to many more such successes with team Lokmat in the future.”

Mazhar Nadiadwala, Managing Director, Dome Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. said, “I want to extend my heartiest congratulations to all the winners at Lokmat Maharashtrian of the year 2019. We pride ourselves in associating with varied experiences that people can treasure, and Lokmat award is one such event that is close to our hearts. We are happy to host the VIP dignitaries at our venue namely honourable CM, Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav Thackeray and ‘Dr Dattatraya (AppaSaheb) Narayan Dharmadhikari’. We have become the preferred venue for organisers to host events that are at par with the global best, and the awards would definitely be one of our most treasured highlights of the year. We hope this is the beginning of a long lasting relationship, and are the choice for hosting more editions of the awards.” 

While announcing this Award, Vijay Darda, Chairman of Lokmat Media Limited and Ex-Member of Parliament, said, “We are proud to honour Maharashtra's sparkling personalities who have contributed to the State's progress through their work and relentless efforts in their respective fields. These icons are the faces of growing and prospering Maharashtra and their work has impacted positively the society at large. These Awards are not only bringing Maharashtra's best abilities on the world map; but also inspiring many others to contribute significantly to the State's progress and the public life".

"Lokmat MOTY was a multi-agency pitch which we won basis our quick turnaround time, creativity and collective team effort, The awards function saw the presence of VVIPs, leading celebrities and other renowned faces from across different industries. Hence, our first and foremost priority was to ensure their security and comfort which we managed with elan. The event is a high profile award show that celebrates the spirit of Maharashtra which we made sure resonated in every aspect of the event from the performances to the stage design and overall decor of the event." commented Jigar Modi, Client Servicing Lead, Pentagon Events.

Sohail Kazi, Operation Lead, Pentagon Events says, "While executing in the NSCI dome is a dream for every event manager given its ample space and available facilities; it posed as a huge challenge for us. With over 6000 people to manage and set up the venue in just a couple of days, we overcame this challenge successfully. Additionally, ensuring traffic control and security for our attendees which included top MLAs, VVIPs, celebrities and other known faces from different industries also posed as a complication but once again, we resolved it successfully. Above all, all the logistical concerns were addressed and handled to ensure a smooth, flawless event."

‘Lokmat Maharashtrian of the Year’ award was held at Dome@NSCI on February 20, 2019.

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