As digital takes centre-stage in the continuously evolving marketplace today, ABP Majha organized a special event, ‘Majha Maharashtra, Digital Maharashtra 2021’ – to educate the people and bridge the gap between technology and ‘the common man.’ Since digital technologies played an extremely crucial role during the COVID-19 pandemic, the theme of the event was ‘Digital Transformation and Ecosystem in the Post-COVID world’.

ABP Majha’s Majha Maharashtra, Digital Maharashtra 2021 event brought various experts on a common platform to discuss and spread knowledge about the important, pertinent, and emerging aspects of digital technology today, along with their impact on everyday life. 

This year, the special event brought to the fore, various challenges, opportunities, and avenues for growth in the Digital sphere. With insightful deliberations on a diversity of topics such as OTT Regulations, Digital Education, Online Fraud, and E-Rojgar – Majha Maharashtra, Digital Maharashtra 2021 educated and enlightened various Indians in all walks of life.

The renowned knowledge-sharing platform marked the presence of eminent personalities such as Prakash Javadekar (Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting), Ranjit Disale (Global teacher award winner), and Shreyas Talpade (Celebrity).

The session on ‘Digital Education’ was led by Mr. Ranjit Disale, whereas the ‘OTT Regulations’ Session had Mr. Nitin Vaidya (Film Producer), Mr. Swapnil Joshi, and Ms. Shreya Bugade as speakers. Mr. Nadeem Inamdar (Manager, Information Security Department Saraswat Co-operative Bank LTD) and Mr. Prashant Mali led the session on ‘Digital Fraud’ and Mr. Ashok Chhajer (Chairman & MD Arihant Infrastructures LTD) conducted a session on ‘Digital transformation in Infrastructure’.

Lastly, three special sessions on ‘New Digital Path’ were conducted by Mr. Akshay Bardapurkar (Planet Marathi founder), Mr. Vilas Shinde (Sahyadri Farms Owner), and Mr. Kailash Katkar (Quickheal). Other key sessions at the event were led by Mr. Sanket Zaware (Chief Manager & Head Digital Banking Dept Saraswat Co-Operative Bank Ltd), Vrushali Deshpande (Manager, ABP weddings) and Mr. Hemant Nerkar (Head of Property Division, Property Inspection).

Needless to say, digital technology is penetrated across all classes of society and it is important that every individual is aware of this technology, and the opportunities and challenges associated with it. Keeping the same in mind, ABP Majha had created this platform in 2015, where experts from the digital field would come together to connect over & upgrade with tech.

As a part of Majha Maharashtra, Digital Maharashtra 2021, ABP Majha had also planned a blogger contest whereby four bloggers were felicitated at the event for their extra-ordinary work. As thousands of bloggers post on ABP Live’s blog section, the channel took the opportunity to pick the best ones – that are most followed & talked about, to laud them for their dedicated efforts. The winners for the blogger contest were: Yashodhan Joshi and Kaustubh Mudgal (1st); Anil Govilkar (2nd); Nitin Salunkhe and Amol Kulkarni (3rd).

What’s more is that, for the first time in the history of this event, ABP Majha introduced a ‘Meme Contest’ to engage with the viewers and encourage them to use their creativity. Viewers were asked to come up with clever memes on a whole range of topics and share their submissions with the news channel. The viewers enthusiastically participated in this contest, and the winners for this contest were Aniket Medhekar (1st), Rutuja Ravindra Patil (2nd), Kshitij Varma and Faizal Khan (3rd).

Majha Maharashtra, Digital Maharashtra 2021’ will be telecast on ABP Majha from 25th-28th March, 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM.

At this special event, Mr. Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network said, “Digital is growing at an unprecedented pace. It has never been so important for digital literacy to be embraced as a valuable tool for the future. At ABP Majha, we aim to empower our viewers through knowledge and stimulating discussions. We hope our viewers got to learn something new from these deliberations and were able to sharpen their digital skills.”