THE Marathi daily Prabhat recently celebrated its foundation day with gusto. It entered the 89th year of its publication. Among the oldest of Pune’s dailies, “Prabhat” is very popular among the masses. There was a time when “Prabhat” was available at every hotel, chai tapri or panwallah or people travelling in trains. In recent times though its circulation has gone down because of entry of other Marathi newspapers, “Prabhat” still remains quite popular among the masses.
Meanwhile, at the foundation day celebrations held at Auto Cluster in Chinchwad, a huge crowd from different sections of the society turned up to mark the occasion. Besides Prabhat managing director Mr Anand Gandhi, Pimpri-Chinchwad Police Commissioner Mr R K Padmanabhan, Mahametro executive director mr Gautam Birhade, industrialist Mr Vinod bansal, social activist Mr Sachin Pawar, Deputy RTO Mr Jagannath Kate, former education board chairman Mr Dhananjay Bhalekar, Shivajiraje school founder Mr Anna Jadhav, corporator Zamabai Barne, social activst Tatya Bhalkear, Prabhat executive editor Avinash Bhat, chief of its Pimpri office Shirish Samudra, general manager B L Swamy and other prominent personalities. “It was an evening to remember. The crowd came from all strata of the society. It only shows how much the readers love Prabhat,” said Nisha Pise, who is the chief sub editor of the paper and a well respected journalist of Pimpri-Chinchwad. IndiaOneNews Wishes Prabhat all the good luck and hopes it will again become Pune’s No One Newspaper.