Dr. Shree. Narayan Vishnu Dharmadhikari was awarded ‘Samaj Bhushan’ by Hirwal pratishthan, Mahad, district Raigad, on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. The award was presented at the hands of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shree Vilasraoji Deshmukh. On this occasion Shri Arunji Gujrathi, speaker Maharashtra assembly, Dr. Patangrao Kadam, Industry Minister, Shree Sunil Tatkare, Minister of state for urban development and many other dignitaries were present.
The function was held on 1st march 2002 at the venue of five star M.I.D.C. Mahad. On the same occasion Dr. Shree Appasaheb was felicitated by presenting a shawl, coconut, bouquet and a memento in recognition of the achivements of social awakening. Dr. Shree Appasaheb is working with the same zeal, persistence and enthusiasm as that of Dr. Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari. A mammoth gathering of members was present on the occasion.