Swapnil Kore, Director & Co-Founder, Pineapple Expressions Studio_ Ajay Naik, Filmmaker_ Saurabh Gadgil, CMD, PNG Jewellers_ Prashant Damle, Actor_ Parag Gadgil, Executive Director, PNG Jewellers.

PNG Jewellers launches the second edition of Dajikaka Karandak

PNG Jewellers announced its second edition of the one act play competition “Dajikaka Gadgil Karandak” celebrated to commemorate the founder Late Shri Dajikaka Gadgil, who took great pride in promoting art & culture. It is a Maharashtra State Level competition participation entry forms for which will be available at all PNG Jewellers outlets including Pune, Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad & Goa starting from the 5th August, 2017.

‘Dajikaka Gadgil Karandak’ is organized in joint association with PNG Jewellers, Pineapple expression studio & Maitree Productions and conceptualized by noted film maker Mr. Ajay Naik and renowned theatre artist Prashant Damle act as the chief Mentor. The initiative aims to encourage artists to experiment with their creativity by presenting diversified subjects. It is a competition that will provide talented writers, directors, actors and technicians with a platform to enter into the professional circuit of pro theatre, films or television.

The preliminary rounds will be conducted in between 11 to 21 September including Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Ahmednagar, Aurangabad & Goa. The final rounds will be conducted between 25-26 September in Pune. The best teams from these locations will be selected by their panel of expert jury, and there will be category awards given to 1 Writer, 1 Director, 1 Actor (Female & Male), 1 Producer, 1 Art Director & Lights Expert. There would be 3 best awards given to each category. The winners will be rewarded with a cash prize of INR 1 Lakh for 1st Prize, 75000 for the second prize, 51,000 for the third prize and the best group (2 groups) will win 10,000 each. The final winner will also win Dajikaka Gadgil Karandak Trophy.

PNG Jewellers association with the initiative lends it the wide global reach of the brand and also to promote “Quality Theater”, a concept that is synonymous with the brand’s core legacy, quality and trust. This form of performing arts reflect on the artistic heritage and culture and is true to its form, some of the highest caliber performances have been delivered on stage at one go, void of modern edits, vfx and technologies.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Saurabh Gadgil, CMD of Jewellers said, “We are delighted to present the second edition of the Dajikaka Karandak after the successful launch last year. We received a stupendous response last year and aim to continue the competition making it a legacy/successful property aiming to promote regional talents across multiple states. Public support will only make it successful and help us grow bigger.”