• Lokmat Media Pvt. Ltd. is a leading multi platform
• Diversified portfolio of
publishing, broadcast, digital, entertainment, com
munity and sports verticals.
• Vijay Darda Managing Director of the Lokmat
• It has an employee strength of more than 3,000 .
• Lokmat Group makes its content available for the
global readers through its news portal
•It also has a partnership with Yahoo! to provide content to a co-
branded Marathi section on Yahoo! India’s news portal.
• Lokmat’ is the largest read regional language newspaper in India
with 23.8 million readers.
•Lokmat entered the TV space.
•Lokmat’s magazine division Cymbal Media publishes an
international magazine called ‘G2 – The Global Gujarati’.
•Lokmat Group made its foray in the entertainment sector through
its subsidiary Lokmat Entertainment for production and
distribution of films and television content.
•Lokmat runs sports leagues across various cities in Maharashtra
•1918 - Lokmat weekly newpaper was started by Loknayak
Bapuji Aney in as a weapon to fight the British imperialism
during the freedom movement of India.
•When the publication was first started as a handwritten
newspaper from Yavatmal.
•1971 - Late Shri Jawaharlal Darda launched Lokmat’s first
full daily edition on December 15, 1971 from
•Company was incorporated by Late Shri Jawaharlal
Darda under the name Lokmat Newspapers Private Limited.
•1987 Lokmat Times (English) are published as well.
•1997 Lokmat's Yuva Nxt is a forum.
• Late 80s and the 90s by focusing on the needs of the
readers they improve the quality of newspaper.
•1998 – Marathi news website -
www.lokmat.com launched .
•In 1999 Lokmat Samachar (Hindi).
•2000 Sakhi Manch .
•2005 – ePaper for Lokmat launched.
•Lokmat is published from
Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, Kolha
pur, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Akola & Panaji
and became 5th largest in all India ranking.
•2006 – Lifestyle magazine ‘G2, The Global Gujarati’
•2008 - IBN Lokmat goes on air on 6th April 2008.
•2010 - Lokmat releases Jetaa, a Marathi film co-
produced with RDP in August 2010.
•Bal Vikas Manch serves as a platform.
• 2012 - Lokmat creates Guinness World Record in
•2013 - Lokmat Samachar launches its 7th edition
from Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh.
•2013 – Lokmat Times launches its 3rd edition in
•Publisher -Lokmat Media Limited
•Editor-in-chief Vijay J. Darda
•Founded-Jawaharlal Darda, presently
managed by Vijay J. Darda andRajendra
•Official website- official site Lokmat.com -
ur,Kolhapur ,Nashik,Jalgaon ,Akola,Goa,Goa
edition (Marathi in 2009)
Akola, Kolhapur and
Jalgaon and 15 sub
•7th edition was
• Type-English daily
• Published from
pur and Nashik.
• Type- international business cum
•Content- luxury brands and trends
in fashion, cuisine and
•Distribution- across India and
several countries around the world.
•G2 won the Asian Publishing
Management Award in the “Best
New Launch of local title” category
Venture –with IBN18
Broadcast Limited (“ibn18”)
Editor of IBN-Lokmat -
journalists Nikhil Wagle
Editor-in-chief of IBN
•Instituted the Jawaharlal Darda Excellence Awards
• Journalists - Sopan Pandharipande and Savita
Harkare won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka
award for investigative journalism.
•G2 –A Gujrati Magazine by the Lokmat group was
awarded as the Best New Launch of a local title
category in 2007 by the Asian Publishing
•IBN Lokmat, the only Marathi channel to win the
prestigious Maharashtra Times Sanman Award
•Lokmat Samachar launches its 7th edition from
Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh on 12th July 2013
•» Lokmat Times launches its 3rd edition in Nashik on 26th
•In 2012 Mr. Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Group launches
Lokmat's second coffee-table book.
•Lokmat Samachar launches its sixth edition in Pune in July
•Actor – producer Aamir Khan donnes the robes of a Guest
Editor for Lokmat’s special edition on 6th May
•Sakal means ‘morning' in Marathi.
•Sakal is the largest independently owned Media
Business in Maharashtra, India. Headquartered in
•Sakaal operations consist of regional
newspapers, magazines, and Internet publishing.
• It ranks among the top 10 language dailies of
•Sakaal media businesses combined employ more
than 800 people.
•It holds one of the largest Marathi websites,
eSakal, which reaches to 300,000 Internet users
•Sakaal Media Group publishes 5 regional news
dailies, three Marathi, and two in English.
•Sakal publish two Marathi Weeklies, effectively
reaching an overall audience of over 6 Million
readers in print.
•Sakal group also available on www.sakal.in
•Sakal began its publication in Pune on January
1, 1932 in a novel way.
•Its founder, Dr. N. B. Parulekar.
•Sakal's birth coincided with the beginning of
Gandhiji's mass movement and Sakal wholly
•Sakal made its appearance as a small 4-page daily.
•Type - Daily newspaper
•Owner- Sakal Media Group
•Publisher- Sakal Media Group
Peth, Pune, India
•Sister newspapers-Agro one
•published from Panaji
•world's first-ever daily
•16-page tabloid with 6
the coverage includes
core farming as well as
agro-based activities like
dairy, poultry, fisheries, e
MAJOR ISSUES BEING ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNED FOR
•Rural Poverty & Rural Employment.
•Quality of Primary Education.
•Co-ordination for Disaster Management
•Strengthening Governance for Development.
It arranges events targeting:
• Business etc….
• Madhurangan ( ) for women
• Young Buzz and Sakal NIE (Newspaper In Education)
•international event- ‘EDUCON’
•Pune Shopping Festivals
• Family Health
• Sakal Shopping Festivals
• Sakal Edugain
• Sakal Investneet
• Sakal Vastu
• Sakal Shagun etc. are other some of the other events