“Tum jeeyo hazaaro saal. Saal ke din ho pachaas hazaar.”
(May you live a thousand years. May those years be fifty thousand days long.)
Those are the words of a birthday song from an old Hindi film. That is also what countless people wish for Abhijeet Rane, a young and compassionate socialist who has been selflessly serving the poor and needy people of society. In fact, fulfilling the needs of the underprivileged is among the noble activities planned for November 8th, 2022, the 40th birthday of Abhijeet Rane.
A prominent labor leader and rising star of Marathi journalism, Abhijeet Rane, has spent his life fighting for the blue-collar workers who endure rampant unfairness in the corporate world. He is an enthusiastic and courageous leader who has been using the power of the pen to solve the problems the manual laborers have been facing.
Abhijeet Rane’s hometown is Achirne, a village in the beautiful district of Sindhudurg, Maharashtra. He was born in Mumba to a former banker, Mr. Ashok Rane, and a retired government officer, Mrs. Angha Rane.
After attending Vivek Vidyalaya in Goregaon, Mumbai, Abhijeet Rane, earned a Diploma in Computer Automation from NIIT, Mumbai. He also holds a degree in Automobile Engineering from Father Agnel Technical Institute in Borivali, Mumbai.
Abhijeet Rane has always been interested in sports since he was a child. At a very young age, he set a new record by swimming from Dharamtar Bay to the Gateway of India in 7 hours, 14 minutes, and 3 seconds. He won a gold medal in Taekwondo in the 40 kg weight class. Abhijeet Rane holds a training certificate from the Darjeeling Commando Training School and excels in rifle shooting and weaponry handling. Abhijeet Rane completed the Himalayan Mountaineering and Rescue Course and served with the First C Cadet Corps – INS Attack, Malad, Mumbai. He was ranked third in the Mumbai-Pune Cycling Competition in 1992, which was held by the Maharashtra State Triathlon Association in 1993.
Abhijeet Rane enjoyed a variety of sports including swimming, athletics, cycling, and martial arts in particular. But, he was preoccupied with the numerous injustices in society. He resolved to pursue a meaningful career, at a young age. It was then that Abhijeet Rane initiated a campaign against injustice, exploitation, and malpractices in business, industry, and labor-oriented organizations. He founded Dhadak Kamgar Union, which represents 7 lakh blue-collar employees in 300 recognized businesses.
In the corporate world, Dhadak Kamgar Union is recognized for nonviolent peaceful constructive actions, and dialogues with employers and management, winning their trust and urging them to do their best efforts to assist not only permanent but also casual and contract employees.
In addition to being the Founder and General Secretary of Dhadak Kamgar Union, Abhijeet Rane is a successful businessman, media network performer, and social educational cultural sports activist.He is also the Group Editor of various periodicals, including the Daily Mumbai Mitra, Daily Vrutt Mitra, and the VastMedia Group.
Abhijeet Rane also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of VMN Distributors, Abhijeet Associates, and Abhijeet Travels, as well as the Maharashtra State President of the Writers And Journalists Association (WAJA, India). Aside from Dhadak Kamgar Union, the young and dynamic leader has been a trailblazer in several social activities, including:
1.Abhijeet Rane Youth Foundation.
2.The Great Maratha Educational Trust.
3.Akhil Bharatiya Maratha Mahasangh.
But, Abhijeet Rane’s has no political motive behind what he does to uplift the downtrodden. In fact, he selflessly aims to ease the concerns of the destitute and oppressed people who face injustice in society through his publications, as well as the problems of labourers who are exploited in the corporate world.
For his remarkable efforts to uplift the poor laborers as well as the downtrodden in society, Abhijeet Rane won many awards, which include being recognized as a Covid-19 warrior by Times Applaud, a leading PR agency. Abhijeet Rane was honored with this award for his remarkable support during the pandemic to workers in the Film and TV industry through Dhadak All Film Kamgar Sangathana.
In line with his dedication towards solve the problems faced by the poor and the needy, Abhijeet Rane’s 40th birthday will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, in a noble way as “Social Commitment Day”. As mentioned earlier fulfilling the needs of the underprivileged is one of the activities planned for the day. This will be done through:
* Fruit distribution for patients in various hospitals
* Ration distribution to needy people
* Saree distribution to poor women
* Distribution of fruits etc. to destitute elderly
A souvenir / a special issue of Dainik Mumbai Mitra / Dainik Chrotra Mitra will be published and important veterans will also be honored on the day.
Venue of all events:
Dhadak Workers Union Head Office, Transition Studio, Opposite Maharashtra Krishi Udyog Bhawan, Unit No. 2, Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai – 400 065. Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Times Applaud’s Founders and Directors, Tausif Patel and Sunil Pandey value their relationship with Abhijeet Rane. They wholeheartedly wish health and happiness to him for the rest of his life.