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Akila Urankar of Business Standard has been elected as the President of INS

Bengaluru: 16/9/17;Akila Urankar of Business Standard has been elected as the President of The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) for 2017-18 at its 78thAnnual general Meeting here on Friday, while Samahit Bal, Editor of ‘Pragativadi’- Odia daily was inducted as a member of the Executive Committee of the INS.

Jayant Mammen Mathew (Malayala Manorama) is the new Deputy President, Shailesh Gupta (Mid-Day) Vice President and Sharad Saxena (Hindustan Times, Patna) is the Honorary Treasurer of the Society for the year 2017-18, according to an INS press release.
Other members of the Executive Committee include L Adimoolam (Health & The Antiseptic), Ashish Bagga (India Today), S Balasubramaniam Adityan (Daily Thanthi), Girish Agarwal (Dainik Bhaskar, Bhopal), V K Chopra (Dainik Asam) Vijay Kumar Chopra (Punjabi Kesari, Jalandhar), Vijay Jawaharlal Darda (Lokmat), Jagjit Singh Dardi (Charhdikala Daily), Viveck Goenka (The Indian Express, Mumbai), Mahendra Mohan Gupta (Dainik Jagran), Pradeep Gupta (Dataquest), Sanjay Gupta (Dainik Jagran, Varanasi), Mohit Jain (Economic Times), Sarvinder Kaur (Ajit).

Also among the members are C H Kiron (Vipula & Annadata), R Lakshmipathy (Dinamalar), Rajul Maheshwari (Amar Ujala), Vilas A Marathe (Dainik Hindusthan, Amravati), Naresh Mohan (Sunday Statesman), Anant Nath (Grihshobhika, Marathi), Pratap G Pawar (Sakal), D D Purkayastha (Ananda Bazar Patrika), R M R Ramesh (Dinakaran) and K Raja Prasad Reddy (Sakshi, Vishakhapatnam).

The other members are Atideb Sarkar (Sananda), Rakesh Sharma (Aaj Samaj), M V Sreyamskumar (Mathrubhumi Arogya Masika), Kiran D Thakur (Tarun Bharat, Belgaum), Biju Varghese (Mangalam Weekly).

Rajiv Verma (Hindustan Times, New Delhi), Vinay Verma (The Tribune), Jacob Mathew (Vanitha), Bahubali S Shah (Gujarat Samachar), Hormusji N Cama (Bombay Samachar Weekly), Kundan R Vyas (Vyapar, Mumbai), K N Tilak Kumar (Deccan Herald & Prajavani), Ravindra Kumar (The Statesman), Kiran B Vadodaria (Sambhaav Metro), P V Chandran (Grehalaksmi) and Somesh Sharma (Rashtradoot Saptahik) are also members of the Executive Committee of The  Indian Newspaper Society.

 

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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