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MDWS invites entries for Media Awards to be given on SBM anniversary 


Newdelhi:21/9/17:The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation invites entries from media organizations to send proposals for the Swachh Bharat Media Awards which will be given away on the 3rd anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, October 2nd, 2017. These awards are aimed at honouring media organizations that have contributed in a tangible way in making Swachhta a Jan Aandolan through awareness generation and special initiatives since SBM launch in 2014 on 2nd Oct.
Please answer the following questions, include basic details of your organization, such as name, medium (print, television, radio, etc.), viewership/readership, etc.


Please send your entry as an email to [email protected] and copy to [email protected] with the subject line “proposal for Swachh Bharat Media Awards”. The last date for submission of entries is September 25th, 2017.

1. What is your understanding of the Swachh Bharat Mission, its strengths and challenges. Please describe in 250 words.


  1. Do you have a beat journalist / team working dedicatedly on covering Swachhta issues at the national and regional levels? Please mention number of staff members on this dedicated team at both levels.


  1. Have you run any special media campaigns / events to engage citizens in the cause of Swachhta? Please describe in maximum of 300 words, including the impact of these special initiatives.


  1. Have you run any special features / programming dedicated to Swachhta over the last year? Please describe in a maximum of 300 words.


  1. How many stories have your organization done spreading the message of Swachh Bharat Mission in the last year? Please give 10 best examples.


Any other special initiatives you have undertaken to further the cause of Swachhta in the country. (Maximum of 300 words).

The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation will set up a jury who will evaluate the entries to select winners. The decision of the jury will be final and binding.


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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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