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The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Irani addressing the gathering at the Valedictory of Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Press Council of India, on the occasion of the National Press Day, in New Delhi on November 16, 2017.

Vice President confers National Awards for Excellence in Journalism

 

 

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu giving away the National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, at the Valedictory of Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Press Council of India, on the occasion of the National Press Day, in New Delhi on November 16, 2017. The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Irani and other dignitaries are also seen.

Newdelhi:17/11/17;The Vice President of India, Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu,  attended the function organized by the Press Council of India on the occasion of National Press Day. The occasion marked the Valedictory of Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Press Council of India.

Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Vice President said that although the contours of journalism had changed over the years, it still continue to cast a huge influence in moulding public opinion and decision making by the government.

Hon’ble Vice President expressed concern over some of the dangerous trends that had crept into the newsrooms of both print and electronic media. They needed to be curbed in order to ensure that the pristine role played by the press earlier stood restored.

Earlier speaking at the function, Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani said that voices of media shouldn’t be suppressed and constitutionally it was our responsibility to ensure that media had the freedom to speak. She further added that today we have citizens who are becoming journalists through the social media network and they are playing an important role to remind the media of their responsibility as the fourth pillar of democracy.

The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu giving away the National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, at the Valedictory of Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Press Council of India, on the occasion of the National Press Day, in New Delhi on November 16, 2017. The Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting, Smt. Smriti Irani and other dignitaries are also seen.

Eminent Journalists Shri. Sam Rajappa and Shri Sarat Mishra were jointly awarded ‘Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award’ for their outstanding contributions towards journalism. While Ms. Shalini Nair, The Indian Express, received the “Rural Journalism & Developmental Reporting‟ award, Shri K. Sujith of Mangalam Daily and Ms Chitrangada Choudhury, Freelancer from  Odisha, bagged awards for ‘Investigative Journalism’. Photo Journalism awards were given to Shri C.K. Thanseer, Chandrika DailyShri Vijay Verma, Press Trust of India and Shri J.Suresh of Malayala  Manorama. Shri Gireesh Kumar, Times of India, received the award for Best Newspapers Art.

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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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