Friday, May 20, 2016

Narad Samman to journalists at New Delhi




IVSK Felicitates Journalists on the occasion of Narad Jayanti

New Delhi 20 May, 2016- Indraprastha Samvad Kendra today organised Narad Samman 2016 to mark Devrishi Narad Jayanti at Speaker’s Hall, Constitution Club in New Delhi to felicitated vetran and budding journalists from various fields.



Information & Broadcasting Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and North Region SanghChalak Dr. Barjrang Lal Gupt honoured eight journalists for excellence in journalism for the year 2015-16. Among those were senior journalist Shri Shyam Khosla was honoured with Lifetime Achievement Narad Samman, Shri Manmohan Sharma (Utkrisht Patrkaar Narad Samman{All Over Excellence Narad Samman}) and Dr. Shanker Sharan (Utkrisht Stambhkar Narad Samman{ Best Columnist Narad Samman}).



Addressing a gathering of eminent personalities including editors and journalists from various news organisations Shri Arun Jaitley expressed concern that these days some state governments are using public funds for personal promotion which is affecting neutrality of journalism.

Shri Jaitley said that social media today has democratized media so much that is not possible to control it now. He added that it is now incumbent on journalists and society at large to use it responsibly.

Praising the contribution of Shri Shyam Khosla, recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award, Shri Jaitley prayed for his long life. He also praised Shri Manmohan Sharma (Utkrisht Patrkaar Narad Samman{All Over Excellence Narad Samman}) and Dr. Shanker Sharan (Utkrisht Stambhkar Narad Samman{ Best Columnist Narad Samman}) for the work done in the field of journalism. Shri congratulated other awardees for their positive contribution in their respective fields.

Dr. Bajranglal Gupt expressed regret over the way Narad Ji has been portrayed in general. He said it is time that the real picture of Narad is brought to fore today. He said that Narad should become a source of inspiration for journalists today. Dr. Gupt said that Narad worked consistently to keep all three worlds in a constant state of communication by way of sharing information of one place with another. He said Narad did not share news with any personal agenda or interest. His action was always neutral.

Dr. Gupta also said that it is the duty of a journalist to push people towards purity. Journalists have an important role to play in success of any democracy. It is imperative that journalists be factual and neutral in safeguarding a democratic society. There is urgent need for issue based reporting to take the nation further. He noted that journalism today is under immense economic pressure and journalist can withstand such pressure by following in the footstep of Devrishi Narad only then will journalism serve its true purpose.



Shri Shyam Khosla was felicitated with shawl, memento and honorarium of rupees One Lakh.  Shri Manmohan Sharma (Utkrisht Patrkaar Narad Samman{All Over Excellence Narad Samman}) was honoured with shawl, memento and honorarium of rupees fifty one thousand. Other awardees were given shawl, memento and honorarium of rupees eleven thousand each.

Best photographer honour was bestowed upon Ravi Kanojia (posthumously). Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra President Shri Ashok Sachdeva also gave 21 thousand honorarium for Ravi.


Along with these Shri Ashish Kumar Anshu (Rural Reporting Narad Samman), Shri Syed Suhail (Newsroom Support Narad Samman), Shri Praful Kumar Singh (Digital Media Narad Samman), and Shri Abhiranjan Kumar (Social Media Narad Samman) were also felicitated.

The programme concluded with Indraprastha Vishwa Samvad Kendra Secretary Shri Vagish Issar giving a note of thanks for making making the programme a success.

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