S Nihal Singh To Get 2016 Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award
Posted on: 03 Nov 2016 09:27:16
03 November 2016 Current Affairs: Veteran journalist S Nihal Singh has been chosen for the 'Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award' for his outstanding contribution to journalism which is presented by the Press Council of India (PCI).
The award will be presented on November 16 and carries a cash component of Rs 1 lakh.
The PCI also announced other winners of the National Journalism Awards 2016, as per which Renjith Jonh of Deepika Daily has been chosen for his work for the award on Rural journalism and Developmental reporting.
In the same category a special mention certificate will be jointly given to freelancer Arvind Kumar Singh and X Xavier Selvakumar of Dinamilar, Coimbatore, the statement added.
T P Dhanesh (Malayala Manorama) and Pritam Bandopadhyay (The Asian Age) were chosen in the Single news picture category while Vijay Verma of PTI was selected for a special mention certificate.
Renuka Puri of The Indian Express was chosen for the award in the category 'Photo feature' which carries a cash component of Rs 50,000. Baiju Poulose of Malayala Manorama was chosen the winner in the Best newspaper art category, while Rohit Jose also of Malayala Manorama was chosen for the special mention.
The PCI said that it has also been decided to honour veterans in the field Raghu Rai (photo journalist), Sheetla Singh (senior journalist), Harish Chandra Shukla (Kak) (senior cartoonist) and senior journalists Potturi Venkateswara Rao and Mrinal Pande.
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