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NDTV’s Sreenivasan Jain bags Ramnath Goenka Journalist of the Year award for 2012

MUMBAI: NDTV 24×7 anchor Sreenivasan Jain bagged the Ramnath Goenka Journalist of the Year 2012 award for his exemplary work in the broadcast sector.

Jain also picked up another award for Reporting from the J&K and North East region for his story ‘Manipur Blockade’ in 2011.

The 2012 award in the same category was picked up by another NDTV anchor Maya Mirchandani for her story ‘Blood & belonging in Assam’ on the show India Matters.

In fact, NDTV won a total of six awards. Vishnu Som won the ‘On The Spot Reporting’ award for covering Fukushima and Sendai during the Japan Tsunami in 2011. Sharik Rahman Khan won the ‘Excellence In Journalism In Hindi’ award for the show ‘Kyu Bharki Bareily’ in 2012. NDTV India’s story on boxing by Vimal Mohanand got the ‘Sports Journalism’ award for 2012.

CNN-IBN bagged five awards. Smita Nair won the award for ‘Reporting on Politics and Government’ for the year 2011 and Marya Shakil won the award in the same category for the year 2012. Arijit Sen won the award for ‘On The Spot Reporting’ for the year 2012, Jajati Karan won the ‘Investigative Reporting’ award for 2011 and Karma Paljor won ‘Business Reporting’ award for 2012.

The seventh edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, instituted by The Express Group in the memory of its founder Ramnath Goenka, was held in New Delhi yesterday.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, who was the chief guest at the function, presented the awards for outstanding work done in 2011 and 2012. The winners were chosen by an eminent jury from nominations in 15 categories.

Surbhi Khyati of The Indian Express won the award for Investigative Reporting (Print) for 2011 for her series exposing the corruption in the National Rural Health Mission in Uttar Pradesh. The Investigative Reporting (Print) award for 2012 went to Mehul Srivastava, Andrew Macaskill and Adi Narayan of Bloomberg News for their story on how malnutrition affects India’s children. The Sanjiv Sinha Memorial Award for Excellence in Reporting (Print) went to Appu Esthose Suresh of The Indian Express.

Business and Economic journalism (print) award went to Dinesh Unnikrishnan of Mint and Nidhi Verma of Reuters. Film and TV journalism (Broadcast) award was won by Yaseer Usman, ABP News while the award in the print sector went to Shweta Thakur Nanda of The Week.

Stephanie Nolen of The Globe and Mail and Victor John Mallet of The Financial Times won the Foreign Correspondent covering India award.

IBN Lokmat bagged four awards in the categories of Sports Journalism (Vinayak Deepak Gaikwad), Regional Languages (Prajakta R Dhulap), Uncovering India Invisible (Alka Atmaram Dhupkar) and Environment Reporting (Arti Dattatray Kulkarni).

The Indian Express Group chairman Viveck Goenka said 2011 and 2012, for which the awards were being given, were pivotal years for the country which saw the birth of an anti-corruption movement, its steady evolution and often devolution into a political party.

Mahajan presented the Ramnath Goenka Awards for Excellence in Journalism to 59 journalists from broadcast and print media under different categories. Among those present at the ITC Maurya Sheraton in Delhi included Union ministers Prakash Javadekar, Najma Heptullah and Maneka Gandhi, BJP leaders Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Satish Upadhyaya and Congress leaders Kapil Sibal and Jitin Prasada.

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