NP citizen journalist gets Indian national award
Akhand, a now public citizen journalist from Indian eastern city Bhubaneswar, has been chosen for the prestigious Sarojini Naidu National Award in journalism. He's won the special jury citation award for best reporting in Oriya language on women in panchayati raj(local governance in Village area) in Indian eastern state Orissa .
A FREELANCE journalist writing on development issues of India has become the first citizen of Orissa to win the prestigious Sarojini Naidu National Award – one of the prestigious award in journalism in India.
Akhand, an independent journalist, won the special jury citation award for best reporting on women in panchayati raj in Orissa. He is also a citizen journalist of the indian leading news portal, merinews.com.
The award will be presented on October 2 at a special ceremony in New Delhi. This award is initiated by The Hunger Project, an international organistion working for development of poor and grass-root people.
The Sarojini Naidu Prize will annually honour three Indian journalists for outstanding reporting on women in panchayati raj.
In the English category, the prize has been given to Radheshyam Jadhav of The Times of India, Pune. Vibhash Kumar Jha and Varun of Chattisgarh have been chosen for the prize in the Hindi category; and in the other Indian language category, the Prize is given to Tamil journalist, Pon Dhanasekaran of Dinamalar.
Jury citation goes to Akhand for his article in Oriya regional language ’Another Rebati of this Century’ published by Lokachetana, an Oriya weekly.