President Pranab Mukherjee presents KCK International Award for excellence in print Journalism

Mar 21, 2017 15:23 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee on 20 March 2017 presented the KCK International Award for excellence in Print Journalism. The awards were organized by Rajasthan Patrika in New Delhi.

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The award for the year 2014 was conferred upon Wanjohi Kabukuru's team for the story How East Africa Lost Its Innocence that was published in New African magazine, London.

The award for the year 2015 was awarded to Rakesh Sharma and his team for an investigative news series Sexual Harassment in Nari Niketan, published in Amar Ujala.

The award carries the cash prize of USD 11000.

Background

Journalism has had a long history in India. It has been closely associated with India's struggle for independence and social reforms.

The history of Indian journalism has been that of progressive reform, social renaissance and anti-colonialism.

The contribution of print journalism to an evolving Indian society and nationhood was immense beginning with the ‘Samvad Kaumudi’ brought out by Raja Rammohun Roy in 1819 to ‘Samachar Chandrika’ and ‘Mirat-Ul-Akhbar’, Harijan and Young India edited by the Mahatma.

The print journalism has its own impact because journalists through their columns or stories find a permanent place in the minds of readers.

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