Bapurao Lele Smriti Puraskar
Shri Bapurao Lele Smriti Puraskar, instituted by Rashtriya Patrakarita Kalyan Nyas after the noted journalist N.B. Lele, will be presented on August 8 in Mumbai. The decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the Nyas held in New Delhi recently. The Puraskar was initiated in 2003 and has been given to veteran journalists, namely Shri Nayaranrao Tarte and Shri Ramshankar Agnihotri, by the then Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee. The Puraskar for the year 2004 was presented to Shri Bachchubhai Thakkar in Ahmedabad. The Puraskar consists of Rs 51,000 cash, a shawl and a memento. A three-member committee has been formed to decide the name of this year'srecipient. The three-member committee comprises of Shri Achuytanand Mishra, vice chancellor, Makhanlal Chaturvedi Rashtirya Patrakarita University, Shri Brijkishore Kuthiyal of Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar and Shri Anil Dandekar, managing editor of Tarun Bahrat, Nagpur.