VISHWA Samvad Kendra Jabalpur organised a function in Jabalpur on May 2 to present Narad Smriti Patrakarita Samman for the year 2010. Veteran journalist of Chhindawada Shri Deendayal Verma was honoured with the Samman. Ninety-year old Shri Verma has been active in journalism for the last 60 years. The award for best journalist in print media was presented jointly to Shri Gopal Krishna Awasthi of Nai Dunia and Shri Paritosh Verma of evening daily Jailok. The award for electronic media was presented to Shri Sanjiv Chaudhari of the NDTV. The best photographer award for print media was presented to Shri Sugan Jat of Nai Dunia. The best cameraperson award for electronic media was presented jointly to Shri Ram Sachdev and Shri Vinod Shrivastava. Apart from it, three readers were also honoured on the occasion.
Presenting the Samman Panchjanya editor Shri Baldevbhai Sharma expressed concern over the degradations in media surfacing every day. He said earlier journalism was a mission, then it became a profession and now it has become sensation. This situation should change. He also expressed concern over the page-3 culture developing in the media.
More than 200 journalists from Mahakaushal region were present on the occasion. Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Umashankar Gupta, president of VSK Dr Govind Mishra, Parliamentary advisor of Chhattisgarh government Shri Ashok Chaturvedi, senior RSS Pracharak Shri Prakashji, Prant Pracharak Shri Rajkumar, Mahanagar Sanghachalak Shri Prashan Singh, Mayor Shri Prabhat Sahu and many distinguished people were also present on the occasion.