Best Journalist Awards-2008, 2009 and 2010 were presented

Best Journalist Awards-2008, 2009 and 2010 were presented
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The Best Journalist Awards for the year 2008, 2009 and 2010 to (15) Journalists belonging to Telangana State were given away at a function organized here today by Information and Public Relations Department at its office at A.C.Guards, Hyderabad.

Participating as Chief Guest the Chairman, Media Academy of Telangana State, Allam Narayana said that the government is committed for the welfare of the Journalists and listed out various welfare measures being taken up for the Journalists in the State. He emphasized the role of the Journalists in moulding public opinion. He also hailed the role of the Journalists in achieving separate Telangana State.

The Commissioner, Information and Public Relations Department, Navin Mittal said that the awards belong to the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 which were announced way back in the year 2012 could not be given away in the combined state owing to various reasons. The Government of Telangana recognising the fact has now given away the awards to 15 Journalists belonging to Telangana State, he said. The Press, being the Fourth Estate, plays a vital role in the Society, he said. He congratulated the Awardees on the occasion.

Additional Director, I&PR Department, Nagaiah Kamble, Chief Information Engineer, LLR Kishore Babu, Joint Director, Smt.G.Sujatha, Deputy Directors, E.Venkatesham, P.Bhaskar, D.Srinivas, Assistant Directors, Syed Ahsan Hashmi, Pavan Kumar, Venkatasuresh, Editor, Telangana Monthly Magazine, Rammohan, and others also participated.

For the year 2008: M.Narsing Rao , Best Rural Journalist Award for Vanam Venkateshwarlu, Bureau Chief, Surya Telugu daily, Khammam Shoebulla Khan Best Rural Journalist Award for Narender Pulloor, Staff Reporter, Deccan Chronicle, Nizamabad Abid Ali Khan Best Urdu Journalist Award for Syed Basith Mohiuddin Ali, Asst. Editor, Etemaad urdu daily Best Electronic Media Journalist Award for Rehana Begum, Sr. Reporter, NTV, Hyderabad

For the year 2009: B.Nageswara Rao Best Journalist Award for C.R.Gowri Shanker, Political Editor, Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad Khasa Subba Rao Best Rural Journalist Award for Bolgam Srinivas, Sr. Reporter, Sakshi tel.daily, Karimnagar Best Women Journalist Award Arjumand Banu, Reporter, for Rastriya Sahara urdu daily Abid Ali Khan Best Urdu Journalist Award for Rasia Nayeem Hashmi, Online Editor, Siasat urdu daily Best Electronic Media Journalist Award for N.Kavitha, Reporter, TV 9, Hyderabad

For the year 2010 B.Nageswara Rao Best Journalist Award for C.R.Gowri Shanker, Political Editor, Deccan Chronicle, Hyderabad Khasa Subba Rao Best Rural Journalist Award for Bolgam Srinivas, Sr. Reporter, Sakshi tel.daily, Karimnagar Best Women Journalist Award Ms. Arjumand Banu, Reporter,Rastriya Sahara urdu daily Abid Ali Khan Best Urdu Journalist Award for Rasia Nayeem Hashmi, Online Editor, Siasat Urdu daily Best Electronic Media Journalist Award for N.Kavitha, Reporter, TV 9, Hyderabad (NSS)