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Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13 : Hindustan Samachar Chairman RK Sinha has bagged the prestigious Dr Mangalam Swaminathan National Award for Excellence in Journalism for the year 2020.
The award is being conferred on Mr Sinha for his passion in writing, investigation and messianic spirit pursuing journalism for a life time, Foundation Chairman and Managing Trustee, Dr. R. Balashankar, hailing from Kerala, said in a release here on Saturday.
Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan Foundation has announced ten prestigious National Excellence Awards for the year 2020 and 2021.
Each award carries a purse of Rs one lakh, citation and bronze momento.
“Because of Covid-19, the awards were not announced in 2020. Hence, the awards for 2020 and 2021 were announced this time,” Balashankar said.
The ten prestigious awards include Excellence in Journalism, Science Reporting, Art and Culture, Medical Malpractice Investigation and Dattopant Thengadi Seva Samman.
Malayala Manorama Assistant Editor Varughese Thomas has bagged the National Award for Excellence in Science Reporting for 2020.
The award is being conferred on Varughese Thomas for his dedicated, consistent and brilliant reporting of science, scientific discoveries and personalities, the Foundation Chairman said.
The Award for Excellence in Art and Culture 2020 is being conferred on Ms Mubarack Nissa Muhammad Riyas for her excellent and world renowned academic attainments and acclaimed paintings which attracted world appreciation.
The Award for Excellence in Medical Malpractice Investigation 2020 is being conferred on Ms. Pushpa Girimaji for her exceptionally brilliant reportage on medical malpractices, exposing consumer grievances and life time achievements as a passionate investigator for consumer empowerment.
The Award of Dattopant Thengadi Seva Samman in the field of Social Service-2020 is being conferred on Aji Krishnan, HRDS India, for his pioneering work in the Adivasi areas and building thousands of houses for the homeless in remote rural areas across the country.
The Dr. Mangalam Swaminathan National Award for Excellence in Journalism for 2021 is being conferred on Shriram C. Joshi, Associate Editor, Pudhari Daily for his reporting skills, prolific writing and commitment for truth.
The Award for Excellence in Science Reporting-2021 is being conferred on Shalabh Upadhyay, Founder & Editor-In-Chief, NEWJ for excellence in promoting science, technology, culture and national interest through the new age Social Media.
The Award for Excellence in Art and Culture-2021 is being conferred on Ganesh P R, Web Consultant, Organiser Weekly for popularising Indian art and culture and for his exceptional achievements as a poet, writer and social activist.
The Award in Medical Malpractice Investigation-2021 is being conferred on Advocate Apoorv Kurup for his legal fights to protect social justice and individual safety.
The Dattopant Thengadi Seva Samman Award is being conferred on Suresh Jain of the Bharat Vikas Parishad for their commitment to social service and commendable help to humanity during floods, cyclones and COVID-19.
The annual National Excellence Award ceremony will be held at 1630 hours on November 29 at NDMC Main Auditorium at Sansad Marg in New Delhi.