PM Narendra Modi to present Ramnath Goenka journalism awards on Wednesday

The awards recognise and honour excellence in journalism and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals every year.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: October 31, 2016 1:55 pm
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The stage is set for the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, which acknowledge the finest in Indian journalism, print and broadcast, and in all languages. On Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will present the awards for outstanding work in 2015, across 28 categories, at a ceremony in New Delhi.

The winning stories come from all corners of India, from Kashmir to the North-East, from big cities to small villages, and show an India that is as complex as it is diverse. They shine light on issues that need to be discussed and questions that need to be probed.

Instituted by the Ramnath Goenka Memorial Foundation in 2005 to celebrate the legacy of the founder of the Express Group, the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards have, over the years, become a benchmark of excellence. It is now the most coveted annual event in the Indian media calendar.

The awards recognise and honour excellence in journalism and showcase outstanding contributions and individuals every year. Categories cover the print and broadcast media spectrum, from investigative, political and sports journalism, to feature writing and interpretative writing.

For the jury, choosing winners from a pool of stories that come from across the country is always a challenge.

“As always, there were quite a few very good stories, and that makes it very difficult to choose. I try to see the uniqueness of the story and its importance, along with the impact,” jury member and former Chief Election Commissioner S Y Quraishi said.

“As the country’s most prestigious awards event, we need to keep the breadth and width of such awards, both in terms of reportage from the ground as well as analysis from above. Ideally, both should inform every piece of writing that makes it to these awards, because the search here is for excellence at the national, regional and local levels,” jury member and senior journalist Pamela Philipose said.

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First Published on: October 30, 2016 4:00 am
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    Arvind
    Oct 29, 2016 at 11:43 pm
    In the true sense Late Ramnath Goenka was stout and supporter of freedom of Expression.This was seen during Emergency Era of 1975.He was also wanted that all scams of Ruling party must come out.Specially Bofor Scam.Salute to Him and Indian Express.Let IE Continue same his in future and serve nation.
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      Arvind
      Oct 29, 2016 at 11:41 pm
      n true sense Late Ramnath Goenka was stout and supporter of freedom of Expression.This ws seen during Emergency Era of 1975.He was also seen that all scams of Ruling party must come out.Specially Bofor Scam.Salute to Him and Idfian Express.Let IE Continue same in future and serve nation.
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        Barb
        Oct 29, 2016 at 7:11 pm
        I'm sure Arnab Goswami is a hot prospect!
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          Chandrashekhar Deshpande
          Oct 30, 2016 at 1:40 am
          With due respect to the Savior of Democracy,It is painful to read a reportage written by Mr. Swami editorial staff of Indian Express gives the message and even when he represents Indian Express on TV shows that Indian Naval Personnel themselves has set the ship to show their courage. So it is good for such reporters but painful to all those who claim his legacy.
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            harun
            Oct 30, 2016 at 2:18 am
            Outstanding Journo Award goes to Arnab Goswami.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;News that captures the Imagination of the Nation goes to Arnab Goswami.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;News Maker of the century goes to Arnab Goswami.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;The Only Journo with ethics and Nationalism goes to Arnab Goswami.
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              Vinu Koratty
              Oct 30, 2016 at 3:52 am
              Goenka saheb would have been very happy to see the almost Congress mukth Bharath...
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                naidu kare
                Oct 29, 2016 at 8:09 pm
                Any one coming forward to write about the unjust man who walked out on 18 year old girl more than 40 years ago and still wouldn't hold her hand and plead for mercy
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                  T.R.Krishnamoorthy
                  Oct 30, 2016 at 1:39 am
                  Goenkaji stood for independence of journalists. But the present (Bombay ind. Ex )was pro Congress and anti Modi.
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                    PURUSHOTTAM
                    Oct 30, 2016 at 6:41 am
                    Why only IE almost all of the english news papers are anti hindu,anti bjp and anti bharat ,anti indian culture,languages .
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                      rajendra
                      Oct 30, 2016 at 3:31 am
                      Arnab Goswami -------------------the best Journo!
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                        B.V.SHENOY
                        Oct 30, 2016 at 12:04 am
                        Indian Express has, unfortunately, gone far away fom Ramnath Goenka's ideals and has been working as the hand tool of the Sonia hi brigade. These awards are predictable and a sham.
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                          S.VISWANATHAN
                          Oct 30, 2016 at 12:07 am
                          A Saviour of Democracy award is to be given by a leader who practice. Democratic. Values. Pray Guruji to bless continuously. Best wishes
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