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The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards was instituted by the Ramnath Goenka Foundation in 2005 to celebrate the legacy of the founder of The Indian Express Group.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 2, 2016 10:16 pm
RNG awards, Ramnath Goenka Awards, Ramnath Goenka Journalism awards, Narendra Modi, PM Modi ramnath goenka awards Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the guest of honour and gave away these awards across 28 categories for exceptional work in print, broadcast and online journalism in English, Hindi and regional languages.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards function was held in New Delhi on Wednesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the guest of honour and gave away these awards across 28 categories for exceptional work in print, broadcast and online journalism in English, Hindi and regional languages. During his address, PM Modi lauded Ramnath Goenka’s contribution to journalism and said, “Ramnath Goenka ji was steadfast in his values and ethics. I had the opportunity to meet him when he had come to Gujarat.”

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After his address, Chief Editor Indian Express Raj Kamal Jha addressed the audience. He deftly made a point that good journalism is not dead. “It’s not that good journalism is dying. It’s that bad journalism is making lot more noise than it used to five years ago. Good journalism should be defined by the work we celebrate today,” he said.

The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards was instituted by the Ramnath Goenka Foundation in 2005 to celebrate the legacy of the founder of The Indian Express Group. Its categories cover investigative, political and sports journalism, non-fiction writing, feature writing, sports and entertainment, commentary and work done in regional languages. With categories such as Environmental Reporting, Uncovering India Invisible, Investigative Reporting, Interpretative writing, the awards applaud quality reportage and incisive opinion.

HERE’S THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS

Here are the highlights:

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Will be grateful of media always. “Varna mujhe kaun janta hai,” said PM Modi

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Ganesh Thakur of ABP News gets award for investigative reporting

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Aamir Peerzada and Rakesh Solanky of NDTV gets award for on-the-spot reporting

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Sanjeeb Mukherjea of CNN-IBN gets awarded for sports journalism

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Archana Shukla of CNBC TV18 gets awarded for business and economics journalism

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In Uncovering India Invisible category, Sarada Lahangir of Kalinga TV gets award

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Sushil C Bahuguna of NDTV India gets award for environmental reporting

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In Regional Languages category, Pramod Shastri G of TV9 gets award

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Sanjay Nandan of ABP news and Syeda Khatoon of News24 awarded for Hindi broadcast journalism

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In this age of selfie journalism, people hide behind a flag, says Raj Kamal Jha.

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Good journalism should be defined by the work we celebrate today, says Raj Kamal Jha.

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We need to look within and we will surely reflect on your remarks, says Raj Kamal Jha

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Good journalism is not dying. It’s that bad journalism is making lot more noise than it used to 5 years ago, says chief editor Indian Express Raj Kamal Jha.

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India is such a country that teaches their children to respect mother earth, says PM Modi

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Will always be thankful to media, otherwise who knew me, says PM Modi

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I have no problems when there is discussion about government, says PM Modi

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We have to focus on things that promote unity of the country and reinforce this belief, says PM Modi

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People now get views and not news, says PM

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Ramnath Goenka ji was steadfast in his values and ethics: PM Modi

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I had the opportunity to meet Ramnath Goenka Ji when he came to Gujarat: PM Modi

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Akshaya Mukul wins the award in the Books (non-fiction) category.

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The Prakash Kardaley Memorial Award for Civic Journalism goes to Christin Mathew Philip of Times of India .

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Manisha Pande and Sandeep Pai of Newslaundry share the top honours for excellence in Investigative Reporting.

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The winner for the category ‘On-The-Spot Reporting’ is Nayantara Narayan of Scroll.in

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The award for excellence in journalism in the Regional Languages category goes to Firos Khan M of Madhyamam Daily and Nileena Atholi of Mathrubumi.

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The award for excellence in journalism in the Hindi category goes to Santosh Kumar of India Today

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Reporting from J&K and the Northeast: Esha Roy of The Indian Express and Maddipatla Rajshekar of Scroll.in

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The Priya Chandrashekar Memorial Award for Excellence in Editing goes to Saikat Kumar Bose.

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The Sanjiv Sinha Memorial Award for Excellence in Reporting goes to Aditi Vatsa of The Indian Express.

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The winner of the Photo Journalism category is Burhaan Kinu of Hindustan Times.

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Halimabi Kureshi of IBN Lokmat gets award in reporting on politics and government

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Ashutosh Bhardwaj of The Indian Express snaps up the award for Reporting on Politics and Government.

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Shamik Bag of Mint and Sreedevi V of Malayala Manorama pick up the award for Feature Writing.

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Anna Vetticad of BLink and Pramit Bhattacharya of Mint win the award for Commentary and Interpretative Writing.

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Pritha Chatterjee and Aniruddha Ghosal of The Indian Express share the honours for the category Environmental Reporting.

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Devendra Pandey wins the award for excellence in Sports Journalism

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Subhajit Sengupta of CNN-IBN wins award for Reporting from J&K and the Northeast

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Ashwaq Masoodi of Mint wins the award for Uncovering India Invisible.

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PM Modi reaches venue to give away awards. Standing ovation for him.

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