Kuldip Nayar journalism awards: First winner Ravish Kumar says journalists ‘have to rise above flattery of establishment’

The Kuldip Nayar journalism award was set up to honour those working in vernacular media

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 21, 2017 12:19 pm
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For his contributions in the world of journalism, eminent TV journalist Ravish Kumar on Sunday was honoured with the first Kuldip Nayar journalism award. He was conferred with an award plaque along with a cash amount of Rs 1 lakh.

In the event organised by the Gandhi Peace Foundation at the India International Centre, veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar was present to bestow the award named after him. Nayar said that the award is being given at a time when Yogi Adityanath has taken over as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. He said that even though there may be vast ideological differences, people have given Yogi Adityanath and BJP the mandate, which must be respected.

Accepting the award conferred on him, journalist Ravish Kumar said that in today’s age there is time to explore possibilities. He said that there are journalists who are constantly looking to fulfil the potential present in them. He added that even when the potential is exhausted, they inspire others with their work. He further added that once these journalists rise above the flattery of the establishment, they will realise the importance of whatever potential they have left.

The Kuldip Nayar journalism award was set up to honour those working in vernacular media and will be awarded every year from now on.

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    Bijendra Haryana
    Mar 20, 2017 at 11:58 pm
    It's a shame to call this fellow a journalist.
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      Bijendra Haryana
      Mar 21, 2017 at 8:13 am
      They may be no better but that doesn't make this guy any good
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        IML sood
        Mar 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm
        Wonder is, does he still believe in free journalism even after he was fully exposed for his bias views. He worked for leftists and award is nothing but a token of his services as back payment gift. If he thinks so bold why now hiding in and stopped writings his views so that people could respond properly.
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          Srividya Jayaraman
          Mar 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm
          Because this rogue liar journalist support commi and fake secular. So he deserve to get award from fake commi and the leftist and supported by some s in this comment section.
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            Srividya Jayaraman
            Mar 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm
            The RSS much more.literate unlike commi like you who only knows one thing to support terrorist in the name of freedom of speech
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              Kc
              Mar 20, 2017 at 12:43 pm
              Thank you for his w speech. I don't think any other news portal/agency has published it. lt;br/gt;But seriously, your cameraman sucks. is taking pictures in the middle of the speech, has no idea about the zoom.lt;br/gt;You could've just put up a SoundCloud file, would've been a much better experience.lt;br/gt;Thank you though.
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                Akhlesh Mathur
                Mar 20, 2017 at 5:59 pm
                Personally i don't like his journalism . He does monologue which is very arrogant way of doing your job. He makes up his mind then he forces his opinion . No research just perception and his opinions . Its shame he came out as the best.
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                  Ashok tomar
                  Mar 20, 2017 at 1:51 pm
                  Ravish is doing his job honestly even in the days of corrupt journalism where journalist follow the biased agenda of media houses and of govtlt;br/gt;.he genuinely deserve the award .god bless him.
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                    IslamForFoools
                    Mar 21, 2017 at 12:33 am
                    Go Saudi arabiya and speak for Hindus there, I swear to lord Rama I will pay all your funeral expenses ,because I am sure Islam will cut you into pieces, th eislma which you trying to protect. Jai Shri ram, har har mahadev, Jai Ganga maiyya, Jai gau mata
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                      IslamForFoools
                      Mar 21, 2017 at 12:32 am
                      Thta dehumanizes you. You can't even be called human, you will be called Dana, rakshas, haiwan, Shaitan and not just terrorist. Jai Shri ram, har har mahadev, Jai Ganga maiyya, jai gau mata.
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                        bitterhoney
                        Mar 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm
                        The biggest jihad is speaking against the king. Ravish Kumar is a great jihadi.
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                          prabhakar mishra
                          Mar 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm
                          Tom is giving award to Jerry and Jerry will be give one back to Tom, it's Tom and Jerry, he is the chip of the same block, I heard his so called speech, it was no less than cheap nook talk, keep watching BJP will cut Rubbish Kumar to the size
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                            CC
                            Mar 20, 2017 at 7:47 pm
                            Congratulations to Ravish.lt;br/gt;Keep the rage, we are with you.
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                              Dayanand
                              Mar 20, 2017 at 12:54 pm
                              hi guyslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;see this award, he will look for some opportunity for AWARD WAPSI,,,, dont be surprised. he is in the same gang of award wapsi. liberal
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                                Ganesh Dore
                                Mar 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm
                                Two left leaning Sickulars scratching one another back .Ravish Kumar does have a good presence on TV.But he wont press for Uniform Civil Law.
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                                  harun
                                  Mar 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm
                                  First respect the mandate of the people.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Nothing alarming that the UP CM is dressed in those clothes.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dont the Muslim neta"s flaunt their ideny,there is no role for double standards.
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                                    Manas Ranjan
                                    Mar 20, 2017 at 2:43 pm
                                    This is the journalist who fight for under privileged always. He deserves this award. Unlike Arnav he not only seats in A.c lounge but visits fields. He tells truth even if it is bitter.
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                                      Bandhu
                                      Mar 20, 2017 at 3:20 pm
                                      congratulation Ravish !! we love you .
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                                        khushal ahmad
                                        Mar 20, 2017 at 6:23 pm
                                        When this hatred against the 14% of the potion will subside, might be after their departure, the 79.80% will realize what they have crushed beneath their pride. They will have ruined a silent minority from within their humongous majority, the minority that was too scared to speak out because they were essential for the survival of the majority and they don't desire to betray the majority of which they are a part of. But that minority is not the ordinary majority but the special from the majority for they are a minority, they differ from others they consider as similar. That day is not far. But that day can be an averted calamity, just reason is needed.
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                                          Munna Mama
                                          Mar 20, 2017 at 5:48 pm
                                          What is "hi Peace Foundation"? Ravish "Rubbish" Kumar is a award worthy journalist?
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                                            Kiranprakash Gupta
                                            Mar 20, 2017 at 1:16 pm
                                            A prize to console the anchor after UP election
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