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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