Jammu, December 09:
The Prof RK Chhibber Memorial Trust, New Delhi, has invited entries for the two journalism awards which it established jointly with the Press Club of Jammu to honour outstanding work in the field of journalism by mediapersons based in Jammu or working in newspapers published from Jammu.
The Awards have been instituted in the memory of Prof RK Chhibber, former Director, Education, Jammu, who passed away in 2014.
Each award carries a cash prize of Rs twenty five thousand and a citation. The winners would be decided by a three-member independent jury.
Earlier winners of the awards include Mr Sanjeev Pargal, Bureau Chief, Daily Excelsior and Mr Vivek Singh of Dainik Jagran.
The two categories of awards are Journalist of the Year (Political Reporting) and Journalist of the Year (Uncovering Jammu). While the first Award will be given to a reporter(s) (collaborative efforts will also be eligible to apply) who does outstanding political reporting on issues concerning the state of J&K, the second Award will be given for outstanding, particularly investigative (but not limited to it only), reporting on an issue concerning Jammu region.
The reports should have been published in the year 2021 (January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021). The language of reporting should either be Hindi or English.
The last date for receiving entries complete in all respects is December 16, 2022.
The detailed rules and regulations governing the awards are available on the website of the Press Club of Jammu.
In a release issued here, Mrs Sushil Chhibber, Managing Trustee of the Prof RK Chhibber Memorial Trust, New Delhi, said, “The two awardees will be decided by an independent jury comprising an eminent mediaperson, a person of repute and a nominee of the Press Club of Jammu. The awards will honour exemplary and outstanding work in journalism, especially that which exposes wrongdoings by the people holding important positions in the state administration or any of its agencies. As for the award for Political Reporting, it is aimed at promoting journalism which questions the political class.”
Mr Sanjeev Pargal, President, Press Club of Jammu, said the awards, which have received an enthusiastic response earlier, would send a message to journalists to worker harder and with professionalism. He hoped the number of entries would be much higher this year.
Rules for Prof RK Chhibber-Press Club Jammu Journalism Awards 2021-22