The Governor of Rajasthan Kalraj Mishra on Sunday conferred the “Senior Most Life Time Achievement Award” to five veteran journalists of the state at a special ceremony here.
Milap Chand Dandiya was given away Ganesh Shankar Vidhyarthy Award, Vijay Bhandari with Lokman Tilak Award, Sitaram Jhalani with Madan Mohan Malviya Award, and Praveen Chand Chabra with Mahatma Gandhi award. While Late Shyam Acharya was given away the Vishnu Paradkar award posthumously. Each award carried cash of ₹ One lakh, a citation, and Safa.
After their felicitations, the Governor Mr Mishra said the liveliness of media was the greatest power of democracy and called upon a new generation of scribes to adapt this profession as a missionary.
Rajasthan Minister of Education, Art and Culture Dr B D Kalla said the fellow recipients have nurtured journalism with their great sacrifice, dedication and honesty since the pre and post-independence era, and all of them have set up milestones and examples in print media.
Among others who spoke on the occasion included Gopal Sharma, Editor of Mahanagar Times, former Union Minister and MP Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, and senior Congress leader Mohan Prakash.
In his Tweet Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot who couldn’t attend the ceremony extended his congratulations to the award recipients saying that each one of them spent their life to missionary journalism with great devotion and sincerity.