Journalists awarded, young media aspirants appreciated at Vritika-2019
Four Journalists bag ‘Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award’ for Value-based Journalism
Continuing the tradition of providing an academically and culturally stimulating atmosphere, the two-day media fest of DME Media School, Vritika 2019 was organised on November 14-15, 2019 on the DME campus. The event lived up to the epithet of it being among the best Media Schools in the country.
The major highlight of the fest was the valedictory ceremony which was organised at the newly built amphitheatre of DME. It celebrated the true spirit of compassionate journalism, by honouring four eminent faces of the media world- Dr Sanjio Singh, News Editor- In-charge Market Mantra, News Services Division, All India Radio; Ms Peenaz Tyagi, Senior Anchor/Editor, News Nation; Ms Deepti Sachdeva, Senior broadcast journalist and Anchor and Mr Pradeep Tiwari, Assistant Editor, The Pioneer Hindi newspaper- with the prestigious ‘Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi Award’ for Value-based Journalism for their contribution towards religious harmony and their relentless work for social causes.
While Mr Vipin Sahni, Chairman DME presented the award to Dr Sanjio Singh, Ms Kiran Sahni, Chairperson, DME honoured Ms Peenaz Tyagi. Hon’ble Mr Justice Bhanwar Singh, Director General, DME, presented the award to Mr Pradeep Tiwari.
Mr. Sanjio Singh, after receiving the award said, “I am very impressed by the theme #media4cause. It’s very important for the current scenario.” He further said, “Technology has brought the media forward, but it is the moral values that are really important to present valuable content to the community”. Other awardees too extended their gratitude and urged the young aspirants of journalism to make maximum use of college teaching for their career goals.
Mr Aman Sahni, Vice-Chairman, DME appreciated the efforts of DME Media School in his address and congratulated all the awardees.
Festival Director, Prof (Dr) Susmita Bala, appreciated the efforts of students in making the fest successful. Festival Advisor Prof (Dr) Ambrish Saxena, Dean, DME Media School, greeted the gathering and shared his intentions of broadening the horizons of the fest in the future. Dr Ravikant Swami, Director, DME, mentioned the importance of such functions in boosting the morale of achievers.
The occasion was electrified by cultural performances. Bhangra and Bollywood dance were performed with great zeal and energy.
Awards were distributed to winners from various competitions of Vritika 2019 that were held on November 14 and 15. The session concluded with a vote of thanks by Ms Manmeet Kaur, Assistant Professor, DME Media School.