“Without a free and Independent media, true democracy is unattainable”. – Warren Christopher.
We have a print (Press) & electronic media TV Channels) whose freedom of expression & speech is suppressed in the hands of some corporates & politicians who owned these media houses.
Narayan Meghaji Lokhande was born in Thane in the year 1848. He was influenced by the ideas of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule. He worked relentlessly for almost two decades as a journalist and as a leader of the workers. N.M. Lokhande served as the editor of the first labour newspaper in the country, Deenbandhu (‘Friend of the Poor’), in Marathi from 1880 till his death in 1897. The journal, which was started in 1877 by Bhalekar (a colleague of Jyotirao Phule), had been discontinued when Lokhande took over the editorship. With the help of financially well-off friends, Lokhande published the
newspaper without any interruption throughout his tenure. Besides labour and social issues, he also wrote influential editorial notes for Hindu-Muslim unity.
Ambedkar Students Association (ASA) strongly believes in medias importance & power that if media, which is one of the pillar of the democracy acts in a right direction in nations interest, The Indian democracy surely will long live.
Therefore, ASA has decided to encourage the young journalist who are working unbiased and critically in the field of media by awarding them.
Last date of application: 31 December 2018
Last date of submission: 8 January 2019
Prize distribution: 17 January 2019
Venue: Registered participants will be informed.
Language: Marathi, Hindi, English.
Rules and regulations:
1) Journalist should be from education bit.
2) Journalist should be unbiased and critical about the malpractices in the educational system, social issues and the government policies.
3) Journalist should send their Curricular- Vitae and news from 1st January 2018 till November 2018.
4) The news will be observed & analysed by the senior journalist.
Prizes: Three journalists (Electronic Media, Print Media, Social Media) will be awarded best
journalist award worth of Rs. 5,000/-with Narayan Meghaji Lokhande Memorial Trophy
Number of Prizes will be depend on the participation of competitor
Organiser: Dilip, Rohit
Contact: 9892056844, 9029777818