Arun Sagar memorial awards for scribes

Hyderabad: Telangana Press Academy has decided to give awards in the name of eminent journalist¸ writer and poet late Arun Sagar every year on the day of his birth anniversary — January 2. The awards will be presented to the winners, courtesy TV5 Telugu news channel.

Speaking to the media here on Thursday, Academy chairman Allam Narayana said that journalists working with Telugu print and electronic media have to send their entries on or before December 20 to the Academy. He said that the journalists have to send their entries along with their news stories, analytical stories published in their name in the year 2016. The stories have to reflect human interest and social issues. The stories published without by-line have to attach a certificate taken from the newspaper/channel editor/head. The electronic media journalists have to send the stories in DVD/CD format. The jury comprising eminent media personalities would examine the stories and select the best ones.  The winners (print and electronic) will be awarded Rs.75,000 each as first prize, Rs.50,000 each as second prize and Rs.25,000 each as third prize.

Allam said that a special award would be given to the writer/poet as Arun Sagar was also a writer and poet. There will be Arun Sagar Memorial Lecture during the award presentation programme. The journalists have to send their entries to Press Academy, Chapel Road, Nampally, Hyderabad. For more details, call 040-23298672. –NSS

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